Term 2 Week 10    Tues 15th June 2010

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for Year 10 - 12 students

This Wednesday 16 June (7pm registration) 7.30pm-10:00pm in the School Hall


Principal’s Report

Student Achievement:

I congratulate Armstrong Lazenby of Year 9 who in late last month travelled to South Korea with a team of 12 Victorian inline speed skaters and 3 Team managers to train with local Korean skaters and compete in the Namwon Korean Open. As a committed speed skater in both inline and ice, Armstrong trains 5 times a week, including skating running and cycling. Over the 9 month season Armstrong was promoted from Junior A division into Senior B division then into Senior A division culminating in a first overall in the Senior A division. Armstrong writes of his experience in Korea:

“I went to Korea for an inline speed skating competition the Namwon International Open for 2 weeks from the  5th  - 21st May. Eleven other Victorian skaters went and 5 adults. We trained in Namwon twice a day for 2 hours with different Korean clubs on a banked track. There were 4 days of training and then 6 days of racing. My best place was 7th in the 300m time trial. I also came 13th in the 10Km points on road. I had as great time in Korea training with the best in the world, the Koreans on a banked track (we don’t have on in Australia). I made some Korean friends and I am looking forward to going next year and doing better.”

Armstrong is currently attending the speed skating training camp run by the Australian Ice Racing Association at the Docklands. Armstrong’s ultimate aim is to be selected for the Youth Olympic  Winter Games (speed skating division) in January 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria.  We wish Armstrong every success and we will follow his achievements in the sport with great interest.


Past-Student Achievement:

I congratulate Carolyn Deller (Class of 2005) for her outstanding achievement in her chosen field of Commerce. On completion of her VCE, Carolyn was awarded a place in the faculty of Commerce at Melbourne University. At a recent graduation ceremony, Carolyn was announced as the 2009 Bachelor of Commerce Valedictorian. Carolyn delivered the Valedictory address at the ceremony. She was an outstanding student at school and this continued into University completing her Honours year in 2009 specialising in Accounting. Carolyn joins the list of exceptional Eltham High School Students who are a testament to the great work of teachers and students within our learning community. I wish Carolyn all the very best with her chosen career path.


Eltham High School Careers Night:

The 2010 Eltham High School Careers Night will take place this coming Wednesday 16 June starting at 7:30 pm. This is the night when our students have the opportunity to listen to a


number of people from a range of careers about what motivated them to select their chosen pathway. Most of these people are past students, past and/or current parents and of course friends of Eltham High School. There will be 15 different “Industry Rooms” organised for the night. It is an outstanding effort on the part of our Careers Co-ordinator Mr Peter Goddard and I congratulate him for his coordination of this event. All students are welcomed but it is a must for students from Years 10-12 inclusive. From the experience of previous years, the atmosphere is energised by our guests but also by the inquisitive nature of our students and families. Please forward the reply slips which have already been distributed to the students to Peter Goddard by Wednesday morning to secure a place in one of the presentations. Alternatively arrive by 7:00pm on Wednesday and make a selection from the session available. More information in the “From the Careers Room” section of this newsletter. Be sure to be there!

Note of Condolences:

I wish to express our sincere condolences to Brenda Kline and her family for the recent loss of her father and mother in law. Similarly I wish to offer our sincere condolences to Mick Lyon and his family on the recent loss of his mother.  Our thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.


Vincent Sicari, Principal   






EHS has a Building Fund  that allows the school to improve its facilities.  There have been many projects where funds have been used.  These include; recent upgrade works in the Library and 400s, installation of data projectors, upgrading rooms for computer work areas and set up for technology subjects and also for the installation of energy efficient lighting in classrooms.


Now is the ideal time to make a Tax Deductible donation, just prior to the end of the financial year.




All Junior, Middle & Senior School absences can now be reported to 9430 5299

(designated answering service).

Please advise:- name of child, year level, reason for absence and length of absence.





June 2010

Wed 16

SAC Week

CAREERS EXPO Night 7pm School Hall

School Council Meeting

Thur 17

Music – Choir Eisteddfod by the Bay – Moorabbin

Sport – Combined Qtr Finals Boys Football, Soccer Yr 7, 8 & Inter

Fri 18

WHOLE School Assembly

HPE – MS Rac & Req Squash

Sun 20

Music – Symphonic Band Farewell Concert – Box Hill Salvation Army

Mon 21

Doyndji Cultural Camp – Arnhem Land

PAG Week (until 23/6)

Tue 22

OES – Year 12 Marine Discovery & Canoeing – Queenscliff (until 24/6)

Reminder to all families that payments and notices for all excursions are due back to school at least 2 days prior to the event.


