Term 2 Week 6

Tuesday 26 May 2009


Principal’s Report

Student Achievement

Congratulations to Ella Heaney of 9B for having been selected to represent Victoria and Eltham High School as a member of the VSSSA Under 16 Volleyball Team.  Ella will be competing in the coming weeks.  We wish her all the very best with this venture and we will continue to follow Ella’s career in this sport with great interest.

Cale Skidmore was awarded the MVP for his Under 15 Victorian Boys White team at the Blue and White jacket dinner on Saturday night.  Congratulations also to the intermediate boys and girls teams on winning silver medals at the VSSSA volleyball final last Thursday.

Student Learning During Emergency  Situations

In light of the most recent bush fires and the current issue of Swine Flu that is affecting a number of schools, we feel it is important to communicate to you our strategies for ensuring that student learning is not adversely affected during any emergency situation that may affect us. 

It is important that you understand the direction forward when a situation like this occurs.  The appropriate emergency services team will take charge of the direction that needs to be followed by the School.  Should a situation arise where we are asked to close the School, we would like to ensure that students continue to have access to learning materials whilst away from school.  With the upcoming mid‑year exam cycle, particularly in the senior years, it is crucial that students are given an opportunity to continue with their work and their learning, even if distanced from the School.  Of great importance are subjects in Year 12 that have mid‑year exams.  Teachers of these subjects have been asked to ensure that any critical work that must be completed prior to the examination period be given priority over other work.  Preparation for exams, including revision programs, are included in this priority list.  Furthermore, for Year 11 students with mid‑year exams it is important that any critical work be completed prior to the exam period and of course, this work be given priority as well.  In relation to the other year levels, staff have been asked to ensure that student work be updated on Moodle, which can be accessed through the School website either from home or from other places which have internet access, such as local libraries.  Teachers have also been asked to ensure that they have contact lists of all students in their classes so that work can be emailed to them at their school email address which they will be able to access from the locations mentioned earlier.  It is therefore imperative that students ensure that they are able to access their email address and the School website from home, and if there are any issues with this that they report these to their classroom teacher, or Mr McCullough who is the Information Technology Technician, so that they can be resolved.

We hope that our learning community will not be affected by any further emergency situation, however should a situation arise we would like to be proactive rather than reactive.  I ask all parents and guardians for your support with this matter, particularly in ensuring that your child is able to access the School web page, as well as his or her school email address either from home or any of the locations indicated earlier in this report.  I thank you for your support with this.

History Essay Competition

I would like to draw your attention to a more detailed article in a further section of this Newsletter relating to a great opportunity for Year 9 students.  World Expeditions is offering a grant to support a student to travel to Turkey and Egypt in January 2010.  The competition involves Year 9 students preparing themselves to write an essay on the topic of ‘What have Turkish and Egyptian societies contributed to modern society’.  The competition will be run during the week of 15-19 June, when students will be required to write their essay on that particular topic under supervision at a period of time after school.  The prize is a substantial contribution to a trip to Turkey and Egypt.  I strongly encourage all Year 9 students to give this opportunity due consideration and to seriously prepare to engage with this competition.  I wish to thank World Expeditions as well as all the organisers of this event, in particular, Mr Seamus Robertson Acting Teaching & Learning Leader SOSE as well as our Student Welfare Co-Ordinators, Mr Brendan Monigatti and Mrs Di Parry.

Year 9 Camp and Leadership Program

The Year 9 camp began on Monday 25 May 2009 with approximately half of the Year 9 students heading off to the Lady Northcote Camp at Bacchus Marsh.  A range of activities have been organised for the students during their stay at the camp and I look forward to visiting them later on in the week.  I wish to congratulate all the members of the Middle School Team for their organisation of this event and also to thank all staff who have supported this camp be either volunteering to be part of the camp, or remaining behind covering classes for staff who are on camp.  The remaining students for the first three days of this week are involved in a Leadership Program.  This has been a very successful event in the past and we look forward to it being a success for our current Year 9 students.  The cohort of students on camp will engage with the Leadership Program later on this week as the current students on the Leadership Program set off for camp.

Year 10 Work Experience

Our Year 10 students are currently involved in the Work Experience Program and this will continue for the remainder of this week.  Students are engaging with a variety of professions, and this is great to see. 

I take this opportunity to thank Mr Goddard for his organisation and hard work in ensuring that this experience is a very successful one for all students, and thank you to all staff who once again are supporting the work experience program by visiting the students during their time in the work place over the week.

