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As educators we continue to look for ways to encourage opportunities within a learning community. Opportunities where individuals can collaborate and articulate the learning both in and outside of the classroom environment and, in doing so, improve the teaching and learning within our college. On Friday 24 May teachers from Holy Trinity Lutheran College will have the opportunity to do just that when they meet with other Lutheran educators at the LEVNT (Lutheran Education Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania) Western Hub Conference at Tarrington Lutheran School. The annual conference has been happening for a number of years now and has been recognised as a valued time to talk all things education with others in the Lutheran system. This year there will be a 21st century thinking theme with support also from LEQ (Lutheran Education Queensland). I look forward to providing you with further details of this conference in the coming weeks. A reminder to families that this day, Friday 24 May, will be a student free day where lessons will not take place, however, the Main Reception will remain open.

Our Open Day this year will be held on Sunday 26 May from 11am until 1pm. Used as an opportunity to showcase the college, I encourage you to invite members of our wider community to see why we have such a wonderful school. More information on this day will be provided soon.
Mr Daniel Weller, Principal
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Thank you dear mothers!
On Sunday we celebrate another Mother’s Day. For most of us, our mums are our primary carers and also our primary teachers. What we do at school builds on what happens in the home, thanks to our mums and dads.

If you are a husband and father, consider and thank God for your wife—she is the mother of your children. A great start to Mother’s Day would be for husbands and dads to model a spirit of gratitude toward their wives, for their children to see.

I would not be here without my mum. She kept me fed and clothed, healthy and safe, happy and content. With dad’s support, she supplied my needs and often pandered to my desires. She ‘fought’ for my receiving the education required to fulfil my life’s dream and calling. My mum (now with the Lord) was an amazing woman of trust in God, who passed the faith on to me. I have God to thank that my wife offers the same to me ... and others.

God’s will is for us to: ‘honour your father and mother, as the Lord has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you’ (Deuteronomy 5:16). Happy Mother’s Day, and children, may you be a blessing to your dear mums on Mother’s Day and always. This will not only be for your good, but it is pleasing to God.

Thank you, heavenly Father, that your love and care for us is made real through our mothers. Help us to honour, love and respect them, not just on this Mother’s Day, but every day of our lives. May we return to them in thanks, just as we give thanks to you that we are your children and you are our dear Father. Amen.
College worship services
  • Wednesday 15 May
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 17 May
    9am: Junior School chapel led by Year 1HN
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 12 May
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
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All students are now required to wear their winter uniform. Boys are to wear grey trousers (not shorts) and girls have the option of navy trousers, skirt or pinafore. Thank you for your support of our uniform transition.

Digital safety
In 2017 HTLC became an eSmart school. This means we aim for everyone to know how to be smart, safe and responsible online and when using digital technologies. Students are taught to protect their own and other students’ personal information, including images. Please do not send any devices or technologies to school with your children which enables them to record or take photos of other students, this includes mobile phones, iPods and smart watches. If your child does need to have a device at school on a given day, please leave these with the classroom teacher and collect it again at the end of the school day.

This year all Year 3 and 5 NAPLAN tests will be administered online. The testing schedule will run for two weeks with tests planned for the following days:
Tuesday 14 May: Year 3 and Year 5 Writing
Wednesday 15 May: Year 3 Reading
Thursday 16 May: Year 5 Reading
Monday 20 May: Year 3 and Year 5 Conventions of Language
Tuesday 21 May: Year 3 Numeracy
Wednesday 22 May: Year 5 Numeracy
Changes to this schedule may be made if required.
Students will be given opportunities to practice for the upcoming tests during class time. Online examples of the NAPLAN tests can be found at the following site: https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/public-demonstration-site.
Once this site is reached, select the year level and click through the login pages by selecting ‘next’ until the test has commenced.
PDF versions of the tests can be found at the following site:
Parents will need to select the year level, required test, download and then print to gain access. These tests will be beneficial in helping the students gain experience with the type of questions that may be asked during the testing period.
It is an expectation that all students will sit the NAPLAN tests. If you require your child to be withdrawn from any or all of the tests, please contact me by Monday 6 May.

Next Friday 1HN will be leading worship, with a special focus on Jesus’ calling disciples to follow him, based on Matthew 4:18-22. Following Chapel our Share Care parent volunteers will be inducted into their role. Please remember to send a small offering with your child. We hope you can join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Leni Johnstone FMS: Sanhitha Ranasinghe FLS: Connor Dempster 1CR: Cooper Puls and Allira Steicke 1EH: Jack Arnel 1HN: Nixon Broadbear 2MB: Lenny Carter and Pippa Kelm 2NH: Alexandra Blay 3AD: Josiah Newlyn-Combe 3CD: Lj Kafegellis 3JK: Austin McLellan 4EH: Ellita Scholary 4JM: Charlie Arnott 5AG: Blessing Di Biase and Cadel Hawken 5DT: Abbey O'Connor 6CT: Nirvan Suwal
6JN: Kiara Appleyard Art: Nixon Beattie Digital Technology: Everleigh Chapple Performing Arts: Ryan Clarke PE: Holly Bird and Jack McAuliffe Jing Bear: Lachlan Dunn

Jing Bear Award: Lachlan Dunn

Lachlan Dunn
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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NAPLAN online testing will be held in Weeks 4 and 5 of this term, beginning next week. All year 7 and 9 students will sit the testing unless withdrawal requests have been submitted to Mr Przibilla. The cut-off for withdrawal requests is Friday 10 May. Teachers have provided previous tests as well as administered practice online tests to prepare the students for the next two weeks. Good luck to all Year 7 and 9 students.

Open Day
The Holy Trinity Lutheran College Open Day will be held on Sunday 26 May from 11am to 1pm. The college will be open to the public for tours, student demonstrations, information booths as well as an opportunity to meet with the staff and leadership team. A highlight of previous Open Days has been the involvement of students on the day. A request for student volunteers was sent home earlier this week. Please consider this opportunity.

2020 Year 7 Information Evening
A 2020 Year 7 Information Evening will be held in the Multi-Purpose Centre at 7:00pm on Monday 20 May. The night will provide information on Middle School programs, subjects, electives, extra-curricular activities, extension and support programs and more, with a special focus on Year 7. All interested parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Middle School MVP: Angus Fischer

Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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College Ball
Last Friday night, our Year 11 students received a warm welcome as they were presented to our college community of family, friends and teaching staff at the Horsham Town Hall. During an evening themed Under the Moonlight, our students absolutely shone on the dance floor. Their presentation dances were outstanding as was the way in which they involved their guests in an evening of celebration. The dance floor was full for the entire evening and those present appreciated the opportunity to share in such a special celebration with our emerging young adults.

2020 Year 10 Information Evening
A 2020 Year 10 Information Evening will be held in the Senior Building at 7:00pm on Thursday 23 May. The night will provide information on Senior School the pathways and opportunities offered in the Senior School. All interested parents and friends are encouraged to attend.

Resourceful learners
As students mature and engage with increasingly complex content, it is important for them to begin to manage their learning in ways which they find most effective.
To encourage both independence and responsibility for personal learning, the school has organised access to both Edrolo and IXL online resources for students. These companies are both highly regarded and widely used by secondary schools. Students are strongly encouraged to regularly include these resources in their home study.
This week we have also commenced a partnership with Luther College who are engaging in virtual provision to support our senior maths students on a weekly basis. Providing access to a range of resources provides our students with the opportunity for collaborative learning experiences which will foster positive interdependence along with independence and accountability for personal learning.

VCE revision lectures
As we draw closer to the conclusion of Unit 1 and Unit 3, VCE revision lectures are offered by a number of commercial companies. These can provide a valuable opportunity for content summary within a different context for students. Access Education and MAV lecture dates have been circulated to students.

Christian Life Week
Christian Life Week is a week-long camp for students in Years 7 to 12 to get to know Christ better by having fun, meeting new people in a Christian community, enjoying the outdoors and participating in exciting worship services. The camps are held from Monday 1 July to Friday 5 July and Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October. Please contact the Main Reception for further information.

This week, Year 10 students received their immunisations. Any students who were not present or had not returned their forms are asked to contact the Horsham Rural City Council Offices to make alternate arrangements.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Success in Loxton for HTR

After a great day of racing in Loxton on Sunday May 5, Holy Trinity Racing has emerged from the second round of the Australian HPV Super Series with another swag of awards.

Black Ranges Athletics

Well done to all secondary students who competed at Black Ranges Athletics Carnival in Stawell on Tuesday. A record 19 students across 28 events will be progressing to the next level of competition (held on September 16, Week 10 of Term 3).
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Canteen roster
16 May: Jodie Kemp
23 May: Rachel Heard
30 May: Belinda Nurse
6 June: Cheree Dempster
13 June: Julene Del Real
20 June: Pam Jorgensen
27 June Courtney Mason

PTFA meeting
The next PTFA meeting will be held on Monday 13 May at 3.30pm in the Junior School staff room. Everyone is welcome to attend to help organise future community events and provide input into how funds are spent.
Parenting styles—What type of parent are you?
There are so many different opinions offered on how best to parent. New parents will often have firm beliefs about how they wish to balance love and discipline, but this ideal often goes out the window when a toddler throws their first tantrum in the supermarket!
Raising children can bring parents and caregivers great joy despite many learning ‘on the job’ and growing into the role through experience and understanding. Children will always flourish in a warm and loving environment, supported by clear guidance.
In this Special Report on our SchoolTV site, parents and caregivers can gain a greater understanding of the four defined parenting styles by taking part in the quiz. It can guide parents towards deciding which style they wish to adopt and the effects it may have on their children.
I hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, welcome your feedback. If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the wellbeing team at Holy Trinity Lutheran College for further information.
Mrs Anne Penny
College Psychologist (Provisional)
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