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TERM 3 WEEK 9

TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 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

 

Curriculum ‘Student Free’ Day

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Last Day of Term

Friday, 20 September at 2.30pm


Principal’s Report

Student Achievement

Royal South Street Music Competitions 2013:

The Eltham High School Symphonic Band performed at its best last Saturday, 7 September in the final leg of the Royal South Street Competitions; taking away first place in the Petera Clamp Memorial Shield for “Premier Grade” Concert Bands. This continued the tradition of excellence set by the 2012 Eltham High School Symphonic Band which won the same competition in its inaugural year. I was very privileged to be in the audience for the evening’s performance and I have to say that all the bands that competed performed very well, and I congratulate them all. However, I do have to say that our young people were amazing and their performance was a ‘cut above the rest’, and hence, they fully deserve the accolade that has been bestowed upon them. A big congratulations to all members of the band, to the band leaders Sarah Abdurazak (Year 12, Rutter House) and Maddison Carter (Year 12, Everard House), to their Conductor Rick Plummer, and to the composer of one of the pieces that they played, our very own Mr Ed Fairlie. It was a performance not to be missed.

In reality, the entire weekend was an exceptional time for our Music Program, receiving great recognition throughout each day of the competition. To begin with, I congratulate all the students in the Jazz Band and their Conductor, Mr Monty McKenzie, who were awarded second place (only beaten by ½ a point) in the Intermediate Stage Bands Competition. The Judges certainly had a very hard time to arrive at their decision. A fantastic effort and performance!

Furthermore, I congratulate our Stage Band and their Conductor, Mr Ed Fairlie, for an outstanding performance that gained them first place in the Advanced Stage Bands Competition. The Band played a composition that was commissioned for them through the prize money awarded to the band at the ‘Generations in Jazz’ Competition in Mount Gambier. A fantastic accolade for the composer and the band.

Also, during the final week, the Percussion Ensemble was awarded third place, and the Concert Band was awarded Second Place (only beaten by 1 point), in their sections of the competition. I congratulate all the students and their respective Conductors, Ms Anna Camara and Mr Ed Fairlie.

In the Small Ensembles Competition, the Flute Ensemble was awarded first place, the Clarinet Choir awarded second place, and the Saxophone Ensemble awarded an Honourable Mention. I congratulate all of these students and their respective conductors, Ms Carol Galea, Ms Meg George and Mr Monty McKenzie. A wonderful effort resulting in an exceptional outcome.

I now look forward to our Celebration of Music Concert next Monday evening, 16 September; this is truly an occasion not to be missed. I can assure you that you will be very entertained, as you experience the talent and skill of our young people, and the adults that have guided and supported them throughout the year; their teachers and conductors. This evening of celebration brings to a close the major performance program, and in so doing, clears the way for students to concentrate on the coming period of assessment. This is a crucial time for all the students but, in particular, for the Year 12 students, who realistically only have three and a half weeks left of school.

If you have not yet purchased tickets for the concert, be sure to do so ASAP; seats are filling fast!

Senior Drama Solo Performances - A Big Hit with the Audience:

I congratulate all the Senior Drama students on their Solo Performances that were delivered to a very engaged audience last Thursday evening. The variety of interpretations of common themes kept the audience, not only entertained, but also on the edge of their seats. The students will be continuing to work on these performances, perfecting the last details, for the upcoming assessment period. I take this opportunity to wish all the Senior Drama students all the very best with their solo performance exam, and I also thank their teacher, Mr George Franklin, for the ongoing support that he provides, not only to the senior students, but to the entire Drama Program in the school.

Basketball World Championships:

I congratulate Anneli Maley (Year 9, Everard House), who last Sunday, 8 September was selected for the Australian U17 National Basketball Team. Anneli and her team will compete later this month, for Australia in the Oceania Qualifying Tournament against New Zealand. If successful, the Australian Team will then go on to represent Oceania and compete in the U17 World Championships in Slovakia in September 2014.

This is a remarkable achievement for Anneli who is “bottom age” for the Australian Team.  In fact, she is the youngest girl selected, having only just turned 15 on the same Sunday that she was selected for the team, during which time she was at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra for a gruelling 4 day selection camp.

Anneli is showing great passion and potential for the sport, and I wish her every success with the competitions.

