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Posted September 03 2010

Diary Dates:

  • Garden Lunch and Tour – Sunday 12 September
  • Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – Saturday 18 September
  • Fete – Saturday 6 November 2010

 

HT Xmas Cakes Stall, Year 6

The HT Xmas Cakes Stall is supplying the Xmas Cakes this Year and would love some help. If you are game and want to have some fun, come and join us and learn to bake  Xmas Cakes .If you could help in anyway it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Lorri-Anne at jlc3@bigpond.net.au.

DONATIONS OF MIXED AND GLAC’E  CHERRIES…. Please could you donate a bag of mixed fruit to us so we can keep the cost down.  Please  drop off at the office.  

 

Father’s Day Stall

Debbie Jones would like to thank all those wonderful volunteers who helped wrap and sell the little gifts for the Junior School Father’s Day stall.  The kids thoroughly enjoyed selecting their presents and we hope all the Dads/Grandads etc have a lovely day.

 

Beverley Sutherland-Smith’s Garden Lunch

The garden tour and lunch booked for Sunday 12th September at Beverley Sutherland-Smith’s “Edible Garden” in Regent St, Mt Waverley is proving very popular.  The day includes:

  1. Arrive at 11.30 and tour around the garden along with garden notes and escort
  2. Lunch from 12 noon to 1.30 pm
  3. 1.30 pm wander around the garden for more learning and relate to the herbs and others that were on your plate.

This will be a great outing of relaxation, good food and green knowledge.

Payment of $38 by cash or cheque can be made at Reception.

 

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle

Our last sausage sizzle at Bunnings proved such a raging success we’re doing it again!  Anyone that can assist at the sizzle, please conact Sonali Jayawickrama at sonali_jayawickrama@whirlpool.com.

 

Cadbury Chocolate – Bargain prices for remaining few boxes

The PTA would love to hear from anyone who would like to buy the leftover chocolates for $2 per bar, a discount on the $2.50.  We do not have that many left so first in best dressed!

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Beverley Sutherland-Smith’s Edible Garden Tour & Lunch

Posted September 03 2010

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Parent Request

Posted September 03 2010

If there is any parent that is able to offer assistance in providing a lift either to or from school for one of our female Year 8 student’s living in Kiah Street, Glen Waverley, please phone Sai Lekshmi on 0411 295 492.

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Music Notices

Posted September 03 2010

WAVERLEY EISTEDDFOD

Hearty congratulations and sincere thanks must be given to the 250 students who participated in the Waverley Eisteddfod. The high quality of music making and the exceptional standard achieved by every student is amazing. Hours of hard work and commitment have been given by all students and their individual and combined dedication is thoroughly appreciated.

On Friday 20 August the Huntingtower Senior Chamber Choir and Middle School Chamber Choir both sang superbly in the Secondary Chamber Choir section. Hearty congratulations to the choristers and sincere gratitude to Mrs Sutton and Rhianwen Bramble for their thorough and enthusiastic preparation of the choirs. The behaviour and concentration of every student was amazing – we are all extremely proud of and grateful to you all.

On Saturday 21 August 250 Huntingtower instrumentalists from Years 3 to 12 performed magnificently in the Ensemble sections. Enormous appreciation is extended to our dedicated, hard working staff, Ms Greiveson and her Junior School team who came on the weekend to support and supervise the Junior students. Enormous thanks also to Mrs Sutton and Mrs Barker who came to support and help supervise the Senior students.

The following results were achieved:

1.      Secondary Chamber Choirs

2nd prize – Huntingtower Senior Chamber Choir

2.      14 years and under Large Ensemble

1st prize – Huntingtower Middle School Orchestra

3.      15 years and under Small Ensemble

1st prize – Huntingtower Beethoven Quartet

2nd prize – Huntingtower Vivaldi Ensemble

4.      18 years and under Large Ensemble

1st prize – Huntingtower Britten String Orchestra

2nd prize – Huntingtower Irish String Orchestra

Five other Huntingtower ensembles performed superbly and received excellent reports and marks from the adjudicator. The 50 strong Junior Orchestra and the Concert Band (with 50 Senior players) both played with a high degree of musical maturity and expression. The Mendelssohn Quintet and Beethoven Trio performed with great integrity and passion and the Junior Ensemble was amazing in the clarity of technique which each player produced. Hearty congratulations to you all!

