The Mountain Ear
    Term 3 Issue 27    September 19th 2003
Today marks the end of another very busy but successful term at the College. The highlight of third term every year is our skiing program, and again our ski team representatives have excelled themselves. Our students have enjoyed the best snow conditions for some years, allowing all age groups to complete their allotted five days of school skiing. Achievements for our snow-sports students this season have included many commendable individual performances, including Age Championship victories, at the Victorian Interschool Championship at Mt Buller. Following a controversial re-count we were relegated to second place at the ASSSTC. The re-count placed us second by only one point! Our boys team came first at the Australian Interschool Championships, while Alice Bellingham was awarded second place in her age group. Again we have been very grateful for the generous parental volunteer assistance our program has received.
Congratulations to all snow-sports team members, and especially to our new snow-sports coordinator, Matthew Moon, who has done a superb job in tackling such a complicated and demanding position. Parents are again asked to ensure their children are adequately prepared for term 4, and the requirement that students attend school with an appropriate broad-brimmed hat. Hats are required during terms 1 and 4 whenever students are out in the sun, including recess and lunch breaks, and including sport and physical education classes.
We trust all students and staff are able to enjoy a relaxing break from school during the coming weeks, and that we all return adequately refreshed for the start of the new term on Monday 6th October.

Ray Waller,  Principal


Fri 19 Sept	-	Last day of Term
			2.30pm dismissal
Mon  6 Oct	-	Term 4 commences
Thur 9 Oct	-	Eastern Zone Athletics

Students involved in the school skiing program.
More skiing photos are available under Photos/2003 thumbnails.


We are beginning planning for our end of year presentation to acknowledge student achievement.
We will be asking parents next term whether you prefer our end of year presentation to be held in the afternoon or evening.
Surveys will be issued with the newsletter early next term.
Please consider your preference.


Unit Name                                        Task Due
EN08 year 8	          Spelling and short story write up
EN09 Year9	          wide reading & various books	
EN10 Year10	          wide reading & various books
EN12 Writers Workshop	  Short story (drafting and final) W8
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
SC15 Simple Machines	  Engine Type/Under bonnet check  17/9
CM Your Future Wealth	  Coverage of the Stock Market  Wk10




“My trip started with a flight to New Zealand to meet up with the Australian team coach and two other juniors. From there we had about a ten-hour flight to L.A. We spent a night in L.A. and the next afternoon we got a taxi down to Venice Beach. We had a good laugh at all the different people there. The next morning was a flight to Denver with a connection to Durango where I met up with my brother at the airport.
Durango was our first race for this trip. The track was open and fast most of the way with a little technical ‘tree’ section at the bottom. We had limited practice time so I had to learn the course quickly. I decided to race in the pro class. Half an hour before qualifying started, it rained but then the sun came out and track started drying fast. I was lucky to be near the back of the start list as the track was better than for the first riders. I had a good run, apart from a crash near to the bottom, but still I managed to qualify 3rd. As it would happen, it again started pouring, and the organisers though about not having the final run. Fortunately it stopped, so we raced. Riding off third last meant that I had a good gripping track again and I had a very good final run to end up 8th in the American Nationals ‘pro class’. This result psyched me up for the next ones.
From Durango we drove back to Denver for our flight to Milan. We had a stopover in Frankfurt for a couple of hours, so that made the flight long. Once we arrived in Milan we headed for the hotel. I found this was easily the hottest day of our trip, although at 35 degrees it wasn’t too hot. Once we had built our bikes, the coach hired a car and we drove to Mt Tamaro where the World Junior Championships were to be held, we walked the track (it looked good) and then we drove back to Milan.

Next morning we left for Les Gets. This place rocks! We were going to race there except it was cancelled. We spent one and a half weeks there riding and chilling (and partying). There’s a pub there that’s owned and run by an Australian so we were looked after. We bought a six-day lift ticket, which cost us 46Euro, and it was for 52 lifts! This was heaven. We hit up Zwiesserven next. Not much happened, except for rain and it wasn’t much fun in a foot of mud. Aussies came first and second, with the rest of us ‘off the back’.
We headed for Mt Tamaro for Worlds. By this time all the pros and other juniors had arrived. We walked the track again with everyone on Tuesday and started practising the next day. The whole time we were there it looked like it was going to dump rain, but it held off for the week. The track was very technical and it was getting looser every day. I couldn’t believe everything on race day. They had TV cameras all the way down the course broadcasting live and a big screen at the bottom…. and the amount of people that were there!! On Thursday we had our seeding runs. I went out fairly hard only making one small mistake and came in 5th. The “arm pump” was incredible; I could hardly hang on at the bottom. Friday was more practice and I was starting to ‘dial in’ the track. It was really good having the Ozzie pros around. They were very relaxed and everyone was having fun. Saturday morning was practice then racing.For my final run I was fired up. It was fast and smooth and I went through the time split at 2nd or 3rd place but unfortunately had a crash in the second half. I still managed to scrap 7th and was pleased to have finished in the top ten in my first World Juniors.That night we went out to party!
The trip home was long and boring but I was happy to see mum and dad again.
I can’t wait until next year. Hopefully get #1.


Now that the ski competitions have finished and the calendar tells us that winter is over and spring has sprung, we can start to look forward, in earnest, to our proposed beach camp in November (24th - 27th). We will be having a meeting at school early next term with a view to starting some fund raising activities. Hopefully this will enable us to purchase some food items down there, rather than taking everything with us. The staff on the camp will be Mr. Matthews and Mrs. Bellingham who will be driving the buses and the other two adults are yet to be decided. We’re still hoping to coax a couple of parents along as well, so please let me know if you are able to come. Just a reminder: keep the payments coming in to Susan in the office ($240).


Each year Mt Beauty Secondary College students take advantage of attending Exam Revision Lectures. This year the program offered through Access Education appears to be the most convenient. However, unlike those offered to students during the mid year exam period, these will cost students $26 per 2 hour lecture and cover a limited number of study areas. If students wish to attend lectures in other studies they should consider applying to alternative Exam Revision Programs. See Mr Bottomley for information. This year the Access Education October/November exam revision lectures will be conducted at La Trobe University, Wodonga.
The Program will be conducted over the October 11th and 12th weekend. The Program:
Saturday Oct 11th
12.30pm	English
2.45pm	Biology
Sunday Oct 12th
9.00am	Math Methods
	Further Maths
11.45am	Chemistry
	Health and H.D.
1.45pm	Psychology
Students will need to make their own bookings and travel arrangements if they wish to attend these lectures. Students must take careful notice of the booking details found on the accompanying flier. Last year students found these lectures to be very helpful in preparing them for the end of year exams.
The Bright Entertainment Centre was the venue for this year’s awards presentation night. There was a small group from Mt Beauty. Thank you to all parents, students and teachers who went along to show their support. Students from Mt Beauty, Myrtleford and Bright nominated for the four main categories of Arts, Community Involvement, Academic and Sports. Each main category has 3 areas of achievement, all of which receive an award including prize money of $50 as well as an overall winner from the 3 categories who wins an award of $100.
Mt Beauty was well represented in our nominees and also by our Youth Council Representatives,Trevor King and Ben Cinatl. They should both be proud of the way they presented themselves, represented our School and the Youth Council on the night.
Mt Beauty Secondary College was represented in 8 of the 12 categories. Alison Gargan won an Academic - Science award for her fantastic achievements in VCE physics, chemistry and maths.
Alison and Jenny Law won the Drama catagory in the Arts award for participating in a number of drama performances and attending a drama school.
Mindy Stewart was recognised in the Community Involvement - Individual category and was the overall winner in that category. Her commitment and participation in the Student Forum and it’s projects have been second to none and she has been the main driving force, enabling the Forum to accomplish what it has this year. Her participation and contribution to the Youth Council was also verbally recognised on the night.
Liam Panozzo has certainly excelled in his mountain biking, recently competing in high level competitions overseas. He received the individual and overall awards in the Sports category.
To all students who were nominated and won awards CONGRATULATIONS! You were nominated because you were considered to excel in your category. Being excellent at what you do takes time and effort on your part and just being nominated is a reward for your hard work. Thanks should also be given to the teachers who spent the time writing a nomiantion application on your behalf. They recognised your excellence and wanted to share it with the Youth Council.


In concert at Mt Beauty Community Centre Saturday 27th September 8.00pm Tickets at Toucandoo
Adults: $15   Concession: $12  Students:$5
Light supper following concert. Presented by Upper Kiewa Valley Regional Arts Inc.


The annual year 12 luncheon was held on Thursday giving year 12 students the opportunity to hear from a guest speaker. This year, former student Mary Lou Hogarth, (nee Roper) spoke to the students about ‘choices’. She told them that although her original ‘choices’ were not those that she eventually followed, that it was necessary to make a choice in year 12. After going to University and trying two different career paths, she finally made the choice of following her heart into the creative pottery area. She also made the choice of returning to Mt Beauty and is able to continue her successful career. She supplys her distinct and creative pottery as far afield as Alice Springs and Byron Bay. She also told students it was important to believe in what you do, and to accept that not everyone will necessarily like it.

VCE students displaying the year 12 T-shirts that Mindy Stewart organised.

Is offering you the chance to come and try tennis for FREE.
Simply enrol for Term 4 coaching 2003 and the first lesson is FREE.
Term 4 coaching begins Tuesday 14th October.
Who: Classes are designed by Peter Lumsden, a fully qualified Level 2 advanced coach registered with the Tennis Coaches Association of Victoria. Peter has over 20 years experience working with junior players of all ages and standards and has also coached on the professional tour, including the French, United States and Australian Opens as well as Wimbledon.
Where: Mt Beauty Tennis Club
When: Every Tuesday afternoon after school for 8 weeks.
6.00 - 6.45pm Senior (year 7 and above)
For more information call Peter Lumsden on 57 27 0535 or 0418 554 889


Dederang/Mt Beauty are Premiers this year in both the seniors and fourths!!!
“Congratulations Bombers for winning the Grand Final last Saturday.
The Bombers came out in flying colours through the banner. We hit the 1st quarter hard with Brenton kicking the first and only goal for the quarter. During the next quarters Rhyan Perso scored a goal, followed by Jack Woolley and Ben McEvoy kicked two.
All players put in a great team effort to defeat Kiewa.”


Scouts will resume on Monday 6th October meeting from 7.30pm - 9.00pm at the Mount Beauty Scout Hall. Any enquiries to Ian Hall on 57 544 412


See them in Shepparton on October 18th at the North Eastern Battle of the Bands.
New EP out late October.
NBP Website: