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Parent Newsletter

Tuesday, 28th November, 2000                                           Term 4 Week 9

 

From the Principal

Year 12 Valedictory

Last Tuesday evening was a highlight in the Eltham High School calendar of events. The Year 12 Valedictory is a time to celebrate the completion of school for our students and to remember the great successes that students have had at Eltham High School.  From the opening number of the Stage Band, through the presentations of awards to the final moments of farewell, the Valedictory captured the spirit of the school. Individuals were recognised for their successes in a positive manner but at the same time students recognised the contribution of their peers, their parents and their teachers over the year. Guest speaker, Olympic Gold Medallist, Lauren Burns’ message was direct and appropriate: it is important to be focused, it is important to have a plan and it is important to keep a balance in your life. Lauren was very generous with her time after the formalities and was a popular favourite with bit students and parents.

And the crowd stayed on! I was quite moved by the lack of desire to leave shown by so many students. It was as if they wanted to put off the final good-bye. Many stayed chatting until late into the night.

My special thanks to Senior School Head, Jenny Choong and to Linda McLeod, Anna Panas, Judy Taylor and Chris Janson for another outstanding Year 12 Valedictory.

School Funding

You will have read of concerns expressed from some quarters regarding the funding of schools for next year. You will be aware that schools are moving from one funding structure to another and as with all change there is some uncertainty and angst as the new system is put into place. However, the Minister for Education has assured schools that any disadvantage schools may face will be addressed. I can assure parents that some of the more fevered scenarios that have done the rounds of late – such as: schools will have to sack older, more experienced teachers and hire younger, “cheaper” teachers – are merely the product of misinformed minds. I have been working with Departmental officials for four weeks now, in an effort to have appropriate structures in place for 2001. I am sure that matters will settle down soon and final planning can be completed.                                                                   Paul Rose, Principal

 

DRAMA, DANCE, MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

DRAMA

Best Technician

Patrick Armstrong

Aaron Chidley

Takoi Takizawa

Aaron Humber

Best Ensemble Performer

Year 7 Female

Eliza Tully

Susan Dwyer

Naja McFadden

Holly O’Shannessy

Rosie Milne

Year 7 Male

Matt Bolger-Hobson

Luke Deylen

Jem Howe

Brendan Kerss

Tim Monigatti

Year 8 Male

Ryan French

Tim Perry

Ben Plant

Toni Deylen

Braden White

Robin Utama

Eugene Holcombe

Year 8 Female

Julia Hemingway

Yasmin Langley

Selina Bowes

Sarah Burt

Caitlin Davey

Ria Hearse

Anastasia Clendinnen

Year 9 Male

Jack Mitchell

Oliver Butterfield

Year 9 Female

Kc Reynolds

Amanda Hughes

Brianna Barling

Year 10 Male

Simon Child

Rueben Liversidge

Pat Armstrong

Year 10 Female

Nadia Bailey

Bonnie Taylor

Miranda Dell’Anno

Oki Gardner

Year 11 Male

Leigh Nuriden

Liam Carter

Year 11 Female

Erin Lander

Jacquie Bell

Mona Ray-Greig

Leah Martin

Neredie Wiseman

Jessie Rassmussen

Emma Hall

Year 12 Male

Geoff Lemon

Dennis Lock

Tim Hester

Year 12 Female

Jasmine Tearle

Kate Bruin

Jo Upson

 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY

Year 7 Male

Tim Monigatti

Matt Bolger-Holsen

Jem Edsell

Brendan Kerss

Year 7 Female

Susan Dwyer

Najka McFadden

Rosie Milne

Holly O’Shannessy

Year 8 Male

Aiden Phelan

Tom Deylen

Eugene Holcombe

Ryan French

Braden White

ReubenUtama

Year 8 Female

Anastasia Clendinnen

Ria Hearse

Sarah Burt

Caitlin Davies

Nina Bowes

Year 9 Male

Jack Mitchell

Oliver Butterfield

Year 9 Female

Amanda Hughes

Brianna Barling

KcReynolds

Year 10 Male

Reuben Liversidge

Patrick Armstrong

Simon Child

Year 10 Female

Bianca Mason

Bonnie Taylor

Oki Gardiner

Nadia Bailey

Miranda Dell’Anno

Year 11 Male

Leigh Nuradin

Liam Carter

Year 11 Female

Semester 1

Meredie Wiseman

Jacqui Bell

Leah Martin

Ramona Ray-Grieg

Semester 2

Jacinta Lacey

Emma Hall

Ramona Ray-Grieg

Erin Lander

Year 12 Male

Geoff Lemon

Tim Hester

Dennis Lock

Year 12 Female

Jasmine Tearle

Kate Brinn

Jo Upson

 

