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TERM 2 WEEK 8

TUESDAY 4 June 2013

 

 

30-60 WITHERS WAY ELTHAM VICTORIA 3095

PHONE (03)9430 5111 – FACSIMILE (03)9431 0448 – EMAIL: eltham.hs@edumail.vic.gov.au

Absences:  9430 5299

 

Report Writing Day: Tuesday 11 June 2013

Students Not Required At School

Principal’s Report

Student Achievement:

The Nillumbik Prize 2013

Congratulations to Imogen Lee-Cowell (Year 12,, Stewart House) whose work “Head of Hair” has been selected for The Nillumbik Prize Exhibition which will run at Montsalvat between 13 -25 June. The exhibition will be opened by the Nillumbik Shire Mayor, Councillor Peter Perkins and it will be judged by Christopher Menz, former Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Three prizes will be presented; all non-acquisitive: 1st Prize of $5,000 and two commendations to the value of $500.

To be selected for this prestigious exhibition is a great achievement and honour for Imogen and for Eltham High School, and recognition of the ongoing tradition of excellent art teaching. I wish Imogen all the very best with the exhibition and the judging.

Victorian Schools’ Music Festival - Strings

Congratulations to all the students in the Junior and Senior Strings Ensembles that participated in the strings section of the Victorian Schools’ Music Festival. I was very privileged to attend these performances with the students and I was very proud of them as were the number of parents that came along to listen to their children make music. After each school’s performance, one of the judges conducted an on-stage tutorial with the students and I know that all of our students found this very beneficial. Further to this, each conductor was treated to a one-on-one conducting tutorial provided by our very own Ingrid Martin, who has only recently returned from the US for a short time. Ingrid is currently studying under the renowned professor in conducting, Craig Kirchhoff, at the University of Minnesota.

The students quite proudly returned home with a Gold Shield for the Senior Ensemble and a Silver Shield for the Junior Ensemble. This is a great achievement for both groups but in particular for the Junior Ensemble which consists of a number of students who have only joined the Strings Program this year and picked up their instruments for the first time a few months ago.

An outstanding achievement for all concerned and I thank the teachers and conductor Amberley Bremner and Gideon Bosua for their never ending support of our young people.

 

 

 

Montsalvat Patrons’ Day

Tim Natoli (Assistant Principal) and I attended the launch of the Patrons’ Program at Montsalvat last Sunday, 2 June. It was a great afternoon rediscovering a place I had thought that over the years I had become very familiar with. The visit and the accompanying tour opened my eyes to the wonderful work that continues to go on and around the place, often behind the scenes. I also listened to a very aspirational vision presented by it’s now Chair of the Board of Directors, Morag Fraser (AM) and reinforced by the CEO of Montsalvat, Rob Hauser. The experience was uplifting and immediately I began to think of how our students could benefit from all that Montsalvat has to offer.

From its very humble beginnings Montsalvat has become one of Australia’s most treasured heritage settings continuing the ethos of building community through art. It is welcoming to the general public, committed to education in the arts, and to the vigorous promotion of local, national and international art and artists. I felt a real sense of synergy between our school and Montsalvat; a school that educated most of the children of the artists that lived and worked together in this great space.

I congratulate Montsalvat’s Board of Directors and CEO who since 2007 have been the custodians of Montsalvat’s third evolutionary phase. I applaud their commitment, as they say “to take Montsalvat to a centenary worth celebrating, and beyond - into a thriving future.”

I had a great afternoon and it provided me with the opportunity to meet past student Philip Adams, renowned writer, broadcaster and public intellectual. Whilst talking to Phillip about his old school he asked me whether we still have the quince orchard; funnily enough a couple of quince trees remain standing on the eastern boundary of the school.

I invite you all to be part of the Montsalvat family by donating to its Patrons’ Program; a brochure is attached to the end of this Newsletter.

June Examination Period

The Year 11 exams are well on the way and students are engaging well with the experience provided to them. These exams will conclude this coming Friday and Units 2 and 4 will begin on Thursday, 13 June.  Middle School Exams will then begin on 17 June. I wish all the students the very best in their preparation for this examination period and remind them of the importance of this process in preparing them for future exams. I take this opportunity to thank the Senior School Team, our Daily Organizer, our maintenance crew and teachers for their hard work with this process.

On Tuesday, 12 June any student undertaking a Unit 3/4 sequence in 2013 will be sitting the General Achievement Test (GAT) set by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA). Whilst students cannot specifically study for this test, they can most certainly prepare themselves more adequately by reviewing past papers which can be located on the VCAA website accompanied by assessment rubrics. I know that the Senior School Team and teachers have been preparing students for this test; I want to emphasise the importance of every student doing his/her best to achieve the very best possible outcome. I know that students see the relevance of this test to their End of Year results and I do urge them to have a clear strategy for completing each task in the test to give themselves the greatest possibility of success.  I wish them all well!

Student Safety

A reminder to both students and parents of the importance of student safety around the school at peak times of the day. In the mornings and in the afternoon rush periods it is important that drivers into and around the school remain vigilant of student movement. It is just as important that students remain very aware of vehicle movement particularly through the drive-in area at the front of the school.

 

 

I acknowledge that everyone wants to move out as quickly as possible but everyone is in the same boat and a little patience I am sure will serve us all well. Strange car manoeuvres and students moving in and out and around cars will impinge on student safety. I ask students and parents to take note of this request and to be prudent in traffic in and around the school.

Vincent Sicari

Principal

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Assistant Principal’s Report

Exams and Assessment

While there are no mid-year examinations for Unit 3 subjects (Year 12), students in Year 11 are currently sitting their exams. These are running smoothly and many Year 11 students who undertake a Unit 3&4 subject will also undertake the General Achievement Test (GAT) next week. The GAT does not need to be studied for specifically, however, it is an important element of VCE assessment and should be taken seriously by all students. Information regarding the GAT has been distributed to all relevant students however if they are unsure they should approach the Senior School Office for further advice.

During the week beginning 17 June Middle School students will begin their exams. The exam timetable with be published to students shortly and students will undertake exams in all subjects. The exams are not designed to determine whether or not a student has passed or failed a subject. Instead, they are designed as one important assessment task amongst others. The aim of the exam week is to allow students to develop experience in preparing for and undertaking exams during a formal exam period. If you have any queries regarding Middle School exams please do not hesitate to contact the Middle School team for further information on 94305110.

Reports

End of Semester 1 reports are currently being written by teachers. Tuesday 11 June is an official Report Writing Day and as such, students will not be required at school. Reports for students in Junior School and Senior School will be available online on Compass at 4:00pm on Monday 24 June. Middle School reports are online as from Monday 22 July, which ensures that assessment can continue right up until the end of semester. If you have any queries regarding reports or the reporting process, please contact me here at school.

Tim Natoli

Assistant Principal

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Senior School News

Year 11: Semester 1 Examinations

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 have been 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 of the exam period 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.

SAC/SAT Redemption

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.

Forthcoming dates for VCE:

VCE Year 11 Examinations

Thursday 30 May Friday 7 June

VCE Unit 3 concludes

Friday 7 June

Queen’s Birthday public holiday

Monday 10 June

Report Writing Day

Tuesday 11 June

VCAA GAT examination for all students undertaking a Unit 3/4 subject

Wednesday 12 June 10am–1:15pm

Units 2 & 4 commence

Thursday 13 June

 

Year 11 Written Examination Timetable Semester 1, 2013

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.

Examination length:

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

 

Wed
5 June

8:55 am – 10:35 am

Maths Methods Exam 2

10:55 am – 12:35 pm

Psychology

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Music Styles

Thur
6 June

8:55 am – 10:35 am

Physical Education

Art

10:55 am – 12:35 pm

Philosophy

Chemistry

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm

VET Interactive Digital Media

Fri

7 June

8:55 am – 10:35 am

PD Fibres

PD Wood

10:55 am – 12:35 pm

Re-scheduled exams

1:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Re-scheduled exams


New VCE Subject – VCE Extended Investigation

Extended Investigation is a new VCE subject at Eltham High School which will be study scored in 2014.  The subject has been piloted at Eltham High through VCAA for 2 years with much success.  The subject is a Unit 3/4 sequence only and is available to all Year 11 and 12 students.

The focus of the subject is on students developing and conducting a research project in an area of interest to them.  Students are able to pursue almost any area of interest through their investigation.  The research project is an individual project although students work collaboratively to support each other through the research process.  Students are taught skills

 

including developing research questions, critical thinking, research ethics and method design, academic writing and presentation.  Eltham High School has also developed a partnership with LaTrobe University who pair Extended Investigation students with a university based academic mentor.  The skills taught in this subject are of benefit not only in other VCE subjects but as students’ transition to high education.

