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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...

CGA Strategic Vision Book

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...

COVID-19: New Ways of Engaging

As you may already be aware, due to COVID-19, the CGA has made the difficult decision to postpone our physical events for the next three months (April-June). While we hope to run these events later in the year we are going to start trialing virtual events and reunions using Zoom, a cloud-based platform for video communications, that hopefully many of you will already be familiar with. Our virtual reunions will be held on the same dates as the postponed in-person reunions and will run for approximately one hour. Participants will be invited to bring their own snacks and drinks and meet us online for a casual chat from the comfort of their homes. We will also be inviting current and past staff, who you may have lost touch with, to participate. This promises to be a fun way to connect during ...

COVID-19: Events Postponed

Through consultation with our leadership and the School, and ongoing monitoring of COVID-19 reports and forecasts from the World Health Organization, the CGA has made the difficult decision to postpone the following face-to-face events: Founder’s Day Dinner – Friday 1 May Class of 1995 25-Year Reunion – Friday 22 May CGA AGM – Monday 25 May Class of 2010 10-Year Reunion – Friday 12 June While some of these events are quite a way off, our eight week lead in time for event planning means that we need to make the call now. We also anticipate significant attendance of over 100 guests at several of these events. With the government’s current restrictions on gatherings, interstate travel, and advice around social distancing, we are unable to run them at this t...

COVID-19: Initial Response

The Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) would like to assure you that, while we continue to operate, the wellbeing of our community is our highest priority at this time of uncertainty. Through consultation with our leadership and the School, and ongoing monitoring of reports and forecasts from the World Health Organization, the CGA has implemented the following safeguards in response to COVID-19: No international travel and postponement of international events No interstate travel and postponement of interstate events Meetings with internal and external stakeholders to occur via phone All staff have been asked not to attend any conferences or gatherings where there are significant crowds (100 or more people). Any staff member who has travelled overseas or come into contact with ...

Young Alumni Survey

In late 2019 the CGA undertook a survey of our younger past students in order to develop a young alumni strategy and help make our association more relevant for 18-30-year old’s. We were excited by the results with a significant proportion of those contacted responding. The majority of respondents were 18 or 19, female, Caulfield Campus graduates, and had an overwhelmingly positive experience at school: “In all honesty, the best schooling experience I could have hoped for. I feel very lucky to have gone to a school with such a range of extracurricular and leadership opportunities offered, and such a high level of academic achievement. I felt comfortable and welcomed in the student community and know I have made lifelong friends.” This strong sense of pride and gratitude towards their schoo...

2019 Thank You Function

Over 150 people spent a pleasant afternoon in the garden at The Gables in East Malvern at our Thank You Function last month. Guests heard from our President, Mr Andrew Aitken and Principal, Mr Ashleigh Martin, and were introduced to the 2020 School Co-Captains (both Wheelers Hill and Caulfield Campus). A big thank you to ‘The Fields’ band who entertained our guests with some live music. Grant Poulter, head of the Awards Sub-Committee handed out Affiliate Service Awards to our very deserving 2019 winners. Without the following individuals and their outstanding service the smooth running of our affiliate clubs would not be possible: Mia Antonopoulos (Football) Janee McEvoy (Football)  Graeme Diggle (Football) Anne Martin (Athletics)  Keiren Tilbrook (Rowing) Cameron Dickson (Cric...

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...

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