Heritage College News

06 June 2019
Term 2 Week 7 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


Monday, 10th June

Queen's Birthday


11th - 14th June

Years 10/11 Exams


Wednesday, 12th June

Year 12 GAT


Friday, 14th June

Multicultural Day OC


17th - 28th June

Year 10 Work Experience


17th - 21st June

NWS Numeracy Week


18th 20th June

Casey Tech School Visit


Thursday, 20th June

SEISS Year 8 Basketball


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

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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 - Heidi and David

Year 3/4C - Ekamjot

Year 5/6K - Evangeleen

Prep DH - Leonie

Year 1W - Atbeen for Respect and Marti for Excellence

Year 3MC - Hayu

Year 4CP - Loretta

Year 5W - Jayden

Year 5/6RP - Zackery and Filip for Excellence

Year 6E - Vichara

PB4L Report
Week 7

Have any of you ever had the chance to work at the same place with your spouse? Or even your best friend from childhood? Or even a group of close friends?


I often hear our staff at Heritage say that it’s so nice to work at a place where the other staff are so nice. I can honestly say after being part of the Heritage family for 10 years that lots of my close friends work a Heritage too. Those friendships have been developed over a few years. I felt so relieved last week when I walked into the staff room and saw Mr A standing there. It was as if a burden lifted and my first thought was “Dad is back!”


Respect is a value that I hold dear to me and believe that everyone deserves it whether or not you agree with their point of view.


Do you value respect? What does it look like in your household? What do you think it should look like at Heritage amongst staff?


Here is your opportunity to let us know how staff should show respect. Please fill out this short survey and look out for a second respect one in next week's newsletter.




Mrs Isabelle Millien

Internal PB4L Coach

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 7

iParent Chatterbox Series: Episode 7


Parental Control Tools


“In this episode we talk about parental control tools, their benefits, their limits and how they can help you manage your children’s online time.” (esafety.gov.au)


Mrs Naomi Moss

Curriculum Coordinator



Classical Music Concert


Combined Campus Reports

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.


From the ELC

Healthy Habits

Following on from our excursion to Woolworths supermarket, the children have been discovering what healthy foods are good for our body. They have been very engaged with clay modelling fruits and veggies, pretending to chop up the different healthy foods and learning what is unhealthy to eat. Soon we are also going to explore growing our own healthy foods. Some of the books we have been reading are about a little boy who discovers new foods from his Grandpa’s veggie patch. The children have been quite interested in this and have asked whether we can grow our own too! The take home message from this unit is that because God created us, we should praise him by looking after our bodies.


Colours of the Rainbow

Linking in with the story of Noah, which we were learning about previously, the children have shown a keen curiosity towards rainbows and the different colours in the rainbow. Some of our children have also expressed an interest in how colours can mix together to form completely new colours! WOW! The journey of discovering colours has so far included; spinning rainbows using a salad spinner, smooshing and squishing colours together in shaving cream (what a wonderful sensory experience also!), as well as a few science experiments thrown into the mix. There is still some more to come in this unit in the coming weeks and we have even used colours in group games to help us form new friendships with each other.


Rosie Respect Rabbit

To teach our very littlest Heritgae College students about our school values, the ELC team has come up with the Rosie Respect Rabbit, who teaches children ‘to think of others at all times’. Rosie has some great ideas to help children understand how they can be respectful to others. We have noticed the the children’s behaviours have become more positive since we first introduced Rosie Rabbit a few weeks ago. They are doing a great job being kind to one another, using manners and sharing with each other. Rosie Rabbit will continue to hang around for a while longer, until the next fun little character comes along.


Miss Ness

Kinder Teacher

From Narre Warren South

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club Issue 4, 2019 catalogues are here and have been distributed to students. 


All cash orders need to be in latest by 11th June 2019.  Don't forget you can order and pay with your credit card online through the LOOP system. Just follow the instructions on the order form. Any queries can be directed to Penny Tan at p.tan@heritagecollege.com.au.


Mrs Penny Tan

Book Club Coordinator

LOTE Report

These drawings are from Year 2K and Year 3MC.  They are learning to label the body parts.  One of the drawings is written in 2 languages.  Amazing for such young ones.


