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From the St John's Campus Principal
Partnership is Critical

Thank you to the many parents who joined us for our recent Parent Information Nights (PIN). It was encouraging to have such a large percentage of families represented at these important evenings.

This year, in response to feedback from parents, we tried a new format for the ‘in class’ sessions with a more consistent presentation across all year levels. We also provided a brief overview, in between classroom sessions, of a few significant initiatives that are being introduced across the campus during 2018. Thank you to Mrs Puiatti for leading this. We also thank you for the positive feedback that we have received about these changes.

If you did not get to the evening you may wish to visit our School Star app to hear a recording of the presentation.

Welcoming our new Concordia Campus Principal

On Friday 16 February we were pleased to have Mr Paul Weinert, the new Principal of our Concordia Campus, join us for Chapel in the morning and for a cup of coffee afterwards in the courtyard. It was lovely to be able to officially welcome Paul to our campus and wish him God’s blessing as he settles into his new role.

Installation of Staff

This year we had several new staff installed into their new roles at a special service held in the Concordia Chapel on Sunday 11 February. Thank you to members of our community who joined us for this special occasion.

Michael Paech
Principal - St John's Campus

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Installation of the SRC

On Friday 16 February our new Student Representative Council was installed. These students will serve our community for Semester 1 and will be led by our School Leaders and Mr Dan Keylock. Every blessing to our new SRC students as they work together.

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Parent/Teacher Interviews

Please note the following dates for Reception to Year 5 Parent/Teacher interviews and Year 6 Three Way Conferences.

The online booking system will be able to be accessed in Week 6 and more information will be in the next edition of Concordia CONNECT. The dates for the interviews are:

Monday 26 March and Monday 9 April.

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Parent Information Night

If you were unable to attend our Parent Information Night this year please remember to access the year level booklet online. There is also the opportunity to listen to the audio of information regarding the two initiatives that Mrs Alicia Puiatti spoke about.

Year level booklets are available within the year level updates on the parent portal and the audio of Alicia's presentation is available under Quick Links on the School Information page of the portal.

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German Update

Please be advised that the German communication on the website has been updated. Log in via the parent portal or check the latest School Star post.

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Ash Wednesday Chapel Service

On Wednesday afternoon ,14 February, we held a very special Ash Wednesday Chapel service to mark this very special day in the church calendar. Pastor Dale Gosden (School Pastor at the Concordia Campus) led our worship and students learnt many things about the reasons why we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the significance of this holy day.

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, which is 40 days (not counting Sundays) prior to the celebration of Easter. Ash Wednesday occurs 46 days before Easter.

It was a special time for our community to come together and worship as we lead into the season of Lent.

Jane Graham
Spiritual Life Team – St John’s Campus

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Offering - Term 1, 2018

This term the St John’s Campus offering will be going to our partnership with Siassi in PNG. Our partnership has been going since 2011 and we have a team of Siassi teachers coming to visit this term from 16 March – 26 March. Over the course of this term you will continue to hear much more about our partnership, our annual Walkathon and the upcoming trip to our school by the Siassi teachers in March.

We are incredibly blessed by this partnership and all that this brings our community and the communities in Siassi.

Jane Graham
Spiritual Life Team – St John’s Campus

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St John's Campus P&F News

Save the date for the annual St John's Campus Family BBQ, supported by the P&F, to be held on Sunday 8 April from 12 noon. The event is free and we are looking forward to seeing as many families there as possible! More details will be distributed soon.

A reminder that ice blocks are being sold for $1 every Wednesday at recess. The ice blocks are Rite Bite approved. Please note: only one ice block per child.

Sally Carr and Tanya Harris
St John's Campus P&F Co-Presidents

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Parking & Road Safety around St John's Campus

Please be reminded of the following parking restrictions and protocols for use in the 'Kiss and Drop' zones on Highgate Street between 8-9am and 3-4pm.

Please also advise any other caregivers picking up/dropping off your children so that they are also aware of these restrictions. Traffic wardens from Unley Council regularly patrol these areas and will give out infringement notices.

  • Vehicles can only stop in the 'No Parking' area for the immediate purpose of picking up and/or dropping off passengers.
  • The driver must remain with the vehicle.
  • Children utilising the 'Kiss and Drop' zone for pick up need to move quickly to the meeting place via the gate on the basketball court (not through the main gates near the St John’s Campus Office).
  • Parents waiting in cars are to keep moving in the queue along Highgate Street.
  • The school will have staff monitors out on Highgate Street each afternoon assisting with movement of students and cars in this area.

If there is no space at the end of the line in this zone, parents will need to drive past and then come back when space in the queue is available.

School Crossing

For the safety of you and your child(ren) please make the effort to use the designated and supervised crossing, even if it means walking a little further. Our school crossing offers the best place to cross as drivers will be more alert to pedestrians and generally have to give way. There is a lot of traffic using Highgate Street at drop off and pick up times and we do not want any avoidable accidents to occur.

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