Heritage Newsletter

28 June 2018
Term 2 Week 11 2018
Last Day Term 2
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

Last Day Term 2

Friday, 29th June
Finish at 12:50pm

A reminder Term 2 finishes this Friday at 12:50pm.

Staff Spotlight

 

Dates to Remember

June

18th - 29th June

Year 10 Work Experience

 

Friday, 29th June 

Last Day Term 2

July 

Monday, 16th July

Curriculum Development & PD Day

Student Free Day

 

Tuesday, 17th July

First Day Term 3

 

23rd - 27th July

Whole School Festival of Faith

 

 

Tuesday, 24th July

Year 10 Information Evening & Subject Expo

 

Friday, 27th July

School Fees Due

 

Tuesday, 31st July

Open Morning OC 10-12pm

ICAS English

General Information

PB4L Value Term 2

Week 11

Prep/1W - Tyler 

Prep DH - Hosea and Telicia

Year 1WV - Rhys

Year 3MC - Moyata for Excellence

Year 6E - Kayla for Excellence

School Holiday Basketball Clinic 

 

Dan Warlow is coming to Burwood Adventist Community Church!  

Dan is an Australian Christian Kids’ Music artist and entertainer, who teaches Bible truths in a fun and engaging way. 

 

He loves to share the Gospel through live music, ventriloquism, magical illusions and an inspirational message. He has a love and passion for children being closer to Jesus.

Entertainment Book Fundraiser

 

SEQTA Parent Portal

 

Pakenham Church Service

 

'Building a Resilient Child'

Parent Information Session

Tuesday 7th August

6:30pm at NWS in the Chapel

More information to come

Digital Technologies Newsletter Bytes Week 11

Creating a Holiday Blog

This is a collaborative activity for you and your child. You can begin before or during the holidays.

 

Together, you will create a blog that documents the activities you and your child participate in or the places you visit.

 

Even if you do not spend the holidays together, you can set up the blog prior to the break. Your child can add to it during their time off. It can be shared with family and friends so that they can also follow their adventures along the way.

 

Follow the link below to take part in this fun and engaging way to continue developing digital literacies and writing skills throughout the holiday period.

 

http://www.digitaltechnologieshub.edu.au/docs/default-source/family-tasks/creating-a-holiday-blog-2.pdf

 

Mrs Naomi Moss

eLearning and Curriculum Coordinator

Market Day Success!

The Home and School Committee would like to thank the stallholders and the streams of customers we had at our very successful Winter Market Day on the 24 June.

 

Many adults were satisfied with the food and the children enjoyed the games; the bouncy castle proved to be a big hit also. 

 

Thank you for your support, it was a great time had by many!

From The H&S Committee

(Open to new members, please feel welcome to join!)

From Narre Warren South

Tough and Painful...

...were some of the words used to describe the day of soccer that our Years 5/6 Inter-School Sports Team played in last Friday, at the Lightning Premiership competition.

 

We tried our best the whole day and got close to scoring some goals, however it was just not our day. The upside to it all was that it gave the team experience for the Australian Schools Victoria (ASV) soccer competition later on in the year.

 

We can be proud of the team, which consisted mostly of the Year 5 boys, who had difficulties at the start of the competition but showed enough resilience that they came close to winning a game or two, which is especially noteworthy when we had no substitutions for the entire day.

 

So offer a word of encouragement for those who participated, because our spirits are down… but we are not out! Bring on ASV!

Mr Andrew Waldrip

Soccer Coach

Ahoy There!

Welcome aboard the Polly Woodside! Here you will learn what life was like aboard a boat that was built and sailed in the 1800s. This is exactly what our Year 4 students learnt about when we visited the tall ship, ‘Polly Woodside’ near the Convention Centre in Melbourne last week.

 

What a full day it was! Travelling into the city by train, which many students had never done before, to walking in the middle of Melbourne CBD down to the Melbourne Convention Centre, where the Polly Woodside is docked. To say that they students were excited, would be an understatement!

 

Nevertheless, it was a great day, and all of those who went had a wonderful time getting to learn what life was like on board a tall ship, and comparing it to what it would have been like for a convict on a ship around a similar size.

