Text Box: Term 4 Week 3
Tuesday 19th October 2004

ELTHAM HIGH presents

a YEAR12 MEDIA production in association with KATHY HUGHES


COMMENCES 7:30PM Tues Oct 19 in the SCHOOL HALL


Drama Performance Yr11 . . . . . . 3 Interpretations of Summer of the Aliens     by Louis Nowra in the Hall 7:30pm. 20 Oct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . all welcome

Yr12 Music Solo Performance Recitals in the Music Room WED 20TH October

Jen Tan –piano / Ilona Day –Clarinet / Rebecca Norman - Clarinet / Amy Poole – clarinet / Lane Schlotterlein – clarinet/ /Daniel Russo-Batterham – French horn / Ben Hanlon – double bass

Parents and friends are invited to hear these senior musicians, the evening is expected to conclude at 9pm


Principal’s Report


Schools Garden Awards

Congratulations to School Environment Coordinator Mr John Coates, the members of the Grounds Committee and the army of volunteers who assist the school at working bees.  Thanks to your good work the school has won the Regional Award for Best Secondary School in the School Garden Awards.  The judges commented on both the quality and extent of the environmental work undertaken at the school.  We will now be visited by Kevin Heinz and the rest of the judging panel assessing the school for the State Final.  A special thanks to the seventy volunteers who assisted as last Saturday’s Working Bee.  A great job was done by all.


Arts Festival – Grand opening

This Friday sees the Official Opening of the Art Festival. I look forward to seeing you there. Thanks in advance to Arts Coordinator Ms Linda McLeod and all the Arts and Technology staff who make the Arts Festival such a vibrant event. Thanks also to the team of staff helpers who support this festival with their volunteer labour.


Minister for Consumer Affairs to Visit

This Friday we will receive a visit from the Minister for Consumer Affairs, the Hon. John Lenders, MLC. The Minister will visit the school in the middle of the day and will meet with about one hundred students to talk about a range of consumer issues affecting young people.


Ross Wilson CWTS

The Eltham High School Concert With the Stars is an outstanding night of music and entertainment.  The 2003 Concert with James Morrison AM, brought together Australia’s most outstanding jazz musician with Australia’s most outstanding school bands.  The guest artist at the 2004 Eltham High School Concert With the Stars is Australia’s own Ross Wilson. Ross is a true icon of Australian music, loved for his work with Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock and now with his permanent combo Ross Wilson & the Urban Legends.  So put November 25th in your diary now. Tickets are $25 for adults and further details are in this parent newsletter.


Year 12 Celebration Day

This Thursday is the Year 12’s special day, their last day of classes. We are all looking forward to breakfast in the morning, the colourful costumes, the funny awards and of course, the Year 12 Formal in the evening. This is a great day for our Year 12s and their teachers. All other students have been briefed that they must not get involved. It is important that the focus of the celebrations is on our final year students.

Paul Rose, Principal



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Wednesday 20

Student Leadership Yr7 Student Action Teams to Student Ambassadors Conference 7:15am until 4:30pm

Music Yr12 Recitals in the Music Centre 7pm

Drama Performance Yr11 3 Interpretations of Summer of the Aliens by Louis Nowra in the Hall 7:30pm

Thursday 21

Yr 12 clear out lockers – last day breakfast

Yr12 Formal

Friday 22

SoSE Yr7B &7C Civics to Parliament & Electoral Education Office

Saturday 23

Music Jazz Band performs at Eltham South Pre School 11:30am-1:15pm

VCE Choral Ensemble perform at Panton Hill Festival

Arts Festival displays see details inside

Sunday 24

Arts Festival displays see details inside

Monday 25

VET Sport & Rec to Lady Northcote Camp return Friday pm

O&ES Yr11 Surfing in the Otways leave 12:45pm returns Wed 27pm

Yr12 Music Solo Performance Recitals see inside

Tuesday 26

LOTE New Caledonia Trip returns 2 Nov


Eltham High School 10 year REUNION

Saturday 23 October

All teachers/students completed VCE in 1994

see web site edition community/0412 995 864




Kew Volleyball tournament

On Sunday the 7th of November Eltham High School teams will be taking part in the Kew high school tournament. Details will be given to students soon.

I have entered our teams in the following divisions.

Under 15 boys division

Under 14 boys A and B

Under 15 boys B team

Under 15 girls division

Under 14 girls A and B

Under 15 girls B team

Under 17 boys division

Under 15 boys honours

Under 16 boys

Under 17 girls division

Under 15 girls honours

Under 16 girls

Under 17 girls

Open girls Division

Open Girls

Open boys division

Under 17 boys

We will be short of coaches this day, so if any parents can assist (particularly with the year 7 teams) it would be appreciated.


