Term 4 Week 4     Tues 27th October 2009


ehs annual lapathon

swim till you grin!!

The EHS Swim Squad will conduct its annual Lapathon on Thursday 29th October at 7am.  We are encouraging all squad swimmers along with past members and friends to get on board to make this year’s event bigger than ever.  This year we will be focusing our swim on Strathewen Primary School.  We hope to beat our previous lap count of 3423, and in doing so raise over $2000.

Everyone is welcome – every lap counts.

Sign up now – See Phil Boyd to register and get a Sponsor sheet

Do all your Christmas Shopping in a single day !

Join us (the Music Support Group & friends) on our shopping tour and buy brand name items at much reduced prices (eg: Natio, Converse, Bolle, Olga Berg, Timberland, Lindt, Cadbury).   Choose from Fashion, Homewares, Manchester, Sweet Treats and Books and enjoy lunch and champagne while supporting the music program. 

It’s on Saturday 7th November and Tickets are just  $42 for adults and $38 for students.

 A few seats still remain so bring a friend too.                                                    Call Helen on 9431 0397 / 0407 300 166

Principal’s Report

Year 12 End of Year Program

I wish to congratulate all of our Year 12 students Class of 2009 for their outstanding behaviour at the conclusion to their formal secondary education.  As expected all students engaged with the end of year program in a very positive way.  The participation of the Year 12 students at the traditional countdown last Wednesday was very well received by all.  Their attendance at the early morning breakfast on Thursday gave each student an opportunity to express their individuality in a very creative way.  Some were very innovative in the design of their costumes which clearly reflected a school environment which allows students to feel safe to be themselves, without prejudice and fear.  The students arrived with a healthy appetite and were able to savour the delicious food that had been prepared by a number of staff who arrived at school in the very early hours of the day.  A lot of fun was had by all with some dancing, some awards being distributed throughout the morning and then finally at about 10:00am students departing the school after farewelling friends and teachers.  The celebrations culminated that evening with the Year 12 formal.  Students arrived at the venue in the traditional stretch limousines, as well as hot-rods and a couple of groups in Hummers.  The most amazing thing was to actually see the transformation in these young people from the breakfast session to the formal.  All students were superbly dressed and arrived with a very positive attitude to participate and have a great deal of fun in the evening celebration.  I take this opportunity to thank the members of the formal committee who put in quite a good deal of work in the organisation and preparation for the evening and I also wish to thank Ms Therese Sweeney for her support of the formal committee and for contributing to the success of the evening.  Furthermore, I wish to thank all members of the senior sub-school team under the leadership of Mrs Jenny Choong who worked very hard, particularly over the last two weeks, to ensure that the last days of the Year 12s are both very successful and memorable.

In conclusion, I congratulate all our students for their support of the Year 12’s day.  This was nothing less than our expectation of the whole school cohort.  The Class of 2009 has lived up to these expectations very gracefully and I wish all of them the very best in their upcoming exams.

I wish to thank all staff who supported our young people in their education, from the start of Year 7 to Year 12 and in particular, those who worked with them throughout 2009 and the staff who have given so much of their own time through the mentoring program and also those who supported the end of year functions in whatever way.

Student Achievement

Australian Defence Force Lang Tan Leadership & Teamwork Awards

I wish to congratulate Sam Brisbane of Year 10 who has been awarded one of the Australian Defence Force 2009 Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork Awards.  Sam has received this award for his contribution to a range of areas of the school’s program and in particular for demonstrating outstanding leadership.  I wish Sam all the very best as he moves into 2010 and congratulate him on being the recipient of this award.  In being recognised for his leadership, Sam not only receives a certificate but also a $100 bursary.  Well done Sam.

Similar awards have been received by students in Year 11 and 12.  These awards will be announced at a final Year 11 assembly and at the Year 12 Valedictory Night.  I will publish the names of the students receiving the awards after these events.  I wish to thank the Australian Defence Force for providing yet another opportunity for us to recognise student leadership across our school.

VCE Arts/Technology Festival

The VCE Arts/Technology Festival 2009 will take place during the weekend of Friday 6 November.  The official opening will be at 7:00pm on Friday 6 November but the show will also be open for viewing on Sunday, 8 November.  Further information about this event is outlined in a further section of this Newsletter.  This year’s show will focus on the works of students in VCE and I invite all members of our community to visit our school and be part of the outstanding experience of our students’ work.

Eltham High School Lapathon

As indicated in the top part of this Newsletter, the Lapathon is on this Thursday, 29 October at 7:00am at the Eltham Leisure Centre.  I strongly encourage all members of our community to support this event which this year aims to raise over $2,000 with the view of supporting the Strathewen Primary School in terms of their redevelopment and their curriculum programs.   I thank all the organisers of the annual Lapathon and wish our students all the very best in achieving the goal.


Vincent Sicari, Principal

A report - the Donydji partnership

This year a partnership between Latrobe University, Eltham High School and Donydji (a remote North East Arnhem land Indigenous community) has begun.

This partnership has been initiated by Jon Baly and Neville White a parent of students at EHS and a former LaTrobe University Professor who has a very close association with the community.

The Partnership aims to bring students and staff together so that all groups can learn with and from each other.  It has begun in a very positive manner by building positive relationships between students, staff and community elders.

What has happened so far:

In February 2009 two trainee teachers from Donydji, Sonya and Joanne visited Eltham High School and worked with Phil Boyd, Panayiota Gogos and Brenda Kline in the art and technology areas observing classes.

They also began a language program for some staff and students.

In September 2009, 3 staff members Phil Boyd, Rai Jones and Jon Baly with two students Christine Alford Yr 11 and Tom Walker Yr 10 visited the Donydji community for one week.

The program followed was initiated and implemented by the community and involved activities including fishing and hunting trips, necklace making, dancing and music.  All EHS participants were involved in language lessons.  Donydji is a dry community and very traditional.  The participants this year have expressed again and again the profound effect the visit has had on them, it has definitely expanded their understanding of Indigenous culture and issues, as well as allowing them to begin to develop a very special relationship with the community and the Donydji people.

It also provided many insights into the challenges of working cross-culturally and bilingually.

From the partnerships perspective it was immensely pleasing to be the learners and to be taught so much in a very short period of time.

Neville White and two a students from the school of Archaeology Latrobe were there as well.  This provided another dimension to the experience, working with a University o provides staff and students a great opportunity to see how tertiary education works in the field.

In November 2009 the trainee teachers will visit EHS again and work in the art and PE faculties.

In 2010:

We will host a group of young people from the Donydji community in March/April and again visit the community in June/July.

The beginning of this program has exceeded expectations.  It is a partnership for the long term and will become part of the Eltham High School’s program every year.  It will begin to be embedded into the curriculum so that many students and staff will be involved. 

I would like to thank Neville White, all the 2009 participants, Joanne and Sonia Guyle and EHS for once again supporting a unique program that provides educational opportunities well beyond a standard state school curriculum.

Jon Baly for the partnership.

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



Canteen Roster

October / November 2009

Wed 28

Robyn Walshe, Joanne Fischer, Michelle  Ord

Thurs 29

Mary Beswick, Julia O’Brien

Fri 30

Julie Wright, Jenny Mc Cormack, Catherine James

Mon 2

no canteen open this day

Tues 3

Melbourne Cup Day holiday

Wed 4

Tracey Angelopoulos, Michelle Dalton, Margaret Toohey

If you can help fill our roster please call Gael 9430 5122


Festival 2009

VCE Arts / Technology

Fri 6 Nov 6-8pm official opening 7pm

Viewing days: Sun 8th Nov 1-4pm & Mon 9 Nov 9 until noon – Admin area


Our Toy Drive…ends this week and is for children who live in the shire of Nillumbik only………this drive has been most successful in past years and we hope you will give us your support. All donations to the  canteen, thank you.

Reminder to Yr 11 students …….