 

I would like to commend the students that attended for their behaviour during our excursion and Ms Stadnik, Ms Jean and Mrs Capon who looked after them. Also a final thank you to all the parents who were able to provide their children with this great experience, as well as for picking them up from the train station on time. I hope you were able to have many wonderful conversations about the day with your child.

Mr Andrew Waldrip

Year 4/5W Teacher

NWS Chapel

 

Year 3 Visit the Prep Room

Over the last two weeks, Year 3MC have been working on a procedure on “How to make a Fish Puppet”. Mrs Millien demonstrated how to make one, students then had to make their own taking pictures of each step to create a Google Slide procedure.

The Preps were delighted to have the Year 3MC class come visit them on Wednesday to have them follow their instructions to make their own fish puppets. Here is what some of the Preps had to say about their experience:

Loti liked making the fish puppet procedure because it was so much fun. Lantu

 

Hosea T said it was fun doing it.  His favourite thing was cutting it. He did very well with my information and was really happy. Kara

 

Jonathan liked making the fish puppet. Sahara

Jonathan O and I made a fish puppet today and it was fun. Jonathan O had fun. Cam

 

Nyawech liked making the fish puppet. She liked her end result, her favourite part was when she stamped the stamp. Anjali

 

Corneliu liked making the puppet and his favourite part was stamping out the decorations. Rachelle

Liep liked to cut.  Hannah

 

Tegan’s favourite part was decorating her fish.  Nandani

 

Hosea S had fun making his fish.  Nyasha

 

Abteen liked doing it and his favourite part was decorating. Linda

ASV Cross Country

What a bitterly cold start it was for the annual Adventist Schools Victoria (ASV) Cross Country event at Nunawading.  It was Wednesday of Week 9 and eager faces from Prep to Year 6 exited the warm buses into the crisp morning air.  After a quick toilet stop, it was a walk to the large oval where the events would be taking place. With recent showers of rain during the previous days, the ground was a little moist under our feet, but we managed to find a fairly dry spot to set up for the day.  

 

After receiving our maps, we split into age groups to walk around our courses, so we didn’t get lost in the scrub on the way to the finish line.  For some, it felt like a trek up the Himalayas, as they almost crawled up the steep hill near the oval to finish the last part of the walk. After we all arrived back at our school spot, we enjoyed a snack or two as we waited for the day to begin.  

 

After Mr T from Nunawading talked about the day, our five and six year old racers got themselves pumped to begin their race.  As the race began, the rest of us cheered from the sidelines. What a thrilling race it was. Unfortunately we would have to wait until the seven year old race for one of our students to get into the top three; Natalia Wawruszak who finished second!  As each race began and finished, we cheered each other on, hoping that someone from our school would finish in the top three. A stand out finish by Natoli Bari, who wiped the floor with the competition finishing far in front, was our only gold medal for the day.  The runners from the other schools were tough and competition was fierce. Each of our young competitors ran as hard as they could, demonstrating our values of Excellence and Resilience.

 

After each grueling races had come to an end, we enjoyed a bit of time to relax and eat our lunch before heading into the MPC (where it was a bit warmer) to watch the medal presentations.  This year the medal presentations were a little different. Students who came fourth in the race were awarded a medal, while the winner of each race received a trophy. Although we didn’t win many medals this year, our students participated with all their might and are now looking to train even harder for next year’s race.  Thank you to all the staff and parents who came on the day to support our students. Of course, a big CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE to all of our medal winners and competitors. Even if you didn’t come first, second or third, you made our school proud through your effort and determination.

 

Our Medal Winners

Natalia - 2nd (7 Years)

Natoli - 1st (9 Years)

Mireya - 3rd (10 Years)

Serena - 4th (11 Years)

Achel - 2nd (12 Years)

Filip - 3rd (11 Years)

Mrs Jo Capon

Teacher

Year 2K Report

This term has been filled with enjoyable learning. During our procedural writing, we learnt how to make Milo, participated in some science activities, and made marble mazes. Some activities in Maths was to create some arrays, for example showing what 8 x 4 looks like and experimenting with different materials to build houses.