Under 15 and Under 17 State Titles

Sunday 14th November at Springers Leisure centre, Keysborough.

The Under 15 boys and Girls Honours teams and the Under 17 boys and Girls teams will be taking part.


Australian Schools Cup

Congratulations to all teams on their performances at Victorian schools cup.  The following teams have been chosen to represent Eltham High School at the Australian schools cup based on their results at Victorian Schools Cup.

Open Men and Women Honours, Under 17 boys and girls honours, Under 16 boys and girls, Under 15 boys and girls honours, under 15 boys and girls second division and under 14 girls.

Players have been given payment details. Further details will be distributed closer to the tournament.

Upcoming dates

*VSSSA Volleyball finals for 7 & 8’s Wed 1 December

*Kew Volleyball Tournament – Sunday 7th November.

*U15 and 17 State Titles – Sunday 14th November.

*Senior Boys Training – Sun 21 and 28 November.

*National Schools Volleyball Cup – Dec 5th – 10th.

Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator



Middle School Excursion to an Indonesian Play and Restaurant

On Wednesday 13th October the Middle School Indonesian students went on an excursion to watch an Indonesian play called Toko Tarub.  Year 8 student Damai Syarifuddin was dancing in the play about an Indonesian family.  Gamelon players were playing music throughout the performance, which was held in the Renaissance Hall at Kew High School.  Following the play, we all went and ate an Indonesian meal at Ramayana Restaurant, in Malvern.   The food was really good and the day was enjoyed by all.  Thank you to Bu Brady, Bu Pollard and Pak Wakeman for accompanying us on the day and making it all possible.

Todd Cresp & Romy James Yr9


Bon Voyage

Our New Caledonia travellers are off for another exciting trip on October 26th for a whole week.  Highlights include beautiful warm sunny weather, snorkelling amongst exotic marine life, eating delicious French food every day, experiencing a day at the very interesting Yate village and many more exciting places which you will hear about on their return.  A very big Merci beaucoup to Madame Wheatley for her meticulous organization of this trip.  We also thank Mr Clarke and Mrs Boyle for assisting with the trip.  To all the crew Bon Voyage and safe return on October 2nd.  What a great way to learn French!

Pompa Brady, Teaching & Learning Leader LOTE


First Prize Arts Raffle Piers Bateman painting - all raffle prizes in school foyer.  Tickets available at the General Office & Victorian Artists Supplies, Main Rd Eltham.



2nd Hand Book Sales Students are able to hand in text books and Ti83 Calculators for sale to Year 12 2005 as soon as exams are finished and up to November 29 (Sale date is 30 Nov)

Library books need to be returned ASAP to avoid delays with credits to students

Contact details if you have changed your address or phone number please update your student detail record with the cashier. (required for mailing VCE Certificate/Mercury)

Professional photographs will be taken on arrival and during the night at the formal and can be viewed and ordered from the front office from the 27th October – 10th November and collected on and after 24th November-Valedictory Night.


A reminder to parents of VCE students that if the school has lent their children books or calculators for 2004 that these must be returned tom me when they complete their exams.  If you require books for your children please contact me ASAP.  Thanks.

Brendan Monigatti, Students Welfare Coordinator



Term 4


Yr 12 Breakfast & Last Day & Formal

Yr 12 VCE Unit 4 Exams commence



Curriculum Day


Melbourne Cup Day Holiday


Yr 11 Last Day of classes


Yr 11VCE Unit 2 Exams commence


Yr 12 VCE Unit 4 Exams end


Yr 11VCE Unit 2 Exams end


Yr12 Valedictory night  note change of date

Yr 11 to 12 Transition begins


Yr 11 to 12 Transition ends

Last Day


Year 10 to 11 Transition & leadership activities begin

Yr 9 Work Experience begins


Year 10 to 11 Transition & leadership activities begin

Last Day


Yr 9 Work Experience ends




Saturday 16th October

On Saturday the Eltham High School Community combined with the Eltham Baptist Church (EBC) for our combined Working Bee.  What a wonderfully successful event!  Over 80 people turned out in great working conditions to produce a wide range of outcomes around the school, and it now all looks great.  Great thanks to all the parents, teachers, students and EBC members who contributed an extravagant morning tea on the day.  An extensive range of tasks were completed and listed below is a summary of what was achieved. 