I also thank parents for the support they have provided for this program, as well as the range of community organisations who have been very willing to embrace our students within their work environments and provide the opportunities for the learning that the students will engage with during this experience.

Nature Heals Exhibition

I was very honoured to part of the opening of the ‘Nature Heals Exhibition’ which involved a series of photographs by Duncan Peat, Year 7 at Eltham High School and Alanna Chapman, currently in Year 5 at Strathewen Primary School.  This exhibition celebrates the beauty of nature as it regenerates after the Black Saturday bushfires and is very reflective of the nature of the Strathewen Community as it comes to terms with its future after these events.  The exhibition was opened by the Member for Yan Yean, Ms Danielle Green, and I take this opportunity to congratulate both Duncan and Alanna for their initiative and their entrepreneurship in engaging a variety of sectors of the community to support them to bring this exhibition to fruition.  All proceeds from the sale of their photographs will go to support the recovery of the Strathewen community and in particular, of the primary school.  The exhibition will continue until 31 May and is located at the Chute Street Gallery, 55 Chute Street, Diamond Creek.  I strongly encourage all members of our community to visit the exhibition space and to support the fundraising efforts of these two young people by purchasing one or more of their photographs.  Well done to both Duncan and Alanna.

Vincent Sicari, Principal


May / June 2009

Fri 29

Sport Snr Boys Football/Soccer Finals

Zone Athletics at Meadow Glen

Careers Yr 9 Work Experience Preparation day

Symphonic Band perform BMW Edge Red Sq

Sat 30

Music Boroondarra Eisteddfod Woodwind Solos

Mon 1

Unit 1 exams begin

Wed 3

Sci – M/S Earth & Stars excursion to Strathmore

Sport-Yr 7 Round Robin

HPE M/S Rec & Rac Roller Squash Templestowe

Fri 5

HPE M/S Rec & Rac Roller Squash Templestowe

Mon 8

Queens Birthday holiday

Tues 9

Unit 3 exams

LOTE Yr 9 Indonesian to Eltham Primary School

Finance Sub Committee meeting 7:30pm

Thurs 11


Fri 12

Report Writing Day – No students required at school this day.

Mon 15

Unit 2 & 4 commence

Student Report Folders- available for pick up

In 2009 EHS is providing access to student reports online via the school intranet. Parents have been accessing reports by using their student’s login credentials and will soon be able to access past reports for previous years.  It is expected that families will download and store reports electronically, either on their computer hard drive, a CD/DVD or a flash drive. Reports will be available online during your student’s time at EHS. If you wish to print reports and store them in hard copy, the school has a limited number of report folders available. If you would like one they can be collected from the General office by parents while the stock lasts.

Darren Squires, Assistant Principal Curriculum.

Homework Clubs

Middle School Homework Club will not be held this week due to camps.

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

Community announcements on the web this week www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Available now at the General Office: $3 bumper/wheelie bin stickers help us support this Strathewen community initiative to raise money to rebuild the local hall.  Thanks to K&G labels of Whittlesea for their donation.

Body Image Workshop

The Butterfly Foundation

Last week a group of year 9 & 10 students took part in workshops designed to inform and teach young people about body image and the dangers of unhealthy eating.  There were two full days of speakers and learning activities which took place on Monday the 18th of May and Friday 22nd May.

The speakers included: The Butterfly Foundation, Indigo Magazine, A former female body builder, Nillumbik Community health service, Women’s Circus.

We learnt that Body Image is the approval of the way you, and other people look, and how you see yourself and accept who you are.  It’s important to bring this to people’s attention because statistics say the 67% of young people envy someone else’s body and that 31% of adolescents feel guilty about food every day.  Also 30% are more worried about their weight than anything else, including; the environment, racism, Australia or even their job.

We also learned about how most celebrity images have been photo shopped, and that in most cases, bones, knee caps and extra fat and muscle are removed just so they appear to look perfect.

We hope to continue to gain more knowledge on this subject and we will keep you posted.

Amy Coates, Emily Coupe, Nicole Cavanagh, Tessa Mitchell, Middle School students


The Symphonic Band is performing at BMW Edge, Federation Square this Friday evening.   If anyone is wanting tickets phone Melbourne Youth Music on 9416 4366.

