Term 4 Week 6   Tues 24th November 2009

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Twilight Music Concert Thurs 26th November 6:30pm

In the courtyard at EHS, BBQ by the Music Support Group.  Students to arrive by 6.15pm.  BYO chairs, friends and family!  Enjoy a lovely casual evening to wind up the music department's year, with a touch of Christmas!


Principal’s Report

Government School Performance Data:

I am certain that by now you will be aware of media reports pertaining to the “Government School Performance Data”. Whilst both the Federal and State Governments are indicating that the data will not be used to create league tables, the publicity around this itself may encourage an inappropriate community response to the data. This may be derived from a lack of understanding of how to read the data and the possible confusion around its interpretation. The data cannot be used to compare schools within a specific location. The comparison is broader than this. School comparisons take into account the following factors:

Academic intake

Socio-economic background of students

Number of Indigenous students

Number of non-English speaking and refugee students

Number of students with a disability

Size of the school

Location of the school

The Eltham High School Profile indicates that based on the school’s Student Family Occupation index (parents’ occupations), we have a high overall socio-economic profile. We are also considered to have a low-mid proportion of students with English as a second language.


The report will be available on the Victorian Schools Register Website by the end of November www.vrqa.vic.gov.au/sreg


We have had a look at our draft report and we have had the opportunity to briefly comment on the data and to concisely respond to it in the section of “What our school is doing” across each of the three measures of.

Student Learning

Student Engagement and Wellbeing

Student Pathways and Transitions.


I include it here for your information:

Student learning:

While outcomes for student learning are on the higher side of the 60% of Victorian government schools, the school performs at a similar level when compared with other government secondary schools on adjusted school performance. Detailed analysis of the data indicates that the students demonstrate strengths in English & the Maths outcomes have been improving. The Strategic Plan focuses on improvements in Maths and in Years 9 & 10 outcomes through a whole school approach based on a comprehensive curriculum template. In 2010 an intensive coaching program for teachers will commence which will commit significant resources to supporting teachers in the learning environment.

Student Engagement and Well Being:

Eltham High School has a long standing commitment to supporting every student in the school to achieve their best regardless of background, previous school experience and family circumstances. The school makes positive use of a range of Departmental support services to be able to develop programs to engage all students. To enhance this, the Strategic Plan has as one of its goals to build students’ independence and enjoyment of learning and increase their capacity to take responsibility for their own learning. To achieve this goal a new approach to teaching and learning will be implemented in Year 7 in 2010 where the design of the learning environment will support students and staff working in teams and students having more input in the direction of their learning.

Student Pathways and Transition:

Student retention and post-year 10 destination data tracking has shown an improvement over the last 2 years. As part of the Strategic Plan, it is a goal to enhance the school’s engagement with networks that support students in achieving their post-school destinations as well ensuring that the implementation of the curriculum planning template, which focuses on connecting students with their community, will assist students to link their learning more closely with knowledge of the world beyond the school.


I will provide a more detailed outline of the report closer to the date of it being published on the Schools Register Website.

Year 12 Valedictory Evening 2009:

The Valedictory celebration took place on Monday evening 23 November. It was terrific night that allowed us to formally farewell the class of 2009 as well as recognize our students’ talents and achievements. A good night was had by all. In particular we acknowledged the students’ academic achievements as well as their contribution to the life of the school during their secondary education. Our Valedictorians Amy Vine and David Lee spoke on behalf of the students and gave a recollection of their fond memories of the schools from day one in Year 7 to their last day as year 12 students. They spoke with pride and a deep sense of emotion. Our guest speaker Mr Tim Cope (Young Adventurer) spoke of his horseback journey from Mongolia to Budapest, the highs and lows, the challenges and jubilations of his experience and compared this to the students’ experience of VCE. His presentation was very well received and students and families engaged in conversation with him during supper. It would be impossible for me to comment on each student who received an award, there were many. However, I do wish to announce that the recipient of the Principal’s Award 2009 is Jackson Baly who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the school and the students in a variety of ways throughout his six years of secondary school in addition to a strong sense of personal leadership. The William Hugh Everard prize was awarded to Tim Coates for having demonstrated a strong commitment to the school value of Environmental Responsibility. The Australian Defence Force Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork prize was awarded to Holly Bridges.

I congratulate these students as well as the class of 2009 on their achievement and thank the staff, parents and of course the senior school team for their ongoing support of these young people.

