Heritage College News

07 March 2019
Term 1 Week 6 2019
Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
From Narre Warren South
From the Officer Primary Campus
From the ELC
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805


Heritage College Open Night 28 March 

For over 20 years, Heritage College has provided excellence in values-based education for families in the City of Casey. We invite our parent community to Open Night at our Narre Warren South campus. Enjoy light refreshments during the evening and be entertained by the Heritage College band. There will be free activities for young children, including an animal zoo and jumping castle whilst the older ones can try the challenging rock wall.


All families from Heritage College coming to Open Night will be able to park on the oval (entry via Montebello Street). 


Please leave the front car park free for visitor parking on the night. 

Register at: https://heritagecollege.vic.edu.au/opennight/
There's also a number of postcards that we are looking to distribute throughout the region's church connections, as well as images for church bulletins and A3 posters. These are available on request, so if you would like some additional resources, please contact Fiona Spence, community engagement on 0413 659 939.


Staff Spotlight


Dates to Remember


Monday, 11th March

Labour Day


12th - 15th March

Year 10 Camp


Tuesday, 12th March

SEISS Years 11/12 Touch Rugby/Netball


13th - 15th March

Year 8 Camp


Thursday, 14th March

ASV Primary Sports Day (Years 1-3)

Graffiti Program Years 4-6 (NWS)


15th - 27th March

OCP Book Fair


18th - 20th March

Year 7 Camp


Tuesday, 19th March

World Story Telling Day (OCP)


Thursday, 21st March

Harmony Day (NWS)


Monday, 25th March

National Leaders Day


Tuesday, 26th March

SEISS (Sec) Swimming Carnival


Thursday, 28th March

Open Evening @ NWS


Tuesday, 2nd April

Whole School Parent/Teacher Interviews

@ NWS 


Friday, 5th April

Last Day Term 1 

Finish 12:50pm

General Information

School Bags and Lunch Bags



We need your voice!

SEQTA Parent Portal

Did you know you can now access the SEQTA Parent portal via the Heritage College website?


Simply visit the website at heritagecollege.vic.edu.au and at the top right corner, you'll see a little yellow person icon.


Clicking this link will take you straight into the SEQTA Parent Portal where you can see the Course Outlines and Subject Overviews for your child's classes, as well as access your child's Timetable, Mid Year and End of Year Reports. 


We hope this adjustment makes it easier for all families on campus to access our SEQTA Portal.


College Leadership

PB4L Value Awards

Week 6

Prep W - Alicia

Year 3/4C - Maaseiah

Year 5/6K - Lauren

Prep DH - Helen

Year 4CP - Camerid

Year 5W - Natoli

Year 5/6RP - Kena

Year 6E - Jalane

PB4L Report
Week 6

Do you ever reminisce on your highschool days? I hope I’m not the only one that does. I loved high school, not so much the school work but I enjoyed being at school.  NCC (NAC back then) was my old stomping ground and one of my favourite memories was being a part of the SRC as I got to speak my mind.


Today, PB4L held a SRC meeting to hear the students' voice. Students were asked to give feedback about our Stand Tall Fun Day. We received some great feedback on how we can improve and they seem eager to help us generate ideas for next years day. We then had students come up with spaces in which they would like teachers to display our school values. Some suggestions were one-on-one conversations, in emails, excursions, on the bus and yard duty. We are looking forward to seeing the matrix develop over time. We are also looking for a parent voice in helping to develop the staff matrix. If you would like to help please fill in this form with your details.


Mrs Isabelle Millien

Internal PB4L Coach

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 6

Fact Sheets from the Alannah & Madeline ‘Parenting in the Digital World’ Workshop -

Mrs Naomi Moss

Curriculum Coordinator



Canteen Menu


Thank you.



From Narre Warren South

Hands-On Learning in Level Foundation

Hands-on experience is a key to building confidence, knowledge and understanding in young students.  This experience leads to exposure to language and learning new skills.  Hands-on learning isn’t just for sewing, cooking or painting. It can be part of any subject.  It’s the common name for Experiential Learning.  Hands-on experience is especially important in the classroom because it allows students to engage in kinesthetic learning.  It allows them not just to 'know', but to 'understand.'


The letter sound focus for this week in our classroom was ‘P’. What a great way to begin the week by making popcorn, eating popcorn and writing a procedural booklet to take home for shared reading.  Students were involved in formulating sentences for their book and drawing an illustration.  Our young writers are learning to be authors and illustrators.

Foundation Teachers

Year 4CP Report

Ripping, stretching and soaking; these are just some of the experiments being conducted in Year 4.  Our unit exploring materials has led us to testing 6 different materials in an effort to choose the best one for a bandana.  After discussing the important aspects of a bandana - stretch, absorbency, comfort, strength, we decided which experiments we needed to conduct to help us decide on the best material. 


