Welcome to the website of Camberwell High School
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.
Celebrating 80 years of Educational Excellence
Upcoming events will be announced over the coming weeks and months – check our website regularly for details. Consider becoming a CHESS member to receive updates via email! It’s only $30 per year, and the benefits to our school community are significant: https://camhigh.exstudents.org/membership/
80th Anniversary Twilight Celebration – March 26
Celebrations, with about 150 attendees, included school tours led by current students, presentations and reflections from former CHS students. This was followed by a sausage sizzle and refreshments organised by the PFA, and the opportunity for ex-students to tour the school and catch-up with other ex-students.
An evening with Emeritus Professor Peter Gronn (CHS Class of ’64) – March 22
With a distinguished career in education and professorial roles at both Monash University and the University of Cambridge, Peter Gronn (Class of ’64) shared his perspective about educational excellence via Zoom. You can view this presentation at: https://youtu.be/LQGdjlbam6I