Text Box: Term 4 Week 8
Tuesday 23rd November 2004


Valedictory evening & supper THIS   Wednesday 24th November  at 7:30pm

Yarra Valley  Grammar

Kalinda Road, Ringwood – in the George Wood Performing Arts Centre

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a memorable night for all Year 12’s and their families


Year 12 Formal Photos  - your very last chance to view and order formal photos, is on Thursday 25th November at the General office from 10am-12 noon.  Note: Photos not ordered from the album will be available at a reduced price at 12 noon from Steve at the General office.

Ordered photographs are available NOW for collection at the office and will be available for pick up also at the George Wood Performing Centre on  the Valedictory evening.



The biggest music event since South Street . . . . . . .


THIS  Thursday 25th November – 7.30pm

Ross Wilson performs in our Concert with the Stars to be held at the Yarra Valley Anglican School.  Tickets $25 (adults) and $20 (children/concession) from the music office book with Jill direct call 9430 5127

A limited number of good seats still available can be booked by phone and picked up at the door on the night. . . . . . . don’t miss out



Principal’s Report

Yr 12 Valedictory

Our 2004 Year 12 Valedictory is happening this Wednesday at 7:30 pm.  There are so many Year 12 students that this year we have had to move the Valedictory out of the school.  This year’s Valedictory will be held at the George Woods Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Road, Ringwood. (Melways: Map 36 D12)


Concert with the Stars – Ross Wilson

I am looking forward to This Thursday evening’s concert with Ross Wilson.  There is a lot of interest among our music students and the school community.  There are only a few tickets available so if you haven’t yet bought yours, ring Jill in the Music Office.


Enhancement 2005

Every year we offer students in Year 10 the opportunity of doing a VCE study.  There are very few restrictions on which study students can enrol in. However, the number of student places in the VCE Enhancement Program varies from year to year, dependant on the number of students enrolled in Year 11.  Year 11 students have priority for placement in classes.  We have had a large number of enrolments into Year 11 for next year.  Many of these

are Eltham residents who are moving out of the private education system. We welcome them to our school, but realise that an increase in students in Year 11 places pressure on the number of places available to Year 10 students in the Enhancement Program.


Paul Rose, Principal



Wednesday 24

Year 12 Valedictory Evening & Supper Yarra Valley CEGS 7:30pm

Canteen volunteers Thank you afternoon tea 2:30pm

Thursday 25

Introductory to Hospitality Course in Room 327

Music- Concert with the Stars Yarra Valley – rehearsals from 3pm

Friday 26

Last day of classes Year 10 & Year 9

Year 11 last day

Monday 29

Work Experience Year 9 (over 15yrs)

Yr 10 Peer Support Training & Orientation for Yr 11

Other years transition until 3 December

Tuesday 30

Annual General Meeting Building Cooperative 7:30pm in the staffroom


To ALL Canteen Volunteers

We would like to invite you to our Thank you Afternoon tea on 24th November at 2:30pm, please ring 94305122 if you would like to come.



Visit by Eltham Police

Senior Constable Eagles spoke to the Criminal Law students this week about the role of the Police in the community, locally and on a wider level.  We thank the local Police for being prepared to be involved in the curriculum at Eltham High School.

Sovereign Hill

Last Thursday the Middle School Travel and Tourism students, Colonials and some Year 9 English students visited Sovereign Hill.  Students found the day a lot of fun and some found specks of gold while panning.  There are many activities such as gold mine tours, lolly making, bowling, the gold pour that students enjoyed during the day.  All students will now use their experience for further discussion at school.

McDonalds Visit

The 8J SoSE class visited McDonalds’ Eltham store to view the operation of a business.  They were shown out the back of the store and even checked out the fridge.  Mr Brian Pickling, one of the Managers spoke to the students about the running of the store (including aspects such as staffing, new products etc).  Some of the students used the opportunity to obtain a work application form.

Helen Morris, SoSE teacher


Enviro News

Thanks also to the Telstra Foundation Freya Hagen of M/S Enviro applied for a Telstra Kids Fund grant, she was successful in getting $1200 in order to get a watering system for the plant nursery in the Habitat Area.  Congratulations Freya!



Intermediate Girls’ Basketball


Congratulations to all the girls for winning the State Championship last Friday.  They were completely focused on the task from the first game against Mentone Girls.  This proved to be a tight game with Mentone putting us under great defensive pressure in the end game.  However the girls steadied to win 32-23.

The next game against Warrnambool looked like being our toughest game in our pool, but a great start and a height advantage crushed the opposition to end in a 67-30 win.

This was all the more amazing when you consider our injury list.  Megan was treated for a sprained wrist, Emma for a bruised thumb and Anna for a painful knock to her right knee during the first game, and Hannah had a huge bandage on her shooting index finger from a work accident.  But they’re tough!

