Our School - Upwey High Alumni Program

 Be Part of the Story   

Join the Upwey High School Alumni Program and be part of the growing story of our school’s history and future.

“Upwey High School has a long and proud history of educating thousands of students, from across the beautiful Dandenong ranges and surrounding areas. Our Alumni Program seeks to bring those alumni together to (re)connect, network professionally and assist with building the alumni community at Upwey High School to support the current students and advance the school into the future.”

Tom Daly, Principal


We believe alumni are an essential part of Upwey High School’s community. In addition to attending reunions, alumni are uniquely placed to inspire current and future students and staff and provide career guidance and work experience opportunities, establish scholarships and bequests, or volunteer in lots of other ways.


At Upwey we are building our alumni network and co-ordinating alumni involvement within the school to create a sustainable alumni culture across the school, benefiting current students and staff. We’re doing this with the help of Ourschool, a not-for-profit service that helps public high schools build thriving alumni communities.


Our Alumni provide a crucial element of the school’s culture. They provide memories, they endorse history and they are our greatest advocates.


If you attended Upwey High School since it first opened its doors in 1937 we would be delighted to hear from you!


There are a numbers of ways you can connect with us:
• Join the LinkedIn Upwey HS Alumni group 

• Join the Facebook Upwey High School Alumni page https://bit.ly/UpweyHighAlumniPage           

• Email us at alumni@upweyhs.vic.edu.au

  Upwey High School holds its first Alumni Q&A Session

A heartfelt thank-you to the five, fantastic Upwey High School alumni Paul Broecker Class of ’05, Natalie Trefz ’93, Richard Lodder ’76, Kelly Lean ’13, and Ali Terai ’03, for stepping up and taking part in the first Ourschool ‘Career Pathway Q&A’ at Upwey High School on Friday 13th March!

 The five, returning alum each provided so much invaluable advice and career insights for the Year 12, 11 and 10 students lucky enough to attend the packed session - and left them wanting more, with many additional questions continuing to flow after the session had officially ended...continue reading about Upwey High's inaugural alumni session underneath the pictures below.  


Having such generous and enthusiastic alum, from such a broad range of careers perfectly illustrated the many career pathway opportunities and exciting careers available to students today. If the returning alum panel showed one thing, it was that success, and the route to it, comes in many, different forms.


Upwey High students were privileged to hear from, and put their questions to; an Olympian & current Australian Women’s Volleyball captain, a golfing entrepreneur and winner of the 2019 Telstra Business Awards, an Assistant Principal and recipient of the 2017 Victorian Association of State Secondary Principals award, an Emergency & Crisis management Specialist and Forensic Identification/Crime Scene Expert and a Creative Director/Founder of a Marketing Communications & Branding Agency, (responsible for the original school logo!).


Some standout pieces of advice from the day that really resonated included; “find your passion and follow it’” and, “follow your heart but always have a plan B and C” and a very sage piece of advice to “say yes to every opportunity offered to you!”.


Such clever and compassionate alumni - thank you for your time and wise words and for attending the opening of the fantastic new Sports & Music Building by Deputy Premier & Minister for Education, James Merlino - Upwey High School is making headlines!



'Ourschool Q&A Video Catch-Up Series with Upwey High Alum'


During these challenging times whilst we're all off campus, several Upwey High alum have very generously offered given their time to record a video Q&A catch up for students, sharing their pathway after Year 12 and giving current Upwey High students practical tips about study, work and getting a job. The impact of these videos whilst we all have to remain off campus shouldn't be underestimated in terms of the practical advice and confidence boost they provide students!




Session 3: 'Maddie Collins,' Class of '10



Session 3: 'Reuben Orange,' Class of '08

Session 2: 'Nic Fildes,' Class of '95



Session 1: 'Hayden Doak,' Class of '85




Aspiration  Respect - Kindness