Heritage College News

11 October 2018
Term 4 Week 1 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


Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


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


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


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

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


BYOSD Roll Out 2018/2019


Digital Technologies Newsletter Bytes Week 1

The eSafety Commissioner iParent Portal has a fantastic interactive tour for parents and pre-teens/young teens. The 10 minute interactive tour has plenty of tips and practical steps along the way so you can help your child explore safely and manage online issues should they arise. This is especially important at this age as they strive for independence and peer acceptance.



Mrs Naomi Moss

eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator

PB4L Value Awards

Year 3MC - Nyasha D for Service

Year 5RJ - Juni Z for Service

Year 6E - Hanna J for Service

Second Hand Uniform Shop Officer


Term 4 Canteen Menu


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

Chaplain's Corner

What’s the tallest mountain in the world? Everyone knows that it is Mount Everest, reaching a height of 29,035 feet. But where do you start measuring Everest? At sea level. So, what if the base of a mountain can be clearly measured and followed below sea level? Then you just might have a mountain on Earth that is taller than Everest. That’s why some people would call the dormant volcano Mauna Kea (on the Big Island of Hawaii) the tallest mountain in the world.


Mauna Kea stands 13,796 feet above sea level and is the highest peak in Hawaii. Yet most of this mountain is found below sea level. If measured from its base in the ocean, the total height would rise to 33,500 feet, significantly taller than Everest by 4,465 feet! It probably won’t rise any higher since it last erupted about 4,600 years ago. The USGS has marked the Volcanic-Alert Level for this mountain as “Normal.”


The mountain is known for having not only a high altitude, but a dry environment combined with a stable airflow. So, it is one of the best places in the world to observe the heavens. In fact, 13 telescopes funded by 11 countries sit on top of Mauna Kea—which makes many people upset about disrupting the “sacred landscape” of this special mountain. In Hawaiian mythology, the peak of Mauna Kea is one of the most sacred spots on the island and is only to be visited by high-ranking tribal chiefs.


It kind of reminds me of the time God called Moses to the top of Mount Sinai. The Lord wanted to meet with Moses and give Him the sacred law. Later, when God thundered the law to the entire nation of Israel, nobody was to even touch the mountain or they would die.

“But Moses said to the Lord, ‘The people cannot come up to Mount Sinai; for You warned us, saying, ‘Set bounds around the mountain and consecrate it’” (Exodus 19:23).


The Lord has given us instructions on how to approach Him. Because God is holy and pure and we are sinful, it is in humility that we are to come before the Lord. We bow low to Him who is on high.



For this is what the high and exalted One says-- he who lives forever, whose name is holy: "I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite."  (Isaiah 57:15)

Pr Lagi Limu


PB4L Report 
Week 1

The story so far has been that God used excellence to create the world, Adam and Eve sinned so we need to be resilient in our sinful nature, we respect what Jesus did on the cross for us. Finally, we are restored to serve others until Jesus comes to make all things new. Service minded Heritage College students, find ways to help others around them. “…serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13


Our college has been involved with a number of service activities over the years such as fundraising days for different organisations, ADRA hampers and our annual year 11 service trip. Here is short summary of a past trip and where the team of students plan to go this year:

“In 2016, we were excited to return to Shree Sharada High School to the North East of Kathmandu. Heritage students helped to started this school to rebuild after the earthquake in 2015 and finished our wing of four classrooms in 2016. These were designed with foundations to keep the building standing in any future shakes, and students were able to move from damaged unsafe classrooms into new, bigger learning areas.

This year, we're heading to a school called Shree Jaleshwari in Dhading, the hilly region west of the capital. There we're going to continue working on repairing earthquake damage. For most communities, unless a building was completely destroyed, it has had to wait to be repaired. Being in a more remote area, Shree Jaleshwari school does not often receive help of the kind that our school will be able to provide. Our team of 18 can't wait to make a real difference!”


Thanks Miss Taylor for giving us a sneak peek of what’s to come. Keep an eye on the newsletter for upcoming fundraising opportunities for you to support the Year 11 team.



Mrs Isabelle Millien

PB4L Coach

Piano Recital




From Narre Warren South

Kelly Sports Program


Year 3MC Term 3 Integrated Studies Unit - It's Alive!

Last term, Year 3MC enjoyed learning about the living, non-living, once living, and product of living. As part of their assessment, they completed a STEM project where they had to create a 3D model of a habitat created from a 2D map that they had to draw themselves.


They had to think about how they were going to create the model and the scale of the objects on their model. As part of the project, they chose an animal that lived in that habitat and then wrote a information following the Seven Steps of Writing.


Finally, the students recorded their information report showing off their habitat. They worked so well in groups and went beyond my expectations as their teacher.  Well done Year 3MC!!!


Check out the pictures and their final video below.   


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

Term 4 Swimming


From the Secondary Campus

MPC Developments


VCAL so far...

Our VCAL students are making great progress on the water fountain for the dam, as well as the physical education course to be placed around the outside of the sports ovals.


VCAL made engine mounts which were bolted down.


Welding the last metal fountain support.


Low balanced beams are now finished.


Now we place them onto the field.


Well done,  the dam water fountain is working now!


Mr Terry Rogers

VCAL Teacher

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Science doesn’t have to be limited only to the classroom. As families there are lots of ways that you can increase interest in Science with your children.


For instance, the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on again this year from the 22nd-28th October where participants spend 20 minutes counting the types and numbers of birds in their backyard or local park. The data collected assists BirdLife Australia in understanding more about the birds that live where people live.


You can register at https://aussiebirdcount.org.au/ and download the App which provides lots of identification tips for those who are not experienced in bird identification.


Miss Jody Lawson

Science Coordinator

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

Swimming Lessons Begin for OCP!

Splish, splash, splosh! It’s that time of year again. Students from Prep to Year 5 have enjoyed their first lesson of swimming today. In small groups, students are put through a variety of small swimming exercises and tasks to build up their confidence in the water and give them skills to be able to swim safely. Thank you to our swimming teachers who make this time fun and engaging! 

Mrs Kim Nuske

Year 4/5N Teacher & 3IC

From the ELC

Spring Fun at Vacation Care!

During the first week of school holidays we did a Garden makeover which included painting our garden beds, planting flowers in our ELC Garden, a day of scarecrow crafts and creative foods.


A movie day with Ferdinand was a favourite as the kids learnt new ways of showing kindness and building stronger friendships.


During the second week of holidays, we introduced Australian animals to the children. We learnt about wombats and made yummy choc-womballs; we learnt about the Platypus’ and enjoyed a playful day outdoors constructing an obstacle course.


The highlight of our holiday program was our trip on the Safari at the Open Range Werribee Zoo!

Mrs Rebecca Kareroa

Kinder Teacher

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