Heritage College News

07 November 2019
Term 4 Week 5 2019
Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
Combined Campus Reports
From the ELC
From Narre Warren South
From the Officer Primary Campus
From the Secondary Campus
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805

Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


7th - 8th November

Year 9 Solo Camp


Friday, 8th November

Colour Run Fun Run OC


Monday, 11th November

Remembrance Day


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

Nepal returns


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

Staff Finish


Tuesday, 17th December

Offices Close


Thursday, 19th December

ELC Closed

Important 2020 Dates

Thursday, 23rd January

Registration Day

14th - 17th April

Curriculum and Professional Development Week - Student Free Week

General Information

Student Absences

If your child is unable to attend school on a specific day, please email absences@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au by 9:30am with the child's name, year level and reason for absence.  Thank you.


Term 4 Menu

PB4L Value Awards

Week 5

Year 5/6RP - Amish


Week 2

Year 1/2BV - Sharlea


Week 3

Year 1/2BV - Victoria

Year 2K - Sophie


Week 4

Year 2K - Rhys

Parent Feedback

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 feedback@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 5

Helping Kids Stop Cyberbullying - Kids Helpline

“We all have a role to play in keeping kids safe online. Cyberbullying can have serious consequences for the children involved, as well as their families and friends.” (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.


Helping Kids Stop Cyberbullying


Mrs Naomi Moss

eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator



Singing Out Against Family Violence


Combined Campus Reports

Remembrance Day at Heritage College

Remembrance Day falls Monday, 11th November. On the 11th hour, as a school community, we will have assemblies at both campus locations to remember the fallen.


Narre Warren South Campus

A Special commemoration ceremony at the flagpole on Monday. Students will lay a wreath and one minute’s silence will be observed. The national anthem and a brief address will be delivered. Parents are more than welcome to attend the ceremony, join us at the flagpole at 11am.


Officer Campus

Early Learning to Year 12 will attend the Remembrance Day ceremony at Officer Memorial Gates (corner of Starling and Princes Highway).


A Secondary student will participate in the official program on behalf of Heritage College, and three wreaths will be placed by student representatives during the ceremony.


As is tradition, students will walk down Starling Road to the gates, participate in the program and walk back. 

  • Walk to the Memorial Gates in Homeroom groups (10:15 to 10:35)
  • Program (10:45 til 11:15)
  • Walk to Officer Campus in Homeroom groups (11:15 to 11:35)

Primary and Secondary parents will be notified via text message.


Mrs Fiona Spence

Community Engagement Officer

Heritage College Colour Run TOMORROW!

The Colour Run planning happens at Officer campus TOMORROW Friday, 8th November! We have a new fundraising leader, Lexie from Year 3-4 OCP who has so far raised over $780! The overall tally of funds raised is just over $7,000 - an amazing effort for the Year 12 Service Trip!


A range of events

With a range of races available including a 500m mini dash, 1 km, 2km and 5km options, choose which course to participate in when you register.


Easy Sponsorship Goals
In order to participate in Colour Run 2019, each registrant needs to raise a minimum of $10. With this level of sponsorship, each participant earns for themselves an awesome prize from which to choose.


How to register

Visit the following link https://schoolfundraising.com.au/ and click on the “Student Sign Up” button to create a profile. The Run is registered as a single, whole school event, so all students will need to select ‘Heritage College - Officer.’ (please note: as the event is based at the Officer campus location, please use this entry rather than the one that is available for Narre Warren South. The event location is something that we cannot change or combine using this third party website). Choose your goal based on the prizes you would like to earn and share your page with friends and family to find sponsors.


Support Year 12 Service Trip
The Colour Run supports fundraising efforts for the annual Nepal Service Trip. Each year, the graduating Year 12 students travel to Nepal in partnership with ADRA to support communities in need.


Event Details

Friday, 8th November

Officer Campus

11:15am - 12:55pm

A shuttle bus will run from Narre Warren South to allow all students to participate.


Put your last fundraising efforts in overnight - let’s do our very best to stretch to $8,000 as a school community to support the Year 12 Service Trip!


Miss Elyse Taylor

VCE Coordinator

Library News

The Library will be starting the annual stocktake on 25th November.  Last day for borrowing will be 15th November.  All books will have to be returned to the library at the latest by 22nd November which is also the last day for Library use.


Thank you for your understanding.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of us at librarystaff@heritagecollege.com.au


Library Staff

Summer Camps

Year 6 Transition Program 2019


Heritage College on Facebook

Did you know that Heritage College has received over 900 likes and is growing each day? 


We welcome contributions by our parent community on our Facebook page. Remember if you ‘Like’, ‘Comment’ and ‘Share’, then our content has a higher chance of being seen by others in your friendship groups and beyond. 


We also welcome parent reviews on our Facebook page, so if you love your school, let us know and leave us a star rating.


Mrs Fiona Spence

Community Engagement Officer

From the ELC

Kinders Visit Aged Care Millhaven Lodge in Pakenham

Residents from the Millhaven Lodge in Pakenham were delighted to receive a visit from the 3 and 4-Year-Old Kinders on Monday this week.


Mingling with residents after their exercise in the cafe, the children were keen to share the story that they had brought with them. Residents read to eager listeners, which then enabled conversations with the residents to develop about when they were young.


Tying into the Encounter bible curriculum, the children learnt about how Jesus took care of lonely people like Zaccheus, and how he helped the lonely.


The 3 and 4 Year Old Kinder groups will return to Millhaven Lodge each Monday throughout Term 4.



Fire Station Visit

As part of the Encounter bible curriculum, 3 and 4 Year Old Kinders have been reading the story of the Good Samaritan and learning about helpers in the local community.


On Wednesday, the Kinders visited the CFA Officer Fire Station to discover ‘What do the firefighters do in the community’? With the help of local fire officer Rohit and Danielle, the children had the opportunity to look at the truck and through the station. At the end of the day, everyone had a turn of using the hose.


Miss Vanessa

Early Learning Centre

From Narre Warren South

Piano Concert


Brekkie Club


From the Officer
Primary Campus

Term 4 Dates to Remember and General Information

Please make a note of the dates and events below that apply to your child/ren.


Uniform Term 4

  • 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

  • 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


Scholastic Book Club

Keep your eye out for issue 8 of the Scholastic Book Club.  The following link will give you a sneak peak at the wonderful offers available: https://www.scholastic.com.au/media/5384/bc819.pdf


Books offer a great opportunity to build vocabulary, interest and engagement in reading.  This makes them perfect presents at Christmas time.  With some books as low as $2-$5, now is the perfect time to order.


Pease have orders in by the 18th of November to ensure orders arrive before school ends for the year.  Thank you all for your support this year.  Any questions regarding scholastic orders for Officer can be directed to k.martin@heritagecollege.com.au.


From the Secondary Campus

Bottle Tops Update

A huge thank you for the wonderful response to the call out for bottle tops over recent weeks. We have almost completed the project and here are some progress photos. I was recently told of an organisation which collects bottle tops for melting down and making into prosthetics. See Envision Hands. I am happy to continue to collect and forward them to this worthy cause. 


Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Secondary Art

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