Grammarian Singers Report – Dec 2020

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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 higher risk activities for the spread of novel coronavirus, and a return to singing during the year slipped from our grasp. Drawing deeply on the enduring enthusiasm and optimism often attributed to choristers generally, committee members have started researching ways for us to return to singing in 2021.  Looking for the silver lining, perhaps what COVID-19 has done for our group is remind us all ...

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 premierships in 2019, will be continuing in 2021: Simon Williams (Senior Men’s); Mitch Dupljanin (Senior Women’s); Marcel Bruin (Senior Assistant Men’s); Seb Gotch (Reserves Men’s); Patrick Kennedy (Under 19s) and Jeff Scotland (Football Operations/Chairman of Selectors) We have some committee changes with President Peter Small stepping down after five tremendous years of rebuilding our Club. On b...

Athletics Club Report – Dec 2020

As with so many things this year, the APSOC Cross Country season was not to be. We are looking forward to getting out there again in 2021. We would welcome any new runners, whether you are looking for some competitive racing or just a reason to stay fit.  We can promise you an enjoyable and very friendly social environment at the Club. Caulfield races against all the other APS schools in the APSOC Association, which has a rich 85-year history. There are ten races over the course of the season from April to September with these being held in various locations in the Melbourne metropolitan area. Some are hilly course, others flat, some are dry paths and others muddy trails. Distances vary from a lap of The Tan to 10 km. All standards are accommodated with each race recognising both the faste...

Rowing Enthusiast & Surgeon – Bruce Waxman

Bruce Waxman is a dedicated member of the Caulfield Grammarians’ Rowing Club (CGRC). He received School Colours as a member of the 1967 1st VIII, having previously rowed in the 2nd VIII (1966) and the 3rd VIII (1965). Bruce was student at Caulfield from 1961 to 1967. Having passed the matriculation examination in 1966, he deferred a place in medicine at Monash University, having been encouraged by Principal Bruce Lumsden to return to school to complete further studies and gain leadership experience. He was a Prefect and Head Cadet Under Officer in his final year. Bruce graduated with honours from Monash University in 1974, then trained in general and colorectal surgery, both in Australia and overseas. He was appointed Director of Surgery at Dandenong Hospital, Southern Health (later Monash...

Netballer & Nurse – Shayna Hingmann

Shayna Hingmann became President of the Caulfield Grammarians’ Netball Club, which is affiliated with the Caulfield Grammarians’ Football Club, in 2018. Shayna attended Caulfield Grammar School in 2012 and 2013. A member of Shaw House at Wheelers Hill Campus, she was appointed to the School Committee in her final year. Shayna played netball and softball for the School, and received house colours for her participation in a variety of house activities. At Speech Night 2013 she received the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association Prize for Leadership in Year 12. After leaving school, Shayna trained as nurse and is currently a registered nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She finds nursing a rewarding career because “being part of a child’s/family’s journey when they are at their most vulnerab...

Cricket Club President – Cameron Scholten

Cameron (Cam) Scholten took over from Grant Poulter as President of the Caulfield Grammarians/North Caulfield Glenhuntly Cricket Club earlier this year. Cam was elected Vice-President of the Club in 2010 and has been a great contributor both on and off the field over the past ten years. Cam attended Caulfield Grammar School from 2001 to 2006, following in the footsteps of his father Matthew (1976-84) and grandfather Bill (1946-51). Cam’s uncle Chris Scholten (1978-81), sister Amy (2005-08) and brother Sam (2007-12) also attended the School. A member of Wilsmore House at Wheelers Hill Campus, Cam played cricket and football at school and says that he thoroughly enjoyed his time at Caulfield, particularly his final year. He began his career in IT in 2007 as a trainee at the Wheelers Hill Cam...

