Carbrook Junior School Communications, 26 October

Term 4 - Week 4

Upcoming Events

Friday 27 October: World Teacher's Day & Stg 3 Gala Sport


Week 5

Monday 30 October: Year 5 Leadership interviews
Thursday 2 November: Sports Award Evening, CAPA Soiree, Assembly
Friday 3 November: Stg 3 Gala Sport


Coming Up

Chapel, House Captain Speeches


Dear Parents and Carers


Week 4 is nearly finished and it is safe to say that the term is flying by. There is a hum in the junior school of students who are engaged in the design thinking process, expressing creative ideas and learnings.


As communicated by our Principal and CEO, Mrs Cherylynne Gostelow on Monday, our uniforms are undergoing a refresh. To read about how your child’s uniform may change next year, please click on the following link where you will find a guide to the changes of uniform items for each Stage. If you have any questions, please contact the office staff.

Principals Comms

2024 Booklist

Booklists have been finalised and are available in digital and hard copies. In speaking to our ‘PROs’ (parents who have done this many times before), there are a few ways to go about ordering booklists. Here are some top tips and options:


Campion option 

Ordering online, straight from Campion by December 13, you can select to have your child’s book packs delivered straight to your home or opt to pick up from their warehouse. There is also a popular option to collect them from your Junior School campus (details are on the front of each booklist).


Officeworks or other options 

Take the hardcopy booklist to your local Officeworks and they will source as much as they can for you. They may not have exact brands of stationery etc, but will have similar items to match.


Hybrid option 

Order selected items from Campion online (usually textbooks that may be hard to source elsewhere) and pick up from school or choose home delivery. Then source the stationery items from your preferred Officeworks, Big W or other provider.


Booklists for each stage can be found here, or on the College website.

CAPA Soiree and Sports Awards Evening

If your child has taken part in any of our Netball, Futsal, Volleyball team competitions, or, if they play an instrument in a CAPA Ensemble group, they are invited to attend the upcoming CAPA Soiree (4pm) / Sports Awards (Jnr 6pm/MSS 6.45pm) evening next Thursday, 2 November, at our Carbrook Campus. These events are designed for students and their families to celebrate the highlights of their achievement throughout the year. Please refer to the flyer below for further details. Use the QR Code on the poster in our Events Section or click on the link to RSVP for catering purposes. 

Calvary Carols

We are excited to invite all Calvary, Real Life Christian Church and families from the local community to Calvary Carols. Springwood campus is hosting this event, on the oval on Sunday 26 November 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start.


Along with our numerous musical performances we will have a Drama Production.  The CAPA team are looking for Prep to Year 12 students who would be interested in being part of this production for the carols.  This is an opportunity for students not already performing in the carols.  If your child is interested in doing this, please click on the link to register your child's interest.  Link to EOI Drama


Bring your camping chairs and a family picnic to enjoy as the band of students and Real Life members perform our favourite carols, taking us through the message of the birth of Jesus. Bring friends or extended family and enjoy a great night together as we move into the Christmas season.


Picnic boxes are available to be pre-ordered through Lily of the Valley Events. Order by the 19 November to not miss out! Boxes will be available for pick up from 5.30pm.  Picnic Box Orders

Incursions and Excursions

Last Friday, our Prep students enjoyed and incursion with Timbarra productions coming into the school and performing an interacting puppet show. The students were engaged and entertained as they saw creativity in action.


On the same day, our Stage 1 students travelled into the city to visit the SparkLab, where they were able to test, touch, experiment and reflect on how they can apply this while using the design process.


We firmly believe in immersing our students in learning experiences that are engaging and hands on. This was a chance to explore creativity in action as our students further develop their creativity this term.


We understand that from time to time you may have concerns around something impacting your child’s life and learning whilst at school. Our staff are available to speak with you and provide information and insights into what is happening in the school day. If you would like to have a discussion with your child’s teacher, please email them and set up a suitable time to meet.


Be Blessed


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

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:

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:

Mango CAFE Specials for Week 5

The Athlete's Foot School Rewards

The Athlete’s Foot Capalaba, Carindale and Mt Gravatt will donate $5 from every pair of shoes purchased from any of our 3 stores back to Calvary Christian College. Simply mention 'Calvary Christian College' at the time of purchase for the sale to be counted towards the schools tally. 

School rewards applies for every pair of shoes purchased, across the complete in-store range of adults and/or kids sports, school, work and casual shoes.

Athlete's Foot

CAPA Awards Soiree

All CAPA students and parents are invited to the CAPA Awards Soiree to be held at Carbrook on Thursday 2 November from 4.00-5.30pm.  Please use the QR Code on the poster in our Events Section to RSVP for catering purposes.

Please note, no Ensembles are performing at this event.


Calvary Carols 

Calvary Carols is on the evening of Sunday 26 November. Students required for this event include:

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

A memo will follow shortly with the exact times of arrival, soundchecks and performances.


Expression of Interest for Carols Drama Performance

We are looking for students who would be interested in being part of the Drama production for the carols.  This is not open to students who are already performing.  If your child is interested in doing this, please click on the link to register your child's interest.

Link to EOI Drama


Save the Date

2 November - CAPA Awards Soiree

12 November - Music Recital for all private students 
26 November - Calvary Carols, Springwood Oval

Sports Aerobics 2024

We had a great turn out to the Come n Try sessions for Sports Aerobics.  Further information will be sent shortly regarding try outs for teams for the 2024 competition season.


Instrumental Program 2024

Shortly there will be links sent for enrolments for Instrumental Lessons for 2024.  Please keep an eye out for this information.


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


Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts