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Year 12 Valedictory Evening

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Principal’s Report

Student Achievements

Eltham Community Service Award:

Congratulations to Emily Everett (Year 11, Rutter House) who on Monday, 18 November at a senior school assembly was presented with  the Eltham Community Service Award by local State Member of Parliament, Mr Steve Herbert. Emily’s insightful study on the how the use of ipads in a local special developmental school impacts on the behaviour of children with a disability has been recognised worthy of this award. Emily undertook this study as part of her Extended Investigation subject which was introduced in Victoria this year for the very first time. Eltham High School took on the challenge to introduce it as a pilot school for the program in 2012.

Emily was surprised and humbled to have been recognised in this way and expressed her gratitude to Mr Herbert for setting up the award and for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and present it.

Emily is a worthy recipient and a great ambassador for our school. I wish her all the very best as she begins her Year 12 studies.


The HEADSTART program for all students moving into Year 12 began on Monday, 18 November, and for those moving into year 11, will begin the following Monday. Students will have two full weeks of intensive study in their selected courses prior to the end of the year, giving them a head start for 2014. This is the first year of introducing this initiative and student feedback so far has been very positive. The timetable has been created and, as far as is possible, the teachers taking the subjects in 2014 have been allocated to take these classes.

A great deal of work has gone in to making this program happen and I do wish to particularly thank Ms Robyn Stephens, our Timetabler, and Ms Cathy Cukier, our Daily Organiser, who have worked very hard to bring this program together, which I can assure you has not been easy. The Senior School Team have also worked very hard to ensure that all students have been allocated into a program of study early enough for all of this to happen. I thank them all and congratulate them. I am certain that this will prove to be a positive addition to our curriculum program.

Final Working Bee for the Year

I take this opportunity to thank all the people that attended last Sunday’s Working Bee, the last Working Bee for the year.  A great deal of work was achieved in preparing the grounds for the long summer break. Attendance was fantastic with approximately 60 people arriving to lend a hand. It was great to see the large number of young people that came along with their parents and we want to see more of this in the coming year. I do wish to thank all the members of the Grounds Committee for all the work that they have done throughout the year. They work tirelessly planning and organising the work as well as doing the work. A special thank you to Mr John Coates for his continued support of the group and to Mr Bruce Martyn for his role as liaison person between the school and the committee. I look forward to our work together in 2014.

Vincent Sicari


Assistant Principal’s Report

Home Harvest Feast 2014

We are looking for volunteers to grow and supply the produce for the Home Harvest Feast 2014 on Sunday 16 March 2014, to be held at Eltham High School.

In its third year the Home Harvest Feast is a celebration of home grown produce and local food. All growers are invited to celebrate in the harvest and the joys of local food by sharing a delicious community meal created by trained cooks using your home or community-grown produce.

Register to grow and supply the produce for the Home Harvest Feast. Then spend the summer growing the produce and donate some to the Feast in return for your tickets. You can attend the Feast in March 2014, and going on past experience, enjoy a delicious meal and great day!

No matter your level of experience or how green your fingers are, everyone is invited to take part and get growing.

All types of produce are welcome. If you are growing something different or exotic, please let us know when registering. If you're a little stuck, here are some suggestions of what you could grow: zucchini, eggplant, tomato, capsicum, silverbeet, carrot, pumpkin, cucumber, beets, lettuce greens and herbs.

Produce drop-off will take place in the week leading up to the Feast. You will receive your ticket for the Feast when you drop your produce off. A good way to work out how much produce to donate is to think of a quantity that would feed you and your guests.

As a Grower you will receive regular newsletters including advice and guidance, and will be invited to take part in community events and workshops, such as food swaps, where you can get to know other growers.

The Home Harvest Feast sits within a calendar of Harvest Month events. As a Grower you will also receive exclusive details on workshops, food swaps and special events taking place.

To sign up as a Grower for the Home Harvest Feast, please complete the registration form and get growing!

Rock 2 Reef 2014 - Central Australian and Tropical Queensland Tour for Year 10 and Year 11 Students

In 2014 Eltham High School will be running our bi-annual bus tour through Central Australia and Northern Queensland for students in Years 10 – 11.  Tour highlights include (but there is a whole lot more):

·         Coober Pedy – sleeping underground and tour of opal mine

·         Uluru & Kata Tjuta

·         Kings Canyon

·         Ormiston Gorge

·         Alice Springs

·         Devils Marbles

·         Mount Isa (Mine Tour)

·         Townsville

·         Dive the Reef – (opportunity to learn/experience scuba diving)

·         Cairns Crocodile Farm and Nature Park

·         Fly home

Dates: Depart:           Sunday, 22 June 2014 (Eltham High School)

Return:           Sunday, 6 July 2014 (Eltham High School)

Please check the School website for more information and to access Deposit Forms.  Only 40 lucky students can go, so don't hesitate in paying your deposit!

Any questions, please contact either Phil Boyd or Ms Cocco.

Phil Boyd

Junior School Coordinator

Middle School News

Year 9 Students – Last Day of School: Friday, 29 November 2013

All Year 9 students are required to attend school until Friday, 29 November 2013.  During the week after the exams (18 - 22 November 2013) students will review and reflect on their exams.  The following week (25 - 29 November 2013) students will complete a ‘HEADSTART’ program which is an orientation into Year 10, and all Year 9 students are required to attend. 

Work experience cannot be undertaken at this time unless you are part of the Volleyball Team and have negotiated with the Middle School.  Thank you.

Year 9 Activity Program: 19 May - 23 May 2014

As part of our Year 9 Activity Program “Challenging the Individual” a three day camp is included, along with two days of school activities.  The whole program will focus on personal development, team building, self-esteem and enjoyment.

To be able to run the Year 9 Camp in 2014 we require a deposit of $80.00 from each student.  The camp is an important part of our Year 9 Program, and to secure the camp venue booking, we must have the $80.00 deposit paid by Monday, 2 December 2013.   

The total cost of the camp is $320.00.  The remaining $240.00 will be payable in early Term 1, 2014. 

Please make payment of the $80.00 deposit, either through Compass via BPay, or to the Eltham High School Cashier (telephone: 9430 5118).  Thank you.

Jodie Sutton

Middle School Team Leader

Calculator Sales for VCE Maths, Year 10 Maths Extension or Year 10 Core Maths 2014

A representative from the Organiser & Calculator King will be at the School:

Date:                           Monday, 25 November 2013

Time:                           12.30pm - 1.00pm

Location:                    Conference Room

Calculator Required:  TI-Nspire CX CAS

Cost:                           $185

Payment Methods:   

Cheque or cash on the day: Cheque to be made payable to “The Organiser & Calculator King”. (Please ensure your name and phone number is included on the back of the cheque).

o    Payment by Credit Card: *Payment by Visa / MasterCard / Amex or Diners cards incurs a surcharge of 3%. Payment must be made by Friday, 22 November 2013.

You can pre-order and pay via the website and your child can pick up their calculator on Monday, 25 November at the School.

To receive this special offer, go to the Website

1.    Search for TI-Nspire CX CAS, (CODE: TINSCX)

2.    Add to cart and enter discount code ELTHAMHS in the coupon area.


3.    Fill in your billing information using your child’s name & address

4.    Your child’s calculator will be ready for pick up on Monday, 25 November at 12.30pm.

For further information contact the shop at Unit 6, 25-37 Huntingdale Rd, Burwood. Telephone: 9808 5633.

Mrs Milner

KLA Coordinator Mathematics

Current Year 8 & Year 9 Students - Subject Selections for 2014

The 2014 subject allocations for current Year 8 and Year 9 students are now on-line. Please:

·         Log onto the Intranet

·         Click on ‘My Details’ and your subject selections will be listed in the middle column under the heading ‘Subjects Allocated’.


·         Wave your mouse over the subject codes to view the full name of the subject. 

