Term 1 Week 2  Tues 16th February 2010

 
Text Box:

Swim Sports this Thursday 11 February at Doncaster

·         Compulsory whole school activity.

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

·         and 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 this event.

Be sunsmart !!!!

Principal’s Report

Year 7 Orientation Program

The year has begun very smoothly for the 250 Year 7 students who have joined our learning community.  I wish to commend them for their enthusiasm and level of engagement with the school, each other and the education program.  The year 7s have moved into the recently completed, refurbished learning environment of the 400 Wing and their response as well as that of their teachers has been outstandingly positive.   They seem to be a very happy group of young people and very responsive to each other’s needs and the structures and processes of secondary schooling.

Their Orientation Program is in place and one of the first events has been the activities program at Aquarena in Doncaster.  This is an opportunity for students to make friends and to socialise with peers and staff.  From all reports, the day was an outstanding success.

The students have engaged with their learning in a very positive way and have embraced the various aspects of the curriculum offered and in particular, the inter-disciplinary curriculum across the three disciplines of English/SOSE/Science.  The teachers have also been very positive about the way in which the students embraced a range of approaches to learning.  We will continue to monitor the Year 7 transition process and the students’ engagement with the secondary school environment.  I congratulate all the teaching and support staff and in particular, the Junior School Team under the leadership of Ross McKinnon, whose organisation and planning have made the start of the year such a smooth transition.

Phoenix Day – Bushfires Commemorative Ceremony

I wish to congratulate all the students who were involved in the organisation of Phoenix Day.  Their initiative, hard work and commitment to ensure that the event was commemorated not only through reflection and remembrance, but also through the empowering resilience of our community to move forward, to regenerate and rebuild, must be commended.  I wish to thank all members of our community who joined us for this event, including representatives of our local CFA: Anthony Owen, Mark Collier, Brian Dalton, Greg Heaven, Matt Thomas and Trevor Cavanagh.   These were the real heroes who put their own lives at risk to try to minimise the loss incurred on Black Saturday.  I wish to also thank the Minister for Education, the Honourable Bronwyn Pike, who in her very busy schedule made the time to join us for the ceremony.  The Minister spoke to us on the strength and determination of our community to prosper and to not be defeated.  Our local State Member and Parliamentary Secretary of Education, Mr Steve Herbert, spoke of the community effort to support the fundraising initiatives of the Red Cross as well as those of local organisations.  However, the real ‘stars’ of the occasion were our students who without hesitation embodied each of the school values of which we are all so proud.  They showed leadership, individuality, creativity, high intellectual quality, respect for diversity, social and environmental responsibility and the highest level of integrity.  I congratulate one and all for outstanding effort and achievement.  I wish to mention here the exceptional talents of our Stage Band who performed an original composition by their director, Mr Ed Fairlie, which was written specifically in commemoration of the bushfires.  Their performance was outstanding.  In congratulating the students I also wish to congratulate all the staff, both teaching and non‑teaching and members of local organisations such as the YMCA and Nillumbik Community Health who have supported our students in bringing this ceremony to fruition.

My School Website

In the 1 December 2009 edition of the Community Newsletter (still available on the school website) I presented an extensive explanation of the data that would be displayed on the ACARA Website.  I refer you to this document.  However, I do want to add that the information available on the ACARA Website is by no means as rich, nor as extensive as the information that we present to the community in our annual community report.  The ACARA Website reports on national test scores data and allows people to make comparisons between schools within “similar student populations”, primarily based on the student family occupation data (‘SFO’).  It takes no account of the diversity of cultures, richness of difference and the needs of the individuals underpinning the SFO data in schools.  Communities with similar SFO data could have very diverse cultural backgrounds.  What the Federal Government claims to want to avoid is in fact what it is creating, “The League Table Syndrome”.  The data appears so well organised and well presented that it can easily draw the audience into the power of numbers.  Schools want to be accountable to their communities and in fact have been accountable for a long time.  I still hold that the best way to find out what a school is able to offer your child is to do the leg work: visit the school; see how it runs on a normal day; speak to kids; speak to the parents; speak to the personnel and research the rich body of data that is available in the Annual Report to the community.  Whilst the ACARA Website may give you some information on your schools of interest, what it provides is limited and presents a very singular approach to what a school as an educational institution can and does offer.

VCE Tertiary Offers

I wish to congratulate the class of 2009 on their achievement.  80% of students who completed their VCE applied for a tertiary place.  Around 90% of these students received a first or second round offer:

·       70% of these received a university offer;

·       25% received a TAFE offer; and

·       5% received an offer from an Independent Tertiary College.

Of the 90% of students who received a first or second round offer, around 80% gained their first or second preference.  This is an outstanding achievement and I wish all of our past students the very best with their future education and future careers.

Co-ordination Personnel and Staff Contact Details

I welcome the following staff to the three Subschools:

Senior School:

Anna Panas – Subschool Team Leader

Diane Parry – Stewart House Coordinator

Jim Petridis – Andrew House Coordinator

Michelle Harper – Everard House Coordinator

John Elordieta – Rutter House Coordinator

Middle School:

Steve McCrystal – Subschool Team Leader & Coordinator 9G, 9K, 10G 10K;

Brenda Kline – Coordinator 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B;

Soile Keskinen – Coordinator 9B, 9H, 10D, 10E, 10H;

Jodie Sutton – Coordinator 9E, 9F, 10E, 10F, 10L

Jessica Yancos – Coordinator 9C, 9J, 10, 10J.

Junior School:

Ross McKinnon – Subschool Team Leader and Coordinator 7B

Athena Maslaris - Coordinator 7J, 7K, 8B, 8G

Peter Seymour – Coordinator 7A, 7F, 8H, 8J

Natalie Tate – Transition Coordinator and Coordinator 8C, 8D

Jon Baly – Coordinator 7D, 7G, 7H, 8A

Cameron Laurence – Coordinator of 7C, 7E, 8E, 8F.

Rhonda Bonfante – Administrative Support to all Subschools.

The Key Learning Area Coordinators are:

English

Health/PE

LOTE

Mathematics

Science

SOSE

Arts/Technology

Sophie Jacobsen

Rob Whiteley

Pompa Brady

Lyn Ivory

Therese Sweeney

Seamus Robertson

George Franklin

 

To contact staff by email, simply email their timetable initials to ---@elthamhs.vic.edu.au.  A list of staff initials is included with this Newsletter (eg. sic@elthamhs.vic.edu.au for Vincent Sicari).

School Sports Carnivals

Just a reminder to students and parents that the annual sports carnivals are considered normal school events and that there is a firm expectation that all students from years 7 to 12 inclusive attend on these days and be part of the organised activities.  I ask that parents support us in making these days an outstanding success by ensuring that your children attend as they would any normal school day.  Absences will be recorded and explanations will be sought.  The day provides a great opportunity for comraderie, for support, for valuing the individual, as well as the whole school community.  The first of these events, the Swimming Carnival, will take place this Thursday, 11 February at Aquarena and I expect all students to be there in their house colours supporting their house teams.  The second event is the Athletics Carnival which will take place on 22 February at the Doncaster Athletics Track, George Street, Doncaster.  Once again, all students will be expected to attend in their House colours in support of their teams.  These are fabulous days, full of fun, excitement and competition.  Be sure to be part of it all and I look forward to your support!

Good Luck to Isis Lowery competing in Okalahoma City and Texas USA in gymnastics in February 2010, she will also be stopping off at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

 

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 10

Alison Jones, Christine Muscat

Thur 11

Swimming Sports

Fri 12

Leanne Wilson, Robyn Bulman, Kylie O’Reilly

Mon 15

Kath Paine, Christine Farrugia, Wendy Dixon

Tues 16

Dianne Milankovic, Kathy Smith

YEAR 12 (2009) DVD (fundraiser for Media)

Ordered copies available for collection from the General office.

Kathy Hughes, Media Coordinator

 

MUSICAL NOTES

This week ... 'they're back' ... REHEARSALS AND LESSONS!

Intermediate Band - Wednesday mornings commencing at 7.30am

Concert Band - Wednesday afternoons 3.30pm-5.15pm

Symphonic Band - Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings

Stage Band - Monday afternoons

Jazz Band ... has not commenced.  Audition music can be collected at the music office on Thursday.  Auditions will be next week.  The band is looking for bass and piano!

Choir ... rehearsals commence Monday 15th February.  Entry is via an audition process, but of course previous choir members are exempt from this process!