 

At lunch, there was always plenty of fun to be had, on a warm day earlier in winter, some girls decided to roll down a hill again and again and again.

 

Some other favourite pastimes during recess and lunch was to play with marbles, beyblades, play in the sandpit and the play basketball. We had some wonderful Show and Tell items this term. Some memorable ones for me were looking at Kwa’s gemstone collection, hearing about Emmanuel’s visit to the Dinosaur Expo last week at Nunawading and listening to Nayana’s excellent research findings about two different countries, New Zealand and Samoa. This weeks hot topic for Show and Tell was sharing excitement about the Winter Market Day. What a busy and fun filled term we had. Have a great holiday all! We look forward to seeing the children in the new term.

Mrs Rachel Aiono

Year 2K Replacement Teacher

Crazy Head Day Fundraiser

Thank you to our students and school community for your generous support of our Crazy Head Day last Tuesday. There were some crazy looking heads moving around the campus. Did anyone see the Principal with the orange hair? Not a bad look sir…

 

We are pleased to announce that the school raised $402.00 dollars to support ongoing ADRA projects for single parent families that have been afflicted with cancer. Well done everybody, a great effort.

 

Here is what our SRC leaders felt about this service project;

 

“I think Crazy Head day was a great success...we should definitely do it again.” Ella

 

“The best part of the day was we were able to help single parents.” Eric

 

“It made me happy knowing that we would be helping others.” Milko

 

“A fun experience and one of the best parts about being in the SRC.” Serena

 

“Raising over $400.00 was awesome.” Hanna

 

“An amazing experience to organise.” Kayla

 

“Supporting people with cancer... was the best.”  Ruvesh

 

Serving others is a Godly responsibility and it was great to see such enthusiasm on the day.

SRC Team

Work Experience

It was a great privilege to have had Keziah and Firaol, both past students of Heritage College Primary come back and get a taste for teaching through Year 10 work experience. Keziah has been in the Year 3MC for the past two weeks and she has stepped up helping to take small groups, in maths and reading. She also was a great help with photocopying, laminating and supervising students on duty. Both Keziah and Firaol share their experience-

Work Experience at our primary school has been an exhilarating experience. First day was a bit nerve wracking but after half a day the nerves seemed to go away.
 
I personally loved this experience, the kids are so wonderful and all the teachers were so supportive but I couldn't see me being a teacher.
I've learnt from working with the year 3's is that primary teachers have so much work to do and coming from a secondary student I feel primary teachers work harder then secondary teachers with all the planning etc.  
 
My favourite part was going on the Year 2/3 excursion. Seeing all the kids smile was great.  Keziah 
 
Work experience has been a riveting and delightful introduction to the workforce. The teachers and students are engaging and the environment is great.
 
Something I've learnt through the course of this week is patience and resilience. Kids have the attention span of a goldfish and learning to keep them on task has been enthralling, and I now have a newfound respect and appreciation for teachers, now that I have been in their shoes.
 
My favourite part was helping the year 4 students out with their learning tasks throughout their different classes as it helped me understand how much work teachers put in in order to help their classes and students to excel. All in all a great experience. Firaol 
 
Mrs Isabelle Millien
Work Experience Mentor

Year 3 Excursion Report

During the term, Year 2/3C and 3MC students have been learning about Australian locations and their natural and human features and also how to use maps to find them. As we live in the sporting capital we thought it would be great to take students to see one of Melbourne’s landmarks Etihad Stadium and then see the view of other landmarks from the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

 

Students were excited to travel on the train to the city, some for the first time. They were impressed to see how the train goes underground at Springvale and overhead at other parts.

 

During the tour at Etihad Stadium students learnt about its unique features - the roof that opens and closes in 8 min, some of the seats in a level move forward up to 3 metres if needed, special tracking devices around the stadium that collect stats of the players, and how expensive is it for Etihad to pay for their corporate box a year - $200,000!!!!