School Dress Code and Summer Weather:

Parents are asked to encourage their children to dress appropriate to the working nature of the school.  For safety reasons, thongs are not acceptable at school. Students may not be able to do practical classes if footwear is not sufficiently protective.  Students need to dress in a manner appropriate for a workplace, and reflect community expectations for the dress of a student. Staff support the expectations of the student dress code as detailed in the Student Code of Conduct ie no brief clothing (including bare midriffs), spike jewellery and clothing with offensive slogans and pictures. Thongs are not appropriate footwear. Slip on shoes and sandals are discouraged and may prohibit students from participating in a wide range of subjects.  Health and safety standards require protective clothing and solid footwear in some classes.

We would also ask that you encourage the wearing of hats as protection against sun damage, and we ensure that  sun screen is available to all students participating in outdoor activities.  Please encourage your child to keep hydrated at recess and lunchtime, by using the water fountains available all round the school.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter concerning the health and safety of your child.


Vincent Sicari, Principal


Canteen Roster

November 2009

Wed 25

Kim Butler, Kimbra Shrubshall, Wendy Gunnoo

Thurs 26

Sue Ball, Carol Stewart

Fri 27

Joan Birchell-Quirk, Janine Kerwood, Julie Moore

Please note that our Xmas afternoon tea for our wonderful volunteers is on Wed 9 December 2pm….no canteen food to be served, it’s a promise!...Gael, Kath & Paula

You will find a volunteer register sheet in the booklist pack for all students, please give this your consideration.


A reminder to all students who have borrowed books from the SWC office that these need to be returned as soon as possible.  If you require books for next year please contact Brendan Monigatti or Di Parry by Monday, 7th December.



Could you assist local families at Christmas?   We have boxes near the front office for non-perishable food, cleaners, Manchester etc

Help us make it a happy Christmas for all.


Mr Monigatti & Ms Parry, Student Welfare Office



More AMEB exams?!  This week some of our percussion students are in exam mode.  Good luck to them!

Twilight Concert ... this Thursday in the courtyard outside the music block.  Great music, great food and a 'touch of Christmas'!  Students are to arrive by 6.10pm, entertainment from 6.30pm.  All Welcome!  Bring family, friends ... and some folding chairs!

A new date for the calendar ... the Jazz Band are performing at the Hurstbridge Farmer's Market on Sunday 6th December @9am.  This is held in Ferguson's Paddock.  Come along and listen to some great jazz and buy quality local produce.

Any queries about the music program or events, contact Jill on 9430 5127


Jill Browne, Music Administration

LOTE             TRIP PLANNED-Sept 2010…interested??

NEW CALEDONIA TRIP 2010    (1st week Sept Holidays.)

Expressions of interest can be lodged with Madame Nicassio or your French teacher for this exciting study tour trip. First preference will be given to French students, others next.   New Caledonia is a beautiful tropical paradise in the Pacific. French is the main language of this country.  Itinerary will be available shortly.


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


EHS Swim Squad..last week for group this year!

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 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

Expression of Interest for VCE Dance 2010

If there is enough student interest it is a possibility to run VCE Dance after school on a Tuesday or Friday night, from 3.30-6.30. Units 1 & 3 and Units 2 & 4 will run concurrently. There will be a cost involved dependant on the number of students who participate. At this stage we are requesting an Expression of Interest from students and their parents. Students can get an Expression of Interest form from Ms. McLeod in the arts office. Please return the form to Ms. McLeod ASAP. Cost will be dependent on the number of students who participate in the course.


2009 Rock Eisteddfod DVD's are on sale from the general office for $15.00.

The DVD contains an overview of the year and includes everything from fundraising days, rehearsals, interviews and the final performances.  A great keep-sake to remember the year.

Participation certificates will be handed out within the next week of school. An excellent idea to include in resumes and portfolios.


Senior Students: Leadership Positions of Responsibility

As In 2009, we are starting the process for Student Leader positions.  This year we will be selecting a number of senior school students to be part of a leadership team.

These students will be involved in the concept decisions as well as take on a mentoring role for younger students. They must be committed and display a strong sense of desire to achieve success in 2010.

The positions on offer for 2010 will be:

Sound and Video Co-ordinator

Lighting Design Co-ordinator

Hair and Make up Co-ordinator

Backstage Crew Co-ordinator

Media Officer - Advertising events / Newsletter / Mercury / Local paper etc.

Dance leader / Choreographer  (5 students)

If you would like to apply to become a student leader please email a written application explaining why you believe you should be considered for this position in 2010 including experience and future aspirations.

