Do your kids know the value of money?
In today’s world of electronic payments and internet banking, it is difficult to teach children the value of money. When you’re at the shops, how often do you pay with actual cash? Australians only use cash for 37% of purchases, mainly for goods costing under $10. Our kids have learned that money lives in a plastic card, and lack clear understanding of how money works.
The LLL recommends teaching kids the “three ‘S’s”:
Saving: Have a savings goal. Instead of purchasing a birthday or Christmas present for them, let this be the motivation for saving.
Spending: For everyday items: when you’re buying a coffee and your child wants a biscuit, they can use their ‘spending’ money. They’ll learn that once money is spent, it’s gone, and it’s a great way to talk about comparing the value of items.
Sharing: Help your child to develop an attitude of giving at a young age. Let them choose a cause they are passionate about.
One way to do this is with three clear jam jars with the labels ‘saving, ‘spending’, and ‘sharing’. Your child can tangibly see the growth as the money accumulates.
The LLL provides savings accounts for children. The accounts have a good interest rate with no bonus hurdles to jump over AND we also pay a $5 gift for the first savings account opened for the child.
Talk to the School Office about opening an LLL Children’s Saving Account and participating in LLL school banking today, or visit www.lll.org.au for more information.
Harmony in the Chapel
The second in our Harmony in the Chapel lunchtime concert series is coming up on Monday 7 August. Concordia Campus Music students will perform a range of wonderful tunes beginning at 1.15pm. Guests are invited to stay for afternoon tea in the Chapel foyer after the concert. Gold coin donation. All welcome!
ELC to Year 3 Grandparents' and Special Friends' Morning
We look forward to welcoming grandparents and special friends of students in ELC to Year 3 at 9.30am on Friday 18 August. An email was recently distributed to families in ELC to Year 3 with some important details about the day. Please contact the School Office for more information.
Football Outreach Vanuatu Sports Lovers' Night
In support of this year's Football Outreach Vanuatu service trip, a Sports Lovers' night will be held on Saturday 19 August in The Suaviter. Come along for a night of entertainment and finger food with a chance to hear from some well known sporting personalities. Tickets are $40 per person. Book online.
St John's Campus Quiz Night
Come and join in the fun as a star or a fan at our Hollywood-themed Quiz and Games Night on Saturday 26 August from 7pm in the Concordia Campus gym. Click here to download the flyer and book your tickets online today! Click here for information about sponsorship opportunities.
Father's Day Breakfast
We are looking forward to celebrating the wonderful dads in our community at this year's Father's Day Breakfast in The Suaviter on Thursday 31 August at 7.15am. Tickets are $10 each. Book today to secure your seat. We'd love to see you there!
Year 7 Grand Friends Day
On Friday 8 September our Year 7 students will welcome their 'grand friends' to the College for the morning to showcase their learning and to take them on a tour of the Concordia Campus. Year 7 families will soon receive an email containing further details about the day.
Concordia Gala Ball
The Concordia Gala Ball 'What a Wonderful World' is coming up on Saturday 4 November. Tickets are currently on sale, so make sure you secure your seat today to take advantage of the early bird offer. If you are not yet connected with a Table Captain, contact Angela Warrick to book your place.
Download the latest copy of Fridge Notes to stay up-to-date with the calendar of upcoming events:
Friday 4 - Reception dads' dinner at The Edinburgh Hotel, Mitcham for dinner at 7pm or join the group after dinner for drinks.
Friday 4 - Year 10-12 Meningococcal Vaccinations
(Please note the following CANCELLATION) Monday 7 - Year 2 parents' coffee morning: The Year 2 coffee morning from 9.15am at Carnevale Coffee has been cancelled.
Monday 7 - Harmony in the Chapel lunchtime concert from 1.15pm. Gold coin donation. All welcome.
Tuesday 8 - Year 12 in 2018 parent information evening in the Chapel at 7.30pm.
- Year 1 parents' coffee morning at Ginger’s, 109a Goodwood Road, Goodwood at 9:15 am.
- Reception parents' coffee morning at Nature’s Providore, 88 Duthy Street, Malvern at 9:00am (siblings welcome).
- Concordia Campus class and family photos
- Year 7-11 Parent/Teacher Interviews from 4pm - 8pm. Book online by 4pm on Sunday 6 August.
