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Last Sunday we held our Open Day and, despite the weather, we had many visitors from the local and wider communities attending the college. Throughout the day I noted how blessed we are to have such dedicated students, staff and families who were willing to give their time on a weekend. For that I am truly thankful. Additionally, I would like to acknowledge our grounds staff, Michael Sassmannshausen and Filomena Baviello, who spent countless hours busily preparing the college grounds for the day. They did a fantastic job and must be commended on their work. Well done to all and thanks again for making it such a successful day.

As the weather becomes increasingly cold and unpredictable we understandably see a rise in traffic during the pickup and drop off times. As this will no doubt continue during the winter months I ask that families show care and patience while dropping off and collecting students in and around the college grounds. The safety of all in our community is a major priority and as a collective we can ensure this occurs each and every day. Your assistance during these busy periods is greatly needed and appreciated.

Holy Trinity Lutheran College is a school that values excellence in spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, cultural and social outcomes for its students. Where individuals are provided with opportunities to use their God-given talents to serve others while gaining the necessary skills to thrive in an ever-changing world. To help support some families, as of this week applications for academic scholarships for students entering Year 7 and Year 10 in 2020 are now open. Information on how to apply can be found on our website. Applications close 26 July 2019.
Mr Daniel Weller, Principal
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Handing over the baton
Thursday May 30 was Ascension Day. It probably doesn’t mean much for many people, but it is a significant day for Christians. It acknowledges Jesus leaving this earth and ascending to his Father in heaven.

So why did Jesus leave this earth? He did many wonderful things while here—welcoming people, healing them, blessing them, teaching them and showing them a better way. He could have continued doing those things. Well, yes, but the real work of Jesus was complete. He suffered and died to forgive the sins of the world. He gloriously rose to life again to seal the deal.

I think of the Ascension of Jesus to be like the baton change in a relay race. Many relay races are won or lost in the baton exchange.

Jesus ascends to the Father and hands the baton over to us. We now continue the race for him. The welcoming, healing, blessing, teaching and modelling a better way is now the work he has handed over to us. As a human, Jesus could only be in one place at one time. But he now has followers all over the world, doing his work. We carry on his work in the world.

That is what we are about at Holy Trinity. Investing in the young lives of your children, so that they can go from here, out into the world to live positive, productive and purposeful lives. Making a contribution in the world that will be for the good of others and that they will find personally joyful and fulfilling. You can be proud of this and it should please you, because it honours God.

Thank you, heavenly Father, for your love for the world in the suffering, death and resurrection of your dear Son, Jesus. Thank you for believing in us to continue your work here on earth. Help us through the power of your Holy Spirit to be your people who welcome, heal, bless, teach and model a better way for others to follow, so that they may live life to the full. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 2 June
    9am: Same God Different Service with Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 5 June
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 7 June
    9am: Junior School chapel led by Year FNL
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Open Day
Last Sunday we held our annual Open Day. It was a wonderful opportunity to share a snapshot of our college with the community and showcase the facilities and programs we offer. We were very pleased to see a number of visitors enjoying the sausages perfectly cooked by Mr Wallace and some even stayed for the entire two hours roaming around the school and talking to staff and students. Thank you to our dedicated staff and students who made themselves available on the day.

Diagnostic testing
This week all students in the Junior School have completed diagnostic assessments in Literacy and Numeracy. The diagnostic data collection is one tool teachers use to help report accurately on student progress and inform our planning for Semester 2. We understand that at times students find this assessment process tiring, and we thank students for their hard work and parents for their support throughout this testing week.

Sporting achievements
On Thursday many of our students from Years 5 and 6 competed in Netball, Soccer or Football against other local schools in the Lightening Premierships. For the first time on record, HTLC won all three events! It was terrific to hear reports from staff regarding the positive conduct of our students. Congratulations! Please see Mrs McDonald’s sport report for more details. Next week will be another very busy week of sport, with Jaya Meadows competing in the State Aerobics competition in Geelong this Saturday, three Junior School students travelling to Warnambool to compete in the Greater Western Region Cross Country on Monday and our Year 5 and 6 Hoop Time teams competing on Thursday. Thank you to the staff, parents and volunteers who makes these opportunities available to our students. We wish students the best of luck for their events!

Next Friday FLS will be leading Chapel for the first time with a focus on ‘goodness’, based on Matthew 5:43–48. We encourage students to bring a small offering. We hope you can join us for worship. Class awards and birthdays will also be announced at the conclusion of Chapel next Friday.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Xavier Moore FMS: Angus Heard FLS: Lily Mitchell 1CR: Arden Hopper and Matilda Smith 1EH: Oscar Mitchell 1HN: Luella Burke and Claire Rethus 2MB: Denzel Adams and Alexis Bartlett 2NH: Jy Dennis and Zac O'Connor 3AD: Holly Bird and Jett Carter 3CD: Olivia Knoop, Sam Nurse and Samragyee Upadhyaya 3JK: Lara Bell and Cody Steadman 4EH: Hollianne Hallam 4JM: Jardy Ellis 5AG: Leni Hopper 5DT: Micah Livingstone and Jack McCauliffe 6CT: Prue Heard 6JN: Ella Reichelt Digital Technology: James Pfizner and Stephanie Wundke Performing Arts: Georgie Schilling PE: Joel Mock and Thomas Wade

Jing Bear Award: Sienna Nitschke

Sienna Nitschke
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Open Day
On Sunday the college doors were opened up so that members of the community could come and experience what learning at Holy Trinity Lutheran College is all about. Despite the cool conditions, a large crowd gathered to tour the facilities and meet and greet the staff and students of the college. A highlight of the day was having a large contingent of Middle and Senior School students present to help with tours and lead practical activities such as robotics, coffee making, woodwork displays, 3D printing demonstrations, live music, science experiments, sporting activities, HPV rides and more. More than 50 students volunteered to help on the day and did an amazing job of representing the college as unofficial ambassadors. These students were acknowledged with an appreciation certificate at Tuesday’s assembly.
LEVNT Western Hub teacher’s conference
On Friday last week, college staff attended the LEVNT Western Hub Teacher’s Conference at Tarrington Lutheran Primary School in Hamilton. The focus for the day was Agile Learning and it was a great opportunity to listen to presenters as they spoke of the importance of implementing agile learning spaces and teaching pedagogy into our schools. As part of the conference, Mrs Friberg, Mrs Hewitt and myself were asked to present on recent tours that we have been on to Brisbane and Sydney, and talk about how agile learning can be incorporated and supported in our school setting. We also watched a viewing of an educational documentary and had some time to talk with educators from other Lutheran Schools in our area about the journeys they are undertaking.

Next week all students from Years 7 to 9 will be sitting their end of semester examinations. This week the students have been given preparation material and will no doubt have a busy weekend revising revision notes, studying prior assessment tasks and sitting practice exams. Good luck to all students.
Exam Timetable for Years 7–9:
Monday 3 June: Year 9 Maths, Year 8 Genesis Maths, Year 7 and 8 English Part A
Tuesday 4 June: Year 7 and 8 English Part B, Year 7 and 8 Science, Year 9 Science
Wednesday 5 June: Year 9 and 10 English
Thursday 6 June: Year 9 Humanities, Year 7 and 8 Maths, Year 8 Genesis Maths

Success at first interschool Debating competition

On Thursday 23 May, four students from the Year 9/10 Debating elective travelled to Hamilton for their first inter-school debating competition, winning two out of their three debates.
Success at first interschool Debating competition
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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2019 VCE exam timetable
The 2019 VCE exam timetable for the remainder of the year is now available. View it below. It is also available on our app under the Documents section for future reference.
Senior artwork
As we draw closer to the conclusion of our art elective for the semester and Units 1 and 3 for our VCE students, we are able to appreciate the gifts and talents of many of our students in this area. Year 10 artwork is currently on display in the Horsham Newsagency and our Year 11 and 12 students are busily working to complete their folio pieces. Their work with a range of selected media is outstanding and well worth a visit to the art rooms.

Exam Week
Next week is Exam Week for students in Years 10 and 11, and some Year 12 students will be completing Unit 3 SACs at this time. Students are encouraged to maintain regular study habits during this period, remembering that the Study Centre is open each evening after school and staff are available for support.

College Ball DVD and USB orders
Orders have been submitted and should be delivered to the college next week.

Open Day
Our Open Day was once again a huge success, despite the inclement weather. We welcomed many community members along with new and past students to tour our new Senior Centre. Our school leadership conducted tours supported by our senior VCE Food Studies students—whose hot drinks and muffins were warmly received by our guests. Other students worked with staff throughout the morning to assist in the showcasing of our curriculum and extra curricular programs. We sincerely thanks those students who gave up their time to share their school with our community.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

Our Year 5/6 Winter Sports teams (Netball, Soccer and AFL) braved the chilly conditions yesterday to all come away winners in the Little Desert Region Lightning Premiership Competition. This is the first time that HTLC has won and continued to the Greater Western Region competition in all three sports! A huge congratulations to all teams and coaches. Special thanks go to Mrs Alethea Gulvin/Mrs Jen Kremborg (Netball), Mr Daryl Taber/Pastor Gus (AFL) and Mr James Withey/Mr Jarryd Noller (Soccer). They will compete again in Ballarat on 20 June, more info will go out to students in the coming weeks.
In other sports news, we would like to wish Aidan Richardson, Cadi Streeter and Ruby McAuliffe the best of luck. They will be competing in the Greater Western Region Cross Country held in Warrnambool on Monday.

Hoop Time Basketball competitions are fast approaching. Our Yr 3/4 boys and girls teams will be competing on Wednesday 6 June in Horsham at the Basketball stadium and our Yr 5/6's on Thursday 13 June. We wish both teams the best of luck.
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

It has been a big week for sport in the Secondary School, with four teams of students from Year 7 to 10 representing the college in Girls Football and Boys Netball.

It was a great day of football on Monday for our Year 7 and 8 girls, as they finished in third place out of the Black Ranges division. After being outmuscled in their first game against the Horsham College ‘A’ team, they dominated Marian College’s Year 7 team to secure a place in the third place playoff. Playing Marian’s Year 8 team, they held their structure and played according to the game plan, utilising the open spaces to come home with the win. Congratulations to Sophie McLellan for being awarded the AFL Victoria Medal for being HTLC’s best player.
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Sophie McLellan
The Year 9 and 10 girls had their turn to compete in frigid conditions on Tuesday. The team finished with two wins from their three games, with their only loss being a hard-fought 8-point contest against the eventual winners. The girls played some fantastic team football and all improved over the course of the day. Leading goal kickers were Delta Wardle (4) and Elle Treloar and Mia Bell (3). Although there was an even spread of contributors across the day, the three standout performers were Tamika Johns for her determination and willingness to compete in all contests. Elle Treloar for her run and carry with the football and ability to kick goals from all areas of the oval, and Delta Wardle whose match winning play and leadership were acknowledged by receiving the AFL Victoria Best Player Medal.
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Delta Wardle
Our Year 7 to 10 boys were also in action on Tuesday, representing the college in the Black Ranges Boys Netball contest. Our Year 9 and 10 boys played a one-off match against St Brigid’s College for the right to represent the Black Ranges at the Greater Western Region Finals later in the term. A very even first half saw HTLC trail by one goal at half time, before Miss Kelly produced a dream half-time talk that lead to an inspired third quarter from the boys. Exceptional play around the goal ring by Zac Dufty, Tayte Wardle, Ryan Pfitzner and Oliver Sykes allowed HTLC to go on a 12-2 scoring run and seal the game with a quarter to play. Unfortunately, our Year 7 and 8 team were not able to secure a win in their playoff game against Warracknabeal. Despite the efforts of Saxon Sounness at the defensive end and the interplay between Colby Wilde and Henry Kinsman in attack, HTLC were unable to capitalise on many opportunities they had earned. After going goal for goal with Warracknabeal in the first half, they were unable to recover after a shaky third quarter, with a late four-goal run in the dying minutes resulting in a narrow loss.
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Congratulations to all students who have represented the college this week!
Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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Pie Drive collection
If you've bought pies from the PTFA's Pie Drive, collection is from Conways this week at the following times:
  • Years F–3: Tuesday 4 June, 2.45pm–3pm
  • Years 4–6: Wednesday 5 June, 2.45pm–3pm
  • Years 7–12: Thursday 6 June, 2:45pm–3pm.
LLL interest
In June, school banking passbooks will be sent to LLL to have interest updated so please get your child to bring theirs in next week.
Canteen roster
6 June: Cheree Dempster
13 June: Julene Del Real
20 June: Pam Jorgensen
27 June Courtney Mason

Bookclub brochures (Issue #4) have been distributed. All orders should be returned to school by Wednesday, 12 June. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Scholastic Australia’. Credit card payments may also be made using the online system, the LOOP. By indicating ‘gift’ on your online order, the books will be kept at school for you to pick up if you don’t want your child to see your purchase. For more information please contact Mrs Jaci Gabbé, Library Assistant.
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Art Play Poster
Year 5DT are collecting bread tags from all classes in the Junior School to support a global cause—Aussie Breadtags for South Africa.
The proceeds from recycling the bread tags funds wheelchairs to change the life of disabled people in need, with the added bonus of keeping the tags out of landfill to help to preserve the environment.
These humble bits of polystyrene can make a real difference—200kg of breadtags = 1 wheelchair. So make sure you send your breadtags in to school to support this great cause!
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