Term 4 Week 6 - Tue 9th November 2010

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MALAYSIAN SAFARI TRIP meeting – Tuesday 9th November 2010 7.30pm EHS Staffroom “TONIGHT”

CALCULATOR SALES – YEAR 10 & VCE MATHEMATICS – Wednesday 10th November 12.30pm-1.30pm

FINAL WORKING BEE FOR 2010 – Sunday 14th November 9am-12.30pm (see article for further info.)

SECOND HAND BOOK SALES – see details in the newsletter




Principal’s Report


Student Achievement:

Congratulations to Alessandra Prunotto of Year 8 who was awarded the overall prize in the “Write Across Victoria Competition” held as part of the Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2010. Alessandra was also identified as one of the Year 8 Winners in the competition. Write Across Victoria is a creative writing competition for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 supported by the Melbourne Writers Festival, The Age and Express Media. The competition was judged by some of the editors of Voiceworks magazine. Hundreds of entries were received. The competition involved young people creating wonderful tales using story starters written by guest Authors Andy Griffiths, Glenda Millard and Simone Howell. Alessandra will receive her award and prize (which includes $500 in books for our school) at the 2010 Express Media Awards Extravaganza on Friday 17 December. This is an outstanding achievement for Alessandra and for our school community. I also congratulate Leanne Ipsen and Elizabeth Campbell who have encouraged and supported Alessandra in her endeavours. Alessandra is an active member of the Student Anthology Committee. The winning stories can be accessed through: http://www.mwf.com.au/2011/content/mwf-2010-int-standard.asp?name=schools-wav


Eltham High School VCE Arts/Technology Festival 2010:

The 2010 Arts/Technology Festival was an outstanding success. The opening on Friday evening 4 November was very well attended and the community was privy to a body of exceptional VCE work and folios. Our guest speaker was one of our very own. Jesse Rassmussen graduated from Eltham High School in 2001 to pursue a career in Creative Arts. She is a founding member of the Four Larks Theatre Company. She entertained the audience and inspired our students. I wish to congratulate all the students who not only participated in the exhibition but also those who helped set up the rooms and through their work supported a smooth running of the evening. The students responsible for the preparation of the food and refreshments also need to be congratulated, they did an outstanding job. The Exhibition continued on Saturday and community feedback has been extremely positive. I also congratulate all the Arts/Technology Staff who once again planned and organized a wonderful Exhibition. A series of Class Awards were presented to a range of students (these will be published in a further section of this newsletter) as well as the customary Annual awards including the Inaugural Claire Edgoose Awards for Excellence in Art. These awards were presented as follows:


Claire Edgoose Award for Excellence in Art Junior School:

Rhys Trevithick – Year 7

Alessandra Prunotto – Year 8


Claire Edgoose Award for Excellence in Art Middle School:

Sophie Merrett – Year 10

Darcy Sharples – Year 10


Claire Edgoose Award for Excellence in Art Senior School:

Monica Knoll – Year 11

Bridie Davey – Year 12


Steve Herbert Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Arts:

Zoe Bilotta – Year 12


Peter Brock Award – Year 11 Student Bursary:

Michelle Dodd


In particular I wish to thank Mr and Mrs Andrew and Patricia Edgoose, Mr Steve Herbert and Mr Robert Brock for joining us on the evening to present these awards.

Each Year during the Arts/Technolgy Festival we announce two school acquisition prizes from the exhibited works of Year 12 students. I congratulate the following students who have been recognized through the following Acquisition Prizes.

The Wes Muir Acquisition Prize - Callum McKechnie

The Principal’s Acquisition Prize - Elizabeth Tori

These two prizes will be awarded at the Year 12 Valedictory Evening.


Eltham Christmas Giving Tree:

A group of Learning to Lead students have been working with Lucy Anderson of the Eltham Chamber of Commerce and a community committee on the Christmas Giving Tree in the Eltham Village Mall near Coles. The students have attended community meetings and energised Middle School students to provide a roster of student helpers to man the Tree between now and just before Christmas. This has been a massive effort lead by Lisa Girbau, Natasha Johnson, Ashleigh Dolan, Emily Johnson and Stephanie Deacon, accomplished in very little time. I congratulate all these students for their initiative and the leadership demonstrated not just to their peers but also to our community. Well done!