MEDIA

Best Actor in a Yr 12 Short Film

Geoff Lemon in Mission Um..possible, Reflections of Madness & Trackside

Tim Hester in  Trackside

Michael Boschma in A Broken Fairytale:Cindy’s Story, Ventolin & Sensitized

Jake Murnane in Sweet Dreams

Best Actress in a Year 12 Short Film

Kathy Dean in a A Broken Fairytale: Cindy’s Story

Mona Ray-Greig in A Broken Fairytale: Cindy’s Story

Meagan Taylor in Ventolin

Joanne Upson in GirlX-Cess

Best Action Performance in a Year 12 Short Film

Nick Milwright in Mission Um..Possible

Dan O’Brien in Mission Um..Possible & Haworang Returns from Kynshin Dojo

Dennis Locke in Haworang Returns from Kynshin Dojo

Best Experimental Film

Evan Taylor: Ventolin (Yr12)

Aaron Chidley: Untitled (Yr11)

Best Script for a Year12 Film

Leah Martin: Bunny’s Demise

Geoff Lemon: Trackside

Rhani Dean-Talbett: A Broken Fairytale: Cindy’s Story

Zilla Bailey: Sweet Dreams

Tim Hester: Mission Um..Possible

Best Visualization in a Year 12 Film

Zilla Bailey: Sweet Dreams

Geoff Lemon: Trackside

Julian Summers: Reflections of Madness

Michael Boschma: Sensitized

Best Film – Year 12

Erin L:ander & Bonnie Taylor: My Boyfriend John

Leigh Nuridin & Stephanie Moroney: Insane

Jessica Leehy & Olivia Dyer: Blood; Sweat & Fish Scales

Best Film Middle Sch.

David Bolden, Maggie Mildenhall & Elise Rynia: Premonition

Nick Laurence, Robert Young, Nick Lambert, Mike Phillips & Aaron Sloan:Those Theiving Bastards

Jaci Taylor & Jassmine Neagle: Romeo &Romeo?

 

DANCE

Year 7

Technical development

Dianne Robertson,

Danae English

Cassie Marsh

Sussan Dwyer

Choreographic Development

Kate VanNorden

Sally Vanderzwart

Dianne Robertson

Kate Dorrington

Best Performance in a Dance Recital

Emila Garrard

Bianca Deroma

Deana Vekovich

Milchelle Rudd

Best Performance at a Dance/Drama Production

Danae English

Jessica Whitechurch

Emma Baker

Nicole Deller

Most Improved

Sarah Horner

Eloise Harwood

Tegan Smith

Charisse Roy

Best Overall Student in Yr7

Bianca DeToma

Kate Grange

Michelle Robertson

Kate Dorrington

Year 8

Technical development

Rhiannon Thompson

Ilona Day

Lane Schlotterlen

Stephanie Beveridge

Choreographic Development

Emily Darling-Filby

Briallen Crissold

Lucy Kirkland, Sarah Burt

Best Performance at recital

Cherry Byford-Sibbing

Jess Smith, Elise Middlemiss

Lucy Kirkland

Best Performance at production

Veronica Sullivan

Most Improved

Yasmine Langley, Miriam Fishwick

Emma Gutteridge, Illona Day

 

 

