Springwood Junior School Communications, 2 November 2023

Term 4 - Week 5

Upcoming Events
Thursday 2 November:  CAPA Soiree / Sports Awards Evening
Friday 3 November: Stg 3 IS Sport

Term 4 - Week 6

Wednesday 8 November:  Chapel
Thursday 9 November:  Compassion Bake Sale
Friday 10 November:  Stg 3 IS Sport


Coming Up

2024 Prep Transition Morning, Awards Assembly, Public Speaking Afternoon & Prep Mini Expo

Dear Parents and Carers,


As our end of year events are approaching, our weekly communications will help you track all the important things related to your child that we encourage you to be a part of.  Please reach out to your child’s teacher or the office staff if you need further details.

Uniforms - Update from the Principal and CEO

Thank you to those of you who have taken the opportunity to reach out to me via email and in school yard encounters to share with me how the proposed uniform changes impact your family.


When I was appointed as your Principal in 2019, one of the goals I shared with the parent community was that I wanted to “lead with my ears”. Five years later I am still conscious of the need to hear staff, student and parent voice. So thank you for using your voice!


I am sorry it was not clear that Sport Uniform items and School Bags will transition more slowly. Sport uniform items with the old logos may be worn until December 2027. School bags are included in this.


For Junior School students:

  • The dress with tie cannot be worn beyond December 2025
  • The girls’ blouse with tie cannot be worn beyond December 2025
  • Boys’ shirts (as they have no ties) can be worn with either logo until December 2027.

I trust that this is helpful in your planning to meet the needs of growing children and their siblings while remaining environmentally responsible.

CAPA Soiree / Sports Awards Evening

Tonight, we celebrate the efforts and achievement of our CAPA Performing Arts and Ensemble members at the CAPA Soiree. This event begins at 4.00pm and flows into the Sports Awards evening, which begins at 6.00pm for the Junior School and 6.45pm for the Middle/Senior School, recognising our Netball, Futsal and Volleyball team members.

Drought Angels - Fire Relief Fundraising

As you have seen in the news, parts of our country are being devastated by fires. The College would love to invite our community to support these families at this time. Please see the information below about how we can help. Please click here for a link to make a cash donation towards this effort.


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

Awards Assembly

On Wednesday 15 November, we are holding our annual Awards Assembly. Students have been selected to receive Academic Achievement, Academic Growth, Service Learning, Skills Development and Personal Growth awards. As well as this, we will be presenting school – based Sports and CAPA awards.

Parents of recipients will be notified and we welcome all parents to attend, Real Life Christian Church from 2.00pm.

Calvary Carols

We invite our whole Calvary, Real Life and local community to come together, sing carols and hear the message of Jesus at our Carols event.

You can pack a picnic or take advantage of slushies, drinks and sausage sizzle on sale. BYO picnic rug or camping chairs. 

Calvary Carols will be held on the Springwood oval on Sunday 26 November.  We look forward to sharing this special time together.

If you would like to volunteer to assist, please indicate using this link:  Yes I'd Like to Help

Further information can be found towards the end of this communication.


Our Celebration event is drawing near. The student’s rehearsals are going so well and we have costumes coming together. On Thursday 23 November, bring your camping chairs and picnic rugs down to the oval as we celebrate a fantastic 2023.

2024 Booklists

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 / 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 option

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.  These have been printed and will be distributed to students to bring home.


Looking forward to celebrating our students tonight at the CAPA Soiree and Sports Awards Evening!


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

Sport News

All School's Triathlon

Congratulations to Charlotte Snelling who came 13th overall at the Qld All School's Triathlon and qualified for the 2024 Met East Triathlon team.


Stage 3 Interschool Sport - Round 10

CAPA Awards Soiree

We look forward to tonight's CAPA Awards Soiree being held at Carbrook from 4.00-5.30pm. 

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.

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

12 November - Music Recital for all private students 
26 November - Calvary Carols, 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.


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

2023 Celebration Invitations (2) (1)
Affirmation SWD V2

Calvary Carols

We are looking forward to the Real Life Church & Calvary Carols evening, Sunday 26 November, here at the Springwood Campus.

Picnic boxes are also 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.


Volunteering opportunities

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.   volunteersignup.org/THETB