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TUESDAY 23 April 2013




PHONE (03)9430 5111 – FACSIMILE (03)9431 0448 – EMAIL:

Absences:  9430 5299



ANZAC Day: Public Holiday

House Athletics Sports

Tuesday 30 April

George Street, Doncaster Athletics Track

Principal’s Report

Student Achievement

Congratulations to Hannah Williams (Class of 2012, Andrew House) and Luke Brisbane (Year 12, Stewart House) who today were recognised for their outstanding sporting achievement in Volleyball. Both Hannah and Luke received a “Sporting Blue Award” at a ceremony held at the MCG and organised through the Victorian Schools Sports Association.  Twenty two Victorian Sporting Blues have been awarded across a range of sports to Eltham High School Students in the last few years. I wish both Hannah and Luke all the very best with the sport and look forward to hearing about their future achievements.

Congratulations also to Dani Wiles (Year 10, Andrew House) who has been selected for the U18’s Victorian Lacrosse State Team.  Dani will be in Perth between the 22 -29 April to compete in Nationals. I take this opportunity to wish Dani and her team a fantastic experience and wish her all the very best in the competition. 

Congratulations to Scott Van Gemert (Year 11, Rutter House) who will be performing with the National Youth Jazz Academy at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club on Sunday 28 April at 8:00pm. Scott is an outstanding musician and I wish him well with this venture. Go to to book your tickets and enjoy Scott’s performance.

Congratulations to Casey McCormick (Year 12, Everard House), Adam Witbooi (Year 12, Everard House), Liam Samat (Year 9, Andrew House) and Molly Townsend (Year 10, Everard House) who all took part in the Leadership Day at Eltham Primary School. From all reports I understand that the day was a very successful one for the Primary School Leaders and that our four young people found the opportunity very inspiring and fulfilling and they are looking forward to meeting with the primary school students again sometime later in the year. I want to thank Mr Mark Thompson (Principal of Eltham Primary School) for extending this kind invitation to our students and for providing such a positive experience for them.

House Athletics

House Athletics will be held next week on Tuesday 30th April at the Doncaster Athletics Track. Attendance at the Athletics Day is compulsory for all students. Student participation helps to contribute to it being a great day for all. The day is full of activities and fun, and we encourage students to dress in their house colours on the day and to sign up to a range of events. Students can sign up for events electronically through Compass.

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Prospective Year 7 Students and Parents 2014

Open Day and Information Sessions

As you are aware the prospective Year 7 students and parents Open Day and Information Sessions took place on Thursday 18 April.  The day was a great success and it allowed our students and staff to showcase our wonderful school and the programs that we run. I take this opportunity to thank everyone that attended; our staff that worked hard both on the day and in preparation for the day; and in particular I wish to acknowledge our students. We left the most important task of “selling the school” to prospective parents and students to our students and from all accounts they did us very proud. The leadership demonstrated by these young people was exemplary and their engagement with the visitors and the programs on the day was once again exceptional. I wish to mention our two School Leaders: Alex Domaille and Mitchell Green as well as two of our Year 7 students Eliza Stone and Samuel Black, all of whom spoke of their school with great passion and eloquence.

If you were unable to attend or know of anyone who was unable to attend and would like to visit the school I remind you that tours of the school are currently taking place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays of each week until late in May. Please contact the General Office on 9430 5111 to make a booking. Furthermore, if you have missed out on an information package and would like one, we are very happy to mail one out to you by contacting the General Office.  

For those families applying on curriculum grounds, reminder that the Curriculum Grounds Form needs to reach Eltham High School by 17 May 2013. The Application for Enrolment Form must be returned to your primary school.

I wish all prospective parents and students all the very best with the process.

ANZAC DAY Ceremony

The ANZAC DAY Ceremony for 2013 will be held in the Central Courtyard on Wednesday 24 April starting at 10:10 am. It is envisaged that the ceremony will conclude by 10:30 am. This is a student led event and I take this opportunity to invite all members of our community to join us for this occasion.

If you would like to attend our ceremony I ask that you come through to the General Office for registration by 10:00 am and you will then be directed to the Courtyard. Representatives from the school will be attending the Dawn Service organised by the Montmorency/Eltham RSL.


Congratulations to the Eltham Gastropods who completed the Oxfam Trailwalk in a time of 21 hours and forty three minutes. The event was not without its trials and tribulations, but the 4 walkers, Ross McKinnon, Cameron Laurence, Jeremy Taylor and Nic Cooper, supported by Louise Heathcote and Phil Boyd, completed the event at 4:43am on Saturday morning.

Although the fund-raising continues until the end of May, they have currently raised $2100. If you would like to donate please visit their home page at; Kyal Baart (Year 10, STewart

Teacher and Education Support Staff Industrial Campaign

I am sure that you would have already heard via the media that the Australian Education Union (AEU) has reached an “In Principle” agreement with the State Government in support of Principals, Teachers and Education Support Staff. The agreed position now needs to be ratified by the membership before an agreement can be formally signed. A series of meetings have been scheduled around the State, and Eltham High School will be host to one of these meetings.

Following ratification and signing of the agreement the new Industrial Agreement will come into play.

As a result of this the bans are no longer in place.

Vincent Sicari


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Assistant Principal’s Report

Curriculum Report

What timetable structure provides the most flexibility to maximise student learning? What length should lessons be for students to develop genuine understanding of skills, ideas and concepts studied? What curriculum opportunities should be available to students as they progress through different stages of secondary school?

Over the course of this year these questions are being considered and discussed by the school’s Curriculum Design Team, as well as different faculty groups. Our school’s new Strategic Plan (an outline of which was mailed to all families recently) provides an opportunity to ensure that our school, timetable and lesson structure is best suited to deliver the curriculum and learning opportunities that we want to offer students. The areas under consideration are outlined below:

Timetable Flexibility:

Over recent years a large number of constraints have developed in our timetable flexibility.  Year levels that are currently blocked together on the timetable to allow a range of programs (e.g. to allow Year 10 students access to VCE subjects) can result in some constraint of student choice, depending on a student’s subject preferences.  In addition, some students in Junior School can experience timetables that are not ideal as a result of this process (for example, the same subject occurring more than once in a day).

The school is currently considering a proposal to reduce the number of year levels that are blocked together and also to introduce a ten-day timetable. This would greatly improve our ability as a school to offer students maximum choice and to ensure that their timetables spread their subjects out evenly over the course of a week.  A ten-day timetable is not uncommon in large secondary schools for precisely these reasons.  Changes to the structure of our curriculum and blocking would still ensure that Year 10 students can access and experience the VCE / VET Enhancement options they currently have, however it would also ensure that students are not negatively impacted at other year levels of the school.

Lesson Length:

Current student timetables are constructed using single and double periods which are 48 minutes in length.  A second aspect of the proposal being considered is to use a standard 75 minute period for all lessons.  All students would experience a four period day, with two periods before recess, one before lunch and then one final period after lunch.

There are a number of potential educational and practical advantages for the school by embracing this change: students would experience less movement around the school between periods; more time is available in class for greater depth of understanding to be developed; and it would lower the impact of missing a day at school (where currently a student might miss a double period and consequently a significant percentage of the weekly periods in a subject.)

If you have any feedback or queries regarding the broad proposal outlined above, I would encourage you to make contact with me here at school.  As large organisations, schools rarely have the opportunity for change such as these.  The changes being proposed and considered are significant and as such careful consideration is being given to them, their potential advantages and also the wider practical implications that they might bring.  At this stage they are being discussed ‘in principle’ only. If the school makes a commitment to move in this direction, the practical details will then be worked through and I look forward to communicating this to you as we move forwards.

