Heritage College News

11 December 2018
Term 4 Week 10 2018
Principal's Corner
Dates to Remember
General Information
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805
AU

Principal's Corner

Special Staffing Update

Further to my update a few weeks ago I would like to say a special thank you to a few staff members who will not continue in their roles next year.

 

Mrs Rachel Aiono
A special thank you to Mrs Aiono who has been teaching in the Year 2 class at NWS.  Mrs Aiono will continue as a CRT for the College as we see the return of Miss Kammerman.  We are grateful for the time and effort invested by Mrs Aiono into the children and are excited also to see Miss Kammerman back to teach Year 2 in 2019.

 

Miss Mary-Jane Jean

I would also like to give a special thank you to Miss Mary-Jane Jean who has taught this year in the Year 4/5 classroom.  Thanks for your wisdom, love and care for your students this year and we would like to wish her all the best as she takes some time off teaching.  We look forward to seeing Miss Jean again in the future. Please note that Mrs Robertson will thus be increasing her time as a Year 5 teacher in 2019.  Mrs Robertson will teach 4 days and another teacher is being sought to teach the 5th day. Thanks again and all the best to the Miss Jean for the future.

 

Chaplaincy Changes for 2019
As mentioned a few weeks ago in an earlier newsletter edition, in 2019 our chaplaincy funded wellbeing staff will be changing.  Miss Elsa Cangy will remain at our Officer Campus Secondary to support our secondary students.

 

Last week, the human resources coordinator from our head office interviewed several prospective candidates, together with Miss Cangy and myself.  One of those candidates will be offered the job this week and we will be able to announce who will be the Chaplaincy Wellbeing staff member for the Primary in 2019.  It is important to note that the staffing processes began earlier in the semester but have unfortunately taken this long to secure our best candidate.

 

Mr Sonny Aiono

Principal

Uniform Updates

We are excited to bring to our families a new way to order uniform from Noone Imagewear, our official uniform shop in Beaconsfield. You are now able to order online via the following options:

  • Order and deliver to the College (either campus free of charge)
  • Order and have the items delivered to your home (for a $10 postage fee)

Simply enter the following website into your browser:  https://www.noone.com.au/

Click the browse option and look for Heritage College.  Once you have the College shop open, you will see all of the items of our school uniform.  Simply select your item(s), size and quantity before clicking purchase.  You will then be presented with the two delivery options.

 

I can’t wait to start using this website myself!  Please let us know if you have challenges with this process.

 

Uniform Requirements

Also, please note the following reminders from Page 25 of the College’s student handbook:

 

  • School uniform regulations apply whenever a student is identifiable as a student of Heritage College.
  • Students are encouraged to maintain a high standard of cleanliness, both in the school and in their own personal appearance.  It is therefore necessary that uniforms be worn in a neat and tidy manner at all times.  Students are expected to keep their shoes polished, socks tidy and shirts tucked in.
  • Dress and tunic lengths should be kept at a modest level.  When kneeling they should touch the floor.
  • Swimwear must be one piece and modest in style.  Bikinis are not acceptable.
  • Hairstyles should emphasise neatness, cleanliness and moderation.  Colouring of hair is only permitted in natural hair colours.  No multiple hair colours or partial bleaching is permitted.  Any hairstyle or colouring which produces an artificial appearance or draws attention to the individual is not appropriate.
  • In the interests of hygiene, students must have their long hair plaited or tied back neatly and not hanging over their eyes.
  • Students must be clean shaven.
  • The wearing of jewellery is not part of school uniform and is discouraged for health and safety reasons. Students are permitted to wear a wrist watch.  Earrings are to be limited to one small, discreet ear stud in each lobe only and be clear or silver.  Any piercing must be done during school holidays to enable healing to take place and the jewellery to be removed before school.  Unhealed piercings will not be accepted as an excuse to wear jewellery.  Any visible piercing and jewellery apart from the ear stud exemption above is specifically banned.
  • Students are not permitted to wear jewellery during sports activities.  No responsibility will be taken for any injury caused by the wearing of ear studs.
  • The use of make up or coloured nail polish is not permitted.
  • Students in all year levels are expected to wear the full uniform at school, when travelling to and from school, and at official College events and excursions, unless otherwise instructed.
  • If it is necessary for a child to attend school with part of the uniform missing, a note of explanation is expected, giving reason and expected time when the correct item will be worn. These should be given to the child’s class teacher at the start of the day.
  • If a child cannot wear the uniform item(s), it should be substituted with an equivalent uniform item (eg. sports shirt instead of white shirt).  Casual clothes should not be worn.
  • While in the main part, positive reinforcement and polite reminders to students ensure that the uniform is worn, and worn neatly, there is a behaviour management and discipline aspect that comes into play as soon as is necessary.
  • All students are expected to wear the College’s hat when outside in the designated terms. This is for health reasons and is part of our sun-smart policy.
  • Please label ALL items of clothing with the student's name.
  • Lost property items will be placed in the Lost Property Box, located in the Office.  All unnamed items will be disposed of at the end of each term.
  • Clothing not of the stated uniform, worn under the uniform in cold weather for extra warmth, should not be visible.

 

As our respected parents, please know that you can email our College leadership team to query and converse about any of the stated points above.  

 

 

Please contact myself principal@heritagecollege.com.au, or our Secondary DP, Mr Martin d.martin@heritagecollege.com.au or our Primary DP, Mr Sevenhuysen r.sevenhuysen@heritagecollege.com.au

 

God bless.

Dates to Remember

December

Tuesday, 11th December

Presentation Night - Secondary

Last Day Term 4

 

Thursday, 13th December

ELC Closes

 

Friday, 14th December 

Staff Christmas Breakup

 

Tuesday, 18th December

Offices Close

January 2019

Wednesday, 30th January

First Day Term 1 Years 7 and Year 12 VCE Students

(Please note buses DO NOT operate on this day)

 

Thursday, 31st January

First Day Term 1 Prep-6, Years 8-11

General Information

School Bags and Lunch Bags

 

Canteen Term 1 Week 2 2019

Please note that the canteen will reopen in Week 2 of Term 1 2019.

 

Thank you.

Presentation Nights - Parking

Secondary

Tuesday, 11th December from 6:30pm

 

On each of these nights families and staff will be arriving at our NWS Campus from before 6:00pm to prepare for these events. The car park will fill up very quickly and our overflow car park (weather permitting) is the school sports field.

 

When accessing the school oval please enter through the rear gates from Montebello Blvd.

It is unsafe to enter the oval from our main entrance as cars back up through the gates and block the round about, waiting for access.

 

In the event that our oval is wet or soft underfoot due to rain, please make arrangements to arrive a little early and park in the streets surrounding the college. Although there are no parking restrictions in the surrounding streets, please be mindful of our neighbours and respect their access to their own homes.

 

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

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

 

10-11am - Hot Drinks and Catch Up

11am - Worship Team and Pr Lagi bringing the Word

 

Pr Lagi Limu

Heritage Church Pastor

ZUU

 

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