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Congratulations to 2013 Schools’ Cup Champion School: Eltham High School!

Principal’s Report

Student Achievement

2013 Victorian Schools’ Volleyball Cup:

Eltham High School - Victors of the Victorian Schools’ Volleyball Cup!

Congratulations to all our students that, over last Friday and the weekend, participated in the Victorian Schools’ Volleyball Cup Competition, and once again came out overall winners. This is a fantastic achievement on their part, as well as on the part of their coaches and support crew, including their parents. In particular, I congratulate Mr Greg Thomas for his ongoing commitment and support of our young people through this sport. I know that the teams are thrilled with the outcome of their efforts and are already planning for their participation at the Nationals later in the year. An outstanding effort all round.

A full report, including results, appears in a further section of this newsletter.

Australian Gymnastics Championships 2013:

Congratulations to Brianne Allen (Year 9, Rutter House) and Emily Dean (Year 9, Stewart House) who, the week before last, competed in the Australian Gymnastics Championships in Sydney. Both Girls competed twice: Day 1 was the team event, in which Brianne’s Level 9 Team placed 1st, and Emily’s Level 8 Team finished 2nd. Day 2 consisted of the individual events.

Brianne was awarded a Silver Medal on her favourite apparatus “beam”, and placed 11th in Australia in her level overall in the Championships.

Emily placed 5th on “bars” and also and placed 11th in Australia in her level overall in the championships.

Both girls performed exceptionally well on both days and they represented their State admirably.

In congratulating the girls I also congratulate their coach, Sally Young, Jets Gymnastics and the girls’ parents. I am sure that it is through their support and training that the girls were able to achieve such excellent outcomes.

SKA Art Prize 2013:

Congratulations to Fergus McLachlan (Year 7, Stewart House) who has been shortlisted for the Seeing Stars SKA Art Prize 2013. Fergus’s work “A Glitch in Time” can be seen with greater clarity at

By visiting this website you will also be able to vote for Fergus for the ‘Peoples’ Choice Award’.

This is a well-deserved outcome for such a talented young man and I wish him all the very best with the next stage of the competition.

You may be asking “What does SKA stand for?”

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be a ‘next generation’ radio telescope that has a discovery potential 10,000 times greater than the best present-day instruments. It will give astronomers remarkable insights into the formation of the early Universe, including the emergence of the first stars, galaxies and other structures. To find out more please visit


Description: A Glitch In Time - Fergus McL.

Maths Games Day 2013:

Congratulations to all the Year 10 students who participated in the Maths Games Day. Nicolas Anson (Everard House), Ned Baddeley (Andrew House), Roberta Lynn (Rutter House), Darcy Goodridge (Rutter House), Michael Whalen (Everard House), Isabella Mulholland (Rutter House) and Kate Glynatsis (Stewart House) represented our School admirably. The students competed against another 40 schools and did well throughout the day. Most importantly, they had a great deal of fun through the challenge of problem solving. A ‘big thank’ you to the Mathematics staff, and others that supported this initiative.

A more detailed report appears in a further section of this newsletter.

Eltham Debating:

Congratulations to our C grade and D grade Debating Teams on their success last week, and in particular, to Lauren Edwards (Year 9, Rutter House) and Indigo McKinnon (Year 8, Stewart House) who were both awarded ‘Best Speaker’ for their debate. I congratulate their coach, Ms Leanne Ipsen, who is doing a wonderful job supporting all of our debaters.  Well done to all!

A more detailed report appears in a further section of this newsletter.


Middle School 2014 Information Evening:


I congratulate the Middle School Team, led by Ms Jodie Sutton, for the organisation of a very informative information evening. In particular, I congratulate the students who need to be credited with the successful running of the information part of the evening and the way they engaged with the Year 8 students and parents at the Subject Expo. Korey Baruta (Year 10, Andrew House); Molly Townsend (Year 10, Everard House); Kate Glynatsis (Year 10, Stewart House); Liam Samat (Year 9, Andrew House); Brianna Eastaway (Year 9, Everard House); and Ruby Zogopoulos (Year 9, Andrew House) and Jay Smith-Marks (Year 9, Rutter House) kept the audience, both students and parents, in awe as they presented them with the necessary information about transitioning into Middle School, including the range of opportunities that Middle School has to offer. Congratulations also to Tom McInerney (Year 9, Stewart House) and Luke Wachinger (Year 9, Everard House) for their excellent work as ushers, as well as for their engagement with students and parents throughout the evening. A big thank you to all staff present for the Expo, to those that helped out in the preparation for the night, and all other students who have not been mentioned above. In particular, I wish to thank our technical crew,  Rhys Trevithick (Year 10, Everard House) and Scott Van Gemert (Year 11, Rutter House), for their work and support. Over 400 people were in attendance and the evening was a great success.

