Junior School Carbrook Communications, 11 May 2023

Term 2 - Week 4

Upcoming Events


Week 5

Monday15 - Wed 17 May: Year 5 Camp
Thursday 18 May: Grandparents' Day, Scholastic Book Fair, Step Up to MSS
Friday 19 May: Scholastic Book Fair

Coming Up: National Simultaneous Story times, Chapel, Principal's Tour



Just a reminder that our Absentee Lines have been updated as per details below. The old phone lines will be disconnected.



Dear Parents and Carers,


The temperature certainly dropped this week. The School Locker have provided an update with apologies for the delay on stock, particularly the smaller sized Sport jackets. They are due to arrive in store in another couple of weeks. The School Locker will arrange a discount for parents who have back ordered jackets or who purchase them soon after they arrive as a way to compensate for the delay and any out of pocket you have experienced by buying an alternative option in the meantime.


Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Our Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea is tomorrow, bookings are still open by clicking the link below. This will be at the Mango Café with activities under the pavilion.


Mother's Day Booking



Bookfair is coming! From Wednesday 17 May to Friday 19 May and will be open for Grandparents to view and purchase on Thursday. Students will be able to form their wish lists and purchase from this years’ Scholastic Book Fair. Each year, this is one of our largest fundraising activities. Each purchase made, provides Scholastic points for our school which we use to purchase books to stock up the library. We are still looking for some volunteers to assist Mrs Wong with purchases as it can be very busy in the mornings. Please return your volunteer form or email Ashley.wong@calvarycc.qld.edu.au if you can help out.



The best way to make decisions for the future is to be well informed. This event will be held at the Carbrook campus on Thursday 18 May. It’s for students and parents to come and learn about Middle School life, ask questions, meet key staff members, and check out the Year 7 space.

Step Up Booking Link


Grandparents' Day

We look forward to celebrating with our Prep to Stage 1 grandparents on Thursday 18 May from 9.30am to 11.00am. Please book a free ticket today using the link below.


Book Here


Student Leadership

During Semester 1 each year, students in Years 3-6 can apply for College Leader. Any students in Years 3 – 6 who have shown that they lead by improving the lives of others at the College through continuous and ongoing service, can apply to be a College Leader.

Applications for College Leadership can be made in Term 2 through a letter to Mrs Zoe O'Donnell.

  1. Outline the Leadership Initiative/Service student is involved in
  2. Outline of the timeframe (weekly, daily, fortnightly) of this service
  3. Demonstrate on ongoing commitment to this initiative or service (minimum of a term)
  4. Outline of how this serves and contributes to the Calvary Community


Our year 5 students and staff head off to Coolum on Camp next week. This is such a time of growth in independence, leadership and resilience for our Year 5 cohort. We look forward to hearing about their adventure and pray for safety and fine weather throughout the trip.

We are looking forward to celebrating with our mum’s on Friday afternoon, if you are unable to attend we hope you are blessed and appreciated on Mother’s Day.


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



Middle School Fundraising

As part of our mission to teach our students the art and practice of giving to those less fortunate. The Middle School are fundraising for Fishers of Men and Drought Angels to provide hygiene care packs for the communities that they support. The list below provides details of the products that these organisations would appreciate our Calvary community collecting for them:

• roll on deodorant
• soap
• wet wipes
• tissues
• toothbrush
• toothpaste
• hairbrush or comb
• nail clippers
• lip balm
• disposable shaver
• shampoo or body wash
• body lotion

Our Middle school students will be collecting these items from Prep to Year 12 classes for the rest of this term and into next term. Any support from our wonderful community to support those less fortunate would be greatly appreciated.


Calvary Hype Reel - now in the Cinemas!

We are really proud of our school and want to show the world who Calvary is. So, over the last few months, we have been busy creating a showcase reel to share with the wider community, both on social platforms and at every movie screening at the Hyperdome Cinemas from May-July 2023.

We want to say a MASSIVE thank you for everyone's involvement. Videos like this don't get created without many hands being involved. From the Principal and Heads of School, through to teachers, students and marketing crew. For context, there were over 200 students involved in the intro aerial sequence who did the same action over and over for 2hrs straight!

And, a special thank to our teachers who make an appearance, and especially our speaking video cast, Sienna Long, Luke Thomson, Kaela Cerezo, Olivia Tillman, Spencer Mattila-Gonda, Giuliana Arraiol, Seeley Florey, and Lara Morton. You guys were amazing (and patient).


Hype Reel Link


Musical Tickets

The Musical is also just a few weeks away. Tickets for the musical are going fast so don’t miss a chance to see our students in this amazing performance.

You can use this link to book


  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tickets



Want to know what's going on at Calvary?

Information can be found on our section flyers or at our website:


Calvary Events on website

Download Term 2 What's On

Mango CAFE Specials for Week 5 Term 2



CAPA Update

Dr Gary Holley, Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts   

Jnr Musical

Just a reminder of the full day rehearsal on Saturday 27 May, 9.00am - 3.00pm in the CCC Building at Carbrook. At this rehearsal we will be taking a group photo for the program, please make sure all students wear their Musical Shirt and Sports Shorts on this day. Remember to also return the Base Costume in the Zip Lock bags provided last Saturday.
Students to bring morning tea, lunch and water bottles. No scripts or folders are needed as students should have lines memorised by the end of this week.

We are eager for Parent Helpers to assist with the Musical. This is in the areas of Hair and Makeup, Canteen and Barbeque. Please use the link below to sign up for a time to help. We'd love for as many parents to help as possible to ensure the success of the event.

Parent Helper Link


Tickets are available to the general public here: 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tickets


Jnr Musical Sponsors

For the first time in our production history, we have decided to include sponsorship for our shows moving forward. Putting on these productions involves a huge amount of student and teacher involvement, but also sound equipment, lighting, props, and more. By sponsoring Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 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: marketing@calvarycc.qld.edu.au for more info.



Music Recital

The end of Semester Musical Recital for private Instrumental Students is Sunday 4 June.  Please add this to your diaries and further information will be sent during the Term.