Victorian All Schools Track and Field Championships:

I congratulate Maddison Coates; Amy Stirling; Andrew Kelham; Rory Kelham; Sam Geers and James White on their excellent effort at the Victorian All Schools Track and Field Championships. These students once again proved themselves as outstanding ambassadors for our school and community and we are very proud of their achievements. Individual results are published in a further section of this newsletter. I take this opportunity to once again thank Mr Max Balchin for his support and encouragement of these students.

Eltham Fun Run:

The Eltham Fun Run was held on Sunday 7 November starting at 9:00 am. 1500 people entered to compete across the various categories. Eltham High School was very well represented with a number of students entering the event. In the 5km Under 16 section Eltham High excelled: Talen Pettie came 1st for the boys and Gabby Seymour 1st for the girls. Tim Logan 4th and Alejandro Vivado 11th produced excellent performances.   For the older students the competition was extremely tough with no Under 18 section meaning students were competing in open age. Extremely notable performances were run by Aidan Smith, Zeb Walshe and Maddie Bennett. Congratulations also go to all parents who participated aiming to reach personal goals. The day was lots of fun with lots of support from the local community. I take this opportunity to congratulate all our students, parents and community members not just for their achievements but for their enthusiastic participation. Well done to all! 


Working Bee:

The final working bee for the year will take place on Sunday 14 November from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. I extend a warm invitation to all members of our community to join us on this day to work together on the common goal of preparing our learning environment for the summer break. A range of tasks have been identified and planned for. Your help will be much appreciated. As always a delicious morning tea will be provided as well as a barbeque lunch. So even if you are unable to commit for the entire time, take an hour or so out of your busy schedule and join us on the day. I take this opportunity to commend the work of the Grounds Committee and the Work of Mr John Coates who works extremely hard to ensure that all is ready for us on the day. What we achieve on these days just would not be possible without the effort of these people. I look forward to seeing you all there on Sunday 14 November.


Restoration of Footbridges:

I wish to publicly acknowledge the work of the Nillumbik Council engineers and workers who have got the footbridges back into service so quickly, they were working on the Brougham Street footbridge on Monday with the hope that this would have been completed on the day. This support is welcomed by a large number of our community in particular our students who use these bridges on their way to and from school. The Council effort is much appreciated.


Vincent Sicari, Principal  


Eltham High Working Community Raffle

Raffle was drawn on Friday 5th November and the lucky winners were:


1st Prize             Gary Lennon

2nd Prize            A. Wilkinson

3rd Prize                        Lee Whitling


Seller Prize:       Daniel Freeman

                                    Sam Richards

                                    Maggie Archer


Thank you to all who supported this major fundraising event.


Steve McCrystal & Working Community Class


EHS Swim Squad

Hoodie Jackets have arrived and are ready to be picked up.  Students who have paid a deposit of $20.00 need only to complete the balance of $33.00. 

See Phil Boyd.

Second Hand Books Sales for 2010


Year 12 students have been advised of the titles suitable for sale at this year’s Second Hand Book Sale and may leave their books for sale with Brenda Wilkins who will be operating a temporary collection point outside the VCE common room from 1 – 3pm on Friday 12 November & Friday 19 November 2010. The book room will be open for collection after these dates.

Year 11 students will receive their booklists for 2011 shortly and may now view 2010 titles suitable for sale on the list outside the common room.  They may also leave their 2010 books for sale and their 2011 second hand book order at the temporary collection point outside the VCE common room from 1 – 3pm on Friday 19 November 2010. After this date please go to room 616 with books and orders.

2010 students in years 7, 8, 9 & 10 will also be receiving their 2011 booklists shortly with a list of 2010 texts suitable for resale.

As from Monday 22 November the second hand book room will operate from room 616 and families wanting to sell 2010 texts or order 2011 texts may do so until Friday 10 December.

