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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...

Gender Equity – Veronica Sullivan

Veronica Sullivan (Class of 2007) has dedicated her time post-Caulfield Grammar to the written word. Now the Head of Programming at the Wheeler Centre, she holds an incredible career defined by addressing the gender disparities present within the creative arts sector. Caulfield Grammar days Veronica’s Caulfield Campus experience was centred around the beautiful friendships she created, and she is grateful these have remained throughout the different stages of life after high school: “My years at Caulfield involved lots of laughter and making countless memories, with a dose of serious hard work along the way. I learned lessons in the classroom and beyond that were formative in ways both tangible and oblique. Most importantly, I made THE most incredible friends at CGS, many of whom I’m still...

7 Reasons why you should do an Internship

An internship is a short-term work placement often available to students to experience working at a firm, organisation or government department/agency in their area of study. Internships may be paid or unpaid and vary in length but are a fantastic opportunity for students to gain relevant experience and a unique opportunity for learning outside of the academic setting. Formal internship programs are advertised every year through Graduate job boards such as GradConnection, GradAustralia but students can also find advertised internships on job boards such as SEEK or LinkedIn by including the keyword ‘ internship’ in the search field.  Students should also consider approaching small to medium organisations directly, or through a personal contact, to request an informal internship. Here are 7 ...

From the Archives – April 2022

Photo of the Month: Judo Club 1957 Do you have memories of the CGS Judo Club? This photograph printed in 1957 Caulfield Grammarian is captioned, ‘Palmer and Holthouse practise a throw while the Judo Club look on’. The club continued into the 1960s and later in the 1990s a Taekwondo Club was active at the Caulfield Campus. Can you help, name the boys standing in the back row of this 1957 photo? Email your suggestions to [email protected] Forthright Journalism – News and Views – A Magazine Journal of Caulfield Grammar School. An ongoing activity from 1939-1960 was the weekly production of “News and Views,” comprising about four pages of school news completely set up and printed by students using the letterpress process on a treadle powered platen press. Starting in ...

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...

A Thriving CGS Family – Niki Gaal

A passionate and proud three-generational Grammarian, Niki Gaal (Class of 1986) has found her life shaped around the creativity and love she shares with her family. Foundation student at Wheelers Hill Niki Gaal joined Wheelers Hill campus right at its inception in 1981, when Caulfield Grammar became co-educational and welcomed its first cohort of girls. This unique time meant Niki and her peers were not only the first to explore all that Wheelers Hill had to offer, but also the first to revel in leadership opportunities and pave the way for future Grammarians passing through the campus. This time proved instrumental for Niki, providing her with new skills, lifelong friendships and the ability to bring others together on projects. The latter has been an important aspect of Niki’s entire lif...

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)...

Commitment to the Craft – Darcy Brown

Since leaving Caulfield Grammar, Darcy Brown (Class of 2008) has pursued a career as an actor. Currently starring as Squealer and Old Major in Shake and Stir Theatre Company’s 2021 national tour of Animal Farm, he reflects upon where his journey has taken him.  Discovering theatre at Wheelers Hill Darcy discovered his passion for theatre during his days at Wheelers Hill campus, under the direction of Dan Hartley and Lyndy Clarke. In his words, they were both “brilliant teachers, no-nonsense and inspiring, who treated you like an adult, assumed you were capable of anything, and opened up the world”.  He looks back on auditioning for Dan’s production of ‘Ross’ in Year 9 (at his insistence, after chickening out and missing the initial audition) and Lyndy’s production of ‘Marat/Sade’ in Year 1...

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...

Creativity, Adventure and Travel – Georgia Maclaren

Georgia Maclaren took her first steps into the real-world following graduation from Caulfield Grammar in 2013. She has since followed her creative passions and sense of adventure to find her calling both personally and professionally. Starting out After school, Georgia says she dove into the deep end and enrolled in a three-year Communication Design (Graphic Design) degree at RMIT University. She completed it in four after taking a gap year in the third year to backpack solo across Europe: “I grew so much during that trip; it inspired my love of travel and passion for all things creative.” Georgia then pursued and secured work as a full-time graphic designer at Stanley Black & Decker, an experience she says exposed her to the highs and lows of working in a high pressure and very subjec...

Acting the Part – Youssef Sabet

Gaining real world experience, as well as short intensive courses and full-time study in New York have helped Youssef Sabet (Class of 2015) pursue his dreams of becoming a professional actor. Real-World Experience After graduating from Caulfield, Youssef jumped straight into full time work. He prioritised gaining some real-world experience by working as an F45 instructor in the early mornings and late at night, while filling his days with administration at a medical centre. During this time Youssef learned the importance of living in the moment and absorbing all that comes with it. “The idea that we all have struggles whether they manifest mentally, physically, at home or at work, was very surprising but also comforting. It’s made me realise where we are right now is where we need to be an...

Committed to Dance – Lauren Jaksetic

Strength and hard work have helped guide Lauren Jaksetic (Class of 2016) through her life after school and into her career as a professional dancer. Overcoming a number of challenges and obstacles, Lauren is excited to continue pursuing her dream to perform cabaret shows in Europe. Creative Arts at Caulfield During her time at Caulfield, Lauren was offered a wealth of opportunities to develop her love for the creative arts. Her time spent performing theatre and being guided by her amazing teachers have helped her get to where she is today. Lauren also learned the importance of organisation and planning which have helped her manage a busy schedule in her daily life. “Things don’t ever stop, there’s always another assignment, test, show/rehearsal around the corner and you just have to be org...