Heritage College News

16 August 2018
Term 3 Week 5 2018
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

Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


13th - 17th August

Science Week


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

Father's Day


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

eSmart Week


Monday, 17th September



Tuesday, 18th September

S -v- S Challenge

Parent/Teacher Interviews


Friday, 21st September

Last Day Term 3


General Information

Entertainment Book Fundraiser


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Combined Schools Day of Worship

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


Australian Girls Choir Opportunity!

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

PB4L Value Awards

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

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

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

Wanted: Children's Books


PB4L Report 
Week 5

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.

Mrs Isabelle Millien
PB4L Coach



Jaime Jorge in Concert


Holiday Programs




From Narre Warren South

Coles Sports for Schools

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

Book Fair
Narre Warren South Campus

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

100 Days of School Celebration!

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

Kelly Sports


From the Secondary Campus

Year 11 Psychology Excursion

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

Psychology Teacher

From the Officer Primary Campus

Events and Special Days in Term 3

Information letters will be sent home closer to dates when required

  • Gymnastics Lessons

    • Each Friday at NWS campus

    • Prep/1 Lesson: 10:40am

    • Year 2/3 Lesson: 11:30am

    • Year 4/5 Lesson: 12:20pm


  • Enrichment Program

    • Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 Students - Fridays from 1:30-2:15pm

    • Choice of:

      • OCP Choir

      • 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

    • 22nd August,

  • 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)

Market Day Reflections

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

OCP Hooptime

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

From the ELC

ELC Update

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.

Miss Ness

Kinder Teacher

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