Heritage College News

25 July 2019
Term 3 Week 2 2019
Multipurpose Centre Opening
Dates to Remember
General Information
Combined Campus Reports
From Narre Warren South
From the Officer Primary Campus
From the Secondary Campus
From the ELC
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805

Multipurpose Centre Opening

Heritage College Officer campus unveils new Multi-Purpose Centre

We warmly invite you to visit Heritage College for a morning on Tuesday, 6th August from 9:30am to commemorate the Multipurpose Centre grand opening at the Officer campus. 


Now in its 20th year, Heritage College has been an integral part of the local community. Beginning in the City of Casey and expanding into the Cardinia shire in 2009, Heritage College continues to expand its infrastructure in response to the development in the area and high enrolment growth. To commemorate the newest facility developed in line with Kneeler Design Architects, Edmanson Constructions, Heritage College School Council, and Hon. Jason Wood, MP, we invite you to share in the unveiling of the Multipurpose Centre (MPC) located on the Officer campus. 


Featuring a state of the art basketball court, shower and dressing room facilities, the MPC will provide students with the opportunity to hone their skills in sportsmanship. Utilised by all areas of campus, from Early Learning through to Secondary, the MPC will be a hub of activity throughout the year for events such as awards nights, assemblies and chapel services. Outside of school hours, it will host basketball clinics for the Heritage College basketball team. 


With local Members of Parliament, dignitaries, principals and staff from both current and previous years, this is an opportunity to see the fulfilment of many years planning and re-connect with the vibrant Heritage College community. During the morning, light refreshments will be available and you are welcome to explore the campus on tour.


RSVP your attendance here for catering purposes.



Dates to Remember


22nd - 26th July

Winter Festival of Faith


Friday, 26th July

School Fees Due

Year 10 Careers Excursion


Tuesday, 30th July

OCP Prep Orientation Day 1

SEISS Year 10

Year 10 Senior Pathways & Subject Expo


Years 3/4 Hoop Time NWS


Wednesday, 31st July

NWS Prep Orientation Day 1

ASV Primary Basketball Tournament


Friday, 2nd August

Bus Fees Due

Science Extravaganza OCP/NWS


Monday, 5th August

Responsible Pet Ownership Program OCP


Tuesday, 6th August




RSVP  https://forms.gle/V9sXBpZcJ6U17Lvm9

7th - 9th August

Year 5 Camp to Sovereign Hill


Thursday, 8th August

Combined Schools Day of Worship (Primary)


Friday, 9th August

Combined Schools Day of Worship (Secondary)


Monday, 12th August

SEISS Year 9 Futsal


Friday, 16th August

SSV Disctrict Athletics (10-12yrs) or (Yr 3-6)


19th - 23rd August

Literacy (Book) Week

Book Parade NWS


Wednesday, 21st August

SEISS Year 8 Futsal


Thursday, 22nd August

NWS Book Fair Commences


Friday, 23rd August

Book Parade OC


27th - 30th August

Year 9 Rafting Camp


Tuesday, 27th August

Years 3/4 Hooptime OCP


Wednesday, 28th August

NWS Book Fair Concludes


Thursday, 29th August

SEISS Year 7 Futsal


Friday, 30th August

Father's Day Community Walk & Breakfast (OCP)


Sunday, 1st September

Father's Day


Monday, 2nd September

Father's Day Community Walk & Breakfast (NWS)

Years 5/6 Hooptime OCP


Wednesday, 4th September

Responsible Pet Ownership Program NWS


9th - 13th September

eSmart Week


Tuesday, 10th September

OCP Prep Orientation Day 2


Wednesday, 11th September

NWS Prep Orientation Day 2


Thursday, 12th September

R U OK? Day

Open Evening Officer

Years 5/6 Hooptime NWS


Monday, 16th September

Parent/Teacher Interviews NWS


Tuesday, 17th September

Parent/Teacher Interviews OC



Friday, 20th September

Footy Colours Day

Last Day Term 3 Finish @ 12:50pm

General Information


Congratulations to Mr Waldrip and his wife Jane who were married over the holidays.


We waited until after they were married so we could celebrate with them both.


We wish them a lifetime of happiness together and may God bless them both.


Canteen Menu
Term 3


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 2

Parenting Teens

The Australian Government’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner has put some great ideas together surrounding the world of ‘parenting teens’. The following article and related videos were put together to help support parents in the growingly complex online world, so that they can help teens become safe and responsible digital citizens/online users. One key tip that really is a great starting point: Stay Involved. 


