Junior School Springwood Communications, 20 April 2023

Term 2 - Week 1

Upcoming Events

Term 2 - Week 1
Friday 21 April:  Stg 3 Interschool Sport

Week 2

Monday 24 April:  College ANZAC Service - 9am Springwood Campus
Tuesday 25 April:  ANZAC Public Holiday / ANZAC RSL March / Y6 Canberra Camp
Wednesday 26 April:  Chapel / Y6 Canberra Camp
Thursday 27 April:  Logan District Cross Country / Y6 Canberra Camp
Friday 28 April:  I/S Sport / Y6 Canberra Camp

Coming Up:  May Day Public Holiday, Year 6 Immersion Day, Musical Rehearsal & Ag Fundraiser Quiz Night


Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Term 2!

Wherever and however you celebrated Easter and enjoyed the holidays, I hope you feel refreshed and excited for another great term.


Over the coming weeks Springwood students will be issued a Student ID Card.  In the Junior School these ID Cards are used to quickly scan students in, if they are late to school, and scan out, if students need to leave early.  We encourage students to keep these in one of the smaller pockets of their school bags.


Next week, our Year 6 students are heading off on their annual Canberra trip. This adventure brings everything they are learning in their units at school come to life. It covers so much of the History, Science and  Health curriculum in a hands-on way as they visit not only the old and new Parliament House, but QUESTACON, the AIS, the Royal Australian Mint, CSIRO, the War Memorial, and many other exciting places.

On 15 – 17 May our Year 5 student will venture up to Luther Heights, Coolum, to take part in a program of team building activities and physical challenges as they test and explore their personal strengths and leadership skills. Please pray for all our staff and students taking part in camps this term.


This coming Monday, we are holding our school ANZAC service, beginning a 9am. Parents are welcome to attend.

We encourage all our Junior School families to participate in the local Springwood RSL ANZAC march that is on ANZAC Day, Tuesday morning. This is a tradition for Calvary, students arrive dressed in their full formal uniform, including their hat, and as a whole college, we march in the ANZAC parade along Cinderella Drive. Students of all year levels, Prep – Year 12 are invited to take part. We form up at Logan East Community and Neighbourhood Centre, Cinderella Drive at 7:15am. The march steps off at 7:45am to Springwood Park and the ANZAC Day Service will commence at Springwood Park at 8:30am.
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During Semester 1 each year, students in Years 3-6 can apply for College Leader. Any students in Years 3 – 6 who have shown that they lead by improving the lives of others at the College through continuous and ongoing service, can apply to be a College Leader.

Applications for College Leadership can be made by completing an application found at the office and returning to the Head of School. The presentation and announcement of this responsibility will happen twice a year. College leaders will be presented at our Assembly on 3 May and 14 June this term.


Just a friendly reminder that students are not to be left unsupervised on the school grounds prior to 8am.  Students who are not eligible for our Bus Siblings program must be registered and attend OSHC if needing to be left at school prior to 8am.


We are aware of the Junior School fleece jumper shortage at The School Locker. They have communicated that new stock should arrive in the coming weeks.

As the weather is turning cooler, there are a few options for parents to choose from as an alternative until stock arrives and you can get the Calvary green fleece jumper.

  • Both Carbrook and Springwood campuses have limited stock of second-hand jumpers on site, available for $5 at reception
  • Calvary Buy Swap and Sell is our parent -run second hand uniform Facebook group and you may find what you need there
  • Students who do not have a green Calvary jumper may wear a free dress jumper that aligns as closely as possible with calvary uniform green colour.

Apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced during this time.


It is with sadness that I inform you that Miss Molly Atkins, our beloved Prep C teacher, will be leaving us at the end of week 5 this term.

Molly is a valued staff member and incredible teacher who has served our Prep students and families tirelessly for the past year. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, she has made the difficult decision to leave Calvary.

We are initiating the recruitment process and will communicate transparently with our Prep C families as we move forward. We wish Miss Atkins all good things for the future.


We have made an adjustment to the school day rehearsal that originally fell on 31 May. This rehearsal has been moved to Tuesday 30 May to avoid any other calendar clashes.

The musical is coming together so well. It will be exciting to see the final performances. If you haven’t already booked tickets, please do so as seats are filling up quickly.

You can use this link to book

  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tickets


We have had a strong start to Term 2. I hope to see you at the ANZAC service at school or Springwood RSL March.

Kim Winton, Head of Junior School - Springwood




The Calvary Show Team Quiz Night Fundraiser is fast approaching!

Gather your friends to help support Drought Angels at their fundraiser Barbeque and Quiz Night, from 5.30pm Saturday 5 May 2022, in the CCC Area of our Carbrook Campus. 

The team would love any donations towards the Silent Auction Fundraiser.  Please email the team if you can assist: show.team@calvarycc.qld.edu.au.

Bookings and Food orders can be placed here: https://www.trybooking.com/CGWZF



There's a lot happening at Calvary this Term! Want to know what's going on?

Information can be found on our sector flyers, which have been distributed, or at our website:


Download Term 2 What's On - Swd   Calvary Events on Website


CAPA Update  

Dr Gary Holley, Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts   

Welcome back to Term 2.  I hope that you had an enjoyable Easter with your family and friends.

Jnr Musical

We've now turned the corner to the Musical and things are ramping up.  An Update letter will be sent shortly, please keep an eye on your email or Junk Mail for this.

Tickets are available to the general public here:  

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Tickets

There will be two casts ‘Throttle’ and ‘Fender’.  Some of the Lead Roles will change, but the Ensemble and Dancers will remain the same for both Casts.  Please see below the leads in each cast.

Ensemble and Dancers will perform in both casts.

Seeley Florey



Samuel Hendrix


Ivy Kitchen



Dylan Lang


William Thirkettle



Jubilee Kunst


Caitlyn Turner



Reilly McInnes


Rosemary Coles



Katie Spann


Isaiah Stone



Jordan Tillman


Jesse Florey



Eden Moore



Hugo Burnett


Evie Hampton


Ashton Gerrard


Grace Fraser


Blake Stephenson


Emily Handley


Max Johnston


Arianna Mays


Lily Kasten


Noah Lal


Judah Walters


Ella Higlett


Judah Damianopoulos


Jonathan Snelling


Abigail Zimmerman


Lucy McDonald


Jacqueline Lui



Music Recital

The end of Semester Musical Recital for private Instrumental Students is Sunday 4 June.  Please add this to your diaries and further information will be sent during the Term.


Sports Update

Stage 3 Interschool Sport - Friday 21 April