Heritage College News

21 February 2019
Term 1 Week 4 2019
Principal's Corner
Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
From Narre Warren South
From the Officer Primary Campus
Officer Second Hand Uniform Shop
From the Secondary Campus
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


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 (NWS)


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 Value Awards

Secondary Week 2

Year 8A - Vicky for Service

Year 9A - Alexia for Service

Year 9B - Matthew for Service and Harrison for Excellence

Year 11 - Esteban for Resilience


Primary Week 2

Prep WV - Jalen

Year 2K - Fern for Excellence

Year 3MC - Joshua for Excellence

Year 4CP - Elvis

Year 5W - Eden

Year 6E - Hailey


Week 3

Prep WV - Alyssa

Year 2K - Emily

Year 3MC - Abraham for Excellence

Year 5W - Connor


Week 4

Year 1/2NV - Jameer

Year 5/6K - Tobias

Year 5W - James

Year 6E - Reign

Festival of Faith

With lots of stories, the spoken word, powerful praise songs, amazing singing, skits, icebreakers and prayer, prayer, prayer, more than 380 Heritage College students participated in our annual summer Festival of Faith. Festival of Faith allows our college to start the year right. Jesus’ own words in John 15:5, “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear MUCH fruit; for APART from me you can do NOTHING”.


Keynote speaker Pr Gerrard (Pr G) spoke on the theme IGNITE. His topics throughout the week were, “Jesus is the Light”, “You are the Light”, “Keep the Light Burning”, and “Go Shine Your Light”. Pr Gerrard used personal stories mostly from his mission trips over the years to help get the message across each day. He concluded the week with a powerful illustration of God’s love, Jesus taking upon himself our sins so that we can walk free to share His light. “Come to me all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Pr Lagi Limu


PB4L Report
Week 4

If you can’t solve a maths problem, do you give up straight away? Are you constantly comparing yourself with other students in the class? Are you embarrassed of making a mistake in front of your peers? Do you dislike certain subjects at school because you feel like you’re not good at them? Do you present poor quality work?  Are you embarrassed to ask your peers for help?


If you answered yes to most of these questions then you have a fixed mindset and may at times find it hard to be resilient. Our brain grows when we are faced with a challenge and even though hard if we attempt it we will continue to grow. There is so much power in the word “Yet”. You may not be able to do 20 push ups in a row but it doesn’t mean you can never get there - you can’t do it yet!


Congratulations to those of you who answered “Yes” to most of the questions above. You have a growth mindset. You love challenges, feedback, you learn from mistakes and you look forward to the next challenge.


Part of resilience is to have a growth mindset. God wanted us to grow Colossians 1:9-10 says “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”


To help you continue of your growth mindset check out this poster, it gives you some tips to talk about mindsets with your children.

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.


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 Menu


Thank you.

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



From Narre Warren South

Student Banking

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


Clean Up Australia Day


Procedural Writing in Prep DH

The first step for any writer is to come up with ideas based on experience and knowledge.  This week Prep students were introduced to procedural text. We had a wonderful time in the kitchen making jam sandwiches.  Mr Aiono was even on hand to help us cut the bread!


Students were required to follow procedural steps on 'how to make a jam sandwich'.  This experiences was further supported in the classroom by giving students time to practice writing first elements required in a procedural text.  


Plus there was some yummy food at the end to enjoy!


Foundation Teachers

Melbourne Football Club

Last Wednesday, Year 3MC had the pleasure of hosting some footy players from Melbourne Football Club. They held a gratitude session with the students about "Having an Attitude of Gratitude" and a clinic on the oval.  Students all received a gratitude journal that is part of MFC new Health and Wellbeing program, Every Heart Beats True.


I think the players learnt a few things from our lovely students when they shared about being grateful for learning about God and going to church. When talking to Emmanuella, one player asked "Oh so they take you to church every Sunday? She replied, "No, only on Saturdays". Our students were being a great witness by just being themselves. 

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Year 3MC Teacher

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

Ball Skills

Today Year 5/6K joined the Foundation class to help them practice their ball skills.


‘My partner was Alyssa and we helped the Preps with different techniques to pass the ball.’ Lauren Grade 5


‘My partner, Jalen, was a good sportsman and he was funny. He was a bit rough but showed resilience with practicing ball skills’ J.P. Grade 5



Officer Second Hand Uniform Shop


Sorry for the inconvenience.


From the Secondary Campus

Meet and Greet the Year 7 Teachers!

Year 7 is the first important step in to BIG school and with the help of teachers and families the transition is made much more easier. Thank you to all the Year 7 parents and guardians that were able to attend the information night last Monday, 11th February.


All our Year 7 teachers were present on the night to chat and bond with our Heritage College families and we had a great time meeting with you all.


If you were not able to join us on the evening, simply visit the following link to be kept up to date about all things Year 7!


LINK: http://bit.ly/2o9bFzv


Mrs Palolo Lafaitele

Years 7/8 Level Leader and Transition Coordinator

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