Term 3 Week 2

Tuesday 21 July 2009


Principal’s Report

Student Achievement:

Premier’s VCE Awards for 2008 Studies:

I was privileged to have been present at the 2008 Premier’s Awards to witness Brett Way receive his award for Outdoor and Environmental Studies.  The ceremony took place at the New Melbourne Convention Centre on Tuesday 21 July. Whilst this award is presented on the basis of a student’s exceptional achievement in a specific subject it in fact takes into account the student’s overall performance across all of his/her areas of VCE studies.  Brett has excelled in each of his subjects and obtained a perfect score of 50/50 in Outdoor and Environmental Studies.  He joins a large group of other Eltham High School graduates who in previous years have also demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving top results and who have been recognized through Premier Awards.  We congratulate Brett on his achievement and in doing so we also congratulate his teacher Mrs Judy Taylor whose ongoing support and exceptional talent has ensured Brett’s high level of achievement.  Mrs Taylor and Eltham High School have also been recognized alongside Brett through this accolade.  I need to say that this is definitely not a new experience for Mrs Taylor who has attended a number of Premier’s Awards where her students have been the recipients. Brett is currently involved in an apprenticeship in carpentry which has been his long term aim and we wish him all the very best with his future career path.

National Gymnastics Championships:

Congratulations to Isis Lowery in 7c for her outstanding performance at the National Gymnastics Championships held at the Western Australia Institute of Sport across a nine day period.  Isis competed in the International Levels program, specifically in the International 8 in both team and individual events. Her Victorian Team received first place across the two day team competition.  At an individual level Isis was placed 2nd overall; 2nd on vault; 3rd on floor and 5th on beam and bars. This is an excellent achievement for Isis and we are all very proud of her.  We need to recognize and share this achievement with “Jets Gym” where Isis trains.  These are the first National Medals we understand to be achieved by this organization.  Isis returned to school on Monday 20 July after having concluded the competition with a three day camp with national women’s coaches.  A wonderful achievement for Isis and her team and we will continue to follow her career in this sport with great interest.

School Arrival and Drop Off:

I ask all parents/guardians for your support in ensuring that students arrive to school on time and most certainly at least 10 minutes before the first bell.  As of the start of this term we have noticed a number of parents dropping off students after the start of school some arriving even after the second bell.  Late arrival to school is disruptive to student learning and means that your child will not get the full benefit of the class for which they arrive late.  Teachers do enforce sanctions for lateness but this also becomes difficult when the lateness is due to parents being late.  Whilst we understand that from time to time mishaps occur and the situation may be outside of any one individual’s control but persistent late arrival is inexcusable.  I ask that you all take this on board and ensure that your children arrive on time.  Similarly if your child uses public transport or rides/walks to school I ask that you have a conversation with them about leaving home at a time which will allow them to arrive to school with ample opportunity to get themselves ready for period 1.  This is a collaborative effort and I thank you in anticipation of your support.  The school bell times are clearly published in the student planner but I include them here for your information:

8.05 – 8.55 am.

Period 0 (VCE only)

8:50 am.

Warning Bell to start moving to period 1

8:55 – 9:45 am.

Period 1

9.45 –10.35 am.

Period 2

10.35 – 10.55 am


10.49 am.

Warning Bell

10.55 – 11.45 am.

Period 3


Period 4

12.35 – 1.30 pm.


1.24 pm.

Warning Bell

1.30 – 2.20 p.m.

Period 5

2.20 – 3.10 p.m.

Period 6

Federal Government Support for those affected by the Devastating February Bushfires:

The Federal Government has provided additional support for families and individuals who have been affected by the recent bushfires. The definition of who may have been affected by trauma is very broad and is not restricted to those who have lost loved ones or homes or property but extends way beyond this. If you feel that the events of the bushfires have affected you directly or indirectly then you have access to this service.

This is provided through the North East Valley Division of General Practice that has a responsibility across an area ranging from Kinglake and Kinglake West through to Nillumbik and Banyule. The initiative is called “Access to Allied Psychological Service (ATAPS)”. This is absolutely a free service and is not capped to a specified number of sessions. You will have access to the service for as long as you have a need.

The process to access the service is straight forward. A referral needs to be made by your GP or a Case Manager to the North East Valley Division of General Practice. The Division will issue a referral number and details of professionals providing the service. You then make an appointment to see the professional for support. This will be at no cost to you and the number of sessions will extend for as long as you need them. If you are unable to get a referral through a case manger or GP then ring the division directly on 9496 4333 or visit the website at www.nevdgp.org.au.

If you know of people outside of the area that may be in need of this type of support do refer them to their local Division of General Practice. If they have no information about it then ask them to call the North East Valley Division of General Practice at the above number for further directions.

The North East Valley Division of General Practice also provides a service for those people in need of psychological support not originating from the bushfires. This service can be accessed by contacting the division at the above specified number.

I ask you to consider engaging with this support if in need and not to suffer in silence. “Talking about it WILL make a difference…”

Vincent Sicari, Principal


July 2009

Wed 22

Careers Yr 11 Tertiary visit to LaTrobe / NMIT am

Maths Games Day Penleigh Essendon Gramma

School Council Meeting 7:30pm

Thurs 23

Sci Yr12 Biology to GTAV

Maths Yr 10 Games Day Mt Scopus

Sat 25

Music Choir Concert at Ivanhoe GGS

Mon 27

Rock Eisteddfod performance for school

OES Yr 11  Forest study to Toolangi

Tues 28

Pyjama Day Make-a-Wish Foundation

Transition VCAL Information evening in Library

Wed 29

OES Yr 11 Forest study Toolangi

Careers Yr 11 Tertiary visit to LaTrobe / NMIT am

Thurs 30

VCAL selected students to Darebin

Art  Yr11 & Yr12 Fieldwork Dali Exhibit NGV

Fri 31

Rock Eisteddfod all day rehearsal showcourt

OES Yr 11 Forest study Toolangi


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 info 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.


--Pyjama day is coming!!!!

Just a reminder that on Tuesday 28th July a Pyjama day will be taking place at school, come in your favourite pyjamas and bring a gold coin to donate to the Make a Wish Foundation – this Whole school dress up day event is organised by your house leaders.

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

Did you know that you can now pay your accounts using BPAY?

Simply use the biller code and reference number listed on your July statement which was mailed out during the holidays. 

If you provide us with details at the time of your payment we will allocate it in accordance with your request.  Email your payment details to accounts  at  elthamhs.vic.edu.au otherwise it will be allocated as follows:

1.     Essential education items

2.     Optional extras

3.     Voluntary financial contributions.

Please note that biller code 87361 will show DEECD (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development) NOT Eltham High School.  The Department initially receives the payment and then distributes to schools the next day so there is a processing delay of two days.

As confirmation of this new process we will be posting receipts to families for all BPay transactions during term three only, after this time receipts will only be issued upon request. 

Kathleen Hannan, Acting Business Manager

Education Maintenance Allowance Instalment 2

The second instalment is due from mid August onwards.  Parents and guardians who lodged an application at the beginning of the year need not lodge another application to receive the second instalment. 

If you did not apply for the EMA in the first instalment, you must submit the second instalment application to the school by 7 August 2009.

Key dates – eligibility day 13 July 2009

Parent applications close 7 August 2009

EFT payments mid August 2009 onwards

Cheque payments – late Aug/early September 2009

Education Tax Refund

Parents hold on to your receipts.

Eligible parents can now claim a 50% tax refund on:

Laptops, home computers ( and related costs), home Internet connections, printers, education software, trade tools (for use at school), text books, stationery – maximum refund of $375 per primary school child or $750 per high school child.

For further information call the office of Jenny Macklin MP Federal member for Jaga Jaga 9459 1411

Canteen Roster

July 2009

Tues 21

Kerri Lester, Karen Mc Donald

Wed 22

Karen Biddiscombe, Pearl Yung,

Alison Holman

Thurs 23

Carol Stewart, Sue Ball

Fri 24

Elisa Hart, Suzie Gerard

Mon 27

Jane Woollard, Debbie Holman

Tues 28

Victoria Kirkwood, Volunteer needed



Our Training, Intermediate and Concert Bands are travelling to Ferngully Lodge in Healesville this week, for both intense instrumental and band tuition.   It's Symphonic Band's turn next week when they'll also have the opportunity to work with guest conductor Bob Hower.

This Saturday the Choir is performing at IGGS as guests of Eltham East Primary School Choir and next week, Thursday 30th July, they are taking part in a Masterclass with renowned choral conductor and composer, Stephen Leek.

Last weekend the Symphonic Band took part in the 'Sounds Great' event.   They performed to an audience of music professionals and were then the clinic band for the American conductor, Craig Kirchhoff.

AMEB exam forms are due in tomorrow - if you have any queries please contact Jill in the music office, immediately on 9430 5127

And some fee chasing ... have you paid the second instalment of the music fees due last month?  If not, please do so immediately.  And a friendly reminder that the second instalment of the symphonic band tour payment is due on Friday 24th July.   Any queries, again, contact Jill.

Encouraging students to attend concerts etc ... For the 'followers of Brass' ... a concert at Hamer Hall on Saturday 15th August 8pm 'The Black Dyke Mills Band' [a champion UK Brass Band] contact the Arts Centre for ticket information.

Jill Browne, Music Administration

‘Battle of the Bands' at the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival Sunday August 30th.  The stage is being sponsored by Bendigo Bank and a cash prize will be offered for the winning group.

Look out for posters etc. with lots more info coming soon!!

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Currently there are 2 scholarship opportunities available:

1)     The Department of Human Services in partnership with Kids Under Cover, is offering Housing Week Scholarships worth $1000 for students studying Yr 11 or 12 or the equivalent through TAFE in 2010. To be eligible, students must be living in public or community-managed housing, or at risk of homelessness. Closing date: August 4th.

2)     Opportunity Scholarships – up to $1000 awarded to students enrolled in Government primary or secondary school for school approved, curriculum related programs. Eligible students are those who lack financial and practical resources and are in receipt of an allowance. Students also need to be able to demonstrate a special ability in a specific learning area with potential to develop further. Closing date: August 24th.

To find out more about the various criteria and preparing an application, see Tricia, Student Support (Room 609, MON and TUES) or the Student Welfare Coordinators - Mr Monigatti or Mrs Parry.

Reminder: YEAR 10 STUDENTS

Not sure about next year? Or whether you wish to go to university?                                Perhaps VCAL is for you?

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) suits those students who are looking at an EARLY pathway into training at TAFE, doing an apprenticeship, or gaining employment after completing their secondary education and are unsure of their interest or capacity to attempt VCE.


Tues 28 July in the School Library7:30pm start


As part of interest in VCAL for 2010, an excursion to the Northern Careers Employment Expo focusing on School Based Apprenticeships & Traineeships will be held on Thursday 30 July 2009 at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre. Permission forms required but no cost to the students.


What’s happening in Mathematics in July

There are a number of things on the go for the Maths department this month.

We have teams competing in the annual Maths Association Games Days. Our year 8 teams will be at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar on Wednesday 22nd July.  The year 10 teams will be competing at Mt Scopus in Burwood on Thursday 23rd July.  Yr 7 and yr 9 teams will be competing in the coming months.

We also have 16 students in years 7 and 8 who have been competing in the Australian Problem Solving Olympiad.  They have been working hard on solving mathematical problems during their lunchtimes every Thursday. They have had 2 competitions so far, with their third test on Thursday 30th July.

A reminder also, that the annual Australian Maths Competition will be held early next month on Thursday 6th August. This is open to all students and some places are still available. We also still have a number of entrants who haven’t paid their $5 entry fee. Payment can be made to the cashier at the General Office.

