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From the St John's Campus Principal

Michael Paech SJC Principal

End of Term

With Term 2 (Semester 1) fast drawing to a close it is appropriate that we acknowledge and thank everyone who has contributed to what has been a fast moving but very successful term. There are so many people that contribute in so many significant ways to the wellbeing of our community: parents/caregivers; students; staff and other friends of the St John’s Campus. Thank you!

Some Specific Thank you messages…

I would like to thank a few teachers who have been serving in temporary roles over this past term and semester.

Mrs Alicia Puiatti has assumed the role of Acting PYP Coordinator (responsible for teaching and learning here at the St John’s campus) over this past semester while we await the arrival of Ms Rachel Muldoon, who will take up this permanent role next semester. Alicia has done an amazing job in this role and has ensured that our teaching/learning programs and associated initiatives continue to operate smoothly. Alicia will return to classroom teaching next term working alongside Ms Jasmin Dinno in Year 2.

Mrs Kylie Johns has been teaching music to a number of our Junior Primary classes during Semester One. Next term Mrs Jasmin Dinno will return to this role (along with teaching part time in Year 2). We thank both Kylie and Jasmin for their contributions during Semester 1.

Mrs Meredith Phillips has been teaching art across the school during this past term, while Mrs Nancy Wells has been on Long Service Leave. We thank Meredith for her valuable service to our campus during this term.

We pray for a safe and refreshing three week holiday break in July and look forward to a positive start to Term 3 on Tuesday 24 July.

Michael Paech
Principal - St John’s Campus

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Report Cards

Next Wednesday 27 June, Semester 1 Report Cards will be accessible via ManageBac. There will be final information coming out to families next week providing additional clarification about this including detailed instructions on how to download and access the Report Card once you are logged into ManageBac.

If you are yet to sign up to ManageBac please contact Alicia Puiatti, Acting PYP Coordinator at It is imperative that you have a ManageBac account as without it you will be unable to access your child’s Report Card. We thank you for your patience and support as we work through this process for the first time at St John’s Campus. 

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Buses Last Day of Term 2

 Please be aware that on Friday 29 June Concordia Campus finishes at 12.30pm and as a result School Buses will depart from Cheltenham Street at 1.10pm and from Duthy Street at 1.15pm.  Please contact the School Office if you need to amend any permanent bus arrangements on that day or you wish to add your child to the bus register.  A bus bell will ring at the St John’s Campus to remind bus students of the early departure and a bus duty teacher will accompany them to the bus as per the usual procedure.

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Past and Present

The Reception students have recently been exploring many relics and artefacts about the past. They have been having a great time wondering exactly how you can use a phone that is always plugged into the wall and how people could survive having to walk out to the back yard to go to the toilet in the winter!!

We invited Allen from the Australian Museum of Childhood to visit the children with a great variety of amazing toys from the past and had a fun time putting these to good use.

Sharon Cosh and Nicolette McClure
Rec Teachers

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Government House and the Convention Centre

On Thursday 7 June, the Year 4 classes enjoyed an excursion investigating how structures and buildings meet the needs of the community. We visited and learned through tours of the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia’s Government House and nearby war memorials.

Some comments collected from students are:

“It was very exciting going to Government House and sitting where the Queen sits.”

“Government House has amazing chandeliers!”

“In Government House the air conditioning is disguising in wooden cabinets.”

“It worth a long walk to see the memorials and remember those who died in the wars.”

“I learned the Convention Centre can split its rooms up and more than three thousand people can fit in at one time.”

“The memorials are interesting because they couldn’t bring the ones who died back to Australia so it is like their grave.”

Elizabeth Reu and Jessie Thiele
Year 4 Teachers

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Parliament House and Old Adelaide Gaol

On Friday 15 June, the Year 6 classes ventured into the city to explore key locations related to our current inquiry into How We Organise Ourselves. In this unit students are investigating how systems support and maintain justice.  The first location was the Parliament House of South Australia, where students toured the House of Assembly and the Legislative Council Chambers, led by David Pisoni MP. The second location was an exhibition at the Centre for Democracy, which focussed on the history of Australia’s democratic government system. Finally, students visited the Old Adelaide Gaol, where they were informed of the prison system which operated in South Australia 1841 to 1988. What an insightful day of ‘real-world’ learning!

Ellen Hoopman and Steve Hahesy
Year 6 Teachers

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Annual Appeal 2018
Have you supported our 2018 Annual Appeal?

Sincere thanks to parents, old collegians and generous Concordia Community members who have already supported the 2018 Annual Appeal with a tax-deductible donation.

Through past donations, St John’s Campus has been able to provide new and upgraded equipment for our students, and with your help the 2018 Annual Appeal will again provide much needed support for our campus.

A special project for support at the St John’s Campus is upgrading the Resource Centre to provide versatile learning spaces and an interactive environment to allow more collaboration between students, teachers, and the community.

You can donate by phoning Sue Spry, Donor Relations Manager on 8291 9339, or online via this link, Donate Here

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Growing Grace Kids Club

Growing Grace Kids Club is a new, exciting and innovative ministry for children in ELC to Year 3.

Growing Grace Kids Club aims to provide children with an afternoon of fun craft activities, games, bible stories, shared afternoon tea. It is a fun time to spend in fellowship together both for parents and their children, meeting approximately 3 times each school term.

Our next Kids Club is Friday 22 June 3.30pm-5.00pm in the St John’s Lutheran Church Hall, 15 Marlborough Street, Malvern.  All children and parents welcome!

Jane Graham or Paula Meyer
Growing Grace Kids Team Leaders 

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World Cup Dress Up Day

St John’s Campus World Cup Dress Up Day Friday 29 June (last day of term).

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Grandparents and Special Friends

Year 4-6 Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Morning

Friday 17 August 2018, 9.30am – 12pm

Grandparents and special friends will be invited to a special morning at Concordia College, St John’s Campus on Friday 17 August. Guests will enjoy a Chapel service, classroom visits, a short walking trail around the campus and musical items.

Morning tea will also be provided.

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Entertainment Book

The St John’s Campus P&F are raising funds and you can help! For only $70 pick up a NEW 2018/2019 Entertainment Book from the School Office or order the Entertainment Digital Membership and you will receive hundreds of valuable offers for everything you love to do, and you will also be supporting our fundraising.

To purchase your membership, click here.

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St John's Campus P&F Quiz Night & Disco

St John's Campus P&F Quiz Night

The annual St John's Campus P&F major event will be a Quiz Night & Disco, to be held on Saturday 25 August from 7pm in the Concordia Campus gym. Come dressed in your favourite decade. Book online here.

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