The Week Ahead - End of Term 4

Friday 27 November 2020

From the Head of College

End of Year Message

This past school year has been a remarkable twelve months for Concordia Lutheran College. The College has continued to develop and to position itself for the years ahead, despite the challenges that our school, country and global communities have faced.

Over the past week we have celebrated together on many levels. The support across the College community has been extraordinary and I pass on thanks to extended families, staff and students for a superb effort in recent days and throughout the year. We have celebrated the Christmas story with our students, discussed the hope and joy that comes with the birth of a young child in a manger, and immersed ourselves in the love and support that is a core value of our Concordia Christian community. Congratulations, one and all!

From the College Pastor

Community News

Junior College

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

From the Director

It has been a year of challenges that has created many problem-solving moments, as well as some out of the box thinking and teamwork. Students, parents and staff have all had to dig deep to rise above the disappointments and I believe we will all be stronger for the growth we have exhibited. I do sincerely thank every staff member for the extreme amount of work and effort put into this year. I also thank the students for being such great learners. The achievements have been very impressive. 

Lastly but not least, I would like to thank the parents. You have been parent, teacher and supporter this year, and you have made an unusual year, much easier through your understanding, appreciation and encouragement. We do pray that each family and staff member is able to take time this holiday break to rest and recuperate. Have a blessed Christmas Season, remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Tennis Coaching at HSC

Tennis coaching will be available this year. Please click below for the relevant information:

Chess Lessons with Les Lord

Mr Les Lord will commence Chess Coaching on Tuesday 2 February from 10.45am to 11.30am in the Resource Centre. The cost per student for six Chess lessons will be $45.00.  

If your child would like to participate please submit your permission on Parent Lounge. Full payment will be required prior to your child commencing lessons.  

Warwick Street Campus

From the Director

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”

These are the words that are central to our WSC Wall of Fame this week. As you can see in the picture below, our Wall of Fame is now adorned with sketches of all our WSC staff team, thanks to the efforts of Mr John Trappett and Mr David Heuschele – and what a team they are!

WSC Year 6 Celebration Dinner

Heuschele Award

​Congratulations to Bruce Omanga!

Mrs Mary Heuschele was a teacher at Concordia Primary for 22 years and established the “Heuschele Award for Citizenship in a School Setting”. This award is presented to a student who shows a positive attitude, respect to both staff and other students and who generally tries to behave in a way that is fitting for a student in a Christian school.

As a society we always recognise the achievements which our students have made in the academic field, musically and on the sporting field. This award acknowledges the relevance of a courteous, good-natured, God-centred outlook and we should remember that all our other achievements are also only possible by God’s grace.

This award recognises a student who has consistently displayed this loving concern and respect for others.

Congratulations to Bruce Omanga on receiving this award in 2020.

Christmas Musical – ‘The Inn-Spectors'

Julie Gould Rising Star Award

Congratulations to Nathan Loughlin!

This award was established in 2018 by Mrs Julie Gould who was a member of staff for over 30 years including 10 years as the Director of Campus at Warwick Street Campus. Mrs Gould always had a passion for Choral Work and anything that involved the Performing Arts during this time. 

The Julie Gould Rising Star Award for 2020 goes to Nathan Loughlin.

Tennis Coaching at WSC

Tennis coaching will be available this year. Please click below for the relevant information:

Chess Lessons with Les Lord

We are excited that Mr Les Lord will be running Chess Coaching sessions commencing Thursday 4 February 2021 from 7.45am to 8.30am in the Resource Centre. The cost per student for six Chess Lessons will be $45.00.

If your child would like to participate please submit your permission on Parent Lounge. Full payment will be required prior to your child commencing lessons.  

Stephen Street Campus

From the Director

“I have come that they might have life and have it to the full.”
John 10:10

Many of us over the course of this year, have had aspects of our usual “full lives” pared back in some shape or form. A holiday that we couldn’t take, a change in routines, sporting and cultural pleasures adjusted, impacted businesses and the list goes on. As I reflect on the year that has been, it has certainly been a year of change, growth and the overuse of words such as “unprecedented” and “new normal”. It is a year certainly worthy of some reflection.

Ironically, many of the changes that have occurred this year were already poised for implementation in 2020. MS Teams, the transition of all our Years 7 to 12 assessment processes to our Learning Management System via Student Café and Parent Lounge, visible feedback on all assessment items and the list goes on. Managing this level of change does have its challenges and I sincerely thank all our staff, parents and most importantly, students, for the way that have embraced and pushed forward with this work. This year has allowed us to position our College in a very enviable position from which we can launch into 2021.

So, as we ease into the Christmas season, I pray that this year might be extra special as we come together as families and join with friends to celebrate the birth of Jesus and give thanks for the gifts of hope, grace and peace that He brings.

Mr Jason Smith
Director of Campus

Years 11 and 12 - Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) Applications

Application for students in Year 11 and Year 12 in 2021.

An Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) is provided to minimise as much as possible, barriers for students whose disability, impairment, medical condition or other circumstances may affect their ability to read, respond or participate in assessment.

If your daughter or son is entering Year 11 or Year 12 in 2021 and you are wanting to support your child through submitting an AARA application, an AARA Medical Report and a Student Statement must be submitted to the Director of Learning and Innovation. Please use the links below. Alternatively, hard copies of the documents are available at Student Services.

After completing the forms, as well as providing proof of a medical diagnosis, these can be handed to Student Services or emailed directly to Wendy.Bowen@concordia.qld.edu.au.

Queensland Curriculum Assessment Authority (QCAA) have changed the AARA application process. They now require medical support documents to be dated the year the AARA is required for. For 2021, all medical documents to support an AARA application must be dated 2021.

If you need more information, please don’t hesitate in contacting the College on 4688 2700 or email me directly at Wendy.Bowen@concordia.qld.edu.au

Ms Wendy Bowen
Director of Learning and Innovation

SSC 2021 Book Lists

Our 2021 booklists are available for online ordering. Place your order online through Browns Office Choice. The Book List link is also available in Parent Lounge.

Scholars' Assembly 2021

A reminder for our graduating Year 12 students that they are all invited to attend the Class of 2020 Scholars' Assembly in early 2021. It is our intention that parents of Year 12 students in 2020 will be able to attend. However, we will keep you advised with any changes closer to the event date.

Sports News

Cricket

Congratulations to Reiko Vermeulen (Year 10) on his selection in the Bulls Masters Cricket Youth Cup for Darling Downs. Reiko will play in Bundaberg with the Queensland team then being selected.

Reiko is also a part of the Ipswich Hornets team who have made it to the Grand Final for the first time in history. The team will be playing Toombul on 6 December at Allan Border Stadium. Good luck to Reiko and his team!

Term 1 2021 Training

Come and Try Netball (for boys)

2021 Tennis Coaching

Boarding

Welcome from the Leadership Team