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Greetings to all families and friends of the Holy Trinity community.

In two weeks’ time, the production of My Son Pinocchio JR will be taking place with students performing from the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. I would like to applaud the efforts of those involved for their dedication in working to make it a valued event for the whole college community. The Performing Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich students as they explore their creative and expressive potentials. Tickets are on sale for performances on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June. Last year the Junior School performance sold out so I encourage all members of our community to promptly purchase tickets so you may join us for a wonderful night of entertainment.
Over the years we have recognised that we have been truly blessed, particularly during a time where the school has grown to become the first independent P–12 College in the Wimmera. With the recently opened Main Reception and Senior Centre, the college now provides a state-of-the-art facility for students in Years 10 to 12 as they engage in their VCE, VCAL and VET studies. In recognising that all students require different needs, the new Senior Centre provides large community, classroom and individual spaces to support the learning for each student’s individual pathway. The second stage of this precinct will commence at the start of next year with an additional science lab, sport science area and indoor gymnasium and will be complete by the end of 2020. We have also experienced growth in the Junior School. With additional classes commencing in Foundation over the past three years, the need for more purpose-built learning spaces has been required. At present the Junior School build and refurbishment project is underway and will provide additional vibrant and contemporary learning facilities. We look forward to the new building being available after the holiday break, along with the refurbishment occurring until the end of the school year.
Another reminder that academic scholarships for students entering Year 7 and Year 10 in 2020 are now open. Information on how to apply can be found on our website. Applications close 26 July 2019.
Mr Daniel Weller, Principal
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Valuable life lessons
It is the norm for life to be busy at our college. As it rightly should be! Recently there has been a number of different activities that students have been involved in. The winter sports of Netball, soccer and AFL and also RoboCup as part of the Robotics program.

The benefit of these activities is that they teach some very valuable life lessons. Like perseverance and resilience. Playing your part in the team and getting on with others and working together. Problem solving, support and encouragement. Thinking creatively and differently when things are not working. Dealing with tensions when they inevitably arrive.
While the wellbeing of all must be maintained and protected, we all need to be challenged and stretched beyond our comfort zones to learn and grow. We do not grow through the mountain top experiences and victories in life. We grow most through challenges, disappointments and struggles. A butterfly is forced to struggle and fight its way out of the cacoon. It is only through that struggle that the butterfly can emerge strong and beautiful.

That’s also how it is for us in life. If we are ‘sheltered’ we will fail to reach our full potential in life. This is also the encouragement of God’s Word. The apostle Paul even says: ‘we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope’ (Romans 5:4). We rarely put ‘rejoice’ and ‘suffering’ in the same sentence! The next time you are faced with challenges or even hardships, remember that they may prove to be a real blessing to you!

Thank you, Lord, for all the different opportunities and challenges that are a part of our life and work at Holy Trinity. Help us to step out of our comfort zone and joyfully accept these opportunities so that we can grow and develop. Add your blessing to our life and work, so that we may be growing to reach our potential in you, Lord Jesus. In your dear name we pray. Amen.
We pray for:
  • a swift recovery for Trish Pickering
  • Amanda Wik and family on the passing of her father-in-law, Noel
  • Greg Ruwoldt and family on the passing of his father, Elmore.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 9 June
    9am: Holy Communion (no Kids' Time)
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 12 June
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 14 June
    9am: Junior School chapel led by Year 2NH
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RoboCup comes to HTLC

After nearly a year of planning, last Friday saw Holy Trinity host the Wimmera’s first RoboCup Junior regional event. Competing against St Brigid’s College and St Mary’s Catholic School, RoboCup gave students the opportunity to put their STEM knowledge to the test…
RoboCup comes to HTLC
Last Saturday Jaya Meadows competed at the state Schoolaerobics competition in Geelong. Jaya came first in her category and has earned her place to compete in the national Schoolaerobics competition on the Gold Coast in August. A fantastic achievement. Thank you to Amanda Wik, her coach, who has donated her time and expertise to assist Jaya throughout the preparation and competition.
Congratulations to all of our students who competed in the Regional Cross Country on Monday. Aiden Richardson, Cadi Streeter and Ruby McAuliffe all represented the Junior School and I commend them for their achievement. Ruby McAuliffe will be progressing to the state Cross Country championship in July.
Yesterday 33 Year 3 and 4 students competed in the Hoop Time basketball competition. Well done to everyone who competed. Year 5 and 6 teams will be competing next week. Thank you to Mr Noller and Miss Huff who coached and supervised our teams.

Report writing
Teachers are now busily preparing mid-year reports. Teachers draw on a range of assessment tasks, tests, individual assessments and classwork to determine students’ knowledge and competencies. Reports will be sent home in the last week of term. We encourage you to talk to classroom teachers if you have any questions regarding your child’s progress.

Next Friday Year 2NH will be leading chapel with a focus on Jesus teaching us how to pray, based on Matthew 5:43-48. We encourage students to bring a small offering. We hope you can join us for worship.


Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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This week students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have completed their end of semester examinations. Held in the Multi-Purpose Centre, students were tested on learnt material across Mathematics, English and Science subjects. The purpose of the exams was to expose students to a form of assessment which is commonly used in VCE studies, teach students how to revise content learnt over an extended period of time but also allow students to demonstrate the knowledge they have gained over the course of the semester. Results will be given to students before the end of the term and a review and reflection of the results will be covered in lesson time.
Reports and parent/teacher interviews
Some exam results will appear in end of semester reports, which teachers will now focus on completing. These reports will go home towards the end of Week 9 this term and parents will then have an opportunity to book a parent/teacher interview during Week 10. Information regarding online bookings will accompany the reports when they are issued.

Year 7/8 Football
As a developing secondary school, HTLC is rapidly establishing itself as a college which involves itself in many aspects of educational and extra-curricular activities. This involves many ‘first’ experiences. Last week it was the debating team that competed in its first interschool competition and this week it was the Year 7 and 8 boys football team that made history as the first ever team to compete in an 18-a-side AFL football tournament. In order to field a team, a number of students volunteered to play even with minimal experience, and our Year 7 students agreed to play in the older Year 8 competition. The boys competed extremely well, improving across the two games to the point where they narrowly missed the opportunity to steal a win in their final game against Ararat College. I would like to congratulate the boys on their determination, commitment and encouragement they showed towards each other. A special mention to Year 8 student, Colby Wilde, who took home the best player medal.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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GAT (General Achievement Test)
Next Wednesday, 12 June, students who are currently studying a VCE Unit 3 & 4 subject will sit the GAT. The GAT is a three-hour assessment based on general knowledge including English, Mathematics, Science and Humanity topics. Often VCE students aren’t really too sure why they have to take part in this ‘exam’ and as a result, many have little care for it. However, the GAT is an important component in the VCE assessment process and its value should not be underestimated.
Although GAT results do not count directly towards a student’s VCE results, they play an important role in checking that school assessments and examinations have been accurately assessed, and in determining Derived Examination Scores. So it is important to sit the GAT and do as well as possible on all parts of it. The GAT is used in these ways because achievement on the GAT is a good predictor of achievement on other assessments. If students have done well on the GAT, then their achievements are likely to be high on their school assessments and examinations.

Work experience
Year 10 students who have not yet finalised their work experience arrangements are asked to do so as soon as possible. All Year 10 students will be out of school for either work placement related to their VET course, or work experience from Monday 24 to Friday 28 June.

Western Victorian Careers Expo 2019
Students in Years 9, 11 and 12 will be attending the Western Victorian Careers Expo held at Longerenong College on Tuesday 25 June from 9.30am to 2.00pm. The day will provide a valuable opportunity for students to visit exhibitors, attend seminars and investigate potential tertiary institutions. Further information about the industries and exhibitors who will be in attendance is available on the Western Victorian Careers Expo website.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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What's on in Sport

Friday 14/21: HCPSSA girls AFL
Thursday 13: Black Ranges Intermediate Netball
Friday 14: Black Ranges Senior Basketball
Tuesday 18: Greater Western Boys Netball
Thursday 20: Greater Western Netball/
Friday 21: Black Ranges Intermediate AFL 9s
Wednesday 26: Black Ranges Year 7 Netball
Thursday 18: State Cross Country
Friday 19: Black Ranges Intermediate Basketball

Thursday 1: Little Desert/Greater Western Hockey
Friday 9: Greater Wester Region girls AFL
Friday 16: Little Desert Volleyball
Thursday 22: State AFL
Friday 30: HCPSSA Badminton

Junior School Sport

Yr 3/4 Hoop Time was held yesterday at the Horsham Basketball Stadium. There were some very enthusiastic students who took to the court and they all represented HTLC to the best of their ability. The Boys Cannons team and the Girls Yellow team both won one game each. The Girls Purple team won all games except for one. They also played the grand final against St Micheals & St John’s but unfortunately come away second best. Well done to all teams, It was great to see everyone have a go, even the students who don’t or haven’t played competition basketball before. Well done! Thanks to Mr Noller and Miss Huff for their assistance on the day.
Girls AFL will be held here at HTLC next Friday 14 June. Students participating will be receiving a permission note early next week once teams are finalised. Game will start at at 1:45pm and go through until 2:45pm. Good luck to the girls involved. Students are allowed to wear footy boots.

A reminder to parents that if students are going off campus for sport, the student permission slip must be returned prior to the day of your child participating.

We would like to say a big thank you to all parents that volunteer to assist during sporting competitions whether it's scoring, umpiring or assisting our coaches in other ways. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Spikezone is Volleyball Australia’s entry-level Volleyball program for kids aged between 5 and 13. Spikezone Centres run both Learn to Play courses and competition activities using modified equipment and rules to ensure kids have fun, get active, develop new skills and team work. New players are always invited to attend.
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

This week kicked off with a team of students travelling to Warrnambool through wet and windy conditions to compete in the Greater Western Region Cross Country. With new challenges like mud and hills, students were tested against some of the best athletes in western Victoria, but all of them represented the college with pride and determination. Of the nine runners from the Secondary School, three of them were successful in qualifying for the State Championships on July 18: Delta Wardle (11th), Codi Kenny (5th) and Jordan Friberg (2nd). Congratulations to all students who participated.
Our Year 7 and 8 Boys Football team made history Wednesday as the first ever team to represent the college in an 18-aside interschool football competition. Competing against teams with greater size and experience, the boys competed to the best of their ability, narrowly missing the opportunity to steal a win in their final game. Congratulations to Colby Wilde who took home the Vic Country Best Player medal for the day.
Our Year 8 Netball girls took on some tough competition in the Black Ranges tournament on Wednesday, winning three games out of the six that they played. They demonstrated strong teamwork and a desire to play competitively despite not having the opportunity to play together before.
Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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Canteen roster
13 June: Julene Del Real
20 June: Pam Jorgensen
27 June Courtney Mason

Bookclub brochures (Issue #4) have been distributed. All orders should be returned to school by Wednesday, 12 June. 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 Mrs Jaci Gabbé, Library Assistant.
Student appointments and messages
Please make appointments for your children during school hours only when it is essential. When students do have appointments during school hours, they are required to supply a note that morning with details of when they will be collected from the office.
Can you please also discuss any end of day instructions with your children in the morning where possible, as it can be difficult for office staff to get messages to students/collect students from classes for appointments.

Carpark safety
Please encourage and remind your children to always use the footpaths in the carpark during pick up and drop off.
Year 5DT are collecting bread tags from all classes in the Junior School to support a global cause—Aussie Breadtags for South Africa.
The proceeds from recycling the bread tags funds wheelchairs to change the life of disabled people in need, with the added bonus of keeping the tags out of landfill to help to preserve the environment.
These humble bits of polystyrene can make a real difference—200kg of breadtags=1 wheelchair. So make sure you send your breadtags in to school to support this great cause!
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