Term 1 Week 1  Tues 2nd February 2010

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Principal’s Report

Welcome to all members of our learning community to the 2010 school year.  In particular, I wish to welcome all those students and families who are joining us for the first time.  It was fulfilling to speak with students over the last two days about the wonderful times they had during their break and to also listen to them speak about their aspirations for 2010.  The feeling among the year 7 students, arriving for day one, was a mixture of excitement, hope and apprehension but confidently looking forward to the challenges and experiences of the years ahead.  Similarly, high levels of excitement were expressed by the senior students who have been able to articulate clear goals for the one or two years ahead.  The Year 8 and middle school students also expressed their aspirations for 2010 with enthusiasm and determination to tackle the challenges that 2010 has installed for them.

I feel so proud and honoured to be working with such young people and I make the commitment to them that we as a learning community will remain focused on our core purpose of supporting them to access the best educational opportunities possible. 

I also wish to welcome the following staff who join us for the first time:

David Allender – PE Health

Matthew Barker – Lote/French

Craig Bradley – Maths/IT and Leading Teacher (Teaching & Learning Coach)

Ross McKinnon – Science/Outdoor Education and Leading Teacher (Junior School Team Leader)

Gabriel Piras – Music

Oscar Vitez – Technology – Wood

I also welcome back from extended leave:

Chris Agar – English/History

Steve McCrystal – SOSE and Leading Teacher (Middle School Team Leader)

Rob Whiteley – PE Health and Leading Teacher (KLA Coordinator)

Chantalle Wigley – English/VCAL and Leading Teacher (Teaching & Learning Coach)

Carly Young – English/Drama.

I also welcome back:

Dale Harty – Maths

Jenny Isaac – English

Greg Lambert (VCAL and Student Teacher Training)

Peter Sheldon (Maths)

Jodie Sutton (SOSE),

These staff are continuing their work with our students. Furthermore, I congratulate Lucy Bowman (Health PE), Cameron Laurence (SOSE) and Bree Pascoe (Health PE) for having been appointed to ongoing positions in the school.

Student Free Days – 27, 28 and 29 January 2010

On the 27 and 28 January the entire teaching staff and program support staff were involved in a professional development program aimed at supporting the ongoing development of the “Thinking Classroom”.  We worked with Lynn Erickson, a world renowned education expert, on concept based curriculum.  The two days provided an opportunity for substantive professional conversations on the development of higher order thinking skills and the design of curriculum to support this development in all learners.  The work was challenging; it asked us to reflect on our own knowledge, enduring understanding and skills and to articulate the teaching practices and processes, content and discipline based skills that we each bring to the table in the design and delivery of curriculum for high order thinking and deep understanding.  This has formed the basis of our work for 2010 and beyond.  The leadership team worked for an additional two days with Lynn to develop the necessary coaching skills and approaches to support the work of teachers in the learning environment.  On 29 January staff worked on key learning areas based initiatives in preparation for the students’ arrival this week.  The professional development was very positively received and we look forward to our continued work to support our improvement in student learning as outlined in our strategic plan.  I wish to thank Anna Panas, Glen Pearsall, Christine Andrews, Kate Scalzo and Kathleen Hannan for their contribution to the organisation of this learning experience.

Phoenix Day Ceremony – Friday 5 February 2009

This Friday, 5 February the Eltham High School community will be honouring the strength, resilience and enduring commitment of our community as we commemorate the first anniversary of the devastation of the Black Saturday bushfires.  This ceremony has come about through student initiative and has been organised by them with support from the YMCA and a little support from our school.  In using the symbol of the phoenix, we will reflect on the strength of our community to rise from the ashes with great hope and a determination to rebuild our lives and our community.

