Monday, 10th September
Years 3/4 Hooptime NWS
Tuesday, 11th September
ASV Primary Basketball Tournament
Wednesday, 12th September
Prep Orientation Day 2 NWS
Years 7/8 SEISS Touch/Rugby or AFL/Netball
17th - 21st September
Monday, 17th September
SEISS Girls AFL
Tuesday, 18th September
S -v- S Challenge
Friday, 21st September
Last Day Term 3
Sunday, 7th October
Daylight Savings Starts
Monday, 8th October
First Day Term 4
Wednesday, 10th October
Mental Health Day (Sec)
Tuesday, 16th October
Open Morning 10-12pm NWS
Wednesday, 17th October
ASV Primary Soccer Tournament
VCE CCLA Language Exams
Friday, 19th October
School Fees Due
Monday, 22nd October
SEISS Years 9/10 Tennis/Volleyball
Tuesday, 23rd October
Open Morning 10-12pm OC
Wednesday, 24th October
Last Day Year 12
Prep Orientation Day 3 NWS/OC
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
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
12th - 15th November
Years 10/11 End of Year Exams
Friday, 16th November
Report Editing Student Free Day
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
Year 9 Homecoming Night
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
Presentation Night - Secondary
Last Day Term 4
Thursday, 13th December
Friday, 14th December
Staff Christmas Breakup
Tuesday, 18th December
There will be no canteen in Week 10 of Term 3.
Greetings to all! I hope you all had a great time with your families on the weekend, celebrating Father’s Day. This week’s value is excellence. Last Friday, the year fives and sixes went to Eden Rise and Casey Central to wish fathers a happy Father’s Day by giving them a small gifts. Not only was the experience an act of service, it also was an experience that showed excellence, because we showed excellence in uniform, excellence in doing our best to give out all the gifts and resilience to accept the fact that sometimes people rejected our gifts. A lot of the fathers were very happy to see that they were receiving small gifts with messages of thanks for being a dad on them, and for most, it really made there day. Service reminds us that it is not always about receiving things, it’s also about giving. I would like to leave you with a verse from the book of Colossians, chapter 3 verse 23, it says, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Last Friday, we didn’t just give out small gifts to make men happy, we did it for the Lord. God Bless!
Hello everyone, this week's value is Excellence, and the motto is ‘Doing your Best’. We have talk about how fathers and father figures strive to do their best for there family, they have a special role to play in our lives. The title of ‘Father’, is the same title that we call God. Like a good father, He looks after us, guides us, protects us and nurtures us, our father-figures are also called to mirror the qualities that God shows us. Tying in with our school value of excellence, it does not mean that there will be an absence of mistakes, but it does mean the presence of faith and determination. Fathers should strive to teach their children in the best way that they can, so that their children, too, can see how to strive for excellence. This could be trying their best in their studies, in their other activities and in how they respectfully treat others. If you make a mistake, a good father still loves you the same way Christ loves love. We are all God’s children. May God bless all our fathers.
Year 2/3C - Jacob
Year 1WV - Tibba
Year 2K - Gatlat for Service and Mariah for Excellence
Year 3MC -Nandani for Excellence
Year 4CJ - Aadesh
Year 4/5W - Kaitlyn
Year 5RJ - Joaquin for Excellence
Share the link with your family and friends and as a school let's aim to raise $2000!
Mrs Kim Nuske
Year 4/5N Teacher
Minimising Risk of Unwanted Contact
“There are some simple things that parents can do to can help prevent unwanted contact.
Stay involved in your child’s use of technologies. Keep up-to-date with the sites they are visiting and explore them together.
It is useful to consider whether you are comfortable with the content of the sites and the potential for contact with others including adults.
Help them to report cyberbullying to the service provider or website administrator.
Reassure your child that you will give support even when they have shared something online they might regret.
Keep communication open and calm so they know they can report when someone is asking them to do something online that doesn’t feel right.
Remind your child to create a ‘safe’ user name. It should not indicate their gender, age, name or location and is not sexually provocative – a first name or nickname is ideal.
Establish rules regarding what information your child can post online, including not providing their surname, address or school and for younger children, request they don’t upload or text images or videos without your permission.
Guide your child to use their privacy settings to restrict their online information to viewing by known friends only on social networking sites.
Encourage your child to keep their online friends online.
Talk about how to maximise ‘safe’ conditions for any face-to-face meeting with ‘online’ friends including being accompanied by you or another trusted adult in public places during the day. And remind them to always tell someone where they are going and who they are meeting.
Encourage your child to be alert to people who make them feel uncomfortable and to block them and report inappropriate contact to the website administrator.
Teach your kids to notify you immediately if a stranger tries to start a conversation about something inappropriate or requests personal information or photos.
Don’t block your child’s internet access if they are worried about what has been said online as they may not open up to you in future.
