Trinity Lutheran College Mildura TERM 2- WEEK 3 May 1st May Thursday 2 SSVS Soccer Aero Ovals Monday 6 SSVS Football Aero Ovals Tuesday 7 Immunisations Year 7 (All) Year 9 (Boys) Year 10 ( All) Wednesday 8 College Photos (full winter uniform) Principal’s Message As this will be the last Newsletter before the Deutschfest, I would like to thank everyone involved for their planning and preparation so far. The boardroom is filling with items for gift baskets and items for various stalls are filling the corridors, before Rod Gleeson dutifully transports them to the appropriate storage area. The planning meetings have been well attended and reflect the preparations for our wonderful Deutschfest. The children are busily and excitedly learning the German dances and preparations are coming together very well. It promises to be another wonderful day and I look forward to seeing you Saturday week. The Deutschfest is a highlight of the College Calendar as parents, friends and students all work together on the day in a true community atmosphere. There are still a variety of ways in which you can assist. I have been inspired by so many people and have made Crab Apple Jelly and will be making Tomato Relish for the produce stall this weekend. Please check the Deutschfest Newsletter for the latest updates and ways in which you can assist. The Better Schools Project Lutheran Education Australia supports The Better Schools Project for all Lutheran Schools throughout Australia. The Better Schools Project is a longitudinal project focussed on assisting Lutheran Schools to celebrate success and build on levels of excellence in terms of teaching and learning, spiritual Saturday 11 Deutschfest guidance, and the well-being of Lutheran school staff, students and parents. The third survey, for staff, students and parents will allow each school to understand Tuesday 14 - Thursday 16 its internal climate and to determine the best way to celebrate its success and NAPLAN ensure excellence in the educational services provided to its community. The results of the survey will be compared to two previous surveys in 2009 and Wednesday 15 NAPLAN 20011 and suggest a range of activities which may be undertaken in order to improve our College and hence Lutheran Education Australia. All staff, 50 Thursday 16 students and 60 parents will be randomly selected, invited and encouraged to NAPLAN complete the survey, which asks you to rate your views about Trinity Lutheran Friday 17 College. Students selected will complete the survey at school and Better school Prep –Year 10 Cross surveys will be posted to randomly selected families. If you receive a survey, Country Apex Park & please complete the survey on-line. If you are unable to complete the on-line Jaycee Park survey at home, you are welcome to use the on-line facilities at school. Further instructions on how to complete the survey will be given to those chosen. While Tuesday 21 ICAS Computer Skills the survey is voluntary, I would encourage those selected to please take the time Competition to complete the survey by May 31st. Thursday 9 SSVS Soccer (Boys) Aero Ovals A Taste Of Prep 6pm Sunset Hall June Saturday 22 Later Years Ball DEUTSCHFEST Competition ticket booklets to be returned to Student Reception by 3rd May . “To support all Lutheran schools to become better schools, reflecting excellence in all aspects of the provision of student education." Congratulations to Mr Richard Deborah and his wife, Mary. on the safe arrival of Betty Florence Ofosu-Debrah born on 20th April their fourth child and first daughter and sister to Nana, Kwame and Andre. (Pictured right) Christian Greetings Andrew Leske 920 Fifteenth Street, Mildura Victoria 3500 T: (03)50237013 F: (03) 50236339 E: [email protected]tlc.vic.edu.au W: www.tlc.vic.edu.au Music News Musical Auditions are on again this week on Wednesday and Friday 3:30 – 5:00pm. See Miss Schache if you would like to arrange a time. The Cast will be announced next week. Rehearsals begin Monday 13 May 3:30 – 5:30pm. Deutschfest Please speak to Mrs Ullrich or Miss Schache if you wish to be involved in a musical item (singing, playing) for the Café in the Sunset Hall by the end of this week. This is a great performance opportunity to prepare for Eisteddfod. Eisteddfod Eisteddfod begins in 3 weeks! It’s time to practise, practise, practise. The Choirs will begin rehearsals this week. Make sure you sign up and get involved. Tracy Schache Music Coordinator Evidence Based Classroom Observation “What is it and what does it do?” Evidence Based Observation and Coaching (EBO) is a straight-forward program that gathers data by observing the learning and teaching interaction between classroom teachers and students. The observer, known