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Greetings to all in our HTLC community. Over the past several weeks it has been wonderful to have had the opportunity to meet with existing and new families as we commence enrolment interviews for prospective students in 2022. During this time it has provided a moment to once again talk about the 'why' of Lutheran education and how this supports the 'how' and 'what' we do as a school. At Holy Trinity Lutheran College we are committed to providing quality Christian education and care for all individuals. At Holy Trinity Lutheran College we nurture each child to develop the necessary skills to thrive in this ever-changing and challenging world we live in. At Holy Trinity Lutheran College our teachers provide child-centred learning opportunities that prepare students for pathways of their choice whilst shaping their confidence, character and capabilities. Through these conversations it has been affirming in how blessed we are to have such a wonderful college.

As we continue to interview new students over the coming weeks I remind current families that if you are looking to enrol your child at the college for next year, and haven't done so, then please get in touch with the Main Reception as soon as you can for further information. Additionally, if you are in contact with any family or friends who are looking to enrol their child at school next year and are yet to decide, I encourage you to speak with them about the wonderful people, places and programs we have at our college. Your support in spreading the good news of our school is greatly appreciated.

Academic and general excellence scholarships are now open to current Year 6 and 9 students entering Year 7 and 10 in 2022. An application form and candidate information has gone out to families by email today. Please note that the process for current students applying for a scholarship has changed—they no longer need to participate in the ACER testing. The closing date for these applications is Friday 11 June. For new students to the college who wish to apply for a scholarship, the process is slightly different and you can find scholarship application information for new students on our website.

Our upcoming information evenings for our Junior, Middle and Senior Schools will take place during the week commencing Monday 17 May. These sessions will be delivered both in person in our Multi-Purpose Centre and streamed online with further information provided to families through our events calendar, app, email and weekly newsletters. Please keep an eye out for these over the coming days. A reminder that our Open Day will be held on Sunday 23 May from 11am to 1pm. All three sub-schools will be open during this time and I warmly invite current and new families to attend. Wishing you a blessed week.

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Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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God values everyone
By Nick and Brian Schwarz
See that you do not despise one of these little ones (Matthew 18:10).

We humans have a tendency to rank other people according to what we think they are worth. We rank highly those who are rich, powerful, learned or famous. And we rank lowly those who are poor, unimportant, uneducated or insignificant. And the way we treat them reflects their ranking. We show a lot of respect and care for those who are highly ranked and much less to those who are lowly ranked. Not so with God. All people have great value in God’s eyes. He made them all. He gave his one and only Son, Jesus, to redeem them all. So when anyone turns away from God and does their own thing, God’s heart grieves. And like a loving shepherd, he goes looking for his lost sheep to restore them to his flock.

God wants those of us who know him as Father to act like caring shepherds to brothers and sisters who stray from him. Rather than ignoring them or giving them the cold shoulder, God wants us to pray for them, lovingly approach them and seek to draw them back to their Good Shepherd.
When any one of the lost is found and returns to God’s flock, all of heaven rejoices. And when you play a part in bringing one of the lost ones back home, you will have great joy too.

Dear God, help us to see others as you see them, as people to be loved. Please help us to bring followers who have strayed back home, and to bring people who have never known you into your loving embrace. Amen.
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HPCSSA Cross Country
On Tuesday 36 students represented HTLC in the Horsham Primary Schools cross country at the city oval. Well done to all students who competed and thank you to Mrs McDonald, Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Morrow who coordinated our participation in the event and supervised on the day.

Student Leadership Day
On Wednesday Year 6 students who have been elected Junior School Captains, House Captains and Student Representatives for this year attended a Student Leadership Day in Hall Gap. Our Year 6 leaders enjoyed working with students from other Lutheran schools to develop their understanding of what it means to be a good leader.

School uniform
All students are now required to wear their full winter uniform from Monday.

