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Who can benefit from having a LinkedIn Profile?

LinkedIn is a tool that is extremely effective for individuals at all stages of their career, and across all industries. There is still a perception by many that LinkedIn is only for corporate employees, but this is most definitely not the case. You will now find individuals on LinkedIn from all walks of life including; small business owners, writers, designers, actors, AFL football players, personal trainers, teachers, nurses, doctors, and high school students. Regardless of your industry sector and the stage of your career, LinkedIn offers many benefits to advancing your career in a positive direction. Senior high school students In January 2022, LinkedIn had 12.7 million users in Australia which accounted for 48.7% of our entire population.  The largest user group based on age was 25 to...

From the CGA – March 2022

Celebrating the Women within our Community March has been another busy and productive month for the CGA. With more reunions and planning for the next few months taking place, we are excited to be continuing our platform for Grammarians to connect. In honour of International Women’s Day (March 8th), we dedicated March to recognising the wonderful women who have made invaluable contributions to our Grammarian community. Pip Karoly (Class of 2007) devotes her days to developing a patient-specific approach to epilepsy management. We had the pleasure of listening to Pip speak at CGS’s International Women’s Day Breakfast out at Wheelers Hill, alongside fellow Grammarians Kara Henderson (Class of 2015, paramedicine student and Hawks VFLW player) and Sherene Loi (Class of 1990, breast cancer resea...

Epilepsy Research – Pip Karoly

Grammarian Dr Pip Karoly (Class of 2007) devotes her days to developing a patient-specific approach to epilepsy management. A recent recipient of the L’Oreal Fellowship, her work is making a tangible difference for patients. Days at Caulfield Grammar Like many Grammarians, Pip fondly remembers walking up and down Glen Eira Road during her time at Caulfield Campus. Her time was mainly devoted to athletics, soccer and studying in the Year 12 Common Room during her final year. The close group of friends she formed is one she maintains and even attends CGA reunion events alongside. One of the most memorable and formative experiences from her Caulfield Campus days were her VCE Math Methods classes. Pip found a mentor within teacher Katerina Katselas. Her focus on problem solving and discovering...

A Student’s 2020 – Lauren Tran

2020 was unlike any year we have ever seen before and it brought new experiences for everyone. For many it was meant to be the culmination of their schooling life, a time to enjoy being leaders, and celebrating with friends. Lauren Tran (Class of 2020) was one of those students who battled through a year of online learning. She has come out the other side having learnt a great deal and is now looking forward to seeing what life throws at her next. Growing up with Wheelers Hill  Lauren Tran is a born and bred Grammarian and sees the school as her second home after spending 14 years growing up within it. Of the many experiences with friends, family and staff, Lauren still says that the week of graduation was her most memorable experience – “It felt like a culmination of my 14 years at ...

Dedicated Singer and GP – Barbara Iakovidis

Finding a passion for art at Wheelers Hill Barbara Iakovidis (née Georgalis) attended Wheelers Hill Campus from Year 1 (1984) to Year 12 (1995). A member of Holmes House, she received school colours for both music and drama and was awarded the School Prize for Outstanding Musicianship in her final year. She enjoyed her involvement in school musicals, in particular, and says that she has great memories of being involved in the Madrigal Group, orchestra and many other musical groups at Caulfield.  Pursuing medicine After leaving school, Barbara studied medicine at Monash University, graduating in 2002 and gaining a fellowship in general practice in 2006. She currently works as a general practitioner at the Camberwell Junction Medical Clinic. She is skilled in all areas of general practice an...

Archer Chapter President – Walter Dowell

High school and university Walter Dowell commenced at Caulfield Grammar School in 1936 and completed a post-matriculation year in 1941. A member of Buntine House, he participated in both house and inter-school sport, and had roles in a number of school theatre productions.  In his final year he was a Prefect (with responsibility for the student newspaper – News and Views). After leaving school, Walter studied science at the University of Melbourne, completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in physics in 1944. While at university he maintained his interest in theatre and sport, being involved in university theatre productions and both the Caulfield Grammarians’ Football Club and the Grammarians theatre group (the Caulfield Players). He joined the RAAF in 1945 and spent two years ...

