Heritage College News

18 October 2018
Term 4 Week 2 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

New Bus Routine at Officer Campus Secondary

Hi all, please note the new bus routine starting day one, Term 4.  


a)  At the end of the school day at Officer, all buses will park as in the image below:


b)  All bus doors will be open and students board a bus.
c)  At 3:19pm the duty teacher will blow a whistle to indicate to all students that the doors are about to close. 


d)  At 3:20pm, bus doors close and all buses depart.  
e)  Please note that the duty teachers will stop departure if there is a delay due to school procedures such as a late excursion back to school, or an event running late at the College where students have been delayed.  
f)  Students who miss getting on the bus outside these situations above will be expected to be picked up by their parents.  Parents will be called from the front desk.
I encourage parents of secondary student bus travellers to remind their children to please take care to board the appropriate bus on time at the end of each day.


Parents will receive another reminder via email in the second week of the holidays closer to the start of school.  


Thanks again for taking note of this special arrangement.  


Mr Sonny Aiono


Officer Campus 3pm Traffic Congestion


Thank you for your ongoing patience with the traffic congestion especially at the 3pm pick up time. The existing parent carpark at the Officer campus will very soon be extended to help alleviate the traffic congestion and to allow more parking as the College grows.  
Thanks for your patience as we look to provide solutions for the current 3pm traffic jams.


At 3pm, when driving into the Officer campus, please:


a) Please, where possible, park in the car park.

Do not park and stop in the driveway unless you have a baby in the car and you cannot leave your car unattended.


b) Please do not park in the entrance. 

It is very dangerous to have parents parking in the entrance.  When you drive up to the first speed hump, if there are cars parked in front of the speed hump already, near the zebra crossing, please continue to park in the car park or travel around the loop until the cars are cleared. 


Apologies about this but please know, it won't be for long!

Mr Sonny Aiono


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 the end of Week 4, Friday, 2nd November 2018.


Thank you for noting this.


Mr Sonny Aiono


Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


Friday, 19th October

School Fees Due


Monday, 22nd October

SEISS Years 9/10 Tennis/Volleyball


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

NWS All Stars & Choir Concert


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

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 Officer Campus Second Hand Uniform Shop


From the School Captains

Greeting to all! Welcome back to the last term of the year. This week's value is Excellence. In 1 Corinthians 12:31 it says, “But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.” 2 Timothy 2:15 also says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” In both verses it talks about whatever you do, do your absolute best. Not trying to be better than your friends, classmates, co-workers, but to be the best you can possibly be and with God anything is possible. In Philippians 4:13 the apostle Paul writes, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.” So as you go through your daily life, the challenge that I would like to bring before the Christian community is, don’t try to be better than one another, but try to be the best that you can be. Thank you and God bless! Milko


Hello everyone! Our school value of excellence has a motto known as ‘Doing Your Best’. Doing your best involves working to reach your personal best (PB). God created an excellent world and humans with great minds, having victory over something you are learning that you find difficult helps you achieve your dreams. God want all his children to do there best and fulfill their dreams. Excellence does not mean the absence of mistakes, but it does mean the presence of faith and determination.The Bible talks a lot about excellence. 2 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” We can also turn to the book of 2 Corinthians 8:7 “But since you excel in everything, in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you, see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”  Both these verses encourage us to do your best for a God who created us, who loves us. Thank you and May God Bless.  Ruvesh

BYOSD Roll Out 2018/2019


Digital Technologies Newsletter Bytes Week 2

Your Child’s First Smart Phone - Are they old enough?

Fact sheet

Tech and Tots - Parents are the Frontline Defence

Mrs Naomi Moss

eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator

PB4L Value Awards

Prep/1W - Jeremiah

Year 2/3C - Valerie

Year 4/5N - Beatrice

Prep DH - Malachi for Excellence and Lingling for Service

Year 1W - Peter for Resilience and Emily for Excellence

Year 4/5W - Jesse

Year 6E - Nyagoa for Excellence

Term 4 Canteen Menu


LOTE Report

Illustrating the seasons

What is it in Indonesian? Finding their own words using the Dictionary

Year 7 LOTE with Miss L playing an Indonesian Game

Learning to name the countries in Indonesian


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

10:00-11am - Hot Drinks and Catch Up

11am - Worship Team and Pr Lagi bringing the Word, “Fasting.”

Pr Lagi Limu

Heritage Church Pastor

PB4L Report 
Week 2

Back in week 4 of last term I shared with you the first three points of Vicki Caruana’s book called Giving your Child the Excellence Edge: 10 Traits your Child Needs to Achieve Lifelong Success as summarised by alldadpro.com. Here are the next seven from the website to give you some insight in helping your child reach excellence.