Then during warm ups for the critical second game Anna dislocated her left knee and had to have the kneecap “put back”.  Unfortunately this meant the end of play for Anna but she sat and cheered and then became assistant coach for the other games.  All this obviously upset the girls but they re-focused for the game and as each sub was made they went to the end of the court to see how Anna was coping.

The third game, as predicted, proved to be an easy one against Wodonga.  By this stage we knew we were in the final against Vermont who were resting and watching us play.  This became an exercise in conserving energy as Ash had a previously arranged visit to a doctor and Anna couldn’t play.  The girls used it as a session to practice shooting, have fun and relaxed.

After this we were given 10 minutes before playing the final, however an over zealous referee changed this to about 5 minutes.  Ash was back in time and a new determination came over the girls.  Some great play followed but this time it was Patrice who was in the wars with a bruised elbow and scratches to the arm.  However nothing would stop them.  A strong challenge by Vermont in the last 10 minutes was repelled each time by critical baskets from a number of players.  Great elation at the end with a win by about 10 points.  There were no egos – just a great team effort with everyone contributing.  Coaching was simple and a privilege.  All I had to do was hold them back so they had enough energy for the four full length games.  What a team! Well done

Ian Clark, coach

Team members: Amy Faulkner, Ash Keenan, Clare Bass, Anna Warburton, Megan Velo, Patrice Fatchen, Emma Smith and Hannah Massingham.



Australian Schools Cup

Payment for the Australian schools volleyball cup should be paid to the cashier by the end of November. Payment forms and parent permission forms can be collected from Mr Thomas in the stadium.

The latest from AVSC

This year 376 teams have entered. The previous record was 353 teams in 2003. This year three venues will be used to accommodate all teams. MSAC, State Netball and Hockey Centre and Oakley Recreation centre. Some teams will spend one day of the competition at a venue other than MSAC. Referee seminars will be held at MSAC on Sunday 5th of December before the opening ceremony. A draft draw will be posted on the web site as of yesterday.

To access the draw go to www.avf.org.au



Follow the prompts to the draw and results


AVSC IDOL – To add atmosphere to the AVSC this year, students are invited to “perform’ on the AVSC Idol stage in the MSAC foyer.

AVL finals – The AUSTRALIAN VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE finals will be held at MSAC on Saturday and Sunday on the MSAC show court.

THESE DETAILS AND MORE WILL BE PUT ON THE VOLLEYBALL NOTICE BOARD IN THE STADIUM FOYER. All players will be given final information in the week leading up to the Australian schools cup.


VSSSA State Volleyball Finals

On Wednesday the 1st of December our Year 7 boys and our Year 8 boys and girls will be competing in the state volleyball finals at MSAC. Players will be given a parent permission form this week and the $ 6 should be returned to the cashier by the end of November. We leave for MSAC at 7.30 am and should be back at school by approx. 5.00 pm.


Junior Volleyball Grand Final – This Thursday at 3.25 pm. Presentation of trophies will take place after the grand final.


Upcoming dates

Senior & U/15 girls training

2.30 – 4.00 Wed 24th Nov

Senior & U/17 Boys Training

3.30 – 5.00pm Wed 24th Nov

VSSSA volleyball finals for 7 & 8’s

Wednesday 1st December

National Schools Volleyball Cup

December 5th – 10th.

Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator


Basketball @MSAC

On Friday 19th November, the Yr 8 Girls basketball team travelled to MSAC to take part in the State Finals.  Unfortunately we lost one game to Mentone Girls Sec College which put us out of the final – even though the other games were won convincingly.  We have only ourselves to blame for the loss hopefully all of the team will learn from this experience.

It was still however a good day on there were three Eltham HS teams in the finals ands we were able to help each other and support each other.  We were all really pleased and impressed by the heroics of the Middle School team.  It is easy to forget the physical pain that must be sometimes endured to win state titles, the efforts of the Middle School girls is an example of mental strength overcoming odds.  Well done.

Mr Clarke can look forward to another strong M/S team next year when the Yr8 girls go up to M/S.  Good luck next year- who knows third time lucky?

Thanks to Clair Bass, Amy Faulkner and Anna Warburton, for the time and effort they put into coaching the girls.  A big thanks also to Luke Deylen who took over coaching the girls during his exam time.

Thanks also for the support of the parents.  I really enjoyed being associated with this team.  They are a great bunch!

They are Carly Norman, Jo Young, Kim Deylen, Hannah Martin, Megan Patterson, Megan Velo, Jess Eberley, Brigitte de Toma.

Paul Oliver , team manager


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Following the recent flooding of Diamond Creek the footbridge at Withers Way is closed and must not be used by students.  The Nillumbik Council have also informed us that the Brougham Street road bridge will be closed for the immediate future.

Trevor Jenkins, Assistant Principal




Parents are reminded that if their children have borrowed books from the school these need to be returned to the SWC office as your child/children completes the school year. 

If you require books for next year please contact Sue Keating to make arrangements.



Music Support Group News ...

