Our best wishes to all year 12 students for the coming exams. . . . . . . . .Good Luck to you all
Yr 12 Short Films Screening on T O N I G H T 7:30pm EHS hall
THIS WEEK AT EHS
Yr 7G SoSE Electoral Education Centre Visit
Yr12 Short Films Screening 7:30pm in the EHS hall…. TONIGHT…..TONIGHT
Last day Yr12 classes
Arts Leading Edge Expo selected students, Choir & Drumming Group to Melbourne Museum
Year 12 Farewell & Formal
SoSE M/S Enviro Management to Melbourne Aquarium
SoSE Where in the World excursion to Richmond, City,Carlton
Music AMEB exams begin in the Music Centre
VET Sport & Rec Yr10 camp to Rowsley returns Wed.
OES Yr11 Bushwalking & Surfing to Lorne & Cape Otway returns Wed
SoSE Geog 101&107 to Bells Beach & Pt Lonsdale
OES M/S activities Eltham Leisure Centre
SoSE 7D Mock Trial to Old Eltham Court House
Congratulations go this week to Year 11 student Daniel Bass, who has been named in the All Australian Under 18 Basketball Squad. Well Done Daniel. Congratulations also to teacher Howard Tankey who has featured in the Home Energy Project Newsletter. Howard and his Year 7 students trialled the Home Energy Project this year as part of our Science program. The newsletter spreads the good news about this project state-wide.
Don’t forget this marvellous event – James Morrison in Concert with Eltham High School which is being held on Thursday 27th November. Tickets from the Music Office.
The Premier of Victoria, Steve Bracks, will visit Eltham High School this Wednesday for an hour and a half. The Premier will inspect the new buildings, hear our school choir, meet with senior students, receive a report on progress from the Year 10 Working Community Group and meet with staff. A very busy schedule. We are honoured to host premier Bracks again. Students remember his visit last year to launch the Freeza Project.
All the best to the many students and staff involved in the Victorian Schools Innovation Commission’s Leading Edge Festival this Thursday. Students’ work will be displayed, the choir will sing and the drummers drum. The Leading Edge Festival is on Thursday October 23rd, 10:3 am to 3:30 pm at the Melbourne Museum and from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at the Melbourne Town Hall, hosted by former student of Eltham High School, Phillip Adams AO.
This Thursday is the Year 12’s special day. We are all looking forward to breakfast in the morning, the colourful costumes, the funny awards and of course, the Year 12 Formal in the evening. This is a great day for our year 12s and their teachers. All other students have been briefed that they must not get involved. It is important that the focus of the celebrations is on our final year students.
Paul Rose Principal
ELTHAM HIGHS FILM INDUSTRY
Eltham High’s Year 12 Media Studies students are screening their short films tonight (October 21) in the school hall. A variety of films have been written, filmed and edited by students, assisted by Ms Hughes, as part of their VCE assessment. Year 12 student Dan Fisher took time out from his busy schedule to speak to us about his film, Pop Rocks: Behind The Music Dan’s film is a mock-documentary about a bad 1980s band who find themselves in legal trouble after it is claimed they stole their name from a popular candy. Dan and the rest of his class spent months producing their films: writing, scripting, casting, filming and editing. To see the finished products, come along to the Year 12 Short Film Screening on October 21, 7:30pm in the Eltham High School Hall.
Aaron Wightley & Ryan Stewart M/S Stop Press
THIS WEEK IN SOSE
Preparations for Yr 7 & 8 visits to the Electoral offices continue. The first commences today. Eltham Magistrates Court opens again especially for EHS; Yr 8 groups are preparing for a visit and mock trial at the Old Eltham Magistrate’s Court.
Good luck to our future politicians, historians, economists, geographers, accountants, business managers and lawyers who commence their VCE exams soon.
Announcing calls for entries to the Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2004.
Closing date: Wednesday 25 February, 2004
· This annual contemporary Australian short story competition is in the memory of the great Australian writer and former resident of Eltham, Alan Marshall AM. OBE. HON LL.D (1902-1984)
· The 2004 judge is Ms Marion Campbell who published Lines of Flight (1985) Not Being Miriam (1988) and Prowler (1999 – short listed for the Age Book of the Year Award)
· There are three categories for a short story of up to 2,500 words written in any style
o Open section Award of $2000
o Local Writers Award of $1000
o Young Writers Award (15-19 yrs) of $400
Entry forms and guidelines are available now by calling Katrina on 94333126 or by writing to Katrina Rank, Arts Officer, Nillumbik Shire Council PO Box 476 Greensborough 3088 or email Katrina.Rank@nillumbik.vic.gov.au or see Ms McKay in room 304.
ARTS ARTS ARTS
Thank you to Michael and Joy Pagon for the generous donation of the electric ceramic wheel for the Arts faculty.
