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Greetings to families and friends of our college community.

The Under the Stars instrumental music concert was held both yesterday afternoon and last night to showcase the students who currently have lessons in our instrumental music program. It was a wonderful evening with families and friends to celebrate the learning that has occurred during the year. I give thanks to the music teachers and staff for their guidance and support throughout the year and congratulate them on their growth and achievements.

As the term draws to a close I feel it is important to also recognise and give thanks for the teaching and learning that has taken place across all sub-schools. As a college we aim to foster a culture of enthusiastic learners who value critical, creative and collaborative opportunities to thrive in the world we live in. This coming Monday the Science Showcase is planned to take place within our Middle School precinct. Commencing at 5pm, the night will include student and staff led scientific displays and challenges that allow participants a chance to see the science behind the world we live in. I thank the students and staff who will be involved in this evening and invite all members of our college community to attend.

A reminder to all members of our community that the last day of Term 3 is next Friday 20 September. Our whole college worship service will commence at 1.45pm, with classes concluding at 2.20pm.

As of today I will be on leave for several weeks, returning on Monday 7 October. Families are encouraged to contact their child’s Head of Sub-School if they require action or response to any issue during this time.

Have a fantastic week.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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Thank you Lord, for all our grandparents
Last Friday we celebrated Grandparent's day at our college. This has to be one of the favourite days in our calendar year. The students just love having their grandparents share in their day at school. The grandparents also enjoy their time here. It was great to have had a good number of grandparents with us last Friday. Thank you for your presence.

As a college community we really value and appreciate the friends, parents and grandparents of students here at college. You play a very special role in the lives of your grandchildren. That makes you a treasured part of our community. I would like to think that grandparents are revered and respected in our community. I’m not so sure that they always are. We have the opportunity at our college to build a culture where they are valued and belong.

Grandparents have so much to offer. Simply through the wisdom gained over their years and the life lessons that only time and ageing give us. They are an invaluable source of information helping us to connect the past with the present.

The Word of God affirms the value of the ‘older’ generations in our life. Moses encourages us to: ‘Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders and they will explain to you’ (Deuteronomy 32:7). Again the wisdom of Job tells us: ‘Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?’ (Job 12:12). Children, love and respect your grandparents. They are God’s gift to you. Grand-parents, keep doing what you are doing. Delight in your grandchildren. They are: ‘a heritage from the Lord’ (Psalm 127:3).

Father God, thank you that you are our dear Father and we are your much loved children. Thank you for our grandparents who love us and are so important in our lives. Help us to love, value and respect our grandparents, so that we may also honour you. Amen.
This week we pray for:
  • the families of Gwen Kelm, who passed away earlier this week
  • for Mike Dempster as he recovers from surgery this week.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 15 September
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kid's Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 18 September
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 20 September
    1.45pm: Whole college closing service led by 5AG
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Footy Day activities
We were very fortunate last Friday to be able to go ahead with our Footy Day activities, with only one short ‘rain delay’ during the afternoons rotations. The concluding highlight of the day was the annual staff verses Year 6 football match. I am very excited to declare staff the victors once again (with only a few minor injuries to be nursed). Thank you to our Year 6 students who were fierce competitors and also to the Year 6 dads who pulled on the boots to join the fun! In total HTLC raised $2126 on the day which will be donated to the League of Distinguished Gentlemen, supporting men’s health.

Under the Stars
Yesterday our HTLC community were treated to entertainment from our instrumental music students during the Under the Stars concert. It is wonderful to see the progress of our students’ talents and skills with their chosen instrument. Thank you to all of the amazing instrumental music teachers for the encouragement and instruction they give to each student and to Mrs Mock for coordinating this valuable program.

Next week ICAS English and Maths assessments will be completed by students who have nominated to participate in the competition. Students in Year 3 to Year 6 will complete the English task on Monday and the Maths task on Wednesday.

Science Showcase
On Monday evening from 5-6pm, students in Years 7 to 9 will be hosting a Science Showcase to demonstrate what they have been learning in science this semester. There will be hands on activities for all ages. Junior School students and their families are encouraged to attend.

Fun Run
On Tuesday the PTFA will be hosting the HTLC Fun Run. A schedule for the day has been sent home and is also available on the Fun Run Facebook event page and our app under the Documents section. Parents are welcome to come along and support their child at the scheduled run time. Students may wear free dress on the day and please remember to send a change of clothes (including shoes and underwear) and a towel, as students may get wet.

Junior School Concert
Next Thursday students in Foundation to Year 3 will be performing in the Junior School Concert. The Full Dress Rehearsal/Matinee will be at 11.30am and the evening show will begin at 7pm in the Multi-Purpose Centre. The staff and students of classes involved have been working very hard to prepare their items. I encourage everyone to come along and join in with the fun and laughter. Tickets will be available at the door, adults $5, school aged children $3 and preschool children free.

This morning Year 5DT led chapel based on the text from Matthew 18:6–7. Next week Year 5AG will be leading our closing worship at 1.45pm on Friday afternoon, based on the parable of the wandering sheep. We encourage students to bring a small offering. We hope you can join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Leni Johnstone, Riley Robson FMS: Ryder Sassmannshausen FLS: Emily Liston, Noah Myerscough 1CR: Cooper Puls 1EH: All of 1EH 1KR: Cypress Kenny 2MB: Pippa Kelm 2NH: Logan Kittel 3AD: Sienna Nuske 3CD: Lilly Peucker, Arabella Schirmer 3JK: Harry Hicks, Elizabeth Holmes 4EH: Adelyn Penny 4JM: Emily Baker 5AG: Harry Hallam 5DT: Orlan Hart, Hamish Marshall 6CT: Jaya Meadows 6JN: Tess Wilson, Logan Young Chinese: Angus Crute Performing Arts: Stella Moore, Lyla Sachse PE: Jemma Hoffmann, Arkie Mackley Performing Arts: Emmanuel Amilegbe, Joel Mock Book Fair Lucky Ticket Winners: Klay Lockhart (FLS), Zara Barlow-McCallum (FMS), Tex Edmonds (FNL), Arden Hopper (1CR), Sofia Gerdtz (1EH), Cypress Kenny (1KR), Jemma Hoffmann (2MB), Amber Korf (2NH), Jett Carter (3AD), Ellua Boyd (3CD), Marlie Roberts (3JK), Hollianne Hallam (4EH), Liam Richardson (4JM), Harry Hallam (5AG), Gemma Freijah (5DT), Isabelle Hedt (6CT), Annabelle Heal (6JM)

Jing Bear Award: Fletcher Hawken

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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Interim reports and interviews
A reminder that parents have the opportunity to book online interviews with staff to discuss the Interim Report that was sent home on Thursday. The online booking system will close on Monday at 5pm with interviews to be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon/evening next week.

Last day of term
Next Friday 20 September is the final day of term with students being dismissed at 2:20pm. This day will also be a student free dress day for Middle and Senior students.
HTLC hosts LEVNT Network Meeting
On Thursday , a group of Middle School leaders from around Victoria gathered at Holy Trinity Lutheran College for their once-a-term LEVNT Network Meeting.
HTLC hosts LEVNT Network Meeting
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
Holiday study
The holiday break is almost upon us. This is a valuable time for our Year 12 students to undertake study in preparation for their exams which commence two weeks after the holidays. Students are strongly advised to maintain a regular study routine over the two week period. To support students in their preparation and to enable this time to be used most effectively, the Senior Centre will be open during the first week for independent study and during the second week students will be undertaking trial exams for each of their subjects.
  • Week 1 (Monday 23 to Friday 27 September): Independent study 9am to 4pm
  • Week 2 (Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October): Trial exams and tutorial sessions 9am to 4pm
VCE study timetable
VTAC preferences
Year 12 students are reminded to finalise their preferences and ensure that payment of $39 is paid by the due date of 30 September.

Reports and interviews
Interim reports have been sent home to parents and interviews may now be booked online. Staff will be available next Tuesday and Thursday evenings to discuss student progress at the midpoint of the semester. All VCE subject teachers have requested interviews and parents are strongly encouraged to attend or make an alternative time to meet with their child’s teachers.

Sustainable School Shop second-hand textbooks and uniforms
As we draw nearer to the end of the school year and students finalise subject selection for 2020, the Sustainable School Shop provides another option for the sourcing of school items. Holy Trinity Lutheran College PTFA has kindly subscribed to the Sustainable School Shop to support parents who wish to purchase or sell second-hand textbooks or uniforms.

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

Yesterday our Athletics Team compete in the Little Desert Competition at Dudley Cornell Park. It was a very successful day with lots of place getters. Thank you to Mrs Jacqui North and Mr Jarryd Noller for attending the day with our students and any parents who came along and supported our team. Some students will go on to the next level to compete on 24 October in Ballarat. More information will come out once the team is selected on the results of yesterday.
Congratulations to all students who participated, it was great to see such great support for each other and a fantastic display of sportsmanship.
9–10 years Discus: Nellie Driller 4th, 12–13 years 1500m Run: Cadi Streeter 3rd, 11 years 1500m Run: Ruby McAuliffe 1st, 11 years Long Jump: Eva Drendel 1st, 9–10 years 100m Run: Emma Uebergang 2nd 11 years 800m Run: Ruby McAuliffe 1st, 12–13 years 800m Run: Cadi Streeter 2nd, 9–10 years 80m Hurdles: Emma Streeter 1st, 11 years 100m Relay: 1st, 9–10 years 100m Relay: 2nd, 11 years High Jump: Eva Drendel 4th, 9–10 years Long Jump: Emma Uebergang 2nd, 11 years Shot Put: Gemma Freijah 1st, 11 years Discus: Gemma Freijah 4th, 9–10 years Triple Jump: Emma Streeter 3rd
9–10 years Shot Put: Jiedan Young 1st, 11 years Long Jump: Jack Hicks 4th, 12–13 years High Jump: Ethan Rudolph 4th, 11 years 200m Run: Lenix Nelson 1st, 9–10 years 200m Run: Bodey Wilde 3rd, 12–13 years Shot Put: Kyren Parish 1st, 9–10 years Long Jump: Bodey Wilde 6th, 11 years 100m Run: Lenix Nelson 2nd, 9–10 years 100m relay: 2nd, 11 years High Jump: Remi Bailey 3rd, 11 years Shot Put: Levi Munyard 3rd and Micah Livingston 4th, 11 years Discus: Levi Munyard 4th, 12–13 years 800m Run: Aiden Richardson 2nd, 12–13 years Discus: Jed Uebergang 5th
T20 Blast Cricket
The Year 3 and 4 T20 Blast Cricket Cup will be held at Dudley Cornell Park, Horsham on Tuesday 17 September. As this is the same day of the Colour Run, the Year 3s and 4s will be completing the Colour Run at 9:10 until 9:30am where they will then get changed and ready to attend the Cricket for the rest of the day. The Cricket is expected to conclude around 2pm when students will return by bus to school. Students will need to bring their food for the day including a drink and are required to wear their full PE school uniform. Please ensure all permission notes are returned by Monday and don’t forget you may need your hat if the weather is nice!

We will need at least two parent helpers for the Cricket on Tuesday, if you are able to help out please let Mr James Withey (Junior School Sport Teacher) or Mrs Tarn McDonald (Junior Sport Coordinator) know.

Representative uniforms
Please ensure that all representative uniforms are washed and returned to the College as soon as possible after the evens please.

Swimming program for Foundation–Year 2 in Term 4
Please ensure that your swimming permission note is returned stating your child’s swimming ability by the end of Term 3 please. If your child is not participating in this program, please provide your child’s class teacher with a note.
MyGolf Junior Clinic
Horsham Golf Club is holding a free junior Golf clinic on Saturday 5 October, at 2.30 to 3.30pm. MyGolf uses game-based activities to introduce gold to kids and develop their skills. All participants can receive a MyGolf giveaway pack including their very own golf club!
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary School Sport

It has been a busy week for sport, with seven teams from the Middle School representing HTLC around the region. On Tuesday, our Year 7 and Year 8 students competed in the Black Ranges Year 8 Basketball competition, with our girls team being coached by Year 11 student Elisha Barry. Both teams won one game out of their three matches, though all played in the right spirit and enjoyed themselves over the course of the day. Thank you to Year 9 student Ryan Pfitzner for refereeing our games on the day.
Yesterday, almost 40 students from Year 7 and 8 participated in the Black Ranges Volleyball competition. Our Year 8 boys and girls teams found themselves up against good quality opposition from across the region and despite being competitive in all their matches they were unable to progress to the next stage. The Year 7 girls, coached by Year 11 student Taylah Johnson, and the Year 7 boys, coached by Year 9 student Jack Snowden, both went undefeated for the entire day and claimed the division title, earning progression to the Greater Western Region Finals, which will be held in Horsham on October 22.
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This time next week, students from Year 6 to Year 12 will be en route to Murray Bridge for the 24–hour finale of the Australian HPV Super Series. Students have competed well all year to put themselves in a prime position to challenge for a number of national championships next weekend, and are looking forward to the opportunity to race against some of the best teams in Australia. Thanks to BayWa r.e. for their valued sponsorship of the program this season. Current standings are as follows:
  • Firestorm (Year 11 & 12): 9th in Category S3 (54 vehicles)
  • Tempest (Year 8—10): 3rd in Category S2 (100 vehicles)
  • Avalanche (Year 8—10 All Female): 1st in Category S2F (15 vehicles)
  • Thunder (Year 6 & 7): 4th in Category S1 (87 vehicles)
  • Hurricane (Year 6 & 7 All Female): 1st in Category S1F (10 vehicles)
Good luck to all teams for the huge event next weekend!

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. All uniforms on loan must be returned by Friday 20 September.
Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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In this edition of SchoolTV: Depression

In this edition of SchoolTV parents will learn how to identify the signs of depression and what the effects are on their child’s wellbeing and overall health.
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 (Anne Penny, Jarryd Noller and Pastor Gus) for more information.
On Wednesday 9 October (Week 1, Term 4) Nathan ''Dubsy'' Want will be speaking to our Year 5 to 12 students about social media with a focus on cyber bullying, prevention and the power of words. We will also run a parent session in the Multi-Purpose Centre that night from 6–7pm, it's open to all parents.
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Book Fair
We would like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who attended and purchased items at our Book Fair last week. The money raised from the Book Fair will allow the school to purchase new resources for students. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the little band of helpers who enabled us to run a successful Book Fair. These ladies were responsible for setting up and taking down the Book Fair and for keeping the registers ticking over smoothly on what were, at times, incredibly busy days. Thank you, your time is much appreciated.
Kara Puls (Book Fair Coordinator) and Jaci Gabbé (Library Assistant)
  • 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.
  • Mr Engert would like donations of shoe boxes for craft activities and jars with sealable lids for preserving.
Lost property
There are a variety of lost property items that have accumulated over the term in the Junior/Middle School Reception. If your student is missing anything, please come and check the lost property next week. Any items leftover at the end of the term will be donated to charity.
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