Skills for Life

Elwood College gives students every opportunity to build the skills they will need beyond school. From Year 7 right through to VCE, personal growth opportunities are built into the curriculum to help students meet academic and life challenges along the way.

Listening to students and developing them as leaders is at the heart of what we do, helping them to become advocates for themselves and others.

Our classroom activities are designed to teach responsibility and collaboration, reinforced by our rich co-curricular program of sports, arts and music, school camps, debating and public speaking.

Students are regularly asked to lead groups, speak at school and public events, and mentor their younger peers. Leadership roles are further encouraged through the Student Representative Council, Year 12 Leadership Program and Peer Support Programs. As part of our Year 9 program, students participate in community service and fundraising projects and complete the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. They can also apply to attend the Alpine School Leadership Program.