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.

Membership

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

2021 Events

Celebrating 80 years of Educational Excellence

Check out the fantastic video celebrating CHS 80th anniversary: CLICK TO WATCH

Upcoming events are announced here – check our website regularly for details.

Past Events

March 26: 80th Anniversary Twilight Celebration

Celebrations, with about 150 attendees, included school tours led by current students, presentations and reflections from former students.

March 22: An evening with Emeritus Professor Peter Gronn (Class of ’64)

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

Reunions

Every year ex-students from different year groups organise their own reunion. If 2021 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.

School News

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

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CHESS News

The newsletter includes news from the school, and advertises 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 2020 yearbook

 

Latest Newsletter

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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.

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