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As educators we are always looking for ways to positively improve student outcomes. One simple, but very effective way, is providing effective and purposeful feedback in classrooms. It has been proven that in giving feedback to students during the learning process, it positively increases the learning and guides the student toward the next learning goal of that lesson. Feedback in summative and formative manners are seen as powerful tools in affecting change.

In the coming weeks, the college will have access to the 2019 NAPLAN results. As you may recall, these tests are curriculum-based assessments that provide valuable information about student capabilities. The results from these tests help inform the teaching and learning over the coming weeks and the data received will be examined and used by teachers to help us better support student outcomes. Individual results for Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will be distributed once they are received.

We again reminded families that the NAPLAN testing is only one form of assessment, conducted at one particular point in time, and that at Holy Trinity Lutheran College the assessment of a child is an ongoing process whereby teachers employ a range of methods in assessing each child’s progress. As a college I look forward to the opportunity in addressing any challenge that may arise from these results, while still recognising and celebrating the strengths of the programs we currently have at our school.
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Mr Daniel Weller, Principal
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What makes you different and special?
We are all different and we like different things. Some people like the cold, the wind and the rain. Others only really start to live when it is hot and sunny. Some people like meat and vegies, others only like chocolate and ice cream! (Or is that everybody?!) Some people love sport, others love music. Some people love the theatre and movies. Others love nature and the outdoors.

Don’t you think it would be boring if we were all the same? Isn’t it good that we are different? It makes our world so much more interesting and exciting, if not at times challenging! But some people can find differences uncomfortable, even a little threatening.

God made all of us different for a reason. He has a plan and a purpose for each and every one of us (Jeremiah 29:11). So we can accept, embrace and celebrate our differences.

This is the encouragement of God’s Word. ‘Honour God, by accepting each other, as Christ has accepted you’ (Romans 15:7). Did you notice that? Our accepting of each other and our differences, actually brings honour to God! As we accept each other, we celebrate God’s goodness. We acknowledge him to be the creator and author of our differences.

Know yourself, your loves, your passions, the things you are good at. Thank and praise God that he has made you the way you are. Celebrate the unique person that you are. Use your gifts and abilities for the good of others. As you do, you will be bringing honour and glory to God.

Prayer
We thank you Father that you made each one of us just the way we are. Thank you that you love us just as we are. Lead us to acknowledge and celebrate our differences. Help us to use these differences to complement others and for the good of all. As we live together with our differences may we be bringing glory to you, the creator of us all. Amen.
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 4 August
    9am: Same God Different Service with Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 7 August
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 9 August
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 6JN
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Library refurbishment
Over the past 12 months, a number of our staff have attended Agile Learning Tours in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria with other educators from Lutheran schools to explore flexible, student centred learning environments. Over the coming week, the HTLC Library will be refurbished to create learning spaces which promote collaboration and creativity. We encourage parents and friends of the school to come by and see the new library furnishings from Week 5. I would like to thank Mrs Jaci Gabbe for the hours she has put in to coordinating this refurbishment.

Wimmera Eisteddfod
Last weekend a number of our students competed in the Wimmera Eisteddfod. Congratulations to all students who entered the competition, especially those who placed in the judging of each section. I commend you all for the time, commitment and confidence demonstrated through your preparation for and involvement in this event.

Book Week in Week 8
HTLC will be celebrating Book Week from 2–6 September 2019. This year’s Book Week theme is Reading is my Super Power. We will be having the Scholastic Book Fair in the library throughout the week and celebrating with a special Book Week dress up day on Wednesday 4 September. We encourage all students to start thinking about a costume to wear to celebrate their favourite book. If you are able to assist with the Book Fair, please return the slip that has been sent home or contact the office.

Junior School Concert—Foundation to Year 3
Save the date! Students in Foundation to Year 3 will be performing in the Junior School Concert on Thursday 19 September. There will be a matinee performance during the day and evening performance commencing at 7pm.

