Term 2 Week 7

Tuesday 2 June 2009


tonight - body image program

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


7  -  9:15pm


Eltham High School library


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).


Friday June 12 is a Report Writing Day for staff

No students required at school this day.

Principal’s Report

H1N1 Influenza (Human Swine Flu)

I wish to confirm for our School community that up to the time of the publishing of this newsletter there have been no confirmed cases of Human Swine Flu amongst our student body.  Should a case be confirmed in the future please rest assured that information will be sent home directly via written notice, as well as the same information appearing on our School website.  When a case is confirmed, information will be passed onto the Department of Human Services (DHS) and it will direct the School as to what further action needs to be taken.  It is important that parents understand that this does not necessarily mean that the School will be closed.  DHS will do all that it can to support schools to ensure the safety of all its community members.  Schools cannot quarantine children, or partly or fully close without the direction of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Incidents Co-ordination Centre and our Regional Office.  This direction will be based on advice from DHS which is the responsible department for decisions regarding quarantining of people affected by the H1N1 Influenza.  DHS is asking parents of children returning from the USA, Canada, Japan, Mexico and Panama to voluntarily keep their children home for seven days from their arrival back in Australia.  This is a further precautionary measure to assist in managing the further spread of the virus.  Students in quarantine must not participate in inter-school related activities.  It is also important to realise that students that are not in quarantine but whose school is closed due to the H1N1 Influenza are requested by DHS ,as a precautionary measure, to limit their exposure to the community, particularly in close contact environments such as parties and cinemas.  Schools that have been closed have been directed not to conduct school camps during their period of closure. 

Furthermore, schools in the northern and western regions which are the regions that have been most affected by the virus, have been asked to consider limiting their inter‑school activities in the next few days.  In working towards a safe environment for all, I ask parents to support the School by ensuring that any child who shows any sign of illness be kept home and I encourage parents to seek medical advice and if necessary, avoid public places and contact with others.  We will most certainly do our very best to keep you all informed of any developments in relation to this issue.  Specific concerns from parents about the H1N1 Influenza Virus can be referred to any of the following:

The Swine Influenza Hotline – Telephone 180 2007

Nurse-on-Call – Telephone 1300 606 024 – for expert health information (24 hours, 7 days)

Your Doctor (GP) – if you have an influenza-like illness (fever, cough and fatigue) and have travelled to Mexico or California, Arizona, New Mexico or Texas in the past seven days.

Families should continue with standard good general health hygiene practices, such as ensuring your children undertake regular hand washing and cover their nose and mouth if sneezing and coughing.

This practice is being reinforced with your children while at school.

As outlined in last week’s newsletter the School will endeavour to provide students with learning materials that can be used at home in the event of school closure.  Teachers have been requested to ensure that learning materials are uploaded onto ‘Moodle’ which can be accessed by the student’s through the School intranet.  Further to this, teachers have also been asked to construct email address lists so that materials can be emailed to students should the need arise.  I take this opportunity to thank all members of our community for their support with this issue and reiterate that parents and guardians will be kept up to date should the situation develop further.

Year 12 Mid-Year Exams

During the next week a number of Year 12 students will be involved in mid-year exams.  As a consequence of this I ask that all students support the Year 12’s to achieve the very best that they can by ensuring that they remain totally away from the examination centres which will be clearly labelled and to concentrate on minimising noise within those areas.  All students undertaking studies in Units 3 and 4 will be involved in the GAT which is a general achievement test.  This will involve students across all of Year 12 and a large number of students in Year 11.  The GAT will be run on Thursday, 11 June 2009 and it is important that all students understand that Year 12 and 11 students engaged in this exam really need to be supported through low noise levels and staying away from the examination space.  I wish the Year 12 students the very best as they continue to prepare for this examination period and trust that they will approach these exams with confidence.  Once again, I emphasise the importance of doing the very best in the GAT.  Whilst it is a general achievement test, students have been advised to put in some preparation for the GAT by visiting the VCAA website.   Student achievement in the GAT is important for the statistical moderation processes which are employed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority.  Therefore, I strongly encourage parents to support students by ensuring that they understand the seriousness of the GAT as they approach this examination period.

Report Writing Day – 12 June 2009

The report writing day which will take place on Friday, 12 June 2009 is a common day across the State which has been set by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  During this day teachers will be using the time to write reports in relation to mid-year assessments.  Students are not required to attend school on this day and I ask parents to ensure that they make the appropriate arrangement for effective student supervision during their time away from the School.  I thank you for your support with this.

