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Easter greetings to families and friends. As we come to the end of the school term I wish to acknowledge and give thanks for the many opportunities that have been made available to our school community during what is still a challenging time for Victoria and our nation. Unlike last year, our students have participated in Athletic Carnivals, been on school camps, represented the college in Pedal Prix, and engaged in learning experiences beyond the classroom that have undoubtedly enriched their confidence, character and capabilities. Thank you to the staff and parents who have been involved in these opportunities and for ensuring HTLC can provide a safe and supportive environment for all. Well done!

This week, an updated School Operations Guide has been provided to the college highlighting the details currently in place for a COVID safe school. With further restrictions easing last week, there are no major changes to report from this guide. Prior to the start of Term 2, an email will be sent to update families of any changes, if any, as to what students and visitors are to expect when they return.

It is with sadness that today we will farewell Mr Chris Surridge from HTLC. Mr Surridge has been a staff member at our school for over 26 years (over 35 years in Lutheran Schools) and provided outstanding care and education to so many individuals. As his time with us comes to a close I would like to thank him for his loyal service to the school and for being such a positive influence to so many. May God bless Mr Surridge as he moves into a new phase of his life and I congratulate him on all that he has achieved. He will be missed. To replace Mr Surridge, Mr Phil Creek will commence work at HTLC at the start of next term. Mr Creek will be employed in the Manual Arts and VCAL faculties.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a blessed Easter, as we once again pause to reflect on the saving and forgiving love of Jesus Christ. I look forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday 19 April. A happy and safe Easter to you all!
Mr Daniel Weller, College Principal
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I’ve got your back!
By Darren Pope
Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going (John 12:35).
Read John 12:20–36
So little is documented about the first 30 years of Jesus’ life. It fascinates me and is something I have often thought about. I wonder what his daily life looked like, what his friends saw in him and how he handled puberty, pimples, pressure and prickly people. A lifetime of learning through a human lens, filled with authentic, unfiltered earthly encounters equipped Jesus for his time of ministry. He lived through experiences of great joy, deep sadness, friendship, rigorous dialogue, feeling smothered and just needing space and time to recharge.
I can’t help but think that, in his humanity, there must have been moments of doubt, anguish and fear about the journey of the passion that he knew of far in advance. Viewing this through the broken lens of my sinful humanity, I am in awe that Jesus didn’t just bail out, hide from God like Adam and Eve or do a runner like Jonah!
What we learn about the character of Jesus, being fully human and fully God, is astounding. Even with full knowledge of the shattering betrayals and horrendous suffering that lay ahead of him, Jesus hung in there. He even told his mates that the idea of suffering that made them recoil and cower was exactly why he had come to this time in his life. Jesus was in it for the long game, for the greater good and all people.
When stuff gets ugly in our lives, Jesus steps right into the middle of it, looks us in the eye and calmly says, ‘This is why I am here with you’. As sinners and saints, condemned by the law and freed by grace, it is so awesome to know that death and burial was not the finish of Jesus’ story. Real daily hope comes through knowing that Christ defeated the grimness of death and is risen. Lean into his unconditional love. He’s got your back!
Lord of love, there’s a tough week and a big day ahead. Thanks for being with me today. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Amen.
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Sports Day
Our Junior School Athletics Day was on Tuesday, and we were blessed with wonderful weather to enjoy one of the highlights of our school year. Well done to all of the students who participated on the day. It was terrific to see your ‘can do’ attitudes and the way you encouraged one another. Thank you to our Sports Captains, Year 7 students, staff and parents who assisted. I am so very grateful for the wonderful staff team we have at HTLC, who worked together to ensure our Athletics Carnival was a success. In particular, thank you to Mrs McDonald who coordinated the event with the support of Mr Taber. Congratulations to our age group champions who were announced at assembly on Monday morning following our Year 3 to 6 Athletics Day last week and to Wimmera who won the House Shield for 2021!

HPV Mt Gambier
Last weekend our HPV teams competed in the first event in the HPV Super Series for the year at McNamara Park near Mt Gambier in South Australia. In total, HTLC entered six teams, two of which had students from the Junior School. Our teams had a fantastic race, with Thunder poling first with 91 laps completed and Hurricane (our all girls team) coming second with 86 laps in their section. Congratulations! Thank you to Miss Davis and Mr McLoughlin who coordinated the teams and parents who assisted, marshalled and travelled to help make the day a success. I commend our students for your conduct throughout the event.

Holy Week
This week we have recognised Holy Week at school with a Junior School devotion which followed assembly on Monday, class devotions on Tuesday and Wednesday and closing service on Thursday. Thank you to students and staff who have been involved in preparing these times of worship.

I pray that you all have a wonderful two weeks of school holidays, and enjoy the time with your families. Please keep safe if you are travelling and take time to remember the amazing sacrifice Christ made at the first Easter for each one of us. We look forward to seeing you on Monday 19 April. Term 2 will commence with Opening Service at 9am.

Congratulations to this week's award winners!

FL: Hazel Penfold, Tarak Uppala FS: Henry Eagle 1C: Oliver McDonald, Maddox Willmore 1D: Kingston Li, Felix Macumber 1I: Isabelle Leaver-Schwarz, Sienna Malloy 2B: Indi Finn, Gurtaj Goraya 2S: Aksel Frahn, Grace Sansom 3B: Arden Hopper, Fletcher Penhall 3K: Luella Burke, Halle Shurdington 3L: Penny Eagle, Jed Ferguson 4F: Eden Dunn, Fleur Fletcher 4R: Chase Altmann, Pippa Kelm 5D: Hamish Heard, Lizzie Holmes 5G: Jessica Hair, Hunter Knoop 5H: Amy Kerr, Frazer Shurdington 6G: Sienna Cookson, Archer Mills, Hannah Polack 6H: Lucy Pietsch 6N: Keisha Besselaar Chinese: 3L Digital Technology: Grace Puls Performing Arts: 3B PE: Rory Johnston Library: Cooper Inkster Jing Award: Lennox Hose
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School
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NAPLAN – Test details for Term 2
  • Tuesday 11 November: Year 7 and 9 Writing test (910:10am)
  • Wednesday 12 November: Year 7 and 9 Reading test (910:10am)
  • Monday 17 November: Year 7 and 9 Language Conventions test (910:10am)
  • Tuesday 18 November: Year 7 and 9 Numeracy test (910:10am)
Farewell to Mr Surridge
This week the Holy Trinity community said farewell to Mr Chris Surridge after over 25 years of service as a teacher and principal at Holy Trinity Lutheran College. The tributes from staff, students and former colleagues have deservedly flowed in abundance throughout this week, showing the tremendous impact Chris has had on this community. Over my time at Holy Trinity, Chris has been a colleague, leader, mentor and friend and has always been someone I have turned to when seeking advice or wisdom. Chris will definitely be missed with his jokes, stories and one-liners always providing much entertainment in the staffroom and classrooms. I wish Chris, Susan and family all the best as they enter this next exciting stage of their lives.

With the end of term here I would like to take this opportunity to thank staff, students and parents for their efforts throughout the term. Life at Holy Trinity has returned to normal and it has been fantastic to see engaging learning and extra-curricular activities taking place throughout the Middle School. I wish all families a happy and safe Easter and Holiday period. I pray that you take the opportunity to reflect on the loving sacrifice made by Jesus Christ at Easter, so that we can be given the gift of eternal life. Looking forward to seeing you all again next term.
Mr Jason Przibilla, Head of Middle School
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College Ball 2021
Training will resume on Sunday 18 April at the Lutheran Church Hall.
  • Sundays:
    Year 12: 12:30pm
    Year 11: 2:304pm
  • Wednesdays:
    Year 12: 4:305:30pm (Year 11 students who are helping the Year 12 group to attend from 4:45pm)
    Year 11: 5:306:30pm (Year 12 students who are helping the Year 11 group to stay until 6pm)
  • Parent sessions:
    Year 11: Sunday 9 May
    Year 12: Sunday 2 May
Information regarding the purchase of family tickets for the Ball will be available at the beginning of Term 2. Each family will be able to purchase 10 tickets in addition to their child who is being presented.
Photography (Creations by Andrew and Misty)
Photography orders have been sent home with students and are to be returned to the college with payment, by Wednesday 28 April.
Catering (Gourmet Food and Flowers)
Platters for the evening can be ordered by accessing the link that has been forwarded to parents. Orders and payment are required by Wednesday 28 April. Platters will be delivered to the Town Hall and prepared for serving by Town Hall staff.

Elevate Study Sessions (20 and 21 April)
At the beginning of Term 2, our annual study skills sessions will be conducted for students in Years 10 and 11, with Elevate Education. Topics covered will include Time Management and
Study Support and techniques to assist with the recall of information.

ATAR Notes: Free, live-streamed study lectures
From 12 April to 17 April 2021, ATAR Notes is running free live-streamed study lectures. These lectures are completely free, and there are dozens of lecture subjects (Year 10–Year 12) for students to attend in order to gain study momentum through Term 2. Thousands of students have benefitted from ATAR Notes Lectures, with sessions delivered by high-achieving graduates.

Students can enrol for as many lecture subjects as they like, but must register in order to gain access to the live lecture stream. Free registration gives students access to:
  • online live lectures where they can ask questions live, and get an immediate answer
  • recordings of all lectures so they can re-watch them later
  • the ability to download the lecture slides for their own study notes.
Register to attend ATAR Notes live-streamed study lectures.
Mrs Sally Kuchel, Head of Senior School
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Junior Sport

Congratulations to all who participated in the Primary Athletics carnivals over the past few weeks. Thank you to all staff, VCAL students, Year 7 helpers, House Captains and parent volunteers, without your assistance our carnival days can not run smoothly. Congratulations to Wimmera who were our overall House Shield winners! Overall points were:
  • 1st place: Wimmera on 2254.25 points
  • 2nd place: Mallee on 2146 points
  • 3rd place: Lowan on 2097.75 points
Congratulations to the following students who were Age Champions:
10 years: Jemma Hoffmann, Hylton Penfold
11 years: Lani King, Noah Eiola
12 years: Emma Uebergang, Edward Jones
Horsham City Primary School Sports Association (HCPSSA)
Following consultation with school principals, the HCPSSA Committee has decided to align the age groups attending interschool athletics with School Sport Victoria regulations. That is, only students in the 9/10, 11 and 12/13 age groups will attend HCPSSA athletics carnival as only competitors in those age groups are able to progress from district through to state level. The HCPSSA Committee believes all students are provided with the opportunity to experience and participate in athletics at a school level and that progression beyond that level should be in line with available pathways. Students who have made the HCPSSA Athletics Team will be receiving notes early next term advising them on the details of the HCPSSA Carnival, which is on Thursday 6 May (Week 3 Term 2).

HTLC Cross Country
Our Cross Country is on the first Wednesday back in Term 2. The distances that the students run are as follows: Foundation 300m, Year 1 600m, Year 2 1km, 8/9/ years 2km, 10 years 2km, 11 years 3km, 12-13 years 3km. If you are interested in being a timer, please contact me at tarn.mcdonald@htlc.vic.edu.au. You must have your Working with Children Check and HTLC Volunteer Code of Conduct forms signed and returned to school before the event. A program for the day will come out on the school app before the event notifying you of further details.
Upcoming events
21: Cross Country
27: Interschool Cross Country
6: HCPSSA (Interschool Athletics)
7: Greater Western Tennis
10: Little Desert Cross Country
7 & 28: Year 5–6 Winter Sports Competition (Volleyball, Table Tennis, Soccer, AFL and Netball)
4 & 18: Year 5–6 Winter Sports Competition (Volleyball, Table Tennis, Soccer, AFL and Netball)
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Mrs Tarn McDonald, Junior Sport Coordinator

Secondary Sport

HTLC held their Athletics Carnival at Dudley Cornell Park on Monday 29 March. With perfect weather, the carnival was a fantastic day for all staff and students involved.
With Mallee out to continue on with their success from the recent Swimming Carnival Championship, the students were ready to perform. The 100m heats kicked off the events, with all students participating to get early points on the board for their house. Following on from the heats, the track and field events were underway. Students battled out all day across events, with several lead changes throughout the day with all 3 houses holding the lead at some stage across the carnival. The final spectacle of the day and the highly anticipated HTLC Gift was held with the 12 fastest 100m times spread across all ages and genders to compete in a winner takes all stakes. With an impressive line-up, Jude Borlase was able to come out victorious, edging out a fast finishing Codi Kenny. Congratulations Jude!
The overall result was a close finish between all 3 houses, with Mallee edging out Lowan to make it 2/2 for HTLC Carnivals for this year. Congratulations to Miss Kelly and Mallee!
Mallee House, secondary athletics
Congratulations to the following students who performed at an outstanding level all day and were awarded with age champion medals:
  • 12-13 years: Eva Drendel & Jack Hicks
  • 14 years: Kyah Livingston & Jude Borlase
  • 15 years: Sophie Pietsch & Sebastian Le Roux
  • 16 years: Leah Eilola & Jordan Friberg
  • 17 years: Racquel Deckert, Charles Hassal & Jaden Flett
  • 18-20 years: Faith Eilola & Codi Kenny
Congratulations to the following students who won the Spirit of House Awards: Wimmera: Amalee Livingston, Mallee: Jacob Matuschka, Lowan: Jordan Toll.

Congratulations to the following students who also broke HTLC Athletics Records:
  • Jessica Mellings: 16 years 800m
  • Racquel Deckert: 17 years 800m, 1500m
  • Jaden Flett: 17 years 800m, 1500m
  • Codi Kenny: 18-20 years 800m, 200m, 400m, 1500m
  • Leah Eilola: 16 years 200m
  • Jaz Smith: 16 years 400m
  • Jordan Friberg: 16 years 400m
  • Elle Treloar: 17 years 400m, High Jump, Triple Jump
  • Ryan Pfitzner: 17 years 400m
  • Monique Kinsman: 18-20 years 1500m
  • Kyren Parish: 15 years Shot Put
  • Emily Polack: 18-20 years Shot Put, Triple Jump, Discus
  • Jude Borlase: 14 years High Jump
  • Ryan Brito-Mutunayagam: 16 years High Jump, Triple Jump
  • Oliver Sykes: 17 years High Jump
  • Delta Wardle: 18-20 years Javelin
  • Tate McKerron: 15 years Triple Jump
  • Jacob Rudolph: 14 years Long Jump
  • Faith Eilola: 18-20 years Long Jump
Upcoming events
20: HTLC Cross Country
22: State Swimming Championships
27: Greater Western Volleyball
30: Black Ranges Girls Football
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Mr Jesse Kuchel, Head of Sport and Coaching
Wellbeing news-01
How to manage meltdowns, tame tantrums, and raise an emotionally intelligent child
What are we supposed to do when our child is having a tantrum? Losing the plot? Going off their rocker?
Most of our responses—no matter how well-intended—can make things worse. We tell them to stop it, calm down, cut it out... and they don't! They get worse! We send them to their room, take the iPad... it all backfires. Dealing with little people's big emotions (and challenging behaviours) in the middle of an outburst is tough!

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is Dr Justin Coulson’s powerful guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. Once they develop competence with this critical life skill, emotionally intelligent children will feel more confident, perform better at school, have healthier relationships with others, and even be physically healthier.

Holy Trinity Lutheran College has teamed up with Happy Families to help support our ongoing commitment to wellbeing. Each family at our College is able to register for a free premium Happy Families membership. For the above webinar and many other parenting resources please visit members.happyfamilies.com.au/holytrinity.
In this edition of SchoolTV: Social media & digital reputation
Social media has become such an integral part of a teenager’s life. However, many miss out on some critical social skills with most communicating while looking at a screen instead of another person! Statistics show that 60 per cent of 10–11 year olds are using at least one social media site, with the majority using age-restricted platforms. What kids do, post and say online is permanent and most are not mature enough to manage their own digital footprint. Friendships, relationships and even future job prospects are all put at risk.

In this edition of SchoolTV, parents will learn how to talk to their children about the inherent dangers of social media and how to educate their kids to be responsible users in the online world we live in. 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.
Horsham OSHC recruitment poster
Junior Basketball Tournament
Newsletter for schools & club Mar-21
April school holidays FINAL
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