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

Lost Property will be available to view & claim (Tues 25th Aug) – donations to the Breast Cancer Foundation – please check as property from Term 1 & 2 will be given to charities at end of Aug.


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 & Peter Goddard will assist/advise parents.


Principal’s Report

Student Progress Interviews:

The Student Progress Interviews (Years 7-10) are scheduled to take place tomorrow, Tuesday 25 August. Information about this has appeared in past editions of this newsletter. It is imperative that student attend their interview with their parents and that you bring a copy of your report. I remind you that from the start of this year the school has moved to online reporting and instructions for downloading reports from the web have been published in the newsletter. Should you have any problems in accessing reports e-mail Mr Darren Squires (Assistant Principal) on squ@elthamhs.vic.edu.au.


Outstanding achievement in Music:

Congratulations to all the members of the instrumental music program who achieved extraordinary results at the most recent Melbourne School Bands Festival. Both the Symphonic Band and the Concert Band returned home with a gold shield; silver shields for the Jazz and Stage Bands; Bronze shields for the Intermediate Band and the Strings Ensemble and the Training Band received a participation shield as is the norm with all bands in this section.

The culmination of the Festival was a collaborative performance including students from the Symphonic Bands from Blackburn High School, Christian College Geelong and Eltham High School. This was out of this world. To hear school students produce the sound that they did was astonishing. This collaborative effort not only excited our students but demonstrated just how supportive they can be of each other in achieving a common goal irrespective of the school that they attend.

I take this opportunity to congratulate all the students as well as their teachers and directors. An outstanding effort by all.


Rock Eisteddfod:

Congratulations to all performers and cast of the Rock Eisteddfod for having being selected to present for the finals.  This is an outstanding achievement and I take this opportunity to wish them all the best with the upcoming competition. I have heard that the Montmorency Secondary College Team has also been selected into the finals and I congratulate them for their performance. Students consistently speak of their excitement and enjoyment in supporting each other across schools. Whilst this is set up as a competition it is the spirit of collaboration and support across teams that students constantly value the most.

Once again I congratulate Brooke Gannon for her leadership of this event as well as her support team. At risk of repeating myself, I just don’t know how they do it! Keep focusing on another exceptional performance Eltham High School!


Note of Condolences:

It is with great sadness that I extend my personal condolences and those of our school community to the Vreulink family for their recent loss of Hank. The family has been associated with Eltham High School for many years with Kate, Jess, Aaron and Claire all attending our school and Aaron returning as one of our Instrumental Music Teachers. Hank and Denise also supported the school in a variety of ways. We acknowledge that this is a very difficult time for the family who earlier this year personally experienced the devastation of the Black Saturday fires. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. A funeral service for Hank Vreulink will be held this coming Friday 28 August, 10am at Ashton Manor in Diamond Creek.


Vincent Sicari, Principal

Art master ex-EHS – Jules Burns at Montsalvat

Jules Burns is holding a solo exhibition of recent paintings at the Barn Gallery Montsalvat 7 Hillcrest Ave., Eltham 9439 7712 / F 9431 4177 starting Sun Aug 30 and finishing Mon Sept 28 – 9-5 daily

Jules paintings and drawings are held in many collections including those of Nuillumbik Shire Council and Latrobe University.

Definitely worth a look! Jules was at Eltham High mid 1980’s.



Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week begins on 31 August. During this time, EHS' as-u-r body image project will be conducting fundraising activities to support The Butterfly Foundation in its work of raising awareness and supporting those suffering from eating disorders, low self esteem and poor body image.  On Tues 1/9, the project will be selling Butterfly Foundation merchandise (wristbands, pens, cards, candles). Items will be no more than $5. There will also be a cake stall (cakes up to $1.50) and an EHS student band will play during lunch. On other days, Eltham Leisure Centre will conduct free group challenge fitness sessions in the hall over 2 lunchtimes.   We look forward to your support in purchasing on Tues 1st and in attending the fun fitness sessions.  Don't forget to bring a few gold coins.  All money raised will be donated to The Butterfly Foundation.

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.

For students who travel via DIAMOND VALLEY COLLEGE BUSES

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 BandsBronze 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

Tues 25

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

Thurs 27

Snakeman Yr 7

SoSE Criminal Law excursion Heidelberg Magistrates Court

Yr11 VCD excursion to Edendale Farm all day

Fri 29

SoSE Criminal Law excursion Fieldwork

Tues 1

Royal South Street Music comps – see Music

VCE Dance Showcase in the hall

Canteen Roster

August / September 2009

Tues 25

Jnr & M/S Progress Interview day

Wed 26

Tracey Angelopoulos, Michelle Dalton, Margaret Toohey

Thurs 27

Christine Carroll, Julie O’Brien

Fri 28

Annabelle Preston, Craig Lacey

Mon 31

Robyn Holt, Lesley Nihill

Tues 1 Sept

Dianne Milankovic, Kathy Smith


Year 8 Girls Basketball

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


Super League Volleyball

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

Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

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.

