The Week Ahead - Term 3, Week 8

Monday 30 August to Friday 2 September 2021

From the Head of College

From the Head of College

Dear Parents and Caregivers

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our Year 12 students on how well they have embraced and applied themselves so well to the Mock Exams experience which they are currently going through. The “mocks” provide our Senior students with a wonderful opportunity to fine-tune and revisit areas of their learning programs and preparation for the external exams in Term 4 – well done to all of you! This process also gives the Year 12 teachers the opportunity to reflect on, as well as refine, aspects of the students’ learning programs. 

Thank you, parents, for the ongoing support and encouragement of your student as they begin to wrap-up this chapter of their time at school. Concordia will also be hosting a Year 12 External Exam Holiday Preparation Program for all our Year 12s in the upcoming term break. Thank you to those staff members who have committed to this initiative. Parents, please familiarise yourself with this preparation program and schedule.

From the College Pastor

Noticing the world around us…

In our chapels this week we looked at the helmet of salvation as part of the armour God provides for our protection. Students noted that our heads are fairly important, not just to keep the rain from falling into our necks but also for thinking, for making decisions and for guiding our bodies to do good things. Our heads, of course, also contain our eyes, ears, mouth and nose - the major senses with which we perceive our world and interact with it.

Community News

Barefoot Bowls

The Barefoot Bowls event will now be held on Sunday 17 October. Those who have registered can roll their registration over to the new date (you do not need to re-register) or, if are unable to attend, they can arrange a refund from the Business Office. 

If you were unable to make it on the previously scheduled weekend but would like to attend in October, good news! Click here to register your attendance.

75th Anniversary Celebration - You're Invited!

Only a week to go until our 75th anniversary celebrations on the Stephen Street ovals on Saturday 4 September!

There will be a real festival atmosphere with the athletics oval being laid out with picnic blankets, tables and chairs along with marquees, food trucks and more. The opposite oval to the east will house a dedicated kids zone.

It’s going to be a wonderful afternoon and we encourage all of our community to come along and enjoy the celebrations.

Here’s what’s planned:

  • Performances by SSC Choir, Year 5 Band, Con Voce, JC Choir, SSC Concert Band, JC Senior Choir, Senior String Ensemble, JC Band, SSC Big Band, JC Rock Band, The Fellas
  • Special performance by Mrs Hayley Sugars
  • Kids Zone with Commando Challenge, Silent Disco, Face Painting and more
  • A range of delicious food options
  • Beer Garden provided by Volcanic Brewing
  • Wine and Soft Drinks available to purchase

For planning purposes (and to keep compliant with COVID planning), please register your interest in attending this event. There is no entry fee to attend. Click the below button to register:

Junior College

Library Notes

Children’s Book Week
Thank you to all students and their families for the extremely positive participation in our Book Week celebrations this week. It was wonderful to see so many children dressed in their pyjamas attending the Pyjama Storytime. It looked like they all had a fun time. Thank you also for the enthusiasm shown for the Book Week Parade. The costumes were amazing and it was lovely to see so many children remember to bring a book from home featuring their costume character. We understand that there is a lot of work involved from families in preparing their children for such events so many thanks so you. The children really enjoyed getting up on stage to show off their great costumes and sharing their books with their buddies.

New Date - Year 1 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Excursion 30 August

We can now confirm the new date for the JC Year 1 Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Excursion as Monday 30 August 2021. The excursion will enhance the students’ knowledge and understanding of our studies and research of Australian animals as set out in the Australian Curriculum for Year 1 students. Teachers in Charge attending will be Lee-Anne Millett and Angela Norley.

Travel Arrangements 
WSC students – we ask that you arrive at WSC at 7am for a 7.15am departure. 
HSC students – arrive at HSC at 7.10am for a 7.30am departure.

We will leave Lone Pine at 1pm and arrive at Hume Street Campus at around 3pm. Any student who attends OSHC from Warwick Street Campus can depart at HSC.

WSC students should arrive back at their own campus by 3.20pm to 3.30pm.

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

From the Director

Concordia Lutheran College … where Learning is at the Heart of Everything we Do.

Concordia Lutheran College Strategic Plan (2017:4) states, “Concordia provides a holistic approach to shape and prepare students to be confident, informed and equipped to make a difference in an ever-changing world.” What does this mean in real terms? Our students can be involved in a wide range of opportunities assist in developing the whole child. These opportunities include:

  • Sporting – tennis, Auskick, hockey, touch, soccer,
  • Music – bands, ensembles, extra tuition, instrumental program in Years 3 and 5
  • Chess – lessons and competitions
  • Gardening
  • Student Council - Our students are encouraged to be an active part of the Student Council where they have a voice. They are encouraged to think of ways that they can be of service to both our own community and the broader community. For example, PJ Day next week to raise money for the PJ Angels. They would also like a bike day in Term 4 where money raised will go to maintaining the bicycles that the students have access to.
  • Optiminds – extension program
  • STEM – drones’ program,
  • Lunch time Resource Centre – origami, lego, drawing, puzzles, reading

Did you know that the Concordia App is a One Stop Shop!!

On the app you can find anything and everything that you need to know (and if you don’t we need to hear about it so we can fix it up)

  • Notices – please note in settings you can choose to get notifications from only one campus, two campuses or all campuses.
  • Calendar – list of most events
  • The Week Ahead
    • All relevant information regarding CLC, JC and HSC
  • Contacts – email addresses of leadership, CLC Shop, Enrolments, Kindy, HSC Admin, Bus Runs
  • Contacts – email address to send through your child’s absentee (please use this or email not Seesaw)
  • Parent Lounge – links to your details, report cards
  • Links – My Student Account, YouTube, Uniform Shop Hours College Website, Facebook, Instagram

All at your fingertips. If there is some piece of information that you would like but you can’t find it, please let us know.

Most importantly, PLEASE check out The Week Ahead (TWA) each week to stay up to date will all events.

HSC Pyjama Day and $3 G-Free Donut and Hot Milo - Tuesday 31 August

HSC Prep Vision Screening - 7 September

Queensland Health conduct annual Vision Screening by a Registered Nurse for Prep students and will be at our Campus on Tuesday 7 September 2021.

It is a Queensland Government service that offers Free Vision Screening to all children enrolled in Prep in Queensland. If you would like your child's vision screened, please complete a consent form for them.

Please click here to complete the Online Consent Form and Parent Information Letter. Permission forms close on Saturday 4 September 2021. 

If you require a paper copy of this form please let me know and I will print a form out for you.

Parent Help for Grandparents Day - 8 September

We would love your help on Grandparent’s Day in providing a plate of food for morning tea. Each year level is being asked to bring a certain type of food to share.  

  • Prep – Fruit Platter
  • Year 1 – Hot Food (mini pies, quiches, sausage rolls etc)
  • Year 2 – Biscuits
  • Year 3 – Cakes/Cupcakes, Muffins
  • Year 4 – Slices
  • Year 5 and 6 – Sandwiches

To avoid huge wastage and in consideration of our earth’s sustainability, we are happy to wash up dishes to return to you, however, please ensure that your name in on them.

HSC Prep to Year 2 Swimming Lessons

On Friday 20 August, Prep to Year 2 students will commence their swimming lessons at the Concordia Aquatic Centre. Each of these classes will participate in eight lessons over the last few weeks of Term 3. There will certainly be some tired little swimmers by the end of Term. Click Here for the swimming timetable.

Please ensure that students have the following:

  • Dressing gown - this is great for the students to wear to and from the pool as we don't know what the weather is going to be like;
  • Thongs
  • Swimming togs - Prep students please wear your togs to school and pack underwear
  • Goggles
  • House swimming cap
  • Towel

To avoid any lost items, please clearly label all of your child's items including their shoes, underwear and uniform.

HSC Grandparents Day - 8 September

We would love to invite our special Grandparents to come and spend the morning with our students on Wednesday 8 September. The morning will follow:
8.30am Chapel Service
9.15am Classroom visits
10.15am Shared morning tea in the Junior Playground. 

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions please use the link below to register your attendance by Friday 3 September. Please check in via the Check in QLD app on the day.

We look forward to welcoming as many Grandparents as can join us this year.

2021 Grandparents Day Registration Form

HSC Father's Day Breakfast - 2 September

We would love to invite our Dad's or significant male relatives to join us at our Father's Day breakfast and activity with your child/ren.

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions please register your attendance via the link below by Friday 27 August. Please check in via the Check in QLD app on the day.

HSC Father's Day Breakfast Registration Form

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.

