Term 1  Week 6

Tuesday 10 March 2009


Parent/Teacher Meetings for students in Yr 7, 8, 11 & 12 will occur on Tuesday 17 March

Students will be issued appointment sheets Tuesday & Wednesday this week, please consult with your student as to the most convenient meeting times and send the appointment sheet back to school so the class teacher can allocate a time slot.

Accessing Student Reports for Parents

In 2009 Eltham High School will be providing access to student reports online via the school intranet. Parents can access and print off reports by using their student’s login credentials and will soon be able to access past reports for previous years.


1.         Go to the school intranet site http://web.elthamhs.vic.edu.au. You will be prompted to login and can do so using your child’s username and password.

2.         Click the login link at the bottom left hand side of the screen (Under the calendar).

3.         Login to the student’s secure section of the intranet using the same login details as before.

4.         You will see a list of available reporting periods. Click on the desired reporting period and the student report will be downloaded for you to save and/or print.

Please contact the general office or Mr. Squires if you have any questions or concerns in accessing your child’s reports.

Parents of Students in Middle School Yr 9 & 10 have an opportunity to meet with teachers on March 25 between 4 and 7pm    Booking sheets will be issued in the week beginning 16 March.

Chess for Charity: Bushfire Appeal

Sun 15 Mar 2009 - 10am - 3:30pm @ eltham high school 400’s rooms

Northern Star Chess in conjunction with Eltham High School

all monies raised go to the Red Cross Bush Fire Appeal

Cost: $20 per player to be paid on the day   Prizes: Trophies, medals/certificates   Divisions: Primary school, Secondary school & Open

Format: Rapid rated tournament. 7-round Swiss-Each player plays 7 games against a different opponent

Time Control: 15 minutes per player per game

Refreshments: Sausage sizzle and drinks available

Registration; log on to www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au and follow the chess link to complete the online form.

Registration closes Friday 13 March.

Principal’s Report

Aerosol Sprays and Containers

Aerosol sprays are a health hazard.   We have a number of students in the school who are asthmatics and others who have severe allergic reactions to the propellants in aerosol sprays.

Aerosol sprays, with the exception of medication (e.g. Ventolin etc.) are banned from the school and must not be brought into the school environment.   Everyone is expected to behave responsibly in relation to this issue.

I ask all parents to ensure that their children leave any aerosol sprays that they may have, at home.   Staff members have been requested to be vigilant and I am informing you that as of this week aerosol sprays found in the school will be confiscated.   This is a serious matter, which if not addressed can result in a fatality, hence we want to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students and staff, so I ask you for your support in ensuring that your children respond to this positively.   Every member of this community has the right to feel safe and be safe at school.

Year 8 Surf Camps

The planned Year 8 Surf Camps for this week are going ahead as scheduled.   A group of students and staff headed off this morning towards Torquay to begin their experience.   The remaining two camps will take place this week and some have been re-scheduled for next week.

Student Achievement

Congratulations to Lachlan Somers of Year 11 who has been selected to represent Australia in the U/17 Equestrian Games team competing at the Horse of the Year Show in New Zealand.   Lachlan is the only Victorian representative in the five member team.   He will compete in individual and team events over five days from 18th – 23rd March, riding a horse provided by the host nation.   We wish Lachlan all the very best in this competition and we will continue to follow his career with interest.

I take this opportunity to congratulate all students who have been selected in the State Volleyball Squads including past students, Petrice Fatchen, Hannah Martin, Lena Skipper, Johanna Young and John Van Noorden.   Over thirty other students have been selected in a range of teams including U/19 to U/15.   I look forward to their successes in coming weeks.   Furthermore, I congratulate the hard work and leadership of Mr. Greg Thomas who has supported these students to achieve such high skill and standards.

Donations for Bushfires

A range of donations for the Bushfire Appeal have been received by the school and passed to the appropriate sources.   In particular, I wish to thank Ms. Kerrie Laing, parent of the school, for her generous contribution to our fund raising effort.   Her donation was well received by the recipients.   The opportunity has arisen for the replacement of mobile phone chargers for members of our community affected by the fires.   If you are in need, would you please send a message to me, either via e-mail or through your child as to the make and model of your phone and I will endeavour to procure one for you through one of our contributors.   This offer is purely for members of our community who have been directly affected by the fires.

Note of Condolence

We wish to express our sincere condolences to Mr. Damien Miles and his family on the recent loss of their father.   Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult time.

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to community members who commemorate the loss of their loved ones following the recent bushfires.

Vincent Sicari, Principal

Bushfire Fund Raiser: Chess Tournament

In association with one of our parents, Pearl Yung of Northern Chess, EHS will host a chess tournament on Sunday 15 March. There will be 3 divisions: Primary students,  Secondary students,  and Open. The event commences at 10:00 am in the 400’s rooms with parking on the hardcourts adjacent to the rooms. The format is 7 round Swiss, 15 minutes per player per game and there will be facilities for casual games.  There will also be prizes for top scorers. It costs $20 to enter and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. There will be a sausage sizzle and drinks available. To help with the organisation participants are requested to register by Friday 13 March using the online form at www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au follow the chess link or contact info@northernstarchess.com or phone 0407072250.

Middle School Homework Club

Middle School Homework Club is held every Wednesday from 3:20 until 4:20pm in room 105.  Students are free to attend on a casual basis to catch up on homework in a supervised setting.  A healthy snack will be provided. 

For more information see Soile Keskinen in the Middle School Office.


March 2009

Mar days various

Year 8 Surf Camp see details inside

Wed 11

SoSE Yr 11 & 12 Legal Studies to Barwon Prison

OES Yr11 Rock climbing

L&LN Photoshop in Room 418

Thurs 12

Sport - DV & Warringal Section Swimming at Doncaster

M/S Beach Volleyball

Fri 13

Senior School Beach volleyball

Sun 15

Chess for Charity – see front page

Music Stage Band to Yea Festival

Tues 17

Music Training Band FIRST Rehearsal 7:30am

Parent/Teacher Meetings see front page

Wed 18

Sport Northern Zone Swimming all day MSAC

School Council Meeting 7:30pm

L&LN Photoshop in Room 418

Thurs 19

Sport Yr 7 Round Robin

OES M/S Ocean Kayaking & Camping

SoSE M/S Crim Law Field Work Heidelberg

Mon 23

Arts – Raku Firing Ely St area

Thurs 26

Immunisation day Yr7 & Yr 10

Rock Eisteddfod News

On behalf of the team, I would like to thank all students that helped with the cake stall, whether it be by bringing an item, working on the stall or by buying the delicious cakes, muffins cookies and brownies!!

In total we raised in excess of $250. A great start to the fundraising campaign.

A reminder to all families that the initial payment of $30 is required to be made by the 31st of March.  A second and final payment of $50 must be made after this or, if better suited, simultaneously is great.

This payment covers - a registration fee, costumes, make up, sets, transport on the day, an Eltham High School Rock Eisteddfod t-shirt

Look out for weekly updates and happy dancing!!

Miss Gannon, Rock Eisteddfod Organizer



Junior Volleyball for year 7 students

The weekly match fee is $3.00 each Wednesday after school.

Volleyball Victoria Beach Volleyball Championships

Students have been given details. Year 9 and 10 students play on Thursday 12th and year 11 and 12 students play on Friday 13th March at Mordialloc beach.  Parent permission forms are due back by Wednesday. Students should meet outside the sports stadium both mornings at 7.30 a.m.

State Volleyball Squads

Congratulations to the following Eltham High students that have been selected in Victorian Volleyball squads.

Under 21 Women

Petrice Fatchen , Hannah Martin, Lena Skipper and Johanna Young ( all ex-students now)

Under 19 Girls Blue /White Squad

Hillary Grubb, Stephanie Nortje and Sophie Paine

Under 17 Girls Blue / White Squad

Georgina Burley, Hayley Deards and Hayley Pringle

Under 21 Men – John Van Noorden (e-student)

Under 19 Boys Blue / White Squad

Elliot Bowden, Bojan Janjic, Adam McCormick, Luke Van Noorden and Joshua Vendramini

Under 17 Boys Blue / White Squad

Sam Brisbane, David Fletcher, Jordan Richards and Jamie Yung

This is in addition to the 16 Eltham High year 8 students that were selected in the under 15 Victorian squad earlier in the year.  Well done all.


Greg Thomas, Volleyball coordinator

Premiers Active Families Challenge

What is the challenge?

The Premier’s Active Families Challenge is run by the Victorian Government as part of the “Go for your life” initiative.  Thousands of Victorians took part in the 2008 Challenge and this year we’re aiming for even more!

The challenge is a great way for schools and families to get active and have fun.  Families have to register as a team at goforyourlife.vic.gov.au and each family team must do at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day for 30 days between 8 March and 19 April 2009.  They can complete the activity on their own or together as a family.

As part of the family registration they’ll receive 15 free YMCA family visits, 15% off at Rebel Sport, tips and ideas on how to get active, details of events to attend and rewards and prizes to keep you motivated. AND participants who register before 1 March 2009 will go into a draw to win one of 15 Rebel Sports vouchers worth $200!

Peter Nicholson, Sports Coordinator

2009 SWIM SQUAD – Thursday morning

Last week more than 40 staff and students took to the water Be in it this week!!!… just come along to the Eltham Leisure Centre Thursday from 7 until 8am and say hello to our coaches Neroli and Simon.

Phil Boyd, Swim Squad leader


All year 7’s will this week have had their first instrumental lesson.

There has been a change of date … the Training Band’s first rehearsal is now, bright and early ie. 7.30am, on Tuesday 24th March.

What’s coming up … this weekend our Stage Band is playing at the Yea Festival.  It’s all happening on Sunday 15th March, in the Main St. of Yea.  They’re on stage at about 12md.

Just a reminder about the Choir ... rehearsal time is Monday mornings at 7.44am. The Chamber Choir rehearses at lunch time on Mondays.

If you have any queries about the program please contact Jill in the Music Office on 9430 5127.

News from the Music Support Group … the AGM presented us with the following Executive Committee: President – Kath Paine, Vice President – Dean Notting, Treasurer – Stephe Dean and Secretary – Cathy Gerardson.  The Logistics Team – Geoff Paine, Dean Notting, Gary Page, Roger Carter and David McKinlay.   Second Hand Uniform - Valentina O'Donnell, Second Hand Instrument Register - Helen Van Gemert, Ties/Sashes - Sue D'Ath.                  Congratulations to all these volunteers!

The group's next meeting is Monday 16th March 8pm at Kath Paine's 2 Rodda Parade, Eltham [special note from Kath ... parking is a problem ... maybe carpool if possible]

Jill Browne, Music Administration

Canteen Roster

March 2009

Wed 11

Kerrie Laing, Joan Bull, Rhonda Constantinou

Thurs 12

Christine Muscat, Mary Beswick, Danielle Asby

Fri 13

Leanne Wilson, Joan Burchell-Quirk, Sally Wadham

Mon 16

Kathy Paine, Jane Woollard, Debbie Mc Cormack

Tues 17

Anne Burgess, Karen Mc Donald

Wed 18

Joanna Buckley, Wendy Gunno, Karen Biddiscombe



Some of our LOTE classes who have access to computer rooms are having a lot of fun applying French and Indonesian that they have learnt by creating some terrific cartoon stories using VOKI software. Many students are enjoying their homework whilst reinforcing the language concepts learnt in class.  We thank Madame Hughes for introducing VOKI to our staff and students.


Eltham High school was one of the 30 schools nationwide to be the recipient of this grant which we applied in October last year. Under this grant 30 Indonesian teachers will come to Australia for training and part of their training will consist of 10 day program in schools.  We will have one Indonesian teacher named Padre Pius Leza   from Denpasar, Bali coming to Eltham High from March 16th to March 25th. Please welcome him to our school.

The next teacher will come in August this year. The Bridge project fits well with our EHS pedagogies and school values  particularly respect for diversity, our commitment to social and environmental responsibility, build positive relationships, focus on intellectual quality( through our deeper knowledge and understanding of Indonesia and Indonesian language, creativity and student involvement through participation in collaborative projects, team work and links with local, national and international communities and teachers and students form networks at all these levels through the project.

