Text Box: Term 2 Week 4
Tuesday 11th May 2004

This week we Welcome the EHS community as parents and primary students visit us on Wednesday evening

 Parent Information Night Yr 7 2005, 7:30pm and

Friday at our Open Morning 9am until 12 midday........

 

Principals Report

 

Parent Information Evening and Open Morning

This week sees our Parent Information Evening for prospective students on Wednesday at 7:30 pm. The information Evening will be followed by our annual Open Morning on Friday, 14th May. Information Evening is a great opportunity for student’s work to be displayed and celebrated. A great lead-in to Education Week, next week, when our Junior Choir and Training Band will be the local highlight with their concert on Thursday evening.

 

Rotary Youth Exchange Program

The Rotary Club of Eltham is seeking nominations for the International Youth Exchange Program. This program is an exciting twelve month exchange. Exchange students need to be between fifteen and seventeen years at the beginning of the exchange period. Eltham High School has a very positive relationship with the Rotary Club of Eltham and it would be good to see Eltham High students applying for this great program.

 

Curriculum Day

Last Friday’s curriculum day was very successful with staff completing all the necessary tasks and undertaking some detailed analysis of the school’s data as part of the triennial review process.

 

Working Bee

The next Working Bee is scheduled for Sunday, 16th May and Environment Coordinator John Coates and the Grounds Committee have been active, planning for a large range of activities. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

 

Diamond Creek

I have received a letter from a local resident concerning the state of the Diamond Creek Reserve near the school.  I ask all students and their families to take special care of this important part of our environment.  Nillumbik Council has been asked to provide rubbish bins but whether they are installed or not please take your rubbish home.

 

Paul Rose, Principal

 

 

THIS WEEK AT EHS

Wednesday 12

Careers Yr10 Interview skills

Thursday 13

Sport – Northern Zone Athletics at Meadow Glen

SoSE Year 8A,D,H&J Medieval Day to Montsalvat

Arts Yr11 & 12 to Ian Potter Gallery Federation Square

Friday 14

Open Morning 9am until 12 midday

Jazz & Stage Bands to Generations in Jazz (Mt.Gambier) return Sunday

Sunday 16

Grounds Working Bee 9am(all details below)

Monday 17

SoSE Year 8B,C,E,F & G Medieval Day at Montsalvat

Tuesday 18

Back to School Day

SoSE M/S Crim Law excursion to Broadmeadows

Careers Information Day Yr12’s morning at LaTrobe

 

 

 

WORKING BEE – SUNDAY 16TH MAY

The Grounds Committee invites parents, students and teachers to its next scheduled Working Bee on Sunday 16th May from 9am to 12:30pm.  Morning tea is supplied in the staffroom at 10:30am and we conclude the event at 12:30pm with drinks and a barbeque lunch.

If you are intending to come to the Working Bee park your car on the hard courts adjacent to the basketball courts and make your way to the central courtyard complex where you will be signed in by one of our Committee members and then assigned a task.

Our tasks are many and varied ranging from the skilled to the unskilled.  Now that it has rained it gives us the opportunity to get into some serious planting and mulching.  Also we want to construct a new cypress pine bollard fence on the north side of the new wing, extend some paving in the courtyard area as well as some repair work to a protective fence around the Pin Oak near the bike shed. 

We look forward to having a productive day and thank you in anticipation of your support to our voluntary Committee of parents.

John Coates for the Grounds Committee.

P.S. New members are always welcome to join our Grounds Committee.

 

ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

On Thursday 27th May Eltham High will be launching the student writing Anthology “Follow the Pulse”.  The launch of the National Award winning collection of student writing will feature guest speaker Chris Wallace-Crabbe as well as a host of student readings.  The event will take placer between 6-8pm at the Gallery Foyer of the Eltham Library.  All members of the school community are invited to celebrate this important occasion.

Glen Pearsall, Head of English

 

THIS WEEK IN SOSE

Year 11 History Excursion to Holocaust Museum

Forty One students attended the Holocaust Museum where they were shown a video and given a talk by two survivors of the Holocaust.  The visit proved to be very informative and valuable for all students.

Year 11 Excursion to Montsalvat

Year 8A, 8D, 8H and 8J will visit Montsalvat to see a performance by the Hawthorn Medieval Players on Thursday morning.  All students must return their $15 and permission form before Thursday if they have not already done so.