 

SOLO CONCERTS

Hearty congratulations to the Year 8 students who presented a delightful solo concert last week. Every item was thoroughly prepared and presented and a wonderful standard was reached by every performer. As this Bulletin goes to print we will have just enjoyed another wonderful evening of entertainment from our extremely talented Year 9 students.

 

CHAMBER CHOIR AND SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT

Thursday 9 September 7pm Orchestral Room

This will be a great opportunity to hear the wonderful work being done by our talented musicians who take on the challenge of singing or playing in small groups. Don’t miss it!!

JUNIOR CLASS CONCERT

Wednesday 15 September 6pm Performing Arts Centre

All the classes from Years Prep to 6 perform at this delightful concert which is not only thoroughly entertaining but also demonstrates the high level of musical skills being reached by each child. Don’t miss this either!

 

HUNTINGTOWER CAMERATA GALA CONCERT

Sunday 10 October 2.30pm – Performing Arts Centre

Please come and enjoy this magnificent concert!

We are thrilled that Professor John Hopkins OBE is coming as our Guest Conductor – what an exciting experience for our students to play under such an illustrious, famous conductor!

Our first guest soloist will be Julie Raines, Principal Harp with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra who returns to play for us by popular demand after her magnificent performance several years ago. What an opportunity for our students to sit so close to such a talented harpist and be able to observe every intricacy of harp technique. Our other soloist will be the charismatic tuba player Per Forsberg who will charm the audience with his resonant sound.

Other renowned musicians and Huntingtower parents from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform in the huge Camerata Symphony Orchestra. Senior Choir, Senior Orchestra, Junior Choir and Little Symphony will also perform.

The program will include Bizet’s colourful Carmen Suite, the exciting Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and other enjoyable works by Fauré and Vaughan-Williams.

DON’T MISS IT!

 Bookings will open 9.00am Saturday 4 September. Please book your ticket through the online ‘Event Booking’ on the Huntingtower website -  www.huntingtower.vic.edu.au

Please see the advertising poster for more information.

 

MUSIC DATES – TERM 3 2010

1. CHAMBER CHOIR AND SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT

Thursday 9 September 7pm               Orchestral Room

2. JUNIOR MUSIC EVENING

Wednesday 15 September 6pm         PAC

3. YERNGA RETIREMENT VILLAGE CONCERT

Thursday 23 September 1:30pm

4. VCE SOLO/GROUP RECITALS

During the Holidays TBA

 

MUSIC DATES – TERM 4 2010

1. CAMERATA GALA CONCERT REHEARSALS (Senior Orchestra only)

Saturday 2 October 2pm-5pm            PAC

Sunday 3 October 2pm-5pm               PAC

Monday 4 October 7pm-10pm           PAC

Friday 8 October 7pm-10pm or Saturday 9 October 2pm-5pm        PAC

2. CAMERATA GALA CONCERT

Sunday 10 October 2:30pm                PAC

3. YEAR 7 SOLO CONCERT

Thursday 21 October 7pm                  Orchestral Room

4. CHILDREN’S WEEK CHURCH SERVICE

Tuesday 26 October 9:30am              Police Academy Chapel

5. YEAR 10 SOLO CONCERT

Tuesday 26 October                            Orchestral Room

6. JUNIOR WIND AND FRIENDS CONCERT

Thursday 4 November 6pm                PAC

7. HUNTINGTOWER FETE (Senior/Middle School Orchestras, Concert Band)

Saturday 6 November 10.30am-12 noon

8. LITTLE SYMPHONY and LITTLE CHOIR CONCERT

Thursday 18 November 6pm              PAC

9. JUNIOR SPEECH NIGHT

Friday 26 November 6pm                   PAC

10. SENIOR ORCHESTRA BREAK-UP TEA and SPEECH NIGHT REHEARSAL

Sunday 28 November 5pm-8pm

11. SENIOR SPEECH DAY

Saturday 4 December 2pm                 Robert Blackwood Hall

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Huntingtower Camerata Gala Concert 2010