Junior Choir [yrs 7-9] - Monday mornings 7.45am-8.45am

Chamber Choir [yrs 10-12] - Monday lunchtimes

 

Confused? ... if you have any questions about the lesson timetables or rehearsal times please contact Jill in the Music Office on 9430 5127.

 

After School Program - we have piano and violin lessons available.  Contact the music office for details.  There are limited numbers so act quickly!

 

Theory lessons - a new initiative, and very worthwhile at all levels of music. Yes, again, contact the music office for further details.  Students in the band program will be receiving information during band rehearsals.

 

Second hand uniform - this can be left at the music office.  Items are to be CLEAN and labelled with name and phone number.

 

Second hand instrument register - the cost is $5.  All items have to be checked by an instrumental teacher at the school before the instrument is given the tick of approval for the register.

 

And now the BIG ONE! 

 

'MUSIC EXPO EVENING FOR YEAR 7'S'

This is the opportunity for all year 7s to come and hear about the school's Instrumental Music Program.  Students can try all band instruments under the direction of our music staff.  At the completion of the evening, students and parents can receive advice on their three instrument preferences.

Wednesday 17th February, 7.30pm in the school Hall.

All welcome!

 

Jill Browne, Music Administration

SPORT SPORT SPORT

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

Volleyball

Eltham High Volleyball Trials

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

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.

State League / Club Volleyball

Any students looking to improve their volleyball should consider joining a club and playing state league volleyball. Three clubs that many of our students play for start training very soon. Give one a call and go along to their training session. Clubs are always looking to get new players into their club, particularly juniors.

Falcons – Women train at Luther College, Plymouth Rd, Croydon on Wednesday nights(1st training was Feb 3rd).  Juniors 6.00pm to 7.30 pm.

Girls can contact Bill McHoul –bill@i.net.au or 0417 341 685.

Men train Tuesday nights at Luther college from 6.30 to 8.30pm starting on February 16th. Boys can contact Michael Robertson – michael@mjrphoto.com.au or 0433 339 449.

Heidelberg – Girls train at Catholic Ladies College, Eltham on Thursdays from 7.30 to 9.30 pm. Contact Jonny Kaye on 0433 200 500. Heidelberg are planning to run training for juniors from 6.00 to 7.30 pm. Please check this with them.

The boys are training at Santa Maria College, 50 Seperation St, Northcote on Mondays and Thurdays 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Contact Karl Jackson on 0431 182 072. 

Southern Cross/Fairhills – Training starts on Thursday 4th February at Mount View Primary school,Gallaghers Rd Glen Waverly from 7.00 to 9.30 pm. Training will normally be Tuesday and Thursdays from 7.00 to 9.30 pm.

Contact Pat Bates – contactus@scfvolleyball.com.au

For any other club information please contact Volleyball Victoria – 9794 0009

 

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

Ist trial: Sunday 14th February

Bendigo Schweppes Stadium Marong Road Bendigo

U/17 boys

10.30am to 1.30pm

U/17 girls

2.00pm to 5.00pm

U/19 boys

10.30pm to 1.30pm

U/19 girls

2.00pm to 5.00pm

U/21 Boys

2.00pm to 5.00pm

U/21 girls

10.30am to 1.30pm

Further information is on the volleyball notice board.

 

Under 16 – VSSSA State Volleyball Team Trials

For students born in 1995 or later.

Girls Trial - Saturday 13 and 20th February.  12.30 – 3.00pm

Boys Trial – Saturday 13 and 20th February.  3.00 – 5.30pm.

Venue : Yarra Valley Grammar School Sports complex, enter via Plymouth Road Ringwood (Melway Map 36 E11).

You can get details and register on line by going to www.vsssa.org.au/

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, Elite Sports Coordinator

Swim & Athletics House carnivals dates

Swim

THIS Thursday 11 February

Athletics

Monday 22 February

Age groups are taken as at 31 December      Examples…

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.

Reminder EMA applications for 1st instalment close February 26.

Application forms are available at the General Office, a copy of the concession card should accompany your completed application.  Thank you

Year 8 Surf Camp 2010    ("Surf's Up")

The dates quickly approach for the year 8 surf camps. The dates for surf camp with their forms are included below.  (All camps will have at least 5 teachers and 2 student leaders attending with Qualified staff form "Go Ride a Wave" conducting the water activities.

Tues 2nd / Wed 3rd Mar

8A + 8D + 6 from 8C

Wed 3rd / Thur 4th

8B + 8E + 6 from 8C

Wed 10th / Thurs 11th Mar 8J + 8H +6 from 8C

Thurs 11th / Fri 12th Mar 8F + 8G + 6 from 8C

Camp Name

Camp Name

Camp Name

Camp Name

The Activists

The Dreamers

The Philosophers

The Specialists

As we have an odd number of Year 8 forms this year 8C has been divided across the remaining camps. The students of 8C are currently organising their groups and each individual student will have a confirmed date by the end of this week.

Full detailed itineraries with equipment lists will be provided shortly, but it might help organisation knowing students will need a sleeping bag and camp mattress / blow up mattress.

If camp forms can be returned as soon as possible to aid in the organisation, payment is due Thursday 18th February. Lost or missing forms can be collected from the Junior School Office. Also if for some reason your child is unable to attend the camp please let Mr Seymour know n the Junior School Office.

If you have any concerns regarding the camp please contact (Phone or Email) Mr Seymour in the Junior School Office.

Working Bees Term 1

The Grounds Committee of Eltham High School is a proactive group of around twenty parents and teachers whose prime purpose is to improve the aesthetics of the school grounds so as to make for a more pleasant learning environment for both teachers and parents.  Membership of the committee is open to all parents both present and past as well as staff members and students.  The grounds Committee meets on 7 occasions during the year to plan and organise for the 7 Working Bees that are held on Sunday mornings between 9am and 12:3opm with both morning tea and lunch provided to participants.  Volunteerism has remained strong at EHS over the years and it is hoped this very positive community spirit is maintained throughout 2010.  There are 2 scheduled Working Bees for Term 1, Sunday 21st February and Sunday 21st March.  As usual the focus of the first Working Bee will be more maintenance than construction activities,  Activities like gardening, sweeping, garden preparation, mulching and weeding will be priorities for our first Working Bee on Sunday 21st February.

1.     Another 2 metres of soil needs to be relocated from the back oval to the central courtyard complex

2.     A cleanup and prune of plants around the 400’s block

3.     A cleanup and prune of the garden beds adjacent to the 600’s block.

4.     A weed, prune and a water for the fern garden in the 600’s block.

5.     A Sweeping of the area adjacent to the stadium complex as well as the courtyard precincts.

6.     Mowing and brush cutting of a number of areas around the school.

7.     Repair of the rabbit proof fence at the end of the tennis courts.

8.     Mulching of some selected areas adjacent to the 400’s block.

9.     Staining of some bollards.

10.  Removal of a short section pine and post fence adjacent to the bike shed.

11.  Watering in selected areas from our water supply tanks.

12.  Further cleanup of the environmental area.

13.  Pruning the callistemon hedge adjacent to room 702 and 706.

14.  Drain cleaning in a number of locations.

If attending on the day please park your vehicle on either the hard courts adjacent to the library or the back oval and then make your way to the canteen courtyard where you will be signed in by a member of the Grounds Committee and assigned a task.  Please bring appropriate tools for the task as well as a hat and protective clothing.  Sunscreen and a water bottle would also be a good idea.  Looking forward to your anticipated support.

John Coates for the Grounds Committee.

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.

WANTED…. CAS CALCULATOR’s

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.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

February 2010

Tues 9

Student photos

Wed 10

Yr 7 cricket

Thurs 11

Sport Swimming Sports at Doncaster

Grounds Committee meeting

Meeting at 7.45pm at

6 Griffin Crt, Research apologies

Ph 9437 0083

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 have been issued 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.

BPay at EHS………. Almost Too Easy

BPay Logo Vector DownloadSimply use the biller code and reference number listed on your statement.

It can sometimes be difficult to identify what items your payment relates to, so please provide us with details at the time of your payment so it can be allocated in accordance with your request.  Email your payment details to accounts@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.

