Heritage College News

20 September 2018
Term 3 Week 10 2018
Principal's Corner
Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
From Narre Warren South
From the Secondary Campus
From the Officer Primary Campus
From the ELC
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805

Principal's Corner

Holiday Adventures!

Well here we are again at the end of another term and with the end of the year looming ever closer!  So what are your family's plans for the holiday break?  I know in the other schools where I have been Principal, the parents are usually working during the holidays and the children are either at paid care or with family members.


Well, don’t stress if you haven’t got any major plans for the holiday period because you have to work through.  One idea is to plan to do something small with the children every weekend!  A number of months ago, the Principal of Edinburgh College asked me if I had any adventures planned with my children.  My answer was...ummm, maybe in the September holidays we’ll do something.  He then continued to ask, “What about this weekend coming?”.  “What adventure do you have planned for this weekend?”.  I had nothing planned, and it got me thinking!


So, I started planning and doing small adventures with my children.  These adventures have included playing at the park across the road, travelling to various parks around Berwick and stopping at all of them to play, attempting to hit golf balls at a driving range, playing basketball, family spring cleaning and even trying to rock climb!  Most of these activities were actually free!


So how about you?  What adventure will you plan to do with your children?   Whatever you decide or have already planned to do, I hope you are all safe and that God will keep special watchcare over all of you this coming holiday period.


Happy Adventures and we will see you all next Term!


God bless.


Mr Sonny Aiono


New Bus Routine at Officer Campus Secondary

Hi all, please note the new bus routine starting day one, Term 4.  


a)  At the end of the school day at Officer, all buses will park as in the image below:


b)  All bus doors will be open and students board a bus.
c)  At 3:19pm the duty teacher will blow a whistle to indicate to all students that the doors are about to close. 


d)  At 3:20pm, bus doors close and all buses depart.  
e)  Please note that the duty teachers will stop departure if there is a delay due to school procedures such as a late excursion back to school, or an event running late at the College where students have been delayed.  
f)  Students who miss getting on the bus outside these situations above will be expected to be picked up by their parents.  Parents will be called from the front desk.
I encourage parents of secondary student bus travellers to remind their children to please take care to board the appropriate bus on time at the end of each day.


Parents will receive another reminder via email in the second week of the holidays closer to the start of school.  


Thanks again for taking note of this special arrangement.  


Mr Sonny Aiono


Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


17th - 21st September

eSmart Week


Friday, 21st September

Last Day Term 3

Finish 12:50pm


Sunday, 7th October

Daylight Savings Starts


Monday, 8th October

First Day Term 4


Wednesday, 10th October

Mental Health Day (Sec)


Wednesday, 17th October

ASV Primary Soccer Tournament

VCE CCLA Language Exams


Friday, 19th October

School Fees Due


Monday, 22nd October

SEISS Years 9/10 Tennis/Volleyball


Wednesday, 24th October

Last Day Year 12

Prep Orientation Day 3 NWS/OC


Friday, 26th October

Bus Fees Due

World Teacher's Day


Monday, 29th October

SEISS Athletics Carnival


Tuesday, 30th October 

New Student Orientation Day


Wednesday, 31st October

VCE Exams Commence

NWS All Stars & Choir Concert


Thursday, 1st November

ASV Primary Spelling Bee


Monday, 5th November

Student Free Day, Office Closed


Tuesday, 6th November

Melbourne Cup Day


8th - 9th November

Year 9 Solo Camp


Thursday, 8th November

Years 7/8 SEISS Tennis/Volleyball


Friday, 9th November

Remembrance Day NWS/OC


Sunday, 11th November

Remembrance Day


12th - 15th November

Years 10/11 End of Year Exams


Friday, 16th November

Report Editing Student Free Day


Wednesday, 21st November

VCE Exams Conclude

Prep Orientation Day 4 NWS/OC

Year 12 Formal


24th Nov - 6th Dec

Year 12 Nepal Service Trip


Tuesday, 4th December

Year 9 Homecoming Night

Primary Swimming Carnival


Thursday, 6th December

Year 6 Celebration Dinner


Monday, 10th December

Service Projects - Secondary

Presentation Night - Primary


Tuesday, 11th December

Service Projects - Secondary

Primary Picnic

Presentation Night - Secondary

Last Day Term 4


Thursday, 13th December

ELC Closes


Friday, 14th December 

Staff Christmas Breakup


Tuesday, 18th December

Offices Close

General Information

Entertainment Book Fundraiser


BYOSD Roll Out 2018/2019


Canteen Supporters!



There will be no canteen in Term 4 Week 1.


Thank you.

Enrol Now


Vacation Care


PB4L Value Awards

Year 2/3C - Ethan

Prep DH - Jonathan Oj

Year 1WV - Yeukai for Excellence

Year 3MC - Rachelle for Respect

Year 4CJ - Shanel for Service

Year 4/5W - Daniel

Year 5RJ - Jason for Respect

Year 6E - Eden for Respect

Second Hand Uniform Shop Officer


Heritage Church

“Our church seeks to be relevant, inclusive and non-judgmental. We acknowledge and respect differences and offer fellowship to anyone who seeks it. We are an active church that practises hands-on ministry.”


Heritage College

333 Centre Road

Narre Warren South


Saturday Mornings

9:30-10:30am - Kids Church

10:15-11am - Hot Drinks and Catch Up

11am - Worship Team and Pr Lagi bringing the Word, 'Know God'


Pr Lagi Limu

Heritage Church Pastor

PB4L Report 
Week 10

One of the most famous verses in the Bible, even if you’re not a Christian is John 3:16. Even as you read that reference, most of you are repeating if off by hearts in your heads. In the 1970’s Christians new to the faith would hold John 3:16 signs at sporting stadiums as a way to share their faith. What Jesus did on the cross is beyond amazing, especially when you think that it was planned before Adam and Eve even sinned. At Heritage College,  we respect the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. As Jesus is our ultimate example, we teach our students to think about others before themselves. “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you” Luke 6:31


Respect  and empathy really go hand in hand, as you can only think about others when you understand and share the feelings of others. It’s really important as parents that we teach our kids to “Walk a mile in someone else shoes” and see the world from their perspective. This will help us to respect those around us. Thinking about what Jesus did at the cross for all of us helps us to not only respect Him but everyone as He died for us all.


The lady who wrote to our church put it this way:


“It would be well to spend a thoughtful hour each day reviewing the life of Christ from the manger to Calvary. We should take it point by point and let the imagination vividly grasp each scene, especially the closing ones of His earthly life. By thus contemplating His teachings and sufferings, and the infinite sacrifice made by Him for the redemption of the race, we may strengthen our faith, quicken our love, and become more deeply imbued with the spirit which sustained our Saviour.” (Testimonies, vol. 4, pp. 374-376)


Let's walk a mile is Jesus’ shoes, walk a mile in your children’s shoes, teach them to walk a mile in your shoes as we all start respecting each other.


Mrs Isabelle Millien

PB4L Coach

From Narre Warren South

Kelly Sports Program


NWS All Stars & Choir Concert - RESCHEDULED

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have to reschedule our concert. 


When: Term 4 Week 4, Wednesday 31st October

Time: 1:40 - 3:20pm

Where: NWS Chapel


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope families can still join us for an afternoon of the Performing Arts with our students.


Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

School Sports Victoria Division Athletics

Daniella (Year 5) and Eden (Year 6) ran and jumped their way through to the Casey South Division Athletics Championships. After strong performances at the Narre Warren District carnival three weeks ago, both girls qualified for ‘Divisions’ this week. With no experience at this level and really just beginning their athletics journey, our girls were feeling the nerves as they lined up to compete with the best athletes in our local area. Up to 60 Independent, Catholic and Government schools were represented across three separate Divisions. Winners and Runners up would all progress to the Regional Championships to be held early in Term 4.