Tim Natoli

Assistant Principal: Curriculum


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Musical Notes

A reminder that this week is our 'Jazz Night'!  Wednesday 24 April, 7pm in the Drama Space.  Entry is $10 adult / $5 child or concession.  BYO nibbles and drinks.  Soft drink, tea and coffee will be available for purchase. All of our 'jazz related groups' will be performing: Stage, Jazz & Junior Jazz Bands, and the Jazz and Junior Jazz Choirs.  All welcome: you can 'make up a table' or join another.

Generations in Jazz: Friday 3 May our Stage, Jazz Bands and our Jazz Choirs are heading to Mount Gambier for this festival.  They leave very early Friday 3 May and return very late Sunday 5 May.  We know they'll have a fantastic time and, as always, be wonderful ambassadors for the school.

Paper chase: all music parents have received paperwork for their child. Please note that the first payment for those students 'established' in the Program, was due on the 22 March. For ‘newies', the first payment date is 26 April.

If you have any queries about the Program please contact the Music Office on 9430 5127 or email Jill,

Rick Plummer

Director of Music

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Working Bee: 5 May

The first Working Bee for Term 2 is on Sunday 5 May from 9am to 12:30pm.  Morning tea, lunch and drinks are provided.  As usual we have a wide range of activities planned that only needs a solid turnout of volunteers to make a difference to the environment of the school.

As well as a range of construction tasks planned there is lots of weeding, pruning and selective watering tasks along with the predictable maintenance tasks such as brush cutting and mowing that need to be addressed.  Here are the priorities for this Working Bee:

1.    Continuation of the post and pipe fence construction on the East side of the new building.  Crowbars, spirit levels and shovels required for this task.  A jackhammer would also be fantastic.

2.    Construction of 12 uprights for a new raised box seating arrangement adjacent to the Stadium complex.  Crowbars, shovels, spirit levels also required for this task.

3.    Placement of 6m3 of soil in the raised box garden development adjacent to the canteen.  It is hoped that a herb garden and citrus tree can be established here for the canteen to use.

4.    The second raided box garden adjacent to the canteen complex requires some deep ripping prior to planting.  We need some volunteers to get into the subsoil and deep rip it prior to soil coming and planting.  Picks required for this task.

5.    Pruning, weeding and selective watering in a range of locations across the campus.

6.    Staining of the remaining bollards in the Junior School Courtyard and Central Courtyard complex.

7.    Brush cutting and mowing in a range of areas across the campus complex.

8.    Pruning, weeding and mulching of the Environmental Area at the Eastern end of the tennis courts.

9.    Paving around the edges of the raised box garden adjacent to the canteen.

Please park your vehicle on the hard courts adjacent to the stadium or on the back oval (enter via Ely St). Follow the directional signage to the School Canteen where you will be signed in by a member of the Grounds Committee and directed to a task.  Please remember to bring protective clothing, gloves, sunscreen, hat and water bottle on the day.

CAN YOU HELP?  We still need some good quality topsoil for our recently completed raised box gardens in our Courtyard complex.  We need truckloads rather than a cubic metre or two.  Please contact the General Office on 9430 5111 if you can help in the matter.

Looking forward to your anticipated support on 5 May.  If you are unable to make this Working Bee, please note in your diary that there will be another on 16 June.

John Coates

For the Grounds Committee

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Junior School News

Co-curricular activities for Junior School students:

Chess Club - meets in the Library on a Wednesday lunchtime;

Library - available to students 25 minutes before and 50 minutes after school as well as recess and lunch time;

Swim Club - meets Thursday morning, 7.00am, Leisure Centre. See Phil Boyd;

Stadium access - available to Year 7 students Monday lunchtime, and Year 8 students Tuesday lunchtime;

Manga / Anime club - meets once a week to draw and watch. See Mrs Hughes or Mr McKinnon;

Junior Choir - regular rehearsal and performances. See Ms Williams;

Debating - competitions regularly at Loyola College. See Ms Ipsen;

Drama ensemble - currently meets two lunchtimes a week. See Mr Franklin;

Doinydji fund raiser activities - keep your eyes peeled for fun fundraisers to support our ongoing relationship with students in a remote indigenous community;

Volleyball - Monday after school in Sports Stadium.

Ross McKinnon

Junior School Leader

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Career News

The AGE Careers Expo: Thursday 2 May

Excursion for Year 11 students

A bus has been organised for the first 48 Year 11 students who would like to attend The AGE EXPO on Thursday 2 May at Caulfield racecourse. It will be a "first in gets a seat" arrangement.

Excursion forms are available from the Careers Office. The cost is $10 per student, payable to the Cashier.

Year 10 Work Experience: May 20-24

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!

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: 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 :

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

Ross Pringle

Careers Coordinator

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Congratulations to Nick Phillips (Year 11, Rutter). Nick Phillips has trialed for, and has been accepted into, the AFL Victoria Umpire Development Squad as a boundary umpire.  He will now be a boundary umpire in VFL games. We look forward to seeing Nick officiating at the MCG for the grand final in a few years time.


Thursday Night Volleyball Competition

Now that AEU Industrial Work Bans have been lifted the regular Thursday night volleyball competition will be held each Thursday from 3:25pm until 4:15pm. Students in year 8 to year 12 are invited to enter a team. This week will cost players $2 to play. It is very important that students in the Volleyball Program take the opportunity to play a game each week in the lead up to Vic Schools Cup. Get a team together and see you this Thursday.

Year 7 Volleyball Competition

Each Monday night after school year 7 students have the opportunity to participate in a social mixed volleyball competition. Games start at 3.20 pm and finish at 3:50pm. This is an invitation to all year 7 students interested in playing volleyball.

Meet in the Sports Stadium at 3:20pm each Monday after school.


The mini volleyball competition for primary school kids will start on Thursday 2 May.  The first week will be a free ‘come and have a hit’ night when players can organise and enter teams for the following week. Games start at 4:15pm in the Eltham High Sports Stadium on Withers Way. This year we are celebrating 20 years of mini volleyball in Eltham.

Northern Zone Volleyball

The Northern Zone Finals are being held for Senior Teams on Tuesday 23 April and for Intermediate Teams on Friday 26 April. Parent permission forms will be given to players at training this week.

Volleyball training

A training schedule has been place on the Volleyball Information Board in the Stadium foyer.

Monday:         Year 8 girls and senior boys.

Tuesday:        Year 7 and year 9 girls.

Wednesday:    Year 7 boys and senior girls.

Thursday:       Year 8 and year 9 boys.

Friday:            Year 10 boys’ and girls’ teams.

It is most important that students selected for the Volleyball Program attend their team’s practice.

Important Volleyball Dates for 2013

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

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).

Greg Thomas

Volleyball/Elite Sports Coordinator


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Notebook Initiative 2013

Notebook Care

Students are required to bring their notebooks to all classes fully charged unless told otherwise 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.

Craig Bradley

eLearning & ICT Leader

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Additional information regarding the following topics can be accessed by clicking on the link:

·         Free study for overweight young people looking for help

o    Staying Fit Project

·         Free Seminar

o    Can learning difficulties be assisted?

Please contact Louise Heathcote in Student Services on 9430 5123 or at for additional assistance concerning welfare issues.

Louise Heathcote

Student Services Leader

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Parents and Carers

Dates of interest for Diamond Valley College Bus network

Please note the following Term dates and student free days for the remainder of 2013. Buses will NOT run on student free days and times will alter for END of terms.  Student free days are:

 7     May

14  June

14  August

Term Dates are:

Term 2                                     Finish    28 June 2.10pm

Term 3    Start    15 July          Finish    20 September 2.10pm

Term 4    Start    7 October      Last day for buses 19 December 3.00pm


2013 Notebook Initiative Program:

2nd Instalment of $150 was due on 1 April.

