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The Crabtree Family

The Crabtree family’s association with Caulfield Grammar School began when Walter Crabtree came to the School in 1930. Wal attended Caulfield State School after his family moved to Elsternwick, showing his football ability by being selected to play for Victoria in the State Schools’ Football Carnival. Moving to Caulfield Grammar in 1930, he was selected to play in the first eighteen at age 14 and kicked 35 goals as a forward in the last three games of the 1931 season. After leaving school, Wal worked for Brookland’s Accessories for a few years before joining A G Healing, where he was employed for over 30 years, eventually reaching management level. Nevertheless, he continued his involvement in the school community. Wal played some 300 games for the Caulfield Grammarians’ Football Club (CGF...

2019 Boarders’ Reunion

On Friday 15 October, nearly 100 past boarding students and staff attended the Boarders’ Reunion at the Railway Hotel in South Melbourne. This was a big jump from previous years which had seen approximately half that number. A big thank you goes to Louise Bibby and all Morcom House Captains for spreading the word about the event amongst their peer years.      There was a broad range of ages represented with alumni from the 1950s all the way up to 2017. It was also lovely to see some generational families and siblings such as Brooke, Mal and Tim McCurdy, John and Stephen Rafferty, Luke and Michael Spinks, and Cam and Lachlan Dickie. This event is such an important one in the CGA calendar as boarding continues to be a huge part of CGS. In 2020 the School will host 45 girls and 45 boys ...

Marsden & Archer Chapters Luncheon

The CGA recently held a combined Luncheon for the Marsden and Archer Chapters on Thursday 3 October. Archer members were able to appreciate the beauty of Malvern Campus and the Valentine Mansion; something different from looking out over the oval from the Lindsay Thompson Centre at Caulfield Campus. Our Marsden members also enjoyed showing their fellow Grammarians around a place that holds so many memories for them. Our Grammarians were warmly welcomed to the campus by Year 5 and 6 students. It was lovely to see the connection between current students and some of the old boys.    Chapter members also swapped stories about school days and hearing an update on current school activities from Principal Ashleigh Martin.   Thanks to archivist Judith Gibson who put together a wonderful display as...

2019 Combined Chapter Luncheon

Our annual Combined Chapter Luncheon was held on Friday 1 March at The Gables in Malvern East. The usual venue for the luncheon — the Function Room of the Lindsay Thompson Sports and Physical Education Centre at Caulfield Campus — was not available this year due to the construction work on the new Aquatic Centre. More than 90 chapter members and guests attended what proved to be a very enjoyable function. CGA Executive Director Linda Sprott welcomed everyone and then handed over to CGA President Andrew Aitken, who provided the CGA Report. In his report, Andrew congratulated Archer Chapter member Dr David Burke on receiving an AM in the Australia Day Honours for “for significant service to medicine, particularly to brain injury rehabilitation, and to professional medical bodies”.      In hi...

2018 Archer Chapter Luncheon

Our October Archer Chapter Luncheon was held at the Caulfield RSL with over 50 Chapter members and guests in attendance. CGA Executive Director Linda Sprott and President Andrew Aitken welcomed us, with Andrew providing a comprehensive report on current CGA activities. We were honoured to have Principal Ashleigh Martin in attendance, along with Jim Hayman (President of School Council), Andrew Strooper (Vice-Principal), Sue Sonego (Director of Community Engagement) and Andrew Cole (Director of Advancement). In addition to providing an update on current school activities and plans for the future, Ashleigh departed from the usual script and provided Chapter members with an opportunity to relate some stories from their school days. A number of humorous anecdotes were the result. We also heard ...

2018 Marsden Chapter Luncheon

The annual Marsden Chapter Luncheon was held recently on Thursday 4th of October in the Valentines Mansion at our Malvern Campus. The event was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the unique history and legacy of Malvern. There were over 60 guests in attendance including Principal Mr Ashleigh Martin, Vice-Principal Mr Andrew Strooper, Head of Malvern Campus Ms Simone Reilly, Head of Community Engagement Mrs Sue Sonego and CGA Senior Vice President, Emily Davis. We were also honored to have newly elected Marsden Chapter President in the room, Mr John Long. The roll call of past students that attended included Grammarians from the late 1930s to the late 1960s. Past students enjoyed a delicious luncheon, and viewing a memorabilia and photographic display of items from the Malvern Grammar Arc...

2018 Combined Chapter Luncheon

The Combined Chapter Luncheon, held on Friday 2 March in the Function Room of the Lindsay Thompson Sports and Physical Education Centre at Caulfield Campus, was an outstanding success with over 80 chapter members and guests present. CGA Executive Director Linda Sprott welcomed everyone and handed over to Past President Jeremy Pyman who was standing in for CGA President, Chris Mathieson, who was out of Melbourne. Jeremy gave a summary of the achievements and activities of the CGA and congratulated Larry McNicol AM, Richard Marocco OAM and David Thomson OAM, on their Australia Day awards. He then introduced Head of Senior School Leandra Turner who invited the six School Committee members present (Laura Hayne, Piper Montag, Alice Nowicki, Hamish Rowland, Austin Saba and Ella Stonier-Watson) t...