2019 Mentonians Calendar of Events

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The Mentonians Association will again be subsidising First Aid and CPR courses for all Alumni and Club members on Tuesday 24 February. Click here to book. For further information, please contact Suzanne Ashley on 9584 4211.

What a great tradition! The Mentonians' Association host a fabulous barbecue lunch at the School's camp site right on the beach at Shoreham. There's always kids activities including a jumping castle, animal farm, pony rides and Miss Elodie's caravan selling coffee, soft-drink, ice-creams and other treats. This picnic is open to all of the Mentone Grammar community, particularly the new families. Come along and reminisce about your days spent at the campsite or for those new to the School, see where your child will be spending their camping time! It's the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Click here to book.

In 1923, the School which started with 60 students was made up of Frogmore House, an old church hall and a paddock, which was referred to as the oval. 95 years later, we continue the tradition of celebrating the day Mentone Grammar was founded. Each year, the whole School comes together for an Assembly to celebrate our history and journey so far. A significant Mentonian is invited to join the youngest students of the School and Head Prefects to cut the Founders’ Day cake. The birthday cake is cut by our students using Colonel Weir’s sword. Col. Weir was a significant person in the founding of Mentone Grammar and a distinguished solider. For many years his wife,  Marion, would join us to cut the cake. Amazingly, she did this up until her 101st birthday! Details of the morning tea and Founders' Day service will be posted early in 2019.


Our Short Film Festivals are supported by enthusiastic actors, directors and filmmakers. Representatives from each submission introduce their film to the audience and give a unique insight into the message behind the making of their film. 2019's Film Festival is on track to be bigger and better in the unique Mary Jones Studio Theatre space, so to all enthusiasts or already established filmmakers, get filming!


To submit your films email Panther Productions or drop a USB into reception at Mentone Grammar (Gate 1) and attention to Fiona Dallas by 8 March 2019.

To book audience tickets for catering purposes, click here


The Mentone Grammar Golf Day is an annual tradition amongst the Alumni, so get your team organised and plan to book yourself in to what is always a great day of fun, competition and good company!  Click here to book!

"Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian"

Meeting up with people from School again gives you a little piece of the past back. And no matter how much things have changed and continue to do so, you'll always remember the people you shared those years with. Come along and enjoy a tour of the School, dinner and drinks. 

Click here to book the Class of 1994 Reunion

Click here to book the Class of 1999 Reunion

Click here to book the Class of 2004 Reunion



Save the date! The 2019 Annual Dinner will be held in the beautiful Woodlands Golf Club dining rooms. The Tony Drinan Award will be presented together with Honorary Mentonian and Sporting Awards. This year's format will be improved and promises to be more enjoyable across the ages! Details will be published in 2019 and promoted within our Clubs and Alumni community. For further information email Suzanne Ashley.

"Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian"

Meeting up with people from School again gives you a little piece of the past back. And no matter how much things have changed and continue to do so, you'll always remember the people you shared those years with. Come along and enjoy a tour of the School, dinner and drinks. Details to book will be posted on the Events page in 2019.

Okay, so it's not the most exciting event, but it is a necessity when running a successful Association! We make the best of it and after the formalities, enjoy canapés and drinks with our members. Nomination and Proxy Forms will be available closer to the date. Come along and support the Association!

The words "Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian" are never truer than when attending this special lunch. Each year Alumni from the 1940's through to the mid 1970's (and partners) return to Mentone Grammar to enjoy our complimentary Friends of Frogmore Lunch. We have a theme or guest speaker at the lunch, along with good food, good company, nostalgic photographs and the opportunity to share memories with schoolmates and life-long friends.

 *Alumni are automatically invited to this luncheon following their 40-year reunion.

Mentone Grammar and The Mentonians Association are proud to host and celebrate the 50 Year Golden Reunion with members of the Class of 1969 and their partners. A special complimentary dinner to celebrate this milestone will be held at Woodlands Golf Club. Contact your school friends and save the date now! To register your interest in attending the 1969 Golden Reunion, contact email Suzanne Ashley.

"Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian"

Meeting up with people from School again gives you a little piece of the past back. And no matter how much things have changed and continue to do so, you'll always remember the people you shared those years with. Come along and enjoy a tour of the School, dinner and drinks. Details to book will be posted on the Events page in 2019.


Presented by our Cadets and Year 5 & 6 students, The Mentonians Association annually host a Remembrance Day Service on the grounds outside Frogmore House. Remembrance Day gives us an opportunity to stop and remember those men and women who died and suffered in the service of our country. Each year, we especially remember those Mentonians who gave their lives in order that we may live in peace. Click on the Mentone Grammar Roll of Honour to read more.

Mentonians and their family members are invited to join us in 2019 and enjoy morning tea with fellow alumni and friends after the Service. Further details will be posted in mid 2019.

It's quiet without you ...

And so we say "Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian" to our Class of 2018!

Save the date! Meeting up with people from School gives you a little piece of the past back. Even though it's only a year, things have changed and continue to do so. Come along and spend some time with those you shared all those School years with!  A link to book will be posted on the Events page mid-2019.

Mentonians are most welcome to join the Mentone Grammar School Community for the annual Service of Lessons and Carols held at St Paul’s Cathedral. This traditional and very moving Service includes several Christmas hymns played on the Cathedral’s very fine pipe organ (built in 1890, by T.C. Lewis, Brixton, London) by Mr Lewis Plumridge (1963),  Director of Music at Mentone Grammar from 1982-2008. Further details will be posted later in 2019.