From the CGA – June 2021

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From the CGA – June 2021

Term 2 has been very busy, but unfortunately the recent lockdown has led to some rearrangement of our reunion program. The Class of 2010 & 2011 10-Year Reunion had to be postponed due to the lockdown and will now be held on Friday 6 August. The School’s 140th Anniversary Ball has also had to be rescheduled and will now take place on Saturday 27 November. Before the lockdown we were pleased to host the Class of 1995 & 1996 25-Year Reunion at The Deck in Brighton. This was an successful event with over 80 class members and guests enjoying the opportunity to get together and reminisce about schooldays. Our next face-to-face reunion will be the Class of 2000 & 2001 20-Year Reunion on Friday 23 July. This will be followed by a special reunion dinner for the Classes of 1975, 1976, 19...

2021-22 CGA AGM & Committee

We are delighted to announce that as a result of our AGM on Monday 24 May, we have a newly-elected Committee. Our 2021-22 Committee is: President (1 Year Term) – Emily Davis (2007-12) Senior Vice President (1 Year Term) – Henry Jones (1979-89) Vice President (1 Year Term) – Grant Poulter (1998-2001) Honorary Treasurer (1 Year Term) – Louise Lambeth (née Li), (2001-06) Honorary Secretary (1 Year Term) – Fleur Goulding (1981-89) YPS Representative (1 Year Term, incumbent) – Ella Stonier-Watson (2005-18) Immediate Past President (1 Year Term) – Andrew Aitken (1986-92) General Representative (2 Year Term) – Fleur Katsmartin (née Katsnelson) (1996-2001) General Representative (2 Year Term) – Sam Tuck (2011-14) General Representative (1 Year Term, incumbent) – John Sanderson (1993-2004) General ...

2021 APS Past Students Golf Day

This year’s APS Past Students Golf Day was played at Victoria Golf Club on Friday 14th May. Golfers welcomed the return of this popular day after the cancellation of last year’s event due to the pandemic. In a change from previous years, a morning field only was trialled this year, followed by a luncheon in the clubhouse. A full field of 132 APS players (12 players from each of the 11 APS schools) took part. The Caulfield team finished fourth overall, behind Old Melburnians, Old Haileyburians and St Kevin’s. Gerard Wild (Class of 2006) won the George E Dickinson Trophy for the best scratch par score and Oscar Dunning (2019) won the Gilbert Morrell Trophy for the best par score from a player 30 years or younger. Oscar also recorded the longest drive on the 9th hole. Nick Dunning (1986), Osc...

From the CGA – Dec 2020

Opportunity, innovation and creativity What a year 2020 has been! Despite the rapidly changing landscape, it has been a year of opportunity, innovation and creativity for the CGA. In fact, Thriving Together has been at the forefront of all our activities. This collaborative approach with both the School and our community has, as always, enriched our successes and impact. It was fantastic to see the generosity of spirit involved in the Foundation’s annual Giving Day campaign. This year they supported our community struggling with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud donors to this campaign and the School’s Scholarship Program. Young alumni and current Year 10-12 students attended our highly successful online event, Mentoring Circles. Working closely with the School’s ...

CGA Update for the Class of 2020 & Young Alumni

We’re excited to let you know about some of the initiatives the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is planning for the Class of 2020. Given the challenging year they’ve faced it is especially important that the Class of 2020 knows that our community is here to support them as they transition to life beyond school. Our initiatives align closely with the School’s values and we are proud to be strengthening these connections. Yesterday we launched 20 Messages for the Class of 2020. Every day this month, in recognition of the end of Year 12, we are publishing alumni messages of support for the Class of 2020. You can view these messages on CaulfieldLife, watch them on our Youtube channel, or on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter). You can watch our President...

From the CGA – July 2020

In the past few months we have all been consumed by the global pandemic with many of us facing significant challenges. Despite the downsides we are doing what we can to get on with the job at hand and embrace the silver linings. The shift to online and digital engagement made necessary by the pandemic has compelled us to take flexible and innovative approaches to connecting with our alumni such as: Virtual events and reunions where participants meet us online for a casual chat from the comfort of their homes Running a Business Directory Campaign to support Grammarian businesses in this time of need #GrammariansSupportingGrammarians Setting up Facebook groups to facilitate peer-to-peer connections between specific alumni segments such as class groups, overseas alumni and golden alumni Produ...

Cultural Excursions with the CGA

Come on a cultural excursion with the CGA! With many of us still stuck at home due to the effects of COVID-19 we thought it would be fun to check out some of the amazing virtual tours that are being offered around the world. The below list includes a number of significant cultural and natural sites that normally wouldn’t be accessible. We hope you enjoy exploring this resource. Alaska, USA Explore the stunning views of Alaska. Angkor Wat, Cambodia Explore the Buddhist temple complex of Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia. It is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. Aurora Borealis – Northern Lights, Churchill, Manitoba, Canada Catch nature’s most beautiful light show through a live steam from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manito...

Grammarians in the Herald Sun

We are delighted to announce that today the Herald Sun has published 10 profiles that reflect just a few of our many amazing alumni and their successes: ‘Caulfield Grammar top students reflect a diversity of talents’. We worked very closely with the journalist to showcase our alumni, reflecting our values and diversity. Telling our story is a strategic priority for us and it is the journeys of our Grammarians that truly encapsulate what Caulfield Grammar School is all about. We hope you enjoy reading the article which can be accessed here. We look forward to publishing many more alumni stories. If you would like to be featured email us at: [email protected]

2020-21 CGA Committee

We are delighted to announce that as a result of our AGM on Monday 25 May, we have a newly-elected Committee and President. Our 2020-21 Committee is: President (1 Year Term) – Emily Davis (2007-12) Senior Vice President (1 Year Term) – Henry Jones (1979-89) Vice President (1 Year Term) – Grant Poulter (1998-2001) Honorary Treasurer (1 Year Term) – Samantha Naismith (1984-89) Honorary Secretary (1 Year Term) – Sam Tuck (2011-14) YPS Representative (2 Year Term) – Ella Stonier-Watson (2005-18) Immediate Past President (1-2 Year Term) – Andrew Aitken (1986-92) General Representative (1 Year Term, incumbent) – Sarah Connell (2004-06) General Representative (1 Year Term)  – Fleur Goulding (1981-89) General Representative (2 Year Term) – Louise Lambeth (née Li), (2001-06) General Representative ...

CGA Connect: Alumni Conversations

As many of you know the CGA has recently begun exploring new ways of engaging with our Grammarians due to the global pandemic. CGA Connect As part of this initiative we are excited to be launching CGA Connect. CGA Connect encompasses the different online programs we are running and plan to run in the future such as: Alumni Conversations (Video interviews reflecting the diverse nature of our Grammarians – Young Alumni, Mid-Late Career, Golden Alumni, Boarders, International) At Home (Virtual reunions, cultural excursions for Wellbeing Wednesday, peer year Facebook groups) Career and Networking (Business Directory, Mentoring Circles Webinar, LinkedIn, career resources, discounted career counseling) Thought Leadership (The future of work, economic forecast, wellbeing and psychology, env...

COVID-19: A Message of Gratitude

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts, the CGA would like to thank all of our Grammarians and those in the community who are working tirelessly on the frontlines. Thank you to the health care professionals and first responders who put their own lives at risk every day, care for those in need and ultimately save lives. Thank you to the supermarket staff, transport and hospitality workers that have enabled people to keep their pantries stocked and get safely from point A to B. Thank you to the teachers, education staff and students who have adapted to new ways of teaching and learning, embraced creativity and innovation while accepting the challenges involved. Thank you to the families, caregivers and friends who have juggled competing demands, protected the young, vulnera...

Strategic Vision

The Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is excited to launch our Strategic Vision Book which details our three year strategic plan for 2020-2022. This plan is based on our core purpose of inspiring lifelong connections and nurturing a community of engaged alumni.  In this book you will find our key strategic priorities: Active & Diverse Engagement Better reflect the diverse nature of our Grammarians in all of our programs to encourage active engagement and connections. Young Alumni Female Alumni Mid-Late-Career and Golden Alumni Events Stakeholder Engagement Tell Our Story Promote and celebrate our alumni and their achievements. Develop communications that are personal and authentic. Content Management Brand & Visual Identity Digital & Print Communications Build Comm...