Enviro News - Guest Speaker

A guest speaker from the Regent Honeyeater Project in North East Victoria will be speaking to various classes on Monday 17th May.  He’ll be talking about their success in recreating habitat for endangered species like the honeyeater, squirrel glider and phascogale.  Any student particularly interested in wildlife conservation can organize to see his presentation to the Middle School Enviro Management Class P 5 Monday, by registering with Nikki Gemmill in the SoSE office by Friday 14th May.  Don’t forget the revegetation weekend in August where country and city folk will come together to continue expanding the wildlife corridor created for these gorgeous animals.  If there’s enough interest, EHS will organise a camp up to the Lurg for the event.

Habitat area

M/S Enviro Management were assisted by Ben Scullin of Melbourne Water/Nillumbik Shire to assess the health of our ponds.  Phosphorous, pH, salinity levels were all healthy. Dissolved oxygen and biological tests showed there’s still work to be done!

Thanks to Rebecca Nippers, (Yr9) for her fundraising efforts.  She has single-handedly raised $50 for the habitat area.  All money fundraised is being used to continue the revegetation work, construct a boardwalk, info trail, seating, mini nursery and to aerate the ponds.

Falkiner Street Reserve

Friends of the Falkiner St Reserve are in the running for a National Banksia Award, a prestigious environmental award Eltham High School students have played a positive role in the establishment of the urban forest and wetlands adjacent to the Diamond Creek.  Since 1999, over 12,000 plants have been put in by our students.  These school community links are a important element of the   Friends of Falkiner Street Reserve application, so congratulations to all and fingers crossed they win the glittering prize – more grant money!

Nikki Gemmill, Habitat/Environment

Where Ya Bin?

Eltham High School Recycling Program 2004.  Do you want to have a say in Eltham High’s new recycling program?  Do you want to make key decisions and help make this project a success?  Then come along to the first recycling program meeting for 2004.  The meeting will be held on Monday 17th May during period 6.  If you are interested see Nikki Gemmill in the SoSE staffroom before Friday 14th May.

 

LIBRARY NEWS

To celebrate 10 happy years in their beautiful building Eltham Library is hosting a party on Saturday, 22nd May.    There is great family fun in the morning, beginning with Red the Clown followed by cake and champagne in the afternoon.

 

10.30 – 11.30 am

Red the Clown

 

11.30 – 12.30pm

Sausage sizzle outside the library

2.00 – 3.00pm

ELTHAM HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ TRIO will provide musical entertainment while you enjoy the party atmosphere.   Includes speeches and cake cutting at 2.30pm

11.00 – 3.00pm

Art demonstrations, from ceramics to life drawing in the Community Gallery

 

 

As well as running Chatterbooks, a kids’ book club on the fourth Sunday of each month 3.30 to 4.30pm, Eltham Bookshop hosts Poems on Main.

Guest poets are brought in to discuss their work and writing techniques, debate various aspects of poetics, and read their poems.

Poems on Main is on the third Thursday of every month, 8.00-9.30pm at Eltham Bookshop.    Bookings are essential.   Phone Eltham Bookshop 9439 8700

 

Speaking of Chatterbooks, Anna Ciddor, author of Runestone and Wolfspell, will be attending the meeting on 23rd May to celebrate the launch of her new novel in the Viking Magic series, Stormriders.  

Write your own spell in verse (4 lines with rhymes) and bring it along on the day for your chance to win a prize.

 

A “literary feast” will be held at Montsalvat, Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham on 13th May, 11.30-1.30pm.   David Malouf will read from his works.   Two finalists in the Commonwealth Writers Prize, Lebanese based writer Nada Awar Jarrar, author of Somewhere, Home and South African writer Damon Galgut, author of The Good Doctor, will introduce their novels.  Entry $10 includes wine and refreshments. Bookings essential.   Phone Eltham Bookshop 9439 8700.

 

Rhonda Malone, Library Coordinator

 

Parent members of School Council – available for contact via the General Office

Pam Blewett, Richard Browne, John Considine,

Sue Dyet, Peter Hanlon, Tamara Knowles, Jill Tait and Grace Tham

 

 

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL ACHIEVERS

Many people in Yr 9 & 10 are achieving within and outside the school this year.

Those to be recognised this week are

Hannah Massingham for academic excellence

Tanya Vincent for practical excellence (music & integration)

Shannon Fitzgerald for extra curricula excellence an for

Sporting Excellence -David Parsons for making the Australian Youth Volleyball Squad.

Well done guys! just visit Mr Ferns in Middle School for your reward.  More nominees to Middle School please and keep working hard!

Luke Ferns, MS Coordinator

 

SPORT SPORT SPORT

The Eltham HS Athletics team won the Diamond Valley/ Warringal Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 4th May. After leading throughout the day, the EHS team scored a clear win in the Aggregate Total from Viewbank SC with Montmorency SC in third place. Despite the wet and windy conditions at the Meadowglen Athletics Stadium, the Eltham team members remained focussed on their task throughout the day.  The team, which was selected on the results of the EHS House Sports, had very few members unavailable on the day and where there were spots to fill there was a determination to fill them by other team members. Senior students, Emilie Gassin, Adrian Franklin and Jem Edsall who have been working with the Athletics training squad on Friday mornings, continued their fine leadership throughout the meet. Eltham HS won the Junior Boys and the Senior Boys pennants and were very close to winning several other division pennants. 

Results:

Eltham HS 1025

Viewbank SC 934

Montmorency SC 818

St Helena SC 774

Bundoora SC 632

Diamond Valley SC 525

Macleod SC 395

Greensborough SC 196

Latrobe SC 92

 

 

Eltham High School qualifiers for the Northern Zone (Metro) Athletics Finals to be held at the Meadowglen Athletics Centre on Thursday 13th May, 2004.

Liz Young  

GU21

2nd

2nd

Shot Put

Discus

Rachel Hill  

GU13

1st

Long Jump

Daisy Pearce  

 

GU17

 

GU21

2nd

2nd

1st

Javelin

High Jump

3000m

Garth van Noorden  

BU21

2nd

1st

110m Hurdles

Long Jump

Jem Edsall 

BU17

1st

1st

1st

1st

110m Hurdles;

Long Jump

Triple Jump

200m

Laura Greve

 

GU21

1st

2nd

1st

100m Hurdles

100m

400m

Dominic Potter

BU15

2nd

100m Hurdles

Clare Bass

 

GU16

2nd

2nd

90m Hurdles

400m

Jesse Martins

 

GU16

2nd

2nd

Javelin

Shot Put

John Considine

 

BU13

1st

1st

1st

Triple Jump;

100m

200m

Laura Johnstone

 

GU21

2nd

1st

1st

Long Jump

800m

1500m

Lauren Hawking

GU13

1st

80m Hurdles

Casey Schlotterlein

GU21

2nd

3000m

Emilie Gassin

 

GU17

1st

1st

Shot Put

Discus

Stephen McCullough

BU21

2nd

3000m

Lyulph Car

 

BU14

2nd

2nd

100m

800m

James Gregory

 

BU16

1st

1st

100m

200m

Caitlin Russell

 

GU15

1st

Javelin

Meg Russell

 

GU13

1st

1st

800m

1500m

Erdem Ozturk

 

BU13

1st

1st

800m

400m

Megan West

 

GU14

1st

2nd

800m

400m

Aiden Oesser

 

BU15

1st

1st

800m

1500m

Natalie Grindal

GU16

2nd

800m

Kris Collopy

BU16

2nd

800m

Asher Carter

BU17

2nd

800m

Adrian Franklin

BU21

1st

1st

800m

1500m

Kate Kirkland

GU15

2nd

Shot Put

Sean Wilson

 

BU14

2nd

1st

1st

200m

400m

1500m

Jessica Gray

GU14

2nd

Shot Put

Krystal Mihailovic

GU21

2nd

200m

Ben Corbett

BU16

2nd

High Jump

Jocelyn Wright

GU14

2nd

Long Jump

John van Noorden

BU15

2nd

400m

Chris Varsamakis

BU16

2nd

400m

Sally Thomas

GU16

2nd

High Jump

Rick Bennie

BU14

2nd

Long Jump

Jack Richardson

BU17

1st

400m

Matthew Reilly

BU13

1st

1500m

Petrice Fatchen

GU16

2nd

1500m

Kent O’Hanessian

BU17

2nd

1500m

4x100m Relay: BU13  2nd

 

John Considine, Erdem Oztak, Joshua Bride, Matthew Reilly

Jem Edsall, Jack Richardson, Kent O’Hanessian, Johannes Collopy

Laura Greve, Krystal Mihailovic, Stephanie Barens, Belinda Kelly

4x100m Relay: BU17 1st

 

4x100m Relay: GU21 2nd

Other members of the EHS Athletics team that competed at the Diamond Valley/ Warringal Athletics meeting – U13: Chris Stockton, Callum McGough, Tom Mundy, Liam English,  Lachlan Deller, Callum Jarvis, Hannah Richards,  Kim Duncan, Jasmine Dare, Keira Sharrard, Ashton Newton, Erin West, Allyssa Wooley; U14: Alex Smith, Kathryn Mauger, Rachel Velo, Caitlin Maddalena, Mitchell Laidler, Adam Wollaston, Shannon Phelan; U15: Vanessa George, Naomi Harris, Grace Rank, Emma Smith, Helen van der Westhuysen,  Mitchell Galea, Tom Shakespeare, Nick Milne,; U16: Abbey Coates, Amy Faulkiner,  Luke Grigoropoulos,; U17: Lauren Batty,  Tessa Byrne, Courtney Green, Jessica Whitechurch,  John Polykandrites, Wayne Johnstone, Lachlan Gardner; U21: Judoca Vinkier, Nicole Deller, Matt Kamolins, Richard Heywood.

Max Balchin, Team Manager

Senior Girls Football

The Senior Girls football team produced a strong team effort on Wednesday 5th May to advance to the Northern Zone Final undefeated.

Our girls produced some outstanding passages of play and stunned the opposition with their attack on the “footy” and willingness to make the “second effort”.  A consistent team effort throughout the competition is reflected in the fact that our team scored 32 goals whilst only conceding 2 goals in the three games played.  A number of players were consistent contributors throughout the three games including Daisy Pearce, Melissa Thomas, Evie Lake, Krystal Mihailovic, Stephanie Barrens, Sam Lynch, Ria Hearse, Emma Baker and Laura Greve.

Congratulations to all players as our results were largely due to our superior team effort.

Scores

              Eltham 11   7

def. Diamond Valley 1  2

              Eltham   9   3

def. St Helena           0  1

FINAL    Eltham 15   5

Def. Bundoora          1  0

Rob Whiteley, Team Manager

 

VCE SCIENCE REVISION DATES

Year 12 VCE Science Revision Lectures – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physiology

These are not meant to replace your own study.  They may though be of assistance.

Company

Achievement Professional Tutoring

Venue

Melbourne Uni Chemistry Building

Date

30 May Chemistry 9-11am/Physics 11:15-1:15pm/Psychology11:15am-1:15pm/Biology 4-6pm

Cost

$29:95 per session

 

Company

Access Education

Venue

La Trobe University Bundoora

Date

25 May Chemistry 7:30-9:30pm

Cost

$27 per session or 5 students one booking $22

Date

2 June Physics 7:30-9:30pm/Psych 7:30-9:30pm/Biology 5:15-7:15pm

 

 

Company

The school of excellence

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Date

23 May -Biology or Chemistry 9am-1pm Chemistry/Physics/Psychology 2-6pm

Date

30 May –Chemistry or Biology 9-11am, Psych 2-6pm

Cost

$60 per session

Booking sheets available from the Science Staffroom

Amanda McTernan Science Teaching & Learning Leader

MUSICAL NOTES

Training Band Debut Concert

20th May 7.30pm

 

Debut performance.  This concert will take place in the school hall with the EHS Choir also performing.

Did you know Eltham High offers violin/viola lessons?  It’s in our After School Program.  Cost is $188.00 a term for 8 lessons.  The instrument?  Violins aren’t an expensive instrument.  $200 can buy a quality student violin.  Contact Mr. Andrew Kypriotis in the Music Department for more details.

 

FROM THE CAREERS ROOM

Year 10 Work Experience – August 2-6

Students have been given the forms and information needed to start gaining Work Experience placements. Parents need to read the sheet that details the program and note the dates by which forms are due – Friday July 16 is the last day that students can hand in their Work Experience form.

I left out one important piece of information from the sheet - under the new regulations it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide the employer with details of any known medical condition and any medication or treatment which may be relevant.

 

Year 10 Interview Skills Workshops

 These are running on Wednesday 12th May for all students except those on the Indonesian excursion (they will do it next week). This workshop will show students how to prepare for interviews and Work Experience. They will demonstrate their interview skills in Term 3 when each Year 10 student has an individual interview with a member of staff.

 

Umat 2004

The Undergraduate Medicine and Health Science Admission Test (UMAT) is required for entry to most medicine, dental surgery, oral health, physiotherapy and pharmacy courses. UMAT will be held on Wednesday 28 July. The deadline for receipt of UMAT registrations at ACER is 5pm AEST Friday 11 June 2004.

Collect a UMAT Information Booklet and registration form from one of the participating universities or contact the UMAT office at ACER:

Tel: 9277 5673/5746   Fax: 9277 5757

Email: umat@acer.edu.au  or register online at www.acer.edu.au/umat

 

Want to study overseas?

The Virtual Education Fair will be held from 10th - 16th of May. This Virtual fair enables students to explore options for study overseas, request brochures and apply for scholarships and funding online. To register go to www.hobsons.com/vef

 

Careers in Law Expos

These are aimed at secondary school students and their parents. Do you know what occupations are available in the legal industry? What different jobs involve? Job satisfaction? Study requirements? A full seminar program will be held with guest speakers representing many occupations within the legal profession. A range of handout materials and personal advice will accompany the seminar. The Expos will take place: Monday May 17, 2004 between 4.30pm and 7.30pm

Grand Buffet Hall Union House University of Melbourne Parkville Or Thursday May 20, 2004 between 4.45pm and 8.00pm Central Theatre 1 Building 63 Monash University Clayton.

The programs will be similar at each venue. Entry is free, but bookings are essential. Contact: Leanne Newson Phone: (03) 9607 9468 Email: lnewson@liv.asn.au.

 

RMIT IT Information Seminars

These will be held on 29th June between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Listen to interesting seminars on Careers in IT, Emerging trends in IT, Games Technologies and Web Advancements. Free event. Registrations essential. Please email Sharon@cs.rmit.edu.au or ring 9925 2943. Also visit www.rmit.edu.au/csit

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher

 

ALPINE SCHOOL TEAM SELECTED

Students were excited to learn of their selection into the school team, that will now be preparing their application for the Alpine School.  First step is come up with a community project

Congratulations to

Gabby Creed, Jessica Adams, Marco Portmann, Luke Skewes, Haydon Hall and Katherine Honeyman.

 

Due date for the application is June8th.

Nikki Gemmill, SoSE teacher

 

WORKING COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Year 10 students are once again participating in Working Community.  This year the program is being funded as part of the Office of Youth’s Advance Program.  Eltham High School students are currently developing their projects, the main focus is on working with the Nuillumbik Council on the opening of the Eltham Skate Park, which is expected to be in November.

Students are going to be putting on a battle of the bands and either a skate competition or skate demonstration.

Other projects are an inter-league cricket match, refurbishment of the old BMX bike track, a music event for Primary Schools and a short novel to encourage non readers to read.

Students are working at Eltham Living & Learning Centre each Wednesday morning this term, thank you to the Coordinator for the use of this facility.

Trevor Jenkins Assistant Principal Operations.

 

CANTEEN  R O S T E R    ____________

May

Wed 12

Sue Costelow, Karen Wood, volunteer needed

Thur 13

Jenny Samphier, Merle Schlotterlein, Glenda Guilfoyle

Fri 14

Maree Openshaw, Debra Edgell, Debbie Knight, Ivana Glogowski

Mon 17

Jillm Rachim, Kerry O’Hara, Helen Hunter, Cheryl Saundry

Tues 18

Andrea Walker, Kerri Lester, Susan Hodgson

Wed 19

Debbie Hansen, Yvonne Herring

Need volunteer please

If for any reason you are unable to swap or cannot continue with Canteen duty for the remainder of 2004, please ring 94395111 between 8am-2:30pm.

Gael Carter, Acting Canteen Manager

 

S C H O O L   C A L E N D A R

May 2004

Wed 12 until

Tues 18  May

see front page

Wed 19

Intermediate Band Performance at Eltham East PS morning

School Council Meeting in the staffroom 7:30pm

Thurs 20

SoSE Yr11 Legal Studies to County & Supreme Courts

Music – Training Band Debut concert in the hall at 7:30pm

Tues 25

Music – Ensembles Boorondara Eisteddfod

SoSE Yr12 Revolutions Lectures to Federation Hall

Thurs 27

SoSE Yr10 Geog Fieldwork to City,Beacon Cove,Caroline Springs

Anthology Launch Eltham Library

Mon 31

Music-Choir Boorondara Eisteddfod

 

 

 

 

Are there some parents who would like to receive the newsletter via email? If so, go to our website, www.elthamhs.vic.edu.au click on the Newsletter link and choose subscribe, fill in the form and the newsletter will be emailed to you each week.

 

 

Home Work Clubs on this week

Junior School

Middle School

Year 7 & 8 students

Wednesday 3:15-4:20pm in room 412

Wednesday afternoon 3:15-4:30pm in room 412.

Behind schedule? Need extra help? Use the school facilities- computers etc.

See Marg Fyfe for Junior school and Luke Ferns for Middle school enquiries.

 

Community Announcements/Advertising

 

The “Bolt” youth lounge Fridays 3:30 until 6:30pm.

A lounge just for the senior students of Eltham High School on Bolton Street. The youth lounge has a pool table, foozball table and a café area that is all for the use of you, the students.  Come in to study, chat, play pool or just hang out we would love to see you.  Shop 4.266 Bolton Street just near the Ridge Health Club.

 

 

Fruitbowl Productions

Youth Committee

Fruitbowl Productions is calling on young people who are interested in planning and developing all age events in the Nillumbik area.  If you have an interest in music and event management this is your chance to be involved in fantastic local events.

The committee meets once a fortnight at the Fruitbowl Productions office in Eltham.

Contact 9439 0222