Heritage Newsletter

05 April 2019
Term 1 Week 10 2019
Heritage College Open Night 2019 Wrap Up
Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
From Narre Warren South
From the Secondary Campus
From the Officer Primary Campus
From the ELC
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805
AU

Heritage College Open Night 2019 Wrap Up

The Narre Warren South campus came alive with activity last Thursday night, as enthusiastic staff and students showcased the best that Heritage College has to offer at our 2019 Open Night.

 

Excited faces giggled and bounced their way through crowded queues, eager to take their turns bouncing on the jumping castle, ringing the bell atop of the rock climbing wall, showing off their inner Michael Jordan on the basketball court and mellowing out with the cute little creatures in the petting zoo.

 

Faces were painted with rainbows and snakes, and tummies were filled with spicy paella and mouthwatering twisted potato sticks whilst swaying along to the musical talents of our college students.

 

The joy that exuded from one young preschooler, as she hunted for brightly coloured easter eggs in the prep room, warmed the hearts of all. “I found one!” she cried as she looked to her Year Six helper with excitement.

 

This event saw teachers from both campus locations (Officer and Narre Warren South) band together to present the vibrant and harmonious environment that comes from being a Christ-centred school. Prospective families who toured the campus were impressed that many expressed their desire to have their own children be educated in such an environment.

 

The new format to our Open Night event was received with excitement amongst our staff with Deputy Principal for primary, Roger Sevenhuysen, finding it his “most positive experience at an event yet,” while Year 3 teacher, Aloma Camps, felt, “Proud to be a part of our team at Heritage.”

 

Overall, with smiles on so many faces throughout the evening, the Narre Warren South Open Night was deemed by many as a success. We look forward to next Open Night event, to be held at Officer campus later in the year, when we can all experience our college at its finest.

Mrs Fiona Spence

Community Engagement Officer

Staff Spotlight

 

Dates to Remember

April

Friday, 5th April

Last Day Term 1 

Finish 12:50pm

 

Sunday, 7th April

Daylight Saving Ends

 

19th - 22nd April

Easter

 

Tuesday, 23rd April

Curriculum Development Day

Student Free Day

 

Wednesday, 24th April

First Day Term 2

 

Thursday, 25th April

ANZAC Day

 

Friday, 26th April

Melbourne Football Club Clinic

Years 4-6 NWS

9am-1pm

 

Tuesday, 30th April 

Secondary Cross Country Carnival

May

Wednesday, 1st May

National Principal's Day

 

Friday, 3rd May

Adminsitrative Professionals Day

School Fees Due

Primary Cross Country @ NWS

MFC Clinic Years 4-6 9-1pm NWS

 

Monday, 6th May

SEISS Years 11/12 Basketball

 

7th - 10th May

Year 9 Survivor Camp

 

Tuesday, 7th May

Year 6 Transition Information Evening (OCS)

 

Wednesday, 8th May

ASV Primary Cross Country

 

Friday, 10th May

Mother's Day Community Walk & Morning Tea (OCP)

Bus Fees Due

SSV District Cross Country (10-12 years or Years 3-6)

MFC Clinic Years 4-6 9-1pm NWS

 

13th - 17th May

Year 6 Canberra Trip

 

Monday, 13th May

Mother's Day Community Walk & Morning Tea (NWS)

ELC Prep Transition Evening

 

14th - 17th May

NAPLAN

 

Thursday, 16th May

SEISS Year 10 Basketball

 

Friday, 17th May 

 MFC Clinic Years 4-6 9-1pm NWS

 

Thursday, 23rd May

SEISS Cross Country Carnival

 

Wednesday, 29th May

SEISS Year 9 Basketball

 

Friday, 31st May

Report Writing Day

Student Free Day

General Information

Canteen Menu Term 2

 

Basketball Skill Building Sessions

 

Autumn Construction Blitz
Buses replace trains in March and April

 

Parent Feedback

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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].

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PB4L Value Awards

Week 10

Year 5/6K - Daniella

Year 4CP - Linda

Year 5W - Sanjee

Year 5/6RP - Juni 

Year 6E - Simarjit

PB4L Report
Week 10

“Well done!!! Congratulations!! You’ve made it to the end of the term.”

 

What an excellent term we have had. From our Stand Tall Fun Day, Sports Carnivals, Festival of Faith, Opening of a new MPC and of course loads and loads of fun learning. We have had a jammed packed 10 weeks.

 

So take a break in the holidays, a break from morning routine, alarms, packing lunches and doing homework. But don’t take a break from your kids. Take the time to get to know them more. To connect with them with things they enjoy doing.

 

Below are some ideas that you may like to use as you spend time with your precious little or big ones.

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Internal PB4L Coach

Digital Technology Bytes
Week 10

Managing Your Child’s Time Online

“There are many ways you can help your child maintain a healthy balance between online and offline activities for the benefit of their health and wellbeing.” (esafety.gov.au)

 

Check out this fantastic article in the iParent section of the eSafety Government Website.

 

Managing Online Time

 

Mrs Naomi Moss

Curriculum Coordinator

CSEF

 

 

ZUU

 

From Narre Warren South

Kite Making

The Year 5's made kites after transforming a triangle into a diamond shape. They followed a design brief and enjoyed flying their kites.

Ms Cate Parkinson

Year 5/6RP Teacher

Enrichment Cooking

The classes from Years 3-6 have been doing their enrichment program and one of which is cooking. The children have made homemade pita pizzas to scones with jam and cream. For their last item, the children were given a surprise bag and had to figure out what they had to cook!

 

Can you guess what they are making?

 

Here is the answer but you need to read it backwards..............

 

sekacpuc

 

Ms Cate Parkinson

Enrichment Cooking Teacher

Week 10 Chapel

What an event! Chapel was full of entertainment this week with our PS Band leading out, Year 1 playing host, Yr 3-6 Enrichment - Performing Arts items, Student Leaders presenting their reflections, SRC fundraiser results (1301 jelly beans in the jar) and Pr Lagi wrapping up his series of talks about the Sermon in the amount. 

 

Phew, it was epic!

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Retaining Wall Works

Work has begun on our NWS Campus southern boundary, on a retaining wall behind the MPC. This wall will tidy things up and protect the embankment from future erosion.

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Performing Arts

Throughout Term 1 Years 3-6 students at Narre Warren South Campus have the privilege of choosing a subject of interest for them to either do something they like or learn a new skill.

 

This term I had the pleasure of teaching performing arts where we learnt a Kirk Franklin song and a dance to Chris Tomlin. Students only had about 7 weeks to learn both but they did an amazing job by praising God using voice and dance.

 

Hope you enjoy watching the videos below (sorry about the cute toddler in the clip!). I can’t wait to see what our team does next term.

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Performing Arts Enrichment Teacher

Year 6 Integrated Studies

Better Sources of Energy         

Over the last few weeks the Year 6 students have been investigate different ways that energy can be transferred and transformed. With the understanding that renewable energy sources are better for the environment in the long term, students had to design and construct a hydro windmill that could lift a certain amount of weight. Students came up with some amazing ideas for their designs and many of them worked really well.

 

Well done young scientists!

 

Mr Nigel Eales

Year 6 Teacher

From the Secondary Campus

ANZAC Appeal

It is such a privilege to live in Australia where we are free.

 

In the lead up to ANZAC day we will again be participating in and supporting the ANZAC Day appeal. All proceeds go to the ANZAC Appeal and are then used to support veterans and their families.

 

Thank you in advance for your support of this appeal. Students and parents can purchase the ANZAC Appeal pins or wrist bands from the Officer Campus Reception. Items range from $2 - $5. A donation tin is also at the office for any donations you may be willing to make.

 

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC and Year 1/2NV Teacher

Needed for the Secondary Art Room

The Secondary Art Room is in need of newspapers and plastic bottle caps (rinsed) from drink containers of any kind.  We would love to receive any bottle caps in ziplock bags making them easy to collect.

 

Thank you in advance for your donations.

 

Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Art Teacher

From the Library

Mrs Kylie-Ann Martin & Mrs Ruramayi Stewart

 

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

  • Last Day Term 1 – Friday, 5th April

ANZAC Appeal

It is such a privilege to live in Australia where we are free.

 

In the lead up to ANZAC day we will again be participating in and supporting the ANZAC Day appeal. All proceeds go to the ANZAC Appeal and are then used to support veterans and their families.

 

Thank you in advance for your support of this appeal. Students and parents can purchase the ANZAC Appeal pins or wrist bands from the Officer Campus Reception. Items range from $2 - $5. A donation tin is also at the office for any donations you may be willing to make.

 

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC and Year 1/2NV Teacher

From the Library

Mrs Kylie-Ann Martin & Mrs Ruramayi Stewart

OCP Book Fair

Thank you OCP students and families! Together we spent over $1508.

 

This means that we raised over $400 in bonus books for our OC library!

 

We look forward to being able to find these in our library and borrow them for years to come! 

 

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC

OCP Playground Phase 2

The playground is in. Bark chips have been delivered. Playground edging has been ordered and will be set in place over the holiday period. When Term 2 rolls around the new play space will be open for business. Exciting times ahead!

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

 

From the ELC

Step Into Prep

 

Term 1 Vacation Care

 

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