Term 2 Week 10

Tuesday 23 June 2009


The 'school music community' is hosting a farewell afternoon to Ken Waterworth on Sunday 28th June at 2pm in the music room.  The afternoon is the organisation of the Music Support Group.  Everyone is welcome.

Principal’s Report

Student Achievement

Congratulations to Denny Louis of Year 11 on winning the National Secondary School Section of the DG Student Design Competition.  Denny’s entry was considered outstanding and he was awarded first prize and a copy of the Adobe CS4 Creative Design Suite.  Congratulations also to Kirstin Stead of Year 11, Amy Coates of Year 10, Joshua Mayne of Year 11, Loren Reid of Year 11 and Heide Schoenheimer of Year 10, whose work was commended in the competition.  I take this opportunity also to congratulate their teacher, Ms Marian Stoney for her hard work and support of these students in their VET Interactive Digital Media Class, as well as in the competition.  This is a great outcome and reflective of the way that a range of our students approach the value of the pursuit of excellence and in so doing, achieve outstanding results.

Congratulations to all students who have been selected in this year’s teams for the Victorian School’s Volleyball Cup.  I know there is a great deal of excitement amongst the students as the teams have been publicised on the Stadium Noticeboard, and I take this opportunity to wish all of the students a great deal of success with the competition in 2009.  Once again, I commend the work of Mr Greg Thomas and his group of helpers who worked very hard in ensuring that students have an outstanding experience as well as a great deal of success.  I also wish to congratulate all the students who were involved in the VSSSA Northern Zone Cross Country last Thursday, 18 June.  Of the ten events contested, Eltham finished with four gold medals, two silvers and one bronze, resulting in Eltham being the overall winner of the competition.

I congratulate Louise Alford, Amos Fun and Sam Brisbane whose commitment and hard work paid off in relation to this competition.  The Under 13 girls were real winners, achieving a gold medal.  Similarly, the Under 13 boys also achieved a gold medal and their teamwork really paid off.  The Under 14 girls also came home with a gold medal and their commitment and teamwork also needs to be commended, as does that of the Under 14 boys who brought home a bronze medal and the Under 15 boys and Under 16 girls who brought home a silver medal.  I take this opportunity to thank their coaches and commend them for their support of the students and for the hard work that they put in ensuring that both the training and the fun go hand in hand as students approach these competitions. 

Staff Achievement

Congratulations to Lynlee Williams who has been appointed to the position of President of the Association of Music Educators Victoria Incorporated.  The following article outlines Lynlee’s commitment to music education at Eltham High School, as well as across the State.

Lynlee has been a classroom music teacher for the last 12 years. She is currently at Eltham High School where she teaches classroom music at year 7, 8, 11 and 12 as well as conducting the Junior Choir and Chamber Choir. She is energised by the infinite possibilities presented by the teaching of classroom music for generating not only fun, laughter and technological engagement, but also a love for all styles of music and intellectual stimulation.  During this time, she has also cultivated a life as a classical/opera singer, working in the chorus for Opera Australia and the newly-formed Victorian Opera. She is a featured soloist in many major classical works with prominent choirs and orchestras in and around Melbourne.   Her solo work has also taken her into the corporate entertainment world.  As president, Lynlee has enjoyed the stimulation of engaging with so many outstanding teachers who are doing great things in the classroom.  This experience has reinforced her commitment to develop and foster best practice in our profession.

Staff Changes for Term 3

I wish to begin by thanking both Lidia Ostepeev and Jenny Isaac who have been working in our School for the last two terms and who will be leaving us at the end of Term 2 as their contracts come to an end.  Both Lidia and Jenny have been outstanding educators and have supported the learning of students in the Junior and Middle Schools and I thank them for their hard work, commitment and their approach to student learning over the last two terms.  I wish both Lidia and Jenny the very best as they progress with their careers post Eltham High School and I trust that they will move away with having had very positive experiences of teaching at our School. 

I also wish Rob Whiteley and Chris Agar all the very best during their leave in terms 3 and 4;  Judy Taylor, Jessica Yancos, Sue Keating and Panayiota Gogos who will also be on leave during Term 3.  I wish all of these staff the very best during their leave.  Furthermore, I wish Robyn Stephens and Christine Andrews all the very best during their leave during the first two weeks of Term 3. 

