The Week Ahead - Term 2, Week 8

Monday 7 June to Friday 11 June 2021

From the Head of College

News from the Head of College

Congratulations, Concordia! In the first two days, 25% of the available Lecture Theatre seats have been purchased by members of our community. This is wonderful news and I thank all who have already contributed for their wonderful generosity. The ‘2021 Take-a-Seat Annual Giving Campaign’ will provide a first class learning facility for all Concordia students both now and into the future.

Concordia Lutheran College Future Foundation will launch the Concordia Lutheran College Scholarship Fund in the coming days. Gifts to this Fund will be tax-deductible, and the funds will be used exclusively to financially support young people (at all levels) to experience an excellent education at Concordia. Please watch this space for the official launch.

Visit of incoming Head of College
Throughout next week, our incoming Head of College, Mr Anton Prinsloo, will be with us as part of the handover process. He will be spending significant amounts of time at all three campuses and I look forward to introducing him to staff, students and parents. An introduction to Concordia Old Scholars will occur early in Term 3, 2021. On behalf of the whole community, I welcome Mr Prinsloo and his wife Sylvia to our exciting school and wish them all of God’s blessings as they step into their new roles in our vibrant community.

Kind regards

Mr Adrian Wiles
Head of College

From the College Pastor

Community News

Lecture Theatre Upgrade

A quarter of the seats sold in under 48 hours!

We have been truly humbled by the amazing response we have received for the Lecture Theatre Upgrade project that was launched to the community this week.

In under 48 hours, a quarter of the seats in the Lecture Theatre have already been sold to generous supporters including current families, Old Scholars and their families, past and present staff members and members of the College Council.

For a tax-deductible donation of $500, your family can purchase a chair for the Lecture Theatre Upgrade. All chairs purchased will have a name plaque affixed acknowledging the generosity of the donor and an Honour Board displayed in the Lecture Theatre will acknowledge your contribution.

If you'd like to buy a seat or simply know more, click this button:

QCIS Cross Country Carnival

QCIS Cross Country Results
This year's event was held at Scots PGC College, Warwick. Concordia's team had a wonderful carnival with some fantastic results, receiving the following placings:

  • 2nd: Percentage Trophy
  • 3rd: Aggregate Trophy

Congratulations to all athletes. Further placings below:

Junior College

Parent-Teacher Interviews

Interviews are now open for bookings!

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.

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.

Getting to Know our JC Staff

Libby Scouller - Junior College Learning Enrichment Coordinator

Work Experiences

  • Initially trained as a Registered Nurse
  • Completed Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching - Early Childhood (0 to 8 year olds)
  • Completed Masters of Education - Special Education
  • Have worked for Education Queensland, Catholic Education and five years in family day care
  • 13 years in Lutheran Education
  • Eight years teaching Prep at Peace Lutheran Primary School, Gatton
  • Five years at Concordia Lutheran College in both teaching and Learning Enrichment roles

JC 2021 Ball Games Carnival

Last Friday, held at their own respective campuses, was the annual 8-12 years Ball Games Carnival, which was suspended in 2020 due to COVID-19. The quest of the day was to become the 2021 House Champions and hold the Trophy aloft. 

The day started with the bellowing of war cries setting the scene. Each House 'ripped' in what was to be a fiercely contested battle across the various divisions, with the lead changing on numerous occasions. Some of these games went down to the wire, and judges were nearly looking for the 'bunker replay' to aid with awarding places. This was testament to the friendly rivalry on display throughout the carnival.

At the completion of the day and tallying of points across the two campuses, we saw the “underdogs” coming away with a fantastic victory on the day. Congratulations goes to the following Houses on their placings for 2021!

  • 1st Place- Stedman
  • 2nd Place – Altus
  • 3rd Place - Kessler

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

From the Director

The students enjoyed being treated to two talent shows this week. We have some amazing dancers, singers and gymnasts. Thank you to all the students who participated in this event.

Our Year 3 students did some awesome writing earlier this term and wrote persuasive letters to me. They covered a range of topics such as soccer goals, a petting zoo, handball courts and extra time for playtime. Ari Charchar was so convincing with his arguments that the whole campus was awarded extra playtime today. Mrs Coleborn, I think we need to add Ari to our Marketing Department!

Arie Extra Playtime

Tori Petting Zoo

HSC QLD Day Tug of War

This year's tug of war was held on Friday, 4 June at Hume Street Campus. It was an amazing day. It was competitive and exciting. Tug of war is an event where all ages from all houses compete against each other. Kessler was the overall winner.