Daniella competed in the 11 years 80m Hurdles and ran her way to a credible 6th position. The conditions were tricky with gusty side winds blowing athletes around the track. Daniella cleared each hurdle and finished unscathed, which is a feat in itself, considering some of the falls that we witnessed on the front straight.


Eden competed in the 12 years High Jump and began with a personal best of 1.15m; achieved after just three training sessions, at her first carnival. Eden cleared the first three heights comfortably and started to see some of the other girls drop out of contention. With a final height of 1.25m and a new personal best, Eden finished in 1st place for the Casey South Division and has arned the right to progress to the Regional Championships. Congratulations Eden!


Thank you to both girls’ Mums who came in support and cheered from the sidelines. What a fantastic achievement in our first year of SSV Athletics to have 36 students compete at ‘Districts’, two compete at ‘Divisions’ and now one athlete progress to ‘Regionals’. Go Team Heritage!

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

From the Secondary Campus

High School Cancer Competition (HSCC) for Year 10 Students

The HSCC is a 60-minute multiple-choice competition based on the ACHSC Cancer Syllabus. It is the first Australian Science competition that focuses on cancer.


The top performing students will be offered a week-long research internship at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute in Heidelberg.


Location: Officer Campus

Date: Friday, 21st September 2018, 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Cost & quota: $5 per student (HSCC only), no limit per school


For more information, visit our website.


If you are a Year 10 student and want to take part in this competition, please email Miss Lawson at j.lawson@heritagecollege.com.au.

Plastic Bottles Required

Another recycling project is coming your way, this time based on the work of American Artist Dale Chihuly.  Soft drink, fruit juice and milk bottles will all work fine.  Please rinse and leave at the office of either campus.


Thank you.


Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Secondary Art Teacher

VCAL Encounter Supports Struggling Aussie Farmers

THANK YOU to all the staff and students at Officer Secondary, who cleaned their wardrobes out this term and donated unwanted clothes, shoes and bags.  Our pile of donated items grew nicely and we hope they have made a little difference to our struggling AUSSIE FARMERS. 


All profits from the donated items supported our Aussie farming community, who are really "doing it tough", as a result of the ongoing drought conditions, particularly in NSW. (NSW produces about a quarter of Australia's agricultural output.)


Delivery of these items have been dropped off at our ADRA thrift shop.  Profits made from the sold items, go directly to financially assist the needs of our Aussie farmers, who are in great need.

The Adventist Development Relief Agency - ADRA, continues to make a difference within our own country, as well as assisting in global emergencies, on a continued basis throughout each year.


Did you know that Heritage College partners up with ADRA each year?   Contact our 2018 school representative Leah, in Year 12 if you would like to know more!


Thank you again to our secondary staff and particularly VCAL Encounter students, who have supported this initiative and actively demonstrated our school value of SERVICE.


"We cannot do great things in life, we can do small things with great love."  Mother Theresa.

Mrs Janette Bower & Students

VCAL Encounter

From the Officer Primary Campus

Events and Special Days in Term 3

Information letters will be sent home closer to dates when required

  • Gymnastics Lessons

    • Each Friday at NWS campus

    • Prep/1 Lesson: 10:40am

    • Year 2/3 Lesson: 11:30am

    • Year 4/5 Lesson: 12:20pm

  • Enrichment Program

    • Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 Students - Fridays from 1:30-2:15pm

    • Choice of:

      • OCP Choir

      • STEM Projects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)

  • 2019 Prep Orientation Days

    • Day 3 - 24th October 

    • Note: If you know of future Prep students who intend to enroll in the OCP 2019 Prep class, please contact the school to register for the Orientation Days. We thank you in advance for sharing these dates with your friends and family who may have young kids getting ready for their 2019 schooling.

  • Finish time for final day of the term: 12:50pm on Friday, 21st September

  • Term 4 Start Date: Monday, 8th October

From the ELC


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