Term 1 Week 2  Tues 8th February 2011

 

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Principal’s Report

Welcome Back:

A big welcome to all members of our learning community to the 2011 school year. In particular I wish to welcome all those students, families and staff who are joining us for the first time. It was wonderful to sense the high level of excitement and enthusiasm of our students on their return to school, some commenting that they have been looking forward to returning to school for some time and that they are keen to get back into a routine. Sub-school co-ordinators and teachers have commented on the positive way in which the students have re-engaged with the school and their learning after the vacation. Whilst the slightly longer break was welcomed by staff they too were keen for the students’ return and to begin the teaching and learning process. It seems that most people had a very enjoyable and relaxing break and are ready for the challenges and opportunities that 2011 will offer us.

 

I wish to emphasise the importance of the partnership between school and home and as always I invite parents to be part of their children’s learning and to engage with the school in whatever way possible. As a learning community we rely on your ongoing support to ensure the very best possible educational outcomes for our young people. Open and effective communication is crucial to building a positive and productive relationship. The school will endeavour to keep you informed about your child’s educational progress and development across a range of areas as well as make you aware of planned and upcoming activities and events. I wish to encourage all parents and guardians to establish and maintain a line of communication with the school. A parent’s or guardian’s first port of call is the child’s co-ordinator (a list is provided with this edition of the newsletter). The fact remains that if there is something not quite right, unless we know about it we cannot address it. We also want to hear from you when things are going very well. Let’s continue to work together on this very beneficial partnership. The most effective way of contacting teachers is via e-mail. The e-mail address of all staff is constructed from initials@elthamhs.vic.edu.au (a list of staff initials is provided with this edition of the newsletter). As always I am very honoured and proud to be the principal of such a dynamic school, with highly professional staff, enthusiastic and resilient young people within such a supportive community.

 

The following staff have joined us this year:

Rosie Anastasio – SOSE

Rahmi Safitri Asep – Indonesian Language Assistant

Heather Bresciani – Education Support

Nina Bursian - Arts

Raymond Chan – Mathematics

Loren Clarke – English

Danielle Cotter – SOSE

Bill Feruglio – Mathematics / IT

Peta Garriga – Science

Geoff Gleadall – Education Support

Peter Jarvis – Science

Ruth Lindsey – English

Ute Leiner - Arts

Julie McDonald – Science

Anton Prato – English

Katy Reed – Science

Amanda Saliba – SOSE

Sha Shukor –Indonesian

Doug Whittaker – Education Support.

I welcome back from an extended period of leave:

Hermina Burns- Assistant Principal

Linda McLeod – Arts

Angela Pnjak – Mathematics

 

I congratulate Melissa Hughes and Jenny Isaac on securing an ongoing position in our school.

 

Student Free Days – 1, 2 and 3 February 2011:

These three days were designated as professional development days for staff. On day 1 staff worked in their KLA groups addressing key areas of the teaching and learning agenda and preparing themselves for the 2011 program. On the second day the staff was involved in a professional development activity led by Philip Holmes-Smith on the use of data to inform teaching and learning practice and hence student learning. Philip took us through an outline of the type of data available to us and the importance of using data as a tool to inform our teaching in order to better meet the collective and individual needs of the students in our care. On the third day, the staff worked on unpacking some of our student data with a particular focus on the Year 8 (2011) cohort due to the range of data available to us for this group. The staff worked in KLA and Year level groups. The days were generally well received by all and a great deal of learning took place. I thank the Key Learning Area Co-ordinators a, the Teaching and Learning Coaches and all the other staff who worked hard to plan and organize the three days for a successful outcome.

 

Indonesian Language Assistant:

Over the past few years we have been fortunate to have been assigned a French Language Assistant to support the work of our teachers and the development of language skills in our students. Throughout this time we have also been advocating for a similar arrangement to be developed for the Indonesian Language classes. I am pleased to announce that after a number of years of waiting we are one of the first schools to be allocated an Indonesian Language assistant. Miss Rahmi Safitri Asep has arrived at Eltham High School from Bandung in Indonesia.  It is a privilege to have her with us since only six Indonesian Assistants have been assigned by the DEECD in the whole of Victoria. Miss Asep is being paid a modest living allowance and her assistance to our school is on a voluntary basis. We thank Miss Asep for her willingness to support the learning of students at Eltham High School.

