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Ballet Dancer and Choreographer – Christopher Hill

COVID-19 has unleashed a wrecking ball on the world’s Arts sector, but for lauded ballet dancer turned choreographer Christopher Hill, it has been a time of career growth and renewal. “I started working full-time when I was 19 and danced professionally for 18 years. Now I’m going to university and doing things in reverse,” Christopher said, explaining that after years of maintaining a demanding da...

Student Values

The Student Values project is designed to define the behaviours that represent each of our School Values. Taking input from students of all ages and across all campuses, behaviours that build School community have been devised and revised to guide our actions. “Life is a piano; these are the keys for life.” – Susan Zhang, Year 9 Wheelers Hill The end goal was to improve the School culture. W...

CGA Connect: Alumni Conversations – January 2021

Every month we will be sending out an Alumni Conversation. Alumni Conversations are short video interviews featuring our Grammarians reminiscing about their time at School, their favorite memory and what Caulfield means to them. These interviews come from a range of different sources and cover the diverse cultural, sporting and social life of our community. They relate directly to our strategic pr...

Body Architect – Lucy McRae

Lucy McRae was born in London in 1979 but later moved to Melbourne. There she attended Caulfield Grammar School, where both of her parents, Tony and Wendy McRae, were long-serving teachers. From a young age Lucy studied classical ballet and later competed in netball and athletics (running 100 metre hurdles). At the 1996 Speech Night Lucy was awarded the Benjamin Robert Maresh Prize for Three-Dimen...

Known by Blue and White

Nothing denotes ‘belonging’ as much as wearing the uniform of a school. Not only is our Caulfield Grammar School uniform a known emblem with visibility, but the familiar colours and styling symbolise tradition and membership. As our School launches a new transseasonal uniform range it’s a unique opportunity to consider the evolution of student attire. It’s believed that school uniforms date from t...

A skeleton school

Malvern Grammar and the paralysis epidemic of 1937 The outbreak of an infantile paralysis epidemic in 1937-39 was particularly severe in Melbourne, causing the closure of schools and the banning of children from public transport. Pleasingly, both editions of the Malvern Grammar School magazine, The Malvern Grammarian, reported on the 1937 school year with a profound thankfulness that the epidemic ...

From the Principal – Dec 2020

The Year of Thriving Together Earlier in the year I sent a short video message encouraging students to balance their ‘to do’ list with their ‘to be’ list. Our ‘to do’ list never seems to diminish. We are distracted like never before and it can be our default to just write our list and tick it off. I encouraged our students, and our community, to pause and think about doing less – and being m...

Premier of Victoria – Lindsay Thompson

Lindsay Hamilton Simpson Thompson was born on 15th October 1923. His father, who had served in the First World War, died in 1926 and soon after Lindsay, his mother and elderly grandmother moved from Glen Iris to Elsternwick to live with his mother’s married sister (Effie Seward) and her family. Lindsay was enrolled at Caulfield Grammar School during 1929. In his autobiography (I Remember) he recal...

From the CGA – Dec 2020

Opportunity, innovation and creativity What a year 2020 has been! Despite the rapidly changing landscape, it has been a year of opportunity, innovation and creativity for the CGA. In fact, Thriving Together has been at the forefront of all our activities. This collaborative approach with both the School and our community has, as always, enriched our successes and impact. It was fantastic to see th...

Grammarian Singers Report – Dec 2020

“Without music, life would be a mistake” – Friedrich Nietzsche Like all CGA affiliate groups, the Grammarian Singers started the year full of energy, enthusiasm and promise, only to be suddenly stopped by the most widespread pandemic since the 1968 “Hong Kong flu”. Sadly, tucking our scores under our arms and retreating in to safety, it became clear that singing in choirs is considered one of the ...

CGFC Report – Dec 2020

As we head into Christmas, we should have a much stronger understanding of what the 2021 VAFA season will look like.  Regardless of what hurdles there might be, however, we are well positioned to tackle them and the competition each of our teams will face in Premier Grade. While this year has been like no other, we are pleased that a majority of the coaching panel, who delivered us a record three ...

CGA Connect: Alumni Conversations – December

Every month we will be sending out an Alumni Conversation. Alumni Conversations are short video interviews featuring our Grammarians reminiscing about their time at School, their favorite memory and what Caulfield means to them. These interviews come from a range of different sources and cover the diverse cultural, sporting and social life of our community. They relate directly to our strategic pr...