Term 3 Week 3

Tuesday 28 July 2009



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.


TONIGHT - Tues 28 July in the School Library 7:30pm start


Principal’s Report

Student Achievement

Maths Games Day

Congratulations to all the Year 8 and Year 10 students who competed in the Maths Games Day on Wednesday, 22 July and Thursday 23 July respectively.  Our students did us all proud.  Out of 134 teams that competed in the Year 8 competition, our teams came in 21st and 49th and out of the 50 teams that competed in the Year 10 competition, our teams were placed 36th and 37th.  The competition was very tough and I congratulate all students and staff who supported the students in this competition.  Well done by all.

Cross Country - Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships

As reported last week our Cross Country team members – Louise Alford, Gabrielle Seymour, Armstrong Lazenby, James White and Zoe Girbau are to be congratulated on their efforts at the Championships held at Bundoora on July 18. 

Louise will now represent Eltham High School at the Australian All Schools Cross Country Championships in Nowra, New South Wales on August 29.  Good luck Louise!

Held on Friday 24th July at Bundoora Park were the VSSSA State CC Championships.

Congratulations again to Louise Alford who was placed 1st in the Girls 13 years event.  Others to compete were Girls13 years- Jamie Solar, Gabby Seymour, Millie French and Jessie Black.  Boys 13 years – Jalen Pettie, Nick Phillips, Connor Dalgleish.  Girls 14 years – Romy Stephens, Alicia Wilson and Ashley Butler. Boys 14 years – Oscar Weischmann, Shaun McLachlan.  Boys 15 years – Amos Fun.  Girls 16 years – Tessa Mitchell.  Boys 16 years – Sam Brisbane, Joe Reichel, Jordan Rchards, Tom Walker. Well done to all.

Thanks to Peter Seymour for his enthusiastic support and organisation of the Cross Country program.

Training Runs at Eltham High School

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. 

Athletic 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.

Staff Returning from Leave

I welcome back to Term 3 Mrs Christine Andrews and Ms Robyn Stephens, both of whom have been on leave for the first two weeks of this term.  Mrs Andrews will move back into her role as Head of Junior School and Ms Stephens will continue in her role as Timetabler and Daily Organiser.  I wish them both well for the remainder of this term.

Eltham High School Choir Performance

Congratulations to all the students in the School Choir and their conductor, Ms Lynlee Williams.  The Choir performed on Saturday, 25 July at the Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School Performing Arts Centre in collaboration with Eltham East Primary School Choir and the Eltham East Percussion Ensemble.  All groups performed admirably and I congratulate them all for their entertaining performance and wish them all the best with future ventures.

Eltham High School Term 3 Working Bee

An early reminder that the Term 3 Working Bee has been scheduled for Sunday, 16 August from 9:00am until 12:30pm.  I personally extend a warm invitation to all members of our community to sign up for this wonderful event where together we can work towards continuous improvement of our School grounds for student learning.  As always, a scrumptious morning tea and a delicious barbeque lunch will be provided.  I congratulate the members of the Grounds Committee for their preparation in planning for this coming Working Bee and in particular, Mr John Coates who works very hard at ensuring that the day is planned well and proceeds with the achievement of all the work that needs to be done.  I look forward to seeing you all at the Working Bee and I thank you in anticipation.

Vincent Sicari, Principal


July / August 2009

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

Choir master class workshop Eltham Rec’n Centre

Fri 31

Rock Eisteddfod all day rehearsal show court

OES Yr 11 Forest study Toolangi

Mon 3 Aug

LoTE Excursion 8A,D,E,C,F to Zoo

Tues 4

Sport – Round Robin Inter

English Yr 11 Macbeth Bell Shakespeare incursion, Yr 10 Romeo & Juliet

Wed 5

LoTE Yr 8 Excursion to Zoo

Thurs 6

VCAL World of Work Presentation

Music Melbourne Bands Festival

Fri 7

Volleyball Vic School Cup


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.

