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 in decades, and in 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 history.


Former students are encouraged to become members. The funds go towards four scholarships to senior students. We also contribute to the Principal’s fund that assists some students with their education. Annual membership is only $25.


You are invited to join the committee and other ex-students at Cafe Paradiso on Wednesday 20 November. A casual meal in a local restaurant (just near the Rivoli) is a great way to catch up. Booking details to come


Every year ex-students from different year groups organise a reunion. If 2019 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.

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.



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.


Latest News

As part of the school’s 50th celebrations in 1991, history teacher Robert Ewins wrote: A Jubilee Retrospective 1941-1991. It is now available for purchase and as an eBook.