Changing of the Guard: Secondary Campus Staffing Changes
As seen in last week’s newsletter, the Secondary Campus staff threw a baby shower for Mrs Palolo Sione who is soon to be heading off on maternity leave for the rest of this year. Her final day of teaching is Thursday the 4th of June. We wish Palolo and her husband Alex the very best as they make final preparations to welcome their first child, a baby girl, in the days to come.
From Tuesday the 9th of June, Mr Evan Varty will be taking on the role of ‘Acting Year 7/8 Level Leader’ in Mrs Sione’s absence. To fit this role into his already busy schedule, Mr Varty will be stepping away from teaching his Year 8 English class.
Joining our team while Mrs Sione is on leave, we welcome Miss Sarah Perry. Miss Perry is an alumnus of our sister Seventh-day Adventist school, Nunawading Christian College, completing her Year 12 studies in the same cohort as our very own Miss Maggs. She completed her studies in teaching at Monash University, graduating with Honours. Miss Perry has a love for Humanities as well as English, is a self-proclaimed nerd when it comes to history (especially from World War II onwards) and enjoys basketball, soccer and volleyball. Miss Perry will be teaching VCE History, Year 7, 8 and 10 Humanities, Year 8 English and Year 7/8 Sport.
Also taking some additional time out of the classroom in Mrs Sharlene Stratford. Mrs Stratford is very passionate about art and is presently undertaking further studies, seeking to obtain her Master’s degree in Art Therapy. Also as of Thursday the 4th of June, Mrs Stratford will be with us just two days a week which will see her stepping back from teaching Year 7 Art in order to complete the placement component of her course of study.
Commencing from Tuesday the 9th of June, and dovetailing her work at our Narre Warren South Campus, Mrs Rachel Aiono will be teaching both Year 7 Art and Year 7 Encounter for the rest of 2020. Mrs Aiono has a wide range of experience in teaching right across both Primary and Secondary school. Her two favourite subjects to teach just so happen to be both Art and Encounter.
Please join me in welcoming both Miss Sarah Perry and Mrs Rachel Aiono to the team.
Deputy Principal - Secondary
We would like to remind students and parents that this term we are running a Library Challenge. This is an optional event that students can choose to participate in. A Google Form has been sent to all students for them to fill out to participate in the challenge. Responses will need to be given from students school-based email accounts.
There are three things that need to be completed to have a successful entry:
- Step 1: List 5 books they have read this term.
- Step 2: Remake a book cover of a book they have read this term (can be done by hand or digitally).
- Step 3: Write a book review about one of the books they have read. They will need to include the following information: Title, author/illustrator, a blurb, thoughts on the book and a rating out of 5. This can be submitted as a either a written, audio or video file.
To make this challenge even more exciting there will be a range of prizes available. These include:
- Choice of a book from previous Scholastic Club Issues
- Voucher to Koorong
- And more!
At the end of the form, students have the option to say if they would mind having their work shared in the school newsletter. Early next term, some of these responses may make their way into the newsletter as articles. We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
There’s no need to rush; the competition will remain open until Monday of the last week of Term 2.
Your Heritage College Library Team
Heritage Mountain Bike Program
Over the past several weeks, Heritage College has acquired a fleet of quality mountain bikes that will take the current PE and Sporting programs to the next level! We were fortunate to receive finances to fund this venture and we are looking forward to getting students on the bikes starting in Term 3.
The program has been set up to encourage students to exit their comfort zones more, learn or improve new skills, gain confidence and have tons of fun while they do it! The program would not have been possible without a suitable space to store the equipment and we were blessed to have a new shed installed on the campus.
The shed building project was orchestrated by our elite maintenance team, led by Bob and facilitated by Paul, Cameron and Don. We thank them for their exemplary effort.
This exciting opportunity will open up doors for students who don’t have their own equipment of this type and hopefully offer them some new and fun experiences.
Mr Reuben Sleight