Springwood Junior School Communications, 18 January 2024

Term 1

Upcoming Events
Friday 19 January:  Book Drop Off/Meet Your Teacher - Book Drop Off morning 9.00-10.00am - bring your books and stationery, see your child’s new learning space, and meet the teaching teams.


Term 1 - Week 1

Monday 22 January:  First Day of Term 1 - Students can wear their sports uniform for the first week back
Wednesday 24 January:  Assembly - 2.15pm @ RLCC
Friday 26 January:  Australia Day Public Holiday


Coming Up

Tuesday 30 January: Parent Information Night - General Session from 6.00pm at Real Life Christian Church before breaking into half hour Stage specific information sessions, 6.45pm & 7.30pm, in Learning Areas. 

Dear Parents and Carers


We hope your children have been enjoying their last week of school holidays and are feeling excited to return to school.


One of the first things you may notice is that the new logo is being positioned onto our signage, uniforms and marketing material. This is a milestone year for Calvary as we celebrate the 40th year of establishment. 40 years of educating children in the Logan area through the Light of Christ. As the events of the year unfold, we will be inviting people from Calvary’s past to share their Calvary stories with us.

Our week began with Staff Retreat, reflecting on our What Matter Most, which is where we are sharpening our focus this year;

  • Mastery of curriculum content matters
  • Mastery of skills development matters more
  • What matters most is formation of character and faith

Combined with the Formation program all students experience, we are introducing character virtues for every Stage and we look forward to sharing these more in our communications, at Assemblies and at the upcoming parent Information evening.


I hope the information below assists you as your family prepares for the first school week of 2024.

Book Drop Off

Tomorrow morning, we welcome everyone to bring along the children’s stationery and books for the new year. Learning spaces are open from 9am and staff will be ready to meet students and parents, share the uniform timetable and help sort the items you have brought in.

Happy Hens and Tuckshop Update

This time last year, we were informing the community of the refurbished tuckshop opening. Over the holiday break, there have been some additional things installed to ensure more efficiency in the Happy Hens kitchen and unfortunately, Happy Hens Café on Tuesday and Thursday mornings will not be operating for the first few weeks of Term 1.


We will still have a version of the tuckshop running. The tuckshop window will be open at First Break everyday, with slightly different menu options that students can purchase over the counter by cash or card. We will operate in this way until the installations are complete, and we can run Happy Hens as usual. My apologies for any disappointment this causes. The delay was unforeseen and as soon as we are ready, we will let the community know. Year 6 students will be rostered to help with the open window tuckshop until they can be rostered on café.

Uniform Update

A reminder that next week, the first week back, all students are to wear their sports uniform. We are experiencing some delays and outages in new stock at The School Locker. Below is information to assist with specific uniform item updates:


Junior School

  • The girls’ dress (with tie) may be worn. Once the dress is no longer available for sale, the College will consult with parents about a reasonable date after which the dress may no longer be worn.
  • The JS girls’ blouse with rounded collar and small tie is still available for purchase and will be phased out slowly. As with the dress, we will negotiate a reasonable date following the stock levels.
  • The JS boys’ shirt (tuck in, shirt out old circle logo) may be worn until stock is no longer available. As with the dress and blouse, we will negotiate a reasonable date once these are no longer available.

There are no changes to the sports uniform.


Middle and Senior School

The following uniform items are no longer available for purchase:

  • Senior girls’ white blouse (requiring tie)
  • Senior boys’ white shirt (worn tucked in and with tie in terms 2 and 3)
  • MS striped girls’ blouse
  • MS striped boys’ shirt
  • Ties for boys and MSS girls
  • The purple wool jumper

Students who currently own these items and they are in good repair, may continue to wear them until the end of 2025. This covers all students who entered Year 7 and Year 10 in 2023 purchasing new uniform items.


The motive in making changes to our formal uniform was and still is to provide an updated style that would also improve the comfort of students.

Of equal importance is helping to ensure the uniform is cost effective for parents.

Assembly & Chapel

Each Wednesday afternoon our Assembly and Chapel services are held at Real Life Christian Church auditorium from 2.15pm – 3.00pm. All parents and family members are welcome to attend. Assemblies are more formal services, involving student awards and presentations. Chapel displays the vibrant expression of our faith, with the students leading praise and worship and our chaplain and guest speakers delivering inspiring messages. Week 1 (this coming Wednesday) is our first Assembly, followed by our first Chapel service the following week. We hope to see you there!


As we begin a fresh new year, my prayer for each child is that they not only realise their incredible gifts and strength of character, but also have the courage to live this out as they grow in their learning and personal faith.

Important Medical Information

From this year, we will be using electronic forms for all medication requirements.  Unfortunately our staff cannot administer ANY medication without the permission form submitted by a parent/carer.  Medication Administration Form


  • Our school policy requires all students with Asthma as well as Anaphylaxis to have a management plan. Please submit this to the office as soon as possible.
  • Should there be a head injury (minor), a parent will be notified via text message if a student has been treated and deemed safe to be sent back to class. A phone call will be made should your child require urgent medical care.
  • ANY medication (Panadol, Nurofen, regular medication) needs to be provided by parents as per school policy, i.e. ALL require a Chemist label with the student's name and dosage.
  • For the safety of all students, NO medications are to be stored/left in a child’s school bag, it needs to be handed to the office.

Looking forward to seeing our families tomorrow at Book Drop Off.


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

Daily Intercampus and Area Bus Service to Carbrook

For families that travel by bus, with the College Bus Program, to our Carbrook Campus:

The College is transitioning to RollCall to manage our Bus bookings. You will receive an email from Rollcall with the information on how to set up the Parent app or web portal. Please note you will need to create your login within 24hrs after the welcome email.  


For more information on the Bus Services and to view the routes please visit our website here.

Calvary 40th Anniversary Umbrella

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Calvary Christian College we have limited addition 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

Events at Calvary

Please see below the Overview for Events for Springwood this Term.

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