We are honoured to have amongst us at the Ceremony the Minister of Education, the Hon. Bronwyn Pike; the Member for Eltham, Mr Steve Herbert, MP; representatives from the Northern Metropolitan Regional Office – Department of Education & Early Childhood Development; the CFA; our School Council, and other Education Department colleagues.  I take this opportunity to invite all members of our community to the ceremony which will begin at 10:00am in the surrounds of the Memorial Garden in the central school courtyard.  I do ask that you let us know if you will be attending by calling Kate Scalzo on 9430 5111 by the end of the school day on Thursday, 4 February.  If attending please wear a yellow ribbon.  This ceremony will provide us with the opportunity to reflect on last year’s events, but also on our collaborative work over the last 12 months to support the regeneration and regrowth of the environment and in our lives.



Year 12 – Class of 2009

Once again I wish to congratulate the Class of 2009 on their outstanding achievement.  11% of our students gained an Enter score of 90 or above; 31% of students gained Enter scores of 80 or above and 75% of students 50 or above.  With first round offers out we are waiting for second round offers to see how many students in total have been offered their first and second choices and the breakdown of university and TAFE offers made and accepted.  I will report on these in a later edition of the Newsletter.

Refurbishment of the 400’s Wing

The refurbishment of the 400’s Wing is now complete and students and staff have been able to move into the facility as of today, the second day of school.  This facility and the staff professional development strategy will support the school’s curriculum direction of the Year 7 program.  A great deal of work took place over the summer break to ensure the project completion and I take this opportunity to thank Mr Bruce Martyn for his leadership with this initiative.  We are still keen to receive further completed applications for the establishment of the School Cooperative to support the finishing of the facility and other facility development projects in the School.  I enclose an application form with this Newsletter.

Next Week’s Newsletter

In next week’s Newsletter I will include the following information:  composition of the Sub school Teams; A list of all staff with their initials and email addresses (print version only); and further information on the “My School National Website”.

Vincent Sicari, Principal

Reminder to be…..SUNSMART

Remember to use an appropriate sun screen, wear a hat and choose a shady space to sit in during lunchtime, we are lucky to have so many of them at our school.  Remember, there’s nothing healthy about a tan.

Trevor Jenkins for the Health and Well-being Committee

eNewsletter - to ensure your copy of the weekly Community Newsletter and other Special bulletins from the Principal register to receive an email version

We encourage parents to go to our website, www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au click on the Parent Newsletter link and choose subscribe (follow the four steps)   more than 500 newsletters are sent each week!   Imagine the paper we’re saving!!!    Thank you

Canteen Roster

February 2010

Wed 3

Linda Alford, Jenny Alford

Thur 4

Karen Biddiscombe, Pearl Yung, Michelle Jones

Fri 5

Julie Wright, Cathetrine James, Jenny Mc Cormack, Jennifer Vasiliadis

Mon 8

Jamie Kelly, Helen Hunter, Terrie Bayliss. Robyn Flanagan

Tues 9

Ali Burley, Leanne Johnson


Welcome back everyone!  We hope you've had a very relaxing break!

Next week we'll bombard you with facts but for this week, just a couple of things to take on board.

Band rehearsals commence next week for Symphonic, Concert, Intermediate and Jazz.  Stage Band have already had their first rehearsal!

Note that Intermediate Band continues to rehearse on Wednesday mornings.

We are offering Theory lessons this year.  Please contact the music office for more details.

Jazz Band auditions - a list is in the music foyer to add your names to.  And anyone wanting to audition for bass and piano please see Jill in the music office.

After School Program - remember we have piano and violin lessons.  Again, contact the music office for more information on 9430 5127

Jill Browne, Music Administration


Made to your order …rolls, sandwiches etc.  etc……find the

 full 2010 price list at…. http://www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au  documents…. canteen list 2010


Whole school - Student Photo day & Fotomakers named envelopes

Students will be issued their named envelope this week.  Please note the envelope should be returned ON PHOTO DAY – Tuesday 9 February - TO FOTOMAKERS DIRECT.

Thank you


URGENT Year 7 return of Aquarena forms

Outstanding forms regarding this excursion (Thurs Feb 4) should be returned immediately thank you.