Soprano – Genevieve Lim

Genevieve Lim (née Hartley) has been Secretary of the Grammarians Singers group since its inception in 2016 and says she enjoys adding her “rusty soprano voice” to the group. Genevieve attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1986 to 1995. A member of Shaw House at Wheelers Hill Campus, she received full colours in music and was awarded the School Music Service Prize in her final year. She was also a member of the School Committee in 1995. In addition to her involvement in the arts, Genevieve competed in rowing and cross country for the School, and participated in the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme. She sees her involvement in music (choirs, orchestras, the Madrigal Group and musicals) as the real highlight of her time at CGS, the rich musical traditions and activities within the School ope...

Bowler, Cricketer & Footballer – Nigel Kendall

Nigel Kendall and his wife Annette are both members of the CGA’s lawn bowls team. The team plays regular matches against teams from other APS schools and the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) during the summer season (October to March) each year, culminating in the annual APS Past Students’ Bowls Tournament in late March. Nigel attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1946 to 1955, following his brother David, who attended from 1943 to 1953. During the early 1950s Caulfield achieved considerable success in sport, winning a number of Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria (AGSV) premierships. Nigel was a member of the premiership cricket teams in 1953 and 1954 and of the premiership football teams in 1954 and 1955. The 1955 football team was one of the strongest to ever represent the School, inclu...

Team Mate & Triathlete – Anne Martin

Anne Martin is a key member of the CGA Athletics club which competes in the Associated Public Schools Old Collegians Amateur Athletic Association (APSOC) competition. She has a soft spot for the Brighton by the Sea APSOC race, as the club always does well in the team event and the last kilometre of running along the soggy sand is, to her, “hilariously torturous”. Anne loves the friendships she’s made in the team and the sense of camaraderie with people from all circles of life. She is also very passionate about increasing the number of Caulfield alumni participating in APSOC Cross Country events. Anne encourages any interested Grammarian to Put your running shoes on and come along to an event; we are a super friendly bunch who support all levels of ability. You’ll get a CGA singlet when yo...

Planner & President – Peter Small

Peter Small attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1970 (Year 7) to 1976, gaining his Higher School Certificate in his final year. Peter was a member of the first basketball team from 1974 to 1976 and in January 1974 was a member of the school squad that undertook a tour of the United States. This was one of the first overseas sporting tours undertaken by students from an Australian school. After leaving CGS, Peter undertook a Diploma of Applied Science (Town Planning) course at RMIT, which he completed in 1981. In the meantime, he started work as a planning assistant at Tracts Consultants before gaining a position in planning with the Camberwell City Council. There, he was responsible for preparing reports on land use planning applications for presentation to Council and represented Counc...

Rising Star – Milly Hines

Amelia ‘Milly’ Hines graduated from Caulfield Grammar School in 2017 and has since had several exciting opportunities come her way. Playing for the Caulfield Grammarians’ Football Club -Women’s (CGFCW) and being named the Round 3 Anytime Fitness VAFA Rising Star in 2019, she is a testament to remaining open to all paths and following what you are truly passionate about. During her time at school Milly was involved in a wide variety of activities – captaining the 1st Softball team, helping with productions backstage at the Cripps Centre or working in the art and music departments. In 2018, she returned to the Yarra Junction campus for the year as a Trainee, which she counts as one of her favourite times at Caulfield. Other fond memories include winning the APS Softball premiersh...

Cricket Club Report – July 2020

The 2019/20 cricket season was another highly successful one for the Caulfield Grammarians/NCG Cricket Club. Our first XI team, which plays in Division 2 of the MCC Club XI competition, won the premiership with an emphatic five-wicket victory over Melbourne Cricket Club at the picturesque Albert Ground.  This completed a huge turnaround in the team’s fortunes after the Christmas break, where they surged from being in sixth place to qualify for the finals in fourth position.  A victory in the semi-final against Melbourne University landed them a grand final berth and ultimately their second premiership in four years in this division, and their third premiership in five years overall. Congratulations to co-captains Vishal Brahmbhatt and Harshil Shah for their leadership of what has been an e...

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