Equal Accessibility – David Cawthorn

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Equal Accessibility – David Cawthorn

David Cawthorn, Class of 1986 alumnus and proud disability advocate, is avidly working towards a future where access, for people with disabilities, is a requirement for all newly purposed buildings. He has built an impressive career in advocating for better, inclusive building standards, including his current fight for the new Parliament Square public plaza in Hobart to be altered so it is accessible for all. Caulfield Grammar days Teenage years can be tricky to navigate. Especially when your parents are living overseas, the absence of that support is huge. During this period of his life, David found support in his Caulfield Grammar teachers, including David Howard (the Head of Shaw House), Sue Harrison, Denis Meyer and John Brimer. On public holidays and the like, the boarding house tradi...

From the Archives – December 2021

Photo Find of the Month: 1960s Morcom House Christmas Card  Are you continuing the tradition of writing and exchanging Christmas cards? Often an email  is preferred for its immediacy and opportunity to attach a photograph or annual letter. This Christmas card cleverly displays the Morcom House and School badges. May the year of 2021 end well and provide some leisure for all as we conclude 2021.    Rifle Drills and Parades at Caulfield and Malvern in 1950’s. Many students from the 1950’s will have memories of participating in the Cadet Corp at Caulfield Grammar or being part of the Air Training Corps at Malvern Grammar. Taking part in training drills and lectures, rifle shooting, inter-school contests and camps.  The 1951 Caulfield Grammarian 1951 magazine reports that many hours of solid w...

Filmmaker and Masters’ Athlete – Bob Cozens

Time at Malvern Grammar Bob Cozens was enrolled at Malvern Grammar in 1944 and attended the school until 1952. He admits that he was not a very good student and left school early, muddling through a number of jobs before eventually embarking on tertiary studies in the United States. In 1951 he was listed as a corporal in the Air Training Corps (No. 9 Flight) that operated at Malvern Grammar from 1947. Passion for athletics Bob won the junior athletics championship at Malvern in 1948 and was a consistent performer in the sprints, long jump and hurdles in school athletics sports during the late 1940s and early 1950s. He was a member of the Malvern team that competed at the AGSV Combined Athletics Sports from 1948 to 1952 (the 1949 sports were cancelled due to an infantile paralysis epidemic)...

AFL Player – Will Phillips

Jumping straight into the 2020 AFL draft season right after exams, Will Phillips was quickly drafted as pick #3 to North Melbourne Football Club. Heading into the workforce and mixing with mainly older adults with well-established careers, families and independency has been a daunting change for Will. Still, it has prompted a lot of personal growth that Will is incredibly grateful for and proud of. Stepping straight into AFL Securing a spot as an AFL player straight after his Caulfield Grammar days ended was a dream come true for Will Phillips. It’s an opportunity not open to many, and one that Will knows is incredibly special. “It’s super exciting, what I’m doing. Not everyone steps into their dream job straight away, so I’m making the most of every bit of it”. The pressures it has come w...

A Lifetime in Sport – Lachlan Kellaway

Lachlan (‘Lockie’) Kellaway was a student at Wheelers Hill Campus from 1984 to 1989 (Years 7 to 12). He was captain of the first eighteen football team and vice-captain of the first eleven cricket team in his final year, and was awarded a number of prizes for sport at Speech Night. A member of Lumsden House, he served on the School Committee in 1989. Wheelers Hill days Of school days, Lockie remarks: “I think friendships are borne from shared experiences. The sport, the camps, the house competitions (as well as the general schooling) helped me to make friendships that continue to this day. I try not to overly reminisce about the past, but an APS cricket premiership in Year 11 and a shared football premiership in Year 12 are certainly fond memories.” Moving into physiotherapy After summer o...

Law & Cricket – Cameron Dickson

Cameron Dickson’s Caulfield Campus days Cameron Dickson was at Caulfield Campus from 2002 to 2007 (Years 7 to 12). A member of Barnett House, he was involved in a wide range of school activities, including music and sport, as well as academic classes. While he made many lifelong friendships at Caulfield, and enjoyed Yarra Junction and the China study tour, Cameron’s favourite memory from school is playing the clarinet in the Gillespie Band that won Battle of the Bands in 2004. “The school offers its students a vast array of amazing experiences and being gifted the opportunity to learn to play an instrument was certainly one of the best experiences of my journey.” Finding a passion for law Cameron is currently Group Legal Counsel for efm Logistics. He was admitted to practise as an Au...

Skier and Footballer – Maysen Duffy

Time at Caulfield Campus Maysen Duffy (pictured above in front row third from right) attended Caulfield Campus from 2014 (Year 7) to 2019 (Year 12). A member of Davies House, she was one of the senior leaders of the house in her final year. She was involved in a variety of sports at both the house and inter-school level and received a number of awards for academic achievement.  A talented skier, Maysen received triple school colours for snowsports and has competed successfully in inter-school, Victorian and national championships. She has also been a member of the Australian junior team.  The Caulfield Grammarians’ Football Club Maysen Duffy was a member of the Caulfield’s undefeated girls’ football teams in both 2018 and 2019, captaining the team in 2018 and being awarded triple col...

Teacher and Runner – Mark Frater

Caulfield Campus days Mark Frater attended Caulfield Campus from 1989 (Year 9) to 1992 (Year 12). After completing his VCE he trained to be a physical education teacher and he has been on the staff at Wesley College since 1997. He is currently Head of Physical Education Year 7 to 12 at Wesley.  Mark says that when he was growing up he wanted to be a physiotherapist, a spy or a PE teacher, so at least one of those came true!  He was a member of Caulfield’s first eighteen in 1991 and 1992, captaining the side and winning the W S Morcom Medal in his final year at school. One of his best memories from school is “playing football on the Alf Mills Oval in front of a boisterous crowd all standing behind the goals”.  Mark believes the unseen magic of schools (including Caulfield) “happens through ...

Athletics Coach – Neville Sillitoe

On 20 June this year, the School and the Australian Athletics community lost one of its greatest coaches in Neville Sillitoe OAM. At 96, just before his death, Neville was still as wily and erudite as ever, constantly thinking about how Australian Athletics could be improved and providing suggestions to the powers that be. He would have greatly enjoyed the recent Olympics, especially with the emergence Australia’s new breed of athletes. Neville was still coaching from his wheelchair until his final months, before succumbing to septicaemia. A large gathering of ex-CGS students, fellow coaches, school representatives, and former Australian champions and Olympians came to a graveside service to pay tribute to this iconic Australian. Athletics Career Neville was himself an impressive performer...

Brownlow Medalist – Chris Judd

Time at Caulfield Chris Judd attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1996 (Year 7) to 2001 (Year 12). He debuted in Caulfield’s first eighteen in 1998 (when in Year 9) and was first eighteen captain in 2001. He was also a member of first eleven in 1999 and the athletics team from 1999 to 2001, winning the APS Under 17 1500m title in 1999. He was awarded school colours in both football and athletics. At Speech Night 2001 Chris was awarded the ‘Dougie’ Rankin Memorial Prize for Progress in Studies and Success at Sport. He received an ENTER score of 96.20 in the Victorian Certificate of Education. West Coast Eagles In addition to Caulfield Grammar, Chris played his junior football with East Sandringham Football Club and the Sandringham Dragons. At the 2001 AFL Under 18 Championships he was nam...

CGFC Report – August 2021

What another crazy year 2021 has turned out to be. At present the current lockdown has meant the VAFA has concluded all regular season competition, with just under two thirds of the games played. The disruption to the season has been far from ideal, however our young women and men, along with our wonderful coaches and support staff, have handled it all largely in their stride. This is best demonstrated by 4 out of our 6 sides qualifying for finals in their Premier competitions. This is simply an outstanding achievement and we as a club are so proud to have made such a mark in our return to A Grade in both men’s and women’s competitions. Our women’s senior side finished 3rd and were successful in the 1st Semi Final against West Brunswick, so are now waiting for the opportunity to tackle SKO...

VFLW Star & Future Paramedic – Kara Henderson

Kara Henderson (Class of 2015) has opened herself up to pursue all opportunities that have come her way post high school. Now a Biomed graduate, paramedicine student and VFLW player, she has found her journey to be incredibly rewarding and trusts that uncertainty will always not only be present, but bring about invaluable learnings. Kara grew up at Caulfield Grammar School, spending 13 of her formative years at Wheelers Hill Campus. Here, Kara discovered she would never be limited to one calling, but rather feel compelled to try everything. At school she simultaneously captained the Cross-Country team, played in the orchestra and concert band, zoomed around in human powered vehicles, was on the School Committee, and in the rock-climbing squad. Yarra Junction Trainee Following her final yea...

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