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Watch this space each week for 
 
“WHAT’S THE BUZZ”!!!
 
Talk to your friends and family about what’s going on at Heritage! 
 
What a great start to the year, as Term 1 comes to anend! We have had lots of events this term: Jesus Celbration in Wauchope, Yr 10 Wee Waa camp, Kindy swimfun day, swimming carnival and LOTS of fundraising for different things around the school. Not to mention anAWESOME bunch of new students that have settled inreally well.We hope you have a great Easter Holiday break and staysafe. We look forward to what next term has to offer.
 
Calendar 
 
Wednesday 30 March – Wednesday 6 April –
 Yr 12 half yearly exams
 Wednesday 6 April –
Casual Clothes Day,
Gold coindonation
. Fundraising for student mountain bike team.
 Thursday 7– Friday 8 April–
Yr 11/12 Visual Arts Stu­dents @ Sydney Art Express Excursion.
 Friday 8 April –
Secondary and Primary cross country
 Friday 8 April –
Last day of school for the term
 School resumes Wednesday 27 April.
 Check out the Community Noticeboard on page 4for something to do in the school holidays.
 
THIS WEEK
at Heritage
 
Tuesday, 5 April 2011 Week BPUBLICITY & NETWORK AGREEMENTS
 Please return all publicity and network agreementforms to the office as soon as possible. If you havenot received these forms please ask at the office.Thankyou.
 OFFICE HOURS–
During the Easter holiday breakthe Heritage office will be open from 9 am—12 pm.
 UNIFORM $5 SPECIALS!
 ­Boys winter long pants­Girls winter long pantsAt the school uniform shop open Tuesday mornings at8.30 am.
 
ICAS
(International Competitions and Assess­ments for Schools)
notes were handed out to stu­dents in Years 3—10 yesterday (Mon 4 April). Clos­ing date for Computer Skills is on Wednesday 27April. Please bring your money in for those who arewishing to compete in Computer Skills. See more on
 ICAS
on pg 3 of the Newsletter.
 1 Peter 1:3 – 5
 
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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord JesusChrist! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into aliving hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ fromthe dead,
4
and into an inheritance that can never perish,spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,
5
who through faith are shielded by God’s power until thecoming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in thelast time.As of Term 2 there will be
Sausage Sizzle & Cup­ cake Day 
every Wednesday.
 SUB & ICY POLE DAY– Wednesday
 
Fundraiser for USA Ministry Trip & Year 5/6 CanberraCamp
 
Subs­ $3Icy Poles­ $1
 
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Contact us:
 33 Mumford Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444PO Box 5598, Port Macquarie 2444Ph: 6583 8277 Fax: 6583 6640Email: admin@heritage.nsw.edu.au
 
 
ATTENTION: PARENTS & VISITORS
 All parents and visitors must sign the visitorssign in/out register at the office on arrival & de­parture. This is for OH&S, safety & evacuationpurposes. Thank you!Please ensure you have completed a currentWorking with Children Check, which needs tobe sighted along with your drivers licence by anoffice staff member when volunteering.
 MORNING PRAYER GROUP
 
Meets every
Tues 9am­10am at school 
to pray. Pleasefeel welcome to come and joinus. Your prayers are important for our school.Below are our Prayer and Praise points:
 
·
Pray for safety over the holiday break
 
·
Pray for Visual Arts Excursion to Sydney onThursday/ Friday, for safety and a great time.
 
·
Praise God for a great first term as childrenhave settled in.HAVE YOU MOVED?
 Changed phone numbers or PostalAddress?Any new details, please update at the office.
 STUDENTS THAT ARE CELEBRATINGTHEIR BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK ARE:
 Emma Cousemacker Samantha GrilliJayden Turner Joel WilliamsSarah GrahamIvan Havlic
 WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY!SCHOOL FEES BY DIRECT DEBIT–EASTER ARRANGEMENTS
 As Good Friday (22April) is a Public Holiday the
direct debit (d/d)
scheduled for that day will be processed thefollowing Wednesday, 27 April.The d/d scheduled for Friday 29 April will proceed as nor­mal.If you have any queries, please contact Leanne at theschool office.Thank You.
 CALL FOR IRONMAN VOLUNTEERS
 Would you like a chance to serve your community? Areyou quick? Are you confident? Are you assertive? Areyou keen? Then the Iron Man Triathlon on Sunday, 1
st
May needs you!If you would like to participate in this event, there are lim­ited places and 2 shifts available – 11am to 3pm OR3pm – 7pm. Please contact Mrs Lestelle Tafai on: 0410507 791 for more details
 RADIO RHEMA CD’S FOR SALE
 Radio Rhema have kindly given the school a CDcontaining all of the student voice­overs used in2010. The majority of these voice­overs were doneby our current Year 5/6 students. If you are unsureif your child’s voice­over is on this CD – we have alist of student names available from the office.These voice­overs range from zoo ads, reciting of student works, general advertising, general inter­views, etc. If you are interested in purchasing acopy of this CD, please contact the office and wecan copy one for you, at the cost of $1. All moniesreceived will be donated towards the Year 6/5 Can­berra Excursion in Term 4.
 A BIG CONGRATULATIONS!
 Congratulations to Wayne Graham, a parent at Heritagewho has just completed a PhD. What a great effort!
 
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NSW PREMIERS READING CHALLENGE
 
Our school has registered to participate theNSW Premier's Reading Challenge.The Premier's Reading Challenge (PRC) is available for all NSW students in Kindergarten–Year 9, in govern­ment, independent, Catholic and home schools. Participation by schools and students is voluntary.The Challenge aims to encourage in students a love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and to enable studentsto experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more andto read more widely.The Premier's Reading Challenge is an initiative of the NSW State government with principal support from theDymocks Literacy Foundation and OPSM and media partner,
The Sun­Herald 
.Each student will have their personal reading log which they can begin immediately and will be able to take homeover the holidays to continue recording their holiday reading.If you have any questions regarding the reading challenge please visit the web sitehttps://products.schools.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html,GoogleNSW Premier's Reading Challenge or speak to Mrs Hazelgrove.
 
ICAS (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools
 
Welcome to the 2011 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). For over 20 years ICAS hastaken place each year in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, the Pacific regionand South Africa. Your child is invited to participate in 2011. ICAS is an initiative of Educational Assessment Aus­tralia (EAA). EAA is a not for profit organisation owned by the University of New South Wales (UNSW).ICAS provides an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessmentsituation. It provides teachers, parents and students with comprehensive reporting of results in Computer Skills,English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling and Writing.All students receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly,their total score as well as their average compared with the rest of the students in the state/region. The student re­port is also useful for highlighting student strengths and weaknesses in the skills and processes in the ICAS theyparticipate in.These documents are suitable for your child to include in a portfolio.High quality UNSW certificates are awarded for each year level in each state/region as follows:
ª
High Distinction to the top 1% of entrants
ª
Distinction to the next 10% of entrants
ª
Credit to the next 20% of entrantsParticipation to all other participating students.All students who achieve the highest score in each state/region receive a UNSW medal. These medals may be pre­sented at UNSW Medal Ceremonies or by your child’s principal at a school assembly.All medals and certificates are awarded at the discretion of EAA.The entry fee per student and competition sitting dates are as follows:Computer Skills 24 May 2011 ($7.70 GST inclusive)Science ­ 8 June 2011 ($7.70 GST inclusive)Spelling 21 June 2011 ($11.00 GST inclusive)Writing ­ 21 June 2011 ($16.50 GST inclusive)English 2 August 2011 ($7.70 GST inclusive)Mathematics 16 August 2011 ($7.70 GST inclusive)All of the above ICAS ($58.30 GST inclusive)

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