TERM 1 WEEK 6
TUESDAY 5 March
30-60 WITHERS WAY ELTHAM VICTORIA 3095
PHONE (03)9430 5111 – FACSIMILE (03)9431 0448 – EMAIL: email@example.com
Absences: 9430 5299
Top Class Music Recitals:
Congratulations to Madeleine Dawson (Class of 2012, Everard House) who on Saturday 23 February represented our school in the Top Class Music 2013 Recital, playing Trumpet. Maddy was chosen for her outstanding talent and skill in the Music Performance subject which she undertook as part of her Year 12 studies. Top class presents outstanding VCE students from 2012 in Dance, VET Dance, Drama, Theatre Studies, Music Performance, Music Investigation and Music Styles and Composition. Top Class is managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. This opportunity adds to Maddy’s position as a high achiever in all areas of the curriculum and her commitment to the co-curricular program at Eltham High School has been outstanding. I congratulate Maddy and wish her all the very best as she commences her studies at the Victorian College of the Arts.
I congratulate Zoe Kaskamanidis (Class of 2012, Everard House) whose Unit 4 Folio for Visual Communication and Design has been selected for this year’s Top Design Exhibition which will be officially opened on Friday 15 March at the Melbourne Museum. Zoe’s talent was evident through the work that she exhibited in the Eltham High School Art Festival in 2012 and it is no surprise that she has been recognised through the VCE Season of Excellence. The Top Design Exhibition will showcase works created by a number of exceptional VCE students who completed VCE Media, Product Design and Technology, Food and Technology, Systems Engineering, Visual Communication and Design and VCE- VET Interactive Digital Media. Exhibits include: garments, graphic and product design, short films, interactive media, print layout, photography, food product planning, mechanical and electronic projects. Works are accompanied by folios and design plans comprising work briefs, client feedback and evaluation. The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 16 March to Sunday 30 June. I strongly encourage you all to view this fantastic exhibition. I wish Zoe all the very best as she embarks on her Arts studies at The University of Melbourne in 2013.
2013 Swimming Carnival:
The 2013 Eltham High School Swimming Carnival was a great success. The weather was perfect and all in attendance had a great time. I want to thank all the students that contributed to making this yet another successful event and in particular, the senior student leadership team that worked tirelessly throughout the day to ensure that the day proceeded as planned. I also thank all the staff particularly, Lucy Bowman and Nic Cooper (Sports Co-ordinators); Cathy Cukier (Daily Organiser) and Darren Squires (Assistant Principal). Without their hard work and planning the day would not have been the success it was. A great deal of fun was had by all!
Creative Minds Exhibition:
Nillumbik’s top VCE Art students will be exhibiting some of their work at the Eltham Community Library between Thursday 14 March and Monday 8 April. The exhibition will be officially opened on Saturday 16 March by Nillumbik Shire Deputy Mayor, Cr Helen Coleman (former parent of Eltham High School). The exhibition will feature works of students from Eltham High School, Eltham College, Catholic Ladies College and Plenty Valley Christian College. The Eltham High School Principal’s Acquisition Prize, 2012 (Lochlan McKechnie, Andrew House) and the Wes Muir Acquisition Prize, 2012 (Zoe Kaskamanidis, Everard House) will be on show. I invite all members of the Eltham Community to view the exhibition and I congratulate all the students whose work will be on show.
Eltham Jazz Festival:
I congratulate all the students that performed at the Eltham Jazz Festival on Saturday, 23 February as well as their conductor Mr Rick Plummer. The Festival is an annual event for the local community and each year it provided us with the opportunity to showcase the fantastic talent of our students through performance. Feedback from the community has been very positive and it was great to see a number of past students and families come along and enjoy the music and general ambience of the day. I thank the organisers and the Eltham High School Music Department for once again taking our school out into the community.
2013-2014 Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize – Call for Entries:
Applications for the 2013-2014 Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Prize are now open. The Prize is open to students in Year 9 and Year 10 and I invite all of our Middle School students to consider this opportunity and embrace the challenge. The Prize inspires young people to explore the ethos displayed by the ANZACs at Gallipoli and the Western Front and reflect on how those values apply in Victorian communities today. State finalists will have the opportunity to travel on an all-expenses paid overseas study tour to sites of military and cultural significance to Australian servicemen and women. The study tour will take place during the Term 1 school holidays in 2014. In addition, regional finalists will participate in a study tour within Australia.
Entry forms and further information can be obtained from www.veterans.vic.gov.au.
The competition closes on Friday 18 October 2013 and the lodgement of entries is encouraged throughout the year.
Teachers Industrial Campaign:
There has been no further progress on negotiations to date. Therefore the information conveyed in the last edition of the Community Newsletter remains current.
Student Progress Interviews will be held on Wednesday 20 March from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Tuesday 26 March from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. You will be able to book interviews with your children's teachers online through the Compass Parent Portal and the Interim reports will also be available through the portal from Friday 15 March to download.
Applying for a Tax File Number
Are you intending to look for part-time work or are currently employed? If so then having a TFN will avoid you having to pay tax on the pay you receive from your employer. As of 2013 the tax free threshold will be $18,200 so to ensure you are not taxed you can get an application form from outside the Careers Office. Please ensure that the form is filled out neatly and with either your birth registration number or passport number. Copies of documents are NOT required with the application form. Return the form to the Careers Office to be checked and mailed out. The processing time by the ATO is about 4 weeks and any contact with the ATO following your application needs to be done by the applicant.
RSPCA Animal Career Discovery Day
Hear from RSPCA staff currently working in the industry in various roles and gain helpful insider knowledge on planning pathways to a fulfilling career with animals.
Dates: Thursday 14 March, Tuesday 18 June, Tuesday 3 September and Thursday 5 December
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Burwood East RSPCA
Cost: $55 includes registration, morning tea, RSPCA career show bag, and all activity costs.
For more information and to download a registration form visit :
YEAR 10 WORK EXPERIENCE May 20-24 ( Term 2 )
It’s never too early to think about a placement, so put it in your calendar and start to think about occupations of interest. Make it your focus to find a placement that you may have considered as a future career. Work arrangement forms can be found outside the Careers Office and should be returned when completed. The form will be checked over and authorised by the principal then a copy will be mailed home and to the employer. So don’t wait. Make it happen!
Our New Year 7s: Lessons will be starting this week for violin, viola, cello and double bass. Watch your COMPASS schedule for your lesson time.
TRAINING BAND AND JUNIOR STRINGS REHEARSALS: these start on Thursday 14 March at the bright and early time of 7.30am. Parents are welcome to come and listen to those first wonderful sounds!
PAPERWORK will be given out to students at rehearsal this week. This will include the 'official' enrolment form, hire form (if applicable') calendar of events (for planning ahead) and your invoice.
Year 7 students will be sent their paperwork next week.
Support Group: parents of children in the Music Program are invited to
join the "MSG"! This group assists the Program with fundraising,
stage management, equipment transport and provision of special services.
Their recent efforts allowed the school to purchase our first Grand Piano!
The group's AGM is on Monday 18 March at 7.30pm at the school. It will be followed by a general meeting. All are welcome.
The Music Support Group has some important roles to fill at our Annual General Meeting.
Treasurer: Our current treasurer Helen van Gemert is handing in her calculator. If you can move numbers around on a page and make them add up then this is the job for you. Helen is happy to mentor someone in the role.
Sash and Tie Co-ordinator: Sue D’Ath is bowing out of this enjoyable role. We need someone who will ensure that the appropriate ensembles are wearing matching ties and sashes when they perform.
These roles are a practical way to help our renowned Music Program grow and thrive.
If you would like to know more about what is involved in these roles, please contact MSG president Jane Woollard on 0431 555 481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Sasha Pollnitz who was selected in the Victorian under 18 Lacrossse team.
Important Volleyball Dates for 2013
19 March – Year 7 round robin
23 April – Senior Northern Zone Volleyball
26 April- Intermediate Northern Zone Volleyball
22 May – Intermediate State Volleyball Final
23 May – Senior State Volleyball Final
26 – 28 July – Victorian Volleyball Schools Cup
8 - 13 December - Australian Volleyball Schools Cup
Under 16 State Team
Emma Smith, Anneli Maley, Ryan and Sean Van Oosterwijck were selected in the under 16 Victorian Volleyball team which will compete in Brisbane later in the year.
Under 17 State Team
Ellis Evans, Emily Faulkner, Tayla McKay, Emily Pendlebury, Hugh Heys, Corey Chubb, Angus Symons, Ryan Van Oosterwijck and Sean Van Oosterwijck.
Under 19 State Team
Louise Alford, Mikaeli Blair, Gabby Seymour, Luke Brisbane, Andrew Hague, Daniel Notting and Sam Richards.
Under 23 State Team
Georgina Burley, Teigan Cloke, Brodie Collins, Ella Heaney, Sophie Paine, Sam Brisbane and Jordan Richards.
Well done all!
If your child has a unique sporting moment or is selected in a state or National team please let us know so we can share the good news. (I have copies of the Nillumbik sporting achievement grant application form if you require one).
The students that were members of the year 7 and 8 state champion teams last year who have not collected their hoodie yet can collect it from the PE Office ($25).
For the next two weeks the year 7 teams will be preparing for the year 7 volleyball round robin. After their competition we will start regular training for all other teams.
Senior girls training Wednesday lunchtime.
Year 10 girls will have a final selection Thursday lunchtime on the show court.
Here are a couple you can contact or go to volleyballvictoria.com.au
Trainings from 6.00 - 7.30pm at Catholic Ladies College, Diamond Street, Eltham for all those interested in improving individual skills and playing in tournaments.
They start preseason training on Tuesday 5 February at Luther College from 7pm to 9pm for students interested in playing division 1 or 2 state league. Contact Bill McHoul if you need more details. email@example.com
Unfortunately work bans that are currently in place will not allow some activities to take place.
Spikezone (mini volleyball for our local primary schools) was planned but will have to be postponed until later in the term.
The year 7 Monday night volleyball competition and the Thursday night year 8 to 11 volleyball competition will also be postponed until further notice.
Volleyball/Elite Sports Coordinator
EHS student, Maddie Coates, 15, won the bronze medal in the Open Women's 200m final in a time of 24.65. Maddie was in fifth place coming off the bend but finished strongly to advance her position to third place by the finish.
“The second half of the 200m is always my strength and I knew I had to work hard to catch any of the girls ahead of me”, Maddie said after the race.
Maddie will be competing in the 200m in the Australian Junior Championships coming up in Perth in a fortnight.
VICTORIAN OPEN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
FRIDAY – SUNDAY 1/3 MARCH 2013
Maddie Coates 200m (h) 24.90 (Q); (f) 24.65 (3rd)
Congratulations to the senior boys cricket team on their victories in the 12/12 format games on March 1.
Playing University in the first game we had to chase 95 for victory. Hayden Spargo opened with Bill Jenkin and we got off to a great start until Hayden was out for a quick fire 17. Aiden Amenta knocked up 17 and Ciaran Porter 14 before Bill Jerkin hit a six off the second last ball to seal the win.
In the second game against Gladstone Park we dismissed them for 39 with wickets to Rouw, Marshall, Turner, Matt Amenta and Lester 3 for 3. In an easy run chase Porter made 23 and Mitch Clamp 17.
The boys are now one win away from the State finals with the Northern Zone final on 20 March.
The second payment date for families who commenced the program last year was 30 November 2012. If you have an outstanding payment then this is required to be paid immediately. As per the agreed terms of the lease, regular payments are required to continue the use of a school notebook.
Payments can be made via credit card or BPAY to Paula Hogan (Cashier) who can be contacted on 9430 5118 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are required to bring their notebooks to all classes fully charged unless given different instructions by their teacher. Students should carry their notebooks in their carry case. Chargers are not permitted in classrooms under any circumstances. Protective skins are supplied to keep the notebook clean and to provide an address in the event of loss.
Dell can be contacted on 1800 634 560 (select option 1) for any hardware faults. You can arrange for a repair at home or in school. A service number will be required from Dell for repairs organised in school. The notebook should be delivered to our IT team as soon as possible. Software issues can be repaired at school by our dedicated IT Support Team. Student repairs will be undertaken from the service desk at the entrance to the Library. This desk is operational before school, recess, lunch and after school.
All student notebooks will be re-imaged with the Eltham High School 2013 image when students return in February. This important task will be completed in class time with as little disruption as possible to student learning. All students will need to back up their personal files. School work can be stored in the home drive (H:) as this will be backed up by our server. Any accidental damage will be logged and repaired. Any malicious damage, including removal of protective skins, will require a payment for repairs before the notebook is released by IT.
Notebook Re-imaging: Week Beginning
Monday, March 4 - Year 8
Monday, March 12 - all students that have not handed in their notebooks are invited to do so.
If you require any further information regarding this planned work please contact Craig Bradley via email email@example.com
eLearning & ICT Leader
Additional information regarding the following topics can be accessed by clicking on the link:
· Recently Published book - Surviving Traumatic Grief Vol. 2 for Families
· Carers Victoria - Scholarship program for young carers
· Short Course
Please contact Louise Heathcote in Student Services on 9430 5123 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance concerning welfare issues.
Student Welfare Leader
Please return immunisation forms to the General Office as soon as possible.
The Department of Health immunisation website has a new fact sheet titled Immunisation information for parents of school-aged children available at: http://www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation/factsheets/immunisation-school-aged-children.htm
From 2013, the HPV program will include both boys and girls in Year 7. Additionally, a time-limited catch-up program will be provided to Year 9 boys only in 2013 and 2014.
