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Contents From the Headmaster’s Desk ................................................................3 Focus on Languages ............................................................................4 Open Day ...........................................................................................14 Cadet Dinner ......................................................................................18 Annual Cadet Camp .......................................................................... 20 French Cultural Tour .......................................................................... 22 Farewell Cocktail Party....................................................................... 25 VCE Results ...................................................................................... 27 Senior School Awards ........................................................................ 28 Farewell to Year 12 ............................................................................ 33 News Around the School .................................................................. 36 Grandparents’ Day ............................................................................. 45 EXIT17 – Year 12 Art Exhibition ......................................................... 48 All Souls Chapel .................................................................................51 Congratulations ................................................................................. 52 From the Archives ............................................................................. 56 From the Grammarian ....................................................................... 57 Sport ................................................................................................ 59 Community Connections .................................................................... 62 CGS Foundation ................................................................................ 64 News of Old Boys .............................................................................. 66 Old Boy Profiles – Studying Abroad .....................................................71 OCGA CBD Networking Breakfast .......................................................75 40 Year Reunion ................................................................................76 60+ Year Reunion Luncheon ..............................................................78 Obituaries ..........................................................................................79

Camberwell Grammar School 55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury Victoria Australia 3126 P.O.Box 151 Balwyn VIC 3103 T: +61 3 9835 1777 F: +61 3 9836 0752 2

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From the Headmaster’s Desk Most of us can recall a favourite teacher from when we were young – someone who had a lasting impact on us, either because they were infectiously passionate about their subject, or took a special interest in our learning, or encouraged us to be more than we thought we could be. For me, it was a combination of three teachers across my final years of school, a Literature teacher, an English teacher and an Historian, each of whom were completely different in their manner and approach, but who were each passionate about books and reading and learning, who each expected high standards of me and who each ultimately shaped my university education and my path to becoming a teacher. Not all my teachers had such a positive impact – there are some that I would rather forget, people who did not seem to enjoy their jobs or even like children, and who left scars. They too shaped me, I suppose, and inspired me to be a better and more compassionate teacher through their negative example. Teachers have such powerful impacts on their students; it is our huge privilege and a great responsibility. In my time at Camberwell Grammar I have been very lucky in recent years to have worked with two extraordinary women. Each of them, in their own way, have been inspirational teachers, and I suspect that many of our students will remember them one day as one of their favourite teachers. Unfortunately, both of them are leaving us at the end of 2017. Ms Rachael Falloon has been a wonderful Deputy Head and Head of Senior School over the past eight years. She has been a trailblazer: the first female Deputy in our history, and one of the very few female Deputies in a boys’ school in Australia. Rachael’s work ethic is just amazing. She has worked tirelessly in the interests of our school and our students, and has been meticulous in every aspect of her role. She has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of Camberwell

Grammar School – if any of us want to know anything about anything at our school we just ‘ask Rachael’. She has been a caring and patient Maths teacher – working, especially with students who struggle with mathematics, and she has given many of them newfound confidence in the subject, and in themselves. Most impressively, she has been a constant advocate for all our students – her ‘young men’ – demanding high standards from them but showing great compassion too when needed. She leaves us to take on the role of Principal at Fintona Girls’ School and we wish her all the very best as she realises her long-held ambition to be the Head of her own school. If it is difficult to imagine Camberwell without Rachael, it is almost impossible to imagine our school without Mrs Elizabeth Board. Liz has had a varied career, as a PE Teacher, primary teacher, librarian, Head of a Junior School, Head of Development at Trinity College, Melbourne University but I think it would be fair to say that her second home has become Camberwell Grammar School. In recent times, much has already been said about Liz’s contribution to our school. It is hard to know how to define it. She has

become the benchmark for the roles of Director of the Foundation and Executive Officer of the Old Boys – which are her official jobs – but there is not a dimension of our school that she has not been influential. She is the Oracle we visit when we need wisdom. Everyone, no matter their role in the community, looks to Liz for guidance. She has taught hundreds of students to write better, and develop their thinking skills, and many recall her as their favourite English teacher. She has also tutored and nurtured many struggling students and helped them through their VCE. She now retires to pursue other activities, especially in the field of training and further education – she will not be idle. Liz and Rachael have made wonderful contributions to the life of Camberwell Grammar School. We are forever in their debt. I suspect, however, that their greatest legacy will be found in the hearts and minds of the boys they have taught. Their greatest and most influential role has been as ‘teacher’, and for that, we thank them. Dr Paul Hicks Headmaster


Focus on Languages Over the past few years I have been engaged in research into languages in schools, and the national picture has often been disheartening. Australian governments have been calling for up to 40% of Year 12 students to include a language in their course of study, but to little effect: instead, the figure remains stubbornly around 10%. There has been a growing chorus in government and academic circles across the whole of the English-speaking world of the need for greater language proficiency, from organisations such as the British Council warning that “English is not enough”, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers calling for more Australians to be proficient in foreign languages and cultures. Meanwhile, both state and federal governments have set targets for dramatic increases in the number of students learning a language until the end of Year 12 (sadly, without much success). As trade and business become more and more globalised, being able to deal effectively with people from different cultures and language groups is becoming an expectation in many occupations. Relying on the people we deal with to speak English actually puts us at a disadvantage, and while a computer may be able to come up with the words, it will not help with the nuance and cultural understanding that comes from deep immersion in the study of a language and its culture. Despite the clear need for language skills; in Australia, the UK, and New Zealand approximately 10% of Year 12 students are learning a language. Furthermore, boys learn languages at a significantly lower rate than girls in major languages such as French. So, for a boys’ school in Australia, the situation might seem bleak.

However, the situation at Camberwell Grammar School is completely different. Languages have been on the curriculum since the school was founded and are part of the school’s DNA. Students start their language learning with Chinese at Pre-Prep, and many continue to the VCE. In Year 7, all students receive a taster course in the four languages – Chinese, French, Indonesian and Latin, and continue with at least one until the end of Year 10. Many students choose to pursue their language study at the highest level into VCE. In fact, if we look at the statistics for Year 12 in 2017, we find an extraordinary number learning languages: out of 168 students, 93 learnt a language – a rate of 55.35%, which is quite astonishing compared to the national average of 10.87%. How do we get such amazing figures? It is a combination of a number of factors: the best teachers who are dedicated, passionate and exhaustive in their knowledge of their subject; a strong culture within the school that supports language learning with time and resources; and parents who recognise the increasing importance of language and intercultural skills to enable their sons to thrive and succeed as citizens of Australia and the world. The following reports written by our Language departments will give you some insight into the wonderful, inspiring and exciting ways in which the teachers at Camberwell Grammar School bring languages into the lives of their students. Mr John Tuckfield Director of Teaching and Learning

Camberwell Grammar School is one of the most successful


schools in Australia Students have four languages to choose from Chinese Indonesian French Latin


Over of CGS students learnt a language as part of their Year 12 in 2017 -

5 times the national average 4



407 students Years 7-12 Latin

460 students Years 7-12

301 students Years 7-12


A Focus on Chinese LEARNING CHINESE Camberwell Grammar School is the first school teaching the Chinese language in Victoria since 1958. Now, over 600 students are learning Chinese every year. At each year level, students are divided into different streams based on their language backgrounds and Chinese learning experiences. Students not only learn the Chinese language, they also explore many different aspects of Chinese culture. Apart from classroom learning, many cultural activities take place every year. Every year, Chinese New Year is celebrated with a lion and dragon dance and we share delicious Chinese food. A trip to Melbourne’s Chinese Museum is always a highlight for many students, where they also thoroughly enjoy a meal in a Chinatown restaurant. Students also enjoy Chinese movies at the Melbourne International Film Festival every year. As one of the 1,076 Confucius Classrooms worldwide, we have been given many cultural resources by Hanban, the Office of the Chinese Language Council, and a Chinese book corner has been established in our library. Confucius classrooms were established in 2015, and as part of their global vision, three sister school relationships have been established in China since 1990s. Students from our sister school in Hangzhou came to Camberwell Grammar School earlier this year and spent a week with our students. During their stay, they learned how to play footy and cricket, and enjoyed an Aussie BBQ. Students and teachers from Nanjing Foreign Language School, Xianlin have also visited us as part of an exchange program. Our students have also participated in many external competitions and cultural activities organised by the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria and Confucius Institutes at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University every year and won many prizes. Our Chinese department staff work very hard and have been actively engaged in various professional development activities and VCE assessments. Mr Wei Ha Head of Chinese

599 students Years P-12

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CHINESE CULTURE DAY On Wednesday 9 August, 300 of our students from Year 6 to 12, who learn Mandarin, attended Camberwell Grammar School’s Chinese Culture Day in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC). The PAC was fully packed with participants who participated in various Chinese cultural activities. Chinese martial arts, paper cutting, playing the Guzheng (string instrument) and crafting (making pandas with beans). “I had a great time on Chinese Cultural Day. I enjoyed cutting paper into the shape of characters. Panda making was my favourite part of the day, as I could show my artistic prowess. The food was also very tasty!” Jasper Guthrie Year 10 “I had a great time on Chinese Cultural Day. The paper cutting was really fun and the final product was truly beautiful. Making a panda was also really fun and tested our artistic ability. The food was yummy in my tummy!” Matthew Katsoulotos Year 10

“The activities available on the day were very diverse and provided a very in-depth insight into the Chinese culture. One of my favourite activities was learning martial arts or ‘Yongchun’. The instructor taught us many techniques to counter and attack, and gave us a very thorough lecture on the origins of ‘Yongchun’. Overall, this was a very fun day that enriched my understanding of the Chinese culture.” Sean Liu Year 9

“The dumplings were delicious! I was exhilarated by the extremely productive and thought-provoking experiences of the day, provoking us to learn all of the fascinating elements of Chinese culture. This has spurred my passion to learn more about Chinese culture!”

“Apart from students experiencing the Chinese culture, they also tasted delicious Chinese food. Some 3000 dumplings and hundreds of Chinese buns satisfied their happy tummies, while the smell of the Chinese food wafted through the classrooms and corridors with subtle metaphors of Chinese culture learning.”

Andrew Chew Year 10

Ms Emily Wang Chinese Teacher

“ This has spurred my

passion to learn more

about Chinese culture.”


CHINESE BUDDIES In Years 3, 4 and 5, a couple of lucky boys get to be buddies for Chinese exchange students. The Chinese students that visited us experienced Australian culture, tradition and got to see Australian school children at work. The students spent a few days with us in the classroom, where we tried to make them feel welcomed. We also tried to teach them English and they taught us some Chinese. After a day with them they went off on their own and visited some of Melbourne’s biggest tourist attractions such as the Zoo, Botanical Gardens and the Melbourne Aquarium. After a week of touring Melbourne, they came back to visit us at school. We worked on an experiment with them, where we put salt in a cup and stirred to dissolve it. We then attached Blu Tack to a piece of string. We had a great time, and afterwards, our buddies had a farewell BBQ lunch with the other exchange students. Everyone was given a gift from their buddy as a farewell and thank you. It was a great experience and we thoroughly enjoyed learning some Chinese and learning more about their culture. It was a great experience, and if you ever get the chance to be a buddy always say YES. Max McKenzie and Matthew Lung Year 5


YEAR 8 FILM EXCURSION TO ‘THE NIGHTINGALE’ (དྷ㧰) For the last four years, the Year 8 cohort of Chinese students have attended a screening of ‘The Nightingale’, a French-Chinese coproduction feature film set in Beijing and rural China. Showcasing some of China’s beautiful scenery, the film is funny and sensitive, and explores ideas of family, trust and forgiveness. On a deeper level, ‘The Nightingale’ questions our values and our views of success. The film not only provided students with a chance to practice their Mandarin listening skills (with English subtitles to help), it also enabled them to understand the contrast between China’s past and present, generational differences, the change in pace between city and rural life, and the joys of nature. Mr Ian WIlmoth Chinese Teacher

MELBOURNE CHINESE MUSEUM In Term 3, Year 5 students were astounded at the marvels of Chinese culture when we visited the Melbourne Chinese Museum. We also enjoyed trying delicious Chinese foods at the Chine Paramount Restaurant. We learned about Chinese culture and history, including their successes and troubles throughout the ages. We looked at their inventions, celebrations and explored what life was like for the Chinese people in the gold mines. It makes us happy learning about other cultures and we now have a lot more knowledge about the Chinese culture. It was a very memorable experience and we had lots of fun. As well as going to the Chinese museum, we also went to the Chine Paramount Restaurant next to the museum, because we had been learning about how to say different foods (in Chinese). It was a very nice restaurant and we had lots of delicious Chinese food. After our food, we went home with full stomachs and new knowledge. We felt like historians. William Lardner and Jonathan Vais Year 5

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YEAR 10 REFLECTION A VISIT FROM JIANGSU SCHOOL PRINCIPALS In the afternoon of Monday 13 November, a group of 20 Primary and Secondary School Principals from the Jiangsu Province in China visited our school. The Principals from Jiangsu, sister state to Victoria in China, were here to attend an International Forum organised by the Department of Education. Headmaster Dr Paul Hicks greeted them, and Mr John Tuckfield made a presentation about independent schools in Victoria and gave a brief introduction of our school. After the presentation, Mr John Tuckfield and myself led a tour around the school. Our visitors were very impressed with their visit. Mr Wei Ha Head of Chinese

Learning Chinese at Camberwell Grammar School teaches us not only the academic skills required for success in today’s society, but also the traditions and history of the various cultures around the world. We have been inspired by learning Chinese and we have seen what path learning Chinese can take us. However, learning a language is easy to give up and hard to learn. Success in the discipline can be achieved with persistence and determination. The subject requires consistent revision, not only to build up a foundation in vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar, but to also acquire the necessary elements that everyday Chinese language demands – experience, oral fluency and literacy. Once these challenges are surmounted, however, the rewards are well worth the journey.

Our Chinese class is indeed a family of sorts – the more outspoken of our classmates may even call it a “clan”. Together, we trek the path towards VCE Chinese, and though we often stumble and fall, we nevertheless have almost completed the journey. Our relationship is a symbiotic one, and the hurdles we face are not ones that can be overcome alone. Thanks again to Ms Chuen-Lian Shiau for guiding us through foreign (literally) territory this year. “Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Grant Lu Year 10

A Focus on French LEARNING FRENCH Anyone can learn French, all you need is motivation. You don’t have to be “gifted” or have French parents.

was also at around this time that I started meeting students who had been on student exchanges to exotic places like Turkey,

Thailand, Holland and Denmark. I began trying to convince my parents to send me on exchange for 11 months in France, and they said yes – thus my French adventure began.

Being bilingual, people often assume I was brought up speaking French, either I spent time in France as a child, or I had Frenchspeaking parents. The answer is neither. The truth is that I started very late and I wasn’t “a natural”. In actual fact, I became bilingual because I wanted to. I grew up in country Victoria, where, sadly, the state of languages in the 1980s and 1990s were underwhelming. I did not have an inkling of grammar or the benefit of a multilingual background. I did, however, have a dream of travelling far and wide. Starting at a new school in Year 10, also meant starting a new language, French, and with students who had been learning it for three years already. The concept of “adjectival agreements” or “preceding direct objects” were not high on my list of priorities, but it




“I like it because the whole class is speaking only in French and that helps me to learn better.”

If you are passionate, anything is possible. You don’t have to be top of the class to succeed, and you certainly don’t have to be top of the class to go on exchange! As every returned student will attest, time away from home will improve self-confidence, maturity, cultural awareness and appreciation, not to mention the inevitable linguistic benefits.