We have learnt about fair testing, ensuring what we do to one piece of material, we do to all pieces of material.  We have also learnt effective ways to record data and how to analyse our information to make informed decisions.  When our experiments have been completed, each pair will present their findings to us and explain what factors helped them make their decisions.


We look forward to seeing which materials would make the best bandana from our budding scientists.

Mrs Jo Capon

Year 4CP Teacher

Student Banking

Don't forget to get your student banking started for the year.  Great rewards available!

Scholastic Book Club

Scholastic Book Club Issue 2, 2019 catalogues are here and have been distributed to students. 


All cash orders need to be in latest by March 15th, 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 Officer Primary Campus

Welcome to Term 1 Information

Welcome to our first term of learning for 2019. Teachers have been busily preparing for classes over the past two week and have many exciting and special events happening this term. We hope that the information in this letter help to make the transition into the school routine an easy one for your family.


Uniform Term 1:

  • Full Summer Uniform on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Sport Uniform on Wednesday 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)
  • Thank you for keeping chocolate and chips to a minimum or as a “treat” for special occasions

Events & Special Days in Term 1: Reminders will be sent home closer to the dates

  • Year 1-3 ASV Athletics Carnival – Thursday, 14th March
  • OCP Book Fair: 15-27th March
  • Parent Teacher Interviews – Tuesday, 2nd April
  • Last Day Term 1 – Friday, 5th April

Student Free Days

  • Labour Day – Monday, 11th March

Book Fair


SSV District Swimming Carnival

On Monday our 9-12 year old super swimmers represented our college in the SSV Cranbourne North District Swimming Championships at Dandenong Oasis Swim Centre. We entered 4 x 50m freestyle relay teams as well as many individual stroke events. Congratulations to our entire squad who were selected based on results from our Inter-House Swimming Carnival in Term 4 last year. There were numerous 4th place finishers from both our relays and individual competitors and just a few coloured ribbons awarded to the following:


Kaitlyn VD - 2nd & 3rd place

Kaitlyn P - 3rd place

Joaquin S - 3rd place


Only 1st place in each event is invited to the Division Championships to be held next month. Thank you to Mrs Nuske, Ms Sarah, Ms Lina and the many parents and family members who came along to cheer and support our swimmers. Who knows, next year we might have our first swimmer ever to make it through to Divisions, the next level of competition.

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Library News

Welcome to Term 1 of 2019! The term is already whizzing past and we have enjoyed setting up borrowers for the new learning year.


As all our students are across the Acceptable Information Technology use program we would like to remind our student visitors during lunch time that this program applies during your lunch break. We would excitedly like to introduce a range of suitable activities in the library to be engaged in during lunch breaks. We understand that the importance of unwinding during this time. We will display puzzles, Legos, rubix cubes and other fun mind stimulating activities for you to enjoy. Please feel free to come in and take part.


Parents and Staff please contact you Library team should you have any suitable puzzles, Legos and rubix cubes to donate to our lovely Library


We would also like to start a weekly book club where our students can come in and share in the experience of reading a chapter per lunch break of a chosen book. Please come in and register on Tuesday or Friday during lunch time for the book club.


Thank you respecting library etiquette and for your commitment to keeping the library clean and well stocked by returning overdue books.

Your Library Team

Mrs Ru Stewart and Mrs Kylie-Ann Martin



From the ELC

Half way through Term 1 already!

Our wonderful little ones have been getting into the swing of things at kinder. Our focus in first term is learning routines, getting to know each other and getting to know the basics. The team is doing well and the children have begun to really get into the learning activities around. There is a lot of socialising happening, which is great for building friendships and high interest is being shown for various name recognition and spelling activities that have been planned. The educators are always trying to find new and creative ways to encourage children to recognise or spell their name, from songs to threading beads, to art and craft activities.


Last week concluded our creation unit. It was a great journey to discovering when God created all the things we see in our world. One of the highlights was going on a sensory adventure in our own backyard, visiting stations representing each day so that we could see, feel and smell objects that might help us remember the order of creation. Experiencing fluffy shaving cream for clouds was another exciting activity, which tied together our explorations of the letter B, as well as our learning of day 2 of creation. What fun!


A hot favourite these last couple of weeks has been the addition of Chinese culture resources into the kitchen. This area is always popular, however, the area slowly morphed into a Chinese restaurant with the new items. The children had a great time making different dishes (especially noodles!) and all the educators were very full with all the meals they were given.


The kinders got their environmental gloves on to help out with clean up Australia Day on Friday 1st March. We joined the primary school in the boiling heat to clean up our school grounds. We will now be exploring the importance of keeping our world free from litter and will keep rolling on from there into sustainability practices. Start small and work your way up as we say.

Miss Ness

Kindergarten Teacher

Term 1 Vacation Care


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