Year 9 & 10 students can bring their books for sale during the week commencing Monday 22 November

Year 7 & 8 students can bring their books for sale during the week commencing Monday 29 November

Any queries please contact 0427 327 399 – Brenda Wilkins.




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 and payment of fares for 2011 are due by Friday 2 December 2010




The AMEB exams continue this week.  A reminder for those not doing exams, there'll be an assessment during lesson time.
A BIG reminder of the Twilight Concert on Thursday 2nd December in the canteen courtyard starting at 6.30pm.  Students are asked to remain at school at the end of the day to rehearse a 'mass' segment.  There'll be afternoon tea provided, but students are also encouraged to bring a snack.  The Music Support Group will have BBQ sales throughout the evening so ... bring your appetite, chairs, rugs and singing voice, as there's a touch of Christmas about the evening.  All students should have received a flyer about this event.
Training Band ... can you please bring you ties and sashes to the music office.  These are not required  at the Twilight Concert ... it's non uniform!
A reminder about the Second Hand Instrument Register - instruments have to be checked by a music staff member before they can go on.  There's a fee of $10 for placement on the register which is overseen by the Music Support Group.  Any queries, contact the music office on 9430 5127


Jill Browne – Music Administration



The Arts and Technology teachers at Eltham High are justifiably proud of the depth of skill and talent exhibited by our students. Our annual Arts & Technology Festival has a tradition of honouring students who achieve excellence through creativity and diligence. This year’s exhibition featured the work of VCE students, some thirty-three of whom received Award for Excellence certificates in one or more Arts and Technology subjects at the opening ceremony last Friday evening. Guest speaker Jessica Rasmussen, an ex-student and now successful interior designer, and Principal Vincent Sicari made special mention of Michelle Dodd, Year 11, who received an astounding four awards – in Studio Arts Photography, Food Technology, Art, and Design & Technology Fibres. Michelle also received the Peter Brock Award which each year supports a student in his or her further studies in the visual arts.

Award winners are:

Jessica Allen Yr11 VET Interactive Digital Media

Lucinda Anderson Yr11 Visual Communication & Design

Tom Banger Yr 11 Art

Hannah Beattie Yr11 Art, Design & Technology Fibres

Marlane Bennie Yr10 Music Performance

Cassie Bleechmore Yr11 Art

Samuel Brisbane Yr11 Design & Technology Furniture Wood

Corey Bulner Yr11 Art, Visual Communication & Design

Nico Callaghan Yr11 Music Performance

Amy Coates Yr11 Design & Technology Fibres,

               Visual Communication & Design

Ebony Cochrane Yr11 Media

Greta Darling-Filby Yr11 Design & Technology Fibres

Michelle Dodd Yr 11 Studio Arts Photography,

Food Technology, Art,

Design & Technology Fibres

Adrian Faure Yr11 Media

Joshua French Yr11 VET Interactive Digital Media

Holly Gregory Yr11 Media, Studio Arts Photography

Jordan Hall Yr10 Design & Technology Furniture Wood

Georgia Hunter Yr11 Studio Arts Photography,

Visual Communication & Design

Monica Knoll Yr11 Visual Communication & Design,

Studio Arts Photography

Amie Luczkowski Gibson Yr11 Art

Andrew MacDonald Yr11 BET Interactive Digital Media

Raudie McLeod Yr11 Music Performance, Art

Sean Miles Yr11 Studio Arts Photography

Clara Mullings Yr11 Visual Communication & Design

Tiarne Newton Yr10 Visual Communication & Design

Toby Pollock Yr11 Design & Technology Furniture Wood

Daniel Psaila Yr11 VET Interactive Digital Media

Jordan Richards Yr11 Design & Technology Furniture Wood

Brooke Riddell Yr11 Food Technology

Blythe Robinson Yr11 Studio Arts Photography

Sierra Sutherland-Brown Yr11 Food Technology

Gabrielle Ward Yr11 Studio Arts Photography


Marian Stoney



Canteen Roster

November 2010

Wed 10

Joan Bull, Robyn Walshe

Thurs 11

Nicky Bourne, Maritta Car

Fri 12

Jackie McEvoy, Matthew Watts

Mon 15

Terrie Bayliss, Christine Farrugia

Tue 16

Margaret Hilton, Erin Russell

Canteen volunteers - Gael Carter, Manager   9430 5122.





Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

Four weeks to go. Students will receive further details next week.

Super League Volleyball

The competition that now runs on Thursday nights after school is a very important match practice for all teams playing in the Australian schools cup in December. It is very important that all team members attend and that when you have duty that you perform it. This is a free competition but we rely on duty teams umpiring matches.

Check the new draw on the volleyball info board.


This weeks games - 11th November

On the show court.  U/15 boys honours vs U/16 boys honours

 Duty U/17 girls honours

Court 1. U/16 Girls Honours vs U/17 boys Div 1.

 Duty U/17 Girls honours.

Court 2. U/15 boys Div 1 vs - U/16 girls div 1  

 Duty Under 15 girls honours

Court 3. U/15 girls Div 1 vs U/17 boys div 2.  

 Duty - Under 15 girls honours


Diamond Valley Group Volleyball Round Robin

On Thursday 11th November our year 8 and 9 students will be taking part in the Diamond Valley Group sport round robin. This is the 2011 intermediate round robin for students who will next year be in year 9 and 10.

After our in school volleyball competition last Friday the teams playing in the round robin are

Year 9 boys A team, year 8 boys B team, year 9 girls A team and year 8 girls A team. Check the volleyball notice board for team lists.


Northern Zone Volleyball Final

On Tuesday 9th November our year 7 girls and year 8 boys and girls will be taking part in the northern zone volleyball finals at Reservoir Secondary College, Plenty Road, Reservoir.

We will leave school at 9.00 am from Ely St and return at 3.00pm.


Important Dates

9th November  - Northern Zone volleyball for year 7 and 8.

11th November - Diamond Valley Group - Intermediate round  robin (2011) for year 8 and 9 2010 students.

18th November - Diamond Valley Group - Year 8 Round Robin ( 2011) for 2010 year 7's.

25th November – Year 7 and 8 VSSSA final.

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




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





Six EHS students competed at the 2010 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships held at Olympic Park between Friday 5 and Sunday 7 November. The six students competed in ten events and on occasions this meant that the program was a very taxing schedule.

Maddison Coates ran in the 100m and 200m, but had to race six times over the weekend by the time she completed the heats, semi’s and finals in both events. Maddison lowered her previous best times for both events over the weekend.

Amy Stirling was placed third in the Women Under 17 Hammer Throw after she threw the Hammer a distance of 37.52m. Her throw was a seven meter improvement on her previous best effort.

Andrew Kelham made the final of the Men’s Under 14 800m.

Rory Kelham qualified for the final of the Men’s Under 17 800m. He was placed 5th in the final of the 3000m.

Sam Geers made the final of the Men’s Under 16 100m.

James White ran in the Men’s U17 400m.

All are to be congratulated on the excellent manner with which they represented Eltham High School.

Women U14 100m

Maddison Coates   13.69 (h/q); 13.56 (s/q); 13.36 (f/9th)

Women U14 200m

Maddison Coates   28.04 (h/q); 27.24 (s/q); 28.84 (f/7th)

Women U17 Hammer Throw     Amy Stirling 37.52m (f/3rd)

Men U14 400m              Andrew Kelham 60.93 (h)

Men U14 800m

Andrew Kelham              2:19.58 (h/q);    2:21.28 (f/6th)

Men U16 100m

Sam Geers        12.27 (h/q); 11.95 (s/q); 11.95 (f/6th)

Men U16 200m              Sam Geers        24.26 (h)

Men U17 400m              James White     60.63 (h)

Men U17 800m              Rory Kelham     2:06.65 (h/q)

Men U17 3000m                        Rory Kelham     9:51.18 (f/5th)


Max Balchin



The final Working Bee for 2010 will be held on Sunday 14th November from 9.00am until 12.30pm with morning tea, drinks and barbeque lunch supplied.  If attending this even please park your vehicle on the hard courts adjacent to the Stadium complex and make you way to the Central Courtyard where you will be signed in by a member of the Grounds Committee.


