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Greetings to all at HTLC. At the end of next week, we will farewell Mr Brendan Stemp, Mr Geoff Simpson and Miss Andrea Brown from HTLC. Both Brendan and Geoff will be retiring from teaching and bus driving respectively, while Andrea will be moving on to future employment. Additionally, Miss Lisa Somerfield has been granted leave for next semester. Details on their replacements will be provided shortly. As the Principal I give thanks for the time that these staff members have given to our college and wish them God’s richest blessing as they prepare to commence a new stage of their lives.

During the past several weeks, families and friends have probably noticed that the second and final stage of the Senior Centre is now complete. With final furniture touches taking place over the school holiday break I look forward to the learning that will take place in this space as of from next term. The official opening of this precinct will occur during Term 3.

It is with sadness that I inform the college community that after prayerful consideration Pastor Reid Matthias has declined the call as College Pastor to HTLC. While this is disappointing, our continual focus on the Christian care of our community remains a priority. To support this aim, it is with joy that I announce Mrs Kate Polack will be joining our Wellbeing Team from the start of Term 3. Currently the Chaplain at Horsham College, Kate will come to the school with considerable experience and knowledge to add further strength to our pastoral support for students across our P–12 setting. Furthermore, as of next term we will continue to enhance the educational 'safety net' for our students with the inclusion of Year Level Coordinators from Years 7 to 12. It is with pleasure that I announce that Mrs Samantha Engert (Year 7), Mrs Amanda Przibilla (Year 8), Mrs Georgia Thomas (Year 9), Mr Josh Lloyd (Year 10), Mr Conor Lawson (Year 11) and Miss Kate Farnham (Year 12) will be appointed to these roles. I look forward to working with these staff members in the future, ensuring our caring and Christ-like HTLC community is enhanced.

A reminder to families that they would have received an email several weeks ago from MMG Education inviting them to take part in a school satisfaction survey. This survey will be accessible until Sunday 20 June. I encourage all parents who haven’t yet completed this questionnaire to do so.

As a learning community I too look for opportunities to further my capabilities as a teacher and leader. Currently, I have committed to a Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) through the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard Business School. The CSML course aims to provide leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to lead their schools, the learning and their people. To support my engagement in this course I have been granted sabbatical leave from College Council during the first five weeks of Term 3. Further information regarding my approved leave will be provided to the community over the coming days in how this will be managed.

With next week being the last week of term I encourage all members of our college community to finish strong. It has been another productive and at times a tiring term but I applaud the effort and dedication shown by all. Keep up the good work and look for opportunities to lift others up as we conclude the term. Wishing you a blessed week.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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All in, preparing for the harvest
by Kathy Matuschka
'Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up' (Read Galatians 6:1–10).

Today’s passage concerns itself with our behaviour in Christian community. In a few verses, the author weaves together the interplay between our interdependence with one another within faith communities and the personal responsibility each of us has for our own behaviour. For example, the readers are admonished to ‘carry each other’s burdens’ (verse 2) and share what we have learnt (verse 6) but also examine ourselves and carry our own load (verses 3–5). So one would assume that when verse 9 above calls us to ‘not become weary of doing good’, the author is addressing us as both individuals and communities. Each of us has a personal responsibility to sow to please the Spirit (verse 8), but we are also made for community, and we do our best good when we pull together.

At the proper time, our attention to doing good will lead to a harvest, not because of what we do but because Jesus did all that was needed and draws us into his new life. While we need to keep sowing to see a harvest, the duration of the seasons can vary a lot! We could see the fruit of doing good immediately, or we could wait years. Sometimes it is only subsequent generations who experience the full extent of the harvest. ‘Let us not become weary in doing good’ (verse 9). While we don’t get to say what the harvest will be, and the growth is the work of God’s Spirit and not our own efforts, through a blessed mystery, turning up and participating in God’s work does make a difference.

Gracious God, may your Spirit enable me to keep doing good and help and encourage others in my faith community to also give their best in your service. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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Students will be bringing their Semester 1 reports home next Thursday. After reading your child’s report, please make contact with your child’s teacher if you wish to discuss their learning further.

SRC Fun Sock Free Dress Day
On the last day of term (Friday 25 June) Junior School students are invited to wear ‘Silly Socks and Free Dress’. Students are asked to bring a gold coin donation, which will be donated to Reach Out, an organisation committed to support youth who require mental health support.

Staffing for FS
Next Friday will be the last day Miss Somerfield will be working with us this year. We thank her sincerely for her work in the FS classroom this year and the care she has shown to her students. We are very pleased to let our community know that Mrs Harvey will be increasing her days and teaching FS from Monday to Thursday each week, and Mrs Fletcher (our Library Teacher) will be teaching the class on Fridays. We thank these ladies for their flexibility and willingness to support our students in this way.

