Heritage College News

15 February 2019
Term 1 Week 3 2019
Principal's Corner
Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
From Narre Warren South
From the Officer Primary Campus
From the ELC
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805

Principal's Corner

You’ve got tomato sauce on your clothes!


When my wife asks me, “How do I look?” My response is invariably the same - “You look great!”.  It is always a very safe response! However, it is important to tell people whether there is tomato sauce on their clothes so they can fix it.



We need you to tell us whether we have tomato sauce on our clothes too!  
If you see something in the College that you have a great idea about or you have a way to fix something in the College, then we would greatly appreciate your voice.  You might have an idea about homework, uniform, carparks, or gardens. You might even just want to ask a question. Please click on this link below and fill out the form.  This form will be viewed weekly at our Leadership meetings and then feedback given accordingly.


Thanks for your help to make Heritage College an even better place for your children!


Mr Sonny Aiono


Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


18th - 21st February

Year 9 Camp


Thursday, 21st February

SEISS Years 7/8 Touch Rugby/Netball

Friday, 22nd February

Bus Fees Due


Tuesday, 26th February

Primary Athletics Carnival (Years 3-6)


Thursday, 28th February

SEISS Years 9/10 Touch Rugby/Netball


Friday, 1st March

Clean Up Australia Day


Monday, 4th March 

Secondary Athletics Carnival

SSV District Swimming (10-12 yrs) or (Yrs 3-6)


Monday, 11th March

Labour Day


12th - 15th March

Year 10 Camp


Tuesday, 12th March

SEISS Years 11/12 Touch Rugby/Netball


13th - 15th March

Year 8 Camp


Thursday, 14th March

ASV Primary Sports Day (Years 1-3)

Graffiti Program Years 4-6


15th - 27th March

OCP Book Fair


18th - 20th March

Year 7 Camp


Tuesday, 19th March

World Story Telling Day (OCP)


Thursday, 21st March

Harmony Day (NWS)


Monday, 25th March

National Leaders Day


Tuesday, 26th March

SEISS (Sec) Swimming Carnival


Thursday, 28th March

Open Evening @ NWS


Tuesday, 2nd April

Whole School Parent/Teacher Interviews

@ NWS 


Friday, 5th April

Last Day Term 1 

Finish 12:50pm

General Information

School Bags and Lunch Bags


PB4L Report
Week 3

SRC PB4L Worships

Worships are such an important part of who we are at Heritage College. Staff start the day at each campus with time reflecting and sharing God with each other. Students also spend time each morning with their classroom teacher, singing and learning more about the Mighty God that we serve.


This year we see history in the making at Officer Primary as we have our first School Captains and SRC. It was my privilege to meet with both them and the NWS SRC last week to encourage, challenge and inspire them as they will have the opportunity to share God with their peers at fortnightly House worships.


Narre Warren South had there first worship last week on Thursday and students where asked “How can we show Excellence?” after watching Jody Hopps persevere through police training to become the first police bunny.


This Wednesday, Officer had their first worships as students where challenged to think about what it means to “Bounce Back” as they watched Poppy from Trolls “Getting back up again”.


It is such a wonderful blessing to see our students sharing God with each other.

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Internal PB4L Coach

Parent Education Session

Monday, 4th March @ 7pm in the NWS Chapel

Parenting in the Digital World


It is sponsored and run by The Alannah & Madeline Foundation.


Finance Information

Please remember to return your blue option sheet to the Bursar.  You can drop them into either Office or email it to bursar@heritagecollege.com.au.


A reminder school fees are due on Friday, 15th February 2019.


Thank you.

Are you an Architect or a Draftsman?

The Year 5/6 class is looking for a Draftman or Architect to help with introducing scale to the students.


If you think you can help, please email the class teacher, Cate Parkinson, at c.parkinson@heritagecollege.com.au


Thank you.

Canteen Term 1 Week 3

Please note that the canteen will reopen in Week 3 this term.

Thank you.

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club Issue 1, 2019 catalogues are here and have been distributed to students.


All cash orders need to be in at the latest by 15th February 2019.  Don't forget you can order and pay with your credit card online through the LOOP system. Just follow the instructions on the order form.


Any queries can be directed to Penny Tan at p.tan@heritagecollege.com.au

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


10-11am - Hot Drinks and Catch Up

11am - Worship Team and the Word



Job Opportunities


An opportunity has arisen for a Librarian for one day per week at the secondary campus.  


The successful applicant will have high organization skills, effective communication skills,  excellent computer skills, and other skills to be discussed at interview. 


Please apply by sending your resume and covering letter to Lorraine at asvhr@adventist.org.au.  Applications are open now until 3pm on 20th February 2019.

From Narre Warren South

Kelly Sports


Student Banking

Don't forget to get your student banking started for the year.  Great rewards available!


Festival of Faith
Week 3

This week on campus is ‘Festival of Faith’ week. Festival of Faith, or FOF for short, is a week that allows students to engage in the Word of God. Heritage College is pleased to host our guest speaker for this year, Gerrard Price, Chaplain of Henderson College in Mildura.


Gerrard will be presenting on the theme “Ignite”. He hopes to present messages that will give us a picture of what a faith on fire might look like.



From the Officer Primary Campus

Welcome to Term 1 - Information

Welcome to our first term of learning for 2019. Teachers have been busily preparing for classes over the past two week and have many exciting and special events happening this term. We hope that the information in this letter help to make the transition into the school routine an easy one for your family.


Uniform Term 1:

  • Full Summer Uniform on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Sport Uniform on Wednesday and Friday
  • Prep students wear Sport Uniform every day

Traffic Light Lunch Boxes:

  • Recess: fruit, vegetables, salad, yogurt or cheese & crackers (or other ‘green’ foods)
  • Lunch: sandwich, wrap, roll (or other savoury)
  • Thank you for keeping chocolate and chips to a minimum or as a “treat” for special occasions

Events & Special Days in Term 1: Reminders will be sent home closer to the dates

  • Year 3-6 Primary Athletics Carnival – Tuesday, 26th February
  • Clean Up Australia Day – Friday, 1st March
  • Year 1-3 ASV Athletics Carnival – Thursday, 14th March
  • OCP Book Fair: 15-27th March
  • Parent Teacher Interviews – Tuesday, 2nd April
  • Last Day Term 1 – Friday, 5th April

Student Free Days

  • Labour Day – Monday, 11th March

The Prep students from OCP singing and leading the school in worship songs with Miss Wells


From the ELC

First Day of Kinder 2019

Our little cherubs have embarked on their kinder journeys and everyone has been settling in quite well. We had to say goodbye to some of our friends last year, but have welcomed so many new children to the family. It is always a bitter sweet time of year remembering the past children, but also being excited for new adventures with a new bunch of bright eyed and curious little ones.  


Everyone is getting to know each other, making new friends and creating trusting relationships with the educators. The children are beginning to come out of their shells and we are beginning to see their individual personalities. So far, trains are a popular activity, along with Lego, painting and craft.


This week, we joined in with the festival of faith celebrations with the Officer Campus Primary. There were lots of great songs and ice breaker games and of course messages to ignite our passion for God. What a great experience for our little ones to have, being part of the Heritage community and becoming servants of our God.   


There is still kinder availability on some days, so if you would like to enrol your 3-5 year-old child into the ELC, please speak to any of the reception staff at the school or contact us directly on 9796 0100 (we are option 4).

Miss Ness

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