Carbrook Junior School Communications, 23 November

Term 4 - Week 8

Upcoming Events
Friday 24 November: Year 1-7 Step Up Day, Parent Information Session
Sunday 26 November: Calvary Carols


Week 9
Monday 27 November: Year 6 Affirmation 9am
Thursday 30 November: Christmas Chapel 
Friday 1 December: Free Dress, Yr6 Wet 'n' Wild, Academic Reports online

Coming Up
School Holidays & Christmas


Dear Parents and Carers


This week has been full of celebration and so much fun. Tuesday night, we were able to showcase the skills learned in dance classes over the term and also tell important stories about the truth of God’s grace. For me, this is a chance to stop and celebrate how far the students have come throughout the year. I am sure you would agree with me that EVERY student gave their very best stretch to perform.

Stepping Up to the next Stage (Prep-Year5)

On Friday morning, from 9.00am-11.30am, all students, Prep – Year 5, as well as our new students attending Calvary in 2024, will be stepping up to their next Stage for the morning session. This session will be a chance for students to ask questions, make friends and feel comfortable in their 2024 stage environment. As usual, all information about 2024 classes and teachers will be emailed to parents in early January.

Stepping Up into Middle and Senior School

Friday 24 November, those Year 6 students will be enjoying their transition day. Parents have been invited to attend an important information session regarding the upcoming Year 7 camp as well as details about this new season of high school. The Parent Information session will be held in the CCC from 3.40pm-4.30pm.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the core Stage 4 team and learn key information to support your child with their transition into MSS.

The presentation will cover:

  • Differences between Junior school and MSS
  • How to support your child with technology - TEAMs,& the Parent Portal
  • Assessments
  • Home learning expectations
  • Panel of Year 7 students sharing their experiences
  • Building and changing friendships
  • How to strengthen your connections with your teenager
  • Information about the camp, uniform expectations and behaviour management (Dino Arraiol - Head of Wellbeing and Communities)
  • The counsellors and learning support team also speak about their roles and navigating the teenage years
  • Book drop off morning, laptop collection and visiting the refurbed Stage 4 space at the start of next year.

To confirm your attendance please RSVP by clicking the link:


Meanwhile, all students in the Junior School, as well as our new students attending Calvary in 2024, will be stepping up to their next Stage for the morning session. This transition time will be a chance for students to ask questions, make friends and feel comfortable in their 2024 stage environment. As usual, all information about 2024 classes and teachers will be emailed to parents in early January.

2024 Booklists

Just a reminder that 2024 booklists can be ordered online up until Wednesday 13 December. You can have them delivered to your house, or opt to collect them from the Carbrook campus Location (Green Room) between 8.30am – 10.00am on Friday 12 January, 2024.

Semester 2 Reports

Student reports for Semester 2 will be available for parents to download from Parent Lounge via the app or website, from 5.00pm Friday 1 December. Please see further information attached in communications today.


Prep Report Letter

Stage 1-3 Report Letter


Free Dress Day

Christmas/Celebration dress up. Come along with your gold coin donation for compassion in Christmas dress up or your celebration costume.


Please observe the following expectations for students’ dress.


  • Students may wear jeans, shorts, shirts and respectable tops.
  • No bare midriffs, low necklines, short shorts, singlets or halter tops. (T-shirts that have negative slogans or images will not be permitted.)
  • Students may not wear colour in their hair.
  • Female students may not use make-up or nail polish.
  • Hairstyles as per normal ‘school’ style.
  • No additional jewellery.
  • Closed footwear, no thongs please.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Calvary Carnival and Carols!

Only a few more days until Calvary’s Carnival and Carols. Burgers and sausage sizzle as well as slushies and drinks will be available to purchase from 5.00pm, but families are welcome to BYO picnic. We will all come together to sing carols with our CAPA students at 5:30pm. Invite your friends and other families to come along. Held on the Springwood campus oval. Best places for parking are the carpark of Real Life Christian Church or along Exilis Street.

Year 6 Affirmation

On Monday morning, at 9am, we will hold our affirmation service for our year 6 students, as they prepare to continue on into Middle and Senior School. Our Stage 2 and 3 students will be in the audience to watch and support their year 6 peers.


Be Blessed


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


Drought Angels - Fire Relief Fundraising

Thank you to our community who have generously given to the Fire Relief fundraiser. You can still donate by clicking here to make cash donations towards this effort.

Furniture and other goods donations will be collected this Saturday morning from the Carbrook campus at 8.00am in the western carpark and from the Springwood campus from the RLCC carpark (front of the church) from 10.30am.


Click here to hear from Mrs Gostelow regarding this fundraising event.

Calvary Events

We have a number of new events happening during Term 4. Please click on the link to go to our Events Page or register below:

Calvary Carols - Springwood Campus Oval

We are looking forward to the Real Life Church & Calvary Carols evening, Sunday 26 November, here at the Springwood Campus.

Pre-ordered Picnic Boxes will be available for pick up from 5.30pm near Happy Hens.


Volunteering Opportunities for Calvary Carols

We would love some support from our community. If you have time available, please register via the link to the volunteer portal. We appreciate your help!! Thank you. 


Calvary TV

Please see the link to some of our College's Highlights for 2023:

Calvary Carols 

Calvary Carols is on this Sunday 26 November, entry from 5.30pm. Students are required to be at the stage ready for a 4.30pm start.  The following groups are performing.

  • Piccolos,
  • Voices,
  • Beginner and Junior Bands,
  • Beginner and Junior Strings,
  • Jnr & Snr Percussion Ensemble,
  • Guitar Ensemble,
  • After School Dance Groups.

Further details have been emailed to you and information is also on the CAPA Facebook page.

In the event of Wet Weather the Carols will still proceed in an alternate venue.  Details will be communicated on the College Facebook pages.


Instrumental Program 2024

On-line registration for lesson for 2024 are now live.  The links for all our programs are below.  Please Register prior to the end of the school year.


Private Individual Instrumental Music lesson enrolment:  Register Here


Year 4 Beginner Band Program:  Register Here

Year 5 Beginner Band Program:  Register Here

Year 3 Beginner String Program:  Register Here

Years 4-10 Beginner String program:  Register Here


For Students currently in Beginner and Junior Band/Strings please use this link to continue lessons in 2024.

Students continuing in Band and String Program:  Register Here



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



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts