Term 2 Week 8

Tuesday 9 June 2009


Friday June 12 is a Report Writing Day for staff

No students required at school this day.

the mid year concertNext week…..

Wednesday 17th June, 7.30pm start




[students to arrive by 7pm] at 360 YPCC, 360 Main Rd. Lower Plenty.  Allocated seating - tickets available from the Music office.                                                              $12 Adult & $8 Concession/Child.                                 ALL WELCOME


Principal’s Report

H1N1 Influenza (Human Swine Flu):

A letter was sent home last Thursday with information relating to proposed future action regarding Human Swine Flu infections. The letter has also been pasted on the school website. In summary, 

Victoria is now in a modified ‘Sustain’ phase of its plan to manage the impact of H1N1 Influenza in our community. The virus has so far been mild and can be compared to our normal winter flu. There is no longer a need to quarantine everyone who has been in contact with a confirmed case of H1N1 Influenza. Only confirmed cases will need to be quarantined for three days and will all continue to be given the most appropriate treatment. Household members may continue to be provided with Tamiflu, but will not be quarantined. Classes will no longer be quarantined and schools will no longer be partially or fully closed when cases are confirmed. The Victorian Government will focus on those most vulnerable to influenza: those in aged care facilities, special developmental schools and hospitals. The Victorian Government will continue to monitor the spread and severity of the virus throughout the community.  Health officials are continuing to request that parents of children returning from USA, Canada, Japan, Mexico and Panama voluntarily keep their children home for seven days from arrival back in Australia.

The best defence against the flu is maintaining good general hygiene and I ask parents and guardians to reinforce this with their children. As per general health practices, students and staff who have flu-like symptoms should remain at home. The school will remain vigilant for illness of students and staff. The sickbay attendant will be in contact with parents of a student who is unwell and make arrangements for the child to be collected from school. This particularly applies to students that may have respiratory conditions or low immunity to illness.

Children becoming ill at school will be removed from their class and cared for separately in sick bay until they are collected by their parents.

It is important to note that VCE exams and the GAT will proceed, as planned. VCE students who have been


confirmed as having H1N1 Influenza or who are unwell with flu-like symptoms can apply for Special Provision from the VCAA. Contact Mrs Choong (Senior School Team Leader) for further information on this.

For specific health queries about H1N1 Influenza contact any of the following:

·                                 The Swine Influenza Hotline Tel. 180 2007

·                                 Nurse-on-Call Tel. 1300 606 024 – for expert health information and advice (24 hours, 7 days)

·                                 Your doctor (GP) – if you have an influenza-like illness (fever, cough and fatigue).

Recent Retirements:

It is with mixed feelings that I announce to our community the retirement of Andrea Traegar and Ken Waterworth. Andrea has been a key member of the Physical Education/Health Faculty for 18 years and her commitment to students and their learning has been outstanding. Ken has been associated with Eltham High School for approximately 29 years having been appointed to the position of Director of Music for a good majority of these. His leadership of the Instrumental Music Program has placed our program at the forefront of music programs both state and nationwide.  I take this opportunity to thank both Andrea and Ken for their excellent contribution to Government School Education and in particular to the education of the young people at Eltham High School. A retirement function for Andrea and Ken will be held here at school on the afternoon of the 18th June where friends and colleagues will join them to celebrate their careers in education. This event is by invitation only. A community function to celebrate Ken Waterworth’s contribution to the Music Department has been organised by the Music Support Group. This will be held on Sunday 28 June. Details of this event are outlined in an invitation in a following section of this newsletter.

Student Achievement:

Congratulations to Talen Pettie and Isis Lowery both of Year 7 who over the long week-end competed in the Victorian State Gymnastics Championships.

Talen was placed 3rd All Round State Champion having achieved 1st place Rings; 3rd place High Bar, Parallel Bars and Floor.

Isis was also placed 3rd All Round State Champion having achieved 2nd place Bars and Beam; 3rd place Floor.

This is an outstanding achievement for both Talen and Isis and we will be following the careers of these young gymnasts with great interest and hope that they will follow the footsteps of Georgia Bonora and become Eltham High School, State and National representatives in an upcoming Olympic Games.

Congratulations also to Johannah Cleary of Year 12 whose photographic work has been selected as a finalist in the Australian Academy of Design Photography Prize. Johannah’s piece titled “A Hectic Existence” will be exhibited at the Academy, 220 Ingles Street Port Melbourne, from Wednesday 10th of June. The Winners will also be announced on this evening. Well done Johannah and all the best with the final results.

Rock Eisteddfod:

Preparations for the Rock Eisteddfod are well on the way and I take this opportunity to congratulate Ms Brooke Gannon and her team of performers, back stage crew and supporters for their initiative in getting this event on the way. This takes a great deal of commitment and hard work on the part of everyone concerned and it is the perfect way to build a team approach, to make friends and to work together towards a common goal. It is definitely a group effort in need of ongoing support by the school community.  One of the first opportunities to support this event is through the Costume Working Bee which is scheduled to take place this coming Sunday, 14 June. Details of this appear in a later section of this newsletter. On behalf of behalf of the Rock Eisteddfod Crew, I thank you in anticipation for your support and effort.

Grounds Committee Community Working Bee:

I extend a warm invitation to all members of our community to attend the last working bee for Term 2. This is a great social opportunity to meet other parents, students, staff and friends of our school whilst engaged in a range of activities aimed at maintaining and enhancing our learning environment. This working bee will take place on Sunday 14 June, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. A delicious morning tea has been organised for all in attendance as well as a barbeque lunch. I look forward to working beside you as together we achieve the aims of the day. Once again I take the opportunity to thank all members of the Grounds Committee for the work that they do behind the scene and on the day to ensure that the day is well planned and runs as smoothly as possible. In particular I commend the work of John Coates without whose commitment and hard work we would not see these days being as effective as they are.

Eltham Primary School Walking Bus:

Eltham High School students are reminded that the Eltham Primary School Walking Bus operates every morning  along the footpath in Bell street, over the bridge and down the path to Main Street. I ask that all students travelling this route (particularly those on bikes, scooters, skateboards) are vigilant of the younger students and give the Walking Bus the right of way even if this means stopping for a minute or so. The safety of everyone concerned is of paramount importance and it is also important that we support this every worthwhile initiative of our neighbouring primary school.


Vincent Sicari, Principal


June 2009

Tues 9

Unit 3 exams

LOTE Yr 9 Indonesian to Eltham Primary School

Finance Sub Committee meeting 7:30pm

Thurs 11

GAT ends at 1:15pm

Fri 12

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

Sun 14

Grounds Working Bee – see reminder notice

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

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

OES Yr 12 Field Trip to Queenscliff

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.



14 June

The event kicks off at 9am and concludes with drinks and barbeque lunch at 12:30pm

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.

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.


Please note that exams will be conducted in English, Maths and Science while Geography classes will undergo a test SAC (School Assessed Coursework).  The exams will start on the 15th June and conclude on Monday 22nd June.  Exams will be undertaken in normal classroom periods and there will be no disruption to other classes.

Students have been issued with a reminder note and exam timetable has been published and displayed around the school.

Please contact Mr McCrystal for general enquiries.


Great news for Johannah Cleary of year 12 for being one of the finalists and having her work exhibited.  Johannah entered in the Australian Academy of Design and Michael’s Camera store 2009 Academy Photographic Portrait Competition.  Entries were Victoria wide and included tertiary students; the theme ”Picture One’s Life”  Winners will be announced at the opening Wednesday night.  The Academy awards a scholarship for the study of photo media in the Bachelor of Design Arts degree at the Academy, a digital camera and vouchers go to place getters from each category.

Congratulations to Johannah.


Exhibition dates June 10-July 10 at The Clement Meadmore gallery, 220 Ingles St., Port Melbourne Mon –Fri 9am-5pm


Info for students: The Academy delivers the unique Bachelor of Design Arts degree with major studies in photo media, advertising, fashion design, graphic design and visual arts in a specialized and focused arts environment. Open Day is August 9 (11am-4pm) at 220 Ingles St, Port Melbourne. For further information about the Academy go to www.designacademy.edu.au

Ian Clark, Photography teacher.


Another busy fortnight ahead for the music department ...

The music students are in the middle of their technical assessments at the current time.  Lots of scale practicing at home?

This Thursday sees the choir taking part in a master class with the renowned Australian conductor / composer Stephen Leek at the Eltham Community Centre.

Wednesday evening (10th June) the middle school music students are having a Recital Evening in the main rehearsal room.


Next week ... THE MID YEAR CONCERT ... Wednesday 17th June, 7.30pm start [students to arrive by 7pm] at 360 YPCC, 360 Main Rd. Lower Plenty.  Its allocated seating - tickets available from the music office. 

$12 Adult & $8 Concession/Child.


Friday the 19th June our Strings ensemble and group performance students will be performing at the Greensborough Salvation Army Centre in the afternoon.

The last of the band tours are coming up ... Symphonic Band are heading to Brisbane on the 21st June to 26th June for a great musical experience.


AND ...


An Invitation...Sunday 28th June, 2pm we are 'farewelling' Ken Waterworth.  Drop in and say goodbye to Ken ... A relaxed afternoon in the music room, afternoon tea, a bit of memorabilia?  Spread the word ... current students, past students, past & present music support group members.

Any queries, contact Jill in the music office, 9430 5127


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




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

All Community Announcements/Advertising on the web this week www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au

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.


