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The Wimmera Machinery Field Days has now come to a close and I would like to take this opportunity to thank those staff, students and parents who were involved in supporting our involvement during the three days. In particular, I give thanks to those who were working with the PTFA, the students who sold cold drinks and to the staff who gave their time to be representatives of the college. Our presence at the Field Days was greatly appreciated and I was very proud to see our school represented so well this year. Thank you.

I again encourage all members of our community to engage in the strategic planning process currently underway. A link to the online survey can be below. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
This coming Tuesday 10 March we will be conducting the opening of our newly completed Junior School Learning precinct and refurbishment. I look forward to welcoming Dr Anne Webster, Federal Member for Mallee, and other dignitaries to the official opening of the building. The service will commence at 2pm.

Within this changing world we live in I have seen many emerging technologies that students encounter that were never an option in my time as a child. Of late I have noted an increase in the popularity of motorised bicycles. I must remind students and families that the following must be applied if students are to travel to school on one of them. A power assisted bicycle is identical to a pedal powered bicycle, except it has an auxiliary motor. Power assisted bicycles have two definitions in Victoria:
  • A pedal cycle with one or more auxiliary propulsion motors attached which has a combined maximum power output not exceeding 200 watts.
  • A bicycle certified as a Pedalec (compliant with European Committee for Standardization EN 15194:2009 or EN 15194:2009+A1:2011 Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles). This bicycle features an auxiliary power producing no more than 250 watts and specifies this as a continuous rating. It also restricts the top power assisted speed to 25 kilometres per hour and requires the rider to pedal to access the power.
A motorised bicycle is not classed as a bicycle if:
  • the motor is not an auxiliary source of power (a person must still be able to propel the bicycle via pedals without the motor operating).
  • the motor's power output exceeds 200 watts (whether or not the motor is operating), unless certified as Pedalec.
For a student to ride a motorised bicycle to school they must be able to prove the aforementioned requirements. Please contact myself or a Head of Sub-School if you wish to discuss this matter further.

A reminder that this coming Monday is a public holiday to recognise Labour Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday 10 March. Wishing you a fantastic long weekend.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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The joy of friendships
After half a term, old friendships have been renewed and strengthened. New friendships have also been made, not just by those who are beginning school and new to Holy Trinity, but also by those who have been with us for years. That is the joy of living in community.

While social media platforms may be the way for many people to communicate today, there is no substitute for healthy inter-personal relationships. Our lives are not defined by what we accumulate in life, or even the achievements in our journey. Who we have around us and how we are in relationship with them, gives greater meaning and purpose to our lives.

God created us as social beings. We are made for relationships. A relationship with him, and relationships with other people. It is in Jesus that we can be in a relationship with God as our Father. Jesus invites us to call God our ‘dear Father’. He reveals himself in terms we know and understand – Father and Son.

The Bible speaks of many different relationships, some good and healthy; others bad and destructive. One God-pleasing friendship was that between Jonathan and David. We are told: ‘Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself’ (1 Samuel 18:1).
Some of us find it easy to make friends and form new relationships. Some of us really struggle. May we all be aware of what is happening around us. Be ready and willing to offer friendship to those who sometimes seem to be alone. You may surprise yourself, both at the blessing you give, as well as at the blessings you receive.

May God bless us so that all our relationships may be healthy, honourable and respectful.

Father God, thank you that you are our dear Father, and we have the joy and privilege of being your much loved children. Help us come to you with the same confidence and trust of children coming to their parents in all their needs. Thank you for the friendships we have formed that bring much joy to us. Bless us at Holy Trinity so that we may respect and honour all relationships and seek to build and maintain relationships that are for our good and which please you. Amen.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church services
  • Sunday 8 March
    9am: Holy Communion
    10am: Kids' Time
    10.30am: Holy Communion
    7pm: Holy Communion
College worship services
  • Wednesday 11 March
    9am: Middle/Senior School chapel
  • Friday 13 March
    9am: Junior School chapel led by 5D
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Year 6 camp
The Year 6 urban camp to Melbourne will take place next week from Tuesday to Friday. Highlights of the camp include visiting Science Works, the National Sport Museum, the Immigration Museum, shopping at the Queen Victoria Market, burning off energy at Bounce and ice-skating, and touring Parliament House. Students, staff and parents use the public transport system to get around in Melbourne for the entire four days. We pray they have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Field Days
This week our members of our school community have been very busy catering at the Field Days. Thank you to all of the parents and friends of the school who have supported the school by donating their time. We are very blessed to have such committed and willing helpers!

SRC Fundraiser - Wacky Wednesday
The Junior School Student Representative Council have already had a number of meetings to brainstorm ideas for 2020. Their first fundraiser for the year will be a ‘Wacky Wednesday’ free dress day on Wednesday 25 March. More information will be sent out in the coming weeks.

This morning Year 3L led our chapel service, based on the message in Psalm 119: God promises to show us the way in life. Next week, Year 5D will be leading worship with a message about God’s promise to protect us and keep us safe. Please remember to send a small offering with your child each Friday. Parents and friends of the school are always welcome to join us for worship.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FG: Blake Olston FL: Boh Adams, Meg Arnel FS: Naol Temesgen 1D: Maeja Ruwoldt 1H: Misha Carter 2B: Tirso Cruz, Claire Rethus, Artur Scaffidi 2H: Kobe Hallam 2S: Arden Hopper 3B: Edan Ritchie, Charlize van Zyl 3L: Maya Shepherd 4F: Jett Carter 4I: Soren Foster 4R: Lj Kafegellis 5D: Charlie Arnott 5G: Emily Baker, Hayley Uebergang 5V: Zoe B 6N: Amalie Wilkins 6T: Zac van Buuren Art: Jana van Heerden Chinese: Eli Bailey Digital Technology: Lj Kafegellis Performing Arts: Jack Kelly PE: Eva Macumber Jing Award: Violet Mason
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Field Days
A huge thank you to the Student Representative Council of Holy Trinity Lutheran College for their efforts at the Field Days this week. The students ran the drinks booth displaying expert customer service skills and a willingness to be proactive in providing drinks for patrons by cycling the four wheel bike around the Field Days site. It is always a pleasure to be able to take our students into public spaces, such as the Field Days and hear positive reports about their conduct. Congratulations on your efforts, students, and thank you to the staff who volunteered their time to supervise them.
Relay for Life
This week over 50 students, teachers and parents registered for the Holy Trinity Lutheran College Relay for Life team. The support shown by the college community has been amazing. Cancer impacts all of us in one way or another in our lifetime. In this year just gone I have had family and close friends impacted by the disease and I know many of you reading this will be in the same situation. This is why it is so important that as a college we support and promote events such as Relay for Life. An opportunity to not only raise valuable money for cancer research, but also show our support through numbers for those battling the disease, encourage those who have been diagnosed and remember those that have lost their battle. Key organisational details will be forwarded to team members in the near future and meetings held next week to help team members prepare for next Friday and Saturday’s event. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Jason Przibilla at the college.

Student leadership positions for 2020
Next Tuesday 10 March, an Induction Ceremony will be held for 2020 Student Representative Council members, Middle School Ambassadors and Technology Team members. This ceremony will take place at 9am in the Multi-Purpose Centre. All parents and friends are welcome to attend.

Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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College Ball
Year 11 students have been working hard to improve their dancing skills each Wednesday and Sunday in preparation for the College Ball to be held on Friday 1 May. Thanks to the senior students who have been willing to participate once again to help us out with numbers.
History incursion
Earlier this week, HTLC welcomed historian and author Dr David Waldron. David conducted a number of workshops across the day to students in Years 7-10. Our Year 9 and 10 students developed historical research skills as they learned how to navigate the online resources provided by TROVE and the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV). This is David’s second visit to the College and we thank him for his ongoing support to our students and Humanities staff.
Specialist sports program
The official program launch was held at Federation University on Sunday and attended by each of our team members who were not competing on the day. Our students join a group of about 150 students who are members of the academy from across the region. Following a tour of the facilities, Craig Grimes of Leading Teams spoke to the students about the impact that attitude and choices can have on their performance.

Students completed their first formal training session at the Horsham Aquatic Centre on Wednesday after school. Each student is able to follow their individual program and log their training on an app. Training will continue every Monday and Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:45pm. We wish each of these students well in their endeavours to improve their personal performance.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior School Sport

Future sport dates:
  • 24 March (Term 1, Week 9): HTLC Athletics Day Tuesday
  • 21 April (Term 2, Week 2): HTLC Cross Country
  • 30 April: HCPSSA Athletics at Dudley Cornell Park
Little Desert/Black Ranges Primary Swimming
After qualifying at the HTLC Swimming Carnival earlier in the term, Junior students represented the college at the Little Desert and Black Ranges Swimming Carnival held at the Horsham Aquatic Centre on March 5. Well done to all students who participated—it was a successful day for HTLC and a huge congratulations to all who received ribbons!
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Request for assistance: Athletics Carnival Tuesday 24 March
Junior School staff would be grateful to receive assistance from parents as Team Managers. This role would include walking groups of students in Years 3-6 to their events and organising them in order, ready to compete. Having Team Managers will allow our teachers to help run events effectively. Events will start at approximately 9:15am and will finish around lunch time or just after. If you can help out please contact Mr Taber or Mrs McDonald by email at daryl.taber@htlc.vic.edu.au or tarn.mcdonald@htlc.vic.edu.au. This job could be shared by two parents and you will have a great position for spectating the athletics events.
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior School Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

Specialist Sport Program
It has been a busy week for sport at Holy Trinity Lutheran College, with the FedUni WestVic Academy of Sport Season Launch taking place on Sunday at Federation University, Mount Helen in Ballarat. Congratulations again to Cameron Brito-Mutunayagam, Sebastian Le Roux, Henry Kinsman, Ryan Fischer, Jordan Friberg, Sabian Panozzo, Chanel Scollary, Madalyn Toet, Codi Kenny, Nathan Rokebrand, Alexandra Salter and Dyson Parish for earning selection into the program and all the best as your training plans continue in the weeks to come.
Madalyn Toet and Alexandra Salter represented Holy Trinity Lutheran College at the Rowing Victoria Schoolgirls State Championships over the weekend, competing in the Open Double Scull Division 1. Rowing for the first time over 2000 metres, the girls put in a strong performance in their heat to qualify for the final. They backed up their performance with another great row in the final, claiming second place. Congratulations!
Black Ranges Swimming
Cooler weather again greeted our swimmers as we travelled to the Horsham Aquatic Centre on Tuesday for the Black Ranges Swimming Championships. Holy Trinity Lutheran College was well represented with almost 30 students participating in individual events and relays. Over the course of the day, our students earned four firsts, six seconds and 11 thirds across the individual events, and two firsts, four seconds and one third in the freestyle and medley relays. Congratulations to Jacob Matuschka (Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle) and Wil Tippet (Butterfly), the medley relay team of Jacob Matuschka, Cooper Mills, Thomas Urquhart and Rory Hallinan-Johns and the freestyle relay team of Jacob Matuschka, Wil Tippet, Henry Kinsman and Colby Wilde for winning their events and earning progression to the Greater Western Swimming Championships, held on Friday 20 March.
Black Ranges Volleyball
Preparation for the Black Ranges Volleyball competition is well underway, with the Intermediate (Year 9/10) boys and girls teams participating in regular training sessions during lunch times. It has been fantastic to see many of these players embracing the opportunity to involve themselves in the local community and represent HTLC at the Horsham Volleyball C Grade competition held on Monday nights as well.
Mr Matthew McLoughlin, Secondary PE/Sport Teacher
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Thank you from the PTFA!

On behalf of the PTFA, I would like to express my sincerest thanks to those of you who volunteered your time at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days by working in our BBQ kiosk, selling drinks and helping to pack up. Without your valuable help, an already enormous task would have been made even more challenging, so thank you so very much.
To have parents and members of our college community working together and volunteering their time so the PTFA can continue to support our students is truly humbling. Your generosity and support is gratefully appreciated.
I would also like to acknowledge the efforts by this years Field Days Coordinators, Jodie Kemp and Adelle Lee. This event doesn't just 'happen' it requires a level of planning and coordination. Thank you Jodie and Adelle for your time and services over the past few months.
I know I have said 'thank you' so many times already but I honestly cannot think of any other words to express our gratitude to each and everyone of you who contributed in some way, either big or small, to making this year's Wimmera Machinery Field Days a success.
Thank you!
Carmen Dridan, PTFA President
Returning to school after Gastro
Recently we have had an increase in cases of gastro-like symptoms across various year levels. Viral gastro symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps and diarrhoea. Students need to stay home for at least 48 hours AFTER their symptoms have stopped to avoid spread of infection to others. If a student presents with gastro-like symptoms or returns to school prior to the 48 hours, parents will be contacted to collect their child. The best defence is to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water for at least 10 seconds before handling and eating food, and always wash your hands after using the toilet or assisting someone who has diarrhoea or vomiting.

Blazers for Senior students
Blazers are a compulsory uniform item for all Senior School students as part of their winter uniform (they are able to be worn over the summer uniform too). If your student in Year 10, 11 or 12 doesn't already have a blazer, please visit the uniform shop so they will have their blazer in time for winter.
Bookclub brochures (Issue #2) have been distributed. All orders should be returned to school by Tuesday, 10 March. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Scholastic Australia’. Credit card payments may also be made using the online system, the LOOP. By indicating ‘gift’ on your online order, the books will be kept at school for you to pick up if you don’t want your child to see your purchase. For more information please contact Jaci Gabbé or Caitlin Taber, Library Assistants.

Uniform shop
The uniform shop will be closed on Friday 27 March, reopening following the holidays on Tuesday 14 April at 9am.
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 and the result of this research suggests there is a strong correlation between gratitude and greater happiness.

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 edition of SchoolTV and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact a member of the College Wellbeing Team (Anne Penny, Rhiannon McKinnon or Pastor Gus) for further information.
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Holy Trinity Racing are selling two trikes and and EEV. See details below and contact Chloe Davis (chloe.davis@htlc.vic.edu.au) or Matthew McLoughlin (matthew.mcloughlin@htlc.vic.edu.au) for more information.
Old Hurricane
Old Thunder
  • Green Trike, Hurricane, $2250
    Bought in 2010, trisled fastback chassis, 8 speed Shimano gearing, Disc Brake, 16inch wheels, 5mm corflute fairing, 4 point safety harness, swing steering.
  • Orange Trike, Thunder, $1950
    Bought in 2008, trisled fastback chassis, 8 speed Shimano gearing, disc brake, 16/18 inch back wheel (note: does not come with 16 inch front wheels), 5mm corflute fairing, 4 point safety harness, swing steering.
  • EEV, Vortex, $4800
    Bought in 2015, trisled fastback hybrid spec chassis, 9 speed Shimano gearing, dual cable actuated front disk brakes, cable actuated rear rim brake, 5 level power assist, 5mm corflute fairing, 4 point safety harness, swing steering. Comes with extras including: batteries, chargers, spare rear/front wheels, and electronic spares.
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