Monday 24 August 2009
Term 3 Week 7
Monday 24 August 2009
Attention parents/student Yrs 7-8-9-10 Student Progress Interviews
tomorrow Tuesday 25th August.
NOTE: No formal classes will be held for any students this day.
Interview appointment sheets have been issued to students. This is an important meeting for all students and parents. Meetings will occur between 11:30am and 7 pm (3 sessions: 11:30am-1pm - 2-4:30pm - 5:15-7pm) students should attend their interview and bring a copy of their report also. Hermine Burns, Assistant Principal
Vincent Sicari, Principal
Trish Fitzpatrick, Student Welfare Support
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.
Junior school Homework Club is on Wednesday mornings from 8am until 8:45am – please report to the Junior school office.
Wednesday 2nd September is a student free day at DVC.
As a consequence, buses will not be running on that day.
EHS students will need to find alternate transport arrangement for this day
Melbourne School Bands Festival is over! But, guess what? Here comes South Street!
The ensembles did very well at the Festival. The results were Gold shields for Symphonic and Concert Bands. Silver shields for Jazz and Stage Bands. Bronze shields for Intermediate Band and Strings Ensemble, while the Training Band, as with all bands who perform in their section, received a Participation Shield.
The Gala Concert on Saturday night concluded with a Combined Ensemble of Eltham High, Blackburn High and Geelong Christian College students. The piece was called 'The Promise'. It was written, dedicated to Greg Lloyd and his friends who perished in the bushfires. The result was a very moving and powerful performance.
And South Street - all students concerned have received information on this. Please note: the Training Band do not take part in these competitions.
And remember ... this Saturday evening, the concert at the Doncaster Salvation Army Centre, 7.30pm.
Next week the students will receive information on the 'All Groups Concert' ... Celebration of Music - the BIG one at Yarra Valley Grammar, Ringwood, Monday 14th September 7.30pm.
Jill Browne, Music Administration
August / September 2009
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
OES Yr 11 Cross Country Skiing to Lake Mountain
Careers-Parents VTAC Info Session-Library 7:3pm
Snakeman Yr 7
SoSE Criminal Law excursion Heidelberg Magistrates Court
Yr11 VCD excursion to Edendale Farm all day
SoSE Criminal Law excursion Fieldwork
Royal South Street Music comps – see Music
VCE Dance Showcase in the hall
August / September 2009
Jnr & M/S Progress Interview day
Tracey Angelopoulos, Michelle Dalton, Margaret Toohey
Christine Carroll, Julie O’Brien
Annabelle Preston, Craig Lacey
Robyn Holt, Lesley Nihill
Tues 1 Sept
Dianne Milankovic, Kathy Smith
Last Wednesday, two Eltham High School Year 8 girls’ basketball teams played off in the District Round Robin. The first team coached by Year 9 student Jackie Smith (assisted by Mia Heath) were victorious in the grand final against Viewbank 25-16. They won their very tough pool by defeating Diamond Valley 33-2 and St Helena 16-15. There was drama in the last game but a draw (15-15) against Montmorency allowed them to get through.
They are playing again on 28 October. Training will be held each Monday at lunchtime. Congratulations to all of the girls. The team consisted of Cassie Stockton, Millie French, Kate Armstrong, Julia Cobbett, Casey McCormick, Gemma Witoslawski, Emily Voss, Alicia Wilson and Deane Dobson.
The second team also won. They were victorious in both their games defeating Diamond Valley(2) by 69-4 and Montmorency 26-18. Well done girls. The team consisted of Grace Cox, Yasmine Pringle, Maddy Emery, Evie Sutton, Amy Sutton, Audrey Whybrow, Tess Newport, Mikki Blair and Romy Stephens. Scorer was Sarah Abdurazak. Well done team!
David Fletcher, Nathan Stockton, Meg Nelson, Brooke Boutakis and Lloyd Gwilym who officiated as referees.
Paul Oliver, Coach 2nd team
Games Thursday night after school – 27th August.
