The connections children make throughout their school years play an important role in developing and shaping their sense of belonging, confidence and their ability to adapt and excel in a wide variety of situations.
As well as fostering vital connections between students, parents and staff, Concordia College places great value on alliances with the wider community that enrich the lives of its students.
In 2015, a connection with the Adelaide United Football Club saw the College implement the FC Barcelona inspired model of football (soccer) development. During the year, the Reds ran three training sessions for Concordia’s coaches, a development squad was launched and students enjoyed various opportunities to be coached by Adelaide United players and coaches. One student also gained a ‘scholarship’ with the Adelaide United Football School. In 2016, the connection continues under current Head Coach Guillermo Amor, who was named A-League Coach of the Year after leading Adelaide United to the 2016 A-League Premiership and their first ever Championship.
Concordia’s Media students are benefitting from a connection with the Adelaide Football Club. During the AFL season, the Adelaide Crows utilise the College’s well-equipped television studio to record portions of the weekly Crows Show. Through this unique connection, students gain valuable industry experience operating the camera, autocue and sound while working with a professional director. In addition, four students will receive work placement with the Crows Media team.
The vision for all students at Concordia is that they will engage in the many learning opportunities available so they can achieve to the best of their ability and use their gifts and talents to serve and benefit others.