Concordia Launches new Learning in Residence Program for Boarders

Sunday 21 Apr

Concordia Lutheran College has introduced an innovative and modern concept in boarding schools with today's official launch of the Learning in Residence program. The Learning in Residence program will incorporate significant enhancements to Concordia’s after-hours study program, enhanced pastoral care and a new residence for female boarding students.

The Concordia community has joined together to celebrate this exciting new era in Concordia’s 70 plus year history of providing high quality coeducational boarding to secondary students.

Concordia’s Head of College Mr Adrian Wiles said the Learning in Residence program significantly enhances the opportunities for student learning with a new dedicated after-hours study program designed specifically to support the studies of boarding students in Years 7 to 12.

“The College library is open until 8pm from Monday to Thursday with Concordia’s experienced Teacher-Librarian and a range of professional educators on hand to assist students in their learning,” Mr Wiles said.

Concordia’s female boarding students are relocating from the previous Girls Boarding House on South Street to a more centralised and modern boarding house on the Stephen Street Campus site from today.

Mr Wiles said the new Girls Boarding House, “Giabal House”, is separate to, but located in closer proximity to, the Boys Boarding House, “Temme House”.

“The relocation of the female boarders to a more centralised boarding facility not only improves the safety and security of our boarders, but it will bring the entire boarding community closer together,” Mr Wiles said.

“This reflects a modern, 21st century coeducational boarding community and we are delighted to be providing these enhanced services and facilities to our students and their families,” Mr Wiles said.