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From the CGA – Dec 2020

Opportunity, innovation and creativity What a year 2020 has been! Despite the rapidly changing landscape, it has been a year of opportunity, innovation and creativity for the CGA. In fact, Thriving Together has been at the forefront of all our activities. This collaborative approach with both the School and our community has, as always, enriched our successes and impact. It was fantastic to see the generosity of spirit involved in the Foundation’s annual Giving Day campaign. This year they supported our community struggling with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud donors to this campaign and the School’s Scholarship Program. Young alumni and current Year 10-12 students attended our highly successful online event, Mentoring Circles. Working closely with the School’s ...

Foundation Giving 2020 Campaign

We are extremely grateful to all who contributed to our Foundation Giving 2020 campaign, and are delighted with the result we have achieved with more than $700,000 raised through this campaign. These funds, together with the commitment of $1m from the Foundation, will help the School to support CGS families who are experiencing financial hardship and will ensure the continued growth of our Foundation Scholarship program. Our Foundation Scholarship program provides students from diverse backgrounds, including, regional and rural, Indigenous and refugee families, with the opportunity of a Caulfield Grammar School education. This year has been one that could not be foreseen or imagined and the challenges it has presented have been vast and complex. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity o...

Golden Alumni Coffee Conversations

An on-line catch-up for members of our Golden Alumni Society (Grammarians who left school 50 years or more ago) was held via Zoom conferencing on Wednesday 19 August from 10 to 11am. More than 20 Society members joined the conversation including participants from Sydney and country Victoria. Those attending included past students of both Caulfield and Malvern Grammars, who left school between 1945 and 1971. They were joined by CGA Executive Director Linda Sprott, CGS Foundation Executive Director Andrew Cole, CGA Past President and School Council Member Matthew Scholten, CGA Projects Officer Ian Wilkinson and CGA Marketing & Events Officer Rachel Muir. After a brief welcome from Linda Sprott, and a short report from Andrew Cole, each of those involved had the opportunity to recount som...

Marsden & Archer Chapters Luncheon

The CGA recently held a combined Luncheon for the Marsden and Archer Chapters on Thursday 3 October. Archer members were able to appreciate the beauty of Malvern Campus and the Valentine Mansion; something different from looking out over the oval from the Lindsay Thompson Centre at Caulfield Campus. Our Marsden members also enjoyed showing their fellow Grammarians around a place that holds so many memories for them. Our Grammarians were warmly welcomed to the campus by Year 5 and 6 students. It was lovely to see the connection between current students and some of the old boys.    Chapter members also swapped stories about school days and hearing an update on current school activities from Principal Ashleigh Martin.   Thanks to archivist Judith Gibson who put together a wonderful display as...

CGA Report – June 2019

The Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is excited to be focusing on strengthening connections between our alumni and within the broader School community throughout 2019. Our core purpose at the CGA is to inspire lifelong connections and nurture a profound sense of pride in where our alumni are from and where they are going. In order to achieve this, we launched a social media and communications strategy, refreshed brand and visual identity, and a new website – caulfieldgrammarians.com in mid 2018. Now a year on, we have seen a remarkable impact on our community: online engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn has increased exponentially with more events and consistent communication, event attendance has increased by 24% almost 4000 alumni have updated their detai...

2019 Singapore & Kuala Lumpur International Reunions

Earlier this month we joined with the School in hosting a Community Event and International Reunion at the Singapore Cricket Club. This was a great success with those in attendance including a wonderful blend of past students, current and past parents, current and past staff members, future families and members of the School Executive.   This event was followed by a reunion in Kuala Lumpur at Colony a few days later that was also well attended by alumni and members of the School community. It was fantastic to see such a broad range of ages with alumni in the room.  Many of the past students in attendance enjoyed catching up with Head of Boarding Tim Gallop and Caulfield Campus International Students’ Co-Ordinator Peter Tselios.   School Council ...

1881 Bequest Society

Your Lasting Impact Caulfield Grammar School is what it is today due to the many people who have given generously of their time, ideas and energy, and have provided their philanthropic support through donations and bequests since the school was first opened in 1881. It is therefore fitting that the School and the Foundation have jointly established the 1881 Bequest Society to recognise the importance of bequests in securing our School’s future. The 1881 Bequest Society is named in honour of the men and women who have believed in, and contributed to, Caulfield Grammar since its inception. A bequest is a lasting way of investing in the School and ensuring that individuals who make a bequest remain a vital part of its future. One such bequestor is Lindsay Cuming AM, whose family gave the land...

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 ...

Transformational Giving Day

Thank you for your incredible support of our inaugural Community Giving Day. With the generosity of our donor matchers (as listed below), more than 630 donors and 40 volunteers, we were delighted to raise more than $520,000 to fund our needs-based Foundation Scholarships. This is an amazing result, far exceeding our expectations. I am extremely proud to be working in a community that supported this wonderful initiative so enthusiastically. It was inspiring to see and hear of donors ranging from current students, parents, staff and suppliers to Grammarians aged from 16 to 90 years getting behind the Giving Day. Our volunteers, including current students, staff, and past and current parents, did a wonderful job of making calls and creating fantastic momentum on the day. We are thrilled that ...