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Greetings to all in the HTLC community. As the term draws to an end, it is only natural to reflect on the year so far, and acknowledge both the highs and lows we have all faced. It has been a very unfamiliar time for all of us, but as a community we have continued to positively support and encourage one another, show the willingness to listen and display empathy when it was needed, and as always committed to the growth of each individual, and our community. Thank you to the staff, students and families for your involvement and ongoing care for those in our college during this time.

Today we farewell Mrs Trish Schultz from the college as she retires after 17 years at Holy Trinity as a teacher aide. I congratulate Trish on her time with us and thank her for the dedicated service she has shown to the many teachers and students over the years. We wish Trish all the best as she now takes a well-earned rest.
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Lessons for life through experience.
I have heard it said that we don’t always get what we would like in life. That is true, but what we do get is experience. That has been the journey for much of this year. We have been, we are, and we will always be dealing with changes around us, and sometimes within us.

The change of this year due to the pandemic was beyond our control. Something none of us have experienced before. Our normal life of daily face to face schooling and learning was taken away from us. As were the routines of regularly catching up with family and friends. Restrictions were put in place for our wellbeing and the welfare of all. But life and learning continues, doesn’t it? It always does. We responded to the challenge of remote learning and developed new skills. Together we did what had to be done. Yes, we can be proud of that. More importantly, what we were called to do, we did well. That should give us courage, confidence and hope as we look to the future.

At the end of the term I would like to encourage you with these words: ‘Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever’ (Hebrews 13:7-8).

I know that through this journey many of you have gained a new appreciation of your teachers and the teachers of your children. They are committed to the care and nurture of your children.
Above all, in Jesus we know we have a God who does not change. His love for us is guaranteed. The promise of his presence, no matter what, is assured. His goodness is unfailing. Trust him: he is our God and we are his people.

Have a safe and refreshing mid year break. God bless you all.

Thank you, Lord, that in the midst of all the changes around and within us, you are constant – the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank you that you have been with us through the changes of this year. Thank you for the encouragement and support of teachers and family members. Thank you for the opportunities you have given us to be there for others. We praise you, because your being with us in the past gives us confidence and hope for the future. Keep us aware of the wonder of your presence and forever in the power of your love. Amen.
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Well done!
Wow! We have come to the end of a term that will go down in history as a unique period in Australian education. Who would have thought at the beginning of the year that we would have had 6 to 8 weeks of remote learning in Term 2! I know we have acknowledged the efforts and adaptability of students and the support of parents throughout the past 11 weeks, but I would just like to say thank you once more for the way our community has responded to the pandemic and the challenges that it has brought. Well done!

Assembly and chapel Term 3
We are currently preparing for assemblies and chapels to be believed remotely in Term 3. We will commence the term on Tuesday morning at 9.05am with assembly which will include a short devotion. Parents are welcome to connect to this via the google meet link below. There will be no awards presented at this first assembly for the term. Chapels will also be live streamed in Term 3 beginning with a staff led worship service on Friday 17 July at 9.05am. Worship services will be led by students from Week 2 Term 3.
If you have any issues accessing the Google Meet links, check the calendar entry in our events calendar on the website, app or by using the 'What's On' link at the top of this newsletter.
Camps
At this stage Year 5 and Year 3 camps are still being planned for Term 3. We are currently reviewing camp programs and protocols to minimise risk to students with the aim to limit community contact. We will continue to review students’ participation in these programs based on government and health recommendations and will communicate our plans with the relevant families over the coming weeks.

Happy holidays
I pray all students and families have a safe, relaxing and healthy school holiday period, and we look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 14 July.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FG: Leo Poplawski FL: Elizabeth Kulhan, Saxton Steicke FS: Isabelle Leaver-Schwarz 1D: Phoebe Burns, Jonty Polack 1H: Liam Rose 2B: Chayse Burns, Charlotte Kelly 2H: Riley Knoop 2S: Hugo Poplawski 3B: Stella Moore, Tayla Streeter 3L: Jy Dennis 4F: Lauren Jones, Andy Mbati, Rhys Penny 4I: Marlie Roberts 4R: Hamish Heard, Austin McLellan 5D: Aiza Ali 5G: Zahra Ellis, Justin Schwarz 5V: Madison Carra, Declan Penhall 6N: Lyla Sachse 6T: Matthew S Digital Technology: Beau Midgley Performing Arts: August Koch, Ava Watson PE: All of 1H Jing Award: Charlie Hopper
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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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End of term
Term 2 has now concluded and staff and students are no doubt looking forward to a well-deserved break. This term has been a term like no other and will be one that we will remember. The opportunity to work and learn from home was definitely a unique experience. I would like to, once more, acknowledge the efforts of all members of the Holy Trinity community for the way remote learning was embraced. The dedication shown by staff combined with the commitment from students and support from parents, enabled the college to effectively navigate the unusual circumstances we were presented with, whilst still providing quality educational learning opportunities. I wish families and members of the HTLC community a restful and safe holiday break and look forward to returning refreshed and recharged, ready for Semester 2 and the second half of the year.

Semester 1 reports
Teachers have been busily working on completing the Semester 1 reports, ready to be sent home on Wednesday July 22. Acknowledging the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the community from the start of the year, and the need for the college to engage in remote learning for the majority of Term 2, the reports that will be sent home will be slightly modified from previous years to provide appropriate and valued feedback to support student learning. Some of the educational programs have been modified to best support student outcomes and respond to student's needs through this period.

Parent/teacher interviews
Included with the reports to be sent home will be information regarding parent/teacher interviews scheduled for Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 July. Parents will be able to register for interviews using the online booking system.

Term 3
Term 3 will officially begin on Tuesday 14 July with Opening Service at 9am. Students are to report to Home Rooms at 9am as they have been doing since returning to on-site learning. Semester 2 timetables will be emailed to students on the Monday of Week 1. Week 1 of term will be following Timetable A.
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Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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A well-earned break
As we come to the end of what has been a lengthy term during which our students have faced many new and unprecedented challenges and changes to their learning, it is important to reflect on the growth and resilience that has been evident during this time. We congratulate each of our students. Enjoy a well-earned break!

Virtual subject selection
In Week 2 of Term 3, students will commence the process of making their VCE subject selections for 2021. This year, in place of our usual subject selection evening, we will be providing video presentations from each VCE study. Teachers will outline the content of the course and students and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions through an online forum.

Western Victorian Careers Expo
Despite a few technological issues throughout the day due to such a large number of students across the region accessing online workshops, students had the chance to view presentations form tertiary providers, local industries and employers. The videos will be available for students to view at their leisure at the Western Victorian Careers Expo website.
Important dates
Term 3:
  • Week 2: Reports sent home
  • Week 3: Tuesday 28 July and Thursday 30 July: Parent/teacher interviews
  • Week 9: September 9: VCE GAT
Term 4
  • Week 6: 9 November: VCE written exams begin
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Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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In this edition of SchoolTV: Body image
Kids today are more obsessed with their body image than those in past generations. This is partially influenced by the media and their social connectivity. Encouraging kids to have a healthy body image in childhood, can lay the foundations for good physical and mental health later in life.

A recent study highlighted that body image is one of the top three concerns for Australian youth. Over half of girls in high schools have tried to lose weight. One-third of teenage boys wanted to be thinner and another third wanted to be larger. Children need to understand that their body shape and size is not a reflection of their health or success. Parents and schools need to work together to help kids understand that everyone is born with their own ‘body-suit’.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn how to encourage their child to have a positive body image and why it is so important to their mental health.

If you have any concerns regarding your child then please contact one of our wellbeing team members (Anne Penny, Rhiannon McKinnon and Pastor Gus.) Alternately please fill out our wellbeing referral form (available on our app) and one of our team members will contact you within 24–48 hours.
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PTFA Pie Drive
The Conways Pie Drive has always been a hugely anticipated and well supported fundraiser for our college and the PTFA were adamant that COVID-19 was not going to stop them from running it again in 2020! It has taken a lot of work to negotiate the logistics of organising a pie drive in the current climate, but we are so excited to announce that you will be able to place your orders for the delicious Conways pies in Term 3! Further details will be distributed in the first week of Term 3.

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
The Victorian Government's Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides schools with payments for eligible students to attend camps, excursions and sporting events. To be eligible for this funding, families must hold a valid means-tested concession card. CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/legal guardian’s concession card being successfully validated with Centrelink on the first day of either Term 1 or Term 2. The due date for Term 2 applications has been extended until Friday 24 July. Get more information and apply at the attached link.
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