ON TONIGHT!!!!! BE THERE
Eltham High School
Drama Ensemble Presents
The Victorian Inter-School
Improvisation Games Competition
see Eltham High students in a performance battle of witty one-liners and improvisation games.
@ Eltham High School Drama Studio
Tuesday 17th June
Admission: $4 (at the door)
Money raised to ‘2ways’ (Ralf)
Look out for information on the State Grand final to be held Tuesday 24th June @ Eltham High
on Thursday this week
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)
Patrons attending this fine event will be DAZZLED by an array of musical showstoppers
Thursday 19th June at 7:30pm in the hall
Tickets $10 pre book by phoning 9439 5111
This promises to be a fabulous night!!!!
THIS WEEK AT EHS
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
Unit 2 commences for VCE students
O&ES Yr12 Marine Discovery Centre at Queenscliff
Cabaret in hall 7:30pm
School Council Meeting 7: 30pm in the staffroom
Music Symphonic Band Tour to Canberra, Sydney – all week
Rehearsals are well advanced for the Kitty-Belle Cabaret. All seems to be on track for a wonderful evening. This is a student developed group activity and the high standard of performance is a credit to all involved.
Have you enjoyed the cut and thrust of Theatre Sports? Are you a fan of “Whose Line Is It Anyway”? Then you certainly need to come along to the Victorian Inter-School Improvisation Games Competition. School Finals are tonight and the State Final is being held here at Eltham next Tuesday.
Please check and retain the plan and room number schedule for the new building that is contained in this newsletter.
Please note that School Council will be held on Thursday evening this week. This change is for the June meeting only.
Next Sunday sees the last Working Bee for the Term. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents band friend of the school who have contributed to the Working Bees so far this year. Thanks also to the members of the Grounds Committee and especially to Mr John Coates for the dedication given to this most important activity.
Congratulations to Mr Jon Baly and all staff and students involved in the Poetry Goes Two Ways and Market Stall. These important fundraising activities are supporting the 2003 Two Ways project. Two Ways is an important part of our action to support deeper understanding between our students and indigenous youth. There will be more fundraising activities in the future so be prepared to dig deep.
Paul Rose, Principal.
Junior Choir - no choir rehearsals on Friday 20th June or Friday 27th June.
Senior Choir 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.
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 Term 3 on a provisional basis.
Alexandra Cameron, Choir Director
MID YEAR CONCERTS 2003
GEORGE WOOD PERFORMING
YARRA VALLEY ANGLICAN SCHOOL
KALINDA RD. RINGWOOD
[MELWAYS 36 D 12]
Stage Band / Clarinet Choir / Concert Band /
Symphonic Band / Saxophone Ensemble /
VCE Soloists / Percussion Ensemble /
$ 7.00 (child/concession)
$30.00 (family- 2 adults plus children)
Ken Waterworth, Director of Music
MIDDLE SCHOOL LEGAL STUDIES
Constable Chris Murtaugh and Senior Constable Paul Griffiths visited Eltham High last week. Constable Murtaugh spoke to the class about her work in the Victoria Police after many years in the Military Police. Students were particularly interested in hearing about the worst case she ever had to attend and the different aspects of work that a Police officer is involved in on a daily basis. The class also visited the Heidelberg Magistrates Court recently where they viewed a variety of cases and saw the changes that have been made to the court buildings.
Helen Morris, Legal Studies Teacher
WORKING BEE – Sunday 22nd June
The Grounds Committee has scheduled its second Working bee for this term next Sunday 22nd June from 9-12pm followed by a barbeque lunch and drinks.
At this working bee we have also invited back past committee members going back 10 years or more to celebrate the results of past contributions and view the developments that have occurred with our new building programme. We are sure they will be impressed.
Again I will list the tasks we have on offer for the 22nd and even though you may not have attended before at one of our events you will be gratefully acknowledged if you can attend. Please come and support your 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
Swinburne Secrets of Science Seminar Series 2003
Swinburne is holding its popular Swinburne Secrets of Science Seminar Series, which has been specifically designed for VCE students interested in a career in science or engineering. The series will focus on the new and emerging fields in science. The seminars are suitable for anyone who has a personal or professional interest in science, including VCE students, parents, career advisers and science teachers.
The science series comprises four seminars covering:
Each seminar will include overviews of the Swinburne course options, research in the field, demonstrations and career opportunities.
The first seminar, Biomedical Sciences: Getting into your brain is being held this Wednesday 18 June, 6pm at Hawthorn campus.
