Heritage College News

28 March 2019
Term 1 Week 9 2019
OPEN NIGHT TONIGHT!
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
AU

OPEN NIGHT TONIGHT!

Heritage College Open Night TONIGHT!

We are looking forward to hosting new families on campus TONIGHT from 6.30pm at Open Night! Of course, our current families are welcome to attend, with plenty of fun activities to be had including a rock wall, face painting, jumping castle and animal zoo! Food and drinks will be available from food trucks on site, and the Heritage College band will be playing. 

 

Just remember that the carpark at the front will be allocated for guest parking. Existing families and staff will park on the Oval which will be cordoned off by our wonderful grounds team. Entry is via Montebello Road (see map below). 

See you Thursday night!

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.

 

 https://goo.gl/forms/XwuKc87QTMqK3nxe2

 

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

 

Mr Sonny Aiono

Principal

Staff Spotlight

 

Dates to Remember

March

Thursday, 28th March

Open Evening @ NWS

April

Tuesday, 2nd April

Whole School Parent/Teacher Interviews

@ NWS 

 

Friday, 5th April

Last Day Term 1 

Finish 12:50pm

 

Sunday, 7th April

Daylight Saving Ends

 

19th - 22nd April

Easter

 

Tuesday, 23rd April

Curriculum Development Day

Student Free Day

 

Wednesday, 24th April

First Day Term 2

 

Thursday, 25th April

ANZAC Day

 

Friday, 26th April

Melbourne Football Club Clinic

Years 4-6 NWS

9am-1pm

 

Tuesday, 30th April 

Secondary Cross Country Carnival

General Information

Tomorrow's Leaders

Heritage College Captains appear in Cranbourne Leader

As part of a special education edition, the Cranbourne Leader newspaper recently ran an editorial piece on local schools and their emerging leaders. Heritage College captains, Alana and Tibesso were invited to participate and were asked, ‘what difference can your generation make in the world?’ 

 

Head over to the Heritage College blog, see their response in the online edition at http://leader.smedia.com.au/cranbourne/ or visit your local newsagent to collect your free copy. 

Mrs Fiona Spence

Community Engagement Officer

Canteen Menu Term 2

 

LOTE Report

Amish from 5/6RP is finding the notes in Angklung

Baa Baa Black sheep in Indonesian and English by Amelia 5/6RP

Jalen's decorations are very colourful

Talulah writes about herself in two languages

Junior writes about himself in two languages

Juni writes about herself in two languages

 

Year 3-6 Inter-House Athletics Carnival

For the first time, our Heritage College Year 3-6 students have competed in an Inter-House Athletics Carnival with events that are aligned with Sporting Schools Victoria (SSV). Students could choose three track and two field events from the following list: 1500m, 800m, 200m, 100m, 80m hurdles, shot put, discus, long jump and high jump.

 

Students finishing in the top three for their event received ribbons and all competitors received valuable points for their House. First place for each event guarantees automatic selection to represent the college in the SSV District Carnival in Term 3.

 

There were plenty of opportunities for our students to show Excellence in their efforts and Respect for their fellow competitors, but it was their Resilience that really shone throughout the day to me. For many students, this was their first taste of a true Athletics Carnival with real athletics events. The shot puts were heavy, the discus’ were difficult to grip, the high jump bar was so high and so were the hurdles; and there were so many of them! Many participants hit obstacles throughout the day, but bounced back up to continue competing and give their best efforts.

 

Not everyone received a ribbon, but it was great to see all students having a go and encouraging each other to do their best. We even had staff members feeling a little out of their comfort zone, with a new carnival format, but we all worked together to organise a successful day of athletics and a memorable experience to all who attended.

 

Congratulations to those competitors who finished in first place in an event. I am excited to start working on squad selection for the SSV District Carnival which is scheduled for Term 3. Once the squad is finalised, students will be notified, giving them plenty of time to train for their event/s well in advance.