Working Bee – 14 June 2009

I wish to extend a personal invitation to all members of our School community to join me on Sunday, 14 June at the second Term 2 working bee.  This is a great opportunity for all members of the community to join together to achieve the common goal; supporting the upgrade and beautification of our School grounds, which provides a great environment for student learning to take place.  A number of tasks have been identified for this coming working bee and these are clearly outlined in a later section of this Newsletter.  The working bee runs from 9:00am and concludes with a BBQ lunch at around 12:30pm.  All members of the community participating in the working bee are strongly encouraged to remain for the lunch.  As always, a delicious morning tea will also be provided and the opportunity to mix socially with other members of the community makes this event a really worthwhile activity.  I look forward to seeing you all on 14 June where together we can work towards the beautification of our school grounds and the provision of a safe and attractive learning environment for our young people.

Mid-Year Instrumental Music Concert

I extend a warm invitation to all members of our community to attend the mid-year concert which is on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 at the Yarra Valley Christian Centre, 360 Main Road, Lower Plenty.  Tickets will be available by contacting Jill Browne in the Music Office from next week.  This is a great opportunity for you to personally and directly experience the wonderful talents of our students as well as the staff involved in our instrumental music program.  The Training Band, Intermediate Band, Concert Band and the Symphonic Band will join the Stage and Jazz Bands to put on a memorable performance which I am sure you will all enjoy.  This is a great night with a great deal of fun and enjoyment for all.  I look forward to seeing you all there.

Vincent Sicari, Principal


June 2009

Wed 3

Sci – M/S Earth & Stars excursion to Strathmore

Sport-Yr 7 Round Robin

HPE M/S Rec & Rac Roller Squash Templestowe

Thurs 4

Grounds Committee meeting 7:45 @ 6 Griffin Court, Research - apologies 9437 0083 please

Fri 5

HPE M/S Rec & Rac Roller Squash Templestowe

Arts Masterclass Photography to Jika Fairlield

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

Tues 16

Sport – Combined quarter finals day Yr 7,8,Inter Boys football & soccer

Wed 17

Music – Mid Year Concert – details inside

Thurs 18

Sport X country Northern Zone

OES Yr 12 Field Trip to Queenscliff

Fri 19

Arts VCE Dance workshop in South Melbourne

Music Strings & Small ensembles to Salvation Army Greensborough

Sun 21

Music Symphonic Band Tour to Brisbane

Thurs 25

SoSE Yr7Greek Festival in showcourt

Fri 26

Last day of Term early finish 2:30pm

Sat 11

Music Jazz and Stage Band Workshops TBC

Mon 13 July

Term 3 commences

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.

Notice of Grounds Working Bee – 14 June

The Grounds Committee has scheduled its second Working Bee for Term 2 on Sunday 14th June.  The event kicks off at 9am and concludes with drinks and barbeque lunch at 12:30pm and hopefully in between these times we can complete the range of tasks on offer.  If attending the event please park your vehicle on the asphalt courts adjacent to the library and proceed to the Canteen Courtyard where you will be signed in by a member of the Grounds Committee and assigned a task.  As usual we have a variety of tasks which will maintain and enhance our teaching and learning environment.  Summarised below are a list of tasks planned for the day along with the requirements to complete these tasks.

1.     Construction of a further 15m section of post and pipe fence on the south side of the stadium complex.  Crowbars, shovels, stringlines and gloves required.

2.     Completion of the post and pipe fence refurbishment around the Heritage pin oak adjacent to the bike shed.  Crowbars, shovels, stringlines and gloves required.

3.     Pruning of plants adjacent to the Stadium and the 200’s block.  Secateurs and gloves required.

4.     Pruning of the Callistemon hedge adjacent to the 700’s block.  Gloves required.

5.     Sweeping adjacent to the Stadium complex as well as the courtyard precincts.  Gloves required.

6.     Planting in selected locations dependant somewhat on rainfall in the next 2 weeks.  Gloves, picks and hammers required.

7.     Mowing and brush cutting in selected locations.  Mowers and brush cutters required.

8.     Completion of the preparation for the fern garden plan in the Arts Courtyard.  Planting of ferns to follow.  Wheelbarrows, shovel and gloves required.

9.     Mulching of established gardens adjacent to the tennis court complex.  Gloves required.

10.  Removal of the concrete drain arrangement on the western side of the front oval.  Crowbars, shovels and gloves required.

11.  Staining of a number of new bollards weather permitting.  Gloves and relevant clothing required.

12.  A clean up and evaluation of the Environmental area at the Eastern end of the tennis courts complex.  Gloves, picks and wheelbarrows required.

13.  Watering of the newly planted exhibits adjacent to the Admin block as well as the 400’s from the May Working Bee, Patience required.

As usual we have the tasks and all we need is you to make it happen, so come along and make the difference to your child’s learning environment on the 14th June.  Looking forward to your support.