Applications should be submitted by 1 /12/ 09

Brooke Gannon, Rock Eisteddfod organiser


Year 9 Work Experience

This starts next week (November 30-December 11), good luck to all the students participating, make the most of the opportunities presented.  Thanks to all students who handed their forms in on time, as for the rest make sure that you meet the deadlines when you do it again next year.

At the Year 9 assembly on Monday of this week students were given a “When you are at work” handout that gives details of employer/school expectations and what to do if there are problems at the workplace.  Students who were absent can collect a copy from the Careers Room.

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher



Super League Volleyball

Games Thursday night after school – 26 November.

Court 1

U17 girls honours v U/16 girls honours

Court 2

U/16 boys div 1 team 1 v Open Womens Div 1

Court 3

U15 boys division 1 v U15 girls div 1

Duty – U16 boys 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 12 days away. Please pay the balance of your payment and return the parent permission form to the cashier by Friday 27th November.

The AVF have had 428 teams entered in the Aust volleyball schools cup.  These come from 119 schools from all over Australia and a massive 5100 people registered for this year’s event.  At training this week all players will be given a final notice which has all the final details that you will need.  Read it to find out what is going to happen.

Eltham High Volleyball Website

The Volleyball page on the Eltham High website is up and running. Just go to elthamhs.vic.edu.au/ and click on the volleyball link.

Trophy Cabinet

We have a new trophy cabinet that is located in the foyer of the sports stadium. The Victorian Schools Cup is proudly displayed in it and we are planning to fill it with National schools cup trophies in a few weeks time. Thanks to Mr Pringle for tracking down this cabinet for us.

Round Robin Competitions in November

Our year 7 and 8 boys and girls teams are playing in the VSSSA state volleyball finals at MSAC on Thursday 26th November. Students need to meet at the Ely St bus bay ready for a 7.45 am departure.  Bring your lunch, a drink bottle and your uniform. Lists of participants is displayed on the volleyball information board in the stadium foyer (near the new trophy cabinet).

Volleyball Important Dates

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

Sun 13 Dec

2nd selection trial for the 2010 under 15 Vic volleyball team

Greg Thomas, Volleyball coach


YEAR 12 DVD (fundraiser for Media)

You can buy a DVD of memories of Year 12 by ordering a copy of the 2009 Commemorative Video; featuring live footage and photographs you can relive precious memories from this important final year at Eltham High.

Simply pay $25 to the cashier by Monday Dec 7th 2009 DVD’s will be available to be collected from the main office from Monday December 14th 2009

Kathy Hughes, Media Coordinator



November / December 2009

Wed 25

HPE Rac & Rec Squash to Westerfolds Sports

MS YMCA Carnival

Thurs 26

SoSE MS Enviro Man Fieldwork to local area

SoSE Greek Festival Prize winners 7A to Greensborough

Music -Twilight Concert see front page

Fri 27

HPE MS Dance and Gym to Jets Gym

Last day Yr 9 & 10 classes

Mon 30

Yr 9 Work Experience begins

Evolve residential to Typo Station selected students

Transition Yr 10->Yr 11 Orientation

Fri 4

Transition Yr 10 Interview day selected students

Mon 7

Sport Aust Volleyball Schools Cup

Tues 8

Transition Yr 7 2010 Orientation Day

Wed 9

Canteen volunteers afternoon tea thank you


All students in Year 7 and 8 have been issued information for the 3 days of activities later in December, accompanying this is an information sheet outlining what students/parents should do in order to select activities etc

Please note preferences should be submitted no later than Friday 27th November to the collection point at the General Office.


Booklists for 2010 have been issued to all students.  The book room in 105 is open for orders to be accepted and for students of all levels to bring their text books for sale.

Year 9 & 10 students/parents should arrange to lodge books for sale and order immediately for Year 10 & 11 as this is their last week of classes they can be organized and not have to think of books while at work experience etc.

Year 12 2009 students are invited to hand in books for sale- lists of books to be resold are posted on the windows of Room 105 and in the document section on the web site.

BUYERS NOTE: A reminder that when you are notified that your order is ready for pick up it will be reserved for only 48 hrs before books are returned to the table for re sale.

Brenda Wilkins, Second Hand Book coordinator

Toy Drive  extended due to the demand expected by the Shire organisers

we need new toys, books and games suitable for children up to 15 years of age.   This drive is aimed at presenting our generous collection, 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.

HOMEWORK CLUBS – last week

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


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.



Choice of 12 different instrumental sounds

Three octaves  Good condition  Comes with two beginner keyboard song books

Ph 9431 0905



Attention:  Parents & Students Year 10, 11 and 12 in 2010


Students in Year 10, 11 or 12 Mathematics are required to have a TI-Nspire CAS calculator for 2010. The old TI83 and TI84 graphics calculators are now obsolete and will not be suitable for use in these classes.

