Text Box: Term 4  Week 6
Tuesday.11th November 2003


Wednesday 12

VCE Exams Chemistry/Aust History/Info Systems/Hist Revolutions

O&ES M/S Ocean Kayaking to Lorne

Arts – Photography Exhibition “Frozen” Long Gallery Montsalvat

Thursday 13

VCE Exams Art/Geography/Business Management

Music – Primary Schools Bands Concert at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School - 7:30pm –10:30pm

Friday 14

Last day Yr11 classes

VCE Exams Music Per Solo/VCD/H&HD

SoSE 7D &8H Electoral Education Centre Visit (cancelled)

Sunday 16  Grounds Working Bee (see inside)

Monday 17

Music Semester 2 Assessment Period begins

Yr 11 exams begin

VCE Exams Food & Tech/Music Styles/ O&ES/ Philosophy/Media

Science 94 Fieldtrip to Aquarium

Tuesday 18

SoSE 7C &7B Electoral Education Centre Visit

Wednesday 19

SoSE 7J Electoral Education Centre Visit

8G & 8J Electoral Education Centre & Old Melb Goal

VCE Exams LOTE French & Indonesian/Systems & Tech/Theatre Studies

School Council Meeting 7:30pm in the staffroom




The Year 12 Business Studies, Legal Studies, Australian History and History Revolutions exams are on this week.  Good luck to all the students in these exams.

Junior SoSE classes have continued with the excursions to the Electoral Centre and the Courts.  Their behaviour and demeanour were excellent.

Many educational outcomes were fulfilled, look for further updates.



The South African education system in 2000 consisted of 26,789 public schools and 971 independent schools accommodating almost 12 million pupils.

The apartheid policy and economic discrimination has left up to ¼ of all schools without water in walking distance (i.e. more than ½ klm away) and up to 40% of all schools without electricity!

Source: Craig Soudien School of Education University of Cape Town South Africa www.1d21.org (uni of Sussex School of Development)


Principal’s Report

A Big Week in the Arts

The VCE Arts & Technology Exhibition was a fantastic success last week with high quality student work presented to the very appreciative patrons. Congratulations to all the Arts and Technology staff and their students for such a marvellous presentation.

Eltham Festival and Working Community Project

In addition to students displaying their musical and artistic talents at the Eltham Festival on the weekend, three students: Lauren Batty, Jess Manzie & Shelly Sforcina, from the Working Community group, also had a display. Their Working Community Project was to find out what was important about our local area to Eltham residents and then photograph the sites nominated. They also worked with Harry Gilham of the Nillumbik Historical Society. They interviewed members of the community, took the photographs, developed the prints, mounted them, booked the space organized the display at the Festival and then supervised it for the day. Thank you to the students for their initiative and the parents who supported them on the day.


State Coach Appointed

Mr Greg Thomas has been appointed as the Coach of the VSSA boys Volleyball team in 2004. Greg will be coaching and supporting the Victorian teams through the national championships. Well Done Greg.


Paul Rose Principal



The Middle School Achievers for Week 6 are Caitlin Peak and David Leamon for academic excellence and for Hard work and Progress/improvement Talistan Ohanessian.  In the area of sporting achievement Emilie Gasson and Dave Parsons were these weeks’ achievers.  Well-done guys.  Keep up the good work everyone and achievers come and see Mr Ferns during the week for your prize.

Luke Ferns, Middle School Coordinator



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A number of EHS students are competing at Little Athletics and at local senior athletics meets each week-end.  On Saturday four students competed at the Box Hill venue.  Their results were as follows: Emilie Gassin (WU16 100m – 13.7, 4.0kg Shot Put 9.48m, 1.0kg Discus 26.82m), James Gregory (MU16 100m – 12.5); Millar Clark MU18 100m – 12.5, 400m – 56.3); Jem Edsall (MU16 Triple Jump 11.78m, 1.0kg Discus 25.52M).  Students interested in taking part in athletics over the summer are invited to contact Mr Balchin at the school.


Volleyball National Schools Cup


Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, Albert Park- Dec 7to 12

General details

This year we will be travelling to and from MSAC each day.  Each team will have a 12-seat bus, which will allow flexibility to fit in with their game and duty schedule.

List of players, coaches and managers have been put up on the volleyball notice board in the stadium foyer.

Cost per player




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


James Morrison concert –only two weeks away!!!!!

