Junior School Carbrook Communications, 18 May 2023

Term 2 - Week 5

Upcoming Events

Friday 19 May: Last day for Scholastic Book Fair

Week 6

Wednesday 24 May: National Simultaneous Story Times
Thursday 25 May: Chapel, Principal's Tour

Coming Up:

Monday 29 May: 3-6 Athletics, Musical Full day Rehearsal, Assembly, Under 8's Day 


Dear Parents and Carers,

The Junior School has come together to enjoy many events that have grown our students’ communication and collaboration this week. It is exciting to see the learning habits lived out in engaging and real-world experiences by our students from prep all the way through to year 6.

Year 5 Camp

Our year 5 students adventured to Luther Heights at Coolum from Monday - Wednesday. They worked together through collaboration to face a series of challenges to build team work within the group. The flying fox was a group highlight, with many of our students encouraging one another and leading the way for those who were not quite as confident. The students experienced rain and stormy conditions but did not let that stop their comradery or attitude to making the experience fun and memorable.

Grandparents’ Day

Today our Prep and Stage 1 students were able to spend some quality time with grandparents whilst at school, as we invited in grandparents to be a part of our morning’s learning. The role of grandparents in our student’s lives is one that we do not take lightly. We value the connection and the opportunity for our students to showcase how they are learning and what they are excited about learning about.


Mother’s Afternoon Celebration

On Friday afternoon, our Mango Café and Pavilion area was transformed into a picnic, table tennis, craft making hub where our students were able to celebrate the special mothers and mother figures in their lives. It was precious to see so many students proudly taking their mums around and connecting at each of the activities.


From the Farm

If you are down on the Calvary farm in the next few days, you will hear the distinct sound of new ewe mothers calling their lambs. Yes, we have new snuggly lambs being born and some more to come. Farmer H will be excited to introduce the new Calvary additions to our students in the coming weeks.



If you would still like to view and purchase from the bookfair, it will be open for the first hour tomorrow from 8.00am - 9.00am. 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.


Step Up to Middle School

The best way to make decisions for the future is to be well informed. This event will be held at the Carbrook campus tonight (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. It's not too late to book in for tonight.

Step Up Booking Link


Principals Tours

Our Principals Tours are proving to be very popular within the community. Next week we will once again be opening our doors to showcase our campuses, and invite you to come along and join a tour.

Springwood: MAY 23 @ 9.00am
Carbrook: MAY 25 @ 5.30pm

Book your tour here: https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/book-a-tour/principal/


Stage 2-3 Athletics Carnival

The Stage 2-3 Athletics Carnival is scheduled for Week 7, Monday 29 May. Information letter link below.

Stage 2-3 Athletics Carnival Letter


Under 8's Day

Parent Information Letter

Permission Form

Sausage Sizzle Order 



Zoe O'Donnell
Acting Head of Junior School - Carbrook


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 6 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.


Please keep an eye out for Update Number 4 in your emails that will be coming early next 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

Since opening up Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to sponsorship earlier this week, we have been overwhelmed about the amount of enquiries that have come through. Not only that, but we are thrilled to announce that we have a new Major Sponsor, CUTEK........ and, that 75% half of our program sponsor opportunities are now sold. Should you wish to secure one of the final advertising spots, please email Renae at 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.