The Culture of Heritage College
Culture - Cultus (Latin): ‘to till the ground'
Culture is defined as ‘a set of social practices that produce, circulate and exchange meaning’. Culture can be something that is seen to be growing, from an original Latin word, which means ‘to till the ground’. The culture at Heritage College is always growing, always developing, but one that is found firmly in our four values of Excellence, Resilience, Respect and Service.
We have been looking carefully at our culture lately - firstly in our values, which we have taken the time to craft and cultivate in our own lives. We continue to see these values played out in the lives of the students at both campus locations, and nominate accordingly where we see examples demonstrated regularly.
We’ve also been thinking about what our culture looks like visually: how we look. Our uniform is a visual representation of who we are, and we are proud of what our uniform stands for. In it’s royal blue, with the crest surrounded by a wreath of achievement, the Word of God and the Holy Spirit, our uniform reminds us of the value of self-respect and always presenting our best for God.
The dictionary defines self-respect as:
Pride and confidence in oneself; a feeling that one is behaving with honour and dignity.
That really sums up who we are, doesn’t it? That we behave with honour and dignity because we serve a God who blesses our College with His presence in the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. Our uniform represents this: our Christian heritage, our longstanding position within the community, along with the sense of self-respect, honour and dignity. How wonderful that whenever anyone sees the Heritage College uniform in the community, that they would associate that with behaviour that is both honourable and dignified: a great reputation to have!
Heritage College Scholarships
We have revised our scholarship program to extend to students entering Year 10, 2020, existing students entering Year 7, 2020 and new students applying for Year 7, 2020. Heritage College is pleased to offer scholarship places for students who demonstrate aptitude in the following areas:
- Creative Arts
Scholarship applications close on 2 August at 3pm, so if you are considering your application, please visit the website to ensure your documentation is in place.
That’s a wrap for Term 2, 2019. Have a wonderful break over the winter holidays, curl up with a good book and a warm fire, enjoy spending time with your children and we look forward to seeing you all back again for a fantastic Term 3.
Mr Sonny Aiono