Captain at Gallipoli – Andrew Percival Rowan

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Captain at Gallipoli – Andrew Percival Rowan

Andrew Percival Rowan was born at St Kilda on 31st of March 1876 and was one of the seven sons and three daughters of Andrew and Margaret Rowan of Brighton Road, Elsternwick entered the school in 1889 as a thirteen-year-old day scholar and remained for some years. It appears that he also attended Queen’s College, St Kilda, (founded in 1878), as the following newspaper report in a Melbourne newspap...

Cadet Drill Instructor – Ernest Norman Coffey

Ernest Norman Coffey had a special connection with Caulfield Grammar School as he was named in the CGS Speech Night program for 1900 in an article which read in part; OLD BOYS AT THE WAR Several members of the School Cadet Corps of past years took active part in the recent war, where they appear to have displayed the courage and gallantry of veterans. With the First Victorian Contingent there were...

Third Victorian Bushmen – James William Christie

James William Christie came from Cheltenham and was born in 1870 and enrolled at CGS in 1885 aged 15 and stayed for the following year, winning the Fifth Form prize for Writing and second prizes Euclid and Algebra. After matriculating from CGS he left CGS after Christmas 1886 and transferred to Melbourne Grammar School for the years of 1887 – 8 and upon leaving there commenced work as a surveyor’s...

CGA Connect: Alumni Conversations – April 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...

Humanitarian Engineer – Jessica Coldrey

Graduating from Wheelers Hill Campus in 2016, Jessica Coldrey has gone on to fully embrace her differing passions, leading to an already fulfilling and impressive career. Currently completing her Bachelor of Arts (Human Geography) and Bachelor of Visual Arts, with the title of 2021 John Monash Scholar also under her belt, Jess is wholeheartedly dedicated to envisioning and creating a more sustaina...

Doing good in the world – Denis Hyland

When Denis Hyland started in prep at Shaw House in 1954 (finishing in 1965) it was the beginning of a 66 year connection with Caulfield Grammar School that has continued to this day. Denis and his older brother Peter were enrolled at Caulfield Grammar together. The family was advised by their doctor that Peter, born with cerebral palsy and a mild intellectual disability, would receive more care an...

Class of 1986 35-Year Reunion

Sixty alumni from the Class of 1986 attended the 35-year reunion, held at The Deck in Brighton on Friday 12th March. They were joined by past staff Jennifer Barclay, Bryan Francis, Wendy McRae and Tony McRae. Committee Member, Fleur Goulding, provided a welcome from the CGA. The Class of 1986 was the first class to include graduates from both the Wheelers Hill and Caulfield campuses and the first ...

A Career is a Journey – Kate Hanly

Caulfield experience Graduating from Caulfield Campus in 2007, Kate Hanly is a true representation of how a career is not simply a means to an end, but rather a lifelong, fulfilling journey. During her time at Caulfield, Kate found herself spending the majority of her time around the oval, netball courts and Lindsay Thompson Centre. She also immersed herself in rowing. This provided some of her fa...

General Counsel – Melinda Honig

Caulfield Connections Melinda Honig joined Caulfield Grammar’s School Council in 2018. She is the current General Counsel, Company Secretary and Chief Risk Officer for Australian Unity Limited. Mel was a student at the Wheelers Hill Campus from 1983 to 1988. Her father (Chris) and brother (Charlton) also attended the School and she is a parent of two boys who are enrolled at Caulfield Campus (Tom ...

Follow your Passions – Georgie Cowell

High school days During her time at Caulfield Grammar School, Georgie Cowell (Class of 2017) fully immersed herself in her learning and the co-curricular opportunities that came her way; spreading her time between the Theatre, Music and Sport departments. Georgie’s best memories of her time at Caulfield included performing in the whole school musical in Year 12 and being creativeand collaborative ...

Podcast Host & Disability Advocate – Peta Hooke

Peta Hooke (Class of 2008) wants to open up discussion about living with a disability and clarify what it means to live, as she does, with Cerebral Palsy. Wheelers Hill student During her time at Wheelers Hill Campus (Years 7 to 12), Peta studied hard, and enjoyed the beautiful grounds and the company of people who have become her lifelong friends. She was involved in a number of activities for Sh...

Foundation Student & Psychiatrist – Carolynne Marks

Wheelers Hill campus opens Carolynne Marks (right) was a foundation student at Caulfield Grammar’s Wheelers Hill Campus when it opened in 1981 – the centenary year of the School. In addition, Carolynne was the first female student to win a scholarship to attended the School as the establishment of the Wheelers Hill Campus also launched co-education at Caulfield Grammar School. The Caulfield and Ma...