Trader 500 – Electricians Trade Show:

Congratulations to Kia O’Donovan (Year 11, Rutter House) who, on the Thursday, 22 August attended the Trader 500 – Electricians Trade Show as part of his VET training; as arranged by his trainer. Kia entered a competition that focused on cabling stripping and preparation. His skill was recognised with a First Prize comprising $300 worth of tools for the trade. At the same time Kia set an Australian record which places him amongst the best in his field. This year Kia has secured a School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT), working with an electrician installing solar panels and will move to a full time apprenticeship in 2014.  I wish Kia well with his future endeavours.

A Message from the Bus Association of Victoria – Fare Evasion

At present, fare evasion on buses is at levels not seen for many years. The major reason for this has been the transition from MetCard to Myki ticketing systems. However, as the body representing nearly all of Victoria’s accredited bus operators, we are writing to you today to work with us and your local bus operators to ensure that your students are aware of the requirements of the new Myki ticketing system and their obligations to travel on a valid fare ticket.

They must always use their Myki tickets to ‘touch on’ and ‘touch off’ the Fare Payment Device on a bus, otherwise they will be travelling without a valid ticket. Whilst Authorised Officers (AOs) may provide them with an initial warning for failing to carry a valid ticket, I can assure you that after that the AOs will issue reports of non-compliance, where appropriate, and students will more than likely be subject to an infringement notice from Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in due course.

Critically for you, the PTV monitors patronage via the new Myki system electronically, which could mean that if students are not touching on and off properly, that the message PTV gets from the system is that the demand for passengers on routes relevant to your education facility are very low, and in some cases, so low that no services is required! Services could be lost.

The following is a recent message from PTV to all students travelling on buses with Myki tickets:

‘From Monday, 27 May 2013 the sale and top up of myki cards will commence on metropolitan buses. Bus drivers will sell and top up MYKI cards. A Full Fare myki costs $6. A Concession, Child or Senior’s myki costs $3.

If a student purchases a myki on board the bus for immediate travel they must also top up with myki money at the same time. The student will then need to touch on with their myki for that trip.

Students must purchase or top up their mykis with cash. The minimum top up is $1 and the maximum top up is $20. EFTPOS or credit cards are not accepted for top up on board buses.

Students with invalid mykis or negative balance

Any student who does not have a valid myki (e.g. their myki is defective or cannot be topped up), shall be requested by the driver to purchase and top up a myki on board and directed to a staffed railway station or the PTV Call Centre 1800 800 007 to resolve any issues with their defective card.

If a student presents a myki with a negative balance, the driver will request the holder to top up the myki with sufficient money so it can be touched on for travel.

A myki which cannot be touched on for any reason is not valid for travel.’

Vincent Sicari

Principal

Assistant Principal’s Report

With the warmer weather coming, I would like to remind students and their families about the school Dress Code. There is an expectation that all students comply with the Dress Code at all times, both when in class and beyond the classroom.

Student Dress Code

Not acceptable for school

      Brief clothing
      Singlets or sleeveless t-shirts
(even if the shoulder strap is wider than 6cm)
      Brief skirts and shorts
      Shirts or dresses with a shoulder strap less than 6cm in width
      Bare midriff
      Exposed underwear
      Thongs are not appropriate footwear for a school environment.

Students will be informed of further guidelines in relation to specific classes. Health and Safety standards require protective clothing and solid footwear in some subjects, and students are expected to comply with teacher instructions in these subjects.


Fran Mullins

Assistant Principal

Senior School News

Year 12 OES - White Water Rafting: 23 – 25, August

Our two Year 12 OES classes completed their final camp last weekend.  Both classes travelled down the Princess Highway to Glenaladale, near Bairnsdale, to participate in white water rafting on the Mitchell River.

Weather and river conditions were ideal, and each class had an amazing experience.  Big Smiles all round at the end of the camp.

Nic Cooper

Outdoor and Environmental Studies Teacher

Junior School News

Year 8 Surfari: October and November 2013

What do you call a Year 8 without a Surf Camp? Grumpy! Want to stop being Grumpy? (6 out of 7 dwarves say “yes”), then come along to the Year 8 Surfari.

In October and November the Junior School will be running a series of Surfari Activity Days, consisting of:

·         A scenic coach trip to Anglesea

·         A surf lesson with the tried and tested surf school ‘Go Ride a Wave’

·         A fantastic pizza lunch

The trip will culminate with yet another scenic coach trip home (sit on the same side of the bus to see all the sights!). Classes have been allocated to the following dates:

·         8F & H: Tuesday, 28 October

·         8 D & J: Wednesday, 6 November

·         8 G & K: Thursday, 7 November

·         8 B & C: Tuesday, 12 November

·         8 A & E: Wednesday, 13 November

In order for these events to proceed (and who could think of a better way to spend a summer day?), consent and payment must be completed by the end of Week 1, Term 4. Please speak to your Year 8 student about this activity, and use Compass for consent and payment. If you have any questions, please contact the Junior School Office. 

Ross McKinnon

Junior School Team Leader

Maths

Year 7 and Year 9 Maths Games Days

Math Games Days were held at Williamstown High School in Williamstown on Thursday, 29 August and Overnewton Anglican Community College in Keilor on Monday, 2 September.

The following students represented Eltham High School:

Year 7:    Hamish Butler, April Harrison, Molly Jessop, Josh Kammerhofer, Jack Sadler, Marianna Saill-Dilnot and Taylor Weddle.

Year 9:    Brianna Eastaway, Sophie Palfreman, Michaela Prunotto, Warwick Purchase, Sean Richards, Jaime Sacchero, Matthew Yates and Cameron Yung.

Being divided into two independent teams, our students carried out various individual and team-based activities that required them to solve puzzles and mathematical problems. The feedback received was that it was a very enjoyable and challenging experience:

 “I really enjoyed the Maths Games Day. We did heaps of different things like games and problem solving.  We even had a relay at the end; that was my favourite challenge of the day. I would recommend the Maths Games Day to anyone interested because it's a really fun day.” Brianna Eastaway, Year 9

“On Maths Games Day we had fun solving problems, working together and meeting people from the other schools. My favourite part of it was the relay, and having lunch outside near the sea.” Michaela Prunotto, Year 9


A big ‘thank-you’ to our students for their fantastic effort, wonderful attitude and great level of enthusiasm in representing Eltham High School, and also to our staff, Simon Maurdev and Adriana Zorzan, for their involvement and support at these events.

Lynette Milner

Maths KLA Coordinator

IPAF Animation Awards: Wednesday, 4 September

Students from Eltham High School attended RMIT to view a round-up of the best animation films from 2012, in the Secondary School category. The organisers selected seven animated films from the 2012 ATOM Awards, covering themes such as: community, culture, friendship, identity, health care, belonging, creativity and self-expression.

Our students are currently covering animation in the subject ‘Interactive Digital Media’, using Adobe Flash. The films that they enjoyed the most were: 

·         Tegan the Vegan (http://goo.gl/j48Wl1

·         Face to Face: Children's Stories (http://goo.gl/ceuBMY)

Both films were created by Secondary students.

Craig Bradley

eLearning Leader

Drama

Eltham High School presents Romeo and Juliet, The Truth At Last; a fast paced, comedic and musical interpretation of Shakespeare’s play:

Dates:             Tuesday, 10 September – Friday, 13 September (4 nights)

Time:               7.30pm

Location:        Room 111 (Drama Space)

Cost:               $15 Adults

                        $10 Students/U18s

Tickets:           Purchased at the Door

 


Musical Notes

Royal South Street Competitions

It's been a very busy couple of weeks but the Royal South Street Competitions have now finished!

The results were very impressive, but more importantly, our students were very happy with their performance. A feeling of satisfaction was felt that they had tried their hardest, and that they had improved immensely on their performance in 2012.

We congratulate all our Tutors, Conductors and students for their exceptionally dedicated efforts in what has been a very hectic term!

Results from last week were as follows:

Music Section

Result

Clarinet Choir

2nd

Concert Band

2nd (missed 1st by 1 point)

Flute Ensemble

1st

Jazz Band

2nd (missed 1st by ½ point)

Percussion Ensemble

3rd

Saxophone Ensemble

Honourable Mention

Stage Band

1st

Symphonic Band

1st


Band Rehearsals

Intermediate Band Rehearsal:

Due to the Curriculum Day on Wednesday, 11 September the Intermediate Band rehearsal will be on Friday, 13 September at lunchtime.

Concert Band Rehearsal:

The Concert Band will be rehearsing at the normal time on Wednesday, 11 September.

