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TERM 2 WEEK 9

TUESDAY 11 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

 

Principal’s Report

Student Achievement

Mid-Year Music Concert:

I am sure that everyone in attendance at the Mid Year Music Concert will agree that it was a fabulous evening of celebration of music and one which we can all be very proud of.  The evening featured the sounds of all the large ensembles opening with a wonderful performance by the Symphonic Band of “Concertino for Four Percussion and Wind Ensemble” by David Gillingham that highlighted the outstanding talents of four of our senior percussion students: Maddison Carter (Year 12, Everard House), Alexander Clayton (Year 11, Rutter House), Harrison Symons (Year 11, Stewart House) and Andrew Klink (Year 11 Rutter House). The performances of the Intermediate Band, Junior Choir, Jazz Band, Stage Band, Junior Strings, Senior Strings, Combined Strings and Concert Band were nothing short of excellent and I congratulate them and their conductors.  However, I do want to congratulate all the members of the Training Band that performed so admirably after such a short time together in this, their first public performance. Their effort and passion was exemplary as was the music that they created.  Big congratulations to Rick Plummer, their conductor for bringing them to such an excellent standard in so short a time.

The Finale was something of a surprise.  How can anything be better than the already outstanding program that we are privy to? Well, guess what? As always, the Instrumental Music Program provided us with an additional treat; a superb performance from the newly formed Alumni Symphonic Band, conducted by Ingrid Martin. Their rendition of “Rolling Thunder” by Henry Fillmore ed. Frederick Fennell; “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” transcribed by Jess Langston Turner, were very well received but it was Danzon No.  2 by Arturo Marquez and transcribed by Oliver Nickel that resulted in an overwhelming applause.

I congratulate Ingrid for her outstanding conducting and preparation of the Alumni Symphonic Band and in doing so I congratulate each and every member of the band for returning to us to celebrate the making of music at Eltham High School. Admittedly, amongst them were three current students: Maddison Carter (Year 12, Everard House), Barnabas Dean (Year 12, Everard House) and Gabby Seymour (Year 11, Everard House)

Flute 1

Carol Galea

Aawa White

Erin Kersing

 

Flute 2

Zoe Gerardson

Rose Wilson Harrison

 

Piccolo

Erin Kersing

Oboe

Jamie Yung

Mary Glen-Norman

 

Eb Clarinet

Talisha Ohanessian

 

Clarinet 1

Vanessa George

Maddy Sutherland

Talisha Ohanessian

 

Clarinet 2

Shane Simpson

Angela Voigt

Georgia Dean

 

Clarinet 3

Kelly Greig

Monique McLennan

Jane Robertson

 

Bass Clarinet

Meg George

Mallory Notting

 

Contra Bass Clarinet

Gabby Seymour*

 

Bassoon

Allison Pollard

Saari Nigol

 

Alto Saxophone 1

Monty Mackenzie

 

Alto Saxophone 2

Rachel Nendick

 

Tenor Saxophone

Gareth Voigt

 

Baritone Saxophone

Emily Poole

 

French Horn 1

Blythe Robinson

 

French Horn 2

Stuart McGregor

 

French Horn 3

Rosie Savage

 

Trumpet

Ed Fairlie

Daniel Neal

Maddy Dawson

Felix Watson

Ariel Skippen


Trombone 1

Finn Bennet

 

Trombone 2

Erin Simpson

Robert Clark

 

Bass Trombone

Barnabas Dean*

 

 

Euphonium

Danny Van Bergen

Stefanie Kechayas

 

Tuba

Alex Hurst

Tim Ahpee

 

 

Double Bass

Mick Meagher

Isaac Gunnoo

 

Percussion

Manny Kechayas

Zela Papageorgiou

Nico Callaghan

Erin Knight

Anna Camara

Maddison Carter*

 

Piano

Ainsley Finn

 

Current Students*



Once again I thank the Music Support Group for all their work in preparation for the Concert and for their work on the night. I think that it is plain to see that without the ongoing support of this highly committed group of people over the years, the program would not be what it is today. Finally, I extend a big thank you to our MC – Mr Geoff Paine who continues to support our school and the Music Program well after his children have graduated from the school.

Hands on HEADSS Program:

Congratulations to all the students that participated in the ‘Hands on HEADSS Program’ through the ‘Learning Partnership Program’ in liaison with The University of Melbourne. This is a great experience for our students but more importantly for the training of Medical Students. I thank Cindy Ahearn and Loren Clarke for their preparation of our students and for ensuring the continuation of this very positive relationship with The University of Melbourne.  A full report can be found in a further section of this newsletter.

Information Evenings 2013:

I draw the attention of all students and parents to the upcoming Information Evenings. Additional information is posted in a further section of this newsletter and over the following weeks. It is important that students attend these sessions with their parents to gain a better understanding of the educational programs on offer and course selection processes. I cannot stress enough the importance of these evenings.

Working Bee:

The last Working Bee for Term 2 will take place this coming Sunday, 16 June. I take this opportunity to personally invite each member of our community to attend this get together. If you are yet to experience an Eltham High School Working Bee, then this is your opportunity do to so. Outside of getting lots of work done, the group has a great deal of fun. As always, a delicious morning tea and barbeque lunch will be provided. If you are able only to attend for a short time then this is much appreciated as well.

Vincent Sicari

Principal

Assistant Principal’s Report

General Achievement Test (GAT)

On Wednesday 12 June, all students studying a unit 3/4 subject will be sitting the General Achievement Test (GAT). This is an essential part of the VCE assessment procedure.

Although GAT results do not count directly towards a student’s VCE results, they play an important role in checking that school-based assessments and examinations have been accurately assessed, and in calculating Derived Examination Scores. So it is important to sit the GAT and do as well as possible on all parts of it.

The GAT is used in these ways because achievement on the GAT is a good predictor of achievement on other assessments. If students have done well on the GAT, then their achievements are likely to be high on their school-based assessments and examinations.

Clearly, some GAT questions relate more closely to achievement in particular studies. The VCAA takes this into account when it calculates students’ expected achievements in each study for each school. For example, GAT results in mathematics, science and technology play only a minor part in calculating students’ expected achievements in humanities studies.

The VCAA will use students’ GAT scores as a basis for:

·         Contributing to statistical moderation of school-based assessment results

·         Checking the accuracy of examination marking

·         Calculating the Derived Examination Scores

Good luck to all our students sitting the GAT on Wednesday.

Darren Squires

Assistant Principal

Senior School News

Forthcoming dates for VCE:

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


New VCE Subject – VCE Extended Investigation

Extended Investigation is a new VCE subject at Eltham High School which will be a scored study 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 La Trobe 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 higher 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.

Loren Clarke

Literacy Support Coordinator

Middle School News

Middle School Examination period: 17 June - 21 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 schedules.

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

·         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 are also 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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Enhancement Information Night: Current Year 9 Students

 

When:   Monday 24 June 2013

Time:    8.00pm – 9.30pm

Where: Eltham High School Performance Centre

 

The Enhancement Information Night will inform current Year 9 students about the enhancement opportunities available in 2014.  If your child has any interest in studying an enhancement subject it is very important they attend this Information Night.  Please note this information session will follow on from the VCE Information session for our current Year 10 students.

Subject Displays will be open from 7.30pm and students attending the Enhancement Information Night are most welcome to view these displays and speak to teachers before the Information session.

VCE & VCAL Information Nights - Current Year 10 Students

 

VCE Information Night

 

VCAL Information Night

When:   Monday 24 June 2013

Time:    7.00pm – 9.30pm

Where: Eltham High School

             Performance Centre

When:   Wednesday 26 June 2013

Time:    7.00pm – 8.00pm

Where: Eltham High School

             Performance Centre

 


The VCE and VCAL Information Nights will inform current Year 10 students about the VCE and VCAL opportunities available in 2014.  It is important for all current Year 10 students to attend the VCE Information Night, and if they are considering completing the VCAL Course, then they should also attend the VCAL Information Night.

Jodie Sutton

Middle School Team Leader

 

Hands on HEADSS Program

On Monday, 3 June students from two Middle School classes at Eltham High School travelled to the Royal Children’s Hospital to participate in the ‘Hands on HEADSS Program’ which is aimed at training medical students to speak with adolescents during health consultations.

