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Each year The Mentonians Association host a lunch with the international students at Mentone Grammar to celebrate the Lunar New Year. This lunch is open to all international students, parents, guardians and/or homestay parents and is held at the School during the lunchtime break. 

This year the Lunar New Year lunch will be held on Friday February 12 2021 at 12:50pm.


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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, tea and choc tops! This picnic is open to all of the Mentone Grammar community, and particularly welcomes the new families. 

To view the photo gallery of this year's great picnic, click here!

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! 

This year's Founders Day celebration will be held on Thursday 4 March 2021 from approximately 12.10pm - 12.45pm in the Sports & Function Centre (enter via Gate 4 Como Parade, Mentone). For more information or to attend, please contact Suzanne Ashley on 9584 4211.

The Mentone Grammar Golf Day is an annual tradition amongst the Alumni and greater Mentone Grammar community. This year will be was no exception. Click here to book


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. 

The Mentonians Association is looking forward to hosting the following reunions on 7 May 2021.

Click on your year below for full details and payment:

Class of 1995 & 1996 25 year reunion

Class of 2000 & 2001 20 year reunion

Class of 2005 & 2006 15 year reunion

"Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian"

"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. 

The Mentonians Association is looking forward to hosting the following reunions on 23 July 2021.

Click on your year below for full details and payment:

Class of 1975 & Class of 1976 45 Year Reunion

Class of 1980 &Class of 1981 40 Year Reunion

Class of 1985 & Class of 1986 35 Year Reunion

Class of 1990 & Class of 1991 30 Year Reunion

"Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian"


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, so after the formalities, enjoy canapés and drinks with our members.

We hope to be able to go ahead with our AGM, however should restrictions return we will hold our AGM via Zoom. If so, for privacy purposes, the link to join the meeting will be sent out via a separate email.

To print a Proxy Form click here

The 2021 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. 

For bookings - click here

To view the photo gallery of the 2019 event, click here!

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.

To book for our 2021 Friends of Frogmore luncheon, click here

To view the 2019 Friends of Frogmore photo gallery, click here

Mentone Grammar and The Mentonians Association are proud to host and celebrate the 50 Year Golden Reunion with members of the Class of 1970 & 1971 and their partners. A special complimentary dinner to celebrate this milestone will be held at Woodlands Golf Club. Contact your school friends and click here to book. For further information 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, canapes and drinks. 

The Mentonians Association is looking forward to hosting the following reunions on 8 October 2021.

Click on your year below for full details and payment:

Class of 2010 & Class of 2011 10 Year Reunion

Class of 2015 & Class of 2016 5 Year Reunion

"Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian"



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.

It's been quiet without you ...

And so we say "Once a Mentonian, always a Mentonian" to our Class of 2019 & 2020!

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! 

This year we hope to hold the reunion back at The Bay Hotel in Mordialloc. Details will be published mid-year! In the meantime, please contact Suzanne Ashley on 9584 4211 for further information. 

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.

This year's service will be held on Thursday 9 December. For more information, please contact Suzanne Ashley on 9584 4211.