BOARDING

Creating a welcoming home comes naturally to us, after all we have been doing so at Concordia since 1946.

Boarding life at Concordia Lutheran College teaches young people the importance of independence, respect and tolerance. We house a melting pot of students from a diverse mix of cultures, but each year see lifelong friendships made within our successful boarding community. Our Learning in Residence program has enhanced the academic offering to our boarders, giving them the support and opportunities to excel in their studies.

The majority of boarding staff live within the complex, ensuring supervision and availability at all times. Where we can, we help boarders with their off-campus co-curricular activities, which can include club sports, part-time jobs, school-based traineeships and TAFE courses.

A varied weekend activity program is offered to make sure students take full advantage of their leisure time. Shopping trips to Brisbane, catching the latest blockbuster at the cinema or camping out in some of the Darling Downs’ most beautiful spots take boarders away from the campus. Staying on-campus, activities range from fire pit singalongs to mini Olympic Games.

Learning

Concordia’s boarding students now benefit from a dedicated after-hours study program to enhance their studies and boost academic outcomes.

The College library at our Stephen Street Campus is open until 8pm from Monday to Thursday during term time, providing dedicated support from our experienced Teacher-Librarian and a range of talented and professional educators. Pre-service teachers from the University of Southern Queensland work with the students in the Library Resource Centre until 8pm from Monday to Thursday.

Residential Tutors are available both in the formal academic prep sessions and at times outside of formal study periods to assist students in their studies.

Our goal for the Learning in Residence program is to cultivate a deeply embedded culture of learning and academic growth within our boarding community.

Residence

Our female boarders reside in Giabal House on our Stephen Street Campus. This modern, refreshed facility provides our female boarders with a centrally located residence, so they no longer need to cross South Street, as they have done in the past.

This new location has provided new opportunities for enhanced pastoral care across our girls and boys boarding houses and has provided an additional level of security for all boarders. Our secure residential facilities include external camera surveillance and all boarding staff living onsite.

Pastoral support is provided through specialist House Parents and a dedicated Housemother who works with students, parents, staff and the wider school community to help students enjoy the residential experience.

Community

Our boarders now all reside in the one, dedicated boarding precinct. The girls and boys boarding houses are separate with small, single gender common rooms on both levels of the boarding houses.

The two houses are joined centrally by a coeducational common room area where students can relax and enjoy social time together. On weekends there is usually a barbecue breakfast for the boarding community to enjoy in the beautiful outdoor area located between the two boarding houses.

The implementation of these recent changes and upgrades has created a truly modern, coeducational residential learning community at Concordia Lutheran College.

We encourage you to visit us to see firsthand the exciting new developments and tour our beautiful campus. To make an appointment, please complete the below form.

Additional scholarship opportunities for rural families are a bonus.

For further information on boarding at Concordia, view our Handbook for Boarders and Parents.

Concordia Lutheran College is a proud member of the Australian Boarding Schools Association.

2019 Boarder Experience Weekend

The decision to enrol as a boarding student can be daunting for families. You are, after all, not only selecting the school for your child's education but also their home while they are studying.

That's why we are offering prospective boarding students the opportunity to experience a weekend in our boarding community to get a true understanding of what it's like to be a boarder at Concordia Lutheran College.

If you would like to know more about the Boarder Experience Weekend taking place in September 2019, please call our Registrar Mrs Michelle Price on 07 4688 2700.

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