Awards Archives - The Caulfield Grammarians' Association

Awards

CGA Wins International Award

The CGA is delighted to announce that we have been internationally recognized with a Silver Award in the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for the Category of Alumni Relations Program/Marketing & Branding. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is a worldwide association for professionals in alumni and advancement who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society. The CGA is one of only two school-based organizations who won an award in this category. Other award winners in this category include New York University, Boston University, the University of Notre Dame, Cornell University and the University of Westminster. We are excited to have been benchmarked and peer reviewed against such a high caliber of entries. From the Nominator The Caulf...

2019 Don Wirth Medal Winners

The CGA would like to congratulate our 2019 Don Wirth Medal winners, Michael Dakic, David Gregor, Chris Mathieson and Warwick Watson, for their outstanding service and support. MICHAEL DAKIC Michael Dakic has been an outstanding contributor to the culture and success of the Caulfield Grammarians Rowing Club (CGRC). Mike commenced his association with Caulfield Grammar in 1992 when the first of his five children attended Wheelers Hill campus. Mike joined the newly formed Rowing Club in 1994, after his son started rowing for Caulfield Grammar. As a founding member of the Rowing Club, Mike then took on the challenge of learning how to row. Mike became a committee member in 1995 and was appointed club boat man in 1999 – a position he held for the next 15 years. Mike’s rowing career blossomed, ...

2018 Affilate Service Awards

The CGA would like to congratulation all of our 2018 Affiliate Service Award Winners. These award recognise significant, voluntary and consistent service throughout the year/season. Without the outstanding commitment of these dedicated individuals our Affiliate Clubs wouldn’t be as successful as they are.  Roger Creed (Grammarian Singers) Roger has given dedicated and passionate service to the Grammarian Singers as its musical direction since its inception in 2017. This has included innumerable hours of planning, research and preparation outside of rehearsal time; teaching, motivation and guidance of the singers; advice and input to the musical and strategic direction of the choir. Roger is the only member of the Grammarian Singers to have attended one hundred percent ...

2018 Christmas & Thank You Function

The CGA was delighted to host around 150 guests at our annual Christmas & Thank You Function this year on Tuesday 11th of December. We were lucky to have so many alumni, affiliates, supporters, friends and staff in the room including Principal, Mr Ashleigh Martin and Chair of School Council, Mr Jim Hayman. Attendees enjoyed entertainment by our talented The Fields Combo band, and the Grammarian Singers also helped everyone get into the Christmas spirit with some carols. Our caterer Toni Gledhill (from Antonietta’s Kitchen) who has been working with us all year made sure that everyone was well fed and went home with some Christmas pudding.    An important part of this event was the recognition of our 2018 Affiliate Service Award Winners. CGA President Andrew Ai...

Food is Fuel – Elly McLean

Elly McLean’s curiosity with nutrition began when she was 17 – a Caulfield Grammar student obsessed with watching tennis, football and ironman. She was fascinated with the idea that by changing what these elite athletes put into their bodies they could change their performance. After studying a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science majoring in Exercise Science and Nutrition at Deakin University, Elly felt a bit lost. She knew what she wanted to do but lacked the confidence and life experience to do it. In the meantime Elly got a job at Global Corporate Challenge and worked in business development for eight years. In some ways this was a great next step for Elly as it gave her the opportunity to learn about corporate life. She also spent some time working in the U.S. working with some of the ...

APRA Award Winner – Phil Barton

Phil Barton (1984-92) was the winner of the Overseas Recognition Award and co-winner of the Blues & Roots Work of the Year Award at the 2016 APRA Music Awards. While attending the Wheelers Hill Campus from Year 4 to Year 12, Phil was an active member of vocal groups, appeared in many productions and studied music to VCE level. He was music captain in 1992. Phil’s music achievements started at Caulfield when his group First Priority won numerous Battles of the Bands. He is now a very successful international song-writer. Phil moved to Nashville eight years ago and now writes for the very successful Liz Rose Music/Warner Chappell Company. He had his first Billboard No.1 song in the USA in 2012 with the Lee Brice hit “A Woman Like You”, which was No. 1 for many weeks and went platinum wit...

Australia Day Honours

The CGA and the school community would like to congratulate Larry McNicol (1961-67) who received an AM (Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division) in the Australia Day Honours “for significant service to medicine, particularly in the fields of anaesthesiology, liver transplantation, and transfusion medicine”.  Congratulations also go to Richard Marocco (1948-57) who received an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division) “for service to the community of Port Macquarie”. We would also like to congratulate David Thomson (1951-64; staff 1980-2016) who received an OAM on Australia Day “for service to education in Victoria, and to the community”. To view of the full list of 2018 Australia Day Honours click here. Have you won an award or obtained recognition in y...

Learning Project Wins Design Award

Caulfield Grammar’s Learning Project buildings have been awarded a prestigious global education design award. The announcement was made at an award ceremony in Atlanta, USA on 28 October. Caulfield Grammar and Hayball, the School’s architects for the project, jointly took out the top accolade for education design globally – the Association for Learning Environments’ James D MacConnell Award. Congratulations to our teachers for their collaboration with our architects. Over 20 teaching staff worked with designers to produce an outstanding educational facility that supports contemporary teaching and learning practices and many others have contributed to our understanding of how this design an positively impact on students’ learning. The building continues Caulfie...