Heritage College News

25 October 2018
Term 4 Week 3 2018
Principal's Corner
Chaplain'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

Enrolments 2019

It is that time of year again when we are asking you to let us know if you child/ren are NOT returning to Heritage College in 2019.


As we are already in the planning stages for next year, and have significant numbers already enrolled for 2018, we would appreciate knowing as soon as possible if you plan not to be enrolled for 2018.


I'll take this opportunity to remind you that our terms and conditions require a minimum of one full term's notice, or an additional term's fees will apply.  Therefore, to avoid being charged an extra one term's fees, please notify us of your exit intentions by the end of Week 4, Friday, 2nd November 2018.


Thank you for noting this.


Mr Sonny Aiono


New Staffing Update

We welcomed a new bus driver to our team last week.  Adil Tadros has joined us from a previous position at Nunawading Christian College and had taken over from John Ferguson driving our Pakenham bus run.


Please welcome him if you see him around.


Thank you.


Mr Sonny Aiono


Chaplain's Corner

Weekly Devotion

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:15


Let every one, for Christ's sake and for his own soul's sake, shun conformity to the world, to its customs, vanities, and fashions. Beware of human commandments that will obscure the holy commandments of God. The pleasure lover is ever unsatisfied, and continually desires to seek again the excitement of the ballroom, the theater, or the party of pleasure. The time God has granted us in which to prepare for eternity is spent by thousands in poring over fictitious stories. God-given intellect is perverted, the Word of God is neglected, the mind and soul are robbed of moral power needed for wrestling against faults and errors, habits and practices, that disqualify the soul for the enjoyment of Christ's presence....


Let the question be asked seriously and with intense interest, "How is it with my soul? Am I by my habits and practices working against my Redeemer?" Inquire, "Do I bring glory to Christ? Do I show to a disobedient and crooked generation that I choose to suffer reproach for the sake of Jesus?" . . . Will the professed followers of Christ aim high, and reach the standard of holiness? Better be a worldling than a common, cheap, professed Christian. Dare to come out from the world and be separate. Dare to be singular because you love Jesus better than the world, and righteousness with persecution better than disobedience with worldly prosperity. Holy and entire obedience through dependence upon the Lord Jesus Christ will strengthen the soul to be steadfast in the faith and hope of the gospel.


Jesus says, "Without me ye can do nothing" (John 15:5). Union with Christ is our only means for overcoming sin. Living in Christ, adhering to Christ, supported by Christ, drawing nourishment from Christ, we bear fruit after the similitude of Christ. We live and move in Him; we are one with Him and one with the Father. The name of Christ is glorified in the believing child of God. This is Bible religion.




Pr Lagi Limu


Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


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


Monday, 19th November

Bus Driver Appreciation Day


Tuesday, 20th November

Year 9 Homecoming Night


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

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


Books, books, books, library books!

Please assist us as the year wraps up in keeping our library resources well stocked by encouraging the return of books on loan. If you have received an overdue notice – please feel free to contact your librarians.


If there are any students who believe their books are in the library - please encourage them to visit the library during lunch when staffed and request the librarian on duty to assist them to locate their book.


Thank you kindly


Your Library Team

Host a Japanese Student

Heritage College will be hosting a group of 4 Japanese boys through AIIU for Term 1 2019


We are hoping to have as many students as possible hosted by Heritage families so this opportunity is open to all students from ELC to Year 12.  If you are able to offer accommodation for a student from 31st January until 6th April or for a portion of this time or would like some further information please email AIIU Regional Manager Christine chrisi@aiiu.com.au


Host families receive a tax free stipend of $245 per week to assist with hosting costs.


Host Family members 18 years and over must have WWC checks.

Digital Technologies Newsletter Bytes Week 3

Online Safety for Young Children

Fact Sheet


Mrs Naomi Moss

eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator


PB4L Value Awards

Year 2/3C - Anthony

Year 3MC - Hannah for Resilience

Year 4/5W - Amelia

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 Pr Lagi bringing the Word, “What are the signs?”

Pr Lagi Limu

Heritage Church Pastor

PB4L Report 
Week 3

How true is quote above? So, think about your life. How would you rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 of how resilient you are? Very Well Mind came up with 10 ways to improve your resilience:

  1. Find a sense of purpose in your life

  2. Build positive beliefs in your abilities

  3. Develop strong social network

  4. Embrace change

  5. Be optimistic

  6. Nurture yourself

  7. Develop your problem-solving skills

  8. Establish goals

  9. Take actions to solve problems

  10. Keep working no your skills

I challenge you to sit with you children and identify which steps you are really good at and which you need to work on. Pick one or two and make them your focus for the next few weeks, a goal to work towards so that we can become more resilient.


