Elderslie High School is a large, comprehensive, co-educational school offering an extensive academic and extra-curricular program. Our curriculum strengths and specialist programs include Extension English, Maths and History; Physics; Chemistry; Economics; Engineering Studies; Textiles and Design; Legal Studies; Business Studies; Drama; Dance; Public Speaking; Debating; annual school musical productions; orchestra; sport and vocational education and training. The school's mission is to provide an effective and challenging educational program for all students. There is a strong emphasis on excellence but also recognition of the range of talents and learning needs of students. The school motto and core values are Excellence, Honour and Service. School goals and specific targets are achieved by implementing an annual school plan that focuses specifically on the needs of our students. The setting of annual school targets is supported by ongoing evaluation and feedback to all members of the school community, assessment for learning and reporting to parents. The school and individual students have received numerous awards for excellence or outstanding achievement at Regional, State and Australian level. These include academic achievement, engagement and retention, sport, vocational education and training, creative and performing arts, textiles and design and agriculture. Student leadership is encouraged through the Student Representative Council, prefect and captain roles, and participation in school and community activities and programs such as peer tutor reading, peer mediation and student volunteering.