If you find any anomalies i.e. you have not been placed in a core subject or you have been placed in a subject you have already completed, please contact the Middle School Office.

Jodie Sutton

Middle School Leader

Junior School

Spanning the Divide

In last week's Newsletter there was an article about upcoming activities in Science.  The article, ‘Going the Distance’, was the first of a number to give you an update on how the bridge building is progressing.

All the groups have assembled and appointed their leaders and have now gone on to decide the serious business of determining their groups with names.  There is competition right from the outset; getting the right name that best reflects their endeavours.  ‘Kittens with Mittens’, ‘The Foodlepoppers’ are great contenders, but to my mind, ‘Da Da Da Batman’ is in the lead with best name. 

Groups of students are in the designing phase at present, working out how best to use their limited supplies of cardboard, string and masking tape.   What will they do? Will they try designing a suspension bridge? Perhaps a truss; what sort of truss? A Pratt truss or maybe an Allan truss? What about a lattice truss? How will they make sure the decking is curved upwards, and stays that way? Can they bridge the distance? Will their bridge support the massive weight of Mr Coventry?

While not trying to give away too much, here are some of the sketches that are being considered and further developed before moving into the construction phase. 


I am certainly interested to see the results!

Rob Coventry


School Notebooks

All school notebooks are to be handed into IT Support once a year for maintenance and an operating system upgrade. Please find below a brief schedule for school notebook maintenance; a more in-depth schedule will be released at a later date on Compass. It is important that you note the week you are to be updated. IT Support will collect your notebook from your class. You need to back-up your school files in your H: home drive and back up other files to a hard drive or usb. You will be without a notebook for 3 periods. It is essential that you update on the week that has been allocated to you.

If you miss the update slot you need to drop your notebook into IT Support the next day. Without the update your notebook will not work in 2014. All notebooks in Year 7 - 9 are to be updated prior to the school holidays. The 2014 Year 11/12's will be upgraded in the first two weeks after the holidays. 

Year Group 2013

Date For Maintenance

Year 9

18 November 2013

Year 8

2 December 2013

Year 7

9 December 2013

Year 12 (2014)

3 February 2014

Year 11  (2014)

10 February 2014

Craig Bradley

IT Leader

Musical Notes

Chamber Ensembles Concert: Friday, 22 November

Date:               Friday, 22 November

Time:               4.00pm – 6.00pm

Location:        Drama Space

Entry:              Free

Please come and listen to our Senior Chamber Ensembles perform the pieces focused on this term; a great opportunity to appreciate the talents of our students!

Twilight Evening Concert: 2, December

The Twilight Concert, involving all Large Ensembles, will be taking place:

Date:               Monday, 2 December

Time:               6.30pm (students to arrive at 6.00pm)

Location:        Eltham High School

This event is a great opportunity to invite family and friends to listen to the wonderful music performed by your children; it has a little ‘touch of Christmas’!

After School Voice Lessons

A couple of vacancies exist for after school voice lessons and one vacancy for piano on a Monday at 6.00pm.  A good opportunity for a ‘try out’ during the last couple of weeks.  For further information, please contact Jill in the Music Office.

Intention Form

We are still awaiting the return of a number of Intention Forms.  We need to know what your child is doing in 2014 regards their participation in the Music Program. If your child has misplaced their copy, please email Jill in the Music Office, and she will forward you a replacement form. 

If you have any queries regarding the Music Program, please contact the Music Office on 9430 5127 or email Jill at

Rick Plummer
Director of Music

Working Bee Update

Just about 60 parents, students, past parents and teachers attended the final Working Bee on Sunday in absolute glorious late spring weather.  Most tasks were well on their way to completion by the morning tea break, and as a result, further work was addressed in a number of areas. 

Many thanks to all those wonderful volunteers who attended on the day; punctuality was brilliant with most attendees arriving before the official 9.00am start.  Special thanks go out to the Grounds Committee members who organise and supervise tasks, as well as cater the food and drinks for the volunteers in attendance.

