The Week Ahead - Term 4, Week 4

Monday 25 October to Friday 29 October 2021

From the Head of College

From the Head of College

Dear Parents and Caregivers

I had the wonderful opportunity and experience, with Pastor Thomas, to do an overnight visit to Googa to touch base with our Year 9 students and the camp staff who have been entrusted to look after them. 

I have come away from this experience feeling very affirmed and proud of these young people, as they confidently showed us around their surrounds as well as welcoming us to be part of their hiking experience the next day. The Googa staff also commented on their maturity, care for one another and the grit displayed by everyone one of them. 

Thank you to those staff who have made their way out to Googa to be part of this memory making experience with these students. The regular attendance of different staff at Googa was also commented on so positively by the Googa staff.

From the College Pastor

One College

It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon last weekend as a group of parents and students from our three campuses gathered at the South Toowoomba Bowls Club for a social afternoon. After being greeted by the friendly faces of Lisa and Dorothy, the tireless organisers from SSC Parent Connect, and admitted into the club, it was time for a drink and then onto the bowling green. 

As the afternoon progressed you could spot people of all ages from Preppies to grandparents rolling the ball across the green – some games becoming quite competitive between Dad and kids! Wonderful food and drink provided sustenance for the afternoon and there was much interaction across family groups and some great building of family ties between parents and children too. The afternoon concluded with a shared tea of yummy hamburgers – eating together has been a community building activity from earliest times.

Community News

Concordia Archives

We are seeking an archiving enthusiast who is interested in volunteering to assist with maintaining and expanding our current archive.

We are looking for someone who would be able to volunteer 2-3 hours per week. The position would involve working closely with our Teacher Librarian to maintain the existing archive, archive new items and respond to enquiries. Experience or an interest in Libraries or Archives is desirable along with intermediate computer skills.

If you would like to know more or are interested in applying, please contact Lynda or Heidi on 4688 2700 or contact employment@concordia.qld.edu.au.

Junior College

Junior College Art Show - Friday 29 October

JC Art Show Booking Form

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 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 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 Dress as a Farmer Day - 27 October

Outside School Hours Care

Hume Street Campus

From the Director

We are looking forward to the coming week with our Christmas for the Bush service and our JC Art Show. Details of both are in the flyers in this The Week Ahead and in the HSC The Week Ahead table below.

All parents are welcome to attend our Christmas for the Bush service this year and it is taking a slightly different theme … can’t say too much at this point except to say no mission is impossible! If you have not contributed to this Service-Learning Project yet, you are more than welcome to bring your goods in by Wednesday or support monetarily on Wednesday when the students are encouraged to dress like a farmer and bring a gold coin.

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.

Parent Connect Meeting - 29 October

Our next Parent Connect meeting is on Friday 29 October at 1.30pm. Please find below the Zoom meeting details if you want to attend but can't come in.

We look forward to meeting together next Friday.

Topic: HSC Parent Connect Zoom
Time: Aug 27, 2021, 1:30pm Brisbane 

Join Zoom Meeting
Parent Connect Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 717 5105 2205
Passcode:  wDqr7m

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.

HSC Colour Explosion Fun Run - 15 November

We will be running our Colour Explosion Fun Run on Monday 15 November. We will be having the GYG meal deal that was organised for Term 1. A note will come home next week for you to check the order. Please contact Carolyn Lynch at Campus Reception if you need any changes or to order the meal deal.

Meal Deal Flyer

Warwick Street Campus

From the WSC Director

“God couldn’t be everywhere so he made Grandparents”. This was the message presented to our grandparents today at Warwick Street Campus. Grandparents' Day is always an opportunity for all of our grandparents to have a glimpse of a day in the life of our students. 

This year at WSC, our grandparents were treated to a morning of activities where they wandered between art activities, sport activities and activities that involved science and technology. Some of our grandparents were put way out of their comfort zones as they coded spheros to do some painting! 

The morning ended with a choir performance from both our senior and junior choirs as well as a performance from our Year 5 band. These performances were followed by Chapel led by Pastor Thomas and then morning tea. 

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.

Please note: There will be NO tuckshop on Thursday 11 November. Instead, there will be a meal deal for all students.

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

BYOD Information 2022

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. We recommend that if your student (current or starting Year 7 in 2022) requires a new device, to start the process sooner rather than later.

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.

Free Elevate Webinars for Term 4

From the Mathematics Department

What an exciting year it has been for Mathematics! 

Years 7 to 10 students were excited to hear the Australian Mathematics Competition results have been finalised. Students are anxiously anticipating their developments which will be provided with their certificates once received. In addition, 28 students participated with 1 High Distinction, 4 Distinctions, 13 Credits, 7 Proficiency and 3 participation awards will be handed out at a later Assembly.

Concordia’s New Arbour

In the year of Concordia’s 75th Anniversary, we have been very lucky to have had an intricate and beautiful arbour designed, built and positioned in our flourishing Pear Shaped Garden in front of Redlands Building. The 2021 Student Council funded the costs of the arbour and the College is most thankful for the council’s gift.

Mr Geoff Becker, a Design Tech expert here at the College, is the man behind the metallic beauty. He looked over some of our archived photographs which showed what the original Concordia arbour looked like. He then did a concept sketch, loosely based on the photos. Mr Jason Smith, Director of Campus, and Ms Leah Parker, who oversaw the 2021 Student Council, also had input regarding the design.

Boarding

Boarding News

Another successful week has been ticked of the College calendar!

All our students had a great week last week with plenty to do outside the classroom with a PCYC/SWIN afternoon at the Jack Martin Centre where all our juniors joined in and participated in various games. Our boys impressed everyone with their basketball skills. Our girls were very fast off the mark with the field events. A great afternoon had by all which was topped off with a barbecue tea. New friendships form with many students from others local boarding schools.

Welcome from the Leadership Team