The Week Ahead - End of Term 1
Thursday 1 April 2021
From the Head of College
Welcome to the final edition of The Week Ahead for Term 1, 2021. Again, I pass on my thanks to all within our College community for the support and overwhelming understanding regarding the unfolding events of the past week. Once again, our Concordia Lutheran College community has ‘stood tall’ and now it is time to rest after what has been an extremely busy ten weeks.
The first term has seen many achievements by our students and also a number of outstanding highlights. On the sporting fields, in the music and arts space, and in the classroom – congratulations to our children and superb young people for a wonderful period of sustained commitment to their studies, and to those important activities that often occur beyond the classroom. I also pass on my thanks to the staff at the College – the willingness of all staff to engage in the values of the College, and to embrace the strategic challenges with energy and persistence is to be commended. Thank you!
From the College Pastor
Tickets on Sale Now!
Vacation Care will start as planned on Tuesday 6 April at Hume Street Campus. Parents/guardians are required to wear a mask when bringing/collecting children.
JC Sport News
Friday Sport Term 1
Last Friday (although unfortunately cancelled), saw the culmination of the Inter-School Sport fixtures for Term 1, in which we participated in Girls' Touch Football, Mixed Volleyball and Boys' AFL. Our Concordia teams performed exceptionally well, week in week out, showing fantastic sportsmanship and coming away with some great results and improving each week with their skill and new found knowledge of these team sports.
Many thanks to all persons who assisted in some way this term to provide the opportunity for our students to have a game of their chosen sport. From all reports and watching the students each week, you can be assured some great memories where made along the way. Special mention to our team of coaches Mr Paul Baker, Mrs Melissa Reimann, Mrs Marie Smith, Mr Andrew Tennent and SSC sport coaches who assisted, on all your efforts during the term. Next term there is no Friday Inter-school Sport, but once our Track and Field Carnival is finished, our focus each Friday afternoon will be on preparation for the annual Ball Games Carnival which will be held in Week 6 at this stage.
JC Under 8s Day - 27 April
Outside School Hours Care
Hume Street Campus
From the Director
Thank you students, parents and staff for a great start to 2021.
It has been filled with many learning opportunities as well as some fun events. We will reschedule our Colour Explosion Fun Run at a later date.
Warwick Street Campus
From the Director
The end of Term 1 brought great excitement at Warwick Street Campus as we announced the winners of our Easter Competition. After a week of uncertainty again, it was wonderful to end on such a high. Congratulations to the following winners:
- 1st Felix Allard – 10kg Cadbury Chocolate
- 2nd Helen Benham – 4.5kg Toblerone
- 3rd Makenzie Morris – Jar of Easter eggs
For those of you who are wondering, there were 247 Easter eggs in the jar!
Word on the Street
Word on the Street is that there may have been a large Easter Egg in the middle of the jar of little eggs in our Easter competition! This created a huge frenzy among students and there were many second guesses occurring!
Stephen Street Campus
From the Director of Campus
“Knowing that all things were now accomplished… Jesus said, “It is finished”. John 19:28-30.
As each of us prepares for this Easter season in our own ways, it is interesting to ponder those things in our lives that we find difficult to resolve or complete. Tasks such as assignments, projects or musical productions all have a point of completion where we can say that we have finished them and move on. These type of human endeavours all take time and effort and can cause us to feel the pressure that deadlines bring. Equally, as we meet the challenges and tick tasks off our to-do list, there is a sense of accomplishment that finishing something brings.
Year 10 Speed Interviews
Last Wednesday 24 March, the Year 10 students participated in mock interviews as a part of the Short Course in Career Education. We were fortunate to have several employment experts who kindly volunteered their time to provide this opportunity for the students.
As a part of the Short Course, the students had explored the importance of personal presentation and interview skills, prepared a resume and questions to ask in an interview scenario. The students were well prepared for this experience and the sense of nervous energy indicated their commitment to the process. The interviewers commented on the students’ maturity and how they all conducted themselves in the interviews.