Carbrook Junior School Communications, 1 February 2024

Term 1 Week 2

Upcoming Events
Thursday 1 February: Parent Information Night
Friday 2 February: Chapel

Term 1 - Week 3
Tuesday 6 February: Beenleigh Zone Swimming
Friday 9 February: Leadership Induction Assembly 9am

Coming Up 
Pacific District Swimming, Chapel

Dear Parents and Carers


This week, it has been lovely to see our students settling into their new classrooms and connecting with old and new friends. Our clubs all kicked off this week which made for many new and exiting opportunities at lunch time and before school. Our teachers will continue to remind students about what we have on offer each day.

Semester 1 Clubs

Please have a look through the cocurricular clubs that will be on offer for Term 1. We encourage all our students to get involved and try something new. These clubs will all begin in week 2.

Please note: Thursday JAG is now full


Semester 1 Cocurricular Clubs

2024 JAG Information 

Parent Information Evening: 

Tonight we have our Parent Information Night on, starting in the CCC at 6.00pm for a whole Junior School session and followed by time to visit classrooms and connect with your child’s teacher. This year, we have recorded our classroom information with a powerpoint for you to view. These contain important information about each stage. Please watch these in advance so that you can come with any questions or queries on the night. If you can not make it tonight, we also encourage you to watch and let your child’s teacher know if you have any questions.


Stage Parents

We would like to invite all parents (mums and dads), to consider supporting the College community through the role of “Stage Parent”.

A Stage Parent connects with class teachers and other parents, assisting the College in building and maintaining a positive sense of community amongst the families of each Stage.

If you might be interested in serving in this role please see the letter attached.

Calvary Photo Day

Please note that formal student photographs will be taken on 21 February 2024. All students are required to wear their formal uniform on this day. Our photography team will provide order forms by next week to allow families to complete their orders before the due date. These forms have been distributed to children during school time. Please take special note that sibling photographs will take place in the CCC before school, starting at 8:15 AM. A timetable of the complete schedule for the day will be provided in future parent communications. If a student is away on the day of the formal photographs, there is another opportunity for them to have their photograph taken on 29 February 2024. If you are having trouble sourcing part of the formal uniform at this point, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Lego Wanted

Soon we will have a Lego club running with members of our wellbeing team. We are asking for any donations of Lego to be brought into the Carbrook main administration.

Uniform Check In

Now we are all settled into the new school term, we are looking at some general uniform codes such as students’ hair and shoes. Students should be wearing the appropriate shoes with each uniform. No sport shoes with the formal uniform and please refrain from purchasing Mary Jane shoes (with buckles). Our guidelines for hair, (for all students), ask that hair be off the face, fringes above the eyebrows. You can read the full uniform guide for hair, jewellery and other items in the parent manual on our website, or use this link:

Parent Manual

Stage 2 & 3 Swimming Carnival

Please see the letter's attached with all the relevant information about our upcoming Stage 2 & 3 swimming carnival and the Beenleigh zone trial nominations. The students have nominated themselves for races and we are anticipating a fun day in the sun and pool. Spectators and cheerleaders are welcome!

Please note:

To allow your child to attend an event, parents are required to submit an online permission through Parent Lounge.


Stage 2 & 3 Interhouse Swimming Carnival

Beenleigh Zone Swimming Trial Nomination


Representative School Sport

Representative School Sport opportunity for students to register their interest to trial a particular sport.

Please click on the link below.


Representative Sport Nominations 2024 CBK

Calvary Netball

With the 2024 UPNA netball season not far away it is exciting to confirm the continuation of the Calvary Netball Club for 2024. 

Please find attached the first newsletter for the year with all club information and how to register. 

7-10yrs Netta Registrations are now open and we are asking for expressions of interest for our 11-18yrs Cadet teams. The expression of interest form is also attached to this email. 


Please contact the members of the club committee via if you have any further questions. 

We look forward to another great season of netball playing for Calvary. 

Expression of Interest

Calvary Netball Newsletter

Unit of Inquiry

This term, we are exploring the concept of Identity in the Junior School. Please have a look at the overviews for each of the Stages.

