Text Box: Term 4 Week 6
Tuesday 9th November 2004

Don’t miss this great night !!

CONCERT WITH THE STARS

Thursday 25th November – 7.30pm

Make sure you experience our own music treasure and thriving living legend, Ross Wilson, when he performs in our Concert with the Stars to be held at the Yarra Valley Anglican School.  Tickets are $25 (adults) and $20 (children/concession) arte now on sale from the music office. 

Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get your tickets soon.

 

 

 

Principal’s Report

Welcome back

Last week saw the return of our intrepid adventurers from Noumea. Congratulations to Tour Leader and French Teacher, Orietta Wheatley, Assistant principals Judy Boyle and teacher Ian Clark and the wonderful students who had such a positive and rewarding study tour.

 

Working Bee

Don’t forget that this Sunday is the last Working Bee for the year. The school appreciates the efforts of our parents and community members at the working bees. I would like to take this time to thank the members of Grounds Committee and Environment Coordinator John Coates for the great work that they all put in preparing the school and hosting the judging panel for the Victorian Schools’ Garden Awards last Monday.  Well Done all!

 

Concert with the Stars – Ross Wilson

Only TWO WEEKS TO GO! – Have you got your tickets?

 

Rotary Eltham Festival

This weekend is the Eltham Festival, put together by our friends in the Rotary Club of Eltham.  Working Community students have been preparing the Battle of the Bands which will be held on Sunday.  I hope that all members of the Eltham High School community will support this wonderful event.

 

Paul Rose, Principal

 

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THIS WEEK AT EHS

Thursday 11

Yr 11 clear out lockers

SoSE selected students to Remembrance Service at Eltham RSL

Friday 12

LOTE French breakfast 8G in canteen

Yr 11 vacate lockers –last day of classes

Saturday 13

Music Stage Band Eltham Festival

Sunday 14

Grounds Working Bee

Monday 15

Yr 11 exams

Music Primary Schools’ Band Camp at Fern gully Lodge

 

 

 

LOTE NEWS

New Caledonia Tour 2004-11-08 On Tuesday 26 October, 22 students of French, all from Middle School, took off for a week in French – speaking New Caledonia.  They were accompanied by Mrs Boyle, Mr Clark and Madame Wheatley.

In Noumea, the capital, the group stayed in shared rooms in a small hotel situated only metres from the beach.  The weather was fantastic – warm and sunny.  There were many opportunities for swimming and working up a tan.  The program included a tour of the city, a visit to the Melanesian Cultural Centre, a day excursion to a village on the east coast, time for shopping, going to the market, relaxing, practicing speaking French and journal writing.  The highlight was the day at Amedee island.

After a great week, the group returned on the wet and miserable Melbourne Cup evening.  Read more about the trip in this year’s Mercury complete with a few photos.  Thank you to all participants for making this trip an enjoyable experience.

Orietta Wheatley, tour organizer.

THIS WEEK IN SOSE

History Projects Year 9 Now due

Geography excursion

All Year 10 Geography students went on a most successful excursion to Bells Beach and Point Lonsdale this week.  Students looked at the natural process at work along the coastline and examined coastal management practices.

Middle School selected students RSL visit

Students will be involved in preparing a wreath for placement at Eltham RSL during their visit on Thursday 11th November.  Any parents that may have suitable flowers for donation and use in this wreath are asked to contact Mrs Rainey in the SoSE office before Thursday, thank you.

Helen Morris, SoSE teacher

 

SPORT SPORT SPORT

State Swimming Team Selection

Tara Wood is in Year 8H and committed to swimming and training.  She has recently been selected as a member of the State Swimming Team to represent Victoria at the Special Olympics Australian Junior Games to be held in Launceston, Tasmania between the 2nd and 6th of December.  Tara has competed at many Zone, District and State meets, but this is her first time at representing Victoria at a National meet.  Well done! Tara

 

Volleyball

Kew Volleyball tournament

Congratulations to all our teams on a very successful tournament at Kew on Sunday.  I believe all teams had some very good practice in the lead up to National Schools Cup and VSSSA finals.

Results –

Eltham U/17 boys won the open boys division

Eltham U/15 boys won the U/15 boys division

Eltham U/17 girls won and Eltham U/15 girls were runners up in the Open girls division.

Eltham U/14 girls were runners up in the U/15 girls division.

Thanks to all parents and coaches that supported our teams on Sunday.

