The Week Ahead - Term 2, Week 2

Monday 26 April to Friday 30 April 2021

From the Head of College

News from the Head of College

Welcome back to school and to Term 2, 2021.

We are excited to welcome Mr Anton Prinsloo to the College next Wednesday for his first visit to Concordia and all campuses. As you would be aware, Lutheran Education Queensland and Concordia Lutheran College Council have appointed Mr Prinsloo to the role as Head of College from 1 July 2021. Our community was notified by the Council Chair, and details of Mr Prinsloo’s background and experience were outlined in that correspondence. I look forward to the handover that is being planned over the coming months, and on behalf of our community, I wish Mr Prinsloo every blessing as he moves from his current Principalship into the role as Head of College at Concordia Lutheran College.

A busy week ahead - A Midsummer Night’s Dream is in the final throes of rehearsal, and the stage is set for the production to roll out on Thursday 29 April and Friday 30 April at the Empire Theatre. A reminder that tickets can be purchased online, and we are looking forward to a full house being the order of the day on both nights. Thank you to all staff, students and parents who have been heavily involved in the many lead-up rehearsal events – it will be a fantastic production!

A reminder that Monday 26 April is the Anzac Day public holiday in our State. As a College, we will be remembering the Anzacs and all members of the Defence Forces, both past and present. Monday 3 May is also the gazetted Labour Day public holiday in Queensland.

Kind regards

Mr Adrian Wiles
Head of College

From the College Pastor

Community News

NAPLAN 2021

NAPLAN tests will be conducted in 2021. All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are expected to participate in NAPLAN tests. Concordia Lutheran College will be conducting NAPLAN texts through online testing. The testing dates for Concordia will be from Tuesday 11 May until Friday 14 May.

NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students have already learnt through the school curriculum. Concordia teachers will ensure that students are familiar with the test formats and will provide appropriate support and guidance. Practice testing has taken place for all students who need to undertake the NAPLAN testing in 2021.

Thank you to Musical Sponsors!

We are so grateful for the wonderful support we have received from the community for the 2021 Arts Production, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their generous contributions to make this show a reality. Please be sure to thank them if you cross paths with them!

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - book now!

Full of celebration, visual splendour and joyous laughter, this always popular show with audiences features an amazing student cast and contemporary songs that will captivate the whole family. Performances will be on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 April at 7pm. Buy your tickets now!

Junior College

What happens at the end of Year 6?

Given we have three campuses, there is sometimes confusion about what happens after Year 6 at Concordia. Despite the geographical separation of the campuses, we are one College and all primary enrolments from the Junior College (Prep to Year 6) flow seamlessly into the secondary years at Stephen Street Campus.

This means there is no requirement for parents to enrol their child for Year 7 - it progresses in the same way that a student progresses from Year 5 to 6 or any other year level (except for Kindy to Prep!).

All Year 6 students and their parents will be invited to attend an informal chat with our Stephen Street Director of Campus Mr Jason Smith later this term. At this meeting, you will be able to ask any questions you have about Middle and Senior College and have a guided tour of the secondary campus.

Parents of students in Kindergarten through to Year 6 are welcome to book in a tour of Stephen Street Campus at any time. We are very proud of the enhancements that have been taking place in the Middle and Senior College over the past few years and would love to show you around - don't let that geographic separation stop you from visiting!

If you would like to visit Stephen Street Campus or have a discussion about your child's progression into Year 7, please contact the Enrolments team at enrolments@concordia.qld.edu.au or click the button below.

JC Inter-house Track and Field Carnival Meal Deal

Attached below is the JC Inter-house Track and Field Carnival Meal Deal Flyer. Please note that only the Year 2 students that are 8yrs old (born 2013) will be able to order the meal deal. All other year 2 students along with Prep and Year 1 students are not able to order this meal deal as they will be returning back to their Campus.

All orders need to be placed via My Student Account by 3pm Tuesday 4 May. 

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

From the Director

Welcome to Term 2!

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.

Please note that there will be no Tuckshop on Thursday 6 May.

Warwick Street Campus

From the Director

Welcome back to Term 2. After the uncertainty at the end of Term 1, it was exciting to welcome everyone back on campus on Tuesday. Traditionally, Term 2 is short and busy and this term will be no different.

Today, the WSC students gathered to commemorate Anzac Day with a special service led by Mr Paul Baker. This service is always an important part of our calendar as our students remember the sacrifices that have been made by our service men and women throughout the years. At the end of the service, we announced the winners of our Anzac Day Colouring Competition. Congratulations to:

Mother’s Day Celebration - Thursday 6 May

Please click on the link to register your attendance  
WSC 'Move It' & Muffins with Mum Registration

Mother’s Day Stall – Thursday 6 May

Our Mothers’ Day Stall will be held on Thursday 6 May. This year there will be both $5.00 and $10.00 gifts available to purchase.

Gifts - Your child/ren may like to purchase a present for Mums, Nannies, Grandmas or any other special motherly role models. Money will need to be brought to school on Thursday 6 May. Please place the money in an envelope marked with:  

  • Child’s name
  • Amount in envelope
  • Number of gifts to be purchased

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 8.

There will be NO TUCKSHOP on the following dates

Week 3 – Wednesday 5 May

Week 4 – Wednesday 12 May

Stephen Street Campus

​Pausing for One Minute

Over the next few days, Australians around the globe will pause to observe one minute’s silence as a sign of respect and reflection, as part of our Anzac Day commemorations. Standing in silence is a powerful experience that is in such stark contrast with the fast-paced hum of the society that we live in. It is important, and so we stop. We set time aside and choose to remember. 

Subject Changes

Changes in elective subjects for students in Years 9 and 10 need to occur at the end of a semester. For students in Years 9 and 10, subject changes can occur at the commencement of Term 3 which is the start of Semester 2. If there is a need for a change of subject before the commencement of Semester 2, then a subject request needs to be made directly through myself. 

Ms Wendy Bowen
Director of Learning and Innovation

Future Visions Finalists

Four senior Visual Art students, Stuart Larsen and Gracie Paynter (Year 12), Chelsea Loader and Jasmine Hollonds (Year 11) have been selected as finalists in USQ’s Annual FUTURE VISIONS exhibition. The Senior artworks chosen demonstrate a range of diverse materials and skills from our four students, including oil and acrylic painting, photography, and pixelated painting on an old Holden car door. 

The exhibition will be on display at USQ’s School of Creative Arts Gallery from 22 April. In Week 4 of this term, Years 11 and 12 Art students will be attending a local excursion to view the exhibition and USQ facilities. Congratulations to our talented students! 

Ms Holly Kiehne
Visual Art Teacher

SSC Photo Day - Thursday 27 May

Boarding

Boarding News

While winding down for Term 1 holidays and the looming lockdown due to COVID-19, we were presented with some small challenges that required a last minute drive to Brisbane to ensure our international students could get to their respective homestays. 

Hours were spent on the phone re-arranging flights and accommodation and parents and caregivers organising special leave so as their daughters and sons would be at home prior to travel day in the event the borders would remain closed. 

Many thanks to those who communicated with us and most of all thank you to all students for their great efforts in packing down at short notice and leaving their areas neat and tidy. Compassion and consideration was demonstrated to all parties.

With the love and support from our families, our students are ready to embark on Term 2.

Welcome from the Leadership Team