The Hands on HEADSS Program is a 2 hour Workshop which uses Drama and English based activities such as games, role-play techniques, discussion and performance to help students talk about how social and emotional issues affect young peoples’ health, happiness and learning. The Program is run through the University of Melbourne and is facilitated by Eltham High School teachers, Loren Clarke and Cindy Ahearn. Students participating in this Workshop work with the University of Melbourne medical students where they role-play as patients so that the trainee doctors can practice talking to young people about a range of issues affecting them. The doctors practice these conversations to help them learn how to work with teenagers who may be at risk of physical or mental health problems due to stresses in their life. Through preparing for and participating in the Workshop, students learn a range of help-seeking skills and develop their English/Drama skills. Students are provided with a range of characters to adopt during the session and provide feedback to the medical students about how they conducted the consultation.

The Program is also part of a broader Research Project conducted through the University of Melbourne and each year Eltham High students have the opportunity to participate in this aspect of the Program, often featuring in the final Research Report and subsequent published academic papers. The link below will take you to last year's Report where several Eltham High School students are featured (although not named for privacy reasons).

2013 Learning Partnerships Report Link: http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/yrc/publications/publications.html

Yesterday's session again highlighted the excellent work of our students, with many doctors and university staff noting the friendliness, willingness and professionalism of students involved in the Workshop. Many of our students commented on the positive benefits for them in gaining greater public speaking confidence, understanding the process behind health consultations and providing constructive feedback. A further two Middle School classes will take part in a Workshop during Semester 2.

Loren Clarke & Cindy Ahearn

EHS Program Facilitators

Junior School News

Year 7 City Experience Camps

Year 7 City Experience Camps will be taking place in August this year. 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 Team Leader

Languages

Berthe Mouchette Poetry Competition

On Friday, 7 June, five students from Year 9 French competed in the ‘Berthe Mouchette Poetry Competition’. Having completed a poetry recitation as part of the Year 9 program, these students elected to learn an additional poem and to present it to an examiner at the Alliance Française Centre in St Kilda. The experience of speaking with an examiner in a formal assessment context was daunting but a challenge that the boys relished. This preparation for formal oral examinations is invaluable and we wish the boys every success with their results. They are to be congratulated for stepping up to take this challenge, for representing their school so well and for their commitment to excellence in their French studies. Félicitations to: David Di Meo, Jason Galea, Cameron Yung, Sean McDonald and Nathan Jetson. Congratulations to Madeline Nelson who, although unable to compete on the Friday, had also prepared herself for the competition.

Melissa Hughes

French Teacher

 

 


 Over a period of ten days from 20 May, 582 of our Languages students across the Junior and Middle classes participated in the online ‘Language Perfect World Championships’. The 2013 World Championships shaped up to be the biggest online languages competition in history.

Collectively students from EHS answered over 250,000 questions in French and over 130,000 questions in Indonesian. Further to this students not only engaged in languages being learnt at EHS but also in 10 other languages offered through the Language Perfect website.

It was wonderful to see such dedicated students engaging in a competition that seeks to increase their ability to recall language, to increase their vocabulary, to assist in achieving native speaker pronunciation and to develop their appreciation and awareness of foreign languages.

The following statistics outline the outstanding results achieved by our students:

School Achievements:

·         119th overall globally (out of 1054 schools)

·         86th overall in Australia (out of 705 schools)

·         33rd overall in VIC (out of 189 schools)

·         42nd overall in the 501-1000 students category (out of 110 schools)

French Achievements:

·         59th overall in French (out of 833 schools)

·         37th for French in Australia (out of 534 schools)

·         11th for French in VIC (out of 147 schools)

Indonesian Achievements:

·         15th overall in Indonesian (out of 551 schools)

·         15th for Indonesian in Australia (out of 418 schools)

Students are awarded on their achievement of points (one point per question answered correctly twice) and ranked into the following categories: Credit, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Elite. Year 9 student David Di Meo is to be congratulated for reaching the Elite level, obtaining 10,554 points. The following students are to be congratulated on achieving the following rankings: Gold Medallists - Sarah Gerardson, Edward Lynn, Makayla Walker, Marianna Saill-Dilnot, April Harrison, Mirri Temby and Silver Medallists - Al Johnson, Jack Sadler and Nathan Wall. 22 Bronze medals and 31 Credit Certificates were also awarded to our students. Congratulations to you all.

