Heritage College News

21 March 2019
Term 1 Week 8 2019
OPEN NIGHT: NARRE WARREN SOUTH CAMPUS 28 March 6:30pm-8:30pm
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: NARRE WARREN SOUTH CAMPUS 28 March 6:30pm-8:30pm

Coming to Open Night on the 28th? 

Check in on social media and share your experience! If you're a Facebook user, you can use the 'check in' feature to let us know you're on campus at the event. If you prefer Instagram, you can find us at heritage.college or tag and share @heritage.college in your photos. We look forward to seeing some great photos from the event!

Heritage College Open Night 28 March 

For over 20 years, Heritage College has provided excellence in values-based education for families in the City of Casey. We invite our parent community to Open Night at our Narre Warren South campus. Enjoy light refreshments during the evening and be entertained by the Heritage College band. There will be free activities for young children, including an animal zoo and jumping castle whilst the older ones can try the challenging rock wall.

 

All families from Heritage College coming to Open Night will be able to park on the oval (entry via Montebello Street). 

 

Please leave the front car park free for visitor parking on the night. 


Register at: https://heritagecollege.vic.edu.au/opennight/
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There's also a number of postcards that we are looking to distribute throughout the region's church connections, as well as images for church bulletins and A3 posters. These are available on request, so if you would like some additional resources, please contact Fiona Spence, community engagement on 0413 659 939.

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

15th - 27th March

OCP Book Fair

 

Friday, 22nd March

Harmony Day (NWS)

 

Monday, 25th March

National Leaders Day

 

Tuesday, 26th March

SEISS (Sec) Swimming Carnival

 

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

School Bags and Lunch Bags

 

Employment Opportunity

With the growth that has taken place at our Officer Campus Primary, we now require a full-time teacher aide to start in the Year 5/6 room. 
 
This is a full time fixed term position until the end of the year in the Year 5/6 room. 
 
Applications are open now and will close at the end of this week.  Please send your resume and covering letter to ASVHR@adventist.org.au if you are interested. 

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 8

Prep WV - Maclaren

Year 3/4C - Diesel

Prep DH - Prabhnoor

Year 3MC - Hayu for Service

Year 4CP - Elliotte for Service

Year 5W - Liam

Year 5/6RP - Amish

Year 6E - Asinth

 

Secondary Week 6

Year 8A - Nyagoa M for Service

Year 8B - Eden A for Respect

Year 11 - David for Excellence

PB4L Report
Week 8

”Tank ou mumma” (thank you mumma) is Zayn’s favourite new sentence lately and for me it’s the cutest thing I have ever heard. Zayn didn’t just start saying this by himself, I had to go through weeks of “What do you say?” when I or anyone else would give or do something for him.

 

This is life.  We, us teachers, as well as you the parents, are here to teach our children how to behave, love, learn, think and eventually lead others in this world.

 

How do we teach children to serve in a world of ‘me first’? When we teach our children to put others first are we raising weak children? I believe not.

 

Heritage College prides ourselves in the service projects we contribute to and at the moment the primary school at Narre Warren South is collecting donations to go towards the Fire and Drought Relief. The exciting thing about this is for every $1 donation you get to have a guess how many jellybeans are in the jar. So pop down to the NWS Campus to put in your guess and help us raise money towards a good cause.

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Internal PB4L Coach

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 8

How Much Screen Time Does Your Family Use?

Take the iParent Screen Smart Tour and find out the facts about screen time and what the latest research suggests.

Mrs Naomi Moss

Curriculum Coordinator

CSEF

 

ZUU

 

Trinity Kids

 

Saddle Up

 

From Narre Warren South

Fundraiser

 

Graffiti Education

Last week the chapel was filled with laughter and giggles as the Year 5 & 6 students learned about making choices that create a positive world, rather than a negative one. The City of Casey Grafitti Education program entertained and informed the students about how their choices affect others. This included graffiti and bullying behaviour.

Ms Janet Robertson

Year 5/6RP Teacher

2019 Halogen Young Leaders Day

Student leaders from both Heritage College Primary campuses travelled into Melbourne last Monday to attend the Halogen Young Leaders Day Conference.

 

After an adventurous journey into the city via train, students settled in for a highly engaging and inspiring day at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.

 

Speakers challenged students to set big goals, get out of their comfort zone, to believe in their dreams and work hard toward their goals.

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC and Year 1/2NV Teacher

Buzzing Scientists Light Up Their World​​​

Students in Year 6 have been ‘electrified’ about their study of how electrical energy can be transferred and transformed into other forms of energy.

 

They studied electrical circuits and compared the advantages and disadvantages of parallel and series circuits. Students assessment including drawing circuit diagram designs and making a live working circuit that transferred chemical energy into light and heat energy.

 

Well done scientists!

Mr Nigel Eales

Year 6 Teacher

From the Secondary Campus

Teenage School Holiday Program

 

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

Scholastic Book Fair

IT HAS ARRIVED! Our annual Scholastic Book Fair has arrived and is ready for students, parents and families to make purchases. This is a great opportunity to purchase Christmas presents, birthday gifts, reading materials, nic-nacs and much more! Prices start at $1 and range up to $30! 

The Book Fair has been set up in the front Reception area at Officer Campus and will be open during the following times:

 

Dates: 15th - 27th March

Times: 8:30am-9am each morning; Lunch time for all students; 3pm-3:30pm each afternoon

 

All purchases help to earn points for our school, which are then used to purchase resources for classrooms and reading materials. Thank you for your support in this annual event! We aim to have total sales of $1000! Go Team Heritage! 

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

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

  • OCP Book Fair: 15-27th March
  • Parent Teacher Interviews – Tuesday, 2nd April
  • Last Day Term 1 – Friday, 5th April

OCP School Captains Meet the Mayor!

My heart was beating super fast as we walked into the Council building. I saw about 16 different schools and 40 people in the room. When I sat down I didn't feel so nervous because we were playing ice-breaker games and talking with the Mayor. We spent some time planning the Leadership Conference for our Council. Next time we are going to learn more about public speaking.  Alexis

 

Last Wednesday, in the Council building, we had the opportunity to learn more about and meet the Mayor, Cr Graeme Moore. We learnt about what he does and had the chance to take pictures with him. We also met other school captains and got to know them too.  Lincoln

2019 Halogen Young Leaders Day

Student leaders from both Heritage College Primary campuses travelled into Melbourne last Monday to attend the Halogen Young Leaders Day Conference.

 

After an adventurous journey into the city via train, students settled in for a highly engaging and inspiring day at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.

 

Speakers challenged students to set big goals, get out of their comfort zone, to believe in their dreams and work hard toward their goals.

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC and Year 1/2NV Teacher

Book Fair

 

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

Scholastic Book Fair

IT HAS ARRIVED! Our annual Scholastic Book Fair has arrived and is ready for students, parents and families to make purchases. This is a great opportunity to purchase Christmas presents, birthday gifts, reading materials, nic-nacs and much more! Prices start at $1 and range up to $30! 

 

The Book Fair has been set up in the front Reception area at Officer Campus and will be open during the following times:

 

Dates: 15th - 27th March

Times: 8:30am-9am each morning; Lunch time for all students; 3pm-3:30pm each afternoon

 

All purchases help to earn points for our school, which are then used to purchase resources for classrooms and reading materials. Thank you for your support in this annual event! We aim to have total sales of $1000! Go Team Heritage! 

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC and Year 1/2NV Teacher

 

From the ELC

Kinder Report

Our Happy Kinders have been growing fond of exploring the letters A, B, C, D and E this week!

 

Earlier in the month our Kinders were so excited to join the school in the Clean Up Australia Day, so we decided to extend this experience to our Kinder yard and have the children help themselves to gloves, brooms and tongs to keep our yard clean.

 

Our Kinders have shown great interest in our Construction areas where children are developing their fine motor skills, imagination, curiosity and creativity! Our educators help our kinders by prompting ideas, engage in conversations and guide them to be confident and involved learners.

 

Encounters with Jesus: This term, we are learning how to pray. The children get so excited at meal times, everybody wanted to say a special prayer! So Miss Ness created a roster for each child to share a prayer at meal times.

 

Educators and children ventured outdoors into nature. We lay on the lawn and listened to the birds sing. Some children closed their eyes and prayed “God, who needs my prayer today?” Afterwards, we went back to our Kinder room and created a ‘Prayer Wall’. Each child has drawn a picture of their prayer request, they have even gathered objects from our room to thank God for, how creative!

Miss Bec

Step Into Prep

 

Term 1 Vacation Care

 

Scholastic Book Fair

IT HAS ARRIVED! Our annual Scholastic Book Fair has arrived and is ready for students, parents and families to make purchases. This is a great opportunity to purchase Christmas presents, birthday gifts, reading materials, nic-nacs and much more! Prices start at $1 and range up to $30! 

 

The Book Fair has been set up in the front Reception area at Officer Campus and will be open during the following times:

 

Dates: 15th - 27th March

Times: 8:30am-9am each morning; Lunch time for all students; 3pm-3:30pm each afternoon

 

All purchases help to earn points for our school, which are then used to purchase resources for classrooms and reading materials. Thank you for your support in this annual event! We aim to have total sales of $1000! Go Team Heritage! 

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC and Year 1/2NV Teacher

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