Heritage College News

30 May 2019
Term 2 Week 6 2019
Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
Combined Campus Reports
From Narre Warren South
From the Secondary Campus
From the Officer Primary Campus
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805

Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


27th - 30th May 

Year 12 Exams


Friday, 31st May

Report Writing Day

Student Free Day


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


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

School Photos


Woolworths Earn and Learn

Parent Feedback

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Let us know your thoughts by emailing feedback@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

PB4L Value Awards

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

PB4L Report
Week 6

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

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 6

iParent Chatterbox Series: Episode 6


Digital Rights versus Digital Wrongs


“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

Curriculum Coordinator



Cultural Night


Classical Music Concert


Combined Campus Reports

Frankston SDA Church Visit

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


National Simultaneous Story Time

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

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

From the Secondary Campus

Year 9 Survivor Camp

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

Year 9 SEISS Basketball

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

Sport 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)

  • 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.

Multicultural Day


OCP Chapel Week 5

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

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