Text Box: Term 4  Week 1
Tuesday,7th October 2003

 

Eltham High presents a new original adaption of A Midsummer Night’s Dream     NEXT WEEK

A high energy, fun filled entertainment for all the family, apart from that uncle nobody likes.

Midsummer Night’s Dream reloaded    at 7:30pm

Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16, Friday 17, Saturday 18 October          Tickets $10 & $7

Shakespeares Dream recurring…………………

 


 

 

THIS WEEK AT EHS

Wednesday 8

M/S Bush Camping Kinglake until Thursday

Monday 13

SoSE Yr11 Geography Urban living conditions Fieldwork to Flemington

Midsummer Night’s Dreams reloaded tonight 7:30pm

 

 

Principal’s Report

Staff Changes

At the end of last term we said farewell to Ms Debra Gribben and Ms Jenny MacLean who completed their time with us and also to Mr Kevin Spearey and Mr Hendrick Becker who are taking long service leave this term. We also said farewell to Ms Helen Morris and Ms Barb Gregory who are both taking a month’s leave.

 

We welcomed back Ms Leanne Ipsen, Ms Di Pollard, Ms Manuela Nicasio, Mr John Coates and Mr Damien Miles who had been on leave. We also welcome to our school Mr Ray Clements, who is replacing Kevin Spearey for the term.

 

Year 12 Focus

Classes for our Year 12 students end on October 23rd. This is only sixteen days away! A shocking thought indeed. For all of us involved in maintaining the focus on VCE success – students, parents and teachers- the next few weeks are important. But don’t forget, that VCE success is the product of good practices over a long period of time. Three week‘s of intense energy and concentration will only put the ‘icing on the cake’. Good study habits and routines, established over the years, need to be maintained, a focus on health and good nutrition are important. Rest and relaxation are as important at this time as they will help to keep the mind fresh. I am meeting with VCE students over the next week, to thank them for their efforts so far and to encourage them at this important time.

 

HABITAT Grant

Congratulations to Paul Skeen, to our environmental students and staff member Nikki Gemmell.  As a result of their hard work and Paul’s application writing skills they have achieved a substantial grant for the further development of the Habitat Area of the school. Well Done.

 

Alliance Exam Success

I was most pleased to see the results of our students in the Alliance Française Exams. Outstanding results were achieved in both the oral and the written components. Congratulations to our five Year 12 students who participated and to their teacher Madame Wheatley.

 

James Morrison Concert

Don’t forget this marvellous event – James Morrison in Concert with Eltham High School which is being held on Thursday 27th November. Tickets from the Music Office.

 

Congratulations to Catherine Considine who has been successful in her application for an STS exchange students placement to France for two months beginning in January 2004

 

Paul Rose Principal

 

THIS WEEK IN SOSE

Congratulations to Paul Skeen for another successful grant application.

Thanks to Melbourne Water & Mitre 10, the school habitat area will continue to be built up.  The new funding will be used to purchase more plants, establish some propagation facilities and a boardwalk around the bog.

Last week of term saw a number of students planting grasses both at lunchtime and in class time.

More lunchtime planting will be done before the season finishes.

 

Eltham Copper Butterfly Larval counts 2003-10-07 Come along and join the Friends the their annual Eltham Copper Butterfly larval counts and see the special relationship between the caterpillar and the ants.  Counts are held every Tuesday night during October from 7pm until 9:30pm please bring along your torch and see these Butterfly larvae in action.

14 Oct-Eastern Colony Cnr Eucalyptus Rd & Diosma Rd Melway 22D5 ph 9433 3195

21 Oct-Pauline Toner Reserve Cnr Eucalyptus & Pitt Sts Melway 22C6 ph 8846 400

28 Oct- Yandel Reserve, St.Helena Rd Greensborough Melway 21B1

 

Fact of the week

Like a cup of coffee? Most of us do.  The price of coffee beans is at a 30 year low.  Yet, the price of our

coffee beans keeps on rising.  Where is the money going? The low price of coffee bean is not due to a glut but to the market power of the major coffee maker Kraft, Proctor & Gamble, Sara Lee and Nestles.

Source Age 28-4-03

 

LOTE NEWS

Pancake Day.

On Tuesday 16 September, Monsieur Garric of French Accent visited our school to make French pancakes and provide our students with a real situation of ordering in French.  Staff and ex-students of French also had a go at ordering in French.  

Michael Kirkpatrick & Tayla Broekman (7G) and Lachlan Wright (8J) contributed the following comments about the experience:

Students who learn French had the chance to buy a crêpe. Of course we had to order in French.  They were very yummy.  The chocolate and cream ones tasted the best.  All the teachers enjoyed them too.  The crêpe day was a complete success.

 

Success at the Alliance Française Exams

Last term, as a practice for the end-of-year exams, the 5 students taking French in Year 12 participated in the Berthe Mouchette competition organised by the Alliance Française of Victoria.  Between them, they collected 4 Honourable Mentions and 6 ‘mention très honorable’ in the written and the oral parts of the exams.

In the oral exam, Christian Teese was awarded an A+, Angela Allen and Laurence Deam obtained an A.  Briana Barling and Lily Van Eeden achieved a B.

In the written exam, Laurence Deam was awarded an A+, while Briana Barling and Christian Teese obtained an A and Angela Allen and Lily Van Eeden scored a B.

Congratulations to all and we wish you success in the coming VCE exams.

 

Results for the 15 year 11 students who participated in the written exam will be published at a later date. 

Orietta Wheatley. French teacher

 

 

ARTS ARTS ARTS

…..major happenings!!

Please record in your Dairy

Tuesday 14th October until Saturday 18th October

 

Drama Production – A Midsummer Nights Dream Reloaded

Tuesday 21st October

VCE Media

Screening in the hall

Saturday 1st until Wednesday 12th November

Photography Exhibition at Montsalvat Long Gallery

Thursday 6th November and Friday 7th November

VCE Arts Festival

6:30-9:30 official opening at 7pm. 

The Arts Festival: Showcases all Arts & Technology, including Senior Music, ensembles, Choir, Media and Dance plus photography Textiles Ceramics, Art, Furniture & Metal and VCD.

 

MUSICAL NOTES

Join the Choir

Term 4 rehearsals begin this week for the Christmas Concert in December.   We are inviting new members to join us for this concert, whether students, staff or parents.  If you would like to try singing in the Choir why not bring a friend?  No auditions – just be committed to attending practices on Wednesday 3:30-5pm in the Music Centre.  If you have any queries, please contact Ms Cameron through the school.

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW -James Morrison in Concert with our bands -Thurs 27th November

We are pleased to announce that James Morrison will be performing with 3 of our bands at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Anglican School.  This will be a concert not to be missed!  Tickets are available at the Music office.

Ken Waterworth, Director of Music

 

Music Support Group News

Last term was amazing, wasn't it?  The fantastic efforts of our music students and staff resulted in overwhelming performances for parents, family and friends to enjoy.  Thankyou! Ties and sashes - if yours hasn't been handed in, please do so immediately at the Music Office.

The MSG's next meeting is Monday 13th October, 8pm at 14 Moola Place Eltham. All newcomers are most welcome.  If you have any queries, please ring Jill on 9439 9673.

WORKING BEES – Term 4

Two Working bees are scheduled for Term 4.  Our only Saturday Working Bee for the year will be held on Saturday 18th October where the school is joined by the Eltham Baptist Church, in the past this has been a very successful event.  The second working bee is scheduled for Sunday 16th November.

Over the term 3 vacation a significant landscape project was built by Michael Rynia and his team between the Science and Music blocks which in the longer term when plantings are established will continue the successful courtyard which is now less than 2 weeks away.  The focus of our attention on the day is summarised below:

  1. Planting out of 300 or more plants on the southern side of the new building complex.  Mattocks, picks, hammers etc. will be required.
  2. Mulching of bare soil around the new building complex.  Forks and wheelbarrows required.
  3. A post and rail fence to be constructed adjacent to rooms 107 & 108.  Crowbars, shovels, wheelbarrows required.
  4. A repair job to some brick edging adjacent to the administration block.
  5. Weeding on the western boundary and in the new environmental reserve.  General gardening tools required.
  6. Pruning of a variety of plants and removal of weeds around the stadium complex.  Secateurs, mattocks and picks required.
  7. Grass cutting and Brush cutting around various parts of the school.  Mowers and brush cutters required.

Because the school has only limited gardening equipment please come prepared with your own named equipment.

