The Mountain Ear
    Term 4 Issue 30    October 24th 2003
Last week’s newsletter congratulated one of our year 12 students, Ian Bottomley, on his victory in the Under 18, 800 metre event at the Victorian All Schools Athletics Championships. This week Ian has followed that achievement with another first placing, this time in the Under 21 800 metre event at the Victorian State Schools Athletics Championships. Our congratulations go to Ian on these wonderful results.
Two other outstanding results were achieved by our students at the Victorian State Schools Interschool Athletics Championships this week. Paul Van Der Ploeg of year 7 gained 3rd place in the Under 14 Triple Jump, while his elder brother Evan was awarded 5th place in the Under 21 1500m race. Congratulations also go to both boys.
Our final Whole School Assembly for the year was held on Thursday. The assembly was a celebration of the many achievements to have occurred in the College during the past term. Achievements upon which students reported included skiing results, Alpine Shire Awards to students, the granting of the Pierre de Coubertein Award by the Australian Olympic Committee to Andrew Hill and the CFA VYDP program. Students were entertained between presentations by singing and musical performances by many of our very talented students. Congratulations to all students who participated in the Assembly.
Our VCE Information Evening was conducted on Wednesday evening to assist students entering year 11 and their parents to develop a course of study relevant to their individual needs. As well as the requirements of a VCE course, those who attended were given an opportunity to learn about the possibilities of Vocational Education And Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (VCAL) programs. Thanks to Graeme Bottomley and to those members of staff who volunteered their time to help parents come to terms with this challenging process.

Tue  28 Oct	- Middle School Information
Fri  31 Oct	- Year 12 exams commence
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 12 students celebrating their final day of school.



The assembly this week permitted us to farewell our departing Year 12 students who now have a week of intensive study prior to their exams. We wish all year 12 students our very best wishes for the coming weeks.

Ray Waller,  Principal



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
SC09 Physical Science	  Elements                 27/10
SC10 Chemical Change	  Homework sheet           27/10
SC15 Simple Machines	  Gears Assignment          5/11
SC22 Forensic Science	  Collecting evidence      24/10
SE Yr 7 SOSE	          50 Questions Quiz         5/11
TF02 Around the World	  Street Foods             29/10
TF08 Food 2003 & Beyond	  Food Safety & Hygeine     6/10




Any year 12 student considering Tertiary Education should apply for the Jesse Hollonds Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to Mt Beauty Secondary College students. Eight scholarships will be awarded. Each scholarship for $825 is to assist MBSC students commencing Tertiary Studies.


Local band ‘Short Cirkut’ has been accepted to play in the Summer Jam 2003 battle of the bands in Albury on November 1st.
A bus will be leaving from the Mt Beauty Youth Office on Saturday Afternoon for those who want to support our local band and enjoy this Summer Jam music treat. More details coming soon.



In recent weeks the year 12 students of 2003 have been busily preparing for their exams. This year the exams will commence on Friday 31st of October.
This week was the final school week for the year 12s however students requiring additional assistance from staff are encouraged to come back to school leading up to the exams. During the final week students have been involved in a range of events. Rowena Policha and Alison Gargan conducted a Whole School Assembly and then year 12s kept up the tradition of challenging the staff to a softball match on Thursday. The softball was, as usual, a resounding win to the staff, or at least that’s the report going around the staff room. On Friday an early morning breakfast, and a morning tea with staff was held.
The students this year have been a great bunch and have been very supportive of each other. All members of the Secondary College wish them the best for the exam period and their future.
Please note the Graduation Dinner will be at the Bogong Hotel on Wednesday 19th November.
Parents will receive an invitation on October 31st.


The annual band concert extravaganza will be held on the 5th December at the stadium. Put this ‘not be missed event’ on your calendar. NOW!





The Springtime in Bright festival begins again on Saturday 25th October with the highlight of a Fireworks Display held at the Bright Football Oval from 5.30pm on Saturday 1st November. There will be fun & food, Giant Fairground rides, Football kicking competition, Alpine dance display, Giant Karate Display, Trentini Dancers, Lawrence Legend - Daredevil Motorbike Stuntman show, Wodonga Brass Band.$5 adults, children U12 free.


During the past three weeks Melbourne University student- teacher, Paul Incani, has been finishing off the final days of his Diploma of Education at Mt Beauty Secondary College.
Paul has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and Diploma of Management.
If you were a fan of last year’s reality football team show “The Club” you may remember Paul as he was a member of the Hammerheads team.
Paul has enjoyed the quiet and beauty of the town and finds it very peaceful , being a keen fly fisherman.
We wish him good luck in his new career as a Maths/Science teacher.



The annual bike ride is on again this Sunday. For details check in the Mt Beauty bakery.
The following music pupils of Lorice Vine A.L.C.M were all successful in the recent Australian Music Examination Board exams.
Preliminary  Phoebe Thompson	   Honours
1st Grade Christopher Crichton     Pass
2nd Grade Stephanie Gould-Hardwick Credit
1st Grade Christopher Crichton 90% Honours
2nd Grade Stephanie G-H	       95% Honours
3rd Grade Josh Seymour         96% Honours
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On Tuesday of this week 3 students braved the elements in Melbourne and competed at the VSSSA Athletic Championships.
Paul Van Der Ploeg led the assault at 12.30pm competing in the U14 Triple Jump. The last round of jumps were ‘nearly’ the deciding factor, but not quite. Paul had to wait for two other athletes to come from other events and compete before he was announced as third place with a jump of 11.39m. Well done Paul! A great result for a first time at Olympic park.
The second Mt Beauty competitor at 3.30pm was Ian Bottomley in the U21 800m. Ian had an exciting race coming up from 4th position on the last bend to come in first in a time of 1.57 .79.
7.05pm and they turned the lights on for Evan Van Der Ploeg running in the 1500m. Evan had to wait all day to compete, but the wait was worth it as Evan ran an excellent controlled race to finish in fifth position in a personal best time of 4.21.


On Tuesday 28th October we will hold our annual Middle School Information Evening. We encourage all year 7, 8 and 9 parents to attend at 7.30pm in Room 9. There will be 2 sessions; a General Information sessions, followed by a year 10 acceleration, VET & VCAL session.
Parents who are “new” to the process are welcome to join the ‘first timers’ session.


* Aromatherapy
* Crystals
* Books
* Soaps
* Wheat bags
* Childrens gifts
Plus more.....
Come in and save yourself some money! Offer ends 31st October 2003.

5 Hollonds Street, Mt Beauty. 57 541 477


Saturday 1st November
9.00am - 1.00pm
Held in the Community Centre gardens.
For stalls phone on  Bev 57 544097
All Welcome!


Registration Night
Thursday 30th October.
Pool Road  (Next to CFA)
from 3.30pm
Enquiries phone: 57 541  465 (pm)


Playing at the FReeZA North East Victoria Regional Battle of the Bands.
Friday 24th October, 6.30pm start.
East Bank Entertainment Centre, Shepparton, Vic.
Tickets must be pre-booked.
enquiries and tickets - email:
Details including cost will be emailed to you.


Annual Concert: Saturday 8th November
Time: 7.15pm at Mt Beauty Community Centre
Ticket sales: at Tawonga South Store.
(For club families only)
Monday 27th Oct 4-6pm
Tuesday 28th Oct 4-5.30pm
(for general public)
From Wednesday 29th Oct.
Tickets: adults $10, seniors $5, children $5


Sewing machine in good working order.
Phone Linda Dunell 57 544 843


Secondhand pine kitchen table. Reasonable, but not necessarily perfect condition.
Contact Jenny at school.


Bed and Breakfast Tour
Eight of Beechworth’s premier B & B’s open.
Date: Sunday October 26th 2003
Time: 1-4pm
Tickets: $12
Afternoon tea and sparkling wine will be available at Erindale Guest House.
Tickets are available from the Beechworth Visitor Centre and Beechworth Fuel Company Service Station.
Enquiries: Donna 57 283 044


Indigo Way Services would like to advise that they will be conducting lessons under the RLSSA Swim & Survive program criteria this year. This program offers a particular advantage for learning in that the maximum class size is only 6 students. Once again Helen L’Huillier will be heading the management team and co-ordinating the swim programs at the Mt Beauty Pool. She is keen to offer a variety of swimming programs over the summer period.
Enrolment forms and program information will be available from the pool when it opens on November 1st 2003. Enquiries can be made to IWS Customer Service prior to the pool opening on 02 60 27 1203


Friends and Customers of the North Beauty Store. After 15 years Terry and Wendy are leaving the store at the end of October. This is an opportunity to come along and say and thank you. Bring your picnic to the park next to the shop on Sunday 26th October at 12.00 noon.
Any enquiries phone 57 541101