Carbrook Junior School Communications, 24 August

Term 3 - Week 7

Upcoming Events

Friday 25 August: Father's Day Movie Night


Week 8 

Wednesday 30 August: Stage 3 Immersion Day
Thursday 31 August: Volleyball Cup, Chapel
Friday 1 September: Pupil Free Day


Coming Up: Swimming lessons Prep-Stage1, Principal's Tour, Showcase Rehearsal, Assembly, Stage 2 RAW Art Incursion, Showcase Performance



Dear Parents and Carers,


Book Week

Book Week has placed the spotlight on our love of books and reading!

Although we live in a highly digital world, instilling a love of reading at an early age and encouraging children to read for enjoyment is so vital to their development. It was wonderful to see the diversity in the Book Week costumes. The week’s activities have been well attended by the students. Everything from lunch time scategories, mystery readers, scavenger hunts and outside garden library, have been greatly enjoyed by the students. I am so proud of our students for engaging so well in this wonderful week. Thanks to Mrs Ashley Wong for her time and dedication.

Our Very Own Author

I am also pleased to announce one of our talented teacher aides, Mrs Leanne Frost, has written and published her own book. She was able to share this at the Parade today.

‘Hello Butterfly’ is a story about an inquisitive little girl named Anna Grace who has a delightful encounter with a friendly butterfly. The book is not only beautifully illustrated and engaging, but also educational. It is a rhyming story that incorporates some facts about butterflies and features discussion questions and definitions for interesting words at the back of the book.

The book is available to purchase through the website –

Please choose the neutral option for free delivery to school.

Thank you for your support and happy reading!


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Father’s Night Community Event

There are still some tickets left for our community event tomorrow evening. Father’s Day is fast approaching, and we want to take this opportunity to honour our dads and father figures. 

Volleyball Cup

Next week we have 30 students from Stage 3 attending the Volley Ball Cup.  Thank you to Mr Linning for his consistent training of the students. The addition of the Beach Volley Ball Courts has been great for the students to be able to practice at lunch breaks also.


Pupil Free Day

On Friday 1 September we will have a Pupil Free day at the College. This day is a day of professional development for our educators. Some of our High School staff head off campus to moderate assessment pieces with other High Schools.


Good News Week

We are thankful for the wonderful effort of our Chaplaincy team and our Stage 3 leaders for raising nearly $800 from the Good News Week activities. I also want to acknowledge the parents of the Year 6 leaders who assisted at home to make the BBQ, Fairy Floss and Bake Sale possible. Thanks for your support. Funds raised will go towards supporting our Compassion children.


Learning Habits

This term our teachers have continued to immerse the students in the explicit teaching of the Learning Habits (Skills). These skills are transferable and they set our students up as lifelong learners. This is what will help them adapt to a rapidly changing world with the challenges and opportunities their world provides.

At Calvary we know that:

  • Mastery of curriculum content matters.
  • Mastery of skills development matters more.
  • What matters most is, formation of character and faith.

It was wonderful to speak to a new parent in the carpark one afternoon this week. Their child started in Stage 2 just 2 weeks ago. She is delighted with the change she has made for her child. She spoke so highly of the students and staff here at Calvary. Her words were the children are so kind, friendly and welcoming. This was so encouraging! Formation of character is something we pride ourselves on. We want our students, your children to leave Calvary with a positive outlook on the world and a desire to make the world a better place.


Thanks for choosing Calvary for your child!


Mrs Fiona Burnett
Head of Junior School - Carbrook 

Subway/Sushi Meal Deal

We are inviting all students that wish to order Subway/Sushi for delivery to the College on the 15 September 2023 to use the link below or scan the QR code on the flyer that was sent home with your child. This is a great way for our students to celebrate the end of the school term with some delicious food. Please note that all orders must be completed online before 9am on the 12 September 2023. Click on the button below to place your order.

Mango CAFE Specials for Week 7

Website Improvements

We are constantly working on our website to make it more user friendly for parents. We are excited to share that the Parent Information page has been completely redesigned from the ground up based on parent feedback, easy to navigate and move through the page without endless scrolling.   

The changes also include the top navigation on home to include Parent Information, Term Dates and Communications for easy access. As well as this, all logins are also in the top header. 

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OSHC - September Vacation Care

Please see below links to the September School Holiday's Vacation Program and pupil free day provided by OSHC.

Calvary Events

We have a number of new events happening during Term 3. Please click on the link to go to our Events Page:

Shrek Auditions - Open to our current Year 6 students

Register for an audition by clicking Here

Shrek audition monologue pack:  Shrek Audition Monologues.pdf

Shrek Info For Comms
Zombie Drama Sept 2023

Year 12 Production

Do you think you have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse? Well never fear, the Year 12 graduating class is here to give you ten helpful (and if we're honest, some not so helpful) tips for your survival. Come see this hilarious performance of Don Zolidis' 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, for one night only Friday 8th September, 7pm-8pm. 


Drinks and food available for purchase before performance and during intermission. Admission is free with an optional donation through the Trybooking link.


Bookings online here:


Showcase is on Saturday 9 September in the CCC Auditorium.  Tickets are available here.

Ensembles performing include:

  • Voices
  • Piccolos
  • Chorale
  • Boys Ensemble
  • Junior and Senior Percussion
  • Orchestra
  • Senior Strings
  • Y10 Dance
  • Wakakirri Ensemble

Voices will be rehearsing in the morning of Thursday 7 September in the CCC. 

Showcase Rehearsal Memo

Showcase Concert Day Memo


Save the Date

12 November - Music Recital for all private students 
26 November -  Carols @ Calvary


2024 MSS Musical

Year 6 students continuing on to Year 7 are welcome to audition for the 2024 Middle & Senior School Musical. Please see information in the promotional flyer.

Register for an audition by clicking here.


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



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts