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Thank you to all students, staff and families for a fantastic Term 3. It has truly been a joy-filled term and I give thanks for your involvement.

A reminder to families that the change over from winter uniform to summer uniform occurs next term. If cold weather persists, however, students may continue to wear winter uniform until 1 November. For those students who are currently wearing the old uniform, and would like to dispose of it through the college, a wheelie bin for recycling of the items will be located in both reception areas of the college. Can I please ask that all clothes items are first laundered prior to dropping it in these recycling bins.

I wish you a restful break and look forward to the students returning on Monday 7 October.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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Setting a good example
At Holy Trinity we seek to build and nurture a culture of leadership. Where it is not just up to the appointed leaders to lead, but where every individual can see and embrace the opportunity they have to be a leader for others to follow. We can all be grateful for the emerging leaders we have at Holy Trinity. History teaches us that a leader is only as good as the people they have around them. People who will encourage and support them. So they can lean on them in times of need. People who will also challenge them and hold them accountable. Helping them to think things through and have an open mind to other possibilities. People who will ‘have their back’ when life is difficult and perhaps even unfair.

Leadership is not dependant on age, or even on ability. Healthy and vibrant communities grow when all individuals see and seize the opportunities they have of being an example for others to follow, and don’t just leave it up to a select few. The Word of God encourages us all in being a good example for others. I love the encouragement of the apostle Paul for the young Timothy. He says: ‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in faith and in purity’. (1 Timothy 2:12) Take good care of yourself, so that your life may be leading others in ways that are for their good.

Thank you all for another term, and God be with you all over the term break, bringing you back safely and refreshed for term 4 of 2019.

We thank you Father that you are our God and we are your people. Please help us to follow you, knowing that you will only lead us in ways that are for our good. Thank you for the leaders we have around us. People who truly care about our well being. Help us to encourage and support them. Walk with us so that we may be leaders for those around us. People who encourage others in your ways, because your ways are for the good of all. Thank you Lord Jesus, for blessing us through another term. Amen.
This week we pray for:
  • a safe and relaxing holiday period for our college community
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 22 September
    9am: Holy Communion
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Monday 7 October
    9am: Whole College Opening service
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Fun Run
Wow! The school Fun Run on Tuesday was an amazing day and the students embraced the challenge very positively! Many of our students reveled in the opportunity to get wet and dirty, and I was very impressed by other students’ ability to keep clean in very mucky circumstances! Teachers have reported to me that many students claimed that it was the best day they have ever had at school! I am also very pleased to announce that my washing machine, although put to the test, did an admirable job of de-mudding at our house! Once again I would like to thank and congratulate the PTFA, and specifically Jodie Kemp and Murray Wilson, for all of your hard work to prepare for the day.

Students from Year 3 to 6 were given the opportunity to complete the ICAS English assessment on Monday and Mathematics assessment on Wednesday. Congratulations to these students who were willing to participate in this international academic competition.

Junior School Concert
What an exciting display of colour, music, fun and dancing our Foundation to Year 3 classes delighted us with at the Junior School concert last night. Thank you to the staff who helped prepare the students for the event and to families and friends who came along and supported the college. Well done students for putting on an amazing show!

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. We pray that students and families have a safe and enjoyable holiday and look forward to seeing everyone again in Term 4.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Xavier Moore, Koby Clarke FMS: Layla King FLS: Connor Dempster 1CR: Elsa Drendel 1EH: Vincent Brennan 1KR: Nahla Midgley 2MB: Jack Urquhart 2NH: Charli Pietsch, Zoe Wilson 3AD: Serena Johns 3CD: Hamish Heard, Violet Mason 3JK: Victoria Brown, Marlie Roberts 4EH: Angela Rosewarne 4JM: Hayley Uebergang 5AG: Ruby McAuliffe 5DT: All of 5DT 6CT: Jess Dufty 6JN: Charlotte Cookson, Mia Nuttall Art: Noah Bouma Performing Arts: Baxter Mercer, Soloman Isham Digital Technology: Ellua Boyd

Jing Bear Award: Charlie Arnott

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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Science Showcase
This week a Science Showcase night was held in and around the Middle School campus. The focus for the night was for students to prepare an experiment which demonstrates a scientific concept. The students then provided information which explained the scientific knowledge behind why and how the experiment or demonstration works. As I walked around the various workshops it was evident that the students were well prepared to engage with the general public as they confidently gave their explanations and demonstrated the practical element of their display. A huge thank you to the science department for expertly preparing the students for the night and also to the students who put in hours of work preparing for the event, many students going above expectations to ensure they were prepared and ready for the night. The Science Showcase was a fantastic demonstration of what our students are capable of when given authentic learning opportunities with a definite purpose and goal to work towards. I’m sure the information gleaned from participating in this event will serve the students well into the future.
Interim Reports and Interviews
Thank you to those parents who met with teachers this week to discuss the interim reports. I trust that these interviews were mutually beneficial and helpful in planning for the final term of the school year.

ICAS Competitions
This week the final ICAS competition papers were given to students. Across the last three weeks, 3 different competitions have been held for our students – Science, English and Mathematics. Results will be known early next term and these will be made available to families shortly after.

Holiday Break
I pray that everyone has a restful holiday break and returns ready to tackle the exciting challenges and prospects that the new term presents. School recommences on Monday 7 October with Opening Service at 9 am.

Senior School MVP: Shane Wouters

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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
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 26 September): Independent study 9am to 4pm
  • Week 2 (Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October): Trial exams and tutorial sessions 9am to 4pm
VTAC Reminder: timely course application deadline approaching
A reminder to all Year 12 students that timely applications for 2020 tertiary courses will close at 5pm, Monday 30 September. Current Year 12 students must submit preferences by this date to access the discounted $39 application fee. The late application fee is $113, and early closing courses are not available to late applicants. Application fees can be paid later (until the December payment deadlines), however, students must submit a course application including preferences by the 30 September deadline to access the timely fee. Students may check their application status by logging in to their VTAC account.

GTAC Excursion
Last Wednesday our Year 12 Biology students travelled to the Gene Technology Centre in Melbourne where they were mentored by university PhD students currently completing their research at Melbourne University and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Students used molecular biology techniques to complete a restriction digest and transformed a gene of interest into E.coli bacteria. This technique is often used to make important medicines (such as vaccines and in the manufacturing of insulin) in high quantities. This is part of their final assessment for the year. Students began with a morning learning the background theory behind the activity and then completed their practical tasks in the afternoon sessions.

Summer uniform
Students are permitted to wear their summer uniform from the beginning of Term 4 with the first few weeks a transitionary period to allow for seasonal change and the renewal of uniform items.
Sports uniform should be worn on designated days and with white, College socks. The College uniform shop is open at the following times during the term:
Tuesday 9.00am– 4.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 2.00pm

VCE Art Unit 3 & 4
Congratulations to our first class of Unit 3/4 Art students who have submitted their final art piece and portfolios this week after many months of hard work. Each student chose their own art media and theme. Abbey Hawker has created a graphite pencil image with the aim of encouraging girls to find their worth from Christ. The artwork is based on Proverbs 4:23. Caleb Eilola has created a video art piece called "Perfection Through Reflection". The piece explores the idea of what he considers to be a perfect world. Darcy Brown has created a large painting inspired by the famous street artist Banksy. His work is a comment on authority and control.
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

T20 Blast Cricket
On Tuesday 17 September we had 5 teams from Years 3 and 4 represent HTLC at the T20 Blast Cricket. Teams played 3 matches against, Haven, Horsham 298 and Horsham West schools. It was an enjoyable day had by all teams. The day provided students with a skills development session which was a good opportunity to test out their Cricket skills. Specialised equipment such as a speed camera to measure the speed of a cricket bowl were available. A special mention goes out to Mr Noller who managed to bowl a ball at 78km/hr! The day was convened by Tony Caccaviello the Cricket Development Manager for the Western Country region. We thank Jarryd Noller, Lynette Morrow, Jemma Moody, Rosemary Cramer and Leisa Ubergang who helped supervise our teams and all other parent/family members who supported our teams on the day. Please see the attached information for the Horsham Girls Cricket Blast being held on Sundays for any Primary aged girls who would be interested in playing in a 6 week program starting 3 November.
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Sports Event Information:
We would like to express that information for sporting events is released as soon as the school has been notified. This can mean that team draws/programs are not released until the day of competition. We endeavour to get all information to parents and families as soon as possible. If you seek further information about an event please contact the school and we will do our best to find out for you. Please ensure that you are checking the School App for the most recent updates on sports events. Thank you.

The Junior School Sports Shed
This week saw a group of year 6 students and Sport Coordinating staff assess and complete an inventory of the Junior school sports shed equipment available for students to use during recess and lunchtimes. Keep an eye out for some new equipment and overhaul of this space in the near future.

Greater Western Athletics
The Greater Western Athletics team has been selected from the results of last week's Little Desert competition. The Greater Western Athletics carnival will be held on 11 October at Llanberris Athletics Track, York St, Ballarat. Students who are eligible for this team should have received a note home. Please ensure that permission notes are returned to school by the first Wednesday (9th October) back of Term 4 to allow for your child to attend this event as it is on Friday of week 1, Term 4. The State Athletics event will be on 24 October. Event information will be available on the School App.

Sporting Schools Grant
HTLC Sports coordinators recently applied for a Sporting schools grant. We are happy to announce that we were successful in this application and have received $2600 to purchase some new equipment and run a Volleyball program with our Local Volleyball Regional Development Officer - Tim Popple.

Golf Clinic
We are lucky enough to have Tony Collier the Regional Development Officer for Golf Australia running a Golf Clinic for our Year 5 and 6 students on Friday 11 October. This will run from recess until the end of the day and all students in Year 5 and 6 will have an opportunity to participate. It is great to see our students getting exposure to a wide range of sports and in particular by the Regional Sport Development Officers. We thank Tony for his organisation and look forward to the day.

Primary School Golf Tournament
On Monday 21 October Tony Collier the Regional Development Officer for Golf Australia will be running the Primary School Golf Tournament. This will be held at the Horsham Golf Club from 9:30 - 1:30pm and all equipment will be provided. A group of 10 or so students from Year 6 will be selected after they complete their Golf Clinic with Tony on Friday 11 October to represent HTLC at this event. It is expected that about 80 - 100 students from 9 schools will be attending. Students who will be selected to compete will have further information sent home in week 1 of Term 4.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator
Early on Monday morning, 19 students set off for Ballarat to participate in the Greater Western Region Track and Field Championships. This is the biggest team we have ever sent to regional level, and we are incredibly proud of all students for qualifying for their events. We were fortunate enough to have a number of very impressive performances on the day as well.

3rd: Luca Geue (100 metres, Triple Jump), Sebastian Le Roux (Discus), Ethan Heard (Javelin), Jordan Friberg (800 metres), Codi Kenny (1500 metres), Sophie McLellan, Sophie Pietsch, Makai Smith and Phoebe Whittaker (4 x 100 metre relay).

2nd: Luca Geue (200 metres), Jordan Friberg (1500 metres), Levi Mock (Javelin), Dyson Parish (Discus), Rouxle Le Roux (Discus), Delta Wardle (Javelin).

1st: Luca Geue (Javelin), Dyson Parish (Shot Put), Josh Schwarz (Hurdles), Olivia Revell (Shot Put), Sebastian Le Roux, Tate McKerron, Joey Nagorcka and Luca Geue (4 x 100 metre relay).

Congratulations to all students who participated, and especially to the first place finishers, who will represent HTLC at the State Track and Field Championships next month. The performances of our students also meant that Holy Trinity finished as the 10th best school on the day, out of the 50 schools that participated.
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20-22 – Murray Bridge 24-Hour Pedal Prix

8 – Black Ranges Intermediate Hockey
15 – Black Ranges Year 7 & 8 Tennis
18 – State Track and Field
22 – Greater Western Year 7 & 8 Volleyball
Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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In this edition of SchoolTV: Blended Families
Blended or stepfamilies, come in all shapes and sizes. Today, the term “blended family” is more commonly used as opposed to “stepfamily”. In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will be given some guidelines of real expectations that can help their new family work through the growing pains. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition, and we always welcome your feedback. If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact a member of the school wellbeing team (Anne Penny, Jarryd Noller or 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.
Term 4 canteen roster
10 October: Sarah Korf
17 October: Leanne Lindorff
24 October: Zeena Kelm
31 October: Emily Smith
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Safe talk
Parenting Anxious Children
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