Heritage College News

01 November 2018
Term 4 Week 4 2018
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

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 tomorrow, Friday, 2nd November 2018.


Thank you for noting this.


Mr Sonny Aiono


Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


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


From the School Captains

Greetings to all! This week’s value is Respect. Respect means think of others. I’m going to share a story, about an athlete, that was running in a London marathon. Matthew Rees was running, when he saw another runner struggling to continue on with the marathon. Another runner, who was also competing in the marathon, was going through pain, dehydration and had cramps everywhere. He was very close to collapsing and was no longer able to compete in the race. So Matthew Rees did not just run past, leave the struggling runner and try to win the race. He stopped helped him, and then finished the race himself. In Matthew 20:27-29 it says, “...and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”


Matthew Rees was not a selfish person. He put others first before himself and helped an athlete, instead of trying to win himself. Put others first, help one another, thing of one another, just like Jesus did, he came to give his life as a ransom for many. Thank you and may God Bless!



School Captain

RSL Poppy Appeal 2018

Remembrance Day 11 November at 11am

Do you know what Remembrance Day is all about? It’s our opportunity to stop for one minute’s silence at 11am to pause and reflect on the many brave service personnel who never made it home safely to their families during times of conflict.


By purchasing a poppy from the Poppy Appeal box at reception, you’re helping our local Pakenham RSL and Berwick RSL in supporting veterans who have undertaken military service with the Australian Army and their families.


With items priced between $1-$5, there is a little something we can all purchase and show our support to our local RSL. Student leaders will visit classrooms during the short week of 7 November (after Student Free Day/Melbourne Cup Holiday) to gather donations in exchange for pins, wristbands and poppies.


On Friday 9 November we will have a photo shoot of everyone wearing their pins, bands and poppies at both campuses during recess at Officer campus (11am) and lunch at Narre Warren South Campus (1pm). Remember to wear them leading up to Sunday 11 November to show your support.


When our RSL representatives return to collect on the week of 12 November, let’s do our best to fill our tins and put a smile on their face in a show of support for the work they do.


For more information on the poppy appeal, visit https://poppyappeal.com.au/ or Berwick RSL visit facebook.com/berwickrsl/

Fiona Spence

Community Engagement

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.

Christmas Tree Orders


Digital Technologies Newsletter Bytes Week 4

Parenting Online

Fact sheet


Mrs Naomi Moss

eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator

PB4L Value Awards

Year 2/3C - Lexie and Jameer

Year 4/5N - Lauren

Year 1W - Rhys for Resilience

Year 3MC - Anjali for Respect

Year 4/5W - Zackery

Year 5RJ - Uluak for Respect

Year 6E - Matthias for Respect

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 4

“As a Tough Mudder I pledge that… I understand that tough mudder is not a race but a challenge. I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time. I do not whine - kids whine. I help my fellow mudder complete the course. I overcome all fears.”

This was the pledge I took two Sundays ago as I completed an 18 km  course with 22 obstacle, most of them to do with mud. One of the first things you are asked to do is to take to one knee, raise your right hand and repeat the pledge, to be honest I thought the MC was going to pray for us all! As I was running up and down the hills I got thinking about our school values and how all four of them are needed to complete the Tough Mudder course. Over the next four weeks I will share my experiences with you through the eyes of Tough Mudder.  


Respect really shines out in “I put teamwork and camaraderie before my course time.” All though the course you need to be aware of people around you  respect their space, ability and time to complete the obstacle.


We were a team of seven friends from church who completed the course, all at different fitness levels so we had to be aware of everyone and not leave any mudder behind. An example of respect came with we faced the Arctic Enema - The Rebirth. Trust me, it’s as painful as it sounds. It’s basically an shipping container filled with ice. It was revamped this year with its very own slide into the ice! I knew what to expect because crazy me had jumped into it before.  But as a team we respected the choice of one of our teammates who was already too cold to enter into the ice bath. We also respect the fact that one of our teammates who had to be pulled out because their body when into shock and couldn’t complete the whole obstacle. Thinking of others, respect means that we admire and approve of their decisions even though they are different to ours. I’m sure they respected me in all my insanity to jump in with a smile of my face. Check out the pictures below! I couldn’t feel my body as I climbed out of the ice bath but with the help of my cheer squad and photographer, Tamara, who reminded me to move and jump around I started to feel normal after 15 minutes.