Mrs Isabelle Millien

PB4L Coach

Piano Recital




From Narre Warren South

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

Book Club

Welcome back to Term 4.  This year seems to be flying by so fast and Christmas is only around the corner.  Everything a child reads fills their mind with new bits of information, and you never know when that information may come in handy. The more knowledge a child has, the better-equipped they will be to take on any challenge in the future.


Scholastic Book Club Issue 7 Catalogues are here and have been distributed to students. Parents who place their Issue 7 order via LOOP will have the opportunity to select a FREE book to help keep their children reading over the holidays. (Conditions apply - please go to   mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au  for more information).


All cash orders need to be in latest by October 26th, 2018.  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


Parents who place their Issue 7 order via LOOP will have the opportunity to select a FREE book to help keep their children reading over the holidays. (Conditions apply - please go to   mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au  for more information).  

Term 4 Swimming


SSV Regional Athletics

Congratulations to Eden M (Year 6) who was our first athlete to ever compete at the SSV Regional Athletics. Eden qualified at Narre Warren District with a jump of 1.20M which at that time was her personal best. She then competed at Casey South Division and improved her PB with a jump of 1.25M, qualifying her for the next level of competition. Regional winners go through to the State Championships, and while Eden did not win, she again improved her PB by clearing 1.30M at this week's Southern Metropolitan Region carnival. Super effort, Eden! We are very proud of your achievements.


Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Writer's Club

Keen writers have been taking the opportunity to meet at lunchtimes recently to practise their craft. Under the watchful eye of Ella (Yr 6), students have been attending sessions to improve their skills and be encouraged in a supportive group. This is just one of our SRC's initiatives this term to provide an outlet for students at NWS to explore and grow. Thank you Ella!

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Smelling the Roses

The Learning Assistants enjoying a warm spring day out near the roses. The roses are smelling wonderful at the moment!


Don't forget to spend time 'smelling the roses'- good for our health and mindset. 

Bring CODE to life

The last few weeks have seen the Years 5 and 6 students learning how a digital system converts the data they input and output into a 2 digit binary code language that all digital system use.


Students had to work out what their own initials would look like in binary code and make a bead bracelet that represented that binary code sequence.  Well done students!

Mr Nigel Eales

Upper ICT Teacher

Heritage College 2018 Primary Chess Tournament

It’s your move! Our annual Primary chess tournament is underway again for this year. Fourteen teams have signed up and round one has already been played.


In this type of tournament, students are guaranteed at least 3 games before they get knockout of the tournament. Student’s love the challenge and we look forward to some tough matches over the coming weeks, leading to a grand final match, that will be played with the large piece chess set on the outdoor chess board later in the term.


Good luck players.

Mr Nigel Eales

Tournament Coordinator

ASV Soccer Competition

“Oh great,” I thought as I drove to Nunawading, “this rain is going to ruin our soccer day if it doesn’t clear up soon.”  The rain was pelting down on the windscreen as I slowly crept my way along the freeway.  As I turned into NCC, the rain had thankfully begun to clear up so my hopes were beginning to rise.  After setting up the shelters for our school, I could feel the sun on my back and heard buses approaching.  It would be an exciting day.


The air was almost electric with anticipation as Edinburgh, Gilson and Heritage arrived to join Nunawading at the annual Adventist School Victoria (ASV) Soccer Competition.  The huge trophy glittered on the score table ready to be claimed by the winning team at the end of the grand final that afternoon.  Of course, we hoped that Heritage would be taking it back on the bus later, but first, we had to play some soccer.  After gathering all the schools together, Mr Waldrip talked through the day and prayed for each team. Now it was time to beginning the battle, to see who would reign supreme in the ASV Soccer, 2018. 


Our first game against Gilson College Mernda was close.  Mernda scored an early goal, slipping the ball past our goalie.  The ball went back and forth on the field with both goalies defending well.  The feeling of tension began to rise, as we began the second half.  Mernda had managed to score another goal, taking the score to 2-0.  At last, after several attempts, Josh managed to score our first goal.  Loud cheers rose from the sidelines as the on-field team congratulated Josh.  We could have a chance to even out the scores if we got one more goal...but it was not to be.  The final whistle blew and we knew we’d lost the game. 


Although we were a bit down, we tried to keep our spirits up and headed into our next game with Gilson College Taylor’s Hill, Team 2.  The game didn’t go as planned.  We played hard, but weren’t strong enough to win and were beaten 6-0.  Even though it was a disappointing game, we kept our chins high and went full speed into our game against Nunawading.  Nunawading were a tough team, but Joaquin scored our second goal of the tournament.  Sadly again, we were beaten by Nunawading 3-1.  Our hopes of snagging the trophy were slipping away before our eyes.  But we kept our resilience up to finish our last 2 games before the finals. 


