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A letter containing information about the upcoming strategic planning process was sent home to all families yesterday. This letter outlined the importance of strategically focussing on school improvement and outlined the process that will be used to help inform our strategic intent from 2020–2024. There are a number of ways to have your say:
  • The online survey
  • Discussion sessions with the strategy team
    Friday 6 March at 8.30am
    Thursday 12 March at 3.30pm
  • A written response via the feedback box located in both reception areas.
    Check our website or the app for the question we are seeking feedback on in this strategic planning process.
I encourage all members of our community to engage in this process and provide their views on what they feel is important for our college. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
The official opening of our newly completed Junior School learning precinct and refurbishment will take place on Tuesday 10 March, commencing at 2pm under the Junior School shade sails. Following the service light refreshments will be served, along with a tour of the new facility. Dr Anne Webster, Federal Member for Mallee, will be in attendance and will officially open the building. To help with the organisation of the day it is asked that members of our community RSVP their intentions as soon as possible through the Main Reception via an email to admin@htlc.vic.edu.au or by phoning reception during business hours.

The Wimmera Machinery Field days is on next week and our PTFA are once again involved. A roster to help support the catering provided by them during the event is currently available on our website (About > Field Days 2020 roster) and they are looking for a few more supportive members of our community to help out. Your help during the three days is greatly appreciated.

There are still a few weeks to go for families to access the Victorian Government's Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF). This is available to eligible students to attend camps, excursions and sporting events and has been established by the Victorian Government to support families in gaining access to learning opportunities beyond the classroom. CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/legal guardian’s concession card being successfully validated with Centrelink. CSEF applications for 2020 are now open.
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Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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The practice of discipline
Last Tuesday was Shrove Tuesday, or ‘Pancake Day’, as it is also known. The next day was Ash Wednesday which begins the six-week season of Lent, leading up to the commemoration of Easter.
Pancake Day is the practice of using up eggs, milk and sugar, so that they are not wasted. These foods were traditionally forbidden during the season of Lent. Very few people observe this practice today.

But the idea of giving up these foods for a period of time, was a good discipline to help people reflect on their lives and the true meaning of Easter. Our lives are not perfect. We hurt others and we are hurt by them. Jesus came into our world to forgive us these wrongdoings or ‘sins’.
So during Lent it is good for us to focus on our need for forgiveness, and the depth of God’s love in sending Jesus to be the sacrifice that would secure our forgiveness.

Discipline is a good practice in our daily living. It could be the simple discipline of keeping a regular routine of going to bed early and getting up early. Or a set time each day devoted to reading or study. Or making sure we have our regular meal times and get the exercise we need to maintain healthy bodies and a good lifestyle.

The Word of God encourages us to be disciplined, using the example of an elite sportsperson. ‘I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should’ (1 Corinthians 9:27). Living a disciplined life in simple things is the pathway to a productive life. Be disciplined with enough time for sleeping, good food, exercise, reading and study and controlling your screen time.

Father God, thank you for the disciplined life of your Son, Jesus. Thank you that in love for me he chose the pathway of the cross. In his death and resurrection, he secured my forgiveness, opening up the way for a life with you forever. Help me to be disciplined so that I may lead a productive life that will bless others and honour you. Amen.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 1 March
    9am: Same God Different Service with Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 4 March
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 6 March
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 3L
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Shrove Tuesday
Thank you to the VCAL students and staff who organised our Shrove Tuesday pancake day. The students enjoyed being treated to pancakes at school!
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Junior School waste management
On average children with prepackaged and disposable items in their lunch box generate 3 pieces of rubbish a day, which equals a monstrous 30kg of waste per child per year (source: Enviroweek). We are encouraging students and families to consider reducing the waste produced by students’ school lunches. This has heaps of benefits for our environment, but also for students as the healthier foods tend to be the ones with the least packaging! Junior School students are being encouraged to take their lunch box rubbish home with them now also, to help reduce litter at school and keep you well informed of what your children are eating (or not). Great tips for packing reduced waste lunch boxes can be found at the healthy kids website and the wholefully website.