AIM is a unique, multi-faceted languagelearning program that uses gestures, a specifically researched ‘pared down’ language with stories and music to rapidly develop students’ fluency.

Leeshan Navaneetharaja Year 7

For the past two years, at Camberwell Grammar, we have been fortunate enough to have a partnership with a high school in Lyon, Lycée Assomption Bellevue. We are offering five-week reciprocal home stay exchanges. I will be seeking expressions of interest at the start of 2018, and all students of French in Years 10 and 11 are invited to apply. Ms Naomi Eckersley Head of French


“The difference between our French classes and our other lessons in general are that we learn through actions. We repeat them over and over until they really get stuck in our minds. We also play games to help us revise topics and words that we’ve learned.” Darby Lee Year 7

“We get to be creative. We play car racing games in teams where the questions are in French and if you answer the questions right your car moves round the track. We do raps, where we get the chance to choreograph and to work as a group.” Max Farmer Year 7 “I’ve learned a lot in French classes, and AIM is great because we learn more than just speaking French, it’s all about communication.” Josh Kohlman Year 7

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WHAT DOES LEARNING A LANGUAGE MEAN TO YOU? To celebrate and inspire the love of learning languages, SBS asked all school aged students learning a language other than English, ‘What does learning a language mean to you?’ “I started to speak French when I was two years old. At that time, I lived in France. I have continued it until now and I love it. The ability to speak another language is very important to me because it reminds me of my childhood in Aix-en-Provence. This skill means that I can always return if I want to.” Patrick Emmett Year 11 “Today, in a world where globalisation is a reality, we find ourselves part of an international community rather than separated in our own countries. Languages allow us to communicate with each other and allow us to appreciate various cultures and norms. More importantly though, is the idea that languages connect humanity. So, to me, language is the glue that holds the international society together.” Emre Cakmakcioglu Year 11

“When one reaches a certain age, one asks oneself: Did I expose myself to enough culture in my youth? In my opinion, by learning many languages, one can avoid having upsetting responses to those nostalgia-inspiring questions.” Christian Chene Year 11 “There are seven billion in this world, each with their own culture and identity. We all speak different languages and dialects. When there is so much hatred and ignorance in this world, there is a need for unification. When we learn another language, we are not just learning how to speak, but we are learning the culture and history of others. When we step into other people’s lives, it is easier for us to empathise and show compassion for others. Compassion can end hatred, racism and ignorance.” Dan Tran Year 11

ADVANCED FRENCH Advanced French is made up of students who have completed the Immersion French course at Camberwell Grammar Primary School, students who have studied conventional French in primary school and students who show particular interest and aptitude during their first semester of Year 7 French. High-achieving boys and highly motivated boys are also offered places in the class in Years 8 and 9. Our aim is to create an enriched French language environment for students who want to maintain and develop their competence in the language. There is a greater emphasis placed on oral fluency and active participation. Camberwell Grammar School has a growing collection of French texts in the Library. By the time Advanced French students are in Year 9, many of them read French novels. Mr Ken Da Costa French Teacher


A Focus on Indonesian LEARNING INDONESIAN Indonesia is one of Australia’s nearest neighbours and an important trading and strategic partner in the Asia Pacific region. It is therefore really important that there are Australians who can communicate effectively with Indonesians and that we have a small understanding of Indonesian culture. This year, the Year 12 class studied a variety of topics in Indonesia, such as the environment, employment and Western influence in Indonesia. All of these topic areas helped to give students a picture of current Indonesian politics and life. One highlight of the year was going to the Indonesian Film Festival at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), where we saw a film about rural schooling in Indonesia, and the efforts to educate those isolated from urban centres. For our Units 3 and 4 oral exam, we prepared a study of the street children of Jakarta and developed new vocabulary about government policy responses to poverty and inequality which certainly challenged the student’s language skills. Ms Janet Sharman Head of Indonesian

“ This year, the Year 12 class studied a variety of topics

in Indonesia, such as the environment, employment and Western influence in Indonesia.”

when a student suddenly made sense of a perplexing grammatical concept or mastered the pronunciation of a tongue-twisting phrase.

A TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE The boys learning Indonesian have delighted and surprised me with their enthusiasm, willingness to have a go and their determination to achieve. While there are many highlights, such as the Years 9 and 10 excursions to the Indonesian Film Festival followed by lunch at an Indonesian restaurant; some of the best moments have been in the classroom, including


My journey as a learner and teacher of Indonesian has been a true adventure. I have been a teacher of Indonesian for nearly 20 years, and a learner of the language for more than 30 years. My enthusiasm for all things Indonesian began when I undertook a sixweek intensive language course in Yogyakarta, Central Java during my second year of university. After experiencing a rapid growth in my language skills and revelling in new friendships and cross-cultural understandings, I returned to Gadjah Mada University to complete the third year of my Arts Degree. Sharing the culture of the Indonesian speaking world through hand-on activities with the students at Camberwell Grammar has been incredibly rewarding. It is wonderful to see the boys step outside of their own experience and view new learnings through a different perspective. Ms Jess Cormick Indonesian Teacher

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education, Camberwell Grammar School stayed the course. Mr John Tuckfield, who took over as Head of Department in 1999, wrote his own computer programs using Authorware; Mr Tebb Kusserow, the current Head of Latin, recently completed a three-year project to transfer grammar and vocabulary learning to the latest school online platform, Schoology. It is also the content of Latin, though, not just the packaging, that seems so curiously attractive to boys. They often compare learning Latin to code-breaking: the endings of Latin words give you clues as to their purpose in the sentence, and solving a sentence means using known endings to eliminate the possibilities latent in the variable ones.

A Focus on Latin LEARNING LATIN The continued survival, and even (gasp!) popularity, of Latin in schools, strike so many people as odd. Those with little experience of Latin are inclined to dismiss it as a ‘dead language’, with scant relevance to the modern world. And yet, this view could not contrast more starkly with the statistical reality of Latin study at Camberwell Grammar School. In an average year at Camberwell Grammar School, 35 students (that’s one-fifth of the year level) voluntarily elect to pursue their study of Latin, all the way through to completing the end-of- year VCE examination. What this means is that one out of every seven students in Victoria who sit this examination has been taught at Camberwell Grammar School.

however, is the guts to take on an extreme challenge, the drive to work extremely hard at it, the resilience to bounce back from frequent failures, and the powerful bonds of mateship that comes from going through all of this with like-minded peers.

Boys love the creativity of Latin, and the scope it allows for verbal artistry, and when studying Virgil, the undisputed master, Year 12 classes frequently lapse into short, stunned silences as the full, dazzling power of the language manifests its magic.

It is impossible not to conclude, on the evidence, that far from being irrelevant or dead, Latin is in fact a vibrant and dynamic subject, bursting with relevance for many students.

Not only is Latin beguiling and innovative, but as the Western world comes increasingly into ever closer contact with the world of the East Asian Pacific countries and of course, China; Latin is looking more relevant than ever. The bridge between East and West is advancing at a lightning pace. The future of all Australians, perhaps on our planet, depends on it. The future depends on forward-thinking students investing in Latin.

One could predict, of course, that Latin would have been powerfully entrenched in the origins of the school. Most of the early Headmasters at Camberwell were the chief Latin masters: Arthur Taylor, Alfred Hall and Henry Tonkin. Yet in the 1960s, when many schools were lured from Latin by the vision of a more modern, vocationally-oriented

Mr Tebb Kusserow Head of Latin

And (again on statistical measure: the VCAA’s scaling rubric) the competition on this examination is not just fierce; fewer weak students, and more exceptional students, sit this examination than any other examination in any VCE subject. What this means is that the Latin programme is a key driver of a distinctive culture of academic excellence at Camberwell Grammar School. And, to judge from the numbers, it is a culture that is not exclusive or elitist. Students who pursue Latin may or may not have innate linguistic talent. What they do have,



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“ Every second September a group of students head off on a Latin Tour, departing Camberwell Grammar to spend three

glorious weeks sojourning in antiquity: Rome, Southern Italy, Sicily and Croatia are all on the menu. ”

Every second September a group of students head off on a Latin Tour, departing Camberwell Grammar to spend three glorious weeks sojourning in antiquity: Rome, Southern Italy, Sicily and Croatia are all on the menu. Since the tradition began in the 1980s, numbers have swelled, with 41 Latinists and all six Latin department staff participating in 2014 — the largest overseas school tour in Camberwell history.


open day

Camberwell Grammar School held its annual Open Day on Saturday 14 October. We welcomed members of the school community, including future parents and students. We were pleased to welcome the Camberwell Grammar School community to our campus, following over a decade of building and to show off our school in its latest incarnation. I hope you had the opportunity to visit our beautiful All Souls Chapel, at the very centre of our school; explore our classrooms, performances and sporting facilities and to watch our students using those spaces in a variety of ways. As exciting as our new learning spaces and facilities are, they are merely shells without people in them – schools are not buildings, they are people, and it is the staff students and parents who create our school and bring it to life. Open Day was a great celebration of who we are and what we aspire to be. Dr Paul Hicks Headmaster




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The Chris Bence Cup is run annually at Open Day and is competed for by Old Boys and current students. This year’s winner was Oliver Wong (2017).

Open Day Tennis – The Wayne Arthurs Cup Each Open Day the school team play against a team of Old Boys. This year, the Old Boys team won the trophy back from the school team.

THE OLD BOYS TEAM COMPRISED OF: Nicholas Board (1994) Campbell Dickinson (1981) Neil Cameron (1987) Andrew Lane (1979) Tom Owen (2013) Justin Smith (1989) Campbell Sorell (1986) Jonathan Davies

THE SCHOOL TEAM COMPRISED OF: Ashwin Prabaharan (Year 7) Spike Johnson (Year 10) Isaac Hui (Year 8) Ian Kaharudin (Year 10) Lachlan Li (Year 11, Captain) Nick Goss (Year 11) Ryan Box (Year 10) David Maes (Year 9) Alex Wilson-Brown (Year 9) Matthew Lim (Year 9) 17

Cadet Dinner The following is an edited version of the speech delivered by CUO Luke Ireland (Year 12) at the Annual Cadet Dinner on Friday 20 October 2017. I am sure most of us who hold rank can agree that the Unit is, indeed, a family away from our own, and as such, tonight’s marking of the end of our time as cadets holds great sentiments. In particular, tonight provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the excellence achieved this year by many of the cadets of the Unit; excellence in the form of endeavour, in many different aspects of Cadets, extending far beyond that of coming first in an exercise or winning the Cadet Annual Camp competition, but rather the phenomenal achievements which come about when an individual breaches the intangible barriers of their comfort zone, discovering what they are truly capable of. Cadets provides a platform for such a phenomenon. Many cadets who had never properly camped before, finally discovered the enjoyment of sleeping in a ‘hootchie’ and sitting with their mates by the fire. Moreover, many of the cadets in this room had never


led before, finding themselves challenged with the responsibility of seven people to keep safe, without the guidance of staff. Indeed, every cadet here tonight has put an enormous amount of effort into the Unit, and the Unit has given back to us; particularly the platoon commanders, CUO James Melville (Year 12), CUO Josh Cooper (Year 12), and CUO Arnie Ferentinos (Year 12), who all care deeply about every single cadet under their command. The skills we have picked up along this four-year journey will without a doubt prove invaluable throughout the rest of our lives. In my time with this Unit I have noticed something very special; every cadet has a place among the ranks. Every cadet has a purpose or a position in which they are useful and needed, be it as a sergeant working hard with the cadets as their key role model, in our Q Store giving up their lunchtimes to keep us clothed and looking good, or, as a cadet, being here to learn, achieve, get lost in the bush with mates, and sit around the campfire, making the greatest secondary school memories. No matter who you are or what appointment you hold, we all feel welcomed.

Personally, the Unit has taken me to places I never thought I would end up. By the end of the recruit year I found myself in the National Service Lines of Puckapunyal learning what it means to be a Junior NCO. I made friends on that course who I am still close with to this day. Half way through last year I was in Singleton, NSW for the Adventure Training Award on top of a mountain, with a section, having spent half the day hiking up there with full packs and webbing. And today, I have the pleasure of addressing all of you. Indeed, Cadets has a way of bringing out the greatest potential of every cadet. To all the Year 12s, I wish you the very best in your future endeavours, and know that wherever you find yourself in the future, you will no doubt have found an application for the leadership skills developed during your time as a cadet, be it holding a position in the defence force, or in civilian life. I encourage you to continue to push beyond what you know you can do and reach beyond your boundaries. Remember, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


Annual Cadet Camp The highlight of the year’s training was the Annual Camp, which was again conducted at Puckapunyal from Friday 15 September to Wednesday 20 September, 2017. In accordance with the Unit’s philosophy, camp activities were meticulously planned by the Year 12 management team led by CUO Luke Ireland (Year 12) and CDTWO1 William de la Rue (Year 12) and assisted by Cadet staff. The first few days were spent by members of the Unit practising and refining their field craft skills. Some of this training was conducted by corporals, sergeants and

“ Senior Cadets also witnessed

a demonstration of equipment by an Army Reserve Unit ” 20

CUOs; however, other activities were run by Old Boy volunteers who are also members of the Army Reserve. Senior Cadets also witnessed a demonstration of equipment by an Army Reserve Unit that was conducting training in the vicinity. The camp ended with students participating in a 36-hour inter-platoon exercise that required them to defend their assets and capture the assets of other platoons. For the first time, the Unit used the Raven radios – the Army portable radios for field activities on an Annual Camp exercise, after being taught

how to assemble and use them by CAPT (AAC) Michael Daniel. These radios have replaced the ANPRC-77 radios, that had been used by Cadets for well over 30 years. The Unit wishes to thank a number of former members of the Unit who are now reservists, including Tom Harley (2013), Tim Kollmorgen (2013), Joel Assauw (2015), Elliott Lawrie (2013), as well as Callum Gosbell (2013), and Mr Jim Bunting for their assistance with staffing Annual Camp. CAPT (AAC) Michael E Daniel

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French Cultural Tour Eighteen months of planning, 21 CGS students and four accompanying staff; the French Cultural Tour is a regular part of the school calendar. Every two years, the students have an opportunity to experience another culture, one that most of them have only read about and studied in class. What do they think of the experience? How does it affect them, and does it broaden their horizons? This is what they think: “The French Cultural Tour was unbelievable. I couldn’t imagine a place with such good food and amazing culture, and France had exactly these qualities. The views from the Eiffel Tower were spectacular, and waking up at 6.30am to catch the sunrise was certainly worth it. All in all, I certainly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys their French or simply wants to see an amazing country. You won’t be disappointed.” Niko Verrios Year 10 “The French Cultural Tour was one of the most enjoyable times the school has offered to me. I enjoyed almost every museum and historical monument that we went to. There were a few I have to mention, such as the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles and the Cathedral of Rouen, which astonished me with its intricate architecture lucky to have survived over the centuries. The Musée de l’Orangerie was one of my favourite museums due to its wonderful selection of impressionist masterpieces. Throughout this tour I also got to taste the fineness of the French cuisine, which honestly amazed me with its quality. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in art or French culture.” Nathan Zhao Year 10


“I absolutely loved the French Cultural Tour. The city was amazing and extremely different to Melbourne. The food was great (although the snails weren’t the best) and the attractions were amazing to see. Actually being in the Eiffel Tower was extremely cool, and being able to speak French regularly was interesting but sometimes challenging. I would highly recommend the trip and I had a great time.”

