Parents received a Special Notice yesterday regarding the Stop work Action occurring tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd March. The Australian Education Union has informed all schools of a one day, state-wide Stop work. The action relates to issues surrounding the negotiation of a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. A very large number of teachers from Eltham High School will be participating.
Only students in Years 7 and 8 are required to attend school on Wednesday 3rd March.
NOTE: The Year 8 Surf Camps will proceed as planned.
Paul Rose, Principal
SPORT SPORT SPORT
Congratulations to the following students who have made the following Victorian Volleyball Teams.
John Van Norden
John Van Norden
Petrice Fatchen (final 16)
Middle School Tennis
On Thursday 26th February 2 boys teams and 1 girls team competed in the group Round Robin, the boys at EHS and the girls at Tennis City.
All teams competed extremely well, the girls defeated Diamond Valley but were defeated by St. Helena, Montmorency winners for the day.
The Yr10 boys team played in pool A and were undefeated for the day, dropping only one set all day with our first pair of Guy Franklin and Anders Villani losing only one game.
The Yr9 team, playing in pool B were winners narrowly defeating St.Helena on a count back. All teams can be congratulated on their performances and their behaviour during the competition. Well done Rebecca Voisey, Jeda Cacioli, Erin Dattner, Hannah McMaster, Liam Twomey, Mitchell McGough, Jake Koers and James Smith. Congratulations to Guy, Anders, Luke Grigoropoulos and Todd Miles who will play in the next round, the Northern Zone finals on March 1st.
Kerry Lambert, Coach.
Copies of the 2003 Eltham High School Anthology “Follow the Pulse” are available from the General Office for $12:50. Students who haven’t got a copy of this great publication, both for study in English classes and private enjoyment can purchase it from the cashier.
I have received information about JOINING THE CHORUS ensembles which are a Performing Arts initiative of the Department of Education & Training. If any student is interested in auditioning for a role as a dancer, singer or musician in the Dance Company, the Choir or the Stage Band, they should see Ms Cameron in the Music Office for more information. Audition applications will need to be finalised by Wednesday 3rd March.
Alexandra Cameron, Music teacher
It was wonderful to have some new faces at our first meeting for 2004.
OUR NEXT MEETING IS OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON TUESDAY 30TH MARCH at 8pm in the Music Room – don’t be scared off by this! While executive committee positions will be declared vacant what we also need are parents willing to assist with loading and unloading ‘the truck’ at the school and performance venues when their child’s ensemble is performing. The more volunteers the fewer times parents will be called on.
REMINDERS … SECOND HAND INSTRUMENT REGISTER – We have a variety of instruments for sale. If you have any queries please contact Kathy Skeen on 9439 3597. SECOND HAND UNIFORM – This will be of particular interest to our new Training Band members – any queries please contact Jenny Samphier on 9439 2065.
If you have any questions about the Music Support Group ring Jill or Rick Browne on 9439 9673.
VCE LEGAL STUDIES – H.M. BARWON PRISON VISIT
43 Senior Legal Studies students accompanied by two members of Staff commenced their journey to H.M Prison Barwon at 7:30am on the 12th February this year. All were to partake in a forum to increase their knowledge and understanding of today’s correctional industry. Within this category the School Program Coordinator presented general information about the Correctional industry, Corrections Victoria and H.M Prison Barwon.
Prisoners talked to students about their incarceration. Issues raised included personal accountability and communication skills amongst others that had an impact on their current situation.
Below is an account of two Year 11 students’ experience of the day. Felicity Paciocco and Ty Koers respectively.
On the 12th February Eltham High Schools Year 11 and 12 Legal Studies students and teachers Mr Darling and Mrs Panas, went on an excursion to Barwon Prison.
When we arrived at the Prison we were given strict instructions from the Prison Warden that we were not to have anything in our possession whilst inside the prison. Each of us was then required to walk through a metal detector and subsequently underwent a further security check before proceeding into the prison complex. Once we had entered the Prison, we were shown the different sections and were told the type of prisoners that were kept in each section.
After that we entered the Visitors centre where we met the prisoners that we would be talking with. We met 7 men who had committed a range of crimes, including murder, armed robbery, conspiracy and drug trafficking. We split into 3 groups and were able to ask the men questions about their crimes, their daily routines, what they did before they were sent to prison and what their life in prison is like.
Each individual prisoner gave us an interesting insight into how they felt about being in prison and were incredibly willing to answer all our questions. We were surprised to find that the prisoners were just ordinary people after all.
Overall it was a fantastic experience for both staff and student to be able to speak with the prisoners about their lives and one we will surely never forget.
On Thursday 12 February the Year 11 and 12: Legal Studies group took the long trip down to Barwon Prison located at Lara (near Geelong). The prison houses some of Victoria’s most dangerous prisoners. There are over 600 inmates serving sentences at Barwon Prison including Julian Knight who is located in the Acacia High Security Unit.
