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Josh Wilson

Head of Middle and Senior School 

Middle & Senior

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Middle Senior School Communications, 29 February 2024

Term 1 - Week 6

Upcoming Events 

29 February: Emma Tabacaru Sexual Development Seminar for Parents
2 March: Musical Rehearsal; ACER Scholarship Examinations
3 March: Beach Volleyball Schools Cup (Year 9 - 12) 


Term 1 - Week  7

4 March: Beach Volleyball Schools Cup (Year 9 - 12) 
6 March: Swimming Carnival 
8 March: Yr7 & 10 Immunisations

 

Coming Up

13-18 March: NAPLAN 
20 March: Cross Country
22 March: College Bush Dance
27 March: Easter Chapel
28 March: Last Day of Term, Crazy Hair day, Leadership Development

Dear Parents and Carers

 

I have been speaking to a number of our students this week about the amount of screen time they engage in across the week. It’s very high for many of our students. I know we spend a lot of time chatting to everyone about this, but I would encourage all our students, parents and carers to have a read of the guidelines and research on this by the Australian Government: https://aifs.gov.au/resources/short-articles/too-much-time-screens

 

One of the issues I have been speaking to students about is the amount of time they are watching very short video clips like YouTube Shorts or TikTok. These can be very addictive and stimulating and I would encourage students to put a timer on with an alarm so they recognise how much time is passing as they watch short videos. An addiction to watching short videos, doomscrolling, etc., can lead to attention span issues and struggles to maintain focus in class too.

 

Appropriate screen time usage is a family decision, but it is definitely worth having ongoing decisions about how much time we should allocate to screens.

 

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will occur between 13-18 March. Please click on the button below for more information.


Mr Josh Wilson

Head of Middle & Senior School & Innovative Learning Design

Sport Notices

Swimming Carnival

The Middle and Senior School (MSS) Swimming Carnival will be held on Wednesday 6 March (Week 7) at the Pimpama Sports Hub Aquatic Centre. 

 

Please review the letter below for the event details. 

Cross Country

The Middle and Senior School (MSS) Cross Country will be held on Wednesday 20 March (Week 9).

Please review the letter below for the event details. 

Calvary Coffee Cup Design Competition

We are excited to launch our Calvary Coffee Cup design competition VERY soon! All students will have an opportunity to get creative and submit a design of their choice! More details to be released next week! Watch this space!

Coffee Cup Pre Launch (1)

NOTICES : Mr Arraiol (Head of Wellbeing and Community)

Bush Dance

On Friday the 22nd of March the College is hosting it's annual Bush dance. Proceeds of this event will be going towards our Year 9 service trip to Chinchilla and more specifically Drought Angels. Parents and students from both campuses are welcome to join us from 6.30pm until 8.30pm on the ANZAC Lawn. We are very fortunate to have the very experienced and enthusiastic band for the evening Beefa's Bush Band performing and hosting the event for us again. Please note that there will be food and drinks on sale and a photo booth to take some memorable pictures of friends and family on the night. 

 

Please book your tickets online: https://www.trybooking.com/COLHF

Bush Dance Flyer

General Notices

Cafe Specials - Week 7

Events at Calvary

Our current College events can be found on our website: https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/events/

All of our Parent Information can be found on our Website: https://www.calvarycc.qld.edu.au/parent-information/

Emma Tabacaru Parent Seminar

All parents are welcome to come and listen to our special guest speaker, Emma Tabacaru on the topic of conversations with your child about Sex, Love & Relationships.  Emma will be hosting two sessions for parents Prep-Stage 2 and Stage 3-6. Please view this intro video from Emma for more information. 

 

This will take place on the evening of Thursday 29 February at our Carbrook. 

 

Bookings for all of these events are available via this link:  https://www.trybooking.com/COLGG

 

Emma T

MSS Musical Sponsorship Opportunity – “Shrek The Musical”

Putting on musical productions involves a huge amount of student and teacher involvement, but also sound equipment, lighting, props, and more. By sponsoring our Shrek Musical, your logo will feature wherever the production logo is shown, as well as VIP extras and your brand splashed all over our social channels. Interested?

Email: marketing@calvarycc.qld.edu.au for more info.

Shrek Sponsorship Opps (4)

Calvary Sports Sponsorship 2024

Be part of the winning team with Calvary Sports Sponsorship 2024! Elevate your brand visibility through our banner or team sponsorship opportunities.

 

Apply online today https://zfrmz.com.au/zy6Poa2oGuAiQi3zAtL1

Please email any enquiries to: sponsorship@calvarycc.qld.edu.au

 

Welcome to Week 6. It is great to hear music playing around the campus both in ensembles and individual students.

 

We welcome to the department Mr Xavier Groth who is the new cello teacher for the rest of the term. Mr Groth is an exceptional cello player and teacher and is looking forward to working with the students as they develop their skills. The Performing Arts Department welcomes Mr Groth to the College.

 

Musical this Saturday

 

A reminder that musical rehearsal is on this Saturday from 9am – 3pm in the CCC. Please remember to bring Morning Tea, Lunch, water bottle and to be in appropriate free dress.

Instrumental Program

Private Individual Instrumental Music lesson enrolment:  Register Here

Handbook: Instrumental Music Manual 2024.V3.pdf

 

Calvary Performing Arts Facebook

Please feel free to join the Calvary Performing Arts Facebook page to be kept up to date, and to see the details and pictures of our performances and activities over the year.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1390040011905950/

 

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

 

 

Dr Gary Holley

Head of Calvary Performing Arts 

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