From the Archives

Many students and staff members have walked through Concordia's doors across its rich history which now spans more than 125 years. Here, our College Archivist provides some interesting insights into life at Concordia throughout the years.

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80 Years Ago

The 1938 first year class, known in those times as ‘sexta’, was made up of 10 boys and 10 girls.  Read More

1907 Chess game


Chess has enjoyed popularity among Concordia students for well over 100 years. The game has been played for recreation and leisure as well as in strongly competitive interschool competitions.  Read More

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The Wireless

Although radio broadcasting began in South Australia in 1924, it was not until ten years later that a ‘wireless set’ was installed in the common room for boys.  Read More

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Pedal Prix 1995

Teams from Concordia participated in the Pedal Prix for the first time in 1995.  Read More

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Dress Code

During the summer girls were expected to have two cotton frocks of regulation material and style, suitable underwear, a regulation straw bowler hat with the College band and badge, three...  Read More

First Twilight Tea

Concordia’s Carnival Day, held on a Saturday in March, was one of the community and fundraising highlights of the year, especially during the 1980s.  Read More

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A New Era

Sixty years ago, in 1958, the College experienced one of the most momentous changes in its history when its secondary school and seminary separated into two distinct institutions.  Read More

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College Motto

When Concordia purchased the Malvern Grammar School building (now known as the Hamann Wing) in 1904, this very motto was inscribed on two stained glass panels framing the main entrance.  Read More

New Students

When nearly all Concordia students were boarders, many came from as far away as country areas in Queensland and Western Australia.  Read More