Heritage Newsletter

10 May 2019
Term 2 Week 3 2019
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
AU

Staff Spotlight

 

Dates to Remember

May

7th - 10th May

Year 9 Survivor Camp

 

Friday, 10th May

Mother's Day Community Walk & Morning Tea (OCP)

Bus Fees Due

SSV District Cross Country (10-12 years or Years 3-6)

MFC Clinic Years 4-6 9-1pm NWS

 

13th - 17th May

Year 6 Canberra Trip

 

Monday, 13th May

Mother's Day Community Walk & Morning Tea (NWS)

ELC Prep Transition Evening

 

14th - 17th May

NAPLAN

 

Thursday, 16th May

SEISS Year 10 Basketball

 

Friday, 17th May 

 MFC Clinic Years 4-6 9-1pm NWS

 

Thursday, 23rd May

SEISS Cross Country Carnival

 

27th - 30th May 

Year 12 Exams

 

Tuesday, 28th May

Year 6 Transition Information Evening (OCS)

 

Wednesday, 29th May

SEISS Year 9 Basketball

 

Friday, 31st May

Report Writing Day

Student Free Day

June

Thursday, 6th June

School Photos

 

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

General Information

Canteen Menu Term 2

 

ASV Cross Country

The butterflies and nerves were no match for our champion runners at the Adventist Schools Victoria (ASV) cross country on Wednesday, 8th May. Grateful for the Lord’s blessings, the rain graciously held off allowing some epic runs, muddy falls and spectacular slips across the finish line.

 

Regardless of whether they ran first, second or placed last, our students gave their all and showed a brilliant display of courage, persistence and resilience as they powered through their races.

 

Officer Campus Primary (OCP) students featured in many of the top 10 placings as highlighted below. While Heritage College did well, Edinburgh College managed to take out the day, winning six of the fourteen races.

 

Well done Heritage College runners for a champion effort!

 

Yesterday was an awesome day out to Nunawading Christian College with the rain holding off for a fantastic cross country event! Students did so well, running the course up hills, on muddy ground and through the the bush. All Heritage College students showed resilience and perseverance and they should be very proud of themselves! 

 

We have listed some of our student placings below.

 

Meer - 7th (6 year old girls)

Akuach - 8th (6 year old girls)

Nyanyout - 10th (7 year old girls

Archie - 6th (7 year old boys)

Azahlia - 1st  (8 year old girls)

Keona - 2nd (8 year old girl)

Rylee - 3rd (10 year old girls)

Mireya - 3rd (11 year old girls)

Nastasia - 10th (12 year old girls)

Natalia - 1st  (8 year old girls)

Israel - 2nd Natalie (11 year old boys)

 

By Ms Sarah Imms and Mrs Jasmine Keecher

 

Side note from Mr Waldrip

I saw and heard a few things on the day that were just astounding as to the sportsmanship of our little competitors. First that I would mention is Uluak, he came so close to getting third in his race and pushed his competitor all the way to the line so much so that his competitor had to fall over the line to gain his spot. Gallant effort by Uluak. The second was Kaitlyn vD who overcame difficulties the night before and finished fourth. She hurt herself by accident while slipping on a piece of stationery and needing to ice her ankle that night. Kaitlyn ran her hardest and ended up coming fourth! That was amazing! Finally, Natoli B. She blew the competition away and won her even easily with a bunch of metres to spare that we wondered if she even had raced at all? It was like she wasn’t out of breath! 

 

As you can see by these few examples, we have such a fantastic group of students who show excellence and resilience through the tough times of a sporting competition and all we can hope for is that they transfer those skills into their daily lives.

 

Superb effort!

 

Mr Waldrip

Primary Inter-House Cross Country Carnival

After some heavy rains and strong winds earlier in the week, Melbourne turned on a perfect Autumn day for our Cross Country Carnival last Friday. We praise God for the perfect day and gorgeous surrounds as our children strapped on their running gear ready for their individual events.

 

With our Secondary student helpers and staff in place as safety marshals, it was time to get each of our races underway. Our 5/6 year olds kicked us off and the screams of encouragement and delight as they came streaming across the finish line was so uplifting. House bias' were pushed aside for a time to just encourage and congratulate friends and classmates as they completed the course. It was great to see so many Mums & Dads and family members cheering and supporting from the sidelines as well.

 

Congratulations to everyone for completing the course, from 600m for our juniors up to 3km for our upper primary students. Our 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers all received medals and points were tallied for all competitors as they crossed the finish line. Running long distances is not everyone's idea of 'fun' but it was so pleasing to see everyone participating and giving it their best effort.

 

After adding up all the points across all age groups, the final scores were:

 

4th - Jackson 95 points

3rd - Elliott 104 points

2nd - Court 108 Points

1st - Landy 160 points

 

CONGRATULATIONS LANDY!!

 

All top three competitors from each age group and gender will have the opportunity to represent Heritage College at the Adventist Schools Victoria (ASV) inter-school event on Wednesday, 8th May. Our 9-12 year olds will also represent the college at the School Sports Victoria (SSV) Cranbourne North District event this Friday, 10th May. We wish our children all the best as they push themselves to their physical limits in these upcoming events.

 

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Secondary

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

Prep W - Georgina

Year 1/2NV - Azahlia

Year 3/4C - Amariah

Year 5/6K - Alexis

Prep DH - Deanna

Year 1W - Tegan and Telicia

Year 4CP - Albert

Year 5W - Gok

Year 5/6RP - Wade

Year 6E - Joshua

PB4L Report
Week 3

This week we saw the dedication, time and effort that our staff members put into our school to work towards a common goal displaying the hand tiles that our Narre Warren South students started at our Stand Tall Fun Day.

 

Mrs Horne took time out of her busy creative Art program to help students finish off their tiles that showed their goal of Excellence for the year. Stan, our ‘Mr Fix It,’ made frames and took his time to glue all of the hands one before attaching them to the panel above the dining room. The look on students faces as they came out at recess and found their work of art was priceless.

 

Mrs Stratford has also been working hard with the secondary students to finish their tiles and likewise Mrs Horne with the Officer Primary students. I can’t wait to see their tiles all displayed. Definitely ‘watch this space’.

 

Thank you to those of you who filled in last week's survey. We would like to continue to have your help in creating our staff matrix. Please click on this link to this week's survey and help shape our school.

 

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Internal PB4L Coach

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 3

iParent Chatterbox Series: Episode 2

Tots, Teens and In-Betweens

“Has the digital world changed childhood forever or will kids always be kids regardless of changing environments? Chatterbox ponders where technology fits with the trials and tribulations of growing up.” (esafety.gov.au)

 

iParent Chatterbox Series: Episode 3

Trolling, Tagging and Bagging

“This episode explores the potential for harm if social media is misused and the need for young people to be aware of the rules and etiquette principles that apply to digital interactions.” (esafety.gov.au)

 

Mrs Naomi Moss

Curriculum Coordinator

Scholastic Book Club

Reminder that all cash orders need to be in at the latest 14th May 2019.

 

LOOP-only Special Offers

Families who order via LOOP will receive a free reusable book bag with their second order for the year, and a poster and bookmark for those who place their third order.  LOOP is also available as an app, for both Apple and Android devices

 

Cash Payments

For cash payments, please ensure you have the correct money and that the envelope is securely sealed with your completed order form. This makes it a lot smoother to process all orders and ensures the order can be submitted to Scholastic in a timely manner.

 

Any queries can be directed to Penny Tan at p.tan@heritagecollege.com.au

ZUU

 

Cultural Night

 

From Narre Warren South

National Simultaneous Story Time

At 11am on Wednesday 22 May avid readers all over the Nation will read the same book at the same time. Join in and read with the Nation.

We have ordered this book and the maracas for you to enjoy with your classes!

 

Overdue Books

It is fantastic to be back in the library after the holidays.  This term the weather has certainly started to turn and winter is well on the way.  It’s the perfect time to read a good book and the library have plenty of fantastic reads on the shelves.  After the holidays there are a few overdue books, please check the bookshelves at home for any books that have been tucked away. Thank you for helping us keep your library well stocked.

 

From your Narre Warren & Officer Campus Library Team

LOTE Report

This is a song for Mother's Day in Indonesian.

 

The students then say, “thank you to Mum - Terima kasih Ibu!”

 

Ebu Scheermeijer

LOTE Teacher

From the Secondary Campus

Needed for the Secondary Art Room

The Secondary Art Room is in need of newspapers and plastic bottle caps (rinsed) from drink containers of any kind.  We would love to receive any bottle caps in ziplock bags making them easy to collect.

 

Thank you in advance for your donations.

 

Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Art Teacher

Saver Plus

 

VCE Historians Study in the City

Last Wednesday three of our VCE Historians had the opportunity visit and study at the State Library of Victoria and the Melbourne Museum. Heritage College teamed up with Gilson College - Mernda’s VCE historians to go on a tour of Australia’s oldest public library which was established in 1854. Students explored various parts of the Library and were encouraged to conduct some independent study for their upcoming SAC just like many other uni students surrounding them.

 

The afternoon saw the Melbourne Museum come alive with many exciting exhibitions. One that was of particular interest to us was the Te Vainui O Paskifika exhibition in which some of our students were able to appreciate watercrafts and other traditional items of the Pacific Islands.

