Carbrook Junior School Communications, 7 September

Term 3 - Week 9

Upcoming Events

Friday 8 Sept: Stage 2 RAW Art Incursion
Saturday 9 Sept: Showcase Performance


Week 10 

Monday 11 Sept to Friday 15 Sept: Swimming lessons Stage1B, 1C & 1D
Wednesday 13 Sept: Stage 2 Expo 2.30pm-3.30pm,
Thursday 14 Sept: Calvary Community Cup, Chapel
Friday 15 Sept: Free Dress (gold coin donation)




Dear Parents and Carers,


Last night I had the privilege of taking several prospective families on a tour of the Junior School. It is always a pleasure to share our amazing College with parents and students looking for a particular type of educational experience, an experience that is committed to developing the whole child. We are proud of what we do and who we are and love sharing about the value of a Calvary education.


I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the amazing staff in the Junior School as without them this would not be possible. We have outstanding teachers and learning aides who go over and above for the students and families. As we come to the end of Term 3, I pray we finish strong.



This week our Preps and some of our Stage 1 students have experienced an intensive week of swimming. Each day they have had a 1 hour swimming lesson. We do have some very tired little ones as we head into the end of Term. The remainder of the Stage 1 students will attend swimming lessons next week.



Showcase is this Saturday evening and we have a large number of students involved across the College from Prep – Year 12. Book your tickets and enjoy seeing individual instrumental performances, as well as ensembles, orchestral and dance performances. The theme is Postcards from around the World, with students performing pieces from all different countries. Our senior school students are looking forward to hosting an entertaining and engaging event for the community on Friday night. We hope to see you there.



Stage 2 Expo

We are excited to have our Stage 2 Art and Poetry Expo in Week 10. Our students will be displaying Art and Poetry around inclusivity and diversity. We warmly welcome families and friends on Wednesday 13 September from 2.30pm – 3.30pm in the Stage 2 Learning Space.


Stage 2 Expo 2023


Our Futsal students are gearing up for the Futsal Cup next Thursday. This is hosted at Calvary. Thanks to Raul for organising such a wonderful event for our students.



We continue to have many uniform items end up in lost property. Please make sure your items are clearly labeled with your child’s name. Our College Leaders endeavour to get named lost property back to owners, however, increasingly we find that items are not named or were owned by a previous owner who is now in MSS or has left the College. At the end of Term, again we will sell off all unclaimed and unnamed items as a fundraiser for Compassion at the Western Carpark on Thursday 14 September.


As we head into the last week of Term. My hope is for extra energy and sustenance for our students, staff and families after another huge term.



Mrs Fiona Burnett
Head of Junior School - Carbrook 

Subway/Sushi Meal Deal

Last opportunity 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.


There will not be any Carbrook JAG in Week 10 as our farm staff will be offsite with the Year 9 Chinchilla Service Camp. We have had a wonderful term with your children down on the farm and pray you all have a relaxing break. JAG will resume in Week 2, Term 4.

Mango CAFE Specials for Week 10

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 Info For Comms

Group Photo Days - First week back in term 4

On the 4 and 5 of October the College will be taking group photos for those involved in various clubs, co-curricular and extra curricular activities. The schedule for this will be published in next week's parent communications, but we ask parents to please take note of this date as these photos form a vital part of a student's school records and we are unable to photograph students that are not present on the day.

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


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


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.

Please re-read the Concert Memo below for the time your child needs to be there.

Showcase Concert Day Memo

**Please note there will be no Voices Rehearsal next week, Week 10.

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.


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



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts