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St John's Campus Sports Day 2019

We were certainly blessed with a wonderful day for our annual St John’s Campus Sports Day on Friday, 8 March. The weather was amazing and the day ran smoothly. There was a high level of participation and the final victors on the day were Highgate by just two points! The students did a great job with all their hard work in the lead-up and on Sports Day. It was great to see sportsmanship shown throughout the day by the students with their cheering and encouragement towards others.

Thank you to all who helped before and on the day, particularly to the Sports Day Committee (Mrs Hart, Mrs Douglas, Mrs Keogh, Mr Kriewaldt and Mr Hahesy) for all their time and effort in the preparation to ensure the day ran well. 

Many thanks to our 2019 Sport Captains: Ruby (6EH), Joey (6SH), Asha (6EH), James (6EH), Susie (6SH), Lachlan (6EH), Chelsea (6EH) and Jack B (6EH). A fantastic job was done by all in leading their teams so well. Special thanks also to the Concordia Campus House Captains for helping out on the day. You all were amazing and a massive help! It was great to see a number of parents and staff join in for the water relay at the end of the day, showing how it can be really fun when you are active. 

The Final Results

1st - Highgate (1058)
2nd - Winchester (1056)
3rd - Malvern (1013) and the Most Sporting Spirit Points (54)
4th - Cheltenham (880)

Nicole Fielke
St John's Campus PE Teacher and Sports Coordinator

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From the St John's Campus Director of Student Learning

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An IB education aims to transform students and schools as they learn, through dynamic cycles of inquiry, action and reflection. Teachers enable and support students as they develop the approaches to learning that they need – for both academic and personal success.

International Baccalaureate® (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.

Being part of the IB World, Concordia College adheres to the standards and practices outlined by the International Baccalaureate in order to ensure a high level of rigour and relevance is provided through the teaching and learning that occurs at the College.

The upcoming programme evaluation is the primary means of ensuring that Concordia is meeting the IB programme standards and practices. This process can also serve as a catalyst for school improvement.

Through the evaluation, which is necessary for Concordia to remain an authorised IB World School, the visiting team assesses the school in terms of addressing the IB standards and practices.

Most importantly, the process supports school efforts to continually improve the delivery of the programme(s) through the sharing of results in a clear plan for next steps and future actions. This in turn informs the school in areas for improvement in teaching and learning.

Programme evaluation is both a requirement and a service provided by the IB to IB World Schools and is a reflective exercise that involves the entire school community.

Concordia College will be hosting the Evaluation team from April 3-5 (Week 10).

Students that are enrolled at the St John’s Campus (ELC - Year 6) are part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), students enrolled at the Concordia Campus (Years 7-10) take part in the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme is an option for students in Years 11 and 12.

We invite any parents who would like to be part of this process to attend a session to meet with the Evaluating team on Thursday, 4 April from 3:30 - 4:15pm in The Suaviter, Concordia Campus.

Tea, coffee and afternoon tea will be provided.

If you require child minding facilities, please inform me or Paul Bannister at the Concordia Campus via email: (rmuldoon@concordia.sa.edu.au or pbannister@concordia.sa.edu.au)

Rachel Muldoon
St John's Campus Director of Student Learning/PYP Coordinator

(https://resources.ibo.org/pyp/resource/11162-38296/?c=28bd21d1)

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Year 6 Inquiry Excursion

On Tuesday, 5 March the Year 6 classes took part in a cultural learning experience, visiting Hahndorf for a historical walk and tour of the famous town, as well as a trip to the Central Market for an in-depth multicultural tour. At the Central Market the focus was on locating a wide variety of German and other multicultural foods, listening to a talk (in both German and English) by Barbara Knoll (owner of Barossa Fine Foods), meeting several German speaking stallholders, and expressing names of a range of foods in German when visiting several stalls. The experience was organised as part of our ‘Where We Are in Place and Time’ inquiry into the Central Idea that ‘Human migration is a response to challenges, risks and opportunities’

Students were able to see the impact migrants have had on South Australia since the arrival of the first German settlers in the 1830s through architecture, anecdotal stories of migrants and their plight, talks from a variety of different people and interactive displays. The experience of visiting the Central Market enabled students to try a variety of foods from different cultures and learn in greater depth how these continue to shape and influence our culture as a whole.

Jane Graham
German Teacher

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Ash Wednesday Chapel Service

On Wednesday, 6 March we held a very special Ash Wednesday Chapel service in the afternoon to mark this important day in the church calendar. Pastor Nigel Rosenzweig (Child, Youth and Family Ministries Pastor at St John’s Lutheran Church, Unley) led our worship and students learnt many things about the reasons why we celebrate Ash Wednesday and the significance of this very 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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Siassi Partnership 2019 Walkathon

On Friday, 29 March the staff and students of St John’s Campus will be participating in the 2019 Siassi Walkathon at the school. The Walkathon will begin at 9.30am but will be preceded by a short Chapel service in the Hall at 9am.

The money raised through this Walkathon will support the St John’s Campus partnership with the schools on Siassi Island in Papua New Guinea. Click for more information about the Walkathon.

Please download your child’s sponsorship notice form attached to this article and start collecting sponsorship money now. Once you have collected your sponsorship donations, please bring your money in to school between Monday, 25 March and Monday, 9 April. We will be tallying the money raised during this time so you can see how much money we raise overall as a school. This tally will be displayed in the JP Hall, Hall and the Red Shed.

Thank you for your continued support of this exciting and enriching event.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me here at school.

Jane Graham
On behalf of the St John’s Campus Siassi Team

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St John's Campus Family Get Together

St John's Campus families are warmly invited to join us for the annual Family Get Together (formerly the School BBQ), funded and supported by the St John’s Campus P&F on Friday, 29 March from 5pm to 7pm. Get to know other families in a relaxed environment and enjoy some delicious wood oven pizza! Please remember to bring a picnic rug and chairs.

Soft drinks, water, bar and EFTPOS facilities will be available (please no BYO drinks) and each child will receive a complimentary ice block and juice box. As well as the food there will be plenty of fun for the children with a visit from Warrawong Wildlife Sanctuary, an ELC play area, and games and activities for the children to enjoy.

This is a free event, but please RSVP via the button below by Monday, 25 March for catering purposes. 

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