ü       Fencing repairs on the north side of the 400’s were substantially completed making the area more visible and safer for our students.

ü       Close to 400 native plants were provided with homes in and around the 400’s block.

ü       Extensive amounts of mulch were spread in a variety of locations

ü       Drain pits were cleaned in the Courtyard complex.

ü       A significant amount of redundant spoon drains were removed on the north side of the front oval.

ü       20 bollards in the Courtyard complex were re stained.

ü       A significant amount of weeding was completed on the western boundary and the end of the tennis courts.

ü       Paving was completed in the Hothouse complex in the Environmental Reserve.  Well done to Taran, Aidan, Alex and Shaun, students involved in the Environmental Management Group.

ü       Trees were trimmed in the area adjacent to the Administration complex.

ü       Significant amounts of brush cutting and mowing were completed on the western and southern boundaries of the school.

I would like to thank all those participants who turned out on the day and contributed as they did.  Well done to the Grounds Committee parents; your leadership and contributions on the day must be acknowledged.  You are a brilliant team of people.  The process wouldn’t work without you and I applaud your efforts.  Thanks to Philip Green (chief provisioner and cook), Bruce Voisey, Mal Sinclair, Andrew Wilson, Linda Hughes, Gordon Williamson, Andrew Bolter and Sue Hamilton-Green.  Also welcome to Frank Medcalf who joined our group on Saturday after spending many hours on his knees paving the hothouse.

Thanks to one and all for a great community day. John Coates for the Grounds Committee

PS The next and final Working Bee at the school is on Sunday 14th November.  I shall keep parents posted of jobs planned in the next couple of weeks.




I will be offering a bus/plane camping tour of the Red Centre and for North Queensland is 2005.  A new bus company has offered this unusual combination of experiences highlighting two of our country’s most famous geographical features – Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef.  Other features will be sleeping underground at Cooper Pedy, exploring Kings Canyon, the Gorges of the West MacDonnell Ranges, the mines of Mount Isa and the gold rush town of Charters Towers, not to mention a cruise down the Daintree River!

Tour dates will be 25-6-05 -2-7-05 (last week of Term 2 and first week of the holidays – 15 days)

It will be available to students in Years 12, 11 and 10.  Costing has yet to be completed but I believe it will be in the vicinity of $1600.  We will take 40-44 students.

A meeting will be called for interested students and an itinerary will be distributed along with a form for those expressing an interest in this tour.

Greg Wakeman, tour organizer



As part of our active arts fundraising many students from Yr 7,8, and middle school classes have had the opportunity to paint on a small canvas board.  A variety of topics have been explored and families will have the opportunity to view the paintings on display at the Arts festival this Friday evening and over the weekend.

For a small cost of $5 the Art works can be purchased.

If you would like to secure the purchase of your child’s work beforehand please send $5 to the cashier during this week.  The receipt for the purchase can then be taken ti the Art office.

Thank you

Barb Gregory on behalf of the Active Arts Student Group




Raffle Tickets for Piers Bateman, Kevin Spearey, Judy Roberts Kate Hudson Art work.

If your son/daughter bought home a book of 10 raffle tickets, could you please ensure their return with any money from sales to the cashier ASAP.  The raffle will be drawn this weekend (Sunday) at the Arts Festival.

Adam Elliot- Academy Award winning director, has become one of the worlds most celebrated animators.  For almost a decade, his films, UNCLE, COUSIN, BROTHER and HARVIE KRUMPET, have been viewed by millions of people around the world and have participated in over four hundred film festivals.  They have won almost eighty awards, and in 2003, HARVIE KRUMPET, won the Oscar for best animated short film.  In 1999 he was made Young Victorian of the Year and has been honoured with many industry distinctions.


Arts Festival Events Dates & Times




Fri 22 Oct


Adam Elliott opens Visual Arts Festival



Sat 23


Visual Art display

Media screenings using smart board in 418

Multi media students to work in 418 & Sculpture

400’s & 418


Sun 24


Visual Art display

Media screenings using smart board in 418

Raffle draw & Art awards

400’s & 418

Mon 25

School hours

Visual Art display

Primary School visits and workshops

Lunchtime activities

Showcasing Excellence – Top Yr 12 students talk about their Art

Yr 11 Drama performances


Art rooms




Tues 26

School hours

Visual Art display

Primary School visits and workshops

Lunchtime activities SYN FM

Showcasing Excellence – Top Yr 12 students talk about their Art


Photo-graphy darkroom





On Friday, the VCE Vocal Ensemble sang at The Boite World Music Café as part of a student concert organised by The Boite.