as the coach, discusses the observation data with the teacher in order to encourage, explore new ideas and to offer support as the teacher develops, refines and implements her learning and teaching goals. A goal of our Teaching and Learning Action Plan 2013 is to embed the EBO process with all staff as a priority for professional learning. Part of my role is to oversee this. We have four trained EBO coaches; Julie Lyons, Jodie Fischer, Brenda Hornsby and me. We are currently working with eight teachers across primary and secondary. The process involves three cycles of observation and feedback with two coaching sessions. The real fruit of this work is the renewed focus that teachers have for their learning and teaching and the measurable achievements we see from our students. So, what are we really looking for? A creative balance of the two main teaching styles: traditional “chalk ‘n talk” that focuses on instruction and content, and what we call Discursive Teaching where teachers set up learning situations that encourage and allow students to engage directly with the teacher or each other in conversations about learning. Student engagement in which they are actively involved in their own learning. Positive relationships between teachers and students. Dianne Buffon Learning and Teaching Leader Chapel @ Sunset From 6PM Sunday 5 May Please continue to collect and send in stickers. Uniform TLC Uniform Shop Hours Monday & Thursday 3.00 - 4.00pm Friday 8.15am - 9.30am Email: [email protected] We have entered the transition phase with the change of weather where students are permitted to wear either the college winter uniform in it’s entirety or continue wearing the summer uniform. Please do not mix the two. Students will be required to be in full winter uniform from the Monday following Deutschfest (13th May). College Photos are scheduled for the 8th May and this year students are required to attend school in their full winter uniform, including the correct coloured woollen jumper for the senior students. (Sunset hall at School) A light meal Then worship Then home – All in the space of an hour Welcome TLC Auskick 2013 TLC Auskick Registration will be held in the Rotunda Thursday 2nd May, 5.00 - 6.30pm with our first session on the Sunday following Duetschfest, Sunday 12th May 2013, 11am-12noon. The co-ordinator this year is Luke Price (0437 695 755) and all registrations and payment can be done on-line this year www.aflauskick.com.au. Student Achievements All forms need to be returned even if you are not ordering photos. Senior Musical Production Honk! JR Dates: 29, 30, 31 August 2013 Venue: Mercy Theatre A TASTE OF PREP FOR 2014 21st May 6.00pm-7.30pm Enrolments are currently being taken for 2014 Prep classes and invitations have been issued for A Taste Of Prep. Please ensure you have enrolled siblings with Mrs Gillian Roberts at Front Reception. Well done to all of the Trinity Lutheran College Students who played in the RJ Shield chess tournament at the end of last term. A special congratulations must go to all the prize-winners, who as you can see took out the majority of the divisions! Mildura R.J. Shield Chess Tournament- Red Cliffs Secondary College- 24 March 2013 U14- 2nd- Heath Gooch U14- 3rd- Aryn Gooch U12- 1st- Thomas Morrison U12- 2nd- Rahul Hariprakash U10- 1st- John Nghiem U10- 2nd- Aadyn Healy U8- 1st- Andrew Liu U8- 2nd- Ariana Heaysman Congratulations also to Nebraska Wilke (Yr 6) on his recent selection for The Sunraysia Soccer Academy. Congratulations to Beth Hayden (Yr 9) for winning 2nd place in the Senior Female Sunraysia Inter School Clay Target Shoot for 2013.Well done to Sarah Schwarz for winning the Coaches Encouragement Award Canteen – Keeping In Touch Introducing $5 Meal Deals These deals are available every day Pizza- 2 topping your choice and Strawberry or Chocolate Milk Large sweet chilli wrap and water combo TLC EXCURSIONS Sandwich/Wrap/Rolland water combo 02 May Yr 9 Camp, Tasmania 8A Sunraysia Skills Centre, 9.00am-11.30am SSVS Girls Soccer, 9.00am-3.00pm Parents a gentle reminder that sticker money is available at Student reception. Sticker money speeds up collating of orders with us not having to deal with money and change. Also check that you have the current menu for correct prices starting 2013 03 May Yr 9 Camp, Tasmania Following up from our 2012 Nude Food Day, a healthy planet and litter free Trinity Lutheran College. 06 May Musical Rehearsals, 3.30pm-5.30pm 09 May 8B Sunraysia Skills Centre, 9.00am-11.30am SSVS Boys Soccer, 9.00am-3.00pm 13 May Musical Rehearsals, 3.30pm-5.30pm 15 May Yr 1 Excursion-Wetalnds, 1.00pm-3.00pm Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Services Corner Ninth Street & Olive Avenue 9.30am: Every Sunday 7.00pm: 2nd and 4th Sunday Parents please remind your child/children that there is a 20 cent rebate from all drinks purchased from the canteen if returned. Since being implemented the school grounds are a lot healthier. Thankyou students. Also we encourage students and families to support by sending recess and lunches free of disposable wrappings. With cooler weather on the way soup is back on the menu. Last week we averaged 5 litres of soup a day. $2.50 a cup, $3.00 a mug. If you have any excess vegetables the canteen will put them to good use. A thankyou to Nina Plummer who donated a stack of pumpkins last week A reminder to parents that Prep to Year 5 students are to pre order from home and use the class tubs for lunch orders. This avoids congestion at the canteen now we are into autumn with cooler weather. Helen Grant Canteen Staff Profile - Claire Snyders My name is Claire Snyders. I was born in South Africa and lived there until 2000. I then moved with my family to New Zealand where I finished off high school. I completed a Bachelor of Education with the University of Auckland and spent the next 4 and a half years teaching primary school in New Zealand, with a 6 month break to travel through Europe! I moved to Australia at the beginning of 2012 and spent the year teaching different year levels at a variety of school within Mildura. That brings me to this year, where I started at Trinity Lutheran College. I am teaching in 5B this year and loving it! I am looking forward to the rest of my time here and feel very blessed to be working in such a great school. Natural Head Lice Repellent Eco Kids Daily Tonic is certified organic and eco-ethical leave in moisturizer and detangler specially formulated for young hair. Daily Tonic contains 100% pure essential oils that add strength to hair and helps to reduce hair breakage. The plant derived moisturisers naturally bind and hold moisture to help nourish away knots and tangles. Natural wheat peptides soothe the skin and scalp. Artificial preservative, fragrance and colouring free the daily tonic is waterway friendly and biodegradable. While softening and moisturising the hair, the pleasant scent of the essential oils in Daily Tonic is a natural head lice repellent. This product is available at Lido Hair and Beauty 143A Ninth St Mildura. Mention that you read about this product in the Newsletter and you will receive 10% off the price of the product. FUSION DRILLDANCE MILDURA Would you like you and/or your daughter to get fit while having fun?? Why not try DrillDance (formerly Marching Girls). Ages from 5 to 95 years. We have a “Come and Try” day on Sunday 21st April 2013, between 2pm – 4pm at the Irymple South School. Come along and have a look. Give it a try, you might enjoy it. You never know until you try. Further enquiries contact Jen Marshall 0419649488. Awareness Term 'Australian Lutheran World Service' focus country: Nepal Each year ALWS (Australian Lutheran World Service) encourages Lutheran Schools in Australia to learn about aspects of their work through an Awareness Week. The theme for this year is Health for Life! with a focus on Nepal. At TLC we will spend the term looking at this theme in various ways, as a whole college and in class situations. The main ALWS goals for the Awareness program are: To understand that God has a great concern for people all around the world, especially those living in poverty situations. To understand the impact on life when healthy living standards and conditions are not met. This includes the need for food, water, sanitation, hygiene, medical care, support for people with disabilities and development of communities. To understand that people all around the world need healthy lives for there to be justice among God’s people. To understand the role and work of the church in its efforts to alleviate poverty and how ALWS may assist in that role (particularly in Nepal). To understand that all people here in Australia have something to contribute to make a difference in this world. As well as looking at how we can offer love, support, care and a helping hand to our brothers and sisters across the world, the Awareness program provides an ideal starting point for considering issues of poverty, injustice and cultural awareness. Each week in Assembly there will be a short presentation of some aspect of this theme. Week 7 will be our TLC Awareness Week where a variety of activities will take place. More information will follow later. Chapel offering for Term 2 will go towards ALWS's work in Nepal. Students and families are invited to donate any time through their classroom offering tin, the canteen tin or directly through the College Office.
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