Court 1 – U15 boys honours v U16 boys honours –
Duty- Open girls honours
Court 2 – U16 girls honours v U17 girls honours –
Duty – Open girls honours
Court 3 – U15 boys division 1 v U15 girls honours –
Duty – U14 boys division 2
Court 4 – U15 girls division 1 v U14 boys division 1 –
Duty – U14 boys div 2
The AVSC will be held on the 7th – 11th Dec at MSAC and the State Volleyball Centre. Teams have been selected to represent Eltham High this year based on a number of factors. Performance at Victorian schools cup, commitment to training, preference to honours divisions and a limit of how many teams the school can afford to staff. Unfortunately not all teams that played Vic schools cup will be able to play. A list of teams competing is now on the volleyball notice board in the stadium foyer. Participants will get details of the competition soon.
We are running a competition to design this year’s AVSC T-shirt for Eltham High. All students are invited to submit a design to Mr Thomas by the end of August (next Monday).
There are great prizes for the winner so get your entry in soon.
Northern Zone Volleyball for 7 and 8
VSSSA Volleyball Final for 7 and 8
7 – 11 Dec
Australian Schools Cup
Greg Thomas, Volleyball coach
Sun 30 Aug
Australian Catholic Uni (Ballarat); Ballarat Uni; La Trobe Uni (Bundoora)
Advertising seminar at RMIT www.rmit.edu.au/bus/events/careers/ad
NMIT (Preston), 3-8pm
Public relations seminar at RMIT www.rmit.edu.au/bus/events/careers/pr
NMIT (Epping), 3 – 8pm
Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher
Available to interested senior students- pre loved STUDY GUIDES in excellent order and only $6 each – please ask at the General Office to see the range for sale.
For people who have lost someone close to them
“It has helped me so much with so many things … I had a lot of issues with my anger. Just talking to others opens your eyes. I really like the way you can talk about a problem and get feedback and suggestions from the group.”
ACGB Bereavement Counselling and Support
Address: Ground Floor, McCulloch House,
Monash Medical Centre,
246 Clayton Road,
Clayton Vic 3168
Phone: 03 9265 2111 (Monday - Friday)
Facsimile: 03 9265 2150
Web Address: www.grief.org.au The Australian Centre For Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which provides a range of education, training, research and professional service options for those working in the area of grief and bereavement. The ACGB is also funded by the Department of Human Services to provide a statewide specialist bereavement service for individuals, children and families who need assistance following the death of someone close to them.
For information on training or other services, contact the Australian Centre For Grief and Bereavement (03) 9265 2100 / Freecall 1800 642 066.
24 Hour Telephone Support Lifeline
13 11 14
1300 651 251
1300 789 978
Kids Help Line
1800 551 800
13 22 89
1300 60 60 24
Bereaved parents and families support: The ompassionate Friends - 1800 641 091
If you are interested in hearing more about these groups and how they may assist you, please contact: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement on 9265 2111 (Bereavement Counselling and Support Service)
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or talk with your case manager or counsellor.
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement is working with the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority and the Department of Human Services to provide these groups.
Calling all boys and girls interested in sport and aged between 5 and 17 years old. The Lower Plenty Cricket Club invites you to come and enjoy the fun and excitement of cricket. LPCC is a family orientated club that prides itself on the nurturing and learning of the game of cricket for each player at every level.
2009/10 Registration Day
for Milo In2Cricket, “Boys Free Zone”all Junior teams (including girls) & All Abilities Program
Sunday, 30th August Petrie Park Oval Opp Montmorency RSL from 9.30am – 1.30pm @ Mountain View Rd, Montmorency. Mel Ref: Map 21D6
Sunday 6th September Lower Plenty Oval
from 9.30am – 1.30pm @ Para Rd, Montmorency.
For more information please do not hesitate to call: Tabatha Delaney 0434484565
You are invited to hear The Governor, Prof David de Kretseer AC on Sun 30 August 2-4:30pm Ivanhoe Uniting Church
Seddon St., Ivanhoe (Mel 31 F8) Entry Gold donation
Diamond Creek Netball Association-DC Force
We currently we have teams in the two top divisions of U15, U17 and Open playing on Tuesdays (U17 & Open) and Thursdays (U15) at the State Netball Centre. We train on Sunday afternoons at RMIT Bundoora. These selections (Sunday 25th October & Sunday 8th November) are a great opportunity for any girls wishing to take their netball one step closer to the elite level.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact by phone: 0430 383 462.
Do you need a quiet place to do your homework?
Would you like some help from a free tutor?
Then drop into the homework program at either of these locations:
Where: Kinglake West—Mechanics Hall (Wednesdays)
Where: Kinglake—Library (Mondays)
Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm during the school terms
Tutoring available in the areas of Math, Science & English
This free service is provided by Kildonan Uniting Care
For more information call Kildonan’s Youth Services
on (03) 8401 0100 or email email@example.com
Proudly supported by SHARE Community Appeal, The Rotary Club of Templestowe and Rotary District 9810 Bushfire Relief Appeal
This team is designed for players who play cricket for their school, club etc and don’t have the opportunity to experience an overseas tour. During the winter school holidays, Wanders Australia will be sending a team of young cricketers aged 15-18 yrs to the United Kingdom or South Africia.
If you are interested in this opportunity please visit the website www.wandereraustralia.com.au or call 02 42 943 779
Lower Eltham Park, Main Rd Eltham
Junior Registration Day - Sun 30th August 10am to 12pm
Bushranger to join us Come and meet Victorian Bushranger Lloyd Mash at our Junior Registration Day. Lloyd will give us some tips on cricket and how he got to the top. All age groups welcome. Ages 10-12 Under 12’s Ages 12-14 Under 14’s Ages 14-16 Under 16’s http://lowereltham.cricketvictoria.com.au
Contacts Stephen 0419587300 / Nick 0414953399 / Craig 0419356936
Darren Squires, Assistant Principal Curriculum.
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
Doncaster BC Open Day
August 30 | 10am - 1pm
For children/grandchildren of Veterans who are intending to undertake tertiary studies in 2010, financial assistance is available under several scholarship schemes made available through the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust. There are a number of eligibility criteria for each scholarship. Financial assistance varies from $3000 - $9000. To receive an application form, register interest on 1800 620 361. Applications close on October 31.
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.
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.
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 Newsletter—Lost 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 – Wed 25 Aug – please ask for directions to the Admin area. Property (apart from that collected Term 3 2009) will be given to charities at the end of this month. Donate and claim an article TOMORROW.
YOGA FOR KIDS & TEENS
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERESTED IN PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES?
HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED BECOMING A VOLUNTEER HOST FAMILY?
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
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
Presents Tchaikovsky’s SWAN LAKE
28-29-30 August 2009 - 360 Centre – 360 Main Rd., Lower Plenty. BOOK NOW!!! 139090 326 234 or www.melbournedancetheatre.com.au/SwanLake
Year 7-8 Male (Female camp in 2010)
For all the details see posters at school and to register your interest contact Yuta Kobayashui
Date: 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 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.
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
The Centre for Adolescent Health presents September Forum 2009:
Professor Stephen Wood...as seen recently on ABC TV ‘Whatever! The Science of Teens—Risk’
Principal Research Fellow Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre Adolescent brain development and risk taking behaviour.
Sarah McLean PhD
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre. Chrome World, Chrome Magic and Risk
ICT Co-ordinator , Berwick TEC, Chisholm Institute.
Beginning with Chekhov - Young people's interface with their culture.
The Centre For Adolescent Health
THE YOUNG AND THE RECKLESS
Young people and risk-taking – An inevitable consequence of a developing brain? A necessary part of growing up? A reaction against an over-protective environment? Or the perception of a risk-averse society? This forum brings together diverse perspectives on the issue of youth and risk-taking, from neuroscience to sociology, to shed some light on these important questions.
Thursday 3rd September
Where: Ella Latham Theatre,
Royal Children’s Hospital,
Speakers: Flemington Road
For further information, cost and booking details please visit: www.rch.org.au/cah/forum
Bookings at: www.gthevents.com/edevent/EventDisplayV2.asp?PID=&ID=6240-02A
Or phone Global Telehealth Events on +61 3 9927 7777
For enquiries please contact
P: +61 3 9345 6671
For content information please contact
P: +61 3 9345 6676
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