The School Council meeting coincided with the very welcome State Budget announcement that $10m for Stage 1 of Elwood College's building masterplan is fully funded in the 2015 budget. The college will receive $1.620m in this financial year and $8.38m in the following year. The building will be completed Quarter 4 of the 2016/17 year. School Council officially expressed its appreciation to Martin Foley (MLA, Albert Park) for the support he has provided Elwood College in its funding bid over the past six years.

Rain did not stop more than 300 students giving it their all in the House Cross-Country on 6 May. The Senior Boys ran a five-kilometre course while everyone else took on a three-kilometre race. Good luck to all our runners competiting at the inter-school cross-country on 25 May.

Congratulations to the age group champions.

12 -13 years: Sebastian Harris-Knipe and Hannah Davis

14 Years: Jonathon Zuk and Maeve Brown

15 Years: Liam Harari and Megan Hogan

It's been a busy fortnight in Sports.

Leading our Sports Wrap is a fantastic victory for our Senior Boys soccer team at the Beachside Interschool Sports Day on Monday, 11 May. It was a very competitive field and our team of Year 10, 11 and 12 boys put in a fantastic performance.

Well done also to our Senior Girls soccer team, which placed 3rd. Senior teams in Basketball, Table Tennis and Badminton also played well and had a fantastic day out.

Once again our music students have proved fantastic ambassadors for the college. On Monday, 4 May, 15 students spent the day entertaining the public at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as part of its annual Music Week.

Elwood College was one of a number of schools represented, performing in two different areas of the hospital to a most appreciative audience.

Many people made a particular effort to comment upon the excellent quality of our musicians.

Elwood College's Transition Program is well underway for prospective 2016 students. Getting the right start is so important and we're proud to say that Elwood College parents rank us in the top 20th percentile of all Victorian schools for Transitions (2014 Attitudes to School Survey).

In Term 1, our Year 7 students visited our core feeder primary schools to share their perspective on life at Elwood College. In Term 2, we are running half-day 'taster' sessions with Grade 5 and 6 students, giving them a chance to see what secondary school is all about.