This promises to be a very exciting week of music - we are all looking forward to the 'Concert With The Stars'.  The following week is our Twilight Concert - getting into the swing of Christmas - it's always an enjoyable, relaxed and fun evening. Christmas carols, candles, BBQ, and hopefully, good weather!  We do have a raffle and hope that all families will contribute 'a little something' for our Christmas Hamper.  Donations can be left at the music office. Remember our Second Hand Instrument Register and Second Hand Uniform Sales!!!

 If you have any queries about the Music Support Group, please ring Jill on 9439 9673.

Ken Waterworth, Director of Music


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




Term 4


Formal photos ordered by Nov 15 will be available for pick up Nov 19.  Photos can be viewed and ordered also on Valedictory evening in the foyer at Yarra Valley Anglican School


Yr 11VCE Unit 2 Exams end


Yr12 Valedictory night

Yr 11 to 12 Transition begins

course and promotion interviews as required CHO, BAL, FRA, LIL, PAR.


Year 12 2005 Orientation

Concert with the Stars       see Music section


Year 12 2005 Orientation

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




Check out what’s available when you visit for the book sales

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



Yr level in 2004

Hand in books

Yr level in 2005

Buy books

Hand in book lists for Nth of the Yarra



29 Nov






29 Nov



30 Nov


2 Dec





30 Nov


2 Dec





23 Nov


25 Nov



3 Dec



23 Nov


25 Nov



3 Dec



6 Dec


7 Dec





6 Dec /

Tues 7 Dec


7 Dec


C A N T E E N   R O S T E R   

November 2004

Wed 24

Sue Costelow, Janet Oates

Thurs 25

Norman Phillips, Robyn Walshe

Fri 26

Mandy Hayley, Leanne Wilson

Mon 28

Maureen Wray Robert, Denise Lopez

Tues 29

Susan Hodgson, Kerry Lester,

Rhonda Hall


Wed 1

Debbie Hansen




S C H O O L   C A L E N D A R

November 2004

Wed 24 until

Tues 30

see front page


Thurs 2

Music – Break up Barbeque and Twilight Concert at EHS

Fri 3

M/S students out of lockers

Year 10 last day

Sun 5

Sport Volleyball National Schools Cup





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


For all Community Announcements see the web version of this newsletter


Community Announcements/Advertising


Soccer Goals Fundraiser Raffle

Tickets on sale canteen courtyard 1st 20 minutes each lunch time  Tickets 50c each or five for $2

Be in the run for 5 huge prizes

DVD player / Discman / Skate Park Passes / Skate & Surf Shop vouchers / Ski Gear

Money raised goes to buying soccer goals and a Care Australia child who will receive sports gear and of course a soccer ball.

Thank you to our sponsors

Box Hill Skate & Surf

Eltham Leisure Centre

Sportsco – Greensborough

Gibsons City & Surf, Eltham

Melbourne Snowboard Centre


Carols by Candleight

Sunday 19th December

Nyora Road Eltham

Nillkumbik Community Church Bushland Grounds

6:30pm FREE rides Sausage sizzle

8pm Carols by Candelight Featuring Special Guest Entertainers Peter Cupples & Ben Price (comedian)


Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club

Annual residential Bronze camp

12-19 December

Candidates must be min. age 15 & able to complete 400m pool swim in 9 mins.

Contact 9549 2703 or email rustyevans@optusnet.com.au


An opportunity to spend a day at the beach . . . Patrolling with Professional Life Guards

Info & Rego day Monday 27 December @ Surf club

For all Nipper (7-14 year olds) start dates please contact Sandy Coull 0421247848



Northern Donor Centre needs 50 extra donors TODAY, and 320 extra donors next week.

Please make an appointment to donate.  Donate with a mate and save twice as many lives.

Northern Donor Centre

LaTrobe University Medical Centre

Off Plenty Road, Bundoora

Mon & Fri 8:30am -4pm

Tues-Thurs 8:30am-7:45pm

Call 13 14 95 for appointments or further information



Working Ovens - Chef Electric,

- St George upright Electric

Please contact

Bruce Martyn, Business Manager 9430 5105


ICS Learning Group

Summer School Workshops 2005

For students in Years 9, 10, 11 & 12 in 2005

These popular workshops open to all students, will be held at MLC Kew commencing 10 Jan 2005

VCE preparation 1 & 2, and 3 & 4, IB Preparation Advanced Reading Skills, Study skills, Essay Writing Skills

Class sizes are limited.  Early booking essential

Enrol hotline 9818 2139 or online www.skillscentre.com.au


Lawn Bowls

Interested staff and students who would like to investigate lawn bowls are invited to attend the Montmorency Bowling Club (Petrie Park) on the last Sunday of every month (except Dec) between 10 am and 12 noon.  These are free open mornings and only sneakers are required.  For further information please ring Andrew on 9437 2048


Fairhaven/Aireys Inlet

SC Unit with ocean view available before Christmas & after 12-1-05

041731 8377 / 5289 6870


Eltham Little Theatre’ Old Thyme 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


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


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.


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.


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