John Coates, Environment Coordinator/Grounds Committee.


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.                   

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

ART EXCURSION-agIdeas 2009 Futures

Our senior Art and Design students along with staff and parents were given the opportunity to attend the agIdeas 2009 Futures at Hamer Hall, the Arts Centre in May.  agIdeas 2009 Futures brought together a range of speakers from around the world to talk about their career and working life.  It provided an invaluable firsthand experience from a range of design industries, such as advertising, architecture, landscape design, illustration, product design, motion graphics and more whilst assisting students who are interested in a career in design.

One of the nine highly recognised presenters was Chris Bosse from Germany who was one of a team of three architects who designed the Watercube swimming centre built for the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He took us through an amazing journey showing us how they combined physics, mathematics and aesthetics to produce this award winning building.

The project for the National Swimming Centre for Beijing 2008, received the Atmosphere Award at the 9th Venice Biennale.  Chris lives in Sydney and is 38 yrs of age.

In a recent interview for Specifier, an architectural magazine he was asked;

Any advice for the young?  Practice and experiment as much as you can while you are young. Don’t believe in THE way, there is none. The only thing you are responsible to when designing, is the future of architecture. Ignore good advice.

Sue Pickett Yr12 Visual Communication & Design Teacher


The 'Mid Year Concert' is on Wednesday 17th June at the 360 YCC, Main Rd, Lower Plenty.  Tickets will be on sale next week from the music office. Adults $12.00 / Concession & Student $8.00.  Our four large ensembles - Training, Intermediate, Concert and Symphonic - plus, Stage and Jazz Bands will be performing.  All welcome!  Come and listen to, and support, our school's instrumental students.

Jill Browne, Music Administration

Reminder: all levels - ANTHOLOGY

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.

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



With only 7 weeks of rehearsals before our production competes against the rest of the state, it is more important than ever that all participants attend rehersals.  Next Monday is a public holiday so there will be no after school rehearsal, however students will need to check the bulletin for lunch time rehearsals.

The backstage crew has now been formed. 20 students led by year 11 student TrIstan Dawson will begin production on the sets in the next few weeks. Tristan was integral in last years performance and his knowledge and expertise in working backstage will be the key to getting this group working as a team. This will include the building and design of sets but also the set up and pack (all sets must be assembled in 4 minutes and, after the performance, removed in under 4 minutes) as well as the all-important on stage component. Monday night rehearsals will be compulsory as of next term for these students.


Sunday the 14th of June will be the first working bee for costumes.

We need as much support as possible as we are cutting it fine to get 97 costumes made and fitted in our time frame!



Date: Sunday 14th June

Time: 9.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: Textiles room 615 nearest to the Ely St gate.

What to bring: Overlockers / sewing machines (if possible) Pins / ideas and enthusiasm!!

Brooke Gannon, Rock Eisteddfod organiser


Successful fundraiser for sister school

We thank Jenny Fowler and her team of helpers most sincerely for collecting boxes of English books and for organising a Devonshire tea for staff earlier this term to raise money to send these books to Indonesia.  Her team made over $300 which will help pay postage of these books.  If any faculty areas wish to donate books, this is a way we can help our sister school, Santo Yosef Senior High School in Denpasar Bali.

LOTE Workshops: Theatre Fantastique and Dance Poco Poco

Recently all our French students attended a highly entertaining French theatre called Theatre Fantastique in our school hall.  The event was a great success and we thank Madame Nicassio for organising this event and we also thank all staff who assisted with the smooth running of this event.

We thank Pak Oliver for assistance with the organisation of the highly entertaining traditional dance Poco Poco for the year 8 Indonesian classes.  Students who participated really enjoyed this interactive workshop.

DEECD Scholarship to Malaysia October 2009 for current yr10 students

Details of this have been posted on moodle and details also available from Bu Brady.  Only 20 places available state wide and can be won competitively and subject to specific guidelines.

Salam dan Merci, Bu Brady Teaching & Learning Leader LOTE

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



Year 8 Boys Football Report

24 Year 8 footballers from Eltham played off against St. Helena, Diamond Valley and Montmorency in School Cup.  Eltham boys played terrifically with some promising footballers shining through.  Overall for the day Eltham won 2 games before losing final game in a hard fought match against St Helena.  Influential players included Cale Skidmore, Josh Turner, Perry Mitchell, Daniel Setches and Oscar Weschmann.  Well done to all the boys.

Shannon Argall, Team manager


Volleyball Lipstick Fundraiser

Over the next week all volleyball teams will be getting details of a lipstick fundraiser we will be running during June. If you wear lipstick, get behind the volleyball program and buy a couple. Just fill in the order form and return the form and money to the cashier by Monday the 22nd June. Orders will be ready for collection from the P.E. office the first week on term three.