Registration is essential and can be submitted via the web at : www.swin.edu.au/seminars
Further information see Gary Bass, Science Teaching & Learning Leader
SPORT SPORT SPORT SPORT
Put this in your diary – Wednesday 25th June
On the last Wednesday of Term we are holding a special volleyball evening for players and parents at 7:30pm in the hall. We invite you to celebrate recent successes and see our Year 7 teams presented with their uniforms. More details coming to you soon.
Other important volleyball dates
July 6 – 11th Junior nationals in Brisbane for students selected in state teams
Also during this week we may be hosting a female team from the USA.
August 30- September 5
U16 Vic teams to Canberra
September 13, 14 & 15
Victorian Schools Cup
Yr 7 & 8 VSSSA state finals
December 7 to 12
National Schools Cup
Junior Volleyball Grand Finals
This Thursday 19th June at 3:30pm the finals of the Junior Volleyball season will be held in the stadium
Grand final on showcourt
All Stars v No
Bronze medal game court 1
Confuzzled v Chicken Bats
5th/6th game court 2
Yabihy Foxes v Salt water fire crows
7th/8th game court 3
Satan v Bull busters
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. We have been underwhelmed by the number of entries so far. 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 must have ‘Eltham High Volleyball’ incorporated into the design.
Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator
one week only Week 3 Term 3
July 28 - Aug 2.
New government regulations regarding work experience require employers to complete a risk assessment form. Students must ensure that this ‘pink’ form is completed and attached to the arrangement form.
Work Experience forms are due in this Friday June 20
During Term 3, students in Years 10 & 11 will be completing VCE subject selection for 2004. It is not uncommon for students to be unsure of what they want to do career-wise after they leave secondary school. As part of that process students need to be as informed as possible as to the options before them.
Something to think about. “If you don’t know what you don’t know, then you can’t do anything about it”
Students who have considered and explored options are more likely to make appropriate choices. Psychometric testing is one method for students to explore their vocational options. These tests help to clarify options and suggest career paths, but they do not make the decisions for them. Psychometric testing is another tool to be used in information gathering and should not be used as a sole measure of interest or career suitability
Since 2000, as a response to parent inquiries about psychometric testing, Eltham High School has facilitated the testing of over 100 senior students, who have found it to be an extremely useful tool in decision-making.
This year EHS has obtained the services of Career Analysts. Career Analysts use ‘The Morrisby Report’, a careers guidance tool developed in Britain since the 1960s, that provides objective and positive guidance.
It brings together two views of the person:
1.The student’s strengths as measured by a series of twelve timed tests, or objective measures, called the Morrisby Profile. These build a picture of personal strengths and potential. The profile of an individual points them towards certain types of work. The whole process takes just over three hours with a break in the middle.
The abilities assessed include:
· general reasoning ability; or how you deal with new problems
· verbal ability; or how you comprehend the meaning of everyday words.
· numerical ability; or how you deal with information presented numerically.
· perceptual ability; or how you understand diagrammatic information
· spatial ability; or how good you are at visualising things in three dimensions.
· mechanical ability; or how you understand simple mechanical ideas.
2.Student’s vocational interests, as measured through an interest questionnaire (Morrisby Vocational Questionnaire). This takes around 30 minutes to complete, preferably a week or so prior to sitting the Morrisby Profile.
What do you get?
Using advanced computer techniques we produce for you a personal and comprehensive report which students will receive at a Feedback Session with parents. Over 16 pages, we detail the results from the Morrisby Profile and the Questionnaire. We tell you about your abilities and work style, and highlight any talents that you have not yet had the opportunity to develop.
The total cost of this service is $90.00 GST inclusive, (if you went as a private individual, to a similar company the cost may rise to over $3000.00)
Eltham High School has no commercial interest in this venture and are only providing a service to our students, acting as facilitator and providing the venue for testing and feedback.
Parents who wish their children to participate in this program are asked to contact the Career Coordinator and collect an application sheet as soon as possible.
A minimum of 20 students required for the program to operate.
TEST DATE SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 9AM IN THE EHS LIBRARY
The building works are nearing completion and we are looking to take over the works during the term 2 holidays. Rooms will be available for student use from the start of term 3 and a new timetable is being developed that incorporates the new rooms
To ensure that students do not become lost on their return from holidays, this Newsletter includes a plan of the school with the new room numbers listed.
The new technology wing will use the 400 number series. In particular will be
o Food Technology going to room 417.
o Information Technology will be in rooms 412, 418 and 420.
o SOSE classrooms will be in rooms 402, 404, 405, 406 & 408.
The music wing will continue with the 300 series. The various practice room numbers are 308 to 314 inclusive.
The new VCE study room (room 327) is upstairs, next to the current Careers office.
Portables near the rear oval will use the 900 series.
