Junior School Carbrook Communications, 30 March 2023

Term 1 - Week 10


Dear Parents and Carers,


Upcoming Events

Friday 31 March:

Prep Fun Run
Full Day Musical Rehearsal
Free Dress/Crazy Hair Day
Subway Fundraiser

As we head into our final week of Term 1, I want to thank you for your continued support. We have had an exciting term and I am sure everyone is looking forward to a slower pace over the holiday break.

This term the Junior School has inquired into the concept of communities and what it is to live and contribute to a community. From Prep up to Stage 3 the curriculum builds. Below is an overview of what each stage focused on during this term.


  • People in my family and how families are different
  • People in my school community and what their roles are
  • Acts of friendship for a healthy community
  • Being safe and seeking help

Stage 1

  • Services within my community
  • Design and construction techniques for buildings
  • Building with sustainability in mind

Stage 2

  • Indigenous communities
  • The First Fleet
  • The stories of first contact between European settlers and Indigenous Australians
  • How historians learn about the past

Stage 3

  • Values of Australian Democracy
  • The Three Levels of Government
  • Elections in Australia
  • Making an Argument
  • Being a leader

Next term our Junior School will inquire into Sustainability. We will send you the Stage Based Parent Overviews outlining the learning for the term at the start of Term 2. This outline covers the key concepts, inquiry questions, learning habits and an overarching look at the Mathematics and Literacy outcomes for your Stage.

Alongside all this wonderful learning we have had many exciting events such as ANZAC service, Year 6 Canberra trip, Stage 3 Transition Day with Emma Tabacaru presentation, Mother’s Day Afternoon, Year 5 camp, Grandparents’ Day, Step Up to Year 7 Information Night, Under 8’s Day, Musical and many other cultural activities. Our Junior School is definitely a vibrant one!


Combined Easter Chapel

On Wednesday Morning we had our combined Easter Chapel with Middle Senior School. It is always a great time getting the whole school together for events such as these. We were so proud of our Prep students who led Praise and Worship. The engagement from the Middle Senior School students was very supportive and encouraging. They whole school sang along to Jesus your my Superhero and My Redeemer Lives. These are songs that the senior students have fond memories of from their Junior years. Every student in the school received a palm cross to remind them of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for EVERYONE. 




Futsal Metro Finals

Today we had a number of Teams representing Calvary at the Futsal Metro Titles. With more than 250 schools participating in this tournament our teams have had some outstanding result.

U11 Girls 3rd overall
U12 Girls 5th overall
U10 Girls Champions!
U9 Girls 5th overall
U11 boys 5th overall
U9 Boys 5th overall

Prep Fun Run

The Preps finish up their final week of Term One with a PREP FUN RUN. Please make sure they are in suitable shoes for running. Parents are welcome to come along and watch or run. This will be on the main oval behind the Multi-Purpose Courts from 9.30am – 10.15am.


Musical Rehearsal/Funky Hair Fundraiser

Tomorrow is our free dress and funky hair fundraiser.

Students involved in the Musical can also wear free dress and funky hair. The ensemble and all cast members will be at the rehearsal.


Absentee Number Update

The absentee notification numbers have changed. Please see the updated numbers below.

  • Carbrook Campus - 07 3209 0003
  • Springwood Campus - 07 3209 0004

Absentee can also be advised by Parent Lounge.


Thank you for a great Term One. Please have a restful and peaceful Easter Break. 


Fiona Burnett

Head of Junior School, Carbrook


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CAPA Update

Dr Gary Holley, Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts

Thank you to the students for your hard work during the term.  Please make sure that you have your instruments at home during the holidays so that you can keep practicing.

I wish you all a Happy Easter.

Jnr Musical

Reminder we have a Full Cast Rehearsal tomorrow at the Carbrook Campus. Students are to start the day in the classes and move to the PATC at 9.25am.  They will return to their classes at 2.00pm, until the conclusion of the day.

Please reminder students to bring Morning Tea, Lunch and a Water Bottle.  Tuckshop will not be available for the students.  For those who ordered Subway, this will be available at First Break.

Beginner Band / Strings / Jnr Band

All lessons will be as normal from Week 1, Term 2, with Strings, Brass and Woodwind on Thursday.  Teachers will email Timetables to parents.  Reminder that Junior Band Rehearses at 8.30am on Wednesdays.