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

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.

Swiss exchange student Fabian Hammesfahr reports on the international student camp.

I was looking forward to an amazing few days on the Gold Coast when I left my house at 6am on Tuesday. When we landed at Gold Coast Airport in the afternoon, we went to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Feeding and petting animals like kangaroos really was a unique experience for me, considering that there aren’t any kangaroos in Switzerland.

Four students had a taste of international diplomacy at the 2016 Model United Nations Assembly. The event was held at Parliament House over the weekend of 30 April and 1 May, with 41 teams representing 41 countries from all parts of the world. 

Zoe Eyles, Jacques Steedman, D'artagnan Holt and Ledia Terolli (pictured in order) enjoyed the opportunity to join debate in the Legislative Assembly.