Text Box: Term 4 Week 5
Wednesday 3rd November 2004

Beccy Col, and the Wiggles!


Thurs 25th November – 7.30pm

Make sure you experience our own music treasure and thriving living legend, Ross Wilson, when he performs in our Concert with the Stars to be held at the Yarra Valley Anglican School.  Tickets are $25 (adults) and $20 (children/concession) arte now on sale from the music office.  Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get your tickets soon.



Year 11 students will present their final recitals this week –

THIS Thursday 4th November in the Music room

There will be two sessions – 4.00 – 6.00pm and 7.00 – 10.00pm

All welcome

Principal’s Report

School Council Approves New School charter

At the School council meeting last week, the School Council approved the School charter for 2004-2006.


Our new School Charter sets out the Priority development areas for our school over the three year life of the Charter. The Council has established 2 priority areas: Improving Teaching & Learning and Student Leadership. The focus of our School Council is clearly on making a difference for all students.


The Teaching & Learning strategy will focus on the ways that students can engage with the school curriculum and also with the extra curricula program. Council recognises that students need to be actively involved in the educational program of the school and that a sense of commitment to learning comes from being part of the process – setting direction, establishing challenging goals and having the opportunity to study challenging material in a way that allows students to have real influence over the teaching and learning methods used in the school.


The second priority, Student Leadership, takes our current commitment to student activism one step further. The challenge hear for the school is to provide every student the opportunity to develop leadership skills in a way that will foster their ability to contribute to employment and community during and after school life.


Achieving these priorities over the next two years will rely on continual self-assessment and focuses effort by the whole school. Our School Council has put the challenge before us.


(A full copy of the School Charter will be available from the website in the near future.)

Paul Rose, Principal





Wednesday 3

SoSE Yr10 Geog Fieldwork to Bells Beach

Maths Yr11 Activity Day to St Andrews am

Thursday 4

SoSE Yr10 Geog GrpB&C Fieldwork to Pt Lonsdale & Torquay

Yr11 Legal Studies to Ford Broadmeadows

Yr11 Music Recitals 7-10pm in the Music Centre

Friday 5

SoSE M/S Environment to Melb Aquarium

Monday 8

O&ES M/S Ocean Kayaking TAL to Cumberland River & ALN to Lorne return Tues




Poster Competition – Spirit of Reconciliation

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission are hosting a poster competition to celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10th.

Students are asked to design a poster (using any art materials) that captures the spirit of reconciliation.  There are 2 categories for entry – Secondary (years 7-10) and Higher Secondary (years 11-12)

Further information about the competition and a teacher’s info pack; visit the website at www.hreoc.gov.au   Entries close Friday 26th November.

The Bilby at Healesville Sanctuary

7C have carried out a fundraiser to sponsor the bilby at Healesville Sanctuary.  Well done, 7C

Student Parliament

The students who attended the Student Parliament received certificates for their involvement.  Congratulations to those who attended.

Year 7 SoSE

All Year 7 students have now completed the Parliament and Electoral Commission excursion.

Helen Morris, SoSE teacher




Kew Volleyball tournament

On Sunday the 7th of November Eltham High School teams will be taking part in the Kew high school tournament. Draws are available from Mr Thomas. Here are starting times for each team.

Under 15 boys division

Year 7 boys (A) Blue

9.00 am

Court 8 Xavier


Year 7 boys (B) Red

9.40 am

Court 6 Xavier


Under 15 boys 1

9.40 am

Court 4 Xavier


Under 15 boys 2

10.30 am

Court 6 Xavier

Under 15 girls division

Year 7 girls (A) Blue

8.00 am Court 2 Kew High


Year 7 girls(B) Red

8.45 am Court 2, Kew High


Under 15 girls B team

9.30 am Court 2, Kew High

Open boys division

Eltham 1(U/17)boys

9.40 am

Court 9 Trinity


Eltham 2 (under 16) boys

9.00 am

Court 9 Trinity

Open girls division

Under 15 girls honours

8.00 am

Court 3 Kew High


Under 16 girls

8.45 am Court 3, Kew High


Under 17 girls

8.45 am Court 3, Kew High


Open Girls

8.00 am Court 3, Kew High

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 the 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

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


Upcoming dates

VSSSA volleyball finals 7 & 8’s – Wed 1st December

Kew Volleyball Tournament – Sun 7th November.

Under 15 and 17 State Titles – Sun 14th November.

Senior Boys Training – Sun 21 and 28 November.

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


Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator


Parents & Year 12 students

Formal photos can now be viewed at the General Office- orders close November 10



With the end of the school year approaching Parents are asked to remind students to return overdue books to the library, approximately 900 books are overdue.

Thank you for your assistance.




Yr level in 2004

Hand in books

Yr level in 2005

Buy books

Hand in book lists for Nth of the Yarra



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Parents are reminded that if their children have borrowed books from the school these need to be returned to my office as your child/children complete the school year.  If you require books for next year, particularly at senior levels could you please notify me ASAP

Brendan Monigatti, Students Welfare Coordinator



Term 4




Formal photos can be viewed and ordered from the General Office until 10th November


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


Concert with the Stars see Music section


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


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.