This has been a large project for the school and has caused some disruptions over the past eight months. Special thanks go to all the students and staff for handling the disruptions so well.
Bruce Martyn, Busniness Manager
CANTEEN R O S T E R ____________
Bev Cust, Canteen Manager
S C H O O L C A L E N D A R
Wed 18 to
See front page
Music Symphonic Band Tour to Canberra, Sydney – all week
Student v Staff Netball match stadium 12:40pm today
VCE & Junior School Reports issued
Last day of Term 2 – finish 2:21pm
Your parent members on School Council
Parents wishing to make contact with parent members of School Council need only phone the School and arrangements will be made
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
Swimming Teacher Wanted
9-11am Sundays. No other shift required.
Start 20th July , Term 3 in Watsonia
Minimum age 17 years
Applicant must have a competitive swimming background. Applicant may be unqualified but prepared to do a 3-day Austswim course at own expense. On the job training at an hourly rate of $11 increasing to $14 plus when fully qualified. Qualified applicants also considered.
Ring Heather on 9434 5804
SIDS and KIDS
red nose day
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
I’m counting on you
Hosted by Melbourne Tigers’ Lanard Copeland at Mill Park Basketball Stadium
Corner Redleap Avenue & Childs Road
30th June 1st and 2nd July 9am – 3pm
Boys & Girls Aged 7 – 14.
All skill levels welcome.
For details phone 9329 9921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food stocks are low – donations of tinned foods are needed. If you can help parcels are packed at 903 Main Road Eltham 1-2:30pm weekdays (excluding Thursdays) or phone Jennifer on 9431 2728
Future Leaders Semester One Program
The Tennis Victoria Future Leaders Program is for people, particularly senior secondary students, that aspire to work in the tennis or sporting industry.
By completing the program you will be prepared for leadership roles within sporting clubs and associations.
It’s free of charge! Your only commitment is attendance at career presentations and a contribution of volunteer service to tennis.
Tuesday 1 & Wednesday 2 July
Term 2 Holidays
Where is it held?
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
4589 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong
How do I register?
To receive your free copy of the program booklet and registration form please go to www.tennisvic.com.au or ring Tennis Victoria on 8420 8420
Be quick! only the first 50 registrations into each program will be accepted.
ASC Winter Sports Camps – 20th year
Kevin Sheedy Football Camp – July 7,8,9
ASC Netball Camp – July 8,9,10
ASC Hockey Camp – July 8,9,10
ASC Soccer Camp – July 10,11
An invitation to players aged 6 to 17 of all standards to join a panel of leading players and experienced coaches at the best sports camps in Australia for 18 hours coaching over three days.
Features include a structured program, video analysis, written reports, lunches, drinks & fruit & a coaching ratio of 1:10.
Day or residential places are available.
For brochures & an application form contact Mr Nicholson
Wednesday 25th June 2003
Anytime between 2-4 pm & 6-8pm
Masonic Hall, Main Road, Diamond Creek (next to Austin Op Shop)
Want to Volunteer??
Don’t know how to do it??
pome along and learn more ……
Diamond Creek Living & Learning Centre
Head Start Program
Enrol and receive a FREE racquet to get started with! – for 5-7 year olds
Group lessons /Beginners Lessons / Private Lessons / Adult Coaching / Progressive Training Programs – flyer available at EHS office with all details
Venues: Research and Viewbank Tennis Clubs and Eltham High School
All enquiries and bookings can be made by ringing
David Underwood 9434 3480 / 0415 88 11 38
Are you struggling with an aggressive adolescent?
Aggression and violence from teenagers towards parents is a difficult and painful experience.
Frank Cheshire and Anne Macvean from Berry Street Victoria’s MATTERS team invite you to an information afternoon or evening where they will:
All welcome at either time.
Wednesday 18th June 6:30 – 8:00 pm
165 Burgundy Street
(corner Hawdon Street)
RSVP Frank or Anne 9458 5788 or email: FCheshire@berrystreet.org.au AMacvean@berrystreet.org.au
The Salvation Army
Greensborough Church & Community Centre
Homework Club! This is a FREE service
Tuesday’s during term
3:45pm – 5:15pm
2-3 Flodden Way, Briar Hill
More info call 9434 5870 / 9434 6990
We are still trying to place a number of exchange students, boys and girls aged 15-18 from Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, France, Japan and America with voluntary host families. If you and your family are at all interested for any length of time, in an international friend, can afford a new family member at mealtimes and have a spare bed, share room or own, please contact Klaus Schumann on 03 9758 4279. Your call would be most welcome. The students are hoping to be here in early July, coming for 5 or 11 months.
If you would like to go overseas as an exchange student, please ring.