Friday, 25th October
World Teachers Day
Bus Fees Due
Monday, 28th October
SEISS Years 7/8 Volleyball/Badminton
Wednesday, 30th October
VCE Examinations Commence
Thursday, 31st October
SEISS Athletics Carnival
ASV Primary Spelling Bee
Year 4 Sleepover
Monday, 4th November
Student Free Day
School Closed, ELC Closed
Tuesday, 5th November
Melbourne Cup Day
7th - 8th November
Year 9 Solo Camp
Monday, 11th November
Wednesday, 13th November
NWS Prep Orientation Day 4
Friday, 15th November
Report Editing Day
Student Free Day
Wednesday, 20th November
VCE Examinations Conclude
Year 12 Formal
Sunday, 24th November
Nepal Trip Commences
Tuesday, 26th November
OCP Prep Orientation Day 4
Wednesday, 27th November
2020 Year 7 Classroom Orientation
Tuesday, 3rd December
Primary Swimming Carnival
Wednesday, 4th December
2020 Classroom Orientation Years 1-6
Year 6 Celebration Dinner
Thursday, 5th December
Monday, 9th December
Service Projects Secondary
Presentation Night (NWS)
Tuesday, 10th December
Service Projects Secondary
Presentation Night (OC)
Last Day Term 4
Friday, 13th December
Staff Christmas Function
Tuesday, 17th December
Thursday, 19th December
Thursday, 23rd January
14th - 17th April
Curriculum and Professional Development Week - Student Free Week
If your child is unable to attend school on a specific day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:30am with the child's name, year level and reason for absence. Thank you.
As we are in Week 3, please be reminded that all students are now required to wear the full summer uniform, including sunhat.
For details, please see our summer uniform list at https://heritagecollege.vic.edu.au/our-community/uniform-shop/ or visit our friendly staff at reception.
The canteen will be closed in Weeks 3 and 4 this term due to unforeseen circumstances.
We apologise for the inconvenience.
Term 4 Menu
Year 5W - Natoli
Year 5/6RP - Daniel for Service
Prep WV - Bontu
Year 3/4C - Kingston
Year 5/6K - Caleb
Prep DH - Zachary
Year 1W - Telicia and Mason
Year 2K - Evie
Year 3MC - Kwayedza
Year 4CP - Moyata
Year 5W - Liam
Year 5/6RP - Wade for Service
Year 6E - Nyamer
Prep WV - William
Year 3/4C - Maaseiah
Year 5/6K - Lauren
Prep DH - Cohen
Year 1W - Jonathan OO and Malachi
Year 3MC - Naya
Year 4CP - Nyasha for Service
Year 5W - Aadesh
Year 5/6RP - Michelle for Respect
Year 6E - Olivia
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 email@example.com.
Cyberbullying - Kids Helpline
“With increasing time spent online, you might be worried about your child and cyberbullying. Understanding cyberbullying can help you to support them to stay safe online.” (kidshelpline.com.au)
Kids Helpline have put together a fantastic set of resources for parents and children to refer to. Check out the following link to find out more.
Mrs Naomi Moss
eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator
We’re holding the School Fun-Run as a major fundraising event this year! The event will be held on Friday November 8th, at Officer Campus from 11:15am to 12:55pm, and will be a COLOUR RUN to brighten up Term 4. This is a sponsorship based fundraiser, and we’re looking to raise $15,000 for the Nepal service trip. Keep your eyes peeled for the sponsorship forms which will be sent home with your child. Once you have the form, jump online at schoolfundraising.com.au and create a student profile page. Once you do this and raise at least $1 online, you will be entered into the $20,000 Ultimate Family Experience!
Students who raise $10 or more will receive a reward, and the more money you raise the better the reward, and the more you help the school!
The School Fun-Run is a healthy fundraiser that we hope you’ll get behind. The event sends a message to students about having fun while being healthy, all while helping the school raise funds.
We’re looking for all students to participate and we’re organising a great day for our community, so we’d love everyone to come down to support the kids.
If you have any questions about the Fun-Run please contact Miss Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or the School Fun-Run Office on 1800 FUN RUN.
Thanks for supporting the school and we hope to see you at the event!
Miss Elyse Taylor
During the month of October, our Officer Campus Primary and Narre Warren South Campus are participating in the VicHealth Initiative “Walk to School - Building healthy habits for life”. Each class has a large chart where students can record if they walk to/from school each day. This is also a great opportunity for students to ride their bike or scooter to school.
As a family, we invite you to discuss this initiative with your child and see how you may integrate this into your normal morning/afternoon routine. Sometimes walking to school is not an option due to the location that we live, and so we have a few suggestions that may get you thinking about how your child could be involved.
Option 1: Walk/ride from home to school (with parent permission, supervision or assistance)
Option 2: Park your car at a nearby Reserve or Park and walk to school as a family
Option 3: Participate on the dates when teachers will be supervising from two locations:
OCP Students are invited to walk to school together (including bus students) on Monday, 28th October from the Officer Recreation Reserve carpark. Drop off at this location will be between 8:30 - 8:45am.
NWS students are invited to walk to school together (including bus students) on Tuesday, 29th October from the Wood Road Reserve carpark. Drop off at this location will be from 8am until school commences.
Mrs Kim Nuske
Walk to School Coordinator
Year 7 2020
Our Year 7 2020 cohort is shaping up to be one of our biggest to date with two full classes of 24. We have 48 spaces, 47 are confirmed and we only have one confirmed place left before we switch over to a waiting list. So if you're thinking of Heritage College Year 7 2020, don't delay - submit your application to secure the last confirmed space.
Our Narre Warren South Prep 2020 class is filling up with 18 confirmed places already taken leaving around 6 places left. Our future preppies have enjoyed two orientation days and are already starting to form friendships with their peers, rapport with their teachers and are becoming more familiar with their classroom and play area environment which is a great first step in helping them to settle in quickly next year.
Officer Prep 2020 is also filling quickly with 14 confirmed places already taken. Avoid the traditional rush of Term 4 and disappointment by securing a spot for your Prep today. Enrolling at Officer Campus offers the added bonus of continuing at the same Campus right through to Year 12. The campus features a newly opened MPC and sprawling grounds set in quiet bush surrounds but only minutes away from established housing estates and the retail hubs of Officer and Pakenham, Officer campus is a great choice for your Prep.
Early Learning 2020
There are still spaces for Early Learning 3 and 4 Year Old Programs available. Tours for families with 3 and 4 Year Olds are welcome to tour on Tuesdays at 9.30am, or with older children, can join in the larger campus tours and still experience the Early Learning Centre room on Thursdays at 9.30. Simply book your preferred tour date online. A reminder to all Early Learning families for this year to please submit your application for enrolment for Prep 2020 by the second week of Term 4.
Tour Heritage College in Term 4 - Last Tour Dates Released for 2019
Head to our website to book a tour date online at Officer Campus (Early Learning - Year 12) or Narre Warren South Campus (Prep - Year 6) or contact our friendly office staff who are ready to assist you with booking a tour. Our tours run every fortnight at Narre Warren South (Mondays) and Officer Campus (Thursdays), facilitated by our Deputy Principals. Deputy Principal (Secondary), Mr Darren Martin, will answer any questions you have regarding VCE/VCAL and his tours are full of information regarding subjects offered and the secondary curriculum at Heritage College. Primary tours are facilitated by Deputy Principal (Primary), Mr Roger Sevenhuysen and are a great opportunity for prospective families to ask questions regarding the curriculum offered at primary level, meet the classroom teachers, discover extra-curricular opportunities available, hear about the history of the Campus and the plans for growth. You'll find our Leadership team to be dedicated, fun and focused on the best outcome for your child when they come to Heritage College.
Siblings joining us next year?
If your child has a sibling joining us in 2020, please remember that each child requires a separate enrolment. Please contact our enrolments coordinator at your earliest convenience as places fill very quickly in the early years' levels.
New students Term 4
We accept enrolments in all year levels and Term 4 will see some new students join our 2019 cohort across both Campuses. The first day of Term 4 will see two new secondary students, as well as five new primary students, begin their journey with Heritage College. If you see them around campus, please remember to stop and make them feel welcome and help their transition into a new school be a smooth one.
Jackie our Enrolments Coordinator is ready to assist you through the enrolment process and can be contacted by calling 9796 0100 (Option 3).
Mrs Fiona Spence
Community Engagement Officer
Summer Camp Registrations for 2020 are now open:
Gap Camp: 16-18 years old
Junior Camp: 10- 12 years old
Teen Camp: 13-15 years old
Be sure to register before 10th October to catch the Early Bird Rate.
Thanks and Blessings.
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Mrs Fiona Spence
Community Engagement Officer
Here’s the reason we didn’t quickly bundle up the gumboots and send them back home after bush kinder finished. Term 4 and the nice weather allows us to share some time in the mud pit with the children! The inclusion of the mud pit in our outdoor play space provides the children with more than just MESSY FUN! It allows the children to increase their brain activity by activating many of their senses, it promotes gross and fine motor development and encourages creativity. It also provides the children with lots of enjoyment, many laughs (especially when the teachers join them) and creates some really positive childhood memories.