Festival of Learning

7 September will be an evening of celebrating the learning of our students this term. We had to miss this event last year but are looking forward to an evening of sharing this again. It will be like a Festival where you can enjoy something to eat in the junior playground while listening to students playing instrumental music. You can then move through the classrooms and be amazed by the students' learning for the term.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions please register your attendance by Monday 6 September via the link below. Please check in via the Check in QLD app on the night.

HSC Festival of Learning Registration Form

Warwick Street Campus

From the Director

Young children naturally have a capacity to dream big and use their imaginations. Reading books assists to spark a child’s imagination, and also stimulates their creativity and helps to develop their brains.

This week as we celebrated Book Week, the creativity was abundant with both students and staff at WSC. Not only did our students get to show off their costumes in the annual WSC Book Week Parade, but they also got to sit and share their favourite books with their buddies. 

Thank you to everyone who put in such a huge effort to make this year’s Book Week Dress Up day an enormous success! With so many travel restrictions around us at the moment, it is important to remember that “Reading is a passport to countless adventures.”

WSC Pyjama Dress Up Day - Tuesday 31 August

Father's Day Sausage Sizzle - Thursday 2 September

We would love to invite our Dads or significant male relatives to join us at our Father's Day Sausage Sizzle and a Hand Ball Competition with your child/ren.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please register your attendance via the link below by Monday 30 August. Please check in via the Check in QLD app on the day.

WSC Father's Day Sausage Sizzle Registration Form

Father’s Day Stall

The Parent Connect will be running our annual Father’s Day Stall on Thursday 2 September. 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 Dads, Grandads or any other special Fatherly role models. Money will need to be brought to school on Thursday 2 September.  If you would like your child to purchase more than one gift (maybe for Grandad?), there may be an opportunity for them to do so.

Please place the money in an envelope marked with:  

  • Child’s name
  • Amount in envelope
  • Number of gifts to be purchased

WSC Prep to Year 2 Swimming Lessons

On Tuesday 7 September, Prep to Year 2 will commence their swimming lessons at the Concordia Aquatic Centre. Each of these classes will participate in seven (7) lessons over the last two weeks of Term 3. 

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

Happy Book Week!

On Thursday, Stephen Street Campus joined with our Junior College to celebrate Book Week. Thank you to everyone who went the extra mile in costuming for the occasion. From Lady and the Tramp, complete with spaghetti to Shrek, it was great to see so many characters come to life. An honourable mention also needs to go to the staff who really got into the spirit of the day and were heavily represented in the bagpipe lead procession. Thanks, Harry!

Elevate - Free Webinar Sessions for Parents

Year 12 Valedictory Arrivals at Stephen Street Campus

Families and friends of our Year 12 students are invited to attend the Year 12 Valedictory Arrivals near Redlands at Stephen Street Campus on Thursday 16 September. Arrivals begin at 4.30pm and should last approximately one hour. 

Guests are asked to enter via the road adjoining Harristown State High School off Stephen Street (normally the bus exit) and park on the oval in front of the Centre for Scientific Inquiry (CSI). Guests are asked to sign in at the check-in stations available. 

We look forward to seeing you and we are sure you will enjoy watching our Year 12 students in all their glitz and glamour, take to the red carpet! If you are unable to come along to the Arrivals, these will be livestreamed via the College’s Facebook page. 

(Youth) Alpha

Youth Alpha commenced last week, but we have a few spaces left for anyone still interested. Please contact Pastor Thomas asap if you still want to join! 

Book Week at SSC

This week, the staff and students at Stephen Street Campus enthusiastically embraced their first dress up day for Book Week. After years of seeing the fun that the Junior College campuses have at this time of year, we decided we needed to be in on the action as well. What a great way to celebrate books, reading and creativity! Check out the gallery of photos below.

Sports Update

I hope everyone is enjoying having the Paralympics to watch, there have already been some great achievements from our Australian team. Looking forward to see how the games continue.

Boarding

Boarding News

Our Learning in Residence program is gathering momentum and students are recognising the benefits they are getting from the extra support being offered. 

Year 12 students have been sitting Mock exams. The dorms have been opened so as they can come and go to exams and then back to the dorm for rest and more study. Food is also a priority when it is exam time. Mr Rudd, Mr Pope, Mrs Bowen and our team of tutors, support and empower students to do the best they possibly can with all assignments and assessments.

The weeks are flying by and we are looking forward to finishing it with some great girls' AFL – the Final this Saturday, 12.30pm kick off for those who are in town. Come along and give your support. Good luck to all those who are playing.

Welcome from the Leadership Team