School Sport Victoria Cross Country Champion

Jack Itter Year 11


Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2018

Winner – Luca Johns (Year 12, Rutter House)

This year, Luca Johns (Year 12, Rutter House) entered the Moran Secondary School Students’ (Year 11 to 12) photographic prize. Four of the five photographs submitted Luca were selected as semi-finalists. One of these photographs was selected amongst the 25 finalists from across Australia.

Luca was flown to Sydney last alongside all the other finalists for the announcement of the winner. Luca was awarded 1st prize for his photograph entitled “Swimming By” shown above.

Luca took this photo whilst he was on a school Outdoor Education Camp. Luca was awarded a monetary prize and as his school, Eltham High School has also benefitted from Luca’s success both in monetary terms and reputation.

Luca was the recipient of the Eltham High School - Wes Muir Acquisition Prize in 2017. We are very proud of Luca’s achievements and look forward to hearing more about his wonderful talent in the years to come.


Innovation and 21st Century Learning

During 2017 many Eltham High teachers have undertaken professional learning in the area of using technology in the classroom in conjunction with the 21st Century Skills of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Staff were asked to share ideas and documentation regards to how they applied these ideas, mainly using OneNote and Office 365. This blog was published by Education Microsoft in response to our experience.

Students Explore Neuroscience at the Florey Institute

Some Eltham High School science students have made regular visits to the Florey Institute with Swinburne University's BrainSTEM team.


Student Achievement

Congratulations to Kai Nolan (Year 11, Andrew House) who in March of this year, was awarded his Recreational Pilot License. Kai spent the majority of his summer break studying for his exams alongside working in a cafe in order to pay for his flying lessons. This is a remarkable achievement for such a young person but it goes to prove that if you put your mind to achieving something you are truly passionate about then the hard work associated with achieving the dream almost seems effortless.

This year, Kai and his friend Brayden Williams (Year 11, Rutter House) have been involved in the “do it in a dress” initiative, raising funds for the education of girls in Uganda and Sierra Leone. Kai and Brayden promised their supporters that they would fly over the school in their dress in recognition of their appreciation for the support provided, which allowed them to reach their fund raising goal.

The following video is evidence of having followed through with their commitment to their supporters.

Well done to both Kai and Brayden.


Symphonic Band Tours Japan

The Symphonic Band toured Japan in December, experiencing musical and cultural events.

They engaged with some fantastic high performing Japanese bands, musicians and conductors and they made friends with a number of Japanese students.