YR11 STUDY CAMP - Neerim East – Nov 18-19-20 money & forms due now to the cashier please.

Senior School Coordinators


October / November 2009

Wed 28

HPE Rac & Rec Roller Skating

Fri 30

HPE Rac & Rec Roller Skating

Mon 2

Policy & Planning Sub Committee meeting

Tues 3

Melbourne Cup Day holiday

Wed 4

HPE Rac & Rec Roller Skating

Fri 6

Last day for Yr 11 classes

HPE Rac & Rec Roller Skating

Arts Festival Opening 6-8pm

Sun 8

Arts Festival Open 1-4pm in Admin area

Mon 9

Arts Festival viewing 9am until 12 noon

Wed 11

Sport – Inter Round Robin

Fri 13

World Challenge Camp to Borneo

HPE Rac & Rec Squash to Westerfolds Sports

Tues 17

Eng 9D to Melbourne Uni

Wed 18

MS SoSE Legal excursion –Heidel/Old Melb Gaol

HPE Rac & Rec Squash to Westerfolds Sports

Thurs 19

Sport Yr 8 Round Robin

OES MS Camp Kayaking & bushwalking Lorne


The AMEB exams, for some students, are commencing on the 5th November.  Accompanist rehearsals are in full swing.

Recitals ... this Wednesday our Unit 4 students, and Thursday, our Unit 2 students, perform over 2 sessions - afternoon and evening.

Our Jazz Band will open the Eltham Festival on Saturday 7th November, in the Town Square at 12midday ... great opportunity to hear some quality jazz music.

Accounts!!... have you paid your music fees?  These should now be fully paid.  Any queries, please contact the Music Office or Business Manager

Jill Browne, Music Administration


Success at the VSSA athletics

Yesterday saw some great performances at the VSSA Athletics sports with Eltham High students amongst some of the best.  The six students who represented EHS are to be congratulated on achieving fantastic results with two girls bringing home medals:

Louise Alford won gold in both the Girls 12 -13 800m and 1500m events, breaking the State record by 4 seconds in the 1500m and qualifying for the national event in Hobart in November.   Check the web page for photo

Cassie Stockton threw nearly 9.81 metres to win bronze in the Girls 14 Shot Put.

Sam Brisbane and Amos Fun also ran well in their 1500m events with Amos taking yet another 10 seconds offe his PB!

Both Cassi Dimosvski and Amy Vine also put in very creditable throws in their respective javelin events.

Once again, congratulations to all these athletes not only for their outstanding performances but also for their commitment and enthusiasm in representing the school at such an elite level.  Well done!

Judy Taylor, Team manager



Super League Volleyball

Games Thursday night after school – 29th October.

Court 1

U15 boys honours v Open Girls honours –

Duty- U/16 Girls honours

Court 2

U 16 boys honours v U/17 girls honours –

Duty – U/16 Girls honours

Court 3

U15 boys division 1 v U16 boys div 1 –

Duty – U15 girls div 1

Court 4

Under 15 girls honours v U14 boys division 1 – Duty – U15 girls div 1

Year 7 teams continue to have practice matches each Monday after school from 3.30 until approx. 4.15 pm

AVSC – Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

The AVSC is only 6 weeks away.  Students involved received details last week at training.

Any students that did not get the information should get a copy from Mr Thomas. A $100 deposit and the T-shirt order form need to be returned by this Friday so that the T-shirt order can go in.  If the order is not returned by Friday students will receive a medium size T-shirt. Please return money and order to the cashier.

Round Robin Competitions in November

In November two Diamond Valley Group competitions are being held. The first, on Wednesday 11th, is the intermediate volleyball round robin for 2009 year 8 and 9 students who will be year 9 and 10 students in 2010.

The second competition held on Thursday 19th November is for this year’s year 7 students who will be in year 8 in 2010. These competitions are held late in 2009 to ease congestion in a very busy first term. Winners of these competitions go on to represent the Diamond Valley Group at the Northern Zone finals in later in 2010.

