Heritage College News

29 November 2019
Term 4 Week 8 2019

Keep up to date with the latest news at Heritage College. Narre Warren South and Officer Campus.

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
AU

Staff Spotlight

 

Dates to Remember

December

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

Tuesday, 21st January

Registration Day 2020

 

Wednesday, 29th January

First Day Term 1 2020

Years 7 and 12

 

29th - 31st January 2020

Year 7 Camp to Forest Edge

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.

Canteen

PLEASE NOTE THE CANTEEN IS NOW CLOSED.

PB4L Value Awards

Week 8

Year 1/2BV - Jameer

Year 3/4C -Diesel

Year 5/6K - Nastasia

Year 4CP - Rachelle for Respect

Year 5W - Heavenly

Year 5/6RP - Kenna T for Excellence

Year 6E - Evelina, Joaquin, Simarjit, Hailey and Jalane

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.

ZUU

 

Artistic Afternoon

 

Combined Campus Reports

Piano Concert

I would like to congratulate all of my piano students who performed last Sunday at our Annual Piano Concert.  Well done everyone!!

 

All performances were excellent.  All I can see is the smile and satisfaction on your parents' faces everytime you perform, which is absolutely priceless.

 

To all parents and relatives, thank you once again for coming and supporting your children, your admiration and kind words will enhance your child's self esteem to continue their hardwork to learn this beautiful instrument.

 

Thank you and see you all next year.

 

Mr Joel Moldez

Piano Teacher

From the Library

As our library is now closed for stocktake, we would like to encourage parents and students to sign up to their local libraries.  This is easy to do and the best part is, it’s free! To join the Casey Cardinia Library, you can visit your nearest library (Bunjil Place, Cranbourne, Doveton, Emerald, Endeavour Hills, Hampton Park and Pakenham).  Once joined you can borrow books from any of the listed libraries. 

 

Once a member you have access to books, magazines, DVD’s, music CD’s, e-books and e-Audio books as well as being able to stream videos and music from their partnered apps as well as many more online resources.  Through a partnership with Studiosity, students (primary, secondary and some TAFE students) who are library members can access tutoring for free during school terms via the online platform.

 

There are so many worthwhile benefits of having students select texts that hold interest for them.  Spending time browsing books with your child at a local library can help them gain confidence as they discover a favourite author, series of books or information on a topic they care about.

 

Keep an eye out for many of the great events that are held at the library (especially over the school holidays) as they often have many fun clubs and events for free.

 

Learn more about Casey Cardinia Libraries here: https://www.cclc.vic.gov.au/

 

Students, if you enjoy borrowing and completing quizzes from the AR section of our libraries (and are unsure if your book from the public library is an AR book) please feel free to check this at www.arbookfind.com.au.

 

We have enjoyed being a part of your child’s reading journey this year.  Thank you for assisting us in returning all books as we begin our stocktake and prepare the library for 2020.

 

Your Library Staff

Cardinia Christmas Hamper Program

 

Stand Tall Fun Day

 

Home and School Committee

We are looking for parents who would like to help plan family events for the school next year - would you have some spare time to lend a hand for a Famly Picnic Fun Day, planned for February?

 

Please complete this quick Google Form to register your interest as part of the planning team.

 

Pania and Carmel

Home and School Committee

Summer Holidays are Coming!

Holidays are coming... time to plan for Vacation Care!

 

With Term 4 drawing to a close, it's important to start planning some fun over the holiday period whilst mums and dads are working.

 

Officer campus provides a full Vacation Care program that runs during the Summer holidays. Delivered by Miss Kellie and her team, there are five weeks full of activities planned. There's an excursion to Cranbourne Gardens, Crazy Hair Day, Candle Making, Scavenger Hunt, Master Chef Cooking Day, Games days, Sports days and more.

 

Who can take part in the program?

Vacation Care is open to all primary students at Heritage College. Primary aged children who are not currently students of Heritage College are welcome to attend, however, they need to complete a registration form prior to attending the program.

 

Choose the days that work for you.

You can choose the whole program, or just choose the days that work for you. Simply notify the Vacation Care team when you register.

 

It's affordable.

With subsidies of between 60-85% available for most families, Vacation Care is an affordable option at between $13-$34 per day (depending on subsidy rates available to each family from CCS).

 

How do I register?

Simply pick up a registration form available at reception, complete and return. Our friendly Vacation Care Team members will be in touch to discuss further.

 

For more information, email vacationcare@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

 

We can't wait to see you over the holidays!


Miss Kellie and the Vacation Care Team

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

Road to Bethlehem

 

From the ELC

Fees for 2020

If you’re joining us for 2020, or know someone who is interested, we now have our updated fee schedule available on our website. You can find the link here: https://heritagecollege.vic.edu.au/learning/elc/

 

Miss Vanessa

Early Learning Centre

Vacation Care

With Term 4 drawing to a close, it's important to start planning some fun over the holiday period whilst mums and dads are working.

 

Officer campus provides a full Vacation Care program that runs during the Summer holidays. Delivered by Miss Kellie and her team, there are five weeks full of activities planned. There's an excursion to Cranbourne Gardens, Crazy Hair Day, Candle Making, Scavenger Hunt, Master Chef Cooking Day, Games days, Sports days and more.

 

Who can take part in the program?

Vacation Care is open to all primary students at Heritage College. Primary aged children who are not currently students of Heritage College are welcome to attend, however, they need to complete a registration form prior to attending the program.

 

Choose the days that work for you.

You can choose the whole program, or just choose the days that work for you. Simply notify the Vacation Care team when you register.

 

It's affordable. 

With subsidies of between 60-85% available for most families, Vacation Care is an affordable option at between $13-$34 per day (depending on subsidy rates available to each family from CCS).

 

How do I register?

Simply pick up a registration form available at reception, complete and return. Our friendly Vacation Care Team members will be in touch to discuss further.

 

For more information, email vacationcare@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

 

We can't wait to see you over the holidays!

 

Miss Kellie and the Vacation Care Team

ELC Kinders in Community with Year 5 Buddies

The Year 5 students came by to visit the Kinder 3 and 4 Year Old buddies for the weekly Buddy program last week.

 

They shared time with one another digging in the sandpit together making a river with Miss Vanessa, building at the construction tables, reading stories in the reading corner and discovering early maths using weighing scales together.

 

The Year 5 students Laura and Evangeleen love visiting their buddies. 

 

“We love spending time with the children and being a good role model for them. Reading the stories with them and seeing them laugh was fun.”

 

Year 5 Educator, Ms Jasmin Keecher, says “The Year 5 students look forward to seeing the Kinder children each week and love building friendships with them. It has been a great opportunity for the students as they have learnt how to be kind, helpful leaders during their time together.”

 

The Year 5 Buddies have been a wonderful addition to the Kinder program this year.  We enjoy seeing them every week to learn something new from them.

 

Miss Vanessa

From Narre Warren South

Can drive for Cardinia Christmas Hampers

Student leaders act out a scene to focus attention on our final fundraiser for the year.

 

We are asking each family to donate a can (or more) of baked beans or spaghetti to this local community service.

 

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

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

  • School Banking Every Thursday

  • 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

3IC

Fruit Party

On Friday, 22nd November Year 3/4C had a ‘Fruit Party’ to celebrate their learning about the life cycle of plants.

 

Well done to those that prepared activities for the day:

Maaseiah & Shanali- Fruit salad game

Matteo- Fruit drama play

Mighty - Lemon eating contest

Rylee - Fruit stepping game

 

Congratulations to the girls on winning the watermelon eating contest. Thank you to the families who contributed many delicious dishes on the day.

 

Finally, thank you to the parents that attended and supported the festivities.

 

Mr Darrell Chang

Year 3/4C Teacher

Wilson Botanic Park Excursion

On Wednesday, 20th November Year 3/4C had a day out at Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick. The class was there to enhance their Integrated Studies learning about the life cycle of plants. Thank you to parents, Louissa, Rebeca and Deirdre for braving the heat and leading out the groups.

