Heritage Newsletter

30 August 2018
Term 3 Week 7 2018
Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
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
AU

Staff Spotlight

 

Dates to Remember

August

27th - 31st August

Literacy and Numeracy Week

 

28th - 31st August

Year 9 Rafting Camp

 

Friday, 31st August

Father's Day Community Walk & Morning Tea

September

Sunday, 2nd September

Father's Day

 

Monday, 3rd September

OCP Start Smart Incursion

 

Wednesday, 5th September

Prep Orientation Day 2 OC

 

Monday, 10th September

Years 3/4 Hooptime NWS

 

Tuesday, 11th September

ASV Primary Basketball Tournament

 

Wednesday, 12th September

Prep Orientation Day 2 NWS

Years 7/8 SEISS Touch/Rugby or AFL/Netball

 

Thursday, 13th September

R U OK? Day

 

17th - 21st September

eSmart Week

 

WEEK 10

NO CANTEEN

 

Monday, 17th September

SEISS Girls AFL

 

Tuesday, 18th September

S -v- S Challenge

Parent/Teacher Interviews

 

Friday, 21st September

Last Day Term 3

Finish 12:50pm

October

Sunday, 7th October

Daylight Savings Starts

 

Monday, 8th October

First Day Term 4

 

Wednesday, 10th October

Mental Health Day (Sec)

 

Tuesday, 16th October 

Open Morning 10-12pm NWS

 

Wednesday, 17th October

ASV Primary Soccer Tournament

VCE CCLA Language Exams

 

Friday, 19th October

School Fees Due

 

Monday, 22nd October

SEISS Years 9/10 Tennis/Volleyball

 

Tuesday, 23rd October

Open Morning 10-12pm OC

 

Wednesday, 24th October

Last Day Year 12

Prep Orientation Day 3 NWS/OC

 

Friday, 26th October

Bus Fees Due

World Teacher's Day

 

Monday, 29th October

SEISS Athletics Carnival

 

Tuesday, 30th October 

New Student Orientation Day

 

Wednesday, 31st October

VCE Exams Commence

November

Thursday, 1st November

ASV Primary Spelling Bee

 

Monday, 5th November

Student Free Day, Office Closed

 

Tuesday, 6th November

Melbourne Cup Day

 

8th - 9th November

Year 9 Solo Camp

 

Thursday, 8th November

Years 7/8 SEISS Tennis/Volleyball

 

Friday, 9th November

Remembrance Day NWS/OC

 

Sunday, 11th November

Remembrance Day

 

12th - 15th November

Years 10/11 End of Year Exams

 

Friday, 16th November

Report Editing Student Free Day

 

Wednesday, 21st November

VCE Exams Conclude

Prep Orientation Day 4 NWS/OC

Year 12 Formal

 

24th Nov - 6th Dec

Year 12 Nepal Service Trip

December

Tuesday, 4th December

Year 9 Homecoming Night

Primary Swimming Carnival

 

Thursday, 6th December

Year 6 Celebration Dinner

 

Monday, 10th December

Service Projects - Secondary

Presentation Night - Primary

 

Tuesday, 11th December

Service Projects - Secondary

Primary Picnic

Presentation Night - Secondary

Last Day Term 4

 

Thursday, 13th December

ELC Closes

 

Friday, 14th December 

Staff Christmas Breakup

 

Tuesday, 18th December

Offices Close

General Information

Entertainment Book Fundraiser

 

From the School Captains

What Does The Future Hold?

Earlier this term, the Year 12 students began a countdown on the whiteboard in their homeroom to keep track of how many days are left until our celebration day, the day that signifies our last official day as full time students.  It’s been quite surprising to see how fast the days really do go by. We are more than halfway into this year! Before we know it, we will be sitting down for our final exams, completing them and no longer be a school student. Just like that!

 

It is certainly important to look forward to what the future holds and plan accordingly, but time and time again we hear the same thing being said by adults; don’t spend your childhood waiting for adulthood, but instead seize the moment. Many people look back on their teenage years and regret trying to grow up too fast. It’s important to live in the moment, while also reflecting on the past. What have we already achieved? What mistakes have we made? How has this developed us a person? It’s important to not fret too much about what the future holds, but just take life one step at a time, and enjoy each day as it comes and live it to the fullest. Matthew 6:34 writes that we should “not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”.

 

Today, Sim and I encourage everyone reading this to focus on what each day holds, with all its trials and tribulations, and not worry a whole deal of what the future holds. God has a plan for all of us and through trusting in him, we are able to know that we can conquer the future when it comes.

 

Adam and Simridhi 

School Captains

Enrol Now

 

PB4L Value Awards

Year 1WV - Alexandria

Year 2K - Zoe for Service and Ebissa for Service

Year 3MC - Elliotte for Service

Year 4CJ - Heavenly

Year 4/5W - Koang

Year 5RJ - Sunny for Service

Year 6E - Kayla for Service

Digital Technologies Newsletter Bytes Week 7

Devices and Parental Controls

Parental controls are available for most devices, either through pre-installed settings that can be activated yourself on a device, or via the installation of free or commercial software.

 

For information regarding ‘what parental controls do’ and how to ‘set up parental controls’, head to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner ‘iParent’ portal - Parent Controls.

You can follow the link below to find out what they suggest:

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/online-safeguards/parental-controls

 

Parental controls for computers, tablets and smartphone:

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/online-safeguards/parental-controls/computers-tablets-and-smartphones

 

Parental controls for gaming

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/online-safeguards/parental-controls/gaming-consoles

 

Parental controls for streaming services

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/online-safeguards/parental-controls/streaming-services

 

Parental controls for web browsers

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/online-safeguards/parental-controls/web-browsers

 

Parental controls from internet service providers

https://www.esafety.gov.au/education-resources/iparent/online-safeguards/parental-controls/internet-service-providers

 

Mrs Naomi Moss

eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club Issue 6 Catalogues are here and have been distributed to students. Reading is the foundation for learning, and reading together also sparks great conversations. The theme for Book Week 2018 if "Find Your Treasure". There are some great books in Issue 6 for you to treasure. All cash and loop orders need to be in latest by August 31st, 2018.  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]

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

9:30-10:30am - Kids Church

10:15-11am - Hot Drinks and Catch Up

11am - Worship Team and Pr Lagi bringing the Word, 'Know God'

 

Pr Lagi Limu

Heritage Church Pastor

Wanted: Children's Books

 

PB4L Report 
Week 7

Most of us have seen the movie “Pay it Forward”, where a 12 year old boy starts a movement of doing good deeds to help those around him. This movie comes to mind when I think of service, as its puts our value into practice. When looking at the statistics on giving, the  estimation is that 14.9 million Australian adults (80.8% of the population) gave $12.5 billion to charities in 2015-16. We are seen as a giving nations. At the moment the big act of giving has been to support our farmers who are in need during this time of drought.

 

Last week, Year 3MC, while learning about the thinking skill of ‘using a model’ realised that Jesus is our ultimate model. So we need to look to Him as our example everyday. In doing so we can see that money doesn’t always have to be the way that we serve. Here are some tips that Jesus did to help him serve:

  1. Jesus was in the community helping them as they needed it

  2. Jesus put others before himself

  3. Jesus spent time with God to help guide His day   

Jesus said in Matthew 23:11 “The greatest among you will be your servant.”

 

Here is a YouTube clip that you may have seen before. Watch it with your children and see if you can come up with creative ways to help serve those around you, helping to spread the love.

Mrs Isabelle Millien
PB4L Coach

ZUU

 

From Narre Warren South

What a Crowd!
Years 5 & 6 Hoop Time 2018

Highlights all around for Narren Warren South Hoop Time basketball squads for 2018. Our Future star team competed strongly during the day and made it into the semi-final match against a strong opposition. The crowds of parents, staff and students filled the stands adjoining the court and made for an electric atmosphere. The game start with some quick scoring by the opposition, but Heritage’s never give-up attitude, saw us bring the final score back to within two points at the final buzzer. Despite losing in a close fought contest, the Future stars were delighted with their efforts on the day. Similarly, our Rookies team won three of their four matches with convincing style. They too were ecstatic with their efforts on the day.

 

Here is what some of our students thoughts about the day…

 

“It was great! I particularly enjoyed the semi final. All the teams showed great passion for the games they played in, it was a great competition.” Innocent

 

“...I was amazing how much fun it was and how many times we won. Everyone was very nice and lost of teams showed good sportsmanship. The games were challenging but everyone cheering me on.” Jacob

 

“Hoop time was an amazing way to meet other schools. What an amazing day, we even made it to the semi-finals.” Beirut

 

Congratulations to both our teams, who represented our school with great sportsmanship and a wonderful Christian manner.

