Campus & Facilities
Concordia College consists of two campuses: St John's Campus (ELC to Year 6) and Concordia Campus (Year 7 to 12) located on a single site in Adelaide's eastern suburbs, just 5km from the CBD. Uniquely positioned for access to the city and the hills, and located close to major transport routes, Concordia attracts students from across Adelaide, with around one third of our students travelling in by school bus.
The Nautilus Centre
Opened in October 2017, the award-winning Nautilus Centre is a magnificent facility designed to inspire curiosity and to provide an immersive learning environment for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) at Concordia.
The design and construction of the building demonstrates a number of mathematical, scientific and artistic principles such as the Fibonacci series, which is displayed through various design elements, and the earth’s rotation which is shown by a Foucault pendulum in the main stairwell. Art and sculpture are built into the internal and external spaces, with details of the building uncovering and demonstrating elements of the curriculum.
Since it opened, the Centre has received several awards including an IESANZ SA/NT Lighting Award of Excellence late in 2017, followed by Commendations in the 2018 Learning Environments Australasia Awards and SA Architecture Awards.
Winchester Street Hub
Opened in October 2016, the Winchester Street 'Hub' at the Concordia Campus houses four new classrooms upstairs equipped with large-scale digital screens and writable surfaces. Downstairs facilities include the Year 12 Common Room, general study space, Student Services Office and first aid space, meeting rooms and various administrative offices.
St John's Campus Courtyard
The St John's Campus Courtyard, opened in August 2016, provides a flexible central learning space with plenty of colour and natural light. The area is used as an eating area and a play space during lunch and recess times. The large undercover area with flexible seating provides classes and year levels with space to work collaboratively outside of the classroom.
Nature Play Gardens
Nature play fosters a range of skills and attributes in children, such as creativity, imagination, resilience, problem-solving and discovery, and we currently have two wonderful nature play spaces at the St John's Campus. The ELC Garden, opened in 2018, is an engaging outdoor space complete with a shaded sandpit, a veggie patch, a cubby house with a mud kitchen and more. The garden provides fun and varied learning opportunities for our youngest students and is a much-loved component of our Centre.
A second nature play space was opened in October 2018 and was kindly funded by the Parents & Friends Association. Spanning an area of the campus's Highgate Street frontage between the School Office and the playground, the garden boasts a chalkboard, wooden seating, vegetable patches, bug hotels, fairy houses built into tree trunks, a wall-mounted xylophone and a range of interesting plants. This space has been a wonderful addition to the campus and we look forward to the development of further nature play spaces in the future.
Concordia’s Murtoa building, opened in 2010, provides accommodation for the Middle School and the Media Department, along with expansion of the school’s Music Department. With light-filled learning classrooms and flexible spaces for private study and collaborative project work, Murtoa is a valuable addition to our campus. A new Digital Technologies learning area and two additional upstairs classrooms were added for the start of the 2020 school year.
Senior School Centre - Atrium Building
The Atrium, completed in 2012, offers a bright and welcoming study space for Senior School students, equipped with modern facilities and relaxed seating.
St John's Campus Hall & Concordia College Chapel
Both campuses benefit from an assembly space. The St John's Campus Hall provides a fantastic space for Primary School students and their parents to gather for chapel, assembly and other productions or information evenings throughout the year. It is also used for many activities by OSHC and classes who require a large undercover area.
The Concordia Chapel is the heart of the Senior School community. Regular whole-school meetings in the Chapel provide a positive start to the day and an opportunity for reflection, regardless of faith background. A wide variety of concerts and productions are held here each year.
Both campuses have their own resource centres. The St John's Campus Resource Centre is a dynamic space, used for locating resources, browsing, reading and borrowing, lessons and collaborative group work.
The Yangadlitya Resource Centre on the senior campus offers a bright, contemporary space for individual study, as well as a number of meeting rooms for individual or small group study. “Yangadlitya” is from the Kaurna “for the future” and reinforces Concordia’s historic links with aboriginal culture. The facility was opened in May 2006 by Mrs Ningali Cullen, Concordia's first female aboriginal student, who graduated in 1954.
In 2010 Concordia opened a state-of-the-art media and HD Television studio facility in the Murtoa Building, providing access to a large, flexible space with studio lighting, three camera studio setup with teleprompter and green screen facilities. The adjacent split-level control room, audio recording booth and edit suites contain industry-standard tools and software, while the large multi-workstation edit suite offers projection facilities and an ideal teaching space for Media and Photography classes.
Members of the public can hire the Media Studio for production or post-production work. Click here to enquire about hiring the Concordia Media Studio.
Design and Technology Centre
The Design and Technology Centre has facilities for woodworking, metalworking, plastics and electronics. New equipment, including computer-controlled 3D laser printers and a 3D milling machine, has extended student learning to a variety of new design processes and applications.
As well as adding to the welcoming feel of our campus, our grounds offer students a wide range of locations to relax or play sports during their lunch breaks, and include age appropriate play equipment at our St John's Campus.