Text Box: Term 4 Week 11
Tuesday 16th December 2003

have you got your skates on?


I’m coming soon!!  


Best wishes to all

for a peaceful Christmas and a happy holiday


Congratulations Australian champions see over page



Principals Report

Congratulation to our VCE students

Congratulations to all our VCE students. With results arriving last Monday staff were very pleased to see that students have performed very much as expected. Study scores and ENTERs were strong. The top ENTER was a score of 98.5 – a very creditable result indeed.


Volleyball Success

Congratulations to all our Volleyballers. Eleven Eltham High teams competed in the Australian Schools Cup. All our students can be proud of their efforts, their team spirit and their professionalism. Special congratulations go to the Year 7 (Under 14) girls who won their division. There were also a number of very creditable team and individual results. I would like to invite all families to the Volleyball Awards Night, this Wednesday.


Special Arrangements

Classes for students will finish at 12:30 pm this Thursday.


Start Dates for 2004

Please Note: Years 7 to 11 students return to school on Thursday 29th January. Year 7 students will meet in the hall at the start of period 1. Year 12 students return to school on 30th January.


Dedication of the Memorial Garden

Yesterday afternoon (Monday 15th) we dedicated the Memorial Garden with a simple but moving ceremony attended by many of the family and friends of the ten students and staff who are commemorated there. A simple plaque reminds us of those whose contribution to the school was cut off by an untimely death. When you are next at the school, please take the time to walk through the Memorial Garden, which is located between the Science Wing and the Performance Music centre.


Special Award

Our Student Welfare Coordinator, Brendan Monigatti, has won the JagaJaga Community Service Award for 2003. Brendan, who is the shy, retiring type, received this award for his unstinting support for our most disadvantaged students. Brendan’s commitment to the students of our school is well recognised by staff, students and parents and it is very pleasing that Brendan’s hard work, and expertise in his role has been recognised in the wider community.



Our Cleaners (ARC Cleaning) were awarded 2nd place in a National Competition recognizing inclusive employment services.  They were also nominated for a Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services Award having won the NE region award and placed 2nd in this State competition.  Well done, Seb and team.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and friends of the school for your support over the year. This has been an important, although somewhat disrupted, year in the life of the school. Our new buildings, programs and services for students have been well received. I am looking forward to another positive year in 2004. Enjoy being with your children for the next few weeks. I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Paul Rose Principal


Wednesday 17

Volleyball Awards night 7:30pm in the hall

School Council Meeting 7:30pm in the staffroom

Year 9 &10 reports available from Co-ordinators office

Thursday 18

Final assemblies for Yr 7 & 8 students dismissed at 12:36pm    Reports distributed.

Friday 19

End of term for staff

Year 12 Students 

Change of Preference close 22-12-03

Students are reminded that they can now change their tertiary pereferences through VTAC.  Students are encouraged to come to school to discuss course options with Co ordinators.  VCE Certificates and Year books can be collected this week.

Jenny Choong, VCE Head Coordinator



Eleven teams competed in the Australian schools Volleyball cup at MSAC last week. 

Our year 7 girls (on top of winning the VSSSA competition the precious week) won the U14 girls division one competition without losing a match.

Congratulations Australian champions


Other great results:

Open girls division 1


U16 boys honours


U15 boys division 1


U15 girls division 1


U14 girls division 2


U14 boys division 1


Open boys honours


David Parsons (U16 boys honours) and Lena Skipper (U14 girls division 1) were named the most valuable players in their divisions.

Awards Night

Wednesday the 17th December.  Please mark this down in your diary 7:30pm in the school hall.  All teams, coaches and parents should attend to celebrate a very successful year.

Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator



All student lockers are to be cleared out by the 18th December. Property not removed by this date will be placed in the lost property bin.

Bruce Martyn Business Manager



School Grounds Committee

This group holds Working bees throughout the year ensuring our Grounds are in top condition. Please lodge your volunteer form at the General Office.


NEW CD - A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC 2003 a great Christmas gift

Recorded live at The Besen Centre  - ONLY $ 20.00 - Available from the Music Office





Philosophy Books

Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance $15

THINK a compelling introduction to Philosophy $16

Sophie’s World novel about History of Philosophy $12

phone 9710 1361


Ti 83 Sci calculator

Books: Further Maths and History Revolutions-Chinese Rev, French Rev, Long Revolution.

phone Dean Tollmar 9439 4370

Key dates for 2004 – check the web site for updates




Thur 29 Jan


Return to school Yrs 7 to 11

Fri 30 Jan


Return to school for Yr 12

Wed 4 Feb


School Photos

Thurs 5 Feb


School Photos

Year 7 students to Aquarena

Tues 17 Feb


Curriculum Day (Student Free)

Thurs 19 Feb


Twilight Swimming Meet

Mon 8 March


Labour Day

Tues 30 March


Athletics Sports

Fr 02 April


Last Day Term 1

Mon 19 April


First Day Term 2

Fri 07 May


Curriculum Day (Student Free)

Mon 07 - 10 June


VCE Exams

Wed 09 June


GAT Exam Student Free Day

Fri 25 June


Last Day Term 2

Mon 12 July


First Day Term 3

Fri 17 Sept


Last Day Term 3

Mon 04 Oct


First Day Term 4

Thur 21 Oct


Last Day Year 12

Fri 29 Oct


VCE Exams Commence

Mon 01 Nov


Curriculum Day (Student Free)

Tues 02 Nov


Melbourne Cup Day

Fri 12 Nov


Last Day Year 11

Fri 26 Nov


Last Day Year 10 & Year 9 classes

Mon 29 Nov - 03 Dec


Yr 10 Peer Support & Orientation

Mon 29 Nov - Fri 10 Dec


Yr 9 Work Experience

Fri 17 Dec


Last Day


Community Announcements/Advertising

Carpool for the Thomastown/Lalor area.

Student joining EHS in Year 8, 2004

Happy to carpool to and from school

We live in Parklands Drive, Thomastown

(off Dalton Road and parallel to the Ring Road)

Call Karen on 9464 5888


Allana LeMar - School of Bellydance

Belly dancing is great for all ages, especially children & teens.

Promotes a healthy body image, high self esteem and is a lot of fun.

For a brochure phone Allana on 9432 2492


Kickz101 Basketball Camp Mill Park Basketball Stadium ……. 9am – 3pm

Redleap Reserve Basketball, Mill Park

(Cnr Childs Road & Redleap Avenue)

Melways Ref 9 K4

Monday 19 January 2004

Tuesday 20 January 2004

Wednesday 21 January 2004

Boys and Girls 7-14 years of age

All standards welcome

Andrew Gaze will be making an appearance, each child receives a ball and T-shirt, there will be daily prizes and lots of fun.

For details contact 1300 66 1232 nigel@gaze.com.au or checkout our website at www.gaze.com.au