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