The Week Ahead - Term 4, Week 3

Monday 18 October to Friday 22 October 2021

From the Head of College

From the Head of College

Dear Parents and Caregivers

What a busy but significant week we have just had at Concordia, as we stepped our Year 12 students through the closing chapter of their high school journey. Last Monday night’s Year 12 Recognition and Valedictory Service afforded us the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate these fine young adults while at the same time listening to their experiences, memories and celebrations of their time at Concordia. The Closing Chapel service this Friday has also afforded them the opportunity to acknowledge our journey with them and theirs with us as a Christian Community. Our prayer is that God will bless, strengthen and keep these students safe as they enter SWOTVAC to begin preparing for their external exams. Thank you to all the staff who have worked tirelessly in supporting these students up to this point as well as those staff who have been at the coal face of leading the planning and organisation of these events – Mrs Bianca Coleborn, Mrs Sonya Herndon, Mr Jason Smith, Mrs Natalie Houston and Ms Wendy Bowen.

From the College Pastor

Walk My Way

At the moment students in their home groups are walking 2kms around campus and seeking to raise some funds to sponsor refugee children to be able to access education in the camps in Africa.

This Walk my Way is an initiative of ALWS (Australian Lutheran World Service - Walk My Way - Australian Lutheran World Service (alws.org.au)), who have been working in these camps for many decades, their personnel often staying involved and on the ground even in dangerous and difficult situations.

Community News

Barefoot Bowls

Thank you to all those who have registered for this fun event. We look forward to a wonderful afternoon!

Junior College

Junior College Music Showcase - Friday 12 November

Parents of Years 3-6 students have been emailed detailed information regarding the Music Showcase and are requested to acknowledge your child's attendance via Parent Lounge > Events & Payments >  Junior College Yr 3-6 Music Showcase 2021. 

Please click here to register your attendance. Thank you


JC Sport News

Friday Sport
We are looking forward to our Term 4 sporting involvements. 

Concordia Lutheran College has entered teams in Friday Inter-School Sport in a host of sports at a variety of venues. These will include girls AFL and Hockey, boys Touch and Mixed Tennis. Good luck to all these teams in this highly anticipated student activity.

JC Year 5 St Helena Island Excursion

We can now confirm the new date for the JC Year 5 St Helena Island Excursion will be on Thursday 4 November 2021.

As part of our Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum, we have organised an excursion to St Helena Island for our Year 5 students to develop their knowledge and understanding of prison life experiences. Please click on the Parent Letter for more information. 

JC Year 5 Leadership Day

Junior College Year 5 students participated in a Leadership Day at Koojarewon last Friday. Throughout the day, students to worked together and took risks to achieve challenges. It was an excellent opportunity for all students to refine their leadership skills.

I really enjoyed all of the activities at Koojarewon. The activity I found most challenging to complete was when I was blindfold and another person directed me through the obstacle course. Zarah

The activities were great fun and I enjoyed working with others to achieve the task. My favourite activity was the hula-hoop challenge. Divy

I learnt how to communicate better as a team to achieve the challenges. I enjoyed the climbing memory challenge as we all needed to work together. Rhia

Thank you to the Koojarewon team for orgainsing a great day of cooperative learning. 

JC Christmas for the Bush - Chapel Service 28 October

On Thursday 28 October we will be celebrating with Care Outreach a special Chapel Service lead by the Year 1 students. Everyone is welcome to come along. Please register your attendance here

Care Outreach has been supporting Outback families for over 25 years. Many rural and remote families are in their tenth year of drought. These families need us more than ever this Christmas.

In Term 4, the Junior College will be again supporting Care Outreach with their Christmas for the Bush appeal. You can help by donating:

  • Non-perishable food and Christmas treats
  • Toys and family gifts
  • Toiletries
  • Pre-paid visa cards

Donation baskets will be placed in every classroom. 100% goes to our farmers! For other specific needs, please visit Care Outreach and click on the 'Christmas for the Bush' tab.

JC Inter-House Swimming Carnival - 11 November

We are now seeking nominations from students to compete in the Junior College Inter-House Swimming Carnival on Thursday 11 November at the Concordia Aquatic Centre, SSC. 

This carnival is an optional event for the 8 year old students in Year 2. If you have a child in Year 2 who is 8 years old, they are eligible to participate in the carnival. 

How to Nominate
If you would like your child to compete in the 2021 JC Inter-House Swimming Carnival, please click on the link below, select the events for nomination, then submit the Nomination Form before Monday 25 October 2021.   

Nomination Form - JC 2021 Inter-House Swimming Carnival   

Please submit a separate nomination form for each eligible child participating.   

Should you have any further queries, please contact Mr Darryl Fry at darryl.fry@concordia.qld.edu.au

JC Rugby League Sporting Schools Program

In Term 4, we will be holding a Sporting Schools Rugby League Program at HSC. The Rugby League Program introduces students to the fundamental skills of this sport across a range of fun and engaging game-based activities. It is a truly inclusive sport and provides the opportunity for persons of all ages, genders and abilities. Program sessions use principles of the 'Play for Life' philosophy and align with Personal Development, Health and Physical Education syllabus, ensuring curriculum outcomes are met. 

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

From the Director

What beautiful rain we have been having and we won’t complain as the earth around us was beginning to really need it again but so that we can really enjoy our movie night we have postponed until Friday 5 November. 

I think we have missed our social community so much over the last 18 months, we are going to have a whole term of socialising opportunities. The following are the events you will have the opportunity to attend … HSC Movie Night, JC Art Exhibition, JC Christmas for the Bush Chapel Service, JC Swimming Carnival, JC Music Showcase and HSC Year 6 Celebration Dinner (for Year 6 parents only). We should all be caught up with each other after all of these amazing events.

Monday 18 October is a very special day for our Year 6 students and 2022 Preps. It is their Orientation Day and they will be attending SSC or HSC for this event. We will be welcoming some new 2022 students into other year levels as well.  For all other students, we will save our Stepping Up Day until later in the term once we have our 2022 staffing in place. We welcome our new students and hope the Year 6 class has a fabulous time on Monday.

Click here to view HSC's Events for Term 4, Week 3.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy time together.

Mrs Juanetta Priest
Director of Campus

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. 

Please note: This will be the last tuckshop for the year.

HSC Prep to Year 2 The Gruffalo Excursion

On Wednesday 20 October, our Prep to Year 2 students will be going on excursion to The Empire Theatre to watch The Gruffalo. Please see further information in the attached letter.

Parent Permission Parents are requested to go to Parent Lounge to submit your permission by Tuesday 19 October 2021.

  • Login to Parent Lounge >
  • Click on Events & Payments >
  • Click on - HSC Prep to Year 2 The Gruffalo Performance 2021 >
  • Accept >
  • Save

Important Note: Please check and ensure your child's medical conditions and Emergency Contact Information is up to date. If you have any questions please contact your child's teacher.

HSC Movie Night - New Date - 5 November

On Friday 5 November 2021 the Hume Street Campus will be holding a movie night from 5.30pm. The movie, The Secret Life of Pets 2, will be screening from 6pm with food and refreshments available.

For more information please see the flyer below. To register your attendance please click here

HSC Movie Night Flyer

HSC Years 3 to 6 Swimming Lessons

On Friday 15 October, students from Years 3 to 6 will commence their swimming lessons at the Concordia Aquatic Centre. Each of these classes will participate in eight lessons over Term 4. 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 - it would be great for Years 5 & 6 to wear their togs to school as they will be leaving straight after assembly on Fridays
  • 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.

Warwick Street Campus

From the WSC Director

Term 4 is a significant one for our Year 6 students, as they celebrate the end of their primary school years and look ahead to high school. As our Year 6 students look ahead to next year, so too, do our Year 12 students. This week, Concordia’s Year 12 students have completed their 13 years of schooling with their Valedictory service on Monday, and their final Chapel service today. 

At the end of Term 3, I had the honour of attending the Concordia formal celebrations, and am proud to say, that I taught many of these students in Prep and Year 1. What a journey it has been for these young people who started in Prep at WSC in 2009 and now have almost completed their schooling at SSC. On behalf of the staff at WSC, many of whom have also taught these students, I wish them all the best for the future.

In Term 4, leadership positions for next year becomes an important topic of conversation for our Year 5 class. Our student leaders play an important role within our campus, and this week I’ve been able to spend some time with the Year 5 class as they begin to think about writing applications for various roles. We look forward to hearing the speeches of our Campus Captain nominees on 8 November.

