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Alex Neilson standing outside Stanford University, California

From School to Stanford: First Impressions

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Moving out of home and starting university can be an intimidating venture, but Alex Nielsen has barely missed a beat.  After achieving a perfect ATAR score last year (2017), Alex has recently jetted himself off to undertake his tertiary studies at the prestigious Stanford University in California. Signing himself up for four years of living…

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A Book From an Old Girtonian

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Liz Low graduated from Girton in 1962 and has recently written a book about growing up in Eaglehawk. Liz will be giving an author’s talk at the Bendigo Library on Thursday, November 8th from 2-3pm and on Saturday, November 10, she will be ‘In Conversation’ with Lauren Mitchell at the Eaglehawk Library from 11-12. Bookings…

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Class of 2013 Reunite

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The OGA 5 Year reunion was a huge success with over 60 Old Girtonians coming together for a night of fun and friendship. These past students are doing all manner of wonderful things from Nursing, Astro Physics, Teaching and Biomedicine to Photography, Accounting and running a Concrete business. Captain in 2013, Rebecca Holmes, ran a…

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2016 OGA Scholarship Recipient - Blake Reilly (Jones)

2018 OGA Departing Girtonian Scholarship: Applications now open for Year 12 students

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The OGA Departing Girtonian Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship is awarded each year to students who display good all-round commitment to the school’s values and who epitomise what it is to be a departing Girtonian with positive relationships, a commitment to life-long learning, leadership skills, resilience, spirituality and a commitment to social responsibility. The scholarship…

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OGA 30 Year Reunion

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The Class of 1988 reunited on Saturday 26th May, starting with a school tour where there was much reminiscing and hilarity. About 30 Old Girtonians came together from near and far, including guests from Sydney and Malaysia. The School Captain (Matt Hunter) and School Dux (Leah Fricke) were both in attendance and were delighted to…

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Careers Event for Year 12

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Year 12 students enjoyed hearing from three Old Girtonians who visited the school on 7th June to share their life and work experiences with soon to graduate students. Students heard from an actor, a lawyer and a community development expert who spoke about their experiences at University, in part time jobs, as volunteers and in their…

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OGA 30 Year Get Together

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The Class of 1988 reunited on Saturday 26th May, starting with a school tour where there was much reminiscing and hilarity. About 30 Old Girtonians came together from near and far, including guests from Sydney and Malaysia. The School Captain (Matt Hunter) and School Dux (Leah Fricke) were both in attendance and were delighted to…

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Class of 1998 Reunites

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The Class of 1998 had a great time at their 20 year reunion on Saturday night at the Brougham Arms Hotel. Old friendships were rekindled and Girtonians caught up with their teachers, swapping stories from school days. This cohort has gone on to many different career and life paths over the last 20 years, including…

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A Journey from Schoolboy to Stockman

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Callum Olver (2008) is the first to admit that the classroom is not where he felt most comfortable and that he feels much more at home in a saddle. With parents who had grown up on farms, an uncle who was a dairy farmer and another who was a Head Stockman in the 1980’s in…

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