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.

2020 Events

An evening with Professor Lyn Gilbert AO (Class of 1959) took place on Monday October 5, 2020

Professor Gilbert is an international expert on infectious diseases and spoke about her life-time of research around the world. See the links below for the event video link and her alumni profile. Around 40 ex-students attended this online event and took part in a Q&A session with Lyn.

Click here for the video link: An evening with Lyn Gilbert AO

Click her name to read her Alumni profile: Professor Lyn Gilbert


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.