Wednesday, 28 June: Year 7 Pirate Day

Friday, 30 June: Term 2 concludes, 2.30pm dismissal

Monday, 17 July: Term 3 starts

19, 20, 21 July: Whole-School Production

2-4 August: Year 9 Wellbeing Week, Year 10 Pathways Week.

Thursday, 3 August: VCE Information Night for Year 10, 6-7pm.

2-8 August: Obu Higashi sister school visit.

Tuesday, 8 August: PartySafe information night for parents, 7-9pm.

22-25 August: Ski Camp

Wednesday, 30 August: Years 7, 10, 11 & 12 vaccinations

Would you like to host a student from our Japanese sister school for one week in August? On 2-8 August, we have about 16 students visiting from Obu Higashi High School as part of our long-running exchange program.

We are seeking expressions of interest from families who can voluntarily offer homestay to students on 2-8 August.

Host families’ responsibilities are:

  • to offer accommodation to a student (six nights) – a shared bedroom is just fine;
  • to offer three meals a day during his/her stay; and
  • to assist the student to go to and return from the school.

This is a wonderful opportunity for your child’s education, particularly if your child is interested in our biannual school trip to Japan, and wishes to build a friendship with an Obu Higashi student prior to the trip. 

Hosting a Japanese student provides a highly beneficial opportunity for Elwood College students to improve their Japanese language skills and learn firsthand about the Japanese culture as they interact both formally and informally a student from Japan of similar age.

If you are interested in becoming a host family, please email our Japanese teacher Hiroki Kurihara at at your earliest convenience.

Hello Everyone

As we wrap up Term 2, or new building continues to progress on deadline. We expect it to be finished in October, which we will celebrate with students old and new at our 60th anniversary celebration on Sunday 26 November.

Fantastic art and technology facilities will be a highlight of the new wing, along with a VCE centre, library and stunning atrium cafe.

Once the new wing is in use, the refurbishment of the existing main building will commence. It is scheduled for completion by December, followed by the demolition of our older buildings early in 2018. 

We will have lots happening in our final week of term next week: Year 10 work experience, Year 9 Rubicon Camp and the Year 7 Pirate Day Celebration. In the classroom, students have already commenced their Semester 2 classes, ensuring that we 'hit the ground running' when we start back on Monday, 17 July.

Pictured here are our Middle School girls representing Elwood College at interschool soccer on Winter Sports Day earlier this month.

School will be dismissed at 2.30pm on Friday, 30 June. I hope all students, staff and parents enjoy the break.

Warm Regards

Rhonda Holt

Congratulations to all the students who performed at Talent Night and the SRC organisers.

The Phoenix Theatre was packed for the 7 June event, with MCs Vanessa Charles and Raffy Blay leading us through a sensational showcase of our talented students.

Year 10 student Clancy Lee won first prize for her sensational hula hoop act. 

"For the second year in a row, Clancy blows us away with her hula hooping abilities, ending her act with hooping with 60 hoops!" the SRC reported on its Facebook page.

Congratulations to Year 8 student Sam Gulliver, who was presented with the Australian Scout Medallion in May, the highest achievement for Scouts aged 11-14.

Sam is a member of the 1st Elwood Scout Group. He now moves onto the youth section of Scouting called Venturers.