Good luck to all teams and participants

Here is a puzzle for you to work on at home:

Both squares in the diagram touch the circle in exactly 4 points. If the area of the smaller square is 25 cm2, what is the area of the larger square?

Email you answers to me at gio at elthamhs.vic.edu.au.


John Gioskos, Mathematics Learning and Teaching Leader

Attention Yr 9 /10 students

The Premiers Spirit of ANZAC prize 2009 School Competition 2009 – Open to all students in Middle School, trip to Gallipoli on offer.


Young Endeavour Youth Scheme on board the training ship “Young Endeavour” (16-23 year olds) details available from Mr McCrystal in the Middle School Office.


University & TAFE Open Days

These are coming up and are a great way to explore tertiary study options. Yr 10 is not too early to start visits. For courses which require an interview, audition or folio presentation in Year 12 as part of the selection process, attendance is essential. A full list is on the VTAC website (www.vtac.edu.au) but dates for the major metropolitan institutes are:

OPEN DAYS in August– GENERALLY 10am to 4pm

Sun 2

Monash (Clayton, Caulfield)

Sun 9

RMIT (City, Brunswick, Bundoora)

Victoria Uni (Footscray Park)

William Angliss TAFE

Sat 15

Holmesglen TAFE (Chadstone, Moorabbin, Waverley)

Sun 16

Australian Catholic Uni (Melbourne)

Melbourne Uni (Parkville and VCA)

Swinburne (Hawthorn, Lilydale, Prahran)

Sun 23

Box Hill TAFE (Elgar, Nelson, Whitehorse)

Deakin (Burwood)

Sun 30

La Trobe (Bundoora)

To get the most out of Open Days preparation is the key. Try the following suggestions:

·         Obtain an Open Day Program beforehand so you can plan your visit. Some copies in the Careers Room, best to go on-line, eg. www.latrobe.edu.au/openday

·         Read the program before attending to check the times of talks of interest.

·         Arrive early, and allow yourself a couple of hours at each campus you visit.

·         Write out questions you want answered and find staff to answer them (eg What ‘majors’ can you study? Are there limits on numbers in any subject?)

·         Ask questions about career prospects of graduates.

·         Collect brochures about courses which interest you.

·         Talk to current students about their course to get their perspectives.

If you are concerned about not obtaining the ENTER for the course that interests you, ask about the possibility of transfer after 1st year. What is recommended?  

·         Look at the facilities available and make comparisons with other universities offering the same/similar courses.  Where would you prefer to be?

·         Find out about clubs and societies available.

Consider transport/parking issues.  Perhaps travel to Open Day the way you will travel if you enrol there.  Will you will be happy with this for three or four years?

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.

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.

Year 10 students planning for 2010

The ‘Herald Sun’ and ‘Age’ will have Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) Tertiary Entry Supplements in their Monday 27 July editions, including lists of prerequisites for courses in 2012 at TAFE’s, universities and independent colleges, and lots of other information. A great resource.

La Trobe University Year 10 VCE Information Evening

The event will provide Year 10 students and their parents with information about university prior to beginning their VCE Studies. All faculties will be represented and students and their parents will be able to ask questions, collect information and discuss courses with faculty course advisers. There will be a presentation specifically for students which will provide information and advice about dealing with VCE expectations and university, and how to plot study pathways – current La Trobe students will be there to relate their experiences first-hand. A separate parents’ session will cover resources, scholarships, career paths, the issue of ‘heart versus head’ when choosing a university course, and general support for children throughout VCE and beyond. When - Wednesday 29 July. For more info and to register: www.latrobe.edu.au/vceexpo

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher

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

Youth Affairs Council of Victoria needs you!!!

ACCC and YACVic want to find out about YOU and what happens to you as a shopper.

Are you aged 12-25?

Have you been ripped off?   bought dodgy goods?   Signed contracts that you didn’t understand?

Come along to a consultation and workshop at YACVic and tell us what has happened to you and your friends.

