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As the term comes to an end I remind families that summer uniform is only to be worn from the beginning of Term 4. If the cooler weather continues into next term a transition period where both summer and winter uniform can be worn is until 1 November. Another reminder that the old winter and sport uniform will no longer be able to be worn after this year. As there will possibly be a large number of uniforms that will no longer be required, the college will have designated wheelie bins available to recycle these items of clothing. These bins will be located in both the Junior and Middle Reception, and the Main Reception from the start of next term. Families are asked to wash these items and place them in the bins if they no longer have use for the old uniform.
Holy Trinity is again participating in Walk to School month from 7 October to 1 November 2019. Every October, Walk to School encourages families to get active on the trip to and from school to help students build healthy habits for life. This year as part of Walk to School, Horsham Rural City Council and Wimmera Health Care Group have organised for Active Paths to be installed leading from the school.The Active Paths initiative makes use of brightly coloured footpath decals as a means of engaging students. A map of the schools active paths will be included in future newsletters. For further information regarding this activity please contact Janine Harfield, Community Health Coordinator, Wimmera Health Care Group on 53621241.
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Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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Change
The days are now getting longer. The sun has some more warmth, when it is out! The crops are having a growth spurt and the wattle and canola are gloriously in flower. Don’t you love the seasons and the differences they offer? I do and if you are like me, you really appreciate spring after the ‘cold’ winter we have had. There is so much to be thankful for in the variety that the seasons offer.

Change, and new life is all around us! The students are growing taller and maturing. Some are now mastering skills they once dreaded facing. We join with families to look on with pride over their achievements. Others of us are growing increasingly grey...or bald, or rotund! Whatever it is for you, rejoice and be glad, for God is with you in the journey of your life.

Our God is a God of change. ‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland’ (Isaiah 43:19). Some people embrace change and take it all in their stride. Others feel uncomfortable and are threatened by change.

In the midst of change, one thing remains constant and the same. The Nature of God never changes. We are told: ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever’ (Hebrews 13:8). That is good news for us as he leads us into the changes before us. His love for us is constant and unending. We are precious to him, and may we all grow to see how special others are to us in the journey of change and growth.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 8 September
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kid's Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 11 September
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 13 September
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 5DT
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Grandparent’s Day, Father’s Day and Footy Day!
Wow, what a busy day we had here at HTLC today! I would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to making Grandparent’s Day, Father’s Day and Footy Day such an enjoyable experience for our students and families: 1EH for leading worship, PTFA for serving morning tea, Cafe 3:16 staff and students for barista coffee and snacks, VCAL staff and students for coordinating the meat pie lunch, Book Fair coordinators, Year 6 students for running footy activities and staff for opening your classrooms. We really are very blessed to have such a passionate and committed college community, who willingly share their expertise and give their own time to create opportunities for our students.

Book Week
This week we have celebrated Book Week in the Junior School. Students have been invited to attend ‘story reading' sessions during play times in the Library, been voting on their favourite Book Week title in classrooms and enjoyed a favourite book dress up day on Wednesday. It was wonderful to see the amazing costumes and characters during our parade. Congratulations to everyone who participated, especially those who were nominated best dressed for their class. Thank you very much to the PTFA who generously donated canteen vouchers for our winners!
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Student-led conferences
Student led conferences took place on Tuesday. The students were delighted to have the
opportunity to share their learning with parents. Thank you to everyone who made time to attend their child’s conference. If you were unable to attend on Tuesday afternoon and would like to visit the classroom with your child, please contact your child’s teacher.
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On Sunday a number of Year 6 classes celebrated their first communion at the 9am service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Congratulations to these students for taking this step in their faith journey and I pray blessings to them and their families on this special occasion. May they continue to grow in love and faith in Christ.
Little Desert Athletics
Next Thursday 25 students will be competing in the Little Desert Athletics Carnival at Dudley Cornell Park. Congratulations to these students for qualifying to compete at this level, and we wish you the best of luck for your events.

Under the Stars
Also next Thursday instrumental music students will be performing in the Under the Stars concert at HTLC. Student in Foundation to Year 3 will have their concert immediately after school and the Year 4 to Year 12 performance will commence at 6pm. We encourage you to come along and enjoy the musical talents of our students.

Junior School Concert
Next Thursday we will be having our Junior School Concert. The Full Dress Rehearsal/ Matinee will be at 11.30 and the evening show will begin at 7pm in the Multi-Purpose Centre.

Chapel
This morning Year 1EH led Chapel with a Grandparent’s Day focus. Next week Year 5DT will be leading worship based on the text from Matthew 18:6-7. We encourage students to bring a small offering. We hope you can join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Zara Barlow-McCallum FMS: Tex Edmonds FLS: Jared Schwarz 1CR: Chayse Burns 1EH: Charlotte Kelly 1KR: Kinston Garel 2MB: Charlize Van Zyl, Annabell Walker 2NH: Savannah Korf 3AD: Evie Isham, Josiah Newlyn-Combe 3CD: All of 3CD 3JK: Ryan Clarke, Maya Przibilla 4EH: Hollianne Hallam, Rory Johnston 4JM: All of 4JM 5AG: Jesse Hedt 5DT: Indira H, Lenix Nelson 6CT: Kynan Labram, Harry Moore 6JN: Darcy Both, Xavier Shevlin Chinese: Misha Carter, Noah Myerscough Performing Arts: 5DT, Micah Livingstone PE: Soren Foster, Joshua Kalms Operation 19:14 helpers: Leah Maroske, Zara Nichols, Ella Reichelt, Maya Rosewarne

Jing Bear Award: Ameika Engert and Annabelle Walker

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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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NAPLAN results
This week the college received the 2019 Year 7 and Year 9 NAPLAN results. Individual reports have been received for all students who sat the reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation and numeracy tests earlier this year. These results will be sent home in envelopes addressed to parents early next week. NAPLAN is a curriculum based test which aims at providing information about student achievement which can be used to strengthen the teaching and learning programs at our college. It is important to remember that NAPLAN is just one form of assessment, conducted at a particular point in time. At HTLC we value the whole child and aim to provide an environment and opportunities to develop students socially, emotionally, physically, academically and spiritually. Whilst we acknowledge that NAPLAN provides valuable information, results of these tests aren’t always an indication of future academic or employment success. If parents would like to discuss their child’s results, they are welcome to make contact with myself to book an interview time during the Week 10 Parent and Teacher Interviews.

Interim reports and interviews
Please be advised that interim reports will be sent home with students on Thursday 12 September. Parent and teacher interviews will be held on Tuesday 17 September from 3:30pm to 8:00pm and Thursday 19 September from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Details on how to book online will be included within the report envelope. Bookings will be open from Thursday 12 to Monday 16 September.

English Week and debating
On Wednesday our debating elective students, along with twelve Year 7 and 8 students, participated in an inter-school debating competition. The college were fortunate enough to host the day which had four local schools competing. Students were required to compete in teams of three and were judged by official adjudicators from the Debater’s Association of Victoria. They were required to follow the correct structure of a debate including using evidence, persuasive language and rebuttal. The day was a huge success for all students involved, particularly with the adjudicators giving students relevant and valuable feedback. Congratulations to Rebekah Wundke, Starla Colbert, Iman Ali and Armani Scollary for their win in the junior division, and Ryan Brito-Mutunayagam, Tiana Schubert and Ryan Pfitzner for their win in the senior division. A special mention to Starla Colbert who was also awarded with ‘Best Speaker of the Day’. All participating students are to be congratulated on their efforts throughout the day and their representation of the college. (Mrs Hewitt)
A big thank you to Mrs Hewitt for her efforts in coordinating and organising the competition day and helping to expertly prepare the students for their debates.

This week we have been celebrating all things English. Students have had the opportunity to participate in English themed activities at lunchtime including charades, creating comics, blackout poetry, rebus puzzles and board games. Students in the middle school were also involved in activities in their English class time. Year 7 students read their modern adaptation of fairy tales to Year 1 and 3 students, whilst our Year 8 students held a showcase session for Year 6 students, exhibiting their oral presentations they have been working on. The week has been enjoyable for all students involved.

Middle School MVP: Racquel Deckert

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Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Important dates: Year 12
  • Holiday trial examsMonday 30 September to Friday 4 October
  • Year 12 last day of school (plus Year 12 breakfast and final chapel)Tuesday 22 October
  • VCE English examWednesday 30 October
  • Year 12 Graduation DinnerFriday 22 November
Morrisby Career Profiles
Year 9 and 10 students have now received a copy of the comprehensive report that summarises personal information that can assist in subject selection, work experience planning and career investigation. Parents are encouraged to review the contents of the report with their child and to contact the college if they wish to discuss potential future options for their child.

Elevate Study Skills Seminars
This week’s sessions proved popular and relevant with all senior students. Ben, who completed Year 12 last year, was able to convey personal experience and insight as he discussed strategies for time management, prioritising tasks and the importance of reducing distractions to ensure that study time is effective. The need to eliminate music while studying and remove phones from sight were key points that were raised. Ben also explained to our Year 12 students the need to apply themselves and prioritise study in their final few weeks of preparation while monitoring and managing stress levels.

Outdoor Education Adventure Camp
Last week, Mr Lloyd and Miss Kelly travelled to the Portland region on Victoria’s south-west coast for the VCAL/Outdoor Ed Adventure Camp. Participating in mountain bike riding, kayaking and hiking over a three-day period, provided students with the opportunity to further develop their teamwork, communication and leadership skills as they hiked along the coast, put up tents and cooked by torchlight.

