13th - 17th August
16th - 23rd August
OCP Book Fair
Monday, 20th August
Author Visit NWS - Catherine Bateson
Thursday, 23rd August
Years 5/6 NWS Hoop Time
23rd - 30th August
NWS Book Fair
Friday, 24th August
Student Free Day
Professional Development Day for Staff
27th - 31st August
Literacy and Numeracy Week
Monday, 27th August
Book Parade NWS
28th - 31st August
Year 9 Rafting Camp
Tuesday, 28th August
Years 9/10 SEISS Touch Rugby or AFL/Netball
SSV District Primary School Athletics
Friday, 31st August
Father's Day Community Walk & Morning Tea
Sunday, 2nd September
Monday, 3rd September
OCP Start Smart Incursion
Wednesday, 5th September
Prep Orientation Day 2 OC
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
Thursday, 13th September
R U OK? Day
17th - 21st September
Monday, 17th September
SEISS Girls AFL
Tuesday, 18th September
S -v- S Challenge
Friday, 21st September
Last Day Term 3
Heritage College, Edinburgh College and Nunawading Christian College combined together last Thursday and Friday for Combined Schools Day of Worship. Students from both the primary and secondary campuses enjoyed a day that included relationship building in each year levels, awesome skits, great praise and a powerful sermon. Students heard from Anna Beaden (a teacher from Toowoomba) on what it means to know, experience and share God. She challenged the students to get serious about a relationship with God saying, “when we are serious about God, God will then be serious with us.”
A huge thank you to Mr Eales and the year 6 drama team for such an amazing performance on Thursday. The next day the seniors under the guidance of Miss Taylor and year 12 student Ashleigh Watson wowed the audience with their drama skit. The message in both skits encouraged students to find their worth in Jesus christ and not of the things of this world which are meaningless.
It was wonderful to see students from different schools interacting, encouraging, laughing, learning and worshiping God together. What a wonderful testament to our mighty God!
Pr Lagi Limu
Calling all girls!!! Are you interested in singing, dancing, performing? If you said yes, then joining the Australian Girls Choir is an excellent opportunity for you.
On August 27th, a representative from the Australian Girls Choir will be visiting Heritage College to audition any ladies who may be interested.
If you think this is you, or your child, please fill out the form and return to the front office or Mrs Nuske before August 27th.
Girls from both campuses are welcome to show their interest and we will organise audition locations closer to the date.
Mrs Kim Nuske
Year 4/5N Teacher
Prep/1W - Jeremiah
Year 2/3C - Mighty
Year 4/5N - Jayden
Prep DH - Grace
Year 1WV - Luke for Excellence
Year 2K - Shanaei for Service, Allegra for Respect
Year 3MC - Loretta for Resilience
Year 4CJ - Liam
Year 4/5W - Joshua
Year 5RJ - Tiana for Resilience
Year 6E - Ruvesh for Resilience
Screen Smart Parent Tour
Facts and tips
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
Have you noticed that ‘resilience’ seems to be the ‘in’ word at the moment? Driving home from work last week I was listening to a new report on the radio and heard the word resilience at least four times in the 5 minute report. Two of them where sports related, one mentioning an AFL team showing resilience and another a player needed to show resilience coming back from an injury.
Like me you have probably had a teacher say to you that your child/children needs to show more resilience in a situation. For me, it’s a double edged sword as I have at times said that to my parents or students.
At Heritage College, we also see the value in our students being resilient, ‘bouncing back’ from what life often throws at you. In Professor Helen McGrath’s Bounce Back! Program, she created this acronym that helps to unpack resilience:
B – Bad times don’t last, and things get better.
O – Other people can only help if you share with them.
U – Unhelpful thinking only makes you feel worse.
N – Nobody is perfect – not you, not your friends, not your family, not anybody!
C – Concentrate on the good things in life, no matter how small.
E – Everybody suffers, everybody feels pain and experiences setbacks; they are a normal part of life.
B – Blame fairly – negative events are often a combination of things you did, things others did, and plain bad luck.
A – Accept what you can’t change and try to change what you can.
C – Catastrophizing makes things worse – don’t fall prey to believing in the worst interpretation.
K – Keep things in perspective. Even the worst moment is but one moment in life.
The book of James gives us great insight to being resilient in one of my favourite Bible verses - James 1:2-3
Even God sees the need for our endurance, allowing us to go through troubles, trials so that our resilience has a chance to grow. James takes it a step further by saying we should have great Joy in the process!
Positive Psychology have created a visual of their 10 ways to develop resilience that even adults can apply to themselves. Take the time to read them and maybe it can start a conversation around the dinner table.
Thank you to all our families who supported the college by bringing in Coles Sports for Schools coupons earlier this year. We were able to purchase a selection of sports equipment including a set of basketball singlets, soccer goalie gloves and shin guards, skipping ropes and cricket bats. In all, there was over $500 worth of equipment 'earned' and we thank everyone who participated in this initiative. I am sure our children will put all this equipment to good use.
Mr Roger Sevenhuysen
Deputy Principal Primary
23rd - 29th August
For parents' convenience, the display will be open before and after school from Monday, 27th August to Wednesday, 29th August from 8:30am to 8:45am and 3:20pm to 3:45pm.
Each child will receive a catalogue and wish list and the items can be paid for online (details on back of wish list). There will be lots of books, posters and knick knacks for purchase.
There will also be a display of Christian books from the Adventist Book Shop with many great and inspiring titles.
Payments by cash, credit card or online. Please try to have the correct change.
Come in, have a look and invest in your child's education.
Mrs Sandra Watson
Book Fair Assistant
Preps celebrated their 100th day of school in Granny & Grandpa style this week. Our focus was how much we've achieved in 100 days, and on the number 100 itself!
We counted to 100, had fun with numbers to 100, took 100 steps to see where we'd end up, built with 100 blocks, and thought about what it would be like to be 100 years old!
What a fun milestone! We can't wait to see what we can achieve in the next 100 days!
Miss Tanja Dennis
Prep DH Teacher
Last Thursday, Year 11 Psychology students travelled to Docklands to participate in two tours related to their current learning area on visual perception.
Dialogue in the dark is a sensory journey set in total darkness. It’s an incredible, enlightening experience where you step out of your comfort zone and take on the challenges of a bustling, simulated Melbourne in the dark, led by a blind or vision-impaired guide.
ArtVo is a new immersive art gallery or ‘trick art’ gallery – the first of its kind in Australia. Unlike normal art museums, visitors are encouraged to touch and interact with the artworks, photographing themselves and becoming part of the art.
Students investigated the artworks in order to learn about pictorial depth cues and how these are manipulated to create visual illusions.
Mrs Camilla Christian
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)
Science Week: 13-17th August
Scholastic Book Fair Shop at OCP: Monday 20th - Thursday 23rd August
Author Visit: Catherine Bateson - OCP will travel to NWS campus for this event on Monday, 20th August
Literacy & Numeracy Week: 27-31st August
OCP students will attend our first Officer Campus Parade!
More information will be sent home closer to the date
Father’s Day Celebrations & Community Walk: Friday 31st August
Football (AFL) Clinic run by Melbourne FC for Year 4/5 students
4 sessions running on a Wednesday from Week 2-6, starting at 12pm
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.
SSV District Athletics Carnival (selected students only): Tuesday, 28th August
2019 Prep Orientation Days
Day 2 - 5th September
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
Student Free Days
24th August - Pupil Free Day (Teacher’s Professional Development Day)
Lots of people came to the market day. We sold bookmarks, catapults, pizza and lemonade. Theo
On the market day we were selling stuff for the people. I like making pizza because we were about to sell it to the primary students. Kujang
I loved when I ate the pizza and some of the drinks and put the money in the box. Anthony
I sold balloons and I made swords for the preps. I loved making the dog balloons for the the preps. Jacy
I sold lemonade at Market Day. I loved giving the coins to the people. Jameer
We were doing the market because we were learning about budgets and money. The best thing about market day was that my dad was there and I love selling to my dad and friends. I loved this day because I had fun and we made $15 and I love learning. Mikaela
I loved the lemonade and pizzas, especially the margherita pizzas and also seeing the pizzas and I also extremely loved seeing my old friends again. Valerie
Lots of people came to buy our handmade foods, drinks and toys. I loved making pizzas because I loved throwing pizza toppings on. Mighty
Market Day we put the posters up and the parents and kids came to buy the catapults and the lemonade. My favourite part was giving back the money and making the catapults and the bookmarks. Jevon
I loved making the pizza and the lemonade because it was fun. Jasmine
I helped Jameer with the lemonade in the art room for Market Day and my mum and the parents were there. I loved making pizzas and selling things that we made because it was fun. Penny
We had market day to learn about money and to buy sports equipment. 2/3C had the market day inside the art room. At the market day fifty people were there and 2/3C were there. I loved eating the pizza and getting money because there was cheese pizza and a pineapple pizza. I liked getting the money because it was fun putting it away. Korje
Mrs Kim Nuske
Year 4/5N Teacher
The Year 5 students from OCP enjoyed competing in the Hooptime competition on Wednesday in Cranbourne.
The Heritage “Hurricanes” took the first game to get their eye in and drew in their second game, both scoring 9 points with Hudson scoring a foul shot on the buzzer to tie the game.
A friendly match against Berwick Chase got our hearts racing as the ball moved quickly from end to end. Our final game saw only Jeremiah scoring, with a final score of 14-2.
Well done to the team for showing excellent sportsmanship and friendly game play. We look forward to coming back next year, better than ever!
Mrs Kim Nuske
Year 4/5N Teacher
The ELC has been busy, since the school holidays, with the Vacation Care rocket and space themed program. There was a visit to the rocket park, construction of rockets and lots of galaxy inspired crafts and activities. Both the littlies and the primary students thoroughly enjoyed their time. Well done to Miss Bec and the team for putting in a solid effort.
Term 3 for the kinder children has been just as busy with the gymnastics program and bush kinder, along with all the other activities we get up to during the day. The 4yo kinders have had the opportunity to do gymnastics with the tri-skills instructors that come to NWS. Last week, there was an animal theme, where they practiced the bear and crab movements along the equipment and hung like a monkey. This program has been great to build confidence, gross motor skills and co-ordination.
At bush kinder, the children have been enjoying making nature faces, building houses and climbing the trees. There have also been a few walks to try and find wallabies, but our efforts have been in vain. This week we did manage to spot an echidna though! There was so much excitement and wonder about the spikes on his back and what he eats.
Week 5 is science week, so we have been experimenting with solids vs. liquids, solubility and examining things under a microscope. Also added in the mix is a visit to the local aged care home, Millhaven. There, the children will have morning tea with the residents and get to know them by taking along their favourite book to read. This visit links to the Jesus and Zacchaeus encounters unit we did a while ago. It will become a regular monthly occurrence, which will be beneficial for both the children and residents.