 

Under 15 and Under 17 State Titles

Sunday 14th Nov at Springers Leisure Centre, Keysborough.

The under 15 boys and girls honours teams and the under 17 boys and girls teams will be taking part.

A draw will be available later this week.

 

Australian Schools Cup

Players have been given payment details. Further details will be distributed closer to the tournament.

 

Special offer for Australian Schools Volleyball Cup. I can get “active Ankle” ankle guards for $66 each. ASICS knee pads for $25.  If anyone wants to place an order please let me know this week.

 

Upcoming dates

VSSSA volleyball finals 7 & 8’s – Wed 1st December

Under 15 & 17 State Titles – Sunday 14th November.

Senior Boys Training – Sunday 21 and 28 November.

National Schools Volleyball Cup – Dec 5th – 10th.

Greg Thomas, Volleyball Program Coordinator

2004 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships

Four EHS students competed in the 2004 ‘All Schools T&F Championships’ this year. The Championships were held over two week-ends with the U17-20 held at Doncaster on the 9th & 10th October and the U12-16 held at Meadowglen on 30th & 31st October 2004. Well done to all students involved.

Results:

James Gregory  15th BU17 100m 12.09

James Gregory  16th BU17 200m 25.06

Meg Russell      11th (Heat) 1500m           5:24.83

Meg Russell      10th (Final) 1500m          5:18.81

Matthew Reilly    14th (Heat) 1500m           5:16.75

John Considine  12th (Heat) 100m            13.11

John Considine  11th (Heat) 200m            26.73

Max Balchin, Athletics coach

 

Athletics

Supervised training sessions are offered to EHS students –

PS   Don’t forget the Eltham Fun Run is being run this Sunday morning from the Eltham Leisure Centre, starting at 9:00am.

 

Parents & Year 12 students

Formal photos can now be viewed at the General Office- orders close November 12

 

LIBRARY NEWS

BOOK CLUB

ALL WELCOME

BRING YOUR LUNCH

CORDIAL AND BISCUITS PROVIDED

WEDNESDAY

10 NOVEMBER

SIGN UP AT THE DESK

With the end of the school year approaching Parents are asked to remind students to return overdue books to the library, approximately 900 books are overdue.

Thank you for your assistance.

Rhonda Malone, Librarian

 

REMINDER NOTICE -BOOKS ON LOAN 2004

Parents are reminded that if their children have borrowed books from the school these need to be returned to my office as your child/children complete the school year.  If you require books for next year, particularly at senior levels could you please notify me ASAP

Brendan Monigatti, Students Welfare Coordinator

 

 

MUSICAL NOTES

Music Performance Recitals

Last Thursday Year 11 students presented their final recitals as part of their assessment for Unit 2 in Music Performance.  There were many fine performances with students showing significant development since their recitals in 1st semester.

A special thank you to Ms Alexandra Cameron, our classroom music coordinator for her organization of these recitals.

 

Upcoming Performances

Stage Band at the Eltham Festival – Saturday 13th November

Our Stage Band will be performing at the Eltham Town Square on Saturday between 12 noon and 1.00pm.  Band members should meet at the town square at 11.30am

Jazz Band at McDonald’s Eltham – Saturday 20th November

The Jazz Band will be performing between 12.00 – 1.00pm at Mc Donalds as part of the Mc Happy Day Celebration.

 

Concert with Ross Wilson – Thurs 25th November – 7.30pm

Tickets are selling quickly for this special event to be held at the Yarra Valley Anglican School.  Please be sure to purchase your tickets from the Music Office. Tickets are $ 25 [adults] and $20 [children/concession]

Don’t miss the experience of hearing the legendary Ross Wilson when he performs with our Intermediate, Concert and Symphonic Bands.

Ken Waterworth, Director of Music

 

Music Support Group News

Have you bought your tickets yet for the 'Concert With The Stars'?  It's one not to be missed! Tickets are available from the Music Office. Group members ... we require everyone's assistance on the night of the concert - check your email for details this week. Second hand Uniform - if you are leaving the program and have uniform pieces to sell, these can be left at the office (clean, good condition, tagged with name, phone no. and address plus the price to be sold – the MSG has a $2 fee for each item sold and skirts are sold for $12) *The Christmas Hamper Raffle - donations for the hamper can be left at the Music Office - anything 'Christmassy' and non-perishable!  Your assistance is appreciated.

Any queries, please contact Jill on 9439 9673.

 

ORIGINAL ART WORKS FOR SALE

The school community are reminded of the invitation to view and buy small original artwork on canvas boards done by students in the following classes.

Self portraits 7E, 7F and M/S Painting

Landscapes M/S Art & Drawing Group

Graphic Designs 7D, 8D, 8H, 8B

Picasso Portraits 8J

These are for sale through the cashier for $5 each.  Your selection can be made at the Art Department, for $15 you may wish to select a suitable frame to make this into a delightful Christmas present.

Barb Gregory on behalf of the Active Arts Student Group

FROM THE CAREERS ROOM

Year 9 Work Experience

There are only 8 school days left before the deadline expires for Year 9 Work Experience forms to be handed in. Friday 19th November is the last day that they will be accepted. Students should be actively seeking Work Experience now.

 

Hairdressing Information Session - NMIT

Students interested in a Certificate II and III Course in hairdressing should attend this session. Interviews and an informal aptitude test will be held for those wishing to enrol.

Monday 29th November at 3pm

Preston Campus Building G, Room G212

Book on 9269 1342 or email: Christies-bs@nmit.vic.edu.au

 

Pre-Apprenticeship courses

These are an excellent idea if students know they want to do a trade. There are serious skill shortages in a lot of the trades and now is the time to apply to do these courses next year. See me in the Careers Room for further information and direct contact details for RMIT, Box Hill and NMIT.

 

Work Experience at Leader Newspapers

I have application forms for their 2005 program. Students in Years 11 and 12 are given preference over year 10 students. See me in the careers Room if interested.

Peter Goddard, Careers Teacher

 

REMINDER NOTICE

WORKING BEE – Sunday 14th November

The Grounds look great with all this spring rain so we need your help once again to tidy up the Grounds prior to the Christmas Parties and summer break.

Activities planned for the 14th

1.        Completion of some remedial fencing work on the north side of the 400’s block

2.        Weeding in the habitat areas adjacent to the tennis courts

3.        Mulching in a number of locations around the school

4.        Sweeping of the gutters adjacent to the Stadium and Administration block

5.        Mowing and brush cutting in a range of locations

6.        Re affixing the rabbit proof fencing around the tennis courts with cable ties.

7.        Guarding of some trees on the western boundary

8.        Pruning and tidying around the Stadium complex

Morning tea and barbeque lunch is provided. 

Parking can be accommodated on the hard courts adjacent to the library.  Parents should report to the Canteen courtyard where you will be signed in and assigned a task.

Looking forward to Sunday the 14th of November

John Coates for the Grounds Committee

 

 

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

 

The Year 11 Exam time table appears at the end of this edition

 

END OF YEAR CALENDAR

Term 4

 

 

27/10

Formal photos can be viewed and ordered from the General Office until 10th November

12/11

Yr 11 Last Day of classes

15/11

Yr 11VCE Unit 2 Exams commence

19/11

Yr 12 VCE Unit 4 Exams end

23/11

Yr 11VCE Unit 2 Exams end

24/11

Yr12 Valedictory night  note change of date

Yr 11 to 12 Transition begins

25/11

Concert with the Stars see Music section

26/11

Yr 11 to 12 Transition ends

Last Day

29/11

Year 10 to 11 Transition & leadership activities begin

Yr 9 Work Experience begins

3/12

Year 10 to 11 Transition & leadership activities begin

Last Day

10/12

Yr 9 Work Experience ends

 

TIME TABLE for 2ND HAND BOOK SALES

Yr level in 2004

Hand in books

Yr level in 2005

Buy books

Hand in book lists for Nth of the Yarra

12

Mon

29 Nov

 

 

 

11

Mon

29 Nov

12

Tues

30 Nov

Thurs

1 Dec

10

Mon

22 Nov

11

Tues

30 Nov

Thurs

1 Dec

9

Mon

22 Nov

10

Tues

23 Nov

Thurs

24 Nov

8

Fri

3 Dec

9

Tues

23 Nov

Thurs

24 Nov

7

Fri

3 Dec

8

Mon

7 Dec

Tues

8 Dec

6

 

7

Mon

6 Dec /

Tues 7 Dec

Tues

7 Dec

 

C A N T E E N   R O S T E R   

November 2004

Wed10

Karen Woods, Linda Stewart

Thurs 11

Stef McEwin, volunteers needed

Fri 12

Merja Hanlon, Jan Pavey

Mon 15

Kerrie O’Hara, Debbie McCormack, Helen Hunter

Tues 16

Anne Burgess, Tania Russell

Wed 17

Sharon Dimech, Jamie Kelly, Rhonda Williamson

 

 

To ALL canteen Volunteers

We would like to invite you to our Thank you Afternoon tea on 24th November at 2:30pm, please ring 94305122 if you would like to come.

 

 

FOR SALE TO A GOOD HOME

Working Ovens - Chef Electric,

- St George upright Electric

Please contact

Bruce Martyn, Business Manager 9430 5105

 

S C H O O L   C A L E N D A R

November 2004

Wed 10 until

Tues 16

see front page

Wed 17

School Council Meeting 7:30pm

Thurs 18

SoSE M/S Colonials, Travel & En 92 to Sovereign Hill Ballarat

Music – Primary Schools Bands Concert 6:30pm – Yarra Valley

Tues 23

M/S Drama Ensemble Final Presentation in Hall 7:30pm

Wed 24

Year 12 Valedictory Evening & Supper Yarra Valley CEGS

Thurs 24

Thank you afternoon tea for Canteen volunteers – see notice

Music- Concert with the Stars Yarra Valley – rehearsals from 3pm

Fri 26

Last day of classes Year 10 & Year 9

Year 11 last day

Mon 29

Work Experience Year 9 (over 15yrs)

Year 10 Peer Support Training & Orientation for Yr 11

 

 

 

Thank you to all the people who have contributed to our food for refugees appeal.  All contributions to the box in the foyer gratefully accepted.

Thanks to all George Franklin/Brendan Monigatti

 

Community Announcements/Advertising

 

Pink Ribbon Appeal

The recent Pink Ribbon Appeal for breast cancer research raised $131.40 from the sale of ribbons and $158.55 from the barbeque.  Thank you to all who supported this Cancer Council Appeal, especially the Yr11 Maths class for holding the barbeque.

 

Calling all former Apollo Parkways PS ex students…..It’s the 25th Anniversary of your school and they are celebrating on the 14th November

Please call at the General Office for your invitation from the school or phone 9433 1300

 

Soccer Goals Fundraiser Raffle

Tickets on sale canteen courtyard 1st 20 minutes each lunch time  Tickets 50c each or five for $2

Be in the run for 5 huge prizes

DVD player / Discman / Skate Park Passes / Skate & Surf Shop vouchers / Ski Gear

Money raised goes to buying soccer goals and a Care Australia child who will receive sports gear and of course a soccer ball.

Thank you to our sponsors

Box Hill Skate & Surf

Eltham Leisure Centre

Sportsco – Greensborough

Gibsons City & Surf, Eltham

Melbourne Snowboard Centre

 

 

An Evening with Li Cunxin

The Ivanhoe Grammar School. Plenty Campus is hosting a visit from Li Cunxin, author of Mao’s Last Dancer, on THIS Thursday 11 November.  An invitation is extended to all members of the School Community.

An evening with Li Cunxin

Enterprise Centre, Plenty Campus, Bridge Inn Rd, Mernda – Tickets $15

Light refreshments will be served

Further information call 9717 3911

 

Fairhaven/Aireys Inlet

SC Unit with ocean view available before Christmas & after 12-1-05

041731 8377 / 5289 6870

 

Attention Parents & Senior Students

PROPOSED CAMP: OUTBACK TOUR

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

See last pages of this edition

 

Eltham Little Theatre’ Old Tyme Music Hall

The Furtive Fortunes of Fickle Fate

4 Nov – 4 Dec Thurs, Fri & Sat

Curtain prompt 8pm

All seats $16 - bring your own food, drinks & glasses

Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd, Research Melways 22Hi

Bookings 9437 1574 - Tables going quick

 

 

Seeking Volunteer Host Families

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange is an Australian non-profit student exchange organization that assists students in furthering tolerance, international understanding and to further learning, self-knowledge and awareness.

We currently have students aged between 15 and 18 from countries such as Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and USA waiting to be hosted by volunteer Australian Families.

You can host a student from 3 months to 10 months depending on your circumstances.  What a great way to bring another culture and family member into your home!

High School exchange programs are also available to Australian students wishing to travel and study abroad.  Call now for a brochure and information on students arriving in February 2005. (All students have full medical coverage and will bring their own spending money.)

Southern Cross Cultural Exchange: National Office 9775 4711 or Toll free 1800 500 501

 

Yarra Valley ARTS Council

Hosts the 9th Annual Summer School of Music & Art!

Jan 10-15, 2005 in Healesville

Courses include – pastel drawing, life drawing, contemporary painting, water colour, nature photography, choir, jazz improvisation, a cappella singing, hip-hop dancing, sculpture for the garden, mandalas, hand-made books & jewellery making PLUS film-making for Youth & Arts for kids

Enquiries 5962 3340 / 0423 932 483

Early bird discounts available

 

Ever Thought about Fostering?

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 and Recruitment Unit for Foster Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9458 5788

 

 

Host Families and Exchange Students

Exchange students from Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Japan, Austria, Russia, America, Canada, Italy & Brazil are coming here late January 2005, hoping to be placed with volunteer host families.  Should you be all interested in adding a boy or girl aged 15-18 to your family for 2, 3 ,5 or 10 months to share your lifestyle, so establishing a life-long relationship with the other person you choose and his/her family overseas, please phone Klaus Schurmann on 9758 4279  Your call will be very welcome.  If you wish to go overseas yourself as an exchange student, please ring.

 

 

 

Sacred Heart Parish Diamond Creek Annual Parish Ball will be held Friday May 20th 2005.  Any girls interested in the Debutante Set for this ball can contact Jenny Kennedy 9438 1812 (after 6pm) for further information on costs, dates of practice, etc.

 

Attention Parents & Senior Students

PROPOSED CAMP: OUTBACK TOUR

CENTRAL AUSTRALIA & THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

I will be offering a bus/plane camping tour of the Red Centre and for North Queensland is 2005.  A new bus company has offered this unusual combination of experiences highlighting two of our country’s most famous geographical features – Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef.  Other features will be sleeping underground at Cooper Pedy, exploring Kings Canyon, the Gorges of the West MacDonnell Ranges, the mines of Mount Isa and the gold rush town of Charters Towers, not to mention a cruise down the Daintree River!

Tour dates will be 18-6-05 -2-7-05 (last week of Term 2 and first week of the holidays – 15 days)

It will be available to students in Years 12, 11 and 10.  Costing has yet to be completed but I believe it will be in the vicinity of $1600.  We will take 40-44 students.

A meeting will be called for interested students and an itinerary will be distributed along with a form for those expressing an interest in this tour.

Greg Wakeman, tour organizer

 

 

 

 

YEAR 11 EXAM TIME TABLE –can also be found on student’s school email account

DATE

PERIOD 1 & 2

ROOM

PERIOD 3 & 4

ROOM

PERIOD 5 & 6

ROOM

MONDAY  
15TH NOV.

HISTORY

903

OUTDOOR ED.   CERAMICS

903

902

FOOD TECH

903

TUESDAY 
16TH NOV.

ENGLISH   

HALL (A - F) LIBRARY (G - J)

MATHS METHODS

HALL

POLITICS  

VCD

HALL

WEDNESDAY 17TH NOV.

GEN. MATHS A

GEN.MATHS B

HALL (GMA  + GMB2A) 903

PHOTOGRAPHY

ECONOMICS

HALL

CHEMISTRY

DT. FIBRES

HALL

THURSDAY 18TH NOV.

HHD

PHYSICS

HALL

INFO TECH

LITERATURE

R.Gribble - HHD

903

904

BUSINESS MAN

PHILOSOPHY

903

FRIDAY

19TH NOV.

MEDIA

S.Doody - Physics

904

VET MULTIMEDIA A

418

VET MULTIMEDIA B

418

MONDAY 22ND NOV.

PSYCHOLOGY

S.Doody - Business Man.

903

904

BIOLOGY

S.Doody - Economics

903

904

LEGAL STUDIES

ART

903

904

TUESDAY  23RD NOV.

INDONESIAN
PHYSICAL ED.

903

904

DRAMA

DT. WOOD

YR.10 GEN. MATHS A

903

904

901 / 902

FRENCH

MUSIC STYLES

903

904

 

WEDNESDAY  24TH NOV.

COURSE AND PROMOTION INTERVIEWS AS REQUIRED
CHO, BAL, FRA, LIL, PAR.

THURSDAY 25TH NOV.

YEAR 12 2005 ORIENTATION

FRIDAY

26TH NOV.

YEAR 12 2005 ORIENTATION