School Co-Captain Taylor Dale reports on the Step Up Seminar held on 3-4 February.

Year 12 is generally considered to be one of the most daunting years of schooling. With the stress of exams in the not too distant future, and the uncertainty of how to survive it all, the 2015 class of Year 12 was treated to a two-day seminar teaching us how to “step up” to the challenge.

Our Year 7s have had a fantastic start to high school. Thanks to Naomi James for this fantastic report on her first week at Elwood College. Naomi is pictured here (centre) with new friends Molly and Aurora.

A big welcometo our new Science and Maths teacher Alysia Rawlings. She's passionate about maths, science - and cakes!

What has led you to teaching at Elwood College?

Clare Hutton is our new Director of Learning VCE. She joins us from Camberwell High but is no stranger to the Elwood neighbourhood, including having graced the stage at Phoenix Theatre as a youngster.

Tell us about your teaching career so far? Have you worked in a VCE leadership role before?

I started teaching 12 years ago at Camberwell High School, and taught there for 10 years.  In 2009 I took two years’ leave and taught in a local school in Hong Kong for a year, which was a fantastic experience.

A reminder for all students and parents in 2015. Students who are absent from school or late to school must have permission from their Parent or Guardian. The Parent/Guardian needs to provide notice using one of the following procedures: