Labora Archives - The Caulfield Grammarians' Association


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...

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 – 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...


Catch up on all the latest news and find out what fellow Grammarians have been up with our publications archive. Here you will find copies of the Labora Magazine and Connections our E-Newsletter. Labora Magazine Connections E-Newsletter Please note these publications are password protected. For access contact [email protected] or phone +61 3 9524 6229. Want to read more about what our Grammarians are up to? Click here to read our alumni profiles.

Class Notes

A Medical Start for the Irwin Family

Following the article about the Pyman family in the December 2017 edition of Labora, Keith Irwin (1949-55) provided the following information about the five generations of his family who have attended the School: In 1882 Dr Anderson Irwin, who had emigrated from Ireland, established his medical practice in Glen Eira Road opposite where the town hall now stands. His residence named Rose Hill was also on the nine-acre property bounded by Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads. Some years later the land was sub-divided and Rose Hill Avenue came into being. His appointments included Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator for the shire. No doubt a fair proportion of the CGS students of that era would have been his patients. His two sons attended Caulfield — Frederick (1898-99), who died in the First World...