Principal's Note

Hello Everyone

A huge thank you to all the students, staff and parents who helped put on another fantastic Open Night to showcase Elwood College. We received great feedback from prospective families on the night. This photo of Peggy, Eric and Copper performing in the theatre foyer really shows the enthusiasm and commitment everyone brought to the event! It also demonstrates one of the key messages we share with prospective families about Elwood College: students do well when they are engaged in the school community and have the chance to explore their individual talents.

We were also beautifully represented on Anzac Day by our choir and college captains Liza Clerehan and Anton Merakovsky. Liza and Anton gave wonderful heartfelt speeches at the Elwood Sailing Club ceremony. Thanks to music coordinator Jodie Paxton who led the choir of our students together with Elwood Primary and St Columba's Primary students.

This newsletter also lists all the recipients of our Term 1 High Achiever Awards, which were given out at assemblies at the start of this term. We do this every term - not just to recognise academic achievement, but the hard work and positive learning attitude that is required along the way. The Term 1 awards specifically focussed on students' EFFORT and ATTENDANCE. The Term 2 awards will recognise academic success, for which effort and attendance is definitely essential.

Warm Regards

Rhonda Holt