Our History

Elwood College’s mission is to develop in students a love of learning, resilience to approach the future with a sense of optimism and enthusiasm, and the skills and attitudes that will enable them to be productive and responsible global citizens. This is deeply embedded in the history of the College.

Elwood, a suburb located in the city of Melbourne, Australia, holds a rich and fascinating history. Originally inhabited by the Indigenous Australian Bunurong people for thousands of years, the area was later explored by European settlers in the 19th century. In the mid-1800s, Elwood transformed into a seaside retreat with beautiful beaches and coastal views, attracting holidaymakers and becoming a popular residential destination. Throughout the years, Elwood has seen significant changes, developing from an agricultural settlement to a vibrant urban community, marked by the establishment of schools, churches, and local businesses. During the early 20th century, the suburb underwent significant development and modernization, contributing to its current eclectic mix of architectural styles. Today, Elwood continues to evolve, preserving its historical landmarks while embracing contemporary urban living, making it a unique and captivating place that reflects both its past and its present.

Elwood College History

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