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Rostrum Voice of Youth 2024

On Saturday 11 May we will have seven students from Years 8 – 12 representing Concordia College in the Rostrum Voice of Youth public speaking heats at Immanuel College. We wish them all the best.

CARE@CC (Community of Advocates for Respect and Empathy) 

A lunchtime group for students in Years 10–12 interested in medical-related careers.

Last week we welcomed Trevor Matthews to speak to our CARE@CC students. Trevor is an Old Concordian and parent to two recent Concordia graduates. He spoke very warmly of his time at our school and shared his pathway from engineering to paramedicine and his current role as a rescue and retrieval paramedic with MEDSTAR. We love to connect with members of our school community. If you work in any of the following fields – medicine, nursing, paramedicine, health research or related areas and can spend a lunchtime with us sharing your experiences, we would be most grateful.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

A reminder to all students who are keen to start, or who are currently undertaking this well-respected International Youth Development Award, there is a Duke of Ed drop-in support session available every Monday in G68. Additional support meetings can be organised at any other recess or lunch time by emailing Mrs Rieger.

Special congratulations to Claire in Year 10, who has recently completed her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and has now commenced her Silver level. Claire is a Duke of Ed Ambassador for our school and is very keen to support other students who are interested in beginning the Award. Learn more here.

26 Book Challenge

Please remember our library staff are available to assist you with finding books in any categories you may have difficulty with. One of the more challenging categories is 'Read a book set in a bookshop or library'. The library has a list of suggestions to help you with this one. Keep reading and remember you can also enter the Premier’s Reading Challenge with the books you read for this challenge.

Challenge Yourself by Entering the Following Competitions

  • Young Writer's Award: For South Australian students from Reception to Year 12. This competition is a free choice of topic. Entries can be poetry or prose, up to 1000 words. Entries close Friday 17 May.
  • 'What Matters' National Writing Competition: Open to Years 5–12. Entries close Friday 17 May.
  • Unley Council Fish Tank: Youth entrepreneurship program - Applications are assessed against selection criteria by a judging panel. Finalists progress to the Pitch Night and deliver a three-minute pitch to the Fish Tank – a panel of judges – to win seed funding and business mentorship opportunities. Submissions close Sunday 19 May.
  • National Youth Science Forum (NYSF): Are you a Year 11 student interested in science, technology, engineering and maths? You can apply now for the 2025 NYSF Year 12 Program held in either Canberra or Brisbane in January next year. This opportunity will strengthen your skill set, give you networking opportunities with peers and leaders in STEM fields, and help you to explore your future study and career options. Learn about the application process here.

Please contact me if you have questions about any of these opportunities or would like to submit an entry to any of the listed competitions.

Emma Rieger
Enrichment and Extended Learning