Our school has been contacted by The Royal Children’s Hospital in the regard to the survey mentioned below.  Information sheets are available at the General Office for interested parents.

Parent volunteers needed

for a survey on children’s everyday activities

The Royal Children’s Hospital is looking for parents of typically developing children/adolescents to complete a survey on their child’s everyday activities. This information will help us understand the needs of children who have had a brain injury.

What would I do?

Complete one 40 minute survey

·         The survey asks about your child’s everyday activities; for example, shopping, interacting with others, and organising leisure activities

Where & When?

·         We can meet you at your home or your child’s school - whatever is easier for you

·         Your child will not be interviewed

We’d be happy to hear from parents of:

ü  Children between 8 and 14 years old

ü  Typically developing children  (who have not had a brain injury or other problems with development)

At the end of the project, we will give you a summary of the study findings.

Interested? Want more information?

Please contact: Ms Vivienne Champness (ph: 0421 957 651 or email: vivienne.champness@mcri.edu.au)



Volleyball Lipstick Fundraiser see last weeks edition

Coming soon with orders for collection 1st week of Term 3

Level 1 Referees Course( all details last week)

Wednesday nights (after the year 7 volleyball competition) from 4.00 till 5.00 pm 10th, 17th and 24th June.  Room 003

Cost $25 (normally $75) details from Mr Thomas

Eltham Volleyball Jackets

Students in the volleyball program will be given details of a volleyball jacket this week that will be available for players this year. We only do an order for these every second year so if you want one this year the order must be in by 12th June. David Johnson form Kea is a relative of a couple of our volleyball players and has offered to keep the jackets and pants the same price as usual (they are still the same price as they were in 2005). Kea tracksuits are of exceptional quality and this is excellent value for money. Order forms are available form Mr Thomas and must be returned to the cashier by Friday the 19th June.

Vic Schools Cup teams

Teams for this years Victorian Schools Cup have been put up on the volleyball information board in the stadium. Please check the list. If I have made any errors please let Mr Thomas know.

Greg Thomas, Volleyball coach

2009 Swim Squad – Thursday mornings 7am

What a great way to start a cold day----warm up with friends!

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.  Hope to see you this week.

Phil Boyd, Swim Squad leader


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 was published last 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 10

Joanne Fischer, Belinda Dowel, Rosa Hong

Thurs 11

Danielle Ashby, Christine Carroll

Fri 12

Report Writing Day

Mon 15

Lesley Nihill, Jacqui Hodge

Tues 16

Anne Burgess, Jacqui Howe

Wed 17

Kerri Laing, Jenny Alford

Monday 22 June

Volunteers needed this day please

contact Gael 9430 5120 if you can help us

Seeking in the Technology Dept

Our Technology Department requests any materials - fabric (especially block coloured) beads, buttons, old jewellery, etc that can be re-used for Mixed Media projects. Please bring items to the Art/Technology office.  We are also making a special appeal for a decommissioned sewing machine.  Hoping you can assist our creative Technology students.

Thank-you Jane Thomas, Art/Technology teacher


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?”

Please see the web site for all details published last week

All Community Announcements/Advertising on the web this week www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au



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.


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…………….

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.


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


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

Please see the web edition for more community advertising

Plenty Valley Community Health

will be running an eight week Women's Group: "New Beginnings" for women who have been hurt in an intimate relationship (exploring family violence and abuse in relationships). The group will be facilitated by Kate Murray (Counselling Team) and Juli Odzovska (NARTT, D&A Team) and will commence on Friday 12th June 2009, 10am to 1pm (Childcare provided) at a venue in Whittlesea Township. Women seeking companionship and inspiration in their healing journey are welcome to contact the facilitators for further information about the group or contact Intake for bookings.  Kate Murray, Counselling Team

Plenty Valley Community Health-Tues, Wed & Fri 8401 1351

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.


Join now at


9432 5788

and Receive a FREE pair

of Adidas Trainers valued at $160

Offer applies to standard 12 month m/s only.

Offer expires 22/06/2009

Full Terms and Conditions available at


PRESENT FLYER AND RECEIVE A BONUS P/T SESSION VALUED AT $40 see front table in Admin foyer for flyer


WANT TO PLAY NETBALL IN THE SPRING SEASON? Ryan Central Netball Club is 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’n 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

    Interested in playing netball?


 is the time to join the

most successful club in the Diamond Valley.

Diamond Creek Force Netball Club

Games played outdoors, Saturdays in all age groups

         9/U, 11/U, 13/U, 15/U,17/U & OPEN

Spring Season starts Saturday 18th July     

All enquiries welcome. Call Michelle

Ph: 94386098 / 0402 919 480

or  www.diamondcreekforce.com.au

We also offer

Indoor Night Netball- Mon & Wed

Mixed & Ladies for Teens & Adults

Call Sue 9438 6098 to enter a team.















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


(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

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