Welcome to the website of Camberwell High School
Ex-Students Society

This website is dedicated to the thousands of students who have attended Camberwell High School since it commenced in 1941, with just 350 students. The distinctive cream-brick building, was described at the time as ‘the most modern and attractive school in Victoria’. The history of the school is captured in the hundreds of photos that have been grouped into decades, and in the many editions of Prospice. The website brings our history to life, so that current and former students can appreciate their place in the school’s rich history.


Former students are encouraged to become members. The funds go towards scholarships for senior students. We also make a donation to the library and contribute to the Principal’s fund that assists some students with their education. Annual membership is only $30.

2021 Events

Celebrating 80 years of Educational Excellence

You are invited to join current staff and students, parents and other ex-students to celebrate 80 years of education at Camberwell High School.
We look forward to seeing you at one of these events:

An evening with Emeritus Professor Peter Gronn

With a distinguished career in education and professorial roles at both Monash University and the University of Cambridge, Peter Gronn (Class of ’64) will share his perspective about educational excellence. Join us from the comfort of your own home.
Monday March 22 at 7.30pm by Zoom

To register, click on this link:
We will send the Zoom link nearer the date

80th Anniversary Twilight Celebration

Date: Friday March 26 4.30pm-7pm
Celebrations include school tours led by current students, short speeches and light refreshments.This is also a great opportunity for those of you celebrating a particular decade to organise a reunion catch-up and meet in the library.


Every year ex-students from different year groups organise a reunion. If 2020 is your reunion year, please contact CHESS for help with promotion. We also have a large database to help you get started and reunion guidelines with advice.

Latest News

Sending messages of support 

During the pandemic we recorded a message to the Year 12s. We wanted to acknowledge the difficult year it has been for them, and encourage them to stay strong, healthy and resilient. We also delivered a CHESS pen and a bookmark to congratulate them on completing their secondary schooling at Camberwell High School.



The newsletter includes news from the school, and advertises upcoming events and reunions. It is produced three times a year for ex-students and past staff members.

November 2020 Newsletter


Our Story

The website has a fine collection of photos and memorabilia that reflect our history over the last 75 years. Photos of year groups, school life and sport teams are featured.