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Greetings to all families and friends of the Holy Trinity community.

On Sunday, the Holy Trinity Lutheran College Open day will be held from 11am until 1pm. With the purpose of engaging with our local and wider communities, the Open Day aims to provide an opportunity to open the doors of all three sub schools to families to see what makes us truly unique—the only Foundation to Year 12 independent Christian college in the Wimmera. Over the past several days it has been pleasing to hear of the planned activities for the day, with staff and over 40 students committed to being involved. I give thanks to those who will play an active role on the day and I look forward to showcasing our college. Please encourage any friends or family who are interested in having a look at the exciting facilities and programs we have to offer to come along.

NAPLAN has concluded this week for students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9. The online platform proved to be a welcomed change with little to no disruption experienced during the testing period. Thank you to staff and students for their involvement and I look forward to the results being made available over the coming months to help with future discussions regarding teaching and learning.

Another reminder that the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) is still available to eligible families until the end of Term 2. Established by the Victorian Government to support families gain access to learning opportunities beyond the classroom, the CSEF is again offered to those individuals who did not take the opportunity to apply at the start of this year. I strongly encourage eligible families to apply for this funding as it will be available until the end of Term 2.
See you all on Monday for another week of learning and growth.
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Mr Daniel Weller, Principal
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In love we care for others.
The parent carers of our college community were installed at the Junior School Chapel last Friday. This is an acknowledgement that we value and strive to be a caring community. It’s who we are as a Christian college.

There are times when students and families within our community are faced with a variety of challenges. We never choose difficulties and sickness, but they can happen to all of us. They are a part of our life story.

Jesus has shown us a new way of living where we see the struggles of others as an opportunity for us to reach out and serve. He both modelled and taught this new way. ‘A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another’ (John 13:34-35).

Jesus did not love us because we were worthy of his love. There is nothing about us that could make us attractive to him. He chose to love us, because he is love. In love he wants to transform us into a people that change the world through our love for and care of others.

This joyful spirit of care for people in their need is what sets us apart as a community. That care is not selective. We do not choose to merely love and care for those we know well. The privilege we have to care includes all people without exception.

May God give you the joy of serving others in their need. May he also help you to graciously and humbly receive their care in your need.

Prayer
Thank you, loving God for the example of your Son, Jesus. He loved us so much that he died to bring us into fellowship with himself and give us new life in him. Thank you for showing us the way to love and care for others in their needs. Help us to joyfully serve as opportunities arise and to graciously receive the help of others in our needs. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Share Care Program
We pray for our Parent Carers' caring role within the college community and thank them for their service. Each class has been assigned a parent carer through the Share Care program, which are as follows:
FLS: Kate Polack FMS: Chrissie Holmes FNL: Victoria Dennis 1EH: Sheree Shurdington 1HN: Kelly Ellis 1CR: Kristy Stewart 2MB: Cassandra Mackley 2NH: Andrea Cameron 3AD: Susie Hedt 3CD: Carmen Dridan 3JK: Emily Grieger 4EH: Kim van Buuren 4JM: Leanne Schilling 5AG: Melita Sachse 5DT: Nicole Daniell 6CT: Pauline Rudolph 6JN: Linda Wundke Middle School: Kate Matuschka, Krista Fischer, Nicole Fischer and Janelle Whittaker Senior School: Merrilyn Koch, Lorelle Camilleri and Michelle Pipkorn
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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 19 May
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 29 May
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Thursday 30 May
    9am: Junior School chapel led by Year FMS
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Little Desert Cross Country and HCPSSA Athletics
Congratulations to students who have competed in Little Desert Cross Country in Kaniva and HCPSSA Athletics at Dudley Cornell Park this week. Thank you to the Middle School students and staff who assisted with activities at the carnival.

Diagnostic testing
Next week all students from Foundation to Year 6 will be completing their school based literacy and numeracy diagnostic assessments. These assessments allow us to monitor students’ academic progress, identify individual strengths and weaknesses, plan to meet student needs and inform special programs within the school. We encourage parents to avoid making appointments for students during school hours next week and to ensure students get the rest they require.

RoboCup
Next Friday HTLC will host a robotics workshop, as part of RoboCup program. Co-founder of RoboCup, Brian Thomas, will be at our college to help teach students about robotics and facilitate the activities on the day. The day will conclude with a competition against other local schools to put learning into context. Students in the HTLC team are from Years 5 to 9.

Assembly next week
Chapel will take place on Thursday morning (30 May) at 9am due to the RoboCup Competition taking place in the MPC on Friday. FMS will be leading worship, with a special focus on Jesus’ calling His people, based on Matthew 5:13-16. 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: Neve Dennis FMS: Immi Roberts FLS: Alexa Watson 1CR: Blair Kittel 1EH: Everleigh Chapple 1HN: Jed Ferguson and Lara Peterson 2MB: Eden Dunn and Axal Henskes 2NH: Fleur Fletcher 3AD: Tarren Mibus and Sienna Nuske 3CD: Fletcher Hawken 3JK: Grace Puls and Cody Stewart 4EH: Lucy Pietsch 4JM: Larnie Kalms 5AG: Eden Labram 5DT: Ava Camilleri 6CT: Kyren Parish 6JN: Max Bunworth and Sophie Heard Art: Will Pohlner Digital Technology: Dusty Peucker Performing Arts: Blair Kittel PE: Maddie Hicks and Peter Smith

Jing Bear Award: Chloe Altmann

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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Middle School Information Evening
On Monday night an Information Evening was held for parents of students going into Year 7 in 2020. Parents were given information about the core curriculum, specialist and elective subjects, sport and extra-curricular opportunities, pastoral care programs, camps and excursions, leadership opportunities, scholarship information and the enrolment process. There were many existing and new parents in attendance and a diverse range of questions were asked on the night. Thank you to our Middle School Ambassadors who did a wonderful job of serving hot drinks to the assembled parents and students and then responded succinctly and meticulously to the questions asked of them.

In the next couple of weeks our existing Year 6 families will be receiving an indicative enrolment letter, asking their intentions for 2020. Parents are encouraged to seek interviews or phone conferences if they wish to enquire specifically how the Middle School can meet the educational needs of their child. New families will be contacted by phone to arrange an interview time during the Term 2 holidays.
Philippines Student Learning Tour
On Wednesday night an Information Evening was held for the parents and students attending the Philippines Learning Tour at the end of the term. Final details were confirmed and discussed as the families prepare for this amazing experience. The design for the tour shirts was created by Year 9 student Annika Livingstone (see photo). To help fundraise for the trip, next Friday 31 May the students will be selling hot dogs in order to raise money to purchase educational resources for San Agustin Elementary school. Order forms were handed out to students on Wednesday in Home Room and orders are due back by Tuesday 28 May.
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Exams
Exam information and timetables were sent home this week. Week 6 will be exam revision week with all exams to be held in week 7.

Exam Timetable for Years 7 to 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, Year 9 Health
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Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Exam week
During Week 6 of this term (Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May), teachers will conduct revision programs in their classes in preparation for exam week in Week 7. The skills acquired from the Elevate presentation and the strategies offered by staff should be implemented with the intention of making study time as effective as possible. Year 10 and 11 students will have exams while usual classes will continue for Year 12 students.

Year 12 course of study
Year 12 students are now concluding their Unit 3 studies and will begin Unit 4 content over the last few weeks of term. Students are reminded of the value in reviewing content and ensuring they seek help from staff as required.

VCAL Melbourne Long Walk Excursion
The VCAL class, accompanied by Mr Lloyd and Mr Versteegen, will be travelling to Melbourne today where they will spend two days extending their knowledge of Indigenous Australia. They will visit the Ballarat Aboriginal Centre, participate in the Explore Melbourne Program and join in the Long Walk to the MCG with Michael Long to watch the AFL Dreamtime game between Richmond and Essendon.

College Ball DVD order
Notes have been sent out to Year 11 families and final orders will be submitted on Monday. Families may order DVDs or USB recordings that include preparations for the Ball, presentations and student interviews.

Year 10 Information Evening
An information session for parents of students entering Year 10 next year was held in the Senior Centre last night. Academic pathways, curriculum options, VCE acceleration and elective programs were among topics outlined. Parents are encouraged to contact the college if further information is required.
Year 11 PE students promote active lifestyle
The Year 11 PE students have been completing a range of health promotion projects, with the aim to get our students and other members of our community more active.
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Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

HCPSSA Athletics Carnival
On Thursday 23 May, our Junior School Athletics Team had a very successful day representing the college at the HCPSSA Athletics Carnival at Dudley Cornell Park in Horsham.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

Last Friday, 25 students travelled to Murtoa to represent HTLC at the Black Ranges Cross Country. Of those students, 17 performed well enough to earn selection to the Greater Western Region event on June 3. Congratulations to Jackson Hoffmann, Saxon Sounness, Briney Wright, Chloe Haughton (Top 15); Sophie McLellan, Oscar Jackman, Oliver Sykes, Dana Haughton, Nadine Pietsch, Alexandra Salter (Top 10), Sophie Pietsch, Jessica Mellings, Ethan Heard (5th); Ryan Pfitzner (3rd); Delta Wardle (2nd); Jordan Friberg and Codi Kenny (1st). Students will receive additional information about the Greater Western Cross Country next week.
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On Thursday, seven excited students from Year 11 and 12 travelled to Stawell to compete in the Black Ranges Senior Netball tournament. With nine consecutive games scheduled, the girls showed intense grit and determination to fight through and claim eight wins—their only loss coming by four goals against Horsham College. A hard fought and well deserved second place in the division. With a total playing time of three and a half hours straight, and no bench players to offer any relief, the girls are to be commended on their outstanding performance.
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Next week sees our Girls Football and Boys Netball teams take on the other schools in the region. Good luck to all students representing the College in these events.
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Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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Parking around the college
When dropping off or collecting your children from school, please be mindful of our neighbours in the surrounding streets and not park on the nature strip.
Canteen roster
30 May: Belinda Nurse
6 June: Cheree Dempster
13 June: Julene Del Real
20 June: Pam Jorgensen
27 June Courtney Mason
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Art Play Poster
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