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2021 CGA AGM

The 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association Inc. for the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 will be held on Monday 24 May 2020 at 7pm online. Please RSVP by 5pm Friday 21 May 2021 (you will be sent an email with the online meeting link by Monday 24 May 12pm). Nominations for Committee Members can be made by completing and returning the Nomination Form available here. For more information on our Committee and the nomination process click here. AGENDA 1. Apologies 2. Confirmation of Minutes of the 2020 AGM 3. President’s Report 4. Financial Statements, Auditor’s Report & Treasurer’s Report 5. Election of Office Bearers and Committee 6. Election of Honorary Auditors 7. Other Business Note: The above AGM agenda is a guide only and may be amended c...

Thank You Function

We warmly invite you to attend our online Thank You Function on Wednesday 2 December 2020, 5.00pm-6.00pm. This event is to thank all of our affiliates, career mentors, alumni and supporters that have contributed towards making 2020 a successful year for the CGA. Come and share in the holiday spirit with us and celebrate our wonderful community. As part of this event we will be supporting Grammarian business, Antonietta’s Kitchen, who will be delivering a delicious snack pack to your door. RSVP: Attendance is complimentary, however we ask that you RSVP by 5pm Friday 27 November for catering purposes. (Once you RSVP you will be sent a separate email with the Zoom link and password so you can access the event. If you do not receive an email with the Zoom link by 12pm Monday 30 November ...

Golden Alumni Society Virtual High Tea

More than 40 Grammarians and guests joined in our Golden Alumni Society Virtual High Tea, conducted via Zoom conferencing on Thursday, 1 October.  Guests included Principal Ashleigh Martin, Past Principal Stephen Newton, School Council Chair Jim Hayman, Director of Community Engagement Sue Sonego and Executive Director of the CGS Foundation Andrew Cole. Our caterers Antonietta’s Kitchen supplied participants with a beautiful High Tea Pack, which they enjoyed during the event. The CGA’s Golden Alumni Society includes all Grammarians who left school 50 or more years ago. After a welcome from CGA Executive Director Linda Sprott, new CGA President Emily Davis spoke to the group, emphasising the importance the Association places on maintaining contact with all its members during the current cir...

Military Historian – Daryl Moran

Daryl Moran came to Caulfield Grammar School as a student in 1966. A foundation member of Kurrle House, he gained the Higher Schools’ Certificate (HSC) in 1970. He was a School Committee member (1970), member of the first eighteen football team (1970), an RSM in the Cadet Unit (1969), a member of the School Choir and involved in drama productions. Daryl is in the back row, third from right. After leaving school, Daryl completed teacher training at Mercer House and taught in the primary school at Peninsula Grammar. He was then appointed one of the foundation members of the teaching staff at Caulfield’s Wheelers Hill Campus, taking the Year 4 class when the campus opened in 1981. He was involved in all aspects of the development of the campus, including being a foundation member of Wilsmore ...

Passionate Yachtsman – Ian Felsenthal

Ian Felsenthal attended Caulfield Grammar School from 1943 to 1946. In his final year at school he was a School Officer (magazine), Vice-Captain of Davies House, a member of the first eighteen, President of the Public Questions Society and President of the Yacht Club. He passed the Leaving Certificate at the end of 1946 in five subjects. Upon leaving school Ian Felsenthal joined the Vacuum Oil Company (Mobil), working first in Melbourne and later in the Northern Territory and country Victoria. In 1953 and 1954 he was the sales representative for the Latrobe Valley area working out of Sale, moving then to Traralgon as a distribution agent from 1955 to 1964. Ian was proprietor of the London Motel in Stawell from 1965 to 1969 and, on his return to Melbourne, was the proprietor of the import/r...

2nd Female President – Emily Davis

Emily Davis graduated from Caulfield Grammar School in 2012 and served as school Co-Captain in her final year. Some of her fondest memories are the times she spent with friends and the special moment when classmate Aiyana Roberts sung to a full Valedictory Assembly; ‘there was not a dry eye in sight!’ One of the best parts of Emily’s time at school are the strong, lasting relationships and connections she built with her classmates and the broader community. After graduating, Emily commenced a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management at Monash University. As part of this degree she completed an intensive three-week language course at Monash’s Campus in Prato, Italy with friend and fellow Grammarian Rebecca Small. Emily also undertook an exchange program at Simon Fraser University in Va...