Canteen Roster

June 2010

Wed 16

Linda Alford, Jenny Alford

Thurs 17

Jackie McEvoy, Sue Ball, Carol Stewart

Fri 18

Teresa Reid, Kerrie Laing, Rachael Wallace

Mon 21

Christine Carroll

Tues 22

Yvette Karslake

Canteen volunteers - Gael Carter, Manager   9430 5122.



Careers Night – Tomorrow, Wednesday 16th June, 7.15 – 9.30pm.

Careers Night is an event designed to help students in Years 10-12 choose appropriate VCE subjects, tertiary courses and jobs. There are fifteen different ‘industries’ being spoken about and each is repeated three times. All presenters are either ex-students of EHS or parents of current students and approximately 50 of them have kindly agreed to lend us their expertise on the night. A copy of the program, listing all presenters, is available on the homepage of the EHS website – www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au/internet.htm You will also find a copy of the parent invite there.

Thanks to all those who returned their reply slips, all you have to do is collect your envelope from the foyer before sitting in the Hall – this will tell you your session allocation.

For those who haven’t returned a reply slip it’s not too late. Some sessions are full but there are many spots still available. You need to be at the Hall foyer at 7.00pm to select from those sessions available.



Angliss Licence for work

This is a three-day program conducted over the school holidays, commencing Monday 5th July. It is for Year 12 students and covers: Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate, Prepare & serve espresso coffee, Basic food & beverage service, Workplace hygiene. Cost - $295. Call 9606 2111 or www.angliss.edu.au/AnglissLicence



Experience Monash – Years 10 - 12

If you want to get an idea of what it is like to study at one of Australia’s highest ranked and most internationally recognised universities then you should attend Experience Monash. Program highlights include hands-on workshops, interaction with current students and tours of the facilities.

Caulfield campus: Thurs. July 1, 9.30am– 2.30pm. Clayton campus: Tues. 6 July, 9.30am – 2.15pm. Register at www.monash.edu/experiencemonash



Northern Careers and Employment Expo

When: Tuesday 22nd June, 3.30 – 7.00pm

Where: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre (cnr Bell & St Georges Rd Preston)

Free entry.

Exhibitors include: Universities, TAFE’s, Apprenticeship centres, Training providers, Employment services, Employers.


Peter Goddard

Careers Teacher




Support for Supporters

Information for volunteers and workers who supported people

And communities affected by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires



            Amanda Allan                              Tony McHugh

            Mandala Foundation                    Austin Hospital


Come along and learn more about:

           What is it to feel ‘normal’ at the moment

           Some tips on transitioning back into ‘non-fire’ work

           Information about how you can support your colleagues, friends and family


Date:    Thursday 24 June 2010

Time:    6:30pm – 8:30pm (light supper provided)

Venue:  Red Cross offices: 23-47 Villiers St, North Melbourne


* Partners, family and friends of volunteers and workers are welcome to attend


To register email:  lgracie@redcross.org.au


Fun Stuff for KidsGet involved! Check out these websites for activities and information, including programs for the holidays.

www.nyp.com.au – Nillumbik Shire Youth Services

www.banyuleyouth.com – Banyule Youth Services


From Brendan Monigatti and Jenny Fowler



Have you changed your contact details?

Please notify Ms Cathy Cukier of any changes you have made ASAP Contact 9430 5113 or cuk@elthamhs.vic.edu.au




This Thursday afternoon the Choir are heading for Moorabbin for the 'Eisteddfod By The Bay'.  They have been kept busy with two recent performances at a retirement village and primary school. We wish them luck!

In preparation for their tour to China, the Symphonic Band are having a 'Farewell Concert' in conjunction with a Salvation Army Stage Band who are also travelling overseas in the weeks ahead.  This will be held at the Box Hill Salvation Army Centre, Nelson Road, Box Hill on Sunday 20th June commencing at 2.30pm.  Entry is $5 Adult, children free.

And a reminder that the Intermediate Band are having a uniform inspection on Wednesday 23rd June ... make sure your formal uniform is perfect!  Arrive to the rehearsal in the uniform and bring your change of clothes.


Jill Browne, Music Administration 9430 5127.





DVC provides buses to outlying areas.  This service can be accessed by Eltham High School students provided that an application and payment has been received.  For details of the bus services, application forms and commonly asked questions, go to:-


If you wish to use this service, please forward your application and payment to EHS.  We will then process the application.


Applications for Term 3 are due prior to the end of this term. 




This term has seen a rise in valuables (personal & monetary) being brought to school and sometimes going missing.  Some of these items are fortunate to be handed in to the school office by fellow students and staff but many are reported missing by their owners.


