Springwood Junior School Communications, 12 October 2023

Term 4 - Week 2

Upcoming Events
Friday 13 October: Prep D & Stg 1G-H Swimming Lessons / Stg 3 Interschool Sport
Saturday 14 October:  GLS Summit @ RLCC

Term 4 - Week 3

Monday 16 October: Prep D & Stg 1G-H Swimming Lessons
Tuesday 17 October: Stg 2 Incursion - Toonworld / Prep D & Stg 1G-H Swimming Lessons
Wednesday 18 October:  Assembly
Thursday 19 October: 
Friday 20 October:  Stg 3 IS Sport


Coming Up

Stg 2-3 House Assemblies, Chapel, Prep & Stg 1 Swimming Carnival, World Teacher Day & Stg 3 IS Sport

Dear Parents and Carers,


We are in full swing already. Our Celebration rehearsals have begun, and it is such a delight to see the students engaging in their favourite cocurricular activities. Creativity is not only our inquiry theme but also one of the Learning Habits being focused on this term. We can already see the impact this is having as the students contribute their creative questions, insight and ideas to classroom conversation and their playground fun. Perhaps you could ask your child how they have been creative this week?

End of Year Awards Services

As the end of the year approaches, we take time to look back and celebrate the achievement and growth of our students in many different areas. This year Junior School students will be recognised during an Awards Assembly, Sports Award evening, CAPA Soiree, and Celebration. Please see the letter attached outlining the awards that will be presented at each of these events. If your child is receiving andaward at any of these events, you will receive an email alerting you to this.


The end of year Celebration event is definitely a favourite. If you are new to the campus and this is your first Celebration experience as a family, we look forward to sharing this time with you. In preparation, we have engaged with the team from Creative Dance Industries to run weekly choreography sessions with each stage. This is a valuable opportunity for students to develop their movement and dance skills which aligns with The Arts in the Australian Curriculum. Students will rehearse over the coming weeks until our Celebration event - held outdoors on the Junior School oval on Thursday 23 November. Please pray for good weather. It is always a joy-filled way to end the year together as a community.

Sport Aerobics

This week and next, students have the opportunity to participate in a free Sports Aerobics session. We will be running Sports Aerobics as a user pays cocurricular club during break times from next year. Carbrook Middle School are also looking to run this so all students Prep-Year 6 are welcome to try it out. Our first session was yesterday and next Wednesday, at first break, another trial session will be held at the undercover area.

Parent and Teen/Tween Presentation

Parents, don’t miss tonight's opportunity to learn and grow together. You can still register for our latest session, Understanding the Adolescent Brain and Mental Health, held live at the Carbrook campus tonight, Thursday 12 October.  Please see information below.

Created to be Creative is the powerful message coming through our Chapel services this term. We love sharing this time with the children and parents and family members are always welcome. Chapel alternates with Assembly each Wednesday from 2:15pm at the church if you’d like to come along.


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

Parent Presentation - Thursday 12 October

Understanding the Adolescent Brain & Mental Health Parent Session 

We have invited our local Ed-LinQ psychologist to facilitate a Parent & Tween/Teen session about the adolescent brain, and signs to watch for that might indicate your child requires further support. 
We’d now like to extend this invitation to our teens/tweens. This is a great opportunity for them to learn more about their brain, and start healthy conversations about adolescent mental health and well-being within our families. 


Thursday 12 Oct @ 6pm - Carbrook Campus 

Register online here: https://www.trybooking.com/CLFXH

If you require child minding, there will be a 'G' rated supervised movie screening. 

Sport News

Qld School Sport State Track & Field Trials

Congratulations to Charlotte Snelling on representing Met East at the recent QSS State Track & Field trials in both the 800m and 1500m.  Charlotte achieved 10th for the State 1500m event.


Stage 3 Interschool Sport - Round 7

Prep & Stage 1 Swimming Carnival

Our Preps & Stage 1 Swimming Carnival is coming up on Thursday 26 October.  Please see below information that has been sent home with students.


This Term AusKick is here at Calvary Springwood.  Please see information below and click on the image to register.

Twilight Agriculture Farm Tour - Wednesday 25 October

Hi Calvary Families!!


We are VERY excited to launch our first Twilight Agriculture Farm Tour!


Wednesday 25 October, 4.30pm & 5.30pm sessions available.


  • Join Mrs Haupt (Farmer H to our preppies) and Mrs Bullas as they guide tour groups through our farm, providing insights into our rich agricultural experience.
  • Come and learn about our successful Calvary Show Team, farm life and sustainable agriculture.

Bring the whole family and see for yourself why our students are passionate about our Agriculture programs.


Register here: https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/.../agriculture-farm-tour/

Please feel free to share this wonderful opportunity with your friends and family who share a love for agriculture and the farm life. 


Watch the welcome video from Mrs Haupt & Mrs Bullas here: https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/calvary-tv/2023/#Agriculture

2024 Musical - Shrek

Congratulations to the following students for their successful placement in next year's musical, Shrek! 

We look forward to seeing what these students can accomplish in the next two terms.

Save the Date

12 November - Music Recital for all private students 
26 November -  Carols @ Calvary, Springwood Oval

Instrumental Program 2024

Shortly there will be links sent for enrolments for Instrumental Lessons for 2024.  Please keep an eye out for this information.


Sports Aerobics 2024

We are excited to announce in 2024 we will be introducing Sports Aerobics to the college.  If your child is interested in joining in, we will be hosting a couple of Come n Try sessions before the end of term.


Please see below a flyer for further information and please click on the flyer image for the link to register for a Come n Try session.

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



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts 

Calvary TV & Events

Calvary TV - Please see the link to some of our College's Highlights for 2023:  https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/calvary-tv/2023/


Coming Up in Term 4

CAPA Soiree

Sports Awards Evening

Springwood Awards Service

Springwood Celebration

Year 6 Affirmation

Carols @ Calvary

Great Water Fight