For our 2017 Co-captain and a Valedictorian, a score of 95.30 was "a really pleasant surprise".
"With my score, I am hoping to get into Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Arts, and plan on continuing at Melbourne to complete a Law Degree. I have nothing but appreciation for my time at Elwood. Although I am relieved the stresses of year 12 are over, I will miss the college. Without the consistent support of all my teachers for both my studies and wellbeing, I know I would not have been able to achieve what I have."

Congratulations to Nelson Gray who won bronze at the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships in December.

Nelson's medal was for the Under 18 Men’s Para Shot. He also placed 4th in the Under 18 Men’s Para Discus.

Congratulations to Year 8 student Kitty Smyth and and our Head of Sport Emma Robbins who both won silver medals at the Pacific School Games in Adelaide in December.

Kitty represented Victoria in the Under 15s Touch Football team, for which Miss Robbins was the Manager and Assistant Coach.

Their team competed in the Touch Football Australian Plate and came second. Kitty was also voted 'most improved player'. She trained with the State team for six months following her selection.

Miss Robbins will again coordinate Under 15 squads for boys and girls who want to represent Elwood College in inter-school Touch Football in 2018.

Jayde Elvey was in a happy "state of shock" following her ATAR result of 91.35.
"Next year I hope to embark on completing a Bachelor of Arts, exploring my interests in humanities to eventually become a teacher. I love History and Literature, so I am very excited to study this further and hopefully teach it in the classroom one day.
My ATAR is beyond anything I had ever thought I could achieve, and I am still in a state of shock as I write this. I am hopeful of getting into my first preference of a Bachelor of Arts course at Melbourne University.
I attribute my achievements this year to my wonderful teachers, who supported me unceasingly on my journey. I felt truly encouraged at Elwood. The small class sizes meant that I had no qualms in asking my teachers for clarification and help. I was also able to develop personal relationships with my teachers, namely Mrs McDonald and Mrs Bolding, who offered me motivation when I needed it. I thank all my teachers as well as Ms Bentley who made the application and VTAC process very smooth."

Caitlyn achieved an ATAR of 90.40 and thanked her teachers for their VCE support and nurturing her love of Science.

"I’m hoping to undertake a Bachelor of Science at Monash University. I achieved a higher ATAR than I’d hoped for yet my first preference at Melbourne University required a prerequisite score that I just fell short of. It’s a bit disappointing but I’m sure Monash will be equally as amazing! Without the help of so many of my teachers I doubt I would have gotten the score I did. Alongside their willingness to help with any problem I’d come with, I would attribute my love of Science to their inspirational knowledge and outlook. Most notably Ms Bentley, Miss Pritchard and Mr Barr. Bless their souls."