The Mid Year Concert is our next performance occasion.  Mark it in your calendars ... Wednesday 17th June, 7.30pm at the 360 YCCC, Main Rd, Lower Plenty.  It will be allocated seating - with tickets on sale the week prior through the music office - Adults $12.00, Child/Conc $8.00


Jill Browne, Music Administration

School Photos have been distributed.  Ask at the Office if you have not collected yours.

Any student with queries re their photographs should contact Fotomakers direct on 1300 660 626.

Student Welfare Notice re coming event:


On Sat June 13th a public seminar aimed at understanding the unique health and wellbeing challenges facing generations Y & Z and how these challenges can be met will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.  Topics covered include: cybersafety, the portrayal of sex in the media and its effect on young people, teenagers, drugs and alcohol, understanding sexuality of today's young people and the mental health of our youth.  The speakers include some of Australia's leading experts in these fields such as: Dr Michael Carr Gregg, Susan McLean, Paul Dillon and Dr Sally Cockburn. Tickets available through Ticketek for $45.  For more details visit: gennextseminars.com

Body Image Program from Student Welfare

This forum is for young people aged 10-18 yrs, parents and other interested community…full notice community section


Tuesday 2 June 2009




Eltham High School


Diana Murphy 9430 9184  dianam@nchs.org.au

Insight 2009 – Stand up, Speak out, Be Heard!

Are you aged between 12 and 25 years and live, work or study in the Shire of Nillumbik? Are you interested in creative art?  If so Nillumbik Youth Service’s would like to invite you to be a part of this year’s Insight program.

If you’re creative, innovative and inspired to explore your emotions about Black Saturday through creative and visual art and we want to hear from you.

You will work with a local artist and your skills will continue to be developed over 6 weekly sessions from 4:30 to 6:30pm Thursdays afternoons at the Panton Hill Living & Learning Centre.  Your work will then become a touring exhibition to be displayed throughout Nillumbik.

This is a FREE program.  Places are limited so book early to secure your place.

Commences Thursday 4 June 2009 – runs Thurs 4 June, 11 June 2 July, 9 July, 16 July & 30 July – 4:30-6:30pm

Panton Hill Living & Learning Centre, 18 Bishops Rd., Panton Hill.  For more info or to book contact Sophie Grange Youth Services Communication Officer 9433 3159



We are currently looking for more submissions to the anthology, but what we really need is some visual entries such as pictures of your art, copies of your photographic art.  We accept work from last year and from all year levels.  You can email your photos or artwork to anthology@elthamhs.vic.edu.au or see Ms Harper in Room 102

Nillumbik Youth Services

Wanted: Roving Reporter!

Write for fun by being a Roving Reporter!  Nillumbik Youth Services are looking for young people between 12 and 25 years, who live work or study in Nillumbik to become Roving Reporters for our website www.nyp.com.au

Contribute articles about films, theatre, books, sporting events, poems, short stories and practically anything for the Youth Services website.

I you are interested please contact Sophie Grange Youth Services Communication Officer 9433 3159



Intermediate netball.

Two intermediate netball teams took part in the inter-school round robin last week. Annie, Freya, Devi and Joely from  the Yr 9 team reported that they “played extremely well as a team and had great fun. We won two out of six games and want to thank Ms Parry for taking us. We are proud of our efforts. ”  The team was made up of captain Hayley Deards, vice-captain Stephanie Deacon, Annie Pendlebury, Freya Kvalic, Devi Purnami, Joely Mitchell, Sarah Fredricksen, Jess Wright, Angela Voigt and Saari Nigol. St Helena secondary College won the section.

The Yr 10 team (Captain Olivia Smith, Madison Flood, Sarah Heath, Aili Adamson, Michelle Harrington, Dimity Anderson, Georgia Ross, Georgina Burley, Emma Martins and Lucinda Anderson) reported “that even though we tried very hard we missed out on going through to zone. Overall we had a fun day and a heap of experience.” Viewbank Secondary College won the section.

Both teams should be congratulated on their enthusiasm, determination and for playing their games in a sporting manner.

Di Parry. Team coach


Following the 2nd heat of the house cross-country event the final placings have been confirmed.

Congratulations to the following students on making the school team (list below) There are 3 spots available in the open boys and open girls teams.  Senior students wishing to compete should see Mr Nicholson in the PE Office.