Year 8 Surf/Safety Camp 2010

Students will be issued forms for the Surf camp this week.  Please note payments and completed forms need to be returned by Thursday 18th February 2010

Students who need to collect forms please see Mr Seymour in the Junior School Office.

Peter Seymour, Camp Organiser.



Term 1 Sport Dates

Wed 10 Feb

Year 7 cricket

Tues 16 Feb

Senior round robin (cricket / volleyball / tennis / basketball / table tennis)

Thurs 18 Feb

Year 8 round robin ( cricket / volleyball / tennis / softball / baseball ) –

Wed 17 March

Year 7 round robin ( volleyball / tennis / softball / baseball )

Students should sign up on the sheets outside the hall during the first week of term. Teachers will then arrange training sessions.

Peter Nicholson, Sport co-ordinator



Congratulations to three of our Eltham High Sport stars on being awarded a ‘sporting blues’ award. Students in Victorian government schools are selected as the best athlete (boy or girl) in their sport for the year.  Sophie Paine and Luke Van Noorden won the volleyball awards and Amy Vine won the female cricket award.  They will attend a presentation ceremony at the MCG in March to accept their awards.

AVSC – Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

Eltham High had 14 teams competing in the National schools volleyball competition during the second last week of school.  Thank you to all staff for supporting the volleyball program while we were representing the school during a very exciting week of competition.  Thank you also to the many coaches and managers (staff and non staff) for helping their team make it through a long week of volleyball.

Some results follow –

Under 14 girls division1 – Champions

Under 14 boys division 1 – Runners up

Under 14 boys division – Bronze medal

Under 15 boys honours – 4th

Under 15 girls division 1 – Runner up

Under 16 boys division 1 – Champions

Open Girls division 1 - Champions

Eltham High Volleyball Website

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

Volleyball Trials

Trials for the volleyball program will be held later this week. Year 7 students interested in joining the volleyball program should attend the first trial.

Year 7 girls - Friday 5th Feb during Year 7 sport.

Year 7 boys - Friday 12th Feb. Students don’t have to have to have played volleyball. We are looking for athletic ability generally. We will be looking to select 21 boys and 21 girls to take part in the coming volleyball round robin.

Other age group team trials – details will be advertised on the daily bulletin and on the volleyball notice board.

Under 15 Victorian Volleyball Squad Selections

Congratulations to the following Eltham High students who were selected in the Victorian Under 15 volleyball squad.  Katie Bett, Lucy Boyes, Louise Alford, Caitlin McGregor, Gabby Seymour, Cherie Vendramini, Dayton Calloway, Mitchell Clamp, Connor Dalgleish, Lewis Glasgow, Jack Killeen , Andrew Klink, Daniel Notting, Sam Richards and Riley Williams. They will represent Victoria at the National Under 15 competition in Albury from the 6th -9th April 2010.

U/17, U/19 & U/21 2010 Victorian State Team Volleyball Trials

Details are on the volleyball information board in the stadium.

Important Dates

Tues 16th Feb

Senior Diamond Valley Group Round Robin

Thurs 18th Feb

Year 8 Diamond Valley Group Round Robin

6th, 7th & 8th Aug

Victorian Schools Volleyball Cup

5th-10th December

Australian Volleyball Schools Cup 

If your child is selected in a state team or has a significant ‘sporting moment’ please contact me so that we can share the good news on the parent newsletter.

Greg Thomas, Volleyball coordinator

Swim & Athletics House carnivals dates


Thursday 11 February


Monday 22 February

Age groups are taken as at 31 December 


If you turn 12 or 13 this year you are in the 13 years age group

If you turn 16 this year you are in the 16 years age group

If you turn 18 this year you are in the 18-20 age group

·         Both days are compulsory whole school activities.

·         Students are encouraged to compete in as few or as many events as they wish.

·         Students are encouraged to dress in house colours on the day.

·         No body paint or spray is permitted in the pool

·         A free bus service will take students to and from the events – leaving from period one classes.

·         A kiosk is available at both events.

Be sunsmart !!!!


