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Greetings to all in our HTLC community.

As we have now truly commenced the school year I would like to remind families to take care as they enter and exit the college grounds. Both pedestrians and drivers need to aware of their surroundings and not take for granted that others will adhere to safe road practices. Your cooperation in this matter is requested now and into the school year.

The Victorian Government's Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides schools with payments for eligible students to attend camps, excursions and sporting events. This fund has been established by the Victorian Government to support families in gaining access to learning opportunities beyond the classroom. 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 2020 are now open.
With the Wimmera Machinery Field Days less than three weeks away I would like to remind families that the PTFA are busily working to provide a stall that will sell food and beverages during the three days. Thank you to those individuals who have already offered their time to support this event. If you are available to lend a hand and have not yet placed your name on the roster I ask that you visit the college website to view the roster (HTLC website > About > Field Days 2020 roster). Your time will be greatly appreciated.

I look forward to hearing of the achievements about those who participated in the House Swimming Carnival today. I hope the day was one that was filled with House spirit, sportsmanship and fun.

Wishing you a fantastic week.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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Thanking God for our staff and support workers
On Sunday, February 2 the staff, support staff and the College Council were installed and dedicated for service. We began by acknowledging and welcoming all who are new to our college. Then we welcomed back those who are returning to serve at Holy Trinity.

During Week 2 we held two parent information evenings. On Tuesday February 4 for the Middle and Senior School. On the Thursday evening, February 6 for the Junior School. These are wonderful opportunities for the parent community to actively engage in the wellbeing and education of their children. Thank you to those who were able to make the effort to come and participate in those evenings. We welcome your partnering with us in the learning and development of your children.

I thank God for the dedicated team we have at Holy Trinity. The parent information evenings emphasised to me the passion our staff have for what they do, the level of care they show for your children, and how every one of them is valued highly.

This is in keeping with the foundational values of our college. Drawn from God’s Word, which is the basis of our teaching, learning and all our interactions with others. We are told: ‘See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!’ (1 John 3:1). As we live and work together, ‘be who you are!’ The unique and precious people of God, called to love and serve all others in our community and beyond.

Father God, we thank you for the privilege and opportunity of being able to serve at a college like Holy Trinity, built on foundational values that honour you. Thank you that you love and value each one of us equally. Thank you that we are called to affirm and value each individual. Help us as we nurture each child as the unique individual they are, lovingly created by you. Bless us in our working together, that it may be for the good of all, and to your glory. Amen.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 16 February
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 19 February
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 21 February
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 6N
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Student Progress Meetings
Thank you to all of the parents who attended Student Progress Meetings this week. Home and school partnerships are a core component of excellent education outcomes, and we appreciate the opportunity to discuss your child’s learning needs with you. If you were unable to make an appointment this week, I encourage you to make contact with your child’s teacher to organise a time to meet.

HTLC Swimming Carnival
The HTLC Swimming Carnival was held at the Horsham Aquatic Centre today. Congratulations to all of the students who competed and represented their houses.

Student Representative Council (SRC)
Two students from each class from Year 3 to Year 6 have been elected as student representatives for 2020. The SRC will be coordinated by Mrs Cathy Taber this year and their first meeting will be on Monday next week. Students who have been elected to the SRC will be presented with their badges on Monday at assembly. Parents are welcome to attend.

This morning 6T led chapel with a focus on God’s promise to care for us, based on Psalm 23. Next week 6N will be leading chapel based on the theme of God being with us in troubled times. Please encourage your child to bring a small offering which will be donated to the Oxfam 100km walk, which members of our staff will be participating in. We hope you can join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FG: Lacey Adams FL: Javier Baker, Sebastian Lee FS: Oliver McDonald 1D: Vivan Bhandari, Sam Boyt 1H: Klay Lockhart 2B: Tyler Munday, Artur Scaffidi 2H: Eleanor Bouma, Matisse Hose 2S: Harvey O'Donnell 3B: Payton-Rose Priestly 3L: Roxie Knoop, Zena Williams 4F: Kirrily Dandy 4I: Fletcher Hawken 4R: Lexie Hallam 5D: Jeremy Fischer 5G: Edward Jones, Adelyn Penny 5V: Zoe Bandel, Rory Johnston 6N: Divith Bhandari 6T: Amalee Livingston Art: Eva Macumber Digital Technology: Blessing Di Biase PE: Kingston Garel Jing Award: Harrison Daniell
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Middle School Ambassadors
Congratulations to Year 7 students: Aiden North, Jacob Rudolph, Jaya Meadows and Annabelle Heal for being elected as Middle School Ambassadors for 2020. These four students were selected from an initial group of over 25 students and should feel honoured to be voted in by their peers and the selection panel. I wish them all the best as they embark on this important leadership position this year.
Year 7 Transition Camp
The Year 7 students have completed their first full week of Year 7 after a successful transition camp last week. The camp provided a fantastic opportunity for the students to get to know each other better. It was pleasing to see students interact in a positive way and embrace the opportunity to support and encourage each other when faced with various tasks and challenges. There was a positive energy and spirit within the group which many of the staff who visited over the course of the 2 days commented on. The students can now look forward to continuing to establish their routines and norms as they settle into the term.

Homework Club
A reminder that regular homework is now being issued to all Middle School students. To assist students with completing their homework, Homework Club will be open from 3:30-4:30pm every Monday and Wednesday night. Students will be provided with a quiet workspace and be given access to teacher support should they require it. All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Swimming Carnival
Every year the Inter-house swimming carnival provides many highlights including experienced swimmers showcasing their skills, the effort of swimmers trying their best to gain points for their house through participation in championship and novelty events, and of course the eagerly anticipated ‘fashion’ show which always provides many laughs. Thanks to Mr McLoughlin and his team for again putting in hours of work to enable this event to take place. May the best house win (Wimmera)!
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Year 12 Visual Communication Design
Year 12 Visual Communication Design students are in the process of commencing their first assessment for the year. A recent visit to the Horsham Regional Art Gallery provided the inspiration for the design of an Art Deco style café. Students will be required to produce a series of architectural drawings, a logo, menu and furniture designs for the space they they visited.
College Ball 2020
A meeting to commence organisation and planning for our College Ball will be held on Monday 17 February in the Senior Centre. All Year 11 parents are welcome to attend.

Students who have entered the Senior School this year are reminded that blazers can be ordered from the Uniform Shop. These are an item of the formal Senior School uniform. Students are required to wear a sports cap or bucket hat when wearing their sports uniform. Formal hats are to be worn with the formal college uniform.

Study Centre
The Study Centre is open for students from Monday to Wednesday nights for both private study and VCE sessions for Term 1. Teachers will communicate with students regarding whether or not their sessions will be review of current material or new content. All students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this time to support their personal learning.
Unit 1 VCE Psychology
The Unit 1 VCE Psychology class had their first School-Based Assessment task on Wednesday this week. Tensions were running quite high as this was the first time many students had faced a VCE task, however once lollies were revealed to be part of the task, everyone relaxed! Students had to use their creative skills to construct a neuron from lollies, and then label and define all of the components of the neuron and the role they play in our nervous system.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

State Victorian team trials
If you have a very talented child who is representing at regional level in either AFL, netball, soccer or basketball and they wish to trail for the Victoria state team in one of these sports, they must have completed the online registration process by Sunday 1 March. For more information go to the school sport Victoria website, www.ssv.vic.edu.au then click on the TEAM VIC icon, click on the required sport, read the selection guidelines and then click the register icon if registering. Please note, they don’t take late entries. You will need to inform the school if this is something you are registering for. If you have any further enquiries please contact Tarn McDonald at the school or via email on tarn.mcdonald@htlc.vic.edu.au. Thanks to those who have already sent through information and informed the school of their registration.

Hockey Victoria clinics
Hockey Victoria will be holding clinics at our school for students in Years 3–6 on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 February. Each class will have a chance to participate in a 45 minute session. Students will be required to wear PE uniform for the day they are also reminded to bring a drink bottle and hat. Times for each class are listed below:
  • Thursday 20 February
    9.15–10am: Year 3L

    10–10.45am: Year 3B
    11.30am–12.15pm: Year 4F
    12.15–1pm: Year 4R
    1.45–2.30pm: Year 4I
    2.30–3.15pm: Year 5D
  • Friday 21 February
    10–10.45am: Year 5G
    11.30am–12.15pm: Year 6T
    12.15–1pm: Year 6N
    1.45–2.30pm: Year 5V
    2.30–3.15pm: Year 10 Sport Science
Little Desert Tennis Trials
Thanks to all those students who tried out for the Little Desert Tennis Team. It was a very hard selection as we have so many talented players here at HTLC. Congratulations to the following students who were successful:
  • Girls: Ava Camilleri (6N), Nellie Driller (5V), Emma Streeter (5D)
    Emergencies: Millie Friberg (5G) Adelyn Penny (5G)
  • Boys: Eli Bailey (5V), Harrison Daniell (6N), August Koch (6N)
    Emergencies: Remi Bailey (6N) Toby Uebergang (5V)
The Little Desert Tennis competition will be held at the Horsham Lawn Tennis Club courts on Wednesday 26 February.

Athletics Carnival
This year's Junior School Athletics Carnival will be held on Tuesday 24 March at HTLC. Trials for the events will be done during the week starting Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February.

Trials for high jump events will be run during your students normal PE class time during this week. All trials for sprints events will be held on Wednesday 19 February as we have the Little Athletics Clubs timing gates available for us to use during this time. These times will allow our fastest runners to be in the championship races on the day of our Athletics Carnival. We will also be using these timing gates on the day of our carnival. If your student is away during this trial week, an alternative time will be arranged for your child to trial. Foundation students will be trialed at an alternative time when they are at school. Further information on this time will be passed on to Foundation students families in the near future.

Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to all the Primary school students who participated in today's Senior School Swim carnival. Results will be processed and our Junior School Swim Team will be announced next week. The Little Desert Swimming Carnival will be held on 5th March, here in Horsham.
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

Sport has kicked into top gear in Week 3, with three sporting teams travelling around the region this week representing Holy Trinity Lutheran College. On Tuesday, our Intermediate (Year 9 and 10) boys and girls tennis teams travelled to Stawell for the Black Ranges championship. Both teams played exceptionally well throughout the day, but unfortunately missing out on a place in the next stage of the competition. Our girls team finished second overall, while the boys finished second in their pool. Both teams only loss came to the overall winner on the day.

Last Friday, the Year 9/10 Boys cricket team did extremely well against a well outfitted Horsham College. Horsham College batted first and scored 7/170 after 20 overs. The wickets were shared among the bowlers with Joey Nagorka, Ethan Heard, Ryan Fisher and Noah Werry all taking wickets. The boys then came out to bat and had a positive start however fell quite short of the total, finishing 3/102. Joey Nagorka 37 and Ethan Heard 13 top scored for the day, along with Jordan Matuschka 12, Jack Snowden 7 and Ben Salter 7 not out.
All the best to the three secondary House teams as they compete today for the first shield of the year. Lowan are aiming for their breakthrough Swimming Carnival win, while Mallee are trying hard to go back to back. Wimmera will be fighting hard to get back in the winners list after a dry spell in 2019. Good luck and may the best House win!
Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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Field Days 2020
The PTFA have hit the ground running this year and are already busy planning for the Wimmera Machinery Field Days! The Field Days runs from Tuesday 3 March to Thursday 5 March and the PTFA would greatly appreciate if parents and friends of our college could help out during the event. They require volunteers to help set up and pack down, cook the barbecue, serve at the kiosk and help prepare corporate orders.

If you are able to help out, even if it’s just for one shift, please check the roster and add your name/number in the time that you are available. All helpers get a free entry ticket for the day that they volunteer.
  • Find the roster by going to our website, clicking on 'About' and navigating to the 'Field Days 2020 roster' page.
If you are having trouble accessing the roster or would like more information, please contact the Field Days Coordinators Adelle Lee (0429728202) or Jodie Kemp (0438918414).
Student banking
A reminder that Monday is student banking day. Any bank books that come in late will be processed the following week.

Jacobs Well volunteers
Jacobs Well is currently looking for volunteers to help out in the shop. If anyone in the school community is interested or would like more information, we would love to hear from them. They can contact Julie on ph. 53823769 or visit her at the shop.
Jacobs Well is an outreach mission of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

BPAY payment
On February 13 we received a BPAY payment for fees and the payer has used the biller code '84754' as their reference number instead of their individual reference number. If you have recently made a payment, please check your payment description and let Main Reception know if this might be your payment.
Adhoc bus travel
For all adhoc bus travel, PTV requires an application form to be completed so that the students can be issued a bus card with a one-off $5 charge. Bus cards can be collected from the Horsham College office. Students are required to show the card to the bus driver when they travel. Please email or drop off completed forms to Horsham College.
Please note: Horsham College cannot accept any adhoc travellers on Bus 2 (Natimuk) or Bus 7 (Toolondo) as these are at capacity with regular travellers.
Find the form on the HTLC app under Documents > Forms.

Year 7 and 10 vaccinations
Next week Year 7 and 10 students will receive immunisation consent cards from HRCC. HRCC will be delivering the Secondary School Vaccine Program onsite on:
  • Year 7: Thursday 12 March and Thursday 15 October 2020
  • Year 10: Thursday 28 May 2020
Please return the cards to the college by Wednesday 4 March.
Year 4I 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!
Nhill Lions March 2020 Market
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