Excellence in the Arts
Invitation to the VCE Arts Festival
All parents, students and friends are invited to attend the VCE Arts Festival, which starts on Tuesday evening, 21st October with the Media Screening at 7:30pm in the school hall.
On Wednesday 5th November at 6:30pm the VCE photography exhibition will be officially opened by Gale E Spring in the Long Gallery at Montsalvat.
On Thursday evening an exhibition of Art, Visual Design, Photography, Ceramics, Textiles furniture and Multi Media will be displayed in the school hall. The program will include the chamber ensembles, the Senior Choir, Solo Dance performances, Media presentation and a fashion parade.
The festival will be officially opened by Paul Hogan , past student and corporate entertainer at 7pm.
The viewing times are Thursday 6-9pm
On Friday all classes will view the exhibition and all primary schools in the area are invited to attend.
A special teachers preview will be held at 3:30pm on Thursday 6th November. Come along and enjoy Excellence in the Arts
Jeanette Carter, Teaching and Learning Leader Arts
The Choir will be rehearsing during Period 4 and lunchtime this week AND NOT AFTER SCHOOL. The Choir will be travelling by coach to the Melbourne Museum on Thursday to perform at the Leading Edge Festival. Students will need to be at school at 8:40am in time to catch the bus. All permission forms should be returned by Wednesday prior to the excursion. We should be back by lunchtime.
Alexandra Cameron, Choir Director
Ken Waterworth, Director of Music
Year 11 Success at the Alliance Française Exams.
Students taking French in year 11 experienced valuable exam practice recently when they participated in the written exam for the Alliance Française de Victoria. Of the 14 who sat this exam, 10 received certificates, having achieved a B grade or above. Jessica Macrae was awarded a Distinction (mention très honorable). A mention honorable was awarded to the following: James Alexander, Jess Beissbarth, Charlotte Cullum-Jenkins, Caitlin Davey, Katherine Gaiser, Emma-Lee Knape, Irene Oakley, Claire Samphier and Elise White. Félicitations à tous. Congratulations to all.
Orietta Wheatley, French teacher
Confirmation has been received about:
· Tax office cadetship – Payment of HECS and a salary while completing a degree
· Diploma of Agriculture (organic farming)
· HECS. The HECS information 2004 booklet. This will be of particular interest to students who may defer their studies until 2005 from January 2005 subject to the passage of legislation; universities will have the flexibility to set their own HECS contributions within a range set by the Commonwealth.
· LaTrobe University Undergraduate Scholarships 2004. Applications close Friday 24th October 2003.
· Experience LaTrobe Year 11 (Dec2 2003)
The Bundoora Campus invites Yr11 students to spend a day on campus finding out about courses and careers. Registrations close Tues 25 November
Dianne Pollard, Careers Co-coordinator
WORKING BEE REPORT
Over 80 enthusiastic members of the Eltham High School community and Eltham Baptist Church turned out for our annual combined working bee on Saturday in absolutely perfect spring weather. It was truly one of the most successful events we have held with people from all ages involved in completing the range of tasks on offer. The Eltham Baptist Church are also to be thanked for the wonderful morning tea which was provided at the mid morning break.
Special thanks to Bob Ackland for his catering services at lunchtime and other members of the Grounds Committee for their organization on the day – Philip Green, Andrew Wilson and Bruce Voisey. Thanks also to Nikki Gemmill for her organization in directing planting and weeding tools in the Habitat Reserve.
Summarised below are the highlights of most successful day.
Approximately 500 plants were carefully positioned and watered into their new homes
About 30 cubic metres of mulch was spread on the southern side of the new building complex
a new post and rail fence was constructed on the northern side of rooms 107/108. Thanks to Dave Rock for his organization here.
Significant amounts of mowing, brush cutting and weeding was completed on the western boundary.
Lots of weeding, planting and soil relocation was achieved in the Habitat Reserve.
Four bin holders were positioned in a range of locations around the school.
Lots of sweeping and tidying in the courtyard complex and southern side of the new building.
At the end of the day when packing up a couple of pairs of gloves were left behind along with a mattock. Please contact the school and I will arrange for the return of the equipment.
The following families are acknowledged for their attendance and contributions on the day. Apologies for mis spelt names and those who may have forgotten to sign our attendance book. Sincere thanks to all contributors.
Boutros, Western, Boyle, Jessop, Telfer, Henson, Perry, Forster, Adamson, Baldwin, Hall, Scott, Rytenskild, Anna Telfer, Wilson, Ackland, Voisey, Green, Batten, Bettiol, Barclay, Baker, Nigol, Burns, Krigsman, Bok, Paul, Ramsay, Chittenden, Pask,, Grimes, Matthews, Chesson, Barber, Marriott, Eve, Walker, Drew, Scott, Burley, Watkins, Holmes, Hoyne, Parker, Simpson, McDougall, Murray, Clark, Hall, Roberts, Gemmill, Taylor, Monigatti, Roberts.
Our final working bee for the year will, be held on Sunday 16th November from 9am-12:30pm. More details in the next couple of weeks.
John Coates for the Grounds Committee.
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
SPORT SPORT SPORT
Eltham Wildcats Men’s U18 team won the Victorian Championships.
EHS members: Daniel Bass – most outstanding player award
Michael Steven: most improved award and
Garth Van Noorden team member
National Schools Cup
This competition will be held at MSAC Albert Park from December 7th –12th, 2003. Teams will receive preliminary details at their training session this week.
Keep Sunday 9th November free as all teams will be playing in a practice tournament at Kew in the lead up to the Nationals.
Volleyball committee meeting next Tuesday 28th October to discuss National schools cup details:
35 Corowa Cres. Greensborough 7:30pm
Other important volleyball dates:
November 16 – Under 15 Sate finals
December 2 – Year 7 and 8 VSSSA State Finals
December 7 to 12th – National Schools Cup
Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator
CANTEEN R O S T E R ____________
Few hours to spare?? Canteen would love some extra help, especially on days marked help needed
Bev Cust, Canteen Manager
S C H O O L C A L E N D A R
Wed 22 to
See front page
LOTE Yr10 &11 Indonesian Cultural Day CERES Brunswick
SoSE M/S Legal Studies to Heidelberg & City
SoSE Electoral Education Visit
SoSE 8J walk to Eltham Court House
SoSE 8H Mock Trial at Old Eltham Court House
SoSE Geog 103 &105 to Bells Beach & Pt Lonsdale
VCE Unit 4 Exams: ENGLISH 9-12:15pm
Sat 1 NOV
Arts Photography Exhibition “Frozen” opens at Montsalvat until Wed 12th
Thurs 6 &
VCE Arts Festival in the school hall
official opening at 7pm.Thurs 6
Years 7-10, VCE, Upper Primary
at STREETS AHEAD TUTORING
1 George Road, SOUTH MORANG
Ø individual programs to suit your child’s needs
Ø Introductory VCE programs for years 10 & 11
Ø qualified and experienced teachers
Phone now and give your child a head start
Silver scooter brand new $50
contact Jeanette Carter C/- EHS
The Eltham Leisure Centre YMCA is looking for expressions of interest from persons with an indigenous background who live in the Nillumbik Shire to be involved in an art project at the Leisure Centre. The project will be based around indigenous art/culture and will include a mural as well as art pieces. No previous experience necessary!
The YMCA is also interested to hear from any artist with an indigenous background who is interested in being involved.
Please contact Marnie Wadsworth on 9439 2266 at the Eltham Leisure Centre to register your interest no later than Friday 31st October.
Eltham Foodshare Inc
As Christmas is fast approaching our stocks of food are getting low – donations of tinned food would be appreciated. Just this year we have given 479 parcels of food to 953 people in the Eltham area.
Parcels are packed at 903 Main Road Eltham ph 9439 8447
Stressless Session For VCE Students
Wednesday 29 October 1:30-4:30pm
Eltham Community Centre
The session will cover sleeping tips, healthy eating ideas, and the importance of exercises and relaxation techniques. We will also make stress balls together. Each participant will receive a “STRESSLESS” show bag including a relaxation music cd, healthy snacks and a guide to services at Eltham Community Health Centre. RSVP by Friday 24 October 9431 1333
Diamond Creek Living and Learning Centre
119 Cowin Street, Diamond Creek 3089
ph 9438 5350 or Fax 9438 5351 for more info or to enrol
Courses include Computers for the Older Persons…Into to Computers…MYOB or QuickBooks. Using the Internet…Bookkeeping…Intro to Writing Your Life Story.
Support for Separated Families
RMIT Uni 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 2 years, and would like assistance adjusting to this transition, the programs offered by RMIT Uni Psychology Clinic may be useful.
If you are interested in finding out more information please contact: Brendan Monigatti 0417 364 940
Student exchange Australia
Places for boys and girls aged 15-18 from Germany, America, Japan, Italy, Belgium and Brazil are still required – these students are expected next Jan/Feb. If you and your family would like to enjoy a new member of the family please call 03 9758 4279. Should you wish to go overseas yourself as an exchange student please phone.
Eltham Little Theatre
Music Hall including Love or Lassos by Leo Regan
Performances Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, Friday, Saturday - booked out! 8pm start
Bookings ph 94371574………………….don’t miss out
2003 Nillumbik Pet Expo – Sunday 26 October 10am to 4pm in Nillumbik Park, Main Street Diamond Creek (Melway 12 AS5)
displays – events – lure coursing – agility course pet competitions
for further info contact Elke Tapley 9433 3304 or Elke.Tapley@nillumbik.vic.gov.au
Recycle your empty egg cartons. Permanent collection point located at the General office.
3 on 3-basketball comp!
Ø Lunchtimes from 27th-31st October
Ø 1 boys team from each class &
Ø 1 girls team from each class
Ø entry forms due NOW to Junior School Office