Volleyball Important Dates

Tues 10th Nov

Northern Zone Volleyball for 7 and 8 students

Wed 11th Nov

Diamond Valley Group Intermediate Round Robin

(for 8 and 9)

Thurs 19th Nov

Diamond Valley Group year 8 round robin

(for year 7’s)

Thurs 26th Nov

VSSSA Volleyball Final for 7 and 8

Sun 6th Dec

1st selection trail for the 2010 under 15 Victorian volleyball team

7 – 11 Dec

Australian Schools Cup

Greg Thomas, Volleyball coach



EHS Swim Squad

The EHS Swim Squad offers students a one hour structured program at the Eltham Leisure Centre on Thursday mornings from 7am under the guidance of coaches Neroli Nixon and Simon Wright.  With summer around the corner now is the perfect time to improve your swimming as well as your fitness.  Students from all year levels and of all ability levels will find the squad a friendly and supportive one.  On Thursday October 29th the EHS Swim Squad will conduct its annual Lapathon to raise money for Strathewen Primary School.  The effort has raised over $2000 for each of the past 4 years and is worthy of support by the school community.  Weekly sessions cost $8 to cover lane hire and coaching fees.  Hope to see all the crew there this coming Thursday – bring a friend!

Phil Boyd, Swim Squad leader


Year 9 Work Experience: November 30 – December 11

Year 9 students are reminded that the due date for submitting Work Experience forms is Monday 9th November.

RMIT Science Experience 2010

The Science Experience (20 – 22 January) is an exciting three-day event for students entering Year 10 in 2010. Students will have the opportunity to perform experiments, participate in field excursions, listen to university lectures and experience the excitement of campus life. Social activities like quizzes, games and competitions will help students get to know each other. More info/register: www.rmit.edu.au/scienceexperience

Melb Uni. Architecture & Design Summer School 2009

This is for Year 10-12 students who would like to learn more about Architecture and Design. It runs from 14th – 17th December 2009, 9.30 to 5.00pm each day and the $450 cost covers all materials and lunches. Registration form/more details from Careers Room.

Automotive Apprenticeships

Students keen to gain an apprenticeship with a Volvo, Volkswagen, Subaru, Mazda, Audi, Jaguar or Land Rover dealer need to apply online at www.vantageautomotive.com The apprenticeships start in February 2010 so enrol now to secure a place. More details from the Careers Room.

Vic Uni Building & Construction Trades Expo

Students considering an apprenticeship in Boatbuilding, Bricklaying, Building Design & Drafting, Construction, Cabinet Making/Furniture Design, Carpentry, Joinery, Wall & Floor Tiling are encouraged to attend. Saturday 7 November, 10am – 3pm, Newport Campus, Victoria University. More info at www.vu.edu.au/events/visit-vu

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher

Toy Drivewe need new toys, books and games suitable for children up to 15 years of age.   This drive is aimed at presenting our generous collection at the end of this week, they will be given to children who live in the shire of Nillumbik only………this drive has been most successful in past years and we hope you will give us your support.  All donations may be left in the canteen.

Thank you, Gael Carter, Toy drive organiser


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 just report to the Junior school office.


The Anthology Committee are busily finalising the selection of writing and artwork for the 2009 Anthology of Student Writing.  The annual publication is an extraordinary achievement, showcasing the work of students from all year levels and abilities. It is a celebration of the creativity of our students at Eltham High School.   Did your child have something published in the 2008 Anthology?  The office still has copies to sell.  These would make excellent gifts for proud family and friends.  Copies are reduced to $12.               Rai Jones


Community Announcements/Advertisements…

Check the web site for more this week…….


We invite parents/families to use


Student Attendance/Notice of absence/attendance check

Cathy Cukier    94305114

Payments via the cashier- don’t forget we accept BPay

Denise Frankenberg / Helen O’Meara    9430 5118

Enquiries re parent statements

Kathleen Hannan   9430 5105

Student Welfare coordinators

Brendan Monigatti / Di Parry    9430 5123

Newsletter items / Tutors

Brenda Wilkins    9430 5117

Sick Bay / medical (asthma) plans/ Lost Property check

Michelle Ford     9430 5120

Canteen volunteers

Gael Carter, Manager     9430 5122

Student Report Folders- available for pick up


Parents are able to access reports by using their student’s login credentials.  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/store 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.