The following tasks have been prioritised for completion on the day:

1.     Removal of some bin holders around the Hall complex prior to the Hall’s demolition

2.     Mulching on the Western Boundary

3.     Mulching in the Environmental Complex at the end of the tennis courts

4.     Mowing and brush cutting in a variety of locations

5.     Sweeping around the Stadium as well as the Courtyard complexes

6.     Weeding around bike shed precinct along Ely St.

7.     Weeding and pruning of the gardens in the Courtyard Complex

8.     Drain cleaning inside the courtyards

9.     The repositioning of a seat on the back oval

10.  Staining of some bollards in 2 main areas


Looking forward to your attendance on the day.


John Coates

Environment Coordinator for the Grounds Committee



Calculators for year 10 and VCE Mathematics

The school has arranged for a calculator supplier to visit on this  Wednesday 10 November from 12:30pm to 1:30pm (Room 911) to sell the new touch pad Texas Instruments Nspire calculators directly to students/families, the cost is $195 and includes a 1 year warranty.  This is the only time this special price will be offered.  The booklisted price for the calculator is $219.95. Only cash or cheque will be accepted on the day. Cheques will need to be made out to The Organiser & Calculator King.  All cheques require name, address and phone number on the back.  A receipt will be given with each purchase which must be kept for warranty purposes.


The Texas Instruments Nspire calculator is the essential and required calculator for year 10 core Mathematics and the following VCE Mathematics subjects:

General Maths (Further) (1&2), General Maths (Maths Methods) (1&2), Further Maths (3&4), Maths Methods (1&2,3&4) and Specialist Mathematics (3&4). This calculator is NOT required for Foundation Maths (1&2).


A notice about the sale of the new Nspire calculators is being handed out to year 9 students this week.


For further information contact your child’s Maths teacher or Ms Ivory, KLA Coordinator Mathematics.





November 2010

Wed 10

Unit 2 & 4 Exams, SAC Week

Maths Calculator Sales 12.30-1.30 rm 911 - $195

Photoshop Course 418

Thu 11

Unit 2 & 4 Exams

SoSE MS Philosophy Fieldwork

Sport 2011 Intermediate Round Robin

Fri 12

Unit 2 & 4 Exams


Sat 13

Music – Jazz Band Performance Eltham Festival

Chess Coaching Sessions 400’s

Mon 15

Unit 2 & 4 Exams, PAG Week

Music – Combined Primary School Bands Comp

HPE – MS RRS Lawn Bowls

Chess Club 7:00pm-9:30pm - 400’s

Tue 16

Unit 2 & 4 Exams, PAG Week

Sport Yr 8 – 2011 Round Robin Baseball, Cricket, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

SoSE Yr 10 Geography Fieldwork – Pt Lonsdale

Eng – Yr 9G RCH Learning Partnership – Royal Children’s Hospital

Music – Combined Primary School Bands Comp

Wed 17

Unit 2 & 4 Exams, PAG Week

Science – Yr10 Science Fieldwork – Scienceworks

SoSE – Yr 10 Geography Fieldwork Pt Lonsdale

Photoshop Course 418

School Council

Thu 18

Unit 2 & 4 Exams, PAG Week

OES – MS Ocean Kayaking – Lorne

SoSE Yr 10 Geography Fieldwork Pt Lonsdale

Yr 12 Bar & Waiting Skills Course

TIMMS Research

Music – Combined Primary School Bands Concert

Fri 19

Unit 2 Exams, PAG Week

OES – MS Ocean Kayaking – Lorne

Yr 12 Bar & Waiting Skills Course

HPE – MS RRS Lawn Bowls

Uniform Day Sausage Sizzle

Sat 20

Chess Coaching Sessions 400’s




=====  Social Chess Nights at EHS  =====

Monday Night social chess in Eltham


Where: Eltham High School.  Withers Way


When: Monday nights, 7pm to 9:30pm Started Mon 8th Nov


Cost: $5 ($2 for healthcare/senior card holder), free tea and coffee


Who: All welcome, any age and skill.  Great venue, friendly atmosphere.  Equipment provided, spectators welcome.

