The Week Ahead - Term 2, Week 3
Monday 3 May to Friday 7 May 2021
From the Head of College
This week has seen the whole College swing into action. The highlights have undoubtedly been the Year 5 Camp, the major musical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the visit of the newly appointed Head of College, Mr Anton Prinsloo – all in a shortened four-day week! Thank you everyone for your support and efforts and my prayer is that the whole College community takes time to relax over the coming long weekend.
The next week sees a ‘relative’ return to normal. The final two days will see the Stephen Street Campus Track and Field Carnival take place followed by the Junior College Track and Field Carnival on the main oval at Stephen Street. These are always wonderful community events and I encourage parents and extended family to attend in support of the competitors.
A reminder that we are still under COVID-19 requirements. The key consideration relates to ensuring that if any signs and symptoms appear, then testing and isolation until results are received is critical. The personal hygiene steps that we are used to now are all still very relevant as we seek to keep our College community healthy and safe.
Mr Adrian Wiles
Head of College
From the College Pastor
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.
All students will participate in an online practice test on the morning of 26 March. The NAPLAN formal testing period commences from Monday 10 May until Friday 21 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.
JC P-2 Modified Track & Field Carnival
On Friday 14 May we will be holding our Prep to Year 2 Modified Track and Field Carnival at our Warwick Street Campus. Please click on the attached letter for more information.
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.
JC Inter-House Track & Field Carnival News
Throughout last term our students have participated in PE classes and preparing for this year’s Junior College Track and Field carnival which is to be held in Week 3, Term 2. Last Friday afternoon our students ran in the pre-carnival 800m event which was a great afternoon of competition between all houses with many students running some great times.
Arabella Knopke broke the girls 10 years record in her race. The 2021 Discus events have been completed also, these events set the tone for a big day of competition at our Junior College Carnival.
See the link below for a copy of the Junior College Track and Field Program:
JC Track And Field Carnival Program 2021
Our Zone Cross Country team have been training before and after school, with many taking advantage of the sessions at Kearneys Spring Reserve to familiarise and prepare themselves for this event.
The Central Zone Cross Country Team consists of Arabella Knopke, Atoor Jok, Skye Henning, Emma Walkington, Marcus Dealtry, Sebastian Millett, Sam Dignon, Josh Dolley, Willoughby Allard, Chloe Bertram, Chase Robertson, Ben Watson, Zoe Pietsch, Lily Pietsch, Annabelle Millett, Ava Hopper, Cooper Finlayson, Austin Knopke, Ethan Gorham, Oliver Foley and Bruce Omanga.
Good luck to all that are competing in these upcoming events.
Outside School Hours Care
Hume Street Campus
From the Director
PJ Day - Wednesday 5 May
During Term 1, Isaac Maden spoke with the Year 4 students about some work that he does with and for Gateway House. This is a group that provide short term housing for youth in need. Isaac’s talk really touched the hearts of the Year 4 students and they decided as a group to support this project.
They have written to businesses getting both cash and product donations. The Year 4 students will be hosting a PJ Day on Wednesday 5 May with the gold coin donations going to buy back packs with individual toilets and something comforting for the youth receiving care at the Gateway House.
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 8.
There will be NO TUCKSHOP on the following dates
Week 3 – Thursday 6 May
Week 4 – Thursday 13 May
HSC Mother's Day Pamper Morning
Aussie Hoops Program
Warwick Street Campus
From the Director
Stepping outside the classroom and getting on a bus to go to school camp can often come with mixed emotions. As we farewelled our Year 5 students as they headed off to Tallebudgera this week, many different emotions were evident. Some were a little anxious, others were bursting with excitement and some weren’t too sure how to feel!
Mother’s Day Celebration - Thursday 6 May
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
Word on the Street
Word on the Street is that Mrs Smith was the best body boarder on Year 5 Camp!
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
From the Director of Campus
Last night, I had the absolute privilege of watching A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What an incredible production! To everyone involved, including our cast, crew, staff and amazing parents, thank you and congratulations!
It was a magical night where I was continually drawn back to the remarkable fact that this Shakespearean play, written in 1595, combined with the spunk of Concordia’s Arts community, was brought to life yet again. Amazing! I did check earlier today and there is a handful of seats left for tonight’s show. If you have nothing on, pick up a ticket, get dressed up and come and enjoy a night at the theatre.
A reminder that next Thursday, we have our Stephen Street Campus Track and Field Carnival. We are hoping for a perfect Toowoomba autumn’s day. We have a food truck and coffee van to sustain our athletes and spectators. Family and friends are welcome to come along to cheer on the athletes and enjoy the chance to catch up with each other.
Lastly, I’m off campus next week. I am heading up to Beef 2021 in Rockhampton, to fly the Concordian flag. If you have friends or family who are also heading to Beef Week, please let them know that we are in town and that we would love them to pop in for a chat.
Have a great weekend.
Mr Jason Smith
Director of Campus
Elevate 2021 Parent Webinar Series is back!
We’re excited to announce that parents of Concordia Lutheran College have exclusive access to Elevate Education’s Parent Webinar Series for Term 2, 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 fortnightly across the term, beginning on Wednesday 5 May at 7pm. Registration is essential and is free for parents of Concordia Lutheran College.
The webinar is run live online from 7pm to 8pm where the presenter will share Elevate’s research findings and skills, and will conduct a live Q&A so you can ask them questions directly.
Should you have questions or would like to contact Elevate directly, their details are listed below.
Introducing the Concordia Lutheran College Choral Program
As we move on from the excitement that was the 2021 Musical Production, 'A Midsummer's Night Dream', we would love you to consider your artistic endeavours for 2021 and beyond. After a term in waiting, we are excited to announce the Choral Program will be kicking off from Week 3 (Con Voce) and Week 4 (Choir).
Whether you have been in the program previously, new to the College or just newly interested in singing and performing, I would love to see you come along and give us a try.
Track and Field Carnival - Thursday 6 May
Term 2 Sport Training
Hello to all our Boarder Families!
Anzac Day showed the dedication and respect that these students have for those who have defended and fallen for our country.
Both Boarder Captains, Jack Bolam and Carolyn Marschall along with Bradley Stiller and Stuart Larsen, attended the Anzac Parade in Toowoomba with Mr Cowper while Harry Allsop (Year7) played bagpipes and marched at Dalby. Great efforts!
The weeks are quickly passing and our boarders have again proven to be an extremely talented group of young individuals.