The concert was a fundraising event for a project to set up and equip Dispensaries in Tanzania. 

A variety of music from various secondary students was the feature of the evening, with a guest artist from Africa, King Bill, who was inspirational in his singing of a number of African songs.

The VCE Vocal Ensemble sang a 20 minute set and was very impressive with the blend of voices, dynamic contrast and clarity of diction.  As an ensemble they have come a long way this year.  We perform next Saturday at the Panton Hill Festival between 1:30 and 2:30pmk and our final performance with the Yr12’s will be at the Valedictory Evening (please note change of date)

Members of the VCE Vocal Ensemble are:

Year 12

James Alexander

Robert Clark

Collette Couper

Thomas Deylen

Miriam Fishwick


Year 11

Courtney Dummett

Susie Dwyer

Brendan Kerss

Alister Mason

Rosalie Milne

Jessica Paulka

Christopher Port

Shelley Sforcina

Liam Shambrook


Alexandra Cameron, Choir Director


Music Performance Recitals

Year 12 students will present their final recitals over the next couple weeks. 

Dates are as follows:

Wednesday 20th Oct

Horn, Double Bass, Clarinet and Pianoforte

Monday 25th Oct

Trombone, Bassoon, Saxophone and Voice


Recitals will take place in the Music Centre commencing at 7.00pm

Year 11 students will present their final recitals on Thursday 4th November. There will be two sessions – 4.00 – 6.00pm and 7.00 – 10.00pm



Confirmation of times has now been received for these exams.  Rehearsals with the piano accompanist will commence this week.  Students should check the music notice board for times.



Thurs 25th Nov – 7.30pm

Singer, songwriter, producer and Australian Music Legend Ross Wilson will be performing his hits from Daddy Cool, Mondo Rock and much more, with his band the Urban Legends and our Intermediate, Concert and Symphonic Bands.  This will be a fantastic concert to be held at the Yarra Valley Anglican School.  Tickets are $25 pensioners / children $20 and go on sale on Monday 25th October so be sure to get in early to reserve your seats.










Music Support Group Meeting

MSG on Thursday 28th October at 7pm (note change of time) at 14 Moola Place Eltham.  Any queries, please ring Jill on 9439 9673

Ken Waterworth, Director of Music


C A N T E E N   R O S T E R   

October 2004

Wed 20

Sharyn Dimech, Yvonne Herringa

Thurs 21

Yvonne Wong, Glenda Guilfoyle,

HELP please

Fri 22

Meg Davis, Sue Lynch, HELP please

Mon 25

Debbie McCormack, Maggie Dovile, Renate Burke

Tues 26

Erica Nigol, Susan Hodgson, Donna Molyneaux

Wed 27

Anne Marshall, Debbie Hanson, Rhonda Williamson


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 9430 5122 between 8am and 2:30pm

If for any reason you cannot continue with your earlier commitment to Canteen duty please phone.


S C H O O L   C A L E N D A R

October 2004

Wed 19 until

Tues 26

see front page

Wed 27

O&ES Yr11 Surfing leave 12:45pm for Otways until Wed (Grp 1) /Fri (Grp 2)

School Council Meeting 7:30pm

Fri 29

VCE Unit 4 Exams commence

Mon 1 Nov

Curriculum Day – Pupil Free day

Tues 2

Melbourne Cup Day Holiday

Wed 3

SoSE Yr10 Geog Fieldwork to Bells Beach

Thurs 4

SoSE Yr10 Geog Fieldwork to Pt Lonsdale & Torquay

Yr11 Legal Studies to Ford Broadmeadows




Thank you to all the people who have contributed to our food for refugees appeal.  All contributions to the box in the foyer gratefully accepted.

Thanks to all George Franklin/Brendan Monigatti



Community Announcements/Advertising


Pink Ribbon Day is coming…October 25

Eltham High School is supporting this fund raising day selling silk ribbons $2 and enamel ribbons $5

These are available from the front office & the school canteen.  All proceeds go towards breast cancer research.  Please join us in supporting this important cause.


