A super effort from Catherine Oliver and Maeve Brown, winning first and second place respectively at the Beachside Cross Country on Monday, 22 May. Catherine (Year 10, pictured left) and Maeve (Year 11) competed in the 16yo age group.

Other great results included: Liam Harari (2nd place in 17yo boys), Brie Bartleet (3rd in 13yo girls), Spencer Curran and Marlon Trevitt (3rd and 4th in 14yo boys), Sebastian Harris-Knipe (4th in 15yo boys) and Will McCarthy (3rd in 13yo boys).

More than 100 students represented Elwood College, running the 3km course at Karkarook Park. Well done to everyone.

Dear Former Student,

For six decades, our school has been serving the local community, first as Elwood High School and now as Elwood College. This year we are celebrating our 60th anniversary and hope many of our former students can be involved.

Save the Date:
26 November, 2017

Please put Sunday 26 November in your diaries to celebrate the anniversary with us and your fellow alumni at Elwood College.

Do you have photos, memorabilia or stories from your time at Elwood? We would love to feature them on the day; please email

It’s an exciting time at Elwood College as we celebrate the school’s history while looking forward to the future. We are currently undergoing a $10 million rebuilding phase and will be excited to show you our new learning complex in November. We will eventually be saying goodbye to our original buildings on Shelley Street and Goldsmith Street. Of course, these buildings hold many memories for former students and teachers and will be available for a final visit during the anniversary celebrations.

Share Your Story

We are very proud of our alumni – both recent graduates and those from the Elwood High days. In fact, we feature the stories and memories of many past students at

Throughout the anniversary year, we would like to invite former students to return to Elwood College to share their stories with our students. Would your story inspire young people? Do you have a particular skill or career expertise to share? We would love to discuss how we can share your life experience for the benefit of our young people. Again, email us at if you would like to be involved.

Contacting Past Students & Teachers

Can you help us get in touch with former students and staff who may wish to attend the anniversary. Please forward this email on to your friends or they can email to join our email list.  

We will keep you informed (periodically) as the anniversary approaches and look forward to seeing you on Sunday 26 November!

Todd Asensio
Assistant Principal

Monash University is offering Year 8 students a hands-on taste of engineering in the July school holidays (3-5 July 9am-3.45pm).

Here is the invitation from the Engineering faculty at the Clayton campus.

Join us for 3 days of fun and exciting workshops:

  • Participate in experiments
  • Design, build and test structures
  • Construct electrical gadgets
  • Play with robots and aerial systems
  • Learn about new materials
  • Develop software for 3D games

Dive into the wonderful world of engineering with six exciting workshops run by our experts across a range of engineering disciplines.

The three-day course costs $250 per student (early bird rate $200 available until 31 May). Registrations close: Wednesday 28 June.

For more information, visit:

Well done to the students who performed in the Live Music is Good For You festival at the Royal Melbourne Hospital on Friday, 5 May: 

Marven Lim, Siobhan Tomelty, Peggy Lucas, Henry Lucas, Orlando Treleani, Hugh Cowie, Copper Taylor-Bogaars, Vadhana Anil Ram, Madisyn Soroczynski, Corey Jones, Jonathan Zuk, Timna Shushan, Lily Lau, Izzy Hodgman, Clancy Lee, Jackson Clothier, Paris Malthouse, Eric Farrugia, Rowan Daly, Jack Mardling and Georgie Stone.

The annual festival sees musicians undertake workshops with the hospital's music therapy staff and perform for patients, staff and visitors all around the hospital.

Elwood Primary is hosting a film night 'Our Bay: Treasures and Truths' in the Phoenix Theatre on Tuesday, 27 June 6.30-8.30pm. 

This is a reprise of the film night Elwood College students hosted last year, featuring a double bill of two DVDs Melbourne Down Under and Baykeepers.
Former Elwood College teacher and Love Our Street 3184 coordinator Jill Sokol is again helping students to run the film night. "Those who attended last year were amazed at the richness of marine life in Port Phillip Bay and learned about the threats plastics pose to that treasured environment.  Please support this great community initiative," she said.
Tickets $5 child, $10 adult or $25 family (2 adults & 2 children) at
The event is a fundraiser for Boomerang Bags, a new community group providing alternatives to plastic shopping bags in the City of Port Phillip. 
Elwood College has donated the use of the Phoenix Theatre for the fundraiser.