Category Archives: Profiles

Old Girtonians Perform for their Art

2nd March, 2017 Two recent Girton graduates have moved to Melbourne to cut their teeth in the Performing Arts industry. One has joined the prestigious National Institute for Dramatic Arts…

The Happy Scribbler

Meg McKinlay is exactly how you imagine, and in your mind, romanticise, an accomplished author of novels to be. One of those people who carries a little black book everywhere…

When Optimism Meets Talent

It is not an easy thing to cut teeth in the Performing Arts but Blake Barnard (2009 School Captain) has managed to do just that and is more than comfortable…

From the School Captain: 1947

The below article was submitted by Barbara Everist (nee Pickford) who was School Captain in 1947. It contains precious memories of her time at Girton Church of England Girls Grammar…

OGA Bestows Honorary Life Membership

Below is a copy of the citation that was read at the presentation of an Honorary Life Membership to Mrs Robyn MacCulloch, Deputy Head, Girton Grammar School.  The presentation was…

The Accidental Lawyer

Jane Hywood (2007) maintains that no one is more surprised than herself that she became a lawyer. But ask any of her past teachers and they are not surprised at…

A Trip Down Memory Lane

The following story was submitted by Old Girtonian, Maggie Wittchen, nee Margaret McCulloch, now living in Adelaide with fond and not so fond memories of the Girton Boarding House. I…

Japanese Language Teacher Returns to School

Mr Bob Denahy introduced Japanese language classes to Girton College after being invited by then Headmaster, Mr Bob Bickerdike, to become a staff member. Both gentlemen had previously taught at…

The Countertenor from a Cactus Farm

Just some of the things that Christopher Field neglected to reveal when interviewed for this profile are; the fact that he was Dux of the school in his final year…

Mother, Artist, Historian, Academic, Chef, Horticulturist – Phew!

Lee-Anne Trewartha (nee Dryden) is an artist. A real, proper, accomplished, career artist, which actually, not too many people can claim. Her art career has involved inclusion in major Australian…