 

….. and the final results for House Athletics Champions on the day; drum roll please …..

4th place - Elliott           219 points

3rd place - Court           302 points

2nd place - Landy         372 points

Champions - Jackson   373 points

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Autumn Construction Blitz
Buses replace trains in March and April

 

Parent Feedback

Do you receive the Heritage College newsletter each week? We would like to hear from you.

 

We would like to know how you think we can improve. What do you read? What would you like to see more of? Who would you like to hear more from? What needs to go, what can we include? What format is the best for you? 

 

Let us know your thoughts by emailing feedback@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

WE NEED YOUR VOICE!

We need your voice!

PB4L Value Awards

Week 9

Prep WV - Isaac

Year 5/6K - Nastasia  

Year 1W - Hosea for Respect 

Year 2K - Tibba 

Year 5W - Shanel

Year 6E - Arshveer

 

Secondary Week 8

Year 8A - Faith for Service

Year 9A - Beita for Service and Elijah for Resilience

PB4L Report
Week 9

”If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way” Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

This quote came to mind a few weeks back at the Years 1-3 ASV sports day. It was towards the end of the day and the children from our school and our sister schools had been showing such great sportsmanship all day.

 

It was now time for my favourite race, the mum and dad 100m sprint. All lanes were full this year with somewhat reluctant mums and confident dads as their children cheered them on. The parents would have been using positive words all day with their little ones and now it was time for them to shout “Come on Mum!” “You can do it Dad!”

 

At Heritage we always try to have our students strive for their best. The key is, are we as parents showing our children the best? You can see from the photo below (two dads from Heritage) the pure joy on the kids faces when they went up with their dads to get their medal. They saw Excellence in what they did and will learn from it to help them in the days, weeks and years to come.

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Internal PB4L Coach

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 9

How Much Is Too Much? Managing Time Online

“There is no magic guideline for the ‘right’ amount of time for children to spend online. This is a matter for you to decide—but there are guidelines that can help you in addition to factoring in the age of your kids, their maturity level and your family dynamics.” (esafety.gov.au)

Read the rest of the eSafety article and find out what ‘Australia’s National Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines’ suggests and how you can help balance your child’s time online.

 

How much is too much time online?

 

Mrs Naomi Moss

Curriculum Coordinator

CSEF

 

ZUU

 

Trinity Kids

 

Saddle Up

 

Casey Prayer Breakfast

Last Friday, Mr A and Mr S attended the Casey Prayer Breakfast. Many community members and Christian School Leaders were invited to attend and share a breakfast in fellowship together. Prayers were plentiful across the community and it was a beautiful way to acknowledge our God and come together in unity in the aftermath of recent terrible events, both man made and caused by forces of nature.

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Kelly Sports Holiday Program

 

Dads Matter Family Campfire Night

 

From Narre Warren South

Fundraiser

 

From the Library

Congratulations to the Star Readers for Term 1. Remember to get your prize from the library.

 

3MC - Allegra 

5W - Sanjee  and Heavenly

5/6RP - Amish and Aishati

6E - Mathias  and Asinth

 

Mrs Penny Tan

Librarian

NWS Garden Update

Thanks to a handful of dedicated volunteers our veggie garden is being transformed and taking on a fresh new look. Take a stroll one day when you are on campus and check out their handiwork. It’ll be worth your effort to take a short walk, and you’ll get your step count up a bit too.

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Cooking adventure turns into writing and reading

To enrich the minds of our young students, PDH went on a cooking adventure.  In Phonics, our letter of the week is ‘E’, and we're learning the sound it makes.  'E' as in….egg!  What better way to remember the letter of the week but to make food in this case being scrambled eggs.  For some students this was their first experience at cracking an egg and pouring the contents into the bowl without spilling it. 

 

The cooking adventure was followed up in the classroom which included writing a collaborative recount and individual stories. ‘How many eggs in the basket?’ was a book students completed which they took home for reading enrichment this week.

