The Mountain Ear
    Term 4 Issue 32   November 7th 2003
Our middle school course selection process is reaching its conclusion, with students expected to receive their semester 1 and semester 2 courses next week. The process of receiving and processing almost 150 student selection sheets is an enormous task. I am very grateful to our Curriculum coordinator, Jodee Betheras, for her efficiency in conducting the process. While every effort is made to give all students the courses they prefer, experience shows that a small number of students may not be able to be given every one of their first preferences. It is important that any parents with concerns at the courses allocated to their children discuss those concerns with Jodee as soon as possible, as changes will become very difficult in the new year. Our year 12 students are now in the middle of their exam period. We wish them well. The year 11 exam period will begin next Friday, and the year 11 Melbourne excursion will take place from the following Wednesday, 19th until Friday 21st November. Year 11 students will then end their school year. Booklists for the 2004 school year will be issued to students in the coming week. Parents are asked to ensure the booklists are completed promptly and returned to school by the due date. This is important to ensure our booksellers have sufficient time to obtain and organise our requirements for next year. Remember our College website has been launched. Please visit the site at, and please let us know what you think of the content and its presentation.

Ray Waller,  Principal

Thur 13-17 Nov  - Year 11 exams commence
Tue  18 Nov	- Orientation for 2004 Year 12
Wed  19 Nov	- Year 12 Graduation Evening
Wed  19-21 Nov  - Year 11 Melbourne Trip
Fri  21 Nov	- End of classes - Year 11
Mon  24-27 Nov  - Year 8/9 Beach Camp
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 8 girls ‘kickboxing’ with Fiona Mair


Unit Name                                        Task and Due Date
EN08 year 8	          Spelling and short story write up
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
SC03 Junior Biology	  Adaptions & Environment  7/11
TF02 Around the World	  What & Where in the World is that 12/11
TF08 Food 2003 & Beyond	  Food Safety & Hygeine 6/11




Year 7 science students with their mice.
Above Blake Campen, below Robert Turnbull and Phillip Bellingham.



Next Friday 14th November. This will be our final fundraising effort for Ani this year. We hope to see the whole school participating in raising money for someone less fortunate than ourselves. If you don’t want to pay, just wear your uniform.
The theme: ‘BE OUTRAGEOUS”
The cost: a gold coin donation for the privilege of not wearing uniform for the day. Collection: in Homegroup, so take your donation with you.


Delicious Summer recipes perfect for hot summer days. Each recipe book has over 60 sensational recipes. It it brought to you by YUM - a business made up from year 9 students attending school. A recipe book will cost $6.00 with all profits going to the Make A Wish Foundation. To place an order ring the College on 57 544005.


We are currently seeking host families for students arriving from overseas on exchange. These students are in Australia for either 6 months or 11 months from February 2004. Families provide a home for one of these students for either the full term or as a welcome family for 4-6 weeks. This is a wonderful experience. For more information please call Helen Stone on 02 60 246 886




Help install NEW walking track signs and seating around Lake Guy in Bogong Village.
When: Saturday 15th November 9am - 12.00
Meet at Bogong Outdoor Education Centre, Bogong Village.
Please Bring: Sunhat, sunscreen, sunglasses, garden gloves, boots, water to drink and old clothes.
Also, if you have a shovel, mattick, crowbar or wheelbarrow.
Drinks and lunch provided afterwards.
Please phone 0438 002 416 ASAP if interested.


Car boot sale and cake stall.
Anyone in Mt Beauty/Tawonga who has
- old furniture,
- crockery
- tools
- cupboards
- collectables
- dish washers
- toys
- timber
etc etc We would like to sell them at our 2nd hand boot or trailer sale this Saturday 8th November from 9.00am - 12.00 noon. We charge $10 per car boot or $15 per trailer. Hopefully lots of residents will come along to buy our 2nd hand gear.


VCE Health and Human Development books
- Journey Through Health & Human Development Units 3 & 4.
- Revise in a month VCE Health & Human Development Exam Prep.
Both books for $5, or $3 each.
English Outcomes Unit 3 & 4 $10
No Great Mischief $6
Phone Lauren 03 57 544533


2 new dresses were $37, sell for $25 size 12 & 14
1 new pleated skirt $25 size 14-16
1 dress (good condition) $8 size 12-14.
Phone: 57 541 590


FUN NIGHT. Friday 7th November from 5.00pm until 6.00pm at pool. BBQ to follow.
Bring bathers, towel and lots of enthusiasm.
Any queries phone: 57 541465


Season passes:
Child - $41
Adult - $62
Family - $114
Single entry:
Child - $1.50
Adult - $3.10
Spectator - $1.00
Supervising parent (not swimming) free
School program student - $1.00
Pool Hire for carnivals, parties etc $31 per hour


Special offer for students doing exams!
Need to relax?
Alpine Massage is offering a special student rate of $27.50 for half an hour massage.
Alpine Massage and Health,
5 Hollonds St,
Mt Beauty
Phone 57 541477 for appointments.


Whirlpool chest freezer 610 x 960cm $100
Coffee Table - Dark stain 1 metre round. Turned centre. $100
Trumpet - Boosey & Hawkes. Including case and books $400
Phone Gina on 57 541190


5 week clinics starting next Tuesday morning, 11th November, with Penny Graeber
Application forms are available at Stewart’s Hardware or phone Liz Harvey on 57 544077.
Cost is $95 for 5 lessons.
Individual lessons are also available at $35 per half hour.
Applications need to be in by Friday 7th November.