The following tasks were attended to on Sunday:

·         Twelve metal sleeper retaining wall uprights were positioned and concreted into place on the southern side of the new building complex.  Sleepers will be slotted into place at the February Working Bee next year.

·         9m3 of soil was barrowed into the garden complex on the western side of the new building complex.

·         Several loads of mulch were added around the Ironbark trees in the Courtyard.

·         A significant amount of brush cutting and mowing was completed across the campus complex.

·         Pruning and weeding was completed around the 400’s block, as well as the garden adjacent to the Stadium.

·         More paving around the edges of the raised box garden adjacent to the Canteen was completed.

·         The paving surround the Memorial Garden and the lockers adjacent to the 700 block were successfully pressure cleaned.

Special thanks to the following volunteers who gave up their Sunday morning to make a difference to the environment of the school:

Robert Ackland, Leo Adamson, Adrian and Jessica Black, Ali Burley, Frank Capozza, Steve and Lachlan Chapman, Jon Clark, John Coates, Iris, Jack and Sharyn Dimech, Dave Eales, Mark Eyres, Harry, Mitch and Pete Green, Philip Green, Hariff and Wendy Gunnoo, April and John Harrison, Leanne Ipsen, Robin Jones, Kamilla Laxton, Nick Lepedat, Simon MacDonald, Sarah Markiewiez,  Bruce Martyn, Frank Medcalf, Xavier Mira, Chris Morrison, Tim Natoli, David and Lisa Norden, John Prenc, Catherine Rainey, Vincent Sicari, Mal Sinclair, Jodie Sutton, Charles Steel, Bill Taylor, Jeremy Taylor, Helen Telfer, The Naughty Sea Monkey, Sue Washington, Liam White, Tess Williver, Joi Xin, Jess, John and Ruby Zito, Celeste, Dannica and Toni Zuzic.

Thanks again to all our volunteers throughout the year, particularly the Grounds Committee personnel who plan, organise and execute the tasks on the day.

Again, there are seven Working Bees planned for next year, so please think about volunteering for one or more Working Bees in 2014.

Kind Regards

John Coates

For the Grounds Committee


Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

Team lists are displayed on the volleyball information board in the Stadium and on the volleyball home page on the Eltham High web page: ‘Teams for Australian Volleyball Schools Cup’. -

Final information is now available on the volleyball web page. Simply select ‘volleyball’ on the Eltham High web page. On the volleyball home page select ‘Downloads’. The document ‘Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup 2013’ has all the details you will need leading up to this National Tournament.

The final payment is due on or before Friday, 15 November. This should be paid to the Cashier. Parental permission can be given on Compass.

Should you need more information, or clarification regarding the above, please free to contact me at

State Volleyball Finals

Congratulations to the Year 8 Boys and Girls and the Rear 7 Boys on winning the Northern Zone Volleyball Finals. Those three teams now progress onto the School Sport Victoria State Volleyball Final at Melbourne Sport and Aquatic Centre on Tuesday, 26 November. Details are now on Compass.

Australian Schools' Volleyball Cup – Practice Matches

Each year I hear teams talking after they have lost their first match at Nationals saying “if only we had trained more or had a practice game before we came, we could have won that match”.

So often a loss early in the tournament can cost a team a place in the medal playoffs later in the week.  So let’s get a match or two under our belt before we start. In the weeks leading up to Nationals each team can play a match under match conditions at school. Each team needs to support this:

Thursday, 21 November: 3.30 pm

Under 15 Boys Honours vs Under 16 Boys Division 2 vs Under 15 Girls Hon

(3 games – each team plays 2 sets and referees one set)

Thursday, 28 November: 3.30 pm

CRT 1: Under 17 Girls Div 2 vs Under 16 Girls Div 2 vs Under 16 Girls Div 3

(3 games – each team plays 2 sets and referees one set)

CRT 3: Under 15 Girls Honours vs Under 15 Boys div 2 vs Under 15 Girls Div 2

(3 games – each team plays 2 sets and referees one set)

Thursday, 5 December: 3.30 pm

CRT 1: Under 16 Boys Hon vs Under 16 Boys Div 2 vs Under 16 Girls Hon

(3 games – each team plays 2 sets and referees one set)

Senior Boys and girls: Training at 9.00am  Matches at 3.30 pm

CRT 3: Open Boys Honours vs U/17 Boys Hon vs Open Girls Hon

3 games – each team plays 2 sets and referees one set

Year 7 Students have the opportunity to play each Monday at 3.30pm

Important Volleyball Dates for 2013:

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


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Parents and Carers





Second Hand Book Sales For 2013

·         VCE students – if you have been unable to leave your texts on the early collection dates, the book room will be open for general collection and orders from Wednesday, 20 November at 8.30am– 10.30am. 

·         2013 Year 12 U3 + U4 English students are able to sell second hand copies of ‘The Lot’, RRP $29.95.  Please include on your second hand sellers sheet.  Also, if you have an unused workbook for PE, Indonesian or French, please also add to be sold.

·         As from Wednesday, 20 November the second hand book room will operate from the Y12 Study Centre from 8.30am – 10.30am and families wanting to sell 2013 texts or order 2014 texts may do so until Tuesday, 3 December.

·         2013 Year 9 & 10 students can bring their books for sale to the Y12 Study Centre during the above times.

·         2013 Year 7 & 8 classes will be given the opportunity during classes commencing Wednesday, 27 November to take their books for sale to the book room.

Please organise with your child which books (if any) are to be taken to the book room for sale.

Place your ORDER EARLY….leave your Second Hand Book order forms at the General Office before Friday, 29 November (remember orders are filled on ‘first in’ basis).

All booklists are available at Click on Information/Second Hand Book Sales.

Kathleen Hannan

Finance Manager

Dates of Interest for Diamond Valley College Bus Network

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 4:            Last day for buses 19 December at 3.00pm


Year 12 RSA and Bar/Waiting Skills Course:

Monday, 2 December – Tuesday, 3 December 2013  

On Monday, 2 December and Tuesday, 3 December there will be a course offered to provide RSA Certification and experience in bar/waiting skills.

The cost of the course is $135.00 and payment MUST be made to Mr Pringle in cash or by cheque (made payable to "Best Restaurant Training").

The minimum class size is 10, so please tell your friends and organise yourself now.

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 for further information.

Ross Pringle

Careers Coordinator

Hospitality Training Australia: Summer School

Hospitality Training Australia is looking to run a summer school at Eltham High School for students interested in obtaining skills and qualifications in the hospitality industry.  The course commences on Monday, 16 December and will have a break over Christmas and New Year before resuming in mid-January 2014. 

Fliers concerning the course are available from the Careers office and also on line.  There is a minimal cost ($21) that is paid directly to HTA.

If you are interested you can contact HTA on 9369 5551 or email:   You can also enrol on line.

Student Wellbeing

Parenting Teenagers through Challenging Times

NMIT’s Youth Unit, in conjunction with the Youth Connections Program, present a free seminar to explore effective ways to develop a strong and supportive parent-teenager relationship, manage adolescent behavior, and guide teenagers in the right direction.

Date:               Thursday, 27 November 2013

Time:               6.30pm - 8.30pm

Location:        Northland Youth Centre Shop

J63A Northland Shopping Centre (next to Commonwealth Bank where the bus stops)

Preston VIC 3072

To register or for more information, please contact Brenda McKenzie on 9269 8352

Louise Heathcote

Student Service Leader

Tuning in to Teens: Monday 2 – Tuesday 3 December 2013

This workshop has no pre-requisites, so it is perfect for workers in caring professions who work primarily with children and adolescents over the age of 10. The price of the Tuning in to Teens workshop is $695.00 and includes a program manual with DVD. Catering is provided for the whole day.

To register online for Tuning in to Teens (credit card payment only), please click here

For cheque payment, please send us the form below accompanied by your cheque:
Download our Tuning in to Teens registration form

If you need any assistance using the online store or you would just like more information about the training, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also find more information and other training dates and locations at our website, , or call Nicholas Wright on 03 9371 0214.

What is Tuning in to Teens?

Tuning in to Teens is a parenting program that helps adolescents to develop emotional competencies. It teaches parents:

·         Awareness and regulation of their own emotions

·         Awareness of their children’s emotions

·         Skills to respond to their adolescent’s emotions in a way that helps the child to develop emotional competencies

Recent research has begun identifying central skills that help people to respond to emotions in themselves and others, and has found that better skills are associated with much better life outcomes. Research has found these emotional competencies to be related to fewer problems with depression, anxiety and behaviour problems. They are important for developing friendships, resolving conflict, learning (enabling young people to focus and concentrate), seeking support when needed, and achieving goals.

What is the program?

The program is a 6-session group parenting program with a structured manual for the facilitator to follow. The manual includes a range of resources, including handouts for parents (also on CD), and a DVD demonstrating the parenting skills showing families from a range of cultural backgrounds. The ideas and techniques taught in the program will are of specific relevance to parents of adolescents.

What is included in the training?

The training introduces professionals to the theory and research behind the program and outlines the philosophical approach, which is a focus on valuing emotions in the parent-child relationship. The training then covers the key skills taught in the program in an experiential way.


Those completing the training will be certified as Tuning in to Teens program facilitators

Who is the training for?

Parent educators, case workers, child protection workers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, guidance officers, teachers, child care workers and others working with children and families.

Tuning in to Kids: Wednesday 22 – Thursday 23 January 2014

The next Tuning in to Kids training for facilitator’s workshop in Melbourne will be held on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 January 2014. Training will be held at the Mindful Centre in Flemington. The price includes a comprehensive program manual that can be used to run Tuning in to Kids parenting groups once trainees are certified as Tuning in to Kids Facilitators.

This innovative and interactive evidence-based group parenting program helps parents teach their children to understand and regulate their emotions.

 If you are interested in attending please choose from one of these payment options:

To register online for Tuning in to Kids (credit card payment only), please click here

For cheque payment, please send us the form below accompanied by your cheque:
Download our Tuning in to Kids registration form

Following the above training is an Intensive 1-day Tuning in to Teens workshop for previous trainees on Friday 24 January 2014. Please note: This workshop has the Tuning in to Kids training as a pre-requisite, so only trainees who have completed Tuning in to Kids may attend the 1-day Tuning in to Teens workshop.

To register online for Tuning in to Teens Intensive 1-day workshop (credit card payment only), please click here

For cheque payment, please send us the form below accompanied by your cheque:
Download our Tuning in to Teens registration form

 If you need any assistance using the online store or you would just like more information about the training, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can also find more information and other training dates and locations at our website, , or call Nicholas Wright on 03 9371 0214.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Nicholas Wright

Administrator, Tuning in to Kids & Tuning in to Teens

Mindful - Centre for Training and Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington Street,  Travancore   Vic  3032

t: 03 9371 0214 f: 03 9371 0250 m: 0412 263 769


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Victorian School of Languages

Is your child interested in learning another language?

At Doncaster Secondary College on Thursdays after school in 2014, the Victorian School of Languages will be offering:



                                Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin)    

These classes are available to any Victorian school student.*  

                                Grade 1 to Year 10 students:           $70 per year

                                Year 11 & 12 VCE students:              $85 per year

*  Note:  Overseas (non-permanent resident) students:please contact Area Manager

The Victorian School of Languages is a government language school within the Department of Education, consistently producing exceptionally high results in VCE languages every year.   There are currently 55 languages offered through the Victorian School of Languages at 40 different schools around the state.  Most classes run on Saturdays, but some run after school during the week.  VSL also offers a range of Distance Education language programmes, through to VCE.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of the VSL languages offered on Thursdays at

VSL at Doncaster Secondary College, please contact us at:


Phone:   9840-0082

Information regarding other languages and other VSL centres can be found on the VSL website:

Or contact the VSL Head Office directly:


Phone:   9474-0500

Register your interest now for classes in


limited places available






Eltham High School Art and Technology Exhibition





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Principal’s Report  1

Assistant Principal’s Report  2

Middle School News  3

Junior School 5

School Notebooks  5

Musical Notes  6

Working Bee Update  7

Sport  7

Parents and Carers  9

Second Hand Book Sales For 2013   9

Careers  9

Hospitality Training Australia: Summer School 10

Student Wellbeing  10


School Calendar  2

Canteen Roster  4

School Term Dates: 5

School Absences  5

Final Notebook Instalment  5

Smart not Scattered   6

Extra Maths Help   6

Homework Club   6

Japanese Language Classes  6

Why Not Get Involved! 7

Chess Club   7

Drama  7

Drawing Club   7

Eltham High School Swimming Club   7

Interschool Debating Team    7

Manga and Anime Club   7

Topline Tennis Coaching  8










School Calendar



Wed 20

Year 12 Valedictory Evening – George Wood Performing Arts Centre: 7.00pm – 10.30pm

Year 12 Reports issued

EHS Community Choir Rehearsal: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Fri 22

2014 Year 9 and Year 10 Subjects Published

Chamber Ensembles Performance: 4.00pm (Drama Room)

Mon 25

Year 10 – Year 11 HEADSTART Orientation Program

(Mon 25 Nov – Fri 6 Dec)

Tue 26

State Volleyball Final

Wed 27

EHS Community Choir Rehearsal: 7.30pm – 9.00pm


Mon 02

Year 9 Work Experience

(Mon 2 Dec – Fri 13 Dec)

Twilight Evening Concert: 6.30pm

Wed 04

2014 Year 7 Parent Information Evening: 6.30pm (Performance Centre)

EHS Community Choir Rehearsal: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Sun 08

Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup

(08 – 13 Dec)

Tue 10

2014 Year 7 Orientation Day

Wed 11

EHS Community Choir Rehearsal: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Mon 16

Year 12 VCAA Results available to students

Wed 18

Symphonic Band Performance: 7.00pm (BMW Edge, Federation Square)

School Council Meeting: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

EHS Community Choir Rehearsal: 7.30pm – 9.00pm





Thu 19

Year 7 – 11 Reports Online

End Term 4: Finish 2.30pm

(Year 7 and Year 8)

Fri 20

Staff Day



Wed 29

Start Term 1: Years 7, 11 and 12

Thu 30

Start Term 1: Years 8, 9 and 10
















Log into Compass Parent Portal for Information on:

Calculator Sales for VCE Maths, Year 10 Maths Extension or Year 10 Core Maths 2014

France Tour 2014

Pride March Victoria

School Term Dates

Year 9 Students – Last Day

Year 12 RSA and Bar/Waiting Skills Course



Canteen Roster

Wed 20

Jenny Alford

Shirley Diez

Thu 21

Angela Brajkovic

Volunteer Needed

Fri 22

Suzie Gerrard

Volunteer Needed

Mon 25

Joanne Mills

Rachel Wallace

Tue 26

Kylie York

Maureen Orders

EHS Art & Technology Exhibition

Upcoming Canteen Menu

Wed: Chicken Schnitzel

Thu: Hamburgers

Fri: Nachos

Mon: Wedges

Tue: Chicken Salad

School Term Dates:

Term 4:

Finish   Thursday 19 December:


            (Year 7 and Year 8)



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.





Final Notebook Instalment

The final instalment of the Year 7 and Year 8 2012 Notebook Program is due  30 November

Any queries, please contact Paula on 9430 5118

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

Coach: Whole School Professional Growth


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 – 8.45am

Melissa Hughes

Coach: Whole School Professional Growth


















Why Not Get Involved!

Chess Club

When: Wednesday

Location: Library

Time: Lunchtime

Ben McLeay

English/Drama Teacher


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

Coach: Whole School Professional Growth

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

Coach: Whole School Professional Growth


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





EHS Art & Technology Exhibition