Principal's Message

Welcome back one and all!

Welcome one and all to the final term of 2020 and it is set to be a quick, busy, fun and exciting term indeed. Already, there have been some new announcements that have engendered a lot of head spinning amongst the staff this week as we chop and change plans. 

Here are some of the major changes

Prep to Year 7, VCE, VCAL students

These lovelies are back onsite with us starting on Monday the 12th of October.

 

Year 8 to 10 students

These wonderful students are back onsite with us starting on Monday the 26th of October.  Now this is great news for sure. 

 

So from the start of Week 4, Heritage College will once again be back in action, with all cylinders firing.  Hooray!

What Do You Think?

A few changes I would like you to comment on:

Presentation night for Heritage College is likely going to be a combined event this year and will take place in Week 9. This will give us an opportunity to farewell our Year 12’s, congratulate our Year 6’s and appreciate individual student achievements all in one night.  This year, presentation night will look very different. It is likely going to be a mix of live video feed and pre-recorded footage.  Please let us know what you think by filling out the form below, or email:

s.aiono@heritagecollege.vic.edu.au.

 

Have Your Say

 

Next Monday October 12th, you will receive an email regarding a very important survey for Heritage College.  

 

This is your chance to have a say regarding your school. What can we do better? What can we change to improve the College?  What things are we doing well in?  

 

This survey is called the Insight SRC Survey and is extremely valuable in regards to our growth and development as a College. 

 

So if you could please spare 30 minutes to complete the survey it would be very much appreciated.  In fact, we will even look after your children while you complete the survey!  Drop your children off to school next Monday and voila...time for the survey granted!  

 

Thanks again for being awesome and adding your voice to our improvement process. 

Finally,

 
Psalms 107:1
“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever”.

 

Mr Sonny Aiono

Principal

The True Aim of Adventist Education:                                              “To Improve Handwriting!”

 

As a young teacher, facilitating handwriting lessons was always fun.  It was typically the calmest lesson, with the highest student engagement and free from any stress!  Handwriting is such an important skill for students to develop.  However, this is not the handwriting I am referring to as the true aim of Adventist Education.  Ellen White highlights in her book ‘The Desire of Ages’ the importance of true handwriting:

 

In the beginning, God was revealed in all the works of creation. It was Christ that spread the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth...And upon all things in earth, and air, and sky, He wrote the message of the Father's love...Now sin has marred God's perfect work, yet that handwriting remains..." 
Desire of Ages, p. 20

 

It is Jesus’ handwriting that is in all of creation. God's handwriting therefore exists in all of our students. The handwriting here refers to the infinitely righteous character of God Himself.

Furthermore, Ellen White states that “The true object of education is to restore the image of God in the soul...” Christian Education, p. 63.  We could accurately rephrase this statement to say that the true object of education is to restore God's handwriting in the soul of the student.  What an amazing mission to have as an educator!

 

Consequently, I believe, that Adventist Education exists today, to allow Christ-like teachers, caring parents and champion ancillary staff, working collaboratively with each other and in conjunction with God’s divine purpose, to provide the most conducive environment, for God Himself to restore His infinitely righteous and loving character in His precious children, or in other words - to restore God's handwriting

 

Mr Sonny Aiono

Principal