Congratulation to Camille Peressini who has been successful in gaining a scholarship for Australian Business Week 2004.
Australian Business Week is an annual residential business program hosted by the Faculty of Law and Business, Deakin University. Sixty of the best Year 12 students in Victoria participate in the program, managing hypothetical companies, competing as market leaders. Well Done, Camille.
The Middle school Parent Teacher Student interviews last week were very well attended. It is good to see the partnership working. Don’t forget that this Wednesday, Junior and Senior School Parent Teacher Student interviews are running. It is very important that students attend and participate in the interviews. The improvement plans that result from the meetings need to be a shared plan, with commitment from all parties.
This Friday, 26th March, sees the 2004 Fellowship of Australian Writers Awards. A number of students have entered their individual work, prose and poetry and the 2004 Anthology has once more been entered for the Mavis Thorpe Clarke Award. Parents may not be aware that Eltham High School sponsors an award, the Jim Hamilton Award for an unpublished manuscript. I am looking forward to the day when a former student of the school is an entrant in this award. In the mean time, students and their staff mentor, Claire McKay, are all getting very excited and hope that once more Eltham High School can be successful. We wish all our young writers success in these prestigious awards.
Paul Rose, Principal
YEAR 12 FORMAL
Planning is well underway for the big event.
The formal will be held on October 21st at 9 Darling Street, South Yarra.
For your convenience the total cost of $90 will be divided into 3 instalments of $30 each. The first instalment is now due and should be made to the cashier as soon as possible. The second will be in Term 2 and the third in Term 3. Thank you for your cooperation.
Year 12 Formal Committee
Next Monday, Junior and Middle School students will be asked if they want to take part in the student leadership program at EHS. This program aims to provide students with the opportunity to be representatives for their peers at issues, forums and to take action within the school or broader community in project teams. They will be provided with training and will decide for themselves what kind of actions they want to take.
Two formal programs which student leaders may participate in are
r.u.MAD – Are you Making a Difference?
This will be open to Year 7 & 8 students only. The program will run with our Innovations and Excellence Cluster, so initial training and brainstorming of projects for the year will happen with select Grade 5 & 6’s from our cluster Primary Schools. Students may then decide on a separate project, or continue to work with one or all of the primary schools.
This project will be open to Year 9 students who are keen to implement a team project in their community. If successful, the team would live and work on their project at the Alpine school in Term 4.
Students interested in either of these leadership programs or the many other possibilities at Eltham should make sure they nominate themselves next Monday, and complete the application form before Wednesday.
Nikki Gemmill, Student Leadership Coordinator
The MS Puppetry class went on an excursion to the Al Martinez Studios in Kensington. The studio is situated in a woolshed circa 1880 and is constructed from hand made bricks and beautiful timbers such as brush box, baltic pine and Tasmanian oak.
After ascending several sets of stairs and walking through large empty rooms, we entered a huge room full of magic and mystery. Here props and puppets are made mostly on commission for shows that are to appear in Melbourne and/or around the world.
Some clients and shows include
· The Victorian College of the Arts. The studio was required to build a ‘library’ of puppet types for tertiary students to study.
· A show due to open in Melbourne in 4 weeks called ‘The Producers’ originally a Mel Brooks movie. The studio was required to build a dozen life size robotic Nazi German soldiers mechanised to salute, and eight ‘singing’ doves that are required to flap their wings, bob up and down.
· The Hobbit.
We were there for two hours and were given a tour of the studio, the different machinery, processes and various materials that are used. We also were given an insight into some of the tricks of the trade.
In the main entrance to our school there are two fantastic puppets on display made by a professional puppeteer from the studio. They are of George Bush and John Howard. Come and say hello.
Sue Pickett, Puppetry teacher
Hi everyone and this has been a great term as a lot is happening in LOTE. Many students started the year by finding out why they are studying a LOTE and here is what Joselyn Wright from 8C had to say:
A big merci beaucoup and terima kasih sekali to all volunteers who are working with our students. Luc Labigang completed Yr12 French last year and is coaching French conversation to current Yr12 students on a regular basis. It is great to see Luc share his expertise and be involved in this valuable cross age tutoring activity. We encourage more past languages students to come forward and participate in coaching Yr12’s for the conversation component of the oral exam. We are also very grateful to Madame Brigitte Labigang, Janet Gayle and Linda Cuthbertson who are giving up their time each week to help our students with conversation practice. We also invite any parents and friends who would like to join this pool of volunteers.
On March 17th our Yr 8 and Yr 11 Indonesian classes participated in an Indonesian self, defence workshop called “Pencak Silat”. The movements in Pencak Silat are based upon movements and mannerisms of animals. Students enjoyed the workshop and learnt a few basic movements of self defence.
Our Year 7’s will be learning the monkey dance and ‘Tarian Poco Poco’ which incorporates movements from rice planting and harvesting. More on this next week. More news next week also on a very interesting account from one of our students who had been to France as an exchange student.
