From the CGA – August 2021

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From the CGA – August 2021

Despite the recent lockdowns and restrictions, we have been able to maintain our connection with the Grammarian community through a number of online activities. This week we launched our inaugural Young Alumni Tell their Stories Week – a social media takeover of CGA channels by young alumni for young alumni. Our team of three young alumni have be working closely with a Grammarian videographer and a Grammarian graphic designer to share reflections from our young alumni on their post-high-school lives. You can check out all the action on our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter channels, watch the video interviews on our YouTube channel or read the written profiles on our website. Young Alumni Tell Their Stories Week forms part of our Young Alumni Ambassador Program (YAAP) which continue...

Young Alumni Tell Their Stories Week

The Caulfield Grammarians’ Association is excited to be launching our Young Alumni Tell Their Stories Week on Monday 23 of August! Young Alumni Tell Their Stories Week is a week-long takeover of CGA social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) and the website by young alumni for young alumni (18-30-year old’s). A team of three young alumni have been working closely with a Grammarian videographer and a Grammarian graphic designer to create content for this project. Over the duration of the week they will be sharing our young alumni’s reflections on their post-high school lives, and a range of different topics such as: Entrepreneurship & Innovation The Arts Mental Health & Relationships Diversity Environment & Sustainability Gender Equali...

Say hello to our YAAP team!

This year we launched our inaugural Young Alumni Ambassador Program (YAAP). As part of this program we are running Young Alumni Tell Their Stories Week – a week-long takeover of CGA social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) and our website by young alumni for young alumni (18-30-year old’s). YAAP Project Team With the social media takeover fast approaching we thought we’d take this opportunity to introduce the team behind it: Holly Robertson (Class of 2017) is the fearless leader who has been a part of the CGA team since 2019. Although she loves all things Caulfield and her time working with alumni, acting is her true calling. She is currently pursuing a career acting, directing and playwriting. Along with Holly are Imy Hunter (Class of 2016) an...

Vale – Neville Sillitoe OAM

SILLITOE Neville John OAM The Caulfield Grammar School community mourns the passing of Neville Sillitoe OAM. Neville dedicated his life to inspiring, encouraging and coaching generations of athletes. His coaching career spanned over 30 years at Caulfield Grammar School and resulted in the school winning 18 APS Premierships.  Neville was widely acknowledged for his ability to identify the potential and talent in junior athletes, many of whom succeeded in becoming State and National champions. The Caulfield Grammar School community warmly and gratefully acknowledges Neville’s significant contribution. Neville will be greatly missed by so many. Labora Ut Requiescas

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]