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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 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.

2019 Singapore & Kuala Lumpur International Reunions

Earlier this month we joined with the School in hosting a Community Event and International Reunion at the Singapore Cricket Club. This was a great success with those in attendance including a wonderful blend of past students, current and past parents, current and past staff members, future families and members of the School Executive.   This event was followed by a reunion in Kuala Lumpur at Colony a few days later that was also well attended by alumni and members of the School community. It was fantastic to see such a broad range of ages with alumni in the room.  Many of the past students in attendance enjoyed catching up with Head of Boarding Tim Gallop and Caulfield Campus International Students’ Co-Ordinator Peter Tselios.   School Council ...

2019 Founder’s Day Dinner

On Friday 3 May close to 100 past students and guests joined the celebrations at our annual Founder’s Day Reunion Dinner, held at the Wheelers Hill Campus.  It was wonderful to give our older Grammarians an opportunity to visit the beautiful campus on Jells Road which many of them had never been to before. The Founder’s Day Dinner served as a reunion function for the Classes of 1964, 1969 and 1974. It was also great to see so many of our APS colleagues in attendance as well as strong contingents from the rowing and football clubs. Those in attendance enjoyed a delicious 6 course meal and wonderful performances from the Grammarian Singers and Wheelers Hill Chamber Strings, while Principal Ashleigh Martin provided a comprehensive School Report. A highlight of the night was the awarding...

2019 Brisbane Reunion

On Friday 12 April the CGA was delighted to host the 2019 Brisbane Reunion at the fabulous Donna Chang restaurant in the CBD. The CGA last held a Queensland Reunion on the Gold Coast in 2016 and the last Brisbane base reunion was in 2013. Given it has been several years since these events it was wonderful to reconnect with our Queensland Grammarians. The night was enjoyed by a broad group of alumni from different backgrounds and generations; we had everyone from 21 year-olds to 89 year-olds! We hope it won’t be quite so long until we are back in Queensland again. You can find more pictures from the night on our Facebook page.