 

We then walked to Melbourne Star, where students got a great view of the Docklands, Bolte and West Gate Bridge, Eureka Skydeck, the mouth of the Yarra River, Etihad Stadium and Port Phillip Bay. They also spotted graffiti and Costco! Students in Mrs Millien’s pod were challenged to think how their pod worked so that we weren’t standing on our heads at the top. Most of them worked it out by observing the pod either side of us.

 

Students then got to take a tram ride back to Southern Cross station, before returning to school on the train. Thank you Mr Chang for organising this for us and to the parent helpers who came along!

Mrs Isabelle Millien

Year 3MC Teacher

From the Secondary Campus

Senior School Expo

 

Newspapers Please

The Secondary Artroom is running low of clean newspapers. If you have a regular supply and do not repurpose them in other ways, we would love to take them off your hands! Please pass them on to either campus office and they will be collected.

 

Mrs Sharlene Stratford

Art Teacher

Free Ticket

 

Toastie Day

Last Tuesday, Year 12 held their first "Toastie Tuesday," offering toasted sandwiches, soup and hot chocolate for lunch at the Officer Campus.   Luckily the weather was suitably cold to make a hot lunch a real treat.

 

Year 12 students wish to thank everyone who supported us by buying something on the day. Through this event, we raised $262 towards our project. We look forward to feeding you again in Term 3!

Miss Elyse Taylor

Years 11/12 Leader

Year 7 Camp Winners & Leaders Prize

Last Friday the winning group from Year 7 Camp, as well as 4 other student leaders from different teams, were treated to an afternoon of fun at Clip n’ Climb Berwick followed by a healthy lunch at Subway - all expenses paid. Their upper body strength was tested as they faced over 10 amazing climbing courses!

 

Congratulations to the 12 students. We look forward to sharing more memories with you on next years camp.

Mrs Palolo Lafaitele

Camp Organiser

VCAL Term 2

Finish the painting for orchard protection

Pier and Pump house finished, next who do we get through the jungle.

Pull the reeds out, one at a time.

Nearly there

Victorious

Building a strong foundation

Checking, slowly getting it right before application

Checking the distances

Finally screwing down the deck

We continue next term….. finish all projects.

Including a low balance beam and fountain.

 

Mr Terry Rogers

Teacher

Business Operations

On Thursday the Year 12 Business Management class made a trip to the Yakult factory in Dandenong South, to see first hand, the processing of a product. The class have just completed the Area of Study on Operations Management of Unit 3, and to consolidate the learning, we wanted to see a process in practise. Yakult is the only such plant in Australia and they supply the entire country as well as New Zealand. They produce 350-400 thousand bottles of their unique patented product each day, in the form of a healthy bacteria rich drink.

 

The tour was excellent and very informative. Daniel, one of the students on the tour, said that it gave him a keen insight into the production industry. Students were able to sample some of the products and watch a video about the business.

Mr Evan Varty

Business Management Teacher

From the Officer Primary Campus

Sovereign Hill Excitement!

The Year 5 students spent 3 days exploring and learning about life on the goldfields. Our visit to Sovereign Hill included mine tours, exploring shaft mines, buying lollies, panning for gold, meeting the police, dodging the horse and cart traffic and much more. Students watched how lollies were made in the 1800s and also saw the candle making process. Learning about the Chinese on the goldfields was also a highlight for students.

 

The lollies and chocolates were consumed with big smiles on faces as students purchased their hard-boiled lollies and souvenirs for family members back home. The team work and engagement was high as students learnt together from sun up until well past sun down.

 

A big 'thank you' to Ms Robertson who was the trip organiser for the hard work involved in this trip. All students were very tired on their return - but also full of stories and memories that will last a life-time. 

Mrs Kim Nuske

Year 4/5N Teacher

ASV Cross Country

What a bitterly cold start it was for the annual Adventist Schools Victoria (ASV) Cross Country event at Nunawading.  It was Wednesday of Week 9 and eager faces from Prep to Year 6 exited the warm buses into the crisp morning air.  After a quick toilet stop, it was a walk to the large oval where the events would be taking place. With recent showers of rain during the previous days, the ground was a little moist under our feet, but we managed to find a fairly dry spot to set up for the day.  