Level 1 Referees Course

Each year prior to Vic schools cup I run a level one refs course so that each team has a qualified referee. Most teams have refs but any year 7 and 8 students interested in doing the level one refs course can see me for details.

This year’s course will be held Wednesday nights (after year 7 volleyball comp) from 4.00 till 5.00 pm for three consecutive Wednesday nights – 10th, 17th and 24th June.

It will be held in room 003 and will cost $ 25 (normally $75 with Volleyball Victoria).  Details from Mr Thomas in the P.E. office.

Congratulations to the Senior boys on winning the VSSSA final and the senior girls, inter girls and inter boys teams on finishing runners up in the VSSSA competition.

To celebrate - pizza lunch on me Friday lunchtime in the show court.

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

Greg Thomas, Volleyball coach

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

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

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.


Clothing and articles are collected daily from classrooms and environs.  Parents and students are invited to check for lost property as soon as they suspect something may be missing.  All items with names are returned as soon as possible to students, however many items of clothing and text books etc. do not have names, regrettably.  These items cannot be held indefinitely.  A full list of property held is published this week on the web site – see the Parent NewsletterLost Property list.  The list is also available for students to check, please ask at the General Office.

Canteen Roster

June 2009

Wed 3

Joanne Agar, Jane Clayton, Tracey Jarvis

Thurs 4

Melanie Mayne, Nicky Bourne

Fri 5

Annabelle Preston, Janine Kerwood,

Suzanne Bix

Mon 8

Queens Birthday holiday

Tues 9

Volunteers please

Wed 10

Joanne Fischer, Belinda Dowel, Rosa Hong

           Tuesday June 9          Monday 22 June

Volunteers needed these days please contact Gael on 9430 5120  thanks


NIDA on Tour.

Information Evening about their full-time courses in Acting, Design, Production, Costume, Scenery Construction and Music Theatre. Tues 9th June, 7.15 for 7.30pm start, ACMI – Federation Square.  To register: marketing@nida.edu.au or www.nida.edu.au/info-evening

Short courses for adults (16yrs+) and young people (12 yrs+) in acting, screen acting, music theatre, audition techniques, TV presenting and directing. July 6 – 12, full program details and online bookings at www.nida.edu.au

Experience LaTrobe Melbourne (Tues 30 June)

Choose three hands-on workshops from a selection of over forty sessions in a wide range of disciplines:

• Arts, social sciences & communications

• Education and outdoor education

• Business, hospitality, tourism and sport and leisure management

• Computing and engineering

• Health sciences – nursing, physiotherapy, orthoptics, podiatry, public health and more

• Law and legal studies

• Sciences and psychology

• Visual art and graphic design

More info, workshop details and online registration: www.latrobe.edu.au/experience

Peter Goddard, Careers Co ordinator


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

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.

Watch this space…… Class of 1999 reunion

will be held in late August 2009 date TBC

Facts about 1999

Paul Rose became Principal at EHS

Students–do you remember who the VFL coach was that came to speak to senior physical education classes on football and tactics?   first to ring 94305117 will be rewarded!!


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.

Community Announcements/Advertisements…………….

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

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


From Harm to Calm –

understanding deliberate self harm to young people…an informative workshop on Wednesday 24 June 2009 at 9:15am -12 noon (morning tea included)

Venue: Nillumbik Community Health Service 917 Main Rd., Eltham 3095 cost $55 inclusive of GST for more information on this workshop ph Lauire Fodero 9430 9100

email: laurief@nchs.org.au

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.


Please see the web edition for more community advertising

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.

The Nillumbik Women’s Network & Nuillumbik Shire Council invite you to their International Women’s Day lunch and launch of Celebrating Nillumbik Women 2nd Edition

Monday 22 June 12 noon until 3pm

Eltham Community and Reception Centre 801 Main Rd., Eltham (Mel21GJ)

A light lunch will be provided by the CWA

RSVP June 17 Susan Forbes 9433 3144 or

Email: Susan.Forbes@nillumbik . vic.gov.au

A gold coin donation would be appreciated.  Eltham Bookshop will have books related to women’s issues on sale and display.


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

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.

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


WANT TO PLAY NETBALL IN THE SPRING SEASON? Ryan Central Netball Club are now taking registrations for the Spring season starting 18th July 2009.  Games are on a Saturday and we train on Thursday nights 5.00 to 6.00.  Player reg is only $10.00 with Insurance starting at $28.00 We have limited vacancies in all age groups.  If you would like more information contact Julie on 0433 786 506 or look on our website at  <http://www.ryancentralnetball.com/> www.ryancentralnetball.com

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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.


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

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

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.

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.

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. 

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