Missing /Lost

Silver ring  with diamond in the 400’s week of Oct 12

Significant importance to owner ph 9430 5117


Introduction of the Victorian Student Number

Our school is working with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to allocate a Victorian Student Number (VSN) to each student at the school.

The VSN is a student identification number that is being assigned to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Institutions. The number, which is unique to each student, will be used as a key identifier on a student’s school records, and will remain with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25. The VSN is nine digits long, randomly assigned, and tied to stable information about the student (name, gender, date of birth).

The introduction of the Victorian Student Number will provide the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It will greatly improve the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria. The Department collects information to track improvements made to the education system, identify areas that require further improvement, and to analyse trends and identify future needs. The VSN will improve the accuracy, reliability and completeness of this information, providing a better basis for assessing needs and developing policies to meet them.

You will see the VSN appear on student enrolment confirmations and exit confirmations.

If you want to know more about VSN please see http://www.education.vic.gov.au/management/governance/vsn/overview.htm

BPay Logo Vector DownloadDid you know that you can now pay your accounts using BPAY?

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

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

1.     Essential education items

2.     Optional extras

3.     Voluntary financial contributions.

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

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

Kathleen Hannan, Acting Business Manager

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

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. 


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


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 is posted on notice boards for students to check.

Interested in keeping fit …..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.

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


Creative Writing For Young Adults

With Dr. Carmel Macdonald- Grahame

This is a creative writing workshop for young adults who love words and writing.

THURSDAYS 4.00 PM - 6.00 PM    6 Sessions   Cost $ 90 Starting date to be announced.  Contact WNH on 98441839 Email; info@warrandyteneighbourhoodhouse.org.au


Men’s Netball – State Team Selections

Players are invited to attend State Team selections to represent Vic at the 2010 Men’s & Mixed National Netball Championships in Melbourne  (Sun 4 April-10 April - Easter 2010)


17 & U Boys

23 & U Mens


Sat 7 Nov 2009

Sun 8 Nov 2009

4:30pm registration

Trial 5-7pm

Open Mens

Mens Reserve

Mens Masters

Open Mixed & Mixed Reserve


Sat 7 Nov 2009

Sun 8 Nov 2009

6:30pm registration

Trial 7-9pm

Players are required to attend all 3 days of selections

Venue: Banyule Netball Stadium – 2 Somers Ave Macleod

Costs: $20 (to be pd with registration)

$100 (to be pd final weeks trials refunded if not selected)

Enquiries Vic Men’s Netball League 0419 382 620


Come and join the new and exciting ELTHAM NETBALL CLUB in 2010.    Registration nights are on the 5th and 12th November 2009 from 5.00pm to 6.00 pm.  Games are played on a Saturday morning and we cater for all ages from 9/u to 17/u and all abilities.

All details on how you can join our new club can be found on our website at www.elthamnetballclub.com or email Julie

on elthamnetballclub@live.com.au or mobile 0433 786 506


Greensborough Junior Cricket Club

New Players Welcome

2009/10 Season BOYS AND GIRLS

Players for all age groups required:  U/17’s, U/16’s, U/14’s, & U12’s.

All coaches are ACB accredited Level 1 or Level 2.

Venue: War Memorial Park, Greensborough.  Melways 20,H2

Contact : Theo Milligan Junior Sec/Manager 04022 98894

Training  Elder Street Reserve, Elder Street, Watsonia

Melways 20-G5


The Old Carey Cricket Club is excited to provide the opportunity for cricketers to develop their skills on some of the best turf wickets in metropolitan cricket. Our Club is based at the Carey Baptist Grammar School Sports Grounds in Bulleen.

Through the OCGA we are also able to utilise the other facilities that our sports grounds have on offer including a swimming pool and gymnasium.