If you are attending on the 18th please park your car on the hard courts adjacent to the library and report to the canteen courtyard where you will sign in and be assigned a task by one of our committee members.

The working bee gets off to a start at 9am, we break at 10:30am for morning tea which is supplied by the Eltham Baptist Church (always a banquet) and we conclude with a barbeque lunch at 12:30pm.

Finally I would like to acknowledge the work done by Dale Harty in my absence in Term 3 as well as the Grounds Committee led by Bob Ackland at the working bee held in August.

John Coates for the Grounds Committee.

 

SPORT SPORT SPORT

Volleyball

The Victorian Schools Cup

Last term Eltham High School won the Victorian Schools Volleyball Cup for the fourth year in a row.  This is Victoria’s premier volleyball event with over 120 teams taking part over three days of competition.  The results are as follows:

 

GOLD

Year 7 - Under 14 Girls Honours

 

Lena Skipper

 

Hannah Martin

 

Alex Smith

 

Rachel Velo

 

Megan Patterson

 

Johanna Young

 

Brigit DeToma

 

Justine Moffat

 

Erica Choong

 

Karly Norman was Most Valuable Player in division

 

 

SILVER

Year 7 - Under 14 Boys Honours

 

Billy Pearce

 

Adam Wollaston

 

Sean Wilson

 

Nathan Cadee

 

Max Massingham

 

Dane Pearce

 

Ashley Payne

 

Brett Way

 

 

SILVER

Year 7 - Under 14 Girls Division 2

 

Natasha Strudwick

 

Jessica Grey

 

Njameh Cham

 

Kim Deylen

 

Morgan Jones

 

Leah Moody

 

Rachel Lee

 

Courtney Deacon

 

Alysha Holder

 

 

4TH

Year 7 - Under 14 Boys Division 2

 

Justin Courts

 

Jamie Rogalski

 

David McKinnar

 

Joe Gilhooley

 

Calham Dower

 

Dom Potter

 

Matt Tucker

 

Nick Guthrie

 

 

4TH

Year 8 - Under 15 Girls Honours

 

Genevieve Blewett

 

Vanessa George

 

Kate Kirkland

 

Petrice Fatchen

 

Bethany Coleman

 

Emma Smith

 

Gabby Creed

 

Monique Ruedin

 

 

5TH

Year 8 - Under 15 Boys Honours

 

Jason Cole

 

John Van Hoorden

 

Scolaighe Morison

 

Taran Medcalf

 

James Deacon

 

Liam Twomey

 

Rhyse Burke

 

Gilchrist Clendinnen

 

 

4TH

Year 8 - Under 15 Girls Division 2

 

Tayah Landmann

 

Lauren Samphier

 

Tess Sanders

 

Skye Allen

 

Kate Sterling

 

Jess Deacon

 

BRONZE

Under 16 Girls Honours

 

Daisy Pearce

 

Sally Thomas

 

Brianna Spoor

 

Erin Dattner

 

Hannah Massingham

 

Ashleigh Dummett

 

Hannah Jones

 

Casey Schlotterlein

 

Janelle Allen

 

 

GOLD

Under 16 Boys Honours

 

Aaron Fluck

 

Guy Franklin

 

Beau Biggs

 

Aaron Zilm

 

Darren Patterson

 

Lachlan Gardner

 

Shaun Cole

 

James Piper

 

David Parsons

 

 

BRONZE

Under 17 Girls Honours

 

Melissa Adams

 

Vicky Law-Sparkes

 

Erica Marsom

 

Felicity Paccioco

 

Sue Smith

 

Katherin Lacy

 

Jasmine Putra

 

Marli Greenway

 

 

7TH

Under 16 Boys Division 2

 

Angelos Blackwood

 

Ben Corbett

 

Tom Lock

 

Tom Lipshutt

 

Chris Vasalakis

 

Todd Miles

 

 

 

5TH

Open Girls Honours

 

Laura Greve

 

Steph Barens

 

Evie Lake

 

Rebbie Creed

 

Vanessa Costolloe

 

Skye Holder

 

Emma Baker

 

Laura Head

 

 

GOLD

Open Boys Honours

 

Igor Yudin was named Most Valuable Player in the Open Boys Division

 

Ryan Dunn

 

Lucas Simpson

 

Stefan Courtot

 

Cameron Blewett

 

Shaun Griffin

 

August Skipper

 

Elliot Winfield

 

Matt Godden

 

All teams performed well and should be very proud of their contribution towards winning the Victoria Schools Cup for the fourth time.  Thank you to all the coaches, staff members and parents who supported teams over the three days of competition.

 

Final point scores for the Victorian schools cup

1st         Eltham              191

2nd        Girton               123

3rd         Billanook           120

4th         Upwey              119

5th         Mazenod           101

6th         Wonthaggi         75

 

Other important volleyball dates:

November 16 – Under 15 Sate finals

December 2 – Year 7 and 8 VSSSA State Finals

December 7 to 12th – National Schools Cup

 

Under 15 State Titles

The under 15 state titles will be held at the Oakleigh Recreation Centre, Park Rd, Oakleigh on Sunday the 16th of November.  Our Year 8 boys and girls A teams will entered for this tournament which will give them additional match practice for the Nationals.  Entry fee will be $15 per player which can be paid to the cashier.

Volleyball Jackets

Any student wishing to purchase an EHS volleyball jacket should collect details from Mr Thomas in the PE office this week.

 

Greg Thomas,Volleyball Program Coordinator

 

YEAR 12 FORMAL- Thursday 23rd Oct.

A reminder to Yr12 students that you should have paid for the formal by now.

Suit hire is available from:

Eltham Formal Hire, 1008 Main Road, Eltham 9439 9677.  They will give a 20% discount for EHS students.  Basic suit hire starts at $50.

Roger David, Level 3 Greensborough Plaza has a student discount.  Your must book 2 weeks prior to the formal, with prices from $49:90 (plus $4:40 accidental damage waiver.)  Student discount vouchers available from the VCE office.

If there is enough interest measurement and hire could be arranged at school.  Please see Ms Parry by Thursday this week.

 

 

 

CANTEEN  R O S T E R    ____________

 

October

Wed 8

C.Richards, K.Moppert, C,Morrison

Thurs 9

L.Sanders, S.Ball, P.McGregor

Fri 10

K.Gatcum, M.Openshaw, L.Wilson

Mon 13

L.Adams, K.Corneille, H.Febo

Tues 14

J.Harcourt, D.Paulka, Y.Morrison, S.Dimech

Wed 15

L.Lillie, T.Anderson, S.Carr

Few hours to spare?? Canteen would love some extra help, especially on days marked help needed

Bev Cust, Canteen Manager

 

 

 

S C H O O L   C A L E N D A R

October

Wed 7 to

Tues 14

See front page

Wed 15

Midsummers Night’s Dream reloaded nightly until Saturday 18th 7:30pm

 

 

Community Announcements/Advertising

 

 

2003 Nillumbik Pet Expo – Sunday 26 October 10am to 4pm in Nillumbiuk Park, Main Street Diamond Creek (Melway 12 AS5)

displays – events – lure cursing – agility course pet competitions

for further info contact Elke Tapley 9433 3304 or Elke.Tapley@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

 

Holiday rental

Self contained 4-bed unit with sea view, 1 min. walk to beautiful Fairhaven beach, close to Lorne.

5289 6870/0417318377

 

Recycle your empty egg cartons.  Permanent collection point located at the General office. 

 

 

 

BANYULE AND NILLUMBIK

YOUTH MUSIC

CAREERS EXPO

(for 15-19 year olds)

Tuesday, 14 October 2003

9.00am - 5.00pm

The Centre

Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe

·                 take part in workshops on issues such as promoting bands, song writing, guitar maintenance, DJ beat mixing

·                 talk to industry professionals

·                 see exhibits by music stores, recording studies and others

·                 attend live performances by local bands

·                 hear keynote speakers including radio presenters

and much more …

For more information call:

Fruitbowl Productions on 9439 0222

proudly sponsored by:

Fruitbowl Productions

Banyule City Council

Banyule/Nillumbik LLEN

Shire of Nillumbik Youth Services

 

 

 

Newsletter via email

Are there some parents who would like to receive the newsletter via email? If so, go to our website, www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au click on the Newsletter link and choose subscribe, fill in the form and the newsletter will be emailed to you each week

 

 

Your parent members on School Council

Helen Cahill

Sue Dyet

Tamara Knowles

Robert Ackland

Jill Tait

Grace Tham

Parents wishing to make contact with parent members of School Council need only phone the School and arrangements will be made