Bu Brady, Teaching & Learning Leader LOTE
THIS WEEK IN SOSE
Letters requesting payment of levies should have arrived home this week. Prompt payment of these fees would be most appreciated.
Guest Speaker Yr 11/12 Economics
Stuart Buckingham, Director of Buckingham and Company of Greensborough spoke to the Yr 11/12 economics class about the property market. The school thanks to Stuart for the interesting presentation and for giving up his time and this occasion to further develop links between school and industry.
Excursion – Point Lonsdale
Another successful excursion was conducted to Point Lonsdale for Year 10 Geography students.
Helen Morris, for the SoSE Faculty
Australian Business Week
Congratulations to Camille Peresseni of Year 12 for her success in being selected to participate in the Australian Business Week residential program at Deakin University NEXT MONTH. The scholarship is only awarded to 65 students state-wide from all secondary schools, both government and independent. In particular, it reflects upon the endeavour and academic achievement of students in their studies, particularly in the Commerce area. Undoubtedly, in the eyes of the judging panel Camille was a worthy recipient of this scholarship. Congratulations.
HTAV Yr 12 History lectures
Students from the two year 12 History: Revolutions classes were fortunate enough to be able to attend two lectures held by the History Teachers Association of Victoria on Sunday the 14th March 2004.
The lectures were given in the Old Arts building at Melbourne University, and each lasted for around an hour. General consensus was that the lectures were very helpful and were able to strongly reinforce what was taught inside the classroom.
Many key elements of the French Revolution were covered such as leaders and movements, analysing literature and political propaganda, and the period of time between 1780 and 1802. The lectures also looked at various philosophical perspectives on revolution and helped relate these to the French revolution.
All who attended the lectures gained some very valuable information and were able to gain a greater understanding of the events which took place as well as how to analyse them.
Thanks must go out from all the students to Ms Parry and Mr Oliver who facilitated the purchasing of tickets and organised the registration of students for the lectures. Christian Teese, Yr 12 History.
First Aid Classes
A workplace level 2 First Aid Course will be held during term 2 at Eltham High School.
Starting on Monday 26th April to Monday 31st May.
6 weeks from 3:454pm until 7:15pm
Suitable for students from Year 10 onwards and also open for parents. Cost: students $80
Please contact me at the school for further details or to make a booking. Joy Snow, Sick Bay attendant
REMINDER: WORKING BEE SUN 28 MARCH
All welcome to attend from 9am until 12:30pm (BBQ & drinks provided for the volunteers)
A full list of the tasks appeared in last week Newsletter and is available on our web site.
Reminder: new parents to the school park your vehicle on the hard courts adjacent to the library and make your way to the Central courtyard complex where you need to be signed in by one of our Committee members. You will then be allocated a task appropriate to your skill level.
Thanks in anticipation of your involvement.
John Coates for the Grounds Committee
SPORT SPORT SPORT
The 2004 House Athletics Sports will take place at the Doncaster Athletics track (George Street) on Tuesday March 3. This is a whole school activity and no classes will run. Buses will ferry students to the track from 9:15am with events due to commence from 10 0’clock until 2:30pm, when the buses will return students to school.
Students are encouraged to enter as many events as they wish
Track – 100m/200m/400m/800m/1500m/3000m/walk
Field – javelin/shot put/discuss/long jump/triple jump/ high jump
Students should dress in House colours and bring appropriate levels of protection and fluids. A kiosk will be open at the track. Students who win events may be invited to compete at the District Athletics on Tuesday May 4th.
Peter Nicholson, Sport Coordinator
Home Work Clubs
Year 7 & 8 students
Wednesday 3:15-4:20pm in room 706
Wednesday afternoon 3:15-4:30pm in room 201.
CANTEEN R O S T E R ____________
Parent/teacher Interview day
Marita Car, Glenda Guilfoyle, Jill Browne, Leanne Lillie
Ivana Glogowski, Debra Edgell, Mara Mayall, Kerry Armstrong
Brunhilde Koshmashrub, Connie Deylen, Sue Pickering, Renate Burke
Athletic Sports Day
Wed 1 Apr
Sue Courts, Jill Tait, Sharon Dimech
HELP NEEDED–would be most appreciated.
Contact Bev or Gael on 9439 5111
S C H O O L C A L E N D A R
Wed 24 until Tues 30
see front page
Music Intermediate Band Tour to Ballarat Sovereign Hill returns Thurs
Lunchtime Music Event Little Day In
Music Symphonic Band Concert at Luther college in the evening with MYSB & Grainger WS
Last day of term finish 2:21pm
Eltham High Students through to the fourth heat of Future Rock
An open invitation to all staff & students to attend and support this young band at the Hard Rock Café Melbourne on Saturday 3 April from 2pm. There are neither age restrictions nor fee to attend – it is a free, family orientated day designed to support Australia’s best up-and –coming talent.
See Adrian Horsman, Benn Gaylor & Tayler Worth (Viewbank)
WISHFUL THINKING – Blame it on Stanley/52 Reasons/Twist of Fate/Far from Friday
27th March 6:45-11pm at 157 Wungan Street Macleod YMCA
$7 with flyer / $8 without
This is a fully supervised drug and alcohol free event
Foe more info contact Elise on 94676 7152
Petty’s Orchard Organic Food Fare
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March
Apple tasting from our 200 variety collection / take a guided tour through the historic orchard / over 40 stalls offering food, wine and other organic treats / art exhibition / live music and entertainment / children’s activities / horticultural museum / cooking demonstrations. Cnr Monckton and Homestead Road, Templestowe (Melways 22 A 12)
Adult $10 Concession $6 (children under 16 free)
Mullum Mullum Festival
The 8th Festival offers 22 walks of interest to people of mall ages guided by experts in their field.
Sunday 21st March, opening & walks at Yarran Dheran Mitcham
27th & 28th March, Waterwatch, cycling, astronomy, platypus search are among many different events along the Mullum Mullum valley.
Programs available at School Office, or contact Les 9874 2641 more info www.vicnet.net.au/-mulfest/
Junior Training Camps
Melbourne Park – tips from Tennis Champions Peter Mc Namara, Andrew Florent and Paul Kilderry. Participants can expect an intense and challenging camp these school holidays if children are between 5 and 15. They will play tennis, get some tuition and have lots of fun with our activities program.
Further information please contact 9286 1244 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Plenty Valley Montessori School
Open Day & Fair
March 27th 10am to 3pm
A great family day out!
What is Montessori?
Come and experience the Montessori Difference!
Guided tours with the Principal every ½ hour on the hour (11am to 3pm)
Classrooms open for inspection 11:30am to 1pm.
315 Aqueduct Rd., Diamond Creek. Melways Ref map 11 G8 phone 9438 3202
Student exchange Australia
The Global Experience – LIVE IT AT HOME
In July 2004 students from over 15 countries around the world will be arriving in Australia to study at local high schools for 5 to 11 months. Opportunities exist to act as a host family in a volunteer capacity. Hosting can be on a temporary, short or long term basis.
Host families help provide international students with the chance to study and experience life in Australia. This is a great way to0 learn about another country and culture, establish a lifelong link to a family in another country and contribute to international goodwill. If your family can offer a friendly, supportive and caring home environment, contact us today.
To learn more about this opportunity call Student Exchange Australia on 1300 135 331 or visit our website: www.studentexchange.org.au
Eltham North Soccer Club
Players wanted – Under 13 boys (you turn 14 during 2004) contact Paul 9435 6805
Under 15 boys (you turn 15 during 2004) contact Geoff 9435 3323)
Blood Donors need to build Easter Blood Stocks
Donate blood at the Community & Reception Centre
Pitt Street (Cnr Main Road)
Monday 5 April 1:15pm – 8pm
Tuesday 6 April 1:15pm – 8pm
Wednesday 7 April 1:15pm – 7:30pm
New Donors Welcome!
Every blood donation you make will save three lives
13 14 95 Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Wanted 2nd Hand Ti83 Calculators
Buyers waiting – please contact the General Office if you would like to turn your calculator into cash
Cello, excellent condition
Sell for $250.00
Clean plastic supermarket/carrying bags and ice cream containers for use in Ceramics Department. Drop in to the Art Office. Thank you
Barb Gregory, Ceramics teacher
Full size cello – contact Jill 9431 3775/0407 481 246
Ever thought about Fostering?
On any one night in Victoria 2700 children and teenagers are safe and sound in the care of foster carers. Kids in need of foster care far out-number the foster carers available.
Can you give a child or young person a place to call home for a while?
Your local foster care program can provide you with training, support and a non-taxable allowance.
For more information on fostering and how to get involved ring the Publicity Recruitment Unit for Foster Care.
Phone 9458 5788
Diamond Valley Netball Competition
Vacancies for Junior Netball teams and players
Under 11, Under 13 and Under 18 Mixed teams
Under 15 and Under 17 Girls teams
Matches are held at the Diamond Valley Sports Complex
Civic Drive Greensborough, on Monday. Tuesday & Thursday afternoons
Costs per player $4 per game, $10 registration per Person & $13 insurance per year
More info from Susan Rose 9435 1129
Support for Separated Families
RMIT University Psychology Clinic, as part of its research focus, is offering a number of free parenting programs to mothers in recently separated families. These programs aim to assist young people to adjust to parental separation.
If you’re a parent of a child aged 11-15 years, have separated during the previous 2 years and would like assistance adjusting to this transition, the programs offered by RMIT University Psychology Clinic may be useful.
More information contact: Mandy Kienhuis 09925 7376 or email:email@example.com