11th - 14th June
Years 10/11 Exams
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].
Year 3/4C - Kazia
Year 5/6K - Miriama
Prep DH - Marc
Year 2K - Mischa
Year 5/6RP - Dannica and Israel
Year 6E - Jalane
I once had a work experience student ask if I like all the teachers at school. I answered her saying, it’s not about whether I like everyone at school it’s about respecting everyone and working together in a team for a common goal. She was a bit surprised by my comment but I hope that she learnt something that day.
Again, this is your chance to help shape the culture at our school by filling in a survey about respect. Next week we move onto our last value, Service.
Mrs Isabelle Millien
Internal PB4L Coach
iParent Chatterbox Series: Episode 8
“Who has responsibility for a child's eSafety education? In this episode we look at the blurred lines between parenting, teaching, protecting and communicating with your children in the digital age.” (esafety.gov.au)
Mrs Naomi Moss
With Term 2 drawing to a close, it's important to start planning some fun over the holiday period whilst mums and dads are working!
Did you know that the Officer Campus provides a Vacation Care program that runs for the full two weeks of the holidays? Run by Miss Kellie and her amazing team, there are two weeks full of activities and fun planned. There's an excursion to Healesville Sanctuary, T-Shirt Making, Candle Making, Camping Games where you can make your own Damper, Bible Trivia and more.
Who can take part in the program?
Vacation Care is open to all primary students at Heritage College. Primary aged children who are not currently students of Heritage College are welcome to attend, however, they need to complete a registration form prior to attending the program.
Choose the days that work for you.
You can choose the whole program, or just choose the days that work for you. Simply notify the Vacation Care team when you register.
With subsidies of between 60-85% available for most families, Vacation Care is an affordable option at between $13-$34 per day (depending on subsidy rates available to each family from CCS).
How do I register?
Simply pick up a registration form available at reception, complete and return. Our friendly Vacation Care Team members will be in touch to discuss further.
For more information, email [email protected].
We can't wait to see you over the holidays!
Vacation Care Team
Scholarships are now open to prospective and current students entering Year 7 in 2020, and current students entering Year 10 in 2020.
Our scholarship program recognises a range of student talents that are consistent with our belief in the development of each student. In addition to academic merit, we recognise and seek to enhance each student’s spiritual, physical and social development.
Heritage College offers scholarships in the following categories:
Academic – awarded to students who excel academically.
Creative – awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional artistic and/or creative talent.
Leadership – awarded to students who exhibit leadership skills.
Music – awarded to students who excel in musical performance.
Service – affirms our belief that acts of service represent a powerful means by which to aid those in need. This scholarship recognises extended, personal involvement in community service.
Science – awarded in recognition of students who exhibit curiosity in the field of science.
Sport – awarded in recognition of students who excel in a sport discipline.
Technology – recognises students who exhibit outstanding skill in the use of technology for a productive and altruistic purpose.
How to apply.
Download the Scholarship Application Pack from the Heritage College website here. Attach all relevant information, as the application will only be considered if it is complete.
Submit your paperwork.
Forward your completed application and attachments marked to the Principal at Heritage College. Or scan and send via email: [email protected]
Scholarship applications for 2020 close at 3pm Friday, 2nd August 2019.
ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program which recognises and rewards student achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students. The assessments comprise eight Digital Technologies tests, eleven English tests, eleven Maths tests, eleven Science tests, six Spelling tests and ten Writing tests.
Heritage College will again be offering to administer these tests to students and families who choose to participate. The tests are voluntary, each incurring a cost to the family and will be scheduled on specific dates, as outlined below. If you would like your child to participate in one or more tests, please send an email request to [email protected].
More information is available on their website: https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/about.
If you have further questions regarding registering or administration of the tests, please contact your child’s Deputy Principal.
Mr Roger Sevenhuysen
Deputy Principal Primary
Did you know that the brain contains between 100 million and 100 billion neurons? Years 4CP and 5W were astounded by this fact on Thursday last week as we discovered how the brain makes connections when we learn something new. We also learnt that when we learn this new skill, we are creating dendrites and that the more we practise, the thicker and the stronger the neuron becomes, a bit like a muscle.
To help us visualise a neuron, we each created one using pipe cleaners. We plan to keep our neurons visible in the classroom at all times, so we can add more dendrites as we learn new things.
The lesson must have made a big impact on some students because we identified during sport, as we learnt the basic skills of floor hockey, that we were creating new dendrites! Take a look at our handy work.
We hope you enjoy creating dendrites too, as we should always be striving to learn new things, no matter how old we are.
Mrs Jo Capon
Year 4CP Teacher
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)
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.
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.
Thank you to those families who have placed an order with our Scholastic Book Club this week. It is your last chance to place an order for Issue 4 with orders needing to be in on the 13th of June.
If you are ordering through the LOOP app/website (http://scholastic.com.au/LOOP) you are able to place orders throughout the day, including the evening. With some books as low as $2, $3 and $4 it is a fantastic time to order and set aside ready for Christmas.
Feel free to email an questions to [email protected].
Your Officer Library Team
The recent winter weather makes the library an ideal place to spend a cold lunch time. It is fantastic to see the students from both the high school and primary school come together to use the space.
With the recent addition of UNO the library has witnessed many friendly games between students. It’s not all games though, many assignments have been worked on and books read at the tables, or in a comfy arm chair. Colouring pages have proven to be a big hit with our prep students and it’s lovely to see them coming in and enjoying the library space.
Thank you to the students engaging in the library space and displaying the school values while visiting. We have loved your company!
From Your Officer Library Team