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Concordia College has a rich history as an academic and caring school, encouraging and supporting young people to be successful, independent learners.

Our school was established in 1890 in Murtoa, Victoria as a boys’ college and training ground for future pastors and teachers. Fifteen years later, it moved to the present location of its Year 7 to 12 campus in Highgate, a beautiful leafy suburb just 5km southeast of Adelaide’s CBD. In 1952 and built mostly by volunteers, St John’s Lutheran Primary School opened on the adjacent site. Our College has enjoyed a long and close association with the St John’s Lutheran Church congregation in Unley.

In 2016, Concordia College and St John’s Lutheran School joined together as one College, with around 1300 students from ELC to Year 12. In 2023, St Peters Lutheran School, Blackwood, joined the College as a third campus, which caters for students from ELC to Year 6. St Peters Lutheran School was originally opened in 1999, arising out of St Peters Lutheran Church’s desire to serve its local community, and the close association between the Church and our St Peters Campus continues today.

The Heritage Trail was opened in 2015 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Concordia College. It captures in stories, memories and pictures the unfolding history of the campus and buildings.

Our College Heritage Centre contains a fascinating wealth of archived material including past magazines, books, photos, uniforms and other school memorabilia. For more information, contact our Community Relations Office or email

View Heritage Trail Booklet
Explore stories from our archives

Concordia Today

Our Vision

Inspiring and equipping hearts, hands and minds for a world of possibilities

Our Mission

We aim to provide a vibrant education, rich in opportunities, delivered within a caring, supportive environment, empowered by the love of Jesus Christ. We seek to inspire young people to actively engage in lifelong learning, achieve their best and become global citizens who serve with an open heart.

What We Value

  • Our compassionate and connected community.
  • Serving others in response to the love of God.
  • Nurturing high quality teaching and learning.
  • Excellence in a spirit of humility and grace.
  • Creativity and innovation.
  • Caring for the environment as stewards of God’s creation.
  • A global perspective shaped by hope and courage.
  • Resilience in embracing challenges.
  • Our unique heritage.

Concordia College Board

The Board is responsible for Concordia College’s governance, including administering and controlling the school and managing its assets. It supports the Head of College, provides links to the Church, and ensures that strategic planning and decision making are aligned to our vision and mission.

The composition of our Board follows a detailed analysis of roles and qualifications of individuals. Membership is based on the collective skills, knowledge and experience which will contribute to informed decision-making and effective governance.

As part of their role, members of the College Board serve on the following committees:

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Gender Equity
  • Governance
  • Ministry
  • Old Concordians' Association 
  • Policy, Risk and Compliance
  • Property

Current Board Members

Dr Loyd R Fyffe


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Mark Borgas

Vice Chairperson

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Bruno Bellon

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Reverend Richard Fox

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Dr Kerrie Swain

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Rina van Schalkwyk

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Aden Miegel

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Dianne Eckermann

Dianne Eckermann 2023
Useful Links

Strategic Instructional Model
Concordia College School Performance Report 2022
Child Safe Policy, Child Safe Policy Definitions and Child Safe Adult Code of Conduct
Resolution of Parent Grievance Policy / Procedures
Respectful Relationships Policy
Student Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Sexual Harassment Policy
Whistleblower Policy