Mr Nigel Eales

Hoop Time Coordinator

School Sports Victoria District Athletics

For the first time, Heritage College competed in the School Sports Victoria (SSV) District Athletics Carnival this year. Heritage College is currently placed in the Narre Warren District (to be reviewed at year end) and our 9-13 year old Primary School students were given the opportunity to compete against students from nine other schools in our surrounding community. We were the smallest of the schools attending and we were up against some local primary schools with 900+ students; Hillsmeade PS, Courtenay Gardens PS, Strathaird PS, Trinity PS, St Catherine’s PS and Waverley CC just to name a handful.

 

Students who achieved blue ribbons at our House Athletics Carnival earlier in the year were able to try out for events and selected students competed on Tuesday, 28th August at Casey Fields Regional Athletics Centre. Students were permitted to compete in two individual events only, plus a team 4 x 100m relay.

 

Regular field events of long jump, high jump, triple jump, shot put and discus were on offer, plus track events of 100m, 200m, 80m hurdles, 800m and 1500m. The day finished with our team relays.

 

Students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd received a ribbon and all event winners will be invited to attend the next level of competition; SSV Division Athletics on Wednesday, 19th September.

 

Congratulations to the 36 students from OCP and NWS who represented our College this week. You all acquitted yourselves very well in your individual and team events and just as importantly, displayed the character and values of students of our college in a public forum. The adults in attendance were very proud of how you conducted yourselves.

 

In all sporting events there are triumphs and disappointments and it is essential to hold your head high with humility and grace, no matter the result; this can be really difficult when you’ve just put it all out there for everyone to see. Congratulations to the following students who placed in their individual events:

 

1st Place

Eden (High Jump)

Achel (Hurdles)

Jalane (Hurdles)

 

2nd Place

Joaquin (Long Jump)

Koang (Hurdles)

Daniella (Hurdles)

 

3rd Place

Eden (Hurdles)

Achel (200m)

Mireya (200m)

Michelle(200m)

Serena (100m)

 

Thank you to our many families who came along to give encouragement on the track and in the stands. To see family in support gives our students a lift and I am sure they loved having you along. I thank you also for the help you gave our staff in organising our squad of athletes throughout the day; you were truly appreciated!

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

 

This is what some of our athletes had to say on reflection of the SSV District Athletics Carnival:

 

SSV Athletics was fun. When I got to my event and saw the people I was up against I was excited; but I didn’t do well. Zack

 

It was a thrilling experience, how we were up against 10 other schools who were well out of our league (for some); but we still gave it our all and had fun. Matthias W

 

SSV Athletics was really good. I came 4th in both the 800m and 1500m. I was disappointed when I finished the 800m but my Dad said, “Even though you didn’t get through to the next stage, you still did your very best and I’m happy.”

Natoli

 

I felt good. My legs were tired but I want to go next year; I will practice every day. The sound of the crowd was so loud. When I heard people cheering my name, saying, “Go Michelle!” it made me so happy. Michelle

 

High jump was amazing. I came first; it made me feel amazed at how good I was. Eden

 

Some other comments and common words shared:

  • Motivating
  • Encouraging
  • I thought I was going to faint
  • Challenging
  • Good athletes
  • I felt nervous
  • Enjoyment
  • Awesome
  • I tried my best and did what I could
  • Definitely recommend coming
  • When I stepped up to the line I was shivering
  • Even though I didn’t get in to the next level, I was stoked and had an awesome time
  • I liked it more than our regular athletics, but we had harder competition

From the Secondary Campus

High School Cancer Competition (HSCC) for Year 10 Students

The HSCC is a 60-minute multiple-choice competition based on the ACHSC Cancer Syllabus. It is the first Australian Science competition that focuses on cancer.

 

The top performing students will be offered a week-long research internship at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute in Heidelberg.

 

Location: Officer Camps

Date: Friday, 21st September 2018, 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Cost & quota: $5 per student (HSCC only), no limit per school

 

For more information, visit our website.

 

If you are a Year 10 student and want to take part in this competition, please email Miss Lawson at [email protected].

Story Time with the Year 8 Students

Last week our Year 8 students teamed up with the Year 2/3C class from our Officer Primary Campus to get some reading in. The special thing about this particular story time was that the Year 8 students wrote and illustrated the story books!!