Tune in next week as I share with you how Tough Mudder bought out service in all of us.

Mrs Isabelle Millien

PB4L Coach

Piano Recital




From Narre Warren South

Term 4 Swimming


Harvest Time

Thank you to Harrison (Yr 6) and the Garden Club for tending our veggie gardens during their lunch breaks. Harvest time is here...


Chesterfield Farm Fun

On Monday our Prep students were able to discover what it takes to be a Farmer. We went on an adventure through the Chesterfield Farm to find out what animals live there. During our visit students were given the opportunity to connect with various species of animals and learn through this how to appropriately handle and connect with the animals. Students went on a tractor ride and were shown how to milk a cow. One of the highlights of the day was the Feed Walk, where students were able to hand feed the animals.

Mrs Yolanda Horne

Prep DH Teacher

Hands On Science

Year 3MC students had a hands-on experience last Thursday during their incursion on solids and liquids.  Enjoy the photos and recounts below.


I can’t believe it! A scientist came to our class today as we had an incursion. First, we sat on the mat and she introduced herself she said “She hasn’t been teaching at a Christian school for 5 years”  so she was so happy she came to our school. Next, she told Mrs Camps to put us in groups I was with Hailey and Nandani. Then she told us to go to our desks and get the container with the balloons we each got a balloon she said to work out witch balloon has a liquid, gas or solid. After that, we did lots of other things. My favourite part was when we put the wax and the chocolate in the boiling water. The wax melted put after that a time it became solid again the chocolate didn’t even melt. Rachelle


My favourite thing of the science incursion was when we put honey in the hot and cold water. Jenelle from Hands-on Science taught us these words viscosity, classification and malleable. First we had to find the honey and then Mrs Camps put hot water in our bowls and then we had to put the honey (that were in tubes) in the hot and cold water the one in the cold water froze the one in the hot water turned into liquid (it looked normal) it was really FUN thank you Jennelle! Anjali 


My favourite part of the incursion was when the wax was in the foil cupcake holder and we put it in a green little container with hot water in it and it started to melt it was very satisfying but that still isn’t my favourite part a while later there was another cupcake holder with a little fold down the middle to separate the salt and the sugar the peg we had, went on the side the sugar went on and the salt went on the other side. The lady Janelle lit the candle for us while my team took turns holding the cupcake holder over the little flame the sugar and the candle melted it smelt nice we had to hold the thing with the peg it was fun the salt turned a yellow-brownish colour after that we looked back at the wax it was dry and the water was still hot.I wish she comes back! Loretta 


The first experiment we did was we were trying to find out what was in the balloons.There was a solid in one a liquid in the other and gas in the last one. Then we had lots more experiments but my favourite one was we burnt the newspaper, plastic and foil. The newspaper burnt straight away and the plastic melted and then the foil didn’t burn! Nandani


Guess what guys? Today we had an incursion it was sooo much fun.We were learning about liquids, solids and gas. My favourite one was a one where you put honey and you put the honey in hot water.The teacher's name was Jenelle and she works for a company callled Hands-on Science. We learnt a lot of words like Viscosity, Classification and malleable. My whole class had lots of fun and me too. Sahara


My favourite part was when she burnt the foil, plastic and lastly the newspaper because it was the most exciting part for me.  We looked at it the foil didn’t burn it was fine but the plastic melted and the newspaper burnt. Elvis 

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Year 3MC Teacher

From the Secondary Campus

Art Room in Need

Newspapers are urgently required for the Secondary Art Room. 


Please bring these to either Campus and I will arrange for these to be picked up.


Thank you in advance for your continued support.


Thank you.


Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Art Teacher


Student Excellence

Last week, two of our Year 8 History Enrichment Project (HEP) participants exhibited their passion project work at St Margaret's School in Berwick as part of their extended History Project.


