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Greetings to all.

As we begin to prepare for the end of another school year, it is also a time where we welcome to our college community the new staff members who will commence with us next year. It is with pleasure that I announce that Mrs Kate Carter has been employed as a secondary maths teacher and Head of Mathematics (Year 7–12) from 2020 and comes to the college highly regarded as both a leader and a senior teacher from Woodcroft College, South Australia. Mrs Carter has a vast experience in senior secondary education and has recently moved to Horsham with her family. During the later part of this year she was employed by the school to provide additional support for those senior students studying Mathematical Methods and has already impressed with her relational approach to mathematics. Mrs Carter is looking forward to working with students, staff and families next year and supporting individuals to thrive in the area of Mathematics. Further announcements regarding new staff for next year will be made over the coming weeks.

On Saturday we welcome current and future students and parents to the Year 7 2020 testing and information day. This is an exciting time for the college as students prepare for their commencement into secondary school. I hope the day is one of excitement and joy for all.

A reminder to the community that nominations for PTFA committee members are currently being sought for next year. If this is of interest to you, I encourage you to obtain a nomination form from the Main Reception or on our app and submit it to PTFA by Thursday 14 November. The AGM will be held on Monday 18 November at 7.30pm in Cafe 3:16.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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Our rich and full lives
We are already half way through Term 4. So much has happened, and yet, there is so much we still have to do. Our individual lives are busy, filled with so many different activities. Sometimes we may even claim to be time poor and we wish there were more hours in the day. We forget that God gives us all the time we need for everything he calls us to do.

We should expect it to be no different in the life of our college. It will be busy. A growing school will, of necessity, be a busy place. We are here to learn and grow. To be affirmed and yet challenged. We are being shaped for life in a world that doesn’t stand still. That means work, and working together. We will be busy people.

Even so, the writer of Psalm 46 encourages us to ‘be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth’ (v. 10). It is good for us to remember who we are, and whose we are and to whom we belong. God was there at our beginning. At his will we came into the world when we did, and where we did. He has been watching over us and blessing us. He is now. True to his promise, he will continue to be our God and we will be his people.

In our busy lives, we can sometimes be left ‘spinning’. Just getting our heads around all that is happening and what we have to do. But even when it may seem we may be ‘spinning’, God is with us. He is in control. He is blessing us and shaping us for something bigger than ourselves.
Know that God is your Father, and you are his precious child. He loves you, and is with you.
Thank him and praise him, for he is giving you the opportunities that are before you. So, as his loving child seize them with joy.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that in you we know your Father as our dear Father. Thank you for all the opportunities you are blessing us with at Holy Trinity. Help us to know that you are with us, forever blessing us in the power of your love. Amen.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church service
  • Sunday 10 November
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship service
  • Monday 11 November
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel (on the Middle School deck)
  • Friday 15 November
    2.45pm: Junior School chapel led by FNL (in the MPC)
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra experience
On Wednesday students in Years 4 and 5 enjoyed the performance Dangerous Creatures by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Horsham Town Hall. A full orchestra played music to represent different creatures, such as scorpions, bears, spiders, fossils of dinosaurs and finally humans. Hearing a full orchestra was a new experience from many of our students.

Transition program
Our Foundation students for 2020 will enjoy their second visit to our college next Tuesday morning. Miss Somerfield will be leading story time session based on the book In the Jungle, written by Lalie Harcourt and Ricki Wortzman. Please welcome our new members to the college community if you see them.

Remembrance Day
The Junior School will be recognising Remembrance Day as part of our assembly on Monday morning. Parents are welcome to join us at 9am in the MPC. Poppies and other items can be purchased from the Junior and Middle School Office to support the ANZAC Appeal.

Chapel this week was led by Year FMS on Thursday morning. They shared the story of Noah’s Ark, from Genesis 6 and 7. Next week chapel will be held on Friday at 2.45pm. It will be led by FNL, who will share the story of David and Goliath. Students are encouraged to bring a small offering, which the SRC will use to purchase gifts for local families in need this Christmas. We hope you can join us for worship.
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Important Dates: Middle School
9 November: Year 7 student testing and parent info 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

Examination revision week
This coming week all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be focusing on revising for their examinations which will be held in Week 7. Exams are given in Years 7, 8 and 9 to reinforce learning from the semester and provide examination experience for students which will help them to prepare for Senior School. During this week, students will have the opportunity to review study notes and previous assessment tasks, sit practice tests and exams and prepare materials which will assist in the exam. Teachers will be available during Homework Club time and will also make themselves available during lunch times in order to give students the best opportunity to experience success. I encourage all students to work to the best of their ability and make the most of this preparation week.

2020 book lists and stationery order forms
2020 book lists and stationery order forms were distributed this week. Both forms can be completed and returned to the college by Friday 13 December.

SRC news
Student casual dress days will be held on Friday 15 November and Friday 6 December. Students are able to wear casual clothes on these days for a gold coin donation. The SRC will again be cooking a BBQ at the Kannamaroo Festival this year. Students volunteers are crucial to help on this night, a roster will be distributed next week. The SRC are investigating a new formal winter jacket which can be added to the uniform options for students. Stay tuned for more details. Zooper Dooper icy poles are available for sale during recess and lunch times in the Middle and Senior Schools for 50 cents each.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Important dates: Senior School
Year 12
Friday 22 November: Year 12 Graduation Dinner (students and parents)

Years 10 & 11
Monday 11 to Friday 15 November: Exam revision week
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.

Book and stationery lists
Lists for 2020 have now been issued to all students. Stationery and book lists should be returned to the college by 13 December. Ballarat Books orders will be available for collection from the college on January 21. Stationery orders can be collected from Shelton and Lane from 16 January 2020. English book list orders have been forwarded to Ballarat Books. Late orders should be submitted directly to Ballarat Books.

VET reports
With the completion of final VET classes, we congratulate our second year students who have successfully achieved the outcomes required for their courses. VET reports have been forwarded to schools this week and will be sent home to parents.

College Captains 2020
Congratulations to those students who have submitted written applications for this position of leadership for 2020. It is affirming to see the number of students within our Senior School who are willing to assume positions of additional responsibility. These students have been interviewed this week and will be presenting to the student body next week at assembly. We wish them well in their preparations as they reflect on the ways in which they value our school and community.

VCE exams
Today students will complete a further three VCE external examinations—Specialist Maths, Accounting and Health—concluding our second week of exams. It has been pleasing to see the commitment to study being made by many of our students who are spending time in the Senior Centre. Well done also to our Year 11 students who are completing accelerated studies in addition to their Year 11 studies. Their final exam is today and students should resume normal classes from next week.

Senior School exams
Senior School exam revision week is from Monday 11 November to Friday 15 November. Regular school attendance is vital during this time as work from throughout the semester will be reviewed and students will have the opportunity to seek additional support prior to undertaking their exams. Exam Week runs from Monday 18 November to Friday 22 November.

Elite Sports Program at Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Lutheran College is commencing a partnership with FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport from the beginning of 2020, to offer an elite sports program to selected students in Years 7-12. Specialised services, facilitated at Federation University in Ballarat or Horsham include: musculoskeletal screening, physiotherapy presentations, personalised strength and conditioning programs, a high performance training day, Victorian Institute of Sport tour, performance support and access to athlete education program lectures.

An information session will be held in the Senior Centre Agora next Thursday 14 November at 7pm, facilitated by Corey Saitta, Executive Officer of WestVic Academy. The session will provide further information to interested parents and students about the program. Please contact Main Reception prior to Wednesday 13 November, if you will be attending the meeting.
Cape York Indigenous immersion
We are excited to be working with Lakeside Lutheran College in offering our students in Year 9 to 11, the opportunity to participate in an indigenous immersion experience to Cape York and the Great Barrier Reef. The program will take place from 20 to 29 August next year and will include experiences such as the Daintree River, Wujal Wujal falls, history of the area with local Elders, painting of the local Lutheran Church, interaction with local community services and the local primary school, Cape Tribulation and the Great Barrier Reef.

Students will have the rare opportunity to make real connections with Indigenous Australians living on their own land with a deep connection to their culture and history. They will learn from Elders and Traditional Owners, and play with young Indigenous children eager for a window to the outside world. The group will stay in safe areas on privately held Aboriginal land, not accessible outside of this setting. They will learn, make, gather, eat, give, grow and connect with Traditional Owners and Indigenous Australia. Please see Mrs Kuchel or view the flyer on our app for further information.

VCE exam timetable
The VCE exam timetable can be accessed from the following link.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

Physical education lessons
On Wednesday during their PE lesson, FMS students got some assistant coaching from the Year 9 and 10 students who helped them work on their striking skills for Tennis and Tee Ball. Thank you to the Yr 9/10 students for all their help, the Foundation students had a lot of fun!
Good luck to Annabelle Heal, Thomas Urquhart and Darcy Both who will be competing in the Regional Golf competition on Monday. We hope the weather is kind to you and that you do well.

Good luck to our All Stars boys Hoop Time team who will be competing in Hamilton on Tuesday. We can’t wait to hear about your results.

Yr 5/6 sport
Students have been rotating through a range of different activities at school and within our community on Friday as part of their sport classes. Groups have attended Ten Pin Bowling, Kayaking, Golf and Tennis. They have been lucky enough to have exposure to these wonderful community sports and we would like to thank Horsham Lanes and Games, Horsham Golf Club, Mrs Alethea Gulvin and Miss Chloe Davis taking our students Kayaking, and Year 9 student Jordan Friberg for assisting the coaching of our Tennis activities.
Reminder: Students who are taking part in Kayaking must have enclosed water shoes to participate.
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator
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In this edition of SchoolTV: School transitions
Whether it is starting school for the first time, moving up to a higher grade or embarking on a journey through secondary school, there is no doubt that any school transition is a very exciting time for children and parents. It means your children are growing up!

In this edition of SchoolTV, you will learn practical strategies to assist your child during the transition process and reduce stress and anxiety levels.

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 school wellbeing team (Jarryd, Anne or Pastor Gus) for further information.
The PTFA is on the lookout for a 2020 Field Days Coordinator!
The PTFA do great work in organising social and school events to bring our college community together and raise funds to support our students. Events this year have raised over $13,000!

Planning is underway for next year's Wimmera Machinery Field Days and the PTFA are seeking a coordinator. If you're super organised, like being part of a team and would love to help raise funds to support our students, the PTFA would love to hear from you! A sub-committee will be formed to make sure you have plenty of support plus the outgoing coordinator will be happy to provide assistance if required.

For more information about what the coordinator does and how you can help out, please contact Carmen Dridan (PTFA Vice-President and outgoing WMFD Coordinator) or Kerri Nichols (PTFA President) by emailing ptfa@htlc.vic.edu.au.
Office Position at Holy Trinity Church Office (15 hours per week)
Applications are being sought for a part time position in the Church Office for 15 hours per week. A job description is available at the Church Office.
For further information please contact Pastor Gus, Pastor Geoff or Peter Cramer (0428 107 973 ).
Applications close 6 December 2019.

Sport photo orders
Orders for sport photos are now available online through the Leading Image website using the Shootkey: 2D23E8XT. Each photo is $12. Photos ordered before Friday 22 November will be returned to the college and distributed to students. Online orders can be made after 22 November up until the end of the school year and will incur a $5 postage fee. View sport photos at the below link or at JS/MS Reception and Main Reception.
The PTFA AGM will be held on Monday 18 November at 7.30pm in the Middle School Cafe with refreshments and snacks provided. During the AGM, all positions will be declared vacant and everyone is encouraged to nominate for a position for the opportunity to contribute to the important role that the PTFA plays in our college community.

The AGM will be followed by a general meeting, run by the newly elected executive.

If you wish to nominate, please return the nomination form (on the documents section of our app) by Thursday 14 November.

Term 4 canteen roster
14 November: Andrea Cameron
21 November: Chrissie Holmes
28 November: Jodie Kemp
5 December: Cheree Dempster
Healthy options for the canteen
Over the past few weeks, the Year 6s have been providing opportunities for all Junior School students to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables they eat each and every day.

They have enjoyed providing one fun, new and healthy food item at the canteen every week and will continue this throughout Term 4. It is wonderful to see the students enjoying such healthy food options and appreciate the feedback given to them by our college community.

In every newsletter, we will advise the food item for sale for the upcoming week as well as the cost (as this will change every week). Please note that only a limited supply of these will be available.

We thank the PTFA, parents and students for the support on this project as we aim to raise awareness about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Week 6 Thursday 14/11/19
Ingredients: vanilla yoghurt, fresh fruit & berries
Nhill Lions November 2019 Market
Duck Race comp
Autism Guest Speaker-Dr Richard Eisenmajer - FLYER
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