Carbrook Junior School Communications, 9 November

Term 4 - Week 6

Upcoming Events

Friday 10 November: House Captain Speeches


Week 7
Monday 13 November: Speeches for School Captain
Tuesday 14 November: Pre-Prep Transition Day
Thursday 16 November: Awards Assembly 9am

Coming Up

P-6 Celebration Evening, Prep Expo, Chapel, Year 1-7 Step Up Day, Calvary Carols


Dear Parents and Carers


The approach Remembrance Day over the weekend, it is a timely reminder amongst the busyness of Term 4 to stop, pause and be grateful. Not only for those who have and continue to actively serve our country but also for the many blessings we enjoy at Calvary Christian College. Our students will pause in remembrance on Friday and be involved in age-appropriate discussions surrounding this special day and what is represents.

Student Achievement Photo Request

Next week, we have an Awards assembly where we are celebrating learning and growth in the Carbrook Junior School. To start this assembly, we would like to showcase all of our exceptional junior school students and celebrate some of their special achievements and passion areas.


To do this, we are asking that you send in one photo of your child/ren doing something that they are passionate about, or something that they excel in. It could be of them doing a sport, cooking, caring for a sibling or anything else you can think of. This is for all junior school students not only the award recipients.


We need all photos to be sent by Tuesday 14 November COB to


It is only 2 more weeks until our Junior School Celebration services.

If you have not yet booked your ticket, please follow the link below and book your seats.

Christmas cards/treats

We ask that if you would like to send Christmas cards for your child to give to their peers, that you wait until week 9 of school. It is important to us that we continue with the business of learning right up until the end of term. If you child would like to hand out cards, they can ask their teacher to help them. It is our expectation that students will save all treats and candy canes for eating at home.

Spare books/Stationery

Our staff are busy sorting stationery and books that have not been used by your child this year. You should have additional items sent home by Friday to assist you in ordering for 2024.


Celebration Costume Requirements and Reminder

In just a few weeks, our students will perform in our yearly celebration event. It has been a joy to watch the students preparing their dances, and I’m sure many parents have already seen a sneak preview at home!


Class teachers have organised most of your child’s costume for the night. Please see below for the remaining costume items that each year level requires. Students will be removing their shoes for the performance, so please send your child in shoes that are easy to slip off and are clearly named.


We cannot wait to share this night with you.

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.


Be Blessed


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

Drought Angels - Fire Relief Fundraising

The college would love to invite our community to support these families at this time. Please see below information about how we can help. Please click here for a link to make cash donations towards this effort.


Click here to hear from Mrs Gostelow regarding this fundraising event.

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:

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.


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

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 7

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