2020-21 CGA Committee

We are delighted to announce that as a result of our AGM on Monday 25 May, we have a newly-elected Committee and President. Our 2020-21 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) – Samantha Naismith (1984-89) Honorary Secretary (1 Year Term) – Sam Tuck (2011-14) YPS Representative (2 Year Term) – Ella Stonier-Watson (2005-18) Immediate Past President (1-2 Year Term) – Andrew Aitken (1986-92) General Representative (1 Year Term, incumbent) – Sarah Connell (2004-06) General Representative (1 Year Term)  – Fleur Goulding (1981-89) General Representative (2 Year Term) – Louise Lambeth (née Li), (2001-06) General Representative ...

Strategic Vision

The Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is excited to launch our Strategic Vision Book which details our three year strategic plan for 2020-2022. This plan is based on our core purpose of inspiring lifelong connections and nurturing a community of engaged alumni.  In this book you will find our key strategic priorities: Active & Diverse Engagement Better reflect the diverse nature of our Grammarians in all of our programs to encourage active engagement and connections. Young Alumni Female Alumni Mid-Late-Career and Golden Alumni Events Stakeholder Engagement Tell Our Story Promote and celebrate our alumni and their achievements. Develop communications that are personal and authentic. Content Management Brand & Visual Identity Digital & Print Communications Build Comm...

2019 Thank You Function

Over 150 people spent a pleasant afternoon in the garden at The Gables in East Malvern at our Thank You Function last month. Guests heard from our President, Mr Andrew Aitken and Principal, Mr Ashleigh Martin, and were introduced to the 2020 School Co-Captains (both Wheelers Hill and Caulfield Campus). A big thank you to ‘The Fields’ band who entertained our guests with some live music. Grant Poulter, head of the Awards Sub-Committee handed out Affiliate Service Awards to our very deserving 2019 winners. Without the following individuals and their outstanding service the smooth running of our affiliate clubs would not be possible: Mia Antonopoulos (Football) Janee McEvoy (Football)  Graeme Diggle (Football) Anne Martin (Athletics)  Keiren Tilbrook (Rowing) Cameron Dickson (Cric...

2019 Affiliate Service Award Winners

The CGA would like to congratulate the 2019 Affiliate Service Award Winners. Without the following individuals and their outstanding service the smooth running of our affiliate clubs would not be possible. Mia Antonopoulos (Football) Mia is an important player in the CGFC women’s team. Off-field she has organized a number of events for the women players, including Wednesday night team dinners and birthday cakes for those players celebrating a birthday. She also ensures that representation from the women’s team is strong at all club events. As she has a sports medical background, Mia assists with the tapping & treatment of players when required, without hesitation. She is also actively involved with recruiting new players to the club, mentoring the younger female players and the general...

Thank You Function

We warmly invite you to our annual Thank You Function on Thursday 28 November 2019 from 6pm to 8.30pm. This event is to thank all of our supporters, affiliates, alumni and friends that have contributed towards making 2019 a successful year for the CGA. Attendees will enjoy drinks, nibbles and entertainment. Come and share in the holiday spirit with us and help celebrate our wonderful community. Partners are most welcome and the dress code is smart casual. Please note this event will be held offsite at The Gables – 15 Finch Street, Malvern East (due to the pool construction at Caulfield Campus). Attendance is complimentary, however we ask that you RSVP online by 5pm Friday 22 November for catering purposes. Please feel free to share this invitation with other alumni, supporters and fr...

Class of 1969 50-Year Reunion

On Friday 25 October, nearly 50 members of the Class of 1969 gathered in The Cripps Centre at Caulfield Campus (on the site of the old Memorial Hall) to reminisce about the 50 or more years that have passed since they left school. Some of those who attended travelled from country Victoria or interstate, and one (Peter Cox) timed a trip from the UK so that it would coincide with the reunion. For some it was the first time for many years that they had been back at the school. In addition, a number of apologies were received from class members who would have liked to attend but couldn’t for various reasons. All in attendance were pleased to see special guest, past staff member and Head of Kurrle House in 1969, Jock Nelson. The evening began with an optional tour of the school, including many ...

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