Further details are available in the Senior School Subject Selection Handbook.  Anyone who would like further information can also speak to Ms Clarke (Office Room 304), Mrs Reed and Madame Hughes (both in Room 144), all of whom teach the subject.

 

Extended Investigation Student Survey – Request For Help

Bridget Bassett-Smith is a student in VCE Extended Investigation.  She is conducting research investigating different generational perceptions of global warming.

Parents are invited to be a part of this investigation if they are representatives of either the Baby Boomer Generation or Generation X, depending on their age.

If you consent to be involved you will be asked to complete a short survey about your perception of  global warming, which will only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Participation is completely voluntary and your identity will be kept anonymous in the final report.  

You are not being judged on incorrect answers, it is just your perception of global warming that is the focus.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact Bridget at bas0004@eltthamhs.vic.edu.au or the supervising teachers of this investigation, Miss Loren Clarke at clr@elthamhs.vic.edu.au or Mrs Katie Reed at ree@elthamhs.vic.edu.au 

Thank you for your time and support of the Extended Investigation students.

To complete the survey:

For those born between 1946 and 1964 - Baby Boomer Generation:

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PY3773Y

 

For those born between 1965 and 1980 - Generation X:

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RSBF5VD

 

Loren Clarke

Literacy Support Coordinator

 

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Middle School News

Middle School Examination period: 17th June to 21st June 2013

Examinations are compulsory for all subjects.

Starting times: Each examination commences with a 10 minute reading period which is included in the times shown on your timetable.

Venues: The Performance Centre and designated classrooms as indicated on students Compass schedule.

Students are not required at school during the examination week except when they have an examination scheduled or in the following circumstances: 

 

 

If students have an examination in periods 1 and 2, and none in periods 3 and 4, but have an examination scheduled for periods 5 and 6, they must remain at school for the whole school day. These students will be supervised, in designated rooms, during periods 3 and 4, and they are expected to use this time to study for their forthcoming examinations.

Students are not required at school until their first scheduled examination for the day. 

Students are not required at school after their last scheduled examination for the day.

Students are required to be at school 15 minutes prior to the commencement of their examinations.

Students will be issued with an examination schedule electronically. Copies of the examination timetable will be posted around the school and is published below. All students should have their examination timetable on their Compass schedule by Tuesday 4 June 2013.

Please note that if there are any issues in relation to the examinations, please contact the Middle School Office.


Mon
June
17

PERIOD 1

8:55 am –9:43 am

Year 9 English

 

 

 

PERIOD 2

9:43 am –10:35 am

Year 9 English

 

 

PERIOD 3

10:55 am –11:43 am

 

FFXA

SMXA

 

 

10:55 am –11:43 am

60 Minute Exam

ACGXA

ADMXA

ELXA

ESXA

PHXA

VCDXA

WTXA

 

PERIOD 4

11:43 am – 12:35 am

 

FFXA

SMXA

 

 

11:43 am –12.05 pm

60 Minute Exam

ACGXA

ADMXA

ELXA

ESXA

PHXA

VCDXA

WTXA

 

 

PERIOD 5

1:30 pm –2:18 pm

Yr10

Geography

 

Yr9 - PEPD

 

 

PERIOD 6

2:18 pm –3:10 pm

Yr10 Geography

 

Yr9 - PEPD

 

 

Tue
June
18

8:55 am –9:43 am

Yr10 Maths

 

 

8:55 am - 9:43 am

60 Minute Exam

FOM1A

 

 

8:55 am - 9:43 am

60 Minute Exam

Yr9 LOTE

 

9:43 am –10:35 am

Yr10 Maths

 

 

9:43 am –10.05 am

60 Minute Exam

FOM1A

 

 

9:43 am –10.05 am

60 Minute Exam

Yr9 LOTE

 

 

10:55 am –11:43 am

AHXA

BIXB

FSXA

 

 

 

 

 

10:55 am –11:43 am

60 Minute Exam

ARXA

COSXA

FCXA

LIXA

MTXA

RRSXA

11:43 am –12:35 pm

AHXA

BIXB

FSXA

 

 

 

 

 

11:43 am –12.05pm

60 Minute Exam

ARXA

COSXA

FCXA

LIXA

MTXA

RRSXA

 

1:30 pm –2:18 pm

CLSTXA

PYXB

SPFXA

 

 

 

 

 

1:30 pm –2:18 pm

60 Minute Exam

HEAXA

OUEXB

PAIXA

WTXC

 

 

 