 

Student Achievement:

Through conversations with students and parents I have found out that our students have been involved in a range of activities over the summer break.  In particular I wish to congratulate the following students who have excelled in their area of involvement as well as represented themselves, their families and our learning community in an admirable way.

Talen Pettie (9C) won the Under 16, Lorne Mountain-to-Surf 8 Km fun run in a time of 30 min 17 sec, on the 7 January. This was is an outstanding effort and achievement from Talen and we look forward to supporting further outstanding achievements through his involvement in the school sports program.

Cameron Yung (7K) participated in the 2011 Australian Juniors Chess Championships which were held between the 15-23 January at Billanook College. Cameron was eligible to play in the U14 Open, but he chose to play in the U16 Open division for a more challenging experience. Cameron competed against a South Australian Player who had achieved a higher point score than him and managed through effort and skill to create the "Biggest Upset" prize of the tournament by winning the game. Cameron’s determination certainly contributed to his high level achievement. We are hoping to support a Chess Club at Eltham High School in 2011, if you are interested please contact Mr Jenkins.

 

Building Futures:

The Building program is progressing well and I am happy to report within the timeline. I am certain that you were all surprised to see the demolition complete and the vast empty space at the front on the school. Observations from the first couple of days of student attendance prompt me to congratulate the students for the orderly way in which they have navigated the new pathways around the construction site and for the way that they have respected the boundaries established in order to provide a safe environment for all. I will keep you informed of progress as the work continues.

 

 

Black Saturday Bushfires Remembrance:

Monday the 7 February marked the second anniversary of the Black Saturday Bushfires that had a devastating effect on our community.

Various sectors of our community commemorated this anniversary through a range of modest events on Sunday 6 February.

We too wished to acknowledge this anniversary in an unassuming and respectful way.

At the start of period 2, on Monday I met with the six school leaders who are representative of the student body across each of the three sub-schools and a staff representative. We then gathered around the Memorial Tree which was planted last year as part of the “Phoenix Day” Commemorative Ceremony. The school leaders tied a yellow ribbon around the Memorial Tree in commemoration of all those affected by the bushfires. Both the Australian and Aboriginal flags were flown for the day. Towards the end of period 2, I made an announcement across our PA system to remind the student body of this day and to encourage them to visit the Memorial Tree throughout the day as a mark of respect. A large number of students stopped at the Memorial Tree as they walked through the school grounds at various times across the day. I acknowledge the hurt that we are feeling at this sad time and on behalf of our student body and staff I commend the strength and the resilience of our community to remember the past and to look forward to the future.

 

Respect for School expectations:

I ask parents/guardians for your support in ensuring that students arrive to school on time of a morning. A reminder that classes begin at 8:55 am and hence students should be at school no later than 8:45 am to give themselves enough time to visit their lockers and arrive to class on time. Lateness to school or class is disrespectful of the school, other students and the teachers who are in the process of engaging the students with their learning. I also ask that parents move quickly through the front drive way and that you pay particular attention to student safety when moving through this area. Whilst the building program is taking place we will endeavour to hold back trucks etc. from entering the circular drive at peak student times but it is also imperative that parents move through this area as quickly as possible so that delays are minimised. I also ask you for your support in reiterating to students the expectations in relation to the school dress code. This is clearly outlined in the student planner. This has been addressed with the students at each of the assemblies at the start of the week. I thank you in anticipation for your ongoing support.

 

School Photos:

Student photos will be taken this coming Friday 11 February. I ask parents/guardians to ensure that in addition to students adhering to the dress code that they give particular consideration to not having such things on as hats, sun glasses or anything that will interfere with their photo. Photos meet a variety of different needs, and hence we want to ensure that we have a clear image of each student.   Once again I thank you for your cooperation.

 

Gay Pride March:

Eltham High School was represented at the “Gay Pride March 2011” on Sunday 6 February. I wish to thank all the current and past students, staff and parents who attended the event and marched under the Eltham High School Banner in support of the rights of our same-sex-attracted young people. Our participation at this event demonstrates our strong belief that everyone at Eltham High School has the right to feel safe to be themselves without prejudice or fear and that we truly live our values of “Respect for Diversity”, “Individuality” and “Integrity”. Eltham High School is an inaugural member of the Safe Schools Coalition that is supported by the Rainbow Network Victoria and the Foundation for Young Australians.

 

Note of Condolences:

Our most sincere condolences are extended to Alison Elliott, Ayban (Year 10) and Riley (Year 8) Elliott-Renhard and family for the loss of Russell on the 21 December 2010. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

We also extend our most sincere condolences to the Read and Johnson families for the loss of Jock on 22 December 2010. Jock was believed to be the oldest past student of Eltham High School, who over the years joined us in celebrating a number of milestones in the school’s history. As the school’s eldest past student, Jock cut the celebration cake in 2006 on the 80th anniversary of the school’s opening. Jock led a full life and passed away quietly at the age of 95 years. Our thoughts are with Jock’s family.

 

Vincent Sicari, Principal

 

 

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.

 

 

 

IMMUNISATION CARDS

-       all students in Year 7 and 10

These cards have been handed out to all students in Year 7 and 10 on Day 1.

All cards i.e. YES or NO for immunisations are to be returned to the General Office by Friday 18 February 2011Please note funding for immunisation via the Shire is based on return of cards, thank you for following this request.

 

Whole School - Student Photo day & Fotomakers named envelopes

Students will be issued with their named envelope this week. Please note the envelope should be returned ON PHOTO DAY TO FOTOMAKERS DIRECT.

Thank you.

 

URGENT Year 7 return of Aquarena forms

Outstanding forms regarding this excursion (Tue Feb 15) should be returned immediately thank you.

 

Canteen Roster

February 2011

Wed 9

Nicole Clarke, Julie Temple

Thur 10

Carol Stewart, Sue Ball

Fri 11

Julie Wright, Catherine James, Jenny McCormack

Mon 14

Michelle Chequer, Rachael Wallace

Tues 15

Rhonda Steele, Cathy Horsfield

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

February 2011

Wed 9

SAC Week

VCE Student Leadership

Thu 10

SAC Week

Fri 11

SAC Week

STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHS – remember to bring envelope

Tue 15

Music – Concert Band Auditions

Transition – Aquarena Year 7

Wed 16

Sport – Yr7 Cricket

Music – Chamber Choir Auditions

Music – Senior String Ensemble Auditions

School Council Meeting

Thu 17

Sport – House Swimming Sports – Aquarena

Fri 18

Art – Yr 11 Fieldwork – Ian Potter Gallery

 

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Thank you for helping save paper & considering the environment.

 

Year 8 Surf/Safety Camp 2011

Students will be issued forms for the Surf camp this week.  Please note payments and completed forms need to be returned by Thursday 18th February 2011

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

Peter Seymour, Camp Organiser

 

en00501_MUSICAL NOTES

Welcome back ... from all the music staff at EHS!  We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable break ready for a busy year ahead.

Firstly, lessons and rehearsals.  Instrumental lessons commence the week of the 14th February, as do the rehearsals, except for the symphonic band which is having its first rehearsal Tuesday this week.  Choirs will start rehearsals the week of the 21st February.

After School lessons - students from 2010 will receive a letter this week asking their intention for term 1 this year. Please notify the music office immediately so we can confirm arrangements with our staff.  More information will be in next week's newsletter regards this.

Auditions ... very important!  Concert Band auditions are Monday 14th February.  Students are to check the notice board in the music foyer as to what period they should come with their instrument. Also on Monday 14th February are auditions for the Junior Choir.  Please note that this includes members of last years Junior Choir. This will be held at lunchtime.

On Tuesday 15th February, auditions for the Chamber Choir are at lunchtime and the Senior String Ensemble applicants can audition period 1 for violin and viola and period 2 for cello and double bass.

We have new staff members!  Josh Geddes will be teaching French Horn and Amberley Bremner will teach violin and viola.  Please note that lessons with Amberley will not commence until the week of the 28th February.  A cello teacher is still being confirmed.

The music department will have its own accompanist!  Ms Jodie Lockyer, a renowned accompanist, will be available Monday afternoons for accompaniment sessions and will also be working with our two choirs.

So, lots happening!  And ... who saw the Stage Band performing at the Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival?  They were fantastic!

Any queries, please contact the music office on 9430 5127.  Please note that Jill will not be in the office on Fridays!

 

Jill Browne, Music Administration

 

WORKING BEES

Working Bees have been an integral component at EHS for over 2 decades. They bring together parents, teachers and students with a shared goal of maintaining and improving the teaching and learning environment of the school. The Grounds Committee is a group of parents, ex-parents and teachers who come together on a regular basis to plan, organise and implement the tasks that are selected for these events. The committee has scheduled 7 events for the year and the dates are as follows:-

 

Term 1 – 20th Feb, 27th March

Term 2 – 15th May, 19th June

Term 3 – 21st August

Term 4 – 23rd October, 13th November

 

The majority of these events occur on Sundays, the only exception being 23rd October which is a Saturday. All Working Bees start at 9:00am and conclude at 12:30pm with both morning tea and a barbeque lunch provided. Already many parents have indicated their support for these events when they filled out the “pink” Volunteer Support Notice that most parents received at the end of 2010. If for some reason you didn’t receive this notice, put the above dates on your calendar, watch the Newsletter for upcoming events and just come along to one or more of the Working Bees planned.

 

The first Working Bee is not far away on the 20th February so watch out for the tasks planned in the next edition of the Newsletter.

 

Looking forward to your anticipated support.

 

John Coates for the Grounds Committee

 

 

SPORT SPORT SPORT

Volleyball

Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

Congratulations to all students on their efforts at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup. 

All teams played well to contribute to Eltham High finishing fourth best school overall. Thanks also to all the staff and volunteers who acted as coaches and managers over the week long competition.

Results:

Open Girls Honours - 9th                       Open Boys Honours - 4th

Under 17 Girls Honours - 8th                 

U/17 Boys Div 1 - 14th                           U/17 Boys Div 2 - 10th

Under 16 Girls Honours - 6th                 

Under 16 Boys Honours BRONZE MEDAL

Under 16 Girls Div 1 - 12th

Under 15 Girls Honours - BRONZE MEDAL  

Under 15 Boys Honours - 4th

Under 15 Girls Div 1 - 8th                Under 15 Boys Div 1 - 11th

Under 14 Girls Div 1 - 6th                 Under 14 Boys Div 1 - 11th

Under 14 Girls Div 2 - 8th                 Under 14 Boys Div 2 - 8th

 

Overall schools Results

1. Heathfield (SA)- 613

2. Brighton(SA) - 578

3. Billanook (VIC) - 555

4. Eltham (VIC) - 542

5. Rossmoyne (WA) - 531   

 

For a slideshow of the volleyball action at AVSC 2010 click on the volleyball link on the school webpage and then on a photo to view the slideshow or go to -

http://web2.elthamhs.vic.edu.au/volleyball/index.php?module=Mediashare

 

Under 15 Victorian Volleyball Team Selections

Congratulations to the following students on their selection into the Victorian under 15 volleyball squad.

Katie Bett, Siggy Burley, Amber Deague-Hall, Ellis Evans, Emily Pendelbury, Tayla McKay, Corey Chubb, Trent Grindal, Hugh Heys, Jake Hume, Kyle Mitchell, Sam Northcott, Jayden Sparkes and Angus Symons.

 

U/17, U/19 & U/21 2011 Victorian State Team Selection Trials

1st Trial Sunday 20th February at the State Volleyball Centre, Stud Road Dandenong North.

U/17 boys - 12.00pm to 2.45 pm           

U/17 Girls - 3.00pm to 5.45pm

U/19 boys - 12.00pm to 2.45pm

U/19 Girls - 3.00pm to 5.45pm

U/21 Men - 3.00pm to 5.45pm   

U/21 Women - 12.00pm to 2.45pm

2nd Trial Sunday 27th February, 2011

U/17 Boys- 3.00pm to 5.45pm               

U/17 Girls - 12.00pm to 2.45pm

U/19 Boys -3.00pm to 5.45pm               

U/19 Girls - 12.00pm to 2.45pm

U/21 Men -12.00pm to 2.45pm              

U/21 Women - 3.00pm to 5.45pm

 

Further details are available from the volleyball info board in the stadium foyer.

 

School Sport Victoria (SSV) actively promotes school sport for all Victorian school students, years 4 to 12, as a means of supporting schools in developing their students’ health and well being.   Students attending schools affiliated with SSV are eligible for selection in Victorian Teams to compete in 2011 School Sport Australia National Championships.  Further information is available from the School Sport Victoria website, www.ssv.vic.edu.au

School Sport Victoria - Under 16 State Volleyball teams for 2011.

Under 16 School Sport Teams usually have selections the day before the Under 17 trials. This would make their trials on the 19th and 26th Feb. The details are below.

A reminder that registrations for trials for the following secondary state teams are closing very soon:

 

Volleyball - 15 and Under Boys & Girls

CLOSING 16 FEB.

Tennis 19 and Under Boys & Girls

CLOSING 17 FEB.

Softball - 17 & Under Girls

CLOSING 4 MARCH

Baseball - 17 & Under Boys

CLOSING 11 MARCH

 

To register for these and all other trials, go to the SSV website at www.ssv.vic.edu.au and click on Interstate Teams for further details. 

 

VOLLEYBALL – BOYS:

Sat 19 Feb & Sat 26 Feb 2:30pm – 5:00pm

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

MAXIMUM 12 BOYS TO BE SELECTED

15 & Under

Born 1996 or later

$15.00

to be paid when registering

VOLLEYBALL – GIRLS:

Sat 19 Feb & Sat 26 Feb 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

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

MAXIMUM 12 GIRLS TO BE SELECTED

15 & Under

Born 1996 or later

$15.00

to be paid when registering

 

Eltham High Volleyball trials

Over the next few weeks we will be running selection trials for all Eltham teams. For our older students this will be to confirm who wants to play in an Eltham team this year. New students are welcome to try out for a team. We need to have a commitment from students early in the year because registration has to be paid to Volleyball Victoria and uniforms have to be ordered for those requiring a new uniform.

For students in year 7 and 8 athletes will trial for selection into the volleyball program. The volleyball program participants train during sport time plus one lunchtime each week. All competition is held during school time except for one weekend (the Victorian schools volleyball cup). Eltham High has many talented athletes playing volleyball for clubs, state teams and school teams and most of these had not played volleyball before entering Eltham High. So if you are an athletic person and would like to have a go at playing a great team game, keep an eye on the daily bulletin for your year level trial in the stadium. Details will also appear on the volleyball information board in the sport stadium foyer.

 

Spikezone

Spikezone is a modified volleyball game designed for primary school kids. A new season will begin on Thursday 24th February in the stadium at 4.00pm.

 

Important Volleyball Dates for 2011

24th Feb - Senior Volleyball round robin

16th - 18th March - Victorian Beach Volleyball schools cup

22nd March - Year 7 Round Robin

29 - 31st July - Victorian Volleyball Schools Cup

5th - 9th December - Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

 

Greg Thomas

Volleyball Coordinator

 

AFRICA TOUR

Eltham High School has a tour to the national parks of Kenya & Tanzania, including the Serengeti leaving 1st July.

This tour is available to students and members of their extended family.

The tour is $7100, all inclusive. If you are interested please contact Di Parry or Pompa Brady on 9430 5111 or Brendan Monigatti 0417 364 940

 

Eltham HS Swim Squad

Swim Squad commences 1st week back - yes that's this Thursday 10th Feb at 7.00am.  Coach Neroli Nixon will be on deck to get us started for a term of fun, fitness and stroke correction. 

New members are always welcome - see me for details (Art/Technology Office) or just turn up on pool deck at Eltham Leisure Centre on Thursday and we'll get you started. After squad we have hot chocolate back at the staff room.

Hoodie Tops are still available!  Pick up from my office.

Get fit for Surf Camp and Swim Sports - see you in the pool on Thursday!

 

Phil Boyd

 

Parents’ Guide to Cybersafety

Parents are often unfamiliar with risks that their children face when using the internet; and the task of researching cybersafety can be daunting for those who aren’t internet savvy. The internet is a reality in young people’s lives. Similar to the ‘stranger danger’ strategies that our parents taught us, it’s become the role of today’s parents to educate and empower our children to use the internet wisely and safely. 

One of the many risks is ‘cyberbullying’. This is becoming a dangerous and insidious form of bullying. Social networking sites such as Facebook are frequently being used to intimidate and spread rumours. There are a number of other risks to be aware of when your children use the internet, including: stalking, misuse of photos, and sexual abuse.

We urge parents to read the recently revised “Young People and the Internet; A Guide for Parents” and to have conversations with your children about their internet use. The guide will be accessible on Eltham High School’s Webpage: www.elthamhs.edu.au.

 

Year 8 Surf Camp 2011

Year 8 surf camp is drawing close. The schedule is as follows:

 

Camp 1 Wed 2nd/Thu 3rd March    8B and 8G

Camp 2 Thu 3rd/Fri 4th March       8C and 8D

Camp 3 Mon 7th/Tue 8th March     8F and 8K

Camp 4 Tue 8th/Wed 9th March     8H and 8J

Camp 5 Wed 9th/Thu 10th March   8A and 8E

 

Meetings for each of these camps will be held Lunchtimes starting next week where full equipment lists and detailed programs will be given out.  Please ensure all paperwork with payment is returned to the general office by Thursday 17th February.  If you need to vary the payment schedule please phone the Business Manager.

 

 “Surfs Up” Mr Seymour (Yr 8 Camp organiser)

 

 

WELFARE NEWS

Bullying

Come along and find out more about how children, parents, teachers and the wider community can recognise, understand and combat bullying.

Wednesday 16th March, 2011 - Presented by Maree Stanley

Eltham Community and Reception Centre, 801 Main Rd, Eltham

Doors open 7pm (limited parking)

7.30pm (prompt start) – 10.00pm

Tickets: $20/$15 conc. - includes light supper

RSVP by 11th March by emailing charlotte@barefootmagazine.com.au

Tickets must be paid for prior to event at barefootmagazine.blogspot.com

Other enquiries please call 0417 509 756.

Proudly supported by Nillumbik Women’s Network and Nillumbik Shire Council.

ELTHAMBookshop will have books for sale on the night.

 

Maree Stanley is the Prevention Manager at The Alannah

and Madeline Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is ‘keeping children safe from violence’. Maree developed the foundation’s prevention program and is an experienced and dynamic speaker on the issue of bullying.

 

EHEADSPACE ONLINE SUPPORT AND COUNSELLING SERVICE
eheadspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. It is currently running a pilot online confidential online support and counselling service.  ANYONE Australia-wide can access this service. It is hoped that after the initial pilot period www.eheadspace.org.au<http://www.eheadspace.org.au> will go live nationally.


eheadspace is a confidential online support and counselling service.  It is a flexible way for young people to access the support that they need via a method, time and place that suits them.  While eheadspace is aimed at young people 12-25 who live in the WA Drought Pilot region it does not exclude young people living outside this area.


Young people might use eheadspace if they:

* want to talk about what's going on in their life

* need advice

* are worried about their mental health or feeling depressed

  or anxious

* are feeling isolated or alone

* are worried about their alcohol and/or drug use

* are worried about a friend or family member.


Young people can register at

www.eheadspace.org.au<http://www.eheadspace.org.au> and then go on to use either the email or web chat features of eheadspace.  Web chat allows young people to talk one on one with a qualified youth mental health professional and is open from 1pm to 9pm WA time (4pm to 12 midnight AEST), 7 days a week. Young people can email at any time with a response taking no more than two days.  The service is confidential, free and there are no restrictions on the number of times people can access eheadspace.


Please contact Carmen Garrett Clinical Project Coordinator for further information:

cgarrett@headspace.org.au<mailto:cgarrett@headspace.org.au>

PLUS: DIY REALITY: RECIPES TO TRANSFORM AND INSPIRE

A guidebook for any young person looking to make a difference in their community. Written by young people, for young people, this 104 page full colour book is an ideal resource for any young person who wants to make a difference in their community by organising a community event or project. Projects featured range from music, dance and drama to youth forum and anti-bullying campaigns. The common theme is youth-initiated and youth-led
projects, highlighting how effective young people can be when given the opportunity to act on their ideas and passions!


The book follows the timeline of a project and includes some inspiring stories, ideas and helpful guides on how to execute each aspect of a project such as How to Get a Grant, How to Write a Media Release and How to Book a Band.

Cost: $34.00 incl GST


Orders: To order a copy of the book go to www.yapa.org.au/diy<http://www.yapa.org.au/diy> and fill in the online order form. You can also download the introductory pages of the book. All orders will receive a bonus 6 month subscription to unleash, YAPA's magazine of youth action and opinion for young people aged under 20 years. Want multiple copies? Contact YAPA for discounts on 10 or more copies of DIY Reality.

