Category Archives: Profiles

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…

Firefigher Fights for Own Home

Eliot Walton (2010) did not become a volunteer fire fighter to meet the Prime Minister but having fought the recent Wye River fires with the CFA and having lost his…

Hugh Jackman to Helsinki: a Thoroughly Musical Career

Beth Condon was a student at Girton Grammar from 2002-2006. During this time she was a staunch supporter of Frew house and an enthusiastic hockey player and musician, playing violin and…

Chartering Success

Chris Boag (1995) would claim that he was somewhat rudderless at school and in his early career. He dipped briefly into Mechanical Engineering at RMIT, then became an Actuarial Analyst,…

Banking on Community

Twenty five years in the banking industry might sound a little one dimensional to many, but Andre Clayton (1989 alumni) was there when the first Community Bank opened in 1998…

Keeping Passions Close

It is not always easy to stay close to your passions when it comes to career, but Damon Lonnie (1989 Head Prefect) has managed to combine his love of golf…

A Gap Year to Remember

The impossibility of a city growing out of the sand lead this would-be automotive engineer on a career path that he never anticipated. Now, he has a thriving career in…

A Musical Engineer

As our current Year 12 students prepare to leave the relative safety of the school environment, this story might help to prepare them for just how much their life is…