A New Addition to the Heritage College Family
Pr Lagi and his wife Helen welcomed their new baby daughter, Jackie, on Wednesday 22nd July at 1:35pm. Congratulations to the Limu family. She is beautiful and we can't wait to meet her!
Measurement Maths Marathon
At the end of Term 2 students in Year 6RP competed in a Measurement Maths Marathon and here are some photos of the race!
Congratulations to the placegetters:
Equal 3rd: Dannica and Sovann
All enjoyed and were puffed out by the end of the marathon!
Mrs Cate Parkinson
Year 6RP Teacher
Scholastic Book Club
Welcome back to Term 3. To start the term off Scholastic Book Club Issue 5 is here. Due to lockdown we will again be conducting Book Club slightly differently. You can view a PDF of Issue 5 here.
Please place orders Online or via the Scholastic Book Club LOOP app. Unfortunately this means we are unable to take cash orders currently. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Please place orders by the 5th of August. Pick up/delivery of items will be organised from the school when they arrive.
Your Book Club Coordinators,
Penny Tan and Kylie-Ann Martin
Year 11 History
The French Indochina War (1946-1954)
The Year 11 History Class is studying the background to the Vietnam War. Using a giant map of Vietnam, we have been acting out the major French-Vietnamese Battles. Each student represents a different nationality involved in the battles: French, Chinese, American and Viet Minh (Vietnamese). They have to set up their army bases, troops and artillery on the map ready for battles.
Student Recap by Georgia
“The French Indochina War was fought between the French and the Vietminh (Vietnamese communists). The French fought to reclaim Vietnam as a colony, while the Vietnamese struggled for independence. After nine years of fighting, the Vietnamese were led to victory by communist leader, Ho Chi Minh, who publicly declared independence from France. The battle of Dien Bien Phu was a significant turning point in the Indochina War. The battle served to prove that the French were doing the right thing by recolonising Vietnam. However, after a devastating loss, the French were forced to reevaluate their position. This loss led to national humiliation after they underestimated their enemy. For the Vietminh, the battle led to a great victory, raising Vietnamese national pride. The fall of Dien Bien Phu also showed the ‘free world’ the rising threat of communism and annexed efforts to protect and preserve democracy.”
Miss Sarah Perry
VCE History Teacher