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Tuesday, 21st November, 2000                                           Term 4 Week 8


Second Hand Book Sales and Enrolment for 2001

Wednesday 22nd November is the day for Year 11 and Year 12 students, 2001 to purchase second hand textbooks and new novels from school. Books will be available from 3.30 pm – 7.00 pm in Room 503, opposite the canteen. Payment by cheque, cash and credit card is acceptable. Remember, those families who also pay the 2001 School Council charges will also receive the $30 bonus student stationery package.

On Thursday 23rd November Year 10 students, 2001 may purchase their second hand books. Venue and times, as above.

This year’s Year 10 students will be handing in their textbooks by class groups today, although late submissions will be accepted until Thursday lunchtime. This year’s Year 9 students will hand in their text books by class groups on Friday, 24th November, and the Year 9, 2001 students will able to purchase them on Thursday 30th November.

Documents relating to enrolment for 2001 and second hand book sales have been sent home to all 2001 year levels except Year 8. Year 8 2001 students will get their information next week, in time for enrolment and second hand book purchases on Monday 4th December. Anyone who has not received enrolment documentation should see their current year coordinators.

Thank you to those parents, students and staff who have offered to help with staffing the book sales. We almost have enough staff; only a few more volunteers are needed. If you can spare a couple of hours on any of the book sale evenings please let me know. Peter Gurney, Business Manager.




Students who have borrowed books from the school this year are reminded that they need to be returned to me at the appropriate time. If you require books for 2001 please contact me as soon as possible on

9439 5111.

Brendan Monigatti, Student Welfare Co-ordinator




WED.     L.Burleigh, D.Shepherd, E.Voss, J.Molloy

THURS      N.Joy,S.Smith, J.Lock, G.Guilfoyle

FRI.     C.White,J.Goodwin, Di

MON     S.Batchelor,N.Heffernan,K.O’Hara

TUES     B.Honeyman,Joy,M.Lacy,B.Bensaude

Thank you to all the workers who so willingly help with the canteen during the year. We appreciate the help and want to recognise your contribution. We hope you’ll attend the Christmas Party to be held on Tuesday, 5th December at 2pm.


Eltham and District Woodworkers were pleased to display the recently completed works of two VCE students Paul Haydock and Chris            . The Club’s Annual Woodwork Exhibition held in the Community Centre was a feature of the Nillumbik Festival.  Favourable comments of the boys work

were made by both woodworkers and the general public. Congratulations Paul and Chris.  Thanks to Kevin Spearey for his involvement coordinating this activity each year.

Roy Wilkins for the Eltham District Woodworkers.


Intermediate Girls Hockey Team Win State Final

A fantastic result and another nail biting contest at the VSSSA Girls Hockey Final  held at Footscray last Monday.

Eltham defeated Canterbury in the semi final 4-0 and after a 3 hour wait took on Strathmore in the final. Both sides were evenly matched but Eltham, dominated early, attacking the circle and running in numbers. Sandra McCullough and Gemma White provided excellent avenues into attack from the wings and looked dangerous. The defence led by Holly O’Brien, held firm with Julie Sizeland, Amanda Kelly and Carly Goodson covering their positions well. In the midfield Caroline Keating, Llewella Vivien Taylor, Adrianne Walters and Kristie Togni combined well under pressure to set up numerous scoring opportunities. Eltham on the counter attack out of defence, Keating and VivenTaylor running together with McCullough in support. Pass off to Mc Cullough inside the circle- goal. A second goal proved difficult despite numerous short corners, but the Strathmore defence held firm. At half time Eltham were on top but they had run hard and a big effort would be needed in the second half.

Strathmore lifted and began to dominate field possessions and now the Eltham defence was under the pump. Kate Hill in goals was rock solid and it looked like Eltham would hang on until the buzzer. However, Strathmore never let up and with 5 minutes left they equalised. Strathmore had the momentum and Eltham had to dig deep. Attacking hockey, looking to win and not get into a, penalty shoot again. Tongi pushed forward and provided a target, Keating and Vivien Taylor lifted in the middle and the game changed again. Eltham forced the ball forward, attacking the circle and moving the ball quickly. A minute left and Eltham drew a short corner. The pressure was on, Tongi brings the ball into play, and Vivien Taylor takes it into the circle, she strikes! She scores! 5 seconds later the umpires blow full time. Amazing Victory and State Champions again.

It was a great contest and all the girls deserve credit- they played their hearts out and displayed great skills and teamwork.

Team Members: Lewella Vivien Taylor, Caroline Keating, Gemma White, Adrianne Walters, Kate Hill;Kristi Tongi, Holly O’Brien, Julie Sizeland, Sandra McCullough, Amanda Kelly, Carl;y Goodson, Carly Taylor, Fiona Byrne, Alex Muir.

This team represents the school in a National Tournament in December and would like to acknowledge the team sponsor CONTECH ENGINEERING for their valuable support. CONTECH specialise in conveyor belts and can be contacted on 93570299.

Mr McCrystal Manager



Festival of Bands

Last Monday saw our Training Band join with the bands from Montmorency South, Plenty Valley Montessori, Rosanna Golf Links and Briar Hill Primary Schools for a wonderful concert at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School. Each of the bands performed their selection of solo items and then joined together, all 140 of them, to present a fitting finale to a fant6astic concert.

Guitars at ‘Volumes’\The Guitar Ensemble provided music at ‘Volumes’ café last week as part of their birthday celebrations. The group is gaining quite a reputation in the community thanks to the initiative of their director, Susan Ellis. Congratulations to the students and their energetic director.