Pompa Brady, Teaching & Learning Leader LOTE

Junior School Notices Yr 7 & 8

Homework Club for Junior school students is on Wednesday mornings from 8am until 8:45am – please report to the Junior school office.

Year 8 Surf Camp -schedule as follows:

Camp 1   8C and 8E…Tues 10 Mar – Wed 11 Mar

Camp 2             8B….Wed 18 Mar – Thurs 19 Mar

Camp 3             8A  and 8G….Tues 17 Mar – Wed 18 Mar

Camp 4 Wed 11th / Thurs 12th March    8F and 8J

Camp 5 Thursday 12th / Friday 13th March                8D and 8H

Full equipment lists and detailed programs have been given out.  You are also able to download from the document library under the Junior School section of the intranet.

Late forms/payments need to finalised as soon as possible.

“Surfs Up” Mr Seymour, Yr 8 Camp organiser

More community announcements on the web version


The Age VCE & Careers Expo

This event (Friday 24 April – Sunday 26 April, 10am to 5pm, Caulfield racecourse) brings together over 150 organizations providing VCE, tertiary course, career, study skills and gap year information and resources. Exhibitors include all Australia’s major universities. Admission is $10 or $25 for families (children under 14 free) and is valid for the three days of the Expo. For more details see the Expo Visitor Guide in The Age on Monday 20 April or www.vceandcareers.com.au/ I have a few passes available but you’ll need to correctly answer a question relating to careers in order to get one!

Swinburne Art & Design Discovery Day

Are you a Year 10-12 student who has a passion for Art & Design or Film & TV? Do you want to know how you can combine imagination, innovation and a creative mind with smart business sense as a career? Then this free, one day program held during the holidays on Tuesday 7th April, 9.30am to 3.30pm at the Prahran campus of Swinburne, 144 High St Prahran is for you. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Register at www.future.swinburne.edu.au/artsanddesign (registrations open Tues. 10th March, places are limited). More details: 9214 8298

Behind The Scenes Medical Science Tours - July school holidays

Ever wondered what happens after you have a blood test or other medical tests? The team at RMIT Laboratory Medicine together with medical diagnostic and research laboratories, are giving Year 10, 11 and 12 students the chance to go behind the scenes as a medical scientist. Visits are to laboratories in major teaching hospitals in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Visits will run from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July. Contact Merilyn Lennox Tel. 03 9925 7344 Email: merilyn.lennox@rmit.edu.au To register visit:


RMIT - Experience Engineering in 2009

RMIT University’s annual “Experience Engineering” program offers Year 10, 11 and 12 students the opportunity to participate in a series of interactive workshops held during the second term holidays. . Students will explore and build their understanding of engineering through a series of hands on workshops, while gaining a feel for university life. Choose from:

1. School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tues 30 June or Wed 1 July

You will participate in four practical hands on Engineering activities: The power of high voltage, Digital Movie Technology, iRobots - the future is coming, Radio Bug. Experience Day is free, lunch is provided and two Ipods will be raffled at the end of each day. Come along and engage in some fascinating activities that demonstrate how engineering is changing the way we live. You must register to attend Experience Engineering using the online registration form: www.rmit.edu.au/sece/experience

2. Aerospace, Automotive, Mechanical and Mechatronics, Thursday 9 July

Students will take part in all four of the following practical sessions:

Session 1: Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering is mastering the design of flight vehicles from a micro unmanned vehicle to a passenger airliner and includes the design of space craft.

Session 2: Mechatronics Engineering

Play robot games: score goals, move along the line, navigate a series of obstacles and experience programming robots! This workshop will give students a chance to use Robotino ® View.

Session 3: Renewable Energy

At the Energy CARE Centre applications of renewable energy and energy conservation will be demonstrated in an innovative and exciting fashion.

Session 4: Automotive & Mechanical Engineering

Find out what makes a champion Formula SAE Car. This workshop will include activities in the Vehicle Wind Tunnel and students will meet team members and see the award winning RMIT FSAE Race cars.  Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Cost: Free, Lunch will be provided.

