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From the Primary School Principals

Expansion, Consolidation, Collaboration and Connection in our ELC and Primary Schools

The school year has started positively for both of our ELC and Primary School campuses at Concordia College. It is always an exciting time of the year as we welcome new students, families and staff into our College and support them as they settle into their new learning community.

It has been wonderful to see new connections and increased collaboration across our two ELC and Primary School campuses, as we seek to ensure strategic alignment and consistency in our approaches to working with the students in our care.

This year we have seen an expansion and consolidation of the Single Subject Learning opportunities for our students in a number of areas, including: 

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Dance/Drama
  • Languages Other Than English. 

We have been pleased to also see the specialist teachers within these areas looking to collaborate and connect across campuses for the wellbeing of our students.

This term we are excited that for the first time our two campuses will hold a joint House Sports Day. This will be held on Thursday 6 April at the Concordia College Oval in Highgate. Our PE teachers are already busy planning and preparing for this inaugural event.

It was lovely to be able to install new staff and bless existing staff at our respective Installation Services over the last couple of weeks. Our connections with supporting congregations, St Peters Lutheran and St John's Lutheran Unley, are critically important partnerships that we seek to develop and nurture, so that Lutheran Education remains strong at the College. Members of both congregations were able to meet new staff, reconnect with existing staff and pray for our learning communities. A sense of unity was developed between church and the College, which will carry on into the year ahead.

As a college we continue to look for authentic opportunities for connection across campuses that positively serve our students and learning communities. While this strong commitment continues to guide our planning, we are also mindful of the importance of ensuring the unique context and needs of our respective sites are well managed and met.

We look forward to the year ahead as together we seek to ‘Inspire and equip hearts, hands and minds for a world of possibilities’.

Bronwyn Wilson
Principal - St Peters Campus, Blackwood

Michael Paech
Principal - St John's Campus, Highgate