Linda McLeod will also be on leave for the first three weeks of Term 3.   Linda will be representing the School at an international art conference in Venice towards the end of July and we wish her all the very best with her presentation and engagement with the conference and we look forward to the learning that she will bring back into our school community. 

Staffing for Term 3 has been finalised and a number of new staff will be joining us in replacing the staff who will be on leave.  We will welcome them into our learning community at the start of Term 3.

Acknowledgement of the Work of our Music Director, Ken Waterworth

Just a reminder to the school community that on Sunday, 28 June at 2:00pm in the music rehearsal room the Music Support Group has organised an afternoon tea to acknowledge the wonderful contribution made to the Instrumental Music Program by Mr Ken Waterworth.  All members of our community are invited to attend to celebrate with Ken.  It is advisable that if you intend to be present you do contact the Music Secretary on 9430 5127.  The afternoon will provide a good opportunity for all members of our community to meet with Ken and to wish him well as he embarks on the next journey of his career.  We wish Ken all the very best and we know that he will always remain a member of the Eltham High School community and we will always value the contribution that he has made to our students over the last 29 years.

Last Day of Term 2

A reminder to parents that the last day of Term 2 will be Friday, 26 June.  As has been customary in the past, on this day school will conclude at 2:30pm.  The buses have been made aware of this finishing time.  I trust that parents will also organise for the safe transport home of all other students who normally ride home or do not go home via the bus.  This term has been somewhat challenging in the event of the Swine Flu.  Some disruptions have taken place in relation to students and their attendance.  The staff have worked very hard to ensure that these disruptions have not adversely affected the students’ learning and have worked hard at compensating for student absence during periods of illness.  Whilst we would encourage all students to take a break and to make the most out of the holidays, I wish to remind all VCE students that having already started their Semester 2 work there will be an expectation that they will continue with some of their work over the next couple of weeks as a continuation of their learning prior to their return to School in Term 3.  In particular, Year 12 students only have one term and a couple of weeks left of school and therefore it is imperative that they use their time over the next two weeks wisely and that whilst taking a break, they do also reflect back on their learning during Term 2 and plan ahead for Term 3.  I take this opportunity to wish all of our students the very best during the break as well as all of our staff and I look forward to seeing everybody back at school on day one, 13 July, relaxed, rested and ready to embark on the next journey of our learning together.

Note of Condolences

I wish to express the condolences of the Eltham High School community to Lidia Ostepev and her family on the recent passing of her mother.  Our thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.

Vincent Sicari, Principal

S299-2009 Ban on Smoking on Government School Premises

The Minister for Education has determined that smoking on Victorian government school premises be prohibited from 1 July 2009. The principal and school council of each government school may take lawful measures to implement the prohibition.



June / July 2009

Thurs 25

SoSE Yr7Greek Festival in showcourt

OES Yr 12 Field Trip to Queenscliff

Fri 26

Last day of Term

Bell times for last day….

recess begins 10:25am

Period 3 begins 10:50am

Lunch begins 12:10pm

Period 5 begins 1pm

early finish 2:30pm

Sat 11

Music Jazz and Stage Band Workshops TBC

Mon 13 July

Term 3 commences

Mon 20

Full day Rock Eisteddfod Rehearsal

Music Rehearsal camps begin at Healesville

Careers Yr 10 Interview skills workshop

Evolve camp to Typo Station

Wed 22

Careers Yr 11 Tertiary visit to LaTrobe / NMIT

Fri 24

Careers Yr 12 Expo

Mon 27

Rock Eisteddfod performance for school

OES Yr 11  Forest study to Toolangi

Tues 28

Transition VCAL Information evening in Library




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 infor 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.


The Melbourne Marriot experience – Hotel Careers at work was a great opportunity for senior students involved in the Integration program here at Eltham High School to see how a big inner city hotel operated.  This opportunity was made possible by NDCO – National Disability Coordination  Officer Program.  Two of our students Tara in Yr 12 and Daniel Yr 10 went along with me for the half day by train.  We got a close look at the various aspects of the hotel operations such as Housekeeping, concierge, food and beverages and sales.  A delicious morning teas was then served and enjoyed by the participants who came from a range of schools.  The hotel is looking for young people in years 10-12 with an outgoing personality, who like working in teams and who can think standing on their feet.