If you require any further information, please call the office on 9430 5117

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

 

We invite parents/families to use

…..DIRECT LINES FOR CONTACTING STAFF   AVOID WAITING & BEING TRANSFERRED…. your time is important to us

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-

 

Please see Principal’s report (page 1) re teacher Initial and email

NAME

INITIALS

ADAMCZYK, Leonie

ADA

AGAR, Christopher

AGA

ALLEN, Julie

ALN

ALLENDER, David

ALL

ANDREWS, Christine

AND

BADDELEY, Jan

BAD

BALY, Jon

BAY

BARKER, Matthew

BAK

BONFANTE, Rhonda

BON

BOWMAN, Lucy

BOW

BOYD, Philip

BOD

BRADLEY, Craig

BRD

BRADY, Pompa

BRA

BROWNE, Jill

BRO

BURNS, Hermina

BUR

CAMERON, Denise

CAE

CAMPBELL, Elizabeth

CAP

CARRAZZA, Jeanette

CAA

CARTER, Gael

CAT

CARTER, Jeannette

CAR

CHOONG, Jenny

CHO

CLARK, Ian

CLA

COATES, John

COA

COCCO, Tania

COC

COOPER, Nicholas

COO

COVENTRY, Rob

COV

CUKIER, Cathy

CUK

DARLING, Michael

DAR

EDREES, Naomi

EDR

ELORDIETA, John

ELO

FIEBIGER, Ralf

FIE

FINKELDE, Kathryn

FIN

FITZPATRICK, Trish

FIT

FORD, Michelle

FOD

FORD, Stephen

FOR

FOWLER, Jennifer

FOW

FRANKENBERG, Denise

FRN

FRANKLIN, George

FRA

GANDOLFO, Vinnie

GAN

GANNON, Brooke

GAO

GEORGE, Meg

GEO

GIOSKOS, John

GIO

GODDARD, Peter

GOD

GOGOS, Panayiota

GOG

HANNAN, Kathleen

HAN

HARPER, Michelle

HAP

HARTY, Dale

HAR

HUGHES, Kathy

HUG

HUGHES, Melissa

HUH

IPSEN, Leanne

IPS

ISAAC, Jenny

ISA

IVORY, Lyn

IVO

JACOBSEN, Sophie

JAC

JENKINS, Trevor

JEN

JONES, Rai

JOE

KEATING, Sue

KEA

KEENAN, Wendy

KEE

KESKINEN, Soile

KES

KLINE, Brenda

KLI

KREYMBORG, Cassie

KRE

LACEY, Liz

LAC

LAMBERT, Greg

LAB

LAMBERT, Kerry

LAM

LAROSA, Christopher

LAR

LAURENCE, Cameron

LAU

LYON, Michael

LYO

MALONE, Rhonda

MAL

MARTYN, Bruce

MAR

MASLARIS, Athena

MAS

MATTERS, David

MAT

McCOLL, Kylie

MCC

McCRYSTAL, Stephen

MCR

McCULLOUGH, Warren

MCU

McKINNON, Ross

MKI

McLEOD, LINDA

MCL

MENEAUD, Marius

MEN

MILES, Damien

MIL

MONIGATTI, Brendan

MON

MORRIS, Helen

MOR

MUIR, Valerie

MUI

NICASSIO, Manuela

NIC

NICHOLSON, Peter

NIH

O’BRIEN, Anthony

OBR

OLIVER, Paul

OLV

O’MEARA, Helen

OMA

ORTON, Janine

ORT

PAGON, Michael

PAG

PANAS, Anna

PAN

PARRY, Diane

PAR

PASCOE, Bree

PAS

PEARSALL, Glen

PEA

PETRIDIS, Jim

PET

PICKETT, Sue

PIC

PIRAS, Gabriel

PIR

PNJAK, Angela

PNJ

POLLARD, Dianne

POL

PRINGLE, Ross

PRI

RAINEY, Leonie

RAI

ROBERTSON, Seamus

ROB

SAKKAL, Ida

SAK

SCALZO, Kate

SCA

SEYMOUR, Peter

SEY

SHELDON, Peter

SHE

SICARI, Vincent

SIC

SQUIRES, Darren

SQU

STANTON, Christina

STA

STEPHENS, Robyn

STE

STONEY, Marian

STO

SUTTON, Jodie

SUT

SWEENEY, Therese

SWE

TATE, Natalie

TAT

TAYLOR, Judy

TAL

THEODOSIS, Lestina

THE

THOMAS, Greg

THO

THOMAS, Jane

THM

TUNNECLIFFE, Geoff

TUN

VASSIS, Panagiota

VAS

VITEZ, Oscar

VIT

WAKEMAN, Greg

WAK

WEBSTER, Peter

WEB

WHITELEY, Rob

WHI

WIGLEY, Chantalle

WIG

WILKINS, Brenda

WIL

WILLIAMS, Lynlee

WIA

YANCOS, Jessica

YAN

YOUNG, Carly

YOU

ZORZAN, Adriana

ZOR

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

www.calculatorking.com.au

 

Research CFA market – second Sunday of each month (9am to 2pm)

Next market – Sunday 14th February

In the park on the corner of Research-Warrandyte Road & Main Road Research, next to the CFA premises.

