From the Officer

Primary Campus

Term 3 Dates to Remember and General Information

Welcome back to school and the start of another new term. The staff at OCP have been busily planning lessons, excursions, outings, sport events and much more for Term 3. Please take note of the dates and events that apply to your child.


Uniform Term 3:

Full Winter 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

School Banking Every Thursday

Gymnastics Lessons 13th & 20 August, 3rd, 10th & 17th September @ OC MPC

7-9th August - Year 5 Camp to Sovereign Hill

14th August - Big Dreams - Book Week Performance @ NWS Campus MPC

19-23rd August - Book Week at OC

23rd August - Book Parade (Dress Up Day) at OC

27th August - OCP Years 3/4 Hooptime Team Competition Day

30th August - Father’s Day Breakfast & Community Walk OCP

2nd September - OCP Years 5/6 Hooptime Team Competition Day

9-13th September - Digital ‘eSmart’ Week

10th September - 2020 Prep Class - Orientation Day 2 of 4

12th September - Open Evening at Officer Campus

17th September - Parent/Teacher Interviews @ OC in the MPC

20th September - Footy Colours Day

20th September - Final Day of Term 3 Finish @ 12:50pm

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 school as classes for 2020 are filling up fast already!

Oasis Camp!

The day was finally here. Tuesday, 30th July. I couldn’t wait! We were going to Oasis Camp up in Mt Evelyn, about a 45 minute drive from our school. We boarded the bus, just in time for us to leave. The whole class wanted to go on the big bus but the other class, 5/6K beat us to it, so we had to go on the other bus.


On the way, the bus driver’s GPS told us she was over the speed limit about 3 times & we all thought it was really funny. When we neared the campsite, I felt a little sleepy but I still managed to stay awake.


We got there and I started thinking about Mr and Mrs Watson. They were the reason we were here, to let us stay. Isn’t that sooo generous? How would you feel if you were invited over to a water park or something like that for a whole day?


I’ve been waiting to write about these activities for so long! I want to get straight into it, so, shall we? I take that as a yes! My group was Group A with Miss Keecher. Our first activity was the flying-fox. When it was my turn, I jumped, then I went went flying like a bird. When I got to the tires, I tried to get myself into a ball but my legs were too weak to lift up. So that’s how my nose & mouth hit the harness, with a CRASH!! It hurt sooo much!


Moving on to the next activity, the milk crate stacking. The idea was to stack as many crates as possible as you climb on it attached to a harness. I got seven crates stacked, not even close the record of twenty-one milk crates, but I still tied my best.


The next activity we did was rock climbing. It looked so easy, but it wasn’t! I was terrified! Even though I was one of the first people to climb, I was STILL TERRIFIED! I’m getting terrified just writing about it, so let’s move on.

We had hot dogs for lunch, they were some of the most delicious vegetarian hot dogs I’ve tasted. We had cookies for dessert, they were good too!


After lunch, our group headed to the reptile house. I just couldn’t wait! When we got there, the keeper told us to be very quiet because the reptiles  didn’t like loud noises. We crept in quietly. The keeper said we could roam around the building for a bit, so that’s what we did. There were many reptiles. We saw snakes, lizards and even turtles! I was extraordinary.


Next, we went on the low ropes course. It was really fun. We were in groups 3. Keira, Beatrice and I spotted Shanali, but then Miss Keecher called me out of the group to spot Tobias. When I got Tobias as my spotter, it was so fun!


Miss Keecher gathered us together to go back to the dining room. When we got back, they announced the winners for the brightest clothes. Lexie and Beatrice won! I was so happy, everyone clapped.


It was time to go back to school. I didn’t want to leave but I had to. I’ll miss Oasis camp and I hope we’ll come back soon.