 

As part of the Humanities curriculum our Year 8 students are currently studying Landforms and Landscapes. Their task was to create a storybook about Rivers and how they are formed. The storybook had to be suitable for an 8 year old to read. They created some great books.

 

Thank you to Mr Chang and his class for their hospitality and offering great pieces of advice for our future writers.

Mrs Palolo Lafaitele

Head of Humanities

Close the Gap

Our Year 10 students are currently learning about ‘Geographies of Human Wellbeing'.  This week they were faced with the question of ‘Is everybody equal in Australia?’ Through their research they have found the following facts about our indigenous Australians and Torres Strait islanders:

 

• Indigenous people live 10 fewer years than non-Indigenous Australians, and despite the Government’s promises, the gap has begun to widen again.

 

• The rate of mortality among Indigenous children is double that of other children.

 

• The incidence of illness among Indigenous Australians is 2.3 times that of the rest of Australia, with diabetes six times as high.

 

• Australia is the only high income country in the world to have trachoma, which is found exclusively in Aboriginal communities.

 

Despite this situation, the Federal government is yet to restore savage cuts to health programs made in the 2014 budget, and nor will it fund the fund the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-23*

 

How are you helping to Close the Gap in your communities? To learn more visit https://www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/indigenous-australia/close-the-gap/

 

Source: *https://www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/indigenous-australia/national-close-the-gap-day/downloadable-resources/

Mrs Palolo Lafaitele and Year 10A

Head of Humanities

Plastic Bottles Required

Another recycling project is coming your way, this time based on the work of American Artist Dale Chihuly.  Soft drink, fruit juice and milk bottles will all work fine.  Please rinse and leave at the office of either campus.

 

Thank you.

 

Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Secondary Art Teacher

Book Week for Officer Campus

Characters from all over the world and other universes walked into school on Monday morning for the first Book Week Parade at Officer Campus.

 

Students were all smiles as they described who they were dressed as and the book that inspired their costume. Teachers took their dress ups to the next level as they too got into the spirit of Book Week and shared their enthusiasm and love of the “treasure” found in books!  Family groups came in theme together and shared laughter and smiles as they showed their creativity and enjoyment of books.

 

Thank you to all the parents whose efforts were evident in students’ costumes! You helped to make a fun day into a great one!

Mrs Kim Nuske

Year 4/5N Teacher

From the Officer Primary Campus

Events and Special Days in Term 3

Information letters will be sent home closer to dates when required

  • Gymnastics Lessons

    • Each Friday at NWS campus

    • Prep/1 Lesson: 10:40am

    • Year 2/3 Lesson: 11:30am

    • Year 4/5 Lesson: 12:20pm

  • Enrichment Program

    • Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 Students - Fridays from 1:30-2:15pm

    • Choice of:

      • OCP Choir

      • STEM Projects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)

  • Father’s Day Celebrations & Community Walk:  Friday 31st August

  • Footy Colours Day - 7th September

    • Wear Football (or Sports team) colours for the day. All donations will go towards the Fight Cancer Foundation’s education program for kids to continue their education during treatment and recovery.

  • 2019 Prep Orientation Days

    • Day 2 - 5th September

    • Note: If you know of future Prep students who intend to enroll in the OCP 2019 Prep class, please contact the school to register for the Orientation Days. We thank you in advance for sharing these dates with your friends and family who may have young kids getting ready for their 2019 schooling.

  • ASV Primary Basketball Tournament: September 11th (more information closer to date)

  • Finish time for final day of the term: 2:15pm on Friday, 21st September

  • Term 4 Start Date: Monday, 8th October

Celebrating Book Week At Officer Campus

Book Week is celebrated each year in mid to late August. This annual event at Heritage College highlights the importance of reading and draws on the joy of stories and the creativity of Australian books.

 

The aim of the Art program this term is to create an exciting environment using displays that challenge and stimulate students to enjoy the Book Week theme, Find Your Treasure, as well as the books that are Short Listed for the 2018 Book of the Year. Art projects this term are based on the Picture Book categories.

 

In Art we are often drawn to the works of other artists for inspiration. A particular skill, technique or process, a starting point, a subject or object that the book illustrator has used, can act as a starting point for our own artwork. This becomes a response to the illustrated literature and a piece of self-expression that is worthy of celebration.

