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Parent Newsletter



Tuesday, 5th September, 2000                                         Term 3 Week 9


Principal’s Report


Computers in Schools: A Student Perspective.

Congratulations to Evan Henderson who has been published in the latest edition of Australian Educator. The spring 2000 edition focuses on the role of computers in education and Evan provides the student perspective on this important topic.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Middle School interviews are being conducted tomorrow (Wednesday) and Junior School next Tuesday, 12th September. Please ensure that you book your interviews early so that you get to see the teachers that you wish to.

Staff-Student Football Match

Congratulations to all the students and staff involved in last Friday’s Staff-Student Football Match Gala Lunchtime Spectacular. The Gala began with a high quality sausage sizzle, an outstanding, full dress rendition of the National Anthem by the Symphonic Band under the baton of Ken Waterworth, accompanied by the West Bank Student and Staff Choir. Naturally the Staff Combine, consisting of staff, student teacher and parent players, successfully defeated the student team. A very enjoyable time was had by all and special thanks to Steve McCrystal and the SRC  for the organisation of this activity as part of “Footy Week”

South Street

Eltham High School will be involved in eight events at this weekend’s Festival of the Bands at the Royal South Street Eisteddfod. Thursday sees the Saxophone Ensemble and Clarinet Choir perform, Friday the Jazz and Stage Bands, Saturday the Intermediate Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band and Sunday the Percussion Ensemble. We wish all the students involved, Ken Waterworth and his outstanding staff, helpers, parents and supporters a most enjoyable, satisfying and rewarding time in Ballarat.

Paul Rose, Principal


Middle School Parent Teacher meeting

tomorrow Wednesday, 6th September,


Junior School Parent Teacher meeting

next Tuesday, 12th September, 4.00-7.00pm


In the September school holidays we will take delivery of $9,000 worth of new lockers. This is part of School Council’s continuing locker replacement program which, over the last six years, has seen over half of all student lockers replaced with the more secure timber and steel lockers. Also during the September holidays the interiors of the Commerce Block and the English/Music Block will be painted. All this means that certain lockers need to be emptied and contents taken home for the holidays. Lockers to be emptied are:

Year 8 – lockers in the Commerce Block corridor and the Commerce Block toilets breezeway.

Year 10 – Lockers on the Commerce Block verandah.

Year 11 – Lockers in the area outside 808 and 809 (both sides of the locker area).

Year 12 – Lockers in the upstairs corridor of the English Block.

Notices will be placed in the daily student bulletin this week and next week and it would be very helpful if parents could please remind students of this before the end of term. Books and equipment will be needed until the last day of term but most students should be able to “thin down” their locker contents during the last few days of term.



The first annual football week

The first annual football week run by the SRC was held last week.

A number of events were held including girls kicking, boys goal kicking, trivia questions and  culminating in a Staff vs Students Football Match.

The staff were convincing winners 7 goals 2 behinds to 3 goals 6 behinds.

Mr McKelvie was the inaugural winner of the ‘Nicho’ for best on the ground and the staff hold the ‘Fernsy Cup’ for the next 12 months. Congratulations to Mr Koumouris and his team.

Thanks to everyone who helped out and looking forward to next year’s event. Winner of the major raffle was Tom Everitt of Year 7.

Mr McCrystal on behalf of the SRC.



Kew Volleyball

Congratulations to our Eltham High School junior teams who played in the Kew Friday night competition.

Our year 7 girls finished 4th. Our Year 8 girls won the grand final 3-0. In the boys final our Year 8 boys team narrowly defeated our Year 7 boys team 16-14 in the 5th set. Well played all and good luck for the Victorian Schools Cup.               Mr Thomas.

Victorian Schools Cup Volleyball

This coming weekend we have six teams playing in Victoria’s premier volleyball e vent.

