Past Students

Meet some of our Elwood College Alumni below and read about their stories.

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NICK SHERIDAN

Attended Elwood Secondary College, 1994 -1995 Nick is a former communications specialist and journalist at the Age and in 2012...

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ROD GILBERT

Attended Elwood Secondary College, 1989 – 1994 Rod Gilbert, who started playing in a jazz band at Elwood Secondary, is one of...

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ANIA WALWICZ

Attended Elwood High, 1964 – 1969 (Born Swidnica, Poland 1951, died Melbourne, 29 September 2020) Ania arrived in Australia from...

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TOM SARAFIAN

Attended Elwood College 1999 - 2005 Tom was always interested in cooking and knew he wanted to be a chef; like his Armenian...

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JOSH CARATELLI

Attended Elwood College 2009 – 2014 Josh is a Software Engineer and Game Developer working on the Call of Duty franchise at...

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CHRYS PHILLIPS

Attended Elwood High 1984 - 1986 Chrys Phillips is a director, producer and author, and in 2021 made her feature film debut as...

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LILLIAN ALBAZI

Attended Elwood College 2007 - 2012 Lillian Albazi performed in many Elwood College musical productions and was awarded the lead...

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TIRIEL MORA

Attended Elwood High 1970 – 75 Tiriel Mora is a well known film and television actor, and decided at the age of 5 that he wanted...

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BRONWYN HUGHES OAM

Attended Elwood High, 1957- 59 Bronwyn Hughes is a glass artist, teacher, lecturer, and art historian, specialising in stained...

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DR SERGE LIBERMAN (...

Attended Elwood High, 1957 – 59 Serge was born in Uzbekistan in 1942 and along with his parents spent time in a displaced person’...

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DR. COLIN RUBENSTEIN...

Attended Elwood High, 1957- 59 Colin is an academic and researcher, and completed an Arts degree and Masters at Melbourne...

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PROF. SIR MARC...

Attended Elwood High 1957-1961 “I got a very good education at Elwood High and the teachers were very motivated to help students...

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PROF. JOHN ZELEZNIKOW

Attended Elwood High from 1964 - 1968 “I went to Elwood Central in 1960-63 and then came across to Elwood High in 1964 for Form 2...

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DECLAN MULCAHY

Attended Elwood College 2007 - 2012 Declan performed in every single Elwood College annual production from Year 7-12, also...

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AMIEL COURTIN-WILSON

Attended Elwood College from 1992-1997. Amiel is an acclaimed Australian independent film maker and has directed 20 short films...

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GIDON BROMBERG – TIME...

Attended Elwood College from 1982 – 1988 Gidon is an environmental lawyer, founder and Israeli Director of EcoPeace Middle East (...

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LOUIS MANDYLOR (ELEAS...

Attended Elwood High 1979-83 Louis Mandylor has been a Hollywood television and action film actor, producer and director for the...

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GEORGIE STONE (OAM)

Attended Elwood College 2013-2018 Georgie was co-school captain in 2018 and is an emerging actress in the TV series “Neighbours...

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HANNAH MCCAUGHEY –...

Attended Elwood College 1989 – 1994 Hannah has a Master of Laws degree , worked as a Human Rights Lawyer and is an...

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GEORGINA CHIN QUAN

Attended Elwood High 1962 - 1964 “I attended Elwood Central and then came over to Elwood High in 1962. I was very keen on sport,...

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RENNIE MCDOUGALL

Attended Elwood College from 2000 – 2002 Rennie is a writer, performer, teacher and choreographer and currently resides in...

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AARON BLICBLAU

Attended Elwood High 1964-1968 “I remember Elwood High very fondly and had a lot of really committed teachers. Mr Whitehead, our...

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LAUREN ESPOSITO

Attended Elwood College 2012 - 2015 Lauren Esposito is a film and television actor who is best known for her break out role as...

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RICHARD NEWTON (1951...

Attended Elwood High 1965–1968. Richard Newton was a brilliant electronic engineer who completed a Bachelor of Engineering and a...

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MEL JONES - FORMER...

Attended Elwood College from 1984-1990 The six years I spent at Elwood College (then Elwood High School) certainly shaped me as a...

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HARRISON STONE

Attended Elwood 2013 - 2018 Harry has always had a passion for creative writing, for reading and performing. Prodigiously...