Chapel
Year 2B will be leading chapel with a message based on Psalm 104: God’s promise to provide for all creatures. Next Friday Year 3L will be leading chapel with a message based on Psalm 119: God’s promise to show us the way in life. Please remember to send a small offering with your child for Chapel each Friday. Parents and friends of the school are always welcome to join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FG: Lennox Hose FL: Beau Midgley FS: Georgia Currow 1D: Ryder Sassmannshausen 1H: Casen Parish 2B: Cooper Puls 2H: Blair Kittle 2S: Jed Ferguson 3B: Charli Pietsch 3L: Ameika Engert 4F: Bailey Dridan 4I: Noah Bouma, Eliza Brown 4R: Olly Clarke, Zeagan Young 5D: Jardy Ellis 5G: Charlie Hopper 5V: Riley Polack 6N: Jack McAuliffe, Jameson Ritchie 6T: Orlan Hart Art: Joseph Shephard Chinese: Kirrily Dandy, Cooper Ruwoldt Digital Technology: Max Przibilla, Xavier Shrestha Performing Arts: Hugo Poplawski PE: Charlie Arnott Jing Award: Arabella Schirmer
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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Year 9 Rite Journey Parent Information Evening
Thank you to all the parents who came along to support their child’s commencement of the Rite Journey Program by attending the Information Session and Departure Ceremony on Thursday night. It was a real highlight to watch the interactions as parents shared and discussed items of significance form their child’s younger days. The letters of gratitude were well received and goals for the year discussed before the parents said goodbye for the night. After a sleepover in the MPC and Library, the Year 9 students rose early Friday morning before trekking to Mt Arapiles for the Calling Ceremony. As the sun rose over the Wimmera, students took time to reflect on their journey thus far, listened to inspirational poems and readings about adolescence and life, before looking forward to the future and all the possibilities that await them this year. The Rite Journey is the significant Pastoral Care program of the Middle School and every year offers opportunities for students to reflect on what it means to be a healthy man or woman. I look forward to sharing more details about the program throughout the year.
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Field Days
The SRC will be running a drinks booth at the upcoming Wimmera Field Days. Students are reminded to add their names to the roster, on any shift that they are able to help at. This roster will be finalised in preparation for next week.

Student leadership positions for 2020
Congratulations to these students on being elected to leadership positions in the Middle School for 2020.
  • Middle School Ambassadors and SRC: Aiden North, Jacob Rudolph, Annabelle Heal, Jaya Meadows
  • Year 8 SRC: Armani Scollary, Rory Hallinan-Johns, Cameron Brito-Mutunayagam and Rebekah Wundke
  • Middle School Captains and SRC: Zoa Mock, Wil Tippet, Leah Eilola and Henry Kinsman
An installation service will be held at an upcoming assembly. To kick start their year in leadership, all Year 7-12 leaders will participate in a Secondary Students Leadership Conference in Melbourne on Monday 16 March. Information will be sent home with students next week.
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Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Shrove Tuesday
On Tuesday, Today the VCAL students worked industriously to prepare pancakes for students across the Junior, and Senior School. Over 500 pancakes with ice-cream and maple syrup were served to students at recess and lunch time. The planning and completion of the activity will contribute to VCAL assessment.
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Specialist sports program
Our cyclists in the specialist sports program will be undertaking their first training day at Mt Buninyong on Saturday, followed by lunch and a session in the Federation University gym. Abbie Dentus, three times British National Champion, will be in attendance to speak with riders.

School assessed coursework
As we approach the midpoint of the term, many students in Years 10 and 11 will be preparing to undertake or have commenced their first formal experience of VCE assessment tasks. It is important for students to ensure they are adequately prepared and are familiar with the correct procedures for assessment at VCE.

College Ball 2020
Students commenced their first training session for the Ball on Wednesday night in the MPC. Their next training session will be at the Lutheran Church Hall will commence on Sunday 1 March at 2pm. Our next meeting will be held during training on Wednesday 4 March at 6:30pm.

Work experience
Year 10 students have received their Work Experience handbooks and are encouraged to organise their placement as soon as possible and to ensure that forms are promptly returned to the College.
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Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

Little Desert Swimming Carnival
Congratulations and good luck to the following students who have qualified for the Little Desert Swimming Carnival: Hannah Gabbe, Soren Foster, Ellita Scollary, Edward Jones, Edward Jones, Ruby McAuliffe, Jack Hicks, Ellua Boyd, Lennix Nelson, Maya Przibilla, Cody Stewart, Jack Kelly, Orlan Hart, Isaac Hogan, Nellie Driller, Jack McAuliffe, Kirrily Dandy, Yarli Nelson, Charlotte Matuschka, Eva Drendel, Gemma Freijah, Emma Streeter, Rachel Reitchelt, Lucy Pietsch, Hunter Fereday, Jardy Ellis, Levi Munyard, Bodey Wilde, Orlando Heal and Hannah Polack.

If you haven’t collected your swimming cap please do so from Mrs McDonald on Monday. If you have one from last year, please reuse this. The carnival will be held at the YMCA Horsham Aquatic Centre on Thursday 5 March 2020. Starting time is 10:15am. Students will be transported via the school buses to the event and will return to school upon the conclusion of the carnival.
Little Desert Tennis
Congratulations to Emma Streeter, Nellie Driller, Adelyn Penny, August Kosh, Harrison Daniell and Eli Bailey who participated in the Little Desert Tennis competition last week. All students had some great close scoring games with Harrison Daniell and August Koch coming out on top in their division pools. These two students will now go on to the Greater Western division competition to be held on 8 May in Ballarat. More information will come out and be passed on to families in the near future.
(Absent from the group picture is: Emma Streeter.)
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Future sport dates:
  • Victoria School Sports Trial registration closes 1 March
  • 24 March (Term 1, Week 9): HTLC Athletics Day Tuesday
  • 21 April (Term 2, Week 2): HTLC Cross Country
  • 28 April: HCPSSA Cross Country at Horsham City Oval
  • 7 May: HCPSSA Athletics 7 May at Dudley Cornell Park
HTLC representative sport uniforms
If you have a representative sport uniform from last year could you please ensure it is washed and returned to school.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator
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Field Days 2020
The roster for next week is looking great so far! Thank you to everyone who has already volunteered, many hands make light work. As the event approaches next week, the PTFA are seeking a Team Leader for Wednesday and Thursday. Team leaders are ideally at the site for the whole day helping the coordinators keep the kiosk running smoothly. There are also gaps in the roster at the following times:
Tuesday 3 March
  • 7–8am
  • 8–10am
  • 12–2pm
  • 2–4pm
Wednesday 4 March
  • 7–8am
  • 2–4pm
  • 4–5pm
Thursday 5 March
  • 7–8am
  • 8–10am
  • 2–4pm
  • 4–5pm (for pack up)
If you are available to help at any of these times, please call or text Adelle on 0429728202 or Jodie on 0438918414 and they can put you on the roster.
Student absences
If your child is absent from school for any reason, rather than emailing teachers directly, please notify Reception through the attached online form or by emailing admin@htlc.vic.edu.au.
Bookclub
Bookclub brochures (Issue #2) have been distributed. All orders should be returned to school by Tuesday, 10 March. 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 Jaci Gabbé or Caitlin Taber, Library Assistants.
In this edition of SchoolTV: Resilience
Resilience is one of those skills that all kids need and should have. It refers to their ability to cope and adapt in situations when confronted with challenges such as adversity, trauma, tragedy, or even stress. It is essential to their mental health and wellbeing as part of their journey to adulthood. It is a skill that can be learned from an early age through the support of an adult role model.

However, being resilient does not mean your child won't experience any difficulties, but it will better equip them to manage those situations. In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will gain an understanding of how to support their child’s brave behaviour to help them adapt and build resilience.

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 Penny, Rhiannon McKinnon or Pastor Gus) for further information.
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FOR SALE
Holy Trinity Racing are selling two trikes and and EEV. See details below and contact Chloe Davis (chloe.davis@htlc.vic.edu.au) or Matthew McLoughlin (matthew.mcloughlin@htlc.vic.edu.au) for more information.
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Old Thunder
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  • Green Trike, Hurricane, $2250
    Bought in 2010, trisled fastback chassis, 8 speed Shimano gearing, Disc Brake, 16inch wheels, 5mm corflute fairing, 4 point safety harness, swing steering.
  • Orange Trike, Thunder, $1950
    Bought in 2008, trisled fastback chassis, 8 speed Shimano gearing, disc brake, 16/18 inch back wheel (note: does not come with 16 inch front wheels), 5mm corflute fairing, 4 point safety harness, swing steering.
  • EEV, Vortex, $4800
    Bought in 2015, trisled fastback hybrid spec chassis, 9 speed Shimano gearing, dual cable actuated front disk brakes, cable actuated rear rim brake, 5 level power assist, 5mm corflute fairing, 4 point safety harness, swing steering. Comes with extras including: batteries, chargers, spare rear/front wheels, and electronic spares.
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  • Mini Roo’s (ages 6–11): Commence at Dudley Cornell park Wednesday 15 April 2020. Training Wednesday and Friday 5.30–6.30pm. Game days every second Sunday. More information to follow closer to Term 2.
  • Girls (aged 12–18): For those girls who are not doing any sport at the moment, just want some training for school soccer or just want to have a fun kick with other girls but not play league competition, come to Dudley Cornell Park from Wednesday 15 April 2020 5.30–6.30. Please contact Helen Hawken 0418 502 655 for more information.
  • Under 12s league team (born in 2008): Places still available, be quick, pre-season training is at Lanes and Games on Wednesday evenings 6–7pm. Bring $3, sandshoes, not boots and a water bottle. League games commences in April with training Wed and Fri at Dudley Cornell Park and game day Sunday. Home games Dudley Cornell, away games mainly Ballarat. For more information please contact Helen Hawken 0418 502 655
  • Under 13s league team (born in 2007): Team is now full, however, will accept registrations for those who are interested in training in case of a cancellation in main U13 League Team. Preseason training details same as for U12s. Contact Danielle Stevenson 0429 810 35.
  • Under 15s (born in 2005–2006): the club welcomes all new interested players in this age group to begin training in 2020 in readiness for League in 2021. Pre-season training at Dudley Cornell park Monday and Friday 6–7.30pm. Call Helen Hawken 0418 502 655.
  • Under 17s league team (born in 2003–2004): Limited places still available, be quick, pre-season training at Dudley Cornell park Monday and Friday 6–7.30pm. Call Gavin McRoberts 0431 266 007.
  • Seniors league team: Limited places available. Pre-season training at Dudley Cornell park Monday and Friday 6–7.30pm. Contact James Hibbard 0437 621 721.
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