This year's Whole School Production promises something different and exciting. Our students have created an original script interwoven with much-loved songs from musical theatre.

Elwood College presents 'A Day of Sky: The Wasteland' on 2, 3 & 4 August. It's on in the Phoenix Theatre at 7.30pm every night. Tickets on sale at

Teacher/Director Jess Carson has been guiding students through every step of the production. She calls it an "amazing script, Mad Max-esque and dystopian". Miss Carson and the students have been working very hard, as these photos of holiday rehearsals show.

Artwork by Maggie Kontev (Year 11) and photography by Copper Taylor-Bogaars.

We have started learning about Respectful Relationships as part of our health, physical education and resilience curriculum.

Respectful Relationships is a new $21.8 million program in all Victorian schools, in response to the Royal C​ommission into Family Violence. Evidence presented showed the effectiveness of schools in addressing the attitudes, beliefs and knowledge that support violence.

Elwood College has also been selected as a Leading School, guiding local partner schools (primary and secondary) to implement a whole school approach.

As well as teaching age-appropriate curriculum, each school will review its practices and policies to ensure it is modelling respectful relationships and gender equality across the school community.

As a Leading School, Elwood College is taking part in a three-year research program, which will examine the impact of the program on student attitudes. Students will be asked to complete six surveys over the three years. Parental consent is required – a letter and form will be distributed via Compass shortly.

Our teachers have already started teaching the curriculum from Years 7-12, using resources provided by the Department of Education and Training.

Assistant Principal Scott Burton said the new material complements our existing Health and PE programs and The Resilience Project.

The learning materials are designed to develop student’s social and emotional capabilities, build healthy and respectful relationships, support decision making and create positive gender relations. The initiative will also provide resources to best support young people who are affected by family violence.



2, 3 & 4 August: Whole-School Production, 7.30pm in the Phoenix Theatre. 

"A Day of Sky: The Wasteland"   Tickets at:

2, 3 & 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

Congratulations to Year 8 student Darcy Fountain who represented the Southern Metro region in AFL in June.

Darcy was selected for the Under 13 Division 1 team after training with the interleague squad throughout autumn, along with playing for his club St Peter's FC in Bentleigh.

Despite his team losing their interleague match, Darcy managed to win Best on Ground thanks to his two goals and great work in the ruck.

Lawyer John Gdanksi attended Elwood High from 1974–75. He is a Board Member and Life Member of the St Kilda Football Club.