Springwood Junior School Communications, 30 November 2023

Term 4 - Week 9

Upcoming Events
Friday 1 December:  Year 6 Wet n Wild Excursion, The Great Water Fight, Free Dress Day & Term 4 Concludes


Coming Up

School Holidays & Christmas


12 January: Campion book collection 9.00am - 10.00am
19 January: Meet the teacher/book drop off 9.00-10.00am
26 January: Australia Day public holiday
30 January: Parent information night 6.00pm

Dear Parents and Carers,


Well, what a fantastic finish to the year!


It has certainly been a term of celebration. We could not be more proud of our students’ growth, investment and achievement. Thank you to our staff and to this vibrant community of parents, friends and family members who pray for and champion us in the work we do. Our children are the fruit of this blessing and support.


We love seeing the students involved in their areas of passion, and hope you enjoyed their performances at last Thursday's Celebration. These events take time, and much preparation is involved. Thank you to Mrs Claassen and a mighty team of staff working alongside her to bring the vision of Celebration 2023 to life.

Celebration Y2 A (1)
Celebration Y4
Celebration Y6 (2)

Year 6 Affirmation Service

Encouragement and Affirmation are powerful tools that we use to show our children who we see them to be. Yesterday’s Year 6 Affirmation event was a special time for our 2023 cohort and their families to reflect on their journey in Junior School and be excited for the season ahead. We pray God’s richest blessings over you all!

Leadership 2024

Congratulations to our incoming 2024 leadership team;

Free Dress & Great Water Fight

Students (and parents if you dare), don’t forget to bring your water gun tomorrow for our Prep – Year 5 Water Fight. This occurs at the end of the day from 2pm, and students head home wrapped in a towel. To minimise lost property, we recommend sending students in play clothes that you don’t mind getting wet. This means less items to lose and less time taken to get changed at second break. All students should bring spare shoes they can get wet (closed in recommended to avoid ant bites, but thongs or crocks are acceptable), and a hat. Of course, bring a named water pistol. We will have sprinklers and reloading water buckets in our designated Stage play areas. It’s a fun way to cool off at the end of a busy term. Parents, you are welcome to join in.

The Great Water Fight!!

Semester 2 Reports

Student reports for Semester 2 will be available for parents to download from Parent Lounge via the app or website, from 5pm Friday 1 December. Please refer to the letters below for a deeper understanding of the reporting process and format.



Please don’t forget to sort your booklists by Wednesday 13 December 2023. If you are having any issues with your on-line ordering, please see below a link to the Campion Help Site.  https://campion.com.au/support-help/support-for-parents/


Those who select to have their book list delivered to school, can collect these on Friday 12 January 2024, from the Springwood campus staffroom (near administration), between 9am – 12pm. Staff will be there to assist.


We will see everyone again at our Book Drop Off morning on Friday 19 January 2024 and will be ready for our first day of the new school year the following Monday 22 January.

End of Year

As the school year comes to an end, planning is under way for an exciting 2024.  Early January, a welcome letter will be emailed out to families and following this, we will email our class letters from the teachers to students and parents.

Real Life Christian Church Christmas

If you are looking for a Christmas Service to attend this year, Real Life Christian Church is hosting services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


The Christmas Eve Service commences at 4.30pm, preceded at 3.45pm with a fantastic Afternoon Tea served in the Courtyard, and the Christmas Day service will commence at 9.00am in the main Auditorium.


All are welcome to attend!

Community Facebook Groups

Each year, we create new Facebook groups for each Stage. These are groups for parents only and promote the weekly learning and activities of that Stage.

Our Springwood Community Facebook group will now be managed in the same way. As we are conscious of the privacy and security of our Calvary members, we will be archiving the current Calvary Christian College Springwood Campus Community Facebook group at the end of Term 1, 2024.


We are asking all families to join our 2024 community group, ready for the new year. Administrators will approve membership of current and 2024 families. You can find this by searching the group name;  Calvary Christian College – Springwood Campus Community Group 2024


Between now and the end of Term 1, we encourage you to scroll through some of the precious memories in our current Facebook group before it is discontinued.

Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support in this space.

On behalf of myself and the staff here at Springwood, we wish all our families a very happy Christmas and a safe and restful break. Thank you for another sensational year!


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

Drought Angels - Fire Relief Fundraising

As you would have seen parts of our state have been 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.

Reminder: Tuckshop Volunteers 2024

Exciting news!  We are looking to extend the operating hours of our Happy Hens Tuckshop in 2024. We hope to have our Tuckshop operating on Monday, Wednesday and Friday's at first break. To enable this to happen we'd love the support of our Parent Volunteers.


Please indicate your potential availability to assist us either weekly, fortnightly, monthly or once a term, via the link:  Yes, I may be able to help

OSHC - Summer Holidays 23/24

Please see below information about the Outside School Hours Care Summer Holiday's program.

Enquires about this program can be emailed to springwood.oshc@unitingeducation.com.au.

Calvary Carols 

Congratulations students and staff on a fantastic Carols. Thank you to all the volunteers for your assistance in making the Carols the success that it was.  Thank you to the Carols Team and Instrumental Staff for all of your hard work preparing the students and facilities for the event.

Carols Orchestra Image
Carols Choir Image
Carols Choir 2

Instrumental Program 2024

On-line registration for lesson for 2024 are now live.  The links for all our programs are below.  Please Register prior to the end of the school year.


Private Individual Instrumental Music lesson enrolment:  Register Here


Year 4 Beginner Band Program:  Register Here

Year 5 Beginner Band Program:  Register Here

Year 3 Beginner String Program:  Register Here

Years 4-10 Beginner String program:  Register Here


For Students currently in Beginner and Junior Band/Strings please use this link to continue lessons in 2024:  Register Here


CAPA Wishes everyone a happy and safe Christmas.  Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2024. 


All correspondence regarding CAPA, including questions, please send to Emma at: performingartsacademy@calvarycc.qld.edu.au



Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Academy of Performing Arts 

Guitar Lessons

Information About The Guitar Department: 

  • The Guitar Department is offering FREE TRIAL lessons for students who are interested in learning the guitar. Anyone can enrol! At both Springwood and Carbrook Campuses, students of all ages and abilities are encourages to participate in guitar lessons. 
  • Student who enrol have the opportunity to be in the Calvary Guitar Ensemble and perform throughout the year in music recitals and concerts!
  • If you are interested in enrolling your child in the guitar department, you can find the Music Handbook and enrolment form on the College Website: https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/performing-arts/
  • Any questions please contact the guitar teacher by email, Charlie.Crook@calvarycc.qld.edu.au 
Guitar Lesson’S Available Poster

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/