Music Recitals

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


Saxophones perform

On Friday evening the Music Department continued its association with the Fred Hollows Foundation, performing at their 13th Annual dinner.  The Saxophone Ensemble provided pre-dinner music and then had the opportunity to hear guest speakers and a specialist panel discussing their careers.  The ensemble provided a further fifteen minutes during dinner and were very well received.  Congratulations to the group on their great effort.



Exams have now commenced.  Students must check the music notice board for times.



Thursday 25th November – 7.30pm

In a career that spans over 30 years Ross remains one of this country's most respected artists. From Daddy Cool to Mondo Rock, as a solo artist, or as songwriter of A-grade classics such as "Eagle Rock", “Come Back Again”, “Cool World”  & "A Touch of Paradise", or producer of the legendary Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep, & recently The Screaming Jets, Ross's involvement with success has continued unabated.

Tickets are selling fast $ 25 [adults] & $20 [children/concession] from the music office.

Make sure you get your tickets soon.

Ken Waterworth, Director of Music


Eltham Festival

The Stage Band will be performing at the Town Square on Saturday 13th November commencing at 12 noon.  Drop in and hear this great group perform.




A big thank you to the Artists who contributed to our raffle.  Our committed ticket selling team of Alana Armstrong, Ingrid Button, Anna Gibbs, Dane Hutchens, Nick Hudson, Brydie Taylor and Lydia Wegner must be congratulated on their enthusiasm and determination in selling over $1600 worth of tickets!!

Well done.


The school community are reminded of the invitation to view and buy small original artwork on canvas boards done by students in the following classes.

Self portraits 7E, 7F and M/S Painting

Landscapes M/S Art & Drawing Group

Graphic Designs 7D, 8D, 8H, 8B

Picasso Portraits 8J

These are for sale through the cashier for $5 each.  Your selection can be made at the Art Department, for $15 you may wish to select a suitable frame to make this into a delightful Christmas present.

Barb Gregory on behalf of the Active Arts Student Group



WORKING BEE – Sunday 14th November

The Grounds Committee has scheduled its final Working Bee for 2004 on Sunday 14th November from 9am to 12:30pm  As usual our Committee has worked diligently to plan a number of activities for the day and this event is no exception.  We have had in excess of 350 participants at our Working Bees this year and the Grounds look great with all this spring rain so we need your help once again to tidy up the Grounds prior to the Christmas Parties and summer break.

The following activities are planned for the 14th

  1. Completion of some remedial fencing work on the north side of the 400’s block
  2. Weeding in the habitat areas adjacent to the tennis courts
  3. Mulching in a number of locations around the school
  4. Sweeping of the gutters adjacent to the Stadium and Administration block
  5. Mowing and brush cutting in a range of locations
  6. Re affixing the rabbit proof fencing around the tennis courts with cable ties.
  7. Guarding of some trees on the western boundary
  8. Pruning and tidying around the Stadium complex

Morning tea and barbeque lunch is provided. 

Parking can be accommodated on the hard courts adjacent to the library.  Parents should report to the Canteen courtyard where you will be signed in and assigned a task.

Looking forward to Sunday the 14th of November

John Coates for the Grounds Committee



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






C A N T E E N   R O S T E R   

November 2004

Wed 3

Rhonda Hall, Mandy Bryne

Thurs 4

Angela Hennel, Merle Schlotterlein, Leanne Lillie

Fri 5

Maree Mayall, Helen Devlin,

Margi Parsons

Mon 8

Sue Pickering, Irene Nikolaidis,

 Jill Rachim

Tues 9

Anne Burgess, Karen Malek

Wed 10

Karen Woods, Linda Stewart


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

November 2004

Wed 3 until


see front page

Thurs 11

Yr 11 clear out lockers

Fri 12

LOTE French breakfast 8G in canteen

Yr 11 vacate lockers –last day of classes

Sat 13

Music Stage Band Eltham Festival

Sun 14

Grounds Working Bee

Mon 15

Yr 11 exams

Music Primary Schools’ Band Camp at Ferngully Lodge

Wed 17

School Council Meeting 7:30pm




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


Attention Parents & Senior Students



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 18-6-05 -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


Community Announcements/Advertising



Working Ovens - Chef Electric,

- St George upright Electric

Please contact

Bruce Martyn, Business Manager 9430 5105




Eltham North Basketball Club

Is a small, friendly and growing club based at the Diamond Valley Stadium.  We are currently seeking girls who are interested in playing in age groups from 8 to U16 inclusive.  Registration is not expensive, but needs to be finalised by November 1 this year.  If you are interested in joining our club please telephone 9431 0401 or 9439 4020

An Evening with Li Cunxin

The Ivanhoe Grammar School. Plenty Campus is hosting a visit from Li Cunxin, author of Mao’s Last Dancer, on Thursday 11 November.  An invitation is extended to all members of the School Community.

An evening with Li Cunxin

Enterprise Centre, Plenty Campus, Bridge Inn Rd, Mernda – Tickets $15

Light refreshments will be served

Further information call 9717 3911


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


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


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


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