The 2009/10 season is fast approaching and the club has begun pre season training. Pre season consists of two sessions per week, one outdoor at the Bulleen Sporting Complex on Sundays and one indoor at the Monash Cricket Centre in Clayton on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Please refer to our website (http://ocgaclubs.carey.com.au/cricket.html) for pre season schedule for complete details of times and training venues.

For any players who would like to know more about the club or are interested in playing in the upcoming season please contact Jordan Ciuro (’94) or Tad Merry (’93).

Contact details: 1st XI Captain – Tad Merry (’93) –tmerry@unirem.com.au or 0417 033 730 or 9808 0050  Club Pres Jordan Ciuro (’94)jordaniain@bigpond.com or 0401 671 164

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 Africa.

If you are interested in this opportunity please visit the website www.wandereraustralia.com.au or call 02 42 943 779

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.  Selection day - Sunday 8th November - 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.


Briar Hill Pre–School’s 40th Birthday Fete

Come and join in the celebrations on Saturday 7th November between 10.00am & 2pm at the Pre School – 118 Karingal Drive Greensborough (Next to the baseball ground)

Jumping Castle / Children’s Activities.

Sausage Sizzle / Cake Stall / Café.

Silent Auction operating on the day!

Come down and see our new playground developments! All past, present and future families welcome!

Eltham & District Woodworkers Exhibition

FREE ENTRY 7th & 8th Nov 2009 9am - 5pm

Eltham Community Centre

Cnr Pitt St & Main Rd (Opp Eltham Hotel)


Extensive display of woodwork (many items for sale)

EHS senior students work exhibited

Great demonstrations – scroll saw, carving, woodturning, spoon making, guitar/violin making etc – FREE hands-on woodworking for children

Club Raffle drawn Sunday 8th at 4:30pm


Cyber Bullying – Cyber safety

Monday Nov 23rd 2009………..Dingley International Hotel

Free parking on site!  PD 6 hours cost $249 (GST incl)

email critical agendas admin@criticalagendas.com.au

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.


State Schools’ Relief Committee Inc

Family & Junior Great Australian Run Saturday 28th November in Albert Park

Meet Cathy Freeman  and others….for more info and to find out about the discounted entry etc… check out www.greataustralianrun.com.au

Our Favourite Carols

Featuring Golden Guitar winnersCarter & Carter

Internationally renowned organistThomas Heywood

Box Hill Songsters

Camberwell Citadel Brass Band & Mass Choir

$15 adult $10 concession

Sunday 6th December 2009 from 2:30-4:30pm

Melbourne Town Hall tickets at door - ph 9877 9277

An offering will be taken at this event for the Bible Society in China

You could learn a lot from an international brother or sister !

climate change?  further education?

cultural differences?  language?

study habits?  careers?

and what fun teaching him/her about Australian culture.

Carefully selected students will arrive Feb 2010 for 5 months from Europe, Japan and the U.S.A. They will attend local secondary school, are fully insured and have their own spending money.CONTACT 1800 500 501  email :scceaust@scce.com.au



Are you interested in different cultures and languages?

Are you interested in youths and education?

Hosting an EF student may be just what you’re looking for

Our students come from Europe, Asia and South America- just to name a few.

They are fully insured and have their own spending money.

If you would like your family to experience a different culture in your own home and community

And also share your Australia with a deserving young person please call 1800 251 877

www.effoundation.com.au (not for profit exchange organization)


WEP Only Logo.jpgWEP’s Student Exchange Programs - Early Bird Special

What better way is there to learn about the everyday realities of culturally diverse and human encounters than by learning to live in another culture?

Once our exchange students return to Australia, it is not a question of whether they will cope at university or in the workplace, but instead a question of how high they are willing to set their goals.

World Education Program Australia (WEP) is a not-for-profit student exchange organisation registered with the education departments and now accepting new applications for students to travel overseas in 2010/11 as exchange students for a summer, semester or year.


