Heritage College News

20 June 2019
Term 2 Week 9 2019
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

Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


17th - 28th June

Year 10 Work Experience


17th - 21st June

NWS Numeracy Week


Friday, 21st June 

Start Smart Numeracy Incursion (NWS)


24th - 28th June

OCP Numeracy Week


Tuesday, 25th June

SEISS Year 7 Basketball


Wednesday, 26th June

Start Smart Numeracy Incursion (OCP)


Friday, 28th June

Last Day Term 2

Finish 12:50pm


Monday, 15th July

Curriculum and Professional Development Day


Tuesday, 16th July

First Day Term 3


22nd - 26th July

Winter Festival of Faith


Thursday, 25th July

SEISS Years 11/12 Futsal


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


Wednesday, 31st July

NWS Prep Orientation Day 1

ASV Primary Basketball Tournament

General Information

Woolworths Earn and Learn

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.

PB4L Value Awards

Year 1/2BV - Galataya

Year 3/4C - Jacob

Year 5/6K - Jeremiah

Prep DH - Akash

Year 3MC - Mariah for Respect 

Year 5W - Aled

Year 5/6RP - Railee for Resilience

Year 6E - Jesse

PB4L Report
Week 9



Do you all have tears in your eyes after watching that video? I do, every single time I watch it, even after the hundredth time.


Most of us like to help those around us. It makes us feel good when we are able to put a smile on the face of those who are dear to us.


What does service look like amongst the staff?


This week is the second last survey, thank you all for your input in improving Heritage College. 




Mrs Isabelle Millien

Internal PB4L Coach

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 9

iParent Chatterbox Series: Episode 9




“Figuring out what to do if your child has experienced cyberbullying can be daunting. We've simplified the information down to the four main things you should know.” (esafety.gov.au)


Mrs Naomi Moss

Curriculum Coordinator



Dan Warlow Kids Concert


Term 3 Basketball Skill Building Sessions


Holiday Basketball Camp


Combined Campus Reports

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

With Term 2 drawing to a close, it's important to start planning some fun over the holiday period whilst mums and dads are working! 


Did you know that the Officer Campus provides a Vacation Care program that runs for the full two weeks of the holidays? Run by Miss Kellie and her amazing team, there are two weeks full of activities and fun planned. There's an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary, T-Shirt Making, Candle Making, Camping Games where you can make your own Damper, Bible Trivia 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 elcadmin@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.


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

Vacation Care Team

A Parent's Guide to a Growth Mindset


Applications for Scholarship 2020 are now Open 

Scholarships are now open to prospective and current students entering Year 7 in 2020, and current students entering Year 10 in 2020.


Our scholarship program recognises a range of student talents that are consistent with our belief in the development of each student.  In addition to academic merit, we recognise and seek to enhance each student’s spiritual, physical and social development. 


Heritage College offers scholarships in the following categories:

  • Academic – awarded to students who excel academically.

  • Creative – awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional artistic and/or creative talent.

  • Leadership – awarded to students who exhibit leadership skills.

  • Music – awarded to students who excel in musical performance.

  • Service – affirms our belief that acts of service represent a powerful means by which to aid those in need. This scholarship recognises extended, personal involvement in community service.

  • Science – awarded in recognition of students who exhibit curiosity in the field of science.

  • Sport – awarded in recognition of students who excel in a sport discipline.

  • Technology – recognises students who exhibit outstanding skill in the use of technology for a productive and altruistic purpose.

How to apply.

Download the Scholarship Application Pack from the Heritage College website here. Attach all relevant information, as the application will only be considered if it is complete.


Submit your paperwork.

Forward your completed application and attachments marked to the Principal at Heritage College. Or scan and send via email: scholarships@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au


Scholarship applications for 2020 close at 3pm Friday, 2nd August 2019.


ICAS Tests

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 send an email request to admin@heritagecollege.com.au.


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

New procedures for overdue books

A new system has been implemented in regards to overdue books. We will be sending text messages regarding late returns.


Please feel free to email library staff at librarystaff@heritagecollege.com.au for further details regarding specific book details if you receive a message. 


We appreciate your help in this matter. Thank you for helping us keep your library resources well stocked.


Your Heritage College library Team

From the ELC

Vacation Care


From Narre Warren South

Change the World for Others
Year 6E Service Activity

Students from Year 6E had an opportunity to ‘Change the World’ through service to our Year 1W class. They each were given a buddy that they were to deliver a heart shape with a Bible promise on it. The Year 6 students needed to explain to the Year 1 buddy that God offers us lots of promises that we can hold onto. The service activity was concluded with the Year 6E students praying with their buddy.


Here what a few of the Year 6E students thought about the service project;

“I had fun praying and colouring with Marti. She like the verse and was excited to take it home” - Jalane


“This act of service made me feel excited. Felicia was really listening and ready to apply the verse to herself.” - Unknown


“Hosea was a great buddy, he has the potential to be a great leader, he also was very thankful.” - Jason


Serving is a gift from God.


Mr Nigel Eales

Year 6E Teacher

Upper Primary Speeches

Do you feel like going on a holiday but haven’t decided where you should go? Our Year Four and Five students might have the answer.  Perhaps you would like to explore the wonders of the Okavango Delta, located in the heart of Africa.  Or maybe you feel like going on an adventure and would like to visit the wonders of Cusco, Guyana or Lima in South America?  Maybe you would prefer to do some shopping or sightseeing in the Big Apple, New York City, or experience the romance and delicious food that can only be found in the city of Paris? 


This term, our students in Year Four and Five have been studying countries in the continents of North and South America, Africa and Europe.  As part of our speech extravaganza for our Upper Primary students last Thursday, Year Four and Five were asked to choose a country or place to visit in the continents they learnt about this term and tell us why we should go and visit there.  


Not a fan of getting on a plane? Are you like me and prefer to be an “armchair traveller”, looking through pictures of far away places.  Do you enjoy listening to daring tales of people escaping from war torn countries, racing through airports to catch a plane or experience the sorrowful goodbyes amongst families who are moving to a new country?  Our Year Six students, during their study of ‘Immigration’ this term, interviewed someone they knew who had moved from the country they grew up in, to live in Australia


Taking the information they had gathered during their interviews, the audience were treated to exciting and surprising recounts of how each person had left their home country behind to start a new life in Australia.  Some parents left their country to escape war, some needed a change, and some wanted to find work or meet up with other family members who had already made the immigration journey.


Our Upper school was blown away by the speeches given by all the students chosen.  We were really impressed to see how many students had memorised their speeches so they could really connect with the audience. Our Year Six students did a great job of pulling the audience into the stories they had written.  The action, drama and dialogue helped us to better understand the stress, worry and even elation that is experienced by someone who moves to a new country.  Our Year Four and Five students made very convincing presentations to encourage us to step out of our comfort zone and experience something new, fun and exciting by visiting a country overseas.  Their accompanying slide-shows depicted amazing sights, delicious food and fun activities we could be a part of when we visit.  I think almost everyone was ready to pack their bags and book a flight.


A special thank you goes to Mrs Rob for her organisation and running of our ‘Speech Extravaganza’, and to our guest Mrs Moss, for taking time out of her busy schedule to come and hear the amazing journeys and stories from our Upper Primary classes.  It really was an excellent way to spend our Thursday morning.  We hope you have the opportunity to listen to some of these speeches below.

Mrs Jo Capon


From the Library

Congratulations to the Star Readers for Term 2, 2019


3MC - Allegra, Mwakwe & Robera

5W - Jayden & Kaitlyn

5/6RP - Kenna & Aishati

6E - Asinth & Arshveer


Remember to pick your prize from the library.


Mrs Penny Tan


From the Officer
Primary Campus

Welcome to Term 2 Information

We are very excited to be starting Term 2 at OCP with our new playground and MPC ready for use. Listed below are some key dates and information to help the transition to Term 2 be a smooth one for your family. Thank you for making a note of the dates and information that apply to your child/ren.


Uniform Term 2:

Please note the change in Sport Uniform days below:

  • Full Winter Uniform - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • Sport Uniform -  Tuesday and Friday

  • Prep students wear Sport Uniform every day

Traffic Light Lunch Boxes:

  • 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

Thank you for continuing to provide healthy snacks and lunches for your child. We see a huge difference in their concentration and ability to learn when they have “brain food”.


Events & Special Days in Term 2:

(Reminders will be sent home closer to the dates)

  • 24-28th June OCP Numeracy Week

  • 26th June Commonwealth Bank “Start Smart” Incursion at OCP

  • 28th June Last Day of Term 2. Please note a 12:50pm finish time.

As usual, we will send home flyers and reminders as each event gets closer. Please contact us if you have any questions in relation to these events.

Multicultural Day at OCP

Wow! What a wonderful, fun, exciting day! Many students came dressed in traditional cultural clothing on the Multicultural Day at OC last Friday.


Students were very excited to see each other dressed up in such colourful and creative cultural clothing! Thank you parents for supporting this day and helping to raise funds for the Nepal trip that our Year 12 students will be going on later this year. 


Mrs Kim Nuske



Congratulations to Lavon, Jeremiah A, Miriama, Jacob, Kazia, Elijah, Jehiele, Rebeca and Heidi on showing the value of Resilience last week!

Mrs Kim Nuske


Year 1/2 Maths Lesson

How many cups of sand fill a 2L ice-cream container? Not sure? Well the students in Year 1/2BV from OCP spent their Maths lesson on Monday proposing questions just like this in their small groups and then proceeded to figure out the answers!


Students were learning about capacity and are building up their concept knowledge of why it is important to have an agreed unit of measurement for capacity.


Thank you Mrs van Dyk for planning such an engaging lesson! Students were so engaged in learning that they didn’t even notice the camera going around!


Mrs Kim Nuske


From the Library

Thank you to those families that placed orders for the Scholastic Book Club. Thanks to you the school has earned rewards that will go towards building resources in the library.   Your orders will be with you shortly. 

From the Secondary Campus

Teen School Holiday Program


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