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Sport Notices

Posted September 03 2010

EISM Winter Sport Grand Finals Wrap Up

Congratulations to the students and coaches whose teams were in the ESIM Winter Sports Grand Finals.  Of the seven teams that contested the finals, 6 came home with the Premiership cups and flags.  This is a fantastic achievement and possibly the best ever result for our school. Special mention to the Senior Boys Football team – the first winning football team in our living memory!  Well done!

 

2010 Runners Up

Senior Girls Table Tennis

 

2010 Premiers

Senior Boys football (Div 3)

Senior Boys Table Tennis (4th Year)

Senior Girls Netball

Senior Boys Basketball

Year 8/9 Girls Table Tennis

Year 8/9 Girls Hockey (shared with Knox after a 0-0 draw and extra time)

 

HOSA Sports Day

The annual Students vs Old Students sports day is coming up on Sunday, 12 September – 1.00pm start.  Students’ teams have been posted.  All students participating need to arrive ready to play at least 15mins prior to the commencement of the games.  See flyer below.

 

EISM Intermediate Representative Teams

This year, four Huntingtower students were selected in the 2010 EISM Intermediate Representative Teams to play in the EISM vs Gippsland Independent Schools (GIS) Sports Exchange.  This Year the GIS are hosting the Exchange on Thursday 2 September.  Congratulations to the following students who trialled and gained selection: 

Mitchell Rees – Football

Hudson Anstee – Basketball

Bareetu Aba-Bulgu – Hockey

Kaitlyn Carthew – Hockey

Melbourne Tigers Holiday Camps

During the school holidays, the Melbourne Tigers run a series of Holiday Basketball Camps.  For the first time Huntingtower is hosting one of the camps. These will be held on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 September.  To register, please go to the Melbourne Tigers website – http://www.nbl.com.au/tigers/

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HOSA Sports Day

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DANSATION 2010

Posted September 03 2010

In the wake of Bye Bye Birdie, the students haven’t stopped dancing and are now preparing for Dansation. This annual, Middle School event is such a celebration of the students and their enthusiasm for dance in all its forms. The Middle School would love an audience so here’s the information on what, where and when!

WHAT: DANSATION

WHERE: PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

WHEN: 13 SEPTEMBER 7.00PM (doors open at 6.45pm)

COST: $6.00 ENTRY. Bring exact money, no presales.

I encourage everyone to come and see the dancing talents of the Middle School students. Dansation is always a successful and fun evening. The funds raised go to a worthy cause – please support this event.

Please take note of the dates if you are participating in Dansation on any level:

Saturday 11 September 9.30am – 6.00pm: individual dance practice times in PAC. These will be pre-booked with Mrs Dry.

Sunday 12 September 4.30pm – 7.30pm: technical rehearsal. This is a compulsory rehearsal and all participants are expected to attend.

Monday 13 September 6.30pm: all participants to arrive at school to dress and put on make-up prior to performance start at 7.00pm. Meet in M1.

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The HOSA Ball

Posted September 03 2010

 

 

Saturday 23 October at ETIHAD Stadium

HOSA (the Huntingtower Old Students’ Association) will be holding a dinner dance for 300+ people in the Medallion Room at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening, 23 October ($99 per head, including soft drinks. Additional drinks are at bar prices).

All parents of Huntingtower students are very welcome to attend – parent representatives might like to make up tables for the event. 

Get your ‘glad rags’ ready! It will be a great night out!

Please book your ticket online through the Huntingtower website.

 

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Glen Waverley Uniting Church Annual Fete

Posted September 03 2010

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