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APRIL 2014

A pivotal event in Concordia Hanoi’s history! Breaking ground for a new purpose- built campus coming in January 2016.



Concordia students don’t just have talent in sports, drama, and in their communities but also when it comes to math.

The excitement could be felt as Concordia parents, teachers, and students stood on the actual ground where our new campus will be.

CONCORDIA BRINGS HOME THE GOLD IN MATH MATH MADNESS AT CONCORDIA Concordia students not only have the good looks but also the brains! This year’s Hanoi Math Olympiad was a great test of Concordia students’ intellect as our school sent fifteen students from grades 6-9 to compete against over 100 other students from around the region. This was a chance to work as a team as well as individuals and our students came out on top, bringing home a slew of medals to show for their hard work. All the Concordia ‘mathletes’ placed in their respective competitions with Michelle Frerking, Victoria Atria , Rebecca Yang , YeBin Kim and Gracie Byun bringing home the1st place gold at the middle school level. Well done students and we look forward to next year’s Olympiad!

NEW CAMPUS CELEBRATION PURPOSE BUILT FACILITY COMING IN JANAURY 2016 Exciting times in Hanoi- Concordia has started on our new purpose-built campus in Van Tri and we had a great celebration to commemorate it! Welcome guests from our sisters schools, Concordia Shanghai and Hong Kong International School, were present as well as a wonderful group of LCMS delegates from all over the globe, including St. Louis.

Concordia Parents Celebrate Women’s Day in the 4th annual joint social with the Hanoi International Women’s Club

Students had a chance to help “break ground” alongside our guests and the upper school students had their first taste of putting on the Van Tri greens. Golf and cross-country will be fantastic new additions to our Concordia after school programs when the campus opens. The new campus will come complete with athletic, art and science facilities. The new location will also help connect Concordia to CONCORDIA NEWS the expat West Lake area via the Nhat Tan Bridge.

APRIL 2014

SHOW YOUR CULTURAL COLORS! Thank you parents for an amazing day of cultural food, games, and other great activities as we celebrate our diversity of languages and countries. A special thank you to Lilit Soelter for the lovely fashion show and Aimee Cima for organizing the parents as well as all the other Concordia PSO parents who came together to share their national pride.




NEW CONCORDIA FACULTY IN 2014-2015 Teresa Winterstein Middle School Science and Social Studies

Chris Doutt – Physical Education Mr. Doutt currently teaches Physical Education at St Paul American School in Hanoi. He has an extensive physical education and outdoor education background. He coaches multiple sports at the high school level and he has lead multiple leadership development activities through outdoor activities. Mr. Doutt and his wife volunteer with the middle school and high school youth groups through Hanoi International Fellowship.

Mrs. Winterstein has taught a variety of subjects and age levels during her career. She currently teaches Language Arts and Science to middle school students in the Bedford School System in southern Michigan and Curriculum and Instruction to university students at Lourdes University. She has an undergraduate and a Masters degree in education. She has been named a Teacher of the Year twice in the Bedford School System. She is married to Tim Winterstein, Concordia’s new advancement director, and they have two elementary age children. Mrs. Winterstein is an avid running, reader, and enjoys time with her family.

Tim Winterstein – Director of Advancement Mr. Winterstein will be joining Concordia to serves as the Director of Advancement. The Director of Advancement will oversee the admissions, communications, marketing, and development program of the school. Mr. Winterstein has experience teaching, coaching, leading diverse educational programs, and leading a nationwide advancement program. He has an undergraduate degree in education from Valpariso University and a Masters from Concordia University – Michigan. He loves meeting new people and learning about new cultures. He enjoys a wide variety of sports and coaches multiple teams in his community..

Stephen Conroy Middle School/High School Humanities Martha Seibel – Music Education Ms. Seibel teaches music at Arrowpoint Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District of St. Louis, Mo. She is a gifted musician with extensive playing and leading experience in various symphonies and choral groups. Her principal instrument is the French horn. She also plays the piano. Ms. Seibel received her undergraduate degree from Concordia University – Chicago and she has recently completed a Masters degree from Kent Sate in music education. She enjoys all types of music, traveling, and outdoor activities.

Mr. Conroy is currently teaching in the New York City Public School system. He has several years of experience working with middle school and high school student Language Arts and Humanities. He possesses an undergraduate degree in English and a Masters in education. Mr. Conroy enjoys traveling, experiencing new cultures, and participating in a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities. Mr. Conroy will be teach middle school and high school language arts and humanities classes.

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Book Fair

April 3-4 from 8am-5pm On the Concordia Campus Open to the Hanoi Community Books for Preschool to High School



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(Please note this is a change in date due to a rainy March). Parent Volunteers needed! No preparation necessary as parents can just show up on the day to help. Field Day lasts from 8:30- 11:30am. Contact Upper School Principal, Patrick Frerking to help.

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APRIL EVENTS: 2 Book Fair Open to Concordia parents only

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17 Concordia All- School FIELD DAY- Parent help needed!

3-4 Concordia Book Fair Open to Hanoi the Community

19 Girls & Boys Basketball Tournament at UNIS- GO CONCORDIA!

3-4 Student-Led Conferences (No Class, by appointment with teacher) 20


8 Girls & Boys Volleyball Game at UNIS- GO CONCORDIA!

21 Volleyball vs. BVIS- GO CONCORDIA!

9 King Hung Holiday (NO SCHOOL)/ Teacher Prof. Development

22 Session 4 After School Activities (ASAs)

14 Parent Coffee Morning @ Play Cafe/ Girls & Boys Volleyball vs. HIS 23-24 Upper School Student Service Trip to Phu Tho Province 15 Session 4 After School Activities (ASAs) begin

28-MAY 2 Spring Break- see you back at Concordia on Monday, May 5!

Concordia Hanoi News April 2014  

New Campus Ground breaking at Van Tru, Gold Medals at the Math Olympiad, Concordia Parents put on the annual International Festival, New fac...