What’s in it for you? – nibble on snacks – get a $40 voucher – get your travel costs covered and help make a difference!

Where Level 2, 172 Flinders Street, Melbourne. 3000

Wed 29 July 5-7pm for 18-25 years

And Thurs 30 July 4:30-6:30pm for 12-17 years

To book in for the consultation & workshop email info@yacvic.org.au with ‘shopping consultation” (under 18 need a parental consent form)  ph  Kate 9267 3799 if you have any questions!

EHS Swim Squad – Thurs morn 7am

Come join us and our coaches Neroli Nixon and Simon Wright on Thursdays mornings at 7am at the Eltham Leisure Centre.  Sessions finish at 8am and then it’s HOT CHOCOLATE back at school.

Phil Boyd, Swim Squad leader


An offer has been made via Wattle Glen Basketball Club to two under 14 children, (not turning 14 this year) who would love to play basketball, but are unable to due to financial constraints. The offer is a full membership and uniform until December 2009. Funding will be sort to continue this offer next year.

The contact for this offer is Sheryl Harris, 0408 173 938.


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. The list also details how much students owe for Vic schools cup. Year 7 students have already paid for this event.

Year 7 Volleyball Competition

The social competition for year 7 students will be replaced with practice matches for Vic schools cup teams this term. Any other teams wishing to enter should see Mr Thomas a.s.a.p.

Super League Volleyball

In preparation for the coming Victorian and National schools cup competitions a special ‘super league’ competition will run each Thursday night after school. The purpose is for Eltham teams to have a regular quality game of volleyball to prepare them for the matches they will encounter in coming competitions. Students will play in their school team in a separate boys and girls competition. Both will be held on Thursday nights at 3.25 pm.

Teams competing in the girls competition will be – U/15 girls honours, under 15 girls division 1, u/16 girls honours,  u/16 and u/17 girls division 1(combined team), and u/17 girls honours.

Boys teams – u/15 boys honours, u/15 boys division 1, u/16 honours, u/16 division 1 and u/17 boys honours.

Teams will also be required to do duty so that referees’ can gain practice prior to schools cup.

There will be no charge for games and it is very important that all players attend games.


This term we will be running a ' Spikezone' or mini volleyball competition.

Any primary school kids interested in entering the competition should organise a team from amongst their class mates, think up a cool name and get ready to play.

The competition started last week but new teams are welcome.

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


Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships.

Five EHS students competed at the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships held at Bundoora Park on Saturday 18th July.

Year 7 students, Louise Alford and Gabrielle Seymour competed in the Girls U14 3km event.

Louise ran strongly to complete the hilly and windswept 3km course in 10:46 and finish in third place, only five seconds behind the winner.  There were a total of 94 students in the Girls U14 race.  As the races doubled as a selection trial for the Australian All Schools Cross Country Championships to be held in Nowra, New South Wales on the 29th August, Louise has now gained selection in the Victorian team.

Gabrielle Seymour finished the 3km in 14:22.

In the Boys U14 3km, Armstrong Lazenby crossed the line in 12:29.

James White competed in the Boys U16 and finished the 4km event in 16:17.

Zoe Girbau ran 4km in the Girls U18 race and finished in a time of 18:58.

Congratulations to all five students on their performances. A detailed list of results can be found at http://www.athsvic.org.au/

VSSSA State Cross Country Championships

This Friday, 24th July, a large contingent of EHS students who qualified at the Northern Zone (Metro) Cross Country, will line up for the VSSSA State Cross Country Championships at Bundoora Park.  Details of the program and a map of the course can be found on the website http://www.vsssa.org.au/

Training Runs at EHS

Each Friday morning (apart from this Friday) a group of students, girls and boys from Year 7 to Year 10, meet at the Junior School office at 8:00am and set off on a training run.  The runs vary according to age and ability and make use of the local parklands that EHS is fortunate to have on our doorstep.  Members of staff accompany the groups.  A hot chocolate awaits students when they return to school. New members always welcome.

Training at Willinda Park, Greensborough

Students interested in training with the Diamond Valley Athletic Club are invited to join in a training group on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 5:00pm. Club coaches, Max Balchin and Lyn Davis will be on hand to explain the arrangements. Sessions usually go through until 6:30pm.


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 Lyon or Mr Clark. 

A very special thank you to the Lock family for a number of early cameras and equipment so generously donated.  They have found a good home.  Mr Lyon.

Community Announcements/Advertisements…………….

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.

Community Announcements/Advertisements…………….


Free field-day for property owners of St Andrews and Christmas Hills who lost fences in the Feb 7th fire.

See the latest equipment, watch and learn fencing from the experts, ask questions and get quotes. This community event is on Sunday July 26th. Free hot drinks and sausage sizzle.

Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential and will be allocated to locals on a first in first served basis.

Please register your interest early by ringing

Hurstbridge Bushfire Support Centre.    9718 2759

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

 “Airheads”   --   Free Airbrushing course

Term 3 Thursdays at Shop 72,

Youth Lounge @ Main St, Greensborough

Commencing Thursday 16th July, 7-9pm.

10 sessions

Limited to 10 participants. YOU MUST book in to secure

your place!!

Call Katy at Banyule Youth Service on

9457 9939 or 0412 850 479 or email

katy.capdevila@ banyule.vic.gov.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 July 23 at the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, 380 William St, Melbourne. The session starts at 7:30pm. Further details are available www.studentexchange.org.au.    This evening gives students and families the opportunity to learn more about becoming an exchange student and the various scholarship options that are available.

Tel:    +61 2 9997 0700   Fax:   +61 2 9997 0701Web:


Street Art Open Sessions

1st & 3rd Sundays in Term 3

Dates: Aug 2nd & Aug 16th, and Sept 6th

Venue: Shop 72, Youth Lounge @ Greensborough

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm.

Come and paint – we have some “legals” coming up that we need YOU to come and prep and design.

Develop your skills with professional street artists.

For more info call Katy at Banyule Youth Service on

9457 9939 or 0412 850 479.


(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.

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





Want to expand your knowledge of other countries, cultures, languages or cuisines? Then consider opening your door to an international exchange student. 

World Education Program (WEP) is looking for Volunteer Host Families for International Students arriving in February 2010.

Students from Belgium, Italy, Brazil, France, Japan, and Switzerland are looking for families that are prepared to welcome them into their homes.

These young ambassadors are looking for life long friends and a place to call home during their stay. Apply now & start corresponding with your student upon approval. Getting to know them & their families before they arrive brings fun & joy to everyone involved!

If you would like more information on becoming a Host Family, then please contact our National Office.

Full support is provided to all host families and their students!


Nikki Medwell, Inbound Exchange Administrator

World Education Program Toll Free:          1300 884 733

Email: wep@wep.org.au


An information pack can be sent on request which includes student photos and profiles.


It’s easier than you think & a fantastic experience for all!

Outbound programs also available



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


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.


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



Multicultural Program – 2009 AFL Academy camp - Sun 20 – Thurs 24 Sept (5 day live in camp)

Year 7-8 Male (Female camp in 2010)

For all the details see posters at school and to register your interest contact Yuta Kobayashui



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 in need of 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

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.


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.





 OPEN for all

 12-17 y.o


OPEN for all

12-17 y.o


OPEN for all

12-25 y.o         

Week 2


Open activities



Open activities



Open activities


Week 3


Open activities



Open activities



Open activities


Call the NYC on 8470 8491 for more information.

Hours are subject to change on a term-by-term basis.

The NYC located at Shop J63A next to the Commonwealth Bank where the Bus Stops are!

NYC provides:

Internet Access * Employment & Training support programs * Music Events & Gigs * Referrals, counselling and support * Homework support * Fun Activities and Games * PS3, Will, XBOX* Pool Table* Soccer Table* Air Hocky Table* Afternoon Flicks & Jewellery Making * Social space to hang out and chat.


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.