The Week Ahead - Term 1, Week 4
Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February 2021
From the Head of College
In the coming week, we will begin our celebrations of the 75th Anniversary of the College. As outlined to the community in past weeks, we will be planning to hold key events in the latter part of this year - for obvious reasons. On Monday, we will start an awareness of our history by providing ‘birthday’ cake to all students and staff. The College Captains, Isabel Barton and Thomas Head, and I will visit all campuses to speak briefly to the students and to enjoy the cutting of the symbolic cake by Campus Captains.
The College officially opened its doors for teaching on 13 February 1946 under the leadership of Pastor Rudolph Altus as the first Principal. He welcomed 27 students, 23 of whom were boarding students. The historic Redlands Building and surrounding lands was purchased to serve as the home for the College – famously, Mr Joh Bjelke Peterson (later to become a long serving Premier of Queensland) was a member of the committee.
Other activities quickly found their place into the College’s culture with the first athletics day and speech night held before the end of 1946. Academic results continued to improve to a point where it was stated that ‘the founding fathers were humbled by the goodness of the Lord in this leap of faith’.
From the College Pastor
2022 Specialist Scholarships open Monday 15 February
Students entering Years 7 to 12 in 2022 are eligible to apply for Specialist Scholarships, with applications opening on Monday 15 February.
Specialist Scholarships are available in the following fields:
- Head of College (General Excellence)
- Head of College (Leadership)
- Head of College (Rural)
- Head of College (Public Speaking)
- Music (Instrumental and/or Vocal)
- The Arts (Dance)
- The Arts (Drama)
- The Arts (Visual Art)
Information about how to apply will be available at the following link from Monday 15 February: SCHOLARSHIPS
If you have any questions about these scholarships, please contact our Enrolments team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs Bianca Coleborn
Director of Marketing & Enrolments
Now is the time to enrol for 2022!
Enrolments at Concordia are continuing to go from strength to strength. Already our 2022 WSC Prep Class has only a few places remaining and the HSC Prep class for next year is over 50 per cent subscribed.
Our Year 7 cohort in 2021 is the largest we've had for several years and it appears that 2022 is set to exceed that number again.
Existing families with younger siblings to be enrolled in 2022 are strongly encouraged to submit an application form as a matter of urgency to ensure their place is secured. Without an application form, we are unable to allocate a place for a future student.
The good news is that if you are an existing College family, we will waive the $100 application fee. Use the code clc-sibling at the checkout to waive the fee.
To enrol your child, please complete the online application form: CLICK HERE
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle and Bianca in our Enrolments department at email@example.com.
Mrs Bianca Coleborn
Director of Marketing & Enrolments
75th Anniversary Celebrations
On Saturday 13 February, Concordia turns 75!
We will be recognising this milestone with a cake cutting at the assemblies taking place at each campus on Monday 15 February.
We have purposely delayed our major celebration until later in the year in the hope that COVID-19 restrictions will ease and make holding a significant event possible.
Please save the date - Saturday 4 September and watch this space as more details are released.
Project Based Learning at Concordia
Track and Field Training
For students looking to advance to the next level in Track and Field, training is available for students in Years 5 and 6 at Stephen Street Campus on Thursday mornings 7am to 8am.
Tired of the juggle with the morning rush for school? Are you finding it hard to get the children organised, dropped off to school and then find you are still running late for work? Consider Before School Care as an option.
With Before School Care, we drop your children off. We are open from 6.30am each school day morning with a courtesy bus running WSC children to school. Children are welcome to bring along breakfast to enjoy at their own pace before heading to school.
Before School Care costs only $18 per session and is even cheaper with CCS applied. Let us take the hassle out of your mornings!
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to find more information or to make a booking.
Outside School Hours Care
Hume Street Campus
From the Director
This week on Assembly, we recalled that Hume Street Campus only has three rules for us to work and live by. They are to:
- Be safe
- Be respectful
- Be a learner
We love only having these three rules, because they are so easy to remember. If we need to manage student behaviour, this link explains the steps that are taken. If you have any questions about this or anything else, please talk with your child’s teacher.
At HSC, tuckshop is held on a Thursday. All orders are to be completed online at My Student Account by 3pm each Wednesday. Please notify Reception by 9am on Thursday if your child is absent and we will cancel their order. Tuckshop will finish in Week 9.
Warwick Street Campus
From the Director
“Do the right thing – even when no one is looking.”
This week at Assembly we discussed the first of eight quotes we will be looking at this term. Doing the right thing even when no one is looking, was an excellent introduction to the students learning about integrity.
Integrity is one of the main qualities that positively influences a child’s character and behaviour and shapes their understanding of what is right and wrong. It forms the basis of good relationships and has a positive impact on all in our school community.
