27th - 30th May
Year 12 Exams
Friday, 31st May
Report Writing Day
Student Free Day
Thursday, 6th June
Monday, 10th June
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
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
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 [email protected].
Prep W - Rebeca
Year 3/4C - Talulah
Year 5/6K - Abdissa
Year 1W - Hosea for Respect
Year 2K - Peter
Year 3MC - Mwakwe
Year 4CP - Elliotte
Year 5W - Joshua
Year 5/6RP - Kena for Excellence
Year 6E - Uluak
Do you agree? What would resilience look like amongst our staff at Heritage College? Once again you have the chance to share your opinion by answering a few questions. Thank you once again to those who you have taking part in the surveys.
Mrs Isabelle Millien
Internal PB4L Coach
iParent Chatterbox Series: Episode 6
“Young people are still developing their self-regulation skills. In this episode we explore the tools and knowledge needed to deal with ethical situations online.” (esafety.gov.au)
Mrs Naomi Moss
On Saturday, 25th May, a number of staff members, Heritage College families, the Heritage College school choirs from Officer and Narre Warren, the High School Worship team, the story teller Mrs Isabelle Millien and Pastor Lagi, visited Frankston SDA church for worship and fellowship.
It was lovely to see children leading out in welcomes and prayers and singing so well.
The Frankston Church members provided a wonderful buffet lunch and we thank them for their hospitality.
We have included some student comments below.
On Saturday I went to Frankston Church and we sang Glorious and I Can Only Imagine. I loved singing so much. Miss K and Miss Jackson gave us hot chips before Saturday. I love being in choir and after the songs they prepared lunch for us. Everybody was kind and helpful and the OCP Choir came and our Choir was called the NWS Choir. Madison 2K
Frankston church was the best. Everyone was kind and helpful. The songs were great and the food was yum. And the dessert was delicious. All the kids were running for the chocolates! Officer came and they sang great. Pastor Lagi was preaching and I would love to go there again. Chali 2K
Ms Nomi Jackson
Music Teacher NWS Campus
Last Saturday/Sabbath, some of our students from the NWS and OCP primary choirs visited the Frankston Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In full school uniform and looking rather smart, both choirs presented two songs each during the worship service. The congregation seemed to enjoy the program which consisted of choir songs, testimonies, praise & worship led out by the secondary students, and Pr Lagi’s sermonette.
Following the program, staff, students and their family were invited to the church hall to enjoy a beautiful spread that was prepared by the members of the Frankston Church.
Overall, the day was a success, and the Heritage College Choirs are looking forward to sharing the love of God again.
A huge thank you to Mrs Steplewski, Ms Jackson and Miss Kammermann for leading our school choirs. Thank you also to the parents and staff who were able to support this event.
Pr Lagi Limu
On Wednesday, 17th May 2019, Heritage College students shared in a National Simultaneous Story time with over 1 million kids across more than 8000 locations.
Thank you to our teaching staff, who by sharing in this experience and getting involved, reminded our students that reading with others is fun and valuable.
We are already looking forward to next year’s book. We hope all the students enjoyed Alpacas with Maracas.
Enjoy a few photos across our campuses of this National community event.
Your Heritage College Library team
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 [email protected].
Mrs Penny Tan
Book Club Coordinator
In Week 3 Year 9 Survivor camp had me in all sorts of emotions. Anger, happiness, joy and frustration. Most of the time though, I was a happy camper! Singing and trying to entertain everyone by being myself. When we got to the campsite on the first day I was determined to win everything because I hate losing but then I realised what the first challenge was. A cooking challenge. I think I can do a lot of stuff pretty good, but one thing I can't do is cook. This made me realise that I wouldn’t be able to do everything on camp by myself.
On the second day we got dropped off in the middle of no where to Begin the “survivor activity”. I felt like we were on the right track until we came across some check points that were not on our map. We spent the rest of that day lost not knowing where we were going. We had to go searching for check points into the night because we still hadn't found what we were looking for.
When we arrived back at the campsite we hadn't found what we were looking for but the group we were camping with were generous enough to forgive us for not finding it, as it meant they missed out on supplies also. The next day there were a lot of group challenges, including building a ladder out of rope and sticks. Through some thought and planning we were able to complete the challenge collect our food (Yum, but sticky).
Our final task was to cross the Murray river so we could get back to base camp. I enjoy canoeing so I found this challenge easy (not sure Duressa and Evesso did though!). We all made it back to base camp safely and it was a moment of pure joy. A moment that stood out for me on camp was when we couldn't find our check point so we prayed about it. We may not have found it, but I know God was looking after all of us.
Year 9 Student
Wednesday this week saw our Year 9 students take on our fellow SEISS schools at the basketball rally day. It was an action packed day with teams on both sides digging deep and giving their best. The female team gave it their best effort and end up with 4th on the day.
The boys team fared even better, led by our captains Evesso and Elijah. Each match was as close as it was well played. Through a mixture of teamwork, skill, and strategy we clawed our way into second position for the final match. From there what can only be described as an intense match followed. Our opponents from Edinburgh were worthy, and the match, balancing upon several precarious free throws, was neck and neck until the last minute. The boys played their hearts out and represented our school with pride, settling for silver coming 2nd. Well done boys!
Mr Reuben Sleight
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)
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.
Miss Lindsey, our special guest speaker from our Wellbeing Department, shared her personal story today. Miss Lindsey explained how Jesus watched over her in a storm and how he can care for us when we have ‘storms’ going on in our lives.
Mr Roger Sevenhuysen
Deputy Principal Primary