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Year 5 Student-Led Conferences

On Tuesday morning, the Year 5 students and parents came together to take part in one of the reporting opportunities at St John’s Campus, the Student-Led Conference.  

Student-Led Conferences are a unique opportunity for the children to lead the reporting process. Throughout the process the students show a greater responsibility for their own learning and demonstrate their ability to communicate their own learning. The skills developed while preparing and conducting the conference are trans-disciplinary and useful for many different areas of life. 

Throughout the journey, the students are: 

  • engaging in the process of self-evaluation 
  • demonstrating the qualities of the IB Learner Profile 
  • developing organisational skills 
  • developing greater self-confidence 
  • involved in the selection of work to show parents and to identify points of strength as well as areas for further development 

What a fabulous set of skills and processes they are refining! 

Rachel Muldoon
PYP Coordinator

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ELC and Reception Grandparents and Special Friends' Morning

Grandparents and special friends of the ELC and Reception children were warmly welcomed at a visit to St John’s Campus on Friday, 7 June. The visitors enjoyed a range of musical performances in the hall before moving to classrooms to interact with the children. There was great excitement and a buzz of activity as the children shared their learning and engaged in favourite play experiences. A delicious morning tea completed the visit.

Kate Wood
ELC Director

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Annual Appeal Update

We really appreciate your support of the Concordia College Annual Appeal. Each year your tax-deductible donations provide Scholarships and equipment, and help to finance projects to benefit our students.

Please support our Annual Appeal here.

Sue Spry
Donor Relations and Alumni Manager

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St John's Campus 'Fiesta' Parent Event

We are really looking forward to this year's Fiesta-themed St John's Campus parent event on Saturday 24 August from 7-10pm in the Hall.

These are always standout events on the St John's Campus community calendar and it is sure to be a great night of fun, food and entertainment. Enjoy pre-dinner platters, a Paella Bar cooked on site, delicious hot churros, live entertainment by dance band Silverhair, and a Latin dance floor show. Bar facilities available (no BYO).

Tickets are $40 each and bookings can be made online.

If you're keen to get into the spirit of the occasion, feel free to dress up in your finest fiesta fashions!

Come and join the fun, we hope you see you there!

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Freestyle Dance Ministry

Last week we were fortunate to have a youth ministry group from Melbourne called Freestyle Dance Ministry come to visit us at the St John’s Campus.

The Year 1s through to Year 6s each had an opportunity to participate in a workshop. Workshop leaders Justin and Dan are inspired by their passion for freestyle dance and their love of God. They shared with the students how they use their dancing as a form of worship, praise, and to connect with God in prayer.

These workshops were filled with exciting music, high energy levels and a lot of fun! The students had the opportunity to learn some cool new dance moves as well as some free dance to show off their own moves, before finishing off with Justin and Dan sharing their own faith testimony.

Paula Meyer
Spiritual Life Coordinator

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St John's Lutheran Church Little Lambs Music

St John’s Lutheran Church has an exciting musical preschool ministry called Little Lambs Music which is held every Monday morning from 10 – 11:30am in the St John’s Ministry Centre during term time. We would like to invite any parents or carers of babies through to kindy aged children to join us for this, experiencing a special time with your child as well as having the opportunity to connect with other parents/carers.

Come and join our passionate ministry leaders Meagan and Janet alongside many other Little Lambs families for a 45-minute session where there will be singing, movement and dancing, playing of instruments and hearing stories and rhymes. The session time ends with a fruit time for the children and a morning tea for parents.

We would love to have you join us with your little ones.

Paula Meyer
Spiritual Life Coordinator

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School Buses on the Last Day of Term 2

St John’s Campus Office will be contacting families that are regular users of a College bus on Fridays. On the last day of term, the Concordia Campus finishes at an earlier time and the buses will leave from Cheltenham Street at 1.10pm and Duthy Street at 1.15pm. The School Office must be notified if your child will be catching the bus on Friday 28 June.

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Student Absentees - SMS Numbers for each Campus

Please be reminded that the following numbers are used for each campus for SMS notification of student absences:

  • St John’s Campus (ELC to Year 6) – 0418 126 932
  • Concordia Campus (Years 7 to 12) – 0419 467 821
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