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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 ...

Foundation Student & Education Advocate – Fleur Goulding

Wheelers Hill Beginnings Since graduating from Wheelers Hill Campus in 1989, Fleur Goulding has gone on to be an advocate for education. Currently working for Holmesglen Institute leading its policy, governance and strategy work, she gets to witness how education empowers at any stage of life. In 1981 when the Wheelers Hill campus first opened (and the ovals were more akin to cow paddocks) Fleur was one of its foundation students. She found her experience there to be deeply special, being part of a new pioneering generation of students with a sense of comradery. She felt surrounded by a family, aided by time spent with her peers on buses for cross-campus teams and musical ensembles, and her teachers (such as Dan Hartley), who championed a new way and ensured they were part of something big...

Director, Producer & Writer – Tamara Natt

From acting to producing, 2008 Caulfield Alumnus Tamara Natt says forging a successful career in the film and television industry has been an unexpected and rewarding adventure. Performing Arts Originally tempted to pursue academic studies in biomedical science, law or archaeology, Tamara eventually decided to pursue the latter Arts degree at Melbourne University before switching gears at the halfway mark to indulge her passion for performance art. She spent the next three years at the Victorian College of the Arts working towards a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in pursuit of an acting career. Her unexpected breakout opportunity into the world of film and television came soon after when, in between acting gigs, she accepted work as a runner on a show called the Leftovers at Docklands Studios. “...

Vale – Neville Sillitoe OAM

SILLITOE Neville John OAM The Caulfield Grammar School community mourns the passing of Neville Sillitoe OAM. Neville dedicated his life to inspiring, encouraging and coaching generations of athletes. His coaching career spanned over 30 years at Caulfield Grammar School and resulted in the school winning 18 APS Premierships.  Neville was widely acknowledged for his ability to identify the potential and talent in junior athletes, many of whom succeeded in becoming State and National champions. The Caulfield Grammar School community warmly and gratefully acknowledges Neville’s significant contribution. Neville will be greatly missed by so many. Labora Ut Requiescas

How LinkedIn can Advance your Career

LinkedIn is a powerful career development tool for individuals at any stage of their career, including senior high school students, professionals from graduate to executive level, creatives, contractors, consultants and business owners. Over the last twelve months, we have seen upheaval in the job market and a loss of jobs spanning all levels and from across multiple industries. There has been no other time that has better highlighted the importance of good personal branding and having an established and nurtured network that you can turn to in tough times. LinkedIn is a tool that allows for just that, the opportunity to nurture existing relationships, to build new networks and to create a strong personal brand. LinkedIn has gone through some exciting changes to keep up with the challenges...

8th Principal – Stephen Newton

It seems that Stephen Newton may have been destined to be Principal of Caulfield Grammar School. He was born on 25thApril 1955, the 74th anniversary of the founding of our School, into a family with a strong commitment, over many generations, to serving the community. Early teaching career After completing his schooling at Scotch College in 1972, Stephen knew that he wanted to become a teacher but began studying arts and law at Monash University to keep his career options open. Having subsequently decided to concentrate on teaching, he graduated from Monash with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees. His teaching methods were legal studies and geography, and his first teaching appointment was at Melbourne Grammar School. The Head of the Legal Studies Department at Melbourne Gr...

From the Archives – June 2021

Find of the Month – Essays Come Alive on the Computer, 1985 (feature image above). Do you remember the 24 Commodore computers at Malvern? These allowed all classes from Prep to Year 6 to use them for the language component of English and for mathematics, using “Logo” language. Seen pictured are Year 6 students and their teacher, David Howard (Staff 1969-2006) and boys, (L to R), Stuart Crabb, Matthew Stahmer, Benjamin Barren and Adrian Young. Recent Acquisition: A Very Special Prize Book from 1918 awarded to Lester Seward           A recent noteworthy addition to the Archives Collection is a 1918 Caulfield Grammar prize book awarded to Lester Seward, a past Caulfield student (1916-25) and past teacher (1930-71) and Housemaster of Buntine House (1940-60). Lester Seward joined the staff of C...