Attention All Families with a child in years 7-9

Deakin University Study (REVAMP)

Deakin University is conducting an important study to examine park use and physical activity. As part of this study we are interested in your views about your local neighbourhood and your use of local parks.

This week all families with a child in years 7-9 will be sent home with a survey. We would like to invite the adult with the next birthday to complete the survey. We would also like you to answer some questions for your child aged 2-15 years with the next birthday.

We would like you to complete the survey even if you or your child do not currently visit parks or are not highly active.  You will still provide us with valuable information about your neighbourhood.

All families who complete the survey and return it to us using the reply paid envelope will go into a draw to win a $500.00 voucher.

We greatly value your input to this important study.

For further information please contact Dr Jenny Veitch:


Have you lost your Myki card? 

Over the past weeks a number of Myki cards have been handed into the General Office.  Due to privacy regulations we are unable to return lost cards to students without a name on them. Myki cards found without a student’s name listed on them are returned to the Myki office.  Please follow the link to find out how to report and replace lost/stolen Myki cards:

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2013 Australian Mathematics Competition

Calling all interested Eltham High School Students

Date: Thursday 1 August 2013

Venue: Performance Centre

Time: Periods 1 and 2

Cost: $5.50 payable to the Cashier

Payment due by: Friday 3 May 2013

Practice papers and further information is available on the Australian Mathematics Trust’s website  Complete as many practice papers as you can. Answers are also made available on the website. 

Lyn Milner

Maths Co-ordinator

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Entertainment Book

The 2013/14 Entertainment Book has arrived.  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. 

Happy dining - Bruce Martyn

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FREE Girl’s Urban Art Program

Come along to our girl’s only paste-up art program for girl’s 12-17 years and learn about paste ups. Paste-up’s are  an art process of drawing, painting, cutting, layering and creating a college of images that are then put up in the urban environment for others to enjoy. The program will be supervised by a female youth worker and award winning female artist.

Where: The Hub@ 155 Oriel Road Heidelberg West. Art will be exhibited at the Mall in West Heidelberg.

When: 4 x weeks from Tuesday 7 May

Time: 4-6pm

For more info or to  register  email or call 94579855

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Express Yourself

We are looking for young people aged 12-29 years who have a migrant or refugee background to be part of an exciting creative expression and writing workshop series. The FREE workshops will be held fortnightly between May and November. Your submission will be published plus you will be paid $100 for your final piece.

Where: The Hub@ 155 Oriel Road Heidelberg West, starts in May.

To enquire or apply contact Alia on 9094 7891 or

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Learn to Skate with the Pro’s

SBA (Skateboarding Australia) and Banyule Council Youth Service will be running fortnightly workshops with pro skaters to teach young people to skate. All boards and helmets will be supplied.

Where: Malahang Skate Park

Time: 3-5pm

When: Start Saturday 27 April and runs fortnightly

Who: There will be different age divisions available.

To register or for details go to  and follow the links, or call 94579855.

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Malahang Titles – Scooter, Skate and BMX comp.

Come along and compete or watch for a great day of prizes and comps plus free food and music.

When: Saturday 27 April

Time: 11am-3pm

Where: Malahang Reserve, West Heidelberg.

Registrations on the day from 10.45am or call 94579855

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Diamond Valley Athletics Club

Competition age groups for girls and boys are Under 14, Under 16, Under 18 and Under 20. As well, the competition is available to Open age, 40+ and 50+ age categories. Training sessions are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Willinda Park from 5:00pm as well as on Saturday mornings.

The season of Cross Country running with AV commences on Saturday 27 April with Cross Country relays at Jells Park, Wheelers Hill.

For further information, check the website or phone 0409 350 280

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BMX ‘Come And Try’ Day

A free session for anyone interested in learning about BMX racing. Fully qualified instructors will be present.  All ages welcome.

