TERM 2 WEEK 5
TUESDAY 14 May 2013
30-60 WITHERS WAY ELTHAM VICTORIA 3095
PHONE (03)9430 5111 – FACSIMILE (03)9431 0448 – EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absences: 9430 5299
On Tuesday 7 May, the Eltham High School debating teams raced to Loyola College after Band Rehearsal and Drama classes, eating in the car, to be given the secret topics for the Round 3 Competition. It is always an enormous adrenalin rush to prepare speeches in one hour without electronic assistance and present a coherent argument under pressure. The experience is constructive, exhilarating and is developing some fine young logical minds.
The A Grade team debated ‘White Collar Crime’ against St Monica's and achieved an amazing win ‘through blood, sweat and tears’. Michaela Prunotto (Year 9, Everard House) was promoted to A Grade for the first time and ably assisted Nathan Kerwood (Year 11, Andrew House) and Aidan Puglielli (Year 12, Andrew House), who was awarded Best Speaker.
The B Grade team, Ellis Evans(Year 10, Everard House), Antares Car (Year 10, Everard House) and Jordan Pascoe (Year 12, Everard House) moved effortlessly from Music Performance to eloquent argument on the topic "That sporting clubs should be held responsible for the crimes of their players" and Antares Car, with his first Interschool Debate, was given Best Speaker!
The C Grade 's Lily Courtney (Year 9, Andrew House), Lauren Edwards (Year 9, Rutter House) and Uumi Suufi (Year 10, Stewart House) had a difficult secret topic: "That the states should fund political parties' election campaigns” and did very well.
Our D Grade team knew their topic. These three year 7 girls faced mature Year 9's on the topic; "That we should ban all forms of incarceration for people under 18". Abigail Wilson (Year 7, Stewart House), future Prime Minister material, spoke confidently, Jessarne Palmer (Year 7, Everard House) positively punched out her points and Jessie Pelley (Year 7, Rutter House) gave her best speech yet!
Congratulations to all students their supportive parents and of course to their very talented and highly supportive coach, Ms Leanne Ipsen.
VCAL Community Project:
I congratulate the VCAL students on their engagement with their community projects and provide the following article which clearly outlined one such project from a very motivated and hardworking team of young people.
As part of a major assessment for VCAL, students must work in groups within the class and work with community organisations/charities to raise money and create awareness of the organisation.
One such group, led by Ashkr Audet, with team members Ayoub Amari, Emily Hodgeson and Hannah Rattenbury are raising money for two non-profit organisations: Sea Shepherd Australia and Oxfam Australia. Each fortnight the team also goes to Hurstbridge Learning Co-operative Primary School to help with class activities, teach the students about the two organisations as well as cooking skills and food safety. The group will work with the school to run a food stall at the Hurstbridge Wattle Festival in August as part of their fund raising activities. The students from the primary school will play a big part of the manning and running of the stall.
Part of the community project of the group is to raise awareness of the community organisation it is helping. Hannah Rattenbury organised for the whole VCAL class to visit the Sea Shepherd boats at Seaworks in Williamstown last Thursday 9 May.
Haans Siver, the Education Voluntary Officer for Sea Shepherd, came to Eltham High and talked to the class prior to leaving for the excursion.
There are four Sea Shepherd boats: Steve Irwin, Bob Barker, Sam Simon and Brigitte Bardot. The group got to go on board the Steve Irwin.
To find out more about Sea Shepherd and how the organisation saved 932 whales last season in Operation Zero tolerance go to: http://www.seashepherd.org.auor Free tour of the boats are run every weekend between 12:00pm-4.30pm at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown (entry via Ann Street).
To find out all about Oxfam and the work they do to help communities in third world conditions to create their own solutions to poverty go to https://www.oxfam.org.au/
Hannah Rattenbury, Ashkr Audet
Eltham High School Athletics:
I congratulate all the students in the various Athletics Teams and in particular those that have qualified for the Northern Metro Finals, in doing so I wish them all the very best with the upcoming competitions. A big thank you to Mr Max Balchin who continues to provide our young athletes with the level of support and encouragement that they deserve.
I take this opportunity to wish Ellie Martyn (School Receptionist and Publisher of the Community Newsletter) all the very best with her move to the Northern Territory. Ellie has been a much appreciated member of the Education Support Team in the General Office and I am sure that she will be missed by all. She has been the welcoming face and voice as the first port of contact for all members of our community with the school and I want to thank her for her warm manner and the effectiveness of her work. We all wish Ellie well and look forward to a visit when she is back in Melbourne.
Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infection in Melbourne and Regional Victoria:
An outbreak of Cryptosporidium (‘crypto’) infection that causes gastroenteritis is ongoing across Victoria.