 

Mrs Palolo Lafaitele

History Teacher

Cross Country Carnival 2019

Monday last week saw our Secondary students tackle the cross country course at the GWS Scout Park in Officer. On a perfect day for running we had students running the picturesque course amidst mud, fallen trees, rocks and steep descents.

 

In addition to the running events, students also participated in several novelty events in an attempt to consolidate precious points for their house colour. This included our Fashion by the Field, accumulation relay and the tug of war. With the winning team winning by only several points, the event had a competitiveness that brought out the best performance in all athletes. Team Elliot winning by only a fraction, secured their first cross country carnival win since 2017.

 

It was a successful day which students and teachers alike had a fantastic time enjoying some fun in the sun. Students will now be eagerly training in preparation for our interschool SEISS Cross Country happening in week 5, go Heritage!

 

Mr Reuben Sleight

Sport Teacher

National Simultaneous Story Time

At 11am on Wednesday 22 May avid readers all over the Nation will read the same book at the same time. Join in and read with the Nation.

We have ordered this book and the maracas for you to enjoy with your classes!

 

Overdue Books

It is fantastic to be back in the library after the holidays.  This term the weather has certainly started to turn and winter is well on the way.  It’s the perfect time to read a good book and the library have plenty of fantastic reads on the shelves.  After the holidays there are a few overdue books, please check the bookshelves at home for any books that have been tucked away. Thank you for helping us keep your library well stocked.

 

From your Narre Warren & Officer Campus Library Team

Year 8 having TunzaFun!

Last Friday 12 of our Year 8 students were rewarded with an afternoon at TunzaFun Fountain Gate. As part of our Year 8 camp tradition the winning group were provided with unlimited play as well as a healthy lunch from Subway - all expenses paid. Students were able to challenge each other in Dodgem Cars, Laser Maze, Time Freak, Basketball hoops, Air Hockey and Laser Tag.

Mrs Palolo Lafaitele

Year 7/8 Level Leader

Years 11/12 SEISS Basketball 2019

Term 2 is well and truly underway with the first of our SEISS Rally days complete. Heritage was represented by a female and male Year 11&12 team displaying solid defence, accurate shooting and great basketball handling skills.

 

Our male team placed 4th overall on the day, winning against Mt Evelyn Christian College (MECS) by 1 point. Despite the losses throughout the day our boys played with heart and continued to be resilient.

 

Our female team loss one game in the round-robin and faced off against Bayside Christian College in the finals. At half time only two points separated the two teams, unfortunately our girls came out second best at full time.

 

We are proud both teams efforts; they STOOD TALL and played some quality basketball.

 

Mrs Palolo Lafaitele

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)

  • 10th May Mother’s Day Chapel, Morning Tea and Community Walk at OCP

  • 13th May Transition to Prep Information Evening for any 2020 Prospective Preps

  • 13-17th May Year 6 Canberra Trip

  • 28th May Year 6 Transition to Secondary School Information Evening in the Library

  • 6th June School Photos

  • 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

  • 31st May Student Free Day - Report Writing for Teachers

  • 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.

Chapel OCP

In the wake of ANZAC Day Pr Daniel Maher shared with us how we can all serve and demonstrate resilience when faced with life’s challenges. Our Year 6’s got involved by dressing up in ‘camo’ and illustrating how we can be of service to others. Pr Daniel shared the most iconic Bible verse that is quoted when talking about stories of war.

 

John 15:13 King James Version (KJV)

'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends'.

 

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

National Simultaneous Story Time

At 11am on Wednesday 22 May avid readers all over the Nation will read the same book at the same time. Join in and read with the Nation.

We have ordered this book and the maracas for you to enjoy with your classes!

 

Overdue Books

It is fantastic to be back in the library after the holidays.  This term the weather has certainly started to turn and winter is well on the way.  It’s the perfect time to read a good book and the library have plenty of fantastic reads on the shelves.  After the holidays there are a few overdue books, please check the bookshelves at home for any books that have been tucked away. Thank you for helping us keep your library well stocked.

 

From your Narre Warren & Officer Campus Library Team

From the ELC

Step Into Prep

 

Kinders Explore Outdoors!

Our teacher, Vanessa Rahiman, takes the Kinders outdoors to make special investigations of our natural environment. They collected leaves, and discovered bugs along the way. A short talk on seasons and our changing weather was a great topic of discussion!

 

Whilst outdoors, we enjoyed playing on the new Primary school playground where the children are at work building stronger muscles as they develop their gross motor skills.

 

Miss Bec

Educator

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