Term 3 Week 5

Tuesday 11 August 2009


vic volleyball cup champs....congrats to all players & coaches

see inside for all the details

Attention: VCE – Year 11 & 12 students & parents……

Student Progress Interviews will take place tomorrow - Wednesday 12th August from 4-7pm.  Students have appointment sheets and are asked to bring reports to their interview session.  This is an important meeting for each VCE student. 

Hermina Burns, Assistant Principal

Reminder: WORKING BEE – SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST – all welcome

The Grounds Committee has scheduled the only Working Bee for Term 3 on Sunday 16th August from 9am to 12:30pm with morning tea and lunch provided for all the willing participants.

Principal’s Report

Victorian School’s Volleyball Cup

Congratulations to all students and staff who were involved in the Victorian Volleyball Cup Tournament over the last weekend.  The outstanding results obtained are a credit to each of the volleyball teams and their coaches.  Each team performed admirably and this is a credit to each participant, as well as all the coaches that supported them in preparation for this competition.  We are very proud of our students and the effort which is required to actually achieve such an outcome.  I take this opportunity to congratulate not only the players, but also the support personnel, including friends and families who attended the competition over the weekend and ensured that our students were encouraged to perform at their very best.  The volleyball program at Eltham High School is one of our Lighthouse Programs and this would not be the case if it were not for the hard work and commitment of Mr Greg Thomas who has been supporting the development of our young people in the sport for many, many years.  The winning of the Victorian School’s Volleyball Cup is not a new experience for our students but it is great to see that the Cup has found its way back home.  A key element of our volleyball program is the continuing number of ex‑students who have been involved in the program over the years who are returning to act as coaches and mentors.  These students give something back to the school that supported and fostered their own volleyball journey.  Of particular interest in this competition is the fact that our two boys’ Under 14 Division 1 teams reached the finals and were required to play off against each other for gold and silver.  How could we lose?  I wish to thank Greg Thomas, but in doing so I also wish to thank all the staff who have supported Greg in reaching such a high level of performance in our young people in the sport.  In particular, all the current coaches and mentors that have been working with the students right from the start of the year and I encourage them to keep working in the same vein to ensure that our successes continue into the National Competition.  Overall, an outstanding win for Eltham High School.

Distribution of Notebooks to Senior Students Affected by the Black Saturday Fires

I wish to acknowledge the generosity of Centre Com, an IT company which is Australian owned and based in Sunshine.  Centre Com has identified the importance of supporting young people who have been affected by the most recent Black Saturday bushfires and in recognising a need have in fact acted upon this need to support these young people with their learning.  As a result, they have provided notebook computers to three senior students at Eltham High School who have been severely affected by the bushfires and I wish to sincerely thank the Centre Com executives for their demonstration of generosity, goodwill and support.  Likewise, Centre Com have provided significant IT support to senior students at Whittlesea Secondary College who were also severely affected by the Black Saturday bushfires and are currently having conversations with primary schools in the Kinglake, St Andrews and Strathewen areas.  This company has most certainly identified our school value of social and environmental responsibility and have in fact acted upon their social responsibility in trying to make things easier for the young people who have suffered so much.  Once again, I thank them for their vision and for their strategic approach to supporting learning.  The notebooks were presented to our three students at a morning tea earlier today by Raymond Huang and David Fong.  The students were very appreciative of the support that they were receiving from Centre Com and expressed their gratitude with great emotion.  Many thanks to the executives in attendance.  I wish to thank Jenny Choong for her organisation of this initiative, as well as Peter Mildenhall who has been the support person from the Northern Metropolitan Region and the Australian Education Union which has also provided a high level of support for this to happen.

The Australian Mathematics Competition

I wish to congratulate all the students who participated in the Australian Mathematics Competition last Thursday, 6 August 2009.  It was terrific to see so many students participate in this initiative and I take this opportunity to thank both Mr John Gioskos and Ms Lyn Ivory for their organisation of this event.  Results and certificates will be sent to the School in early September and acknowledgements of student achievement will be made in an edition of our newsletter at that point in time.

Rock Eisteddfod

The Rock Eisteddfod performance will take place this coming Thursday at the Hisense Arena.  I take this opportunity to wish all of the participants, both onstage and back stage, all the very best in the competition and I am looking forward to seeing an outstanding performance on the night.  In wishing all of the students well, I also congratulate Brooke Gannon who has been the driver of this initiative and thank her for her enthusiasm, commitment and energy and for the way in which she has managed to spread this amongst our students over the last few months.  In anticipation I thank all of the parents who have volunteered their time and effort to support the students through a variety of different ways, but in particular for their costume making, set production and for just being there when needed.  We are looking forward to an excellent outcome for our students in the 2009 competition.

Term 3 Working Bee

I wish to remind all members of our community that the Term 3 Working Bee will take place this Sunday, 16 August 2009 from 9:00am to 12:30pm.  I wish to extend a personal invitation to you all to attend this event and to join us in achieving some additional work throughout the school as a way of enhancing our school environment for the benefit of our young people.  As always, a delicious morning tea will be provided, followed by a barbecue lunch at the conclusion of the day.  I look forward to seeing you all there as I join you to achieve some wonderful results on the day.  I take this opportunity to thank all members of the Grounds Committee for the work that they do in the organisation of these events and in particular, Mr John Coates who works very hard at identifying the needs and also for the preparation and organisation of materials and tools that support the work we do on the day.

Vincent Sicari, Principal


Last Thursday 6th August 93 students competed in this year's Australian Mathematics Competition in the Library.  It was great to see so many students prepared to be take on the challenge and expand their thinking skills. The number is an increase from previous years and we hope this trend continues.  Results and certificates will be sent to the school in September.  Congratulations to all participants!

Ms Ivory on behalf of the Mathematics staff



Ten days ago I was standing in a beautiful building built more than 400 years ago looking out over the Grand Canal in Venice talking about Eltham High School.  The Institute Veneto di Science, Lettere ed Arti was the venue for the 4th International Arts in Society conference and as it is situated adjacent to the Accadamia Bridge on the Grand Canal in Venice the sense of history and culture was strong.  The conference brought together practicing artists, college and university lecturers and people involved in community arts from round the globe to meet, hear each others’ stories and talk about the Arts and Arts practice. As Venice was also hosting the Venice Biennale which, since 1895, has been held every two years I was able to immerse myself in the contemporary Art World.  I spent a morning in the Giardini which houses national pavilions from 30 countries. Australia’s Shaun Gladwell’s ‘Maddest Maximus’ was inspired and slightly intimidating but my favourite was the work of Tomas Saraceno whose installation Galaxy used filaments anchored to the floor and walls to create  an intriguing environment based on the webs made  by  black widow spiders.  Walking through this installation was a truly amazing experience.

I would like to thank everybody who assisted me in my research, writing and editing of the paper and presentation and, in particular I would like to thank Vincent Sicari for initiating the annual Professional Learning Bursary which will help create a conduit between education at Eltham High School and a myriad of other things that are happening in the world.

Linda McLeod, Head of Arts


Best wishes go to all our performers for a smooth and professional performance Thursday.  It’s been a huge week with many staff and students working late building sets, mothers involved making costumes, students attending last minute rehearsals all giving the production last minute touches. 

Good luck to Brooke and the team.



August 2009

Wed 12

Year 7 City Experience 7C & 7D

VCE 11 & 12 Student progress interviews 4-7pm

Melbourne Bands Festival see Music section

Thurs 13

Year 7 City Experience 7B & 7G

Rock Eisteddfod Prelim’y Final HiSense Arena

Fri 14

Melbourne Bands Festival see Music section

Sun 16

Grounds Working Bee see Aug 4 issue for details

Mon 17

Cup Cake Day

Tues 18

Year 7 City Experience 7F & 7J

Wed 19

Year 7 City Experience 7H

Sport Yr8 Round Robin

Yr 9 maths games day to Wesley, Elsternwick

Transition Yr 8 -2009 to Middle School 2010 Info Night 7:30pm in the hall

Melbourne Bands Festival see Music section

Thurs 20

Yr 10 Portfolio Day

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

Sat 22

Yr 12 rafting to Mitchell River

Tues 25

Drama performance with Indooroopilly in Jnr courtyard

Junior & Middle School Progress Interview sessions – 11am-7pm – no classes for students this day – students are expected to attend their interview session

Arts VCE Dance showcase in the hall

Wed 26

OES Yr 11 Cross Country Skiing to Lake Mountain

Careers-Parents VTAC Info Session-Library 7:3pm


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.

CANCELLED – Wed 12 & Wed 19 August - Junior school


Canteen Roster

August 2009

Wed 12

Joan Bull, Robyn Walshe, Christine Williams

Thurs 13

Mary Beswick volunteer please

Fri 14

Sally Wadham, Camilla McHugh, Matthew Ellis

Mon 17

Joanne Grigg, Kathryn Phillips

Tues 18

Leanne Lillie, Anne Burgess





Yr 11 Art students have been studying the topic “Figure in the Environment” for Unit 2 Art. On the 30th of July they visited the Dali Exhibition at the NGV to look at a Surrealist artist’s interpretation of this theme. They also went to various public art sites in the city centre. The students are now undertaking two weeks of classes under the tuition of artist Kristin Polglaze. They have been completing portrait drawings of a life model.  All of the resulting work will be on display at the end of year Arts Festival.

Ms Jane Thomas, Art teacher


It's Melbourne School Bands Festival! 

The Strings performed in their section on Sunday, Intermediate Band on Monday, Training Band on Tuesday, Symphonic Band on Wednesday, Jazz and Stage Band on Friday and Concert Band the following Wednesday.

This is a great opportunity for the students to show their talents, be adjudicated and listen to other schools perform.

There's a 'mini' concert coming up.  Concert, Symphonic, Jazz and Stage will be performing at the Doncaster Salvation Army Centre, 37 Taunton Street, Doncaster East on Saturday 29th August, 7.30pm.

All welcome!  Gold coin donation for entry.

Mark this one on the calendar ... Music Support Group Trivia Night ... September 11th!  More details to come

Jill Browne, Music Administration


Parents VTAC Info Briefing

Want to help your Year 12 son or daughter with their tertiary application but are a bit confused by: the myriad of options available; the VTAC application process; all those acronyms - HECS-Help, SEAS, VGF; etc. Then come along to this info session, 7.30pm on Wednesday 26th August in the Library. Jenny Choong and I will help decipher all those mysteries.

Marine Science Career Days

Discover a range of careers in Marine Science at the Melbourne Aquarium. The program includes: expert presentations from marine science professionals, guided tour of the Aquarium and lunch pack. Dates: Thursday 17 Sept and Monday 30 November. Time: 9.30 – 3.00pm. Cost - $35. Bookings and enquiries: 9923 5911 or www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/education.aspx

REMINDERS - COMING SOON           Open Days –

Sat 15 Aug

Holmesglen TAFE

Sun 16 Aug

Aust Catholic Uni (Melbourne); Deakin Uni (Warrnambool); La  Trobe Uni (Bendigo) Swinburne Uni/TAFE; Melbourne Uni

Sun 23 Aug

Box Hill TAFE; Deakin Uni (Melb); La Trobe Uni (Albury/Wodonga)

Sun 30 Aug

Australian Catholic Uni (Ballarat); Ballarat Uni; La Trobe Uni (Bundoora)

22 August

Advertising seminar at RMIT www.rmit.edu.au/bus/events/careers/ad

5 Sept

Public relations seminar at RMIT   www.rmit.edu.au/bus/events/careers/pr

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher



Victorian Volleyball Schools Cup – It’s ours!

Over the weekend Eltham High had 18 teams playing in the Victorian Schools Cup competition. 16 of the 18 teams played off for a medal on Sunday which is an amazing achievement.  The year 7 boys played each other for the gold medal, ‘Cale’ went down injured, we learnt how badly Catholic boys schools can behave and the open boys played a thriller against Girton to end a huge weekend of volleyball.  Eltham High won the ‘Vic Schools Cup’ for the best overall school results.  Well done all teams.  This is a result that all players can share.

Results are as follows –

Under 14 girls division 1

Bronze medal                     


Gabby Seymour

Under 14 girls division 2

Silver medal


Under 14 boys division 1 Eltham1

Gold medal       


Daniel Notting

Under 14 boys division 1 Eltham2

Silver medal


Under 14 boys division 2

Silver medal


Under 15 girls honours



Under 15 girls division 1

Silver medal


Under 15 boys honours

Silver medal


Under 15 boys division 1

Gold medal


Under 16 girls honours

Silver medal


Ella Heaney

Under 16 girls division 1



Under 16 boys honours



Under 16 boys division 1

Silver medal


Under 17 girls honours

Silver medal


Hayley Pringle

Under 17 girls division 1



Open Girls Honours



Open Boys Honours  -  17’s



Open Boys Honours

Silver medal

M.V.P.  Luke Van Noorden

Congratulations to the above players on being awarded the most valuable player in their division.

We are planning to have a celebration for all players and coaches next Monday at lunchtime in the show court (the year 7 teams are on camp this week).

A huge thank you to the coaches – Mr Seymour, Ms Bowman, Mr Argall, Ms Pascoe, Mr O’Neil, Petrice Fatchen, Mr Robertson, Sally Thomas, Mr Cooper, Mr DeKorte, Ms Sweeney, Mr Nicholson, Mr Anderson, Lena Skipper, Ms Allen, John Van Noorden and Dan Simpson – for giving up their weekend to coach a team.