The outbreak investigation has found that contamination of swimming pool water by patrons, including children, is likely to be contributing significantly to ongoing spread.
There are a number of actions that children who attend swimming lessons and swim clubs need to take, to break the cycle of infection of this outbreak.
A letter from the Department of Health can be located on the school website through the following link.
Senior School News
The Year 11 Semester 1 examination period commences on Thursday 30 May and concludes Friday 7 June, 2013. The examination timetable has been forwarded electronically to students, who are requested to read this document carefully taking note of the date, time and venue for each of their exams. In the event that two examinations are scheduled simultaneously or an absence occurs during the course of the examination period, students are requested to access the Google Drive (forms) links to re-schedule their examination(s) to the last day Friday 7 June, 2013 during periods 3-4 and 5-6 as listed in the exam timetable. Year 11 students enrolled in a Year 12 subject are required to attend their scheduled examination as a priority and liaise directly with teaching staff in relation to completing the set working tasks missed. Where this occurs, student absences will be recorded as 'approved' on Compass.
This notice is to remind students who are absent on the day of a scheduled SAC/SAT that the redemption must occur within ONE week of a student's return to school. The SAC/SAT redemption day is each Tuesday afternoon between 3:30pm and 5:10pm. Year 12 students are expected to complete their SAC/SAT redemption during their next scheduled 'spare' periods upon their return to school prior to the Tuesday after school session. A medical certificate is required, dated on the day of the absence for students to qualify for a scored assessment.
Additional SAC/SAT redemption sessions will be scheduled for Year 11 students on Thursday 16 and 23 May to support the completion of Unit 1 assessments due Monday 3 June, 2013.
Year 12 students will be attending a General Achievement Test (GAT) information session and meeting on Wednesday 15 May period 4 in House Groups. Year 11 students undertaking a Unit 3/4 subject are to attend the information sessions scheduled on Thursday 16 May commencing at 12:45pm in Rooms 321/322. VCE students undertaking studies in Units 3/4 will be completing the compulsory GAT assessment on Tuesday 12 June, 2013 between 10:00am and 1:15pm
Year 12 students will be participating in the Tertiary Information Service event held at LaTrobe University on Wednesday 22 May, 2013 periods 1-3 inclusive. Parents/guardians are requested to access the Compass Portal to arrange payment and consent for this event.
Examination period: Thursday 30 May→ Friday 7 June
Starting times: Each examination commences with a 5 minute reading period which is included in the times shown in the timetable.
English → 2 hours;
General Maths Methods & Maths Methods → 2 examinations- 1x 1 hour & 1x2 periods.
All other examinations are two periods in length.
Venues: The Performance Centre; Music Performance & Music Styles examinations→ Room 322; VET Interactive Digital Media examination →Room 418
Monday 10 June: Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday 11 June: Report Writing Day (students not required at school)
Wednesday 12 June: VCAA GAT Assessment Date for all students undertaking a Unit 3 / 4 subject(s)
Thursday 13 June: Units 2 & 4 Commence
Senior School Team Leader
YEAR 9 PROGRAM: Friday 17 May
Due to recent industrial action and availability of camp venues, the Year 9 camp will not run in 2013. The Year 9 Student Growth and Challenge Week that was planned for Monday 20 May to Friday 24 May 2013 will go ahead.
As part of the Student Growth and Challenge Week students will participate in a range of activities which will include careers workshops and team building exercises. Students will attend some core classes, and will compete in an “Amazing Race” style activity that will be held in Melbourne’s City Centre.
The “Amazing Race” will take place on Wednesday 22 May and will require students to travel to the city by train. Students will be required to have their own Myki card with sufficient funds available to travel to and from the city. Students may either bring their own lunch, or purchase it in the city.
Students are asked to meet at school where attendance rolls will be taken, before walking as a group to the Eltham Station.
Students will be dismissed directly from Eltham Station at the end of the day.
A parental consent form is to be completed and returned to Mr Luke Herring in the Middle School Office before Friday 17 May 2013.
Please log in to the Compass Parent Portal to complete the consent form.
Should you have any queries or require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Middle School Office on 9430 5110, or by email at email@example.com
Middle School Co-ordinator
Monday this week the choir attended the Boroondara Eisteddfodd at MLC. The students, on all accounts, sang beautifully and received very positive feedback from the adjudicator. A big thankyou to their conductor Lynlee Williams, accompanist Amberley Bremner and all the parents that attended and supported the choir.
Sunday afternoon the Senior Strings will be performing at the AUSTA String Orchestra Festival. One item will be the students being included in the Festival String Orchestra and being directed by James deRozario (Conductor and Artistic Director of Chamber Strings of Melbourne).
Monday 20 May the Concert Band heads up to the Daylesford area, returning late Wednesday afternoon. Concert Band Students are to arrive 7am Monday 20. We're sure they'll have a great time, with lots of performance opportunities and activities. The itinerary for parents to peruse will be handed out on Wednesday during band rehearsal.
On Friday 24 May, selected VCE performance students will be entertaining an audience at the Greensborough Salvation Army Centre. This audience is always very appreciative and the students have the opportunity to let members of the community hear their talents.
Uniform for Training and Intermediate Bands: Information will be sent via COMPASS this week and a flyer given out at rehearsals.
If you have any queries in relation to the above events or the Music Program generally, please contact the Music Office on 9430 5127 or Jill's email firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Music
Jackets have been ordered and are waiting delivery.
Thursday night Volleyball competition from 3:25 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 Victorian Schools’ Cup. Get a team together and see you Thursday.
Each Monday night after school year 7 students have the opportunity to participate in a social mixed volleyball competition. Games start at 3:20pm concluding at 3:50pm. This is an invitation to all year 7 students interested in playing volleyball.
Meet in the Sports Stadium at 3:20pm Monday after school.
The mini volleyball competition for primary school students runs each Thursday from 4:15 until 4:55pm in the Sports Stadium on Withers Way.
Important Volleyball Dates for 2013
22 May Intermediate State Volleyball Final
23 May Senior State Volleyball Final
26–28 July Victorian Volleyball Schools’ Cup
17 October Year 8 Volleyball Round Robin
29 October Year 8 Northern Zone Volleyball
30 October Year 7 Northern Zone Volleyball
30 October (2014) Intermediate Round Robin (Year 8 and 9 students)
26 November Year 7and 8 State Volleyball Final
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).
Volleyball/Elite Sports Coordinator
A squad of 80 Eltham High School students travelled to the Meadowglen Athletics Stadium on Thursday 9 May to participate in the Banyule/Nillumbik Athletics carnival. Our students established a narrow lead over the local high schools competing early in the Program and were able to extend on that lead the further the day went.
By the end of the Program, Eltham High School had scored a convincing win. The final scores were: Eltham High School 783 points; Viewbank SC 697; St Helena SC 666; Greensborough SC 590; Montmorency SC 350; Diamond Valley SC 300; Bundoora SC 201; Macleod SC 129; Charles LaTrobe College 84.
The spirit and endeavour of all Eltham High School students on the day was outstanding. Having perfect weather conditions made the day a pleasure to be at the track.
The students listed below have qualified to compete at the Northern Metropolitan Secondary Track and Field Region Finals on Thursday 12 September. The meet will be held at the Meadowglen Athletics Stadium. The School Sport Secondary Track and Field State Finals will follow on Tuesday 22 October.
Thursday 9 May, 2013, Meadowglen Athletics Stadium,
Eltham High School Students to Qualify for the Northern Metro Finals:
Girls: 12-13 Years: Angel Mann (Long Jump) 14 Years: Abigail Barr (High Jump); Danielle Blake (400m); A.Jolley, N.Hassan, C.Lowery, D.Blake (4x100m Relay); 15 Years: Katelyn Smith (High Jump, Long Jump); Brie Mountford (Javelin); Chloe Fitzmaurice (1500m Walk); Anneli Maley (400m); Michaela Prunotto (1500m); K.Smith, A.Maley, F.Neil, M.Walker (4x100m Relay); 16 Years: 17 Years: Isis Lowery (100m, High Jump); Louise Alford (800m, 1500m); I.Lowery, C.McGregor, L.Alford, G.Seymour (4x100m Relay); 18-20 Years: Michaela Prunotto (3000m); Gabby Seymour (800m, 400m, 1500m)
Boys: 12-13 Years: Liam Bridge (1500m);14 Years:Tillman Stewart (Triple Jump); Lachlan Stegoll (800m) Nick Roberts (100m); N.Roberts, L.Stagoll, T.Stewart, A.Fletcher (4x100m Relay) 15 Years: Edward Mauger (High Jump, Triple Jump) 16 Years: Cameron McCormick (Discus, Shot Put); 17 Years: Nicholas Phillips (400m, 100m, 200m); Sam Richards (Long Jump); N.Phillips, S.Richards, B.Marshall, D.Howe (4x100m Relay); 18-20 Years: Chris Bridge (400m)
Girls: 12-13 Years: Angel Mann (Triple Jump); 14 Years: Danielle Blake (200m); 15 Years: Freya Neil (800m); 16 Years: Carolann Deakes (Javelin); 17 Years: Caitlyn McGregor (Triple Jump); 18-20 Years: -
Boys: 12-13 Years: Alec Danelutti (Triple Jump); Jay Smith (Javelin); Al Johnson (Shot Put); Francis Bourke (1500m); W.Symons, L.Jeffrey, L.Harris, A.Danelutti (4x100m Relay); 14 Years: Blake Charles (Discus); Nic Roberts (200m); Declan Ditchfield (1500m); 15 Years: Nick Maher (Javelin); Edward Mauger (Long Jump); L.McVeigh, D.Gray, A.Emmins, N.Maher (4x100m Relay); 16 Years: Joel Clamp (1500m); 17 Years: Nicholas Phillips (800m); 18-20 Years: David Bulman (Triple Jump); Josh Turner (Shot Put); Chris Bridge (1500m)
Others to qualify for the Northern Metropolitan Athletics meet by finishing 3rd or 4th in the 1500m Walk, 1500m or the 3000m were: Gabby Seymour (GU20 3000m); D.Holland (BU20 1500m Walk); Nathan Sowden (BU14 1500m); Evelyn Bourke (G15 1500m)
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. Make it happen! Time is running out.