From the CGA – June 2021

Term 2 has been very busy, but unfortunately the recent lockdown has led to some rearrangement of our reunion program. The Class of 2010 & 2011 10-Year Reunion had to be postponed due to the lockdown and will now be held on Friday 6 August. The School’s 140th Anniversary Ball has also had to be rescheduled and will now take place on Saturday 27 November. Before the lockdown we were pleased to host the Class of 1995 & 1996 25-Year Reunion at The Deck in Brighton. This was an successful event with over 80 class members and guests enjoying the opportunity to get together and reminisce about schooldays. Our next face-to-face reunion will be the Class of 2000 & 2001 20-Year Reunion on Friday 23 July. This will be followed by a special reunion dinner for the Classes of 1975, 1976, 19...

Thank you for your gift

We are extremely grateful for the support of the Caulfield Grammar School community for our Giving Day. Thanks to the generosity of our donor matchers, and 380 donors, we are delighted to have raised over $600,000 through our Giving Day to fund additional needs based Indigenous, Humanitarian and Boarding Scholarships. Thanks in particular to the CGA who gave $10,000 as a donor matcher and to all Grammarians who supported our Giving Day. Since the program commenced in 2018, our generous community has supported 20 Foundation Scholarship students and we are excited to be able to offer additional scholarships in 2022 to students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to join our outstanding School. We remain committed to creating an inclusive and connected community and believe that our ...

2021 Caulfield Grammar School Foundation Giving Day

The Foundation provides transformational opportunities to students who would otherwise not be able to attend Caulfield Grammar School. Since 2018 our generous community has funded 20 Indigenous, Humanitarian and Boarding Foundation Scholarship students.  We are excited to announce our Giving Day on Wednesday 9 June, to continue the program’s success of changing the lives of students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to join our wonderful School. We have set ourselves one goal to raise $600,000 in one day. Each donation will be quadrupled, thanks to the generosity of our donor matchers. A donation of $100 will turn into $400 – or a gift of $250, will become $1,000!  Real transformation happens when an individual has been gifted the chance to change their circumstances. Let’...

Group Career Coaching Session – What your resume should look like in 2021

The second of our career coaching events for young alumni and senior school students was held online on Wednesday 19th May. We are very grateful to our career expert Leah Lambart, Director of Relaunch Me – Career Consulting, for providing a very informative presentation once again. You can watch the full recording of the session on our YouTube channel. About 30 young alumni and senior students from Years 10 to 12 participated in the session. In her presentation, Leah focused on: 1) The importance of a resume and cover letter when applying for a position; 2) Some dos and don’ts in resume writing; 3) A “best practice” structure for writing a resume in Australia in 2021; 4) How to tailor your resume to the position; 5) The resources that can be used to help write a good resume. The session co...

2021-22 CGA AGM & Committee

We are delighted to announce that as a result of our AGM on Monday 24 May, we have a newly-elected Committee. Our 2021-22 Committee is: President (1 Year Term) – Emily Davis (2007-12) Senior Vice President (1 Year Term) – Henry Jones (1979-89) Vice President (1 Year Term) – Grant Poulter (1998-2001) Honorary Treasurer (1 Year Term) – Louise Lambeth (née Li), (2001-06) Honorary Secretary (1 Year Term) – Fleur Goulding (1981-89) YPS Representative (1 Year Term, incumbent) – Ella Stonier-Watson (2005-18) Immediate Past President (1 Year Term) – Andrew Aitken (1986-92) General Representative (2 Year Term) – Fleur Katsmartin (née Katsnelson) (1996-2001) General Representative (2 Year Term) – Sam Tuck (2011-14) General Representative (1 Year Term, incumbent) – John Sanderson (1993-2004) General ...