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Greetings to families and friends of the college community.

After a short period of leave it is great to be back and working with students, staff and parents during the final term of the school year.

During this term there will be many opportunities for students and parents to celebrate and give thanks for the many blessings of this year. As most of these events will take place at the college, and are expected to be well attended, I again write about the expectations relating to parking along with pedestrian movement both in and around the college. Drivers are reminded to take care while driving and park in the designated parking spaces that are currently available and adhere to parking signs. Please do not park in garden beds or along Trinity Drive next to Sunnyside Retirement Village. Notification of any additional places made available during large events will be made through the app prior to the event. Please make note of these when they are made.

This coming Tuesday we will farewell our senior students as they will have completed their classes and begin to prepare for exams. Their final day will include a whole college worship service in the MPC commencing at 9am prior to a day of activities to mark this special occasion. All members of our community are invited to attend and join with us in celebrating and congratulating them as the complete their final year of secondary schooling.

Wishing you a great week.
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Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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Doing things well
I love the value we hold at the Holy Trinity Lutheran College of doing things ‘really well’, to the very best of our ability. This is a value to promote and nurture in everything we do. At our opening chapel last Monday, we had two different live bands leading the music. How good is that? This doesn’t just happen. It takes initiative, planning and preparation. It means putting in. It demands ‘going that extra mile’.

After just returning from a two week break I think that was extraordinary! Well done and thank you to everyone involved. It really made our chapel. It also set and established a wonderful tone for the beginning of term four.

Doing things well or to the best of our ability is not only a good attitude for us to have; more importantly, it is God pleasing. This is the encouragement of God’s Word. ‘Whatever you do, do it with all your heart, as if working for the Lord, and not for men’ (Colossians 3:23).

Doing things well, begins with the little tasks of our daily life and work at Holy Trinity. If we don’t do those little things well, we will hardly be doing the bigger things well. It begins with each one of us. Good attitudes inspire and empower others. More than that, they are blessed by God himself. May each one of us be seeking to do our very best everywhere and all the time, for the benefit of others and to God’s glory.

Father God, we thank you for the opportunities we have at Holy Trinity. Help us to see and seize new opportunities that will serve to build a culture of doing things well. Thank you for the break we have had and what we have been able to do in that time. Thank you now for a new term and the challenges and opportunities we will have during this new term. Bless us in all that we do as we move into this new term. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church service
  • Sunday 20 October
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kid's Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship service
  • Tuesday 22 October
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 25 October
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 3JK
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Greater Western Region Athletics
Congratulations to the eight students who travelled to Ballarat last Friday to compete in the Greater Western Region Athletics. Teachers who attended commended students for their effort and behaviour during the day. Good luck to Kyren Parish and Jiedan Young who will be competing in Shot Put at the state championships on 24 October.

Assembly next week
Due to sport photos taking place on Monday next week in the MPC, Junior School assembly will not be held.

Healthy canteen options
As part of their learning about healthy eating, the Year 6s are providing the opportunity for all Junior School students to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables they eat each and every day. This project involves providing one fun, new and healthy food option to be purchased at the canteen every week throughout Term 4. Next week’s healthy option is a watermelon smoothie for $1.

Swimming program
Students in Foundation to Year 2 have commenced swimming lessons through the YMCA. Students will be involved in a weekly 45-minute swimming lesson this term to increase their skills, confidence and safety in the water.

Walk to School
Well done to everyone who has been walking, riding and scooting to school. It has been wonderful to hear students’ enthusiasm to participate in this program and increase their physical activity.

Uniform
Students are able to wear either summer or winter uniform until Friday 1 November, to dress to different weather conditions. Uniforms are not to be ‘mixed and matched’, but are to be worn according to the description in our uniform policy. I would also like to remind all students that hairstyles are to be neat and clean and worn well out of the eyes. Hair longer than shoulder length is to be tied back with hair bands in the appropriate school colours. Extreme hairstyles, excessive use of styling product or colouring are not permitted.

Chapel
Year 2NH led Chapel this morning on the theme God bringing good out of difficult situations, based on the story of Joseph found in Genesis 45. Next week Year 3JK will be leading chapel. Please note that during Weeks 4 to 6, chapel will be held at different times to accommodate Year 12 exams which will be taking place in the MPC. Students are encouraged to bring a small offering each Friday. We hope you can join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Grace Sansom FMS: Hallie Souter FLS: Cassius Cruz 1CR: Matilda Smith 1EH: Charlie Bird 1KR: Camille Arthur 2MB: Ameika Engert, Ankie Mackley 2NH: Lydika Boyd, Amber Korf 3AD: Jesse Jolly, Frazer Shurdington 3CD: Will Pohlner 3JK: Cody Stewart 4EH: Jack Kelly 4JM: Edward Jones 5AG: Blessing Di Biase 5DT: Lily Whittaker 6CT: Jude Borlase 6JN: Ella Reichelt Art: Nellie Driller Digital Technology: Myah Meadows Performing Arts: Vincent Brennan

Jing Bear Award: Noah Bouma

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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Important Dates: Middle School
9 November: - 2020 Year 7 student testing and parent information session
11–15 November: Exam revision week (Years 7–11)
18–22 November: Exam week (Years 7–11)
25 November: Report Writing Day
26–29 November: Year 7 and 8 Camps
2–6 December: HeadStart Week (Years 7, 8 and 9)
9–13 December: Activities Week (Years 7 to 9)
10 December: Transition Day

This week the Year 9 students have been participating in their Rite Journey Camp. The camp provides students with the opportunity to develop the following aims and objectives:
  • resiliency
  • independence
  • team work
  • perseverance
  • healthy living
  • problem solving
  • leadership skills
  • courage
  • selflessness
  • self-esteem
  • relationships.
A common theme for the week was stretching the comfort zone. It is pleasing to report that many of the students have actively engaged in doing this through the many activities and experiences that have been presented to them. The attitude, behaviour and commitment of the students in attendance was commendable. One of the greatest challenges of the week was the final hike, three days and 36 kilometres along the Grampians Peaks Trail. It is on this hike that the students are fully tested to their limits of physical and mental endurance. Having completed the hike a number of times, there is no greater feeling of accomplishment than re-entering the Tandara gates at the completion of the hike. All students who successfully completed the hike and camp are to be congratulated on their commitment to the camp and Rite Journey program. A big thank you to the accompanying staff Miss Kelly, Mr McLoughlin, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Penny who worked tirelessly to provide a fantastic experience for the Year 9s.
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Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Important dates: Senior School
Year 12
Tuesday 22 October: Final school day (breakfast, final chapel, Big Day Out)
Wednesday 30 October: VCE External English exam
Friday 22 November: Year 12 Graduation Dinner (students and parents)

Years 10 & 11
Wednesday 23 October: Last day of VET
Monday 1 to Friday 15 November: Exam revision week
Tuesday 5 November: Melbourne Cup Day (student free day)
Monday 18 to Friday 22 November: Year 7 to 11 exams
Monday 25 November: Report Writing Day (student free day)
Monday 26 to Friday 6 December: Head Start Program Years 10 & 11
Friday 6 December: Last day of classes Year 10 & 11

**VCAL students in Year 10 and Year 11 continue classes on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays until Friday 6 December. No classes will run for these students on Wednesdays when VET finishes. Structured Work Placements may continue on Thursdays at the discretion of the employer and as arranged with parents. The school should be notified of these arrangements.

Year 12 final days
Next Tuesday will be the final day of school for our first group of Year 12 students. They will commence their day with a breakfast before leading their final chapel with the whole school. Wednesday 30 October is the English exam and the first day of external examinations which run until 19 November.
Our current group of Year 12 students have provided positive leadership for both the Senior School and the college. We thank them for their contributions and wish them well for their exams.

Student leadership for 2020
Leadership positions in any organisation are important. At Holy Trinity Lutheran College, leadership is based on the servant leadership model. This means that the leaders do not seek the positions of power for prestige; they seek to make the community stronger by serving the needs of the community.
While each of our senior students is expected to show leadership, undertaking a formal role can provide additional opportunities to take on an active role in the school community and to work closely with members of our college community to achieve the best outcomes for all involved.
Applications for leadership positions are now open. Students who consider they have the necessary leadership qualities and are confident they can satisfy the selection criteria are encouraged to apply. Applications close at 4pm on Monday 21 October.

Deakin University excursion
Today our Year 11 students traveled to Deakin University Waurn Ponds campus to tour the facilities and residential accommodation for students. As a popular preference for many rural students, it’s a valuable chance for the students to experience the environment first hand. Students toured the CADET (Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training) and sports precincts and participated in the Earthquake Tower workshop in the CADET building.

Cream of the Crop Art Exhibition
This art exhibition showcases the best in art and design from regional students across the Wimmera and we are extremely proud of our Year 11 and 12 VCE Visual Communication Design students who have each had their work accepted for display in the exhibition. Congratulations to Abbey Hawker, Rachel Maroske, Caleb Eilola, Darcy Brown and James Jewson. The official opening of the exhibition at the Horsham Regional Art Gallery is tonight from 6 to 7.30pm.
VCE exam timetable
The VCE exam timetable can be accessed from the following link.
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Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

Yearbook sports photos
Please note that if your child has represented the school for any sport there will be team photos taking place on Monday 21 October between 9-2pm for our school magazine. All students in year 3-6 will need to wear their PE uniform on this day.

Swimming
Our Swimming program is now up and running and we thank all teachers and the YMCA for their assistance in this program. Reminder to check your child's swimming time on the note that came home last week. Students will need bathers, goggles, towel, shoes and jumper/dressing gown.

Year 5/6 Golf
Yr 5/6 students will travel to the Horsham Golf Club on on Monday 21 October. A note was sent home earlier in the week with details on the event. Students are to wear their PE uniform.
We thank Mr Taber who will be assisting our students on the day.

Yr 5/6 T20 Blast Cricket
On Tuesday we had 4 teams represent HTLC at the T20 Blast Cricket for years 5 and 6. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Taber and Mr Noller for assisting the teams on Thursday and also to parents Nadine Hoffman and Kerri Nichols for your assistance. All teams were at some point successful on the day.

The girls played very consistently winning their first game and going on to lose two very close games against strong competition by only 1 point. Our boys teams managed to have some wins. Team 2 beat West PS 146–99 runs, they were successful against Haven winning 213–170 runs, and competed against our HTLC Team 3 in which they beat 155–102 runs.
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Greater Western Athletics
Last Friday, eight students competed in the Junior School Greater Western Track and Field Competition in Ballarat. They had a very early departure (6:15am) and under freezing temperatures, all students performed extremely well!

Congratulations to the following students on their placements:
Kryen Parish: Shot Put (2nd place), now going onto state championships
Jiedan Young: Shot Put (2nd place), now going onto state championships
Ruby McAuliffe: 1500m (8th place), 800m (11th place), Relay (5th place)
Emma Uebergang: Long Jump (4th place), 100m (6th place)
Gemma Freijah: Shot Put (3rd place), Relay (5th place)
Lenix Nelson: 100m (11th place), 200m (7th place)
Eva Drendel: Long Jump (7th place), Relay (5th place)
Milla Carter: Relay (5th place)

Thank you for parents and teachers who transported their children down to the event. Your help is greatly appreciated. A big thanks to Mr Noller and Mrs North for all your assistance on the day.

State Athletics will be held on Thursday 24 October at Lakeside Stadium Albert Park, Melbourne.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary School Report

Today we have a number of secondary students competing in the State Track and Field Championships in Melbourne. We wish them luck and will have the results in next week's newsletter.

School sport photos are being taken on Monday in the MPC and all secondary students are asked to wear their sport uniform.

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Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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In this edition of SchoolTV: Social media and digital reputation
In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn how to talk to their children about the inherent dangers of social media and how to educate their kids to be responsible users in the online world we live in.

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this edition of SchoolTV and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact a member of the College wellbeing team (Anne, Jarryd or Pastor Gus) for further information.
Sport photos
Sport photos will be held on Monday 21 October, all students in Years 3 to 12 are required to wear their sport uniform for the day.

Uniform shop
The uniform shop will be closed on Tuesday 22 October and will reopen on Friday 25 October at 9am.

Missing jumper
One of our students is missing their size 6 school jumper. It has 'Gerdtz' on the tag and a tear in the cuff of one sleeve. Please check your children have their own jumper.
Term 4 canteen roster
24 October: Zeena Kelm
31 October: Emily Smith
7 November: Jacky Polack

Scholastic Bookclub
Bookclub brochures (Issue #7) have been distributed. All orders should be returned to school by Wednesday, 23 October. 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.
Healthy options for the canteen
As part of their learning about healthy eating, the Year 6s have decided to provide the opportunity for all Junior School students to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables they eat each day.

This project involves providing one fun, new and healthy food option to be purchased at the canteen every week throughout Term 4. In each newsletter this term, we will advise the food item for sale for the following week as well as the cost. Please note that only a limited supply of these will be available.

We thank the parents, PTFA and students for their support with this project as we aim to raise awareness of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
WEEK 3 Thursday 24/10/19
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Ingredients: watermelon, mixed berries, grapes, bananas, Greek yoghurt, water
Movie Night on Saturday
At the end of the year, Chanel Scollary and Nathan Rokebrand are travelling to Cambodia and Thailand with Road RAGE for a service trip. This Saturday, HTLC will be hosting a screening of the documentary ‘Camp 32’ to raise funds and donations. Donations are accepted from 6pm with the screening and a Q&A to follow.

Entry is $2 for children and $5 for adults and all funds raised will be donated directly to the groups Rode RAGE is working with in Cambodia.
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Well done to everyone that has been walking, riding or scooting to and from school as part of Walk to School. For those that travel by bus an option you may like to do is to walk around the oval when you get to school.

Walking, riding or scooting to school helps children progressively learn independence, helps with confidence and improves their health. And remember if you live too far to walk, ride or scoot perhaps park a block or two from the school and walk to the rest of the way because part way is OK!
There are still copies of Nathan ‘Dubsy’ Want’s book ‘Beyond This Moment’ available at the school for purchase for $15.
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