 

After receiving our maps, we split into age groups to walk around our courses, so we didn’t get lost in the scrub on the way to the finish line.  For some, it felt like a trek up the Himalayas, as they almost crawled up the steep hill near the oval to finish the last part of the walk. After we all arrived back at our school spot, we enjoyed a snack or two as we waited for the day to begin.  

 

After Mr T from Nunawading talked about the day, our five and six year old racers got themselves pumped to begin their race.  As the race began, the rest of us cheered from the sidelines. What a thrilling race it was. Unfortunately we would have to wait until the seven year old race for one of our students to get into the top three; Natalia Wawruszak who finished second!  As each race began and finished, we cheered each other on, hoping that someone from our school would finish in the top three. A stand out finish by Natoli Bari, who wiped the floor with the competition finishing far in front, was our only gold medal for the day.  The runners from the other schools were tough and competition was fierce. Each of our young competitors ran as hard as they could, demonstrating our values of Excellence and Resilience.

 

After each grueling races had come to an end, we enjoyed a bit of time to relax and eat our lunch before heading into the MPC (where it was a bit warmer) to watch the medal presentations.  This year the medal presentations were a little different. Students who came fourth in the race were awarded a medal, while the winner of each race received a trophy. Although we didn’t win many medals this year, our students participated with all their might and are now looking to train even harder for next year’s race.  Thank you to all the staff and parents who came on the day to support our students. Of course, a big CONGRATULATIONS and WELL DONE to all of our medal winners and competitors. Even if you didn’t come first, second or third, you made our school proud through your effort and determination.

 

Our Medal Winners

Natalia - 2nd (7 Years)

Natoli - 1st (9 Years)

Mireya - 3rd (10 Years)

Serena - 4th (11 Years)

Achel - 2nd (12 Years)

Filip - 3rd (11 Years)

Mrs Jo Capon

Teacher

Excursion to Docklands

On Tuesday the 26/6/18, Year 2/3C and Year 3MC students went on an excursion to Docklands. Here is a snapshot of what happened and what we thought of the day:

 

Matteo: We rode the train all the way to the city the excursion to Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Star, walked in the city and went on the tram. I was excited in the train because of the fun we had.

Mikael: We had to walk all the way (to the Star and Etihad Stadium from Southern Cross Station). We went there because we were learning about Victoria. I liked walking so I got exercise and seeing birds because I love nature.

 

Lexie: I went to Etihad Stadium (and soon to be Marvel Stadium). I know it is so cool that it is going to be Marvel Stadium, do you think so?

Jacy: Etihad Stadium is a big place. People play footy and soccer and cricket there. I liked it. It was good. It was interesting.

 

Valerie: I mostly liked the footy ground because it was so big and I like big spaces because I liked the wind and it felt cool. At Etihad Stadium, I learnt to play sports more.

Keira: When we were on the Melbourne Star, we saw the Eureka Skydeck. And we saw all of the towers. And we were so high that was the third highest thing that I have been on. I was also a little bit scared because we were almost in the sky. And I felt that the Melbourne Star was about to fall.

 

Jasmine: On the Melbourne Star, I looked at the cars and the people were small. I was interested by the people that were small.

 

Talulah: My class was so happy to go on the Melbourne Star. When my group went on the Melbourne Star, we could not sit down because we were so happy.

 

Theo: It had little carriages that you can in and there is a good view that you can see the buildings. It was very high and it felt like I was flying.

 

Penny: The Melbourne Star is a ferris wheel. I was drawing landmarks there. I was bored because I was on the ferris wheel. The ferris wheel was so slow. Boring. But i loved the view. I learned that Melbourne has lots of buildings.

Mr. Chang: Thank you to Ms. Camps, Ms. Millien, Ms. Anna, Ms. Glenore, Ms. Keziah and our parent helpers, Ms. Krystelle, Ms. Helen, Ms. Rebeca, Ms. Louissa and Mr. James. The day would not have been such a success without these people!

Mr Darrell Chang

Year 2/3C Teacher

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