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Teacher and Runner – Mark Frater

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 relationships within t...

Dedicated Singer and GP – Barbara Iakovidis

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.  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 and family medicine but has a special interest in women’s healt...

From the Archives – October 2021

Find of the Month – Sports Trip to Pultney Grammar, Adelaide, 1972 Twice a year a sports exchange was held with Pultney Grammar, Adelaide with Pultney visiting at Easter for tennis and cricket. This photograph shows the CGS rugby, football and debating teams flying to Adelaide. The School magazine reports that in 1972 the tennis team won but the football team was defeated in a low standard game impeded by the weather.   Letting our Hair Down   Being in lockdown provides time to explore on-line resources such as the interesting website of the State Library of Victoria. As part of a Memory Bank project, the library is collecting COVID-19 reflections on living in lockdown and isolation. One storyline is about ISO Hair and wondering how everyone is coping with closed barbers and hairdressers. ...

How to prepare for a behavioural interview

Behavioural interviews, also called competency-based interviews, have been used  in both the public and private sector to assess candidates for position ranging from graduate right through to executive level.  Unfortunately, any candidate without a thorough understanding of how to prepare for these interviews will be greatly disadvantaged when applying for internships, graduate programs or more senior professional positions. So what is a behavioural interview? A behavioural interview is an interview that may include a number of different styles of questions including general questions, motivational questions and behavioural-based questions. General questions are the type of questions that you may get asked regardless of the position or industry that they you are interviewing for. These inc...

From the CGA – October 2021

We wish all members of the Caulfield Grammar School community (students, teachers and support staff) a safe and enjoyable return to face-to-face learning and other school activities during term 4. In particular, we wish the members of the Class of 2021 every success in the VCE examinations and welcome them as the newest members of our great Association. Unfortunately, ongoing lockdowns meant that our activities were restricted to online for nearly the whole of term 3. Given the requirement that people be vaccinated to attend face-to-face events we have decided to delay all our class reunions until next year so that as many Grammarians as possible will be able to participate in them. Many of these will be combined events so that those who missed out in 2020 or 2021 can attended. Please chec...

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...

Policy and People – Claudia Kevin

Taking steps outside her comfort zone and following her passion for people has led Claudia Kevin (Class of 2014) on a diverse career journey. In recent times she has found herself working at the National Indigenous Australians Agency developing international policy relating to Indigenous peoples for the Australian Government. Time at Caulfield Claudia’s greatest lesson from her time at Caulfield is the importance of making the most of the opportunities that you are given. After finishing school, Claudia took a gap year which gave her time to experience a wide variety of different industries and meet many impactful people along the way. Upon returning to Australia, Claudia decided to leave the Melbourne bubble behind and move interstate where she became friends with people from all over the...

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...

Future Business Owner – Tahir Hunter

Persistent hard work and a willingness to learn have helped Tahir Hunter (Class of 2018) with his journey after high school. He believes that by learning from those around him and grasping every opportunity with both hands he will fulfil his dream of owning his own business one day. Experience at Caulfield Grammar Tahir grew up in London, attending University College School, before moving back to Melbourne to attend Caulfield Grammar School in year 5. He was the School Captain the following year and relished the challenge of being a leader for his peers. When reminiscing about his time at Caulfield, Tahir highlights the importance of the friendships he formed through sporting commitments. These gave him the opportunity to stay active, challenge himself and enjoy the company of his friends,...

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...

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...