Enquiries: Joanne Bennett:

info@yapa.org.au<mailto:info@yapa.org.au> or (02) 9281 5522 ext 3.

 

Brendan Monigatti and Jenny Fowler

 

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

Education Tax Refund – Parents hold onto your receipts!

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

 

BPay Logo Vector DownloadBPay 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

 

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

 

 

Community Announcements/Advertising

 

 

"WANT TO PLAY NETBALL"

Eltham Netball Club are currently taking registrations

for the 2011 seasons. We have teams for 9/u to open age

and cater for beginners to skilled players.

 For all information visit our website

www.elthamnetballclub.com or phone Julie

on 0433 786 506, its not too late to join.

 

T.A.R.A.

Teenage Aggression:

Responding Assertively

A one day workshop for parents in the northern region who have an adolescent behaving violently at home:

·      Understand how violence works

·      Get concrete strategies to reduce violence

·      Improve your relationship with your child

·      Understand adolescent development

Telephone: 9450 4700

 

 

T.A.R.A.

Teenage Aggression:

Responding Assertively

An 8 week group program for parents in the northern region who have an adolescent behaving violently at home:

·      Understand how violence works

·      Get concrete strategies to reduce violence

·      Improve your relationship with your child

·      Understand adolescent development

Telephone: 9450 4700

 

 

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

 

WEP Only Logo.jpgStudent Exchange – Memories and Skills for a Lifetime!

 

World Education Program Australia (WEP), a not-for-profit student exchange organisation registered with the education departments, is now accepting applications for students to live overseas in 2011/12 as exchange students for a summer, semester or year.

 

Give your child the opportunity to gain international experiences and language skills to kick-start a future career.  Along with distinct language benefits, exchange students mature, gain confidence and develop a much more worldly approach upon their return to Australia. 

 

WEP is offering $3000 scholarships for year-long programs to Italy and French-speaking Belgium commencing in January 2012. Applicants need to be in year 9, 10 or 11 in 2011 and enrolled in Italian or French.

 

To find out more

·  Visit www.wep.org.au,

·  Attend one of WEP’s information evenings and open days,

·  Visit WEP: Mon – Fri between 9am – 5pm or

·  Call 9598 4733.

 

Next information evenings in Melbourne:

22 February 2011

Hawthorn Town Hall

358 Burwood Road

Hawthorn

 

9 March 2011

Kingston Arts Centre

979 Nepean H’way

Moorabbin

 

Open Office during School Holidays

Make an appointment during your school holidays to come into our office and discuss our programs one-on-one.

 

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Make time for you!  Learn a new skill,

meet new people, make new friends!

February to June 2011 program now available
www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au

or phone

Eltham   9433 3744   Diamond Creek   9433 3766 Panton Hill   9433 3799

 

AFRICAN DRUMMING CLASSES

At Eltham High School

with Ray Pereira

Every Thursday night 6.30 to 8pm.

4 week course $80. Drums provided.

All welcome. Bookings Essential.

0403 198 223 or bongopereira@gmail.com

 


 

 

 

 

2011 SUB-SCHOOL Co-ordination

       

JUNIOR SCHOOL

mki@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Ross McKinnon

Junior School Team Leader

7H

7K

 

bay@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Jon Baly

7E

7G

8E

8F

gao@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Brooke Gannon

7J

8B

8C

8K

pol@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Dianne Pollard

7C

7D

8A

8G

sey@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Peter Seymour

7A

7F

8H

8J

tat@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Natalie Tate Transition

7B

8D

 

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

and@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Christine Andrews

Middle School

Team Leader

9H

kes@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Soile Keskinen

9C

10C

9E

10E

kli@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Brenda Kline

9B

10D

10G

 

lam@elthamhs.vic.edu.au 

Kerry Lambert

9D

9F

10H

10F

lau@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Cameron Laurence

9A

9J

10B

10J

yan@elthamhs.vic.edu.au 

Jessica Yancos

9G

9K

10A

10K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR SCHOOL

pan@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Anna Panas

Senior School

Team Leader

 

ahe@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Cindy Ahearn

Stewart

Blue

elo@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

John Elordieta

Rutter

Red

hap@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Michelle Harper

Everard

Yellow

pet@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Jim Petridis

Andrew

Green

bak@elthamhs.vic.edu.au      

Matthew Barker

Enhancement/Mentoring

/Distance Ed

 

 


 

 

 

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ELTHAM HIGH SCHOOL

 

STAFF EMAIL ADDRESS CONTACT LIST

 

Email Address:   ‘---@elthamhs.vic.edu.au’

 

 

All staff can be contacted by email by using the first three initials next to their name, followed by “@elthamhs.vic.edu.au”.  For example, Chris Agar’s email is aga@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

 

 

AGAR, Christopher

AGA

AHEARN, Cindy

AHE

ALLEN, Julie

ALN

ALLENDER, David

ALL

ANASTASIO, Rosie

ANA

ANDREWS, Christine

AND

BALY, Jon

BAY

BARKER, Matthew

BAK

BOWMAN, Lucy

BOW

BOYD, Philip

BOD

BRADLEY, Craig

BRD

BRADY, Pompa

BRA

BROWNE, Jill

BRO

BURNS, Hermina

BUR

BURSIAN, Nina

BUS

CARTER, Jeannette

CAR

CHAN, Raymond

CHH

CHOONG, Jenny

CHO

CLARK, Ian

CLA

CLARKE, Loren

CLR

COCCO, Tania

COC

COOPER, Nicholas

COO

COTTER, Danielle

COT

COVENTRY, Rob

COV

EDREES, Naomi

EDR

ELORDIETA, John

ELO

FIEBIGER, Ralf

FIE

FERUGLIO, William

FEU

FORD, Stephen

FOR

FOWLER, Jennifer

FOW

FRANKLIN, George

FRA

GANDOLFO, Vinnie

GAN

GANNON, Brooke

GAO

GARRIGA, Peta

GAI

GEORGE, Meg

GEO

GIOSKOS, John

GIO

GOGOS, Panayiota

GOG

HARPER, Michelle

HAP

HEATHCOTE, Louise

HEA

HUGHES, Kathy

HUG

HUGHES, Melissa

HUH

IPSEN, Leanne

IPS

ISAAC, Jenny

ISA

IVORY, Lyn

IVO

JACOBSEN, Sophie

JAC

JARVIS, Peter

JAR

JENKINS, Trevor

JEN

KEATING, Sue

KEA

KESKINEN, Soile

KES

KLINE, Brenda

KLI

LAMBERT, Greg

LAB

LAMBERT, Kerry

LAM

LAURENCE, Cameron

LAU

LEINER, Ute

LEN

LINDSEY, Ruth

LIN

LYON, Michael

LYO

MALONE, Rhonda

MAL

MASLARIS, Athena

MAS

MATTERS, David

MAT

McDONALD, Julie

MCD

McCRYSTAL, Stephen

MCR

McKINNON, Ross

MKI

McLEOD, LINDA

MCL

MENEAUD, Marius

MEN

MILES, Damien

MIL

MONIGATTI, Brendan

MON

MORRIS, Helen

MOR

NICASSIO, Manuela

NIC

NICHOLSON, Peter

NIH

OLIVER, Paul

OLV

PANAS, Anna

PAN

PARRY, Diane

PAR

PASCOE, Bree

PAS

PETRIDIS, Jim

PET

PICKETT, Sue

PIC

PIRAS, Gabriel

PIR

PNJAK, Angela

PNJ

POLLARD, Dianne

POL

PRATO, Anton

PRA

PRINGLE, Ross

PRI

REED, Katie

REE

SAKKAL, Ida

SAK

SALIBA, Amanda

SAI

SEYMOUR, Peter

SEY

SHELDON, Peter

SHE

SHIELL, Mark

SHL

SHUKOR, Sha

SHU

SICARI, Vincent

SIC

SQUIRES, Darren

SQU

STANTON, Kristina

STA

STEPHENS, Robyn

STE

STONEY, Marian

STO

SUTTON, Jodie

SUT

TATE, Natalie

TAT

TAYLOR, Judy

TAL

THOMAS, Greg

THO

TUNNECLIFFE, Geoff

TUN

VASSIS, Panagiota

VAS

VITEZ, Oscar

VIT

WHITELEY, Rob

WHI

WHITTAKER, Douglas

WHA

WIGLEY, Chantalle

WIG

WILLIAMS, Lynlee

WIA

YANCOS, Jessica

YAN

ZORZAN, Adriana

ZOR