Our Year 7s have had a fantastic start to high school. Thanks to Naomi James for this fantastic report on her first week at Elwood College. Naomi is pictured here (centre) with new friends Molly and Aurora.
A big welcometo our new Science and Maths teacher Alysia Rawlings. She's passionate about maths, science - and cakes!
What has led you to teaching at Elwood College?
Clare Hutton is our new Director of Learning VCE. She joins us from Camberwell High but is no stranger to the Elwood neighbourhood, including having graced the stage at Phoenix Theatre as a youngster.
Tell us about your teaching career so far? Have you worked in a VCE leadership role before?
I started teaching 12 years ago at Camberwell High School, and taught there for 10 years. In 2009 I took two years’ leave and taught in a local school in Hong Kong for a year, which was a fantastic experience.
A reminder for all students and parents in 2015. Students who are absent from school or late to school must have permission from their Parent or Guardian. The Parent/Guardian needs to provide notice using one of the following procedures:
Every year Elwood College students assist with the Enhanced Learning Program at Elwood Primary. Read how the program engages students and builds ‘social capital’ in Elwood.
The noise in the learning room tells you everything. Or, in this case, the lack of noise. All is calm as students and mentors work in smalls groups on learning games and personal projects.
“If they’re quiet and busy, it tells you they’re engaged. It’s always like this. They just love it,” says program coordinator Jenny Zimbachs.