Humanitarian Engineer – Jessica Coldrey

Graduating from Wheelers Hill Campus in 2016, Jessica Coldrey has gone on to fully embrace her differing passions, leading to an already fulfilling and impressive career. Currently completing her Bachelor of Arts (Human Geography) and Bachelor of Visual Arts, with the title of 2021 John Monash Scholar also under her belt, Jess is wholeheartedly dedicated to envisioning and creating a more sustainable future, but not without the incredible insight creativity provides. Early life at Wheelers Hill Jess grew up with CGS, spending 14 years of her early life at Wheelers Hill. Her fondest memories from primary school are of inventing stories and imagining new games to play every lunchtime. In high school, she enjoyed exploring the grounds, working in the art studio, and studying novels with frien...

The Singing Doctor – Anita Muñoz

Caulfield Grammar School (CGS) 1995 Alumnus Dr Anita Muñoz has followed her childhood passion for music performance by joining Caulfield Grammarians’ Association affiliate club, the Grammarian Singers choir. Here she tells us about what singing means to her, her time at CGS and why being a General Practitioner of medicine is the best job in the world. A love of music When Dr Anita Muñoz is asked to reflect on her experience as a student at Caulfield Grammar School, her response is thoughtful and self-assured. “Going there gave me an education that was so much more than academic knowledge. It gave me the arts, friends that have lasted a lifetime, personal agency, and self-determination”. The General Practitoner said Caulfield Grammar had also inspired her love of music – “Singing in M...

Industry innovator – Meher Virdi

 Alumnus Meher Virdi’s passion for engineering has blossomed into a successful career working for Meher Trailer Products that has taken him around the world and back again. Meher Verdi completed his high school education at Caulfield Grammar’s Wheelers Hill Campus between 2007 and 2012, demonstrating ability in sports, academics, and leadership. He was named School Co-Captain and received a number of academic and citizenship awards including Double Colours for Academics, the Frank D Burke Prize for the Captains of the School, and the Simon Barnet Joel Prize for Service, Citizenship and Leadership in his final year. Meher Trailer Products After school, Meher completed two degrees at the University of Melbourne: a Bachelor of Commerce that enabled him to work as an investment banker for a nu...

Anesthetist & Wine Lover – Robert Eyres

Rowing at Caulfield Robert Eyres was born in Deniliquin, NSW, and came to Caulfield Grammar School as a boarder in 1957. After Caulfield was admitted to the Associated Public Schools (APS) in late 1957, rowing was introduced as a sport at CGS in 1958. Rob was an enthusiastic participant and was a member of the first eight in both 1960 and 1961. Caulfield’s firsts rowed in the second division at the Head of the River regatta in 1960 but the following year was the School’s debut in the first division. After an equipment breakage in the Caulfield boat delayed their heat, the CGS crew, stroked by Rob, managed to dead-heat with Melbourne Grammar, behind eventual champions Wesley. The next day they finished third in the intermediate final. Further study Rob was a Boarding House prefect in 1961 a...

High Achiever – Jerry Mao

Prospering at high school In June 2019 Jerry Mao received the Victorian Premier’s Top All-Round VCE High Achiever award which was the culmination of his time at Caulfield Grammar School. This achievement, one that only a handful of students in the state attain, led Jerry to reflect on his time at school, and all those behind the scenes on his journey who helped him to where he is today. “It’s a testament to the tremendous support that I have had throughout my schooling career, from my parents, my teachers and mentors, from Caulfield,” Jerry said Moving on to tertiary studies He’s currently studying a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, with a focus on discovering more about emerging technology in the fields of quantum computing and artificial intelligence. Excitingly, Jerry...

An Alloy Attraction – Ian Polmear

Time at Caulfield Grammar Ian Polmear attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1940 to 1945. A member of Barnett House, he gained house colours in athletics, swimming, football and cricket. In his final year he was a School Officer (Library) and Secretary of Barnett House. He was also awarded School Colours for athletics, finishing second in the open 120 yards hurdles in the AGSV Combined Sports. Ian’s main academic interests were mathematics and chemistry and he was awarded a Free Place to study metallurgical engineering at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a BMetE degree in 1949. Pursuing athletics Ian lived in Sandringham where he joined the local Amateur Athletic Club as a hurdler in 1946. In the years that followed he enjoyed the weekly interclub meetings at what was then Oly...

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