The Week Ahead - Term 3, Week 9

Monday 6 September to Friday 10 September 2021

From the Head of College

From the Head of College

Dear Parents and Caregivers

This weekend will see Concordia Lutheran College celebrating 75 years of existence and influence in the Toowoomba community and educational landscape. 75 years is an exceptional milestone for any school, but more so for one which started out as a boarding and day school respectively for the farming families of the district and beyond, as well as establishing itself as a place of excellence and learning for the town folk of Toowoomba. 

This coming weekend will provide us, as the “Class of 2021”, with the opportunity to thank and acknowledge those communities of students, parents, staff and educators who have gone before us. Ultimately, bricks and mortar will outlive all of us, but it’s our joint dedication to the task in hand and how we treat one another which will stand the test of time. Enjoy the celebrations, listening to others’ stories as well as reconnecting with past students, parents and colleagues this weekend. I look forward to seeing you there.

From the College Pastor

Viva la Musica!

On Friday evening I had the privilege to attend the Farewell to Winter concert in the quite intimate performance space in the Dance Studio. We were treated to some wonderful music, from Big Band to strings and choral performances. It is wonderful to be able to hold such a concert in these times of frequent restrictions on large gatherings, and it was obvious that both conductors and students enjoyed the performance. I certainly did.

Community News

QCIS Track and Field Carnival

The QCIS Track and Field Carnival was held last Friday at Scots PGC, Warwick. It was a great day with some great results! Check out the photos in the gallery below.

Records broken by CLC students:

  • Chloe Denning - Girls 15 Years 800m - QCIS: 2:43.91
  • Christine Watson - Girls Javelin Throw - QCIS: 29.66m

Community Blood Drive - Australian Red Cross

We’re supporting the QLD and Northern NSW School Community Blood Drive

As a member of the Concordia Lutheran College community, you already know the amazing things we can achieve when we work together! 

Now, we’ve got a new challenge on our hands – the QLD and Northern NSW School Community Blood Drive.

By uniting as one, schools throughout QLD and Northern NSW aim to give 800 life-saving donations from 1 August to 31 October, but we’ll need your help. After all, it’ll take a team to hit the target!

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.

Junior College

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

From the Director

My Dad passed on from this life about 12 years ago. He was one of the most influential persons in my life and I will always be grateful to him. This poem describes him and many of our dads perfectly. Thank you, dads, for everything you do. You mean a lot to us and we pray you have a wonderful weekend.

What Makes a DAD
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagles’ flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard see,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it Dad.

Click here to view HSC's Events for Term 3, Week 9.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy time together.

Mrs Juanetta Priest
Director of Campus

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.

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 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 Reception and a form can be printed out for you.

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.

Festival of Learning Update

This week has seen a flurry of painting, gluing, creating, 3D printing, making light shows and finishing off projects for our Festival of Learning. I have had conversations about Newton's Law of Gravity and Motion, heard (not understood) a whole new language surrounding the 3D printers, what animals live in the Australian habitat and how milk and cheese are made. The students are super excited about sharing their learning with you all at our Festival of Learning.

Come and join the festivities. Hot food vans will be onsite in the Junior Playground. Come and enjoy something to eat while listening to our SSC Rock Band playing. You can then move through the classrooms and be amazed by the student's term of learning.

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

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

Warwick Street Campus

From the WSC Director

The rain and fog yesterday didn’t dampen the spirits of our WSC Dads as they joined their children for our annual Father’s Day Breakfast. It was wonderful to see so many of our Dads come along as they enjoyed a sausage sizzle breakfast and some fierce handball competition. 

Our Dads were also great sports as they dressed up with their kids to have their photo taken in our “Dad’s Day Photo Booth”. We wish all of our Concordia Dads a very Happy Father’s Day and I hope you all enjoy spending time with your precious families on Sunday. 

WSC Prep Vision Screening - Monday 6 September

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

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

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. 

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. 

Please note: that this will be the last Tuckshop for Term 3.

Stephen Street Campus

Celebrating Grandparents' and our 75th Anniversary

Stephen Street Campus has been humming with the sounds of whipper snippers, mowers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers and high-pressure cleaners as we make final preparations for Grandparents' Day and our 75th Anniversary celebrations on Saturday. 

There is certainly a buzz in the air. If you have come up our main driveway, you may have noticed the gorgeous arbour that has been made by Mr Geoffrey Becker, past student and current staff member, and donated by our 2021 Stephen Street Campus Student Council. This reinstatement was inspired by some of the very early images of the Pear Shape garden, where an arbour can be seen. 

What’s on in Visual Art

During Term 3, the Arts Department hosted the Concordia Archibald Prize for 2021. The quality of work was outstanding. A big thank you to those students who participated and submitted an entry. Year 9 student Charlotte Townsing had the winning entry with her technical graphite drawing of her peer and friend, Milly Gormley. Charlotte has displayed incredible talent across the Arts since joining our Concordia community this year.

For Parents of Students Entering Year 12, 2022

FREE Workshops - Making Music and Songwriting with USQ & TRC

Toowoomba Regional Council and the University of Southern Queensland have teamed up to bring aspiring young musicians, music makers and producers a fantastic skills-learning opportunity.

There are two separate workshops on offer in this series, one on Songwriting and Musicianship and the other on Recording and Sound Production.

BYOD Information

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.

Sports Update

AFL Grand Finals

What a weekend! A huge congratulations to Jasmine Holllonds, Christine Watson and Kaitlyn Zelinski on their AFL Premiership with the Toowoomba Tigers! Those with a keen eye will also see some Old Scholars in this team photo - Tiarna Jericho, Courtney Lange, Carlee Mesken and Lauren Jericho. This is the Tiger's seventh consecutive premiership. Amazing stuff! 🏆

Congratulations to Jorja Hollonds, Harrison Holding, Oliver Foley and Austin Knopke on their win with the Under 12 South Toowoomba Bombers team.

Boarding

Boarding News

Hi, folks! Yes, only two weeks to go and your children will be returning home to spend the Term 3 break with you. They are all looking forward to travel day.  

Today as I walked around the boarding house, I noticed how lovely the grounds are looking. Lawns have been cut and with the rain we had on Tuesday, it has freshened everything up. The girls' plants are thriving.

We are all looking forward to the celebrations on Saturday for the 75th Anniversary of Concordia. A mammoth job for all the organisers.

Our Year 12 students, in the second week of mock exams, are looking a tad more relaxed with most exams over. Now the wait for the results begins!

Welcome from the Leadership Team