The Week Ahead - Term 2, Week 3

Monday 2 May to Friday 6 May 2022

From the Head of College

From the Head of College

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Winter has paid us an early reminder and taster this past week of what’s to come. Thank you for your support in getting your student[s] swapped over into the correct Winter Uniform requirements. I need to acknowledge and thank our Senior College Captains, Amyleigh and Mark, for the excellent way in which they represented Concordia at the Anzac Day Service last Monday. Thank you to Pastor Thomas for accompanying the students on the morning. From all accounts the Year 4 students have had a great camp on the Gold Coast this week and it’s wonderful to see these important social growth events happening for the students again. Thank you to the Year 4 staff as well as the Administration staff members from the Junior College for the many hours spent planning and hosting this camp. Enjoy receiving your children back this afternoon as well as listening to their many stories about the last few days.

As we head into our Track and Field season, I would like to extend a warm welcome for you to be part of these carnivals on the day. Thank you to the many parents, caregivers and family members who attended the Prep to Year 2 Carnival at Hume Street Campus this morning. I am looking forward to seeing many of you at the SSC Carnival next week on Thursday and JC Carnival next week on Friday – both carnivals will take place at Stephen Street Campus. We look forward to sharing with you next week the results of the Central Zone Cross Country, for 10-12 Yrs, which was held at Kearney Springs today. 

From the College Pastor


This is my first real autumn experience in the last seven years – they call it autumn in Brisbane too, but it really is only a change from hot and sticky to pleasant and warm weather. Anzac morning was quite bracing and gave us a taste of things to come. I love the change of colour of the leaves, the cooler weather, the turn of the season.

But change also has a cost, it’s easier to catch a cold this time of year, you have to be prepared for sudden changes in the weather and adjust to the cooler times.

I am just reading through some life reflections my Dad shared with me recently – currently going through those about the momentous changes of the late 1980s and early 1990s, as people in East Germany and elsewhere in the communist bloc started taking to the streets demanding change. This ultimately led to the fall of the wall, a very symbolic event that opened chances for a different approach in world relationships, one of more cooperation than cold war, of disarmament and peace.

Youth Alpha - Expressions of Interest

Last year, Pastor Nathan and I ran a Youth Alpha course for students of Concordia, which was well received. We are considering running another one of these courses.

It would involve a weekday (possibly Tuesday) evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Stephen Street Campus, with a tea supplied and then some discussion around the Alpha provided videos and some games. There are about 12 sessions and we would plan to offer it from mid Term 2 through Term 3, with a special event at the end.

If you are interested in your child (from Years 7 to 12) to come along, please indicate your interest by emailing Pastor Thomas ( by Friday 28 April 2022.

Thank you and God bless,

Pastor Thomas Böhmert
College Pastor

Community News

For Sale

2015 Toyota Aurion Prodigy - $17,500

  • Silver in colour, leather seats
  • Automatic, 87,000km
  • Comes with Roadworthy
  • Very good condition, fully detailed.

Please contact Tyrone Lanagan via SSC Reception (4688 2700) if interested in viewing.

NAPLAN Information

NAPLAN tests will be conducted in 2022. All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 are expected to participate in NAPLAN tests. Concordia Lutheran College will be conducting NAPLAN tests through online testing. The testing dates for Concordia are:

  • Junior College: Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May
  • Middle College: Wednesday 11 May to Friday 13 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 2022.

NAPLAN tests are constructed to give students an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learnt. NAPLAN tests give you information on how your child is progressing against national standards.

Project Based Learning at Concordia

Junior College

From the Junior College Directors

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 4 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 just weren’t too sure how to feel!

NAPLAN for Years 3 and 5

NAPLAN assesses literacy and numeracy skills that students have already learnt through the school curriculum. Teachers have been working with students to ensure they are familiar with the test formats. Excessive preparation and discussion using the terms of NAPLAN is not useful and can lead to unnecessary anxiety.

NAPLAN test days should be treated as just another routine event on the school calendar. The best way you can help your child prepare for NAPLAN is to reassure them that NAPLAN tests are just one part of their school program and to advise them to simply do the best they can on the day.

To help prepare your child on the day, please ensure they have a good night’s sleep, a suitable breakfast and arrive on time at school.

JC Years 3-6 Inter-House Track & Field Carnival

On Friday 6 May, the Junior College Years 3 to 6 will be competing in the annual Track and Field Carnival at SSC. Click here for a copy of the program.

We are also seeking Parent Volunteers to help out with Timekeeping and Check Starter on the day. If you are available and would like to help out in one of these roles, please submit your availability via the link below.

JC 3-6 Track and Field Carnival Parent Helper Form

JC Years 3-6 Track & Field Carnival Meal Deal

Junior College Open Day Information

On Saturday 14 May we will be holding our Open Day. We will be holding activities for the students at each campus. More information and an activity booking form will be sent out next week with further details. 

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

HSC Tuckshop Orders

Please note that due to the JC Yr 3-6 Track & Field Carnival there will be no Tuckshop this week. Tuckshop will resume in Week 4.

HSC Mother's Day Pancake Parlour Invitation - Thursday 5 May

HSC Parent Connect Mother's Day Stall - Wednesday 4 May

This year, the HSC P&F Committee will be having a Mother's Day Stall on Wednesday 4 May. The gifts will be $5.00 each and can be for Mums, Nannies/Grandmas or other special motherly role models in your family. Any children who are away on the Wednesday can select their gifts on the Thursday. 

For ordering purposes, please indicate if you are wanting to purchase a gift and how many you would like via the form below.

HSC 2022 Parent Connect Mother's Day Stall and Volunteer Information

HSC Parent Connect Survey 2022

Parents and guardians of Concordia Lutheran College are critical stakeholders in the provision of Christian co-education in the Lutheran tradition for their children. As such, they choose to send their children to Concordia Lutheran College and are welcome to be involved with the College at many levels.

The focus of Parent Connect is to connect parents and guardians to the College through both fundraising and friend raising activities. For the full copy of our Parent Connect Guidelines, please click here.

We meet about one to two times per term and then meet as required in preparation for an event.

2021 saw the Parent Connect purchase for HSC:

  • 2 x 3D Printers
  • Portable Soundsystem

We would like to offer a survey for parents to assist in nominating if you would like to be a part of the fundraising and friend raising for HSC. Part of this survey is to work out the best time to hold our meetings. 

Parent Connect Survey

Thank you for your interest and assistance.

HSC Parent Connect Election Day Sausage Sizzle - Request for Volunteers

Warwick Street Campus

WSC Tuckshop Orders

Please note that due to the JC Yr 3-6 Track & Field Carnival there will be no Tuckshop this week. Tuckshop will resume in Week 4.

Mother’s Day Celebration - Thursday 5 May

Please click on the link to register your attendance  
WSC Mother's Day Sketch & Sip RSVP

WSC Mother’s Day Stall – Thursday 5 May

Our Mother's Day Stall will be held on Thursday 5 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 5 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

The Word on the Street at WSC is that Mrs Minnikin is offering a prize this term to all students if we can keep the Lost Property to a bare minimum. 

Please make sure all clothing and lunch box containers are named so the students can win the challenge!

WSC Mother's Day Raffle

Stephen Street Campus

From the Director of Campus

Well, after much waiting and frustration it has finally happened – our students and staff got to Frozen the musical last night! There was certainly a buzz on Thursday afternoon as students started to gather to hop on the bus to Brisbane. I am so glad that this opportunity was able to still go ahead after all this time. Many thanks to our Arts staff for their organisation of this trip and spending the evening with our students. I haven’t heard yet whether the bus was full of song on the way home. “Let it go, let it go” – you should be glad you only have to read me singing this, rather than hear my voice!

Elevate Education

On Tuesday, students from Years 7, 9 and 10 participated in a Study Session run by Elevate. The Elevate company are leaders in research-based study skills for students. Throughout the course of a year Elevate will work with each year level of our students to assist them in how to study more effectively. Concorida has planned a sequential delivery of study skills sessions commencing in Year 7 and continuing until Year 12.

On Tuesday evening, Elevate also ran a Parent Session. Thank you to those parents who attended. Elevate have sent through a link to the Parent Info page on their website. You are able to access Parent Resources, Parent Q&A, Student Coaching and a Guidebook for Parents on the site.

I would strongly urge you to visit the Elevate website. As Concordia has a partnership with Elevate, you are able to access free parent webinar sessions which are held throughout the year on a variety of topics. I would encourage you to register for these sessions when they are available.

Parent Info | Elevate Education

Ms Wendy Bowen
Director of Learning and Innovation

Visual Arts & Theatre Bursaries for Workshops

The School of Creative Arts at the University of Southern Queensland is offering a series of bursaries for Years 10, 11 and 12 students to attend a visual art or theatre workshop. 

The bursaries include the cost of the workshop, materials and accommodation (depending on where you live). 

For more information and to access the application form, click here


Boarding Update

Hello to all our families

Week 2 is over and another long weekend ahead. Students are looking forward to the three days off. Some are travelling home and others are remaining in boarding.

What a great weekend we had last week. Shopping at Grand Central on Saturday and an afternoon tea drive through at McDonalds with a quick stop off at iPlay with many students and staff enjoying the change of environment. Thank you to Mr Andrew for giving up his time to drive the students there in the bus.

On Sunday there was a beautiful chapel with our boys, Bradley and Jacob, doing the readings. Well done, chaps.

Welcome from the Leadership Team