Open Girls

Zoe Girbau

Kristine Alford


16 Girls

Tessa Mitchell

Ella Heaney

Hayley Pringle

Alex Leffley

Ashley Holland

14 Girls

Steph Harrington

Romy Stephens

Emily Voss

Alicia Wilson

Ashley Butler

Open Boys

Matt Deards Blake Wigg

15 Boys

Amos Fun

Daniel Seymour

Aidan Smith

James White

Joel Henderson

13 Boys

Billy Marshall

Jalen Pettie

Nick Phillips

Connor Dalgleish

Armstrong Lazenby

16 Boys

Sam Brisbane

Tom Walker

James Hawking

Nico Callaghan

Jordan Richards

14 Boys

Luke Brisbane

Oscar Weischman

Shaun McLachlan

Dalton Pollnitz

Aiden Somers

13 Girls

Louise Alford

Jaimee Solar

Amelia French

Gabby Seymour

Caitlin McGregor

Peter Nicholson, Sport Coordinator

EMA cheques are available for pick up from the cashier.

Have you changed your contact details?

Please notify Ms Cathy Cukier of any changes you have made ASAP Contact 94305114 or cuk@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

2009 Swim Squad – Thursday mornings

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.  It’s a great way to start the day.

Phil Boyd, Swim Squad leader

Canteen Roster

May / June 2009

Wed 27

Tracey Angelopoulos, Michelle Dalton, Margaret Toohey

Thurs 28

Mary Bewsick, Allison Jones

Fri 29

Leanne Wilson, Suzane Bix, Leanne Tarran

Mon 1

Robyn Flanaghan, Robyn Holt

Tues 2

Jenny Fluck, Leanne Lillie, Matthew Watts

Wed 3

Joanne Agar, Jane Clayton, Tracey Jarvis

Tuesday June 9          Monday 22 June

Volunteers needed these days please contact Gael on 9430 5120  thanks

From the Careers Room

TAFE fees update

The Victorian Government has announced changes to TAFE education under the Jobs for Your Future: Skills for Victoria reforms, taking effect from 1 July, 2009. Changes coincide with the Commonwealth government decision to allow TAFE students to access a loan scheme similar to the Higher Education FEE-HELP scheme. It is expected that the VET FEE-HELP scheme will allow students in some TAFE programs (including diplomas and advanced diplomas) to defer payment of fees. Students who commenced their program before 1 July 2009 will continue under the existing fee structure till they complete their studies, withdraw, or until the deadline of December 2012.  Fees for students enrolling from 1 July, 2009 will vary according to the level of qualification in which they enrol. Courses will be offered at the following levels: foundation, skills creation (Cert’s 1 & 11), apprenticeships and traineeships, skills building (Cert’s 111 & 1V) and skills deepening (diplomas and advanced diplomas). It is expected that fees for skills building courses will be about $1,000pa in 2010 and about $2,000pa for skills deepening courses.  

Interested in aviation?

The Young Eagles program, an initiative of the Royal Victorian Aero Club, introduces young people to the world of aviation. It provides a meaningful flight experience for students aged 12-17 who see their future in aviation.  Spend a Sunday morning at Moorabbin Airport and experience a free 20-30 minute scenic flight around Melbourne. For information and an application form go to www.rvac.com.au/young-eagles. In addition, several organisations sponsor three Mobil Aviation Scholarships. They are open to those aged 17 to 25. Application forms are only available in person from the Royal Victorian Aero Club, First Avenue, Moorabbin Airport, Mentone (ph 9580 0088) or Coldstream Airfield, Killara Rd, Coldstream (ph 9739 1406); Info: www.flyingtraining.com.au; Applications close 31 July.

Check out La Trobe

By attending ‘Experience La Trobe’ holiday program. When: 30 June (Bundoora), 3 July (Albury-Wodonga), 7 July (Bendigo). Choose three hands-on workshops from over 40 sessions; take a tour; stay the night at the campus if you wish. A great way for Yr 10-12’s and families to check out the University; register attendance/obtain details at www.latrobe.edu.au/experience; enquiries: 1300 135 045.

An event for Year 10 students and parents

‘Your future, your choice’ is a Year 10 event aimed at providing your students with an opportunity to start considering subject selection, university courses and careers.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Deakin staff and graduates to find out about prerequisite subjects, course  and career options and life at Deakin University.

This event will be held at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood and the Geelong Waterfront Campus on Thursday 11 June from 6:30until 8pm.

Peter Goddard, Careers Corodinator

Year 9 Essay Competition for History

World Expeditions subsidy for a student place in the Eltham High School Community Tour to Turkey and Egypt – January 2010

Year 9 students are encouraged to enter this competition that will promote intellectual quality through analytical essay writing. The competition is open to any Year 9 student at Eltham High School.

The essay topic is: “What have Turkish and Egyptian Societies contributed to modern society?”

It is expected that students will include an appropriate bibliography.

The prize is a $5000 subsidy towards the $5790 cost of the trip to Turkey and Egypt in 2010. Students will be required to have permission from their parents/guardians to enter the competition. Permission forms can be collected from Mr Robertson in the SOSE Office.

We encourage all entrants to start their research now.

Students are expected to write their essay under supervision after school, during the week of the 15-19 June, 2009.

The Winner will be announced before the end of Term 2.

Compete for one of the most exciting prizes offered for an essay at Eltham High School for years. Seamus Robertson, Acting SOSE Coordinator

Turkey/Egypt Community Tour Jan 2010


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.  Places available to students, parents, ex-students and staff.

Register to receive an email version of this newsletterthis is a guarantee your copy reaches home – simply go to the web site – www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au click on the newsletter link choose subscribe and follow the prompts.  Thank you for helping save paper & considering the environment.


Great Value……Entertainment Book available

This year the school is selling the 2009/10 Melbourne Entertainment Book as a fund raising activity.  These books represent great value not only for dining out but also for a large range of activities in and around Melbourne.  Some of the savings are for theatre, films, dining, accommodation, etc.  A sample book is available for inspection at the front office after the holidays.  The cost is a very reasonable $65.  Books are available from the cashier now.


Students who wish to use the Kangaroo Ground bus for casual travel need to obtain a day pass to travel on this bus.  See the Business Manager, prior to 1:00pm on the day of travel.                             Bruce Martyn, Business Manager

The Diamond Valley Athletic Club also offers interested EHS students a chance to gain further assistance and coaching in Cross Country or other track & field events. Training sessions are held at Willinda Park, Greensborough (Melways 21 A4) from 5:00pm on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Contact Max Balchin on 0409 005 406 for further information.

Volleyball Important Dates

7, 8 & 9 Aug

Victorian Schools Cup

10th Nov

Northern Zone Volleyball for 7 and 8

26th Nov

VSSSA Volleyball Final for 7 and 8

7 – 11 Dec

Australian Schools Cup

Community Announcements/Advertisements…………….

Body Image Program from Student Welfare

A positive Body Image Community Awareness Forum “Does my bum look big in this?”

Nillumbik Community Health Service are proud to present this free community awareness forum, in partnership with the “Go for your Life” Positive Body Image Grants Program.  The forum aims to promote positive body image messages. healthy life-style choices and build self-esteem.  Funded through the Victorian Government the message of the forum is that young people’s health and well being are vital to their success in remaining engaged.

This forum is for young people aged 10-18 yrs, parents and other interested community.


Tuesday 2 June 2009




Eltham High School


Diana Murphy 9430 9184  dianam@nchs.org.au

Presenting Dr Rick Kausman, (author “If not dieting then what?” & “Calm Eating”) Kelly Nash, (Performing artist) EHS students,(presenting DVD) Luisa Capasso,(volunteer with Eating Disorders Vic) Indigo Girls Magazine (interactive workshop).


B.A.R.T. – Boys and Relationships Talk

A five week program for boys 10-13 yrs.  Looking at dealing with difficult emotions.  Recognising anger, triggers and how to manage them.  Building social skills and group co-operation.  Fun activities, make new friends.

When: Tuesday May 26 2009 from 4pm until 5:30pm

Enquiries Kate-Berry St 9450 4700 Venue Berry St Cnr Banksia & Boulevard Rd Eaglemont.

Watch this space……

Class of 1999 reunion will be held in late August 2009

Do you remember….The Year 12 media class had 38 students!!!!!

“who worked fiercely towards the production of a short film”    and     EHS WON the Overall School trophy at the 1999 Diegesis Student Video & Photography Festival

…. The Philip Adams award went to Kate Mildenhall & Brenna Henderson - where are they now??

More next week


Come and try golf day – Sunday 14 June Heidelberg Gold Club 1-4pm

experience golf first hand with a PGA golf professional.

All equipment provided.

• Everyone receives a participation gift.

• Afternoon snack provided.

• Opportunity to sign up to the School

Holiday and Junior program* at Heidelberg GC. (8 Main Road, Lower Plenty).

