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.


Become a CHESS member and receive updates via email. It’s only $30 per year, and the benefits to our school community are significant: https://camhigh.exstudents.org/membership/

Members are invited to attend Annual General Meetings. See past AGM documents: CLICK

Twilight Gathering 2021


News & Upcoming Events to be announced soon – in the meantime checkout the latest Newsletter

2021 Events

Despite Covid restrictions, our Ex-Students Society celebrated the school’s 80th year with a variety of memorable events.

End of Year Dinner: Cafe Paradiso, Camberwell November 30

Celebrating 80 years of Educational Excellence: Check out the fantastic video celebrating CHS 80th anniversary: CLICK TO WATCH

80th Anniversary Twilight Celebration: March 26

An evening with Emeritus Professor Peter Gronn: (Class of ’64). View his presentation at: https://youtu.be/LQGdjlbam6I


Every year ex-students from different year groups organise their year group reunion.

If 2022 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 some advice.

School News

Valedictory & Student Awards Evening

Celebrating 80 years of Educational Excellence – 2021 marks the 80th year since the opening of the school: Celebrating 80 Years Events



The newsletter includes articles featuring ex-students, current news and upcoming events & reunions. It is produced three times a year for ex-students & past staff members.

Check the Prospice link in the menu above for the 2021 yearbook


Latest Newsletter


Our Story

The website has a fine collection of photos and memorabilia that reflect our history over the last 80 years. Photos of year groups, school life and sport teams are featured.