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ANDREW WIRTH

Attended Elwood High 1961-1965 "Although I did not fully appreciate it at the time, Elwood High was just the school for me, a...

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ALAN KOGOSOWSKI

Attended Elwood High 1966 – 1967. Alan won “Showcase”, a national talent competition, as a 13 year old pianist in 1966. He is an...

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WARREN FINEBERG

Attended Elwood High 1967–1971 Warren attended Scott St Kindergarten, Elwood Primary/Central and then Elwood High. His 100-year-...

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KATHLEEN WHELAN (MYER...

Kathleen Whelan OAM attended Elwood High 1963-66. She was known as Kathy Myer then. "I attended Elwood Central School in 1961-62...

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SACHA GUGGENHEIMER

Attended Elwood College 2001–2004 Sacha is a marine biologist and underwater photographer who now lives and works on Ningaloo...

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ASHLEY NG

Attended Elwood College 2003-2007 “I started Year 8 at Elwood College after moving from Singapore with my family and immediately...

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BEVERLEY PINDER

Attended Elwood High 1968–1971 Beverley is one of Melbourne’s most respected career public relations consultants, a former Miss...

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JOHN GDANSKI

Attended Elwood High from 1974–75 “I attended Elwood Primary School, Elwood Central for Form 1 and then completed Form 2, 3 and 4...

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BARRY PANG

Attended Elwood High 1963 – 1967 Barry has a Mechanical Engineering degree but his real passion was always martial arts and he...

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ARNOLD ROTH

Attended Elwood High 1965 – 1968 Arnold lives in Jerusalem where he is a manager, technology commercialization specialist and...

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RACHEL ROVAY

Attended Elwood High 1970–1973 Rachel is a contemporary fine artist and is represented in numerous public and private collections...

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ANTOINETTE STARKIEWICZ

Attended Elwood High 1962-1967 “I arrived in Australia in 1960 from Poland and spent two years at St Kilda Park Primary School...

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NUALA & NIAMH...

Having started playing football in boys teams, sisters Niamh (pictured left) and Nuala Clarke are now playing VFL football,...

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DAMIEN KINGSBURY

Attended Elwood High 1969–1972 Damien is a Professor of International Politics at Deakin University specialising in political and...

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DR STEFANIA JHA (NEE:...

Attended Elwood High 1958-1959 "We came to Australia in January 1958 as Hungarian refugees. After a short stay in the Bonegilla...

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MICHELLE DE KRETSER...

Attended Elwood High School 1972-1975. “I was 14 when my family left Sri Lanka and we arrived in Australia. We chose Elwood...

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TERRY DURACK

Attended Elwood High School 1963 - 1966 “I remember hating the grey felt broad-brimmed hat they made us wear, and feeling so...

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ANDREA BUCK

Attended Elwood High 1981-1983 I grew up in a Greek family under the Apartheid regime in Johannesburg, South Africa and arrived...

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JUDGE RAY FINKELSTEIN...

Attended Elwood High from 1958 - 1964 “Elwood High in those days had students from many different cultural backgrounds and walks...

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LUCY KIRALY

Attended Elwood High 1965-1967 “My mum, brother and I arrived in Australia in 1965. I was taken to Elwood High and enrolled mid-...

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THE HON. JUSTICE...

Attended Elwood High 1971-1975 “Attending Elwood High gave me access to friends from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic...

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JULIUS COLMAN –...

Attended Elwood High School 1958 – 1963 Julius Colman, AM, has an LL.B, an LL.M, a B.A and is a FAPI. He plays poker on the...

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MICHELLE GARNAUT – AO...

Attended Elwood High School 1970 – 1975 Michelle is an internationally respected restaurateur, pioneer of modern fine dining in...

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ANNIE MCDOUGALL –...

Attended Elwood College 1998 – 2003 “The most important lesson I was taught at Elwood (College) was how to be an independent...

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DAPHANE NG

2011 graduate Daphane Ng works in the International Digital Marketing team at Deakin University. She shared her account of life...

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HENRIETTA COOK -...

Attended Elwood College 2000-2005 I graduated from Elwood College in 2005 and walked out the school gates with an excellent...

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JOSH & LIAM

2014 graduates Josh Caratelli and Liam McLachlan continue their world domination with an app they designed together at Elwood...

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PETER LEWINSKY –...

Attended Elwood High School 1964 – 1970 “ The school community was wonderfully diverse with recently arrived political refugees...

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