The Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Paul Simpson joined the teaching staff at Shelford Girls' Grammar in 2008. He was a much respected teacher of Science and his particular passion was Biology. Paul was also actively involved in the coaching of girls' basketball teams.

To be in his company was to be in the company of a passionate and knowledgeable man. He had an extraordinary knowledge of plants and the natural world and his students knew this. He encouraged them to connect deeply with the environment.

The world was Paul's classroom and he never missed an opportunity to share his knowledge and passion for life. Paul believed that it was possible through education to make the world a better place, by inspiring our young people to be the best they can be. He was a great mentor to not only our students but staff members too. Paul brought every shred of his being to his role as a teacher and a coach. Paul lifted his students' vision of what was attainable, and he made our girls believe in themselves.

On March 3, 2011 Paul died tragically whilst on a snorkelling activity with Year 10 students from Shelford Girls' Grammar. The Shelford community wishes to perpetuate the memory of Paul Simpson with the establishment of a memorial scholarship.

The Principal of Shelford Girls' Grammar Ms Polly Flanagan and the Patrons of the Simpson Memorial Scholarship Mr Lindsay Gaze and Mr Andrew Gaze, encourage you to donate to this very worthy cause. The Scholarship will be an ongoing reminder to the wider community of the wonderful legacy of Paul Simpson.


Donations to The Simpson Scholarship Memorial Fund are tax deductible. All gifts, no matter what size, will be gratefully accepted.

Payment can be made in the following ways:

  • Call Reception on 9524 7333 with your credit card details

  • By Cheque made payable to: The Shelford Girls' Grammar Scholarship Fund

    Cheques should be mailed with name and address to:

    Development Office
    Shelford Girls' Grammar
    3 Hood Crescent,
    Caulfield VIC 3161

    Download: The Simpson Memorial Scholarship Fund Brochure