T-shirt design competition

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.

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

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


REMINDERS - COMING SOON           Open Days –

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

1 Sept

NMIT (Preston), 3-8pm

5 Sept

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

6 Sept

NMIT (Epping), 3 – 8pm

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher

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

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.

Community Announcements/Advertisements…………….


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.”

Further Information

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

Email: counselling@grief.org.au

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

Suicide Line

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:  support@grief.org.au 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.


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


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.

Boys/Girls Junior Cricket in Lower Plenty…...

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

Climate & Justice our Ethical responsibility

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.

Drop In to the Kinglake or Kinglake West supported homework program

Are you a secondary student from the Kinglake area?

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 info@kildonan.org.au

Proudly supported by SHARE Community Appeal, The Rotary Club of Templestowe and Rotary District 9810 Bushfire Relief Appeal

Wanderers Australia Cricket Program

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 Cricket Club

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

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

Did you know?

Our library promotes a Book of the Month to students via the intranet page  Encouraging students to develop good reading habits is essential



Organized/updated by Anthony O’Brien – Library technician

Anthony seeks feedback from students and is able to advise students who enjoy a particular theme. Our library is accessible to students before period 1 and until 4pm each day, all quiet workers very welcome.


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

Doncaster BC Open Day

Sunday August 30  | 10am - 1pm
Deep Creek Reserve, Doncaster East
Click here for Flyer


The 2008 Baseball Australia Club of the Year, we have one of the largest programs in Australia, with opportunities for mens, womens and juniors of all ages, genders and playing levels.  We especially welcome new players!

Come down to our Open Day at Deep Creek Reserve on August 30 and you will be able to:

  • Meet club officials and players
  • Have a go at baseball or teeball - hitting and throwing demonstrations
  • See one of the best grounds in Victorian baseball up close
  • See our 38m, dual lane, undercover batting tunnel
  • Have your uniform & club clothing measurements taken and place your order
  • Grab something to eat & drink at the canteen
  • Sit back and watch some baseball games on the inside screen!

In the Baseball Victoria summer season of 2009/10 (October '09 - March '10), Doncaster will field the following teams:

  • Senior Mens (Sunday afternoons - Ages 14+)
  • Senior Womens (Saturday afternoons - Ages 14+)
  • Juniors (Sunday mornings - U12, U14, U16, U18)
  • Club Baseball (Friday night - U12)
  • Club TeeBall (Friday night - Ages 4-9)
  • Junior Girls program (Friday Night - Ages 10-13)

Deep Creek Reserve Ground location details here

For more information, email us @ doncasterbaseballclub@yahoo.com.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

Scholarship Opportunity

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.


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.


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 – 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.

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. 



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




invites all past and present students, staff and members

of the College community to celebrate its

50th Anniversary

To be held at the College on

Sunday, 13th September, 2009,

Activities include: 10 am to 5 pm

Decade rooms on display Commemorative pavers

Class photographs and Year books Commemorative wines

Official Presentation 2.00 pm Professional Photographer on-site

Refreshments available Memorabilia and Souvenirs

For more information email lakeside.anniversary@gmail.com

All welcome

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.

Melbourne Dance Theatre

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

Jenny Macklin MP Federal Labor Member for Jagajaga

Invites you to attend the

Pre-prep Parents Forum

Have you got a child entering Prep and have questions?

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church (Mel: 21 K5)

4 Henry St, Eltham (parking avail in Henry St)

Monday 31 Aug 2009 ~ 6.30pm–8.00pm

RSVP by Fri 28 Aug 2009 ~ Ph 9459 1411

Authorised and printed by Jenny Macklin MP, 149 Burgundy Street, HEIDELBERG VIC 3084.

As well as lecturing in early childhood and primary

teacher education at the University of Melbourne,

Dr Margetts has written extensively on early learning and child development.

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

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 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.

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

Keith McGinn

ICT Co-ordinator , Berwick TEC, Chisholm Institute.

Beginning with Chekhov - Young people's interface with their culture.

The Centre For Adolescent Health


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

10am—1pm When:

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

Lara Cullen:

P: +61 3 9345 6671

E: lara.cullen@rch.org.au

For content information please contact

Andrea Krelle:

P: +61 3 9345 6676

E: andrea.krelle@mcri.edu.au


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