Eltham Little Theatre’ Old Tyme Music Hall

The Furtive Fortunes of Fickle Fate

4 Nov – 4 Dec Thurs, Fri & Sat

Curtain prompt 8pm

All seats $16 - bring your own food, drinks & glasses

Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd, Research Melways 22Hi

Bookings 9437 1574 - Tables going quick


On the Hill

Panton Hill Community Festival Sat 23 October 2004

Bring your friends & family and celebrate On the Hill

From 1pms

Free rides & games

Apple festival

Devonshire tea

Skate ramps

Wine tasting

Music & roving performers

Children’s activities

Sporting clinics

Art & craft


food & beverages at low cost

Produce market

Playhouse fun

All activities FREE

Concert in Memorial Park from 5pm, featuring Judy Jacques & more…..food & be

Enquiries: Panton Hill

Living & Learning Centre 9719 7506


Skate the Hill

Learn to skate @ Panton Hill, free professional tuition

Saturday 23rd of October

1pm-5pm near cricket nets

Free skating sessions also with a full street set-up course.

Proudly brought to you by Working Community, and the Nillumbik Shire Council in conjunction with “On the Hill”.





The event is an open invitation to all EHS school teachers and those students who completed their VCE in1994.


Saturday 23rd October 2004


7pm – midnight


This is a smoke free venue.

Fitzroy Bowls Club

578 Brunswick St

North Fitzroy

Melways ref: 2C C1


$10 per EHS graduate PAYABLE ON THE NIGHT – no cheques, Credit Cards or EFTPOS facilities (to cover costs of venue hire, bar staff and some snacks).


Partners and family (yes, kids are welcome) are freeof charge.

Any queries regarding should be directed to:

Luke Skim on 0412 995 864.


Community Announcements/Advertising


Actors for Refugees present CLUB REFUGE

Sunday 31st October 3pm

Montsalvat, Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham

Entry by donation

Proceeds go to Chilout

Children out of detention




Ladies, Girls Come & Play Cricket

Bundoora OP Cricket Club

We can offer you everything you need to play cricket

When? Season commences in October, weekly training sessions held

Where? Garvey Oval, Parade College, Plenty Road, Bundoora

For more information contact Claudia Fatone 9653 1182

Email: cfatone@cricketvictoria.com.au


Nillumbik Pet Expo 2004 – 24 October

The 9th Annual Pet Expo will be held at Marngrook Oval, Diamond Creek from 10am to 4pm

Further information Elke Tapley 9433 3304


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 3:30-5pm

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


Seeking Volunteer Host Families

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange is an Australian non-profit student exchange organization that assists students in furthering tolerance, international understanding and to further learning, self-knowledge and awareness.

We currently have students aged between 15 and 18 from countries such as Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USA waiting to be hosted by volunteer Australian Families.

You can host a student from 3 months to 10 months depending on your circumstances.  What a great way to bring another culture and family member into your home!

High School exchange programs are also available to Australian students wishing to travel and study abroad.  Call now for a brochure and information on students arriving in February 2005. (All students have full medical coverage and will bring their own spending money.)

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange: National Office 9775 4711 or Toll free 1800 500 501


McKillop Family Services

MacKillop Family Services is looking for a committed carer for Jack. Jack is a 12 year old boy who is unable to live at home and has spent the last six months in a residential unit.  McKillop Family Services believes that Jack needs a supportive family or person to provide him with the emotional stability and security that he requires.

Anyone can apply to become a foster carer!!!

Find out who is in need of a loving home and all the details of becoming a foster carer by contacting the Home Based Care Team on 8311 4555



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


Host Families and Exchange Students

Exchange students from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Austria, Russia, America, Canada, Italy & Brazil are coming here late January 2005, hoping to be placed with volunteer host families.  Should you be all interested in adding a boy or girl aged 15-18 to your family for 2, 3 ,5 or 10 months to share your lifestyle, so establishing a life-long relationship with the other person you choose and his/her family overseas, please phone Klaus Schurmann on 9758 4279  Your call will be very welcome.  If you wish to go overseas yourself as an exchange student, please ring.


Need Assistance?

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


Tutor - VCE Biology

Have experience in teaching PH D in Biology

Call 9431 1932 or 0403 671 225

Yarra Valley ARTS Council

Hosts the 9th Annual Summer School of Music & Art!

Jan 10-15, 2005 in Healesville

Courses include – pastel drawing, life drawing, contemporary painting, water colour, nature photography, choir, jazz improvisation, a cappella singing, hip-hop dancing, sculpture for the garden, mandalas, hand-made books & jewellery making PLUS film-making for Youth & Arts for kids

Enquiries 5962 3340 / 0423 932 483

Early bird discounts available


Sacred Heart Parish Diamond Creek Annual Parish Ball will be held Friday May 20th 2005.  Any girls interested in the Debutante Set for this ball can contact Jenny Kennedy 9438 1812 (after 6pm) for further information on costs, dates of practice, etc.


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




Best wishes to all our year 12 students for the study period and the coming exams