Location: RMIT University, Bundoora East Campus Cnr McKimmies Lane and Plenty Road, Bundoora, Registrations close 15th June For more details and to register:


Australian Catholic University - University Experience

Want a taste of Uni? ‘University Experience’ is a program designed to allow future students the opportunity to interact with academic staff and current students, to try out the course they are interested in studying, and to experience a truly hands on sample of life at ACU National. For more details and to register: www.acu.edu.au/universityexperience Choose from:

1. Buzz with Business Monday 29 June

Buzz with Business is a conference designed to provide an opportunity for year 11 and 12 students to gain an insight into current business practices from Australia and around the world.

2. Arts Industries Tuesday 7 July

The Arts Industries program has been developed to provide year 11 and 12 students with an opportunity to experience drama, music and art in a tertiary setting. This will be provided through a series of short interactive workshops.

3. inFOCUS

inFOCUS is a photography competition open to year 10, 11 and 12 high school students. All photos entered need to be orginal work and relate an element of ACU National's mission. Entries will be judged by a panel and shortlisted to 20 successful applicants. These 20 applicants will be invited to the opening of a gallery where their works will be displayed.

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher

Community Announcements…………….

Wanted for photography students

Old SLR cameras in working order, if you can help, and have a camera you are no longer using please send it along to Mr Lyons or Mr Clark.  Thank you

School Photos taken Mon 23 February

Any student with no envelope/payment was photographed and recorded as a non-buyer; this can be changed to a purchaser after payment has been received by Fotomakers.  Payment must be received in 5 working days – phone 1300 660 626 to arrange payment.

Thank you to those who have assisted this cause, our collection continues. . . . . . . .


We’re all aware of the terrible loss facing so many people.   One such story is of Strathewen Primary School … at the school and homes, students have lost their musical instruments.

If you have a music instrument that you don’t need any more but are in good working order please drop them off at the Music Office at Eltham High School.

PS  we now have a keyboard ! thank you heaps

If you have any queries please ring Jill on 9430 5127



Families who would like to use the DVC bus that travels to/from Kangaroo Ground and connects with the MET bus service at Research, would you please contact the school to register your interest in using this service?  New arrangements are being put in place with DVC so that students can use this service.

Details are being finalised with DVC, please let us know who will be using the bus, and what the usual days of travel would be.

Student name:

Mon   Tues   Wed   Thurs   Fri & Day used:               am      /      pm

Youth Science Space Experience USA 2009

Raffle: 1st prize: Oil painting by renowned local artist Alan Satori – value $2000

2nd prize: Kodak C813 digital camera with 4 bonus 1228MB memory cards - value $200

Tickets $5 each

Drawn Friday 20th March 2009 at Eltham High School, Withers Way Eltham.  Winners notified by phone

Tickets available/prizes displayed in the Admin foyer.


Victorian Bushfire ‘Total Fire Ban’

Event this Saturday Mar 14  10am until 4pm at Loyola College courtyard – local art sale and live music – all proceeds to CFA – GOLD COIN DONATION

Family Event – Drug and Alcohol free

Search “Total Fire Ban” bushfire benefit


As well as having a Senior & Reserves side in the Victorian Women’s Football League, the Diamond Creek Women’s Football Club is submitting a team into the AFL Youth Girls Northern Competition in 2009. So, if you’re aged between 13 & 18 and want to be a part of it then contact Nicole Fisher on 0435 027 152. Training is currently on a Tuesday Night at Diamond Valley Secondary College Tennis Courts from 4.45pm to 6.15pm.

Host Families wishing to host an Exchange Student

Should you and your family wish to host an Exchange Student from Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, Holland, Brazil or Japan for any length of time and can afford to provide her or him with their meal and a bed , please contact their coordinator, Klaus Schumann, on (03)97584279. Look forward to speaking with you.


EHS is offering a heavily subsidised place on the tour to Turkey and Egypt in January 2010 to a Yr 9 student who can write the best response to a history topic. The details are yet to be finalised but we would expect to cover about $3500 of the total tour cost.  Details will be given to Yr 9 students soon.  Please come and see me for more information.

Seamus Robertson, Teaching & Learning leader SOSE

Turkey/Egypt Community Tour Jan 2010

Have you always dreamt of visiting the Pyramids or cruising down the Nile?  Of learning first hand where King Tut was buried?  Or standing at Gallipoli and looking out to the Dardanelles?

Here is your chance.  A tour is being organised to Turkey and Egypt for approximately 18 days in January 2010.  Students who are interested are asked to speak to Mr Monigatti, Bu Brady or Ms Parry to register your interest and get a detailed itinerary.  Priority will be given to students wishing to travel, with other places available to parents, ex-students and staff.

Nillumbik Immunisation may be able to assist you

Following the devastation and destruction caused by the bush fires and loss of properties to the Nillumbik area, we are aware that some families may be unsure of the current immunisation status of their children, both infants and school children.   Contact Nillumbik Community Health Service on 9430 9138 or 9430 9124 or enquire about the immunisation timetable for 2009


What is it?  A free group for girls aged 13 – 17 years in Banyule/Nillumbik.

Every Wednesday at the Banyule Community Health Centre, West Heidelberg this group will run fun activities with food and fitness as well as lots more. A great way to connect with others and make new friends! Contact Shae on 0428 522656


Active Parents Participating in Learning, Experiencing & Sharing

Wednesday evenings 7-9pm

Surviving you Adolescents Series

3 sessions Mar 11, 18, 25

Monthly Parental Info & Support Meetings

More info or to register your interest for these free events contact Lisa 9457 9907 / lisa.said@banyule.vic.gov.au


Pro Vocal offers contemporary voice lessons for teenagers and is located in Briar Hill.  For information or to book an introductory lesson call Jayne on 0413352733 or email jayne@provocal.com.au

Malaysia Trip 1st week Sept holidays 2009

We encourage students and parents to support this trip because having a firsthand experience is a wonderful way of learning the culture and language of any country. We encourage all students but particularly middle school and senior school students to give this serious consideration. Our fund raising efforts will start up again shortly. For details please see me or Pak Oliver.

Bonne chance and selamat belajar

Pompa Brady, Teaching & Learning leader LOTE

Interested in Skateboarding??

A team of volunteers led by a local from St. Andrews has begun a project in Afghanistan teaching kids at school to skateboard. It’s all about a group of people trying to make a difference and giving the kids in war torn Kabul a chance to be children and smile.  Their project, ‘Skateistan’ with the support of Afghan authorities, is now planning to start a school.

If you are interested in finding out more about how you can help with fundraising, contact Denzil Bentley, Youth Outreach Worker, Nillumbik Shire Council on 9433 3327.

Tricia Fitzpatrick, Student Support Worker

Heidelberg Golf Club

“Come and Try Golf”

Heidelberg Golf Club invites students, both boys & girls (10yr+) to participate in our coaching program

Includes coaching clinics plus a game of golf at Heidelberg

Clinics (9:30am) Boys Sat 21, 28 March & 4 April 2009

………………… Girls Sun 22 & 29 March & 5 April 2009

Game of golf Tues day 7 April 2009


All clinics are conducted and supervised – Golf clubs provided free of charge

Bookings are essential   Enquiries/bookings 9435 1160 /email hgcpro@live.com.au

Manningham City Council invites you to the opening of

Interested in People from Other Countries?

Have you ever considered becoming a volunteer host family?

World Education Program (WEP) is looking for Volunteer Host families for International Students arriving in July 2009.  Students from Belgium, Italy, France, Germany and Switzerland are looking for families that are prepared to welcome them into their homes.  If you would like more information on beco0ming a Host family, please contact our National Office.  Full support is provided to all host families and their students!

