The Week Ahead - Term 2, Week 9

Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021

From the Head of College

From the Head of College

Next week will see the final week of Semester 1, 2021 unfold for our students. It is a busy time full of fun activities, and of course the completion of two terms of work. It is important that we finish this period of work well and I look forward to students finalising their studies and 20 weeks of intense schooling in the coming days. I remind parents of the Closing Services across all three campuses – these are important occasions for students and their teachers, and the services underscore the core values that are important at Concordia Lutheran College. 

From the College Pastor

Community News

Free Dental Service for Students

Darling Downs Health are offering students from Prep to Year 10 a free dental service. Years 11 and 12 students who qualify for the Child Benefit Dental Scheme(CBDS) are also welcome to access the free dental service.

The School Dental Service van is located on the grounds of Harristown State School.

If you would like your child/children to participate in the free dental care program, please complete each section of the registration form, sign and return it to your Campus Reception by Friday 18 June. Please note, you must provide a current Medicare Card.

All WSC and HSC students have received a hard copy while SSC students can collect a hard copy from the Health Centre if required.

If you have any queries please contact our College Nurse, Mrs Libby Chapman, on 07 4688 276.

Farewell to Mr Adrian Wiles

Junior College

String Out 2021

String Out is a biennial primary school strings music festival. Basically, if you play a violin, viola, cello or double bass, this is the place to be. This one day festival starts with a full school day of tutorials, workshops and ensemble rehearsals and culminates in a massive concert that celebrates all things strings. 

Each year the festival organisers invite a guest conductor to work with the ensembles and share their knowledge with the aspiring young musicians. This year was no exception, with Ms Melissa Dineen coming from Brisbane to work with our young musicians. Melissa is the president of the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Strings Association, the Head of Strings at All Hallows School in Brisbane and a regular conductor of the Western Suburbs String Orchestra organisation. 

Congratulations, Anya!

Congratulations to Anya Vermeulen from Year 5, Warwick Street Campus who has qualified to represent Darling Downs U12 AFL team at the State Championships in Cairns. Well done, Anya!

Getting to Know our JC Staff

Jessica Tobin - Student Counsellor

Dear families, students, and school staff I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. 

My name is Jessica Tobin, and I am the Student Counsellor here at Concordia Lutheran College. I have seven years’ experience providing individual therapy, group therapy and case management. I have worked with children, young people and adults with a variety of difficulties including trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood-related disorders, Anxiety, Depression, and other behavioural concerns. I have a specific interest in Attachment and supporting students social/emotional wellbeing within the education sector.

You can contact me via my email: Jessica.Tobin@concordia.qld.edu.au and if you see me around, I would love to meet you! 

I work fulltime for Concordia across all three campuses; I am at Stephen Street Campus on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I am at Hume Street Campus on Tuesday and at Warwick Street Campus on Thursday.

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

Farewell to Mr Adrian Wiles HOC - Parent Invitation

Chess Lessons with Les Lord

We are excited that Mr Les Lord will be running Chess Coaching sessions commencing Tuesday 20 July 2021 from 10.45am to 11.30am in the Resource Centre. This will run for six lessons.

If your child would like to participate please submit your permission and payment on Parent Lounge in the Events and Payment section.
PERMISSION REQUIRED: Parents are requested to go to Parent Lounge to submit your permission and payment:

  • Login to Parent Lounge >
  • click on Events & Payments >
  • click on HSC Term 3 Chess Lessons with Mr Les Lord 2021 >
  • click on Payment Details > 
  • click on confirmation and pay now >
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Term 3 Tennis Coaching at HSC

Tennis coaching will be available in Term 3. Please click below for the relevant information:

Warwick Street Campus

From the Director

Often in everyday life we encounter the art of persuasive writing. Whether it be a business encouraging us to buy their product, a radio station persuading us to keep listening, or simple ads on social media, the art of persuasion is all around us. This week the Year 3 class have been working on their skills of persuasive letter writing in a bid to change something they’re passionate about at Warwick Street Campus. The final activity in this unit will be the students presenting their speeches next week, in the hope that their idea will come to fruition. I love being involved in the learning journey of our students and look forward to being persuaded next week. 

Word on the Street

Word on the street is that the WSC Staff are ready to defend their Beach Volleyball title again this year as they take on the Year 6 students on Tuesday 15 June. Go Teams!

WSC Chess Lessons with Les Lord

We are excited that Mr Les Lord will be running Chess Coaching sessions commencing Thursday 22 July 2021 from 7.45am to 8.30am in the Resource Centre. This will run for six lessons.

If your child would like to participate please submit your permission and payment on Parent Lounge in the Events and Payment section.
PERMISSION REQUIRED: Parents are requested to go to Parent Lounge to submit your permission and payment:

  • Login to Parent Lounge >
  • click on Events & Payments >
  • click on WSC Term 3 Chess Lessons with Mr Les Lord 2021 >
  • click on Payment Details > 
  • click on confirmation and pay now >
  • Accept >
  • Save

Term 3 Tennis Coaching at WSC

Tennis coaching will be held during Term 3. Click the relevant link below for further information:

Stephen Street Campus

From the Director of Campus

As we enter the final week of the term, there are mixed emotions among the student community. The assessment checklists are moving from to-do to done. This is a satisfying feeling but certainly comes at a cost, with many students working long hours as they put their finishing touches on their work. As the students’ workload begins to level out, the teachers’ workload is at its height. This weekend and into next week, it will be the teachers' turn to burn the midnight oil. I do want to thank students, teachers and all of our parents for the work and support they provided during this time. As teachers finalise their marking and reporting, feedback will become visible in Parent Lounge and Student Café with Parent-Teacher-Student conferences being held Monday 12 July. 

Australian Lutheran World Service Visit

Julie Krause from Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS) visited Stephen Street campus this week, running a workshop with Year 8 students and sharing a powerful message in Chapel. 

In the workshop, Year 8 students learned about various aspects of life as a refugee, particularly those who live in refugee camps such as Kakuma in Kenya. 

Final Elevate Parent Webinar for Term 2

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 have been taking place fortnightly across the term with the final seminar on Wednesday 16 June at 7pm. Registration is essential and is free for parents of Concordia Lutheran College.

You can register by clicking here.

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. 

The Wonders of Watermelon

by Bruce Blessing, Year 7

Fruit. Whilst some might imagine that eating fruit isn’t something that they need to be informed about, many do not realise the utmost importance of eating the recommended apple-a-day.

Term 3 Tennis Lessons

Boarding

Boarding News

Here we are - in one week our students will all be returning to their homes. It’s been a long term and with the colder weather and exams the students are all ready to return to you all. 

AFL, basketball, league and rugby are the chosen sports at the moment. Volleyball finished this week with our Girls' team playing a massive game only to go into overtime and going down by one point. The volleyball girls had shown great commitment to trainings and bench scoring this term. Well done to you all. 

On Saturday evening we held a Disco in the College Gym for our boarders. Some were keen dancers who stayed on the floor most of the night along with Mr Ross, Miss Tina, Miss Amorei and Miss Alexis.

Welcome from the Leadership Team