2:18 pm

3:10 pm

CLSTXA

PYXB

SPFXA

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:18 pm

2:40 pm

60 Minute

Exam

HEAXA

OUEXB

PAIXA

WTXC

 

 

Wed
June
19

PERIOD 1

8:55 am –9:43 am

Yr10 English

 

PERIOD 2

9:43 am –10:35 am

Yr10 English

 

 

 

 

PERIOD 3

10:55 am –11:43 am

Year 9 Science

 

 

Yr10 - LOTE

 

PERIOD 4

11:43 am –12:35 pm

Year 9 Science

 

 

Yr10 - LOTE

 

 

PERIOD 5

1:30 pm –2:18 pm

Year 9 History

 

 

 

 

PERIOD 6

2:18 pm –3:10 pm

Year 9 History

 

 

 

 

Thu
June
20

PERIOD 1

8:55 am –9:43 am

60 Minute Exam

Year 9 Maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERIOD 2

9:43 am –10.05 am

60 Minute Exam

Year 9 Maths

 

 

PERIOD 3

10:55 am –11:43 am

CGMXA

DAXA

DDXB

PATXA

PLXA

 

 

10:55 am –11.43 am

60 Minute Exam

CWXA

FCXC

FTFXA

 

 

PERIOD 4

11:43 am –12:35 pm

CGMXA

DAXA

DDXB

PATXA

PLXA

 

 

11:43 am –12.05 pm

60 Minute Exam

CWXA - CLA

FCXC – BOD

FTFXA - KLI

 

 

PERIOD 5

1:30 pm –2:18 pm

DRAPXA

FSXC

 

 

 

 

 

1.30 pm –2:18 pm

60 Minute Exam

DRWXA

FSCXB

OUEXA

PHXC

RRSXC

 

 

PERIOD 6

2:18 pm –3:10 pm

DRAPXA

FSXC

 

 

 

 

 

2:18 pm –2:40 pm

60 Minute Exam

DRWXA

FSCXB

OUEXA

PHXC

RRSXC

 

 

Fri
June
21

8:55 am –9:43 am

Yr10 Science

 

 

 

9:43 am –10:35 am

Yr10 Science

 

 

10:55 am –11:43 am

 

BTSXX

CLSXA

EIXA

LSXA

PATXC

SATXA

SPFXB

 

 

 

10.55 am – 11:43 am

60 Minute Exam

ARXC

FOOTXA

MPXA

PDEXA 

 

 

11:43 am –12:35 pm

BTSXX

CLSXA

EIXA

LSXA

PATXC

SATXA

SPFXB

 

 

11:43 am – 12.05 am

60 Minute Exam

ARXC

FOOTXA

MPXA

PDEXA 

 

 

1:30 pm –2:18 pm

Yr9 & Yr10

Catch Up Exams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:18 pm –3:10 pm

Yr9 & Yr10

Catch Up Exams

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jodie Sutton

Middle School Team Leader

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Junior School News

Year 7 City Experience Camps

Year 7 City Experience Camps will be taking place in August this year. The Year 7 classes will be divided into three groups, with each class attending camp on the dates shown below:

·          Camp One: Wednesday July 31 – Friday August 2: 7A, 7B & 7C       

·          Camp Two: Wednesday August 7 – Friday August 9: 7D, 7F & 7H     

 

·          Camp Three: Wednesday August 14 – Friday August 16: 7E & 7G

 

You will receive further paperwork (consent forms, gear list, program, transport information etc.) towards the end of this term. If you have any questions about the Year 7 City Experience Camp please contact Ross McKinnon on 94305111.

Ross McKinnon

Junior School Leader

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Musical Notes

BIG congratulations to the Senior and Junior String Ensembles.  Their participation in the inaugural VSMF Eisteddfod gained them gold and silver shields respectively! Thank you to their conductor and strings tutor Amberley Bremner, cello tutor Gideon Bosua and Mr Sicari for accompanying the ensembles on their performance event.

Another reminder for the MID YEAR CONCERT:  This Thursday, 6 June, at 7.30pm at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre at Yarra Valley Grammar.  Students are to arrive by 7pm (symphonic band by 6.45pm). 

Tickets are $20 Adult and $10 Child/Concession and are purchased online through Try Booking: http://www.trybooking.com/CXPO (there is a link on the school's website).

PLEASE NOTE:  SALES ONLINE FINISH AT 3.00PM on 6 JUNE. Ticket sales at the door will be subject to availability.    And remember the Music Support Group raffle: tickets will be available from Monday for anyone to purchase from the Music Office.  Prizes are amazing - see the listing in this newsletter!

Symphonic Band: Rehearsal at the normal afternoon time on Tuesday the 11 June - a decision made by the ensembles student leaders -  dedication!

Recitals: All are welcome to come and listen to our senior students perform their pieces for their study units:

When:             11 June (Unit 3 Solo)

12 June (Unit 1 Solo)

19 June (Unit 3 Group and individual)

Where:            Room 111 (Drama space)

Time:               7.00pm

If you have any queries about the above or the music program please contact the music office on 9430 5127 or email Jill at  bro@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Jill Browne
Music Secretary

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News from the Canteen

With winter just around the corner, why don’t you try some of our delicious daily homemade specials.

Details of our specials can be found in the School Newsletter, on Compass and on the Canteen window, so come and see what’s on special this week.

In addition to our daily selection, we offer the following tempting treats:

·          Sushi

·          Fried Rice

·          Chicken Schnitzel Rolls

·          Meat Ball Rolls

·          Quiche

·          Lasagne

A special thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers, the students love having you here, and your help is very much appreciated.

Bon Appetite!

Paula, Kate, Amy and Dani

Canteen

Working Bee: 16 June

The Grounds Committee have scheduled the second Working Bee for Term 2 on Sunday 16 June from 9.00am to 12.30pm, with both morning tea and barbeque lunch provided.  Hopefully we will have had an influx of precipitation to make a difference to the gardens around the school before this event.  As usual we have a wide range of activities planned that requires a solid turnout of volunteers to make a difference to the external environment of the school.  As well as a range of construction tasks planned there is lots of weeding, pruning and mulching tasks along with the predictable maintenance tasks such as mowing and brush cutting that need to be addressed.  The following tasks have been prioritised for the event on the 16 June.  It is hoped that the families who have nominated for this event will be contacted by me for their confirmation and directed to a task in advance of the day:

 

1.    Construction of 12 uprights for the raised box seating arrangement adjacent to the Stadium complex.  Crowbars, shovels and spirit levels will be required for this task.

2.    Rails and tops to be attached to the raised box garden complex adjacent to the Stadium complex.  Spirit levels and carpentry skills required.

3.    Placement of 6m3 of soil in the raised box garden development adjacent to the Canteen.

4.    The second raised box garden adjacent to the Canteen complex requires some deep ripping.  We need some volunteers to get into the subsoil and deep rip it prior to planting.  Picks required for this task.  We also need to apply some gypsum after the ripping process.

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

6.    Staining of the remaining bollards in the Central Courtyard complex and around the Pin-Oak, dependant of course on the conditions on the day.

7.    Planting of approximately 80 Lomandra Longifolia on the north side of the 400’s complex.

8.    Brush cutting and mowing in a range of locations across the campus complex.

9.    Pruning, weeding and fertilising of the Fern Garden in the Arts complex.

10.  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.  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 and your drink bottle on the day

 

I look forward to your anticipated support on the 16 June.

 

John Coates

For the Grounds Committee

 

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Sport

Level One Volleyball Referee Course

Volleyball Victoria requires that each team taking part in the Victorian Schools’ Cup must provide a duty team. At least one member of the duty team must be a qualified Level One Referee. It would be very helpful for each team to have two qualified referees so that one can referee and one can score.

I will be running a Level One Referee Course prior to the Victorian Schools’ Cup to allow students the opportunity to gain this grading. Details as follows:

When: Wednesday at 3.30pm for an hour

Dates: 12, 19 and 26 June

Where: Room 203 in the Stadium

Cost: $25

On completion of the course, you will gain an AVF Referee qualification. Any students interested in training as a Level One Referee, and gaining this qualification, should see Mr Thomas for details.

Training for Victorian Schools’ Cup

All teams should ensure they attend training in the lead up to the Victorian ria Volleyball Schools’ Cup taking place 26 – 28 July; only 6 training weeks left.

Spikezone

The mini volleyball competition for primary school students runs each Thursday from 4.15pm until 4.55pm in the Sports Stadium.

Important Volleyball Dates for 2013:

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).

Greg Thomas

Volleyball/Elite Sports Coordinator

tho@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

 

 

 

 

Interschool Football Competition

On Tuesday 28 May the Middle School Football Team played 3 matches at Diamond Creek Football Ground.  In our first match we started at a high intensity and kicked the first couple of goals.  After half time Diamond Valley unfortunately got on top of us and won the game, Eltham losing 3.2 20 to 4.9 33.  After a long break the boys were refreshed and we came out and achieved a decisive win over Montmorency Secondary, winning 8.5 53 to 4.4 28.  In the final game the undefeated St. Helena Secondary College out skilled us, disappointingly overcoming our group 3.0 18 to 8.7 55.  Throughout the day players like Harvey Furlong, Cody Johnstone and Angus Robertson showed excellent talent and were the best three on the ground.  Well done to Lochlan Clamp for kicking 4 goals from his very efficient 4 possessions.  Thank you to Mr Nicholson for coaching the team.

Braydon Turner

Captain

Year 10 Student

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Career News

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 :

http://www.rspcavic.org/services/education/secondary-education/animal-career-discovery-day

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

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 1300 662 087 (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

Wellbeing

Family Breakups And Young People

Relationship breakups are often traumatic for everyone involved, never more so than for the children and young people caught up in the conflict of parents who separate.

Sometimes young people want to discuss with me a family separation, custody issue or blended family living arrangements.  Many talk about witnessing conflict between their parents, and feel confused about what might happen in the future, or blame themselves for the conflict. This can often impact on their ability to engage at school and their friendships.

After a young person’s parents have separated or divorced, they might be living with one parent or rotate between the two.  In this case, young people have spoken about the challenge of travelling between two houses and how this impacts on their ability to be organised for school. They are sometimes upset that they cannot see as much of one parent as they used to.  Separated parents who are still engaged in conflict with each other sometimes try and get information about the other parent from their child or criticise the other parent in front of the child; this too can cause young people to feel distressed.  Some children and young people find it particularly difficult to adjust to their parent being in a new relationship or moving in with their new partner. There may be open conflict or the young person may not feel comfortable around a step-parent or new partner because the young person may feel like this person is trying to replace their other parent.

I thought I would include in this week’s Newsletter some information about how parents can help children and young people in this situation and where help and support can be found:

·          Reassure them that the separation was not their fault

·          Emphasise that both parents still love and care for them

·          Ensure that parental conflict is handled maturely and in private

·          If a non-resident parent, keep in regular contact with the child

·          If the child lives between two homes, give them their own space in each home so they can feel comfortable wherever they are

·          Contact the Sub School Coordinator and let them know what may be impacting your young person

·          Tell them about Kids Helpline if they need to talk to someone neutral or seek counselling for your young person.

Kids Helpline is available 24/7 to offer children and young people help and support about any situation:

Call 1800 55 1800 or visit www.kidshelp.com.au.

Or visit www.kidshelp.com.au/upload/22937.pdf for further parenting tips on this matter.

Contact Berry Street Matters Program for Family counselling – 94504700

Or Nillumbik Community Health – 94309100

Or Banyule – 94579855

 

Girl Talk Yoga

A yoga class for gorgeous young women, ages 16 to 21.

Yoga is all about balance and building up strength and flexibility.  It also supports organ health and relaxation. 

Yoga is a great balancer for Years 10, 11 and 12 and University life, studying or life generally!

When: Wednesdays 7 – 8pm (Free Introductory Class)

Where: Eltham

Numbers are limited to 9 and newcomers are always welcome.

For more information contact Natalie Will on 0415823998.

Louise Heathcote
Student Services Leader

Parents and Carers

2012 Mercury

The 2012 Mercury will be distributed this week to the students of families who have paid for a copy.  2012 Year 12 students will receive their copy in the post.

If you haven’t already signed up for a copy, it’s not too late!  You can purchase a copy of the Mercury from our School Cashier for $20.

Hospitality Training Australia

Hospitality Training Australia is running a Certificate course in Hospitality (Coffee, Bar and Waiter).  The 12 week course commencing on 6 June and 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:

14  June

14  August

Term Dates are:

Term 2:                Finish    28 June 2.10pm

Term 3                  Start 15 July          

Finish 20 September at 2.10pm

Term 4                  Start 7 October

                            Last day for buses 19 December at 3.00pm

 

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. 

Bruce Martyn

Business Manager

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Nillumbik Immunisation Service

2013 Community Based Immunisation ProgramDescription: Description: Nillumbik Shire Council - Colour Logo

Age Eligibility for Male Students HPV Gardasil Program 2013

The HPV Gardasil® Program is currently only funded for the Secondary School Immunisation Program for Year 7 students, and is being offered for Year 9 boys in 2013 and 2014.

Male students up to the age of 16 are eligible to receive the vaccine at our Community Based Immunisation Program as a “funded” vaccine. This may include some male students in Year 10, 2013.

A copy of our timetable is on the reverse of this letter, or may be accessed at our website www.nillumbikhealth.org.au

The course of three vaccinations must be completed before the age of 16 years to receive the funded three dose course.

The Vaccination schedule is ideally given Dose 1 - DAY 0, Dose 2 -2months after 1st Dose and Dose 3- 4 months after Dose 2.The vaccine costs approximately $150 per dose if you are unable to complete the funded course of vaccines in a timely manner.

(see details below from the Department of Health Website)

http://www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisation/resources/human-papillomavirus.htm

“Community-based HPV vaccine programs”

“Ongoing: Gardasil® vaccine is provided to boys and girls who are 12 and 13 years of age.

Time-limited: Gardasil® vaccine is provided to boys only who are 14 and 15 years of age in 2013 and 2014. Boys must be less than 16 years of age to access free Gardasil® vaccine.

HPV is a very common virus in men and women. It is very common to be infected with one or more types of HPV shortly after sexual activity starts. Most HPV infections cause no symptoms and are cleared from the body in less than a year without the person knowing they were infected. Some types of HPV can cause genital warts and some cancers. These cancers include cervical cancer in women, cancers of the genital area in men and women, and some cancers of the mouth and throat.”

Sharon Harris                                                  Samantha Cattley 

Immunisation Coordinator                             Immunisation Administration

9430 9124                                                       9430 913

IMMUNISATION PROGRAM 2013

 

 

OPEN SESSIONS

Eltham

Diamond Creek

Eltham

Diamond Creek

2nd Friday

9am - 11am

2nd Saturday

9am - 11am

3rd Monday

5.30pm - 7.30pm

4th Wednesday

9am - 11am

 

Melway 21 J5

Melway 12 B5

Melway 21 J5

Melway 12 B5

 

 

Eltham Library

 

 

 

Panther Place

Eltham

Senior Citizens Centre

 

 

Gipson Street

Diamond Creek

Nillumbik Community Health Service

 

917 Main Road

Eltham

Senior Citizens Centre

 

 

Gipson Street

Diamond Creek

May

10

11

20

22

June

14

8

17

26

July

12

13

15

24

Aug

9

10

19

28

Sept

13

14

16

25

Oct

11

12

21

23

Nov

8

9

18

27

Dec

13

14

16

Public Holiday No Session


Hurstbridge

*Appointment Only

Eltham

*Appointment Only

1st Wednesday

9am – 11:00 am

4th Saturday

9am – 11:00 am

Melway  185 J9

Melway 21 J5

Hurstbridge Community Hall

 

974 Heidelberg Kinglake Rd

Hurstbridge

Nillumbik Community Health Service

 

917 Main Road

Eltham 

1

25

5

22

3

27

7

24

4

28

2

26

6

23

4

Centre Closed

Please attend session 15 minutes prior to advertised finishing time to allow for processing, immunisation & post immunisation observation period of 15 minutes

 

For all immunisation or medical concerns after hours please call Nurse-On-Call 1300 606 024

For current information & schedule go to: www.health.vic.gov.au/immunisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contents

Principal’s Report  1

Assistant Principal’s Report  3

Senior School News  3

Middle School News  5

Junior School News  8

Musical Notes  8

Working Bee: 16 June  9

Sport  10

Career News  11

Notebook Initiative 2013   11

Wellbeing  12

Parents and Carers  13

Entertainment Book   14

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS  14

School Calendar  2

Canteen Roster  3

Upcoming Canteen Menu  3

Log into Compass Parent Portal for Information on: 4

Compass ID Cards & Lateness Procedure  4

Extra Maths Help  4

Dates of Interest for Diamond Valley Bus Network  4

Malaysia Language Safari 2013 Trip  4

Girltalk Yoga  4

Smart not Scattered   4

Extra Maths Help   5

School Absences  4

Drama  5

Japanese Language Classes  6

Topline Tennis Coaching  8

Weight Watchers  9

Yoga at Eltham High School 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Calendar

Wed 5

EHS Community Choir

Thu 6

Nillumbik/Banyule Division Cross Country

Mid-Year Concert: Yarra Valley Grammar: 7.30pm

Fri 7

Unit 3 Finishes

Mon 10

Queen’s Birthday

Public Holiday

Tue 11

Report Writing Day (Student Free Day)

Unit 3: Solo Recitals

Wed 12

EHS Community Choir

Immunisation Year 7/9 boys

GAT

Senior School House Meeting

Fri 14

World Challenge Meeting: 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Mon 17 – Fri 21

Middle School Examination Week

Thu 20

Year 7 Expo: 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Mon 24

VCE Year 10 into Year 11 Information Evening

Enhancement Information Evening

Wed 26

Chamber Ensemble performances

Fri 28

End of Term 2: 2.30pm finish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canteen Roster

Wed 05

Christine Campbell

Victoria Kirwood

Thu 06

Ali Burley

Sue Ball

Fri 07

Anne Gration

Volunteer Required

Mon 10

Queen’s Birthday

Tue 11

Report Writing Day

Wed 12

Jenny Alford

Adrienne Harris

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Canteen Menu

Wed: Schnitzel Rolls

Thu: Sushi

Fri: Hamburgers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Log into Compass Parent Portal for Information on:

 

Compass ID Cards & Lateness Procedure

Extra Maths Help

Dates of Interest for Diamond Valley Bus Network

Malaysia Language Safari 2013 Trip

Girltalk Yoga

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

2012 Mercury: $20

Available from the School Cashier

 

 

 

Extra Maths Help

Extra Maths Help for Term 2 has commenced:

When: Tuesday

Location: Room 706

Time: 3.10pm – 4.00pm

Mrs Milner

Maths KLA Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drama

After school Drama Ensembles have commenced:

When: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: 111 Drama Space

Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm

George Franklin

Art & Technology Co-ordinator

 

 

 

Concert Band Tour: ‘Good Morning’ by Grace Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Language Classes

Japanese Language Classes are available:

When: Friday

Location: Room 136

Time: 8.10am – 8.45pm

Madame Hughes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eltham High School Music Support Group Annual Raffle

What you could win!!!

* 2 A Reserve tickets to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performance of ‘Passion of Tristan and Isolde’.

* 2 A Reserve tickets to any Arts Centre Melbourne performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

* 2 tickets to the Melbourne Theatre Company’s Melbourne performance of ‘The Book of Everything’. 27 Nov – 22 Dec.

* 2 audience tickets to channel NINE’s The Footy Show, live recording.

* Makeup & hair services voucher from award winning makeup artist Tracy Bradley - value $200.

* Paul Mitchell hair care products pack - value

* Dining voucher to ELEMENT Restaurant, Lower Plenty – value $100.

* Dining voucher to Henry Hursts, Hurstbridge – value $40.

* Winery experience voucher and wine pack from selected Yarra Valley wineries.

* Facial treatment voucher from VYVE Body & Skin Eltham.                                                    Vyve are also offering a 15% discount to any student at EHS, as an ongoing offer to our school, just present your compass ID card.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Music Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert Band Tour: Joseph Alberti conducting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Web: www.toplinetennis.com

Email: info@toplinetennis.com1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 weightwatchers.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 EHS House Cross Country

 

 

 

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 Commenced Wednesday 24 April

1 hour sessions.  No experience required.

Where: Room 408

Cost: $108

Instructor: Gillian Lazenby

Phone: 9444 0700

Register and pay at: www.geniuswellbeing.com.au/elthamhigh.html

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Girltalk Yoga

Loving yourself

Loving life!

These yoga classes are designed to help students learn some of the basics of Yoga.  Each week we will explore some of the main postures and central themes of yoga to enhance our daily lives and wellbeing.  Come to learn more about your natural posture, natural medicine, core strength, meditation and deep breathing!

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Starting: 3 June 2013

When:  Mondays 3.20 – 4.00pm

Where: Room 134

Eltham High School

Cost: $5 per class or $20 for 4 weeks 

Phone Natalie Will on 0415 823 998 for bookings & inquiries

Facilitated by Natalie Will - Oki-do Yoga teacher, acrobat and dancer trained in Psychology, Remedial Massage and Dance Movement Therapy

 

 

Reminder to parents of ALL year 7 Students

Notebook Instalment No. 4:

Due: 1 June 2013

Amount: $150

 

Contact Cashier: 94305118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate in Hospitality
(Coffee, Bar & Waiter)

 

Opportunity for Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 students, past students and friends of the college community to undertake a VET qualification, with job placement opportunities, within the familiar surrounds of their school.

 

Cost $105.00

 

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