Chelsea McMillan, Keira Alexander

Kate Nelsen, Minella Bottarelli

Best Performance at a Dance/Drama Production

Amanda Hughes, Keira 

Kathryn Farrell, Carolyn Deller

Most Improved

Skye Vallve, Kristie Anderson

Angela Allan, Renee Vance

Best Overall

Emily Maron, Angela Allan

Minella Bottarelli, Stacey Millar

Year 10

Technical development

Sarah Frye

Meagan Prowse

Anne-Maree Scarce

Michael Gurling

Choreographic Development

Ruthanne Molloy, Michael Gurling

Nadia Bailey; Amber Shepherd

Best Performance in a Dance Recital

Nadia Bailey, Amber Shepherd

Alana Pallister, Anne-Maree Scarce

Best Performance at a Dance/Drama Production

Michael Gurling, Amber Shepherd

Nadia Bailey,

Most Improved

Sarah Frye, Rebecca Russel

Meagan Prowse, Michael Gurling

Best Overall

Amber Shepherd, Alana Pallister

Nadia Bailey

Senior

Technical development

Jacinta Lacey

Meagan Brown

Jessica Grieve

Choreographic Development

Chantelle Ayres, Rebecca Parris

Hayley Duggan, Erin Richardson

Best Performance in a Dance Recital

Jessica Cirona, Chantelle Ayres

Erin Richardson, Rebecca Parris

Best Performance at a Dance/Drama Production

Jacinta Lacey, Myra Clark

Most Improved

Myra Clark, Kate Berry

Chantelle Ayres, Jane Lake

Best Overall

Hayley Duggan, Erin Richardson

Myra Clark, Kate Berry

Year 9

Technical development

Kate Nelsen, Tahnee Jones

Stacey Millar, Keiron Alexander

Choreographic Development

Katie Nass, Kathryn Farell

Kimberly McMahon, Emily Manon

Best Performance in a Dance Recital

 

 

 

Calendar

Thurs.30h

Year 9 secondhand book sales

December

 

Mon. 4th

Yr 7&8 secondhand book sales

Tues.5th

Year 7 2001 Orientation Day

Tues.5t

Canteen luncheon starts 2 pm

Fri.8th

Year 10 last day

Fri. 15th

End of year program finishes

Mon.18-Tues.19.

 Locker clean up, furniture and classroom organisation, yard duty program and general school clean up. Interviews as required.

 

 

year. The school thanks Judith for her enthusiasm, patience and for giving up her valuable time to see this project completed.

SUMMER READING CLUB

Yarra Valley Regional Library will once again be running this Club during the school holidays. Upon registering students receive a “Be a Reading Wizard” reading kit. This contains a reading record and fun activity sheets. It will be available from 1st December. Fantastic prizes to be won include a $235 scooter and helmet. Contact Eltham Library for more details.

CANTEEN

WED.     L.Burleigh, K.Baxter,      R.Wembridge

THURS.L.Skippen, M.Russell,      K.Perry

FRI.     R.McMaster, C.White

MON.     M.Lemcke, H.Hunter,      A.Collins, D.Lopez

TUES.     M.Hamilton, Di, C.Lachmund, C.Tilley.

Canteen Christmas Luncheon

Tuesday, 5th December at 2.00pm.

All helpers very welcome.

YEAR 10 PEER SUPPORT AND ORIENTATION WEEK

At the end of this week on Friday, the Orientation Week concludes with interviews, as requested for some students to finalise their courses for 2001; Year 10 students not involved in this process are not required at school.

VCE/Middle School Co-ordinators.

SECOND HAND BOOK SALES AND ENROLMENT FOR 2001

Year 12, 11 and 10 second hand book sales have been very successful, with great savings for families. Year 9 2001 second hand books may be purchased this Thursday, 30th November 2000, 3.30 – 7.00 pm in Room 503 (opposite the Canteen). There is a good range of books available (English, Maths, SOSE and LOTE) and plenty of them, so not everyone needs to queue for books at 3.30 pm. Other enrolment administration may be completed at the same time and School Council charges paid.

All families should note that payment of School Council charges any time before 15th December is an entitlement to receive a student stationery pack to the retail value of $30. Please also return the parent involvement form and, where it applies, the student data sheets.

Year 7 and Year 8 2001, second hand book sales will be held on Monday 4th December. Books for sale will be collected from the current Year 8 and Year 7 students by class groups next Friday, 1st December.

Many thanks to the staff, parents and students who are helping with the second hand book sales. Special thanks to the office staff who are working under considerable pressure to coordinate the re-enrolment procedure and second hand book sales, and who are remaining back until very late at night as a service to the school community.

Those relatively few books that are not sold may be collected and taken to North of the Yarra School Books who do purchase second hand texts for on selling. Year 12 students are being contacted by phone to collect their books this Thursday between 4pm and 7pm. Year 10 students may collect their books this week while they are on Peer Support Training. Students in other year levels will collect their unsold books with their end of year reports. Any books not picked up on the designated day will be considered a donation to the SWC.