On Friday, 8th September all six teams will need to meet in front of the sports stadium at 6.30am so we can travel to venues for an 8.00am start. The last game on Friday is scheduled for 2.00pm (should finish before 3.00pm), so we hope to be back at school by 4.00pm.


U14 girls A           Ashubrton Recreation Centre

U14 girls B           Ashburton Recreation Centre

U14 Boys Honours     Ashburton Recreation Centre

U15 Boys Honours      Ashburton Recreation Centre

U14 Boys Division 1      Oakleigh Recreation Centre

U15 Girls Honours      Oakleigh Recreation Centre, Park St. Oakleigh.

Students are required to make their own way to their competition venues on Saturday and Sunday. Students can collect a copy of the draw from the Phys. Ed. Office on Wednesday or Thursday.

Students need to bring lunch, a drink bottle and their volleyball uniform.


Victorian Schools Track Relay Championships

Eltham High School students competed in 10 of the events at the Victorian Schools Track Relay Championships held at the Doncaster Athletics Track on Thursday, 31st August. Events held on the program were the 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay. The conditions were very difficult with heavy rain and very little shelter. The performance of the Eltham students was exceptionally good in the circumstances. A detailed list of the teams and the times recorded will follow at a later date.

2000 Victorian Schools Track and Field Championships

Entry forms are now available for the Victorian Schools Track and Field Championships. The U17/18 and U20 Championships will be conducted on 7th and 8th October. Entries for these championships are due by 5pm Friday 15th September. The U12/U13/U14/U15 & U16 Championships will be held on 4th and 5th November. Entries for these Championships close 5pm on Friday, 13th October. Contact Mr Balchin at the school for entry forms.


Eltham High School Swim Squad

Bookings are now open for term 4 with the Swim squad. A 10 week term with coach Neroli Nixon will cost $55. Fees are payable to the school cashier. Classes are held at the Eltham leisure Centre on a Thursday morning from 7.00-8.00am. Swimmers of all standards are welcome to join. Contact Mr Balchin at the school for further information.


South Street Competitions Finals



Saxophone Ensemble & Clarinet Choir


Thursday, 7th September

Session time:

3.30pm(saxes), 7.15pm(clarinets)


Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard St Sth., Ballarat

Depart EHS:


Return to EHS:

10.30pm (approx.)


Jazz and Stage Bands


Friday, 8th September

Heat times:

10.30am (Stage);3.15pm (Jazz)



Depart EHS:



All students to meet at the theatre at 10.00am

Return to EHS:

12.00am (approx.)

Section :

Intermediate Band


Saturday, 9th September




Her Majesty’s theatre, Lydiard St. Sth., Ballarat

Depart EHS:



All students meet at the Ballarat Salvation Army, Albert St. at 8.30am

Return to EHS:

1.00pm (approx.)


Concert Band


Saturday, 9th September




Her Majesty’s theatre, Lydiard St. Sth., Ballarat

Depart EHS:



All students meet at the Ballarat Salvation Army, Albert St. at 10.30am

Return to EHS:

7.30pm (approx.)


Symphonic Band


Saturday, 9th September




Her Majesty’s theatre, Lydiard St. Sth., Ballarat

Depart EHS:



All students meet at the Ballarat Salvation Army, Albert St. at 5.00pm

Return to EHS:

1.30am (approx.)


754.1 – Percussion Ensembles


Sunday, 10th September



Important information regarding arrival times back at Eltham High School

Due to the uncertainty of the exact times at which the various bands will be arriving back at the school, I strongly recommend that you ring our message bank approximately one hour prior to the scheduled arrival time. Ph. 9513.6202 to confirm.

Music Support Group meeting changed

Next meeting: Tomorrow, Wednesday, 6th September

8.00pm at the home of Paul Houston, 20-26 Valley View Road, Hurstbridge. Melways 185 G7

Year 12 Recitals

Year 12 students will be presenting their final recitals on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October. This is a great opportunity for students, teachers and parents to hear our leading instrumentalists and vocalists. Recitals will commence at 7.30pm in the music room.

