News & Events

Chapel Roster -Term 3 
Fri 22nd September - 1:40pm Closing Service 

Junior School Chapel is held every Friday morning at 9am in the Hall.  Secondary School Chapel is held every Wednesday morning at 9am in the Hall.  Parents and visitors are welcome to join us during Chapel.  During the year each class participates in Chapel.  The Chapel roster is published in the newsletter.

Wakakirri - State Finals
Good luck to our Wakakirri team competing on Monday 18th September at Hamer Hall in Melbourne.

Premier's Reading Challenge
Congratulations to all the students who have completed the challenge. 

Head of Junior School - Mrs Fiona Friberg
Hippo Roller Project
Thank you to everyone who supported our Hippo Roller project by bringing in a small offering for Chapel on Friday mornings. I am excited to say we have surpassed our goal of funding 12 Hippo Rollers for families in Africa. Amazing effort! Well done! The students of our school constantly amaze with me their enthusiasm for helping others in need and their generosity. We will be continuing to donate chapel offering to this project until the end of term.

Grandparent’s Day
I would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to making Grandparent’s Day such an enjoyable experience for our students and grandparents. As the school is getting bigger, the logistical considerations in preparing for these special days require more consideration, so thank you for your efforts.

Thank you to 5H who lead us in worship. They focused on the Bible hero Job, and introduced a fabulous new song to the tune of the Beatles, Hey Jude. What a treat!

Thank you to Mrs Gabbe and her team of helpers who coordinated the Book Fair. Our students certainly enjoyed being treated to some new books and it’s a great way for our grandparent’s to encourage children’s reading.

Thank you Mrs Prizibilla and her team of staff and students who treated our grandparents to tempting coffee and delicious treats at Café 3:16.

Thank you to Mr Busbridge, Mrs Mock, Miss Habel, Miss Klinge, Mrs Kreymborg, Mrs Penny and Mrs Wik for putting together a wonderful concert program. It was lovely to see the programs offered at our school and the talents of our students showcased.

Thank you to all of our teachers who opened their classrooms to welcome grandparents.

We are very blessed to have such a passionate and committed staff, who willingly share their expertise and give their own time to create opportunities for our students.

Little Dessert Athletics
On Tuesday a number of our students participated at the Little Desert Athletics Carnival at Dudley Cornell Park. Our students represented HTLS with pride, demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and achieved some excellent results. Great Job! Please read Jess’ Junior Sports News for more information.

History Enrichment Project
This week 17 of our students were nominated to participate in the History Association of Victoria’s History Enrichment Project at Federation University. Students from across the region were present, and enjoyed learning about our local culture and history. Some of their experiences included a presentation from a local archeologist, a visit by, a Federation History Professor dressed as a medieval knight and creating diorama projects based on one decade in the last century.

Tomorrow morning Year 6E will be leading Chapel. We hope you can join us for worship. Please continue to encourage your children to bring a small offering.

Head of Middle School Report - Mr Jason Przibilla
Last Friday the Food Tech students operated a café for Grandparent’s Day, serving coffees, hot chocolates, toasted sandwiches, cookies, muffins and scones for our special visitors. Over $750 was taken from sales on the day. The students performed tasks such as operating the coffee machine, taking orders, handling money, waiting and serving on tables, preparing food, washing dishes and other general duties. They all worked hard and were given the opportunity to develop teamwork, time management and customer service skills. Thank you to Mrs Przibilla, Mrs White and Mrs Busbridge for preparing, leading and guiding the students throughout the day.

On Thursday the Business Studies students held their Entrepreneur Challenge day. As part of the challenge,  students were asked to create a business idea which would be suitable for students from Foundation to Year 9. They were required to write a letter of proposal, research and provide an analysis of the market and target audience, work out expenditure, draw-up a contract, produce advertising (print and media), track sales and produce a profit and loss statement. Each student was given $10 of HTLS money to spend at the business of their choice. The businesses included a café, treasure hunt, golfing range/mini golf, paper plane competition, gaming room, lucky dip and game of chance and carnival style games alley. Excited students spent time at the different stores eager to spend their money. The elective students were kept busy taking money and giving change, recording sales and organising customers. The students enjoyed the opportunity to see their idea come to fruition with all businesses enjoying a steady flow of customers and support. The students now need to tally their takings from the day and produce their portfolio for assessment.

This Friday the SRC will be hosting a games night in the Middle School. The afternoon commences at 4pm with games, activities and competitions before a BBQ tea which then leads into a movie night. Students are invited to attend 1 or more of the activities planned for the night. Please see the information poster for further details.

Winter uniform is still required to be worn by all students until the end of Term 3.

Junior Sports News - Miss Jess Kelly
Little Desert Division Athletics
Congratulations to all of the students who competed on Tuesday at the Little Desert Division Athletics. All students demonstrated great sportsmanship and it was wonderful to see how well they encouraged each other. There are a number of students who qualified for the Regional Athletics at Ballarat, which will be held on Friday 13th of October (week 1 of Term 4). Once final results have been received from the event organiser, qualification letters will be sent home with selected students. Please note qualification letters may be sent home by the end of this week, or early next week.

Congratulations to the 11 year old boys and the 11 year old girls relay teams, who both placed 1st. Thank you to Stephan Le Roux who has been helping the two teams train throughout the term.

Hooptime Tournament Regional Finals
In Term 4 our two Hooptime teams will be competing in the Regional Finals in Hamilton. The Junior All Stars Boys team will be competing in Hamilton on Tuesday the 24th of October.

The Senior All Stars Boys team will be competing in Hamilton on Tuesday the 14th of November. We will look to begin training again in the first week back of Term 4. Trainings will run on Tuesday & Wednesday lunchtimes.

Foundation – Year 2 Swimming Program Term 4
Next term students in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 will begin their swimming program at YMCA. Parents are asked to complete the consent forms that have been sent home this week and return by Thursday 21st of September. More information will be sent home with the consent forms.

Year 6 T20 Cricket Tournament
Next term students in Year 6 will have the opportunity to trial for selection into the Year 6 girl and boy cricket teams that will compete at the Horsham T20 Cricket Blast Competition on Tuesday the 17th of October. The competition will be held at Horsham City Oval. More information will go home closer to the date.  

Secondary Sports News - Mr Matthew McLoughlin
Last Friday, students competed in the second round of the Super Sport Cup for Dodgeball. Lowan had a great day, winning both of their games and secured a place in the Grand Final against the winner of this week’s game between Wimmera and Mallee. It has been fantastic to see the support students are giving to their house teams while this event is going on.

On Monday, nine Secondary School students will travel to Ballarat to represent the school in the Greater Western Region Athletics Carnival. Good luck to Ryan Fischer, Jordan Friberg, Ryan Pfitzner, Harry Wilson, Jackson Price, Olivia Revell, Dyson Parish, Josh Schwarz and Oriana Panozzo.  We hope you have success at this level of competition.

In just over a week, Holy Trinity Racing will be competing for the first time in Murray Bridge, South Australia, at the Australian HPV Super Series’ 24-hour finale. We wish these students the best as they enter their final stages of preparation for the event. As a result of the Murray Bridge event, there will be no after school training occurring until next term. 

School Counsellor
Holy Trinity Lutheran School employs a full-time counsellor. If you have concerns for your child’s social or emotional well-being, please contact Anne Penny by phoning the school office or mobile 0487 278 411. You can also email 
Share Care Program
There are many opportunities within the school community when families might require special care. This is the foundation of the Share Care program. The purpose of Share Care is to reach out to those who may need a little assistance, celebrate special occasions or connect with new families. This may include provision of meals and/or prayers following surgery, illness or death in the family, sending a card to celebrate the birth of a baby, or reaching out to new families. Each class has been assigned a Share Care parent volunteer. When a need arises Sue Starbuck or Anne Penny speak to the family first to see what support may be needed, how that support will be provided, and who will be providing that support. Confidentiality is very important to the coordinators and parent volunteers. If the family wishes to receive support from Share Care, contact is then made with the Share Care parent volunteer for that family’s class. The parent volunteer will then follow through with providing support for the family. Classroom parents may be called upon to provide meals if necessary, but confidentiality is important and only the Share Care coordinator and relevant parent volunteer are aware of the family’s need unless the family wishes otherwise. Please contact either Sue or Anne if you wish to speak further about Share Care. 
Skoolbag App 
‘Skoolbag’ is an App which allows parents and the school to communicate more effectively and efficiently.  Parents can download the App from the ‘Apple App Store’ or the ‘Google Play Store” by searching for ‘Holy Trinity Lutheran School.’ This is a free app.  Absences can be notified by this app and often the school sends out alerts. 

Term Dates - 2017 
Term 1: Wednesday 1st February - Friday 31st March
Term 2: Tuesday 18th April - Friday 30th June
Term 3: Monday 17th July - Friday 22nd September
Term 4: Monday 9th October - Thursday 14th December (Middle & Secondary) Friday 15th December (Primary)

Uniform Shop
The Uniform Shop is open every Tuesday at 9am-4pm and Friday 9-10am during the school terms.

To avoid congestion in the uniform shop, we encourage parents to complete an order form for uniform and send it into the office.  Spare order forms and price lists can be accessed through the Skoolbag app or requested from the office.

LLL school banking
Any students wishing to make deposits can send their LLL passbooks into the office on Mondays.