On Monday HTLC hosted a RoboCup Junior competition in the MPC, with the assistance of RoboCup Junior Australia president, Evan Bailey. RCJA is a non-for-profit organisation and our event provided local students with an opportunity to develop and apply STEM skills they have been learning during their lunchtime Robotics Club activities as they competed against students from other schools. All the students were a credit to their schools in the way they supported each other and competed with integrity. Congratulations to Thomas Rudolph and Orlando Heal, our Secondary Rescue winners, and Jy Dennis and Hudson Ryan, our Riley Rover Rescue winners. Well done to everyone who competed.
On Monday I had the privilege of accompanying students from HTLC to the Greater Western Regional Cross Country in Warrnambool. 8 Junior School and 14 Secondary School students competed in the long distance race and I congratulate them all for their effort and conduct on the day. A special congratulations to Judd Oakley, who has qualified to compete at the State Championships later in the year. On Wednesday students from the Year 5 and 6 Netball, Soccer and AFL teams competed against other local teams in the Lightning Premiership, with great results. Please see Mrs Thomas’ Sport Report for more information.
Questacon - Incursion
Yesterday our Junior School students were treated to the Questacon Science Circus incursion. Questacon is designed to stimulate and challenge students to explore science and technology in a fun and engaging way. The presenters adapted the science show to suit different ages of students, and covered a wide range of topics from bubbles and balance to collisions and chemistry and lots more.
This week all students in the Junior School have completed diagnostic assessments in Literacy and Numeracy. The diagnostic data collection is one tool teachers use to help report accurately on students’ progress, and inform our planning for Semester 2. We understand that at times students find this assessment process tiring, and we thank students for their hard work and parents for their support throughout this testing week.
Safety of Children
I’m sure we would all agree that the safety of children is crucial. Please be mindful of this when driving in and out of the school and around the helipad. Please ensure you are driving at an appropriate speed, being attentive at all times and double checking before reversing or moving into traffic. Thank you.
This morning Year 1I led our worship, with a message focussing on caring for one another. The Bible verse was Matthew 23:40. It has been wonderful to have family and friends of the college joining us for worship once again, and I invite you to join us for worship Friday mornings at 9:00 am in the MPC. Next week Year 5H will be leading our Junior School worship. Please remember to send a small offering with your child to be donated to charity.
Congratulations to this week's award winners!
FJ: Ariana Ruwoldt, Ethan Pilgrim FL: Audrey Koh, Roshil Upadhyaya 1I: Harry Coller 2B: Mason McDonald 2H: Javier Baker, Steele Oakley 2S: Beau Midgley, Ryder Ellis, Madré Van Heerder 3B: Koby Clarke, Jaxon Ellis 3D: Noah Myerscough 4B: Zack Pickering, Nahla Midgley, Eleanor Bouma, Honey Kaur 4M: Aizla Shrestha, Claire Rethus, Adam Carra 4R: Lola Kerr, Matilda Smith, Bryce McDonald 5D: Chase Altmann, Charlotte Doyle 5H: Charli Pietsch, Alex Blay, Riley Bish 6M: Ellua Boyd, Soren Foster, Frazer Shurdington 6N: Lexie Hallam, Zeagan Young 6V: Mathena Chan, Cody Stewart Chinese: 4B, 6V, 6M Digital Technology: Stella Moore Performing Arts: Nash Neumann PE: Arkie Mackley Library: Jack Steadman Jing Award: Ariel Moore
Mrs Fiona Friberg, Head of Junior School