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Greetings and blessings to all in our college community.

It is with pleasure that I announce that today a new publication, School Days, will be sent home with students. A remake of the 1990s HTLS publication, Skool Daze, this magazine aims to provide a snap shot of our school for the local and wider community. We are very proud of our college and feel this will provide an excellent opportunity to further connect with our school and the church. I hope that this and future publications will be valued as they show local and wider communities the wonderful things that occur in our college.

Today we farewell five staff as they leave for the Philippines for a service trip. We wish them God’s richest blessing as they spend time away from their families and pray for their safe return in the second week of the holiday break. I also wish the Year 9 students currently in the Philippines a safe trip home this weekend. I hope that the time spent away on this service and learning tour was one of joy and growth. Many thanks to Mr Przibilla and Mrs Kuchel for your guidance and support of these students during this time also.

This week we have recognised Mrs June Cook and Mrs Rosemary Cramer who, over the course of the semester, were called to support the students in 1HN. Their involvement has been greatly appreciated over this time and I wish them a restful break. It is with pleasure that I announce that Miss Kylie Rainsford and Mrs Jo Koschmann will continue to support those Year 1 students during the second semester. I encourage you to join with me in welcoming Miss Rainsford next term.

Now the end of the term is upon us I would like to wish all families a joy filled and safe holiday. May time spent be one of rest and recuperation. I look forward to students returning for the first day of Term 3 on Tuesday 16 July. The whole college opening worship service will commence at 9:05am in the Multi-Purpose Centre. I hope to see you there.
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Mr Daniel Weller, Principal
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My Son Pinocchio JR
Anyone who missed out on watching My Son Pinocchio JR last week missed a real quality production. Congratulations and well done to the 93 participants who were involved. I loved your energy and enthusiasm. It was obvious that you were having fun in performing. That is part of what it is all about.

A special thank you to those who worked tirelessly (but no doubt, stress filled at times!) behind the scenes to make it happen the way it did. The preparing of sets, the learning of parts, the practices, the rehearsal, and then the main event! Well done.

God wants us to find our gifts, to grow in them, and to express them with joy. He delights in us when we delight in what we are doing. The encouragement of God’s Word is: ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for human masters. Remember that the Lord will give you as a reward what he has kept for his people’ (Colossians 3:22-23).

Many of you were doing what you already love. Some were doing an activity like this for the very first time. Perhaps some of you stepped outside your ‘comfort zone’. We need to do that. Good on you, if that was you. Maybe in the process you have discovered a new love and learned something about yourself that you didn’t know. May this lead you to even bigger and greater things. Again, well done to everyone!

Have a good and a safe break between terms. God bless.

Prayer
Father, we thank you for your many blessings, through the opportunities that are before us. Thank you for the opportunity of another visit to the Philippines, and please keep them safe. Thank you for the fun and joy of My son Pinocchio JR. Thank you for blessing us with the gifts and abilities we have. May we live joyfully to bless us and to give you glory. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 30 June
    9am: Worship
    10.30am: Worship
    7pm: Healing service with Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Tuesday 16 July
    9.05am: Whole college opening service
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We are coming to the end of what has been a very busy term… we’ve enjoyed HPV meets, the Anzac Day commemoration, Open Day, the Year 2 sleepover and Year 1 games night, numerous sporting events (athletics, cross country, lightening premierships, Friday interschool sport), excursions, NAPLAN and Diagnostic Testing, Mother’s Day celebrations, class expos and reports were sent home this week. Even with this extensive list, I’m sure there are events I have omitted. After such a busy 10 weeks, the students and staff are all looking forward to school holidays! I give thanks to our dedicated and passionate staff who use their God-given gifts to help create learning and extra-curricular opportunities for students.

Reports
Students were given their Semester 1 school reports to take home on Wednesday. Please take time to ready your child’s report thoroughly and contact your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s progress.

Restorative Practices
Here at HTLC we strive to create and maintain positive, respectful relationships. When these relationships are fractured, our college takes a restorative approach to resolve the conflict. Restorative Practices enable the students who have been hurt in any way to communicate how this has affected them to those responsible, and creates an opportunity for the responsible parties to acknowledge the effect of their words or actions and take steps to put things right. Staff support students’ restorative conversations regularly within our school.

