The Mountain Ear
    Term 4 Issue 35   November 28th 2003
Our years 8 and 9 students have returned, tired but excited, from their adventure at the Merricks Beach camp. Clearly they had a teriffic time, and we look forward to a full report in next week’s newsletter.
Classes for year 10 students will finish for the year next Thursday, 4th December, and an end-of-year program for our years 7, 8 and 9’s will commence on Monday 8th December. A considerable amount of organizational time and energy has ensured a worthwhile program is available for all students. Please note that the program is compulsory for all students in years 7 to 9. The only exceptions are those students aged 15 years who provide a written note from their parents stating that the student will be occupied either at home or in employment. Absence notes will continue to be required for those students who are absent from school during the end-of-year program. Further details of the end-of-year program appear elsewhere in this newsletter. Parents with queries regarding the program should contact Tony Valente at the College.
Parents are reminded that Friday of next week, 5th December is report writing day. No students will be required at school. The following Tuesday, 9th December is Transition Day, when next year’s Year 7 students spend a day with us preparing for their first year of Secondary education. No current year 7 students will be required at school on this day.
After a considerable absence, some skateboards have begun to re-appear in the College after hours and at week-ends. Students and their families are reminded that skateboards are not permitted in College grounds. Parents are asked to ensure their children limit their skateboarding activity to the skate park.

Ray Waller,  Principal

Mon   1- 5 Dec	- Band Week
Tue   2 Dec	- Year 7 Orientation
Thur  4 Dec	- End of classes - Year 10
Fri   5 Dec	- No students required at school
		  Report Writing
Fri   5 Dec	- End of Year Music Concert
Mon   8-16 Dec  - End of Year Program
Wed  10-12 Dec  - VYDP Camp
Mon  15 Dec	- Presentation event
Wed  17 Dec	- School Picnic- Reports issued




Year 12 Graduation Night


Unit Name                                        Task and Due Date
EN08 year 8	          Spelling and short story write up  wk 8
EN09 Year9	          wide reading & various books	
EN10 Year10	          wide reading & various books
LOTE  Year 7	          Vocab. Lists for 5 mins, 3 nights per week, tested weekly
LO01  Continuing Indo.	  Vocab. Lists for 5 mins, 3 nights per week, tested weekly
LO03  Intermediate Indo.  Vocab. Lists for 5 mins, 3 nights per week, tested weekly
LO05  Advanced Indo.	  Vocab. Lists for 5 mins, 3 nights per week, tested weekly
MA Years 7-10  Maths	  Weekly Mathsmate sheet due each Friday
SC10 Chemical Change	  Homework sheet 3   25/11
DR01 Into Scripts         End of year program
Yr7Art                    Ceramics, Art in Newspapers,  21/11
Yr7Art                    Signwriting  28/11


The End of Year Program begins in a week’s time starting on Monday 8th of December after Report Writing Day on Friday 5th December. The program this year is similar to the one offered last year with a combination of the traditional End of Year Activities previously offered by the College and KLA Days. This program will ensure students the opportunity to participate in challenging and engaging activities. Some of these will have a curriculum focus, others will have an outdoor education focus and others will allow students to complete some pre-Christmas preparation. All the activities will be fun I’m sure.
Below is an outline of what is happening during these two weeks:
Mon. Dec. 8th  KLA Activities
Tue. Dec. 9th  KLA Activities	
Wed. Dec. 10th Activities Program	
Thu. Dec. 11th Activities Program	
Fri. Dec. 12th Activities Program	
Mon. Dec. 15th KLA Activities
Presentation Evening	
Tue. Dec. 16th Activities Program
Wed. Dec. 17th Picnic:StudentsDismissed	
Thu. Dec. 18th Staff Prof. Develop. Day	
Fri. Dec. 19th Last Day of School Year	
Please note that these activities are the compulsory school program for years 7 to 9. The only exceptions are for students over 15 who have brought a note from their parents to say they are gainfully employed. Please note that students in years 10 to 12 who have completed the year may apply to be involved. All year 7 to 9 students should have made their selections by now and these selections were posted on the cafeteria window earlier in the week.

Please discuss this with your child.
You and your child must now complete the General Permission / Payment form and return this, signed by a parent, with any payment to Susan Plum in the General Office. Please note that this general permission form is intended for local excursions e.g. golf,tennis. A specific Medical Information Form for other excursions e.g. Albury Cinema are attached to the buff coloured Payment Form.

Any enquiries should be directed to Mr Valente.



Students (other than year 12 students) who exiting the school must fill in an exit form available from the General Office.


Lachlan Hill’s woodwork piece has been short listed for the Season of Excellence award.


The following students were successful in passing their music exams under Mrs Irene Thomas. M.I.M.T., Melb Uni. 57 541 025
Danelle Edmondson, Grade 4 C+
Lauren Sutherland, Grade 6 C
Nathan Cooper,     Grade 7 B+
Danelle Edmondson, Grade 1 97  Distinction
Nathan Cooper, Grade 4 	   94  Honours


Last week a film crew from Mt Beauty SC went on an assignment to film the 13th annual Energy Breakthrough at Maryborough. Six students, Josh Seymour, Josh Thompson, Mallory Warner, Alison Law, Ryan Mason and Ian Bottomley were accompanied by Jim and Rhonda Oastler and Mr Bottomley. The expertise that Jim and Rhonda provided was invaluable to the students in planning and directing the film. The students were very grateful for this unique opportunity.
The crew spent four hectic days filming the event and interviewing people, including the Honorouble Theo Theophanous, Minister for Energy, Industry and Resources, Mr. Ernest Litera, Head of RACV and the Event Organiser Mr. John Stafford.
There were 5000 participants in the event with another 5000 people as support. Mt Beauty students were the official film crew and were swamped by ‘groupies’ and ‘would-be’ film stars!
The video will take 8 weeks to edit and will be handed over to the RACV early next year to promote the 2004 Energy Breakthrough.

Josh and Ian interviewing ‘the Minister’. with Mallory, Alison and Ryan filming.

Josh, Josh and Ryan filming the race.


The year 11’s of 2003 went around Melbourne for an excursion to learn how Melbourne runs. We went to the Crown Casino to see “School of Rock”. Other highlights included Laura collecting her own Melways!, being in the “twilight zone” on a tram, sitting beside Mark Philipoussis and getting totally and completely lost. We had an awesome time thanks to Mr Valente, Mrs Matthews, Yvonne Evans and Andrew Davis. from Year 11’s


The Secondary College will hold the annual Presentation Evening on Monday 15th December at the Community Centre from 7.00pm - 8.30pm.




NB: Gilberts Ghost Train is the year 8 book not Foxspell as was mistakenly printed in last week’s newsletter.

The following books will be used again in 2004 so can be purchased secondhand.

Year 12	No Great Mischief
	Insight Outcomes
Year 11	Henry Lawson’s Short Stories
	Only the Heart
Year 10	The Gathering
Year 9	Deadly Unna
	The Blue Feather
Year 8	Gilberts Ghost Train
Year 7	Boy
	A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove.
Students must make individual arrangements as the College does not operate a secondhand book stall.
Ellen Sadler


For current list of apprenticeships and traineeships available in the Albury/Wodonga region, please see the Careers room window.


Annual General Meeting 2003. The Mt Beauty Junior Football Club is having its AGM on the 9/12/2003 at the Mt Beauty Country Club. Anyone who would like to become involved in junior football or have any ideas or suggestions are most welcome to attend.
Time: 7.30pm. President: G. Christie.


The pool will be closed to the public from 1-5pm this Sunday November 30th when the Mt Beauty Swimming Club will holding their annual interclub Carnival. Spectators welcome.


Year 8 Maths Book Phone 57 544 847


Hungarian Viszla pups. 9 weeks old. Pedigree
$600 each.
Phone 03 57 541 298 or 0418 275 080


Year 8 English Text - Gilbert’s Ghost Train $10
Year 9 - Deadly Unna $10
Year 9 Maths link - $30
and .....
Year 10 English Texts - Tyro, The Gathering
Year 10 Maths link
Please contact Serena Sommerville
57 544 385


Thomas Playmate Organ with colorglo.
Double keyboard and foot pedal.
Lots of music.
Beginner’s step-by-step instruction sheets available. Seat included. Excellent condition $150 ono.
Single bedhead - white.
Modern Queen Anne with pink velvet material with button. Comes with attachments for single bed ensemble. $40 ono. Phone: 57 544 481


The Blue Feather
The Gathering
VCE Physical Education 1/2, and 3/4
See Josh Thompson


Year 10 Maths Text
Novels: Taronga, Tyro
The Gathering, The Blue Feather
Parkland, Stoney Heart Country
Indonesian Dictionary
Phone: Leanne 57 544 442


Year 11 texts
Only the Heart $5
English Skills $10
Contact Lauren on 57 544 533


2 school dresses size 12 - ex.cond. $20 each
1 school skirt ex. cond. size 14 - $20
Phone: 57 541 590