Foundation Teachers

From the Secondary Campus

ANZAC Appeal

It is such a privilege to live in Australia where we are free.

 

In the lead up to ANZAC day we will again be participating in and supporting the ANZAC Day appeal. All proceeds go to the ANZAC Appeal and are then used to support veterans and their families.

 

Thank you in advance for your support of this appeal. Students and parents can purchase the ANZAC Appeal pins or wrist bands from the Officer Campus Reception. Items range from $2 - $5. A donation tin is also at the office for any donations you may be willing to make.

 

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC and Year 1/2NV Teacher

Needed for the Secondary Art Room

The Secondary Art Room is in need of newspapers and plastic bottle caps (rinsed) from drink containers of any kind.  We would love to receive any bottle caps in ziplock bags making them easy to collect.

 

Thank you in advance for your donations.

 

Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Art Teacher

Parenting Program

Therapist-assisted Online Strategies Program (TOPS) was developed using evidence-based research and is designed to help parents to reduce anxiety and depression in their adolescents. Consequently, TOPS is intended for parents whose adolescents are receiving mental health support for anxiety and/or depression. This research will form part of a doctoral research study and has full ethics approval.

 

Eligible parents will receive:

  • Access to an individually tailored online parenting program
  • Practical strategies to parent more confidently
  • Tailored goals to help put these strategies into practice
  • Regular contact with a TOPS-coach via video-conferencing to help apply the strategies to their situation
  • Parents and participating adolescents will each receive an e-voucher (up to $50 each)

Who can participate?

  • Parents or legal guardians with their adolescent (aged 12-17 years)
  • The adolescent needs to be receiving treatment for anxiety &/or depression from a mental health service
  • Have internet access, & consider themselves proficient in English

Wellbeing Team

SEISS Swimming Carnival

Tuesday this week saw 10 of our bravest and most gifted athletes compete at the annual SEISS Swimming Carnival. Despite the cold weather, our students still competed and showed excellence by winning a series of placings in their categories including 1st, 2nd and many 3rd places. Kudos to our Japanese students who got terrific results and raced in older age groups.

 

We are very proud of the students that showed resilience who came along and represented the values of Heritage College. Well done team!

Mr Reuben Sleight

Sport Teacher

Pharoah Visits Heritage College

Last Thursday saw the ‘Tut Roadshow’ visit the Officer Campus for an incursion filled with the the mysteries of Ancient Egypt.  Year 5 to Year 8 students from both campuses enjoyed learning about the story that surrounds the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb through a multi-roomed multimedia experience.

 

Students were wowed by replicas of many golden artefacts found in Tutankhamun's tomb and heard how it took many years of dedication to crack the code in order to find it the treasures within.

 

This portion of the past was also linked to the present and how we can learn valuable lessons from our ancestors as well as how archaeology is helping to crack the code surrounding events and people recorded in the Bible, proving that they really existed just as the Bible states.

 

Student made a cartouche in hieroglyphics, touched real pieces of ancient pottery and more.

 

Thanks for the wonderful people at the Victorian Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and in particular those involved with Harvest Victoria, who helped fund this incursion to make it possible.

Mr Darren Martin

Deputy Principal Secondary

From the Library

The term has flown by very quickly in the library at the Officer Campus. 

 

It has been wonderful to see so many classes using the library throughout the term.  There have been many new books added to the library and lots of old gems to be discovered on the shelves.  Please note that this week will be the last week to borrow books from the library for the term. 

 

As things wind down, please have a quick check for any books that were borrowed earlier this year and need returning.  We are able to extend borrowing for a book you are enjoying but please bring it to the library so we can update it in the system.  We would like to thank students for showing respect and excellence within the library space this year.  It is much appreciated.

 

Your Officer Campus Library Team

Mrs Kylie-Ann Martin & Mrs Ruramayi Stewart

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

  • Parent Teacher Interviews – Tuesday, 2nd April
  • Last Day Term 1 – Friday, 5th April

ANZAC Appeal

It is such a privilege to live in Australia where we are free.

 

In the lead up to ANZAC day we will again be participating in and supporting the ANZAC Day appeal. All proceeds go to the ANZAC Appeal and are then used to support veterans and their families.

 

Thank you in advance for your support of this appeal. Students and parents can purchase the ANZAC Appeal pins or wrist bands from the Officer Campus Reception. Items range from $2 - $5. A donation tin is also at the office for any donations you may be willing to make.

 

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC and Year 1/2NV Teacher

New Playground

Children have been excited to see Kelvin and Simon working on site at OCP this week. Our new playground is really taking shape and the workmen have many eyes on them, inspecting their work.

 

When complete, it will more than double the playground space on campus. I can already picture the hours of fun ahead as children swarm to the new and engaging space.

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Year 3-6 Athletics Champions Announced

Congratulations Jackson!

This week we announced Jackson as champions and presented the Athletics Shield to our House Captains. Students from each of our other Houses are now determined to change this result when our Cross Country Carnival is run early next term on Friday, 3rd May.

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

From the Library

The term has flown by very quickly in the library at the Officer Campus. 

 

It has been wonderful to see so many classes using the library throughout the term.  There have been many new books added to the library and lots of old gems to be discovered on the shelves.  Please note that this week will be the last week to borrow books from the library for the term. 

 

As things wind down, please have a quick check for any books that were borrowed earlier this year and need returning.  We are able to extend borrowing for a book you are enjoying but please bring it to the library so we can update it in the system.  We would like to thank students for showing respect and excellence within the library space this year.  It is much appreciated.

 

Your Officer Campus Library Team

Mrs Kylie-Ann Martin & Mrs Ruramayi Stewart

From the ELC

Step Into Prep

 

Term 1 Vacation Care

 

Kinder News

Last week, our kinders joined in the school assembly to remember those who were hurt in the sad events of Christchurch, New Zealand. We lifted a special prayer and had a minute of silence.

 

Later in the week, the kinders undertook their first lockdown drill. The children were in our lockdown space (storeroom) in under 2minutes! Excellent effort! Our little friend Zara said “this is just like hide and go seek.” We are proud of the positive response we received from our kids. 

 

Autumn has arrived and the cool weather with it! We are making the most of the outdoors by taking the indoors out. Children bask in the sun on a picnic blanket and cushion as they read a book. Some love to be read to, whilst others prefer to draw, play blocks or do our usual outdoor activities like sand pit play, bike riding, soccer, gardening or playing a game of tag or hide and go seek.

 

IDEAS FOR PARENTS: EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS

 

Nature play is a term used to describe the creation of simple play opportunities in the natural environment.

Nature play encourages kids and parents to see the natural environment as a place to enjoy, play, imagine, relax and explore.

 

Getting your kids involved in Nature Play doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, it can be as simple as a

 

visit to the local park where the kids can roam free, going for a bushwalk, planting bee friendly plants in your garden, or exploring a local water way.

 

Nature Play is getting outside and enjoying time together. Encourage your family to commit to one outdoor activity each week, use Nature Play week as a start to a long term routine.    

 

Nature Play Week April 17 -28. 

Go to https://natureplayweek.org.au/

 

5 Minute Moves: short simple activities to get some active minutes in the day.

 

Need: Small pieces of paper with different landmarks or locations written on them.

 

How to Play

  • This game is best played outdoors, in an open area with different landmarks or locations that kids can run to.

  • On small pieces of paper write down the names of different landmarks in the vicinity, i.e., the fence, goal post, a tree, swing…

  • Put the pieces of paper in a small bag, such as a brown paper bag

  • One child pulls out a piece of paper and reads the location.  Then they all have to run to that location.

  • Once everyone reaches the destination, a different child pulls out another piece of paper.

Miss Bec

Heritage College News