Eltham Music:

A ‘big thank’ you to our Music staff and other staff members, as well as the band leaders, for their organisation and participation in the various Music Camps that took place over the previous couple of weeks. The camps provide music students with an excellent opportunity to prepare extensively for the upcoming competitions, and to aid with the ongoing development of their skills. Once again, this is a further example of the extensive work carried out by staff members which goes way beyond the call of duty, and is very much appreciated, particularly by the students.  Congratulations to all involved.           



Time is crucial and this is a further plea to our community to act.

Tell Minister Dixon and Premier Napthine to sign up to Gonski so that much-needed funds can be delivered to Victorian schools. 

By taking five minutes to make these calls, you can help ensure a fairer funding model for the young people in our school and for our public education system.

Tell the Government what you know: those extra funds would mean more individual attention, more resources and more support for the kids who need it most.  

  • Call Premier Napthine on 03 9651 5000 
  • Call Education Minister Martin Dixon on 03 9637 3196  
  • Call your local MP - click here for a phone list

Here's a link to some tips to help you make the call.

If you are unable to speak to these people please leave a message with your name, the name of your child’s school and a brief message urging the Premier to sign up NOW!

Vincent Sicari


Assistant Principal’s Report

Pastoral Care at Eltham High School

Families will be aware of the work that is currently being undertaken to enhance our approach to Pastoral Care. We are proud of the focus that Eltham High School takes in keeping student wellbeing and positive relationships at the forefront of our work. We believe that further work in this area only enhances the focus on inclusiveness, positive relationships between staff and students, and the provision of a safe and supportive environment for all.

Our intent is the development of a model that builds upon and enhances the school’s values, and ensures that Pastoral Care is fully integrated into the curriculum and structural organisation of the school so that our students’ personal, social and academic needs are met.

There has been a significant amount of work that has happened that will inform the decisions that the school will make in terms of a model, but we are not yet at a point where any decisions are being made about how the model will look. What is known is that the model will incorporate the following areas; health and wellbeing, resilience, academic care and building human and social capital.

Some of the decisions that the school needs to make include considering the structures that would support the introduction of a pastoral care model such as: when and where in the school day the pastoral care program would sit and whether the model would run as a vertical or horizontal structure. There are a range of models that run in other schools, and we have been exploring some of these models and how they could inform the development of a model that suits Eltham High School. The next stage of work is currently taking place and a working party has been formed that ensures staff, students and parents are involved in the research and consultation process.

Fran Mullins

Assistant Principal

School Community Wellbeing and Support

Senior School News

Year 11 Fit to Drive Program- Incursion

Day/Date:        Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Periods:              1 - 4

Venue:                Performance Centre

The workshop is aimed at reducing the road toll and trauma on young drivers, and helping students to survive and enjoy the independence of driving. The program will include: Peer Workshops, a Road Safety Presentation facilitated by Victoria Police and a Melbourne Fire Brigade case study.

Students will remain in the same groups as listed for periods 1-2 for the duration of the program; students are requested to check their email for detailed instructions.

This is a compulsory event for all Year 11 students. Parents/guardians are requested to please finalise payment for this activity by Friday, 9 August via the Compass Portal.

Year 10 students undertaking an Enhancement study during these periods are requested to attend the program with their Year 11 class.

Anna Panas

Senior School Leader



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Middle School News

Middle School Subject Selections

To be Completed by Thursday, 15 August 2013


All current Year 8 students and Year 9 students must complete their Middle School subject selections on-line.  The range of electives available in Year 9 and Year 10 will be listed in the Middle School handbook from Tuesday, 30 July 2013.  The handbook can be accessed from the EHS web page. The handbook details the course content of each subject. 

Subject selections must be completed on-line as well as a signed, printed copy of the subject selections to be returned to the Middle School Office by Thursday, 15 August 2013.