The Symphonic, Concert and Intermediate Bands are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to perform with one of the world’s most famous musicians.  Tickets are selling fast but are still available from the music office. 

Adults - $ 25.00 Children/Concession - $ 20.00.

Please make sure you buy your tickets before the night!


Theory Exams

If you wish to enter for theory exams in May 2004 you should speak to Ms. Cameron ASAP


Stage Band Perform at Eltham Festival

The Stage Band performed to a large audience at the Eltham Town Square on Saturday morning.  The band was part of the opening of the Eltham Community Festival and treated and enthusiastic crowd to a feast of music.


A Date for your Diary

Our Christmas Break-up will take place on Thursday 4th December.  This is always a really fun night and a great way to finish the year’s activities. 


Ken Waterworth, Director of Music



Don’t forget tickets - James Morrison Concert – call in at the Music Office or ring 9431 4324!

Uniforms …. Here is your opportunity to sell uniform items if you are no longer taking part in the program or have grown out of them!

Skirts - $10.00, other items ie. trousers, shirts and vests (suggested is ½ the original price), pin a name tag (with your name and address AND selling price) to the clean item.  For each item sold a $2 handling charge will go to the Music Support Group.  Leave items at the Music Office, please.


Instrument Register …. Please keep in mind that the MSG has a register through which second hand instruments can be bought and sold.

Visit the Music Office with details of your instrument and pick up a registration form.

For further details ring Kathy Skeen on 9439 3597.

Music Support Group’s next meeting is Monday 17th November.  

We need more members!  If you’ve been ‘thinking’ about joining the group – here’s your opportunity.  The meeting is at 14 Moola Place, Eltham 8pm.  Contact Jill Browne 9439 9673 if you have any queries.


2003Text Books on loan

Students who have borrowed books from the SWC need to return them as their particular year level finishes.  If you require books for 2004 please contact Mr Monigatti.



The timetable for book sale is:

Year level in 2003

Hand in Books

Year level in 2004

Buy Books

Hand in Book lists for North if the Yarra



7, 14 & 25 Nov





Tues 25 Nov



3 Dec


4 Dec



25 Nov



3 Dec


4 Dec



25 Nov



26 Nov


27 Nov



5 Dec



26 Nov


27 Nov



Fri 5 Dec



8 Dec


9 Dec





8 Dec


9 Dec


9 Dec


Only books that are in good condition will be accepted for sale.  The school sells at 65% or 50% of RRP, depending on the book’s condition.  Where a textbook has a CD, both are to be handed in at the same time.  If the CD is unavailable, the book will be sold at 50%.

For organising the book sales, the school takes a 20% commission.  The commission is used to provide services throughout the school.  The refund offered to parents is substantially higher than that offered by booksellers whose normal refund is approx 30% of the RRP.

Students in years 7-10 will be called up in class groups.  Special arrangements will be made for year 11 students to hand in their books.

Sales will from room 503, in the main Administration Block.  Sales commence at 2:00pm and conclude at 7:00pm.  Parents of year 7 students in 2004 also have the opportunity to purchase books on 9th December, between 8:00 and 9:00am.  This is just prior to the Orientation day talk.  Stock is usually very limited at that stage. 

Lists of books for sale will de distributed to students over the next weeks. 

Any unsold books must be collected on Friday 12th December.  Books not collected by this time will be donated the school welfare coordinator for distribution to needy families.

As you may appreciate, the school undertakes a significant amount of work in selling and organising parent refunds.  Cheques will be processed over the Christmas school break, and will be available for collection in early February.  Details will be provided in the Parent Newsletter.


Photographs in 2004

The school has organised student photographs to be taken on the 4th & 5th of February 2004.

For 2004, the year 11 & year 12 photographs will be done as a whole year level.  The large group photos cost is $22 while the group and 7 portraits is $28.

Year’s 7-10 photographs will be in the traditional home group format.  The group only cost is $15 and the group and 7 portraits is $23.  Where a portrait is selected, students will also receive 6 mini portraits that are suitable for train passes.

Bruce Martyn, Business Manager



This coming SUNDAY the Grounds Committee is holding its final working bee for 2003, from 9am to 12:30pm followed by our popular barbeque lunch in the Canteen Courtyard.

As always we have a variety of tasks on offer, which will no doubt enhance the surrounds of our school.  Following on from our most successful turnout on the 18th October we are looking to rounding out the year with an impressive finale for 2003. 