Vic Schools Cup Champion School Points Eltham 212 Billanook 129     Upwey 125     Girton 124      Monbulk 113

Year 7 Volleyball Competition

Games will be cancelled this week due to year 7 city camp.

Super League Volleyball

No games this week – stay tuned for details.


Volleyball Important Dates

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

Victory at the Volleyball

I wish to acknowledge the wonderful weekend had by all at the recent Vic Schools Cup. It was an absolute privilege to see all the efforts of all our wonderful students and teachers as they went about playing, coaching their own matches, supporting their friends in others EHS teams, umpiring and jumping in to lend a hand if needed. Special thanks to Darcy Sharples and Hayley Pringle who central “reffed” at very short notice.


Highlights of the weekend

Julie Allen, parent and teacher



Thought for the week:

'The average child in Australia sees between 20,000 and 40,000 television advertisements per year. They are bombarded with images about how they should look and what they should own' (eatingdisorders.org.au)


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. 

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

Student Safety on the road

It is part of the schools duty of care to ensure that students are safe on their way home.  Too many students are not taking responsibility for their own safety by refusing to wear bike helmets out of the school in a way which endangers the rider, motorists and pedestrians.  Could parents please check that their children who ride to school have and wear helmets while riding and that they are aware of the hazards of leaving the school, especially in using Withers Way.

Trevor Jenkins, Assistant Principal

CUP CAKE DAY is coming…..Monday August 17 lunchtime in the canteen courtyard………all money raised to the RSPCA ……….. Alison Avran & Charlotte Edwards Yr 7

Community Announcements/Advertisements…………….

Remembering Mel Shuey…..

A fundraising walk has been organised in which people can participate  or simply donate to. Money raised will fund the construction and installation of pedestrian pathway lighting, signage and a memorial plaque at the Diamond creek bridge in Eltham, in Mel's honour. 

Please follow the link and be aware that even the smallest of contributions will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you


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

Training Runs at EHS

Each Friday morning 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.


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.


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.

Run for the Firies

Help  Research and Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigades raise funds….Run for the Firies Fun Run

Sunday 13th September 8am start – at Research Park, Main Rd., Research – visit www.runforthefiries.com   for info/entry

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

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

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.

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

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


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

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.

Photographic Exhibition

Journey of Change an Andrew Follows exhibition at the Black Spur Inn, 436 Maroondah Hwy., Narbethong.

Aug 21,22,23 August.

Andrew is a photographer with retinitis pigmentosa – a degenerative disease that renders him legally blind.  He captures the essence of everyday life that many of us simply take for granted.

Class of 99 Reunion

Friday August 21 2009

SAGI – 57 High St Westgrath  7pm-1am

Call Paul Carbone 0418 541 169


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.


Register to receive an email version of this newsletterthis is a guarantee your copy reaches home – simply go to the web site – www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au click on the newsletter link choose subscribe and follow the prompts.  Thank you for helping save paper & considering the environment.


Clothing and articles are collected daily from classrooms and environs.  Parents and students are invited to check for lost property as soon as they suspect something may be missing.  All items with names are returned as soon as possible to students, however many items of clothing and text books etc  do not have names, regrettably.  These items cannot be held indefinitely.  A full list of property 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.

Parents and students have an opportunity to check all collected and unclaimed items at the next Parent/Teacher interview session – Wednesday 12th August – please ask for directions to the Admin area.



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

Ever pictured yourself working in the USA?

Cultural Care Au Pair 18-26 years

One incredible year providing live-in childcare for an American family. – travel and discover the USA, training at our New York school, earn a $ US allowance

www.culturalcare.com   1800 677 373 or 02 9252 2977


(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.




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

‘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!!

Melbourne Dance Theatre

Presents Tchaikovsky’s SWAN LAKE

28-29-20 August 2009 - 360 Centre – 360 Main Rd., Lower Plenty.       BOOK NOW!!!  139090 326 234 or www.melbournedancetheatre.com.au/SwanLake


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



Street Art Open Sessions

1st & 3rd Sundays in Term 3

Dates: 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.


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

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.


Host Families Needed for Exchange Students

We are hoping that you and your family are interested in the idea of choosing an exchange student to come and live with you for a half, one or even two semesters, sharing your lifestyle with a 15-18 year old girl or boy from Italy, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Japan, Brazil...So if you can afford one extra at mealtimes, which is almost the only cost to you, have a spare bed and wish to make an overseas friend, possibly for life, I'd be very pleased to hear from you - (03)97584279.

Klaus Schumann WEP Community Coordinator