Category Archives: Profiles

Teacher Profile: Liz Blanks

As an opal salesperson, Liz Blanks, makes an excellent Japanese teacher! Having lived in Japan for about year and completed initial tertiary study, Liz got married and moved to Western…

OGA Teacher Profile: Elli Monro

Elli Monro left Bendigo after 13 years as a student at Girton Grammar. She did not expect to return, but she says that in hindsight, it’s no real surprise that…

OGA Teacher Profile: Meghan Ketterer

Meghan Ketterer lives by the mantra, “if the shoe fits….” which quickly becomes apparent when you realise that she was a student at Girton Grammar for 13 years and 5…

Teacher Profile: Erin Moss

Because of the high regard in which Erin Moss holds Girton Grammar, she did not expect to become a teacher at the place that she describes as the “pinnacle of…

OGA Teacher Profile: Mr Toly Sawenko

We often expect Drama teachers to be the terribly creative type, who have done fantastically interesting things. Toly Sawenko wrote and directed a comedy show called ‘Comedy Void’ for the…

OGA Teacher Profile: Mr Nicholas Pease

Nick, or Mr Pease as he is to his students, loves singing and song writing and has enjoyed teaching VCE English, so as Girton’s Head of Drama, he is either…

JET-SETTER, GO-GETTER

If ever there was a good advertisement for the benefits of getting involved in school beyond the classroom, then Anneliese Diedrichs (Aherne 2002) is a poster girl. By being involved…

A Hobby for Life

Carolyn MacDonald (Class of 1995) claims to have the best job in the world, probably because she basically combined two things she loves – the study of culture and film…

Going in Leaps, Bounds and Stages

It is not easy to be accepted into NIDA. For the ‘non-auditioned’, NIDA is the National Institute of Dramatic Arts and is one of the most reputable places in Australia…

Language of Life

Melissa Nemoto (Née Morris, 1995 Frew and pictured right in the profile photo) got First Class Honours in Japanese post-graduate studies at University, which included a year of studying economics…