When: Saturday 4 May 9-11am (8:45am registration)

Where: Park Orchards BMX Club, Stintons Reserve Park Orchards.

For more information and what to bring: or phone 0418 555 365.

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Eltham Lacrosse Club

NEW players wanted in all age groups - ALL Welcome

Training:                                                 Games:

Boys Tuesday, Thursday 5.30pm               Boys Saturday mornings

Girls Wednesday, 5.30pm                         Girls Sunday mornings

Enquiries - Pauline Maher

9432 0769

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Eltham Junior Football Club

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.

Please contact:

Deb Mallard - Registration Secretary,  Phone:  0414 442 195


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Research Football Club

Players Wanted

Under 9, 10, 12 & 15

Come and join ‘The Family Club’

Research Junior Football Club is a dedicated junior football club in the Northern Football League and has teams from Under 9’s to Under 17’s as well as a fantastic Auskick program.

We are looking for additional players in the Under 9, 10, 12 and 15 age groups. Numbers in each of these age groups are low so plenty of game time is likely.

Specialist coaching is provided with an emphasis on kicking, speed and agility.

Our home ground is Research Park (Main Road Research) and games are played on Sundays.

If you have any interest in joining one of these teams please call Justine Girdlestone (Secretary) on 0417 844 493 or Matt Cronin (President) on 0419 508 858.

Visit our website at


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Melbourne Dance Theatre


Dance Company School of Excellence

New Studios



11AM - 3PM

25 Brougham St, Eltham. Phone: 1300 326 234

Meet Thomas Lacey and Alicia Banit from ABC3’s Dance Academy

·         Trial Dance Classes

·         Careers Pathways

·         Food Stalls

·         Face Painting


Win MDT Company Production ‘Alice in Wonderland’ tickets.


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Australia’s First Coloured Commemorative Coin!

Limited Edition

For a $10 donation the $2 Poppy Coin will come with a Certificate of Donation

Australia’s first commemorative $2 coin in colour has been unveiled by the RSL and the Royal Australian Mint. A unique Australian legal tender, this ground breaking $2 coin is simply an outstanding keepsake for every Australian.

The coin depicts the red Flanders Poppy, which is synonymous with Remembrance Day and the sacrifices made by Australians in conflict.

All funds raised go to support our vital RSL programs helping thousands of Veterans’ and serving Defence personnel and their families in homes and communities across Australia.

Available from the RSL National Office at Level 3, 65 Constitution Avenue CAMPBELL ACT

Phone orders can also be made through the National Office at 02 6248 7199.

Please note there will be a minimum postal charge of $5.

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Principal’s Report  1

Assistant Principal’s Report  3

Working Bee  4

Junior School News  5

Career News  5

Musical Notes  4

Sport  6

Notebook Initiative 2013   7

Welfare  7

Parents and Carers  7


2013 Australian Mathematics Competition.. 8



Entertainment Book  8

FREE Girl’s Urban Art Program    8

Diamond Valley Athletics Club  9

Eltham Junior Football Club  9

Research Football Club  10

Melbourne Dance Theatre  11

Australia’s First Coloured Commemorative Coin! 12


Canteen Roster  3

Log into Compass Parent Portal for Information on: 4

Extra Maths Help   5

Weight Watchers  6

Topline Tennis Coaching  7

Yoga at Eltham High School 8






Remember to dress in your house colours on Sports Day!

