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Cultural Excursions with the CGA

Come on a cultural excursion with the CGA! With many of us still stuck at home due to the effects of COVID-19 we thought it would be fun to check out some of the amazing virtual tours that are being offered around the world. The below list includes a number of significant cultural and natural sites that normally wouldn’t be accessible. We hope you enjoy exploring this resource. Alaska, USA E...

Class of 1995 25-Year Virtual Reunion

In a first for the CGA, a ‘virtual reunion’ was held for members of the Class of 1995 via Zoom on Friday 22 May. The virtual reunion replaced the face-to-face reunion that was scheduled on that night but couldn’t go ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions. A face-to-face reunion to celebrate 25 years since this class graduated from CGS will still be held but at a later date, probably in 2021. More than...

2nd Female President – Emily Davis

Emily Davis graduated from Caulfield Grammar School in 2012 and served as school Co-Captain in her final year. Some of her fondest memories are the times she spent with friends and the special moment when classmate Aiyana Roberts sung to a full Valedictory Assembly; ‘there was not a dry eye in sight!’ One of the best parts of Emily’s time at school are the strong, lasting relationships and connect...

Grammarians in the Herald Sun

We are delighted to announce that today the Herald Sun has published 10 profiles that reflect just a few of our many amazing alumni and their successes: ‘Caulfield Grammar top students reflect a diversity of talents’. We worked very closely with the journalist to showcase our alumni, reflecting our values and diversity. Telling our story is a strategic priority for us and it is the jou...

2020-21 CGA Committee

We are delighted to announce that as a result of our AGM on Monday 25 May, we have a newly-elected Committee and President. Our 2020-21 Committee is: President (1 Year Term) – Emily Davis (2007-12) Senior Vice President (1 Year Term) – Henry Jones (1979-89) Vice President (1 Year Term) – Grant Poulter (1998-2001) Honorary Treasurer (1 Year Term) – Samantha Naismith (1984-89) Honorary Secretary (1 ...

CGA Connect: Alumni Conversations

As many of you know the CGA has recently begun exploring new ways of engaging with our Grammarians due to the global pandemic. CGA Connect As part of this initiative we are excited to be launching CGA Connect. CGA Connect encompasses the different online programs we are running and plan to run in the future such as: Alumni Conversations (Video interviews reflecting the diverse nature of our Gramma...

The Four Minute Mile – John Landy

Today (6 May) marks the 66th anniversary of what many consider to be the greatest day in athletics history. On 6 May 1954, running at the Ifley Road track in Oxford, Roger Bannister, paced by his friends Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher, became the first man to run the mile in under four minutes. His time was 3.59.4. Forty-six days later, running at an international meeting in Turku, Finland, the ...

COVID-19: A Message of Gratitude

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts, the CGA would like to thank all of our Grammarians and those in the community who are working tirelessly on the frontlines. Thank you to the health care professionals and first responders who put their own lives at risk every day, care for those in need and ultimately save lives. Thank you to the supermarket staff, transport and hospitality...

The Light Horse – Charles Reginald Handfield

Charles Reginald Handfield was born in South Yarra on 26th August 1878 and was the youngest son of six children of Frederick and Mary Handfield. His father Lieutenant Frederick Oliver Handfield served in the Victorian Volunteer Navy from 1861-1870. The exact years Charles was at Malvern Grammar School are uncertain, but he was certainly a student during the years of 1895 – 96 as he was named...

Captain at Gallipoli – Herbert Humphreys Hunter

Born in Bendigo on 18 November 1881, Herbert Humphreys Hunter was educated at Caulfield Grammar School before completing his final year of schooling at Melbourne Grammar School. He was an outstanding schoolboy athlete, who later won a double blue in football and athletics while studying at the University of Melbourne. After gaining a qualification in dentistry from Melbourne, he continued his stud...

Chaplain Major – Ormonde Winstanley Birch

Ormonde Winstanley Birch was born on 14th May 1879 and was enrolled at CGS on 14th July 1896 as student 580, aged 16 years and living at 68 Sutherland Road Armadale.[1] He had previously attended Bendigo High School and his parents were John Edwards Octavius Birch and Clara Mary Cregoe and who had 4 sons and 1 daughter. Although CGS records are not clear as to his year of leaving school, we can as...

First Captain of CGFC – Jack Robinson

John Ware Robinson attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1902 to 1911. Known to his family as “Jack”, Robinson was born in St Kilda on 28th December 1891, the son of the Rev. Samuel Robinson and Annie Robinson (née Ware). Robinson pass the Junior Public Examination (equivalent to the matriculation) in 1909 but remained at Caulfield for two more years before entering the University of Melbourne. H...