Jodie Sutton

Middle School Team Leader


Middle School Cross Country Ski Trip

Do you like the snow? Never been but would like to try? Like to try cross country skiing? Middle School students are invited to participate in a 1 day cross country ski trip to Lake Mountain on Tuesday, 13 August. The cost for the trip will be $120, and will include:

·         Transport

·         Ski hire

·         90 minute lesson

·         Gate entry and trail pass

The trip will be run by two experienced outdoor instructors, one of whom is a member of Lake Mountain Ski Patrol. Detailed information, including gear lists and consent forms, are available from Mr McKinnon in the Junior School Office (

There will be a meeting to discuss the details of this trip at lunchtime on Wednesday, 7 August in room 908.

Ross McKinnon

Junior School Team Leader

Junior School News

Edmodo and Compass Training for Parents

Both Edmodo and Compass are internet based software programs that are used extensively in Year 7 at Eltham High School.  Members of the Year 7 team are offering parents the opportunity to build their understanding and skills of these programs by providing a ‘hands on’ training session to support the use of the parent accounts.  In particular we will focus on:


·         Accessing your parent account

·         Tracking you child’s work

·         Supporting your child accessing resources and uploading work.

·         Support your child using an online planner.

·         Accessing your child’s submitted work and feedback.

·         Accessing the weekly Edmodo parent blog.

·         General troubleshooting (questions welcome).


·         Accessing your parent account.

·         Keeping up to date with school news and events.

·         Contacting teachers.

·         Giving permission and paying for excusions.

·         Monitoring attendance and approving absences.

Details of the training session:

Date:               Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Time:               6.00pm – 7.00pm

Location:        Please meet at reception at 5.50pm.  The training will occur in the computer labs in the 400s block.

If you wish to attend please RSVP via email to as places are limited to the number of computers we have available.  Whilst this event is targeted at Year 7 parents, parents from other year levels are wlecome to attend.

Katie Reed

Year 7 Integrated Studies Team


Year 7 City Experience Camps

The Year 7 City Experience Camps will soon be taking place. Please ensure all appropriate paperwork has been returned, and payments finalized. There are two things on the equipment list that are worth emphasizing: 

·         Make sure your suitcase is small/light/easy to carry (because that is what you will be doing!)

·         Make sure you have practical footwear.

I hope students are looking forward to the camps as much as I am!    

Year 8 Cross Country Ski Trip

Do you like the snow? Never been but would like to try? Like to try cross country skiing? Year 8 students are invited to participate in a 1 day cross country ski trip to Lake Mountain on Monday, 12 August. The cost for the trip will be $120, and will include:

·         Transport

·         Ski hire

·         90 minute lesson

·         Gate entry and trail pass

The trip will be run by two experienced outdoor instructors, one of whom is a member of Lake Mountain Ski Patrol. Detailed information, including gear lists and consent forms, are available from Mr McKinnon in the Junior School Office (

There will be a meeting to discuss the details of this trip at lunchtime on Wednesday, 7 August in room 908.

Ross McKinnon

Junior School Team Leader


Indo Austay Limited is organising its sixth Northbound Student Exchange Program for Australian students studying Indonesian in Year 10 and Year 11.  It will allow students to experience homestays in Indonesia, with Indonesian families, and be immersed in the language and culture of Indonesia. The program will run from December 7, 2013 - January 18, 2014. More information can be obtained from the Compass Newsfeed.  This is a great opportunity to fast track your skills in Indonesian and to experience what is a vibrant, exciting and beautiful country. 

Pompa Brady

Indonesian Teacher




Year 10 Maths Games Day 2013.

Nicolas Anson, Ned Baddeley, Roberta Lynn, Darcy Goodridge, Michael Whalen, Isabella Mulholland and Katerina Glynatsis attended the Year 10 Maths Games Day at Mount Scopus College in Burwood. Over 60 teams from nearly 40 schools competed in individual and team events, including timed team events. The winners on the day were Penleigh and Essendon Grammar, although all the participants should be recognised for their talent. The competition is an annual event organised by the Mathematics Association of Victoria. The Maths Games Days for seniors, and Years 7, 8 and 9, will also be held in Term 3.

“On Thursday, 18 July, seven students from Year 10 participated in a ‘state-wide’ Maths competition. The Maths Games Day was a great opportunity to demonstrate our mathematics skills across a wide range of maths topics. Participating as a team, we competed amongst many other schools in solving maths puzzles and problems. We enjoyed presenting our maths skills, as well as representing the maths talent from Eltham High School.” 