*Junior program scheduled Sun 21 & Sun 28 June 1-2pm

Cost - $15  Girls must register with Women’s Golf Vic by Fri 12 June Contact Louise Pellrino-Jnr Golf Coord louiseep@womensgolf.org.au    03 9524 7603

S Warren


KIDS use their imagination; songs & games through postures, relaxation/meditation. TEENS take a break from pressures of every day life, skills in stress management, yoga postures and meditation/relaxation.

Qualified Primary/Special Ed & Yoga Teacher Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre. Greensborough.
Info & Bookings

Dianne 9444 0645/ 0406024160

Victorian Equestrian Centre – Eventing Skills Camps 2009-2010

First camp is June 28 to July 3 2009.  The Spring Camp will run over Sept 20 to 25 2009 and the Summer Camp Dec 13 to 18 2009 and Jan 17 to 22 2010.  The camps are offered to those who have their own horses and wish to develop their eventing skills.  For camp costs etc contact as below.  The final day consists of a One Day Event with ribbons and trophies awarded!

Ph 5944 3751  Fax 5944 3090  for more info/ application form

St. Francis Xavier-Tennis Club Montmorency

Seeks junior players to play in Spring Competition

Age 8-18 any standard

Friday nights or Saturday mornings

Friendly family club

Enquiries: Rhonda Connop  9439 1879



(essential for VCE students)


·                     Develop lifelong skills that will improve your child’s ability to retain and recall information.

·                     Learn a variety of study techniques, including how to effectively use graphic organizers to make learning easier.

·                     Assistance in getting organised for study.

·                     Learn how to develop a glossary that really works.

·                     One-On-One help with studying for exams.

·                     Learn skills that can be applied to any subject.


I will come to you and we will develop a study program that will help your child achieve their full potential at any stage in their secondary schooling.

·                     Experienced Secondary School teacher (10 years).

·                     One-on-one tuition (or small groups).

·                     In your own home or at an agreed location.

·                     Hourly rates.

Call Liz on 97182821 or 0402346893 or email at studyskillssuccess@yahoo.com.au.

Wanted for photography students

Old SLR film 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. 

Special thanks to Karen Jenkins for her donation.

The Hurstbridge Bushfire Relief Centre is open to provide long-term support to people affected by the bushfires.

The centre – 982 Main St Hurstbridge. Phone 9718 2759 - is open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 on Saturday.

Services provided include morning tea, clothes washing/drying, working bees organized etc.  etc. 

We are desperately need volunteers to help at our centre. A few hours a day is all that is required.

Flute for Sale


- handmade

- Sterling silver head

- closed or open hole

- split E

- B foot

12 months old, excellent condition, as new.  Hardly played.                            fully serviced.

$ 1750.00                         97197518      /     0418170180

For Sale

Sonar Drum Kit - Top quality

5 piece sonar drum kit with “paiste” Hi hats & ride & crash cymbals.   Excellent condition only $400 valued at $1000 phone Andrea 04230 83711/9435 5724

Student Focus

Student Focus is a lunchtime get together for year 7’s and 8’s every Tuesday in room 101. Come, hang out and join in some crazy, random games! We might even give away a prize or two… If you have any questions, please contact Neale at ngrimes@elthambaptist.net

Run by Eltham Baptist Church


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

Student Exchange Australia a not-for-profit organisation which is registered with all state and territory departments of education, is pleased to extend an invitation for Eltham High School students to attend an information evening in Melbourne on Thursday June 11 at the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, 380 William St, Melbourne.  The session starts at 7:30pm.

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 - Term 2, 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 FREE information session in Melbourne.

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.

Host Families Needed for Exchange Students

A number of Exchange Students, boys and girls aged 15-18, are relying on volunteer host families to enable them to come to Australia to study and live during their half, one or two school semester stay here. Should you feel you and your family could afford to have an extra host brother or sister at mealtimes and have a spare bed, share room or own, for even 6-8 weeks, please contact Klaus Schumann on (03)97584279. You can make a friend for life with your Italian, German, Belgian, French, Dutch, Japanese or Brazilian student and their family.


Whittlesea Material Aid Centre is seeking anyone who has 'ready to burn' wood available to donate to the fire affected people. We understand that, with the cold weather here early this year, your family's wood is a precious resource but we would appreciate any offers of help no matter how small.

We are happy to come and collect any donations if need be if you would be happy to get the word out there and start a collection on our behalf  Locally residence can purchase wood but, as it is fresh cut, it isn't appropriate for burning for at least 12 months.

Warm Regards, Katherine Horsfall, Whittlesea Material Aid Centre   bushfirereliefwhittlesea@hotmail.com      0415582998