The main role of the Parents of Elwood group is to connect the parents/carers within the school community at Elwood College.   The group assists to facilitate various school events throughout the year, including the school production, student talent night and parent get togethers, as well as fund raising at the regular monthly Elwood Farmers Market held at the college.  This year we are also managing events at the Elwood College 60th Birthday Celebration.


Saturday, 14 October: Elwood Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, Elwood College.

Tuesday, 17 October: College Tour, 9.15-10.15am.

Monday, 23 October: Year 12 Final Day & Valedictory Dinner.

Monday, 30 October: SRC Film Festival 6.30pm.

1-24 November: VCE Written Exams.

Monday, 6 November: Curriculum day, no students at school.

Tuesday, 7 November: Melbourne Cup public holiday.

Saturday, 11 November: Elwood Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, Elwood College.

Wednesday, 22 November: Presentation Evening

Saturday, 25 November-Sunday, 3 December: Great Victorian Bike Ride.

Monday, 27 November-Friday, 1 December: Academic Progression (students commence 2018 classes).

Friday, 8 December: Year 11 final day.

Saturday, 9 December: Elwood Farmers Market, 9am-1pm, Elwood College.

Friday, 22 December: Term 4 concludes.

As part of our 60 year celebrations, we have invited past students back to Elwood College to share their school memories and career experiences. We are very grateful to diabetes advocate and blogger Ashley Ng (attended Elwood College 2003-2007), Prof. John Zeleznikow (1964-1968), Prof. Damien Kingsbury (1969-1972) and The Hon. Justice Mordy Bromberg (1971-1975) for giving their time to the school. Their presentations were both entertaining and insightful, and the feedback from students of all year levels was fantastic.

Pictured here are Damien Kingsbury and Mordy Bromberg with our senior students.

We are looking forward to Georgina Chin Quan (1962-1964) joining us next month.

Former parent and school council president Sue Constable has collated the fascinating stories of numerous alumni, which you can read on our website at

Dear former and current students, staff and parents

We are delighted to invite you to join us on Sunday, 26 November as we celebrate 60 years of education: from the early days of Elwood High, then Elwood Secondary and Elwood College today.

1pm-4pm  Sunday 26 November

101 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood


It’s an exciting time at Elwood College as we remember the school’s wonderful history while looking forward to the future. We are currently undergoing an extensive rebuilding program, with a new wing nearing completion and refurbishment of the Glenhuntly Road main building about to commence.

While building work delays will impact on the number of buildings we can open, the anniversary celebration will give former students the opportunity to connect with each other and a final chance to tour one of our oldest buildings before its demolition. There will also be music and refreshments.

The event will run from our Science and Language Centre (entered from Glenhuntly Road) between 1pm-4pm.

If you plan to join us on Sunday, 26 November, please RSVP (with your name/maiden name and graduating year) by emailing

You may also wish to bring along memorabilia to share on the day.

Please forward this on to any former students or staff who may wish to be informed.

Todd Asensio
Assistant Principal

Eleven students represented Elwood College at the Southern Metro Athletics Carnival on Thursday, 12 October.
It was a very successful day, with our team winning nine medals and five first placings.
Congratulations to the following students:
Kitty Smyth hurdles - 3rd
Darak Sok hurdles - 3rd
Marlon Trevitt 100m, 200m, 400m, long jump - 2nd, 1st, 1st, 1st
Nelson Gray 100m - 1st
Brie Bartleet 1500m - 3rd
Evan Warman Javelin - 1st
Well done also to Enya Talbot, Brock Tyers, Will McCarthy, Jack Ranieri and Tasmyn Tueli. It is an impressive effort just to compete at this level.