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Olympic Athlete – Tamsyn Lewis

Tamsyn Manou (nee Lewis) came to Caulfield Grammar School in 1994 in Year 10. She attended the Wheelers Hill Campus initially but transferred to Caulfield Campus to complete Years 11 and 12. She was a member of the School athletic team during each of her years at Caulfield, winning multiple events at the APS Combined Athletics Sports in 1994, 1995 and 1996. In 1996 Tamsyn was captain of the girls’ athletics team that was victorious in the APS Combined and was also appointed School Co-Captain, the first female to hold this position at Caulfield Campus. Tamsyn came to prominence on the national athletics scene in 1994, winning several junior events at the Australian Championships. She was selected, at aged 15, in the Australian athletics team for the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Cana...

Table Tennis Champion – Melissa Tapper

Melissa Tapper attended Caulfield Grammar’s Caulfield Campus from 2005 (Year 10) to 2007 (Year 12).  She is the first athlete to represent Australia at both the Summer Olympic Games and the Summer Paralympics. She has a brachial plexus injury resulting in Erb’s palsy and is a class 10 table tennis player. Born in Hamilton, Victoria, in 1990, Melissa started playing table tennis in 2002 while still at primary school. Competing initially against able-bodied athletes only, she won a number of medals in national junior championships. She made her first appearance in an Australian National team in 2004 in a competition in Jordan, again competing against able-boded athletes. In 2008 she was the Oceania Under 18 Champion, the Australian Under 21 Champion and competed in the Commonwealth Youth Gam...

Olympic Swimmer – Mack Horton

Mack Horton was born on 25 April 1996 and attended Caulfield Grammar from 2000 (Kindergarten at Malvern Campus) to 2014 (Year 12 at Caulfield Campus). He was Co-Captain of Malvern Campus in 2008 and in his final year at Caulfield was Co-Captain of boys’ swimming team that won the APS premiership. He was awarded triple colours for swimming and received the Caulfield Grammarians’ Swimming Club Prize for boys at the 2014 Speech Night. Mack first represented Australia at the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Honolulu, where he won gold in the 1500 metre freestyle in a championship record time. At the same meet, he finished second in the 400-metre freestyle and fourth in the 800-metre freestyle. Mack won five gold medals and a silver medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships ...