Carbrook Junior School Communications, 31 August

Term 3 - Week 8

Upcoming Events

Friday 1 September: Pupil Free Day


Week 9 

Monday 4 Sept to Friday 8 Sept: Swimming lessons Prep and Stage1A
Wednesday 6 Sept: Principal's Tour
Thursday 7 Sept: Showcase Rehearsal, Assembly
Friday 8 Sept: Stage 2 RAW Art Incursion
Saturday 9 Sept: Showcase Performance


Coming Up: Swimming lessons Stage 1B, 1C & 1D, Stage 2 Expo, Chapel, Free Dress



Dear Parents and Carers,


Pre-Prep Visits

Mrs O’Donnell and I have had the privilege of connecting with local childcare centres that are feeders to our Calvary Junior School. During our presentations and visits, we have been sharing the mission and vision of Calvary with the staff and parents. What excites me is the desire and thirst from parents for a model of education that encompasses the whole child.


Parents are looking for what Calvary offers. A place that not only teaches curriculum content but focuses on skills that will set children up for life-long success. They are also looking for a school that aligns with their values. At Calvary, we want to ensure our students leave us with strong values and a faith for the future.


Below is a quote from a book I am currently reading -


“There is little point in business and industry’s demanding people with knowledge and skills from schools, if graduates lack integrity, are closed-minded, lack judgment, are not prepared to take risks intellectually, and have little self-understanding”. (Socektt, 2012)


This is why the Calvary Learning Habits that are explicitly taught are so very important.


There are a large number of students across the College enjoying the CAPA (Performing Arts) program. Showcase is an event where you will see individual student instrumental performances, as well as ensembles, orchestral and dance performances. Come along and enjoy a musical trip around the globe as they perform pieces from all different countries. Showcase rehearsal is next Thursday for the Saturday 9 September event. There are a number of Carbrook students involved and we can’t wait to see them showcase their talents.


Stage 2 Expo

We are very excited to have our Stage 2 Art and Poetry Expo in Week 10. Our students will be displaying Art and Poetry around inclusivity of God’s unique design. We warmly welcome families and friends on Wednesday 13 September from 2.30pm-3.30pm in the Stage 2 learning space.



Please ensure all uniforms are clearly labelled with your child’s name. There is an excessive amount of uniforms in lost property. If you are missing any items please take a look through the lost property which you can locate in the Stage 3 area.


Pupil Free Day

Tomorrow is a Pupil Free Day for the students. Our teachers will be engaging in a day of Professional Development and planning for Term 4. We hope the students enjoy their long weekend and rest up as we head into the last 2 weeks of Term 3.


Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all our dads and father figures! I hope you get to enjoy a great weekend!


Thank you again for partnering with us on your child’s learning journey.



Mrs Fiona Burnett
Head of Junior School - Carbrook 

Pupil Free Day

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 9

Hygiene Product Collection

The Year 9 students are travelling to Chinchilla in the last week of school this term to be of service to the Chinchilla community and present our Hygiene Product collections to Drought Angels. Drought Angels will use these donations to create care packages for farmers that are hard at work producing food for us and may not have the time or resources to care for themselves. Year 9 students will visit Form classes regularly to collect the donations that will "Help us Help the Farmer that Feed Us". We ask that all Hygiene products (as listed on the poster) are sent to school by Friday 8 September 2023 to be able to be packed and sent with our Y9 students.

Hygiene Collection

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

Stage 2 Expo 2023
Shrek Info For Comms

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:

Zombie Drama Sept 2023

Congratulations to the Wakakirri Dance Ensemble for making it through to the State Finals.  They will be performing next Thursday evening at the Logan Entertainment Centre.



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. 


Beginner and Junior Band students will be performing in the Pre-Showcase Concert.  Students are required to be there with their instruments and music by 5.45pm.  They will be performing at 6.15pm.  Students are required to wear formal uniform.


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 should now have received an audition time for some time in the next week.  Please let us know if you have not received this email.

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