 

Students at Officer have completed one of their Book Week Project. This particular project involved students researching their favourite book character. Design their chosen character and use recycle materials to construct and bring the character to 'life'.

 

The results have been amazing, as the photos demonstrate.

Mrs Yolanda Horne

Art Teacher

Book Week for Officer Campus

Characters from all over the world and other universes walked into school on Monday morning for the first Book Week Parade at Officer Campus.

 

Students were all smiles as they described who they were dressed as and the book that inspired their costume. Teachers took their dress ups to the next level as they too got into the spirit of Book Week and shared their enthusiasm and love of the “treasure” found in books!  Family groups came in theme together and shared laughter and smiles as they showed their creativity and enjoyment of books.

 

Thank you to all the parents whose efforts were evident in students’ costumes! You helped to make a fun day into a great one!

Mrs Kim Nuske

Year 4/5N Teacher

School Sports Victoria District Athletics

For the first time, Heritage College competed in the School Sports Victoria (SSV) District Athletics Carnival this year. Heritage College is currently placed in the Narre Warren District (to be reviewed at year end) and our 9-13 year old Primary School students were given the opportunity to compete against students from nine other schools in our surrounding community. We were the smallest of the schools attending and we were up against some local primary schools with 900+ students; Hillsmeade PS, Courtenay Gardens PS, Strathaird PS, Trinity PS, St Catherine’s PS and Waverley CC just to name a handful.

 

Students who achieved blue ribbons at our House Athletics Carnival earlier in the year were able to try out for events and selected students competed on Tuesday, 28th August at Casey Fields Regional Athletics Centre. Students were permitted to compete in two individual events only, plus a team 4 x 100m relay.

 

Regular field events of long jump, high jump, triple jump, shot put and discus were on offer, plus track events of 100m, 200m, 80m hurdles, 800m and 1500m. The day finished with our team relays.

 

Students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd received a ribbon and all event winners will be invited to attend the next level of competition; SSV Division Athletics on Wednesday, 19th September.

 

Congratulations to the 36 students from OCP and NWS who represented our College this week. You all acquitted yourselves very well in your individual and team events and just as importantly, displayed the character and values of students of our college in a public forum. The adults in attendance were very proud of how you conducted yourselves.

 

In all sporting events there are triumphs and disappointments and it is essential to hold your head high with humility and grace, no matter the result; this can be really difficult when you’ve just put it all out there for everyone to see. Congratulations to the following students who placed in their individual events:

 

1st Place

Eden (High Jump)

Achel (Hurdles)

Jalane (Hurdles)

 

2nd Place

Joaquin (Long Jump)

Koang (Hurdles)

Daniella (Hurdles)

 

3rd Place

Eden (Hurdles)

Achel (200m)

Mireya (200m)

Michelle(200m)

Serena (100m)

 

Thank you to our many families who came along to give encouragement on the track and in the stands. To see family in support gives our students a lift and I am sure they loved having you along. I thank you also for the help you gave our staff in organising our squad of athletes throughout the day; you were truly appreciated!

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

 

This is what some of our athletes had to say on reflection of the SSV District Athletics Carnival:

 

SSV Athletics was fun. When I got to my event and saw the people I was up against I was excited; but I didn’t do well. Zack

 

It was a thrilling experience, how we were up against 10 other schools who were well out of our league (for some); but we still gave it our all and had fun. Matthias W

 

SSV Athletics was really good. I came 4th in both the 800m and 1500m. I was disappointed when I finished the 800m but my Dad said, “Even though you didn’t get through to the next stage, you still did your very best and I’m happy.”

Natoli

 

I felt good. My legs were tired but I want to go next year; I will practice every day. The sound of the crowd was so loud. When I heard people cheering my name, saying, “Go Michelle!” it made me so happy. Michelle

 

High jump was amazing. I came first; it made me feel amazed at how good I was. Eden

 

Some other comments and common words shared:

  • Motivating
  • Encouraging
  • I thought I was going to faint
  • Challenging
  • Good athletes
  • I felt nervous
  • Enjoyment
  • Awesome
  • I tried my best and did what I could
  • Definitely recommend coming
  • When I stepped up to the line I was shivering
  • Even though I didn’t get in to the next level, I was stoked and had an awesome time
  • I liked it more than our regular athletics, but we had harder competition
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