Text Box: Term 2  Week 7
Tuesday, 10th June 2003

 

KITTY-BELLE CABARET

 

Join the fabulous CABARET girls…and boy, and enjoy a night of thrilling song, dance and camaraderie

(as seen in the Diamond Valley Leader 4/6/03)

A company of talented Eltham High students will bring a selection of musical favourites to the stage, in a bid to raise funds for OUR Performing Arts department.

Patrons attending a this fine event will be DAZZLED by an array of musical showstoppers

Date: Thursday 19th June at 7:30pm in the hall

Tickets $10   pre book by phoning 9439 5111

Don’t miss out on this fabulous night!!!!

 

 

THIS WEEK AT EHS

Wednesday 11

Yr11 exams-Food Tech/Media,Studio Arts,Ceramics,French/HHD, Economics

Thursday 12

GAT – for all students completing a Unit3/4 subject  No other students required at school this day

Report Writing Day for staff

Friday 13

Yr11 exams- English/General Maths A & B / Legal Studies, DT Fibres, Drama

Saturday 14

Music-  Jazz & Stage Bands Perform at Research Primary School Fete from 12:30-1:30pm

Monday 16

Yr 11 exams- Maths Methods/ Biology/Phys Ed,Philosophy

ART M/S Print & Draw excursion to Federation Square

Music Mid-year Concert 7:30pm Yarra Valley Anglican School Ringwood

Tuesday 17

Yr 11 exams –Physics ,Art/ Literature, VET Multi Media/ Chemistry,Outdoor Ed

 

 

YR 7 ENVIRONMENT PLAY

On the 6th of June all the Yr 7 students were invited to see a show performed by the Nillumbik Council, called “The Ricky de Raymond Show”.  This show is based around saving the environment.  “The show was very factual and had a lot of information based around the environment”  (Danka Pitman 7A)

All the characters were excellent and were very funny they also taught me a lot about the environment” (Kathryn Mauger 7A)

 

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Principal’s Report

 

VCE Exams

VCE Exams started today – with exams being held in the new building. I would like to wish all students well in their Mid-year Exams. I am sure that parents are aware of the importance of the exams and are providing strong support for their children at this time. Holding the exams in the new building is an exciting development and shows how close to finished the building project really is.

 

Report Writing Day and GAT Day

This Thursday, 12th June is a Report Writing Day and no students are required at school, with the exception of those students who are siting for the GAT. The GAT is an important tool for VCE assessment and students take the GAT very seriously. Student performance in the GAT is an indication of the general level of achievement students have made over the years.

 

Kitty-Belle Cabaret

This exciting theatrical event, being put on by our senior dance students will be performed on 19th June. I have had the chance to talk with some of the cast and all seems to be on track for a wonderful evening. I hope that you can all get the chance to attend the thrilling songs the dance and the camaraderie of this exciting fund raising evening.

 

Borrowing

Recently there has been an increase in the number of student arriving at the school office looking to borrow money, having left money for lunches or other needs at home. We are not able to offer a “loans service” for students. Where there are genuine hardship reasons for needing the school’s assistance, we are more than ready to assist. Please make these arrangements through our Student Welfare Coordinator, Mr Brendan Monigatti.

Paul Rose, Principal.

 

 Yr 7 Environment play report continued from page 1

This show also involved a few students: Corey, Ellisa, Jessica, Tutta from 7A and Ashley were asked to participate.

Corey & Tutta from 7A won the “Ricky de Raymond Braistorm quiz”.  Kimberlee Olsen said, “Storm Lopez’s singing was the highlight of the show.”

The subject at hand was a very challenging to keep the Yr 7’s interested.  Thank you Nillumbik Council for the fantastic free show.  Hopefully the message travels into someone’s mind and on out to protect our environment.

Adapted and edited by Nathan Higgins Yr11A

 

Thursday 12

GAT – for all students completing a Unit3/4 subject  No other students required at school this day

Report Writing Day for staff

MUSICAL NOTES

Choir

Congratulations to all members of both the Senior and Junior choirs who sang at the Australian National Choral Association Festival on Thursday evening.  The Festival was held, for the first time, at Luther College in Croydon and featured choirs from five schools.  I would like to thank all choristers and their families who attended for their support of this event.  Thank you also to our accompanists, Mr Mark Drysdale and Jen Tan, Yr 11 who did a splendid job.

