The Week Ahead - Term 2, Week 7
Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June 2021
From the Head of College
In the coming week, the Directors of the Concordia Lutheran College Future Foundation and College Council will be launching the 2021/22 Concordia Lutheran College Annual Giving Appeal. The Foundation has two key focal points; firstly, to support students to attend the College through scholarship and secondly, to support the future building Masterplan through directed tax-deductible gifts.
In the last week, the Foundation has distributed the first scholarship funds. An anonymous donor from outside of the immediate College community gave a significant gift to support the education of a student, and this is the start of several additional scholarships to be distributed in the years ahead. Gifts to the Future Foundation Scholarship Fund are tax deductible and details outlining how to contribute to this fund will be available as the Annual Giving campaign rolls out this week.
From the College Pastor
#CupRescue Schools Program
The College has joined the #CUPRESCUE Schools Program with 7-Eleven Rangeville. Over 1 billion cups end up in landfill each year because they’re lined with plastic and need to be processed separately to be recycled. Together with Simply Cups, 7-Eleven is leading the cup recycling revolution in Australia so that takeaway cups can be collected, processed and recycled.
Cup recycling units will be available at each campus. For more information, click here.
Kokoda Challenge Fundraising
The Kokoda Challenge will be held in the Gold Coast hinterland (Mudgeeraba) on the weekend of 17 and 18 July 2021. Students and support crews are tested both mentally and physically throughout this gruelling trek, but the achievement is well worth it and will never be forgotten.
There is a fundraising component to the challenge which requires that the students raise a minimum of $650 per team to go to the Kokoda Challenge youth program for under privileged youth. If you would like to make a donation to support our students please head to the links below.
Project Based Learning at Concordia
We will be holding our Parent-Teacher Interviews during Week 9. There will be some interviews conducted before and after school from Tuesday 15 June until Thursday 17 June and all day on Friday 18 June. All bookings will be made through Parent Lounge.
Interviews are now open for bookings.
If you are unsure as to how to book your Parent-Teacher Interview, please click here to view the video tutorial.
Click here for instructions on how to access your Parent Lounge account.
Outside School Hours Care
Hume Street Campus
2022 Hume Street Kindy Enrolments
From the Director
It is with sadness that I have received Emma Owen’s resignation this week. Her husband has begun a job in Brisbane and Emma will be relocating to Brisbane as well. Yes, I did try to get her to drive backwards and forwards each day but to no avail. Emma’s final date is unknown at this point, as it depends on the sale of her house. In the meantime, we will be advertising for a teaching and learning assistant so that our MiniLit program will continue. We do wish Emma all the very best with her move. She has been a huge blessing to us, and we will miss her dearly.
HSC Student Council Soccer House Competition
Quade and Maddy, through the Student Council, have organised a Soccer House Competition. We have been running this on a Tuesday so that Mr Fry can ref the games.
- Tuesday Week 5: Stedman V Kessler with Stedman winning with a little help from some Kessler students
- Tuesday Week 6: Altus V Stedman with Stedman winning Nil/8
- Tuesday Week 7: Kessler V Altus
- Tuesday Week 8 or 9: Winning Team V Staff – we are looking forward to this exciting game!
HSC’s Recycling Program
If you have:
- Scrap paper
- Cans or containers
- Bread tags
- Used disposable coffee cups
…we would be happy to recycle these items for you. Check out the link below for all of the ways we recycle at Hume Street Campus.
HSC Student Talent Show
Student Council will be hosting a Student Talent Show in Week 8. This is a lunch time activity where students may volunteer to showcase talent that they have or are developing. It is just a bit of fun and will be held in the Hall. If you have any questions, please ask your classroom 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 8.
Warwick Street Campus
From the Director
Students at WSC are focusing on service to others over the coming weeks. Through our service learning we are encouraging the students to understand the needs in the community around us and how we can work to support these needs. This week our focus is on aged care residents and how we can let them know that we are thinking of them. To do this, the students have been creating cards and bookmarks with their buddies to send to aged care communities. It is important for us all to remember that you are never too young or old to make a difference in someone’s life. I am sure these items will certainly make a difference to many people.
WSC Ponytail Fundraiser
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.
Stephen Street Campus
From the Director of Campus
Last night, Concordia hosted the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL) Annual Dinner on the Downs in our Stephen Street Campus Function Centre. All sectors including University, Catholic, Independent and State Education were well represented at the dinner and appreciated the opportunity to hear Adaire Donaldson speaking on the very important topic of consent, rape, parties, social media and the law. The strong takeaways from the evening was the continuing need for families, schools and communities to educate and work with our young people in this space.
On Tuesday, our athletics team heads down to Scots PGC College, Warwick to participate in the QCIS Cross Country Carnival. We wish our athletes all the best as they test themselves on this challenging course.
As you are all aware, Concordia Lutheran College has a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) program for students in Years 7 to 12.
Under the BYOD program, all students are required to bring their own device for use in all classes. The BYOD Handbook has been created to explain how the program operates, set out expectations of parents and students and provide information about device minimum specifications. This handbook is available in Parent Lounge (School Links > Stephen Street Campus) and on the College's website.
2021 Track & Field Carnival Results
1. Stedman - 2319 points
2. Altus - 2115 points
3. Kessler - 1900 points
2021 Track and Field Age Champions
With the sunshine streaming through my window, I am reflecting over the past week and anticipating the next one. A slight touch of a black frost likeness, without the frost, is the way I would describe our morning. Each day has been filled with sunshine. Great weather reflects on how we are all feeling and especially in a boarding environment, it tends to set the mood.
Well done to all those who have continued to show commitment by attending all external sporting activities especially in this cold weather.