Yours sincerely 



Mrs Zoe O'Donnell
Acting Head of Junior School - Carbrook 

Cafe Specials

General Notices: 

2025 Academic Scholarship Applications- Close 21 February 2024


Calvary provides opportunities for General Excellence in a specific field other than Academics ( elite sports, music, show team, debating) as well as Academic Excellence scholarships. These scholarships acknowledge outstanding student achievements and contributions to our community.

For further details and to submit your application, please visit:

Middle School Reverse Scholarships

2024 Government Student Residential Address Collection

Each year the College is required to submit data for the Student Residential Address Collection (the collection). The collection informs Australian Government school education policy and helps ensure funding for non-government schools is based on need. The information collected is used to inform school funding calculations. It is combined with Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data to calculate a non-government school community’s anticipated capacity to contribute to schooling costs.


To view the privacy statement please click here.

Volunteering at Calvary

At Calvary Christian College we believe that when parents and carers are engaged in our community, everyone benefits.  We want to make it easy for you to participate, and have many opportunities throughout the College where you can be involved.

If you are interested in volunteering at Calvary, please see the attached flyer which outlines what you need to know as a volunteer and how you can register with us.

Please note if you hoping to assist us on a regular basis, or more than 7 times in the year, you will require a Blue Card.

If you were registered in 2023, we ask you to please register again for 2024 so we know you are still active for Blue Card purposes.


Introduction Letter College Volunteers

College Bus Services

The College is transitioning to RollCall to manage our Bus bookings. You will receive an email from Rollcall with the information on how to set up the Parent app or web portal. Please note you will need to create your login within 24hrs after the welcome email.  


For more information on the Bus Services and to view the routes please visit our website here.

More Than Mates Fundraiser

More Than Mates

Calvary Events

We have a number of new events happening during Term 1. Please click on the link to go to our Events Page or register below:

Emma Tabacaru Session / Student Disco

All parents are welcome to come and listen to our special guest speaker, Emma Tabacaru on the topic of conversations with your child about Sex, Love & Relationships.  Emma will be hosting two sessions for parents Prep-Stage 2 and Stage 3-6.

This will take place on the evening of Thursday 29 February at our Carbrook.  Junior School Kids are welcome to come along and enjoy the Neon Disco in the CCC whilst parents attend the information session. 

Bookings for all of these events are available via this link:

Emma T
Neon Disco

Book Fair & Grandparents' Day 2024

Scholastic Book Fair is returning this year, between 4 and 8 March.

Book Fair Details & Volunteers


Carbrook Campus' Grandparents' Day will be happening on Thursday 7 March from 9am-11.00am. All grandparents and grandparent representatives are welcome.

MSS Musical Sponsorship Opportunity – “Shrek The Musical”

Putting on musical productions involves a huge amount of student and teacher involvement, but also sound equipment, lighting, props, and more. By sponsoring our Shrek Musical, your logo will feature wherever the production logo is shown, as well as VIP extras and your brand splashed all over our social channels. Interested? Email: for more info.

Shrek Sponsorship Opps (2)
CBK JR What's On Term 1 2024

Welcome to Term 1 2024. What an exciting year we have planned in the Performing Arts department. There are many opportunities for your child to be involved this year.


Instrumental Program

Year 3 Beginner String Program:  Register Here

Years 4-10 Beginner String program:  Register Here

Year 4 Beginner Band Program:  Register Here

Year 5-10 Beginner Band Program:  Register Here

Continuing Band and String Program: Register Here

Private Individual Instrumental Music lesson enrolment:  Register Here

Handbook: Instrumental Music Manual 2024.V3.pdf


Sport Aerobics (Years 1 – 12)

Sign Up:

Handbook:  Sport Aerobic info pack 2024.pdf


After School Dance Classes (Carbrook Junior School)

Sign Up:

Handbook: DANCE PROGRAM 2024.updated.pdf


Calvary Performing Arts Facebook

Please feel free to join the Calvary Performing Arts Facebook page to be kept up to date, and to see the details and pictures of our performances and activities over the year.


All correspondence regarding CPA, including questions, please send to Emma at:



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Performing Arts