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Greetings to all members of our college community. I would like to wish our Year 12 students all the best as they prepare for their College Ball this evening. Due to COVID-19 restrictions last year the ball was postponed but it is pleasing to see that we can still provide this opportunity for our students. and allow for such wonderful memories to be had. I give thanks to the parents and staff who have spent hours organising, preparing and setting up for the event. Your passion and support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Commencing next week, testing for the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will take place for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. The online NAPLAN tests are scheduled to commence on Tuesday 11 May and conclude by Friday 21 May. As we prepare for this testing, parents are again reminded that this testing is only one form of assessment, conducted at one particular point in time, and that at Holy Trinity Lutheran College the assessment of a child is an ongoing process whereby teachers employ a range of methods in assessing each child’s progress. Information regarding this testing has already been sent to families, however if you have any queries or concerns regarding the tests, you are encouraged to contact either your child’s classroom teacher or the relevant Head of Sub-school.

With a vacancy in the College Pastor role since Pastor Gus’ departure last year, the Call Committee has been busy looking for a replacement. As you may recognise we have been unsuccessful in our most recent attempts to secure a pastor but the Call Committee is in the process of issuing a new call over the coming days. I ask that you please pray for the school during this time.

A reminder to current families who haven’t yet enrolled their child in Foundation for next year to get in touch with the Main Reception as soon as you can to book an enrolment interview. Additionally, your support in spreading the good news of the ‘why’, the ‘how’ and the ‘what’ of our school to those families who are still looking to send their child to school next year would be greatly appreciated.
Our upcoming information evenings for our Middle, Senior and Junior Schools will be taking place in several weeks’ time. These sessions will be held on 17, 18 and 19 May respectively with each session now being held in the Agora of our Senior Centre. Further information will be sent by Heads of Sub-Schools over the coming days.

Thank you to those students and staff who are currently preparing for our College Open Day on Sunday 23 May. Taking place between 11am to 1pm, all three sub schools will be open with interactive displays and tours being held throughout the day. I hope to see you there.

The first PTFA meeting for 2021 will be held this coming Monday from 7.30pm in the Boardroom, located in the Main Reception. I encourage all parents and friends of the college to attend.
Have a blessed week.
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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In Jesus' name, by Ruth Olsen
If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it (John 14:14). Read John 14:1–14.
Wow, what a promise Jesus gives us! And what an invitation, opportunity and responsibility! Jesus invites us to work with him! He invites us to pray the kind of prayers that change us and reach beyond ourselves, the ones that touch the Father’s heart for others, reflecting to the Father the heart of Jesus for those being prayed for. He desires to bring glory to the Father – through us!
Jesus is the way to the Father. Jesus is our home base, our safe place and our security. The more we grow in trusting and knowing him, the more we will be enabled to see through his eyes, as it were. He reveals the Father to us as someone who is for us because that’s how Jesus is – for us! He said anyone who has seen him has seen the Father. We look to Jesus, and we are awakened to God as the Father who is for us. And we come to the Father through Jesus’ relationship with the Father. Wow, isn’t that worth taking time to ponder, to chew over? As we grow in knowing Jesus, we will also know the Father as well. And we recognise what the Father is like by how Jesus is. He earnestly desires for us to know the Father.

Tucked into that relationship of love, acceptance and belonging, is an overflowing heart of prayer. In trusting Jesus to meet our needs (including through others), we are increasingly set free to focus away from self and recognise how he wants to bless others, also in answer to our prayers, words and actions. Amazingly, Jesus says anyone who believes in him will also do what he has been doing and even greater things. And in the verses following our reading from John 14–16, he introduces us to the promised Holy Spirit, his Spirit of truth, who is our enabler, helper, teacher and trainer.
Holy Spirit of Jesus, only you can enable us to do and pray what Jesus desires so that Jesus can give glory to the Father through us also. Open this up further to us. Give us insight, and draw us into a closer relationship and communication with you. Amen.
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Mother’s Day
Today we will have celebrated Mother’s Day at school. FL led Chapel with a Mother’s Day focus this morning (which has been recorded) and the Junior Red Cross held a stall to provide gifts for students to purchase for their wonderful mums. As there are still limits to community members attending events at school, Mrs Nuttall and Mrs Ferguson, together with the Junior School Choir and her Performing Arts classes, have prepared a little video to recognise and thank the mums of our college for all you do! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page on Sunday for the video!

All students are now required to wear their winter uniform. Boys are to wear grey trousers (not shorts) and girls have the option of navy trousers, skirt (F–2) or pinafore (3–6). Please do not mix and match summer and winter uniforms. Thank you for your support of our uniform transition.

Recording of assembly and chapel
Each week assemblies and chapels are recorded and accessible to Junior School parents later that day. Junior School parents can access the recordings here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0AJiYrM7BUGMMUk9PVA.

Digital safety
HTLC is an eSmart school. This means we aim for everyone to know how to be smart, safe and responsible online and when using digital technologies. Students are taught to protect their own and other students’ personal information, including images. Please do not send any devices or technologies to school with your children which enables them to record or take photos of other students, this includes mobile phones, iPods and smart watches. If your child does need to have a device at school on a given day, please leave these with the classroom teacher and collect it again at the end of the school day.

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.

Next week FS will lead our Junior School worship, with a focus on perseverance. The bible verse for this service will be James 1:2-4. Please remember to send a small offering with your child.
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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2022 enrolment key dates
  • Monday 17 May, 7pm: Middle School Information Session in the Senior Centre Agora for new and continuing families.
  • Tuesday 18 May, 7pm: Senior School Information Session in the Senior Centre Agora for new and continuing families.
  • Sunday 23 May, 11am–1pm: HTLC Open Day. Tour the facilities of Holy Trinity Lutheran College and meet and greet with the students and staff.
  • 18 May to 24 June: Personalised Interviews with new and existing families. Main Reception will be in contact to arrange these meetings or bookings can be made by through the office on 53822529 or email: admin@htlc.vic.edu.au.
Year 9 Morrisby Testing
This week our Year 9 students completed the Morrisby Profile Test which is a series of online questions focussed around the following key areas; numerical, verbal, abstract, personality, spatial, mechanical and aspirational. Once the results of these tests are processed, students will be involved in an interview with a Morrisby Consultant who will help to analyse the results and findings of the testing.

Morrisby uses scientific profiling of abilities, personality, interests and motivation to help people discover their own unique characteristics. With this awareness they can ensure they keep their future options open and are able to make great choices from a considered range of options.
The testing and subsequent interviews are relevant and beneficial for students and families as they begin the process of planning potential career paths. An information letter has been sent home to all Year 9 families further detailing this process.

NAPLAN details for Term 2
A reminder that NAPLAN testing will take place over the next 2 weeks at the following times:
  • 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)
Good luck to all Year 7 and 9 students who will be involved in this testing.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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College Ball 2021
Attendances at training over the past few months have certainly paid off for our Year 11 and 12 students. At their final session last night at the Horsham Town Hall, the skill level and fluency of movement evident on the dance floor was most impressive. The commitment and positive attitude shown by the students has been a credit to them. We wish our young men and women of Year 11 and 12 the very best for their special evening tonight.

GAT (General Achievement Test)
Each student enrolled in a VCE or scored VET Unit 3–4 sequence is required to undertake the General Achievement Test on Wednesday 9 June from 10–1.15pm. The GAT results play an important part in final VCE assessments as they are used to check that your VCE external assessments and school-based assessments have been accurately and fairly assessed. Students will commence preparations for the GAT in classes over the next few weeks.

Senior School uniform
A reminder that all students should now be wearing winter uniform. All uniform items are available for purchase from the uniform shop.
  • Boys’ senior winter uniform: White shirt (short or long sleeve), college woollen jumper, grey trousers, grey socks, black leather lace-up shoes, blazer, tie (Year 10 to Year 12 formal occasions)
    Optional items: Navy scarf, navy winter coat
  • Girls’ senior winter uniform: College skirt with navy tights, white shirt (short or long sleeve), college woollen jumper, black Mary Jane leather shoes, hair ties or ribbons in school colours, blazer, tie (Year 10 to Year 12 formal occasions)
    Optional: Navy scarf, navy winter coat, navy trousers to be worn with navy socks
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior Sport

HCPSSA Athletics
We had a glorious day for the HPSSA interschool Athletics Carnival yesterday. Thank you to all staff who attended, our parent volunteers and to all students who participated. There was definitely a buzz in the air on the day. And the support our students displayed towards each other and towards others schools was fantastic.

A huge Congratulations to our Age Champions: Georgia Foster and Malaya Willmore (equal)

Official place results:
  • Relay teams: 9/10 boys 2nd, 9/10 girls 2nd, 11 boys 1st, 11 girls 1st, 12/13 Boys 2nd, 12/13 girls 2nd
  • Hurdles: 12/13: Adelyn Penny 2nd, Emma Streeter 3rd, Eli Bailey 1st; 11: Josh Kalms 1st, Lj Kafegellis 2nd; 9/10: Malaya Wilmore 1st, Matilda Smith 2nd; 9/10: Axal Henskes 3rd
  • 200 metres: 12/13: Emma Uebergang 3rd, Toby Uebergang 3rd; 11: Maverick Kerr 2rd, Austin McLellan 3rd, Georgia Foster 1st, Kirrily Dandy 2nd, Maya Przibilla 3rd; 9/10: Jemma Hoffmann 2nd
  • 100 metres: 12/13: Emma Uebergang 3rd; 11: Georgia Foster 1st, Josh Kalms 1st, Brodie McIntosh 2nd
  • 75 metres: 9/10: Jemma Hoffmann 2nd, Matilda Smith 3rd
  • 800 metres: 12/13: Adelyn Penny 3rd
  • Shot Put: 12/13: Lucy Bunworth 1st, Sid Kingston 1st; 11: Hannah Heard 3rd, 11: Zeagan Young 3rd
  • Discus: 12/13: Adelyn Penny 1st, Nellie Driller 2nd; 11: Harry Hicks 3rd; 9/10: Malaya Wilmore 3rd, Axal Henskes 3rd
  • Triple Jump: 12/13: Emma Uebergang 1st; 11: Georgia Foster 1st, Kirrily Dandy 3rd, Cody Stewart 3rd; 9/10: Poppy White 1st, Zac O'Connor 1st
  • Long Jump: 12/13: Emma Uebergang 1st, 11: Georgia Foster 1st, Maya Przibilla 2nd, Josh Kalms 1st, Sorren Foster 2nd
  • High Jump: 11: Maya Przibilla 1st, Lj Kafegellis 1st, Cody Stewart 2nd; 9/10: Malaya Wilmore 2nd, Jemma Hoffmann 3rd, Hylton Penfold 2nd
Friday interschool winter sport challenge
Today, our Year 5 and 6 students began their round robins in the interschool Winter sports challenge. This is a competition against all primary schools in Horsham in the sports of Soccer, AFL, Netball, Table Tennis and Volleyball. Students play at various locations around Horsham, including HTLC, Horsham 298 Gymnasium, Dudley Cornell Park and Central Park Netball courts. Thank you to the staff involved, good luck to students and we will post pictures as the weeks of competition proceed.

We are in the process of setting up some training sessions for these teams over the next few weeks. Please keep an eye out in your child’s diary for session times and dates. Confirmed so far (please bring appropriate clothing and shoes):
  • Netball teams 2 and 3: Monday 10 May lunchtime in the MPC
  • Netball team 1: Wednesday 12 May lunchtime on Basketball courts (weather permitting)
  • Volleyball team 1: Tuesday 11 May lunchtime outside MPC (weather permitting)
  • Volleyball team 2: Thursday 13 May lunchtime outside MPC (weather permitting)
  • Table Tennis: Friday 14 May lunchtime in the MPC
Greater Western Tennis
We wish Emma Streeter and Eli Bailey in Year 6 the best of luck today as they participate in the Greater Western Tennis Championships in Ballarat. Results will be announced in next week's newsletter.

Little Desert Cross Country
On Monday 10 May we have 10 students representing HTLC at the Little Desert Cross Country in Kaniva. Best of luck to Axal Henskes, Charlize van Zyl, Charlie Hedt, Austin McLellan, Adelyn Penny, Emma Streeter, Maya Przibilla, Kirrily Dandy, Edward Jones, Toby Uebergang

Representative uniforms
If you have any representative sports uniforms that you don't need any use for more can you please return them washed to school in the grey basket located in the MPC foyer as soon as possible.
Tarn McDonald
Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

The Year 7 & 8 Girls competed at the Black Ranges Girls Football competition on Friday last week. The girls played in 4 games, winning 3 and narrowly losing the 4th by just 2 points. The overall result came down to a countback on points, with the girls just missing out; finishing in 2nd place overall. The girls competed extremely well all day, and represented the school very well. Congratulations girls! Best players on the day; Prue Heard, Lexie Heard, Amaya Woodward, Kyah Livingston & Regan Bell.
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HTLC competed in the Black Ranges Athletics Championships on Tuesday this week, with an abundance of students progressing to the competition in Stawell. With average weather conditions, the students competed extremely well all day, with great results spread across all 1st, 2nd and 3rd. HTLC managed to come 3rd in the overall points competition, narrowly missing out on 2nd.

Congratulations to all students, and the following who won their event will progress onto the Greater Western Championships: Cadi Streeter (800m & 1500m), Jude Borlase (800m & 400m), Rouxle Le Roux (Discus & Shot Put), Tate McKerron (Triple Jump & Long Jump), Elle Treloar (400m), Ryan Brito-Mutunayagam (High Jump), Brodie Foster (Shot Put), Girls 12-13 years (4 x 100m Relay), Girls 16 years (4 x 100m Relay).
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Mr Jesse Kuchel, Head of Sport and Coaching
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Little People, Big Feelings Summit | Half Price tickets
When your little ones battle their big feelings, it can be hard to know how to help them. On 12 May, you’ll find out how experts around the world do it. Find out more about the Little People, Big Feelings summit. With your free Happy Families membership, you can access the summit at 50% off for just $49.50.

Holy Trinity Lutheran College has teamed up with Happy Families to help support our ongoing commitment to wellbeing. Create your free account by going to members.happyfamilies.com.au/holytrinity.
A Special Report: Celebrating Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is a good annual reminder to say thanks to the mums and other special carers who play an important role in our lives, but it is essential we mark the day with love and sincerity. This year is especially important due to the recent pandemic, where mothers played multiple roles over recent months providing care and support to those they love under difficult circumstances. Mothers will often put the needs of others above their own, so it is paramount to remind them to take care of themselves also, especially when it comes to mental health.
Research has shown that women experience some mental health conditions more so than men and at much higher rates. There are many factors that can impact a woman’s wellbeing physically and emotionally. Seeking effective treatment can enable her to engage more readily in everyday activities and fulfil the needs of her children and family.

This Special Report highlights the role mothers play in the developmental growth of her children and the importance of self-care for good mental health. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback. If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.
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PTFA Pie Drive
The PTFA Pie Drive is now on! Order some pies from Conways to help raise funds which will contribute to improving facilities and services for the college. Orders and payment are due by Friday 21 May. See the link below for the order form and further information about how to submit your order and payment.
Year 10 immunisations
Year 10 immunisations will be happening at the MPC on Thursday 13th May. If you have not yet returned your child's consent form, can you please do this ASAP.

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.
Every Monday & Thursday, first session is free.
  • Kids: 4pm to 4.45pm at Horsham Aquatic Centre
  • Adults teenagers: 5.30pm to 6.30pm at Haven Hall
Learn self-defence, have fun and get fit in a friendly, safe environment. Builds self-esteem and confidence. Contact Doug on 0419 890 997 or Natalie on 0488 974 275.
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