Category Archives: Profiles

Trying Anything, At Least Once

When you read about what Sarah James (2011 Frew) has done since leaving Girton, you get the distinct feeling that she will try anything once, so long as it’s something…

Exceptional Student Selected to Become Exceptional Teacher

It’s tempting to think that the arty, prosy, drama type who can shrewdly wax lyrical about anthropology, social theory and philosophy might not make the best school teacher. But add…

Work, Study, Travel, Motherhood: The All-rounder

Since leaving Girton Grammar, Kathryn Field (Riley House and Dux of Year 12 in 1993) has not only kept studying, but also added full time work, travel and motherhood into…

Life Beyond Two Minute Noodles

Sam Winzar (2006) may have bitten off more than he could chew when he purchased a house in Bendigo and promptly took off to London where he paid exorbitant rent…

Today Comes Quicker Than Expected

Fenella Wagener is a Producer on the Today Show on Channel Nine, which is good going for someone who only finished school six years ago. She always hoped that she…

Chemistry of Scholarly Success

If she were an Olympian, Emily Griffin (2011) would be a triple gold medallist, having received 3 scholarships to La Trobe University in Bendigo before even setting foot on campus….

Picking a Path

Alexander Zegelin (2012 Aherne) is studying to be a teacher but could equally end up making his living from music. Alex is lead guitarist and songwriter in a heavy metal…

From London With Love

When Alexia Higgs (2000) agreed to be profiled for the OGA, the photos she sent to accompany her story were titled “New York”, “Italy”, “Berlin” and “London”, with each shot…

Drop-kicking Stereotypes: Growing up Muslim in Australia

For someone with boundless talent, a unique world view and a spirit worth bottling, you have to admire Tasneem Chopra (OGA 1987), with the world at her feet, for keeping…

For the Love of Teaching

Liz Tobias has left virtually no Girton stone unturned in her 24 years of teaching at the school, having graced the Junior School, Senior School and the Boarding House. After…