Springwood Junior School Communications, 5 October 2023

Term 4 - Week 1

Upcoming Events
Friday 6 October: Prep C & Stg 1E-F Swimming Lessons / Stg 3 Interschool Sport

Term 4 - Week 2

Monday 9 October: Prep C & Stg 1E-F Swimming Lessons
Tuesday 10 October: Prep C & Stg 1E-F Swimming Lessons / Group Photos / Principal Tour
Wednesday 11 October:  Prep D & Stg 1G-H Swimming Lessons / Chapel
Thursday 12 October: Prep D & Stg 1G-H Swimming Lessons / Parent Presentation Evening
Friday 13 October:  Prep D & Stg 1G-H Swimming Lessons / Stg 3 IS Sport


Coming Up

Prep D & Stg 1G-H Swimming Lessons, IS Sport

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Term 4!

It has only been a few days into the new term, and we have jumped right back into the rhythm of school life. The Term 4 Events flyer and 2024 Calendars were sent home earlier this week to help our families prepare for the exciting events coming up. You can always check the school calendar via the app or website, and you can find the finer details of our events here, in weekly communications.


This term, our unit theme is Creativity. You can access the unit overviews in communications today. Using the Design Thinking process, the students will explore and test their creative ideas and skills. As always, we welcome experts from the parent community to come and share their knowledge and talent with us, to expand our thinking and provide real world connections to learning.  Reach out to your child’s teacher if you have something to offer.

Below is a brief scope of our learning for Term 4;

Prep & Stage 1 Swimming Lessons / Swimming Carnival

We are preparing our little ones for their upcoming swimming carnival. Prep and Stage 1 students have begun their swimming lesson blocks. This is where our staff can better understand the different levels of water confidence each child has, which means a safer carnival for all. Parents, we encourage you to come along to the carnival if you can. It is held at the Runcorn Pool on Thursday 26 October. We will be welcoming parent helpers for jobs in the pool and on dry land, so please volunteer if you can. Communication with all the details will come out in the coming week.

Parent and Teen/Tween Presentation

Parents, don’t miss the next opportunity to learn and grow together. You can register for our latest session, Understanding the Adolescent Brain and Mental Health, held live at the Carbrook campus on Thursday 12 October.  Please see information below.

Group Photos

This coming Tuesday is Group Photo Day. The co-curricular club culture of the Junior School is a vibrant thing, with most students participating in one or more activities throughout the week. You can order group photos as a memento of the variety of clubs your children have experienced.


Please ensure your child has the correct uniform.

  • Formal for Special Interest Groups
  • PE for Sports Teams
  • Representative Shirts for Regional, State and National Team representatives
  • House Shirts for House Captains


Please see below a link to information about Group Photo Day.  And our Timetable which will be confirmed and emailed out shortly.

Term 4 Clubs

We have a number of different special interest clubs on offer for this term.  Please see the Term 4 Clubs Roster in the link below.


Thank you for a great first week back. We look forward to what the term holds and seeing our families at the various events coming up.


Mrs Kim Winton
Head of Junior School - Springwood Campus

Bus Minder

Just a quick reminder that Term 4 bus passes are only available until 6 October 2023. Families using the bus daily can benefit from a 5% discount, so be sure to grab your passes before the deadline. 


Please ensure that all BusMinder accounts are in credit at all times. We will not be able to offer the bus service to any families whose accounts are not in credit. If you wish to talk to the Finance Department, please contact them anytime on the Carbrook reception 3287 6222.

Parent Presentation - Thursday 12 October

Understanding the Adolescent Brain & Mental Health Parent Session 

We have invited our local Ed-LinQ psychologist to facilitate a Parent & Tween/Teen session about the adolescent brain, and signs to watch for that might indicate your child requires further support. 
We’d now like to extend this invitation to our teens/tweens. This is a great opportunity for them to learn more about their brain, and start healthy conversations about adolescent mental health and well-being within our families. 


Thursday 12 Oct @ 6pm - Carbrook Campus 

Register online here: https://www.trybooking.com/CLFXH

If you require child minding, there will be a 'G' rated supervised movie screening. 

Sport News


Congratulations to Isaac Tran and Emily Day on being selected for the Qld All Stars Team at the recent National's Futsal Competition.

Please note that as Calvary Junior School as finished Futsal Competitions for the year Futsal training has now finished. 


Stage 3 Interschool Sport - Round 7

Prep - Year 2 Swimming Lessons

Our Preps to Year 2 Swimming Lessons at Suzie's Swim School have commenced.  Please see a link to a letter that has been sent home.


This Term AusKick is here at Calvary Springwood.  Please see information below and click on the image to register.

Welcome back to Term 4 as we prepare towards Christmas.

Please make sure that you have the below dates in your diaries.


Save the Date

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


UPDATED - Sports Aerobics 2024

We are excited to announce in 2024 we will be introducing Sports Aerobics to the college.  If your child is interested in joining in, we will be hosting a couple of Come n Try sessions before the end of term.


Please see below a flyer for further information and please click on the flyer image for the link to register for a Come n Try session.

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