Heritage College is a co-educational educational institution operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as part of its world-wide system of Christian Schools. It is open to any student who wishes to study and learn within a Christian environment. The college has a current enrolment of over 400 students and offers broad curricular and co-curricular programs from Prep-Year 12. This includes a variety of lunchtime clubs, enrichment programs from Year 3 upwards, and involvement in local Arts and Sports programs. Heritage College continues to provide excellent pastoral support for the students and families in its care through the National School Chaplaincy Program. Heritage College is fully registered with the VRQA, and is a member of Adventist Schools Australia. Seventh-Day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Ltd, is responsible for the appointment of permanent staff and supervision of teaching standards. The local School Council is responsible for the management of the college, student enrolment and for the provision of 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 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 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 February 2016 and became part of the Arts and Technology precinct at 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 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 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 ready for Term 1 2021, and will hold the Grand Opening at a date to be determined.