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

Canteen Roster

July / August 2009

Wed 29

Julie Temple, Michelle Ord

Thurs 30

Christine Muscat, Jeanette Jenkins

Fri 31

Jackie McEvoy, Leonie Knoblock, Robyn Bulman

Mon  3

Irene Nikolaidis, Michelle Chequer

Tues 4

Sally Malkoutzis, Jo Black

Wed 5

Kim Butler, Kimbra Shrubshall, Natalie Lawson


Year 8 ZOO Trip

Our cross KLA year 8 zoo trip will start next Monday 5th August.  All details relating to when each of the classes will be going and permission forms for parents to fill and return have been handed out to students. In order for this excursion to go ahead, we request that the payment of $24.00 (cost of excursion together permission and medical  forms signed by parents be returned to the cashier by this Friday (last day)

Australian Language Certificate Test

These tests will be conducted next week during LOTE periods. Students can revise concepts from languagesonline.com.au and teachers will be conducting trial tests in classes, using past years’ papers.  For more details please consult your LOTE class teacher.

Mr Seal and the Rote Island Project

A former parent and a volunteer worker, Mr Seal’s latest project consists of working with young people and educating them about health issues in Rote island (near Ashmore reef), Indonesia and in Uganda.  Mr Seal would like to set up a link between Eltham High and the local school in Rote via DVDs   Our students watched a short DVD of Indonesian students introduce themselves, their school, hobbies, likes and dislikes.  Our students then took part in production of a DVD where they talked about themselves in Indonesian.  As they were very nervous, they looked at their script and as they get more used to it we hope they will be able to speak confidently without prompts. We also thank our students for their generous donation of pre- loved soccer boots which Mr Seal has taken with him to Indonesia. Other items that can be donated are simple, primary school level books in English. Mr Seal will return to us in September from Indonesia.  Both easy books and pre- loved soccer boots will be gratefully accepted. Please give these to Bu Brady in staff room B. We thank Mr Seal to give us the opportunity to have links with students in Rote Island

Selamat Datang Pak Frans from BRIDGE Project phase 2:  Welcome Mr Frans

The phase 2 of the BRIDGE project has started with the second teacher from 30 schools in Australia and Indonesia coming together to continue to learn how to collaborate from classroom to classroom between both countries using ICT links and discuss ways in which we can deepen intercultural knowledge of both countries via student and staff interaction and through different key learning areas.  So far the middle school and yr 11 Indonesian classes and selected students who are wiki space managers from middle school ICT classes have been involved from Eltham High and senior school students from year 10 in Santo Yosef Senior High from Denpsasar, Bali which is officially our sister school. We hope that many more students and other KLAs will take advantage of this fantastic opportunity. We thank Mr Oliver (SOSE and Indonesian) and Mr Frans for their enthusiasm and work in the BRIDGE project (www.bridge.edu.au).

Pompa Brady, Teaching & Learning Leader LoTE


The Grounds Committee has scheduled only one Working Bee for Term 3 on Sunday 16th August from 9am until 12:30pm with morning tea and barbeque lunch provided.  As usual there is a full range of jobs from construction through to the usual maintenance tasks.  More details will follow in next weeks newsletter.

John Coates for the Grounds Committee.



Last week saw the Training, Intermediate and Concert Bands attended music camp ... this week it's the Symphonic Band's turn.  They will be at camp from Thursday afternoon to Saturday, practicing hard but also having the opportunity to work with guest conductor Bob Hower.

In two weeks the Melbourne School Bands Festival will commence, firstly with the Strings Ensemble.  This is on the ensembles' calendars but more detailed information will be given this week.

Last Saturday night the Choir were special guests of the Eltham East Primary School Choir at a concert at IGGS. They sang three pieces beautifully which included five lovely solos from Gabby Seymour, Erin Fisher-Stamp, Samantha Stevens, Aidan Puglielli and Daniel Notting.  The evening concluded with a Combined Choir Finale.

This Thursday the Choir joins with EEPS again for a full day Masterclass with internationally renowned Australian composer, Stephen Leek.


And a request ... the Choir's conductor, Ms Lynlee Williams, is asking 'any parent, grandparent or friend who would like to volunteer their abilities as a pianist to accompany the choir at rehearsals on Monday mornings?'  Whilst there is no financial incentive you would have the opportunity to work with some talented and enthusiastic students!  If you can help, please contact the music office.


If you have any queries about the happenings of the music department, contact Jill in the Music Office on 9430 5127


 ‘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. coming soon!!