Next Monday we welcome our 2022 Preps along with other new students to WSC for our Orientation Day. We look forward to getting to know them all a little better before they start with us next year. Our new Preps will be spending some time with Mrs Weier for the morning session, and our older students have been invited to stay for the whole day. Current WSC students will also get a new experience as they visit their new classroom for the morning as well.

I look forward to seeing you all in Week 3.

Click here to view WSC's Events for Term 4, Week 3.

Blessings for the week ahead.

Mrs Jackie Minnikin
Director of Campus

WSC Walk My Way - New Day & Time

This term Concordia Lutheran College is participating in the Walk My Way initiative to support Australian Lutheran World Services.

On Tuesday 19 October, WSC will walk 2km around our Campus oval starting at 2.15pm. We are asking our students to bring a gold coin donation to support this worthy cause, and for an ice block at the end of the walk. Parents are most welcome to join us.


Grandparents’ Day Invitation

Grandparents’ Day Catering - Friday 22 October 2021

We would love your help on Grandparents' Day to either provide a plate of food for morning tea and/or help set up and serve.
Click here to register your interest.

Please find below the list of food suggestions for each year level to bring for children and grandparents to share for morning tea:

Prep – Fruit Platter
Year 1 – Biscuits/Slices/Cakes
Year 2 - Sandwiches
Year 3 – Biscuits/Slices/Cakes
Year 4 – Savoury
Year 5 – Savoury
Year 6 – Sandwiches

Please be aware of the ‘No Nut’ policy when baking or purchasing your food items. We ask if you could please use disposable plates and containers to make it easier with clean up. Could we have all plates of food delivered by 8.30am on Friday 22 October. Plates can be taken directly to the Resource Centre unless it needs to be refrigerated in The Shed fridge or handed in at Reception.

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 7.

WSC Years 3 to 6 Swimming Lessons

Students from Years 3 to 6 have commence their swimming lessons at the Concordia Aquatic Centre. Each of these classes will participate in ten lessons over Term 4. Click Here for the swimming timetable.

Please ensure that students have the following:

  • Swimming togs 
  • 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.

Stephen Street Campus

​​What a Week!

This has been a week topped and tailed with our Year 12 Recognition and Valedictory Evening at the Empire Theatre on Monday and their final chapel today. Surrounded by family and friends, these are truly special occasions and it is a strong sense of pride that we pray every blessing over our graduating students as they complete their external exams and move into life beyond secondary education. Well done, Year 12!

While the Year 12 students have been having their fun, our Year 9 students are approaching the end of their second week at Googa. Mr David Rentell and a steady stream of staff have been making the trek up to Googa over the past two weeks to catch up with the students and, in some cases, to even join in. Our Student Counsellor, Miss Jessica Tobin takes the gong for joining in on a hike. 

Technology News - Year 9

Design and Technology
Year 9 Design and Technology students designed a bluetooth speaker unit that was inspired by nature. Can you spot the use of biomimicry in their appearance of their designs in the gallery below?

Visual Art Success

Year 12 student Stuart Larsen has received a Commendation at the Creative Generations Awards in Visual Arts Excellence at the Darling Downs South-West Regional exhibitions. 

Stuart received one of just five Commendation Awards for the region for his artwork “Holden HQ Wagon Door Pixilation” which is an artwork painted on a car door. This is a very high commendation for school students in the subject area of Visual Art and a great achievement for Stuart and the College. 

Stuart has had a very successful year in Visual Arts, also taking out second place in the USQ Future Visions Exhibition. We congratulate Stuart and wish him every success! 

Free Webinars for Term 4

Boarding

Boarding News

What a week in boarding! Days are fast running into each other. Many of our Year 12 students are getting the jitters and squirmy feelings with the realisation that their days are numbered in Boarding and at school. This week marks the end of classroom lessons.

Boarding - a place many have adopted as home away from home. A place where lifelong friendships have been formed, loyalties and memories made and legacies left for those who attend after they have left. Reminiscing of times gone by, people who have come and gone. Staff who have supported and encouraged them on their journey. Year 12 you will all be missed. We wish you every success in your exams over the next few weeks.

Welcome from the Leadership Team