Holidays
I pray you all enjoy the next two weeks with your friends and family and appreciate the change to the usual routine! School will resume on Tuesday 16 July 2019 with the whole college opening service at 9.05am.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Casen Parish FMS: Lachie Holmes and Hallie Souter FLS: Sammy Heang 1CR: Ajiyah McDonald 1EH: Jasmine Kniebeiss 1HN: Angus Crute, Sasha Hinch and Noah Reichelt 2MB: Imani Baker, Matilda Smith and Charlize van Zyl 2NH: Savannah Korf and Ava Smith 3AD: Jesse Jolley, Lily Marshall and Amelia van Buuren 3CD: Lauren Jones and Will Pohlner 3JK: Year 3JK class 4EH: Keisha Besselaar 4JM: Nellie Driller 5AG: Year 5AG class 5DT: Hunter Fereday and Harrison Hoffmann 6CT: Nash Broadbear and Thomas Stevenson 6JN: Dezi Carter, Mia Nuttall and Brandon Parish Art: Hannah Heard Digital Technology: Eva Drendal, Nellie Driller, Eden Labram, Stella Moore, Maeja Ruwoldt, Justin Schwarz and Thomas Urquhart Digital Technology: Thomas Urquhart Performing Arts: Hudson Ryan

Jing Bear Award: Eva Drendel

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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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My Son Pinocchio JR
What a performance! A very big congratulations to all of the cast and crew involved with the production last week. My Son Pinocchio Jr was performed across three big shows, all of which were a huge success. An amazing effort by Mrs Tanya Mock, her support staff and volunteers. As well as all of the students who performed and worked behind the scenes. T
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Year 9 Philippines tour
The Year 9 Philippines tour group have visiting local schools, leading activities and seeing the sights of the Philippines after arriving in the Philippines early on Saturday morning. In the lead up to the trip, students spent time developing some literacy activities which they shared with Year 5 and 6 students at San Agustin on Tuesday. Other activities the students have been involved in during their visit include making play dough with Year 1 students, water painting with Year 2s and snowflake building with Year 3 students.
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Wimmera Library Writing Competition
Last week some of our Genesis English students had success in the Wimmera Library Short Story Writing Competition. Students entered in the Teen Category, writing a short story of up to 1,500 words.
  • 1st Place: Starla Colbert (Year 7) with her story titled The Stars that Shine Bright ($250 prize)
  • 3rd Place: Charlie Friberg (Year 7) with her story titled My One Wish ($150 prize)
  • Honourable mention: Saxoun Sounness (Year 8) with his story titled One Ride Home
Parent/teacher interviews
Thank you to all staff, parents and students who have been involved in the parent/teacher interviews this week. If you were unable to book an interview time with their child’s teachers, contact with teachers can be made via staff email if you would like to discuss your child’s progress.

Middle School MVP: Zoa Mock

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Miss Jess Kelly, Mallee House Leader
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Year 10 work experience
This week students in Year 10 have undertaken work experience, working with employers to get and insight into the industry and the workplace in which they are located. It provides students with the valuable opportunity to:
  • develop employability skills
  • explore possible career options
  • understand employer expectations
  • increase their self-understanding, maturity, independence and self-confidence.
Students are placed with employers primarily to observe and learn—not to undertake activities which require extensive training or expertise. We would like to thank the following employers for allowing students to complete Work Experience in their business/organisation:
  • SS Michael and Johns Primary School (Horsham)
  • West Wimmera Health Service (Natimuk Nursing Home)
  • Wimmera Health Care Group (Kurrajong Lodge Horsham)
  • O'Connors (Horsham)
  • Deakin University (Waurn Ponds)
  • Plazzer Builders (Horsham)
  • Rural North West Health (Warracknabeal)
  • DJ and ML Clark (Horsham)
  • DJ Hogan Building Contractor (Horsham)
  • Noah's Ark Horsham (Horsham)
  • Horsham Amcal Pharmacy
  • Horsham Community Childcare Centre]
  • Ferguson Perry Surveying (Horsham)
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran College
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VCE study resources and useful apps
  • Edrolo
    All Unit 3 and 4 students have been signed up Edrolo for the VCE subjects they are undertaking. Edrolo is an online resource designed to provide students with engaging, informative and comprehensive presentations to help them understand and learn all they need to know for their exams. When students are at various levels of understanding, Edrolo can really help to ensure that students do their best. With comprehensive and engaging video lectures, supported by worked examples from past exams and interactive quizzes, it can help students understand, clarify and revise the content that teachers cover in the classroom. During the term break students should be aiming to ensure that have completed ALL Edrolo tutorials for their Unit 3 subjects.
  • Elevate: Earlier this year students, staff and parents participated in instructional sections delivered by Elevate Education. Elevate’s study skills seminars are designed to achieve behavioural change among students. It isn’t enough that students simply understand what they need to do in their study. The challenge in any study skills program is getting students to use and apply the skills they learn. Elevate gets students using the skills from its seminars and workshops by using an integrated process that works. All of our VCE students have the password to access this website and its resources.
  • SelfControl: An app that lets you block any site on all browsers for any period you like. You can adjust the settings to match your needs and goals.
  • Wunderlist: If you love making lists, and sub-lists and setting digital reminders, this one is for you. It has a really simple interface and it syncs across multiple devices.
  • Evernote: This app is focused on note-making, but includes all the functionality that’s in Wunderlist. It’s a bit more complicated to use, but once you get it, it can be your one stop shop for note taking.
  • headspace: A useful meditation app used by more than 4 million people worldwide.

Careers Expo 2019

On Tuesday, our Year 9, 11 and 12 students attended the 2019 Western Victorian Careers Expo at Longerenong College to learn more about the many pathways available to them once they leave school.
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Mr Wayne Bandel, Wimmera House Leader
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What's on in Sport

JULY
Thursday 18: State Cross Country
Friday 19: Black Ranges Intermediate Basketball
AUGUST
Thursday 1: Little Desert/Greater Western Hockey
Friday 9: Greater Western Region girls AFL
Friday 16: Little Desert Volleyball
Thursday 22: State AFL
Friday 30: HCPSSA Badminton

Junior School Sport

Greater Western Netball, AFL and Soccer

Last Friday, our Year 5/6 Netball, AFL and Soccer Teams competed at the Greater Western Winter Sports competition in Ballarat. This is the first time that HTLC has had a team in all three sports and all of our students performed brilliantly, giving their absolute best!
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

It has been a very successful fortnight for sport at HTLC. Last Tuesday, seven students from Year 9 and 10 travelled to Ballarat to participate in the Greater Western Region Boys Netball Finals. Coming up against Phoenix P-12 School from Ballarat, the boys got off to a slow start, trailing at half time, but were able to rally for a huge second half to run out 32-19 winners.

Last Friday a number of Year 9 and 10 boys travelled to Dudley Cornell Park to participate in the Black Ranges AFL 9s competition. Unfortunately there were not enough students to enter in the 18-a-side AFL competition, but the boys used that as motivation against the other schools, claiming victory after a series of impressive team performances.

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On Wednesday, our Year 7 girls got the chance to shine at the Black Ranges ‘B’ Netball competition. The girls performed exceptionally well over the course of the day, winning all four of their matches in convincing fashion. Thanks to Delta Wardle who travelled with the team as an umpire/coach while on work experience.
Term 3 sport entries have now closed for Secondary students. Trials and additional information for events coming early in Term 3 will be distributed over the holidays via email.
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Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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App notifications
We have now enabled subscriptions for our push notifications on the app, allowing you to choose which messages you would like to receive from us. Please can opt in to receive messages for Junior, Middle and Senior School by going to the Notices page of the app and it will prompt you to choose which messages you'd like to subscribe to. You can update this at any time by clicking on the settings cog on the notices page.
Term 3 canteen roster
18 July: Emily Eagle
25 July: Victoria Dennis
1 August: Kayleen Urquhart
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
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