Junior Choir will rehearse as normal this Friday morning 13th June at 8am, and will have their last rehearsal for this term on Monday 16th June at 1pm in Room 406.  The Junior Choir will be singing at the Mid-Year Concert on Monday 16th June.  I would expect ALL choir members to be committed to attending rehearsals and performances, and where an absence is unavoidable, to contact the Choir Director not only as a matter of courtesy, but also to allow for any substitutions of parts that may need to occur.  There will be no choir rehearsals on Friday 20th June or Friday 27th June.

Senior Choir will not rehearse this week, due to exams, but will rehearse Wednesday 18th June at 12:55pm as normal, prior to their performance at the 2nd Mid-Year Concert.  Senior Choir will NOT rehearse in the last week of term, due to the Band Tour.

New Members?

If any student is interested in joining either the Junior or Senior Choir, they should speak to me – I am happy to accept new members from the start of Term3 on a provisional basis.

Alexandra Cameron, Choir Director

 

Concert Band Tour

The bus…….We are so sick of this bus!  We’ve travelled in it for over three hours since leaving school at 7:30am on Monday 26th May (pack up started at 6:30!!)

Our first stop was Tawonga, being the place of all action….(a very small country town about 10km from Mt Beauty)

After a two-hour rehearsal sight reading new music and coming up with a combined item for the evening concert we were ready to meet our billets.  Dropping our gear at their homes it was then off to the Mt Beauty Community Centre for a sausage sizzle and gig with the Mt Beauty Secondary College Band and Bright Singers.

The next morning started with a performance for the Mt Beauty Primary School – country kids seem to get into the music a lot more than city slickers!

Back in the bus we travelled to Wodonga Catholic College.  A challenging workshop, followed by a sausage sizzle and concert at the school, completed day two.

Next day we set off for Benalla East Primary School.  This was a great concert with the most ‘rocking audience’. ‘Tequila’ was a highlight!!

Our last stop was Euroa Secondary College for a workshop and gig later that night.

After as long and tiring tour we arrived back at school at 10:30pm ready to go home and have a good rest.

Thank you to Ms George, Mr Smart, Ms Lambert and Mr Hutton for coming along and making us behave.

Asher Carter, Yr10

 

MID YEAR CONCERTS 2003

CONCERT NO. 1

DATE

MONDAY

16TH JUNE

2003

VENUE

GEORGE WOOD PERFORMING

ARTS CENTRE

YARRA VALLEY ANGLICAN SCHOOL

KALINDA RD.  RINGWOOD [MELWAYS 36 D 12]

 

TIME

7.30pm

 

GROUPS PERFORMING

Training Band / Intermediate Band /

Jazz Band / Guitar Ensemble /

Concert Strings / V.C.E. Soloists

Junior Choir

 

ADMISSION

$10.00 (adult)

$ 7.00 (child/concession)

$30.00 (family- 2 adults plus children)

 

 

CONCERT NO. 2

DATE

WED

18TH JUNE

2003

VENUE 

GEORGE WOOD PERFORMING

ARTS CENTRE

YARRA VALLEY ANGLICAN SCHOOL

KALINDA RD.  RINGWOOD

[MELWAYS 36 D 12]

 

TIME

7.30pm

GROUPS PERFORMING

Stage Band / Clarinet Choir / Concert Band /

Symphonic Band / Saxophone Ensemble /

Flute Ensemble

VCE Soloists / Percussion Ensemble /

Senior Choir

 

ADMISSION

$10.00 (adult)

$  7.00 (child/concession)

$30.00 (family- 2 adults plus children)

 

Ken Waterworth, Director of Music

 

 

Newsletter via email

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WORKING BEE – Sunday 22nd June

Support for the Grounds Committee Working Bees has been excellent in 2003 with over 100 people coming along on Sunday mornings to support the range of tasks to improve the environmental surrounds of our school.  We hope this trend continues with our Working Bee planned for June 22nd starting at 9am and concluding at 12:30pm with our traditional barbeque lunch and drinks.