4) Teach your children to be critical thinkers

Discernment and reasoning play a large part in critical thinking. Encourage your children to apply the scientific method to daily problems. For example, in determining the best way to walk to school, your kids would first state the question, form a hypothesis (i.e. Elm Street to Maple Street is best), test it through experimentation (timing how long that route takes), and then draw conclusions.


5)Teach your children to become information managers

Children need to know how to find, evaluate, store, and use information. There is as much bad information out there as there is good. Our kids need the necessary skills to sift through and retain the correct information.


6)Teach your children to become cooperative learner

Cooperative learners participate in group learning experiences and are helpful to fellow students They can negotiate with a balance of assertiveness, consideration, and flexibility. And they show patience with those who do not learn as quickly as they do. Essentially, these students get along well with their fellow classmates. In your home, be sure to instill this important lesson by teaching and modeling respect for others.


7) Teach your children to become effective communicators

Make sure your children understand the concept of tone and that the way something is said can be just as important as what is said. A good communicator also focuses on respectful listening. Caruana suggests teaching your kids how to sit still and listen by having them listen to books on tape. Start at 5 minutes a day and gradually work up to 30 minutes per sitting.


8) Teach your children to become confident leaders

Confident leaders know how to listen to the opinions of others, are comfortable in their leadership style, and have a defined vision. Be sure to model good leadership in your home and to always treat others with respect.


9)Teach your children  to become efficient time managers

Help your children create a timeline with goals for completing tasks on time instead of waiting until the last minute. Teach your children the value of being prompt and set consequences if they run late for school. Use your children’s chores to teach them about deadlines. Make sure your children are also effectively using their free time by engaging in a variety of activities (i.e. reading, playing outdoors) instead of just sitting in front of the television or computer.


10) Teach your children to become self assessors  

Self-assessment skills will help your children know and improve on their weaknesses and build their strengths. They may find journaling helpful in identifying areas in which they struggle. Have occasional parent/child conferences during the school year to check on their progress and to help your children identify areas needing improvement.


Mrs Isabelle Millien

PB4L Coach

Piano Recital




Learn from the Specialists


Saver Plus


SES Collection Notice


From Narre Warren South

NWS All Stars & Choir Concert - RESCHEDULED

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have to reschedule our concert. 


When: Term 4 Week 4, Wednesday 31st October

Time: 1:40 - 3:20pm

Where: NWS Chapel


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and hope families can still join us for an afternoon of the Performing Arts with our students.


Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

First Week Swimming

Our Narre Warren South students commenced their first week of practical swimming lessons this week.


We look forward to seeing more photos and videos of the students as they gain more experience and life saving skills in the pool.



Book Club

Welcome back to Term 4.  This year seems to be flying by so fast and Christmas is only around the corner.  Everything a child reads fills their mind with new bits of information, and you never know when that information may come in handy. The more knowledge a child has, the better-equipped they will be to take on any challenge in the future.


Scholastic Book Club Issue 7 Catalogues are here and have been distributed to students. Parents who place their Issue 7 order via LOOP will have the opportunity to select a FREE book to help keep their children reading over the holidays. (Conditions apply - please go to   mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au  for more information).


All cash orders need to be in latest by October 26th, 2018.  Don't forget you can order and pay with your credit card online through the LOOP system. Just follow the instructions on the order form. Any queries can be directed to Penny Tan at p.tan@heritagecollege.com.au


Parents who place their Issue 7 order via LOOP will have the opportunity to select a FREE book to help keep their children reading over the holidays. (Conditions apply - please go to   mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au  for more information).  

Term 4 Swimming


From the Secondary Campus

Thinking of attending FedUni in 2019? Why not apply for a scholarship!

Twelve scholarships, valued at $5000 each, are awarded to students completing Year 12 in 2018 who enrol at Federation University Australia in 2019. The scholarship will be awarded based on a student’s overall academic potential, contribution to their school and community, supporting statement from the School Principal and seek to study at FedUni in 2019.


Find out more at http://www.federation.edu.au/Year12Scholarships

Art Room in Need

If you have any newspapers lying around at home, the Secondary Room would love to receive them.


Thank you.


Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Art Teacher

VCAL Report

Steps are finished and ready to use.

The low balance beams are in place and ready to use.

Big thanks to Bob for helping us to drag these logs in to place.


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

From the ELC

What a wonderful start to Term 4!

This week we welcome back our Kinders and we also greet our two fun and enthusiastic Kinder Teachers who visited our Kinder class throughout the week whilst our Kinder Teacher Miss Vanessa Rahiman went for her Bus Licence and PASSED! Woohoo!


The children explored colours in different contexts this week. One of the activities involved mixing foam & paint in our sensory tub and having the children blend colours. We extended this activity to the outdoors where we created Cling Film Art. It is simply another fun art idea that creates awesome colour blends and abstract unique pieces.

Mrs Rebecca Kareroa


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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