Nikki Medwell, In bound Exchange Administrator, World Education Program.    Toll Free 1300 884 733….wep@wep.org.au 

Volleyball Important Dates

Thurs 12 Mar

Beach Volleyball-year 9 & 10 students

Fri 13 Mar

Beach Volleyball-year 11 & 12 students

Thurs 19 Mar

Year 7 Volleyball Round Robin

Wed 25 Mar

Quarter finals-7,8, inter & senior teams

4 – 17 April

New Zealand Volleyball Tour

7, 8 & 9 Aug

Victorian Schools Cup

7 – 11 Dec

Australian Schools Cup

Education Tax Refund

See web edition of Parent News week 1 2009

Student Welfare Notice

EGG is a group for young people in Nillumbik and Banyule who want to talk about their gender or sexuality.  We have discussions, activities, food and fun!  The group is free and meet Monday’s 4:30pm to 6:30pm at a venue close to Eltham Station, starting Feb 9th until Mar 23 2009. 

Get in touch with Roz  0439 812 316 / 9430 9153   email rozw@nchs.org.au  For info text: ‘EGG’ to 0439 812 316

Parenting Teenagers

A free seminar to explore skills and insights into effective ways to develop a strong and supportive relationship

Wednesday 18th March 2009    -    6pm – 7.30pm

Refreshments provided!

The seminar will look at the changing nature of your role as a parent, including: Ages and stages – where they’re at Communication, Increasing independence and Boundary setting as they get older.

The Drummond Street Relationship Centre

is a non-government, non denominational, ‘Approved Relationships Counselling Agency’ providing counselling and group work support to all people of diverse backgrounds. 195 Drummond Street, Carlton 3053. Our facilitators and the Centre provide a relaxed, friendly and professional setting in which to explore what can be a very challenging time of parenting.   Call Georgie at the Centre to book on 9663 6733. Funded by the Australian Government

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange

An Australian not-for-profit  organisation specialising in international student exchange programs,  is seeking volunteer host families for high school students scheduled to arrive in Australia in July 2009 from Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Austria, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark Finland, Japan, Brazil, Canada and the USA. Host families can choose from students staying for a range of either 3, 5 or 10 months and they all attend local high schools whilst they are in Australia. The main purpose of cultural exchange is to challenge youth towards international understanding and tolerance, encourage further learning, self knowledge and awareness - invaluable characteristics in today's world. We organise all the flights, school enrolment, transportation, insurances and support systems. Just imagine your son or daughter having a brother or sister for a few months from another country. It’s a great opportunity for Australian students to learn that there is a world of variety and opportunity waiting for them – different languages, foods, sports, customs, and perhaps an overseas visit to look forward to later on.

To enquire, call Southern Cross Cultural Exchange now toll free on 1800 500 501, visit www.scce.com.au or email scceaust@scce.com.au


Topline tennis coaching

Tennis Coaching Term 1 2009.  Tennis Coaching is available at Eltham High School.  Topline Tennis caters for all standards and ages with a number of group lesson places available at times to suit.  So come and learn to play tennis and get some exercise at the same time.  For more information please call David on 9432 3706


Learn all about student exchange, WEP Australia and the 2009/2010 exchange programs available at one of WEP’s FREE information sessions in Melbourne.

10 March 7.30 - 9.30pm Kingston Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Highway/Moorabbin 3189 

31 March, 16 June 7.30 - 9.30pm Hawthorn Library,

584 Glenferrie Road/Hawthorn 3122

Students can choose from over 20 countries to live and study with the support of a host family, school and community. Explore new opportunities beyond the classroom!

WEP is now offering Early Bird Specials and Scholarships to some of its most popular destinations. Apply now and save $500 off the 2009/10 program fee to selected countries or apply for one of our scholarships to French-speaking Belgium and Italy.

Visit wep.org.au to find out more or phone for the cost of a local call 1300 884 733. WEP Australia is a not-for-profit student exchange organisation registered with the education departments.


Platform Youth Theatre and Curious Legends

•Ages 13 to 15

•What: Performance Workshops

•Where: Northcote Town Hall

• •Details: Term 2, Group-devised Performance Project, April 20th to June 15th

•Cost: $15 per class ($120 for term 1)

•Why: 'Cause it's fun, to build confidence, and make new friends!

If you'd like to book in for classes, or want more information, please contact Curious Legends on 8682 8577, or go to: www.curiouslegends.com.au


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