Early Bird Special

WEP is offering a $500 discount towards a semester or year program (leaving July-Sept ‘10) for applications received before 30 November ’09 to any of the following countries:

Brazil, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Norway, Turkey, Thailand or the USA

Students must be in years 9 – 11 to be eligible for this discount.

To receive a free information pack and find out more:

Visit www.wep.org.au,

Call 1300 884 733 for the cost of a local call

Email: tessallaway@wep.org.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


Are you in need of a computer but can't justify the cost?

'Green PCs' is an organisation that distributes internet ready ex-government or corporate computers to individuals or families that hold a current Health Care Card, or other proof of low income status, at an affordable price. Internet and communications service, on-site support and a telephone help desk are also provided.

You can access the 'Green PCs' organisation by visiting InfoXchange Australia at 375-377 Johnson St Abbotsford Vic 3067 Ph: (03) 9418 7400 or at www.infoxchange.net.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.

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, Rotary Club of Templestowe & Rotary District 9810 Bushfire Relief Appeal


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



ABN 56 079 715 735



The school has received funding from the Federal Government through the Pride in Schools Program to upgrade school facilities.  Design and documentation commenced to improve the learning facilities in the 400s Block and Library.  The work comprises opening up classrooms into flexible learning areas with moveable walls.  This work is part of the school’s overall master plan and is in line with the direction that education is heading of providing new learning environments for students with a view of supporting the improvement of learning outcomes.


We are trying to achieve as much as possible with limited funds available.  The overall project cost, including works to the Library is just under $500,000.  By utilising money from the Federal Government, the donations to the Building Fund and also other sources, some additional funds are still required.  A further $125,000 is required to complete this project.  We also have other works in mind around the school to also create a better learning environment for our young people.  These works are in addition to the money provided through the budget process for the major redevelopment of the school.


While construction has now commenced the full extent of works cannot be completed unless additional funds are available.  Some photos of the works in progress can be found on the school web page. 


The school is now seeking support from our community to establish a co-operative so as to complete the full extent of works.  Schools are not able to take out bank loans as they are not legal entities in their own right.  By forming a co-operative that is distinct from the school, it is the co-operative that can apply for a loan.  The school has successfully used co-operatives where additional funds are required to complete large projects.  Extensions and alterations to the Music Block were funded through a co-operative arrangement. 


How can you help? 

Become a shareholder of the cooperative.  This will assist us to secure a loan.  This is a formal process that includes establishment of a co-operative under the Co-operatives Act and also securing a guarantee over the loan amount that is provided by the Victorian State Treasurer.  Shareholders will be allocated 1500, $1 shares, with the 10% deposit of $150 being paid by the school.  All future payments are made by the school.




If you would like to become a member of the new Eltham High School Cooperative, please complete the attached form and return it to the school.  If you require any additional information please contact Bruce Martyn (9430 5171).


The school looks forward to your support of this worthwhile project that will improve the educational outcomes of Eltham High School students.









Surname of Applicant                                                                                                      

Other Names                                                                                                                   




Address to which notices are to be sent                                                                           





1.         I hereby apply to be admitted as a member of the Eltham High School Building Cooperative No2 Limited and to be allotted 1500 shares therein, and in respect of such obligation, I undertake to lodge in accordance with the rules the sum of $150 dollars which sum is made up as follows:


Entrance Fee                                                                                          $0

Paid up share capital (paid by Eltham High School Council)                  $150

Total                                                                                                   $150


2.         *I am over the age of eighteen years

*I am under the age of eighteen years, having been born on           ...........................


* Strike out the words that are inapplicable


3.         If this application is approved and the shares in Eltham High School Building Cooperative No2 Limited be allotted to me, I agree to pay all charges required by the Cooperative and I agree to be bound by the rules of the Cooperative and by any alterations thereof registered in accordance with the Cooperatives Act 1996.







Signature of Applicant              ..............................................




Witness                                    ..............................................


NB: Pursuant to Section 75(1) of the Act, no rights of membership shall be exercised until the member has made such payments or acquired such shares or interest as specified in the rules in that behalf.