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Established in 1957, the college promotes educational opportunity, excellence of endeavor, tolerance and close co-operation between home, students and school. A sense of excitement in learning is prominent at the college. Students in Years 7 to 10 are required to wear school uniform. No uniform is required in Years 11 and 12 but students are expected to dress neatly. Parents are encouraged, especially through the college council and parents’ group, to participate in college programs and projects. Elwood College is officially accredited to receive full fee-paying overseas students and each year enrolls many students from a wide variety of countries.

Facilities: There are newly renovated specialist facilities in science, hospitality, art and design, music and information technology/computers. The college has a 280-seat theatre, gymnasium and well-resourced library.

Curriculum: Elwood College offers a broad secondary education that emphasises academic achievement alongside personal development. A variety of innovative programs augment the traditional academic program. VCE, VET and VCAL programs are offered. The prestigious Brighton Bay Art, Design and Photography program is an outstandingly successful VCE enhancement and folio development program that attracts students from across Melbourne as well as farther afield. The college has successfully established an enrichment program at various levels in a variety of learning areas. Furthermore, students can undertake advanced work in specific subjects, join additional program classes or participate in a wide variety of activities that enhance the core curriculum program. An area of special achievement is in the publishing of student writing, which sees a yearly anthology of student work in the areas of English, writing and art. Performing and visual arts are strong elements of both the curriculum and extension education program. Year 9 students participate in an innovative, integrated program in a newly renovated Year 9 Centre.

Sport: Swimming and athletics carnivals and inter-school sports including basketball, volleyball, cricket, hockey, football, soccer, softball, tennis, futsal, badminton, table tennis and netball.

Extra-curricular activities: Music tuition and activities including a musical production, choir, school band and ensemble groups, camping program, art exhibitions, drama productions, Student Representative Council, debating, public speaking, chess and computing. There is an exchange program with the college’s Japanese sister school and there are sister-school visits to Japan and France every two years. Student study of a language other than English is a high priority. There are many House competitions and opportunities for Student Leadership as College Leaders, House Leaders or Social Justice, Environment or Relationships Leaders.

Student welfare programs: The student code of conduct is based on reciprocal responsibility and individual differences are respected. Good order within the college is maintained so it can achieve its educational and social aims. Years 7 and 11 students participate in a peer support program and there are programs for work experience, careers guidance and student welfare.

Religion None
Type Government
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 7 - Year 12
Enrolment 590 students
Fees: Free (Government School)
03 953******** 03 9531 9566
03 952******** 03 9525 6213
Address 101 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood 3184
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