We were able to create this mud pit for the children by using water they captured when washing their hands in the bathroom sink. We have been teaching them about the importance of saving water and what it means for our planet- just ask them what happens to the cows in the paddocks next door when we waste water and have poor rainfall (they get skinny from poor grass growth). Please continue these conversations with the children in your home and ask them for suggestions on how you can save/ reuse water in your homes as well- we would love to hear what they come up with!
As we continue our water/ mud play experiences throughout the term please ensure that your children have a change of clothes with them.
God bless you all.
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Aged Care Visits: Every Monday commencing 28th October
Fire station visit: 30th November
Keep an eye out for permission slips coming home in the next few days.
Please make a note of the dates and events below that apply to your child/ren.
Uniform Term 4
Weeks 1-3: follow the swimming timetable
Weeks 4-9: Full Summer Uniform - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; Sport Uniform - Tuesday and Friday
Prep students wear Sport Uniform every day
Traffic Light Lunch Boxes Reminder
Recess: fruit, vegetables, salad, yogurt or cheese & crackers (or other ‘green’ foods)
Lunch: sandwich, wrap, roll (or other savoury)
Water Bottle: labelled with child’s name
When students have healthy ‘brain-food’ we notice that they are able to concentrate longer on learning and participate in learning without becoming tired.
Events & Special Days in Term 3: Reminders will be sent home closer to each date/event
Lunch Orders Orders in weekly on a Monday and food is delivered fresh on Wednesday
School Banking Every Thursday
Walk to School Comp. Whole Month of October - Walk to school each day!
World Teachers’ Day - Friday, 25th October
ASV Spelling Bee - Thursday, 31st October
Year 4 Sleepover - Thursday, 31st October - Friday, 1st November at NWS Campus
Long Weekend - 4th and 5th November: Melbourne Cup Long Weekend - No School
OCP Music Concert - Thursday, 7th November
Remembrance Day - Monday, 11th November
Year 6 Transition Day 4 - Tuesday, 12th November
Student Free Day - Friday, 15th November
2020 Prep Orientation - Tuesday, 26th November (Day 4 of 4)
2020 Year 7 Orientation - Wednesday, 27th November - Full Day
Swimming Carnival - Tuesday, 3rd December
2020 Orientation Day - Wednesday, 4th December: Current Prep-Year 5 students
Year 6 Celebration - Wednesday evening, 4th December (Students and Parents invited)
Combined Assembly - Friday, 6th December: Includes Chapel, Assembly & Lunch provided
OCP Water Fun! - Monday, 9th December
Last Day Term 4 - Tuesday, 10th December
OC Presentation Night - Tuesday, 10th December (6pm start)
If you know of family or friends who are interested in enrolling their child at Heritage College Officer Campus, please encourage them to make contact with the College as classes for 2020 have limited spaces.
Mrs Kim Nuske
Orders are due by days end, Thursday, 24th October. A big thank you to those that have already placed their orders. It is exciting to see them rolling in. Remember that every order placed gives the school reward points that we can use to build our school library. Thank you for your support in this space.
If you have any questions please email:
Today the roll was marked for the very last time for the Year 12 students at Heritage College, with the official part of their studies now complete. After their honourary breakfast on campus, the cohort hosted a special assembly for the secondary students.
Each student had the opportunity to pass on a piece of wisdom or advice:
The best piece of advice that I can pass on is from my parents: ‘Do your best and God will do the rest’. In all things, you have to make sure you do your part, not just hope for an A when you study for a C. You have to do your part as well. Alana
Always study hard. Tibesso
Year 12 can be quite stressful, so if you need to, take time out for yourself to assess where you’re at, but keep the end goal in mind and work as hard as you can to get there. Jacob
Heritage College has a really good support system in terms of teachers. The smaller the classroom the more attention you get. In VCE, ask your teachers a lot of questions, because you can get so much out of them. Tadiwa
One of the Year 12 students, Zoe, coordinated a commemorative slide presentation on a wonderful year. The secondary students presented a gift to the teaching staff, a Championship Cup, that will be used throughout the year for Staff v Student sports matches.
The Year 11 students also presented each Year 12 student with a personalised gift and handwritten note of encouragement. To finish the day, Miss Taylor hosted a buffet lunch at the Lynbrook Hotel.
Goodbye for now, Year 12 students. We look forward to hearing your journey at our reunion next year!
Mrs Fiona Spence