“The French Cultural Tour was really fun and I really enjoyed the activities planned for us each day. The museums and art galleries were nice, but for me, the day we went up the Eiffel Tower was the best part of the tour. Buying food and having to ask for it in French was always a bit of a struggle, but in the end it was a great experience and I would really like to do it again.”

Samuel Nania Year 10

Joseph Lai Year 10

“The French Cultural Tour was great. I really enjoyed the food and many different aspects of French culture. My favourite parts of the tour were Monet’s Garden and Chambord. I would have liked more time in the Louvre.”

“The French Cultural Tour was the first time our son has travelled to another country and what better way to do this than with the combined knowledge, experience and conviction to the cause that the French teachers have. I could tell from our phone conversations, just how enamoured he was with his daily experiences, and how it has opened up a whole new world for him. My thanks again to the teachers for giving them such a wonderful experience, and for bringing them all home safely!”

Lachlan McClure Year 10 “The French Cultural Tour was one of the best overseas trips I’ve ever had. I loved learning about French history, culture and speaking French. The teachers on the tour were fun and always helpful, making segments of the tour very interesting. I also loved the sense of freedom we had after the daily activities. The food was amazing as well!” Harrison Pham Year 10

“ The French Cultural

Tour was one of the most

enjoyable times the school has offered to me.”

Parent Mr Ken Da Costa French Teacher

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Farewell Cocktail Party On Thursday 7 December, Camberwell Grammar School hosted a Farewell Cocktail Party in the Camberwell Room for three longstanding staff members – Ms Rachael Falloon (Deputy Head 2010-2017), Mrs Elizabeth Board (Director of Development 1993- 2017), and Mr Kevin Boyd (1997-2017). Dr Paul Hicks thanked each of them for their extraordinary contribution to the school and to the wider community and presented each of them with a gift from the school.



VCE Results Congratulations to our Class of 2017 for their outstanding VCE results this year. All 167 of our students who completed the year satisfactorily, met the requirements of the Victorian Certificate of Education, and we are very proud of them all. The results are again extraordinary across the full range of scores: indeed, the consistency of our results over the past decade is noteworthy. Twenty-four students (15%) achieved an ATAR of 99 or better, placing them in the top one percent of the state. Thirty-one percent of our students achieved a rank of 95 or better, while 51% of our students achieved a score of 90 or better, placing them in the top ten percent of the state. In addition, 76% of our students achieved a score of 80 or better, and 98% of our students ranked in the top 50% of the state. Our median ATAR score was 90.55. These are extraordinary results and I am very proud of our students for the hard work they did to achieve them. Of course, one of the problems with the VCE is that it ranks students against each other. Only limited numbers of students can get any score, based on statistical rules rather than effort or raw scores. VCE Results alone cannot measure the success of a student’s education. I am very proud of the students who achieve results in the high nineties – but I am equally proud of students who achieved scores well below this. A result in isolation reveals nothing about a student’s personal story or the circumstances they faced. We value the contributions of all of our students – no matter where their particular talents lie, and we encourage all students to complete their VCE no matter the score. One of our students who attained a score in the 50s will not figure in any media stories today, but in my view, has had a triumphant year given the battles he has faced, and he is well placed to receive an offer for the course of his choosing. I am as proud of him – and of all our students who did their best this year – as I am of our Dux. All students try their best – given their ability and the realities of their lives – and work closely with their teachers to learn and to develop their skills. We are proud of all of them and congratulate them all. Having said that, it is fitting to recognise the hard work and achievement of our highest scoring students. There were nine perfect study scores across a wide range of subjects: Faisal Alshimirti, Classical Studies; Charles Li, Mathematical Methods; Hualong Li, Biology; Ming Kim Low, Mathematical Methods; Timothy Ng, Literature; Jack Phillips, English; Adrian Xu, Specialist Mathematics and Physics; and Sam Yu, Chemistry. Twenty-four percent of all study scores were 40 or above, which given that we tend to do the more ‘difficult’ VCE subjects is an excellent result. This year the Dux of our School is Adrian Xu, who scored 99.95. Our Proxime Accesserunt are Oscar Lu, Kevin P Wang and Howard Yang, who each scored 99.90. All four boys were clearly actively involved in the full life of the school.

Some of the high achievers with the Headmaster, and Deputy Head and Head of Senior School Ms Rachael Falloon

Adrian Xu joined our School as a Year 4 student, and quickly embraced all the opportunities we offer. Adrian achieved a Certificate of Academic Excellence in each of Years 9, 10 and 11 and was inducted as a Scholar of the School in his final year. He was appointed as a Monash University Scholar in 2015 and won the Kenneth Atock Memorial Prize for Science in 2016. He also won the Mervyn Britten Memorial Prize for Writing, as well as academic awards for Latin, Physics and Mathematics in Year 12. An accomplished musician, Adrian played in the School Orchestra, Highton Strings, String Orchestra, School Choir and Chamber Music ensemble, as well as playing in the Orchestra for the School’s Production of ‘City of Angels’ in 2016. He earned Full Colours for Music in each of 2015, 2016 and 2017. Adrian also represented the School and his House in Cross Country, Athletics, Cross Country Skiing and Tennis. He was involved in interschool debating, Cadets, community service and was a member of the 2015 String Ensemble European Tour group. Adrian was elected House Vice Captain in his final year. He scored 50 in Physics and Specialist Mathematics, 44 in English Literature, 41 in Chemistry and 40 in Latin. Last year, he achieved 49 in Mathematical Methods and 42 in Music Performance. Oscar Lu similarly excelled in a wide range of academic and co-curricular activities. He was a Scholar of the School in 2017 a Kwong Lee Dow Scholar and won prizes for English as an Additional Language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Chinese as a Second Language Advanced, along with the School Prize for the Captain of Debating in Year 12. Oscar was a House Prefect of Schofield, Vice Captain of Kayaking and also a School Prefect – Captain of Debating and Public Speaking. He was a Cadet Under Officer in his final year as well as being the recipient of the Cadet Adventure Training Award. He scored 46 in English as an Additional Language, 42 in Specialist Mathematics, 41 in Chemistry, 40 in Biology, as well as studying University Enhancement Mathematics in Year 12. In Year 11, Oscar achieved a 50 in Chinese Second Language Advanced and 45 in Mathematical Methods. Kevin P Wang was a conscientious contributor to academic, sporting and cultural activities throughout his secondary schooling. He attended the Victorian Young Leaders to China Tour as a Year 9 student, and represented the School in Soccer and Tennis. His dedication to study and perseverance was rewarded with numerous academic prizes, and by successfully completing the Mathematics Extension Programme at the University of Melbourne this year. He too was recognised as a Scholar of the School this year. Kevin’s high

level of academic ability saw him complete two subjects whilst still in Year 11, attaining 45 in Mathematical Methods and 44 in Chinese Second Language. This year, he scored a 47 in Chemistry, 47 in English, 46 in Specialist Mathematics and 45 in Physics. Howard Yang joined our school in Year 7 in 2012. He too participated in the full breadth of opportunities available, participating in interschool Debating and the Gladwyn Cup competition. He also assisted with school publications. In addition to these activities, Howard participated in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme in 2015 and achieved a Bronze Award for his efforts. A Scholar of the School, Howard completed two VCE subjects whilst in Year 11 last year, attaining 43 in Chinese Second Language and 45 in Mathematical Methods. This year, he scored 44 in Chemistry, 46 in English, 38 in Latin and 46 in Specialist Mathematics. A further 20 students earned scores of 99 or better – Vignesh Alagappan, Faisal Alshimirti, Danny Chen, Andy Chen, Joshua Cooper, Mark Elnazak, Timothy Falloon, Michael Josefsson, Hualong Li, Timothy Ng, Daniel Pham, Jacob Purcell, Yat So, Zhen Jerry Tan, Nicholas Tjangdjaja, Felix Wang, Anthony Wong, Jeremy Yi, Sam Yu, and Victor Zhao. These boys also studied a wide range of subjects and actively involved themselves in the life of the school. I remind all students that these results are neither a guarantee of success in life, nor a measure of a person’s worth. I remain proud of all of our students, and thank them for their contribution to our school. Education is about so much more than academic results. We will certainly be here to stand by all of our students in the days and years ahead, and to help them find a course of study – or an alternative pathway – that will be right for them. I congratulate those of our students who have done well, I commiserate with those who may be feeling disappointed, and I encourage both groups to keep these results in perspective. I would like once more to publicly acknowledge once again our remarkable teaching staff who helped our students to achieve these wonderful results. I know that they too are very proud of their students. I also congratulate and thank our parents, who have encouraged their sons by supporting them through the ups and downs of a VCE year. Congratulations once more to the Class of 2017 on their excellent results. It is pleasing to see that their hard work has been rewarded so generously. I am proud to be able to share such good news with you. Dr Paul Hicks Headmaster 27

Senior School Awards The address to Leavers and presentation of prizes was given by Associate Professor, Andrew Godwin (1983).


Sport Prizes Prize for Taekwondo

Sebastian Baker

The Roux Family Trophy for Best Alpine Skier

Tim Bilston

Prizes for Squash Champion and Best Cross Country Runner, Year 12

Richard Dardis

The R H Lohn Award for Best Performing Athlete at the AGSV Athletics Finals

Dilina DeSilva

The Barrie Provan Award for First XI Cricket: Best All Rounder

Samuel Garrard

Prize for Golf Champion

Jasper Guthrie

The K M Slater Memorial Trophy for the Winner of the Tennis Singles Championship

Alek Harper

The G A Shaw Award for Best and Fairest in the First XI Hockey and the Bob Gibson Award for the Outstanding Year 10 Sportsman

Charlie Harper

Prize for Swimming Champion

Alexander Hillman

The J L Seelenmeyer Award for Captain of Cricket

James Horn

The Phil Hutton Award for Orienteering

Michael Josefsson

Prize for Best Camberwell Cyclist

Zac Kelly

Prizes for First VI Volleyball, Best and Fairest; First VII Water Polo, Best and Fairest; and the C W Scott Memorial Prize for the Best All-Round Sportsman

Christopher Kerdemelidis

Prize for Swimming Champion

Dylan Lay

Prize for Senior Champion Fencer

Darcy MacCuspie

Captains Cup for Kayaking

Cameron Martin

The Harley Tregonning Award for First XVIII: Best and Fairest

David McColl

The S G Birtles Prize for Courage in Sport

Ben Niemandt

Prize for First V Basketball: Most Valuable Player

Aden Stitz

Prize for Most Committed Triathlete

Harry Swingler

Prize for Table Tennis Champion

Michael Tan

Prize for First XI Soccer: Player of the Year

Paul Topatsis

Prize for Badminton Champion

Felix Wang

The Barrie Provan Year 12 Sportsmanship Prize

Oliver Wong

The Ian Feder Award for Best Lawn Bowler

Allen Yang

The A R Marshall Award for Captain of Tennis

Benjamin Yep

Prize for Swimming Champion

Yanning Zhang

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Year 11 Prizes for Excellence Prize for Geography Prize for Legal Studies Prizes for Chemistry and Mathematical Methods, Units 3 & 4 Prizes for Biology, English Language, French and Latin Prize for Specialist Mathematics Prize for Physical Education Prize for Geography, Units 3 & 4 Prize for Chinese as a Second Language, Units 3 & 4 Prize for Mathematical Methods Prize for Latin and The Michael Bula Prize for French Prize for Theatre Studies The Norman Stringer Prize for Music Performance Prizes for Economics, Legal Studies, Mathematical Methods and the Michael Wyatt Prize for Global Politics Prize for Legal Studies Prize for Physics Prize for English Prize for English Prize for Economics Prize for Physics Prize for General Mathematics Prize for Biology, Units 3 & 4 Prize for Biology Prize for Mathematical Methods Prize for Information Technology: IT Computing Prizes for Chemistry, Economics, English Language and Excellence in Mathematics and Physics Prize for Chinese as a First Language, Units 3 & 4 Prize for Art Prizes for Chemistry and Excellence in Mathematics Prize for Chinese as a Second Language, Units 1 & 2 Prizes for Literature, Indonesian, Information Technology: CISCO Internetworking and Visual Communication Design Prize for Physical Education Prize for General Mathematics Prize for Economics Prizes for English and General Mathematics Prizes for Chemistry and Mathematical Methods Prize for Art Prize for Visual Communication Design Prize for Mathematical Methods Prize for Biology, Units 3 & 4, the Philip Hutton Prize for Commerce in Year 11 and the Brian Gill Memorial Prize for English in Year 11 Prizes for Accounting, Specialist Mathematics, Physics and the Trevor Hart Memorial Prize for History in Year 11 Prizes for Chemistry and History (20th Century) Prizes for Accounting and English as an Additional Language Prize for Specialist Mathematics Prize for Mathematical Methods, Units 1 & 2 Prize for English Prizes for Biology and English Prize for Visual Communication Design Prize for Further Mathematics Prizes for Accounting Units 3 & 4 and Geography Prize for Chinese as a Second Language (Advanced), Units 3 & 4 Prize for Chinese as a Second Language, Units 1 & 2 Prize for Chinese as a First Language, Units 1 & 2

David Augustes Travis Barton James Bickerdike Jake Brown Ryan Campbell Cyrus Chan Alexander Chauhan Alan Chen Joe Chen Christian Chene Ben Chesler Brandon Chew Michael Donaldson Patrick Emmett Nick Goss Sean Halley Charles Huang Carson Hui Matthew Kautsky Harrison Kitchingman Rashay Kotecha Michael Kwan Nelson Lau Justin Lee Charles Li George Li Nicholas Liew Ming Kim Low Grant Lu (Year 10) Darcy MacCuspie David McColl Harrison McEwen Che McGuire Will McIlroy Adam Moore Luc Raszewski Shashank Rathor David Roberts James Saligari Anthony Stewart Michael Tan WeiHoong Tan Nicholas Tay Oscar Tong (Year 10) Austin Tu Colin Wang Marcus Wong Andrew Wu Connor Xu Zhuofan Ye Nathan Zhao (Year 10) Tianyi Zhou (Year 10) 29


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Year 12 Prizes for Excellence Prizes for English, English Language and Latin Prize for Indonesian The Taplin Family Prize for Geography Prize for Further Mathematics and the Steven Family Prize for Art Prizes for Economics and Physics Prizes for Accounting, English and History The H L Ackland Prize for Physics Prize for Latin Prize for Mathematical Methods Prize for Theatre Studies Prize for Information Technology: IT Software Development Prizes for Classical Studies, English Language, Latin and the Michael Bula Prize for French Prize for Physical Education Prizes for Biology, Legal Studies and Mathematical Methods Prize for Chinese as a Second Language Prize for Economics and the Peter Muirhead Prize for Biology Prizes for English as an Additional Language and Excellence in Mathematics The Shirley Thomas William Goodwin Prize for Literature Prize for Studio Arts The Nathan Cochrane Memorial Prize for Chemistry Prize for Mathematical Methods Prize for English Prize for Excellence in Mathematics Prize for Further Mathematics Prize for Physics Prizes for Chemistry and Specialist Mathematics The E O Romcke Memorial Prize for History and the K E Bruce Doery Prize for Commerce Prize for English Prizes for Chemistry, English and Excellence in Mathematics Prize for Mathematical Methods Prize for Specialist Mathematics The Campbell Thorn Prize for Visual Communication Design Prize for Accounting Prize for Physics Prize for Chemistry Prizes for Accounting and Further Mathematics Prize for Legal Studies Prizes for English and Mathematical Methods

Vignesh Alagappan Oliver Anderson Riley Anderson Tim Bilston Danny Chen Josh Cooper William de la Rue Mark Elnazak Timothy Falloon James Frampton Matthew Harrison Michael Josefsson Christopher Kerdemelidis Hualong Li Jonathan Lim Henry Liu Oscar Lu Timothy Ng Ben Niemandt Daniel Pham Philippe Phan Jack Phillips Yat So Edward Tan Jerry Tan Nicholas Tjangdjaja Nicholas Toumbourou Felix Wang Kevin P Wang Shawn Wang Anthony Wong Shaun Wong Nicholas Wu Adrian Xu Howard Yang Benny Yuan Nelson Zhao Victor Zhao


Special Prizes Robinson Derham Schofield Adrian Xu Luke Ireland Michael Josefsson Vignesh Alagappan Michael Josefsson Edward Tan The Friends of Performing Arts Prize for the Captain of Music The Camberwell Grammarians’ Theatre Company Prize for Year 11 Theatre Arts Will Woods James Frampton The Colin Black Prize for Theatre Arts Oscar Lu The School Prize for the Captain of Debating Jake Purcell Prize for the Captain of Games Faisal Alshimirti Prize for Service to the School Michael Josefsson Henry Wu Noah Marshallsay The Abhishek Gaurav Award for Endeavour William de la Rue The Todhunter Family Spectemur Agendo Prize for Service to the School Vignesh Alagappan The F W Cheshire Prize for Outstanding Service to the School The Ivan Smith Memorial Prize for Scholarship, Leadership, Games and the Arts Nelson Zhao Vignesh Alagappan The Headmaster’s Prize for the Vice Captain of the School Nelson Zhao The John Hunter Patterson Prize for the Captain of the School Brandon Lam The Weickhardt Family Prizes for joint Proxime Acceserunt to the Dux Terry Yan of the School in 2016 Eric Fan The Old Camberwell Grammarians’ Prize for the Dux of the School in 2016 The Prefects’ Cup for Cultural Activities The Dickinson Shield for Work The Jarrett Cup for Sport The Mervyn Britten Memorial Prize for Writing The Cadet Leadership Award (Gift of the Taplin family) The Award for Editor of the Grammarian The Award for the Co-editors of ECHO


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Farewell to Year 12 We said farewell to our Year 12 students on Wednesday 25 October, with a breakfast in the cafeteria, followed by formal House farewells, cufflink presentations by the fathers of Year 12 students who were also Old Boys from the Grammarians’ Association, followed by brunch. The day finished with a Leavers’ Service at St Mark’s Church, and a Valedictory Dinner at the MCG with parents and teachers. The day was mixed with emotion, excitement

and memories for these students, who have been part of our lives for so long. It was wonderful to celebrate their years of schooling at Camberwell Grammar School with them. I take this opportunity to thank our Year 12 students for all that they have contributed to our school community in the time they have been with us. Dr Paul Hicks Headmaster




News Around the School School Appointment for 2017 The following students were appointed to be Prefects for 2018: Captain of the School – Jack Fitzgerald Vice Captain of the School – Darcy MacCuspie Captain of Bridgland – Christian Chene Captain of Clifford – Harry McLeod Captain of Derham – Cyrus Chan Captain of Macneil – Rashay Kotecha Captain of Robinson – Travis Barton Captain of Schofield – Sean Halley Captain of Steven – Daniel Rappel

2016/17 Summer Season Captains and Vice Captains Sport



Luke Sudholz (Year 11)


Jason Tran (Year 10)


Matthew Hobson (Year 11)

Jo Hutchinson (Year 11)


Sam Garrard (Year 10)

Will McIlroy (Year 11) and Vihaan Narayana (Year 10)


Alexander Murray (Year 11)


Jasper Guthrie (Year 10)


Jacob Hunting (Year 11)

Lawn Bowls

Benjamin Chesler (Year 11)


Matthew Kautsky (Year 11)

Vice Captain

Harrison McEwen (Year 11)

Charles Li (Year 11)


Oscar Balla (Year 11)

Emre Cakmakcioglu (Year 11)


Connor Xu (Year 11)

Jacob Hunting (Year 11)

Captain of Music – Emre Cakmakcioglu

Table Tennis

Michael Tan (Year 11)

Captain of Drama – Will Woods


Lachlan Li (Year 11)

Public Speaking and Debating – Michael Tan


Nicholas Liew (Year 11)

Publications – Will McIlroy


Matthew Perri (Year 11)

Captain of Summons – Harrison McEwen Captain of Games – David McColl

Thomas Lombardi (Year 11) and Peter Thorn (Year 11)

Faith and Social Justice – Jake Brown Junior and Middle School Liaison – Sahil Balgovind Senior Cadet Under Officer (CUO) – Jacob Hunting We look forward to the leadership that these students will give us next year.

Roystead Awards

6 th Row L-R: Isaac Hui, Luke Doblin, William Lewis, Daniel Watson. 5 th Row L-R: James Stambe, Nicholas Robinson, Zac Johnson, Blake Pearson, Jordan Murphy. 4 th Row L-R: Angus Aikman, Garnet Brennan, James Harker, Jordan McCleery. 3rd Row L-R: Aidan Harris, Evan Giasoumi, Sam Parmenter, Luke Burton, Tom Sun. 2nd Row L-R: Jack Hu, Riley Smith, Ty Beechey, Matthew Ong. Front Row L-R: Zach Lewis, Sean Yang, Benjamin Chen, Wilson Zhu, Nicholas Sarlos-Welsh, Andrew Ho.


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Junior School Health Morning and Walk to School Month Throughout October, the Junior School boys have worked hard to either walk, scoot or ride their bikes to and from school in an effort to increase their health and physical activity. The boys now know that it is a wonderful way to get ready for a day full of learning. On Friday 20 October, many of the boys actively took part in our official Walk to School Day and Health Morning. The boys were greeted with fresh fruit on arrival, stickers and fresh smoothies made with the blender bikes. The blender bikes were definitely a hit!

Soon after, the boys participated in aerobics on the Green led by the talented Ms Nucci and Mr McCrae. Following our aerobics session, the focus for the remainder of the morning moved to developing an understanding of ‘Character Strengths’. The Upper Primary boys worked through various activities to deepen their understanding of the 24 VIA Character Strengths and their own top five signature strengths that allow them to be their best selves. The Lower Primary students engaged in various activities to deepen their understanding of gratitude, mindfulness, and

empathy. All of the boys greatly enjoyed the morning and are commended for their active participation. Ms Sandra Blajer Year 1 Teacher


Junior School Soiree The Term 4 Soiree was very special this year with many boys from the younger classes, performing for the first time. We were also treated to a young composer performing his original piano composition. The Junior School Soiree provides these blossoming musicians with a performance opportunity and the chance to show how well they are progressing.


Sadly, we also hear for the last time, some fine performances from our musicians in Year 5 who have given pleasure to so many with their solo performances. We thank them for their fine music and wish them success in Middle School. Mr Howard Kelly Head of Junior School

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Year 3 Camp: Gundiwindi Lodge Year 3 had an amazing two-day stay at the Gundiwindi Lodge in Wandin on Monday 20 November and Tuesday 21 November. The camp was a spectacular experience of the outdoors for the boys, and it lived up to and beyond all our expectations. For their very first camp, the Year 3 boys eagerly undertook and overcame the challenges they were faced with, having a go at all the activities on offer with excitement and persistence.

A warm and sunny first day of camp saw the boys participate in a survival skills challenge and the flying fox. It was wonderful to see the boys work together to problem solve in building outdoor huts in the bush using a variety of materials. The boys had the opportunity to test their eyesight and shooting accuracy in archery, with a few boys hitting a bullseye. Fears and excitement came to a head when the boys had a go at the 16-metre giant swing. The boys were able to overcome their fear of heights whilst being supported and encouraged by one another. In the evening, we had a reptile show provided by Black Snack Productions, which saw the boys getting up close and personal with

snakes, lizards and other intriguing reptiles. We finished the night off sitting by the campfire roasting marshmallows. After a well-needed sleep, the boys awoke bright and bubbly ready to tackle another day of camp adventures. The warm weather saw the boys going yabbying where they caught yabbies and turtles in a pond and learned how to classify them as living things. The boys saw their motor skills come in handy when they attacked the low ropes course. Persistence was key to success on the ropes and it was evident the boys truly showed what it meant to be a ‘Yeti’ by persisting with the different rope challenges. Mr Mathew McRae Year 3 Teacher 39

Junior School Science Day Along the old railway that runs beside the school, Junior School boys gathered in groups of two and three, peering inquisitively into the space within the coloured hoop they had placed on the bank. Like David Attenborough before them, these Science Day naturalists were searching for anything that inhabited their loop-defined territory. There was intense searching, interrupted by bursts of excitement as a slater, bug or worm appeared on the other side of their magnifying glass.


The day began with environmental scientist and Old Boy, Alex Neilson (2014) recounting to the Junior School Assembly, his love of the outdoors and how this influenced his chosen career. Alex shared his adventures in nature and encounters with wildlife through a wonderful series of slides to an enthralled audience. He then knelt beside the boys as they later made their own discoveries. As well as magnifying mini beasts within their hoops, the Junior School boys planted their own herb garden, found symmetry and fractals

in nature, completed a photographic scavenger hunt, and used their senses while exploring and making rubbings of leaves and bark. The Upper Primary boys then spent the afternoon with Senior School science staff in the science labs, engaged in activities that helped them better understand their natural world. Getting boys in touch with their natural environment is a very worthwhile pursuit. Mr Howard Kelly Head of Junior School

Bookclub Excursion On Wednesday 29 November, members of the Middle School Book Club took the train to the CBD to do some fun book-related activities. We began by checking out the intriguing exhibitions and marvelling at the grand rooms of the State Library. We had a quick lunch break at Melbourne Central and then headed off to the massive Dymocks store in the heart of Melbourne. We headed back to school in the early afternoon. It was an amazing experience for all of us. Ms Regine Miriklis Library Technician

52nd Tasmanian Trek A group of Year 8 students made their way to Tasmania to undertake a multiday hike in the Tasman National Park. Equipped with food and equipment they would need for five days in remote bushland, the group set out from Fortescue Bay. Extended journeys in remote bush, such as the Tasmanian Trek, provide unique and invaluable learning experiences for all those involved. It is not often that we have the opportunity to live so simply, removed from the comforts of modern life. Ms Kirsty McDougall Director of Co-Curricular Activities

Parent Education Programme Now in its tenth year, the Parent Education programme is run in collaboration with Camberwell Girls’ Grammar School, with the aim to better inform parents about the complex world of adolescence, so they may feel more confident and assured in supporting their sons.

Jules Allen, drew upon her extensive knowledge of young people through counselling and fostering children, to give an inspiring address titled, Driving Beyond Resilience. As there are few matters of greater concern to parents than social media, the third seminar of the year had Senior Constable Greg Garrison, from the Cyber Safety Unit of the Victorian Police speak on that very subject. We were fortunate to have the team doctor of the Australian Cricket Team, Professor Peter Bruckner, deliver the address Sugar by Half, speaking on the subject that he believes is the principal cause of bad health in our society. He was followed by dietician, Kylie Andrew, who spoke on Healthy Body, Healthy Mind.

As has been our practice for some years now, the Year 12 Students and Parents Information Evening includes an address by the clinical psychologist and educator, Andrew Fuller, How to Set Yourself Up for a Great Year, with his characteristic wit and keen insights.

Every second year we repeat a topic which commands the attention of both students and parents, Preparing for the World of Work. Once again, we were fortunate to have as our speaker, Bernadette Gigliotti, Chief Executive Officer of the Careers Counsellors Association of Victoria, and Tina Papadakos, Careers Consultant from Swinburne University.

An Old Boy of the school and Director of Neo-Psychology, Dr. Simon Crisp (1980) also spoke to parents and students on the topic that challenges people of any age Managing Study, Managing Life – A Balancing Act. Simon’s calm, reassuring manner and thoughtful reflections offered the assurance that most present are ‘finding the balance’, and his advice on fitness, diet, sleep and, yes, effectively managing social media, was perceptive. Mr John Allen English Teacher


Cape Otway As part of the Year 8 into Year 9 Transition Programme, Year 8 students headed down to Cape Otway between Monday 27 November and Friday 1 December. With maps and compass in hand, the students navigated through the temperate rainforest on the Beech Track from Gellibrand Tourist Park. This picturesque track, gave the students an insight into the early agricultural pursuits of pioneers in the late 1800s, which included potato farming. Mr Shaun Burke English and History Teacher

“ The boys run around

excitedly when they see the Life Education van arrive. ‘It’s here’ they shout to each other.”

Life Education Program The boys run around excitedly when they see the Life Education van arrive. “It’s here” they shout to each other. Anticipation for what lies ahead and the opportunity to see Harold again fills the boys with excitement. Once inside the van conversations about healthy lifestyle choices are plentiful. The boys actively involve themselves in sorting and classifying information as they learn about wellbeing and caring for their bodies. Harold the giraffe has great stories to share and invites the boys to help solve problems. The older boys share how to communicate respectfully online. If you took a peek inside the van you might see the Year 2 boys role-playing scenarios, such as learning how to give someone a compliment. Listen carefully at home and try and see if you catch a compliment from your son. Ms Caroline Gatley Deputy Head – Junior School 42

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Twilight Concert Our boys performed magnificently in the Twilight Concert on Thursday 23 November. Having outgrown the Music School as a performance venue, the Concert was moved to the Performing Arts Centre this year, and saw the inclusion of a Jazz Hour, as well as some ‘extra-musical’ elements added into the formal concert. The Twilight Concert was an enjoyable and a fitting way to farewell this year’s Year 12 leaders and welcome in next year’s leadership group. Mr Ben Bishop Director of Music


Year 7 Orientation Day On Tuesday 5 December, we welcomed all Year 7 students for 2018 to the school for Year 7 Orientation Day. The boys joined Camberwell Grammar School from 49 primary schools, with 26 of the boys the only one from their school. We encouraged the boys to get involved in all areas of school life and to support each other at all times. In the coming years, they will go through a lot together and forge lifelong friendships. Mr Rob French Head of Middle School


House Plays On Thursday 19 October, the House Plays Finals took place. The theme was ‘Fast Films’, meaning the boys had to choose a film that they could cut down to just a 15-minute performance. Schofield used a variety of strong emotionally captivating scenes as well as silhouette lighting to display the story of Frankenstein. Macniel showed the comedic and the energetic side of The Great Gatsby through dance and costume, while Steven used a first-person narrator to their advantage in order to succinctly show the audience the story of The Castle in a very true to the original manner. Summons performed all James Bond films in the form of a ‘mashup’, cleverly indicating when a change between films was occurring, while also incorporating some comedy when


more than one James Bond was on stage. Bridgland, in pantomime style, used elements of farce and effective lighting design to perform Shrek, while Clifford combined solid in-depth acting with an unorthodox and unresolved ending to their clever rewriting of Whiplash to leave the audience on a cliff-hanger. Robinson used a variety of comedic sequences as well as a clever conceit of two school students working on a short film to perform Titanic, while Derham, adapting the plot to the mind of Mr Stocker himself, used lighting, music and set pieces to indicate the different layers of dreams in their version of Inception. Congratulations to Derham on winning overall. Will Woods Year 12

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On Tuesday 31 October, Camberwell Grammar School welcomed a record number of over 540 grandparents, great grandparents and family friends of boys from all levels to our school. Our special guests enjoyed a morning tea in the Performing Arts Centre, followed by a concert involving musicians from all sections of the school, and were then given a tour of the school by their grandsons. This is always a very important day in our busy calendar, but one that is most rewarding. The students who had the opportunity to show their grandparents around the school were very proud to do so and by all reports, the grandparents enjoyed their day too. Dr Paul Hicks Headmaster


“ This is always a very

important day in our busy calendar, but one that is most rewarding.�


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This is an edited excerpt from the speech given by Mr David Williamson, Head of Visual Arts, at the EXIT17 VCE Art Exhibition Official Opening on Thursday 12 October 2017. Good evening and welcome to EXIT17. Tonight, we celebrate the year’s journey in creative thinking and making. Only a few months ago the students of Art, Studio Arts and Visual Communication Design were faced with empty visual diaries, blank canvases, a block of unopened clay and a blank computer screen. The dilemma faced by our students reminded me very much of the one faced by Jackson Pollock in 1943 when he was commissioned by Peggy Guggenheim to paint a huge mural in her New York apartment. Pollock stared at the blank canvas for days, which turned into weeks, then months. It wasn’t until the night before it was to be delivered that he got down to work. A simple mark can start a deluge of creative thinking and freedom. What we see tonight, is that found freedom. A personal journey.


