This morning The Suaviter was buzzing as many Concordia fathers and grandfathers gathered with their children for the annual Father’s Day Breakfast. Guests enjoyed catching up over a delicious breakfast and were entertained by Concordia’s talented InSync Jazz Quartet. We were delighted to have as our guest speaker Sean O’Brien, Managing Director of Nine Network Adelaide and current Concordia parent. Sean gave some very interesting insights into the rapidly changing face of media, and some words of advice for those thinking of a career in the media. Once again it was a fantastic, sold out event, and a great way to celebrate the wonderful fathers in our community. Happy Father’s Day to all the Concordia dads, we hope you enjoy celebrating again on Sunday!
Community Engagement and Events Office
Last Saturday night, the Concordia Campus Gym was transformed into “Hollywood” when the St John’s Campus Links rolled out the red carpet for their annual Quiz Night. The new venue proved a huge success with great attendance, fabulous decorations, and amazing costumes (including some very cheeky Marilyns, and a group of Elvis look-a-likes who converted their table into a pink cadillac!). The highlight of the evening was the challenging but fun quiz rounds and games, with the winning table proving that teachers really do have the knowledge! The night was hosted by our very own ‘Dame Edna” aka Alan, and superstar quiz master Dale, and the evening of fun was topped off with a disco thanks to DJ Mike!
We were fortunate to receive lots of wonderful donations from both the school and local communities for the silent auction, and the proceeds of this successful night will be used to enhance the school's outdoor spaces for our children. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our volunteers, thank you for helping to create the perfect scene!"
Thank you to our very generous sponsors for their support.
Beechwood Homes | Clare Cottage on Wendouree | Crowies | F45 Training | Fullarton Park Dental | Games 2 U | Hesketh Wines | Howie Electrical | ICA Sport Worx Stepney | Laser Clinics Australia – Tea Tree Plaza & West Lakes Westfield | Minerds Bell Consultancy Group | MTA Mobile Travel Agents | Oscar’s On Unley | Parker Coonawarra Estate | Yuj Life | SANFL | Smooth Hair | St John’s Road Barossa | The Dunes Beach House
Marion Hair & Beauty | Endota Spa | The TA | Mostly Books | Barrow & Bench Mitre 10 – Malvern | The Flying Pan | Woolworths-Mitcham Square | Cellarbrations-Fullarton | Highgate Pharmacy | Ells and Moosh | Serafina Boutique | Hair on Duthy | Bricks & Stones | Kid Zone | La Tombola Italian Restaurant | Capri Theatre | AMF-Cross Road | The Source Bulk Foods | Foodland Frewville & Pasadena | The Wash @ Malvern Central | Garden Party-Highgate Village | Wallis Cinemas-Mitcham | The Peasgood Family | The Dandie Family | The Narciso Family | The Heath / Owen Family | The Whitehead Family | Framing Land Mitcham | National Pharmacies Mitcham
Special thanks to:
- Quiz Master, MC and Sound Masters: Alan Redford-Insall, Dale Wyman and Michael Narciso.
- Scorers: Tammy and Lachlan Dandie, and Louise Thomas.
- Our volunteers (adults and students) who assisted with setting up on the day, those who helped on the bar, with the games and over the course of the night, including clean up.
- The wonderful School Office team: Michelle, Sheriden, Kellie, Andrea and Sally.
- The rest of the hard-working Links Committee (& their families) – Tanya and Andrew Harris, Sally and Nick Carr, Dale and Michelle Wyman, Nicola Redford-Insall, Natarsha Gray, Narelle Wheeler , Tina Briggs, and Michael Paech.
Sally and Tanya
Links Committee Co-Presidents
The Father’s Day Market Stall was a great success. There were numerous choices of presents for Father’s Day such as gingerbread, colourful socks and various plants, as well as some delicious afternoon snacks! Students always look forward to the Market Stalls and there was a hive of activity in the Courtyard on the day. Thanks to the amazing efforts of the Year Level Coordinators and parents from ELC, Years 1, 4 and 6, over $1400 was raised and this will go towards worthwhile purchases to benefit our students.
Community Carer - St John's Campus
On Friday 18 August we were excited to welcome more than 30 members of the Class of 1977 who returned to Concordia to celebrate their 40 Year Reunion. The group enjoyed a catered Indian banquet in The Suaviter, a tour of the new Winchester Street 'Hub' building and time to enjoy sharing stories and catching up with one another. It was wonderful.to welcome this group back to our college and a fun time was had by all.
With an anticipated 400 guests, this year's Gala Ball offers a unique opportunity to raise awareness of your business within the school community, whilst helping to raise money for important student equipment.
A big thank you to those members of the College community who have already donated items for auction at this year's Gala Ball. We are currently seeking donations of goods, services or cash and if you're able to support the event in this way, we'd love to hear from you.
Click here to find out about Gala Ball sponsorship opportunities or contact Angela Warrick, Community Engagement & Events Officer, via email or phone on 8272 0444.