On the first two days of the 2019 school year, our Year 12 students headed down to the Elwood Sailing Club for a program to prepare them for the prodigious year ahead.  The Step-Up program is our annual induction into Year 12 that explores crucial aspects needed for a successful Year 12 year, such as study habits and tips, ways to deal with stress, pathways and goal setting.

Isn’t hindsight such a wonderful thing. The best choices suddenly become clear, though it’s a shame that these insights come too late to change anything. We all know that we should learn from our past mistakes and experiences, but how much better would it be if we could avoid making mistakes in the first place, learn our life lessons without regretting our errors of judgement, have some expendable guinea pig to test the outcomes of our naïve decisions and identify the potential issues and benefits.

The acclaimed VCE Baccalaureate is awarded to students for completing Units 3 & 4 in Mathematical Methods, a Language other than English (LOTE) and achieving above 30 marks in English or above 33 in English as an Additional Language (EAL).

Elwood College congratulates the following students for receiving the VCE Baccalaureate.

Assisting our students to achieve their best in the VCE is a source of pride. We measure our success by consistently excellent VCE results and seeing our students move on to exciting futures which we have helped them plan. The vast majority of our students go on to tertiary study with a high rate accepted into their first choice of university course.

Zoe Eyles

Arriving at the end of 13 years of school calls for a lot of retrospection. Most of us have only spent about 5 years of our lives not attending school, and of course, we don’t even remember most of our days of drawing pictures of people that look like happy potatoes and adults letting us think we were master hiders in hide-and-seek. School has been a constant since what feels like forever.