Thank you to the VCE teachers and in particular the Year 12 staff of Mr Brian McManus, Ms Tracy Sarroff and Ms Kate Thornburn. Your dedication, knowledge and love of the subject is apparent here tonight. Thank you to Dr Paul Hicks and the school administration for your continued support of the Arts. To the families who shared the journey this year – your encouragement, support and assistance are very much appreciated. Finally, to the graduating students of EXIT17. Thank you for sharing your lives with us and enabling us to be a part of your creative journey. Good luck for the future, we will watch with keen interest to where your next journey takes you.

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All Souls Chapel

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Christmas Message Our Chapel has so many stories and creative images. It is a sacred space, but has many beautiful features. When I sit in the Chapel I am brought back to basics. Things are not needed, thoughts flow. It is about being quiet and still. This Christmas, let’s come back to basics. May our thoughts be upholding the love of family and friends, and God’s gracious gift to us. Peace and God’s love. Rev Charles Butler School Chaplain


Congratulations Academic


AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHEMISTRY QUIZ A group of Year 11 and 12 Camberwell Grammar School students were invited to participate in the Australian National Chemistry Quiz. Each year, there are over 120,000 entries from over 1400 schools across Australia and overseas. This year Camberwell Grammar students achieved a total of 25 High Distinction awards which places them in the top 10% of the state. YEAR 11 Travis Barton Jake Brown Ryan Campbell Richard Han Matthew Kautsky Rashay Kotecha Alexander Kyriakos

Charles Li Ming Kim Low Adam Moore David Roberts Nicholas Tay Colin Wang

YEAR 12 Mark Elnazak Jack Graves Matthew James Oscar Lu Daniel Pham Jerry Tan

Nicholas Tjangdjaja Kevin Wang Howard Yang Sam Yu Victor Zhao

AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE OLYMPIADS The Australian Science Olympiads is a national extension program for top performing science students. The Science Olympiad Examiners select the top students in the country to attend the Summer School to represent Australia at the International Science Olympiads. These rigorous examinations assess problem solving, mathematical and analytical skills. Congratulations to the following Year 11 students who were presented with High Distinction Certificates: BIOLOGY Christian Chene Jack Fitzgerald

Many students in the Senior School sat the Australian Mathematics Competition earlier this year. Prize certificates are awarded to the top 0.3% of students in the state. The following students were presented with prize certificates:


Tory Crosgrove Ming Jin Low

Approximately 60 students from Middle and Senior School competed in the Melbourne University Mathematics Competition. This year, 19 of our students succeeded in winning prizes which were awarded at Melbourne University last weekend. One of our Year 11 students, Charles Li, came second overall in the Senior Division. Congratulations to the following prize-winning students:



Ian Chen Andrew Zeng Oliver Papillo (Awarded Best in the School)

Isaac Hui (Year 8) Akalanka Gunawardana (Year 7) Alex Lew (Year 8)



Oscar Lu

Alistair Joshi (Year 8) Andrew Ho (Year 8) Aneek Sengupta (Year 7)


VCE LEADERSHIP AWARDS Each year, the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority recognises the efforts of VCE students in promoting leadership and participation in their school and local community through the VCE Leadership Awards. This award is highly competitive with only seven students being selected to become finalists of the VCE Leader of the Year Award. Nominees may campaign for social justice, environmental protection or fundraising. Henry Wu (Year 12) founded the Australian Students Space Organisation, a studentled not-for-profit organisation that provides secondary school students in Australia with knowledge on space exploration through enriching activities and events. Since the start of the year, Henry has organised a state-wide talk at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, an event attended by roughly 200 students from schools across Victoria, and has ran two rounds of Friday activities for students interested in space. Congratulations to Henry who has been announced as one of the seven finalists in the State for the VCE Leader of the Year Award.

INTERMEDIATE DIVISION OUTSTANDING AWARD PRIZE: Andrew Zeng (Year 10) Joshua Dai (Year 10) Olivia Papillo (Year 10) Philip Wang (Year 9) INTERMEDIATE DIVISION CERTIFICATE OF MERIT PRIZE: Ian Chen (Year 10) James Gunasegaram (Year 10) Tory Crosgrove (Year 9) SENIOR DIVISION OUTSTANDING AWARD PRIZE: Yat So (Year 12) SENIOR DIVISION CERTIFICATE OF MERIT PRIZE: Andy Chen (Year 12) Ming Kim Low (Year 11) Ryan Campbell (Year 11) Sam Xiao (Year 11) SECOND PRIZE IN THE SENIOR DIVISION:


Charles Li (Year 11)

Michael Tan Sam Xiao



Our da Vinci Decathlon team that got through to the National Championships last year, was reunited for a Year 8 competition at MLC. The team finished second overall, including a first place in Mathematics. Well done to Luke Doblin, Jamie Schreuder, Jack Hu, Andrew Ho, Benjamin Chen, Ethan To, Alex Lew and Ken Weeraratne.

Congratulations to Henry who has been

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YEAR 8 ACADEMIC CHALLENGE DAY A team of Year 8 boys ventured to Kingswood College to compete in the Academic Challenge Day. Events included public speaking, code breaking, engineering, poetry, art and general knowledge. Teams were made up of members from the different competing schools, which made it a thoroughly enjoyable and social occasion. Well done to team members Drew Georgiou, Alastair Joshi, Angus Oldham, Aidan Harris, Sam Rendell, Nicholas Robinson, James Stambe and Nicholas Sarlos-Welsh.

Co-Curricular CADET AWARDS RECRUIT OF THE YEAR: Cadet Geoffrey Gong (Year 9) SENIOR CADET OF THE YEAR: Cadet Sebastian Csutoros (Year 10) MOST EFFICIENT JUNIOR NCO AWARD: CDTLCPL Cameron Martin (Year 10)



65 teams from across Melbourne metropolitan and country regions competed in the Year 10 Maths Games Day held at Trinity Grammar. Students were required to solve many challenging mathematical problems and participate in a variety of strategy games. Camberwell Grammar School came in first place. The winning team consisted of Ian Chen, Joshua Dai, Oliver Papillo and Michael Pham.

CDTSGT Luke Sudholz (Year 11) MOST EFFICIENT SENIOR NCO AWARD: CDTW01 William de la Rue (Year 12)

achieved a total of 14 Credits, 15 Distinctions and one High Distinction. Congratulations to Sina Amiripour (Year 12) who was presented with a High Distinction certificate. ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE BERTHE MOUCHETTE COMPETITION 100 boys from Years 7 to 12 were selected to compete in the Alliance Française Berthe Mouchette Competition. For the poetry recitation, over one third of our students who participated earned a score of at least 19/20. Eighteen of those students received a perfect score in the oral and/or written examination and have been invited to compete in the state nationals. Congratulations to the following boys: YEAR 9

Platoon 2, CUO James Melville (Year 12) and CDTSGT Luke Sudholz (Year 11)

Tory Crosgrove Jamie Garnham Vishal Kotecha Christian Ling



Senior Cadet Under Officer, Luke Ireland (Year 12)

Will Bolton Alan Jiang Linus Opat


Kieran McAuley Hamish Monckton Aleksander Rupar Jack Schwenk

Niko Verrios Michael Wu


ANNUAL MATHS OLYMPIAD CONTEST The Camberwell Grammar team, made up of 20 Year 4 and Year 5 students, were placed in the top 25% of all participating Schools and received a High Achievement award. Congratulations to the top scorer, Nathan Chan (Year 5) for achieving a perfect score of 25 out of 25 for the Mathematical Olympiad 2017. This score was obtained by only 492 students from the 32,542 students who competed in the Junior Division in 2017. It placed Nathan in the top 1.51% of participants. Nine boys finished with an individual score, which placed them in the top 10% of all participating students; Nathan Chan (Year 5), Lucas Chin (Year 5), Oliver Li (Year 4), Colin Joshi (Year 5), Samuel Chan (Year 5), Adrian Chiu (Year 5), Austin Dai (Year 4), Ethan Lau (Year 4) and James Tsang (Year 5). Four boys finished with an individual score, which placed them in the top 20%; Timothy Gunasegaram (Year 5), Marcus Saw (Year 5), Zac Matters (Year 5) and Nicholas Wang (Year 4). Rick Liu (Year 6) and Oliver Wu (Year 5) finished in the top 25%.

DUKE OF EDINBURGH PRESENTATIONS The Duke of Edinburgh Awards focus on individual choices and setting goals to improve oneself with the support and guidance of people skilled in those areas. The components and areas in which choice can be made are physical recreation, skill, service and adventurous activity; with satisfactory completion being awarded to candidates having displayed commitment and improvement in each activity. Oscar Lu (Public Speaking and Debating Prefect) was awarded a Bronze medal. AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL ECONOMICS COMPETITION The University of New South Wales Australian Business School Economics Competition had over 8,000 entries received from across Australia, and overseas. The multiple-choice format penalises students for incorrect answers, so careful judgement needed to be exercised with reference to which questions are attempted. Camberwell Grammar School entered 114 students and

The Swannie Award is awarded by the Debaters Association of Victoria to the speaker in each region and grade who has the highest average speaker score in the 2017 Schools Competition. In the B Grade competition, and based on the regional debates, this year’s “Swannie” was won by Christian Chene (Year 11). ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE EXAMINATION Congratulations to Caeden Yap (Year 7), who completed an intensive vocational examination at Dance World Studios. Caeden has been studying classical ballet since the age of four and hopes to dance professionally in the future. AUSTRALIAN SCOUT MEDALLION Joel Connell (Year 9) has earned the Australian Scout Medallion, which is the highest achievement for a Scout. This award requires outstanding leadership, a positive role model and a high level of practical Scouting knowledge. AUSTRALIAN OPEN NATIONAL BALLKID PROGRAM Congratulations to Nicholas Jones-Wade (Year 8), who joined over 8,000 kids in the Australian Open National Ballkid Program try-outs, where he was selected to be a ballkid at the 2018 Australian Open.


LYREBIRD NOMINATIONS Congratulations to all Drama students and staff for their nominations from the Lyrebird Awards. These awards are adjudicated by an independent group of judges who see many schools’ shows throughout the year. Best Production: Mnemonic, Of Mice and Men and The Life and Times of Timothy Simon Best Ensemble: Mnemonic, Of Mice and Men and The Life and Times of Timothy Simon Highly Commended Performance: Fin Sampson (Year 11), Mnemonic, Michael Papas (Year 11), Mnemonic Lexie Smith, The Life and Times of Timothy Simon

Best Actor: James Frampton (Year 10), Mnemonic, David Bennie (Year 10), Of Mice and Men and Spike Johnson (Year 10), Of Mice and Men Best Director: Andrew Stocker, Mnemonic, Penelope Wood, Of Mice and Men, The Life and Times of Timothy Simon Best Sound: Andrew Stocker, Mnemonic Best Lighting: Rob Sowinski, Mnemonic

Best Supporting Actor: Alan Jiang (Year 10), Of Mice and Men

LYREBIRD AWARDS Congratulations to the following staff and students who were presented with Lyrebird Awards. Best ensemble: Mnemonic Best supporting actor: Alan Jiang (Year 10), Of Mice and Men Best Director: Ms Penny Wood, Of Mice and Men Best Production – Youth Play: Of Mice and Men Judges Award for Effective Historical Video Presentation: Of Mice and Men


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Sport 2017 VICTORIAN ALL SCHOOLS BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS Competing in the Boys Open Division, the 2017 Victorian All Schools Badminton Championships team consisted of Otto Zhao (Year 8), Ben Chen (Year 8), Jason Tran (Year 10) and Felix Wang (Year 12).

The team defeated Melbourne High and Cranbourne five matches to zero, while they edged out the highly fancied Maribyrnong, three matches to two. This is the first time we have won the competition, congratulations on an impressive victory.

SOUTHERN METRO REGIONAL ATHLETICS On Thursday 19 October, two Junior School boys and one Middle School boy competed in the Southern Metro Regional Athletics Championships held at Casey Fields Regional Athletics Centre. Special congratulations go to Sebastian Beck (Year 6) who came first overall in the 200m and second overall in the 100m. Edward Oliver (Year 4) finished an impressive fifth overall in the 9/10 age group, while Ben Ford (Year 5) finished third overall in the shot put for the 11-year age group. STATE ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Congratulations to Sebastian Beck (Year 6), who competed in the Victorian Athletics Championships at Albert Park on Monday. Sebastian ran superbly and made the final in both the 100-metre and 200-metre events, finishing fifth in both finals. A-GRADE CYCLING CRITERIUM Congratulations to Zachary Kelly (Year 8) on finishing third in the VICS Senior A-Grade cycling Criterium at Kew. VICS series ambassador Simon Gerrans was in attendance to present all placegetters.


From the Archives Our Heritage Collection continues to expand owing to the ongoing generosity of members of the school community. Any relevant material is welcome, even where the Archives already possess a similar item, but I am always delighted to receive material which is not represented in our present collection. Marten Bedford of Canterbury recently supplied items of this nature – a 1913 presentation volume (Napoleon Buonaparte) with immaculate, blue-and-gold CGS binding and a special school medallion presented to his father, Geoffrey Bedford, who attended Camberwell Grammar at Burke Road from 1910-13.

At the Christmas Assembly at the end of that year, young Geoffrey received the book as 3rd Prize, Lower VI. This assembly was seasonally light-hearted, including gymnastic exercises and recitations such as “The Little Chimney Sweep” and “Plum-stones” by Miss Lorna Reid. The medallion had earlier been awarded to Master Bedford for winning the “Apple” competition in 1913 – as an earlier Spectemur article indicated, the School in this period was not one that stressed sport to any significant extent, but the annual Athletics Sports included an ‘Apple Race’, one of the so-called ‘fancy races’ of the day. This event continued through the war years and into the 1920s. Vic Pomroy: Vic was a bright, personable, young man with a promising life before him prior to being conscripted in 1966.

Hall card: Ingle Hall’s card contained images of the Burke Road mansion and of the adjacent classroom buildings which served the School from 1908-34

Xmas 1913: This would be the last pre-war Christmas Assembly – there seemed little to celebrate in the immediately following years.