To find out more and gain some helpful tips in this area, be sure to check out:


Tips for Parents with Teens


Mrs Naomi Moss

Curriculum Coordinator

PB4L Merit Awards
Week 2

Prep BV - Ella-Rose

Year 3/4C - Kujang for Respect

Year 5/6K - Noah

Year 3MC - Allegra for Respect

Year 4CP - Rachelle A

Year 5W - Eden

Year 5/6RP - Anesu for Respect



Combined Campus Reports

Summer in Europe

Are you picturing laying in the sun on the beach with a cold drink in your hand while you soak up the beautiful scenery? Well, that wasn’t my summer in Europe but I still had fun. I spent the last two weeks at Shoresh International Workshop in Denmark with a wide range of professionals from over 20 different countries. What is Shoresh you may ask? It’s the summer school for The Feuerstein Institute where I was training to become a trainer. For the past six years, if your child has crossed paths in my classroom they have been taught thinking skills, learning how to analyse, systematically search, check for errors, hypothetically think, compare, provide precise answers and slow down their thinking, just to name a few. From Term 4 last year I have been working with Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 students focusing on recognising their emotions and starting them on their road to thinking.


I’m so excited to say that our wonderful leader Sonny Aiono has seen the potential of this program and teachers have already started sharing lessons with students about their neurons, making connections and some of the cognitive functions needed to think in the different stages of thinking. In 2020 our teachers will start their training of instruments towards implementing Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment across our school. I’m excited about this journey for our school and to watch the change and improvement in your child/children's thinking should get you excited too. We will hold information sessions in the future for you to see what the program looks like and to answer any questions you may have.


Back to Denmark, I had an amazing time exploring the city, riding a bike as the Danish do. A few things I learned while touring around:

  • Lego was invented in Denmark
  • Denmark plans to be carbon-free by 2025
  • Import tax on cars is 180%
  • There are 2 bikes to every person
  • The monarchy is only for ceremonial reasons
  • Princess Mary was not home (I did stand outside her palace door) because there was no flag flying
  • Denmark has the oldest Navy
  • Hans Christian Anderson who wrote fairy tales such as “The Little Mermaid” and “The Emperor's clothes” was Danish and became more famous after his death.

All in all, Copenhagen is a beautiful, but expensive city. Lots of history, full of colour, life and very friendly people.


Mrs Isabelle Millien

Year 3MC Teacher


Applications are now open for scholarships in Year 7, 2020 and Year 10, 2020. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of several categories in the arts, sports, academic and science. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit the website for further information and submit your application by 2 August for consideration. If you have any queries, please email scholarships@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au

ICAS 2019

ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students. The assessments comprise eight Digital Technologies tests, eleven English tests, eleven Maths tests, eleven Science tests, six Spelling tests and ten Writing tests.


Heritage College will again be offering to administer these tests to students and families who choose to participate. The tests are voluntary, each incurring a cost to the family and will be scheduled on specific dates, as outlined below. If you would like your child to participate in one or more tests, please collect an enrolment form from either Campus Office and return it with payment by Friday, 16th August 2019.


More information is available on their website:  https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/about.


If you have further questions regarding registering or administration of the tests, please contact your child’s Deputy Principal.


Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Term 3 Gymnastics Timetable


From Narre Warren South

Year 4 Dioramas

The Year 4 students have been hard at work creating these beautiful dioramas from a book called 'The Diary of Jimmy Porter' Outback.


Each group built their own interpretation of the hut and surroundings that Jimmy finds himself living in, many miles from home. Each group was then asked to write a poem about their diorama.


Classes can view these models in the Library until the end of August.

Ms Cate Parkinson

Year 4CP Teacher

Brekkie Club


Scholastic Book Club 
Issue 5

Scholastic BookClub - A reminder that all cash orders to be in latest by July 31st, 2019.


Issue 5 is a first in Book Club history— a very special Dress Up Time themed edition. Not only is the catalogue full of the best in children’s literature, but is also filled with fun dress up ideas to help bring student’s favourite book characters to life. To celebrate the Dress Up Time issue, parents who place an Issue 5 order on LOOP will be offered a FREE book choice with minimum spend. 


In addition to the Dress Up Time free book offer, parents could also qualify for a Reading Adventure gift by simply placing an order on Issue 5. This means that some families may qualify for two free books on Issue 5!


Don't miss out!

From the Officer
Primary Campus

Term 3 Dates to Remember and General Information

Welcome back to school and the start of another new term. The staff at OCP have been busily planning lessons, excursions, outings, sport events and much more for Term 3. Please take note of the dates and events that apply to your child.


Uniform Term 3:

  • Full Winter 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

  • School Banking Every Thursday

  • Gymnastics Lessons 13th & 20 August, 3rd, 10th & 17th September @ OC MPC

  • 22-26th July - Winter Festival of Faith in OC MPC for OCP students

  • 30th July - 2020 Prep Class - Orientation Day 1 of 4

  • 30th July - Years 3-6 Fun Day at Oasis Camp

  • 31st July - Years 5/6 ASV Basketball Competition

  • 2nd August - Science Extravaganza Day at OCP

  • 5th August - Responsible Pet Ownership Program / Nubian Gents Performance Arts

  • 6th August - OC MPC Grand Opening

  • 7-9th August - Year 5 Camp to Sovereign Hill

  • 8th August - Years 3, 4 and 6: Combined School’s Day of Worship

  • 14th August - Big Dreams - Book Week Performance @ NWS Campus MPC

  • 19-23rd August - Book Week at OC

  • 23rd August - Book Parade (Dress Up Day) at OC

  • 27th August - OCP Years 3/4 Hooptime Team Competition Day

  • 30th August - Father’s Day Breakfast & Community Walk OCP

  • 2nd September - OCP Years 5/6 Hooptime Team Competition Day

  • 9-13th September - Digital ‘eSmart’ Week

  • 10th September - 2020 Prep Class - Orientation Day 2 of 4

  • 12th September - Open Evening at Officer Campus

  • 17th September - Parent/Teacher Interviews @ OC in the MPC

  • 20th September - Footy Colours Day

  • 20th September - Final Day of Term 3 Finish @ 12:50pm

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 school as classes for 2020 are filling up fast already!

News from The Second-Hand Uniform Shop

This term in the shop we have a lot of new second-hand items. We have three high school blazers in near new condition. These are only $80 each, a great price.


If there is something you are after, come by and have a look.


Opening hours are: Tuesday 8:30-9:30am and 2:30-3:10pm.

Show & Tell a Science Experiment


From the Library

Welcome back to Term 3. The library team looks forward to having you back in the library enjoying a book during lunch. Please remember to practice library etiquette during you visit, being quiet and considerate of readers, looking after and returning borrowed materials. We will continue to send reminder texts for unreturned library resources. Please feel free to email the library team of you have any questions.


We have stocked your shelves with a number of new books for your enjoyment. Below is a picture of a series we have just added to your shelves titled Everybody Feels… It is a series that can help young readers identify, accept and embrace the different emptions and experiences everyone goes through and in turn help work out how best to respond.


We look forward to your visit, your thoughts and your support.



Scholastic Book Club

Keep an eye out for the latest Scholastic Book Club issue.  With a wide range of books available there really is something for everyone.  Prices range from $2 upwards and there are some great books available.


For ease, purchases can be made via credit card using the Scholastic LOOP app (available for Apple and Android) or online at:  http://scholastic.com.au/LOOP. You will be able to select Heritage College – Officer Campus, enter your child’s name and select their class.  Orders placed online will be electronically linked to the rest of the school’s order and be delivered to your child’s classroom.  For orders placed before the due date there are NO postage fees!


Every order placed earns FREE books and learning resources for your school and we appreciate your support.


Please have all orders in by August 1st.


If for some reason you have not received Issue 5 you can find it at the link below:




Please don’t hesitate to contact librarystaff@heritagecollege.com.au if you require any assistance with this.


From the Secondary Campus

Reminder: Year 10 Senior Pathways and Subject Expo Evening

We look forward to see all Year 10 students and their parents at the upcoming Year 10 Senior Pathways and Subject Expo this coming Tuesday, 30th July from 6:00pm.


This event is perhaps the most important one in the entire journey through High School and as such is not to be missed.  The evening aids in determining pathway and subject choices in Year 11 and beyond. You will be able to compare the VCE and VCAL pathways and get teacher input which will help make an informed division about what would be the preferred choices for your child.


Come armed with any questions that you may and enjoy hearing the staff talk passionately about their specific subject areas.


Drink and nibbles will be available.


Miss Elyse Taylor

Senior Pathways Coordinator

News from The Second-Hand Uniform Shop

This term in the shop we have a lot of new second-hand items. We have three high school blazers in near new condition. These are only $80 each, a great price.


If there is something you are after, come by and have a look.


Opening hours are: Tuesday 8:30-9:30am and 2:30-3:10pm.

If I knew you were coming, I would have baked a cake!

Year 9 and 10 Food Technology students were attempted the humble (but definitely not easily mastered) Sponge Cake under Mrs. Sonter’s careful supervision.


Parents and students were the lucky partakers of the goods in the end!


Heritage College claims third in local SEISS competition

On Tuesday, 25th June, students were selected to represent Heritage College at the inter-schools competition held at Cardinia Life, Pakenham.


The competition was well matched with other schools from the region, including sister school Edinburgh College, Mount Evelyn Christian School, Bayside Christian School and Mountain District Christian School.


From the ELC

Step into Prep

The transition from Early Learning years is a big step as you help your little one transition from kinder to become an enthusiastic primary learner.


At Heritage College, we make the transition from Kinder to Prep easy with several Orientation Days for our Prep 2020 class for next year.  The first ones are planned for 30th July (Officer Campus 9-11am) and 31st July (Narre Warren South Campus 9-10:50am). 


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