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Greetings to all on a cold winters day!

As the weather continues to be chilly and wet, it is to be expected that an increase in traffic both in and around the college will occur during the morning and afternoon rush. Added to this we also have the issue of road works on Peppertree Lane, which has made the commute quite unpleasant at times. As these circumstances begin to create congestion issues, I again remind families that parking along Trinity Drive where yellow lines are marked, or in the garden beds both in the college or Sunnyside Retirement Village, is not permitted. Doing so is creating issues for pedestrians and the safe flow of traffic. Families wishing to park to either drop off or pick up students from the college must do so from designated parking areas. Your cooperation in this matter is requested and greatly appreciated. Additionally, it is asked that if possible you alter your pick up times during the week so families are not all entering the school during the high peak times between 3.15pm and 3.30pm. We are fortunate that the overall time of congestion is minimal but with a few adjustments I am sure the flow during these winter months will be a lot smoother.

A reminder to students and families that next week is Science Week. With activities planned for all students I encourage families to make the time to attend our STEM Family Night on Wednesday 14 August in the MPC. Starting at 6pm it is a student led event to explore all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics. It is shaping to be a fantastic night and I hope to see you there.

Have a great week.
Mr Daniel Weller, Principal
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Good 'old fashioned' values
We haven’t seen a winter like we are having for a long time. Some people are suggesting we are experiencing a good ‘old fashioned’ winter. Although the rains may have started late, since June they are coming more consistently. We are seeing pools of water on the roadside and in the paddocks like we haven’t seen for some years.

In a world of constant and rapid change, it can be easy to despise the ‘old fashioned’ in life as just that. Out of date and irrelevant to our world today! However, many values have stood the test of time, and are proven to be for all time. Values like love, respect and the acceptance of all people equally.

Other values like courtesy and good manners may seem to have ‘gone out the window’! It doesn’t cost anything to offer a smile and a greeting to others. Or to do something as simple as opening a door for others, or picking up some rubbish and putting it in a bin. Yet these values serve to build up and enhance the name of a community.

Jesus teaches more than simple politeness toward others. In our relationships, he suggests: ‘do to others as you would have them do to you’ (Luke 6:31). This is known as the Golden Rule.
Simple, yet tried and tested. Proven to enrich all human interactions.

In this we can all be proactive rather than reactive. Instead of waiting for others to speak and act and then responding accordingly, we can initiate good speech and behaviour that will build up and bless our relationships in community. Look for the simple ways in which you can contribute to make our world a better world. God will bless you, and us all as you do it!

We thank you Father that your love for us is the same yesterday, today and forever. You have proven your love for us in your Son, Jesus, who gave his life as the sacrifice to secure the forgiveness of sins for us. Thank you for making us your children. Help us to live as your children, treating others in the loving way we would like to be treated. Amen.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 11 August
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 14 August
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 16 August
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 2MB
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Library refurbishment
The Library refurbishment has now been completed (other than changing a little bit of painting which will take place in the next school holidays). This change has been in response to the agile learning tours that staff have participated in over the past 12 months in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Agile learning focuses on providing flexible, student centred learning environments that meet the needs of large group, small group and individual learning situations. We encourage parents and friends of the school to come by and see the new library furnishings. Thank you to Mrs Jaci Gabbe who has worked tirelessly to move books and resources during this refurbishment.

Year 5 camp
Our Year 5 students returned from their camp to Bendigo, Maldon and Ballarat this afternoon. The Year 5 History curriculum focuses on Australia between 1800 and 1900, and this period includes the Gold Rush. While on camp, our Year 5 students gained first-hand experience of a gold mine, when they descended to 60m below ground at the Central Deborah Gold Mine in
Bendigo. They also enjoyed bike safety activities at the Blue Light Camp in the historical township of Malden, and today completed their camp experience by visiting Sovereign Hill.

Student-led conferences
Student-led conferences provide a wonderful opportunity for students, parents and teachers to share feedback on the learning of students. On Thursday 29 August parents will be invited to attend a student led conference with your child. We encourage you to reserve at least half an hour for each conference, as students will have a number of work samples, achievements, goals and activities they would like to share with you. Specialist and learning support classrooms will also be open on this evening to visit with your child. Information on how to book your conference through the School Interviews website will be sent home in coming weeks.

My Son Pinocchio JR cast and crew reward
Today students in Year 3 and 4, who were members of the cast and crew of My Son Pinocchio JR, attended St Brigid’s College’s performance of The Wizard of Oz as a reward for their hard work in our school musical at the end of Term 2. Students from Year 5 and 6 who were involved in our production will be attending Horsham College’s performance of School of Rock next Thursday. Well done to everyone who was involved in My Son Pinocchio JR, we hope you enjoy this special activity!

Schoolaerobics fundraising
Thank you to everyone who has supported Jaya Meadows on her quest to the Gold Coast to complete in Schoolaerobics next weekend. The Lolly in the Jar competition winner will be announced at assembly on Monday, where Jaya will also be doing a display of her routine for our Junior School students.

This morning Year 6JN led chapel with a focus on Jesus calling us to serve him and other people, based on Matthew 9:35-38. Next week Year 2MB will be leading chapel with a focus on the Parable of the Mustard Seed, based on Matthew 13:31-32. We encourage students to bring a small offering. We hope you can join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FNL: Dusty Peucker FMS: Phoebe Burns FLS: Sammy Heang, Jonty Polack 1CR: Sydney Currow, Arden Hopper 1EH: Sophia Gerdtz 1KR: Sapphire Schirmer 2MB: Hudson Ryan 2NH: Whole class 3AD: Isaac H, Tarren Mibus 3CD: Hunter Knoop, Sienna Treloar 3JK: Brodie McIntosh 4EH: Sienna Cookson 4JM: Edward Jones 5AG: Jed Pohlner 5DT: Ava Camilleri 6CT: Zane Munyard, Zara Warrick 6JN: Annabelle Heal Art: Harry Hallam Chinese: Denzel Adams, Link Smith, Indi Walker Digital Technology: LJ Kafegellis Performing Arts: 2NH, Malaya Willmore

Jing Bear Award: Declan Penhall

Penhall, Declan
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Operation 19:14
All students have received an invitation to volunteer to assist at the Operation 19:14 Family Fun Day which will be held on Sunday 25 August at Sawyer Park. This event relies on the help of many volunteers and I encourage Middle School students to give up some of their time to contribute to a positive cause. Forms are due by the end of next week.

Adolescent Success Conference
This week I have been attending the 11th International Conference for Adolescent Success at the Brisbane Convention Centre. Held every two years, across three days, these conferences are a great opportunity to hear from experts in the specialist field of middle years education. A combination of school visits, masterclass tutorials, keynote speakers and teacher-led workshops provide a great opportunity to reflect on relevant initiatives in middle schooling.

Day 1 started with a visit to Ormiston College where we heard from college leaders including the Head of Middle School, Head of Academics and Innovation, Dean of Teaching and Learning and the E-learning Director. The leaders spoke about their passion and philosophy for middle schooling and revealed the programs and initiatives that they put in place to prioritise the social, emotional and learning needs of adolescents. A tour of their recently completed STEM Centre showcased the programs and equipment being used to target this huge growth area that will provide jobs of the future.

As impressive as it was to visit Ormiston College, it was also reaffirming to see that many of the STEM projects and subjects we observed, were already being implemented at HTLC. Having an opportunity to talk with the Head of Middle School, it was also encouraging to share philosophies of middle schooling and discuss the ways in which both schools tackle the challenging issues of transition, student engagement and academic performance. I left the tour feeling grateful for the opportunity to see an impressive Middle School whilst also feeling affirmed with the direction our Middle School is moving in.

I look forward to sharing more experiences from the conference in next week's report.

Careers Expo
Year 9 students interested in attending the Ballarat Careers Expo on Monday 19 August are asked to return permission forms by next Wednesday. This event is a great opportunity for students to start to think about the many career opportunities that are on offer. Parents are also able to attend.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Important dates: Senior School
  • Year 10 2020, Applications for VCE Acceleration⁠—due Monday 12 August
  • VTAC Information Evening for Year 12 students⁠—6pm Wednesday 14 August
  • Year 11 2020 Pathways Information Evening⁠—7pm Wednesday 14 August
  • VCE/VCAL teacher conferences⁠—2.30 to 4.30pm Thursday 15 August
  • Year 10 Fed Uni/ Ballarat Careers Expo excursion⁠—Monday 19 August
  • Hong Kong parent information evening⁠—Tuesday 20 August
  • VCAL Information Evening (Year 11 2020)⁠—Wednesday 21 August
  • Subject Selection forms due (Year 11 2020)⁠—Friday 23 August
  • Hong Kong cultural immersion experience⁠—Thursday 12 September to Monday 23 September
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

Year 10 careers excursion
On Monday 19 August, Year 10 students will be travelling to Ballarat to spend the day at Federation University before attending the Ballarat Careers Expo in the evening. Students will spend the day touring the university and experiencing the facilities offered by several of the faculties before a brief tour of the TAFE facilities in Ballarat. In the evening they will attend the Ballarat Careers Expo where they will have the opportunity to speak with professionals from a variety of careers about their personal career pathways and experiences. All Victorian and some interstate universities, higher education and training providers will be represented.

VCAL events
The VCAL students have been working hard to establish the Café in the Senior Centre and last week commenced their first lunch orders with delicious baked potatoes and hedgehog. We look forward to seeing what is on offer with their weekly menu.

Next Monday the students will be undertaking an accredited Barista training course followed by a guest presentation by Detective David Richardson of Horsham CSI. They are currently exploring the rights and responsibilities of individuals in our community.

Summer holiday camps
What are you doing this Summer? SU Victoria is running camps for students in Years 4 to 12 during the summer school holidays.
Awesome outdoor adventures: sailing, water tubing, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, archery and climbing/abseiling. Make new friends and enjoy small group Bible activities.
Camp Coolamatong is part of Scripture Union Victoria and has been running holiday camps for 40 years. Our volunteers are trained, Working with Children Check compliant and ChildSafe.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

As a part of Friday sport sessions, students in Year 5 have taken part in cycling education classes. They have gone through various basic drills to understand both road rules and general safety on a bicycle. During the first few weeks of term, students have traveled along our local cycling pathways and roads, to better their expertise and endurance on a bike. We thank Janine Harfield for the contribution of the pictures, Mrs Alethea Gulvin and Mr Darryl Taber and the parent helpers who have made this run smoothly and helped prepare them for the camp.
A team letter for the Little Desert Athletics Team has gone home this week. Forms will need to be returned by Friday 30 August. The event is on Thursday 12 September at Dudley Cornell Park, Horsham. We are after some parent helpers for the day. If you are able to assist please contact either Mr James Withey or Mrs Tarn McDonald at the school.

The Yr 5 and 6s have been training for their Volleyball competition on August 16. We wish them the best of luck with their games.

A reminder that the Year 5 and 6 badminton event is being held on Tuesday 3 September at Horsham Primary School 298 Campus. Permission notes have gone home and need to be returned by Friday 30 August.
In other sports news, we wish Jaya Meadows all the best for her National Schoolaerobics competition. Jaya won her previous event and is the current State Champion and now is off to compete in the Nationals on the Gold Coast next weekend. Jaya is up against 5-6 other competitors from all around Australia. She has been training extremely hard with experienced coach Amanda Wik. Some of you may have even seen her performing out in the community.

Jaya will perform a 2 minute routine which consists of compulsory moves to show her level of flexibility, strength and rhythmic timing where she will perform push ups, a straddle sit, jump jacks and leg kicks amongst other aerobics moves in her routine. She is hoping for a personal best score and is very excited about being part of this level of competition.

Jaya has been asked to represent all athletes in the competition to read out the Aerobics Pledge in the Opening Ceremony. This is an extremely honorable opportunity, one in which she will never forget!

We would like to thank Jaya's coach Amanda Wik for her time and expertise and wish Jaya and Amanda all the best next weekend and await the results. Good luck!
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

The 2019 Dimboola HPV Expo was a fantastic 6-hour training run for all students across our five teams, with the weather being incredibly well suited for the students to test their endurance on the free-flowing track at the Dimboola Recreation Reserve. Although there were no points on offer for championships, and no medals or trophies presented at the end of the day, the students produced a very professional performance as the lead in to the major event for our season, the Murray Bridge 24-Hour event in September.

Our five teams managed an average lap time of 2:32 around the 1.1 km circuit, with students effectively negotiating the tricky hairpin corner and maintaining their speed. Six students managed to crack the two minute barrier and produce laps with an average speed of above 30 km/h, with peak speeds in the HPVs approaching 40 km/h at certain points on the circuit. Our teams managed to travel a combined total of 699.6 km in 6 hours, the equivalent of a trip from Horsham to Victoria Park in Adelaide, and back almost all the way to the SA/Victoria border.
On Monday, 51 students from Year 7 & 8 travelled to Ballarat to represent HTLC in the Greater Western Regional Finals for soccer. Unfortunately, no teams earned progression through to the State Finals, but it was a fantastic day of learning for all students involved.

The Year 7 Boys won one game out of their three, the Year 8 Boys won one of their two games and both girls teams lost the only game they played, with the Year 8 Girls conceding a goal in the last minute of extra time. Congratulations to all students for their efforts!
Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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SchoolTV: Physical Activity and Exercise
activity and exercise are not only vital to a child’s overall development but has so many other benefits. With children spending more time on computers being sedentary, it is even more important to get kids moving more. As well as maintaining a healthy weight, exercise also improves concentration by helping to establish connections between different parts of the brain. It helps kids develop fundamental movement skills impacting positively on their confidence, self-esteem and ability to develop social skills. On an emotional level, it reduces stress and anxiety while improving posture and sleep. Physical activity and exercise is good for your child’s health, now and in the future.

For interviews with leading specialists, fact sheets, and helpful resources on how to make physical activity a regular part of your life.
Term 3 canteen roster
15 August: Nadine Hoffmann
22 August: Christine Puls
29 August: Penny Penfold
5 September: Mellita Sachse
12 September: Vanessa Kerberling
19 September: Ange Carter

PTFA meeting
The next PTFA meeting will be held on Monday 12 August at 7.30pm in the Junior School staffroom. Everyone is welcome to attend to help organise future community events and provide input into how funds are spent.
With Dr Andrew Bradbeer
Join an insightful presentation on one of the hottest topics facing parents of adolescence in 2019.
Free event
Wednesday 28 August
6pm to 7:30pm
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
HTLC mates mentoring information session (1)
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Let's Paws
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