Parent Information Session
Tuesday 7th August
6:30pm at NWS in the Chapel
Tuesday, 7th August
Parent Information Session
'Building a Resilient Child'
Thursday, 9th August
Combined Schools Day of Worship - Primary
Friday, 10th August
Combined Schools Day of Worship - Secondary
13th - 17th August
Tuesday, 14th August
Wednesday, 15th August
Prep Orientation Day 1 OC
16th - 23rd August
OCP Book Fair
Thursday, 16th August
VCE SEISS Touch Rugby or AFL/Netball
Monday, 20th August
Author Visit NWS - Catherine Bateson
Thursday, 23rd August
Years 5/6 NWS Hoop Time
23rd - 30th August
NWS Book Fair
Friday, 24th August
Student Free Day
Professional Development Day for Staff
27th - 31st August
Literacy and Numeracy Week
Monday, 27th August
Book Parade NWS
28th - 31st August
Year 9 Rafting Camp
Tuesday, 28th August
Years 9/10 SEISS Touch Rugby or AFL/Netball
SSV District Primary School Athletics
Friday, 31st August
Father's Day Community Walk & Morning Tea
Prep/1W - David
Year 2/3C - Jasmine
Year 4/5N - Kaitlyn
Prep DH - Corneliu
Year 1WV - Azahlia for Respect
Year 2K - Amariah for Resilience
Year 3MC - Jake for Service
Year 4CJ - Natoli
Year 4/5W - Kena
Year 5RJ - Olivia for Service
Year 6E - Sophie for Respect
Prep/1W - Grace
Year 2/3C - Mikael
Year 4/5N - Brooke
Prep DH - Atbeen
Year 1WV - Madison for Resilience
Year 2K - Joshua for Excellence
Year 3MC - Given for Respect
Year 4CJ - Wade for Excellence
Year 4/5W - Hailey
Year 5RJ - Filip
Year 6E - Harrison for Service
The Student Wellbeing Hub
The Student Wellbeing Hub is a useful resource for parents to use with their children around cybersafety, healthy minds & bodies, protecting against bullying, respecting diversity and building positive relationships.
The Wellbeing Hub has practical tips and information/fact sheets aimed at both Primary and Secondary student’s and their parents.
Mrs Naomi Moss
eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator
“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.”
333 Centre Road, Narre Warren South.
9:30-10:30am - Kids Church
10:15-11am - Hot Drinks and Catch Up
11am - Worship Team & Communion
with Pr Lagi
Join us for a special time of communion as we celebrate what Christ did for us on Calvary.
Pr Lagi Limu
Heritage Church Pastor
Pr Michael Lilikakis and Pr Iutini Rimoni were our guest speakers for our mid-year spiritual week known as ‘Festival of Faith’. Pr Tini blessed the Primary campus with his personal stories that related to the week’s theme of ‘Standing Tall’. He spoke about how God created us to be standing tall but because of sin, we fell short of God’s standards. He went on to share how one can stand tall for God again and to remain standing until Jesus comes again to take us home.
Pr Lilikakis challenged the Secondary students to suit up in the ‘Armour of God’ daily but to choose the only sword that will enable them to stand their ground against the evil one - the WORD of God. Pr Lilikakis’ combination of his love for history, his passion for biblical principles and an out-there personality left a huge impression on both the students and staff.
Pr Lagi Limu
Next week on Thursday and Friday, our primary and secondary campuses will be joining other Adventist schools from the eastern side of Melbourne for a day of worship. The day is designed to bring students from different schools and backgrounds to worship together and also to create new friendships.
The Primary students from Years 3-6 will be making their way to Heritage College Thursday morning (August 9) to Nunawading Christian College. The whole of the secondary campus will travel up on the following day (August 10) for their gathering. The day will include activities, testimonies, music, skits and drama, a guest speaker and much much more. The theme for this year’s ‘Day of Worship’ is “My Identity in Christ”.
Pr Lagi Limu
Last year, the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) team share our value story with you created by Graphic designer Chris Rampton. Since then we have taken on these images also created by Chris. Have you seen where they are at either campus? Look out for them the next time you visit. Do you know the story of our values and how they relate to each other?
The image above are embedded into our Christian worldview. The Christian worldview is a framework that helps the Christian individual interpret the world. It involves the following:
1. Jesus Christ created an excellent world.
2. Sin entered the world and required the resilience of humanity.
3. We respect the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and,
4. Finally, we are restored to serve others until Jesus comes to make all things new.
We want all students, staff and parent community to experience our Christian worldview when ever they have an interaction at Heritage College. What does each of our values mean? Try asking your child/children or even a staff member. Tune in next week to find out.
The value of this week is Service, which is the 2nd highest value that our students portray when teachers are catching them “Standing Tall”. Service is a big part of being a Christian as are encouraged to put others before us, even if that person is not a friend. Luke 6:35 say “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.” It’s not always easy to serve others, to put them first and it’s even harder when they are seen to be our enemies.
Anna Collins blog has some good insight on how we can serve others. Children learn best through what we model, a step better would be to take on a service project together as a family. Here is a summary of Anna’s main points:
Our Art Room is in need of preloved magazines that would be suitable for students to flick through and cut out pictures or advertisements.
If you have a pile of used magazines that are just taking up space at home, please send them to school and we will put them to good use. Just drop them at the office on either campus and we will take care of them.
Mr Roger Sevenhuysen
Deputy Principal Primary
Year 3 students are excited to be participating in Gymnastics hosted by TriSkills during Term 3.
