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Greetings to families and friends.

Congratulations to Mallee for their effort last Friday at the House Swimming Carnival. It was a competitive day with many students actively getting involved. I also applaud Wimmera and Lowan for their fine sportsmanship and their passion to support their Houses. Well done! Photos from the event can be found on our Facebook page.

Community connection, and the sense of belonging, have long been attributes nurtured at our school. As our college has grown over the years I am pleased to say that this culture of connection, along with a positive display of care and support has continued to be demonstrated by staff, students and families toward one another. We are blessed to have such a helpful and caring community. With this in mind I again remind families that in less than 2 weeks’ time the Wimmera Machinery Field days is taking place with our PTFA once again becoming involved. Over the years we have acknowledged the positive contribution of those who have helped at the Field Days and I again encourage you to show your support to the college by providing your time to serve others. A roster for the event is currently available and can be used by all members of the HTLC community. View the roster on our website (About > Field Days 2020 roster). Your help during these three days is, and always will be, greatly appreciated.

Another reminder that the Victorian Government's Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) is still available for eligible students to attend camps, excursions and sporting events up until the first day of Term 2. This fund has been established by the Victorian government to support families in gaining access to learning opportunities beyond the classroom. CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/legal guardian’s concession card being successfully validated with Centrelink. CSEF applications for 2020 are now open.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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The Promises of God
During Term 1, our Junior School chapels will be looking at the many promises of God in the book of Psalms. Our God is so good. He loves us and his promise is to always be with us to bless us in our journey in life. He is doing that right now.

This was introduced last Friday as Year 6T unpacked God’s promise to supply all our needs in the well-known Psalm 23. In Jesus, God is our Good Shepherd, who is always there for us and with us. The book of Psalms depicts our life so well, capturing the sweep of different experiences and emotions that are a part of every human life. From the mountain tops of our achievements, joys and victories to the deep and dark valleys of our failures, defeats and despair.

God is with us through everything we face in life. He loves us so much we can never escape his presence. He is with us even in those times when we question his love or doubt his presence and existence. This is the glorious assurance of Psalm 139:7-10, which asks …
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast”.

Celebrate God’s presence and embrace his promises for your life. He has great plans for each and every one of us. God bless.

Thank you, Lord, that you have been and are providing all our needs. In Jesus you do that for this life and beyond. Help us to see the good things you are doing in our lives, so that we may truly live and walk in your presence. Fill us with a spirit of gratitude that keeps returning to you in thanks and praise for your goodness. Amen.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 23 February
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 26 February
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 28 February
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 2B
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Student leadership
Students who have been elected into leadership positions in the Junior School for 2019 have now been inducted into the roles. Congratulations to our Junior School Captains, House Captains and Student Representative Council members. We wish you God’s blessings as you fulfil these important roles within our school community.

Shrove Tuesday
Next Tuesday, 25 February, is Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is the day before Ash Wednesday when traditionally Christians have used up rich foods in preparation for Lent. Our VCAL students will be cooking pancakes, which will be served with ice-cream and maple syrup. Options will be available for students with dietary requirements. Students are asked to bring a gold coin donation. Proceeds raised will be donated to local charities.

Healthy lunch boxes
At HTLC, we encourage students to bring a healthy snack and lunch each day. There are so many wonderful ideas available to help children and parents pack a lunch box that tastes great and fuels growing bodies for learning. The Healthy Eating Advisory Service promotes pick and mix options which include tasty ideas from the five core food groups: fruit; vegetables, legumes and beans; milk, yoghurt and cheese; lean meats, nuts and seeds; grains and cereals and plain water. Some useful websites include http://www.nutritionaustralia.org and https://heas.health.vic.gov.au/schools/healthy-lunchboxes. Nicole Miller, our Community Health Nurse, has created a display to promote healthy lunchboxes in the Junior School reception area. We encourage you to come and have a look. Please also consider the allergies of students in your child’s class when packing lunch boxes.

Renaissance Literacy and MyON
Many of our parents would have heard about the Renaissance Literacy Program and the MyON online library at our information sessions during Week 2. Students in the Junior School all have access to MyON both at home and at school. If your child cannot recall their log in details, please contact their teacher. This literacy suite will also assist us in matching students to texts from our own college library, based on students’ reading age, chronological age and interests, and will replace the Lexile program which has previously been used. Our Junior School teaching staff are engaging in ongoing professional development to maximise the use of these programs to improve students' literacy learning.

Year 6N led chapel this morning on the topic of God’s promise to be with us in troubled times, based on the bible verse from Psalm 46. Next Friday Year 2B will be leading chapel with a message based on Psalm 104: God’s promise to provide for all creatures. Please remember to send a small offering with your child for chapel each Friday. This week’s proceeds will go to the Oxfam charity. Parents and friends of the school are always welcome to join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FG: Addisyn Knoop FL: Ella Ryan FS: Maxwell Lenehan 1D: Maddie Hicks 1H: Mia Yendall 2B: Elsa Drendel 2H: Sophia Gerdtz 2S: Zara Przibilla 3B: Lydika Boyd, Arkie Mackley 3L: Jy Dennis 4F: Ryan Clarke 4I: Amelia van Buuren 4R: Lizzie Holmes 5D: Hannah Polack 5G: Lachlan North 5V: Keisha Besselaar, whole class 6N: August Koch 6T: Whole class Art: Cooper Inkster, Oliver McDonald Chinese: Jeremy Fischer Digital Technology: Ruby Hallam Performing Arts: Noah Eilola PE: Georgie Schilling Jing Award: Jed Pohlner
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Year 9 Rite Journey parent information evening
The Year 9 Rite Journey parent information evening and student Calling/Departure Ceremony will be held next Thursday 27 February in the Multi-Purpose Centre. The information evening will begin at 7:30pm and all parents are invited to come along to hear about the year-long program and the philosophies behind its implementation. At 8:30pm, parents and students will gather in the MPC to take part in the Departure Ceremony, a short service which signifies a ‘letting-go’ by the parents as their children embark on this journey. As the parents leave, the students will remain and prepare to wake up early to set off to their mystery destination where they will participate in the Calling Ceremony. A service which calls and invites the students to take steps towards manhood or womanhood. I encourage all parents to ensure medical consent and code of conduct forms are returned by Monday morning.

Student Representative Council
The final SRC positions for 2020 were elected this week. An installation service will be held at an upcoming assembly. Parents will be notified of when this will take place.

Student MVP awards
It was a pleasure to award three students an MVP (most valuable person) award at Tuesday’s assembly. Anne Amilegbe, Darcy Polack and Jake White were acknowledged for their participation, encouragement, support and attitude which was demonstrated through their involvement in the House swimming carnival.

New students
Welcome to Year 8 student Imogen Moar and Year 9 student Taliah Baker who commenced at Holy Trinity Lutheran College this week. We pray that the transition to HTLC is a smooth one and the students embrace the learning opportunities that await them.

Upcoming events
Information about the upcoming Relay for Life and Wimmera Field Days will be shared with students in the coming days.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Careers newsletter
Our careers newsletter will be sent out weekly this year to all students in the Senior School. Both parents and students are strongly encouraged to access these editions as they contain valuable and relevant information about work experience, career options, university programs and open days.

After school study sessions
All senior students are encouraged to take advantage of the after school sessions provided by staff from Monday to Wednesday evenings. Private study time is also available for students at these times.

Staff learning
Staff have been ensuring their Study Design knowledge is current and their delivery is engaging by attending professional development specific to their subjects. Senior staff have attended VCE Chemistry, Physics, History and English conferences over the last week and Mrs Schneider has been invited to present at a Psychology conference in Melbourne today.

College Ball 2020
Training for the College Ball will commence for Year 11 students on Wednesday 26 February from 6:30–8:30pm in the MPC. Students are asked to train in socks. Sunday training sessions at the Lutheran Church Hall will commence on Sunday 1 March at 2pm.

Specialist sport program
Our team of students selected for the specialist sport program are undertaking their first session with a strength and conditioning coach today at the Horsham Aquatic Centre. Their training program will officially commence on Monday 2 March at 3:45pm at the Aquatic Centre, following the season launch at Federation University on Sunday 1 March.

Wimmera Science and Engineering Challenge
Year 10 students will be attending the challenge next Tuesday 24 February where they will compete in teams throughout the day. Students will compete in a range of challenges aimed at offering a positive experience of science and engineering and establishing it as a potential future pathway for senior students.

Work experience
Year 10 students have received their work experience handbooks this week, which they should read thoroughly prior to commencing the process of seeking Work Experience. Students are encouraged to organise their placement as soon as possible and to ensure that forms are promptly returned to the college.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

Little Desert tennis
Good luck to our Junior School Little Desert tennis team who will be competing next week. Results from this event will be published in next week's newsletter.

Little Desert swimming competition
Our HTLC Junior School swim team will be announced next week. The Little Desert event will be held on Thursday 5 March at Horsham Aquatic Centre. Warm ups are from 9.45am for a 10.15am start and the day is set to conclude at approximately 1.30pm. More information with event times will come home with the team members next week.

State Victorian Team trials
Reminder! 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 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 and click on the required sport.

There are a range of sports to choose from so please take a look at this website if you think it is something your child would be suited to. Once on the website, please 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 Mrs 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
Yesterday and today, Years 3–6 classes participated in a 45 min session of Hockey run by coaches from Hockey Victoria. Students enjoyed the sessions that included a variety of skill work, teamwork and an introduction to the rules of hockey. Thank you to Hockey Victoria for providing the sessions. If you are interested in playing hockey there are Under 12 Introductory Hockey Sessions, Hooked in2 Hockey, held at Horsham College Oval on Wednesday nights from 4.45-5.45pm. If interested please contact Launa Schilling on 0408451762.
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

Last weekend, HTLC Rowing crews hit the water for the first time, with two crews competing in regattas in Ballarat and Geelong. Rory Hallinan-Johns competed in the Year 8 Boys Single Scull at the Head of the Schoolboys Regatta in Ballarat. After cruising through his preliminary race with a 30 second win, Rory performed even better in the final, coming home two minutes ahead of his nearest rival to claim the win. Madalyn Toet and Freya Colbert competed at the Firbank Regatta in Geelong as a Double Scull crew. The girls won their preliminary race by about 10 seconds, and were pushed to the limit in the ‘A’ Final, finishing third overall.

This weekend, Madalyn Toet, Freya Colbert, Chanel Scollary and Dana Haughton, along with Rory Hallinan-Johns will be competing in the regatta at Ballarat. Good luck to the students for their events!

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Last week on Friday we had a swimming carnival held at the Horsham town pool, after a damp start, the weather cleared up, until the storms came rolling in at about 2pm. Thank you to the students and staff for their involvement in the organisation and running of the events. Thank you to the House Captains for their efforts in organising their teams and encouraging their House during the event and congratulations to Mallee for winning their second consecutive swimming carnival. Students who won their events have qualified for the Black Ranges swimming, held on Tuesday 3 March.
Pedal Prix Trials commence this weekend. All students who expressed interest have received information on how to book trials and the dates available. Please ensure this happens as soon as possible.
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 ID cards
Student ID cards have been distributed to secondary students today. ID cards now have the PTV logo, allowing students to use their ID to get student discount travel on PTV services.

Lunch orders next week
Due to a mix up with orders and late delivery this week, Laneway Cafe have kindly offered a $1 discount to all lunch orders next 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.
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 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!
dimboola hockey club
Seeking new players for U12s U16s, Womens and Open teams
  • Come and try day: Sunday 1st March 10.30am
    BBQ lunch
    All ages welcome
  • Training starts 4th March Wednesday
  • Saturday games begin April.
More information:
President: Ellie 0407 384 866
Vice President: Jarryd 0459 880 827
Secretary: Kelly 0407 779 273
Email: dimboolahockeyclub@outlook.com
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