At Heritage College, we are interested not only in academic success but in setting our students up for life. That includes helping each student to discover the type of person they want to be, not just the type of job they want to have. Our values-based curriculum is at the very core of what we do.
Our primary teachers focus on the individual. They look to further each child’s strengths while providing support in other areas. Heritage College follows the Australian Curriculum with the addition of one subject, the Bible. We call it Encounter as it is our hope that every child will have an ‘encounter’ in their walk with God.
Using Christ’s example, Heritage College seeks to provide a holistic education for an abundant life, and as such, we live and speak the language of our values. The college community selected Excellence, Resilience, Respect and Service and students are encouraged to live these values daily. Each student has an understanding of college values and they are discussed in the classroom, in the playground, at home. We encourage students to apply these values in different situations, asking “what does excellence look like?” or “how does respect sound?”
There are many opportunities to develop and extend your child’s skills, interests and capabilities at Heritage College. Athletics, Gymnastics and Swimming lessons are available for primary-years students, along with a range of team sports. We are also a member of School Sports Victoria, providing an opportunity for students who excel in a particular field to progress towards State Championships.
There are opportunities to grow in Leadership, including participation in the Year 5 Buddies program with Early Learners, Peer Support and Student Representative Council. Nominations for House Captains and School Captains are held annually.
Heritage College also offers a vibrant Arts program in the Primary years. Students participate in a range of Performing Arts activities with the option to perform in the Student Band and Choir ensembles. Performances are held throughout the year to showcase student talent and musical development. In Visual and Media Arts, student artworks are proudly displayed around the college.
We believe that service to others matters. We recognise and commemorate annual days including Clean Up Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and support several community projects. Our focus on service to others culminates in a Service Trip to Nepal in Year 12.
Our parent community says they appreciate how Heritage College feels like a big family. If you are considering Heritage College for your child, we look forward to speaking with you.
Mr Roger Sevenhuysen
Deputy Principal, Primary