Last week there was a focus on balance and symmetry. Students were challenged to hold their balance while holding a star, crane or plane position. Students were surprised to see Mrs Millien take her shoes and socks off to get involved.
We are all looking forward to the rest of the term’s sessions.
Mrs Isabelle Millien
Year 3MC Teacher
If your child is unable to wear their uniform correctly, please send a paper note, or an email to your child’s Homeroom teacher explaining the reason and providing an outline of when this will be rectified.
Please ensure that the note or email you send has these very two important points:
a) What is the reason for the non-uniform item.
b) When will your child have the correct uniform item.
If your child wears the incorrect uniform to the College without a note or email the staff will follow the process below:
1. On the first instance, you will receive an email from your child’s Homeroom teacher.
2. Should this happen a second time, you will receive a second email from the Homeroom teacher.
3. On the third occurrence, you will receive a phone call from the Homeroom teacher informing you that the matter is being referred to the Deputy Principal and that a suspension is likely until the uniform can be worn correctly.
There are some circumstances which occur whereby students do not have access to a device because it may be broken, lost or the battery is out of charge. Should this occur, students are now able to borrow a school owned iPad from the Reception desk (located in the ELC building).
Students are allowed to borrow a device either before school, or during their breaks at recess and lunch. Students may also request of their teacher to be sent to Reception during class time to borrow, should the need arise although this is not the preferred option.
These loaned iPads are required to be returned at the end of the school day. Should students fail to return them, please note that you will receive an email from the College informing you that a fine of $439 will be added to the family's school account until it is returned in the same condition which it was borrowed. This will also affect students borrowing from the Library.
Mr Darren Martin
Deputy Principal Secondary
On the 31st July, Mrs Rogers and Years 9 and 10 Music organised a talent show for Heritage College. Mrs Lafaitele, Pastor Lagi and I, Tadiwa, were judges of this annual competition.
Whether you were a judge, a contestant or just part of the audience, the talent showcased by the 12 Heritage College secondary students was quite interesting. The contestants competed in three categories: Years 7/8, Years 9/10, and Years 11/12. The prizes for each category were $50 for first prize, $25 for second prize and $10 for third prize.
I personally enjoyed Max's re-enactment/remix of the Wii theme song using his launch pad and computer, as I think this performance, along with Keziah's self-written song, were highlights of this year's HC's Got Talent.
Information letters will be sent home closer to dates when required
Each Friday at NWS campus
Prep/1 Lesson: 10:40am
Year 2/3 Lesson: 11:30am
Year 4/5 Lesson: 12:20pm
Note: lesson start times during Week 2 will be altered due to our FOF program.
Year 5 - Hooptime Basketball
Senior Team (Yr 5) competition date: 15th August
Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 Students - Fridays from 1:30-2:15pm
STEM Projects (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
Combined Primary Schools Day of Worship - 9th August at Nunawading Christian College
Science Week: 13-17th August
Scholastic Book Fair Shop at OCP: Monday 20th - Thursday 23rd August
Author Visit: Catherine Bateson - OCP will travel to NWS campus for this event on Monday, 20th August
Literacy & Numeracy Week: 27-31st August
OCP students will attend our first Officer Campus Parade!
More information will be sent home closer to the date
Father’s Day Celebrations & Community Walk: Friday 31st August
Football (AFL) Clinic run by Melbourne FC for Year 4/5 students
4 sessions running on a Wednesday from Week 2-6, starting at 12pm
25th July, 1st August, 8th August, 22nd 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.
SSV District Athletics Carnival (selected students only): Tuesday, 28th August
2019 Prep Orientation Days
Day 1 - 15th August
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
Student Free Days
24th August - Pupil Free Day (Teacher’s Professional Development Day)
In LOTE class for Prep/1W we did Maths. So amusing to see their eagerness. They read the answer in Indonesian.
Mrs Lian Scheermiejer
Our Years 3/4 OCP basketball team, Heritage Hurricanes, played in the local Hoop time competition this week. As Rookies our players were on a very steep learning curve throughout their five games.
They learnt man on man defence, how to ‘stack’ at a sideline ball and worked on their fast breaks during the day.
Team Hurricanes won three games from five and were very competitive in all their matches.
Congratulations to Kingston, Diesel, Lauren, Mireya, Shanali, JP, Ethan, Talulah and Faye for the sportsmanship and team play they displayed.
Thank you to Brett from Hoops 24/7 who was our volunteer coach; Brett has attended training sessions and came to support us and give useful tips on game day.
Thank you also to the Ah Tune-Cocker, Kavana, Orellana and Castillo families for coming to cheer on our team.
Mr Roger Sevenhuysen
Deputy Principal Primary
Students in Year 4/5N at OCP have enjoyed their first session of AFL. Brydon (our AFL coach) spent 50 minutes with students teaching them the correct handball technique as well as two different ways to ‘mark’ a ball. Students enjoyed the session - laughing and working together in a range of games to practice and refine their skills.
Jayden - “I really liked it!”
Brooke - “It was like...the funnest thing ever and it helped me a lot and I learnt a lot.”
Hudson - “It was awesome. I liked handballing...and just all of it!”
Lauren - “I learnt a lot about AFL. It was really fun.”
Mrs Kim Nuske
Year 4/5N Teacher
Prep and Year 1 Students at OCP enjoyed planting the winter vegetables into our school garden last week. Vegetables included cabbages, chives, silverbeet, brussel sprouts, oriental mix, swede, broccoli and turnip. We look forward to another lovely crop of vegetables that we can share with our parents and families.
Mrs Kim Nuske