1-5 Year Reunion

Young Alumni

1-5 Year Reunion

The CGA is delighted to host a 1-5 Year Young Alumni Reunion on Friday 18 November 2022 from 6.30pm — 9.00pm at the The Deck, Brighton. The purpose of this event is to celebrate our young alumni, particularly the Classes of 2021-2015 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 pe...

Group Career Coaching – Preparing for behavioural interviews

In order to support our young alumni the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is delighted to offer the Classes of 2015 – 2021 complimentary group career coaching. These three 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 individ...

Sustainability & Art – Aidan Kempster

Balancing a career in brewing, art collaborations and bike riding tours, 2008 Caulfield Alumnus Aidan Kempster’s passions have taken him on a rewarding journey. Environmental protection Aidan originally studied chemistry at Monash, developing his knowledge on the science behind the systems and molecular dynamics at the heart of our physical world. It wasn’t long though before his heart pulled him in another direction, towards the bigger, wilder world outside of the lab.  This initial passion has grown and pre-COVID Aidan dedicated most weekends to taking others bike riding through Victoria’s proposed Great Forest National Park. He enjoys the opportunity to inspire others to appreciate the natural environments he explores and loves.  “I’ll never stop learning about how stuff works and looki...

Environmental Conservation – Jacqui Kitchen

Since finishing up at Caulfield, Jacqui Kitchen (Class of 2008) has dedicated her efforts to environmental management and conservation. Jacqui says that seeking and taking opportunities, getting out of her comfort zone and following her passion for the environment has paved the way for her to live and work her dream. Sustainable practices After high school Jacqui followed her calling and completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science at Deakin University. Jacqui found the freedom to organise herself the biggest change and surprise in the ‘real world’. Outside of work and study Jacqui loves getting outdoors to cycle with friends. Whether it be on the road, gravel tracks or mountain climbs; she’s done it all and has a bike to go along with it. Recently Jacqui completed the Peaks Challenge whi...

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

In order to support our young alumni the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is delighted to offer the Classes of 2015 – 2021 complimentary group career coaching. These three 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 individ...

Group Career Coaching – What your resume and cover letter should look like in 2022

In order to support our young alumni the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association (CGA) is delighted to offer the Classes of 2015 – 2021 complimentary group career coaching. These three 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 individ...

Graphic Design for Change – Zoe Alexiades

Often time the arts can have a tangible, positive impact. That is exactly what Zoe Alexiades (Class of 2014) has aimed to achieve as an avid freelance graphic designer with her own business. Now having conducted a TEDx Talk and the recent winner of a HACCI Young Achiever Award, Zoe has made a career out of wanting to help others. Days at Caulfield Grammar Growing up at Caulfield Campus, Zoe could be found exploring many avenues. From pursuing summer, winter and spring sports, to taking part in the arts curriculum, Zoe’s time was spread across the school. She loved being involved in music and theatre, alongside leadership and community service. One thing is for certain – she absolutely made the most of every opportunity. Becoming a Grammarian and starting ZRA Designs In the initial absence ...

What we can learn from the younger generation in the workplace

It is widely cited that the concept of mentoring originated with the character of Mentor in Homer’s Odyssey. In this Ancient Greek epic poem, dating back around 3000 years, Odysseus entrusted his young son Telemachus to the care of Mentor, his trusted companion, when he went to fight in the Trojan War. Just like in Homer’s Odyssey, traditional mentoring in the workforce typically takes the form of an employee from the older generation sharing information and knowledge to a younger person. The mentor listens and acts as a sounding board, asks questions and encourages the mentee to look at issues from a variety of perspectives and supports them with problem-solving and decision-making. Introducing the concept of ‘reverse mentoring’ Since the 1990’s, some of the major corporations have ...

Summer Masterpieces at the NGV

The CGA is delighted to host a special event, Summer Masterpieces at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), on Friday 11 February 2022 6.00pm-8.00pm. This experiential event will enable you to experience the atmosphere of Friday Nights at the NGV, 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 Summer Masterpieces exhibition – Gabrielle Chanel (valued at $35pp). Dress: Cocktail attire RSVP: 5pm Friday 4 February 2022 Please feel free to share this invitation with other alumni, supporters and friends. We hope to see you there.   Attending this event means that you agree to be photographed and videoed by the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association and it’s agents. ...

8 steps to a successful career change

There has been much talk in the media about the impending ‘great resignation’ and how this will potentially affect the Australian job market.  In the US, there has been an astounding number of resignations since the pandemic began, mostly due to employees rebelling against poor working conditions and making decisions about how they choose to live and work in a post-pandemic future. In Australia, the job market data suggests that we are also heading towards ‘a candidate’s market’, meaning, that the shift of power is on the candidate’s side with more jobs advertised than candidates applying. Therefore, companies have to compete hard for the best talent and jobseekers should have more choice when it comes to seeking a new role. This unusual situation has been driven by a number of factors. Fi...

A Student’s 2020 – Lauren Tran

2020 was unlike any year we have ever seen before and it brought new experiences for everyone. For many it was meant to be the culmination of their schooling life, a time to enjoy being leaders, and celebrating with friends. Lauren Tran (Class of 2020) was one of those students who battled through a year of online learning. She has come out the other side having learnt a great deal and is now looking forward to seeing what life throws at her next. Growing up with Wheelers Hill  Lauren Tran is a born and bred Grammarian and sees the school as her second home after spending 14 years growing up within it. Of the many experiences with friends, family and staff, Lauren still says that the week of graduation was her most memorable experience – “It felt like a culmination of my 14 years at ...

YJ Trainee – Grace Waddingham

Navigating the transition out of high school is often a vulnerable experience. This is especially so for the Caulfield Grammar graduating Class of 2020, who experienced an incredibly turbulent final schooling year. Grace Waddingham, Class of 2020 Wheelers Hill Co-Captain, reflects on her first 12 months outside the Caulfield Grammar gates. Adapting to life at Yarra Junction Grace Waddingham was thrilled at the end of 2020 to accept a position as a Trainee up at Caulfield Grammar’s Yarra Junction Campus for 2021. She loved her experience at the Wheelers Hill Campus, complete with a vast array of opportunities ranging from sport to theatre. She knew giving back to younger generations passing through was going to be a treasured experience. Whilst 2021 hasn’t looked exactly like the previous Y...

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