On the 6th of November, the Year 11 Legal Studies class had the opportunity to visit the County Court and the Parliament of Victoria to gain insight into the institutions and systems of government and justice, as well as develop a deeper understanding of how laws are made and the structure of parliament.

First the students visited the County Court, where they were able to have an informal conversation with a sitting judge, and observe a trial. 

On Thursday, the 21st of November, the International students of Elwood College went on an end-of-year trip to Torquay to celebrate the completion of the school year. After already having been to Tasmania and many other International celebrations throughout the year, this trip to Torquay was a great opportunity to share many more good moments and make memories for life.

Sports teaching assistant Harry Ross reports: 

On Wednesday 13th of November, Ms Krutli's Survival Skills class embarked on an epic adventure to Lake William Hovell in Cheshunt South. The group arrived at the lake early which allowed for a relaxed steady paced 8km hike up to the campsite, Sandy Flat.

The highlight of the hike to the campsite was when Mr. Ross, full of confidence decided to cross a river without putting his shoes on properly, he ended up falling into the river and subsequently wore shoes correctly crossing every other river.

After months of training rides and preparation, the Seahorses, composed of 14 students; teachers Tim Purcell and Johannah Griffin; parents; and College alumni, have left home once again to cycle from Port Fairy to Torquay - a total of 304km over 5 days. 

Along the way, the squad will stop and make camp in Peterborough, Beech Forest, and Deans Marsh before crossing the finish line in Torquay. 

Happy trails, Seahorses! 

Pictured: Seahorses stop for lunch on day 1


Students have demonstrated great patience while the outdoor space on campus was at its smallest to accommodate the VCE exams and the building site for the new hockey pitch.

With the conclusion of the VCE exams, we were able to open the new three-storey building and the grassed field in front of it (increasing the accessible outdoor space for students).

The new building proved to be a quiet and welcoming exam centre, and this week classes have commenced in the building referred to as EC on the timetable.