Br Richard Baptis Healy (1914 - 1995)
Br Healy entered the novitiate in 1929 and taught at Lewisham for twenty-five years, this final six as Superior Headmaster. He was regarded as a brilliant teacher and under the tutelage of Br Wynne taught across many subject areas including Honours Latin, English and French. During his time at Lewisham Br Healy was also awarded a PhD and due to his love of literature was transferred to Rome in 1978 to edit the Educational Record.
Most often referred to as 'Bap' or affectionately as 'Caesar', he was measured but always willing to share his strong opinions. The standards in his classroom were consistently high, driving his pupils, Victor Chang among them, to excel.
Despite this, the welfare of his students was of key concern and Br Healy was often noted for the strong ties he maintained with family and friends. He was remarkable by any standards despite being a determinedly ordinary man and his dedication to all things cholastic; particularly the history of the Australian Christian Brothers was widely acknowledged.
it was perhaps the unshakable values underlying Br Healy's hard-working and cheerful life that were his crowning achievement. To his pupils, his well-founded and firm approach to learning was an influence that did not dim over the years and is something the Healy House will hold close.