Heritage College News

21 November 2019
Term 4 Week 7 2019

Keep up to date with the latest news at Heritage College. Narre Warren South and Officer Campus.

Staff Spotlight
Dates to Remember
General Information
Combined Campus Reports
From the ELC
From Narre Warren South
From the Officer Primary Campus
From the Secondary Campus
Heritage College
(03) 9796 0100
333 Centre Road
Narre Warren South, VIC, 3805
AU

Staff Spotlight

 

Dates to Remember

November

Sunday, 24th November

Nepal Trip Commences

 

Tuesday, 26th November

OCP Prep Orientation Day 4

 

Wednesday, 27th November

2020 Year 7 Classroom Orientation

December

Tuesday, 3rd December

Primary Swimming Carnival

 

Wednesday, 4th December

2020 Classroom Orientation Years 1-6

Year 6 Celebration Dinner

 

Thursday, 5th December

Nepal returns

 

Monday, 9th December

Service Projects Secondary

Presentation Night (NWS)

 

Tuesday, 10th December

Service Projects Secondary

Presentation Night (OC)

Last Day Term 4

 

Friday, 13th December

Staff Christmas Function

Staff Finish

 

Tuesday, 17th December

Offices Close

 

Thursday, 19th December

ELC Closed

Important 2020 Dates

Tuesday, 21st January

Registration Day

14th - 17th April

Curriculum and Professional Development Week - Student Free Week

General Information

Student Absences

If your child is unable to attend school on a specific day, please email absences@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au by 9:30am with the child's name, year level and reason for absence.  Thank you.

Canteen - LAST WEEK, WEEK 8

The last week for Canteen this year will be Week 8.

 

Thank you.

 

Term 4 Menu

PB4L Value Awards

Week 7

Prep WV - Kruiz

Year 3/4C - Shanali

Year 5/6K - Faye

Year 1W - Marti for Resilience and Hosea T for Excellence

Year 3MC - Emmanuella

Year 4CP - Camerid for Respect

Year 5W - Aled for Resilience and Connor for Respect

Year 5/6RP - Amelia and Railee for Respect

Year 6E - Jalane and Reign 

Parent Feedback

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 feedback@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

ZUU

 

Artistic Afternoon

 

 

Combined Campus Reports

Year 7 Orientation Day
Wednesday, 27th November 2019

Save the date!

 

Current Year 6 students, as well as new students enrolled for Year 7 at Heritage College in 2020, are invited onto campus for Year 7 Orientation Day on Wednesday 27 November.  Orientation Day is an opportunity to meet secondary teaching staff, make new friends and become familiar with classrooms and facilities on campus before the new school year begins.

 

New students will be partnered up with buddies to enjoy a day as the newest Heritage College students.

 

Planned activities for the day include:

💥 Q&A discussion panel with Year 7’s in the Library

💥 Team Building Sessions with Year 7 Coordinators

💥 Mixed sports on the field and in the Multi-Purpose Centre

 

If you have any queries, please contact our friendly reception team on 9796 0100.

 

It's going to be a great day!


Miss Lafaitele and the Year 7 team

Premier Colour Run Event 2019

A big goal was set for the campus to raise $15,000 this year to support the Year 12 Service Trip to Nepal. 

 

After totalling all monies to date, we reached the amazing final result of $14,280! 

 

Thanks to all students, staff, families and friends who raised funds, participated, marshalled, traded drinks and icypoles, provided first aid and supported the event in general for this year!

 

Plans are already underway for the next Colour Run Event to support Service Trip for the class of 2020, to be held in Term 2. Information will be circulated in Term 1. 

 

If you would like to participate in assisting with the event for Term 2, please see Miss Taylor on Registration Day (21 January) to sign up and collect volunteer information.

 

Official event photos can be found on the Heritage College Facebook page here

 

Miss Elyse Taylor

VCE Coordinator

Cardinia Christmas Hamper Program

 

Stand Tall Fun Day

 

Home and School Committee

We are looking for parents who would like to help plan family events for the school next year - would you have some spare time to lend a hand for a Famly Picnic Fun Day, planned for February?

 

Please complete this quick Google Form to register your interest as part of the planning team.

 

Pania and Carmel

Home and School Committee

Summer Holidays are Coming!

Holidays are coming... time to plan for Vacation Care!

 

With Term 4 drawing to a close, it's important to start planning some fun over the holiday period whilst mums and dads are working.

 

Officer campus provides a full Vacation Care program that runs during the Summer holidays. Delivered by Miss Kellie and her team, there are five weeks full of activities planned. There's an excursion to Cranbourne Gardens, Crazy Hair Day, Candle Making, Scavenger Hunt, Master Chef Cooking Day, Games days, Sports days 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.

 

It's affordable.

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 vacationcare@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

 

We can't wait to see you over the holidays!


Miss Kellie and the Vacation Care Team

Heritage College on Facebook

Did you know that Heritage College has received over 900 likes and is growing each day? 

 

We welcome contributions by our parent community on our Facebook page. Remember if you ‘Like’, ‘Comment’ and ‘Share’, then our content has a higher chance of being seen by others in your friendship groups and beyond. 

 

We also welcome parent reviews on our Facebook page, so if you love your school, let us know and leave us a star rating.

 

Mrs Fiona Spence

Community Engagement Officer

Road to Bethlehem

 

From the ELC

Community Involvement in our Kinder this week

Community Involvement was a focus in Kinder this week, with a visit to Millhaven Aged Care and our parents visiting the centre. 

 

The Kinder children had a special visitor recently who taught some letter 'R' activities. Thanks to Mrs Munro, who also taught about the water cycle and how God had created a way to always recycle water on earth. They also enjoyed a wonderful science activity about the rainbow. Using the density of sugar in water, the children were able to make a rainbow layered jar! How amazing! 

 

It was great to have our parent community support their children as they participated in with the school-wide Colour Run event recently. The event raised money for the Year 12 Nepal Service Trip in December.  What a great day everyone had! God rained down His blessings on the school that day with a great supportive atmosphere and genuine school spirit! 

 

 

Once again, the children enjoyed a visit to the local Millhaven Aged Care facility in Pakenham. Children shared activities with the residents and enjoyed getting to know their older buddies!

 

 

Thank you so much for the support of our parent community. If you have a special skill, talent or story to share, please let our team of educators know. It gives your child a real boost in their sense of belonging and connection to home within the kinder.

 

Miss Vanessa

Fees for 2020

If you’re joining us for 2020, or know someone who is interested, we now have our updated fee schedule available on our website. You can find the link here: https://heritagecollege.vic.edu.au/learning/elc/

 

Miss Vanessa

Early Learning Centre

Vacation Care

With Term 4 drawing to a close, it's important to start planning some fun over the holiday period whilst mums and dads are working.

 

Officer campus provides a full Vacation Care program that runs during the Summer holidays. Delivered by Miss Kellie and her team, there are five weeks full of activities planned. There's an excursion to Cranbourne Gardens, Crazy Hair Day, Candle Making, Scavenger Hunt, Master Chef Cooking Day, Games days, Sports days 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.

 

It's affordable. 

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 vacationcare@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

 

We can't wait to see you over the holidays!

 

Miss Kellie and the Vacation Care Team

From Narre Warren South

Hands on Science

Years 1 and 2 were very excited to have Ms Lynn come in and teach us about materials and mixing this week! We were able to observe and classify different materials and identify the use and purpose of materials including mixing, separating and recycling. First we discussed any prior knowledge of "materials" and sorted materials based on physical properties. Then we explored ways to change the shape of paper to make a container.

 

Next we investigated the results of different mixing techniques, as well as, the effect of water on various materials. Finally we explored different ways of separating mixtures including magnetism and sieving.

 

All the experiments were really fun and we had such a great time consolidating and building on our understanding of "Materials & Mixing"! 

 

Ms Wold & Ms K

New Version of Advanced Australia Fair

Mr Eales, Ms Wold and our NWS student leaders have introduced our campus to a new verse of our National Anthem.

 

Students are learning the words with the help of giant cue cards. We invite all our families to ‘drop in’ one Monday morning to join us for assembly.

 

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Piano Concert

 

ASA Spelling Bee

There was a hive of activity on the first day back from the long weekend as students from Years 3-6 participated in the annual Adventist Schools Australia Spelling Bee. The top spellers from each grade went up against each other with our Years 3’s and 4’s first ‘buzzing in’.

 

There were some very difficult words that they had to spell. For our middle primary students, the word that got them stuck was ‘queue’. In the Years 5 and 6 competition, most got stuck on the third word, ‘bough’. In the end, our top spellers’ results will be put up against all Adventist Schools Australia-wide and there will be an overall winner announced later in the term.

 

We would like to thank the following students for participating in this event as they have worked hard all year to get this far and to be nominated.

 

Year 3MC

Year 4CP

Year 5W

Year 5/6 RP

Year 6E

Allegra

James

Mwakwe

Shanaei

Loretta

Nyashadzashe

Rachelle A

Aadesh

Darara

Natoli

Shanel

Aishati

Kenna T

Tiana

Wade

Arshveer

Evelina

Jesse

Uluak

 

I would also like to thank Ms Robertson, Mrs Mousaco and Mrs Stadnik for assisting me throughout the tournament and helping to make it run as smoothly as it did. We all cannot wait for the overall results to come in.

 

Mr Andrew Waldrip

Spelling Bee Co-ordinator NWS

NWS Campus Student Leadership Speeches

Many of our Year 5 students have swallowed their nerves to apply for student leadership positions in 2020. The process has required students to complete a written application along with a 2 minute speech addressing their peers and teachers.

 

Mr Roger Sevenhuysen

Deputy Principal Primary

Earthquake Disaster

If you had come into the Year 6 classroom at Narre Warren South, you would have been surprised to see the teacher trying to destroy the student’s towers by shaking them vigorously, but it was all part of the plan.

 

Year 6 students during their unit on Natural Disasters were given the design brief of building a tower using only straws, hot glue, and string that was over 40cm tall and had to come in under a cost of $50,000. This tower had to survive a series of 3 simulated earthquakes.

 

The designs were of varied and interesting designs and all survived the first two earthquakes, but only 3 groups survived the final earthquake.

 

Please look at some of the videos of our experiments.

 

Ms Janet Robertson

Year 5/6RP Teacher

Brekkie Club

 

From the Officer
Primary Campus

Term 4 Dates to Remember and General Information

Please make a note of the dates and events below that apply to your child/ren.

 

Uniform Term 4

  • Weeks 4-9: Full Summer Uniform - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; Sport Uniform -  Tuesday and Friday

  • Prep students wear Sport Uniform every day

Traffic Light Lunch Boxes Reminder

  • 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

When students have healthy ‘brain-food’ we notice that they are able to concentrate longer on learning and participate in learning without becoming tired. 

 

Events & Special Days in Term 3: Reminders will be sent home closer to each date/event

  • Lunch Orders Orders in weekly on a Monday and food is delivered fresh on Wednesday

  • School Banking Every Thursday

  • 2020 Prep Orientation - Tuesday, 26th November (Day 4 of 4)

  • 2020 Year 7 Orientation - Wednesday, 27th November - Full Day

  • Swimming Carnival - Tuesday, 3rd December

  • 2020 Orientation Day - Wednesday, 4th December: Current Prep-Year 5 students

  • Year 6 Celebration - Wednesday evening, 4th December (Students and Parents invited)

  • Combined Assembly - Friday, 6th December: Includes Chapel, Assembly & Lunch provided

  • OCP Water Fun! - Monday, 9th December

  • Last Day Term 4 - Tuesday, 10th December

  • OC Presentation Night - Tuesday, 10th December (6pm start)

If you know of family or friends who are interested in enrolling their child at Heritage College Officer Campus, please encourage them to make contact with the College as classes for 2020 have limited spaces. 

 

Mrs Kim Nuske

3IC

 

From the Secondary Campus

Heritage Farewells Secondary Exchange Students

In Term 3, Heritage College welcomed Exchange Students from Meiho High School in Tokyo. This week is their last on campus before they return home.

 

Hosted by families from within the school community, Exchange Students Nanaha, Shogo, Yuka and Akane spent Terms 2 and 3 with the Year 10 cohort and engage in a number of activities, learning from the Australian curriculum on campus. While off-campus during their downtime, the students learn about Australian culture and lifestyle, foods and recreational activities.  

 

Amidst their studies, Exchange Students practice English with their coordinator, Jenny Topperwien from Australian Institute of International Understanding (AIIU). This usually takes the form of practical activities and regular outings to practise speaking to the public or to gain information that they can come back into school and talk about.

 

The students are interested in how sport can unite friends, families, cultures, countries and even nations, as Tokyo is named as the official host of the 2020 Olympics.

 

Ms Topperwien derives enjoyment from her work with the students, saying, “I really enjoy teaching as it gives me the freedom to be creative and the power to be guided by the students. I also meet new families and make new friends”.  Ms Topperwien is also quick to praise the culture of the college: “I love how the staff at Heritage College see the good in everyone”.

 

Secondary students will have the chance to hear farewells from the Exchange Students in Secondary Chapel from 10.15am in the MPC, Officer campus.

 

The students time on campus will conclude with the Year 10 students hosting a Farewell party on Friday 22 November with Host Families. Please remember to say your goodbyes if you see them on campus before the end of the week. 

 

David Nuske

Years 9/10 Level Leader

 

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