The School has negotiated a special price with The Organiser & Calculator King for the sale of these calculators …please phone…..see contact details below

TI-Nspire    @     $195.00  Inc GST

(Normally $219.95 on the booklist)


Please note: Calculators are covered by a 1 year warranty.

*A receipt will be given with each purchase which must be kept for Warranty purposes.

The Organiser & Calculator King

33 Park Street South Melbourne 3205

Tel: 9696 3366

Fax: 9696 9166

Email: sales@calculatorking.com.au




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.




Community Announcements/Advertisements…

Summer fun in the City – 9 Jan to 14 Feb 2010

Program booklets available at the front counter


International Day of People with a disability

Dec 3 is celebrated worldwide as International Day of People with a Disability, IDPwD brings together people with disability and the general community and aims to: showcase the skills, abilities, contributions and achievements of people with disability, promote a positive image of people with disability, involve people with disability and the broader community in activities to celebrate and raise awareness of IDPwD.

FREE events for all to enjoy contact Eltham Leisure Centre 9439 2266  Nillumbik Shire, YMCAS, Banyule for more details.


Discover your creative flair for fashion & hair design

Renowned schools, Pivot Point Academy of Hairdressing and Whitehouse Institute of Design, Australia are launching an exciting joint workshop 'FOUNDATION STYLING FOR THE RUNWAY'.

This innovative course will provide students with a foundation in fashion and hair design together with make-up artistry to pursue further study within the creative industries.  By providing 'real life' experience, this course aims to give students an understanding of the dynamic and exciting creative world of runway fashion.

Upon completion students will gain:

·          An understanding of fashion styling, hair design and make-up application

·          A hands-on skill creating simple and original styled looks for the face, hair and body

·          An ability to manage time and teams for completed looks

·          Experience in organising and showcasing designs in a live runway show

PRICE: $500 and includes all materials.  For further information on locations and timetable and to book your place on our workshop, please visit www.pivot-point.edu.au/whitehouse or call 03 9604 3321 today.

DATE: This course will run from Monday 18 January to Friday 22 January 2010  COST is $500 and includes all materials

LOCATION: Melbourne   Pivot Point Academy  382 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Whitehouse Institute of Design Mail Exchange Building,   Level 4 672 Bourke St, Melbourne


Step by Step – Community Fundraiser-Lower Eltham Cricket Club – Main Rd., Eltham Wed 2nd Dec 6-9pm entertainment  etc $30 per ticket contact 9404 9528 (BH) Leah 0404 718 607, Brigitte 0412 291 039 ….please join us to raise funds for Rhiannon’s recovery and rehabilitation by part6icipating in our fundraiser..we need as many organisations as we can to get together and donate items for a raffle draw which will be held on the night.


Lalor West PS Celebrations  1973-2009 – Thurs 26 Nov from 5-8pm

Calling all ex-students, parents, staff and ex-staff  -  come and join in the fun!....opening of time capsule, special guest, student performances, lucky gate prizes  etc


In late January 2010, students, aged 15 – 18 years, from over 15 countries will be arriving in Australia to study at local schools for 5 or 10 months.  Opportunities exist to act as a host family in a volunteer/unpaid capacity.  Hosting can be on a temporary, short or long term basis. 


Host families help provide our students with the chance to study and experience life in Australia.  This is a great way to learn about another country and culture, establish a lifelong link to a family in another country and contribute to international goodwill.  If your family can offer a friendly, supportive and caring home environment, contact us today. 


To learn more about this opportunity call Student Exchange Australia on 1300 135 331

or visit our website: www.studentexchange.org.au

Missing /Lost

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

Significant importance to owner ph 9430 5117



The Nillumbik YouthTeam @ Nillumbik Community Health

Introducing the On Track Program

We are pleased to announce the On Track Program which is specifically designed to support the needs of youth aged between 10-21 years affected by the 2009 bushfires and their families. Sarah van den Berg and Stephen Macpherson have been employed to work with youth in the bushfire affected areas and to offer a range of services such as:

Information …..Referral support …..Outreach …..Individual Support …..Youth & Family Counselling …..Mediation …..Activities & Groups …..Community Education …..Secondary Consultation

On Track Counselling Referrals

Referrals are via the service coordination on 9430 9100 for any 10-21 year olds affected by the 2009 bushfires and their families or see Mr Monigatti or Di Parry at school.


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

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


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


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)


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. 

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