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 :
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
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.
eLearning & ICT Leader
Additional information regarding the following topics can be accessed by clicking on the link:
· What about men?
Please contact Louise Heathcote in Student Services on 9430 5123 or at email@example.com for additional assistance concerning welfare issues.
Student Services Leader
Hospitality Training Australia is running a Certificate course in Hospitality (Coffee, Bar and Waiter). The 12 week course commencing in 6th June is being run at Eltham High School after school. See the attached brochures for more details. Any questions about the course, please contact HTA directly on 1300 659 557.
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:
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
*Please note Diamond Valley College Bus network will not be running Thursday 16 May due to unanticipated circumstances.
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.
Did you know?
1) The first Eltham Mudbrick House tour was held in 1965.
2) Since 1976 there has only been one year when it has not run in Nillumbik; the year of the Black Saturday fires, 2009.
3) Eltham High School has been the custodian of this event since 2010.
Last year’s Eltham Mudbrick House Tour was a great success and allowed the purchase of the Hoffman Grand Piano that is now located in the Performance Centre at Eltham High School. I send my thanks again to the Eltham High School, Councillors, staff, parents and home owners who made this possible. Thank you!
Eltham High School is running the fund raising event again this year and preparations are already advancing well. The School Council is about to begin selling advertisement space in the guide booklet and the process of sourcing houses for the tour is well underway.
Now I need your help …
We particularly need a volunteer now to take control of and drive promotion of the 2013 event. If this is you or someone you know please contact Andrew Evans on 0417 575 061. I am very keen to get this function started now.
We also need introductions to owners of mudbrick houses of note in the South Eltham area. There are many great "muddies" down there; we just need your help to successfully interest a few more owners in participating and keeping this great tradition going.
The following two programs are supported by the Banyule Council Youth Service and are free for young people to participate in:
Come along to our girls only paste-up art program for girls 12-17 years and learn about paste ups. Paste-ups 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
For more info or to register email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 94579855
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 email@example.com
Compulsory Tertiary event for all year 12 students.
When: Wednesday 22 May
Where: La Trobe University
Due: 17 May 2013
Payment and consent available online via Compass until Friday 17 May.
Year 8 Round Robin
EHS Community Choir
Curriculum Day (Student Free Day)
EHS Community Choir
School Council Meeting
Intermediate Round Robin
Unit 1 Concludes
EHS Community Choir
Year 11 Exams Commence
EHS Community Choir
Nillumbik / Banyule Division Cross Country
Unit 3 Finishes
Report Writing Day (Student Free Day)
EHS Community Choir
Upcoming Canteen Menu
All Junior, Middle & Senior School absences can now be reported to:
(designated answering service)
Please advise: name of child, year level, reason for absence and length of absence.
Extra Maths Help for Term 2 has commenced:
Location: Room 706
Time: 3:10pm - 4pm
Maths KLA Coordinator
After school support group to assist students with time management and organisation skills.
Location: Room 136
Time: 3:15pm – 3:45pm
After school Drama Ensembles have commenced:
When: Tuesday / Thursday
Location: 111 Drama Space
Time: 3:30pm - 5 pm
Art & Technology
Japanese Language Classes
Japanese Language Classes are available:
Location: Room 136
Time: 8:10am – 8:45am
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 weightwatchers.com.au
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.
Feel a sense of wellbeing - Invigorate the body –
Calm the mind.
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 Commenced Wednesday 24 April
1 hour sessions. No experience required.
Where: room 408
Instructor: Gillian Lazenby
Phone: 9444 0700
Register and pay at: www.geniuswellbeing.com.au/elthamhigh.html