Kindergarten Name Change demonstrates strong ties

Monday 30 Mar

An exciting new era has commenced for the Concordia Lutheran College community with Martin Luther Community Kindergarten, Martin Luther Outside School Hours Care and Concordia Lutheran Kindergarten changing their name as of 1 January 2020.

At Concordia’s Hume Street Campus in Centenary Heights, Martin Luther Community Kindergarten will change its name to Concordia Lutheran College Hume Street Kindergarten while Martin Luther Outside School Hours Care will become Concordia Lutheran College Outside School Hours Care

At Warwick Street Campus in Harristown, Concordia Lutheran Kindergarten will change to Concordia Lutheran College Warwick Street Kindergarten.

Concordia Lutheran College’s Head of College Mr Adrian Wiles said the name changes reflect the already strong connection and cohesion between the kindergartens, Prep to Year 12 and Outside School Hours Care (OSHC).

“At Concordia, we are passionate about providing a seamless transition for our students during the important early learning years of Kindergarten to Year 2,” he said.

“The brand-alignment is one of several initiatives underway to enhance our early learning offering.”

The kindergartens and OSHC will continue to be operated by Queensland Lutheran Early Childhood Services (QLECS).

QLECS Children’s Services Manager Mrs Ann-Marie Davis said the changes will create exciting new opportunities for the community.

“Benefits will include enhanced learning initiatives for our early childhood students and greater teacher collaboration across our K-2 staff,” Mrs Davis said.

“One exciting area of enhancement is the introduction of PreLit in the kindergartens,” she said.

Mrs Davis said the introduction of PreLit to the kindergartens would provide a strong foundation for kindergarten students to commence their literacy learning.

“PreLit is an early literacy preparation program for kindergarten students,” she said.

“After completing PreLit, students are ready to proceed with the InitiaLit program when they begin their Prep year at Concordia,” she said.

Concordia introduced InitiaLit to Prep in 2019.

“InitiaLit is an evidence-based whole-class literacy program that provides students with the essential core knowledge to become successful readers and writers,” Mr Wiles said.

“We saw outstanding gains made by our Prep students in their reading and writing in 2019 and will be continuing the program into Year 1 in 2020 and Year 2 in 2021,” he said.