Bands 2001

Auditions have been completed and new bands will commence rehearsals this week.

Twilight Christmas Concert Thursday 7th December

The new bands will perform at this event, with an opportunity for the school community to share in our own special carols concert. Keep this date free.



Last week the Year 9 and 10 Indonesian classes sampled authentic Indonesian food when they lunched at Melahi Restaurant in Camberwell. They were able to practise their language skills as well as enjoy the delicious food.

Dianne Pollard, Indonesian teacher.Last seek one of our students in Middle School Indonesian, Jess Wollaston got a big surprise when she received a letter from Jenny Macklin (Our Federal member for Jaga Jaga), congratulations Jess on her outstanding results in the recent statewide Indonesian Writing Competition. Jenny Macklin also stated that “it is a great pleasure to hear of young people broadening their minds learning other languages.” Through learning other languages we get to learn about how other people think and do things in all sorts of different ways. Learning languages teachers us to be flexible thinkers, a skill much needed in today’s workforce. Well done Jess!

Year 7 Indonesian Annual Poster Competition

The poem which Year 7 students had learnt previously was also illustrated by them. It was difficult to judge who should win because we had so many good entries. Congratulations to all who took part and the winners were:

1st prize: Holly Baldwin 7D

2nd prize: Laura Head (7D) and Kara Mikus (7A)

3drd prize: Katherine Lacy (7D) and Kelly Sorensen (7D)

Consolation prizes: Beau Derwanden7D, Kent Ohanessian (7d), Kim Grundy 7A, Elenor Veitch 7A, Ryley Brockman 7A, Vicki Law Sdparkes 7A, Rachel Apostola 7A and Lachlan McGuff 7A.

Well done Year 7s. All winners will receive their prizes shortly.

Thanks. P.Brady



Parents of Year 9 students

There are still a large number of students who have not submitted their Work Experience Arrangement forms. Work Experience is a compulsory school activity and students must undertake this for two weeks from Monday, 27th November till Friday, 8th December. Extra forms are available from the careers room. For any problems or further information please contact me at school on 9439 5111. Julie Buckland.

Term dates for 2001:

Teachers resume on Tuesday 30th January

Students begin on Wednesday 31st January

Last day of term 1 Friday 6th April


Friday 13th April – Monday 16th April

Term 2

Monday 23rd April – Friday 29th June

Term 3

Monday 16th July – Friday 21st September

Term 4

Monday 8th October – Friday 21st December

School Calendar



Wed. 22nd

VCE second hand book sales


Year 10 second hand book sales


Year 11 exams conclude


Year 9 second hand book sales



Mon. 4th

Yr 7&8 second hand book sales


Year 7 2001 Orientation Day


Canteen luncheon


Year 10 last day


Years 7,8 and 9 last day


YMCA Adventure Holiday Camps

The school holidays are sneaking up on us again! If you’ve been looking for an active, challenging and safe alternative where kids can discover a whole new world, make great friends, learn new skills and have heaps of fun, then we have the answer. They can take part on the ropes course, tell stories by campfire, go canoeing and raft building, flying fox, arts & crafts, bushwalking, yabbying, overnight hikes, theme days and many other adventurous activities at ..

Lady Northcote (outside of Bacchus Marsh $220)

15th-19th January 2001

Camp Manyung (Mt Eliza $195)

22nd-25th January 2001

Camp Wyuna (Queenscliffe $195)

22nd-25th January 2001

Catering for 12 – 15’s (senior camp).

Payment options are available. Information or brochure contact Nathan or Ang 9480 1177. Transport can be provided if needed. Last date for enrolments – 5th January.

Christmas Craft Market and Family Fun Fair

Plenty Valley Montessori School, 315 Aqueduct Road, Diamond Creek opp. St.Helena Marketplace.

Lots of quality stalls, entertainment, food & fun. Free balloons, free face painting and activities. Animal farm, reptiles, jumping castle, go karts, dunking booth, pony rides, games of chance, raffles, live bands, clowns, fairy floss, sausage sizzle, pita pockets,

muffins, gelati, craft stalls,

pottery, paintings, gifts, blown glass, dolls clothing, parents for music, aromatherapy, plants, fresh produce and much, much more!

Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre

Summer School

Applications are now open for the annual holiday tuition program for

students from prep. To VCE. Subjects available include English, Reading, Spelling, Comprehension, all Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Personal lessons for an hour and commence from Wednesday 3rd January 2001 until school starts. Cost is $25 per hour inc. GST. Information and enrolment Michael Kennedy 98832197. www.nct@start.com.au

.Sunday Afternoon Concert 2pm 26th November All Saints Church

Cnr High St & Murray Rd Preston.

Featuring TheVictorian Chamber Musicians presenting a program of popular classical music and songs.Afternoon tea. Admission $10.

Bookings and inquiries Ph. 9583 8516.

Nillumbik Shire

Children’s Week 2000 Nov 22 to 29.


Thanks to all those who supported the Remembrance Day poppy selling. The School raised $147 for the RSL. A big thank you to 93 students for helping out and to Emily Buffham Fredrichson who co-ordinated the selling.

Mr.Mc Crystal SRC







All ages

Saturday 9th December

Featuring SHIHAD

Plus supports: pre shrunk, Waylayd, Esdterie


Eltham Roller City, Susan St., Eltham


This is a fully supervised, drug and alcohol free event. FreeZA is a Vic. Gov. Dept. Human Services Initiative.