A Lifetime in Sport – Lachlan Kellaway

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A Lifetime in Sport – Lachlan Kellaway

Lachlan (‘Lockie’) Kellaway was a student at Wheelers Hill Campus from 1984 to 1989 (Years 7 to 12). He was captain of the first eighteen football team and vice-captain of the first eleven cricket team in his final year, and was awarded a number of prizes for sport at Speech Night. A member of Lumsden House, he served on the School Committee in 1989. Wheelers Hill days Of school days, Lockie remarks: “I think friendships are borne from shared experiences. The sport, the camps, the house competitions (as well as the general schooling) helped me to make friendships that continue to this day. I try not to overly reminisce about the past, but an APS cricket premiership in Year 11 and a shared football premiership in Year 12 are certainly fond memories.” Moving into physiotherapy After summer o...

Law & Cricket – Cameron Dickson

Cameron Dickson’s Caulfield Campus days Cameron Dickson was at Caulfield Campus from 2002 to 2007 (Years 7 to 12). A member of Barnett House, he was involved in a wide range of school activities, including music and sport, as well as academic classes. While he made many lifelong friendships at Caulfield, and enjoyed Yarra Junction and the China study tour, Cameron’s favourite memory from school is playing the clarinet in the Gillespie Band that won Battle of the Bands in 2004. “The school offers its students a vast array of amazing experiences and being gifted the opportunity to learn to play an instrument was certainly one of the best experiences of my journey.” Finding a passion for law Cameron is currently Group Legal Counsel for efm Logistics. He was admitted to practise as an Au...

Singer and Student – Matt Davies

Exploring opportunities at Wheelers Hill Campus Matt Davies attended the Wheelers Hill Campus for his secondary schooling (2010 to 2015). A member of Wilsmore House, he says that in Year 12 “a lot of things seemed to come together in a fortuitous way for me. I relished the opportunity to be involved in music, debating, theatre, leadership and all kinds of other things. Theatre especially was a wonderful thing and meant a lot to me, and I’m very glad I had that experience”. In his final year Matt was a School Committee member, and was awarded triple colours for music and debating and double colours for drama. He appreciated the fact that Caulfield provided him with an opportunity to meet many varied and interesting people, and thinks this provided him with a good grounding for the future.  ...

Rower and Surveyor – Mark Upton

Caulfield Campus days Mark Upton (pictured above right) attended Caulfield Campus from 1980 (Year 7) to 1985 (Year 12). A member of Davies House, Mark rowed in the School’s third eight at the Head of the River Regatta in 1985. Later, when his daughter Anna attended Caulfield he became involved with The Pennefather Club (the parent support group for rowing) and proudly watched Anna also represent Caulfield at the Head of the River. Mark was President of The Pennefather Club for a number of years. After Anna left school he decided to take up rowing again himself and became a member of the Caulfield Grammarians’ Rowing Club (CGRC).  Mark has many fond memories of his time at CGS. Some of these include:  Being worried when approached by then school “Adjutant” Arthur Wearne at the Lloyd gates (...

Lawn Bowler – Chris Warne

Time at Caulfield Grammar Chris Warne attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1971 (Year 7) to 1976 (Year 12). After graduating with his Higher School Certificate, he studied pharmacy and entered that profession, which he says had always been his ambition when growing up. Chris was a member of the first eighteen in both 1975 and 1976. He nominates playing football in front of a home crowd on the main oval on a Friday afternoon as his best memory of his time at CGS. Life changes A few years ago Chris Warne began scaling back full-time work as a pharmacist, concentrating more on locum work. Recently, he retired completely from pharmacy work and has been undertaking some short-term work projects such as being a census field officer. He and his wife Yvonne have also made the move from suburban ...

Teacher and Runner – Mark Frater

Caulfield Campus days Mark Frater attended Caulfield Campus from 1989 (Year 9) to 1992 (Year 12). After completing his VCE he trained to be a physical education teacher and he has been on the staff at Wesley College since 1997. He is currently Head of Physical Education Year 7 to 12 at Wesley.  Mark says that when he was growing up he wanted to be a physiotherapist, a spy or a PE teacher, so at least one of those came true!  He was a member of Caulfield’s first eighteen in 1991 and 1992, captaining the side and winning the W S Morcom Medal in his final year at school. One of his best memories from school is “playing football on the Alf Mills Oval in front of a boisterous crowd all standing behind the goals”.  Mark believes the unseen magic of schools (including Caulfield) “happens through ...

Dedicated Singer and GP – Barbara Iakovidis

Finding a passion for art at Wheelers Hill Barbara Iakovidis (née Georgalis) attended Wheelers Hill Campus from Year 1 (1984) to Year 12 (1995). A member of Holmes House, she received school colours for both music and drama and was awarded the School Prize for Outstanding Musicianship in her final year. She enjoyed her involvement in school musicals, in particular, and says that she has great memories of being involved in the Madrigal Group, orchestra and many other musical groups at Caulfield.  Pursuing medicine After leaving school, Barbara studied medicine at Monash University, graduating in 2002 and gaining a fellowship in general practice in 2006. She currently works as a general practitioner at the Camberwell Junction Medical Clinic. She is skilled in all areas of general practice an...

CGFC Report – August 2021

What another crazy year 2021 has turned out to be. At present the current lockdown has meant the VAFA has concluded all regular season competition, with just under two thirds of the games played. The disruption to the season has been far from ideal, however our young women and men, along with our wonderful coaches and support staff, have handled it all largely in their stride. This is best demonstrated by 4 out of our 6 sides qualifying for finals in their Premier competitions. This is simply an outstanding achievement and we as a club are so proud to have made such a mark in our return to A Grade in both men’s and women’s competitions. Our women’s senior side finished 3rd and were successful in the 1st Semi Final against West Brunswick, so are now waiting for the opportunity to tackle SKO...

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). Education 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 (la...

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