A one week placement is being offered in Term 4 which is a great opportunity for one of our students.  It is always great when an opportunity comes up as these experiences can be hard to find.

Sue Pickett, Integration coordinator


Our Symphonic Band is currently touring the Brisbane area, in the not so sunny state ... its been raining ... heavily!

A big thank you to all involved with our Mid Year Concert last week.  Wonderful music, great teamwork from the Music Support Group and a bow to the conductors, and the instrumental teachers, for their fantastic achievements with these students.


And talking of fantastic achievements ... Mr Ken Waterworth ... his farewell from music at Eltham High School is on Sunday 28th June 2pm in the music block, an afternoon tea function.  Please drop in and say farewell and good wishes to Ken.


The last weekend of the holidays the Jazz and Stage Bands are having a workshop at school with visiting instructors, 10am - 4pm each day.

Enjoy the holidays all, because term three is very busy!

The second week back we have the Music Camps for Training, Intermediate and Concert Bands.  The Symphonic Band is the week later.  Students are receiving paperwork for the camp and a reminder list of music events for the remainder of the year.  Please return forms to Jill in the music office asap.

AMEB exams ... some students will be recommended for the session 5 exams in November.  If your child is taking part please return payment to the cashier by Friday 17th July.


And 'Fees' ... that dirty word!  Have you forwarded the second payment to the cashier?  This was due the 12th June so please forward asap!

Any queries, please contact Jill on 9430 5127


Jill Browne, Music Administration


Middle School LOTE Links with Eltham Primary

Recently, Bu Ostapeev’s year 9 Indonesian class went to Eltham Primary School to run an Indonesian workshop with Ibu Willett’s grade 6 class. Our students had to create, prepare and conduct an activity with the grade 6 students using their knowledge of Indonesian. Our students worked really well and produced enjoyable, educational and engaging activities for our grade 6 students. I thank Ibu Ostapeev for organising this whole event and many thanks to Ibu Willett for receiving our students and enabling them to run this workshop. We thank all students who participated in this event and I have had several requests from other year 9 classes to run a similar activity in the coming terms. Here are some comments from students who participated in this activity:

On Tuesday the 9th of June, we visited Eltham Primary School to teach the grade three and four kids some Indonesian vocabulary. Before the visit we spent a few lessons planning what we would teach the children. In pairs we had to pick ten words on a certain topic of our choice. We chose to do our topic on animals. We left school at about 9.40am to walk up to the primary school. When we got there we were given three or four kids to teach. During the next 45 minutes we showed them cue cards, did a worksheet, played a game and did a cultural activity using the ten words. We played memory with our cue cards and taught them how to make origami animals, using paper from Indonesia. At the end we wrote up some certificates for the children for their great work and made our way back to school. Overall it was a very good experience and the children seemed to enjoy the interaction between the two schools.

Maddy and Saari, Middle School students

New Caledonia 2008 Reunion Night

The New Caledonia reunion night will be on July 15th. For more information please see Madame Nicassio.

Terima Kasih Ibu Ostapeev

We thank Bu Ostapeev who replaced Bu Pollard for semester 1 this year for all her work. Bu Ostapeev has displayed enormous dedication, a high level of student focus and excellence in everything she has done for our students in the short time that she has been at our school. Our year 12 students thank her as well for support with their Indonesian conversation practice in preparation for their school assessed tasks and final examinations. We wish her all the best for the future.

Pompa Brady, Teaching & Learning Leader LOTE


It's official.... We are performing in the heats on Thursday August 13th at Hisense Arena.

So keep this date free.

For students, the day will begin early (approximately 6am) where we will make our way in, set up our dressing room, rehearse on the main stage then prepare for the big performance!!

For those coming to watch, the performance will begin around 7pm, with results announced around 11.30pm.

We hope to extremely well in a number of areas as this year we have had great student leadership, phenomenal choreography and extravagant costuming.