Rutter- Red

Stewart- Blue

Andrew- Green 

Everard- Yellow


School Calendar


Mon 22

SAC Week

Wed 24

EHS Community Choir

School Council Meeting

Jazz night

ANZAC ceremony

Thurs 25



Tues 30

House Athletic Carnival



Wed 1

Senior Round Robin

EHS Community Choir


Thurs 2

The Age Careers Expo


Fri 3

Generations in Jazz – Mt Gambier


Sun 5

Working Bee


Mon 6

SAC Week


Tues 7

Whole School Assembly


Wed 8

EHS Community Choir


Tues 14

Year 8 Round Robin



Wed 15

EHS Community Choir


Fri 17

Curriculum Day


Mon 20

SAC Week

Year 9 Work Experience Preparation

Intermediate Band Tour


Wed 22

Year 7 Round Robin

TIS La Trobe University

EHS Community Choir

School Council




Canteen Roster

Wed 24

Nicole Clark

Julie Temple

Julie Lewis

Thu 25

Anzac Day

Fri 26

Catherine Rainey

Sally Edwards

Mon 29

Pearl Yung

Karen Biddiscombe

Jane Weinert

Tues 30

Athletics Day








School Absences

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.




2013 School Leader: Alex Domaille (Rutter House)


Log into Compass Parent Portal for Information on:


2013 EHS Athletics Sports: Sign-ups


Australian Mathematics Competition

Extra Maths Help Term 2

Dates of interest for Diamond Valley College Bus network

2013-2014 Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize - call for entries

Careers Expo Excursion for keen Year 11 students
























VCAL students manning display stall at Eltham High School’s Open Day 2013.



Extra Maths Help

Extra Maths Help for Term 2 has commenced:

When:        Tuesday

Location:   Room 706

Time:         3:10pm - 4pm

Mrs Milner

Maths KLA Coordinator


Smart not Scattered

After school support group to assist students with time management and organisation skills.

When:        Tuesday

Location:   Room 136

Time:        3:15pm – 3:45pm

Melissa Hughes























Sam Black (Year 7, Andrew House) delivering a speech during the Open Day Information Session on his experiences at Eltham High School so far.


After school Drama Ensembles have commenced:

When:       3:30pm – 5pm

Location:  111 Drama Space

Time:        3:20pm to 5 pm

George  Franklin

Art & Technology Co-ordinator


Japanese Language Classes

Japanese Language Classes are available:

When:         Friday

Location:    Room 136

Time:          8:10am – 8:45am

Madame Hughes














Student helpers on Open Day.


Weight Watchers

Life is a grand, messy thing!

With ups and downs and twists and turns! But, that’s what keeps it fun.

So when it comes to losing weight, why try and fit your busy life around a weight loss plan, when there’s already one that fits you? Family friendly, dinner party proof and socially sound, Weight Watchers is approved by Life TM.

Come and join the team and other members at our Eltham High School Meeting, Withers Way, Eltham.

Meetings are held in the 400’s block near the Library. Enter from Withers Way basketball courts.

Doors open THURSDAY 6-7pm.

New members please arrive at 6pm for enrolment and your getting started session.

Let our motivational Leader and Meeting team start you on your weight loss journey.

For more information call: 13 19 97 or visit


Topline Tennis Coaching

Be one of the first 20 players to sign up for lessons at Eltham High School and receive a FREE Racquet values at $40.00!

Topline Tennis has been the Diamond Valley’s No. 1 tennis coaching business for over 20 years.

We specialise in lessons for beginners with affordable lesson pricing.

We focus on our students learning in a fun, social environment and at the same time developing their tennis skills.

For more information please call 9432 3706


Email: info@toplinetennis.com1


Yoga at Eltham High School

Feel a sense of wellbeing - Invigorate the body –

Calm the mind.

Term 2, 2013
Wednesdays 4:45pm

All teachers, students and parents welcome.

·         Dynamic Yoga for flexibility in hips, shoulders and spin;

·         Standing poses for strength and balance;

·         Pilates for core strength and tone;

·         Deep relaxation.

9 Week Course Commences Wednesday 24 April

1 hour sessions.  No experience required.

Yes, you can start in week two and pay for remaining course.

Where: room 408

Cost: $108

Instructor: Gillian Lazenby

Phone: 9444 0700

Register and pay at:

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