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Annual Art Show 2018

The Annual Art Show of 2018 was a highlight of the year for the students in Art and for the Year 12 Design and Technology students who joined with us for the second time to display their work in the Nautilus Centre. With the ground floor set up as a gallery covering different rooms and spaces, the students were excited to see their work displayed in this setting. Ruby Chew, our Artist in Residence for the first part of Term 1 2018, opened the show with a speech about the importance of Art in education, and her influence was seen in many of the works displayed. The exhibition was received enthusiastically by parents, family, friends and the participants that attended on Friday, 16 November. The title of the show “a voir” refers to how seeing is the basis of the arts and shapes how each individual views the world. The fusion of concepts for these students in Art at school culminates in the Year 12 pieces.

The Nautilus Centre once again provided a beautiful environment for displaying the works from Year 12 Visual Arts SACE students, Year 11 Visual Arts SACE Students, MYP Art students from Years 7 to 10, and Year 12 Design and Technology Students. This year we were kindly sponsored by Eckersley's Art and Craft, Workspace Commercial Furniture, Resource Furniture, Russell & Yelland Architects, Signarama, Unitech Building Services and Vineyard Road Wines. As in previous years, prizes were awarded to Year 12 students in each course; SACE Visual Art - Art, Visual Art - Design, and Design and Technology.

Art Awards
  • Excellence Award Visual Art - Art: Emma 12SBAB
  • Excellence Award Visual Art - Design: Nikki 12HRO
  • Encouragement Awards Visual Art: Daniel 12HRO, Catrina 12TMC
Design and Technology Awards
  • Most Outstanding Product: Stephanie 12BBO
  • Peer Assessed Best Product: James 12HRO 
  • Encouragement Award: William 12CFI
  • Material Products Award: James 12SBAB
  • Photography Award: Alexander 12TMC
Art Acquisition Award

The Concordia Art Acquisition Award for 2018 was presented to Laura 12BBO for her painting “Perception” which has been seen on the Art Show promotions. Laura refers to the topic of her painting through these words, “By looking into someone’s eyes, we are able to gauge a lot of information about how a person is feeling in any moment in time. You can fake a smile but the eyes always tell the truth.”

There are many people to thank for the evening from the support staff, hospitality students, musicians and members of staff through to the students who created all the work.

Jane Robson
Head of Art

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Cross-Campus Christmas Craft

What a joy it was to see the Year 8 students helping our ELC and Reception students make Christmas crafts during our Pastoral Care time on Wednesday. The older students guided the younger ones through the steps to produce some beautiful craft, whilst building relationships and modelling what it means to be a Middle School student at Concordia. A huge thank you to Ms Narino-Terry for initiating the activity and to Mrs Simmons for organising the craft materials. It was a great morning!

Jonathan Carpenter
Year 8 Pastoral Leader

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Lions Youth of the Year

A recent opportunity arose for six members of the 2019 Student Leadership Team to take part in the Lions Youth of the Year Mini-Quest. Mrs McAuliffe, Head of Senior School, encouraged us to take part in the experience where we were challenged to write and deliver a five-minute speech to an audience of peers and judges as well as answer an impromptu question. The mini-quest is the first step of the Lions Youth of the Year Program which is an opportunity for 15-19 year olds to develop their public speaking skills. The quest, held at Concordia, leads onto Club Judging which has the potential to reach Zone, Regional and District Judging as well as State and National Finals. Concordia is fortunate to have Zac 11JLE and Bella 11JLE move on to the next stage of Club Judging where they will be challenged to fulfill similar speech and impromptu question requirements but also to partake in an interview. Students interested in participating in future are welcome to contact Mrs McAuliffe for information about next year's Mini-Quest.

Liam 11RGO
2019 Student Leader

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Remembrance Day

The annual Remembrance Day Service in Unley was attended by three of our Year 9 Ambassadors, Alexandra 9SML, Mackenzie 9SML and Thomas 9SWH.

We appreciate that they were prepared to represent Concordia by reading a bible verse and laying a wreath as well as attending the Service.

Our Year 9 Ambassador program gives our Year 9s an opportunity to serve their community in a wide variety of ways and I am sure they both enjoy and learn from their experiences.

