Sam 9MGI recently presented a video audition to compete in a guitar competition aimed at high school students. The five finalists performed at Night of the Guitar at the German Club, as part of Guitars in the City, presented by Rob Pippan Productions. Sam was the winner of this competition and received a number of prizes, including being the opening item for the Phil Emmanuel concert held at the same venue on Friday 28 July. What an amazing opportunity! Well done, Sam!
Congratulations to Annie 10MHA and Mikayla 10BCR on being selected to represent IGSSA Schools in the TRI State Challenge. Annie will compete as a member of the soccer team while Mikayla will compete in netball. We wish them all the best as they prepare for the competition.
Congratulations to Tait 8JFI on competing at the SA Interschool Ski Championships (SASKI) at Falls Creek in the July school holidays. Quite an experienced skier, Tait skied the downhill course twice and won a silver medal for Concordia, only narrowly missing out on first place by just over half a second. Well done, Tait!
Congratulations to James 11LMA who represented SA at a football championship in Perth on 24 June, with the team winning by a 3-goal margin. James is currently a member of the State SANFL U17 “Futures” squad of 30 players, a team designed to meet a need generated by the recent drafting development that allows AFL clubs to trade future draft picks. It also provides more opportunities for exposure to a group of players that would otherwise have to make the U18 state team selection to gain a profile with AFL scouts. While he will still be eligible for U18s next year, James has already been a regular in the North Adelaide U18s side this season.
Congratulations also to Oliver 11JLE who is currently in the State U16 squad. The SA U16s are defending the national title this year and we wish Oliver all the best for the remaining matches.
The selection of the two boys in these representative teams puts them in a good position to continue to develop as elite footballers.
Caitlin 10PLO was in fantastic golfing form again at the end of Term 2, finishing as the Net Winner for the girls at the SSSSA 15 and Under Championship. As a result, Caitlin was selected in the South Australian side to play in Sydney in November. Caitlin has also been shortlisted for selection in the Secondary School Sport SA/Golf SA team to compete as part of the Pacific School Games International Event. These are fantastic achievements. Well done, Caitlin!
Congratulations to Lauren 10MHA on being selected as a member of the South Australian team to compete in the Combined Australian Netball Association Carnival in Queensland in September. We wish Lauren all the best as she prepares to represent SA in this competition.
Congratulations to Jasmine 8EJO on attending the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) Academy in Sydney during the July school holidays. Jasmine was one of a group of students selected nationwide via a competitive video audition process to attend an intensive week of rehearsals with world-class musicians from the ACO. As well as hearing from ACO staff about what it is like to pursue a career as a musician, Jasmine had the opportunity to perform twice during her trip, including at a chamber orchestra concert at City Recital Hall led by ACO violinist Aiko Goto.
This is a huge achievement and was undoubtedly a wonderful experience for Jasmine. Well done!
Congratulations to Ethan 10PLO who was part of the team representing SA in the annual Chief of the Australian Army Cadet Team Challenge at Puckapunyal Base in Victoria in July. After a very rigorous military-style selection process to make the team and then three days and nights of competition in inhospitable conditions, the SA team finished a very close third. Well done, Ethan!
Well done to Mitch 11MBR on his selection to represent SA in swimming at the Pacific School Games. This prestigious international event will be held in Adelaide in December and we wish Mitch well as he trains and prepares to compete in this competition.
The National Youth Science Forum will be held at Australian National University in January 2018 with around 20 students from South Australia attending. It is rare to have two students from one school attending this event, but we are delighted to have Ben 11CFI and Lachlan 11CFI representing Concordia at the Forum. Congratulations on your selection, boys!
Congratulations to Timothy 7RHO who recently received an A grading in his AMEB Preliminary Piano Exam and to Eloise 7AMA who received an A grading in her Grade 2 AMEB Saxophone Exam. These are wonderful results, well done!
Well done to our Year 7 and 11 debating teams on their recent spirited debates. A special note of congratulations goes to Year 9 girls Kaelah, Jess and Ella who won their debate against Walford on the topic "That we should have constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians."