Text Box: Term 2 Week 9
Tuesday 15th June 2004

DON’T MISS our wonderful Mid Year Concerts this week

Venue: Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School, Upper Heidelberg Rd. Ivanhoe

Time: 7.30pm

Admission [1 ticket for both concerts]

$ 10.00 [adult] / $ 7.00 [child/concession] $ 30.00 [family- 2 Adults + children]


Concert No.1 on tonight . . .  Tuesday 15th June 7:30pm

Training Band / Intermediate Band / Jazz Band V.C.E. Soloists / Combined Primary School Band / Choir

Concert No.2 . . . . . . . . . . . ..Wednesday 16th June 7:30pm

Stage Band / Clarinet Choir / Concert Band / Symphonic Band / Saxophone Ensemble / Flute Ensemble / VCE Soloists / Percussion Ensemble / VCE Vocal Ensemble

Principal’s Report


Everard House Visit

We were privileged today to be visited by Mrs Betty Lynch.  Mrs Lynch is the daughter of William Everard, MLA, after whom Everard House is named.  

Here is an extract from the Victorian parliament website:

William Hugh Everard


Speaker: 1934-1937

Legislative Assembly: 1917-1950


William Everard was the son of John Everard, who had been a member of the first Legislative Assembly. He was born at East Melbourne, educated at Scotch College, and became a partner in and eventually proprietor of the family firm of tea merchants, Everard Brothers.


In 1904 he married Hannah Clarissa Smith. He entered parliament as the Nationalist member of the Legislative Assembly for Evelyn in 1917, and held the seat until his death in 1950, being successively identified with the Nationalists, the Economy Party, the United Australia Party, the Liberals and the Liberal Country Party. In 1929-31 he was a member of the Committee of Public Accounts, and in 1932-34 he was chairman of committees.


In 1934 he was elected Speaker and retained the position until 1937. In 1945 he was briefly a minister in the McFarlan 'caretaker' government. He died at Kew and was survived by his five children.


William Everard was also a noted naturalist and was instrumental in the establishment of Kinglake National Park. Mt Everard is named after him. He also studied butterflies and some indigenous plants. Recently a memorial to William Everard was dedicated in the Kinglake National Park.


Along with Shire President Herbert Rutter and founding Headmaster, John Stewart, William Everard was instrumental in the establishment of the Eltham Higher Elementary School, which opened in 1926, moving to our current site in 1928.


It was indeed an honour to have Mrs Lynch visit the school.  She has also honoured the memory of William Everard by establishing an essay competition for our students.  The competition will award a $200 prize for the best environmental essay written by an Eltham High School student each year.  More details of this wonderful Essay Competition will appear in the Parent Newsletter next term.


Mid Year Concerts

Parents with children in the Instrumental Music Program will know what a fantastic event the Mid Year Concerts are.  I look forward to seeing you there.  But I would also like to encourage other families to be part of this great celebration of very high quality music.  The concerts are an enjoyable family activity.  So come along and have a great night out.


Building Fund

As the end of the financial year approaches, I would like to remind parents that our building fund is an approved tax deductible fund and that the school appreciates donations to the fund at any time.  A donation to the building fund at this time provides a tax benefit to those families looking to support a worthy project and assists the school as well.  Donations can be made in person at the school, by mail, or by card over the phone.  Receipts will be issued promptly.  Two major projects that the Building Fund will support are the upgrade of the bike sheds (scheduled for the June school holidays) and the upgrade of the school canteen – a major project that we are building up our bank account to complete as soon as possible.


Top Acts

Last Friday evening I attended the Top Acts concert – showcasing the very best of VCE performances from the 2003 VCE students across the state. It was a great night. The concert was made even more special by the performance of David George on saxophone.  David, from Blackburn High School, is the son of our own Ms Meg George, one of our outstanding music teachers.

Paul Rose, Principal



Wednesday 16

Rice is Life Exhibition – Cluster activity all week

Music –Mid Year Concert Part 2

Friday 18

SoSE M/S Legal studies excursion

Sunday 20

Music–Symphonic Band Tour to Tasmania returns Saturday 26 June

Grounds Working Bee 9am




The Greek Festival has been run and won by 7B.

All Year 7 students took part in a special Greek Festival as part of their SoSE course.

Each class was asked to dress up as Ancient Greeks, dance the Zorba, compete in tunnel ball and have a chariot (billycart) race.

Students had a lot of fun and performed admirably in all the events.  The festival was opened by Mr Achilles Tendon (Mr Lynch) who carried the torch into the stadium to the applause of the assembled masses.

The competition was very tight and came down to the final event but 7B led by Ms Gemmill were too strong on the day.

Special thanks to the sports staff for allowing the event to take place and to all the Year 7 SoSE teachers for their efforts.  Classes will follow up the Festival with a Greek feast.  A big thankyou to all parents who helped out providing food.

Stephen McCrystal, SoSE Coordinator


Can you help?

EHS is collecting non-perishable food stuff and toiletries for refugees released in to the community on temporary protection visas (currently receiving no social security support, medical entitlements, rent assistance etc and are not allowed to work).

This project sponsored by the Brigidine Sisters and supported by EHS staff.

Brendan Monigatti/George Franklin



Yes that’s right its PRO ART …… again.  This time it was after school, very cold and we had been waiting outside for an hour.  But it was all worth it in the end, the free Maltesers really inspired us to think…… Arty……yes.  We had a very productive ‘discussion’ with two talented local artists (Piers and Jenneke Bateman) spearheading this great art project!  We conversed with them for hours, and got home sometime after six, it was fantastic the time just flew by.

Piers and Jenneke have generously donated paintings to go toward the future of art, so our fantastic art program can be started and a world of art can be opened to the students of Eltham High.

Piers was just full of ideas, involving foam, clay, cement and pipes!  In conclusion we are going to build the best sculpture this school has ever seen.

Anna and Ingrid, Pro Art



Year 8 Boys Football

On the first day of winter our year 8 football team travelled to the Diamond Creek ovals to play against traditional rivals St Helena, Montmorency and Diamond Valley.

Our hopes for a round robin victory were dashed in the first game with Diamond Creek outplaying us in the cold and windy conditions.  By half time we were down by 5 goals and despite a more spirited showing in the second half we were unable to make any impression on that margin.  Our second game was against a strong St Helena combination.  Once again we were slow to get started and struggled to score goals.  The Saints proved too strong and ran out comfortable winners by 8 goals.  Things weren’t looking too good!  We were beginning to show some improved form but we needed to make a better start against Montmorency if we were to score a win.  The coaches (Year 11 students Drew Smith & Kane Tenace) made a couple of inspired moves and fired up the team.  At last we were able to get our running game going.  By half time we were ahead by 8 goals and we maintained the pressure to run out easy winners: 13 goals 7 to just one point!

Our best player on the day was Sean Wilson who dominated the ruck contests in each game and took many marks around the ground. A great effort! Ashley Payne took a lot of marks in defence and repelled many attacks. He was ably assisted by Rhys Budge, Sam Gudgeon and Joe Gilhooley all of whom worked hard and had many possessions.  Billy Pearce picked up many kicks around the packs and Justin Courts did well in the centre. Adam Wollaston and Steven Van Oosterwijk provided drive from the wing and forward flank and Dom Potter and Fletcher Driscoll were consistently hard at the ball.  Matt Tucker and Callum Dower also showed out, and others who contributed included Hamish Bourne, John Lachmund, Dane Pearce, Jon Bowden, Riley Bain, Nick Prenc, Tom Lester, Corey Tutta, Andrew Clarke, Max Massingham and Harley Hadden.

Our coaches, Drew Smith and Kane Tenace, gave up their lunchtimes to coach the team and did a great job. Thanks also to Nathan Cadee who couldn’t play due to injury but helped with the coaching and goal umpiring, and to Brendan Kerss who did a great job as a field umpire.

Garry McKelvie, Team Manager





SUNDAY JUNE 20th 9am







Apprenticeships and Traineeships Seminar

Next week on Tuesday 22nd June, Periods 5 and 6, Phil O’Brian from Apprenticeships Plus will be talking to Year 11 students about the advantages these “pathways” provide and the best ways of gaining one. Students in Years 10 and 12 are welcome to attend, provided they get appropriate permission from their teachers and co-ordinators.


Experience La Trobe University – Wed 7th July

This event is for Year 12 students and will provide them with the opportunity to:

• participate in seminars which introduce them to particular subject areas

• learn about how subjects fit into courses, and

• discover related career options.

Feedback from past years shows that this event is extremely useful in helping students have a better understanding of how to choose appropriate courses.

Students should register promptly, either using the brochures available from the Careers Room or by accessing the brochure and registration form at http://www.latrobe.edu.au/study/

Registrations close Wednesday 30th June.


Don’t worry, be happy……

To help Year 12 students cope with the next few very busy months (Unit 4 SAC’s, exams, tertiary decision making, the Formal,….) they will attend a Workshop which will show them ways of dealing with stress. This will be in the first week of Term 3, Thursday 15th July.


Mobil Aviation Flying Training Scholarships

These are for 16-25 year olds keen to take up careers in aviation or develop a long term recreational involvement in aviation. They provide approximately $6,500 in flying training and are designed to take the winning candidates through to the General Flying Progress Test stage of the Private Pilots Licence. Entries close on Friday 6th August. See me for more details or visit http://www.flyingtraining.com.au


And as Dean Martin used to say, “Keep those Year 10 Work Experience forms rolling in”!

Peter Goddard, Careers teacher



Old Gardening Equipment Wanted

A group of Middle School boys, interested in construction outside of school hours, need equipment such as long handled spades and ordinary spades and picks.  If you have any old equipment lying around, unused at home and would be willing to donate it to the boys please contact Mr Jenkins on 9439 5111 who will arrange for its collection.






CANTEEN  R O S T E R    ____________


Wed 16

Sharon Dimech, Anne Marshall volunteer needed

Thur 17

Glenda Guilfoyle, Carol Tilley, Meg Russell, Robyn Walshe

Fri 18

Maree Mayall, Karen Bleiswick, Suellen Harris, volunteer needed

Mon 21

Sue Pickering, Lyn Dalgleish, Karen Corneille, Renate Burke

Tues 22

Tania Russell, Anne Burgess, Donna Molyneaux

Wed 23

Mandy Byrne, volunteer please!

Thinking of “doing canteen duty?” why not give it a go! meet some great people and be a part of this dynamic group – free lunch supplied.  Give Gael a ring on 9439 5111 between 8am and 2:30pm


If for any reason you cannot continue with Canteen duty also phone please.


S C H O O L   C A L E N D A R

June 2004

Wed 16 until

Tues 22 June

see front page

Wed 23

School Council Meeting 7:30pm in the staffroom

Fri 25

Last day of Term- Early dismissal



Mon 12

Term 3 begins

Mon 19

Music Training, Intermediate & Concert Bands Music Camp- all details to students shortly





Parent members of School Council – available for contact via the General Office

Pam Blewett, Richard Browne, John Considine,

Sue Dyet, Peter Hanlon, Tamara Knowles, Jill Tait and Grace Tham


Community Announcements/Advertising


Need Assistance?

A register of tutors is held at the office, please enquire – we may be able to assist.


English & Maths Tuition

Streets Ahead Tutoring

Years 7-10 VCE Upper Primary

Experienced and dedicated teachers will help your child to succeed 

Phone Deb Parish 9436 8647


St Kevins Tennis Club

Ladies required for a social tennis day on Wednesdays, during the school term. – three games on Wednesday morning from 9am to approx. 12:15pm.  This is a friendly, informal group who enjoy playing together and welcome new ladies who wish to join.  Season commences 14 July.

Contact Liz 9846 2083


Baseball Umpires Association of Victoria

Annual Umpire Training Camp

6, 7, 8 August

Venue: Waverly Baseball Club (Melways 71 J2)

The weekend consists of separate sessions designed to cover most aspects of baseball umpiring.  Instructors will include accredited instructors and umpires who have attended Professional Umpire schools in the USA.  This will ensure that the latest teachings in Mechanics, Theory and Rules interpretation are presented.

This weekend is vital for continued and further accreditation.

For expressions of interest please contact Greg 0412744491/Ian 0409704459/Mark 0418382339


MacKillop Family Services

Experience the Challenge and Rewards of Foster Care

We are calling on you, as part of your community, to help.  Anyone can apply to become a foster carer.  You may be working full or part time, unemployed, retired, living alone or as a couple, with or without children or your own.  Your contribution to a child’s life, even only for a short or a longer period of time, can shape their emotional development and trust in their community.  We are also looking for volunteer drivers, which may suit those who are interested in assisting children in need, but are unable to commit to foster care.


At MacKillop Family Services, we are dedicated to supporting you, as the foster carer, by keeping in regular contact and also offering a 24-hour on call service.  You will also receive tax free financial reimbursement to assist you in caring for the children/young people in your care.

Further info from Sarah on 8311 4555



Pottery Classes for Beginners

Adults & children 7 years to teens

Learn the ancient craft of making pottery in a well-equipped studio. Lessons incorporate hand building, wheelwork, basic decorating and glazing techniques.

Small class sizes

Contact: Linda 9439 8057 / 0417 054 035



Gaze Basketball Camps present Lanard Copeland

Mill Park Basketball Stadium

Cnr Childs Rd & Redleap Ave, Mill Park

July 7, 8 & 9 from 9am – 3pm for boys and girls aged 7-14 years.

All skills levels welcome.  All participants receive a ball and t-shirt and will have lots of fun learning from this Melbourne Tigers Superstar.  For an enrolment form phone 1300 661 232, email simone@gaze.com.au or check out website www.gaze.com.au



Donate Blood in Eltham

Community & Reception Centre

Cnr Main Road & Pitt Street, Eltham

Monday 28 June 1:15pm-7:30pm

Tuesday 29 June 1:15pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 30 June 1:15pm-7:30pm

New donors welcome  -   please call 13 14 95


Term 2 Vacation Workshops

For Years 9, 10, 11 & 12 students

Presented by ICS Learning Group

Giving students that extra help

-open to all students & held at MLC, Kew

Monday 5 July to Thursday 8 July

*advanced reading skills

*study skills

*essay writing skills

Class sizes arte limited early booking advised

Contact 9818 3888 or www.skillscentre.com.au


The Bolt youth lounge

Shop 4.266 Bolton Street just near the Ridge Health Club.

Available to ALL students at Eltham High School Friday afternoon 3:30-6:30pm

Study/homework assistance available

Café, pool & foozball facilities.  Come in to study, chat, or just hang out. 

If you need any information ring 9431 1115



Buyers waiting – please contact the General Office if you would like to turn your calculator into cash.



Ever Thought about Fostering?

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 and Recruitment Unit for Foster Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9458 5788




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