Friday 11 – Year 4 parents' coffee morning at Melon & Rye, 363-365 Glen Osmond Road, Glen Osmond from 9:15am.
Saturday 12 - Middle School at the Mary Magdalene Drop-in Centre
Monday 14 - ELC parents' coffee morning at Nature’s Providore – 88 Duthy Street, Malvern at 9:15am.
Tuesday 15 - Middle Years Oxbridge Conference in the Chapel. If your child is attending, please return your consent form with payment to the Finance Office.
Thursday 17 and Friday 18 - Year 11 in 2018 Course Counselling
Friday 18 - ELC to Year 3 Grandparents' and Special Friends' Morning beginning in the St John's Campus Hall at 9.30am. Bookings essential. For more information, please contact the School Office.
Friday 18 - Saturday 19 - Flinders University Open Days
Saturday 19 - Football Outreach Vanuatu 'Sports Lovers' Night' in The Suaviter at 7pm. Book online.
Sunday 20 - University of Adelaide and University of South Australia Open Days
Monday 21 - Cyber Safety workshop for parents with Kirrilie Smout
Tuesday 22 - Concordia Campus co-curricular photos
Saturday 26 - St John's Campus Links Quiz Night fundraiser in the Concordia Campus Gym from 7pm. Book online. We are currently seeking donations towards themed year level baskets as well as donations of goods or services for the silent auction. Click here for more information or fill out the online form to register a donation.
Wednesday 30 - St John's Campus Market Stall in the courtyard at 3pm.
P&F Father's Day Breakfast in The Suaviter at 7.15am. Tickets $10 per person. Book online.
St John's Campus Music Showcase in the Concordia College Chapel at 7pm. Come along and hear our students perform a range of musical items to showcase their learning throughout the year.
Friday 1 - Show Day / Student Free Day
Monday 4 - Thursday 7 - City Week 1
Monday 11 - Thursday 14 - City Week 2
Thursday 7 - ELC Bush Day
- Year 7 Grand Friends' Day
- Year 5 after school catch up at Paparazzi, 291 Unley Road, Malvern at 3:30pm (in the outside area for parents and children).
Saturday 9 - Volleyball Quiz Night from 7pm.
Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 - Reception Student Led Conferences
Thursday 14 - Year 6 Exhibition
- Year 3 parents' coffee after Chapel at Hudson’s Café – Living Choice 123 Fisher street Fullarton (parents from all year levels welcome).
- Year 6 Exhibition parent session from 4.30pm - 6.30pm.
- Concordia in Concert in the Chapel at 7pm. Booking information coming soon.
Saturday 16 - ELC mums' dessert night at Eggless Dessert Café, 162 Goodwood Road, Goodwood at 8pm.
Sunday 17 - School Service (Years 3 and 4) in the College Chapel at 10.30am.
Monday 18 - Friday 22 - Year 12 IB Trial Exams
Monday 18 - Tuesday 19 Year 1-3 Student Led Conferences
Tuesday 19 - Year 8 Immunisations
Wednesday 20 - P&F Meeting, 7.30pm
Friday 22 - Year 2 Sleepover
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 - Pedal Prix 24-hour race at Murray Bridge
Sunday 24 - Year 4 mums' winery tour – more details to come.
Monday 25 - Friday 29 - Year 10 Camp
Monday 25 - Tuesday 26 - Year 4-5 Student Led ConferencesBack to top
Concordia College - St John's Campus is once again involved with the Woolworths Earn & Learn program.
During previous campaigns, thanks to support from school families, their friends and grandparents, we were able to purchase some great resources for the St John’s Campus with the points we earned.
When shopping at Woolworths from now until 19 September 2017, we encourage you to collect Earn & Learn stickers at checkout which in turn add to the Earn & Learn points tally for Concordia College. Earn & Learn stickers can be collected on a special sticker card and once a card is full it can be brought to the School Office at the St John’s Campus.
The more points we earn, the more we can redeem when we select from a large range of materials including mathematics and English resources, art and crafts materials and much more!
Please help our school by remembering to collect your Earn & Learn stickers this year. Thanks for your support!Back to top
- Science Alive! Hands-on science event at the Adelaide Showground on 5 and 6 August
- St John's Lutheran Church Unley 'Gift Service' - Sunday 13 August
- Seussical the Musical - 15 to 17 September (featuring some familiar faces from Concordia)
- School Dental Service flyer