The Week Ahead - Term 1, Week 7

Monday 8 March to Friday 12 March 2021

From the Head of College

From the Head of College

We are looking forward to welcoming Pastor Nathan Glover and his family into the Concordia community during the days ahead. They have already moved to Toowoomba and Pastor Glover will be installed as Pastor – Emmanuel Lutheran Fellowship (ELF) at an Installation Service to be held in the Concordia Chapel on Sunday 14 March beginning at 2pm. 

We also are waiting with excitement for Pastor Thomas Bohmert to join us as College Pastor at the beginning of Semester 2, 2021. Both pastors are qualified educationalists and will bring much to the College and wider school community.

As we move through into the second half of this school term, it is always good to reflect on the start that we have had to the 2021 year. At Concordia, our enrolments continue to increase on all campuses, and we are delighted with the increased confidence that the wider community has in the College and its programs. 

Academic scholarship testing for 2022 entry was held last Saturday and, as in previous years, there was a strong cohort of applicants. A second round of Specialist Scholarship offers will be made in May, and application details are on the College’s website.

From the College Pastor

Community News

Uniform Shop Hours

Uniform items are available only from the College Uniform Shop which operates on the following days during term-time:

  • Monday 8am to 12pm
  • Wednesday 1pm to 4pm
  • Friday 8am to 11am

For your convenience it is recommended that an appointment be made for outfitting your student by calling the Uniform Shop on 07 4688 2738.

If you are unable to attend during the above hours, please email the Uniform Shop with your order information: clcshop@concordia.qld.edu.au

Big Band News

The Concordia Lutheran College Big Band will be performing for the Inaugural Jazz Under the Stars music festival on Saturday 13 March. The festival was conceived by the Toowoomba Band Directors Guild in 2019 and, sadly, was postponed in 2020. The evening features a full line up of high school jazz bands with a special guest spot at the end of the night by the Cool Nights Big Band.

Click here for further information.

Reflect 2 Pivot Workshop

We are excited about the opportunity to invest time into thinking together with past, present and future College parents, students, leaders and staff about the next steps of our Learning in Residence journey at Concordia. As valued partners, we extend a heartfelt invitation to each of you to join the learning conversation and to continue making a difference. 

Please click here to register your attendance.

CARE for Rural Australia - Toowoomba by OzHelp Foundation

You're invited to this free CARE for Rural Australia workshop on Tuesday 23 March 2021. Click here for further information

Inter-House Cross Country

The Inter-House Cross Country will be held on Wednesday 10 March. Click here for the 2021 Program

Spectators are welcome for this event but due to COVID-19, we request you sign in at Reception (or via the Sine app) upon arrival.

Junior College

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

From the Director

Congratulations Emma and Emily
Emma Walkington and Emily Holding represented Concordia at the Darling Downs swimming on Wednesday 3 March. An extra congrats to Emma for being selected to go to State Championships.

HSC Campus Photos – Monday 22 March

HSC Campus Photos – Monday 22 March
Our Campus Photos are scheduled for Monday 22 March. Could you please ensure your child/ren are in the correct uniform. Students in Prep and Year 1 will wear their sports uniform.  All students from Years 2 to 6 are required to wear their Formal Uniform.

Family Photos
To enable parents to purchase a Family Photo of all or some of their children who attend Concordia Lutheran College, photos of siblings will be taken in the Hume Street Campus Hall between 8am and 8.15am on photo day. 

It will be the parents’ responsibility to get their SSC children to HSC for the family photo and then take them to SSC ready for school before 8.30am. If you would like family photos done could you please collect a family photo envelope from Reception prior to Photo day. 

Tuckshop Orders

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.

Colour Explosion Fun Run

Thank you so much for continuously supporting our school, especially through fundraising. This term, we are hosting a Colour Explosion School Fun Run.

Start fundraising today.
Did you know? Students raise 3x times more when they fundraise online! Visit myprofilepage.com.au to create your child’s cybersafe fundraising profile. Instructions are in your child’s sponsorship booklet. You have until Friday 23 April to fundraise, so make sure you get cracking!

The big day is coming!
We are so excited to host our Colour Explosion School Fun Run on Tuesday 30 March. On the day, make sure your child brings a white shirt and old shorts for the Fun Run and waterslide! They will be covered in non-toxic, high quality colour powder from head to toe! They will also need a water bottle and their hat. Sunscreen will be provided in the classrooms prior to the event.

Lots of Socks – World Down Syndrome Day – 19 March

On Friday 19 March we are asking students to wear their craziest socks to school and bring along a gold coin donation to help support World Down Syndrome Day. 


Warwick Street Campus

From the Director

As I wandered around the playground this morning before school, the energy of students, staff and parents was infectious. I spoke to the students at Assembly on Monday about how “Your vibe attracts your tribe”, and WSC certainly has a great vibe at the moment! 

The playground has also been a hive of activity this week. Our Campus Captains and Sport Captain have been running a lunch time athletics club, the Library has been abuzz with Lego Mystery Bags, and the new playground is still getting a great workout. There are many activities on offer for our students at lunch time to support many different interests.

A Special Invitation from the Director of Campus

Students from Years 1 to 6 have been invited to a Glow Disco on Friday 12 March from 6pm to 7.30pm. While the students are enjoying their time at the disco, we thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for our parents to spend some time together with a special Wine and Cheese Evening in the Resource Centre. Come and enjoy some time together to chat and hear about all the exciting things happening at WSC this year.

If you would like to attend, please click here for information.

Word on the Street

Word on the street is that Thomas Tang from Year 5 made it to the "Number 1" table at TDPS Individual Chess Tournament. He was ranked 11th overall out of approximately 190 students. Congratulations Thomas!

Tuckshop Orders

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.

WSC Campus Photos – Wednesday 17 March

WSC Campus Photos – Wednesday 17 March
Our Campus Photos are scheduled for Wednesday 17 March. Could you please ensure your child/ren are in the correct uniform. Students in Prep will wear their sports uniform.  All students from Years 1 to 6 are required to wear their Formal Uniform.

Family Photos
To enable parents to purchase a Family Photo of all or some of their children who attend Concordia Lutheran College, photos of siblings will be taken in the Warwick Street Campus Shed between 8am and 8.15am on photo day. 

It will be the parents’ responsibility to get their SSC children to WSC for the family photo and then take them to SSC ready for school before 8.30am. If you would like family photos done could you please collect a family photo envelope from Reception prior to Photo day. 

Lots of Socks – World Down Syndrome Day – 19 March

On Friday 19 March we are asking students to wear their craziest socks to school and bring along a gold coin donation to help support World Down Syndrome Day. 


Stephen Street Campus

Year 8 Ironbark Camp

On Wednesday 17 February, 38 very excited Year 8 students departed with their Home Class teachers, Mrs Sonya Holden and Mrs Karen Rohde for their three day ‘Mini Googa’ camp experience at Ironbark. Mr David Rentell, a Year 8 camp expert, was also in attendance to supervise the boys as they headed out onto their hike and overnight sleep out on the first night of camp. 

Mr Jason Smith and I also visited and enjoyed spending time with the students while they were engaged in the various activities organised by the camp staff. 

Ironbark Outdoor Education Centre is located an hour away near Crow’s Nest. The program focuses on the values of community, commitment and connection. Students are encouraged to discover strength born of teamwork and persistence and to awaken their individual capabilities. Four main elements make up the Ironbark program. These are:
• Outdoor pursuits
• Farm skills
• Environmental awareness 
• Community living

Mrs Roslyn Cook
Year Level and Pastoral Coordinator (Years 6 to 8)

For Current Year 10 Parents and Students...

Subject information is available in the following handbooks:

SSC P&F News

Last Friday! What a great night!

It was our inaugural P&F Connect. We had a fabulous turnout for our first event which was held at Zack’s Restaurant and Bar in the Burke and Wills Hotel. It was fabulous to meet some new parents and great to connect with those from other year levels that I wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to meet. 

Zack’s put on a fabulous little spread of food which we shared (Chicken Satay, Arancini, Salt and Pepper Calamari, Deep Fried Camembert were just some of the delicious morsels we got to eat). From all accounts, everyone had a great time. The connections were still going strong when Sean and I left the soiree around 9pm. I also take this opportunity to say thank you to Lisa for all the behind-the-scenes coordinating she did to help bring this together, it is greatly appreciated.

Sports News

Coaches in the Spotlight

This week, meet our track and field coach (teacher), John Mathews

Boarding

Welcome from the Leadership Team