Come along and support your local CFA, as well as local business and craft.

Variety of stalls, including Sausage Sizzle, Coffee Van, Second Hand Books, Soaps, Eco cleaning products, New Books, Cards, Patchwork & Quilting, Jewellery,  Ribbon and Hair Accessories, Cosmetics, Art & Craft, Plants & second hand goods.

 

Stall holder enquiries, please contact – Janine 0419 381 403 janine@researchcfa.com.au) or Judy 0401 059 149

FOR SALE: FORD LASER, AUTO
1993 white, excellent condition, low km's, with RWC.
$4500 ono. ph 0400085917

For Sale

Nikon Camera D70 with 18-70MM lens and UV filter.  Complete with manual, all cords and charger plus two flash cards MINT condition $400  negotiable Ph 9439 8739

Complimentary Family Passes to VCE Success Seminar For Yr 9/10/11 students.  

Get set for 2010 by attending an upcoming 90 minute VCE Success Seminar.  Learn the secrets top performers used to excel in VCE.  Limited seats. www.VCEsuccess.com.au/free Or call (03) 9531 0531

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  

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

PLAYERS WANTED FOR 2010

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

PLAY AT ELTHAM REDBACKS FOOTBALL CLUB

WATTLETREE RD ELTHAM NORTH

 

2010 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS-5 YRS TO SNR MEN & WOMEN

REGISTER NOW AT ELTHAMREDBACKSFC.ORG.AU

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

EMAIL ENQUIRIES TO ADMIN@ELTHAMREDBACKSFC.ORG.AU

Eltham Netball Club

are currently seeking 15/under players for the coming Autumn season.  The season commences 13th February with training on Thursday nights from 5.00-6.00pm at the Diamond Creek Courts.  If you are interested all details are available on our website www.elthamnetballclub.com or phone Julie on 0433 786 506.

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

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!

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

 

Topline tennis coaching

Tennis Coaching Term 1 2010

Tennis coaching is available at Eltham High School.  Tennis caters for all standards and ages with a number of group lesson places available at times to suit.  So came and learn to play tennis and get some exercise at the same time.  For more information please call David or Matt on 9432 3706.

PUBLIC INFORMATION EVENING

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.

Childrens Performing Co of Australia

Flyers available from the admin table – Beginners, Vic Youth Theatre & Young Aust Broadway 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.

Eltham Rugby Union Club

Rugby union teaches discipline and respect while promoting fitness.   There is a position for EVERY child regardless of size and ability and our qualified coaches are there to help every player develop. Come and join a family club!

Eltham RUFC Clubrooms, 58 Bridge St, Eltham

www.elthamrugby.com.au

TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT

REGO DAY-Sunday 14/02/2010 ---10am –2pm

For boys & girls   AGES 6—60

WEP’s student exchange programs February’s date for the information evening  Melbourne 7:30 -9:00 pm  16 February  Kingston Arts Centre  979 Nepean Highway  Moorabbin

Eltham Junior Football Club.  

Registration Day is to be held on Sunday 14 February 2010 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at Central Oval, Panther Place in Eltham.

WELFARE MATTERS

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 the SWC office at school.

 

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

LOST PROPERTY

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

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

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.

 

 

ELTHAM HIGH SCHOOL COOPERATIVE

ABN 56 079 715 735

400s BLOCK & LIBRARY UPGRADE

 

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.

 

THERE IS NO EXPECTATION THAT SHAREHOLDERS WILL MAKE ANY FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE COOPERATIVE.

 

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.

 

 

ELTHAM HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING COOPERATIVE NO 2 LIMITED

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP

 

 

 

 

Surname of Applicant                                                                                                      

Other Names                                                                                                                   

Address                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                      

 

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.

 

 

Dated:                                                                                                  

 

 

 

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.