Year 6 Natural Disasters Expo
Our Year 6 students have been learning about natural disasters in their Unit of Inquiry. Next Tuesday they will be presenting resources and models they have created to demonstrate all they have learnt in a Natural Disasters Expo in the MPC. Students across the school will be given the opportunity to visit their expo next Tuesday afternoon.

Preparations for our Junior School Musical ‘An Aussie Adventure’ will commence next week. A team from ASPA (Australian School of Performing Arts) will be joining us to deliver two days of auditions and workshops to help get the show started on Tuesday and Wednesday. The musical will involve students from Years 3–6.

Next Friday the whole school will be attending closing service at 1.40pm on Friday afternoon. We encourage students to bring a small offering.
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Year level coordinators
As Holy Trinity Lutheran College continues to grow, the school is continually looking at ways in which it can proactively support students and staff. A number of weeks ago interviews were held for the position of Year Level Coordinators in the Middle and Senior School.

The successful applicants will commence their positions at the beginning of next term and will play an important role in managing the wellbeing and support of students and staff and serve as an important first point of contact for parents and carers. I look forward to revealing more details about these important roles before the end of this term.

ICAS competitions
An information note about the 2021 ICAS English, Mathematics and Science competitions was sent home with students this week. ICAS assessments are designed to recognise and reward academic excellence. The assessments are based on the curriculum for the relevant year. To ensure an engaging and beneficial experience for all students, new ICAS assessments are developed annually for each subject in every year level. This year all ICAS assessments will be completed online.

Parents and carers have the opportunity to register their child for one or more of these competitions by completing the section at the bottom of the note and returning to office trays by the end of next week. There is no cost to families for students wishing to sit the competition. All students currently in the Genesis English and/or Mathematics program will be automatically entered and will not be required to return the form. Testing will be held in the following weeks in Term 3:I
  • CAS English: Week 6
  • ICAS Science: Week 7
  • ICAS Maths: Week 8.
Final week reminders
  • Western Victorian Careers Virtual Expo on Tuesday 22 June.
  • Year 7 and 8 Interschool Football competition on Thursday 24 June.
  • End of Semester reports will be sent home with students on Thursday 24 June.
  • ICAS registration notes to be returned by Friday 25 June.
  • Friday 25 June will be a casual dress day for all Middle and Senior School students. Gold coin donation to be given to SRC representatives.
  • Closing Service to be held at 1:45pm on Friday 25 June.
  • School will finish at 2:20pm on Friday 25 June.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Year 10 Work Experience
Year 10 students will be commencing their industry placements in the community from Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June. Work Experience can provide valuable insight into industries and workplaces and assist students in forming a clearer idea of their senior pathways. We appreciate the support of local businesses and those families within our school community who are providing this learning experience for our students.

Western Victorian Careers Expo
The Western Victorian Careers Expo is country Victoria’s largest careers expo and offers a range of tertiary and vocational information for students. This year the expo will again by conducted virtually and students will have the opportunity to attend webinars of their choice throughout the day next Tuesday.

Semester 2 reports will be sent home with students on Thursday 24 June. Interviews will be held in the first week of Term 3 on Tuesday 13 July from 3:30 - 8:00pm and Thursday 15 July from 3:30 - 6:00pm. Information regarding the procedure for booking interviews will be provided with student reports.

Year 10 VCE subject selection
Year 10 students have been provided with initial course information to assist in their selection of VCE subjects or a VCAL pathway into Year 11. Our virtual subject selection process will take place in the first week of Term 3 when there will also be an opportunity for subject conferences with teachers and career counselling interviews.

VET industry promotion
Through until Try VET Day on 5 August, the Wimmera Southern Mallee LLEN will be running 'VET in Spotlight'. A series of videos containing course and industry information, guest speakers and other interesting statistics and facts, will be posted on the LLEN Facebook page. The promotional information is aimed at supporting students with their course selection prior to attending on Try VET Day and sampling chosen courses of interest.

VTAC Updates for Selection Period 2021–2022
The following updates are now available ahead of the 2021–2022 selection period commencing in August. Further information will be available in July and August.
  • Applications open for courses, SEAS, and scholarships: Monday 2 August 2021
  • Timely course applications close: Thursday 30 September 2021
  • SEAS and Scholarships applications close: Friday 8 October 2021
  • ATAR and VCE results released: 7am, Monday 13 December
  • Change of preference deadline for December offers: 4pm, Tuesday 14 December
  • December offers released: Monday 20 December
  • January offers released: Friday 14 January
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior Sport

Little Desert AFL, Soccer and Netball
This week, our Year 5/6 students competed in the Little Desert AFL, Soccer and Netball Lightning Premiership. All teams did an amazing job as they braved the very wet and cold conditions on the day. Thank you to all the staff who coached on the day.

In AFL, the boys team found the opposition too strong for them yet they played their hearts out. A wet surface made handling the football difficult. Best players on the day were Fletcher Hawken, Frazer Shurdington, Sidney Kingston, Link Smith, Jeremy Fischer, Malakai van Buuren, Isaac Hogan, Liam Richardson and Charlie Hedt. Well done boys and a special mention to Maverick Kerr took the mark of the day!

In Netball, the girls did very well, showing terrific teamwork and determination throughout the day and managed to come away as the overall winners on the day by a close 0.3%. Congratulations girls, you are now off to the Greater Western Championships on 28 July in Ballarat. A note will come home with more details next week.

The Soccer boys also had a very close competition. It came down to the very last match of the day, as our team was undefeated. The last match against the Rural School Team was tough and our boys, by a shoot out goal difference (by one goal!) came out second best however they showed great teamwork and determination and did not give up at all! A huge shout out goes to Year 6 student Rachel Reichelt for stepping up and being the Soccer umpire on the day. You did an amazing job Rachel. Thank you so much.
Girls AFL training
For the students who have placed their names down for the Year 5 and 6 AFL girls competition, training will be held on Tuesday 22 June. Please bring your mouthguards and footy boots on these days. This competition is on the first week back of school Term 3. Keep a lookout for permission slips and information coming home.

Hoop Time Basketball training
The Year 5*6 girls and boys Hoop time training will be held Monday 21 June. Please bring sports shoes on this day.

Schoolaerobics training
Reminder that there will be schoolaerobics training on Wednesday next week (Week 10) in MPC at lunch time.
Tarn McDonald
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

Sport resumed this week at HTLC after a brief period of lockdown for our students. Our Senior Girls Netball team competed at Stawell on Thursday, facing off against the likes of Horsham College and Marion in the Black Ranges Netball Division. The girls dominated through their pool stages, going undefeated from 4 games. This strong performance advanced the girls through to compete against St. Brigid's College in the Grand Final.

After a tough start, the girls rallied back to be up by 1 goal at the half. Some wise words of wisdom and encouragement and a coaching masterclass from Miss Kelly saw the girls take control in the second half to hang on to win by 4. The team, led by co-captains Delta Wardle and Emily Polack, were outstanding all day in the wet, and will now advance to the Greater Western Division. Congratulations girls!
HTLC are also participating in Black Ranges Intermediate Girls Netball and Boys Football on Friday, so we would like to wish all those competing the best of luck!
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Mr Jesse Kuchel, Head of Sport and Coaching
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A Better Way To Have 'The Talk' With Your Kids
Monday 21 June 2021, 8pm AEST
'The Talk' has been the source of anxiety for many parents for generations. Cutesy phrases like “the birds and the bees” have become standard to avoid embarrassing discussions. Parents often rely on schools to teach their children about sex and everything associated with it. This is the webinar you need so you can help your child make safe, healthy decisions when it comes to body boundaries, sex, and consent.

To access this and other resources through your free Happy Families membership, please visit members.happyfamilies.com.au/holytrinity.
In this edition of SchoolTV: Happiness and gratitude
Happiness is a term that captures a huge variety of positive emotions such as humour, serenity, optimism, joy, pride, inspiration, love and hope. Happiness means different things, to different people and is essential to your understanding of emotional literacy. Throughout history, philosophers, religious writers and poets have pondered on the meaning of happiness and how it might be achieved. In the last few decades, scientists and psychologists have researched this further by studying a field of science called positive psychology.
The result of this research suggests there is a strong correlation between gratitude and greater happiness. Practising gratitude helps you shift your focus to positive memories or experiences, noticing the good in your life. Over time, this will re-wire your brain to create new neural pathways, increase your state of happiness and overall wellbeing.
In this edition of SchoolTV, parents and care-givers will learn how to achieve happiness and the benefits of practising gratitude. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition, and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the College Wellbeing Team for further information or seek medical or professional help.
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The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund: Applications closing soon
The Victorian Government's Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides schools with payments for eligible students to attend camps, excursions and sporting events. Eligible families will receive a rebate on their fees once the application has been approved by the government.

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. CSEF applications for 2021 are closing on 25 June. Get more information and apply at the attached link.
LLL passbooks
Can you please send LLL passbooks to school so that interest can be applied to your account.
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