Apple; the Apple Race was considered the most memorable of the ‘fancy races’ – the reverse of the medallion simple states “G. Bedford. 1st Apple – 1913


The Headmaster during these early years was A.S. Hall, whose son, Alfred Ingle Hall, attended the School from 1912-24. Hall junior was an accomplished scholar (later a journalist) and poet, including “To Bacchus” in 1923, where he hailed the ‘immortal god of wine’, despite the fact that his father was a man of considerable temperance. Mrs Maxie-Lou Hatton of Riddells Creek attended a local ‘clearing sale’ in September this year and noticed a Camberwell Grammar Xmas/New Year greeting card, kindly purchasing it and then despatching it to the School, believing that the card should return to the School as a piece of our history. She was unaware that the card had been sent by none other than Ingle Hall to his ‘Aunty and Uncle’. It features photographs of the Burke Road campus and the following verse: “He wins the prize of prizes, / Although no prize he gains. / Who through the Grammar rises / With honour free from stain, / Who all things base despises / With silent, deep disdain.” This card is a gem and we owe Mrs Hatton our gratitude. Given the 2017 opening of our new Sports Complex, the School is keen to enhance its collection of sports memorabilia and recent calls for donations of material of this kind have been answered extensively. One example has been the donation of noted cricketer and footballer John Dear (1961), who has donated his Athletics blazer pocket and several photographs of his sports teams from that year. These pictures will soon be on display in the Sports Complex and should refresh many memories.

Pomroy Album: This image from the Pomroy Album shows an occasion when the troops could relax and enjoy some entertainers from home.

Finally, as the centenary of the Great War progresses – my history of the School’s response to this war will be completed in 2018 – we ought not to overlook that almost forgotten war in Vietnam in the 1960s. Two Grammarians died in that conflict, one killed-in-action, the twenty-one-year old, Victor Pomroy (1959) of Canterbury. Vic had earned a Middle School Roystead Award in 1959, later joining the third Cavalry Regiment as a national serviceman in South Vietnam, where he died in February 1967 at Lang Phuoc Ai. Trooper Pomroy was a keen photographer and we are fortunate to possess in our Pictorial Collection a number of the images from the Pomroy Album, pictures he took during his year of national service, 196667. These images provide us with a reminder that an archive (occasionally and misleadingly known as a ‘morgue’) allow us to preserve the memories of people and events – this allows the past to live and to enlighten generations to come. All donors to the Camberwell Grammar Archives must be mindful that their items are not being relegated to obscurity, but, rather, they are being preserved for the school community of today and tomorrow. Dr David Bird School Archivist

From The Grammarian

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The “White Knight” of Camberwell Grammar School: The vision of Sir William Angliss, 1865-1957.

William Charles Angliss in his prime – he was always immaculately dressed.

“WORK HARD AND STICK AT IT”. The personal motto of the youthful butcher, William Angliss, New York, 1881. “BE NOT AFRAID OF GREATNESS. SOME ARE BORN GREAT, SOME ACHIEVE GREATNESS, AND OTHERS HAVE GREATNESS THRUST UPON THEM.” Shakespeare, Twelfth Night. An institution such as Camberwell Grammar, having entered its fourteenth decade, can naturally look back with reverence and respect on many men and women who have contributed towards the life of the School, some in publicly noted ways, others behind the scenes. To none, however, does the school community owe as much as is due to the figure of Sir William Charles Angliss (1865-1957), businessman, philanthropist, politician and man of vision, without whom the School would have withered in its dilapidating Burke Road site, a victim of the Great Depression. An earlier article (“That feeling of contentment: Camberwell Grammar in 1935.” Spectemur, July 2013) has detailed the role that W. Angliss played in 1934-35 in the financial salvation of the School and in its re-siting to the “Roystead” property, lending, and guaranteeing, sizeable sums for the purchase and development of the site, but his interest in Camberwell Grammar School neither began nor ended with that decisive act of generosity; rather, Angliss’s entire career is worthy of examination in order to analyse his nature and to gain an assessment of the wider contributions he made both to our School in particular and to his adopted country in general. William Charles Angliss was born in a humble family in Worcestershire, England, in January 1865, the oldest son in a family of eight

children. His secondary education in Kent was sound and not without giving an indication that the boy was outstanding in arithmetic, but outside of school the eight-year old soon began to display his business acumen through successfully breeding rabbits. Apprenticed as a fourteen-year old youth to a London butcher, he migrated to New York after two years in pursuit of greater opportunity, where he again worked in the meat trade. By 1884 he was seeking further opportunity within the Empire, departing for Queensland, where he arrived in November 1884, later recalling: ‘The great adventure was about to begin.’ That adventure would, in due course, offer considerable advantage to a school established in distant Camberwell shortly after the young Angliss’s embarkation at Townsville. The restless young man broadened his knowledge of the workings of the pastoral industry and meat trade whilst in Queensland, but made his way to more prosperous “Marvellous Melbourne” in November 1886, only nine months after Camberwell Grammar School had opened its suburban doors to sixty-six students. Mr Angliss would have known nothing of this, of course, for he was occupied in opening his first butcher shop in North Carlton. Within three years, the Angliss “Family Butchery” was the most prosperous in the northern suburbs, the key to his business success being the obtaining of lucrative contracts with hotels, restaurants and other institutions, now prosperous enough to survive the 1890s crash that swallowed many enterprises in Melbourne. By 1892 he had begun to turn his attention away from butchery to the broader prospects of the meat exporting trade. Over the course of the next thirty years, the former butcher’s boy would become the most outstanding ‘meat baron’ in the British Empire, a formidable achievement. The era of wholesale frozen meat export was well established by the early years of the twentieth century and in those years before the Great War, W. Angliss developed a business in Bourke Street, Melbourne, based around the chilling and freezing of meat and the manufacture of smallgoods – his offices were, however, fronted by a butcher’s shop as a reminder of the humbler origins of his growing business empire. His “Imperial Preserving and Freezing Works” in Footscray were opened in 1905 and were soon the largest in Australia, the business now having branches in New Zealand and in Britain – his “Imperial” brand of meat products gradually acquired a sound reputation throughout the Empire. As with many businesses in this troubled period, the Boer War at the turn of the century and the First World War, 1914-18, had provided immense opportunity to men such as William Angliss, even if the petty minded criticised him in 1918 for continuing

to employ Germans in his meatworks. By the 1920s, the meat baron had expanded his vision to include the ownership of many pastoral properties in northern Australia, some owned in collaboration with the ‘cattle king’ Sidney Kidman. Angliss was now approaching the landmark age of seventy in the early 1930s and decided to sell his meat business to a British firm for £1.5 million (over $150 million by today’s figures), whilst retaining his pastoral interests. By now, the name of William Angliss was well-known throughout the country and the Empire; in Victoria he had served since 1912 as an MLC in Victoria’s upper house and had been appointed as the chief business consultant to the Australian delegation at the 1932 Imperial Conference in Ottawa, where intra-Empire trade was under discussion – the new Prime Minister, Joe Lyons, had a keen eye for choosing appropriate technocrats for such positions and, here, he had made a fitting choice, later referring to W. Angliss’s ‘valuable services’ and ‘sound advice’ in obtaining favourable terms for Australian exporters at the expense of those from Latin America. William Angliss was judged to have been a capable parliamentarian in the forty years he served at Spring Street, if not an overly ambitious one – he was astute enough to know where his best interests lay and where his skills were best utilised. Business, not politics, remained his lifelong focus and the 1934 Victorian centennial publication 500 Victorians, in celebrating the achievements of a select group of the State’s establishment, stressed his commercial pursuits rather than his politics, noting that this meat baron ‘naturally has no time for vegetarians’. It is now, c.1934, that Camberwell Grammar enters the picture (as previously mentioned) when the financial plight of the School was brought to Mr Angliss’s attention by, amongst others, his brother-in-law, Vic Ballard, a member of the School Council and school parent. William Angliss did not live in Camberwell, but in the impressive Hawthorn mansion “Benbow” (named after his ancestor, William Benbow, a famed seventeenth-century naval commander in the West Indies); nor did he have a son at Camberwell Grammar – he was the father of an only daughter, Eirene. However, his nephew, Bill Ballard had attended the Burke Road campus, 1926-31, and the uncle recognised that the School had prospects. The highpowered approach of Councillors, Vic Ballard, Walter Summons and the Reverend Schofield of St Marks to Mr Angliss for an urgent loan was successful; he allowed them a mortgage of £12,000 (2017 = over $1.1 million), covering the cost of the “Roystead” property – he initially offered ‘cash’ – supplemented a short time later by an additional £3,000 for the first purposebuilt school building on the Mont Albert Road 57

century before Camberwell Grammar enjoyed the facilities of the ‘Memorial Hall’ in 1958 and then it was not in memory of William Angliss, who had died a year earlier. The patient Mr Crow was finally paid off in September 1936, that milestone year in which Angliss again reached into his pockets offering a guarantee of £600 to the General Account and forgiving a further £253 of interest owed to him on his loans. Overall, the School was now either in his direct debt, or in debt to a financial institution under his guarantee, to the substantial total of £20,000 (over $1.8 million by today’s figures), but Angliss had negotiated much larger figures elsewhere. Vic Ballard was now a member of the Council’s Finance Committee, ensuring that his brother-in-law was always well-informed about the condition of the School’s financial position; the skill in arithmetic that the young William had shown in his schooling had not been diminished by the years.

500 Victorians, published for the Victorian centenary in 1934, featured prominent politicians and businessmen, including one of the richest men in the country – William Charles Angliss

site. This was the ‘old’ William Angliss Building (as we know it) the construction of which began immediately. The meat baron himself presided over the laying of the foundation stone of his ‘Angliss Building’ on Saturday, 22 December 1934, stating: ‘May this stone which I have just laid remain for centuries to mark the progress of what may prove one day to be one of the finest schools in Australia.’ This was the best Christmas present that Camberwell Grammar School has ever enjoyed. William and Mrs Angliss were overseas when this ‘Angliss’ building was officially opened and occupied in February 1935, but he had returned in time to deal with a mini-crisis of the build-up of costs and unpayable debts – the builder A.R.P. Crow was still owed £1,500 for his recent work. To accentuate the worries of the school community, a flood had also swept through the grounds of “Roystead” and the Council was having difficulty in finding the funds for an expensive drainage scheme. At the invitation of Councillor Joseph Robinson, Angliss was invited to view the damage and to offer technical advice. In another act of generosity, W. Angliss provided funds for the drainage of the Keith Anderson Oval, transferring the sum of £200 owed to him in loan interest to this immediate need. In addition, he provided a further £5,000 (2017 = $462,000) for other envisaged buildings, including a Preparatory School and an Assembly Hall – the former would be built in 1936 in time for the School’s Jubilee Year, but it would be another quarter-


Lionel Bridgland, later a member of the School Council, recalled in his memoirs (lodged in the CGS Archives): ‘For such lifesaving assistance as these few examples, Sir William must, in financial terms, be seen as the School’s greatest single benefactor.’ He thought it reasonable to assume that smaller benefactions from other parties were inspired, in part, ‘by the worthiness of the campus Sir William gave us’ – he had been knighted in 1939. This assessment was a sound one. By 1950, Sir William Angliss was thought to be the richest man in Australia, a remarkable achievement for a man who arrived in the country over six decades earlier with very limited funds. Not surprisingly, Camberwell Grammar chose to exploit further its connection with this antipodean Croesus, and Mr Angliss continued to extend a sympathetic ear to their requests, delivered through nephew Bill Ballard, now a member of Council as his father had been before him. It was at this time that Sir William ensured the School’s fifteen-year old debts accrued from the mid-1930s were absorbed by the National Mutual Association at a favourable interest rate. In 1954, he again guaranteed an overdraft of a further £5,000 for a period of five years in order to fund additional classrooms in accordance with the expansive (and expensive) plans of Headmaster Michael Searle (1950-54). This debt was repaid through the generosity of his Estate, once he died in June 1957, an example of his posthumous philanthropy, ending a lifetime of such practices benefiting many, including the Salvation Army, migrant children and, of course, the countless students who have passed since 1940 through the portals of the William Angliss Institute of TAFE in Melbourne – commuters passing through Flinders Street Station today may see posters advertising the opportunities opened to them by this Institute, without being aware of the history of its generous founder. In addition, the William Angliss Charitable Fund, established at Angliss’s expense, continues to provide services for the ageing, for children, for families, the disabled, for educational, cultural

William Angliss and friend, 1956 – both men had served in the Victorian parliament with distinction.

and religious organisations, for hospitals and health organisations and for youth welfare. Similarly, the William Angliss Institute Foundation, with which the School maintains links, focuses on student assistance. None, however, owe this man a debt greater than does Camberwell Grammar itself, which hosts an annual William Angliss Dinner in his memory and continues to educate his descendants. It is unfortunate that the passing of time often dulls the memory and lowers a due level of gratitude - the 1957 Grammarian had little to say about the passing of the School’s ‘white knight’ other than to note: ‘Representatives from the school attended the funeral of Sir William Angliss, (a great benefactor of Camberwell Grammar for many years).’ This was an unfittingly brief obituary for a man who had saved the School from sinking and then done a great deal to keep the refurbished vessel afloat. William Angliss deserved better and arguably continues to warrant a higher estimation in any account of the School’s history. There also remains some scope for an elevation of his profile amongst contemporary members of the school community. In February 1886, the initial School Prospectus had promised to offer due attention to those boys ‘destined to follow commercial pursuits’. No Camberwell boy could have selected a better role model in this area, or any other, than that provided by the life of William Angliss. Now, sixty years after his death, we must pay due homage to a man who continued to report to his office every morning at the age of 92, ‘always ready to interrupt his work with a dissertation on the unbounded possibilities of Australia’. He had worked hard and stuck at it, as he had advocated in New York in 1881. We too should share both the Angliss work ethic – he was a non-smoker and a temperate drinker – and his faith in the country that opened so many possibilities to this determined man, one who achieved greatness through his own efforts. If anyone associated with our School ever deserves to be assessed by what they did – Spectemur Agendo – there is no better candidate than William Charles Angliss. Dr David Bird School Archivist

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SPORT The beginning of the Summer season has seen all students competing in a wide variety of sports throughout Term 4. With relatively young teams, Firsts Basketball and Firsts Tennis have begun their seasons strongly with some hard-fought wins, while Firsts Badminton and Firsts Table Tennis continue to dominate their respective AGSV competitions. A rejuvenated Firsts Volleyball team also started the season impressively with a mixture of youth and experience, combined with countless enthusiasm. The Kayaking squad has grown significantly and they competed in the Bendigo Cup and the Ben Ward Memorial 40 Miler with outstanding form and results. Lawn Bowls competed in the AGSV Schools Round Robin and the 2017 Victorian Schools Super Series at MCC Kew Lawn Bowls Club and finished fourth and sixth respectively. The Cycling

squad has recorded some outstanding results, competing in Criteriums in Casey Fields and Kew. Zac Kelly (Year 8) and Cycling Captain, Alexander Murray (Year 11) have been exceptional thus far. The Triathlon squad has had one race so far and had some impressive performances from Charlie Chun (Year 7), Jack Thomas Lombardi (Year 11) who all finished in the top ten of their races. The Victorian Badminton All Schools Championships were held at the Altona Badminton Centre early in October. The school’s Firsts Badminton team, consisting of Felix Wang (Year 12), Jason Tran (Year 10), Benjamin Chen and Otto Zhao (both Year 8), were successful in winning the Boys Open Division. This was a significant achievement and the first time we have won the All Schools Championships.