We remind everyone that the school is not responsible for the safety of your personal belongings and suggest that students do not bring valuable items to school such as mobile phones, ipods & other items of personal value.


Students are responsible for safe protection of any valuable items.





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.





BPay at EHS………. Almost Too Easy

Simply 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 5111    Kathleen Hannan, Business Manager



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



COURSE - Professional Development

– Certificate in Movement and Learning


Train to assist students with learning difficulties.

Contact: Margaret Harley 9439 7594

Website - www.learneasily.com.au


See online newsletter for full brochure





Jamm Dance Presentation Ball for

Eltham H S students 2010


Photos from the Ball held on the 19/3/10 can still be ordered until the end of this term.


Please note that the previous code for the web site has been changed


Web address:        http://web.me.com/studioimagery/Studio_Imagery

(note capitals and underscore in last section)


User Name:       jammdeb

New Code:        070510


Any queries to: ian@studioimagery.com.au





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Make time for you!

Learn a new skill, meet new people, make new friends!

July to December program now available

or phone  Eltham   9433 3744

Diamond Creek   9433 3766

Panton Hill   9433 3799       






Vacation Care Program at the Eltham Leisure Centre

If you are looking for a place your child will have fun while you are at work or

just having a well earned break, then maybe we can help.

Our program runs daily during the holidays from 7.30am to 6.00pm with a mix of craft,

cooking and games based activities to entertain your child.

This program also includes excursions to SkaterZ, Jets Gym, Scienceworks, Action Sports,

Ice Skating and the ever popular Movies and Pizza.

Brochures and enrolment forms can be found on our website: eltham.ymca.org.au

For more information please contact our friendly customer service staff on 9439 2266




Billanook College Chess Championship Cup

Next tournament is 19th June (see online version of newsletter for flyer)

Cost $15

Format: 7 round swiss / 15 minutes per player

9:30am – 2:30pm held at Billanook College

197-199 Cardigan Road, Mooroolbark






Do you have old mobile phones you don't know what to do with? They can be recycled,

which is good for the environment, and they can help raise money to build specialised

Youth Cancer Centres. It's easy. Just drop your old phone off (minus the sim card to protect your privacy)

at the EHS Office by Friday June 24th and they will be donated to CanTeen and forwarded to youcan.org.au


CanTeen is the Australian organisation that supports young people aged 12-24

who are touched by cancer. (You may have heard of Bandanna Day)

They may be a patient themselves, a sibling, a child of a cancer sufferer or a bereaved member.

Through a wide program of activities and camps CanTeen encourages young people

to share their experiences, make friends and have fun. Our family found it to be a great

support for Claire during her illness. If you know a young person who might benefit, check out the website at www.canteen.org.au








                   Professional Development  

          Certificate in Movement and Learning


      Train to assist students with learning difficulties



   Who Needs To Attend?



Teachers, Special Education, Reading Recovery, therapists, eg speech, occupational  

who want to learn how to assist students who have at least three of the following characteristics:


ü Poor short term memory

ü Poor handwriting

ü Reading below average

ü Finds mathematics difficult

ü Poor spelling

ü Emotional outbursts

ü Disorganised

ü Awkward pencil grip

ü Doesn’t hear instructions

ü Poor co-ordination/ Clumsy

ü Few friends

ü Dyslexia/ADD/ADHD

ü Dislikes new situations

ü Does not listen

ü Cannot express ideas

ü Poor speech

ü Can’t copy work

ü Constantly chatters

ü Restless sleeper

ü Poor concentration

ü Asperger’s/Autism

          How are students assisted?


High Self Esteem

Margaret’s program builds high self esteem and all of her students have a positive attitude to school. It has made a difference to learning with these students that find the learning process difficult.

Michael Giulieri Principal Essendon North PS

Spelling Accuracy

79.5% average success rate


Through visual memory and movement, twenty-one poor spellers at Essendon North PS in Years 3 & 4 increased their spelling results over six terms at an average of 79.5%.


Margaret Harley, a Primary Teacher with Graduate Diplomas in Literacy, Special Education and Ed Admin; Associate Diploma in Rudolf Steiner; Certificate in Threefold Therapy for Learning; trained in NLP and Sound Therapy; experience in Accelerated Learning Techniques and Kinesiology brings a wealth of knowledge and experience for students with many learning concerns at primary and secondary levels and for her professional development courses. Her book, Spell with Movement integrates the current research.




Certificate in Movement and Learning is a 2 year part time course.


Yes… Enrol me now! Limited Places


Ph (03) 9439 7594

Website - www.learneasily.com.au