2009 SWIM SQUAD – Thursday Mornings

The EHS Swim Squad is a one hour swim session at the Eltham Leisure Centre on Thursday mornings from 7 until 8am.  Sessions are organised by swim coach Neroli Nixon and offer a varied and structured program to improve fitness and swimming ability Students of all swimming abilities and Year levels are invited to attend.  A fee ($10) is charged to cover the cost of pool hire and coaches.  Staff member Phil Boyd is always on pool-deck to answer queries and look after new students as they arrive.  At the end of each session, students return to school where they are given a free hot chocolate before getting ready for class.


Personal Goods brought to School at Owner's Risk

Personal property is often brought to school by students, staff and visitors.  This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises. 

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and it has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property.

Staff, students and parents/guardians are discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.


We have buyers waiting if you have no further use for your pre-loved CAS Calculator (required for all Maths students 10-12)   Please contact Brenda in the General Office.


February 2010

Tues 2

First day for Yr 8, 9 & 10

Thurs 4

Yr 7 Aquarena Doncaster – 2 groups am & pm

Tues 9

Student photos

Wed 10

Yr 7 cricket

Thurs 11

Sport Swimming Sports at Doncaster

Tues 16

Sport – Snr Round Robin

Wed 17

OES Yr 12 Fieldwork to Healesville Sanctuary

Music – Recruitment Night in the hall 7:30pm

Thurs 18

Sport Yr 8 Round Robin

Mon 22

Sport – Athletic Sports at George St, Doncaster


Immunisation cards will be issued soon to all students in Year 7 and 10.  All cards i.e. YES or NO for immunisation are to be returned to the General Office by Thursday 18th February 2010.  Please note funding for immunisation via the Shire is based on return of cards, thank you for following this request.

YEAR 12 (2009) DVD (fundraiser for Media)

Ordered copies available for collection from the General office.

Kathy Hughes, Media Coordinator

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


We invite parents/families to use


Student Attendance/Notice of absence/attendance check    Jan Baddeley   94305114

Payments via the cashier- don’t forget we accept BPay    Denise Frankenberg / Helen O’Meara   9430 5118

Enquiries re statements   Kathleen Hannan   9430 5105

Student Welfare coordinators

Brendan Monigatti / Louise Heathcote / Jenny Fowler    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-

Attention:Parents & Students Yr 10/11/12 2010

This offer still available……….

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



Discount Card

Would you like to receive discounts at a variety of businesses within Nillumbik? Then sign up for our membership-based discount card. We currently have over 1800 members who receive discounts throughout Nillumbik.

Having a Nillumbik Young Person's Discount Card (NYPD Card) means you will get: 

Heaps of great discounts

The Youth News (Youth newsletter with upcoming events, latest news and information)

Half price entry into Rock the Hill events

Other info from us every so often

Useful contact for youth information 

To be eligible for an NYPD Card, you must be: 

Between the ages of 12 and 25 years.  

Live, work, study or participate in a youth program within the Shire of Nillumbik. 

To apply for your NYPD card, download our application form and send it to Nillumbik Youth Services. 

For more information phone Denzil Bentley 9433 3327.

Further Information -Business Directory / List of all the businesses currently participating in the Discount Card program. / Discounts / The latest discounts for NYPD Card holders. / Register for Discount Card

Sign up now!


barefoot      present….

Our girls, Our bodies, Ourselves  see posters at school

Wednesday 24th February, 2010

Eltham Community and Reception Centre, 801 Main Rd, Eltham

Doors open 7pm…….7.30pm (prompt start) – 9.30pm

Tickets: $15/$10 conc. – includes a light supper

RSVP charlotte@barefootmagazine.co.au by Feb 18 or call 0417 509 756 / 9722 2525

Eltham CFA Junior Volunteers

A Social, Recreational and Skill Development Program for 11 to 15 year olds    Starts March 2010

Contact Sarah or David for further Information

Sarah 0431 245 196    /    David 0408 198 951

Netball                etc   see the web version

FUN      FITNESS     HEALTH               


Netta  -  Teaching Progam  11 years & under            Monday or Wednesday 

Beginners – Modified Rules 11 years & under Monday or Wednesday

Juniors - Under 11, Under 13, Under 14, Under 19 (All Mixed)

Under 15 and Under 19 (Girls)    All Monday or Thursday

Ladies - Tuesday morning & evening or Thursday morning

All games played indoors at

Diamond Valley Sports & Fitness Centre, Greensborough

Further details for teams or individuals contact

Susan Rose   9435 1129   or   0409 761316

Diamond Valley Netball Competition


Play at a family friendly club

Play on a brand new $1.6 million FIFA one star premier league standard artificial pitch

Be coached by FFA accredited coaches

Play for a FFV accredited club

Saturday program for U6 to U8 from 10am – 11am

Small sided games for U9 to U11, full pitch U12+ all played on Sunday am.            Great value for your fees








Registration Day – Sunday 7th Feb 10am – 2pm


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 a cover it can be collected from the General office by parents while the stock lasts.          Darren Squires, Assistant Principal Curriculum.

The web edition of Community News carries many notices for community events…check it out!

Did 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. 

BPay Logo Vector DownloadIf 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



Student Exchange Australia New Zealand, a not-for-profit organisation which is registered with all state and territory departments of education, is pleased to extend an invitation for Eltham High School students to attend an information evening in Melbourne on Thursday 4th February at the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, 380 William St, Melbourne. The session starts at 7:30pm.

Diamond Valley Table Tennis Association

Junior Table Tennis resumes Friday, Feb 7th at 7.15 pm.

Where: At Diamond Valley Sports Complex, off Civic Drive, Greensborough.   Melway Map 11, A !0.

Free Night - Round Robin Friday 7th._ All standards welcome. Regular Family night table tennis.  Competition will resume if sufficient players are available. Cost per term $25 or $4 per night.  Parents play for free while tables are available.

Just turn up any Fri night or  contact  Rex / Lesly  Rouse  on 9435 5588.

Reminder to parents . Federal Gov’s 50% Educ Tax Refund.

Kevin Rudd’s Educ’n Tax Refund – Parents hold onto your receipts!

Eligible parents can now claim a 50% tax refund on : laptops, home computers, Home internet connections, printers, educ’n software, trade tools, text books stationery (max refund $375 per primary school child or $750 per high school child.)

AIRHEADS Free Airbrushing course….

Term 1 Thursdays at Shop 72- Youth Lounge @ Main Sty Greensborough Commencing Thurs 4 Feb 7-9pm…Limited to 10 participants.  You MUST book to secure your place!!   Call Katy at Banyule Youth Services 9457 9939 / 0412 850 479 or email katy.capdevila@banyule.vic/gov.au


Childrens Performing Co of Australia

Flyers available from the admin table – Beginners, Vic Youth Theatre & Young Aust Braodway Chorus (Song, dance, drama) all info and details re try out sessions 13-21 Feb 2010  see www.cpca.com.au or phone 9384 1644 business hours.


An Invitation to all Year 7 parents to …

Meet the Teachers

Monday 1st March 2010

This evening provides the opportunity for parents to meet with the coordinators, home group teachers and classroom teachers of their children for 2010.  More details next year.

Looking forward to meeting with you, Jr School Co ord team




Community Announcements/Advertisements…         Check the web site for more this week…….



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


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.


Come and join the new and exciting ELTHAM NETBALL CLUB in 2010.  Games are played on a Saturday and training on Thursday nights.

We cater for all ages and abilities from 9/u to 17/u.  No experience is necessary to join our club, so if you have not played netball before we can teach you.  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


Year 11 Friday 11 December

Middle School ( 9 & 10 ) Wednesday 16 December

Junior School ( 7 & 8 )Thursday 17th December


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


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.  etc. 

We are desperately in need of volunteers to help at our centre.  A few hours a day is all that is required.






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                                                                                                       

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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.