So come along and lend a hand to one of our jobs on offer as summarised below:

  1. Construction of 8 new student seats on the northern side of the new building.  Crowbars, shovels, spirit levels will be required.
  2. Further planting on the southern side of the new building.  Mattocks, wheelbarrows, shovels etc requires.
  3. Further mulching of bare ground on the western end of the new building.
  4. Weeding and general gardening tasks on the western boundary as well as in the Habitat Reserve.  Gardening tools and gloves required.
  5. Pruning of a range of plants around the stadium complex.  Pruning shears and gloves required.
  6. Repair of a small brick edge around a garden adjacent to the administration block.
  7. Mowing and brush cutting in a number of locations around the school.  Relevant equipment for this task will need to be supplied

A number of parents phoned their apologies for the last working bee due to other commitments, so we are hoping that you can make our final working bee for the term on Sunday 16th November.  Please p[ark your car on the hard courts adjacent to the library and make your way to the Canteen Courtyard where you will be signed in and assigned a task by one of our committee.  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday the 16th.

John Coates for the Grounds Committee.


CANTEEN  R O S T E R    ____________



Wed 12

L.Alford, J.Baxter, W.Waghorn, J.Perrisini

Thurs 13

C.Simpson, J.Samphier, P.McGregor, R.Walshe

Fri 14

D.Lopez, M.Hayley, M.Davis

Mon 17

D.Rytenskild, S.Pickering

Tues 18

L.Bligh, S.Way, S.Dimech

Wed 19

D.Bok, S.Gostelow

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 12 to

Wed 19 Nov

See front page

Thurs 20

Year 11 exams

VCE Exams Political Studies

Fri 21

VCE Exams Music Performance Group

Tues 25

Year 12 Valedictory Evening in the Hall 7-10pm

Fri 28

Year 11 to Year 12 Orientation Program continues Thursday & Friday

LOTE Excursion 8B 8D Indonesian Teayara Cafe

Mon 1 Dec

Year 9 Work Experience

Year 10 to Year 11 Orientation


Break up barbeque & Twilight Concert




Ever wanted to walk The Great Wall, view the Terracotta Warriors, visit the Forbidden City??  Then the EHS community tour is for you.  The tour of about 10-12 days will be in the School holidays (18th September to 3rd October 2004) and visit China (Shanghai, Xian and Beijing), with the possibility of a side-trip to Japan, Cambodia or Tibet.  The trip is open to currently enrolled students, parents and ex-students, staff and family members of students.  The approximate cost is $2,900, which includes return economy airfares, domestic flights in China and most meals.  An information sheet is available from the General Office, with a deposit of $300 requires confirming a place.  For more details speak to Brendan Monigatti, Di Parry or Pompa Brady.


Eltham Recreation Bowling Club Invitation

The Eltham Bowling Club invites the school community to a free introductory bowling session at the club greens on Friday 21st November from 5pm to 7pm.

Lawn bowls is a very skilful and challenging game for all ages and can be played as an enjoyable social game or as a serious competition from metropolitan pennant to international level. Just bring you, a friend, or the whole family, with flat-soled shoes or sneakers and find out how great a game it is.

Free sausage sizzle and drinks for all participants.

On the corner of Susan & Bridge Sts., Eltham

Info contact Noel or Meryl Spargo 9439 83263 Club 9439 4404


Art & Craft Sale – Nov 15 & 16

32 Lorimer Road Wattle Glen ………..ph 9438 4668

Lions Club of Diamond Valley – Open-House/Craft sale to assist in the purchase of a wheelchair friendly van for an 11 year old Bundoora boy suffering with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

There will be a wide range of quality hand made treasures by local artisans. Pick up a Christmas pr4esent or just enjoy a quiet sit in the garden with a Devonshire tea.  Please come along and support this worthy cause.



Sacred Heart Diamond Creek Annual Parish Ball

Will be held on Friday May 28th 2004, any girl interested in being in the Debutante set at this ball can contact Jenny Kennedy on 9438 1812 after 6pm

An information night will be held early February 2004



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



Recycle your empty egg cartons.  Permanent collection point located at the General office. 


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


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



Transition to Work


Information Evening


Tuesday 25 November 2003

Mc Cubbin Room

The Centre Ivanhoe

Upper Heidelberg Road




Providing direction to young people looking for fulltime work and for parents to highlight available benefits, support services and resources. 



For more information contact Sue or Steve at the Nillumbik/Banyule Local Learning and Employment Network on 9439 6522

Bookings not necessary