Playing Edinburgh was again really tough and we were defeated in a 6-0 game.  The last team we had to play was Gilson Taylor’s Hill Team 1.  Our team fought hard and tried many different plays to score.  Our goalie did a great job fending off many attempts at goal but we were again outplayed and devastated our team 10-0.  We’d made it to the end of the preliminary games but hadn’t won a single game.


I’m sure you may be thinking that our team would be pretty down and out, dejected by the whole event.  While we were disappointed that we didn’t make it into the grand final game, our team kept their positive attitude going, encouraging one another and looked forward to our last game of the day, against Gilson Mernda (who were currently in fifth place).  Both teams played their hearts out, but our team surged ahead and kicked 4 goals to win the game 4-0.  Screams of joy could be heard as our team celebrated our first and only win of the day.  We hadn’t come last, but had manage to steal fifth place.  As the final games came to an end, the results of each game were recorded and we gathered together for the trophy presentation.  In third place, with a 4 goal win over Gilson Taylor’s Hill Team 2, was Edinburgh, winning 6-2.  In second place, having fought the best team of the day in the grand final match, was Nunawading.  With Gilson Taylors Hill Team 1, reigning victorious in a 3-1 win, their team stood up to receive their trophies from Mr Waldrip. 


As we watched the perpetual trophy being carried away by Gilson, we felt a little disappointed, but also extremely proud.  We had played as best as we could and although we didn’t win all of our games, or take home a medal or trophy, we stood tall in resilience and never gave up.  A special Thank You goes to Mrs Mousaco, who joined us on the day and looked after Josh when he got sandwiched between two players, and helped to keep up our morale.  We would also like to thank Mr and Mrs Saluni for coming to cheer on our team during our first 2 games.  Of course, well done to Mr Waldrip for coaching our team through each game and a huge congratulations to our magnificent team.  Although things didn’t go as we planned, you just kept going and represented our school with pride. 

Mrs Jo Capon


From the Secondary Campus

Art Room in Need

If you have any newspapers lying around at home, the Secondary Room would love to receive them.


Thank you.


Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Art Teacher


Years 9/10 SEISS Volleyball/Badminton

Monday this week saw 32 of our Years 9 and 10 students head out to play volleyball and badminton against their SEISS rivals at Casey YMCA. It was a day of mixed emotions as some of our teams were pleased with their results yet others were disappointed - yet all played valiantly.


Our two stand out performances of the day was the Year 9 girls and 10 girls volleyball teams as they both came away with runners up pennants. With the help of two of our Japanese exchange students, the Year 10 girls were undefeated up until the grand final, winning every game by around 20 points. It was a convincing display of skill, resilience and teamwork. However when the grand final rolled around, weary bodies and weary minds got the better of our brave players and ended up losing to Bayside by a mere four points.


All of our eight teams that competed upheld the values instilled at Heritage College whilst sustaining no injuries, every student should be quite proud of their efforts!

Mr Reuben Sleight

Sport Teacher

From the Officer Primary Campus

Prep - Year 5 Swimming Lessons Timetable

Students will need to wear/bring:

  • Sport Uniform for Week 1 & 2 of Term 4
  • Swimmers to be worn under sport uniform on the highlighted days

  • Goggles

  • Towel

  • Dry underwear (spare set)
  • Thongs

  • Items in a swimming bag

Cardinia Life Location: 4-6 Olympic Way, Pakenham VIC 3810


From the ELC

Out of School Hours Care

At Heritage College our OSHC (Out of School Hours Care) service provides education and care for primary school-age children (generally ages 5 to 12 years) outside school hours and during school vacations. 


Throughout the year, the children in our centre have grown to love this space and treat it as a home away from home. During group time, children have requested items they’d like to have in our room. If you are able to help our children’s wish list become a reality, we will be forever grateful!


Donations are welcome:

  • Board Games
  • Sports equipment (bats, balls etc.)
  • LEGO
  • Dress Ups

Want to donate now? Please see Rebecca Kareroa at the ELC.


E: r.kareroa@heritagecollege.com.au

P: (03) 5943 2900

Shining our light at the Nursing Home!

Our Kinder looks forward to our monthly visit to the Nursing Home in Pakenham.  In preparation for our visit, the children practiced a song that has become a favourite in our Kinder “This Little light of mine.” We made lights and decided to hold it while we sing our song.


The day had finally arrived and all the children are excited to visit the nursing home.  On arrival the children sat with a friend, had morning tea, coloured a picture and gave the craft as a gift to their friend. Afterwards, the children presented their special item, waving their lights they sang “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let shine!”


The Children truly let their lights shine! Some of our older friends knew the words and sang with us, others waved their arms cheerfully!


Mathew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Mrs Rebecca Kareroa


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