Be alert to concerning changes in your child’s behaviour or mood. Watch for signs of withdrawal, anxiety, sadness or changed interactions with family friends.
Taken directly from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner iParent Portal:
Mrs Naomi Moss
eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator
“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.”
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South
9:30-10:30am - Kids Church
10:15-11am - Hot Drinks and Catch Up
11am - Worship Team and Pr Lagi bringing the Word, 'Know God'
Pr Lagi Limu
Heritage Church Pastor
Over the next few weeks we will spend some time unpacking our four images and why we linked them in with our four values. The image shows how our core values are embedded into our Christian worldview. The Christian worldview is a framework that helps the Christian individual interpret the world.
Our first value, and the value of this week is Excellence. Excellent Heritage College students always give their best in all they do. “What your hand finds to do, do it with all your might…” Ecclesiastes 9:10. The PB4L team decided that God’s great example of Excellence can be seen through creation as Jesus Christ created an excellent world.
I chuckled to myself as I looked for interesting facts about creation on the internet and came across the article “13 Incredibly Lucky Earth Facts”. I would love to sit with that author and try and convince them that it wasn’t luck but rather God’s hand behind creation and that’s why we are blessed to live on this earth. I’ll still share the top three of those facts with you as they still show how Excellent our God is.
Third Rock - we are the third rock from the sun, putting us in the perfect, not too hot, not too cold spot. This is also the reason why we have water too.
Stable Rotation - The Earth’s rotation brings up the sun each morning. If the earth didn’t rotate, one half of the world would freeze over and the other half would die of heat.
The Deep Blue Sea - About 70% of the world is covered by ocean. Water is what supports our life on this planet.
One of my favourite parts of the creation story is at the end of the third day, Genesis 1:12 states “And God saw that it was good”. I can just picture Him looking at what He had made so far thinking, wow look what I have made. He definitely had us in mind, thinking about how we would enjoy it all. It’s great to see that we serve a God who strives for excellence. Let’s use His example and reach for excellence in all areas of our lives too. In His strength we can.
Mrs Isabelle Millien
Exhilarated chatter filled the air as the students of Years 5 and 6 entered the shopping centre, ready to give out their gifts of happiness to the awaiting fathers.
It was the weekend before Father’s Day and students of Heritage College, Narre Warren South, were ready to spread the cheer that Father’s Day was here. In their hands was a superhero of miniature proportions, some may even say it melted their hearts to be given this tiny superhero. It was indeed a chocolate frog in disguise, but that was not all of the gifts that were to be given this day. The gift was far more precious on both sides of the equation, that some may even say that it was hardly even recognised at all. This gift was varied in nature but the gift of service was prevalent in all. It was a chance to get out into the community and make someone’s day happier; to put a smile on their face and to even get a warm feeling, the result of a nice gesture. This is what some members of the public had to say about our event:
“I would just like to write to your school to let you know how lovely it was to be greeted by some lovely students from your school at Eden Rise shopping centre who handed me a chocolate frog wrapped with a message in it. They said it was for my husband and had a lovely little chat about him and they all seemed genuinely interested in who he was. This made my day and my husband was very touched by their lovely gesture. What lovely students your school have. Thank you for letting them be involved in a small but lovely activity. I hope that they enjoyed doing this also.”
“I would like to pass on my appreciation from the gift presented to me on Friday at Casey Central shopping centre.
I was asked very politely if I was a Dad, I replied ‘yes’ and the young gentleman presented me with a frog wrapped in a red parcel.
He was extremely courteous and I would hope my grandchildren of a similar age would have been so polite.
Thanks for the thought by whomever it was. Very touching for my wife, and I congratulate Heritage College.
When we asked where his school was he told us in detail. Well done.”
It was not only the public that received a wonderful blessing from this act of service, but the students as well. Many of them found that special connection when giving to others and also learnt the value of resilience as a result of this event. The following are their reflections of the morning:
“On the Father’s Day Community Walk it was real fun! With my group we went to Eden Rise. Giving out chocolates was kind of hard, especially when people would reject the chocolate or just keep on walking forward. I guessed that they were busy, but we all bounced back and kept on walking to the next dad. I enjoyed it so much that I would like to do it again next year!”
“The Father’s Day Walk was a great experience; walking up to fathers at the shopping centre and wishing them a Happy Father’s Day. Watching them smile and thank us was an amazing feeling. All in all, I had a great time.”
“Father's Day Community Walk was a great experience for all the Year fives and sixes. The Year fives went to Eden Rise and Year six went to Casey Central. My group and I had fun giving out the chocolate super-heroes. Some fathers and grandpas didn't want to have the chocolate, but we bounced back and kept on going.”
“The Father’s Day Walk was a great day. I learnt that it can be scary walking up to strangers but it was pretty fun seeing all their smiles accepting the gift (even though it was kind of sad getting rejected). Overall, I had a great day and I really look forward to doing this in high school!”
Mr Andrew Waldrip
Year 4/5W Teacher
It was great to see our students so excited over our Book Fair held last week.
We sold $1398.28 giving us a commission of $399.50 worth of free new books for our library.
A huge thank you to all our parents, friends, and staff for your valued support for this annual event.
Mrs Sandra Watson
Book Fair Coordinator
The classroom was empty, except for a few students who were trying to figure out their first clue. “Wow this is really hard to figure out!” I heard a voice say after the rest of students had scattered from the room. After a week of planning and writing, Year 4 and 4/5W were hunting for treasure. Each student had created their own treasure hunt writing clues and messages. I sat down with James and Koang as we tried to decode Spencer’s message written in Morse Code. Boy was it hard! I wondered how people in the 1800’s remembered how all the dots and dashes linked with letters and decoded telegrams so quickly. After what seemed like forever, we found the final letter of the message and James and Koang ran off to find the next clue.
I turned around to see who else was still in the room. “Can we have some help, please?” I heard Amelia and Kenna ask. I looked at their message, written in a strange, made up code. With some of the letters missing, it was difficult to try and work out what the answer was, but we eventually figured enough of the message to be able to find the next clue. As Amelia and Kenna left to hunt for their next clue, I smiled at the effort and creativity the students had put into their treasure hunts. They were really good at coming up with clever ways to disguise their clues to make it challenging for others.
Anyone who walked into our school that Tuesday morning would have seen students running around frantically trying to complete their treasure hunt before the recess bell went. While most students found their “treasure”, some had to skip to the end with the help of their treasure hunt’s creator, to be able to finish on time (we did have some students still searching during recess time though).
The treasure hunt was a great ending to this year’s Book Week, in which the theme was “Find Your Treasure”. It was a great opportunity for students to use both their reading and writing skills to create their own treasure hunt. We also challenged our students to look for treasure within the pages of different books, which we shared during the week. We found a variety of treasures, such as humour, friendship and curiosity as we read new books; ‘Koala’s Eat Gum Leaves’, ‘Excuse Me!’, ‘Mopoke’ and ‘A Walk In The Bush’. Look out for our persuasive advertising posters soon.
So, what is your treasure? What have you found that is valuable between the covers of a good book? What lessons have you learnt or what wisdom have you gained from reading? Reading a book is just like a treasure hunt. Read the clues, follow the trail and find the treasure at the end. But, don’t forget to share that treasure with someone else too. It could be just what they’ve been looking for.
Mrs Jo Capon
Year 4CJ Teacher
The top performing students will be offered a week-long research internship at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute in Heidelberg.
Location: Officer Campus
If you are a Year 10 student and want to take part in this competition, please email Miss Lawson at [email protected].
Another recycling project is coming your way, this time based on the work of American Artist Dale Chihuly. Soft drink, fruit juice and milk bottles will all work fine. Please rinse and leave at the office of either campus.
Mrs Sharlene Stratford
Secondary Art Teacher
Information letters will be sent home closer to dates when required
Each Friday at NWS campus
Prep/1 Lesson: 10:40am
Year 2/3 Lesson: 11:30am
Year 4/5 Lesson: 12:20pm
Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 Students - Fridays from 1:30-2:15pm
STEM Projects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
Footy Colours Day - 7th September
Wear Football (or Sports team) colours for the day. All donations will go towards the Fight Cancer Foundation’s education program for kids to continue their education during treatment and recovery.
2019 Prep Orientation Days
Day 3 - 24th October
Note: If you know of future Prep students who intend to enroll in the OCP 2019 Prep class, please contact the school to register for the Orientation Days. We thank you in advance for sharing these dates with your friends and family who may have young kids getting ready for their 2019 schooling.
ASV Primary Basketball Tournament: September 11th (more information closer to date)
Finish time for final day of the term: 2:15pm on Friday, 21st September
Term 4 Start Date: Monday, 8th October
Officer Campus Primary students walked into school on Friday with big smiles on their faces as they hosted a morning tea for their fathers, grandfathers, uncles and special men in their lives. Father's enjoyed a relaxed morning of conversation and many stayed on to join us for the Chapel program too.
Thank you to all the Fathers who came along to spend a special morning at school with their children. We hope you had a blessed weekend! -
Mrs Kim Nuske
Year 4/5N Teacher & 3IC
Seventeen very excited young 2019 Prep students came into Officer Campus Primary for their second Orientation Day. Students enjoyed a range of activities inside and out! Sitting down and sharing story time with their teacher Miss Wells was another highlight for students. Students from the Year 2/3 class gave their time to help these new students settle into their new school and were delighted in helping show our school value of Service. We are looking forward to seeing these students again on October 24th.
Mrs Kim Nuske
Year 4/5N Teacher & 3IC