NAPLAN
This year all Year 3 and 5 NAPLAN tests will be administered online, with the exception of the Year 3 Writing test. The testing schedule will run for two weeks with tests planned for the following days:
Tuesday 11 May: Year 3 and Year 5 Writing
Wednesday 12 May: Year 3 and Year 5 Reading
Monday 17 May: Year 3 and Year 5 Conventions of Language
Tuesday 18 May: Year 3 and Year 5 Numeracy
Catch-up tests will be available for individual students who are absent on test days up to and including Friday 21 May 2021. Changes to this schedule may be made if required.

Mother’s Day
We will be recognising Mother’s Day at school on Friday 7 May. FL will lead our Chapel service at 9am celebrating our wonderful mums, which will be recorded and made available to parents. The Junior Red Cross will be having a Mother’s Day Staff on this day also.

Chapel
This morning Year 3K led our Junior School worship with a focus on praising God. Our Bible verse was Psalm 150: Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.' We encourage students to bring a small offering to Chapel each Friday.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FL: Ethan Dridan, Veronica Priestley FS: Deaken-James Stevens 1C: Georgia Currow, Felix Foster 1D: Daniel Arthur 1I: Jack S 2B: Zara Barlow-McCallum 2S: Abel Neumann 3B: Elsa Drendel, Kingston Garel 3K: Tirso Cruz, AJ Cullen 3L: Ella Bailey, Jed Ferguson, Matisse Hose 4F: Ameika Engert 4R: Charlize van Zyl 5D: Lani King 5G: Camilla Dunstan, Lj Kafegellis 5H: Holly Bird, Soren Foster 6G: Ayesha Ahmed, Imogen Dunn, Malakai van Buuren 6H: William Koch 6N: Edward Jones, Declan Penhall Chinese: 1D Digital Technology: Brodie McIntosh Performing Arts: Jack Arnell PE: All Year 6 students Library: Tirso Cruz Jing Award: Aizla Shrestha
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Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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Middle School Information Evening
The Middle School Information Evening will be held on Monday 17 May at 7pm. This information session will be delivered both in person (in the Multi-Purpose Centre) and also streamed via a virtual link. This night is for all current Year 6 families of Holy Trinity Lutheran College and also families of the community who are considering their secondary options for 2022. This night will give information on the following:
  • Genesis Accelerated Learning Program
  • scholarships
  • West Vic Sports Academy
  • curriculum and differentiated learning
  • Middle School philosophy of teaching and learning
  • Pastoral Care programs and needs of the adolescent learner
  • extra-curricular opportunities
  • sporting opportunities
  • Senior School pathways and future directions
  • the enrolment process.
HTLC Open Day
The HTLC Open Day will be held on Sunday 23 May from 11am to 1pm. This is an excellent opportunity for families to walk through the facilities, talk with staff and students about the college and participate in a range of hands-on learning activities. In previous years, one of the biggest advantages of this day has been having student volunteers to assist with the multitude of hands-on activities offered on the day. Information notes were emailed and sent home to families earlier this week. If students are able to assist they are encouraged to return the permission slips by the end of next week.

Year 8 Camp
Well done to our Year 8 students who successfully completed their introduction to Outdoor Ed camp last week, hiking a combined total of 25 kilometres across 2 days through the Grampians National Park. All students equipped themselves well and were able to challenge themselves to push through difficult periods to achieve their goal. Thank you to Mrs McDonald, Ms Cashin and Mr Pickering for preparing the students and accompanying them on their hike. The Year 8s will participate in the second part of their camp program later this year when they travel to Melbourne for a cultural excursion on the 12 and 13 August.

Leadership induction
As part of Wednesday’s Chapel Service our 2021 Student Representative Council and Technology Team members were formally inducted into their positions in front of the secondary school staff and students. We wish these students all the best as they continue in their leadership roles and pray that they serve the college community with honesty, respect and passion.

NAPLAN test details for Term 2
Tuesday 11 May: Year 7 and 9 Writing test (9–10:10am)
Wednesday 12 May: Year 7 and 9 Reading test (9–10:10am)
Monday 17 May: Year 7 and 9 Language Conventions test (9–10:10am)
Tuesday 18 May: Year 7 and 9 Numeracy test (9–10:10am)
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Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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Elevate Education - Study Skills Seminars
Holy Trinity Lutheran College has exclusive access to Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar Series for Term 2, 2021. These sessions will complement and reinforce many of the strategies and techniques that were covered in class sessions last week.
  • May 5th - Time Management techniques to align the family expectations on homework and achieve school-life balance.
  • May 19th - Memory and effective revision. Why rote learning is ineffective and our top strategies for effective revision.
  • June 2nd - Exam Preparation to ensure students are prepared and confident going into the exam room.
  • June 16th - Stress and Wellbeing. How parents can support their child in tougher periods and manage school-related stress.
College Ball 2021
Tickets are now on sale for Year 12 families and will be available until the middle of next week. Tickets for the Year 11 Ball will be released for sale at the beginning of next week. Students are reminded of the changes to training times over the final week of training with the inclusion of training on Wednesday and Thursday from 4–6pm. Attendance at these times is important as they are final rehearsals.

Structured Work Placement
Mr Lawson is continuing his weekly visits to students who have undertaken a day of work placement to support their VET studies in the community. We sincerely thank the local employers who are providing exposure to industry experience for our students and helping them to develop skills in readiness for their transition to future pathways.

Teacher Awards - History
We are extremely proud to have a member of our teaching staff acknowledged for their outstanding contributions. Last night, Mr Josh Lloyd was the recipient of the HTAV (History Teachers Association of Victoria) Award for Excellence in History Teaching. Mr Lloyd’s passion and dedication are evident through his commitment to all aspects of his teaching.
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Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior Sport

HCPSSA Cross Country
Well done to all who represented HTLC at the HCPSSA Cross Country on Tuesday. We had a very successful day, with nine students going on to the Little Desert Cross Country event on May 10th.
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A huge shout out goes to Austin McLellan who won his race. Results were:
  • 9/10 years: Charlize van Zyl 5th, Jemma Hoffmann 8th, Malaya Willmore 9th, Matilda Smith 12th, Lydika Boyd 13th, Poppy White 16th, Axel Henskes 2nd, Judd Oakley 10th, Bailey Dridan 14th, Hylton Penfold 16th, Zack Pickering 17th, AJ Cullen 19th
  • 11 years: Kirily Dandy 3rd, Maya Przibilla 6th, Bonnie Grieger 7th, Ellua Boyd 9th, Lizzie Holmes 11th, Grace Puls 12th, Austin McLellan 1st, Charlie Hedt 2rd, Brodie McIntosh 8th, Cody Stewart 10th, Maverick Kerr 13th, Frazer Shurdington 14th
  • 12/13 years: Adelyn Penny 2nd, Emma Streeter 6th, Ellita Scollary 10th, Nellie Driller 17th, Hayley Uebergang 18th, Lucy Bunworth (time/place N/A), Edward Jones 5th, Toby Uebergang 6th, Jack Kelly 10th, Liam Richardson 20th, Jeremy Fischer 21st
Thank you to Mrs Ferguson and Mrs Morrow for attending with the students.
HCPSSA Athletics
Next Thursday, 6 May, is the local Primary interschool Athletics Carnival. We have over 60 students representing HTLC and we wish them the best of luck next week. Students are reminded to return their permission slips and, if they haven’t received their representative sport uniform, they can do so on Monday lunchtime from Mrs McDonald in the MPC.

Greater Western Tennis
Good luck to Eli Bailey and Emma Streeter who will be representing HTLC at the Greater Western Tennis competition next Friday in Ballarat. Results will be announced the following week.

Representative sport shirts
If you have any representative sport uniforms at home, can you please return them to school in the grey basket located in the MPC foyer as soon as possible.

Winter sport competition
Year 5 and 6 students will start their winter sports competition between the local primary schools in Horsham Friday next week. This competition will run in Friday sport classes for four weeks. Students have chosen between Netball, AFL, Volleyball, Soccer and Table Tennis. Students will be given their representative sport uniform next week.
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

HTLC had 2 teams progress through to the Greater Western Championships for volleyball on Tuesday this week. Our Intermediate Boys and Senior Girls both represented the college against schools across the greater western region after progressing through the Black Ranges Division.
The Intermediate Boys kicked off their day with a win in their first game against Ballarat High School, in a hard fought match taking the victory 2-1. Their second game of the day proved to be more challenging, marginally going down to Emmanuel College in the decider to progress to the State Championships. The boys should be very proud of their efforts on the day.
The Senior Girls had just 1 match for the day, making it an automatic Grand Final to progress through to the state championships. After going down in the first set, and being a considerable margin behind in the second, the girls looked down and out. A tactical timeout and some words of wisdom from coach McLoughlin had the girls go to another level and take out a stunning victory, storming from behind to win 2-1. The girls will now progress onto the State Championships. Congratulations girls!
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HTLC will be represented with Year 7&8 girls football on Friday, followed by Black Ranges Athletics and Cross Country in the following weeks. We wish the best to those students representing HTLC!
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Mr Jesse Kuchel, Head of Sport and Coaching
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The Secret To Calm Kids & A Happy Home
What do you do when your child is losing the plot?
On a recent coaching call with a desperate mum, her four year old crashed into the room and started screaming. She was upset about EVERYthing. I listened as Mum tried her best to calm her little one, but things only got worse. I asked the mum to repeat a couple of sentences after me. I spoke. She repeated. Within 20 seconds her four year old was sitting happily on her lap, colouring in while that mum and I continued our conversation. Within two minutes the little one was outside playing with her big sister. It’s not magic. I can show you how. No yelling, no threats, no bribes. Just calm, confident parenting, and a happy home.

Holy Trinity Lutheran College subscribes to Happy Families so all College families can access this webinar for free along with many other useful resources. To sign up for your free premium subscription, visit members.happyfamilies.com.au/holytrinity
In this edition of SchoolTV: Drug and Alcohol Use
Many parents are concerned about the use of alcohol, as well as other drugs, as their children grow up. For kids, a one time or infrequent use of alcohol or drugs can unfortunately result in tragedy such as unintentional injuries, homicide or even suicide. Young people who use alcohol and drugs before their brain is fully developed, are often at greater risk of future addiction.

In this edition of SchoolTV parents will learn how to deal with the issues surrounding drug and alcohol use and the impact it can have on a child’s development. Alcohol and drug use can lead to serious problems such as poor academic performance, loss of friends, behavioural issues and even lasting legal problems.
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 the College Wellbeing Team for further information or seek medical or professional help.
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Junior School Canteen
The canteen is able to run through the generous assistance of volunteers. If you are able to assist for a shift throughout the year, it would be greatly appreciated! Helpers are required each Thursday at recess (10.30–11.30am) and are required to have a current Working With Children Check (free to apply for volunteers). Please contact Jenny Maroske on 0400931979 to register your interest.

Uniform shop on Tuesday
On Tuesday 4 May, the uniform shop will open earlier at 8.30, and then close for 30 minutes from 9am. It will reopen at 9.30 and close at the usual time of 4pm.

Detox your Home event cancelled
The Detox your Home events scheduled for Horsham on Saturday 8 May is unable to proceed but will be back in the region at a later date.
Bookclub
Bookclub brochures (Issue #3) have been distributed. All orders should be placed by Thursday, 6 May. 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 do not want your child to see your purchase. For more information, please contact Jaci Gabbé, Library Assistant.

Junior Red Cross Mother's Day stall
The Junior Red Cross would like to ask the assistance of parent volunteers to run the Junior Red Cross Mother's Day stall on Friday 7 May. The stall will run in the CLA from 9.30am until 2.30pm with each class being allocated a time to visit. We are looking for parents who can ideally run the stall in shifts, from 9.30am until 10.50am, 11.30am until 12.50pm and then 1.30pm until 2.30pm. Parents can email me directly with their preferred shift and should also have a Working with Children Check.
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