Ebu Sheermeijer

LOTE Teacher

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)

  • 14th June OC Multicultural Dress Up, Picnic and Parade

  • 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.

Student Free Days

  • 10th June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

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.

OCP Prep: Homework Handy Hints

As we settle into the Homework routine, we would like to take this opportunity to encourage our Prep parents in the excellent homework routines that have already begun.


Prep students are given homework according to their readiness, and so you may have noticed that students are each working at different paces through their learning.


There are three activities for Prep students to complete at their pace:


1.  Read, Read, Read: Prep students should reading aloud with an adult at home for 10-15 minutes every day. This time can be spent with the child reading, or an adult reading and the child then copying. Reading skills are developed in children by following examples that are modelled to them. Read for fun, read road signs, read books, read magazines, read the school newsletter, read interesting pictures! The list is endless. Making reading an enjoyable and fun time will help to create a positive attitude towards reading and will make learning to read a much smoother journey. Once you have read a book with your child, record it neatly in the reading record sheet at the back of their homework folder. When your child is ready, they can write the title of the book themselves.


2.  Sight Words: Prep students have sight words that they will learn throughout the year, and into Year 1 & 2. These words are learnt at the child’s individual pace and are checked by both the Teacher Aide (small ticks in their homework book) and the classroom teacher, who keeps a separate assessment record of sight words at school.


As parents, it is a great idea to practice these sight words each day, or on alternate nights - even if they seem to be mastered. Find what routine works for your family.


Going over previous lists of sight words helps to strengthen their word recognition skills. It is important to develop confidence in reading words at this early stage and so it is ok for students to have sight words that seem easy for them.


Teachers know that setting words that are achievable strengthens the positive attitude that students have towards reading words and trying unknown words. Celebrate the small successes when your child learns a new word and remembers it each time you practice it.


To practice sight words you could:

  • Place a small pebble on the word once the child has said it
  • Make a tally next to the word each time the word is correctly said
  • Say the word and have the child try to find it on the small grid and place a small game token on top of it
  • Create your own sight word games at home to practice words (Eg. Snap, Memory)
  • Sight word flash cards can also be purchased from places like Officeworks and Big W if you would like


3. Number Practice: Developing a fluent number sense in students from Prep to Year 2 is key in building their confidence towards Mathematics. The classroom teacher has set two small challenges which can be found in the back half of the little sight words book. These are directly in line with what the Australian Curriculum outlines for students in Prep. Our Prep teacher has also developed challenges that go beyond Prep, so when your child is ready they will be extended and supported in this.


Sign off your child on each number skill as they complete it independently. Once they have shown the skill 4 times with a parent or teacher signature, they will be given the next number challenge. There are many other ways to practice Maths at home too. Some of these ways are listed in the front of your child’s homework folder.


We have also created a video on completing homework with your Prep child. Thank you to Jalen (Prep student at OCP) for giving up time on his day off to make this. If you have any further questions relating to homework, please contact the classroom teacher.

Miss Jenny Wells and Mrs Kim Nuske

OCP Prep Teachers

Multicultural Day


Scholastic Book Club Orders

Scholastic Book Club Issue 4 has arrived and been distributed to students.  Please have orders in by 13th June 2019.  There are many excellent books available to purchase, with some as low as $2.


For ease, purchases can also 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.


There is also a ‘design your own hat competition!’ that is being run by the Scholastic Book Club.  With a gift pack of 4 books by Heath Mckenzie available to win. Follow the link provided for details http://scholastic.com.au/nowthatsahat.


Please feel free to contact your library team at librarystaff@heritagecollege.com.au for any queries or concerns regarding overdue books.

From Your Officer Library Team

OCP Hooptime

We are fortunate to have Brett, Heritage College Basketball Program Head Coach, come in on a Tuesday to train our Year 3-6 students for the upcoming Hooptime Tournament in Term 3. Brett will build a broad range of skills, game sense and team work as the children work and play together over the coming weeks.


Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

From the Secondary Campus

Teen School Holiday Program


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