All Groups Concert

Monday, 9th October at 7.30pm Yarra Valley Anglican School Performing Arts Centre





"Crêpe" day at Eltham High School

As part of our LOTE-French program, our students have recently had the opportunity to participate in a "tasty" experience.

Our well-known Monsieur Garric has yet again come to our school with his delicious French pancake making. Students were able to order "crêpes" in French, see them being made and enjoy eating them.  Miam!  Miam!  C'est très delicieux!



It was an opportunity to speak French in an authentic situation.

The entire school, students and staff, were able to join in and enjoy!

À la prochaine , monsieur Garric.

Madame M.Nicassio,

Teacher of French




School Calendar

Wed 6th Sept

M/S Parent Teacher Night

Thursday 7th Sept

VCE Parent Information Night

Fri 8th Sept J/S

Interim Reports Distributed

Tues 12th Sept

J/S Parent Teacher Night


VCE Dance and Drama Performance night

Fri. 15th Sept.

Last day of term 3

Mon. 2nd Oct.

First day of term 4

Mon. 9th Oct.

All Groups Concert




WED.     L.Burleigh,D.Shepherd, R.Wembridge

THURS      S.Smith,S.McEwin, N.Joy, G.Carter     

FRI.     V.Vivian-Taylor, Di,

     .Goodman, D.Woolaston

MON     D.Corkhill,L.Adams,D.Baker,A.Collins

TUES     B.Honeyman, D.Kelly, M.Lacy, K.Corneille,      .Arnard


Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Please donate when we visit Eltham High School

     Monday 26th September          1.15-8.00pm

     Tuesday 27th September          1.15-8.00pm

     Wednesday 28th September     1.15-7.30pm

25 double Mystery Flights to be won in September!

If you donate blood on any day in September, you and a friend could be “taking off” on a mystery flight. Simply donate blood to automatically enter the draw to win 2 Mystery Flight tickets. For more information please contact 13 14 95.

Centre for Adolescent Health and North Eastern Outreach Drug & Alcohol Service talk about drugs!

Does someone in your family have a problem with drugs? Are you worried about them? Are you wondering who you can talk to about it? Are you between the age of 13 and 18? Don’t panic you’re not alone!

A free and confidential support group for young people is now available in Eltham. If you have someone in your family that has a problem with alcohol, heroin, speed, prescribed and non prescribed pills or any other drug you are welcome to join. The support groups run for 6 weeks on a Monday evening at the Youth road Youth centre. You will be able to meet other young people going through similar experiences, learn more about drug issues, gain some more coping strategies, have the opportunity to do leadership training and have some fun! So don’t be afraid to give Janet Bramich a call on 9345 6342 (Tues-Thurs) and 94311333 (Fri) or Ross Mortimer (our local Drug and alcohol worker at Eltham) Mon-Fri on 94311333. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today.

Northern Publicity and Recruitment Unit for Foster Care Services – A Program of Berry St

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.

The Old Colonists’ Association of Victoria

The Old Colonists’ Association is looking for volunteers to provide social support and to assist with recreational activities for residents in our aged care facilities at North Fitzroy and Eltham. Training and ongoing support provided. Ph. Belinda 9434 3201.

The Olympic Sport of Softball and The Monarch Softball, Mill Park

Training and registration day Sunday, 10th September

Juniors and Seniors – located at Morang Drive, Mill Park. Contact David Boyle 9435 5970.




Gala Opening Friday, 8th September at 7pm

Official Opening by Nillumbik Councillor Diane Bullen


Saturday and Sunday Sept. 9 and 10

Open 10 am – 4 pm daily

Gala Opening and Art Fair / Exhibition held at

The Panton Hill Community Hall

Ticket prices for Gala Opening : $7 ph/ $12 couple

Contact Panton Hill Primary school 9719 7202

Saturday & Sunday door entry fee: $2.50 (children under 13 free)