Heritage College is a co-educational educational institution operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as part of its worldwide system of Christian Schools. It is open to any student who wishes to study and learn within a Christian environment. The college currently has over 500 students enrolled and offers broad curricular and co-curricular programs from Prep-Year 12.
Heritage College provides pastoral care for students through the National School Chaplaincy Program. Heritage College is registered with the VRQA and is a member of Adventist Schools Australia. Seventh-Day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Ltd is responsible for appointing permanent staff and supervising teaching standards. The School Council is responsible for managing the college, student enrolment and providing suitable facilities in which the College can operate efficiently and safely. Responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the college rests with the Principal and Staff.
History of college development
1999: Heritage College commences operations at the Narre Warren South campus.
2009: College expands to deliver secondary-level education to Year 12. The premiere Year 12 class graduates at Heritage College, Officer campus.
2010: Multi-Purpose Centre built at Narre Warren South campus with support from the Federal Government. The first Prep students graduated in Year 12 of the same year.
2012: Land for the Officer campus was acquired. Building commences on a new Arts and Technology Precinct, including Food, Textiles, Art, Media and Design/Technology learning spaces. Two sports ovals were established.
2013: Prep is offered for the first time at the Officer campus. All Secondary classes transfer from the Narre Warren South campus. Narre Warren South campus becomes primary-level focused.
2015: Building works completed on two projects at Officer campus (Science Labs and Primary building).
2016: Science Labs were officially opened in February 2016 and became part of the Arts and Technology precinct at the Officer campus.
2017: The first year of the 3 and 4-Year-Old Kinder program commences at the Early Learning Centre, Officer campus. Primary students move from the Early Learning Centre into purpose-built Primary classrooms.
2018: Multi-Purpose Centre works conclude at Officer campus.
2019: Classes run at each year level from Prep to year 12 at the Officer campus. The Multi-Purpose Centre was officially opened in August 2019 with a Grand Opening ceremony.
2020: Two infrastructure projects commence with the support of the Victorian State Government's Building Grants program: the Primary redevelopment at the Officer campus and the Early Learning Centre at Narre Warren South campus.
2021: The new Early Learning Centre commenced operations with a Grand Opening at the Narre Warren South campus in May 2021. The new Officer Campus Primary Precinct will triple the current Primary infrastructure at the Officer campus. The project was completed in Term 1 2021.