Welcoming the Classes of 2020 & 2019

Young Alumni

Welcoming the Classes of 2020 & 2019

The CGA is delighted to host a Young Alumni Reunion on Friday 19 November 2021 from 6.30pm — 9.00pm at the Half Moon, Brighton. The purpose of this event is to celebrate our young alumni, particularly the Class of 2020 and 2019, 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 after School?   Tickets are $20 per person and include food and an open bar (beer/wine/cider/soft drinks). For group bookings of 3 or more we’re offering a discount of $5 per ticket (use the coupon code: groupbook3). For groups of 5 or more receive a $10 discount per tic...

Group Career Coaching – Preparing for a formal job interview

In order to support our young alumni the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is delighted to offer the Classes of 2015 – 2020 complimentary group career coaching. The four group coaching sessions will be held online (from 6.30pm-8.00pm) and be presented by CGA Career Expert, Leah Lambart. Leah is a Career & Interview Coach, Founder of Melbourne-based career coaching business, Relaunch Me and host of the Relaunch Your Career podcast. In 2014, Leah set up Relaunch Me to help others find their ‘best fit’ careers; work that suits their personality type, utilises their natural strengths and is aligned to their interests and values. Leah and the Relaunch Me team now work with recent school leavers, students, job seekers, career changers, return-to-work parents and individual...

Winter Masterpieces at the NGV

The CGA is delighted to host a special event Winter Masterpieces at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) on Friday 20 August 2021 6.00pm-8.00pm. This experiential event will enable you to experience the atmosphere of Friday Nights at the NGV (see more details below), enjoy the wonderful artwork and music as well as catch up with other Grammarians and friends. Tickets are $85 per person and include drinks, finger food and entry to the Winter Masterpieces exhibition (valued at $35pp). Dress: Cocktail attire RSVP: 5pm Friday 13 August 2021 Please feel free to share this invitation with other alumni, supporters and friends. We hope to see you there. French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston In an international exclusive, the NGV presents a major exhibition of more than 100 ma...

Group Career Coaching – LinkedIn for job search, networking and building a personal brand

In order to support our alumni the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is delighted to offer complimentary group career coaching. The four group coaching sessions will be held online (from 6.30pm-8.00pm) and be presented by CGA Career Expert, Leah Lambart. Leah is a Career & Interview Coach, Founder of Melbourne-based career coaching business, Relaunch Me and host of the Relaunch Your Career podcast. In 2014, Leah set up Relaunch Me to help others find their ‘best fit’ careers; work that suits their personality type, utilises their natural strengths and is aligned to their interests and values. Leah and the Relaunch Me team now work with recent school leavers, students, job seekers, career changers, return-to-work parents and individuals who have experienced redundancy, to h...

From the CGA – June 2021

Term 2 has been very busy, but unfortunately the recent lockdown has led to some rearrangement of our reunion program. The Class of 2010 & 2011 10-Year Reunion had to be postponed due to the lockdown and will now be held on Friday 6 August. The School’s 140th Anniversary Ball has also had to be rescheduled and will now take place on Saturday 27 November. Before the lockdown we were pleased to host the Class of 1995 & 1996 25-Year Reunion at The Deck in Brighton. This was an successful event with over 80 class members and guests enjoying the opportunity to get together and reminisce about schooldays. Our next face-to-face reunion will be the Class of 2000 & 2001 20-Year Reunion on Friday 23 July. This will be followed by a special reunion dinner for the Classes of 1975, 1976, 19...

Group Career Coaching Session – What your resume should look like in 2021

The second of our career coaching events for young alumni and senior school students was held online on Wednesday 19th May. We are very grateful to our career expert Leah Lambart, Director of Relaunch Me – Career Consulting, for providing a very informative presentation once again. You can watch the full recording of the session on our YouTube channel. About 30 young alumni and senior students from Years 10 to 12 participated in the session. In her presentation, Leah focused on: 1) The importance of a resume and cover letter when applying for a position; 2) Some dos and don’ts in resume writing; 3) A “best practice” structure for writing a resume in Australia in 2021; 4) How to tailor your resume to the position; 5) The resources that can be used to help write a good resume. The session co...

