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CGFC Report – Dec 2020

As we head into Christmas, we should have a much stronger understanding of what the 2021 VAFA season will look like.  Regardless of what hurdles there might be, however, we are well positioned to tackle them and the competition each of our teams will face in Premier Grade. While this year has been like no other, we are pleased that a majority of the coaching panel, who delivered us a record three premierships in 2019, will be continuing in 2021: Simon Williams (Senior Men’s); Mitch Dupljanin (Senior Women’s); Marcel Bruin (Senior Assistant Men’s); Seb Gotch (Reserves Men’s); Patrick Kennedy (Under 19s) and Jeff Scotland (Football Operations/Chairman of Selectors) We have some committee changes with President Peter Small stepping down after five tremendous years of rebuilding our Club. On b...

Class of 2009 10-Year Reunion

It was wonderful to see one of our biggest ever groups at the Class of 2009 10-Year Reunion on Friday 31 May at the Cripps Centre. Over 140 guests attended include past Principal Stephen Newton and past staff member David Conly. Past students enjoyed an extensive archives display by School Archivist Judith Gibson, and heard from Jim Alexiades Head of Caulfield Campus who gave an update on changes within the School.  Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing the Class of 2009 at another reunion in the future.  

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...

Class of 1998 20-Year Reunion

The Class of 1998 20-Year Reunion was held last Friday 17th of August at Wheelers Hill. We had over 60 guests in attendance including past staff members Barry Talman and Vaughan Smith, as well as CGA President, Andrew Aitken, and Senior Vice President, Emily Davis. We were also honored to have past Principal Stephen Newton in the room. The Class of 1998 enjoyed a brilliant archives display, put together by School Archivist Judith Gibson which included class photos, year books and theatre posters from “…and suddenly it’s evening”, “how to succeed in business without really trying” and “The Visit”. Guests were also treated to drinks and nibbles while they reminisced and caught up with old friends. Thanks go to everyone who attended. You can fin...

From the Cripps to the Ivy League – Oscar Mason

Born in Melbourne in 1993 Oscar Mason took music lessons from an early age in a variety of different instruments including piano, percussion, violin and guitar, before settling on the trumpet at the age of 13. Oscar attended Caulfield Campus from 2007 to 2011 and was involved in a wide variety of school activities. He was a member of the School Committee in his final year and was awarded triple colours for music. At Speech night 2011 he was presented with the School Prize for Music and the Herbert McDonnell Shaw Prize for Service to the School. During his time at Caulfield, Oscar was also awarded a Jazz Improvisation Scholarship which allowed him to explore his love of Jazz Music, whilst still maintaining a strong focus on classical repertoire. Oscar says that “pursuing a musical career ha...