Junior Jazz Band Rehearsal:

The Junior Jazz Band will be rehearsing on Wednesday, 11 September from 1.30pm – 3.00pm.

Celebration Concert: Monday, 16 September

A reminder about our Celebration Concert for all our Music Program Ensemble students, taking place:

Date:               Monday, 16 September

Time:               7.30pm

Location:        George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley

Grammar

Tickets will be available via Trybooking on Wednesday, 4 September at 9am. To book, follow the link on the school's website 'book here', or go to http://www.trybooking.com/DMFI Bookings will close at 3pm on Monday, 16 September.

If you have any queries regarding the events mentioned above, or the Music Program in general, please contact the Music Office on 9430 5127 or email Jill at bro@elthamhs.vic.edu.au

Rick Plummer
Director of Music

Rockquiz Trivia Night – World Challenge and Donydji

As the World Challenge Group are venturing off to Vietnam and Laos later this year, and the Donydji Group leaving in less than a week, we have all been working very hard, fundraising, in support of the trips. The first Eltham High School ‘Rockquiz’ Trivia Night was held on Friday, 16 August; the event successfully raising over $2000. We had the great Eltham High Staff Band, performing some golden classics, with a little bit ‘old school’.  George did a fabulous job as the MC, keeping everyone entertained the whole night.

There were many games played, such as ‘Heads and Tails’ and ‘Four Corners’ (both won by the very lucky Pete Lucas),  as well as a very interesting race to see who could get the Oreo in their mouth without using their hands! The silent auction was also a huge success.

The night ended with a ‘bang’, with Jon Baly smashing a beautiful blue guitar to the tune of ‘Highway to Hell’. We would like to thank Rhys for doing such a great job in setting up the sound and light production, without which the show would not have been able to go on.

By Carmen and Ellyn, World Challengers  

Eltham High School Swimming Squad ‘Lap-a-Thon’: Thursday, 17 October

The Eltham High School Swimming Squad is running its annual ‘Lap-a-Thon’. The funds raised this year will be donated to the Nillumbik Shire Christmas ‘Wish Giving Tree’. Once again, our swimmers will be asked to swim as many laps as possible in an hour. The money raised will purchase presents to fill hampers for those in our community who do not get to celebrate Christmas as they would wish.

We are keen to get as many swimmers involved. Please feel welcome to come down and swim, help out with lap counting, or just enjoy the charged atmosphere as our squad reach out to make a difference in our community.  

Date:               Thursday, 17 October

Time:               6.45am Sharp! (Swimming commences at 7.00am)

Location:        Eltham Leisure Centre

After:              Breakfast at Eltham High School

The aim is to swim as many laps as possible, within the allocated hour, without placing your feet on the bottom of the pool. Any stroke is permissible, as are kick boards.

We hope to see as many old and new swimmers as possible!

Please contact Phil Boyd on 9430 5265 or Louise Heathcote on 9430 5123 for further details.

Phil Boyd

Junior School Coordinator

Sport

Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup: 8-13 December

All participants in this year’s competition should have now received their forms in the mail. Please pay your deposit and return your T-shirt order by Friday, 13 September.

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

Sporting Achievement

Bendigo Dragon City Tournament 2013:

On Sunday, 8 September Louise Alford, Year 11E and Ellis Evans, Year 10H, as part of the Heidelberg Senior Girls 2 Team, competed in the Bendigo Dragon City Tournament 2013. After a very long and tiring day, starting at 8.30am and finishing with the Grand Final Match after 6.00pm, they returned victorious; being awarded Gold Medals as the “Senior Girls Premiers of the Bendigo Dragon City Tournament 2013. Congratulations to them both!

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

 

Parents and Carers

Dates of Interest for Diamond Valley College Bus Network

Diamond Valley Bus Network – Monday, 16 – Friday, 20 September:

Please note that due to Diamond Valley College (DVC) students attending City Campus, from 16 - 20 September, non DVC students who travel via the College Bus Network are advised to be at their stop 15 minutes prior to normal departure times in the morning to allow the bus to drop off at the Diamond Creek Station.  Afternoon buses will run as close to normal time as possible.  

Diamond Valley Bus Network - Term Dates for the Remainder of 2013:

Pease note the following Term dates for the remainder of 2013.  Bus times will alter for END of terms.  Term dates are:

Term 3:                        Finish 20 September at 2.10pm

Term 4:                        Start 7 October

                                    Last day for buses 19 December at 3.00pm

Careers

Year 9 Work Experience:

Monday, 2 December – Friday, 13 December 2013

All Year 9 students, who will be 15 years of age at the time of the work experience, are eligible to participate. For students who will not yet be 15 years old, there is still the opportunity to work at a pre-school or primary school.  The normal ‘Work Experience Arrangement Forms’ are used in both instances.

If your child is not going to participate, a written note must be handed into the Careers Office, or an email sent, detailing alternative arrangements.  Please note there will be no alternative school program provided during this period for students who are not participating in the Work Experience Program.

Now is the time to get something organised, whether it be with one or two employers for the period.  Please contact Ross Pringle on 9430 5133 or email pri@elthamhs.vic.edu.au for further information.

Zoos Victoria Work Experience: February – April 2014

Are you keen to be part of the workforce at Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo or Healesville Sanctuary?  If you are, then access the site below and download the application forms.  Please note, to take part in this work experience you will need to be 15 years of age by the time of the placement.

http://www.zoo.org.au/get-involved/volunteer/work-experience

Your application must be handed into the Careers Office for checking and confirmation. All completed applications will then be sent by Mr Pringle to Zoos Victoria.

Year 10 Work Experience: Monday, 19 May – Friday, 23 May 2014

Please consider a pathway related placement for your work experience; organisations such as the Victorian Police and Zoo’s Victoria are currently taking applications. Forms are available from outside the Careers Office. Act quickly to avoid missing out on a great placement.

 

The Young Scientists of Australia (YSA)

The Young Scientists of Australia are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting science to the youth of Australia, targeting individuals 14 years – 26 years of age. The aim is to improve science communication, staffing of science schools, public science events, and general science support for high school and university students.

For more information about what we do in the Melbourne Chapter of YSA:

·         Visit our website at http://www.ysa.org.au/melbourne,

·         Contact us at exec@melbourne.ysa.org.au

·         Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ysamelb

If you like the idea of YSA, please consider participating in ‘The Science Experience’ (TSE) which is run every year in January at different universities across Australia. TSE runs for 3 days and is aimed at students in Year 9 and Year 10.

Ross Pringle

Careers Coordinator

Entertainment Book

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ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS

ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Thank you so much to all of you who purchased your Entertainment™ Book this year to support Eltham High School. We are excited to have raised $533 through this fund-raiser!

The 2013|2014 Entertainment Book is almost sold out. We have no Books in stock – the only way you can get your Book is to have it delivered to you – but POSTAGE IS FREE – so this really is your last chance to get your Book!

·         ORDER NOW at:

https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/18843n4

·         Or contact me at mar@elthamhs.vic.edu.au or on 94305111

Bruce Martyn

Business Manager

Wellbeing

Grey Horse Growth and Learning: Term 4

We are calling for interest in the Grey Horse Growth and Learning program for next term. Maggie Broom is offering our students a full day of equine therapy, in a relaxed and supportive environment in Smiths Gully, for students who might be interested in further self-exploration and confidence building. This program offers students the opportunity to socialise with other students and become familiar with horses.

Due to the lack of funding for this program for next term, Maggie is offering a subsidised version of the program for a full day; this normally runs over a five week period. The cost for each student is $50, and we are looking at recruiting up to 8 students. If you would like to register your child's interest, please contact Eva Natsis at Eltham High School via email at nas@elthamhs.vic.edu.au, or call 9430 5177. The date for the event will be decided once numbers are confirmed.

Eva Natsis

Student Support Worker

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black Saturday – ‘The Tree Project
 
Here is your one chance to see the completed tree with the amazing canopy full of over 3,000 leaves before we take the tree to its final home. We'd be delighted if you joined us for this celebration. 
On Saturday 30 November, the culmination of nearly five years work by ‘The Tree Project’ will be unveiled to the community for the first time as a completed tree.
The unveiling will take place at the Whittlesea Agricultural Showgrounds, we will be opening to the public at 1pm and inviting people to come and walk around the tree (it will be on its side on a low loader trailer).
We will have local Rotary, Lions Club and CWA community groups providing refreshments for a small fee (all money goes back into their volunteer programs).
We will also have some wonderful musical performances during the afternoon, from local school groups and community groups.
At around 2pm, we will have a small ceremony with words of thanks from The Tree Project to all who supported us (it’s a long list!) and we will have a ceremony where the last word in the final message of thanks is stamped into the tree by two blacksmiths (blacksmiths always get the last word), this will be the official moment of completion for the tree.

