Springwood Junior School Communications, 1 February 2024

Term 1 - Week 2

Term 1 - Week 3

Wednesday 7 February: Y6 Leadership Badge Assembly


Coming Up

Wednesday 14 February: Chapel

Dear Parents and Carers

It was wonderful to see so many parents at the Parent Information Evening. Thank you for your time and investment. Something we touched on in the main session was The Learning Pit. This concept refers to the process of learning. Feeling like we are out of our comfort zone is a good sign that we are stretching and growing… learning! As we and our students (because we are all learners) move through stages in The Learning Pit we find opportunities to make meaning; think critically, sort and sequence ideas, and connect new information to our current understanding. If you’d like to know more about The Learning Pit you can find it here: https://www.learningpit.org/guide/at-home/


If you missed a Parent Information session, please see links below for the information for each Stage.  


Parent's General Information

Prep Information

Stage 1 Information

Stage 2 Information

Stage 3 Information

Co – Curricular Clubs

The clubs roster is below and can be found all around the school for the students to refer to. Clubs are a great way for students to get to know each other, other staff in the school and stretch into their areas of passion.  Please note Piccolo's will commence in Week 5.

Happy Hens Tuckshop Volunteers

We are working towards opening Happy Hens very soon and in preparation for this, we have begun the quest of seeking volunteers. Putting your name down on the tuckshop roster is a fabulous way to get to know staff and other parents in our community, as well as this, you have the joy of seeing students faces light up in delight as they receive their tuckshop orders, (if you didn’t know, our tuckshop is a new thing!). There is some training required for tuckshop volunteers.

Please email Sheryl if you can assist on any day/any week this term.  sheryl.deoliveira@calvarycc.qld.edu.au

Stage 2&3 Swimming Carnival

Please see the letter attached with all the relevant information about our upcoming Stage 2 & 3 Swimming Carnival. The students will be nominating themselves for races tomorrow, Friday 2 February.


We are anticipating a fun day in the sun and pool.  Parents are very welcome to come and support or assist with the running of the day!  Please email Mr McInnes if you are able to help.  tim.mcinnes@calvarycc.qld.edu.au


Further information can be found via this LINK.

Leader Induction Assembly

At the beginning of each new year, we re-introduce our Captains, Prefects, and Year 6 leaders to the school community. At our Leader Induction Assembly this coming Wednesday, Year 6 students will be receiving their badges. There is always an open invitation to our parents and family member to join our Assembly and Chapel services, held each Wednesday afternoon at Real Life Church from 2:15pm.

Uniform Check In

Now we are all settled into the new school term, we are looking at some general uniform codes such as students’ hair and shoes. Students should be wearing the appropriate shoes with each uniform. No sport shoes with the formal uniform and please refrain from purchasing Mary Jane shoes (with buckles). Our guidelines for hair, (for all students), ask that hair be off the face, fringes above the eyebrows. You can read the full uniform guide for hair, jewellery and other items in the parent manual on our website, or use this link:  Parent Manual

We have had a few staff and students away sick with some of the unpleasant illnesses going around. I know it can be difficult, but please keep your children home if they present with temperatures or are not well. This is the best way to last the distance of our exciting and busy term ahead.


It was lovely to see everyone on campus. We look forward to gathering around Happy Hens again soon.


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

Book Fair & Grandparents' Day 2024

Scholastic Book Fair is returning this year, Thursday 29 February - Friday 1 March.  Information can be found here: Book Fair Details & Volunteers


Springwood Campus' Grandparents' Day will be happening on Friday 1 March from 9.00am until first break.  All grandparents and grandparent representatives are welcome.

Term 1 2024 SWD Grandparents Day (1)

Emma Tabacaru Session / Student Disco

All parents are welcome to come and listen to our special guest speaker, Emma Tabacaru on the topic of conversations with your child about Sex, Love & Relationships.  Emma will be hosting two sessions for parents Prep-Stage 2 and Stage 3-6.

This will take place on the evening of Thursday 29 February at our Carbrook.  Junior School Kids are welcome to come along and enjoy the Neon Disco in the CCC whilst parents attend the information session. 

Bookings for all of these events are available via this link:  https://www.trybooking.com/COLGG

2024 Student Residential Address Collection

Each year the College is required to submit data for the Student Residential Address Collection (the collection). The collection informs Australian Government school education policy and helps ensure funding for non-government schools is based on need. The information collected is used to inform school funding calculations. It is combined with Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data to calculate a non-government school community’s anticipated capacity to contribute to schooling costs.


To view the privacy statement please Click Here.

Calvary 40th Anniversary Umbrella

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Calvary Christian College we have limited edition umbrellas available for purchase.  Umbrellas are $30 each and can be collected from reception at our Springwood or Carbrook campus. To purchase please use this link:   https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1162111


At Calvary Christian College we believe that when parents and carers are engaged in our community, everyone benefits.  We want to make it easy for you to participate, and have many opportunities throughout the College where you can be involved.

If you are interested in volunteering at Calvary, please see the attached flyer which outlines what you need to know as a volunteer and how you can register with us.

Please note if you hoping to assist us on a regular basis, or more than 7 times in the year, you will require a Blue Card.

If you were registered in 2023, we ask that you please register again for 2024 so we know you are still active for Blue Card purposes.

Volunteers @ Calvary

Scholarships - Applications close 21 February


Calvary provides opportunities for General Excellence in a specific field other than Academics (e.g.in elite sports, music, show team, debating) as well as Academic Excellence scholarships. These scholarships acknowledge outstanding student achievements and contributions to our community.

For further details and to submit your application, please visit: https://calvarycc.qld.edu.au/common-questions/scholarships/

MSS Musical Sponsorship Opportunity – “Shrek The Musical”

Putting on musical productions involves a huge amount of student and teacher involvement, but also sound equipment, lighting, props, and more. By sponsoring our Shrek Musical, your logo will feature wherever the production logo is shown, as well as VIP extras and your brand splashed all over our social channels. Interested? Email: marketing@calvarycc.qld.edu.au for more info.

Shrek Sponsorship Opps (2)

Welcome to Term 1 2024. What an exciting year we have planned in the Performing Arts department. There are many opportunities for your child to be involved this year.


Instrumental Program

Year 3 Beginner String Program:  Register Here

Years 4-10 Beginner String program:  Register Here

Year 4 Beginner Band Program:  Register Here

Year 5-10 Beginner Band Program:  Register Here

Continuing Band and String Program: Register Here

Private Individual Instrumental Music lesson enrolment:  Register Here

Handbook: Instrumental Music Manual 2024.V3.pdf


Sport Aerobics (Years 1 – 12)

Sign Up:  https://forms.office.com/r/w6VjMugPnF

Handbook:  Sport Aerobic info pack 2024.pdf


Calvary Performing Arts Facebook

Please feel free to join the Calvary Performing Arts Facebook page to be kept up to date, and to see the details and pictures of our performances and activities over the year.



All correspondence regarding CPA, including questions, please send to Emma at: performingartsacademy@calvarycc.qld.edu.au



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Performing Arts 

Events at Calvary

Our current College events can be found on our website:  https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/events/

All of our Parent Information can be found on our Website: https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/parent-information/

SWD JR Term 1 2024
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