Over the coming weeks, you will see these quotes hanging in various locations around the campus. I encourage you to discuss these further with your children.
Word on the Street
WSC Campus Photos – Wednesday 17 March
At WSC, Tuckshop is held on a Wednesday. All orders are to be completed online at My Student Account by 3pm each Tuesday. Please notify Reception by 9am on Wednesday if your child is absent and we will cancel their order. Tuckshop will finish in Week 9.
Stephen Street Campus
From the Director of Campus
Happy birthday, Concordia! 75 and feeling younger than ever!
Monday afternoon saw the Stephen Street Campus quadrangle come alive with a large group of parents and students for our P&F Welcome Canapes and Parent Information Evening. We certainly missed these opportunities last year and are looking forward to more face to face time with our families.
Today our Year 7 and Year 12 students are having their own forms of fun activities. Year 7 students are slipping and sliding, playing on jumping castles, testing their accuracy on an inflatable dartboard and piecing the clues together on their scavenger hunt.
At the same time, our Year 12 students are engaging with representatives from universities and QTAC at our University Road Show. For parents of Year 12, it is interesting to note that in exactly 12 months, Orientation Week for most universities will be about to commence. This showcase is just one of the opportunities for students to gather information as they consider their pathways beyond Year 12.
Year 11 Access Arrangements and Reasonable Adjustments (AARA) Applications
Application for students in Year 11 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 currently in Year 11 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
Free Elevate Webinars
We’re excited to announce that parents of Concordia Lutheran College have exclusive access to Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar Series for Term 1, 2021. Elevate works with our students, delivering high impact workshops on study skills, motivation, wellbeing and exam preparation. By tuning into their webinar series you will learn how to better support your children at home through reinforcing the skills they learn at school.
The webinars take place across Term 1, beginning on Wednesday 10 February at 6pm. Registration is essential and is free for parents of Concordia Lutheran College.
The webinar is run live online from 6pm to 7pm where the presenter will share Elevate’s key research and skills, and will conduct a live Q&A so you can ask them questions directly.
Webinars in this series will focus on the following:
- 10 February - Motivation and the role of parental praise and goals.
- 24 February - Time management techniques to align the family expectations on homework and school-life balance.
- 10 March - Technology devices and self-regulation strategies.
- 24 March - Note taking skills to help your child deepen their revision.
Tutoring begins in Week 4, from Monday 15 February. These sessions occur before school, during breaks and after school. Click here to view the tutoring timetable.
This timetable can also be found in Parent Lounge or Student Cafe under School Links > Learning & Innovation.
Rates Plant Vouchers
It's rates time in Toowoomba and you would have received a plant voucher with your notice. If you have no need for the voucher, consider donating it to Concordia where it will be put to very good use!
2021 Leaders Badge Presentation
Our 2021 Leaders Badge Presentation was held earlier this term. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, parents were unable to attend this event. However, a recording was made and is now available. Click here to watch.
SSC P&F News
What a fabulous turn out we had on Monday to the P&F Canapes and Parent Information Evening. It was wonderful to see so many new faces (parents and teachers) as well as all the familiar ones. A shout out to the students who looked after us on the evening, serving the canapes and drinks and, of course, to our kitchen staff for the delicious food. Thank you to everyone who came along and the staff who gave us an insight to our year ahead.
After the year that was 2020, where we had some interesting learning curves as we all switched from on-campus life to online structures, we are looking forward to being able to meet and interact again face-to-face with the new normal that is now part of our world. As such, I am excited to announce that we will have our first P&F meeting for the year on Monday 15 February, commencing at 6.30pm in the Concordia Function Centre (Noack Room). It will also be combined with our AGM that was rolled over from the end of last year.
An Introduction to Elevate
Inter-House Swimming Carnival
1. Stedman - 2130 points
2. Kessler - 1691 points
3. Altus - 1277 points
Four records were broken at this year's event:
• Girls 13yrs 50m Fly 30.05 - Meg Osborne – ALT
• Girls 12yrs 25m Fly 20.63 - Tejanshi Bhardwaj – STE
• Girls 13yrs 50m Free 29.45 - Meg Osborne – ALT
• Boys 12yrs 25m Back 21.04 - Freddy DeToit – KES
2021 Swimming Age Champions
SSC Term 1 Training
Unbelievably, it's Week 3 already!
We are pleased to say the first weeks of the school year in boarding have been fantastic. All the boarders have settled very quickly into the busy lives they lead here at Concordia.
Here is a short clip of one of the enjoyable aspects of boarding – having fun with friends. This clip is the boys after school, loving their basketball.
Mrs Maureen Taurima and Mr Ross McKeown