VCAL Footy Colours Day
Today the college welcomed family and community members to the 2019 Footy Colours Day. VCAL students assumed the huge task of coordinating, ordering and serving hot pies as a part of the Personal Development and Community project they are currently undertaking. They capably fulfilled their roles and managed to deliver 450 hot pies to our Footy Day supporters.
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Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

On Tuesday our Badminton team consisting of Aiden Richardson, Darcy Both, Angus Norton, Kyren Parish, Zara Nichols, Steph Wundke, Edie Mason and Lexi Heard competed in the HCPSSA competition at Horsham 298 School. Angus and Kyren won most of their games, only managing to lose one match and having a draw in another. It was the partnership of Aiden and Darcy that stood out on the day where they managed to win all of their games, congratulations boys! The overall winners for the day was Horsham West school. Both girls teams produced some great rallies against their opponents and won half of their games for the day. Well done to all who represented HTLC and thank you to Mr Withey for accompanying them on the day.
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Little Desert Athletics will be held at Dudley Cornell Park next week on Thursday 12 September. Students will get their representative uniforms on Wednesday next week. They will be competing between 10am and 2pm on the day. Students are reminded to pack all their essentials for the day including lunch, drinks, healthy snacks, PE sports jackets and pants if the weather is cold. We wish them all the best for the day and look forward to some great results.

A note has been sent home with information about the HTLC Swimming Program being held in Term 4 for our Foundation to Year 2 students. These sessions will be held at the Horsham Aquatic Centre and will run for 8 weeks starting in week 2 of Term 4. If you didn’t receive a letter please see your class teacher for one. There is information on this letter which includes parents indicating the current swimming ability of your child. This information is important in making sure your child receives the best instruction level for this program. This note will need to be filled out and returned by the end of this term please. A reminder that if your child is not participating in this program that a note to your classroom teacher is required. Thank you to those families who have already returned this information.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary School Sport

Henry Kinsman has represented Holy Trinity Lutheran College at two Victorian Interschool Cycling Series events this week, earning more accolades at the representative level. On a very technical course at the You Yangs on the weekend, Henry bested 46 other competitors in his age group to win the third round of the mountain bike series by over two minutes. Henry backed up this performance with another impressive race in the road series on Wednesday in Kew, finishing in fourth place in his age group.

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On Monday, our Year 9 and 10 Boys Netball team competed at the State Finals in Melbourne. After winning comfortably at the division and region levels, and training for a number of weeks in the lead-in, the boys were eager to compete despite being mostly bottom-age, much shorter players. Despite being undersized, they showed incredible determination and played with intensity in each match. They demonstrated exceptional technical understanding, with the least number of penalties awarded against hem in all matches, while also playing with great sportsmanship. Jordan Toll’s leadership on court and consistent defensive effort across all games was a highlight of the event.
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As we approach the end of term, it is important students have returned all items of representative uniform that have been loaned out to them. Uniform returns should be placed in the returns box in the foyer of the Multi-Purpose Centre.
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Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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One week left to collect donations for the PTFA’s Colour Fun Run! Donations are due in by next Friday 13 September. Everyone who raises $10 or more gets a prize!

If you haven’t yet, register here to get started: https://schoolfundraising.com.au/.
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On Wednesday 9 October (Week 1, Term 4) Nathan ''Dubsy'' Want will be speaking to our Year 5 to 12 students about social media. We will also run a parents session in the evening, more details will be available in the coming weeks.
Term 3 canteen roster
12 September: Vanessa Kerberling
19 September: Ange Carter

Being Nut Aware
A reminder that we are a ‘Nut Awareness School’. Students are not to share food with others and we ask that parents not send foods to school which may trigger allergic reactions in another student (e.g. peanut butter).
PTFA meeting
The next PTFA meeting will be held on Monday 9 September at 3.30pm in the Senior School board room. Everyone is welcome to attend to help organise future community events and provide input into how funds are spent.

Jar donations
The Junior Red Cross is seeking jar donations over the coming weeks. They will take any size but if the labels could be removed it would be most helpful.
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Expressions of interest for coaches and players in 2020 are open
HDSC are calling for expressions of interest for male and female coaches and players, (Ballarat and District League U/12–seniors) for 2020.
  • Coaches (volunteer positions): must have previous coaching or playing experience and a current Working with Children’s Check. Expression of interest closes 30 Sep 2019.
  • Players (born in or before 2008): send name, date of birth, email and phone number. Expression of interest for existing players close 30 Sep 2019 and new players 21 Oct 2019.
Questions and expressions of interest are to be sent to hdscsec@gmail.com.
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