On arrival students were “frisked” and had to pass through metal detectors to gain entry. Several automatic heavy metal doors separate the prison from the outside world. Once all students had passed through the entry stage, we were greeted by a female prison warden. We were then led through the prison and shown the different units. It was then explained to us that Barwon was a working prison which means that prisoners have to participate in some form of work. Prisoners earn about $10 a day which can be spent at the in-house store.
Students were then broken up into groups and had the opportunity to interview seven prisoners. Each prisoner had a different criminal background varying from murder, armed assault, drug dealing or robbery. Students were hesitant at first, but eventual overcame the overwhelming feeling of the prisoners’ presence. In further discussion, students came to the conclusion that the prisoners were disillusioned by the judicial system. Many prisoners believed that they were innocent and were being unfairly punished, while others accepted their punishment and spoke of their experiences in regard to their crime, legal aid and appropriateness of punishment.
Thank you to Ms Panas for her organization of the excursion, as it was an experience we will never forget.
Ty Koers, Yr 11 Legal Studies
Student’s behaviour and involvement in the day’s program was impeccable. The Program Coordinator and prisoners of H.M Prison Barwon presented a very engaging, thoughtful and most informative insight into the Correctional System of Victoria.
Anna Panas, Legal Studies Teacher
CHINA TOUR - September 2004
The tour is now all booked and proceeding, we still have a limited number of spaces for students. The price has now dropped by $400 due to the improved exchange rate. If interested please see Di Parry, Pompa Brady or Brendan Monigatti.
YMCA PHOTO SHOOT
Thank you to the following students who agreed to be part of the YMCA photo shoot held at the leisure centre on Thursday 26th February.
Finn Millour, Simon Wright, Ashley Mc Lachlan, Jasmine Varsamakis, Jenni Lee, Hannah Jones, Kalliah Goudge, Rommy Jones, Hannah Norris, Aiden Oeser, Andrew Del Romano, Todd Cresp, Matt Bourden, Elise Thorpe, Kim Davis.
The students may be used in new promotional material for the YMCAS “Funworks” program. Samples will also be posted on the EHS home page.
Ross Pringle, Middle School Manager
The sky in March
You might like to consider heading out of doors in the evening during March to catch the following:
The full moon – March 7
Jupiter is rising in the East just before sunset. After the moon and Venus, Jupiter is the brightest object in the sky. With a pair of binoculars or a small telescope four of the moons are visible. (Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto)
Venus sets in the west between 8 and 9 pm this month and is very conspicuous!
Mars and Saturn are also in the night sky this month. To find their positions, try the excellent website: www.heavens-above.com/
Middle School Earth and Stars class
THIS WEEK IN SOSE
Year 7 Imax Excursion
All Year 7 students must pay $14 to the cashier for the coming Imax excursion
Middle School Environmental Management
Last week the group saw the 3D show, Ocean Wonderland (at the Imax theatre) and then visited the Melbourne Aquarium where they studied the conservation of Marine resources. The excursion definitely complemented the school program and was a good day for all students.
Year 10 Geography
Year 10 students last week visited Torquay and Point Lonsdale to observe one of the fastest eroding coastlines in the world. They also observed the natural processes at work and the human impact on the coastline. All students enjoyed the day even though it proved very tiring.
Year 11 History
Students are currently completing their SAC on Nazi Germany which was a great learning experience.
Helen Morris, SOSE Teacher
This annual event is held at Caulfield Racecourse on Friday March 19, 2pm-7pm; Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 March, 10am-5pm. More than 100 organisations will be featured – universities and TAFE’s, career counselling, student exchange programs, VCE resource and information providers. There is also an extensive program for subjects including: English, Business Management, Psychology, Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Art. Free tickets for the first six students who can clearly explain the difference between “career” and “vocation”.
These are for Year 11 students who want to kick start their careers. They involve students completing the VCE, completing on-the-job or off-the-job training and paid employment. They are not for everyone – students have to be very organised and realise that at EHS it is probably not possible to arrange their timetable so that some classes aren’t missed whilst they are training and working.
There are currently SBNA’s in Automative (Panel & Paint) Cert II available.
The RACV has 100 vacancies for students wishing to do this SBNA. Application forms available from the Careers Room – act quickly if interested, interviews start this week.
This will be held on Sunday 21st March, 10am to 4pm at the Veterinary Clinical Centre, Werribee (Melway Map 206 G5). Career and Course advice lectures for Year 10-12 students, behind the scenes tours, displays of student work and individual course counselling will be offered.
Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher
Darwin Kakadu Trip July 2004
Places are still available on the Darwin Kakadu trip. Details/ itinerary are available at the General office. A meeting will be held for all those who wish to know more about the trip later this month, date and venue will be advertised in the bulletin/newsletter. This trip is open to all students and the school community, preference given to those studying Indonesian.
Pompa Brady, Teaching & Learning Leader LOTE
CANTEEN R O S T E R ____________
Parents/guardians if you are able to assist in our canteen on the days when more help is needed please phone 9439 5111
Bev Cust, Canteen Manager
S C H O O L C A L E N D A R
Wed 3rd until Tues 9
see front page
O&ES M/S Ocean Kyaking LYN,FRT returns Thurs 11
Sci Chemistry Yr12 Excursion LaTrobe Uni
Art Yr11&12 Ceramics Excursion
Eng Yr 12 Performance of Stolen CUB Malthouse 6:30-8:30pm
Junior School Life Be In It
Junior School Sticks & Stones
Yr11 Grp1&2 Lwr Yarra River Cruise
SoSE 10 Geog 2&4 Excursion to Pt Lonsdale & Torquay
SoSE Yr11 Politics to Parliament & Electoral Centre
School Council Meeting
Jewish Holocaust Museum
Yr 7 Hep B first dose Yr10 Boostrix
Middle School Parent Teacher Interviews 4-7pm
Cello, excellent condition
Sell for $250.00
Eltham Football Club
Contact Andy Turner U19’s coach for season 2004
on 9437 7342 or talk to Erin Gebert
Training nights Monday/Wednesday 6pm till 7:30pm
Phil Maylin Senior Coach (Ex Western Bulldogs Assistant Coach and Carlton Premiership Player)
Clean plastic supermarket/carrying bags and ice cream containers for use in Ceramics Department. Drop in to the Art Office. Thank you
Barb Gregory, Ceramics teacher
Pottery Classes for Beginners
Adults & C children 7 years to teens
Learn the ancient craft of making pottery in a well-equipped studio. Lessons incorporate hand building, wheelwork, basic decorating and glazing techniques.
Small class sizes
Contact: Linda 9439 8057 / 0417 054 035
PLENTY RANGER GUIDES WANT YOU!
We are looking for girls aged 14 to! 18
Drop the misconception that Guides Re Geeks and come and join us on the 22nd of March for a fun filled exciting evening with heaps, of activities, food and laughter.
You may even find yourself wanting to stay!
We meet at the Plenty Hall from 8-9pm. So if you would. like to come please RSVP to Sonya on 0438 323 670 before 14 March.
English & Maths Tuition
Streets Ahead Tutoring
1 Gorge rd., Sth Morang
Year 7-19,VCE, Upper Primary
Experienced and dedicated teachers
Will help your child to succeed un2004
Phone Deb Parish 9436 8547
Full size cello – contact Jill 9431 3775/0407 481 246
Ever thought about Fostering?
On any one night in Victoria 2700 children and teenagers are safe and sound in the care of foster carers. Kids in need of foster care far out-number the foster carers available.
Can you give a child or young person a place to call home for a while?
Your local foster care program can provide you with training, support and a non-taxable allowance.
For more information on fostering and how to get involved ring the Publicity Recruitment Unit for Foster Care.
Phone 9458 5788
Try doing something Friday night that you won’t regret on Saturday morning…
If you’re interested in outdoor activities or just a bit of social fun, come to the Youth Road Hall at 7:30pm on Friday and see what the Eltham Venturers have to offer. Anyone aged 14 or over can join, and everyone will be made welcome. If you have any questions, call 9439 1175 and find out more about where Venturing can take you.
Or Wawfirstname.lastname@example.org to register & organize sponsorship books.
Diamond Valley Netball Competition
Vacancies for Junior Netball teams and players
Under 11, Under 13 and Under 18 Mixed teams
Under 15 and Under 17 Girls teams
Matches are held at the Diamond Valley Sports Complex
Civic Drive Greensborough, on Monday. Tuesday & Thursday afternoons
Costs per player $4 per game, $10 registration per Person & $13 insurance per year
More info from Susan Rose 9435 1129
Wanted 2nd Hand Ti83 Calculators
Buyers waiting – please contact the General Office if you would like to turn your calculator into cash
Support for Separated Families
RMIT University Psychology Clinic, as part of its research focus, is offering a number of free parenting programs to mothers in recently separated families. These programs aim to assist young people to adjust to parental separation.
If you’re a parent of a child aged 11-15 years, have separated during the previous 2 years and would like assistance adjusting to this transition, the programs offered by RMIT University Psychology Clinic may be useful.
More information contact: Mandy Kienhuis 09925 7376 or email:email@example.com
Welcome Platypus Festival
Celebrating Community, Arts & Environment
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th March 2004 Allwood House & Ferguson’s Paddock, Main Road, Hurstbridge (Melways Map 185 K8)
FREE hands on arts and crafts workshops / Live music / roving entertainment / healthy food & drinks / environmental displays / walks & talks on the Diamond Creek / Singing, dance & history displays / processional parade / rock climbing wall & more. Creative fun for the whole family
program information contact: Vicki 9718 2717 or 0438 596 344 or Isha 9718 0290
Allana LeMar - School of Bellydance
Belly dancing is great for all ages, especially children & teens.
Promotes a healthy body image, high self esteem and is a lot of fun.
For a brochure phone Allana on 9432 2492