Following a strong AGSV Athletics season, many of the school’s best athletes competed in the 2017 Victorian All Schools Track and Field Championships in November. There were many outstanding achievements over the course of the weekend, highlighted by sprinting sensation, Dilina DeSilva (Year 11), who came first in both the U17 400m and 400m Hurdles. His 400m time of 49.19 seconds was a personal best and a school record. Kai Sapolu’s (Year 7) second place in the pole vault was also a stand out, reaching a height of 2.30 metres. Both Dilina and Kai automatically qualified to represent Victoria and the School at the Australian All Schools Championships in Adelaide in December. Lastly, good luck to the First XI Cricket Team who will host the annual Neil Dansie Cricket Festival during January. Mr Lachlan Crawford Acting Director of Sport

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Community Connections Christmas Pudding Donation Thank you to the Camberwell Grammar School Auxiliary for their generous donation of Christmas puddings to FareShare. This wonderful organisation cooks over 5,000 meals a day for soup vans, homeless shelters, women’s refuges and community food banks.

A Visit From a Group of Malawian Children We were visited by a delightful group of orphaned children from Malawi who have been raised in a Buddhist temple and are fluent in Chinese. The group performed a short show for our students while touring here in Melbourne. 62

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Run/Walk for Koala Kids In Term 4 we once again hit the local tracks for the annual Run/Walk for Koala Kids, a partnership entering its fifth year. The boys approached the collection of sponsors in the lead up, and the actual event with admirable enthusiasm. For one solid hour, the boys completed laps of a set circuit, with some impressive distances covered by those who elected to run. Several boys ran in excess of ten kilometres during

the event, including Harry Watson (Year 6), Jake Petersen (Year 6), Xavier Treacy (Year 6), Tom Power (Year 7), Lachlan Wei (Year 7), Harrison Haintz (Year 7), Yanning Zhang (Year 7), Sam Woods (Year 7), James Harker (Year 8), Oliver Purcell (Year 8) and Rian MacLennan (Year 8).

supports children who are undergoing treatment for cancer. Run entirely by volunteers, Koala Kids helps to provide educational and entertainment activities for children and their families. Mr Rob French Head of Middle School

All went well, with a total of $4,500 raised for Koala Kids. This wonderful organisation


CGS Foundation The Camberwell Grammar School Foundation thanks the following people for their generous support of Camberwell Grammar School in 2017. Mr & Mrs A Aikman

Mr & Mrs J Carswell

Mr A N Curphey OBE

Dr J Golz & Dr S Sherson

Mr W Jiang & Ms Y Xu

Prof S Akbarzadeh & Dr A Haendel

Mr F T Carter

Mr D Curry

Mr F Gong

Mr H Jiang & Mrs R Feng

CGS Auxiliary

Mr C Dai & Ms J He

Mr W S Gong

Mr M Jiang & Ms Z Gao

Dr G Alex & Dr A Mathew

CGS Plus Shop

Mr D Dai & Ms J Xi

Mr & Mrs M Goss

Mr J C & Mrs R Johnson

Mr R A Alexander

Mr L Chable & Ms U McCoy

Mr R S Daley

Mr B Green & Dr E Hart

Dr J Joshi

Mr N Alexander

Mr J S Chambers

Mr C Dalla Riva & Ms J Cheatley

Mr & Mrs A Greenwood

Mr V Joy & Dr J Richardson

Mr R M Allsop

Mr & Mrs V M F Chan

Mr & Mrs M Dancey

Prof & Mrs M Grimley

Dr & Mrs F Kabourakis

Mr K Al-Sabbagh & Dr H Al-Sabbagh

Mr T Chan & Ms B Luk

Mr & Mrs J B Dardis

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Mr B Chan & Ms H Chung

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Mr Y Liu & Mrs W Wang

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Thorn Family Endowment

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Mr Q Tiet & Ms J Zhu

Mr Y Wu & Ms P Fang

Mr W Lu & Ms W Lou

Mr & Mrs S O’Brien

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Mr C J Timpson OAM

Mr Z Wu & Ms P He

Mr Z Lu & Mrs J Gao

OCGA Football Club

Mr T N Seletto

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Mr T Lu & Ms B Li

Dr C B Oh & Dr E Y-S Ng

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Dr H Tran & Dr J Huynh

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Mr B W C Wilson

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Assoc Prof P Russell

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Mr K J Lyons OAM Mr X J Ma

Mr L Mahaffy Mr & Mrs W Malic

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Dr Z Yu & Dr H Xu


News of Old Boys Old Camberwell Grammarians Football Club Premiers The Old Camberwell Grammarians Association Football Club (OCGAFC) Under 19’s awoke to a cold and wet morning for their Grand Final against Melbourne High School Old Boys (MHSOB) on Saturday 16 September.

With a 55-point lead at three quarter time the boys would have been entitled to just go out and enjoy the last quarter. But showing great pride, they set themselves a challenge of winning the quarter.

Old Camberwell kicked with the slight breeze in the first quarter. As expected, it was an arm wrestle early. The first goal of the game came when Lachie Powell (2016) grabbed a loose-ball and was taken high.

The final siren brought understandable joy to the boys, defeating MHSOB by 55 points and taking home the Victorian Amateur Football Association Premiership Trophy for 2017. Congratulations on a remarkable victory!

After half time, the boys came out firing. Jake Purcell (Year 12) booted a long bomb that cleared the pack and rolled through for a crucial goal. They continued to pile on the pressure, with Harry Veitch (Year 12) cleverly centring the ball to Robbie West (2016), who duly converted.


Mr Adam Kyriacou (1990) President of OCGFC

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Andrew Lane At the OCGA’s final meeting for 2017, the President, Matthew Forwood (1984) farewelled Andrew Lane (1979) as Treasurer, and Elizabeth Board as Executive Officer.

Peter Hare In the Term 3 school holidays, David Bennie (Year 10) visited Peter Hare (2006) at Apple Headquarters in Cupatino, California, where Peter is a Manager of the App Store. David and Peter are pictured below, with Steve Jobs looking on.

He commented on the major changes to the Association that had taken place over the 24 years that Andrew and Liz had worked with the committee, noting the expanded financial situation, which enables the OCGA to assist Old Boys and the school, the very healthy Life Memberships and the number and variety of functions and events held in Melbourne, interstate pub and overseas. Matthew and the Committee thanked Andrew and Liz for their extraordinary commitment to the OCGA and CGS.

Patrick Campbell-Dunn Duncan Ren Wenhao, Patrick Campbell-Dunn’s (2003) host brother from his exchange to China in 2001, visited Patrick and his family in Canberra. Duncan is now a Senior Manager working for Deloitte China.

Andy Lee Will Lewis Camberwell Music Society Jennen Ngiau-Keng (2001) and Ke Lin (2009) performed at the Virtuoso Violin Recital on Tuesday 17 October with the Camberwell Music Society. Jennen, who made his Camberwell Music Society debut, was joined by international pianist Ke, in a program that featured two highlights of the chamber repertoire: Brahms No 1 and Beethoven’s popular Spring Sonata. Jennen and Ke are pictured with Mr Tevor Henley.

Australian Stage Manager Will Lewis (1998), has been touring the world with the circus, musicals and theatre. His professional productions including Amaluna and Dralion for Cirque du Soleil, and major musicals include Wicked, Cats, Dusty, Hair and The Producers. He is currently the Stage Manager of The Wizard of Oz, which is coming to Melbourne in May 2018.

Andy Lee (1999) has teamed up once again with illustrator Heath McKenzie for the followup book, Do Not Open This Book Again, that’s just as delightfully funny as the first.

Will Lewis (1998), has been

touring the world with the

circus, musicals and theatre.


OCGAFC Presentation Night On Thursday 28 September, the OCGAFC celebrated the end of their Presentation Night at the Amora Hotel in Richmond. Congratulations to the award winners: COMMITTEE AWARDS


President’s Trophy

Katherine Bithavas

Best and Fairest

James Allen (2016)

Ron Wooton Trophy

Alex Vickery (2009)

Runner Up

Joe Arnold

Church Family Award

Tim Cottrell (1970)

Most Consistent

Chris Hensby

Rising Star Award

Lachie Powell (2016)

Most Determined

Simon Bennett

U19 Best Clubman

Boyd Elliot (1987)

Coach’s Award

Cameron Wilson (2006)

Women’s Best Clubman

Tim Wilson / Alex Osbourne

Most Improved

Sam Powell (2013)

Life Membership

Greg Tolson

Goal Kicking Award

Nick Adamson (38) (2010)



Best and Fairest

Rhiannon Green

Best and Fairest

Ben Mann (2013)

Runners Up

Samantha Anjou and Maggie Wilson

Runners Up

Charlie Urwin (2011) and Tom Vogel

Most Consistent

Stephanie Defina

Most Consistent

Tom Eastick

Most Determined

Katherine Mirabella

Most Determined

Tom Stayner (2011)

Coach’s Award

Cassandra Nolan

Coach’s Award

Taylor Stone

Best in Finals

Rhiannon Green

Most Improved

Tom Pepperell

Rising Star

Sophie Bangs

Goal Kicking Award

Eloise Defina (31)

U19S Best and Fairest

Josh Holding (2016)

Runner Up

Mitch Fletcher (2016)

Most Consistent

Will Dalrymple (2016)

Most Determined

Lucas Lewit-Mendes (2016)

Coach’s Award

Declan Hudson-Mollard (2016)

Most Courageous (Matt Austin Award) Robert West (2016)


Best in Finals

Kellan Percy (2016)

Goal Kicking Award

Mike Schumann (52) (2016)

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Old Camberwell Grammarians Soccer The Old Camberwell Grammarians Soccer Club can look back on a season of growth, both on and off the park, as both Senior and Reserves teams saw heartening improvements in performance and a sizeable Old Boys contingent continued to invest themselves in the club. After a slow start to the season, the Seniors missed out on the FFV State League 4 East promotion playoffs by only three points, finishing fifth. With Mark Nothdurft (2010) a pillar of strength and solidity in a range of positions, and Tao Wang (2015) and Rhett Nothdurft (2013) playing valuable roles, the side was in the hunt for a place in the promotion playoffs until the last round of the season. Unfortunately, results elsewhere took the matter out of the team’s hands in the lastgasp game at Croydon.

Arthur Collinson (1936) June Charlesworth brought in some of her father Arthur’s school trophies for our archives. Arthur Collinson (1936) graduated in 1936.

The Reserves improved enormously through the course of the year, despite a series of fantastic team performances in the second half of the season going unrewarded with premiership points. The young core group of Old Boys, including Gurshan Dhaliwal (2010), Stuart Harley (2015) and Stuart Brooks (2015) benefited from a revamped coaching set-up to show their potential and togetherness, and generate a great deal of excitement heading into season 2018. With Harris Koutrouzis (2008) and Plutarch Deliyannis (2008) leading the Old Boys contingent, the team finished a very respectable fifth in Metropolitan League 5 South-East. Mr Andrew Crosby (2008), OCGSC

“ The Old Camberwell Grammarians Soccer Club can look back on a season of growth, both on and off the park ”

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David Haintz Barry LaValley and Old Boy, David Haintz (1983) published a new book, The LifeFirst Advisor; a step-by-step instruction manual helping financial advisors thrive amid challenges from ageing populations, new technology and regulatory changes.

Mr Jennen Ngiau-Keng (2001) has inaugurated the 2018 Melbourne Violin Competition, sponsored by his company JENNEN Shoes. The competition is Australia’s newest violin competition, supporting violinists, the art culture of Melbourne and promoting the practice and performance of Solo Bach. The winner receives $5,000 and all other finalists will receive $1,000. The finals concert will be recorded and broadcast by 3MBS FM and will attended by 50 of Melbourne’s leading violinists, including members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria.


THE WEDDING OF FIONA AND MICHAEL EVANS Congratulations to Michael Evans (2002) and Fiona, on their recent wedding in Hawaii on Friday 3 November.

Mr Paul Wheelton AM KSJ The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, held a private investiture for Mr Paul Wheelton AM KSJ (1973), the Deputy Chair of the Order of Australia Association. The investiture involved being upgraded from an OAM to a Member of the Order – AM.


ENGAGEMENT Teri Miriklis (staff member) proposed to Erin March, his partner of three and a half years, whilst holidaying in Port Douglas. Congratulations to Teri and Erin.


THE WEDDING OF EMILY LI AND JUSTIN MA The wedding of Emily Li and Justin Ma (2002) was celebrated in the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong on Saturday 7 October. Justin’s brother Jason Ma (2006) was Best Man at the wedding.

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Wayne Cheung (2011) During university, I had the good fortune to spend a semester abroad in Liverpool. I met and became very good friends with fellow exchange students from other parts of Europe, and they were generous enough to invite me into their homes and show me around in their hometowns. We had fun conversations around the dinner table comparing our different customs and cultural values. I had a fantastic time and looking back, it was unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Before I left for Europe, a French PhD friend gave me a piece of advice, ‘When you go abroad, you will automatically become an ambassador for your home country because everyone wants to know more about your country’. I remember feeling uneasy being shouldered with this responsibility at that

time because I felt I could not be a full representative for either Australia or Hong Kong, where I grew up before starting school at Camberwell Grammar. So, in the end, I decided to be an ambassador for myself, with my unique Chinese-Australian story. Rather than being long-winded, it instead, became a great conversation opener as it flowed naturally to a discussion on how different it is to be brought up in a different environment. My time abroad led to a reaffirmation of my identity and made me into a more confident person, that I could simply be who I am without fitting into any particular mould of an “Australian” or “Chinese”. On my travels, I have also found a common love of music to be a brilliant way of meeting and connecting with the locals. I attended a concert at the Philharmonie in Berlin once, and sitting next to me was a man with a day-job as a political analyst. We talked

about our favourite composers and argued how Shostakovich’s symphonies are good, but Mahler’s symphonies are truly transcendental, and so on. Now in Singapore, on Sundays, I attend a pianist’s gathering around two public pianos in the city where we play to each other and share our love of playing the piano. It is heart-warming to meet so many passionate musicians and music lovers at every place I have visited. There is a well-known Chinese proverb: ‘It is better to walk ten thousand miles than read ten thousand books’. For me, I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to do both, as I was studying and travelling at the same time! And I hope my research work brings me to yet another exciting place for me to explore one day, and be intrigued by its unique culture and history.

different for me. As cliché as it sounds, studying abroad really is a life skill. I enjoyed being surrounded by like-minded students who simply wanted to learn about new things and to learn about each other. It sounds simple but has a profound effect.

Michael Lane (2013) It is hard to believe that it has been four years since I completed Year 12 at Camberwell Grammar School. Time has gone so fast that I will soon be completing my Business/Arts Degree at Monash University next year. I have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my degree, especially, studying Accounting, Indonesian and International Relations. Anyone who loves studying a language at school knows how fantastic it is to continue developing those skills throughout university.

