Springwood Junior School Communications, 3 August 2023

Term 3 - Week 4

Upcoming Events
Friday 4 August:  Interschool Sport Commences

Week 5 - Good News Week

Monday 7 August:  Y4-6 Olympian Visit Incursion

Tuesday 8 August:  Evening with the Principal @ Swd

Wednesday 9 August:  Safe On Socials Presentation / Spelling Bee / Chapel

Thursday 10 August:  Evening with the Principal @ Cbk

Friday 11 August:  Japanese Incursion / Stg 3 Interschool Sport / Bush Dance @ CBK

Coming Up:  Logan Ekka Public Holiday, P-2 Athletics Carnival, Assembly, Stg 3 Interschool Sport

Dear Parents and Carers,

It’s Science Week!

We have had exploding Pepsi bottles, marble runs, paper helicopters and the Street Science crew present some amazing experiments, helping us celebrate Science Week. Tomorrow, our celebration of science continues as students take part in an experiment showcase. Held in the Hub at first break, if your child is interested, they can bring along their science projects and demonstrate their science knowledge and skills to their peers.

Science Week 1
Science Week Image
Science Week A

District Athletics and Futsal Champion of Champions

We have had some very exciting results in sport this year. Most recently, our 11 Y.O. Girls Futsal team won Champion of Champions at the Australian Futsal Schools Tournament. An outstanding effort after playing seven matches on the day.

Earlier this week, 14 students from Stage 2 and 3 qualified and participated in the Logan District Athletics Carnival at Sheldon College. Competing in track and field events, all students did our college proud. Charlotte Snelling took first place in the 800m, and Lily Wilson achieved 2nd place in the 100 and 200m finals, as well as placing 3rd in the discus event.

Congratulations to everyone, for your outstanding effort and display of determination and commitment.

Futsal Champ Of Champs
District Aths 2
District Aths Team

Good News Week

Next week is Good News Week at the College. Good News Week is the renamed Prayer and Mission Week and the goal of the week is to acknowledge that while we so often are inundated with the bad news in the world, there is in fact good news and amazing things happening that we should focus on, in addition to having the ‘Good News’ of the Gospel.

Throughout the week, our Year 6 students are running activities at break times with the themes of:

  • Good Shoes (sport activities),
  • Good Chews (bake sale),
  • Good Moves (dance club) and
  • Good Views (picture competition)

Tomorrow a flyer will come home to remind students of everything they can be involved in.

Compassion Child

Inclusive in our Formation program are service learning opportunities for our students. We believe that character and skills can be taught, and these develop over time in the right environment. Each year level from Prep – Year 12 has a Compassion sponsor child. Good News Week next week, will place a spotlight on this, with lots of engaging activities run by our Year 6 students for the rest of the school to take part in. Thursday first break they are holding a bake sale to raise funds towards Compassion.

Bush Dance

Carbrook campus are hosting a whole College Bush Dance event this coming Friday evening. Beefa’s Bush Band will be performing in the Community Centre. All families are welcome to come along and join in the fun. Session 1 will be for Junior School from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Session 2 is for Middle School students.

Tickets can be purchased via this link: Bush Dance


Evening with the Principal

Tuesday 8 August, Springwood campus are hosting Evening with the Principal. Parents, this is a great opportunity to hear about future plans and vision for Calvary from our Principal and CEO, Mrs Cherylynne Gostelow. Book in using the information in this week’s communication.


There are so many ways our students and their families can be involved in the life of the college. One of the favourites is our annual Father’s Night. Tickets are available now for this Springwood community event coming up on Friday 25 August. We hope to see you there.


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

2023 Commonwealth Census

The Australian Government Department of Education would like to advise all staff, parents and carers that it will collect certain information about our College, its staff and student body as part of the 2023 Non-Government School Census collection (the Census).

The privacy collection notice can be viewed here.

New Calvary App

Time has run out for the old Calvary App!

The College App can be downloaded on your smart phone by using this download link* or by going to the App Store/Google Play and search for 'Parent Orbit'. The school code is calvarycc.

* Please note the link will only work on a device that has access to the App Store or Google Play. 

Calvary Blog

Calvary Events / TV

We have a number of new events happening during Term 3.  Please click on the link to go to our Events Page:   https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/events/


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

Sports News

Prep - Stage 1 Athletics Carnival

Please see the link here for information about the upcoming Prep-Stage 1 Athletics Carnival.


Stage 3 Interschool Sport

As at Thursday afternoon, exact times of some games have yet to be advised.  Game times range between 12.40pm and 2.00pm.  Confirmed times will be uploaded to Facebook.



Showcase is on Saturday 9 September in the CCC Auditorium.  Tickets are available here

Ensembles performing include:

  • Voices
  • Piccolos
  • Chorale
  • Boys Ensemble
  • Junior and Senior Percussion
  • Orchestra
  • Senior Strings
  • Y10 Dance
  • Wakakirri Ensemble

Save the Date

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


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



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts