Co-Curricular activities at Concordia
Concordia, Cows and Paint
As part of the Australian Year of the Farmer 2012, Concordia students have embraced the project by taking cows to Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre for shoppers to paint. The program is part of a year-long celebration of the vital role that farmers play in feeding, clothing and providing building materials for Australians.
Over the past two weekends, Redlands Campus day and boarding students have been enlightening shoppers as to the significance of the Year of the Farmer by inviting them to put paint to cow as a demonstration of support. Bringing the country to the town and enjoying a creative break from shopping, passers-by painted the cows, complete with purple CLC ear-tag, in a wide variety of colours and designs.
A CLC boarder from The Gums said, "It was great fun helping the young children to paint but it was also important that they know where their food comes from and who produces it. Farmers are worth celebrating!"
We offer special thanks to parent Paul Blinco who has been a moover and a shaker in this national initiative.
National Youth Science Forum
The National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) is a prestigious and internationally recognised two week program. Having run every January since 1984, the NYSF allows Year 11 students from all over Australia to test drive careers in the sciences, medicine, mathematics and engineering. Through a gruelling application process, 432 students were chosen to attend three sessions, two of which are held in Canberra and the remaining in Perth. Concordia was extremely fortunate to have three students attend the NYSF during the Christmas break.
The NYSF is like no other program. A fusion of heavy (and hard) learning and pure fun make what every NYSFer calls ‘an experience like no other'. Nowhere else can a student gain so much knowledge and have so much fun at the same time. CLC's three attendees look forward to talking more to the Year 11s about this unique program in the coming weeks.