The Week Ahead - Term 2, Week 8
Monday 6 June to Friday 10 June 2022
From the Head of College
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Welcome to the start of winter which arrived a few days early across most of Queensland. Over the past fortnight I have been involved in Scholarship Interviews for 2023. Wow and have I been impressed! What has stood out for me is the incredible calibre of the applicants and the array of strengths and talents of these applicants. What has been even more affirming is that the students being interviewed are current students at Concordia as well as students from other schools and colleges who want to make Concordia their school of choice. One of the questions we ask potential new students is their reason[s] for wanting to come to Concordia and their responses have been overwhelmingly affirming of the great reputation we hold as a school in the Darling Downs region. Thank you to every parent, caregiver, student and family that recommends, advocates for and represents Concordia so well every day.
From the College Pastor
This Sunday many churches around the world will observe the feast of Pentecost (which means 50 days since it occurs 50 days after Easter or the Jewish Passover). It celebrates the birthday of the Church with the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus, who at that point became apostles, sent out people who would share the message of God’s love and forgiveness poured out for all through the death and resurrection of Christ. You can read all about it in Acts, chapter 2.
The College is selling the following vehicle:
2012 Volkswagen Passat
- Model: Passat CC 125TDI
- 6 Speed DSG
- $14,999.00 inclusive GST
The vehicle will be detailed and have a roadworthy certificate before hand over.
Please contact Tyrone Lanagan, Operations Manager, if interested on 07 4688 2700 or via email.
Parent Connect Thank You
The SSC Parent Connect held our Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience last Friday night.
On behalf of the SSC Parent Connect, I would like to thank the following people who helped the night be a success: Tyrone and the kitchen staff, thank you for a lovely meal and setting up the tables. Thank you to Bianca for all your help with the Marketing and App reminders. Thank you to Michelle Price for The Finch vouchers for the actors. Thank you to Mrs Eagleson and Mrs Merretz for the mirrors. Also, a big thank you to Sarah, Bridie and Shilo for their amazing waitressing skills.
Mrs Lisa Lambert, Mrs Yvonne Hallaran and Mrs Dorothy Christensen
SSC Parent Connect
Concordia Lutheran College Future Foundation
With the end of the 2021/22 financial year almost upon us, it is timely to share the various tax deductible options for families who wish to support the Concordia Lutheran College Future Foundation.
The Future Foundation was established to support the education of young people through the provision scholarships and also maintaining and improving its facilities through the Building Fund to create a dynamic and engaging environment for our students.
All donations to the Future Foundation are tax-deductible. The following opportunities exist to donate:
HSC Parent Connect Homestyle Bake Fundraiser
Project Based Learning at Concordia
From the Director of Campuses
After reading Mrs Weier’s “Day in the life of a Director” in The Week Ahead, it made me stop and think about how busy we all are across the Junior College, particularly in Term 2. This week our students have participated in Chess Competitions, Cycle Safety, Royal Bulls Head Inn excursion, Inter-House Ball Games, and tonight, our WSC students finish off the week with a Disco. Among all these exciting events, our students have also been finalising their learning for the term. Schools are a busy place!
JC Sports News
Congratulations to our Junior College Track and Field Age Champions.
JC Year 6 Cairns Trip - Parent Information Session
The Junior College Year 6 teachers will be holding an information session to answer any questions you may have about the Year 6 Cairns Trip. All parents and Year 6 students are most welcome and are encouraged to attend.
This Parent Information session will be held Tuesday 2 August (Week 4, Term 3) at 5.30pm-6.30pm in the Year 6 classroom, Warwick Street Campus.
Please click here to register your attendance.
IPSHA Chess Competition
Hume Street Campus hosted the annual IPSHA Chess Competition on Wednesday afternoon. Competitors from five independent schools in Toowoomba were involved and there was some very healthy competition.
Toowoomba Grammar School came out on top again this year, and our two Concordia teams tied for fourth place. Well done to all students who participated.
Outside School Hours Care
Hume Street Campus
HSC Student Inter-House Soccer Competition
Calling all Parents available on Tuesday 14 June at 10.45am to participate in the Students versus Staff/Parents soccer game. If you are able to play please contact Carolyn Lynch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 4688 2700 (opt 2) to put your name down.
The student team will be from the winning House.
HSC Disco - 10 June
HSC Wine and Cheese Night - 10 June
HSC 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.
HSC Drama Squad
Hi, my name is Andreas Elms and I love Drama!
I am very excited, I have been teaching the Concordia family, Speech and Drama, and coordinating the brand new drama clubs for the Junior College campuses. We have called them "Drama Squad - Hume Street Campus".
I have been teaching drama and working with young people in the creative arts for many years. The drama squad has been learning through drama games, improvising, vocal activities, poems, plays, skits and building confidence along the way.
The Speech and Drama lessons take place during the school day, where the students can work together in pairs or on their own. The Drama Squad is on Fridays from 7.30am to 8.30am at Hume Street Campus.
If you would like your child to join the Drama Squad and or speech and drama lessons, please feel free to contact me.
Warwick Street Campus
WSC 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 9.
Stephen Street Campus
From the Director of Campus
Thankfully our Faulty Towers actors were fairly kind to me during the Parent Connect event last Friday night. Basil, Manuel and Sybil were up to their usual tricks and shenanigans, which kept all our diners on their toes during the evening. It was wonderful to see our community come out in support of the event and enjoy some much needed fun and laughter. Our kitchen staff did a great job with the meals (even if our Faulty Towers hosts were a little abrupt or mischievous). Thanks again to our Parent Connect group for organising this event.
Welcome Garth Calder
This week we welcomed our newest staff member - student counsellor, Mr Garth Calder. Garth has worked as a counsellor in numerous settings, most recently at Family Mercy Services. He was introduced to students during our Chapel on Wednesday, where he took the chance to engage students with a “two truths and a lie” about his life experiences. From the few short days I have been working with Garth, I can see his great passion for young people and ensuring they have access to the best quality care and support. If you would like to contact Garth, please email him at email@example.com.
Salem Nursing Home Visit
On Tuesday 31 May, Year 10 students who study the Certificate III in Hospitality volunteered their time to work at the Salem Aged Care Refurbishment Blessing ceremony.
The students greeted guests, manned the tea and coffee station, assisted in the kitchen plating up canapès and served food to the dignitaries and special guests who attended the event. This was the first time that the students were able to work in industry and put the skills they have been learning in their certificate to use. The students enjoyed working with the catering staff and seeing how a real kitchen runs during service. They also connected with some of the residents of Salem Aged Care, most of whom had attended Concordia Lutheran College themselves or have ties to the College. In addition to creating connections with the community, the hours that they worked will count towards the practical component of their certificate. Thank you to Caitlin Bailey, Milly Gormley, Abby Holding, Amelia Miles, Zara Schurmann and Zoe Schurmann who braved the blustery Toowoomba winds to come with me.
Darling Downs Schools Cross Country Championships
Congratulations to Chloe Denning on coming in first place in the Girls 16 years 4000m.
The following students were selected for the Regional teams for finishing in the top six in their event. Well done!
Charlie Pietsch – Boys 16 years 6000m
Zoe Pietsch – Girls 13 Years 3000m
Hello to all our families! I hope you are all well and looking forward to your children returning home in the coming weeks.
Travel has been booked for those travelling on planes and buses. Travel day is Saturday 18 June, however, if your child has packed up their belongings and completed the high clean, they can leave after school on the Friday. Please remember to take all bedding home to get laundered. Blazers and school uniforms can remain and will be laundered as per normal.
During the holidays the dorms will be hired out and students will need to take home what they can. In the case of those who are international students and from the far North, we will allocate a lockable area to store their belongings.
The upcoming days and weeks will be full on for all of our boarders with movies, NRL footy game in Brisbane, a disco, fire pit and yarning, weekend sports, shopping at Grand Central and, most importantly, completing all assessments.