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Important dates in August

Tues 11 Aug

Year 7 Melbourne City camps begin

Wed 12

Senior School Progress Interviews

Wed 19


Transition Yr8 -> Middle School Information Night 7:30pm

Thurs 20


Transition Yr 10 Portfolio Day

Transition VCE Information Night  in the hall this evening is for Yr10 & new Yr 11 2009 students & parents

Tues 25


Junior & Middle School Progress Interview sessions – 11am-7pm

Wed 26

Careers Parents VTAC Info Session in the library 7:30pm

The Mental Health Foundation Creative Writing and Poster competitions

The Mental Health Foundation is conducting 2 competitions to raise awareness of Mental Health. There is a poster competition, which is mostly targeted at rural students, however the Foundation will accept entries from any student across the state. The poster/image needs to represent positive feelings that go to make up mental wellbeing. The winning poster will be used to promote Mental Health Week in October.  Entries close August 14th.

There is also a creative writing competition where grief, loss, loneliness or other mental health issues can be explored through either poetry, a play or story writing. Prize money will be awarded to winning entries. Entries close August 11th.

For further details, contact Tricia fit@elthamhs.vic.edu.au ) or in Rm 609 Mon and Tues.


As mentioned in the previous newsletter, the Maths Games Days have begun with Year 8 and 10 competing last week.  The year 8 students were at Penleigh Essendon Grammar on Wednesday 22nd July and the Year 10 students were at Mt Scopus Memorial College in Burwood on Thursday 23rd July.

Our students were divided into independent teams of four and competed in various puzzles, games and problem solving activities throughout the day.  At the Year 8 competition, 134 teams competed from over 40 schools. Our teams placed 21st and 49th. Our school was even leading the competition for the first part of the day.  At the Year 10 competition, there were about 50 teams from 25 schools. Our teams placed 36th and 37th in a very tough competition.

The students who represented our school were:

Year 8


James Angelopoulos, James Barden, David Bulman, James McQuillan, Callum McVeigh, Cody Rogers, Peta Scully-Wicks, and Hannah Shrubshall

Year 10


Aili Adamson, Hannah Beattie, Sam Brisbane, Rachel Ellis, Rebekah Fischer, Ben Hague, Monica Knoll and Jamie Yung

Congratulations to all our students. It was clear they enjoyed the experience and they all did themselves and our school proud.

Thank you to Ms Zorzan for taking the Year 8 team, to Mr Miles for organizing the teams and to Mr Squires and Mr Jenkins for helping drive the students to the venues.

The next competitions will be the Year 9 Games Day on Wed 19th August followed by the Year 7 Games Day on Monday 7th September.

John Gioskos, Mathematics Learning and Teaching Leader



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


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 – generally 10am to 4pm

Sun 2 Aug

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)

Tue 1 Sept

NMIT (Preston) 3-8pm

Northern Careers Employment Expo – 30 July

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.

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

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. 


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



Vic Schools Cup teams

Wednesday period 4 - Vic schools cup volleyball teams will have a training session for referees to brush up on how to use a score sheet and to discuss recent rule changes and protocols.

Each team is to provide two officials to attend a session on the show court. This will extend into lunchtime where refs can practice on a game between the year 9 boys teams.

A list of teams and nominated referees is displayed on the volleyball notice board in the stadium foyer.

Meet Mr Thomas on the show court start of period 3.

Year 7 Volleyball Competition

Practice matches for Vic schools cup continue after school Wednesday. It is important that all team members attend. Games start at 3.25 and finish at 4.00pm.

Court 1

U14 boys Div1A v U14 Boys Div 2  

Duty – U 14 girls div 1

Court 3

U 14 girls div 2 v U 14 boys div 1B  

Duty team – U 14 girls div 1

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.

U15 boys honours v U17 boys  honours

U16 boys div 1 v U 15 boys div 1    

Duty team – U16 boys honours

U15 Girls Honours v U17 girls honours

U16/17 girls div 1 v U15 girls Div 1   

Duty team – U16 girls honours

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


Players in the senior boys volleyball team and players who recently represented Victoria in Brisbane should bring uniform for a photo at training this week.


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

Community Announcements/Advertisements…………….

Reminders: 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.


Interested in Training…..then this is for you!

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.


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/ preparing an application, see Tricia, Student Support Room 609, MON and TUES or Student Welfare Coordinators Mr Monigatti/ Mrs Parry.

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

BPay Logo Vector DownloadSimply 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


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

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!

“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

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.



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.


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 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



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 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.