From 2013, the course of hepatitis B vaccine will no longer be offered as a school-based program. Most children entering Year 7 in 2013 will have had the course of hepatitis B vaccine as an infant. The hepatitis B vaccine will be available in 2013 from local medical clinics or council immunisation services only to students who have not previously received the course of vaccine
The other vaccines administered through the school-based immunisation program (chicken pox in Year 7 and diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis in Year 10) will remain unchanged.
Information regarding the Y9 2013 Male students only and Year 7 & 10 2013 Secondary School Immunisation Program will be sent home shortly with 2013 booklists.
Do you know about the Schoolkids Bonus? It is a new cash payment to help eligible families and students with the costs of primary and secondary school studies. Around 1.2 million families have already benefitted from the first wave of payments in January 2013 – have you?
If you receive a family or income support payment, including Family Tax Benefit Part A, you could be eligible to receive $410 a year for each primary student and $820 a year for each secondary student, with half paid in January and half paid in July.
The Schoolkids Bonus replaces the Education Tax Refund (ETR) and is a much simpler system. You no longer need to collect receipts and payments are made automatically so you don’t have to wait months to make a claim via your tax return. Unlike the ETR you can choose how you use the payment to best support your children’s education – whether it be school books, stationery, uniforms, school fees, or excursions.
Check your eligibility by visiting australia.gov.au/schoolkidsbonus and if you think you might have missed out on the January payment, contact Centrelink – either in person at a Centrelink-Medicare Office or by calling 132 468.
The 2013/14 Entertainment Book will be arriving soon. Looking quickly through the book, there is a great range of both fine and bistro dining options plus plenty of other great value offers. Again the book is only $65. Order early and you will receive some further discount offers. There are a number of my favourites included and many new restaurants. Orders are being taken via the Cashier. Call 9430 5118 to order you copy. These are expected to be available after the term break.
Happy dining - Bruce Martyn
For VCE Maths, Year 10 Maths extension or Year 10 Core Maths 2013 the
Required calculator is:
TI-Nspire CX CAS
Order and pay for your calculator at www.calculatorking.com.au
· 1. Search for TI-Nspire CX CAS, (Code: TINSCX)
· 2. Add to cart and enter discount code ELTHAMHS in the coupon area
· 3. Fill in your billing information
· 4. Fill in shipping information
For further information contact the shop in South Melbourne
Telephone: (03) 9696 3366
Eltham Junior Football Club is seeking new players in the following age groups:U10, U12, U15 & U17 (NFL JUNIOR CLUB OF THE YEAR 2009)
Eltham Junior Football Club offers a great family atmosphere. We offer opportunities for all levels of playing ability, whether that is developing your skills or just to join your friends. Players can aspire to join our many recruits at the Northern Knights which is a pathway to the AFL.
U10, U12 & U15 Players required for Season 2013.
U/17 Players required - Come and help the 17’s defend their 2012 Div 1 Premiership Flag.
Deb Mallard - Registration Secretary, Phone: 0414 442 195
The Family Club
Research Junior Football Club has teams from Under 9’s to Under 17’s as well as a fantastic Auskick program. We have specialist coaching programs for skills improvement for all players. All coaches are accredited and have received specialist training with an emphasis on kicking, speed and agility. Weekly team bbq’s and team photos are also included in the registration fees.
Any queries please call Justine Girdlestone (Secretary) on 0417 844 493.
Want to play netball in 2013
Eltham Netball club is now taking registrations for the 2013 seasons. We cater for all ages from U9 to open and all abilities from beginner to experienced. We train on Tuesdays and Thursday nights and games are on a Saturday commencing 16 March. If you would like any information please contact Julie on email@example.com Players are welcome to come to training for a "come and try" session.
Eltham Lacrosse Club - Pre-season (juniors and seniors) New and returning players, girls and boys, come along to pre-season training and start preparing for the 2013 season, the club's 50th season of Lacrosse - it's fun and it's fast!
* Free * ALL Welcome * New Players * Returning players * ALL ages Wednesdays 7pm at Eltham Lower Park
• March 6th
• March 13th
• March 20th
• March 27th
Enquiries - Pauline Maher
EHS Community Choir Rehearsal 7.30- 9.00pm
Junior School Cyber Safety Drama Presentation
Nillumbik/Banyule Division Swimming
EHS Community Choir 7.30-9.00
Year 7 Round Robin
Student Progress Interviews – all year levels
EHS Community Choir 7.30-9pm
School Council AGM
Concert Band Tour
Student Progress interviews
SSV Swimming and Diving
EHS Community Choir
END OF TERM ONE
Mon 11 Public Holiday
No Helpers Required
Tuesday lunchtime - year 7 Boys