Text Box: Term 2  Week 2
Tuesday, 6 May 2003





Wednesday 7thMusic – Intermediate Band Tour (Healesville)

O&ES Y11 Cycling 12.40-2.30pm

Thursday 8th

Y12 Design & Tech Industry visit

(Caroma – Coburg)

Friday 9th

Y11 VCD VET Multimedia (Melb Musuem)

SOSE Yr12 Politics Lectures ABC Southbank

Monday 12th

FUN RUN Yr 7&8 and others by arrangement

SOSE Y12 History Lecture (Federation Hall St Kilda Rd)

SOSE Y12 Politics Lectures 11.30-4.30pm

(ABC Southbank)

Music Y12 recitals 7.30-10.30pm Room 404

Ford Get Started-Drama Studio near Hall 7:30pm

see notice inside this edition for details

Tuesday 13th

SOSE MS Crim Law Magistrate’s Court 8.30-12.30 (Broadmeadows)

SOSE 104, 106, 109 Geog Field Trip (City)

O&ES Y11 Cycling & Caving (Warburton)

Ford Get Started-Drama Studio near Hall 7:30pm

see notice inside this edition for details



Ford Get Started

A great new play for our new Drama Studio!

The story of a young man’s search for romance, Ford get started is a high energy, fun packed production, featuring the multi talented members of the Eltham High Drama ensemble.  It is the first show in the newly converted Drama studio.  It is also the first show directed at school by our talented and inspirational Drama teacher, Lisa Willson.

Showtime is 7:30pm

Monday 12th May to Friday 16th May inclusive

Tickets $8 and $6 concession available at the door


Principal’s Report


We have had an excellent start to Term 2.  Students, especially our senior students, have benefited from the break, and are rested and refreshed. The beginning of a new term provides all students with the opportunity to consolidate the progress they have made in Term 1.  All students should consider setting some specific goals for the term, and it would be valuable for families to be involved in some discussion of these.  Some students will already have achieved excellent academic results, and are actively developing skills in co-curricular areas as well.   For some students, it offers the chance for a fresh start, and the possibility to turn things around, so that they can achieve a satisfactory first semester report, and grow in independence and achievement.


A warm welcome is extended to Fran Boothey, who has returned to our teaching staff after recovery from a serious accident, and resumes as Head of Integration.  Welcome back to Di Pollard, who gave the staff a highly informative account of her term in the NSW teaching system at a selective entry state girls high school.  We look forward to the managed return to work of Lois O’Meara, our Lab Manager, who has also been recovering from an accident.  students and their families to the school.  New students have started in Years 8, 10 and 12, two at each of these levels.


The school’s building projects are continuing to proceed remarkably, with the new classrooms, technology and food areas scheduled to be finished significantly ahead of schedule.  The renovations to the Music wing, while not progressing as rapidly as the new wing, are on track, and will finish around the scheduled date.  Bruce Martyn and Trevor Jenkins continue to commit time and effort to oversee these valuable additions to the school’s facilities.


Over the next weeks the school will be hosting tours, by appointment, of prospective 2004 students, culminating in the Information Night on May 29th 7.30pm and Open Morning on 30th May between 9-12 noon.  A range of students will be involved in these important school events, and we thank them for the contribution they make in representing the school to prospective parents.  Open Morning includes a morning tea at 10.35 in the library, and there will be special displays of student work. Please encourage any prospective parents of your acquaintance to attend a tour, the Information Night, or the Open Morning.


All Year 10 classes attended a very informative and valuable job interview skills training session.  The response from students and staff who attended were very positive.  These sessions were managed by the Careers teacher, Julie Allen, who does invaluable work in readying our Middle School students for their Work Experience practice, and later, the subject selections processes for their Senior School courses.


Congratulations to the Symphonic Band for a highly successful performance on Saturday night.  The extraordinary work of Ken Waterworth with this band is supported by the teaching and ensemble work by Meg George, Sally Davis, Jess Young, Ben Smart and Julie Danaher, and we extend our thanks to the music team.  The Senior and Junior Choirs, with Alexandra Cameron, are also making remarkable progress, and we anticipate their future performances.


Success of our Students

Top Screen Film Awards

Congratulations to Alice Wegner and Ruthanne Molloy, who had their short films selected for Top Screen, an event which the students and their teacher, Kathy Hughes, attended last night.



Northern Zone Sporting Success

Jake Stirling achieved an outstanding result with first place in the Junior Boys Golf Competition. Peter Poposki gained fourth place.  Both students will represent Eltham High School in the All High Championships

Congratulations to these students, and to all those Eltham High School students who strive for excellence, make outstanding efforts, and achieve remarkable results.


Barbara Peachey, Acting Principal.



Newsletter via email

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.





Symphonic Band Concert Review

The Symphonic Band thrilled an enthusiastic audience at the Box Hill Salvation Army Hall on Saturday night.  Our band shared the concert with the Box Hill band to present a wonderful evening of symphonic and brass music.  The brass band from Box Hill played a variety of music, which included a set of variations on the hymn Laudate Dominum, a contemporary style medley and two exciting marches.  Our Symphonic Band showed continued improvement in works such as Of Sailors and Whales and Shine as the Light.  Brad Dupuy and Tom Fisher performed the Andrew Lloyd Weber duet Pie Jesu for the first occasion.  Their performance brought prolonged applause and was a definite highlight of the concert.  Congratulations to the band for their excellent performance and for once again being wonderful ambassadors for our school. Thanks also to Rick Browne and his team for transporting the equipment and to Jill Browne for preparing tea for members of the band.


Uniform Inspection

There will be Uniform Inspection for students of all performance groups at rehearsals during the week beginning Monday 19th May.  Could parents please ensure that students have all uniform requirements ready for these inspections?  Details have been sent home with students.


Dates for your diary

Year 12 Recitals: Monday 12th May

Room 404 at 7:30pm all welcome.

Training Band Debut Concert: Thursday 22nd May

Concert commencing at 7.30pm will be held in the school hall.  A special event not to be missed.



Golf Winners!!

Congratulations go to 2 EHS students who had outstanding results at the Northern Zone Golf Comp on the 2nd May.

Peter Poposki – 4th in the Open section with a score of 81

Jake Stirling - 1st in the Junior boys with a score of 85.

Both will now progress to the All High Championships.

Peter Nicholson, Sports Co ordinator


Fun Run

Year 7 and 8 students have been given a fun run sponsorship book and a complimentary pen so that they can start collecting sponsorship in the lead up to the fun run on Monday 12th May between 11-12:30pm.  Students in other levels who are keen to collect money to gain a thankyou prize can collect a sponsorship book from Mr Thomas in the stadium at recess this week.

Students are encouraged to raise as much money as possible and return the sponsorship book and money to the school cashier in the week after the fun run.



Volleyball Training this term

Yr 7 boys

Tuesday lunchtime

Yr 7 girls

Monday lunchtime

Yr 8 boys

Monday 3:15 – 4:30pm and

Thursday lunchtime

Yr 8 girls

Monday 3:15-4:30pm and

Wednesday lunchtime

Inter boys

Friday lunchtime

Inter girls

Wednesday 3:15-4pm

Senior boys

Wednesday 3:15-4:45pm

Senior girls


Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator




EHS Swim Squad


Thursday morning 7am until 8am


Eltham Leisure Centre

Who’s Welcome

ALL students

What it Costs

$54 (payable to the EHS Cashier). covers the lane hire as well as the coaching fees (Neroli Nixon, a Level 2 Performance Coach supervises the squad)

Max Balchin, Athletics coach





Your parent members on School Council

Helen Cahill

Sue Dyet

Tamara Knowles

David Scott

Jill Tait

Grace Tham

Robert Ackland


Parents wishing to make contact with parent members of School Council need only phone the School and arrangements will be made.


Students please note:

Excursion Payment Date:







due by

Yr 12 Design & Tech.

Caroma Industries


Tues 6th May

Yr 12 Politics

Lecture Iwaki Auditorium


Wed 7th May

Yr.12 History

VCE Study Day


Wed 7th May

M/S Crim Law B

Broadmeadows Mag.Court


Fri 9th May


Rialto Tower, etc.


Fri 9th May


Rialto Tower, etc.


Tues 13th May

M/S Travel & Tourism

Melbourne Airport


Fri 16th May

VCE Design

Melb.Museum - Top Designs


Wed 7th May

Jill Wallis, Cashier



Working Bee – Sunday 18th May

The Grounds Committee has scheduled its first working bee for the Term2 on Sunday 18th May from 9am to 12:309pm to be followed by drinks and a barbeque lunch at the conclusion of the event.

Again we have planned a variety of tasks to match the skills on offer.  A summary of tasks that we hope to achieve on the day include:

  1. Completion of the paving around the major Eucalypts in the canteen courtyard
  2. A short post and rail fence to be constructed in the area adjacent to the bike shed.
  3. Retaining wall and seats to be constructed in the Arts courtyard
  4. 200 or so new plants to be sited, staked and bagged at the front of the school, inside the courtyard and in the new Environmental Reserve
  5. Mulch to be spread around the new plantings
  6. Mowing and brush cutting in some selected sites
  7. General gardening tasks
  8. Cleaning out blocked drains

If you are attending the Working Bee please park your car on the hard courts adjacent to the library and report to the Central courtyard area where you will be met by a representative of the Grounds Committee and allocated a task.  We are again looking forward to an enthusiastic turnout on the 18th May.

John Coates for the Grounds Committee





Teenage Swimming Lessons

Wednesday evenings 6:15pm at Eltham Leisure Centre – positions available.

Phone Brett on 9439 2266




CANTEEN  R O S T E R    ____________



Wed 7

L. Burleigh, W. Waghorn, C. Richards,

K. Finkelde, J. Oates

Thur 8

Y. Wong, Y. Connard, A.Hennel,

M. Schotterlein

Fri 9

M. Cary, M. Davis, K. Gatcum,

D. Arrowsmith

Mon 12

I. Hall, L. Adams, K. O’Hara, S. Allan

Tue 13

B. Honeyman, R. Gaiser, M. Pask

Wed 14

L. Burleigh, L. Alford, R. Hall,

J. James, J.Tait

Bev Cust, Canteen Manager





S C H O O L   C A L E N D A R


Wed 7-

Tues 13

See front page

Wed 14

O&ES Yr11 Cycling & Caving at Warburton

Junior School Assembly – Awards


Ford Get Started-Drama Studio near Hall 7:30pm

see notice inside this edition for details

Thurs 15

Sport –Zone Finals Athletics (Meadowglen)

Ford Get Started-Drama Studio near Hall 7:30pm

see notice inside this edition for details

Fri 16

SOSE 102,108 Geography Field trip (City)

Ford Get Started-Drama Studio near Hall 7:30pm

see notice inside this edition for details

Sun 18

SOSE Y11 Geog overnight field trip (Mansfield & Mt Stirling) departs 4.30pm - returns EHS Monday 19 at 6.30pm

Mon 19

O&ES M/S Camp overnight departs 3.30pm returns Tuesday 20 at 3.10pm(Kinglake)

Tue 20

SOSE M/S Travel & Tourism to Melb Airport

O&ES M/S Camp to Kinglake returns Wed 21 May

Wed 21

School Council Meeting 7:30pm

Thurs 22

Training Band Debut Concert 7:30pm



Community Announcements/Advertising


WEEDS need brightly coloured, interestingly shaped recyclable bottles such as Preen, Domestos or laundry detergent bottles.  Students will be making native animals from them for display at the Eltham Environment Festival on June 1

There will be a box at the staffroom entrance where students can drop off contributions (preferably washed out – thanks)

Nikki Gemmill, SOSE teacher

Public Forum

A Flying start for children!

Enriching family life through creative parenting

Panellists include Ruth Schmidt Neven, Fiona Ryan, Oreste Pompetti and Cathy Howard

A great opportunity to see your children with new eyes and explore new ways of giving children hope.

7:45pm Wednesday 14 May 2003

St Andrew’s Uniting, Montmorency

Cnr Rattray and Mountainview Roads



Eltham Little Theatre Inc

proudly presents Dazzle


16 May, 23 May at 7:30pm


17 May, 24 May 1t 7:309pm

Matinee Sunday

18 May at 2:30pm

Tickets Adults $16/Conn $14/Child $10

Bookings 9437 1574

Eltham Performing Arts Centre

Main Road Research Melways 22 H 1



The Nillumbik Youth Arts Scholarship Exhibition

Exhibition dates:  30th April – 6th May

Eltham Library Community Gallery

Panther Place

Eltham (Melways 21 J5)

The Shire of Nillumbik, Theatre de Luna, & Unique Creatures invite you to view this exciting exhibition of work produced by the dynamic collaboration of Paul French, master puppeteer, Karyn Kamminga, theatre director and three emerging young artists: Briana Barling (Y12 student EHS) costume design, Lee Ferraro, Puppet construction & Gemma Mather (Y12 student EHS), sculpture



Support for Separated Families

RMIT University Psychology Clinic, as part of its research focus, is offering a number of free parenting programs to mothers in recently separated families.  These programs aim to assist young people to adjust to parental separation.

If you’re a parent of a child aged 11-15 years, have separated during the previous 6 months and would like assistance adjusting to this transition, the programs offered by RMIT University Psychology Clinic may be helpful.

If you are interested in finding out more information please contact Mandy Kienhuis at 9925 7376 or

email mandy_kienhuis@optusnet.com.au



Sports Speak with Tina McKenzie

National Wheelchair Basketballer

Date: 29 May 2003

Time: Doors Open 6.30pm, for a 7pm start

Where: Eltham Community and Reception Centre

            Main Road, Eltham

A quarterly seminar series in which distinguished athletes with a disability talk about their inspiration, successes and thoughts about being actively involved in sport and recreation.

Local information about how you can get involved in sport and recreation will be available on the night.

Registration is essential.

Phone Megan Andrews or Marion Swinkels: 9433 3210

Young Women Stepping Forward

Ever felt lonely or depressed?

Want to try something new?

Live in Nillumbik area and want to meet other women in your area?

Are you 18-35 years old?

A program where young isolated women get together to try out fun activities

Tuesdays 12.30-2.30pm May 6 – June 24

Diamond Creek Living and Learning Centre

119 Cowin St, Diamond Creek

Phone:Jean @Neami Nth East 9459 5455



The Lit Exchange

Sunday 18 May

Eltham Library Gallery

Panther Place, Eltham

Morning Clinic

Zine Creation

Presented by Natasha Cho

- explore the process of creating individual print zines.  Zines are DIY jobs, designed and created by individuals.

Afternoon clinic

Blending Fact and Fiction

Presented by Arnold Zable

- explore the processes involved in weaving and transforming biography, fact and fiction into a novel or short story.


Announcement of the 2003 Alan Marshall Short Story Awards and launch of the And the Winner is…the new anthology of winning stories of the AMSSA 1996-2002


Snake…A glittering finale

Local publisher Ian Fraser of Indra Publishing introduces Dewi Anggraeni and her most recent tantalising novel Snake.



Ford Get Started

A great new play for our new Drama Studio!

The story of a young man’s search for romance, Ford get started is a high energy, fun packed production, featuring the multi talented members of the Eltham High Drama ensemble.  It is the first show in the newly converted Drama studio.  It is also the first show directed at school by our talented and inspirational Drama teacher, Lisa Willson.

Showtime is 7:30pm

Monday 12th May to Friday 16th May inclusive

Tickets $8 and $6 concession available at the door