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Classes of 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 Reunion

The CGA is delighted to host a Reunion for the Classes of 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 on Friday 22 November 2019, at 6.30pm – 8.30pm at the College Lawn Hotel. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the Class of 2018 and their first year out of high school, and support them as they transition to a new phase in their lives. The emphasis will be on a fun casual evening where you can catch up with your peers and find out what they have been up to. Who is studying, working or taking a gap year? What challenges have other young Grammarians faced post School? Tickets: $20 per person – includes 2.5hrs of food and drinks. Dress: Smart casual RSVP: 5pm Friday 15 November 2019 Please fee free to share this invitation with other Grammarians who graduated in the last 4 years. We hope to see you the...

Labora: Always illuminating and never boring!

Our school magazine, Labora, showcases so much that is special about the spirit and achievements of our school community. In a school committed both to valuing our heritage and inspiring our future, Labora reflects connection and engagement. Labora magazine has informed our School and alumni community since March 1957. It began as a four-page newsletter of the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association, developed by then President, Russ Mathews (1926-29). It was modelled on the successful monthly bulletins written by staff member, Hugh Gemmell Lamb-Smith (1913-15). In his first editorial Russ outlined his desire for ‘La Bora’ to “provide a galaxy of news on old boys, notes on coming events, post mortems on past ones, and news of the School”. He recruited an enthusiastic editorial team of Alan Hick...

Lawn Bowls Report – June 2019

Our 2018/19 Lawn Bowls season concluded with the annual APS Past Students Bowls Tournament at the Glen Waverley Bowls Club on Sunday 31 March. Prior to this tournament, we had enjoyed regular competitive matches (one a month) from October through to March. At least a dozen Grammarians represented us in each of these matches, the CGA team showing good form and recording a number of wins. Our opposition included teams from Old Scotch, Old Melburnians, Old Wesley, MCC and the Melbourne Bowling Club. We were pleased to welcome five new bowlers to our ranks this season (Jan Geyer, Ted Geyer, Dean Harding, Ken Dowling and Daryl Moran), who all add strength to our team. Eight of the APS schools entered teams of 16 bowlers in the APS tournament. Our team started magnificently with each of our four...

2019 Don Wirth Medal Winners

The CGA would like to congratulate our 2019 Don Wirth Medal winners, Michael Dakic, David Gregor, Chris Mathieson and Warwick Watson, for their outstanding service and support. MICHAEL DAKIC Michael Dakic has been an outstanding contributor to the culture and success of the Caulfield Grammarians Rowing Club (CGRC). Mike commenced his association with Caulfield Grammar in 1992 when the first of his five children attended Wheelers Hill campus. Mike joined the newly formed Rowing Club in 1994, after his son started rowing for Caulfield Grammar. As a founding member of the Rowing Club, Mike then took on the challenge of learning how to row. Mike became a committee member in 1995 and was appointed club boat man in 1999 – a position he held for the next 15 years. Mike’s rowing career blossomed, ...

Community Event & Singapore International Reunion

Please join Chair of Council Mr Jim Hayman, Principal Mr Ashleigh Martin, and CGA President Mr Andrew Aitken at a special Community Event & International Reunion in Singapore in 2019. The CGA and Caulfield Grammar School are delighted to be co-hosting this event which will be held on Wednesday 8th May from 6pm (for 6.30pm) to 10pm at The Gilmour Room – Singapore Cricket Club (Connaught Drive, Singapore 179681). Attendance is complimentary, however we ask that you RSVP by 5pm Friday 3rd May for catering purposes. Dress: Cocktail attire Please feel free to share this invitation with other Grammarians, parents and future families in the region. We hope to see you there. Attending this event means that you agree to be photographed and videoed by the Caulfield Grammarians’ Assoc...

2019 Combined Chapter Luncheon

Our annual Combined Chapter Luncheon was held on Friday 1 March at The Gables in Malvern East. The usual venue for the luncheon – the Function Room of the Lindsay Thompson Sports and Physical Education Centre at Caulfield Campus – was not available this year due to the construction work on the new Aquatic Centre. More than 90 chapter members and guests attended what proved to be a very enjoyable function. CGA Executive Director Linda Sprott welcomed everyone and then handed over to CGA President Andrew Aitken, who provided the CGA Report. In his report, Andrew congratulated Archer Chapter member Dr David Burke on receiving an AM in the Australia Day Honours for “for significant service to medicine, particularly to brain injury rehabilitation, and to professional medical bodies”.      In hi...

2018 Archer Chapter Luncheon

Our October Archer Chapter Luncheon was held at the Caulfield RSL with over 50 Chapter members and guests in attendance. CGA Executive Director Linda Sprott and President Andrew Aitken welcomed us, with Andrew providing a comprehensive report on current CGA activities. We were honoured to have Principal Ashleigh Martin in attendance, along with Jim Hayman (President of School Council), Andrew Strooper (Vice-Principal), Sue Sonego (Director of Community Engagement) and Andrew Cole (Director of Advancement). In addition to providing an update on current school activities and plans for the future, Ashleigh departed from the usual script and provided Chapter members with an opportunity to relate some stories from their school days. A number of humorous anecdotes were the result. We also heard ...

Visible Wellbeing

Visible Wellbeing is one of Caulfield Grammar’s six Teaching and Learning priorities. Here, Mary Craven, Visible Wellbeing Project Leader, explains how our school community has been working in partnership with Professor Lea Waters to strengthen our understanding of wellbeing, how it can impact on our lives and strategies for improving it for all. Our goal through the Visible Wellbeing approach is to make wellbeing visible so that we can proactively intervene and make changes in young people’s lives and our own. We do this through acknowledging the negative, but specifically working to amplify the positives and increase overall wellbeing, which impacts all areas of life. Training has included four days with all staff of the school, plus...

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Affiliate Service Award

Eligibility: Nominees must be a constituted member of the nominating group. Individuals may be eligible for nomination for an Affiliate Service Award after completing one year or equivalent season of voluntary service (or such lesser period as the CGA Committee may decide in special circumstances). Length of service alone shall be insufficient to merit an Award. Outstanding and consistent service must be the primary foundation upon which an award is granted. What constitutes outstanding service shall be determined by the CGA Committee from time to time, using the following guidelines (and such other measures as the CGA Committee for the time being may consider relevant and important): The nominee will be judged relative to those of similar status. The nominee’s contribution is expected to ...

Fellowship

Eligibility: Fellowship shall be treated as the elite category of membership of the Association and shall be the highest honour the Association can bestow. Life Members, Honorary Members and Honorary Life Members may be eligible for nomination for a Fellowship after completion of 25 years of outstanding service to the Association and/or the School (or such lesser period as the Committee may decide in special circumstances). Length of service alone shall be insufficient to merit a Fellowship. Outstanding service must be the primary foundation upon which an award is granted. What constitutes outstanding service shall be determined by the CGA Committee from time to time, using the following guidelines (and such other measures as the CGA Committee for the time being may consider relevant and i...

Experiential Learning

Dr Katherine Hoekman, Director of Teaching & Learning at Caulfield Grammar School and adjunct lecturer at UNSW explains what teachers are aiming for when developing experiential learning. There is much to be gained from designing learning experiential experiences beyond the traditional classroom. Teachers are constantly presenting real-life learning opportunities to students to make learning relevant, more engaging and trans-disciplinary. According to David Guerin, respected US principal and education academic, “we need to design learning that involves students in making meaning, not just accepting information.” Learning experiences done well, can shift responsibility for learning to the students themselves (self-directed learners) as they converse, reflect, collaborate and...

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