Northern Star Chess is running these weekly until Christmas.  If response is good, it will be a permanent fixture in Eltham!  Please help us spread the word!


Full details and registration: http://www.NorthernStarChess.com/Squad2010.html




Please donate your old ipods to LOTE.

Recently we have been the lucky recipient of grants which have enabled us to purchase ipod touches for use in LOTE for all our listening tasks. We were fortunate recipient of both Federal and state grants to improve student engagement in LOTE as this is one of the state and federal priorities for Education in the 21st century.

Students are really very excited about the use of these devices and we have noticed a significant improvement in engagement and successful completion of listening tasks in classes where these devices were used. However, like everything good which comes in small doses, we do not have enough ipod touches for use with all our classes. So we are requesting that if your son or daughter has graduated to an iphone or updated their ipods and you no longer need your old ipods/MP3 players, please don't leave them lying around in drawers. We can use them in our classes for listening activities.  Please donate them to LOTE via one of the LOTE teachers in staff room B.


Many thanks

Bu Brady


Malaysia Safari Trip - September 2011

This great trip for Indonesian students is being organised again for next year. The aim of the trip is to give our students the experience of life in a South East Asia culture and to develop speaking skills through personal contact with Malaysian people eg. at the markets and restaurants.

Highlights of the tour include:

·         Tour of Kuala Lumpur , including Chinatown, markets, Sunway lagoon Theme park, crafts and the Batu caves

·         Taman Negara  National Park

·         Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre. The group takes part in a special program including elephant rides and feeding and bathing the elephants

·         Kuantan, a resort town

·         Chendor  turtle Centre

·         Tour of Malacca

·         Visit to Malacca High School, our sister school.


There is an information night at the school at 7.30pm November 9 in the staff room about the trip. Please contact Bu Pollard or Bu Brady at school if you have any questions.



1. FREE event at Fed Square (at the big screen)

Thursday 25 November for Schools and Young people

A dedicated hour for schools and young people at 11.00am


This year Fed Square will host a dynamic White Ribbon Day with an event especially organised for young people (14-18 years).

Schools and young people are invited to participate in a session focusing on respect in relationships.

Comedian Nelly Thomas will showcase segments from the acclaimed ‘NO Means NO’ show that focuses on building good relationships based on equality and mutual respect.

We will get to see a demo of ‘Love: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ relationships website on the big screen.

Plus, lots more with special guests including an appearance from The X Factor’s Ashlee Bell Chambers accompanied by singer/guitarist Nick.

Competitions and prizes to be won!

The day also features special segments for local government, sporting organizations, unions, emergency services, Indigenous communities and interfaith groups. ‘Walk Against Violence’ will arrive in the Square at 12.30 We will be joined by entertainers Greg Champion and the former choir of Hard Knocks. A whole day of events from 10am-7.30pm

For more info about the youth segment contact:

Kiri Bear kbear@dvrcv.org.au


2. Parenting Event – Parenting in Today’s Culture

Strengthening relationships with your child with guest speaker Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.

$15 a head

Tickets available from the 360 degree Centre 9439 5555

Yarra Plenty Counselling - 360 Main Road Lower Plenty


3. Victims of Crime Website     A new website is now available for those who are affected by crime. This site was launched by the Attorney-General Rob Hulls on Monday 6 September at the Magistrates' Court.  The website is a central portal for people wanting to know how to get help after a crime is committed and the steps involved in navigating the justice system including the police investigation, when charges are laid, going to court and after court.

If you would like any information about the site you can contact James McInnes on 8684 6719.


Create a good relationship with your teenagers


What kind of parent are you to your child?



o    How to improve your relationship with your child.

o    What makes a good foundation to foster healthy relationships

o    How to chat comfortably with your son or daughter


For parents and carers of upper primary to young adults


Facilitated by Jeannene Eastaway, an experienced counsellor who is passionate about improving relationships for young people and adults.