- Rufe created an in-depth display of the Medieval world

- Jessica created an in-depth display on the History of Religions


Both students received awards from the History Teachers Association Victoria and Federation University for their participation in the History Enrichment Program.


Well done to Rufe and Jessica who represented Heritage College brilliantly through their hard work and excellent results.

Mrs Fiona Spence

Community Engagement

Year 7 MCG 2018

Have you ever been given a tour of the MCG whilst the Sheffield Shield was being played? Our Year 7’s have! Last Thursday our Year 7’s were lucky enough to tour the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, researching using the National Sports Museum and challenge each other at ‘Game On.’ 


Some travelled on public transport for the first time and experienced the highs and lows of Victoria’s public transport system and using a Myki card.


The excursion was to assist students in researching for their major Health and Physical Education project for Term 4 which is based around the iconic MCG. I look forward to seeing the amazing projects roll in over the next few weeks.

Mrs Palolo Lafaitele

Year 7 & 8 Level Leader

SEISS Athletics

On Monday this week, 42 secondary students from Heritage College enjoyed a little fun in the sun by representing the school at the SEISS Athletics carnival. It was a fantastic day and everyone who was involved got to take part in the event that they excelled in at the school carnival back in Term 1.


Some highlights of the day include six of our students winning their event and two actually breaking the all time record in that event:

  • Nyamal Gi - Long jump (broke record)

  • Brandy - 200m

  • Ruth - 200m (broke record)

  • Naomi - Discuss

  • Alana - Shot Put, Javelin

  • Tadiwa - Shot Put

Receiving no serious injuries and having a great time in the outdoors, the day was a success and enjoyed by all.

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

Prep Orientation Day #3

Today was another lovely day meeting our new Prep 2019 friends.


At Officer Campus Primary, we picnicked in the park, climbed and built sandcastles in the sun. During inside time, we shared the story of Noah's Ark, learnt about underwater creatures and made animals from materials we could find at home: snakes made from wiggly straw, birds made from paper plates, and octopus using dangly pasta for legs.


Our last Prep Orientation for this year is on Wednesday 21 November at both campuses (Narre Warren South and Officer), so make sure to mark it in your diary.

Mrs Fiona Spence

Community Engagement

Hands On Science

On Thursday,  we went to Narre warren on a bus for an excursion to do experiment on the 25th October. The teacher’s name was Jenelle. Jasmine


We did science experiment. It was fun and cool doing it. Jacy


My favourite part was when we were melting the salt and the sugar. We were melting it on the candle. Diesel


I learned that fire can mostly melt everything. I liked burning the wax and chocolate. Mighty


We learnt about what melts and we learnt about what’s solid, what’s liquid and what’s gas. Matteo


My class went to Narre to do science about solid stuff, liquids and gasses. I learned that solid stuff keeps its shape.  Jacob


Thank you to Mrs Camps and Mrs Millien for organising the day and giving up their room!

Mr Darrell Chang

Year 2/3C Teacher

A Visit to Chesterfield Farm

On the 29th October, our Prep Class from Narre Warren South Campus and Prep/1 Class from Officer Campus visited Chesterfield Farm for the day as part of our learning about God’s creations and how they help us in our daily lives.


Chesterfield Farm is a working farm, where children had the opportunity to milk a cow, feed the animals and cuddle calves, bunnies, lambs and kids in the nursery.


They also learned about different animal products we farm for, such as milk, wool, leather, eggs and meat. They also had an opportunity to feel varying kinds of wool, leather, eggs and animal hides.  


They enjoyed a lunch break at the chairs and tables near the dairy where they were delighted to be joined by a very curious chicken!   


They grooved away to some country tunes before being amazed by the talented kelpie, Beau, and his trainer, Bridgette. He thrilled the children as he skillfully moved the sheep around the yard and jumped on their backs.


At the end of the day it was time to say goodbye. They loved visiting the animals and learning more about the farm.

Miss Jenny Wells

Prep/1W Teacher

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

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