The Queen of Hearts costume has been designed and made by Mahalia Rank. The idea was to make an oversized ball gown that is evil, with the theme colours, black, purple and red. A cape has also been designed that will be constructed with playing cards!! The skirt is designed to be removed so that Leah Hamlet, a year 12 student leader, who is playing the role of the "Queen of Hearts" can step out of it and dance. We will all be looking forward to seeing this costume once complete!

While some will be enjoying the well deserved holiday break approaching, our backstage crew will be hard at work as the sets still need to be constructed and painted.

They will be meeting on Wednesday the 1st of July (first Wednesday in the holidays) to continue production.

A second costume working bee has been organised for Sunday July 12th in room 516.

Thank you,

Brooke Gannon, Rock Eisteddfod organiser


Congratulations to the group of year 12 students (and staff!) on their exhibition of life drawings held on Friday 19th June. We have been meeting together at the Eltham Living and Learning centre over 8 weeks to draw. Well done to students Kane Wray, Karina Browne, Iona Okey, Sean Anderson, Megan Edgoose, and to staff members Jenny Fowler and Robyn Stephens.  And thanks to all the folk who came to the opening to share the experience with students/children/ friends/colleagues/me!

Panayiota Gogos, After Hours Art Coordinator

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Winners DG Student Design Competition

Congratulations to Denny Louis (Yr 11) on winning the inaugural national secondary schools section of the DG Student Design Competition.  All students from the VET Interactive Digital Media class entered the competition to design the best cover for DG Portfolio magazine.  Denny wins a copy of the Adobe CS4 Creative Design Suite.  Congratulations also to Kirstin Stead (Yr 11) who received one of the three Commendation awards for her entry. And more congratulations! Amy Coates (Yr 10), Joshua Mayne (Yr 11), Loren Reid (Yr 11) and Heidi Schoenheimer (Yr 10) were among 20 students from across Australia to receive Notable awards.

The DG Student Design Competition invited students to design a cover for an imaginary issue of DG Portfolio, and experience working to a design brief. Entries were open to both tertiary college and secondary school students in Australia, judged in separate divisions.

DG Portfolio is an annual publication which covers all creative disciplines, including graphic design, illustration, computer graphics, photography and website design. There were no suggested themes for the cover designs so students were given free reign in their response to the brief, although Eltham High VET IDM students were required to use their own photography and to use Photoshop to construct their final design. This year’s competition has been the most popular yet, especially in the new secondary school division, and the quality of the work is shown in the galleries of winners, runners-up, commendations and notable entries. To view the winning entries, go to: http://www.dgdesignnetwork.com.au/aderg/dg-student-design-competition-2009-call-for-entries/

Marian Stoney, VET IDM Teacher


Northern Careers Employment Expo

3.30 – 7pm: Careers and Employment Expo

Exhibitors include: Universities, TAFE’s, Training providers, Support services, Employers, Employment services, Apprenticeship Centres.

6pm – 6.30pm: Adapting to a changing labour market

Jan Moody from Apprenticeships Plus will talk about apprenticeships and traineeship opportunities (including school based) currently available to young people in the region.

Free entry, win 1 of 3 iPods just for attending. When: Thursday 30 July Where: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre,  Cnr Bell St & St Georges Rd,  Preston.

Experience LaTrobe Melbourne

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; Law and legal studies; Sciences and psychology; Visual art and graphic design. When: Tues 30 June. More info, workshop details and online registration: www.latrobe.edu.au/experience

Herald Sun Career Expo

The Herald Sun Melbourne Career Expo is an education, training & employment exhibition, showcasing tertiary institutions, training colleges, employers and government initiatives. Aimed at: school leavers, students, parents, graduates, job seekers, any looking at career change.  When: 10am-3pm, Fri 24 July; 10am-4pm, Sat 25 & Sun 26 July; Where: Melb Exhibition Centre, Clarendon St, Southbank; Cost: $6 (cons), $12 (general), free (u/13); Info: www.careerexpo.com.au.

Want to find out about Monash?

‘Experience Monash’ gives Year 10-12 students the chance to find out about courses offered, get a taste of what it is like to study at Monash, see the facilities and participate in workshops (choose from areas like nanotechnology, journalism, computer games, engineering and law). Attend presentations on managing transition to uni, parent info session and tours. When: 10am-3.15pm, 7 July; Where: Clayton; Info/reg’n: www.monash.edu/study/events/experience.

