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The main role of the Parents of Elwood College group is to connect the parents/carers within the school community.  The group assists to facilitate various school events throughout the year, including the school production, student talent night and parent get togethers, as well as fund raising at the regular monthly Elwood Farmers Market held at the college. 
 

On April 3rd 2019, Year 12 students Annalise Smith and Sabrina Phillips-Brash represented Elwood College students and the Macnamara electorate’s youth, speaking of federal inaction towards climate change at the Macnamara Candidates’ Forum on Climate Change and Energy at the St Kilda Town Hall in front of an audience of more than 500 people. This forum was a chance for Macnamara voters to directly question the candidates of the three major parties, Liberal, Labor and Greens, on these pertinent issues in a ‘Q&A’-like fashion.

In VCE English, students undertake a creative writing unit, in which they study a creative text and then produce a story of their own. This year’s Year 12s studied Australian author Cate Kennedy’s ‘Like a House on Fire’ and used this book as inspiration to write their own stories. Here is College Captain Sabrina Phillips’ story, ‘Distance’:

Elwood College has been awarded one of The Age’s 10 ‘Schools that Excel’ awards. These awards recognise Victorian government and non-government secondary schools that have shown continuous improvement over the last decade.

 

Elwood College Captains Hugo Radovanovic and Sabrina Phillips Brash have been featured in the Port Phillip Leader’s piece ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders’.

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