Group Career Coaching – What your resume should look like in 2021

In order to support our young alumni the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is delighted to offer the Classes of 2015 – 2020 complimentary group career coaching. The four group coaching sessions will be held online (from 6.30pm-8.00pm) and be presented by CGA Career Expert, Leah Lambart. Leah is a Career & Interview Coach, Founder of Melbourne-based career coaching business, Relaunch Me and host of the Relaunch Your Career podcast. In 2014, Leah set up Relaunch Me to help others find their ‘best fit’ careers; work that suits their personality type, utilises their natural strengths and is aligned to their interests and values. Leah and the Relaunch Me team now work with recent school leavers, students, job seekers, career changers, return-to-work parents and individual...

2021 Mentoring Circles

Our mentoring event for young alumni and senior school students was held online on Wednesday 28 April. We are very grateful to Leah Lambart (Director of Relaunch Me – Career Consulting) for leading the event and to our mentors, who joined us from as far away as Spain, Hong Kong and China. After a brief welcome from CGA Executive Director Linda Sprott, Leah interviewed Lexie Van Maanen (Class of 2017), a singer who was cast in her first ever professional role as the Mistress in Opera Australia’s 40th Anniversary production of Evita, and Raj Jayaweera (1997), a jazz musician (drummer) who has toured extensively throughout the world. Their answers to Leah’s questions provided a wonderful insight into their careers to date and their aspirations for the future. Participants were then placed in ...

Mentoring Circles – April 2021

The CGA is delighted to host the online event ‘Mentoring Circles on Wednesday 28 April 2021 from 6.30pm — 8.00pm (AEST). This event is targeted at young alumni (thirty years of age or less), however we encourage other Grammarians to get involved by becoming a mentor (contact [email protected] with your discipline and background). Event purpose: Help young alumni obtain discipline specific mentoring and advice on their career pathway Support young alumni as they transition from school to university and work Build active connections and promote networking between Grammarians Provide older alumni with an opportunity to give back to the Caulfield community and share their knowledge Mentors will be from a range of disciplines including The Arts, Education, IT/Technology, Law/Poli...

Humanitarian Engineer – Jessica Coldrey

Graduating from Wheelers Hill Campus in 2016, Jessica Coldrey has gone on to fully embrace her differing passions, leading to an already fulfilling and impressive career. Currently completing her Bachelor of Arts (Human Geography) and Bachelor of Visual Arts, with the title of 2021 John Monash Scholar also under her belt, Jess is wholeheartedly dedicated to envisioning and creating a more sustainable future, but not without the incredible insight creativity provides. Early life at Wheelers Hill Jess grew up with CGS, spending 14 years of her early life at Wheelers Hill. Her fondest memories from primary school are of inventing stories and imagining new games to play every lunchtime. In high school, she enjoyed exploring the grounds, working in the art studio, and studying novels with frien...

Group Career Coaching – Increasing your employability after study

In order to support our young alumni the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is delighted to offer the Classes of 2015 – 2020 complimentary group career coaching. The four group coaching sessions will be held online (from 6.30pm-8.00pm) and be presented by CGA Career Expert, Leah Lambart. Leah is a Career & Interview Coach, Founder of Melbourne-based career coaching business, Relaunch Me and host of the Relaunch Your Career podcast. In 2014, Leah set up Relaunch Me to help others find their ‘best fit’ careers; work that suits their personality type, utilises their natural strengths and is aligned to their interests and values. Leah and the Relaunch Me team now work with recent school leavers, students, job seekers, career changers, return-to-work parents and individual...

Follow your Passions – Georgie Cowell

High school days During her time at Caulfield Grammar School, Georgie Cowell (Class of 2017) fully immersed herself in her learning and the co-curricular opportunities that came her way; spreading her time between the Theatre, Music and Sport departments. Georgie’s best memories of her time at Caulfield included performing in the whole school musical in Year 12 and being creativeand collaborative with her friends. Georgie loved how the students hold so much power to create incredible change for their peers and future students. Georgie would tell her 17-year-old self to take things one day at a time and try to put all the “what ifs” out of her mind. She’d also reiterate how important it is to take joy in all the things you do – even studying can be fun when you focus on all the cool things ...