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In this edition of Where Are They Now? we have the pleasure of introducing you to Tyrone Packiaraja (Class of 2018).

Tyrone commenced at Hume Anglican Grammar in 2010, when he was in Year 4. Following his graduation from Hume Anglican Grammar Tyrone then completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters of Podiatric Practice as a double degree. He graduated from Latrobe University at the end of 2022 and has since worked as a podiatrist at Undefeeted Podiatry in Craigieburn.

Can you provide us with a snapshot into your daily routine?
My daily routine begins at 5:30am when I wake up to go to the gym. Even though I live 5 minutes from work, I leave the house 30 minutes early so I can set up my consultation room effectively and get a head start on the clients I am seeing for the day. 

The great thing about working in a private clinic setting is that every day is different. I see a range of different clientele, including paediatrics, sporting injuries, nail and skin pathologies and diabetes related conditions. We deal with pretty much any injury or pathology, related to the foot and ankle!

What is your fondest memory of your time at Hume Anglican Grammar?
I genuinely have so many that I can’t narrow it down into one, but I will list a few:

I loved when it was time for all the sporting carnival events such as athletics, cross country and swimming. In addition to this, I enjoyed participating in inter-school AFL, soccer and cricket. I’d try my hand at as many sports as I could participate in.

All my school camps were so much fun. This is where I found I created memories and relationships with kids outside of my typical friendship groups. I also feel it helped build relationships with my teachers on a more personal level.

Being Vice-captain in Year 12, I enjoyed working and collaborating as a team with my fellow leaders to come up with new ideas that could further improve our environment at school.

I think most of all, the relationships and friendships I have made from school have been the best part. Even though I have made new friends outside of school, there is still a huge bunch of us Grammarians that all hang out regularly.

How has your time at Hume Anglican Grammar influenced your likes and pathways after school?
Hume Anglican Grammar allowed me to select from a range of subjects that were along my lines of interest, which upon completing them I had a greater appreciation for those interests and passions. I also believe I have taken the values we were taught and instilled in us from school and applied them outside in the workforce and in my personal life. 

Fast Four!

If your friends could describe you in one word, what would it be?

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
This is tough, but I’ll have to choose Nathan Buckley! Besides being a terrific footballer, he also seems like a very wise and knowledgeable person that I could learn a few things from.

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
I’m an only child.

What is your favourite hobby or activity to do during your free time?
I love watching all sports, in particular AFL, tennis and the NBA. I also love going out and doing some 4wding and camping in various spots throughout Victoria with my friends.

  • Tyrone Packiaraja