SPORT

Volleyball Australian Schools Cup

Students have been given permission forms and an information update for the event. Payment should be made to the cashier (if not paid already) and forms returned by the end of this week to Mr. Thomas. Students will be given a note containing last minute details and my contact phone numbers for the tournament later this week. Students and parents are invited to the opening ceremony which will take place at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Albert Park at 6.00pm on Sunday, 3rd December.

Chocolate Drive

Thanks again for selling chocolates for our volleyballers. Just a reminder that $40 per box should be returned to the cashier by the end of this week.

Awards night

Keep Tuesday, 12th December free. With 4 teams in VSSSA volleyball finals this week and 8 teams competing in the Australian School Cup, it should be a big night to celebrate some fine performances this year. Free to get in but it will cost you a ticket in the raffle for a Christmas hamper to get out.           Greg Thomas

SOSE NEWS

How much does it cost to run a Year 8 student?  Every parent knows that teenagers cost a lot of money, but how much? As part of their SoSE work 8E tried to discover how much they cost their parents to “run”. The following is taken from articles written by 8E students describing the process and their findings.

It is really astonishing how much young teenagers cost nowadays. Thirty odd years ago teenagers wouldn’t even cost half as much as they do now .. (Briallen)

The average cost of a Year 8 students if $6520 per year but the costs range from $3410 all the way to $16511 or maybe even more … The range of the cost of food and drink was between $1486 and $4745 and this didn’t include school lunches. (Jess I)

The class got these figures by adding up the estimated cost of everything from recreation to medical costs, clothing to food … (Jess B).

So for parents who are planning to have a Year 8 student, pick wisely – they can be expensive. (Martin).

WALK FOR RECONCILIATION

Sunday 3rd December 10.30am for an 11.00am start Meet at Regent Square, Cnr Collins & Swanston Streets.

 

FRUITBOWL, FREEZA & THE NILLUMBIK SHIRE

PRESENT

FRUITBOWL

All ages

Saturday 9th December

Featuring SHIHAD

Plus supports: pre shrunk, Waylayd, Esdterie

7.30-11.30pm

Eltham Roller City, Susan St., Eltham

$13 PRE SOLD, $16 AT THE DOOR.

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

 

Term dates for 2001:

Teachers resume on Tuesday 30th January

Students begin on Wednesday 31st January

Last day of term 1 Friday 6th April

Easter:

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

 

HAS YOUR CHILD BORROWED BOOKS FROM MR MONIGATTI?

Students who have borrowed books from the school this year are reminded that they need to be returned to me as soon as possible. If you require books for 2001 please contact me on 9439 5111.

Brendan Monigatti, Student Welfare Co-ordinator.

 

 

MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

Christmas break up – come along and enjoy a night of Christmas music and a chance to sing your favourite carols.

Thursday 7th December 7..00-9.00pm

Eltham High School oval. Bring rugs/folding chair and your best singing voice.

Groups performing: Symphonic, Concert and Intermediate bands and our guests from Cabra College (SA).

CHRISTMAS HAMPER – If you are able to provide something for the hamper could you please bring it to the music office by next Tuesday.

FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE

HOSTINGS THE CABRA COLLEGE (SA) CONCERT BAND

We will be hosting a band from Cabra College (South Aust.) on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December and I am looking for families to billet students on Thursday and Friday nights. The band will be busy during the days and performing at our Christmas break-up. The band will be returning home on Saturday morning. If you are able to billet one or two students, please drop me a note asap.

Mr Waterworth.

STUDENTS USING SCHOOL OWNED INSTRUMENTS

All instruments will be checked and repaired during the week beginning Dec.11. School owned instruments must be returned to the music office by Friday 8th Dec. Students will be permitted to take instruments over the holidays and can be picked up on Monday 18th Dec.

AUDITIONS FOR SINGERS

We are hoping to include some vocal solos/duets etc. in our Christmas Concert. If you are talented and would like to sing a Christmas carol/song at the concert contact Mr Waterworth. Auditions will take place on Friday, 1st Dec.

 

Wes Muir Acquisition

Congratul

ations to Tim Hester, his award winning photograph called Kuhlschrank the girl coming out of the fridge has been acquired by the school.

Jeanette Carter, Visual Arts Co-ordinator.