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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 https://www.elwood.vic.edu.au/past-students

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 alumni@elwood.vic.edu.au

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

Fantastic news from the State Athletics Championships on 23 October. Year 9 student Marlon Trevitt won a gold, silver and bronze for the Under 15 400m, 200m and long jump. Year 11 student Nelson Gray came 2nd in the 16-20 years AWD Shot put. Year 10 student Evan Warman came third in the Javelin.
 
This follows a stunning medal haul by our students at the Southern Metro Athletics Carnival on 12 October.
Congratulations to our medallists:
Evan Warman - 1st in Javelin
Marlon Trevitt  - 2nd, 1st, 1st and 1st in 100m, 200m, 400m and long jump
Nelson Gray 100m - 1st in 100m
Kitty Smyth  - 3rd in hurdles
Darak Sok - 3rd in hurdles
Brie Bartleet - 3rd in 1500m
 
Well done also to Enya Talbot, Brock Tyers, Will McCarthy, Jack Ranieri and Tasmyn Tueli who competed at the Southern Metro event after great results at the inter-school athletics. It is an impressive effort just to qualify for this level of competition.
 
Top image: Nelson, Kitty, Brie, Marlon and Darak with their Southern Metro medals.  
Middle: Evan Warman with his State bronze medal.
Bottom: Nelson with his State silver medal.
This Thursday and Friday evening (19 & 20 October), join our Theatre Studies students for their production of After Magritte!
 
After Magritte! Will be showing in the Phoenix Theatre at 7.30pm both nights.

"We are putting on a play. First, we were doing The Laramie Project. Mr Green said no. Then, we were doing Dark of the Moon. Mr Green chose it, cast it, then said no. This October, prepare yourselves for the Theatre Studies production no one was really waiting for, but will knock your socks off any way... After Magritte!

Reginald and Thelma Harris, and of course Thelma's ridiculous mother are a peculiar bunch. So when the abrasive police constable Chief Inspector Foot arrives on their doorstep accusing them of a crime, you won't believe what happens next! Or maybe you will, if you come to After Magritte! A delightful, chuckle inducing farce, written for stage by Tom Stoppard."
 
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Trybooking by clicking here
 
Poster Design by Maggie Kontev.

Our students performed in the Victorian State Schools Spectacular on Saturday, 16 September.

Year 10 student Isabella Hodgman was a Principal Vocalist while Clancy Lee, also Year 10, performed as a Circus Artist and Ensemble Vocalist. A further 19 students joined in the mass choir with students from all over Victoria. Thank you to music coordinator Jodie Paxton and teacher John Harte for helping our students have this fantastic experience year after year.

Isabella reports on her experience: "Performing as a Principle Vocalist in the State Schools Spectacular was one of the best experiences of my life. I got the chance to perform to over 6,000 people in Hisense Arena, work personally with and learn from music industry professionals, and make friendships with the cast and crew that I will never forget. Every level of participation, from mass choir and dance, student stage management, student media crew, costume design, to principle vocals is an amazing experience. The people I've worked with over the year are like a family to me, and we all came together and put on an amazing show."

From Clancy: I have learnt so many important lessons that will stick with me for the rest of my life. One, you should always surround yourself with people who care about you and will support you no matter what. Two, you shouldn't stress over the tiniest things in life, just have faith that you know what you are doing. And finally, treasure every moment you spend with the people you love, the cast of spec are my family and I have been so lucky to be a part of that family and I will never forget it. The overall experience was one of laughter and joy. I will always remember it.

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