Text Box: Term 4  Week 3
Tuesday, 21st October 2003

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






Tuesday 21

Yr 7G SoSE Electoral Education Centre Visit

Yr12 Short Films Screening 7:30pm in the EHS hall…. TONIGHT…..TONIGHT

Wednesday 22

Last day Yr12 classes

Thursday 23

Arts Leading Edge Expo selected students, Choir & Drumming Group to Melbourne Museum

Year 12 Farewell & Formal

SoSE M/S Enviro Management to Melbourne Aquarium

Friday 24

SoSE Where in the World excursion to Richmond, City,Carlton

Monday 27

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

Tuesday 28

OES M/S activities Eltham Leisure Centre

SoSE 7D Mock Trial to Old Eltham Court House



Principal’s Report


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.

James Morrison Concert

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.

Premier Bracks to visit Eltham High School

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.

Leading Edge Festival

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.

Year 12 Celebration Day

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 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



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.

Fact of the week

Correction from last week the figure should be $500 mill lost to poor farmers because of E.U farm subsidies, not $5000mill.

The three leaders of the Russian Revolution changed their names

Lenin’s name was Vladimir Ulyanov

Trotsky’s name was Leon Bronstein

Stalin was Joseph Djugashvili

So Norma Jean Baker wasn’t the only famous person to change her name was she, Marion Morrison?

PS the 2 last names will be revealed next week.  There is a free ½ pizza next Thursday for the first student to tell Mr Oliver or Mr Webster who Marion and Norma Jean are known as.


Please Note amendment

BOOK LAUNCH – for anyone interested in Korrie issues & reconciliation

Dancing with Strangers  - Inga Clendinnen speaks at

Eltham Bookshop 6:30pm (for a 7pm start) on

Thursday 30th October


“In our deadlocked national conversation about the destruction of aboriginal society, the book seems to offer something new.”  Robert Manne  The Age


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.



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

Friday 9am-4pm

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


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



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


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

Helen Cahill

Sue Dyet

Tamara Knowles

Robert Ackland

Jill Tait

Grace Tham

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



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    ____________



Wed 22

J.Johnson, L.Lindsay “help needed”

Thurs 23

M. Russell, Y.Cannard, C.Simpson, C.Tilley

Fri 24

M.Davis, R.McMaster, M.Mayall

Mon 27

H.Hunter, S.Wilson, D.McCormack

Tues 28

J.Corbett, M.Pask, S.Malkoutzis, V.Schembri

Wed 29

J.Tait, H.Sloggert, R.Wembridge

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

Tues 28

See front page

Wed 29

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

Thurs 30

SoSE 8H Mock Trial at Old Eltham Court House

Fri 31

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 &

Fri 7

VCE Arts Festival in the school hall

official opening at 7pm.Thurs 6


Community Announcements/Advertising

MinevaNET – The complete Internet Service

Run by a former Eltham High School student


phone 9431 3955

Mineva Micro Pty Ltd.

PO Box 731 Eltham Vic 3095


English and Maths Tuition

Years 7-10, VCE, Upper Primary


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

9436 8647




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