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A warm welcome to all. For the first five weeks of next term, I will be taking sabbatical leave. In a Lutheran school, sabbatical leave is provided to the Principal for the purpose of rest and recuperation, spiritual development or study. While I will aim to do all three during my time away my main focus will be on study—engaging in a Certificate of School and Management Leadership with the Harvard School of Education and the Harvard Business School. As educators we too should be learners and by engaging in this course I look forward to learning ahead. During my absence Mr Jason Przibilla has been appointed as the Acting Principal. I give thanks to Jason for his willingness to take on this role and I have great confidence that he will do a wonderful job. Along with the Heads of Sub-Schools, House Leaders, Department Coordinators, Heads of Departments, the Wellbeing Team and now Year Level Coordinators, during my absence I believe we are in a very good place to continue the quality Christian education and care of our students. I give thanks in advance to all in our college community during this time.

Today we farewell Mr Brendan Stemp, Mr Geoff Simpson and Miss Andrea Brown from HTLC. I give thanks for their contribution to our college and wish them well for the time ahead. With these departures it is with pleasure that I announce that Mrs Kerri Nichols (Science and Maths) and Mr Roger Wilksch (bus driver) will join the college next semester. A new Administrative Assistant is currently being interviewed for and the successful applicant will be announced shortly.

Thank you to the families who have completed the school satisfaction survey sent by MMG Education several weeks ago. As a college we look for opportunities for continual growth and improvement and with these responses I look forward to how we may strengthen the ‘how’ and ‘what’ we do for our students, staff and families. Further details on the responses will be provided next term.

As we come to the end of another busy term, I encourage all members of our community to take the time out for rest and recuperation. Having time to pause is vital in our own recovery and each of you are encourage to do this at some stage during the holiday break. I wish all members of our community a safe and joy filled break and look for to the commencement of Term 3 on Tuesday 13 July for our students. Wishing you a fantastic holiday!
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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God brings good out of evil
by Pastor Joshua Pfeiffer
Therefore, let the entire house of Israel know with certainty that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified. (Acts 2:36) (Read Galatians 6:1–10).

Why is there evil and suffering? This is, of course, one of the classic questions of the human heart. And these days, it is one of the chief protests against the Christian faith. Perhaps you struggle with this in your own life. Although the Bible never explains this in the way a modern person might like, the question gets addressed in various places in interesting ways (for example, Job; John 9; Luke 13:1–5; Matthew 13:24–29,36–40). More than this, one thing that is very clear in the Scriptures is that God can and does bring good out of evil. Several verses make this point explicitly, but the ultimate example is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The verse above includes the final words of the Apostle Peter in his sermon on the day of Pentecost. Peter does not sugar-coat his message. Twice in the sermon, he tells the crowd they are responsible for crucifying and killing Jesus. He stresses that God demonstrated who Jesus was through his ‘deeds of power, wonders and signs’ (verse 22). And yet, they still killed him. He is the one through whom all things came into being and who came out of love for the world. Yet when we human beings could get our hands on him, we killed him. The murder of the innocent Son of God is an act of pure evil on the part of humanity. But through this and from this, God brought resurrection, life, forgiveness and salvation. God brings good from evil.

The evil and suffering in the world is very real. Perhaps there are things in your life right now that make it hard to go on. God does not promise to take it all away, any more than he could promise his Son another way than the cross (Luke 22:42–44). But he does promise he is always at work to bring good from the terrible things that happen in this broken world. As a baptised child of God, your life is now incorporated into the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. This means God is always bringing resurrection and life from the effects of sin and death.

Heavenly Father, how long will you allow the evil and suffering in this world to continue? Help us by your Spirit to look in faith to our crucified and risen Lord Jesus as we face trials in our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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We are coming to the end of what has been a very busy term…we’ve enjoyed a HPV meet, the Anzac Day commemoration, the Open Day, the Year 2 Sleepover and Year 1 Games night, Year 4 camp, RoboCup, numerous sporting events (athletics, cross country, lightening premierships, Friday interschool sport), excursions, NAPLAN and Diagnostic Testing, a snap lockdown and class expos and reports were sent home yesterday. Even with this extensive list, I’m sure there are events I have omitted. After such a busy 10 weeks, the students and staff are all looking forward to school holidays! I give thanks to our dedicated and passionate staff who use their God given gifts to help create learning and extra-curricular opportunities for students.

Students were given their Semester 1 school reports to take home on Thursday. Please take time to read your child’s report thoroughly and contact your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss any aspect of your child’s progress.

Year 6 Natural Disasters Expo
On Tuesday our Year 6 students showcased their learning from the Unit of Inquiry: Shake, Rattle & Roll. The central idea for this unit was: Sudden geological changes and extreme weather conditions affect the growth, health and survival of living things. The students prepared a research report, survival booklet and functional model to show their understanding, and were able to explain this to their many other school students throughout the day. It was a wonderful exhibition of learning Year 6's, well done Year 6 students and teachers!

Musical 'An Aussie Adventure'
On Tuesday and Wednesday we have been very fortunate to have two staff of the Australian School of Performing Arts join us to run workshops and auditions for our Junior School musical which will take place at the end of next term. Casting is now being finalised. Thank you very much to Mrs Ferguson for all her work to get the musical started!

This afternoon Term 2 concluded with a closing service, lead by Mr Weller and students. I pray you all enjoy the next two weeks with your friends and family and appreciate the change to the usual routine! School will resume on Tuesday 13 July 2021 with opening service at 9am for staff and students.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FL: Mollie Armstrong, Ava Harvey FS: Grace Barry, Edith Brennan 1C: Whole class, Addisyn Knoop, Ollie Mackley, Maya Smith 1D: Lacey Adams 1I: Sage Carter, Havish Ganeshprabu 2B: Jonty Polack 2S: Emma Song 3B: Judd Oakley, Rhianna Taylor 3K: Eleanor Bouma 3L: Nahla Midgley 4F: Zahlie Hateley, Annabelle Walker 4R: Trinity Gerdtz 5D: Rhys Penny, Cody Stewart 5G: Will Pohlner 5H: Charlie Hedt 6G: Hollianne Hallam, Toby Uebergang 6H: Lucy Bunworth 6N: Orlando Heal Chinese: Lani King, Lucy Pietsch Digital Technology: Hamish Heard, Lily Peucker, Maya Przibilla Performing Arts: Lola Kerr PE: Fletcher Hawker Library: Abel Forbes Jing Award: Meg Arnel
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. The second term of the school year is always a busy term for students and staff as they complete units of work in subjects, assessment tasks, examinations and end of semester reports. I wish families and members of the HTLC community a restful and safe holiday break and look forward to everyone returning refreshed and recharged, ready for Semester 2 and the second half of the year.

Parent/teacher interviews
Included with the reports that were sent home on Thursday was information regarding parent/teacher interviews scheduled for Tuesday 13 and Thursday 15 July. Parents will be able to register for interviews using the online booking system. The process for how this can be done was included with the report information. The online booking system will be open until 5pm on Monday 12 July.

Term 3
Monday 12 July will be a student-free day. Term 3 will officially begin on Tuesday 13 July with Opening Service at 9am. Students are to report to Home Rooms at 9am before making their way to the Multi-Purpose Centre. Semester 2 timetables will be emailed to students on the Monday of Week 1 with hard copies handed out in Home Rooms on the Tuesday. Week 1 of term will be following Timetable A.

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. It is with pleasure that I announce the following staff who have been appointed to these Middle School roles:
  • Year 7 – Mrs Samantha Engert
  • Year 8 – Mrs Amanda Przibilla
  • Year 9 – Mrs Georgia Thomas
Sam, Amanda and Georgia bring with them a wealth of experience and an understanding of how to effectively teach and manage Middle School students. They are passionate educators who care deeply about the welfare of the students and families of Holy Trinity Lutheran College. I look forward to working closely with them pray that they will be a blessing to the college community as they commence their positions at the start of next term.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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A well-earned break
As we come to the end of another term, we are able to reflect on the ways in which our students have developed the ability to be flexible and manage change with increasing confidence. The transition to online learning in home environments this term was commenced with far more certainty, and with the knowledge of our previous experiences. Students know that classes and learning continue, albeit in a slightly different context. We congratulate each of our students. Enjoy a well-earned break!

Semester 1 reports were sent home yesterday with students. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13 July and Thursday 15 July. Booking information was enclosed with your child’s report. VCE parents are strongly encouraged to take the opportunity to meet with teachers to discuss their child’s progress and strategies for support for Semester 2.

The GAT has been rescheduled and will now be held on Thursday 29 July (Week of Term 3).

Year 9 pathways into 2022
The recent restrictions unfortunately prevented us from continuing with our pathways interviews. Administration staff will be contacting families regarding the rescheduling of these meetings to occur in the first week for Term 3.

Try VET Day
Students considering a VET course in 2022 are encouraged to attend Try VET Day on Thursday 5 August. Information regarding the day has been provided to students in Years 9 and 10 and preferences for attendance should be returned to the College preferably by the end of term, but no later than the first day of Term 3.

Virtual Subject Selection
In Week 1 of Term 3, students will commence the process of making their VCE subject selections for 2022. This year, we will once again we 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. Students in Year 9 considering acceleration into a VCE subject in Year 10 will have the opportunity to be involved along with Year 10 students.

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.

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

Representative uniforms
Please return all representative uniforms to the college. Please place the washed items in the grey basket in the foyer of the MPC.

Hoop Time
Congratulations to the following boys who have been selected to represent HTLC in the Yr ⅚ boys Hoop Time competition. We will be looking for some coaches to help out on the day. If you are interested please contact me at tarn.mcdonald@htlc.vic.edu.au. We still don't have a new date for this competition. Hopefully we will be informed next term.
  • Team A: Malakai van Buuren, Link Smith, Charlie Hopper, Liam Richardson, Sid Kingston, Brodie McIntosh, Harry Hicks, Rhylee Olsten, Andy Mbati, Cody Stewart
  • Team B: Rory Johnston, Eli Bailey, Toby Uebergang, Riley Polack, Lachlan North, Jardy Ellis, Lj Kafegellis, Sam Nurse, Josh Kalms, Maverick Kerr
  • 1st Emergency: Jeremy Fischer 2nd Emergency: Jayden Eltze
Our Schoolaerobics team has started to train for their competition later this year. We are so lucky to have experienced coach Amanda Wik volunteering her time to help out these talented girls and we thank you very much. Here are some snapshots of their training.
Greater Western Netball
The Greater Western Netball team will be training on the following days in Term 3. Week 1 on Tuesday, Week 2 on Thursday and Week 3 on Tuesday. Please ensure you bring appropriate footwear and clothing on these days.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

Last week, the Intermediate Girls Netball travelled down to Stawell to compete in the Black Ranges competition. In wet and windy conditions, the girls fought hard all day registering multiple wins. Both teams managed to finish 3rd in their pools against tough opponents, well done girls!

On Thursday this week, the Year 7 & 8 teams were out in full force, competing in both football and netball. The Boys Football team led by Kyren Parish registered 1 win and 1 loss for the day, demolishing Ararat College and narrowly falling to Horsham College. The boys finished 2nd overall - congratulations!

HTLC was well represented at the girls netball, with 3 teams competing on the day. The Year 8A team produced the best result with 4 wins and 2 losses. Well done to all the girls that competed in the wind and rain yet again!
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Mr Jesse Kuchel, Head of Sport and Coaching
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Something's Got To Give
Parenting experts have all the advice in the world for how to make family life peaceful… but in the real world, we know it’s rarely as simple as they say. Mornings are a mess because we can’t find a school jumper or shoes. Evenings are exhausting because we arrived home late, dinner was from a take-away box, and we don’t have the mental space. And weekends don’t work because we’re playing catch up on the week rather than play catch with the kids.

Imagine a system that helps you to get the family on the same page so that you really can have magic mornings, easy evenings, and Super Saturdays or Sundays. In 'Something’s Got to Give', hear from father of six daughters and parenting expert, Dr Justin Coulson, as he describes the process he and his family have created for their family of eight to find the time to breathe, even when family life is frantic.

To access this and other resources through your free Happy Families membership, please visit members.happyfamilies.com.au/holytrinity.
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New bus driver on the Nhill bus
Following the retirement of Geoff Simpson, Roger Wilksch will take over as driver of the Nhill bus from the beginning of Term 3. Please note the change in contact number for the Nhill bus to 0478 228 238
Cleaner position at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has a cleaner position available on a contract basis. The position will usually be for approximately 46 hours each week towards the end of the week with extra time on some occasions. Please contact the church office at holytrinity.horsham.vic@lca.org.au for more information about the position.
Horsham Open Sessions 2022
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