Michael Whalen, Year 10

Lynette Milner

Maths KLA Coordinator


Juan Ford - Artist's Presentation

Juan Ford presented his work to our Year 11 and Year 12 art students and interested staff, in our second Friday lunchtime artist’s talk event. Juan Ford is a contemporary ‘Eltham based’ artist who has been exhibiting his work for over ten years. His work is highly regarded, and in 2012 and 2013, Juan was a finalist in the Wynne Prize and Archibald Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Juan presented his work chronologically, starting with his early explorations at art school. Students could see and hear how his subject matter, techniques and artistic enquiries changed over the course of time.  He described his thinking and creative processes, as well as his daily routines and working methods.   

Students and staff were impressed by his rigour, technical expertise and his individual portrayal of highly detailed and individual perspectives of people, landscape, nature, light and shadow.

The event was well attended and inspiring to students and staff alike.  It is part of a series of artist presentations which aim to give students an insight into contemporary art practice.

Ute Leiner

Art Teacher

                       JUAN FORD: Ultrapilgrim 2012

Musical Notes

Music Camps: Healesville

Music staff were very pleased with what was achieved over the week.  For some ensembles it meant preparation for upcoming competitions.  For all students it was a valuable experience socially and musically.

An updated music calendar is available for all music students and will be given out at this week's ensemble rehearsals.

Our choir is attending the 'Eisteddfod by the Bay' on Thursday, 1 August.  We look forward to hearing about the group's experience from their conductor, Ms Lynlee Williams.  Good luck!

After School Program

A reminder that there are a few places available for voice lessons with Louisa Rankin.

There is also a vacancy for piano tuition on a Tuesday afternoon with Natalie Bartsch.

If you are interested in these or any other aspect of the Music Program please contact the Music Office on 9430 5127 or email Jill at

Rick Plummer
Director of Music


We are proud to report our success in the Interschool Debates, held at Loyola College on the evening of Tuesday, 23 July. Both our D Grade (Lily Courtney, Lauren Edwards and Indigo McKinnon) and C Grade (Lauren Edwards, Madi Holland and Umal-Kheyr Suufi) teams were successful, with Indigo McKinnon and Lauren Edwards both being awarded ‘Best Speaker’. We needed to forfeit our B Grade, and our A Grade had a Bye.

The Final Debate Round is on Tuesday, 6 August. The topic for D Grade is "That the Australian Government should protect anti-whaling protesters who forcibly disrupt whaling ships". We don't yet know whether we are ‘Affirmative’ or ‘Negative’. If any good arguments come to mind, please let me know.

Ms Ipsen

Debating Co-ordinator


Interschool Debates: Lauren Edwards, Lily Courtney and Indigo McKinnon

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The Victorian Schools’ Volleyball Cup

Congratulations to all involved in the Victorian Schools’ Cup over the weekend. Many teams won medals and many came very close. Well done to all athletes on their fantastic skill and sportsmanship. Congratulations to Corey Chubb and Anneli Maley for being awarded ‘Most Valuable Player’ in their respective Divisions.

Thank you to the staff that gave up their weekend to coach teams, and to the parents for transporting and cheering on our young athletes.

Full detailed results to follow.

Here is a summary of our Team’s results:



U/14 Girls Division 1   


U/14 Girls Division 2 


U/14 Boys Division 1


U/14 Boys Division 2


U/15 Girls Honours


U/15 Girls Division 1


U/15 Boys Honours


U/15 Boys Division 1


U/15 Boys Division 2


U/16 Girls Honours


U/16 Girls Division 1


U/16 Girls Division 1/2


U/16 Boys Honours


U/16 Boys Division 1


U/17 Girls Honours


U/17 Girls Division 1


U/17 Boys Honours

Silver (Thanks DK)

Open Girls Honours


Open Boys Honours


Open Boys Honours: Gold Medal


                          Open Girls Honours: Silver Medal

Important Volleyball Dates for 2013:

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


Eltham High School Swimming Squad

Training for the school Swimming Squad has now started.  To join in, be on the pool deck at the Eltham Leisure Centre at 7.00 am.  Coach Neroli Nixon will take swimmers through stroke correction and work on fitness, whilst at the same time, work at having fun with a great team of swimmers.  We are planning this year’s ‘Lapathon’ for early Term 4, so now’s the time to get in the pool and build up your lap count.  Squad hoodies are also being organised, so please get your payment slip back ASAP.  Don’t miss out!  For further information please contact Phil Boyd on 9430 5265 or at

Phil Boyd

Junior School Coordinator


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 lists, by occupation, placements other students have undertaken in the past. 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 3 September and Thursday 5 December

Time:              9:00am – 3:30pm

Location:        Burwood East RSPCA

Cost:               $55 includes registration, morning tea, RSPCA career show bag, and all activity costs.

For more information and to download a registration form visit :

Applying for a Tax File Number

Are you intending to look for part-time work or are you 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


Seeking Accommodation/Board for a Senior Female Student in Local Area

Please contact Louise Heathcote (Student Services Leader) on 9439 5123 if you think you can, or know of any suitable person who could provide board for a senior female student of Eltham High School.

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








Tuning in to Teens


Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

A six-session parenting program
for parents of adolescents aged from 10-16 years


Would you like to learn how to:

·         be better at talking with your teen?

·         be better at understanding your teen?

·         help your teen learn to manage their emotions?

·         help to prevent behaviour problems in your teen?

·         teach your teen to deal with conflict?


Tuning in to Teens

shows you how to help your teen develop Emotional Intelligence.

Adolescents with higher Emotional Intelligence:

·         are more aware, assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure

·         have greater success with making friends and are more able to manage conflict with peers

·         are more able to cope when upset or angry

·         have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties

·          have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults

·         have greater career success –

·         Emotional intelligence may be a better predictor of academic and career success than IQ!

Where:      Greenhills Neighbourhood Centre
Community Drive
Greensborough  3088


When:       Thursdays 8 August - 12 September


Cost:          $160 / $240 couples


Phone 9435 9287 to make a booking

Parents and Carers

Financial Statements

Financial statements are being mailed home this week, together with a summary of your child’s personal information held in our database.

A small portion of the School’s Government Funding is determined by this information, so please check the information listed, ensuring an email address is provided for Adult A and B (used for Compass and correspondence), as well an email address for the Family Billing.

Please return the signed form to the General Office as soon as possible (even if the information is unchanged).

A reminder to notify the school of any changes to your child’s medical, contact, accommodation details etc., throughout the year, by emailing the School Registrar at

School Buses

Pease note the following dates are Diamond Valley College student free days for the remainder of 2013. Buses will NOT run on these days and times will alter for END of terms.

Diamond Valley College student free day: 14  August

Last day for buses 19 December at 3.00pm

Eltham Psychology Clinic -  Parenting Group

Peace for parents at their wits end: A group for parents experiencing distressing relationships with a child or adolescent.

Target group:

Parents who feel they have lost, or are losing, their relationship with their child.

The goal of this group:

To educate parents about the nature of the pain in their relationships with their children, including the effect of:

·         Misleading expectations

·         Recurring disappointment

·         Feelings of anger, failure and rejection

Sample of topics:

The Invisible Twin: How expectations create emotional pain

Even before birth parents think about how their child will be. Mostly these ideas are built on how parents see themselves – their values, dreams and goals. When these expectations are too strong, the child is born with the perfect, but invisible, twin that they are meant to be. When their real child deviates from this expected pattern, the child becomes a disappointment and a problem. 

Recognising and enjoying differences

Childrens’ interests and passions are a “waste of time”. Their dislike of interests that parents value becomes laziness, lack of common sense or perseverance. Adolescent’s diverging views and goals become a sign of disrespect or hostility. The parent feels the relationship disintegrating.

Getting along with differences

Reconsidering expectations:

·         What are parents really for? Reproducing themselves as people or parenting their actual ‘bundle of DNA”? How genetics and the inevitability of differences can help parents cope.

·         Learning Ghandi’s task. Ghandi asked a Hindu to raise a Muslim child. What are the key skills for managing difference?

·         Identifying children’s traits and abilities. Find good examples of what your child can become in the world, not your family.

The surprising benefits of children who are not like their parents.












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Principal’s Report  1

Assistant Principal’s Report  4

Senior School News  4

Middle School News  5

Junior School News  5

Languages  6

Maths  7

Art  7

Musical Notes  8

Debating  8

Sport  9

Careers  10

Wellbeing  11

Parents and Carers  12


School Calendar  2

Canteen Roster  3

Upcoming Canteen Menu   4

School Term Dates: 4

School Absences  4

Music Fees Due  8

Log into Compass Parent Portal for Information on: 5

Compass ID Cards & Lateness Procedure  5

Extra Maths Help  5

Dates of Interest for Diamond Valley Bus Network  5

Year 7 Camp 2013  5

Malaysia Language Safari 2013 Trip  5

Girltalk Yoga  5

Smart not Scattered   5

Extra Maths Help   6

Homework Club   6

Drama  7

Japanese Language Classes  7

EMA - Education Maintenance Allowance. 12

Period 2   12

Girltalk Yoga  9

Topline Tennis Coaching  10

Weight Watchers  10

Yoga at Eltham High School 11


School Calendar


Wed 31

Year 7: Camp 1

(Wed – Fri)


Thu 1

Westpac Maths Competition

Tue 6

Edmodo/Compass parent information session: 6.00pm

Wed 7

Year 7 Camp 2

(Wed – Fri)

Year 11/Year 12 Maths Games Day

Sun 11

Symphonic Band Tour Departs

Wed 14

Year 7 Camp 3

(Wed – Fri)

Year 11 ‘Fit to Drive’ Program

Thu 15

Middles School Subject Selection due

Fri 16

Interim Reports online

Herald/Sun Careers Expo

World Challenge Trivia Evening

Sun 18

Working Bee

Wed 21

Student Progress Interviews: 4.00pm – 7.00pm

Mon 26

Year 7 Maths Games Day

Tue 27

Student Progress Interviews:

11.00am – 7.00pm

Wed 28

Year 9 Maths Games Day

School Council Meeting


Thu 5

VTAC Parent Information Evening

Sat 7

Royal South Street Symphonic Band

Sun 8

Middle School Snow Camp

(Sun – Fri)

Wed 11

Curriculum Day – Student free day

Thu 12

Year 12 Assembly: Safe Partying and Valedictory Rehearsal

Donydji Cross Cultural Partnership

(12 – 23 Sep)

Fri 13

2014 VCE Subjects published

Mon 16

Celebration Concert – Yarra Valley Grammar: 7.00pm

Space Camp

(16 – 30 Sep)

Wed 18

School Council Meeting

Fri 20

End of Term: 2.30pm Finish










Canteen Roster


Wed 31

Gail Parsons

Debbie Wood


Thu 01

Joanne Kesteser

Stephen Stone

Fri 02

Janine Kerwood

Melanie Keely

Mon 05

Peggy Alderton

Nicole Colenso

Mandy Grey-Stephens

Tue 06

2 x Volunteers needed


Upcoming Canteen Menu

Wed: Chicken Schnitzel Rolls

Thu: Nachos

Fri: Lasagne

Mon: Wedges

Tue: Hokkien Noodles with Chicken







School Term Dates:

Term 3:

Finish    Friday 20 September – 2.30pm

Term 4:

Start     Monday 7 October







School Absences

All Junior, Middle & Senior School absences can now be reported to:

9430 5299

(designated 24 hour answering service)

Please advise: name of child, year level, reason for absence and length of absence.

Log into Compass Parent Portal for Information on:


Compass ID Cards & Lateness Procedure

Extra Maths Help

Dates of Interest for Diamond Valley Bus Network

Year 7 Camp 2013

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



Extra Maths Help

When: Tuesday

Location: Room 706

Time: 3.10pm – 4.00pm

Mrs Milner

Maths KLA Coordinator




















Homework Club

When: Tuesday

Location: Room 908

Time: 3.15pm – 4.00pm

Julia List

Junior School Coordinator












When: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: 111 Drama Space

Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm

George Franklin

Art/Technology KLA Coordinator




















Japanese Language Classes

Japanese Language Classes are available:

When: Friday

Location: Room 136

Time: 8.10am – 8.45pm

Madame Hughes








Music Fees Due

New students to the program (Training Band and Junior Strings):

2nd Instalment (20%) due 21 June 2013

All other music students:

3rd Instalment (20%) due 26 July 2013

Contact Cashier: 943 05118








Interschool Debates: Umal-Kheyr Suufi












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:  15 July 2013

When:      Mondays 3.20 – 4.20pm

Where:     Room 134

                 Eltham High School

Cost:        $100 for a 10 week term

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











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









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

Yoga at Eltham High School

Feel a sense of wellbeing - Invigorate the body –

Calm the mind.

Term 3, 2013
Wednesdays 4:45pm

All teachers, students and parents welcome.

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

·         Standing poses for strength and balance;

·         Pilates for core strength and tone;

·         Deep relaxation.

8 Week Course Commences  Wednesday 24 July

Yes, You can start in the 2nd week and pay for the remaining course


1 hour sessions.  No experience required.

Where: Room 408

Cost: $96  (students: $84)

Instructor: Gillian Lazenby

Phone: 9444 0700

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EMA - Education Maintenance Allowance

Period 2

EMA applications for the 2nd instalment are due by Friday, 2 August.

If you have already completed an application at the beginning of 2013, you need not submit another.

Please call into the General Office to collect an application form.