 

Average rating of the day: 8.2/10

 

Something I learnt…

learnt about all  different types of flowers and plants, also how they don't just have a boring name for just flowers and trees, and all types of wondrous plants. I didn't just learn names, I also learnt how plants can produce medical care and oxygen for nature. Connor

 

I learnt  that all the different types of plants that they all have a different type of name. Diesel

 

I learnt that some flowers can change colours. Shanali

 

I learnt how to grow a plant. Rachel

 

What a stigma was. Ekam

 

I learnt about what a exotic plant was. Maaseiah

 

About flowers. Lexie

 

About what’s inside a flower. Mighty

 

I learnt to put on sun screen on a hot day. Rylee

 

I learnt how to do a selfie. Amariah

 

I learnt that a olive grows on a tree. Valerie

 

The life cycle of a gum tree. Matteo

 

Gardens can be beautiful. Theo

 

Pansies are edible. Kazia

 

I learnt not to go on excursions when it’s a hot day. Talulah

 

My Favourite Moment…

My best moment was when we were all spending time together as a group. Shanali

 

My best moment was playing treasure. Rachel

 

My best moment was playing activities. Jacy

 

My favourite moment was when we played the games on the hill. Rylee

 

My favourite moment is when Kazia did a horrible speech. Amariah

 

My favourite moment was walking around and drawing with my friends. Valerie

 

Playing Midnight in the museum. Matteo

 

Same as Matteo. Theo

 

When we were playing the push and pull game and Talulah pulled me so hard I fell on my bum. Kazia

 

Activities. Talulah

 

When we were looking for flowers. Lexie

 

When we got to do the scavenger hunt it was fun. Mighty

 

You should go to Wilson Botanic Gardens because...

It has really nice plants and you can relax there. Shanali

 

There is nice plants. Rachel

 

It is good for our family’s to hang out. Jacy

 

It has a great view on the mountains and the tower. Ekam

 

You can have great picnic with family and you can see the great view and you can take beautiful photos. Maaseiah

 

Mother Nature lives there. Mighty

 

We learn so much. Rylee

 

It’s so beautiful and colourful. Matteo

 

It’s very, very, very nice! Theo

 

It’s really colourful. Kazia

 

It’s really really beautiful. Talulah

 

Mr Darrell Chang

Year 3/4C Teacher

 

From the Secondary Campus

Class of 2019 Year 12 Formal

On Wednesday, 20th November, the Graduating Class of 2019 celebrated their Year 12 Formal with over 70 guests in attendance. Students, families and members from both secondary and primary campus, as well as support staff, dined at the Elizabethan Lodge in Blackburn.

 

With the help of students Zoe and Cailtlyn, the event was a success. The venue and surrounding gardens were the perfect backdrops as elegantly dressed students were announced to their waiting guests who later joined in a toast to congratulate their achievements.

 

As Master of Ceremonies, Tadiwa Danha added his humour and flair to the event. Zoe’s video brought a tear to the eye as the Class of 2019 relived memories of their years together, including the Avondale Trip and sports events.

 

VCE teachers were presented with gifts of appreciation and students made touching speeches of how their teachers made a difference and many positive words were used to describe each individual teacher. Teachers reciprocated and students were reminded of their history at Heritage College and how proud we were of their accomplishments.

 

Of the evening, Mr Steven Petrou said, “As teachers, we celebrate with the students for what they have accomplished over the last 13 years of their lives. It was enjoyable to reflect upon the journey they had here at Heritage College as we had the chance to share some laughs and to honour their achievements.”

 

The lolly table was beautifully arranged and had a multitude of chocolates and lollies in white, gold and black which were the theme colours of the evening. Mrs Yvonne Ellins gave a heartfelt speech on behalf of the parents, thanking the staff for all they had done.

 

Absent staff including Mr Rogers and Mrs Stratford were acknowledged during the evening. Thank you also to VCE Coordinator, Miss Taylor, for her help in the coordination of the event.

 

Mrs Rose Axiaq

Year 12 Formal Coordinator

 

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