Chapel
This morning Year 3AD led Chapel with a focus on Jesus calming the storms in our lives, based on Matthew 8:2-28. Next week Year 6JN will be leading Chapel with a focus on Jesus calling us to serve him and other people, based on Matthew 9:35-38. We encourage students to bring a small offering. We hope you can join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Misha Carter FMS: Angus Heard FLS: Rylie Petrass 1CR: Alyssa Stewart 1EH: Judd Oakley, Fletcher Penhall 1KR: Solomon Isham 2MB: Axal Henskes, Jenna Lockhart 2NH: Maya Shepherd 3AD: Ben Smith 3CD: Yarli Nelson 3JK: Kirrily Dandy 4EH: Eli Bailey, Lucy Pietsch 4JM: Jardy Ellis, Ella Johns 5AG: Oliver Inkster, August Koch 5DT: Harrison Hoffmann 6CT: Cadi Streeter 6JN: Dara Heang, Jacob Rudolph Art: Emily Liston Chinese: Milla Carter, Ruby McAuliffe Digital Technology: Toby Uebergang Performing Arts: Eliza Shaw PE: William Koch, Liam Richardson

Jing Bear Award: Max Bunworth

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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Transforming Horsham Forum
On Wednesday, the Middle School Captains (Maddy Toet, Ryan Pfitzner, Zyla Nelson and Lance McBride) attended a Transforming Horsham Forum held by Horsham Rural City Council. The students were briefed about the City to River Project before they were given the opportunity to make suggestions on proposed changes to the water frontage around key areas such as the Soundshell, Botanical Gardens, City Oval and Showgrounds.

The students gave their thoughts and suggestions on proposed changes such as cafes, water play areas, walkways, sporting upgrades and more. This was an engaging opportunity for the group to put forward their ideas and to also make suggestions on what they would like to see implemented. Thank you to the Council for presenting this opportunity to the students and we will no doubt watch with interest to see how the Project evolves over the coming years.
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Year 9 Humanities
As part of the Year 9 and 10 Humanities program, students had the pleasure of listening to two engaging guest speakers from the History Teachers Association of Victoria. Lambis Englezos, a retired Melbourne teacher, explained what war was like on the western front. Specifically, he focused on the archaeological investigation undertaken to identify and reinter some 200 Australian and 50 British soldiers from the lost Australian Battalion of Fromelles. These soldiers were originally buried in a mass grave at Pheasant Wood by German troops in 1916 and significant physical, scientific and political obstacles had to be overcome. Kaye, a former history teacher, spoke on the Changi prison camp and her personal connection to this part of Australian history through the experiences of her father, a surviving POW from the camp. Kaye is also a key driving force behind encouraging students to enter the Premier's Spirit of ANZAC Prize and we are hoping students in Year 9 and 10 will take up the opportunity to enter this competition in Term 3 as part of their Humanities studies.
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Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Year 10 2020—VCE Subject Acceleration Application Form
Students seeking additional academic challenge are able to consider the option of undertaking the study of a VCE subject in Year 10. This decision should be undertaken with the support of school staff and with a thorough understanding of the commitment and requirements of study at this level. These forms are available from Main Reception and should be returned to the college by Monday 12 August.

Year 11 2020
This term is a busy time for our current Year 10 students who will be undertaking their selection of either a VCE or VCAL pathway for 2020. The pathways selection process will occur as follows:
  • Friday 9 August: Subject selection form issued.
  • Wednesday 14 August: Subject Selection Information Evening for current Year 10 parents and students.
  • Thursday 15 August: Subject conferences with staff to support selection. Staff will be available from 2.30–4.30pm to speak with students regarding contents and expectations for both VCE and VCAL subjects.
  • Wednesday 21 August: VCAL Information Evening
  • Friday 23 August: Subject selection forms are due no later than today. On receipt of these forms, a decision will be made regarding the subjects that will run in 2019, determined largely by the level of student interest.
Try VET Day—Year 10 2020
Try VET Day once again provided a valuable opportunity for some of our students to experience courses offered by local providers. Our students participated in Sport and Recreation, Health, Building and Construction, Automotive, Engineering, Screen and Media, Furniture Making, Kitchen Operations, Agriculture and Plumbing, Plumbing and Automotive courses with students from schools across the Wimmera. These students will have the opportunity to enrol in courses for 2020 as a part of their Year 10 studies. Enrolment will be later this term.
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Morrisby career profiling
Last week, all Year 10 students completed the Morrisby Careers Analysis Testing. Over the past few years we have found that the results provide an accurate profile of each student. The comprehensive report provided by Morrisby offers a detailed outline to understand personal strengths and preferences and a valuable guide to initial pathways planning. Students and parents are also able to access their reports and further personal careers guidance information at www.morrisby.com.au.

Reports and interviews Term 3
Interim reports will be sent home in Week 9 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 17 September and Thursday 19 September, during the final week of Term 3.

Absences
While these are often unavoidable, please ensure the school is notified as VCE absences should be approved where possible. Students are reminded that it is imperative that they maintain contact with staff where possible and make every effort to catch up on missed coursework. In the case where a student is required to leave school during the day, notice should be received by the administration staff prior to the student’s departure from the premises.

Senior School MVP: Abbey Hawker

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Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

Touch training with Touch Football Victoria
Our Year 4 students had the opportunity to participate in some expert coaching in the sport of Touch Football on Monday with state coach and representative from Touch Football Victoria, David Diack. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we thank Senior School Sport Coordinator, Mr Matt McLoughlin, for organising this and giving the opportunity for our junior students to be involved.

Training session reminders
A reminder that our All-Stars Senior Hoop Time team training sessions are being held every Tuesday lunch time in the Multi-Purpose Centre in preparation for their competition in November. Please ensure that team members bring their drink bottles and sport shoes for every training session.

Badminton
Congratulations to Edie Mason, Lexie Heard, Stephanie Wundke, Zara Nichols, Angus Norton, Aiden Richardson, Darcy Both and Kyren Parish who will be representing HTLC in our Badminton Tournament on Tuesday 3 September at Horsham 298 Campus. These students will be training every Monday at lunch in the Multi-Purpose Centre. Please ensure that team members bring their drink bottles and sport shoes for every training session.


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T20 Blast Cricket will be making a comeback again this year. Our Year 3 and 4 students will have an opportunity to participate in this competition on Tuesday 17 September and our Year 5 and 6s on Tuesday 15 October. Students are reminded to keep an eye out for team sign up sheets and further information.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

As the year rolls on, the Super Sport Cup is beginning to gain momentum as we head towards crunch time. Mallee took out the victory in Touch Football before the holidays, but Tuesday saw the students and staff face off for the first time in 2019. In the end, the fitness and extra numbers on the student’s team allowed them to overcome the staff and claim an early lead in the defence of their title from last year.

This week the Volleyball competition kicked off, with the three houses again fielding teams of students from Year 7 to 12 as they work to earn important house shield points and Super Sport Cup competition points. It was a slow start to the competition, with many serves being enough to win points, but the students soon found their rhythm and some good rallies developed. Mallee took out the honours for round one, winning both of their matches comfortably and stretching their lead at the top of the Super Sport Cup table.

David Diack from Touch Football Victoria visited HTLC during the week to run an introduction to coaching Touch Football session with our Senior School students after school. The students enjoyed participating in the session and learning skills and activities involved with teaching Touch Football, and were also informed of job opportunities targeted specifically at university students involving coaching Touch Football.

Good luck to our Pedal Prix team as they head to Dimboola this weekend for the 6-hour HPV/EEV expo. It will be a great opportunity for students to get back in the HPVs and see how their fitness is holding up ahead of a very busy couple of months ahead. Thanks to BayWa r.e Global, the team’s Gold Sponsor, for assisting us in the preparation for this event.
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Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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Term 3 canteen roster
8 August: Chang Shu
15 August: Nadine Hoffmann
22 August: Christine Puls
29 August: Penny Penfold
5 September: Mellita Sachse
12 September: Vanessa Kerberling
19 September: Ange Carter

Late lunch orders
Late lunch orders are no longer able to be processed. If students forget to hand their orders in in the morning their parents will be contacted to bring in some lunch for them.
Net Set Go Week
It’s Net Set Go Week this week and to celebrate Horsham City Netball are hosting a Come & Try Net Set Go & Boys Netball session. The sessions will be hosted by Netball Victoria’s Jayden Cowling, member of the Victorian and Australian Mens Netball Team.

Friday 2nd August, 4—5pm
Horsham City Netball Court, Park Drive

This is a great opportunity for any boys interested in playing netball and also any girls wanting to start Net Set Go or HCNA netball next year.
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