Every year the year sixes get to compete against the Police. When the year sixes went up against the Police, we won but it might have had something to do with some of the teachers helping us.

Overall it was an amazing day full of fun and memorable moments for not only the year sixes, but all grades.

Michaela Farrows and Annabelle Corkill 

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.

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 Recycling

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 8.

Warwick Street Campus

From the Director

The end of term is fast approaching, and as I wander around the classrooms, I see the students and teachers working hard to finalise their end of term assessments and units. Parent Teacher Interviews are an excellent time for you to sit down with your child’s teacher and discuss their progress. Our interviews will be held in the mornings and afternoons of Week 9, and on the Friday Pupil Free Day. Parent Teacher Interview times are now available on Parent Lounge. 

Today, we have said a sad farewell to Mrs Hannah Fowkes, our Warwick Street Kindergarten Service Leader. Hannah has been a wonderful support of both our kindergarten as well as Warwick Street Campus, and she will be greatly missed by staff and students. We wish her all the best for the future as she takes up a new role at another Early Learning service. 

Parent Connect Meeting – Thursday 10 June

Mark your calendars, the next Parent Connect evening will be held on Thursday 10 June in the Wine Room at the Southern Hotel. Please  join us anytime from 5.30pm with drinks and/or meals available for purchase. Come for half an hour or stay for three, it is totally up to you! This month will be an informal catch up and a great opportunity to hear about the Christmas in July function planned for the start of Term 3.

Please click on the link to register - WSC Parent Connect Evening - Registration Form

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. 

This will be the last tuckshop for term 2.

Word on the Street

Stephen Street Campus

From the Director

The first day of winter saw our team of 48 cross country athletes head down to Warwick for the QCIS Cross Country Carnival. The efforts of the team allowed us to come away with third place overall and second place on percentage. Congratulations to the team and many thanks to Mrs Jana Anderson and Mr Darryl Fry for their coordination and supervision on the day.

On Thursday, our Years 11 and 12 students attended the road safety course, RYDA. The goal of the RYDA program is to equip students with the “tools and understanding required for them to see themselves as active, responsible road citizens." In speaking with some of the Year 12 students today, their take-home messages were around the $1000 fine and four demerit points for using a mobile phone while driving, the very real consequences that speeding can result in, clarity around current road rules and increased ability to observe hazards while driving. Unfortunately, due to the weather conditions, some of the practical aspects of the course weren’t able to be undertaken.

P&F Parent Connect Meeting

Stephen Street Campus P&F/Parent Connect will be meeting this coming Monday 7 June at 6.30pm in the Function Centre. All welcome to attend.

Sports Update

Representative Sport

Congratulations to the following students who last week competed as members of Darling Downs Teams at State Championship events:

  • Jorja Hollonds and Bella Edwards – 13-15 Years Australian Rules Football
  • Lachlan Stenhouse – 13-16 Years Football (Soccer)
  • Hayden Webcke and Caitlin Brosnan – 16-18 Years Basketball

AFL

This week, Brisbane Lions AFLW star, Dakota Davidson, presented the Toowoomba Tigers Australian Football Club women's side their 2021 Indigenous Guernseys. Team member, the very talented Chrissy Watson (Year 11), featured in the presentation. The team will wear the special guernseys in their Sir Doug Nicholls Round match against South Toowoomba AFC this Saturday.

Concordia students Kaitlyn Zelinski and Jasmine Hollonds are also team members along with past students Lauren Jericho (Captain), Carlee Mesken (Vice Captain) and Courtney Lange (Vice Captain). A very special thank you to Neville's Action Shots for allowing the use of his wonderful AFL photos.

Boarding

Boarding News

This week our Year 9 boarders attended the Information Evening where Ms Bowen walked us through QCAA syllabuses, school-based assessments and External assessments. Quite a lot to get your head around although the students have grasped the information and will now be better equipped to make their subject choices for 2022. Thank you, Ms Bowen, for an informative evening.

Memories for a life time – school photos! Boarders presented themselves proudly and with lovely smiles and a good sense of humour at our campus photo day last week. We still couldn’t get the timing right - we had a taxi waiting in the car park to transport a student to USQ in Gatton, Mr Ross running back to the dorm to let a student in to get a blazer and put her shoes on. Students worried about an exam and then a reshuffle of the standing order to fit a couple more students in. Simply nothing different than what any parent must juggle every morning. 

Memories - There is always that lovely feeling of going back in time. Here is a couple of pics of two current staff – photos taken when they were both 11 years old. Feel free to email me a couple of photos of yourselves back in your school days. 

Welcome from the Leadership Team