The following tasks are on our agenda:

  1. Completion of the paving around the major Eucalypts in the Courtyard complex
  2. Completion of the capping on the new seating structure in the Arts Courtyard.
  3. Removal of dead trees in the space between the Science block and the new extended Music room.
  4. Installation of two ponds in the environmental reserve and then backfilling with soil
  5. Further planting in a range of locations around the school
  6. Gardening tasks along the western boundary fence line
  7. Cleaning of the drains in the courtyard complex
  8. Mulching of plants
  9. Replacement of two damaged bollards along the eastern side of the school.

If you are attending our Working Bee on the 22nd June, park your car on the hard courts adjacent to the library and make your way to the Central Courtyard where a member of the Grounds Committee will meet you.  Morning tea and lunch will be provided so all we need is your labour and support.  Looking forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

John Coates for the Grounds Committee

 

SPORT SPORT SPORT SPORT

Year 8 Boys Football

The team travelled to the Diamond Creek oval recently to play in a round robin against Montmorency, St Helena and Diamond Valley Secondary College.  Our first match was against a strong St Helena side that made good use of the scoring end to open up a 28-point lead at half time.  Eltham began to play a better brand of football in the second half with Nick Milne, Jason Cole, Cameron Honey, James Feeney and Matt Reinke showing out.  However St Helena held on and ran out comfortable winners.

The second match against Montmorency was probably the best match of the entire round robin.  Eltham began well, playing fast, play-on football, and kicking 3 goals into the wind.  Monty managed 3 goals 4 behinds to lead by just 4 points at the break.  In the second half we played our best footy for the day.  The back line held firm and the centres and on-ballers continually pushed the ball into our forward line.  A four goal to two half enabled us to record an impressive 7-point victory.  The entire team played well in this match with stand out performances by Milne, Cole, Reinke, James Deacon, Sam Place, Feeney and Honey.  Matt Barden kicked 2 goals and Jayke Bridham and Chris Collopy did well in the backline.  In our final match, Diamond Valley seemed to give up from the start, stacking their back line and making good football difficult.  Eltham was clearly the better team however despite a crowded forward line we won by 4 goals 5 behinds to nil.

Congratulations to all team members for their behaviour and effort.  Everyone was a contributor in our 2 wins.  Thanks also to Billy Gilhooley and Brendan Kerss who did a great job umpiring.

Team members not already mentioned: Rhys Burke, Trent Ballis, Matt Bryant, Robbie Smith, Bowen Zimbolani, Darren Ford, Blake Larner, Tristan Kelly, Danny Kourim, Ricky Mydlar, Jack Arrowsmith, Paul Brown and James Smith.  Well done to all!

Gary McKelvie, Team Manager

 

Volleyball Banner Competition

We are currently running a banner competition to collect ideas for an Eltham High banner that will represent Eltham High in the opening ceremony at National Schools Cup this year.  Any students, parents or teachers that may have an idea for the banner should draw the design on an A4 sheet and deposit it in the box outside the PE office in the stadium.  The winning design will be announced at the end of term and the winner will win a prize pack including a clock radio along with some other great prizes.

The banner should have ‘Eltham High Volleyball’ incorporated into the design.

Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator

 

Northern Zone (Metro) Athletics

Meadowglen Athletics Stadium Thursday 15th May

Following EHS’s victory at the Diamond Valley/Warringal group athletics, a squad of 50 EHS students took part in the Northern Zone (Metro) Athletics competition. The standard of performance throughout the day was extremely high and while many Eltham High competitors achieved their best ever results, only four managed to win through to the VSSSA State Championships to be held at Olympic Park on Tuesday October 21st. Emillie Gassin won the Girl’s Under 16 Shot Put (9.93m), Jessica Grey won the Girl’s Under 13 Shot Put (8.60m), Sean Wilson was second in the Boy’s Under 13 1500m (5:26), while Adrian Franklin won both the Boy’s Under 17 800m (2:07) and 1500m (4:38.22).

Eltham High finished in fifth place in the Aggregate points out of the 35 schools attending. Mill Park took out the Aggregate points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EHS Swim Squad

With Thursday being a student-free day (Report Writing Day) there will be no Swim Squad this week. There will be Swim Squad for the final two weeks of Term with a Pizza Lunch and Certificate Awards for those students who have completed the Semester of swimming on the last day. Numbers in the Squad have held at over 20 throughout the Semester. Coach Neroli Nixon has been pleased with the improvement in the swimming ability of the squad. The EHS Swim Squad will operate again in Term 3. Come along on the last two weeks for a try-out if you think you would like to join the Squad in Term 3.