Briony Carman
Head of Middle School

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German Film Competition

On Thursday, 15 November, Concordia College hosted the annual German schools' film competition, run by the South Australian German Teachers’ Association. This year, students were required to produce an original film of up to four minutes in length on the topic of “Moderne Märchen” (modern fairytales). We were delighted when Concordia College’s entry was declared the winner of the Middle Years/Later Years competition. Ella 11NFLE and Emma 12SBAB accepted the trophy and 1st place certificate on behalf of their film team, which included Francesca 11MBR, Perri 11JGE, Heather 12RSO and Oscar 12RSO, with background lyrics performed by Katelyn 12RHO. The students’ film tells the story of three girls who are happy and have many friends, until they buy themselves mobile phones. They then become lonely and friendless, absorbed in the world of social media. Fortunately, with the help of a little magic and the joy of baking, the friendship fairy is able to help them rediscover the joys of real friendship. It was a privilege to host the film screening, which was also attended by students from Westminster School and Lockleys North Primary School, and thanks must go to Emma and Ella for their assistance with ushering and audio-visual roles on the day.  We hope that many Concordia College students will enter next year’s German film competition! 

Judy Harris
German Teacher

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Last day of school for the Class of 2018

The last day for the Year 12s is always exciting and full of mixed feelings as everything this group of students have been working towards finally comes to a conclusion. It’s not just one year’s worth of work and effort, but a culmination of 13 years of schooling and friendships. We treat this day as a celebration, not as a farewell - as the students prepare to head into the next stage of life. It is not just the efforts of the students we celebrate, but also the efforts and support of their teachers, and of course their parents.

As their Pastoral Leader for Year 12, I was more than proud of the Class of 2018 over the last few days of school. They played a variety of sports against the staff at lunchtime; Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, and Touch Football organised by Mr Kleidon, and they dressed magnificently on their last non-uniform day. This was followed up with their last day of formal lessons before the 7.30 am breakfast on Friday, 26 October before the final assembly which celebrated student achievement and showcased the creative ability of our students, while passing the baton to the Year 11s.

Personally, I have had the opportunity to teach and get to know many of these students over the last two years, and there was some sadness in saying goodbye.

To the Year 12s:

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields, and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

In their lives ahead may God lead them through whatever they face, in times of trouble and joy.

I would like to thank the Year 12 Home Class teachers, Mr Finch, Ms Babiak, Ms Booth, Mr McCusker and Ms Rosie for all the pastoral care they have given to the students in their home class throughout this year.

We look forward to seeing the Year 12s at tonight's Student Valedictory Dinner.

Rick Sommariva
Year 12 Pastoral Leader

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Reminder – Did your child miss their vaccinations at school?

All visits for 2018 for students in Year 8 and for the Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study are now complete.

If any student was absent for any of the visits and has not had their vaccine though a public clinic at Eastern Health Authority or the GP then please make an appointment for them to catch up on this as soon as possible. 

Students in other year levels can also catch up on missed doses of vaccinations. 

Students who participated in the Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study ‘B Part of it’ are eligible until 31 December 2018 to receive any missed doses of this vaccine.

Bookings can be made online at or by phoning 8132 3600.

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Year 12 School Leaver Study 2019 - B Part of It

Over the last two years, a number of students from Concordia College participated in the South Australian Meningococcal B Vaccine Herd Immunity Study (B Part of It). Year 12 South Australian students in 2018 who were enrolled in the high school study (B Part of It), have an opportunity to continue in the study and have another throat swab taken as part of the Men B School Leaver Study from Friday, 1 February 2019. Students who participated in the study in 2018 will receive a letter in the next few weeks providing further information. For any students who did NOT participate in the high school study there is an opportunity to participate in the School Leaver Study by presenting at the B Part of It stands at Orientation week (‘O’ Week) at the main campuses of: Flinders University, University of South Australia and The University of Adelaide. School leavers who opt to have a throat swab will be required to complete a brief questionnaire and a consent form. Participants will be reimbursed for their time with a $40.00 Coles Myer Voucher. For further information regarding where students (2018 school leavers) can receive their swabs please visit the B Part of It website: in early 2019 for swab locations.

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From the Archives: Prefects

This week we take a look back at the role of student prefects as it developed from the 1930s through to the end of the 1960s.


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Student Achievements

Congratulations to two of our students whose recent outstanding examination results have led to them being selected to perform at the 2018 AMEB Showcase and Awards Ceremony in December. Lewis 10RDE, following an AMEB Clarinet Exam, was awarded an A+ for the Certificate of Performance and won the AMEB prize for that category. Well done Lewis on such an excellent achievement! Lyora 8MRI, following her fantastic exam result, was awarded the AMEB Sixth Grade prize for Double Bass. Well done, Lyora!

Well done to Charlie 9KNIC who has been selected to represent the U16 Fleurieu division in a Country Cup cricket carnival in December at various locations in the Barossa and Clare valley. We wish him all the best as he prepares for the carnival.


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