I have no doubt that students are looking forward to the 2014 Language Perfect World Championships!

Matthew Barker

Languages Co-ordinator

 

Musical Notes

Thank you and more!

Mid Year Concert

Last Thursday evening saw our annual Mid Year Concert and again, thanks to many: it was a wonderful success! Congratulations to all our students and staff for a great performance, with special mention to the VCE Percussion students for their captivating performance, easily the highlight of the night by the audience feedback! Thanks again to the Music Support Group who oversaw this event, and prior to the evening with the making of skirts, transporting of instruments, stage management and all the logistics involved! Special thanks to all the staff who helped out: Di Parry, Julia List, Ute Leiner, Ross McKinnon, Kerry Lambert, Leanne Ipsen and Ian Clark; and thank you to Ingrid Martin and all of the members of the Alumni Band.  It was fantastic to see so many of you back embracing the Eltham High School community! If anyone has photos please forward them to the Music Office.

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

Box Hill Salvation Army Concert

This is a fund raiser for the Salvos:

When:             Sunday 23 June

Where:            17-23 Nelson Road BOX HILL

Time:               2.15pm

Our Symphonic Band will be performing along with Lynlee Williams, one of our talented music teachers, and the Box Hill Salvation Army Citadel Band. Tickets are $10 Adult, children under 16 free.  Tickets are available from the Music Office.

Music Support Group Raffle

Amazing prizes - tickets $5 each, and available from the Music Office.

Small Chamber Evening

When:             Wednesday 26 June

Where:            Room 111 (Drama space)

Time:               7.00pm

Entry:              Gold Coin Donation

 

The following groups will be performing: Junior Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Junior Jazz Choir, Flute Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Saxophone Ensemble, Tuba Quartet, Percussion Ensemble, VCE Jazz Quartet, VCE soloists and the Community Choir!

Concert Band

On Thursday, 13 June the Concert Band are heading to Penola Catholic College for a performance.  They will be leaving Eltham High School at 4.30pm and returning at approximately 8.30pm.

AMEB Exams

These exams have been scheduled for the 24-26 June at Eltham High School as well as at Hawthorn AMEB Studios.  All students involved have been emailed their times.  Each exam requires two rehearsals.  Students will be notified via email, and confirmed via Compass, of the time of their rehearsals.  It is VERY important that you are prompt in coming to the rehearsal on time.  The schedules for the accompanists are very tight to minimize time out of class and maximize the full benefit of the opportunity.

If you have any queries about any of the items mentioned above or the Music Program please contact the Music Office on 9430 5127 or email Jill at  bro@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Rick Plummer
Director of Music

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 this 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

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 5 training weeks left.

Uniforms

Shirts, shorts and jackets should arrive soon.

Knee Pads

Any student new to the Volleyball Program this year should receive knee

pads. If you haven’t got your knee pads yet please see Mr Thomas.

 

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

Career News

Year 9 Work Experience:  Monday 2 December – Friday 13 December

Although it is a long way off, why not think about placements now for December? To start with have a look at the Employer File sent to all Year 9 students which list, by occupation, placements other students have undertaken. Have a think about how far you are willing to travel and whether you would like one or two employers for this period. Forms are available from outside the Careers Office (next to Drama) and need to be fully completed before returning to the Careers’ Office. You do not need to organise the Principal’s signature as this is done once the form has been checked and approved by Mr Pringle. Good luck and get in early to avoid the rush!

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

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

Hospitality Training Australia

Hospitality Training Australia is running a Certificate course in Hospitality (Coffee, Bar and Waiter).  The 12 week course commencing on 13 June and is being run at Eltham High School after school, in Room 136.  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

 

 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Nillumbik Immunisation Service

2013 Community Based Immunisation Program

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Bus School Holiday Bus Timetable!

Catch the community bus this school holidays

School Holiday Bus

A community bus will be running for four days during the next July school holidays connecting the St Andrews and Panton Hill areas to Hurstbridge and the train. This will assist high school aged children, and other residents to get around the Shire to places they need to be. The bus will travel along the same route as the Saturday Bus, and coincide with the Hurstbridge train times.

School Holiday Dates:

Tuesday 2nd July

Friday 5th July

Tuesday 9th July

Friday 12th July

Look out for upcoming timetable information on the Saturday Bus Facebook page, Nillumbik Shire Council Facebook page, Young People of Nillumbik Facebook page and throughout the local community at general stores, post offices and the Hurstbridge train station.

For more information about the holiday timetable, or the Saturday Bus please contact Kate Beckford, Project Officer for Community Transport, Nillumbik Shire Council on 9433 3156, or email Kate.Beckford@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

Our drivers

All our volunteer drivers:

·         Are friendly and helpful

·         Are fully trained and registered Council volunteers

·         have a medical certificate

·         have a police check

·         have a Working with Children’s Check

Saturday Bus

The Community Saturday Bus has been running every Saturday since 2011. Nillumbik Shire Council in partnership with the Saturday Bus Committee have successfully been operating a bus with the help and commitment from a group of trained Council volunteer drivers.

The aim of the bus is to assist teenagers from the rural areas to access the Hurstbridge train station. There is currently no public transport option available to residents who live beyond the Hurstbridge train line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop

“How Old Is Too Old To Learn Through Play?”

 

The workshop will explore parent concerns of transition from Primary to Secondary School settings and how we support them throughout.

 

Delivered By:  Marc Armitage – Independent Playworking Consultant

                        http://www.marc-armitage.eu

Date:               Saturday 22 June 2013

Time:               10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue:            Hurstbridge Learning Co-operative Primary School

                        10 Laceys Road Hurstbridge Vic 3099

                        http://www.hurstbridgelearningcoop.vic.edu.au

Cost:               $70 (Morning Tea and Lunch Provided)

Contact:          Sabdha Pink Charlton

                        Sabdha.charlton@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Contents

Principal’s Report  1

Assistant Principal’s Report  3

Senior School News  3

Middle School News  4

Junior School News  7

Languages  7

Musical Notes  9

News from the Canteen   10

Working Bee: 16 June  10

Sport  11

Career News  12

Notebook Initiative 2013   13

Wellbeing  13

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

School Absences  5

Extra Maths Help   6

Drama  6

Japanese Language Classes  6

Topline Tennis Coaching  8

Weight Watchers  8

Yoga at Eltham High School 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Calendar

Wed 12

Immunisation Year 7/9 boys

GAT

EHS Community Choir

Unit 1 Solo Recitals – 7.00pm

 

Thu 13

Senior School House Meeting – Periods 1 & 2

 

Fri 14

World Challenge Meeting: 3.30pm - 6.30pm

 

Mon 17 – Fri 21

Middle School Examination Week

 

Wed 19

School Council Meeting

Unit 3 Group & Individual Recitals – 7.00pm

 

Thu 20

Year 7 Expo: 5.00pm – 7.00pm

 

Mon 24

VCE Year 10 into Year 11 Information Evening: 7pm – 8.00pm

Enhancement Information Evening: 8.00pm – 9.00pm

Subject Displays open: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

 

Wed 26

Chamber Ensemble performances

 

Fri 28

End of Term 2: 2.30pm finish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canteen Roster

Wed 12

Jenny Alford

Adrienne Harris

Thu 13

Nicky Bourne

Leanne Cleary

Julie Kofoed

Fri 14

Janine Aldred

Jemima Chianta

Mon 17

Jo Mills

Robyn Flanagan

Tue 18

Dianne Milankovic

Caroline Hayes

Wed 19

Leisa James

Christine Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Canteen Menu

Wed: Chicken Schnitzel Rolls

Thu: Lasagne

Fri: Nachos

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 KLA Co-ordinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Each year the music support group hold a raffle to raise funds for Eltham High School’s music program. Tickets are usually sold only on the night of the school bands mid-year concert, but this year we’re making raffle tickets available to the whole school to purchase. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Music Industry Workshop: Rock The Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder to parents of ALL year 7 Students

Notebook Instalment No. 4:

Due: 1 June 2013

Amount: $150

Contact Cashier: 94305118

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Industry Workshop: Rock The Schools

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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