You are welcome to come and see the tree between 1pm and 4pm on the 30th November in Whittlesea, but in order that we can let our community caterers know how many people to expect, please indicate on Facebook if you are going, or if you are a maybe, by visiting http://www.treeproject.abavic.org.au/news.html

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contents

Principal’s Report  1

Assistant Principal’s Report  3

Senior School News  4

Junior School News  5

Maths  5

IPAF Animation Awards: Wednesday, 4 September  6

Drama  6

Musical Notes  7

Rockquiz Trivia Night – World Challenge and Donydji 8

Eltham High School Swimming Squad ‘Lap-a-Thon’: Thursday, 17 October  8

Sport  9

Parents and Carers  10

Careers  10

Entertainment Book   11

Wellbeing  11

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS  13

School Calendar  2

Canteen Roster  3

Upcoming Canteen Menu   3

School Term Dates: 4

School Absences  4

Compass ID Cards & Lateness Procedure  6

Dates of Interest for Diamond Valley Bus Network  6

School Term Dates  6

Smart not Scattered   7

Music Fees Due  7

Extra Maths Help   8

Homework Club   8

Japanese Language Classes  8

Why Not Get Involved! 9

Chess Club   9

Drama  9

Drawing Club   9

Eltham High School Swimming Club   9

Interschool Debating Team    9

Manga and Anime Club   9

Topline Tennis Coaching  10

Weight Watchers  10

Yoga at Eltham High School 11

 

School Calendar

September

Tue 10

Drama Performance: “Romeo and Juliet, The Truth At Last”

(10 – 13 Sep)

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

Sat 14

Space Camp USA

(14 – 30)

Mon 16

Celebration Concert – Yarra Valley Grammar: 7.00pm

Wed 18

School Council Meeting

Fri 20

End of Term: 2.30pm Finish

Mon 23

Malaysia Safari

(23 Sep – 03 Oct)

 

Term 4

November

Fri 08

Art & Technology Exhibition

(Fri 08 – Sat 09)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canteen Roster

 

Wed 11

Curriculum Day

 

Thu 12

Julie Kofoed

Christine Williams

 

Fri 13

Denise Di Petta

Petra Leaford

 

Mon 16

Maureen Orders

Christine Robinson

 

Tue 10

Melanie Ryan

Christine Muscat


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Canteen Menu

Thu: Sushi

Fri: Hamburgers

Mon: Wedges

Tue: Nachos

 

 

 

 

 

School Term Dates:

Term 3:

Finish    Friday 20 September – 2.30pm

Term 4:

Start     Monday 7 October

2014

Term 1:

Start     Wednesday 29 January

(Years 7, 11 and 12)

 

            Thursday 30 January

(Years 8, 9 and 10)

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.


 

 

 

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Year 9 Maths Games Day

 

 

 

 

 

Log into Compass Parent Portal for Information on:

Compass ID Cards & Lateness Procedure

Dates of Interest for Diamond Valley Bus Network

School Term Dates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


IPAF Animation Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Fees Due

All Music Students

 

Last instalment for all music students due 20 September

 

Contact Cashier: 9430 5118


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese Language Classes

Japanese Language Classes are available:

When: Friday

Location: Room 136

Time: 8.10am – 8.45pm

Madame Hughes

 

Why Not Get Involved!

Chess Club

When: Wednesday

Location: Library

Time: Lunchtime

Ben McLeay

English/Drama Teacher

Drama

When: Tuesday/Thursday

Location: 111 Drama Space

Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm

George Franklin

Art/Technology KLA Coordinator

Drawing Club

When: Friday

Location: Room 168

Time: Lunchtime

Melissa Hughes

Eltham High School Swimming Club

When: Thursday

Location: Eltham Leisure Centre

Time: 7.00am – 8.00am

Phil Boyd

Junior School Coordinator

Interschool Debating Team

When: Wednesday

Location: Room 166

Time: Lunchtime

Leanne Ipsen

Debating Coordinator

Manga and Anime Club

When: Friday

Location: Room 156

Time: Lunchtime

Melissa Hughes

 

 

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.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 you’re 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

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

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

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