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Greetings to all members of our college community.

Recently, the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) updated their Guidelines to the Minimum Standards for registered schools in Victoria. As a result, it is now a requirement that schools publicly make available certain policies and codes of conduct to families of a school community. These policies are available on our website and app. It is worth noting that within the list of documents a new enrolment policy, enrolment terms and conditions and a student and a parent code of conducts are also included. I ask that families take the time to read through these documents as they help shape the expectations of our college community.
By way of recognising and dedicating our new Senior Centre and Main Reception building, an official opening service has been planned to take place on Monday 2 September commencing at 1:45pm in the agora of the Senior School. Members of our college community are warmly invited to attend this event to celebrate our new facility. Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served after the ceremony so families are kindly asked to RSVP to the Main Reception (admin@htlc.vic.edu.au) if you are planning to attend.

Have a great week.
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Mr Daniel Weller, Principal
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God is bigger than you imagine!
What is your picture of God? How do you see him?

Some people think that God only loves those who acknowledge and love him. They believe he is selective in his love. By rewarding those who do good and punishing those who do evil. This is not the image of God presented in the Bible. God’s Word tells us that: ‘He (God) makes the sun to rise on both good and bad people. And he sends rain for the ones who do right and for the ones who do wrong’ (Matthew 5:45).

His love is unconditional. It does not depend on us—on who we are and what we do. It depends on him. What he does and who he is. ‘God is love’ we are told (1 John 4:8). Love is his nature.
This is shown in the life and work of Jesus. Jesus, who was a Jew, also interacted with and reached out to others in their need. His goodness even touched the life of a Samaritan woman
(John 4:1-26). He told the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37).

The teaching of Jesus, his love and welcome, his blessing and healing power was for all people. In love Jesus responded to every human need that he encountered.

Just as Jesus loves all people, he invites us to love others. ‘Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another’ (1 John 4:11). Don’t look for others to love you. Look for the opportunities you have to be kind, caring and loving toward others. Remember that as we love others, we are making God’s love a reality in the world around us.

Prayer
We thank you Father that you are so much greater than anything we can imagine. You love all people unconditionally. Your love is for all people everywhere and all the time. Thank you that you love each and every one of us. Help us to live in your love and to make your love a reality in our interactions with all people. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
We pray for:
  • the Dandy family and for the recovery and healing of their son Fletcher.
Alpha Marriage Course
You are invited to attend Holy Trinity Lutheran Church's Alpha Marriage Course, to enrich your marriage and help to build a healthy relationship that lasts. You can have it and your children deserve it! The first session is on Sunday 28 July and continues for seven weeks.

When: Each Sunday afternoon from 4–5.30pm (first session starts Sunday 28 July)
Where: Education Centre at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Child care offered if required
Want to know more: contact Pastor Gus on 5382 2529 (at the college) or 0447 347 257 (mobile)
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 28 July
    9am: Worship
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Worship
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 31 July
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 2 August
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 3AD
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Year 4 camp at Creswick
Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting our Year 4 students on their camp at the Creswick Log Cabins. It was wonderful to spend time with them, engaging in conversations about their activities and observing the interactions between students. Highlights for students included the giant swing and building towers using milk crates. Thank you to the staff and parent helpers who led and assisted on the camp.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data
Every year, all schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD). The NCCD process requires schools to identify information already available in the school about supports provided to students with disability. These relate to legislative requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005, in line with the NCCD Guidelines (2019).

The NCCD provides state and federal governments with the information they need to plan more broadly for the support of students with disability. Staff at HTLC have identified students for consideration for the NCCD, reviewed evidence and moderated our data ready for this submission. Students identified in the NCCD data collection are not involved in any additional testing processes. The data provided to the Australian Government does not identify individual students and the privacy and confidentiality of all students is ensured. Additional information regarding the NCCD can be found at www.nccd.edu.au.

Wimmera Eisteddfod
This weekend our college has a number of students competing in the Wimmera Eisteddfod. Congratulations to these students to their commitment to their music and we wish you the best of luck as you compete.

Chapel
This morning Year 6CT led Chapel with a focus on following Jesus, based on Matthew 8:18–22. Next week Year 3AD will be leading Chapel by sharing the story of Jesus calming the storm, from Matthew 8:2–28. We encourage students to bring a small offering. We hope you can join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Liam Rose, Grace Sansom FMS: Hamish Croxford FLS: Mia Yendall 1CR: Tyler Munday 1EH: Aizla Shrestha 1KR: Claire Rethus 2MB: Matilda Smith 2NH: Edan Ritchie 3AD: Ebony Ritchie, Zeagan Young 3CD: Olly Clarke 3JK: Noah Bouma, Ryan Clarke 4EH: Aiza Ali, Laura Appleyard, Orlando Heal 4JM: Emmanuel Amilegbe, Shilani Treloar 5AG: All of 5AG 5DT: Harrison Daniell, Asha Fiedler 6CT: Student leaders 6JN: Student leaders Art: Orlan Hart Chinese: Thomas Rudolph Digital Technology: Darcy Both Performing Arts: Emma Song PE: Jardy Ellis, Charlie Hopper, Hannah Polack

Jing Bear Award: Peter Smith

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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Term 3
Two weeks into the new term, it is good to see that staff and students are settling in well. A new semester provides fresh opportunities for everyone to set new goals and study habits or work hard to build on the positive work done previously. It won’t take long for assessment tasks to be introduced and I encourage all students to be proactive with seeking assistance with these, whether it be through class support or Homework Club, which are available to all students after school on Monday and Wednesday nights.

As well as subject requirements, the students will be provided with many extra-curricular activities throughout the term including:
  • Year 7 and 8 Melbourne cultural excursion
  • excursions
  • sporting opportunities including soccer, basketball, badminton, netball and hockey
  • Pedal Prix events in Dimboola, Bendigo and Murray Bridge
  • English and Science focus weeks
  • STEM night
  • Music Under the Stars instrumental concert
  • Science Showcase
  • elective events and excursions
  • RoboCup State Championships
  • PTFA Fun Run.
Term 3 is shaping up as an engaging and exciting one for the Middle School students.

Casual dress days
On Tuesday the SRC met to discuss casual dress days for the term ahead. They decided on three dates: Tuesday 6 August, Friday 6 September and Friday 20 September (last day of term). Students who choose to wear free dress on these days are asked to bring a gold coin donation to give to their SRC rep in the morning. All donations go towards supporting various charities.

Reminder
Year 9 need to have returned their Try VET Day forms for next week.
Welcome!
This term we have welcomed four new students to the Middle School: Kaitie Duncan, Ryan Brito-Mutunayagam, David Jain, Cameron Brito-Mutunayagam.
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Middle School MVP: Chanel Scollary

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Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Welcome
This term we welcome a new Year 11 VCE student: Jordan Tsaousoglou who is undertaking English, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematical Methods, Pastoral Care, Faith and Formation, and Music Composition. We would like to wish Jordan all the best in his VCE studies at HTLC.

VCE Art Excursion
Our Year 12 Art Students attended VCE Art Day run by Horsham Art Gallery on Tuesday, with Art students attending from schools across the Wimmera. Students were able to get behind the scenes access to look at how the work is stored and conserved by the Art Gallery and also learned about how an exhibition is planned and curated.
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Staff Philippines Trip by Mr Wayne Bandel
In the June/July school holidays a group of staff (Mr Wayne Bandel, Mr Garry Wallace, Miss Anna Habel, Mr Adam Engert and Mrs Gen Kreymborg) embarked on a service trip to the Philippines. The trip focussed on undertaking improvement works for San Agustin Elementary School, teaching classes, donating resources, building cross cultural/interschool connections.

We engaged in the following projects: painting tyres, planter boxes, benches and pot plants around the school, donated funds to purchase floor tiles for three classrooms and two classrooms TVs, and taught various classes (minor games, arts and crafts activities, STEM projects, literacy and numeracy activities). It is worth pointing out that staff self-funded the trip and we feel truly blessed for the unique opportunity to be immersed in the Filipino culture and for the tremendous hospitality shown to us. We gained a huge insight into the lives of the Filipino people and are all eager to return in future years. Finally, we would like to thank Mrs Sally Kuchel for the many hours spent organising the trip and for providing staff with this great opportunity.
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Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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What's on in Sport

Please click the 'What's On' link at the top of the newsletter to check the upcoming sport events.

Junior School Sport

The Year 5 and 6 students have been having some expert training from Tim Popple, the Regional Development Officer from Volleyball Victoria, for the up coming Volleyball competition on Friday August 16. We thank Tim for his dedication towards our HTLC Volleyball teams and allowing our students the opportunity to improve their Volleyball skills.

As part of their Sport lessons, our Year 6s are participating in Lawn Bowls at Sunnyside Bowling club. Students have been thoroughly enjoying this opportunity and we thank the Sunnyside Bowling Club for the use of their facilities and guidance they are providing to our students. Community involvement in local sports is such a great way of showing our students what is available to them and their families and demonstrating and creating opportunities for lifelong participation in physical activity. Year 5 students will also have this opportunity starting from Week 5 this term.
T20 Blast Main
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.
Parent helpers needed
We are after 2–3 parent helpers for the up and coming Little Desert Athletics Carnival to be held here in Horsham on 12 September at Dudley Cornell Park. If you are interested in helping out please contact Mr Withey (james.withey@htlc.vic.edu.au) or Mrs McDonald (tarn.mcdonald@htlc.vic.edu.au). Team members for this event will be selected and information will be sent home next week.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

On Tuesday, three teams of students from Year 7 and 8 travelled to Dudley Cornell Park to participate in the Black Ranges Soccer competition. In cold and slippery conditions, the Year 7 girls started their first game with a bang, scoring a goal within the first five minutes and racing out to a 5–0 half time lead. Sophie Pietsch led the way, scoring three goals for the girls, while Charlie Friberg and Sophie McLellan were relentless in the midfield as they continually pressured the opposition. The girls were made to work a bit harder in the second half, with their opposition holding good structure and creating a number of opportunities, though HTLC were able to hold on for the 5–1 win.

The Year 7 boys were placed under more pressure by their opposition, and found it challenging to create chances in the final third of the field. Sound defence by Jackson Hoffmann, Jackson Gabbé and Sebastian Le Roux kept a clean sheet in the first half, and with Cameron Brito-Mutunayagam tucking home a saved penalty, the boys took a 1–0 lead into the break. Unfortunately, an error from the defence saw the boys concede an equalising goal late in the second half, meaning the match was forced to go to a penalty shootout. Even the shootout was close, with both teams having to use seven players to break the deadlock, rather than the usual five. Luca Geue was brilliant between the posts as he saved four penalties to give HTLC the edge and the win.

Our Year 8 boys started slowly in their sole match of the competition as well, but played with much more structure than their opposition and were able to create chances for their strikers all day. Henry Kinsman provided plenty of run through the midfield, while Lars Simmons kept things tight at the back, producing a number of good saves. Noah Werry led the scoring for HTLC with two goals in the 3–0 win.

All three teams will be travelling to Ballarat on Monday of Week 4 to compete in the Greater Western Region finals. There will be training sessions held throughout the week to assist teams in their preparation for this event.
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Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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Bookclub
Bookclub brochures (Issue #5) have been distributed. All orders should be returned to school by Wednesday, 31 July. 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.

Term 3 canteen roster
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

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.
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