Want to discover Deakin Uni?

During term holidays join in tours, find out about courses, talk to staff, see accommodation, find out about transition. When: 10.30am, 7 & 16 July; Where: All campuses; Reg’n: www.deakin.edu.au/discover.

Parents and Deakin Uni

Deakin has a Parent Information Event coming soon.  Find out about VTAC applications, course selection, preferences and key dates. Find out about Deakin courses and career outcomes, scholarships, pathways and support services. When: 7-8.30pm, Thurs 2 July; Where: Melbourne campus @ Burwood, and Altona Meadows Library and Learning Centre; Info/booking: www.deakin.edu.au/parent.

Access all areas at Melbourne Uni

This program, aimed at Year 10-12 students/families, gives a personalised look at Melbourne (repeat of April program). Hear about the Melbourne Model, attend sessions for specific year levels, sessions for international students, attend course information sessions and talk to staff. When: Fri 3 July; Where: Parkville campus;

Cost-Free   Info 8344 6543  Register: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/events/vic/accessallareas

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher

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


VSSSA Northern Zone Cross Country

Last Thursday 18th of June the Eltham High School Cross country Teams competed against the rest of the Northern Zone Schools as teams of either 4 or 5 students and individually. The results of our entered teams were outstanding.   Of the 10 events contested Eltham finished with 4 gold medals, 2 sliver and 1 bronze, resulting in Eltham being the overall winner.  Individually there were also some outstanding performances. 

Louise Alford U13 Girls First3km course winning by over a minute. 

Amos Fun U15 Boys Second 3km course

Sam Brisbane Second 5km course

Team Results were as follows U13 Girls (Gold Medal) – Louise Alford, Jamie Solar, Gabby Seymour, Millie French, Jesse Black

U13 Boys (Gold Medal) – Billy Marshall, Talen Pettie, Nick Phillips, Connor Dalgleish, Armstrong Lazenby

U14 Girls (Gold Medal) - Romy Stephens, Emily Voss, Alicia Wilson, Ashley Butler

U14 Boys (Bronze Medal)- Oscar Weishchmann, Shaun Mclachlan, Dalton Pollinitz, Aiden Somers

U15 Boys (Silver Medal)- Amos Fun, Daniel Seymour, Aidan Smith, James White

U16 Girls (Silver Medal) – Tessa Mitchell, Hayley Pringle, Alex Leffley, Ashley Hollan

U16 Boys (Gold Medal)- Sam Brisbane, Joe Reichel, Jarrod Richards, Tom Walker

All gold medal winning teams plus U14 Boys Oscar Weischmann, Shaun Mclachlan, U15 Boys Amos Fun U/16 Girls Tessa Mitchell, U21Girls Petra Manduca have now qualified for the state finals to be held on Friday 24th July at Bundoora Park.   Congratulations and good luck for this event. Photos of the day thanks to Jenny Alford are on display in the junior school windows.

Peter Seymour, Team Manager

2009 Swim Squad – Thursday mornings 7am

What a great way to start a cold day----warm up with friends! Jjust come along to the Eltham Leisure Centre Thursday from 7 until 8am and say hello to our coaches Neroli and Simon. 

Phil Boyd, Swim Squad leader



Level 1 Referees Course

The final session will be held this Wednesday at 4.00pm

Eltham Volleyball Jackets

Students who have ordered a jacket – please see the list on the volleyball noticeboard to check your name and details of the order are correct.

Vic Schools Cup teams

Teams for this year’s 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 me know.

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


Canteen Roster

June / July 2009

Wed 24

Joanna Buckley, Wendy Gunnoo

Thurs 25

Liz Deacon

Fri 26

Paula, Rhonda, Kath, Gael

Term 3

Mon 13 July

Jamie Kelly, Helen Hunter

Tues 14

Anne Hawting, Jenny Fluck

Wed 15

Jenny Alford, Linda Alford, Robyn Kaires

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


Students using this bus service must have their completed application form with the school Business Manager by the end on this week.               Bruce Martyn, Business Manager

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


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


A happy and safe holiday to all students, staff and families

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.

