Events Archives - The Caulfield Grammarians' Association


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...

Classes of 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 Reunion

On Friday 22 November over 50 of our young alumni from the Classes of 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 attended their 1-4 Year Out Reunion at the College Lawn Hotel. It was a relaxed afternoon with friends catching up and connecting with Grammarians from other years. Guests enjoyed a delicious BBQ and some lovely summer sunshine in the beer garden. Ella Stonier Watson (2018) was present on the night representing the CGA Committee along with CGA Executive Director, Linda Sprott.   You can find pictures from the event on our Facebook and Instagram pages. There is also a highlights video on our Youtube channel. Thank you to all those Grammarians who came. We hope you had an enjoyable time and to see you at the next reunion.

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 ...

Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion

On Friday 25 October, nearly 50 members of the Class of 1969 gathered in The Cripps Centre at Caulfield Campus (on the site of the old Memorial Hall) to reminisce about the 50 or more years that have passed since they left school. Some of those who attended travelled from country Victoria or interstate, and one (Peter Cox) timed a trip from the UK so that it would coincide with the reunion. For some it was the first time for many years that they had been back at the school. In addition, a number of apologies were received from class members who would have liked to attend but couldn’t for various reasons. All in attendance were pleased to see special guest, past staff member and Head of Kurrle House in 1969, Jock Nelson. The evening began with an optional tour of the school, including many ...

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...

Shaw House Primary School Reunion

On Sunday 25 August over 100 past students, past staff members, past parents and other members of the school community attended a special reunion to commemorate 40 years since the closure of the Shaw House Primary School. The function was organised jointly by the School and the CGA. Shaw House operated as a preparatory school feeding the main school in Glen Eira Road from 1949 to 1979. The decision to open the Wheelers Hill Campus in 1981 led the School Council to rationalise facilities across the School and it was decided to close Shaw House at the end of the 1979 school year. Attendees at the reunion, held in The Cripps Centre (Memorial Hall) at Caulfield Campus, were welcomed by Director of Community Engagement Sue Sonego and Principal Ashleigh Martin, and then enjoyed some reminiscence...

Class of 2014 5-Year Reunion

The Class of 2014 5-Year Reunion was held on Friday 16 August at the College Lawn Hotel in Prahran. With over 70 past students in attendance it was great to so see everyone catching up in the relaxed environment.         Senior Vice President, Emily Davis and Young Past Student Representative, Lachlan Van Styn were present on the night representing the CGA Committee. Honorary Secretary Sam Tuck was also in attendance as he is part of the Class of 2014. You can find pictures from the event on our Facebook and Instagram pages. There is also a highlights video on our Youtube channel. Thank you to all those Grammarians who came. We hope you had an enjoyable time and to see you at the next reunion.

Class of 1989 30-Year Reunion

More than 60 guests attended the Class of 1989 30-Year Reunion on Friday 9 August at the Cripps Centre, Caulfield Campus. Guests enjoyed drinks and nibbles while catching up with old friends, checking out the engaging archives display and hearing from past CGA President Mr Grant Poulter.       Thank you to all who attended including past staff members David Thomson, Wendy & Tony McRae, David Howard and Vaughan Smith. All the photos from the event are available on our Instagram, Facebook and Gallery pages. See you in five years time!

Class of 1979 40-Year Reunion

The Class of 1979 special 40-Year Reunion dinner was held at The Gables in Malvern East on Friday 26 July. For some of those present it was the first reunion they attended since leaving school 40 years ago. It was great to see past staff members David Conly, David Nettelbeck and John Raven also in attendance. The Class of 1979 enjoyed pre-dinner drinks while listening to student musicians from Caulfield Campus, who volunteered their time on the night. Many thanks to the students and Head of Strings Jason Leinkauf. Grammarians enjoyed a delightful 2-course dinner while hearing from CGA President Mr Andrew Aitken and Vice Principal Mr Andrew Strooper. Many of the attendees also enjoyed a wonderful display put together by School Archivist Judith Gibson. You can find all the pictures of the ev...

Class of 1999 20-Year Reunion

It was fantastic to have almost 100 alumni at the Class of 1999 20-Year Reunion on Friday 19 July at the Cripps Centre. This is a record number for a 20 year out reunion. Grammarians enjoyed catching up with past staff members Tony and Wendy McRae. Some of the past students also wrote some notes to Head of Art Mr Ross Brooks who they remembered fondly. You can find all of the photos from the night on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Thank you to everyone who came and we hope to see you at the 25-Year Reunion.

Class of 2009 10-Year Reunion

It was wonderful to see one of our biggest ever groups at the Class of 2009 10-Year Reunion on Friday 31 May at the Cripps Centre. Over 140 guests attended include past Principal Stephen Newton and past staff member David Conly. Past students enjoyed an extensive archives display by School Archivist Judith Gibson, and heard from Jim Alexiades Head of Caulfield Campus who gave an update on changes within the School.  Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing the Class of 2009 at another reunion in the future.  

Class of 1994 25-Year Reunion

It was wonderful to see such a big group from the Class of 1994 at their 25-Year Reunion on Friday 17 May at Wheelers Hill Campus. A big thanks to Head of Wheelers Hill Campus, Mr Paul Running, and Past Principal, Mr Stephen Newton, for attending. The Class of 1994 were saddened by the sudden passing of one of their peers Mr Adam Neate, and took a moment to remember him at the reunion. Thanks to everyone who attended. You can find all the images from the night on our Facebook and Instagram feeds. There is also a highlights video available here. We look forward to continuing to help you stay connected with your fellow Grammarians.