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to be accepted into a study abroad program at the University of Reading in England, United Kingdom for a semester. There, I studied European Union integration studies, which is very relevant in the UK at the moment (depending on how you look at things). It seems to me now, that the fate of the EU lies with people who work together and want to learn about other cultures and languages to achieve a strong Europe; a united Europe can create greater security and prosperity. I think everyone knows someone who has gone on exchange overseas or lived overseas and said it was the best experience of their life, this really was no

While studying abroad I had many fun moments, including exploring the UK, drinking with mates and visiting neighbouring countries. Other highlights included visiting family friends in Sweden, travelling around Italy with mates, attending the Easter Day Mass in Vatican City, celebrating St Patrick’s Day in London and exploring Eastern Berlin, to name a few. During the two terror attacks in London, I was extremely distressed, especially as I was in the vicinity of the attacks the previous day. Fortunately, the university focused on uniting all students and reminded us that in the current unstable nature of the world threatens the co-existence of people and that we as students, should continue to fight for the continuation of cross-institutional education. For my next adventure, I will be working for a social emancipatory non-government organisation in Jakarta, Indonesia, this summer. 71

Dylan Morris (2008) Dr Dylan Morris is studying a Doctor of Philosophy at the Clinical Trial Service Unit, Oxford, to identify effective treatments that may prevent stroke. Dylan is a 2008 Camberwell Grammar Old Boy. After school, he went on to study a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at James Cook University, Queensland, where he developed a strong interest in cardiovascular research and clinical trials. Dylan graduated Medicine in 2014 with First Class Honours, and in the same year was awarded a General Sir John Monash Scholarship, one of Australia’s most prestigious postgraduate scholarships, to pursue further research at an overseas institution. Dylan is now studying a Doctor of Philosophy at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit at the University of Oxford. This unit is internationally renowned for confirming tobacco smoking

Eugene Tee (2011) Thank you for the opportunity to share with you my story about my studies overseas. I would like to take the time to thank my family and friends, as without their continuous support none of the following would have been possible. After growing up in Balwyn North, I made the decision to leave my family and friends at the age of 16 to pursue opportunities in the United States. Two of my teammates, including Max Halson (2010) and I decided to follow our swim coach to Santa Monica, California to continue our training and then transition into the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). With the NCAA being a multibillion dollar industry, comprising of over 1,250 athletic programs and 24 sports for men and women, there was just no comparison in Australia. The opportunity to 72

as an important cause of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease (Doll and Peto, British Doctors Study), and for conducting large-scale randomised trials that have provided reliable evidence on the benefits and safety of aspirin (ISIS-2) and statins (Heart Protection Study) for cardiovascular prevention. Dylan is conducting three large studies investigating the prevalence, risk factors, and best management of carotid artery stenosis, which causes about one in five ischaemic strokes. He has analysed data on a large population of 2.4 million healthy people who have been screened for carotid artery stenosis. He is leading a 1000-person prospective cohort study in the UK to assess the risk of stroke in people who are found to have carotid artery stenosis, and is analysing all available randomised trial data comparing surgery vs. medical therapy alone for the management of carotid stenosis, to provide precise estimates of the procedural risks and long-term benefits of this preventative surgery.

receive a prestigious undergraduate degree and train in a world-class environment (while, having it paid for) seemed too good to pass up. After finishing high school in Southern California, I signed my National Letter of Intent to swim for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), a coveted division 1 program with an annual athletic budget of over $80 million dollars and a consensus top five academic public university. The swimming and diving team invested over $35,000 worth of expenses per year in me that included tuition, housing, food, and cost of living. It was one of the most incredible atmospheres, as I had the opportunity to train with Olympians and National Team members of the United States, Canada, Germany, and South Africa. The college lifestyle, let alone being a studentathlete at UNC, was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and it’s an opportunity I hope my future children are lucky enough to

After finishing his DPhil, Dylan will return to Australia to complete his vascular surgical training and conduct large-scale randomised clinical trials aimed at reducing the global burden of cardiovascular disease.

experience as well. After a tumultuous career, I graduated in 2017 with Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science and left the swimming and diving program as a top ten all time performer. After returning home I decided to pursue my next ambition to become a physiotherapist. Funnily enough, however, I recently delayed my acceptance offer to a doctorate of physiotherapy program for two years, as I accepted an offer to be an Assistant Swim Coach at a small private college in the United States. This new position allows me to see the other side of collegiate athletics while they pay for my Masters of Science in Exercise Science, housing, and a living stipend. I believe the events leading to this point in my life have fast tracked my development and I hope this insight to my previous experiences will inspire your next adventure.

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James Randall (2005) After four years as a management consultant with L.E.K. Consulting I wanted to undertake an MBA. In 2015, I was accepted into the MBA Class of 2017 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and offered a Fellowship with the Lauder Institute. This was the start of an incredible two-year adventure. Our class comprised students from 73 countries and the diversity of backgrounds facilitated an amazing dialogue. Wharton mixes ex-bankers and consultants with military veterans, world class athletes, technology entrepreneurs and students from a myriad of other backgrounds. Listening to the stories of my classmates was a very humbling and enlightening experience. The curriculum at Wharton covered all aspects of business. I was privileged to

study monetary policy under direction from a former deputy governor of the Bank of Israel, and to debate mergers and acquisitions transactions with Wall Street’s top investors, bankers and lawyers. The extra-curricular activities at business school included over 100 professional, social and sporting clubs. Everyone was after their ‘stretch experience’ - I began playing ice hockey, a challenge for someone who had never been ice skating! The travel was extensive. I spent two months in China with the Lauder Program taking language classes and meeting with Chinese business executives. I was part of a group of students that created our own version of The Amazing Race, travelling in teams across Rwanda, the Congo, Uganda and Kenya. I went to South Africa to research how mining companies work with local stakeholders. I visited Israel to study efficient water use

technology. These trips were in addition to unofficial student treks including hiking in Peru, skiing in Canada, Austria and France and other activities within the U.S. Towards the end of the MBA I accepted a position with Pacific Equity Partners, Australia’s largest domestic private equity firm. I moved to Sydney in July and am now mainly working on transactions in Australia and New Zealand. Studying abroad has helped me to develop professionally and personally. I began this journey at Camberwell Grammar School when I went to Wuxi, China as a Year 10 student. I encourage other Camberwell Grammarians to pursue an MBA, and am always happy to discuss Wharton with anyone who is interested.


facing the country. The World Health Organisation has estimated in 2012 that more than one million people died from air pollution in China, and I saw first-hand the impact it has on the population. It left with me a strong desire to contribute tackling such major environmental challenges, which I am pursuing in earnest with my current company AlphaBeta, where we are helping governments and businesses in Asia tackle issues such as land deforestation, plastic waste in the ocean, and CO2e abatement.

Fraser Thompson (1995) American writer Henry Miller once wrote that “one’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.” I have been fortunate to have had many opportunities to study abroad, and each of them has provided me with an indelible new perspective on the world. After leaving Camberwell Grammar in 1995, I studied Commerce/Arts at the University of Melbourne; continuing the Mandarin studies I had commenced at Camberwell Grammar, with the hope of becoming a journalist in China. In 1997, I studied at Beijing Normal University as part of my degree, and was struck by, not only the vibrancy of the city, but also the scale of the environmental challenges

I have always been a keen runner, and in 1999 I had the opportunity to study at Butler University in Indianapolis on an athletics scholarship. I had an incredible time, and was left extremely impressed by the drive, optimism, and altruism of Americans. However, I was also left with a lingering disquiet concerning the great divide happening in the country, in terms of their living standards. This schism in American society has been a major driver of the current political malaise engulfing the country. After finishing my undergraduate degree, I was fortunate to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, completing my PhD and Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. Economics can sometimes be regarded as an overly technical and dry subject, but for me it is at the heart of some

of the most important decisions we make as a society. My research led me to work at the World Bank in Washington DC, and then to McKinsey, a global management consultancy company, where I focused on helping countries navigate the economic and environmental challenges they were facing. While studying at Oxford, I also had the good fortune of being President of the Oxford University Athletic Club (OUAC) during the 50 th anniversary of the four-minute mile. Sir Roger Bannister joined us as we attempted to recreate his famous feat, and the field included famous runners, Mo Farah and Craig Mottram. Only Craig Mottram was able to dip under the four-minute mark on that day, showing what a tremendous athletic achievement it was back in 1954. My travels have now taken me back to Asia (where it all began), I live in Singapore with my wife and baby boy. In addition to running my company AlphaBeta, I also serve as President of the Australia-ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, which the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, helped us launch in June this year. I feel incredibly lucky to have been given the opportunities to study, travel, and work abroad, and I hope my current roles provide me with a platform to give some of this back. AlphaBeta

Alec Webley (2006) One of relatively few 2006 Old Boys to go to a university in the United States immediately following graduation, Alec attended the University of Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2011. Penn and other Ivy League schools offer extraordinary opportunities for those students with the good fortune to be admitted, often for far less in eventual graduate debt than their Australian equivalents. Much like the Melbourne curriculum, Penn requires students to take a broad range of courses and gain proficiency in a foreign language, as well as completing a major concentrating on a field of study, culminating in a dissertation akin to an honors year in an Australian course. While at Penn, Alec majored in Political Theory, with minors in English and Classics. He also involved himself in student union politics, serving as president of the union in his third year. Following graduation, Alec started an M.Sc./PhD in the Comparative Politics program at the London School of Economics, ultimately electing to end the program at the M.Sc. stage and instead complete a Juris Doctor (JD) at New York University School of Law. Law is exclusively a post-graduate subject in the United States, taught in a three-year doctorate program. 74

After completing the JD in 2016, Alec passed the New York bar examination and took up a position as a litigator at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington D.C., where his practice focuses on insurance recovery (policyholder side) and appellate matters. In 2018-2019, Alec will be serving as an associate to Judge Rowan Wilson of the New York Court of Appeals; the court of last resort in the state of New York, followed by an associateship in 2019-2020 with Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Alongside his legal practice interests, Alec moonlights as a legal academic. He has published in the Administrative Law Review ‘Seeing Through a Preamble,

Darkly: Administrative Verbosity in an Age of Populism’ and ‘Fake News’, forthcoming 2018, and the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy ‘Judges Are (Not?) Politicians: Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar and the Constitutional Law of Redistricting of Judicial Election Districts’. His next piece, co-authored with Sam Issacharoff, Alex Bursack, and Russell Rennie, examines the implications of the constitutional law and theory applicable to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for the island’s recovery from Hurricane Maria and will be published in late 2018.

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OCGA CBD Networking Breakfast The OCGA CBD Networking Breakfast was held on Tuesday 17 October at DoubleTree by Hilton, Melbourne. Richard Day (1976) addressed the breakfast and presented the though provoking topic of – ‘Increasing Your Business Impact, Influence and Income: Three Simple Steps that Guarantee Success’. All attendees enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships with other members of the Camberwell Grammar School community.

Attendees John Angelopoulos (2013) Chris Barlow (1984) Amarjit Batra (2012) Matthew Bushell (Accru Melb) Matt Cullen (1986) Alister Danks (1985) Richard Day (1976) Peter Deliyannis (2013) Campbell Dickinson (1981) Andrew Ellett (1994) David Everist (2003) Bridgette Fleming (Accru Melb) John Forwood (1985) Matthew Forwood (1984) Matthew Gallop (Accru Melb) Rob Gell (1970) Abbey Griffin (Accru Melb) James Howard (1987) Gordon Ireland (1973) Christopher Jensen (1974) Andrew Jensen (2009) Mahesh Kariyawasam (1996) Daniel Kerkvliet (2003) Peter Kerkvliet (1982) Adam Kyriacou (1990) Joshua McGrath (Accru Melb) John Mills (1984) James Mirams (1989) Anna Nguyen (Accru Melb) Cindy Parker (Development Office) Andrew Paterson (2003) Chris Rae (Accru Melb) Oliver Scheiber (2009) Justin Smith (1989) Campbell Sorell (1986) Sophie Straford (Accru Melb) Simon Swingler (1986) Cameron Walker (2003) Paul Wheelton AM KSJ (1973) John Williams (Current Parent) Jonathan Wong (2006) Dan Woods (1986) William Wright (2006)


40 Year Reunion The 40 Year Reunion (Class of 1977) was held on Friday 10 November 2017 in the Camberwell Room.

Attendees Andrew Barr John Bates Peter Gorman Craig Halliday Malcom Harper Craig Hassed Paul Inglis Mark Newlan Tony Prochazka Peter Todhunter David Vaux Barry Vienet John Allen (Current Staff) Chris Bence (Past Staff) Elizabeth Board ( Director of Development) Trevor Henley (Past Staff) Cindy Parker (Development Associate) Ken Schwab (Current Staff)


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60+ Year Reunion Luncheon The 60+ Year Reunion Luncheon was held on Wednesday 22 November in the Camberwell Room. Old Boys who left the school in 1957 or earlier were invited to attend with a partner or guest.

Attendees Ken Lyons (1942) and Kerri Schwarze Colin Bell (1944) and Jean Bell Ted Bailey (1945) and Wendy Watson Robert McKaige (1945) and Sarah McFarlane Sam Cant (1946) with Carmelle Cant Henry Frohlich (1947) Michael George (1947) Ian Angus (1948) Bruce Church (1948) Ian Kirwan (1948) and Lorraine Kirwan Ross Munro (1948) Peter Parsons (1948) and David Graham Brian Pierson (1948) and Elaine Pierson Donald Swanton (1948) Peter Anderson (1950) Jim Sawyer (1950) and Judy Ross Brian Hansford (1951) and Dorothy Hansford Brian Morris (1951) and Joan Morris Owen Lloyd (1952) Bruce Wagner (1952) and Lee Wagner Barrie Wiltshire (1952) and Marj Wiltshire Don Johnson (1954) and Geraldine Johnson Brian Little (1955) David de Kretser (1956) and Jan de Kretser Alan Box (1957) Richard Jones (1957) Anthony McClellan (1957) and Margaret McClellan Greig Provan (1957) and Elaine Provan Lex Sebastian (1957) Russell Tritton (1957) Elizabeth Board (Director of Developement) David Bird (Current Staff) Cindy Parker (Development Associate)

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Obituaries It is with great sadness that we record the death of a member of the Camberwell Grammar School community, since the last edition of Spectemur.

Donald Watt (1945) 3 August 1927 – 30 September 2017 79

Calendar 2018 FEBRUARY



Friday 2 – Golf Challenge, Kew Golf Club

Tuesday 1 – OCGA Committee Meeting*

Friday 7 – 40 Year Reunion (1978)

Tuesday 6 – OCGA Committee Meeting*

Friday 4 – 10 Year Reunion (2008)

Thursday 13 – Vocational Dinner

Wednesday 14 – Lawn Bowls, against Old Scotch, Glen Street, Hawthorn

Thursday 17 – QLD Network Function


Date TBC – OCGA Art Exhibition Gala Opening

Friday 2 – Battle of the Decades, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club


Tuesday 16 – CBD Networking Breakfast

Friday 15 – 20 Year Reunion (1998)

Sunday 21 – OCGA Lawn Bowls Day

Thursday 21 – Roystead Society and Gallery of Achievement Dinner

Wednesday 24 – Cufflink Presentation

Friday 18 – NSW Network Function

OCTOBER Tuesday 9 – OCGA Committee Meeting* Saturday 13 – Open Day

Tuesday 6 – OCGA Committee Meeting AGM* Friday 16 – OCGA All Years Function


Thursday 22 – ACT Network Function Sunday 25 – Suma Park Cricket, Queenscliff


Wednesday 28 – Careers Night

Friday 27 – 25 Year Reunion (1993)



Sunday 29 – 50 Year Chapter Luncheon (pre-1968)

Thursday 2 – WA Network Function

Thursday 15 – 5 Year Reunion (2013) Wednesday 21 – 60+ Years Reunion (pre-1958) *COMMITTEE MEETINGS are held in the Development Office, CGS at 7.00pm.

Friday 3 – SA Network Function Tuesday 7 – OCGA Committee Meeting* Friday 24 – 30 Year Reunion (1988) Friday 31 – Generations Photo

2017 INFORMATION MORNINGS, SCHOOL TOURS AND OPEN DAY Venue is the Performing Arts Centre. Parking Gate 1 or Gate 5.

OPEN DAY Saturday 13 October

10.00am to 2.00pm

SCHOOL TOURS ONLY Tuesday 20 February

9.00am to 10.00am

All Levels

Tuesday 1 May

9.00am to 10.00am

All Levels

Tuesday 24 July

9.00am to 10.00am

All Levels



All Levels

Saturday 11 August


All Levels

Saturday 10 November


All Levels

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