Springwood Junior School Communications, 26 October 2023

Term 4 - Week 4

Upcoming Events
Friday 27 October: World Teacher Day / Stg 3 IS Sport

Term 4 - Week 5

Monday 30 October: 
Tuesday 31 October:  
Wednesday 1 November:  Assembly / Debating - Round 4
Thursday 2 November:  CAPA Soiree / Sports Awards Evening
Friday 3 November:  Stg 3 IS Sport


Coming Up

Chapel, Compassion Bake Sale & Stg 3 IS Sport

Dear Parents and Carers,

Prep & Stage 1 Swimming Carnival

It could not have been a more perfect day to enjoy swimming and playing in the pool. Thank you to Mr McInnes, the team of staff, Junior School captains and parent helpers for making the Prep & Stage 1 Swimming Carnival such a safe and exciting event. Congratulations to all our little ones, who gave their very effort best today.


As communicated by our Principal and CEO, Mrs Cherylynne Gostelow on Monday, our uniforms are undergoing a refresh. To read about how your child’s uniform may change next year, please click on the following link where you will find a guide to the changes of uniform items for each Stage.


Principal Communications - 23 Oct 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.

CAPA Soiree / Sports Awards Evening

If your child has taken part in any of our Netball, Futsal, Volleyball team competitions, or, if they play an instrument in a CAPA Ensemble group, they are invited to attend the upcoming CAPA Soiree (4pm) / Sports Awards (Jnr 6pm/MSS 6.45pm) evening next Thursday, 2 November, at our Carbrook Campus. These events are designed for students and their families to celebrate the highlights of their achievement throughout the year. For CAPA information, please refer to the flyer below for further details.

Calvary Carols

We are excited to invite all Calvary, Real Life Christian Church and families from the local community to Calvary Carols event. Springwood campus is hosting this event, on the oval on Sunday 26 November from 5.30pm.


Along with our numerous musical performances during the evening we will have a Drama Production.  The CAPA team are looking for any Prep to Year 12 students who would be interested in being part of this production for the carols.  This is an opportunity for students not already performing in the carols.  If your child is interested in doing this, please click on the link to register your child's interest.   Link to EOI Drama


Bring your camping chairs, order your picnic box and prepare to sing along as the combined Calvary/RLCC band perform our favourite carols, taking us through the message of the birth of Jesus. Bring friends or extended family and enjoy a great night together as we move into the Christmas season.

Good Moves Student Dance Performance

Stemming from a Good News Week activity, our Year 6 students continued to lead their weekly Dance Club and they performed for the school at Chapel yesterday. I was truly blown away by their talent, vision, commitment, and servant leadership. It is a beautiful thing, that our students feel empowered and supported to test, stretch, and use their gifts for God and others.


On that note, have a blessed weekend.


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

Sport News

Stage 3 Interschool Sport - Round 9

Calvary Blog

CAPA Awards Soiree

All CAPA students and parents are invited to the CAPA Awards Soiree to be held at Carbrook on Thursday 2 November from 4.00-5.30pm.  Please use the QR Code on the poster in our Events Section to RSVP for catering purposes.

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

2 November - CAPA Awards Soiree

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

Sports Aerobics 2024

We had a great turn out to the Come n Try sessions for Sports Aerobics.  Further information will be sent shortly regarding try outs for teams for the 2024 competition season.


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

Preparations are currently underway for our 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

Calvary Carols Comms Tile