Cross Country

The Victorian School’s Cross Country Championships are being held this Saturday at Bundoora Park. A late entry is still possible by contacting Athletics Victoria. On Tuesday 17th June, the Eltham High School Cross Country team will take part in the Northern Zone Cross Country run at the Warringal Parklands. Students interested in taking part in the Victorian Schools Road Relay Championships at Latrobe University on Saturday July 19th should let Mr Balchin know of their availability. Training runs are held at the school on a Wednesday morning at 8:00am.

 

CAREERS NEWS AT EHS

Year 10 Work Experience

In 2003, Year 10’s will undertake Work Experience for one week, in Week 3 Term 3, between Monday July 28 and Friday August 2.

Students must obtain appropriate and relevant work experience that is directly related to a possible career that students may consider for the future. – e.g. fashion designer – at a Chapel Street clothes store.

 

#  DUE TO NEW GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS REGARDING WORK EXPERIENCE, EMPLOYERS MUST COMPLETE A RISK ASSESSMENT FORM. STUDENTS MUST ENSURE THAT THIS ‘PINK’ FORM IS COMPLETED ALONG AND ATTATCHED TO THE ARRANGEMENT FORM.

#  ALL FORMS ARE LEGAL DOCUMENTS, WHICH MUST BE KEPT WITH THE SCHOOL RECORDS FOR SEVEN YEARS.

#  THEREFORE, SIGNATURES MUST ALL BE ‘ORIGINAL’.  FAXES OR PHOTOCOPIES ARE LEGALLY UNACCEPTABLE.

No student will be allowed to undertake Work Experience unless both of these forms are completed

Work Experience forms MUST be submitted to the Careers Room by no later than Friday June 20 (the second last week of term).

Julie Allen Careers Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANTEEN  R O S T E R    ____________

 

June

Wed 11

L.Burleigh, A.Fogarty, R.Wembridge, R.Hall, J.Tait

Thurs 12

Report Writing Day

Fri 13

M.Davis, M.Mayall, K.Gatcum, J.Peressini

Mon 16

S.Kelty, K.Hofman, J.Rachim, S.Wilson, S.Allen

Tues 17

B.Bensaude, Y.Morrison, M.Pask, D.Greig

Wed 18

S.Gostelow, S.Carr, L.Lillie, T.Anderson

Bev Cust, Canteen Manager

 

 

S C H O O L   C A L E N D A R

June

Wed 11 to

Tues 17

See front page

Wed 18

Yr 11 exams- Music styles, Geography, Business Management /Psychology/Studio Arts-Photography, VCD

Maths Games Day Yr9 Blackburn Sec

Music Mid-year Concert 7:30pm Yarra Valley Anglican School Ringwood

School Council Meeting 7: 30pm in the staffroom

Thurs 19

Unit 2 commences for VCE students

O&ES Yr12 Marine Discovery Centre at Queenscliff

Dance – Cabaret in hall 7:30pm

Mon 23

Music Symphonic Band Tour to Canberra, Sydney – all week

Fri 27

Last day of Term 2 – finish 2:21pm

 

 

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.

 

Community Announcements/Advertising

 

KITTY-BELLE CABARET

Thursday 19th June 2003 at 7:30pm in the hall

Seats are $10 – please pre – book and collect your tickets from the EHS office.

Remember ONE SHOW ONLY don’t miss out

 

eclipse nightclub

Friday June 20th 7:30-10:30pm @Roller City Eltham

$15 entry @ door, $12 with pass

SUMO SUITS

heaps of give aways and prizes

a fully supervised, under 18’s Drug & Alcohol Free Event. No Passouts.  As a condition of Entry the doors will be closed till 10pm.  Giveaways for people still in the building after 10pm

 

 

SIDS and KIDS

red nose day

victoria

This year SIDS and Kids Victoria celebrate their 25th anniversary

Red nose day is Friday 27th June

Students will be selling products – pens, noses, bears and badges from June 10th onwards.

If you would like to assist please contact Alexander Jenkins Yr12

 

 

I’m counting on you