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…………….


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


THIS WEEK - Creating a Resilient life . . .an evening with Andrew Fuller

WHERE: Kangaroo Ground Primary School- Corner Graham and Eltham –Yarra Glen Rds, Kangaroo Ground Mel way ref: 271 E11. Phone: 9712-0292

WHEN: Wednesday 24th June, 6.30-9pm.Join us for a light supper 6.30-7pm Andrew will speak from 7pm onwards.                                  The evening is free.

Note: The presentation is for parents and may not be suitable for children, childcare is available at the school on the night. Any queries contact Diana Murphy- Nillumbik Community Health Service- 9430-9184/0431160988 dianam@nchs.org.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.


Students using this bus service must have their completed application form with the school Business Manager by the end this term.               Bruce Martyn, Business Manager

2nd Eltham Sea Scouts

are running a screening of

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

at the Palace Cinema Balywn

 on Sunday the 19th of July at 11.00am.


(children’s admission price)

Tickets now available for purchase.

Please contact Simone Redfern 9439 4464 

or 9439 4464 for further details.

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)

Youth Carnival

Wed 8 July – Sat 11 July

St Andrews Primary School  from 10am – 4pm

All activities are free of charge

Wed/ Thurs / Fri / Sat – skate clinics, BBQ pay stations, sumo suits rock climbing wall BBQ jumping castle   etc

See notice boards at school for poster

for program and more information contact Denzil Bentley – Youth Outreach Worker 9433 3327



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 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.


Experience Monash

Tuesday July 7, 2009

10am – 3pm

Are you a student in Year 10, 11 or 12 or a parent of a student in one of these years? If so, we invite you to come and Experience Monash.

The program aims to introduce you to the study opportunities and experiences available at the Clayton campus.

Choose from a variety of interactive faculty workshops, plus learn more about entry requirements, scholarships, fees and transition to university.

For program details / book online visit:


Telephone 9903 4758

Email valerie.foster@adm.monash.edu.au

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

Make time for you!

Learn a new skill, meet new people,

make new friends!

New program available from 15 June at www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au or phone

Eltham   9433 3744     Diamond Creek   9433 3766            Panton Hill   9433 3799

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.


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


Eltham Little Theatre Inc


Directed by Galye Poor and Lois Fleming

Performance- Fri Sat & Sun - July 10,11,17,18 at 8pm

July 12,19 - - Sun 2pm

Bookings 9437 1574    ticketbox@elthamlittletheatre.org.au

Adults $20 Con $16 (student pensioner/healthcare card).  Tickets must be prepaid – pleased send chq/money order to The Ticket Secretary, ELT PO Box 114, Eltham 3095

Credit card facilities avail via phone or ticket booking


NCASA letterhead header.pdf

Support group for adult men recovering from childhood sexual abuse

WHEN?             Starts mid-July 2009

Tuesday evenings 5:30 – 7:30

Group will run for 8 weeks

WHERE?          Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault

                        Repatriation Campus

                        Austin Hospital



The group is primarily intended to benefit men who have attended, or are currently attending, counselling in regards to their experience of childhood sexual abuse. Northern CASA also offers individual counselling for men who are not sure about attending a group.

The group will be co-facilitated by a male and female counsellor from Northern CASA.

There is no cost to participants.

For more information or referrals call NCASA on 9496 2240 during business hours, and ask for Merilyn or Cameron.


Understanding Mental Illness Workshop – 24th June 2009

Location: Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, Fairfield Place, 276 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield

Workshops commence at 6pm and conclude 9pm coffee, tea & biscuits are provided

Bookings – to secure a place in thuis program please ph 8486 4205 or email jmottica@mifellowship.org

Cost members $35/15 Con  -  Non-members $50/$20 con

Payment options cash, chq, visa, mastercard

Find out more about us – helpline 03 8486 4222 or help@mifellowship.org

Web: mifellowship.org



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

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.

Eltham Leisure Centre

Starting from next term 14 July – there will be taekwondo classes for females every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm .  Instructor Evelyn Banister, 2nd Dan Black Belt.  Enquiries 9435 6000

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


(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

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

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

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

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