Wednesday November 10, 7-9pm

At Diamond Valley Learning Centre

On the corner of St Helena and Diamond Creek Roads Greensborough

No cost and Supper is provided

Please book for catering purposes.  Telephone 9435 9060

Aspergers Workshop

Learn more about Aspergers & Autism to support teenagers/adults with the disorder


In the 3 sessions this course will explore:

What is Aspergers  Syndrome

Aspergers & families

Teaching life skills


Time:  7.00—9.30 pm

Dates: 16, 23 & 30 November 2010

Presented by Kerryn Burgoyne of KTalk.  Kerryn has

Aspergers Syndrome & enjoys sharing her experiences, knowledge & expertise around this topic.

Venue Diamond Valley Learning Centre

Cnr Diamond Creek & St Helena Roads


Fee $120 (including Manual)

No charge for Youth Connections referrals

Bookings essential - Phone 9435 9060


Brendan Monigatti and Jenny Fowler


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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



 The Eltham High School Swim Squad meets every Thursday morning at 7.00 am at the Eltham Leisure Centre.  We receive swim coaching for an hour and then meet back at school for hot chocolate.  Lots of fun and a great way to feel healthy and get fit for the beach this Summer!

Hoddie tops have been ordered and will arrive within the next few weeks!

Lap a thon this year will be on Thursday 18th November - looking forward to seeing lots of past and present members.

For further info please contact Phil Boyd - bod@elthamhs.vic.edu.au



  ======= Social Chess Nights at EHS ========
You are invited to join in:

Monday Night social chess in Eltham

Where: Eltham High School.  Withers Way

 (enter at the end of Susan Street)

When: Monday nights, 7pm to 9:30pm.  Started Monday 8th November

Cost: $5 ($2 for healthcare/senior card holder), free tea and coffee

Who: All welcome, any age and skill.  Great venue, friendly atmosphere.  Equipment provided, spectators welcome.

Northern Star Chess is running these weekly until Christmas.  If response is good, it will be a permanent fixture in Eltham!  Please help us spread the word!


======   Weekend Chess Squad at EHS ======

It's coming to Victoria!

Australian Junior Chess Championship 2011

January 15th - January 23rd 2011, hosted at Billanook College.

Northern Star Chess is conducting a number of

chess squad sessions on Saturdays leading up to this exciting event.

These classes are designed to prepare strong school chess level players for longer tournament games, with notation practice, games analysis, and tactic work.  This is essential for juniors who lack experience in ACF rated tournaments, and is considering playing at the Australian Junior Chess Championship in January. 

6 x Saturday afternoon sessions in Eltham, at the Eltham High School.  First session 13th November.

Full details and registration: http://www.NorthernStarChess.com/Squad2010.html





An international high school exchange student wishes to study in Australia from February through June 2011 for the following reasons:


ü  good schools                      

ü  strong economy         

ü  international presence welcomed in schools                

ü  friendly people

ü  good weather                                                              

ü  renowned successful S.C.C.E with 24/7 support

ü  popular outdoor activities

ü  intercultural tolerance developed

ü  popular and widely available wholesome food               

ü  future education and careers enhanced


Australian volunteer host family chooses compatible selected international student and makes him/her a family member.


Tick the above box and make it happen!






Southern Cross Cultural Exchange 1800 500 501 or scceaust@scce.com.au





Talking to Children About Sexuality

Parents and carers play a vital role in communicating with children about sexuality, however, we know that many parents have doubts about how to talk to their children about sexuality, and what is appropriate for children of different ages. A research project currently underway at the Parenting and Family Support Centre at the University of Queensland and Family Planning Queensland is looking at how parents communicate with their child about sexuality, and what support they would like in teaching their child about sexuality. We are seeking parents of 3 to 10-year-old children to share their thoughts in an online survey, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please visit the website to find out more and take part in the survey.


For more information about the project email: alina@psy.uq.edu.au