Happy Holidays

We have reached the end of a very successful year at CCC and I think everyone is looking forward to the summer break.  We are finishing with OP information yet to be released but I can shared with you that our QCS mean was 5 points above that of the state, which is a wonderful achievement for our students and teachers; there have been years past where the mean was 10 points below the state mean.  We hope to have 60% of our students achieving between OP 1-10 and 93% between 1 and 15, the remaining eligible students have Diplomas in Business with the rank equivalent of OP9.  Individual student results are very exciting and we will share that news as it is publicised. So with that news together with record numbers of VET certificates achieved and the largest cohort of APEX and ADP students enrolled – 2019 is looking very exciting.  We have our largest cohort of Grade 7 in-catchment enrolled students with some very exciting classroom events planned for them.

In Junior School, we have again filled our Mandarin Immersion class and have a burgeoning Prep enrolment.  The LCs are all in Shuffle-Up as we speak and our newest Preppies and their parents and carers have had a great week.  Year 6 graduation was a very heart-warming event as was the welcome into the Junior Secondary School.

In breaking news we have purchased a bus for the College which will seat 28 students and make travel to sporting events, excursions and universities, cheaper and eas

ier for smaller groups.  The bus will be wrapped in CCC promotions which celebrate our students and share our story as we motor around Brisbane.  Special thanks to our P&C their wonderful support throughout the year; they have made a significant contribution to the purchase of the bus and we are very grateful.

 

 

Congratulations to all of you who jumped into the recycling collections and filled an orange bag with bottles and cans.  Fantastic response from Junior School, it was only launched in Junior School due to the time of year.  Many thanks to College Council Chair, Mike Butler, for his determination and persistence to make this happen and Adam Bear, Facilities CCC for his support in problem-solving collection; CCC and our students will be the beneficiaries of the funds.

Not finished yet though, the College has saved some additional funds to begin our air-conditioning program, which will be adopted by the P&C in 2019 as the major fundraising focus.  Many parents have had concerns about the heat in classrooms and the impact this has on learning.  Whilst we acknowledge this, we are not funded for this sort of infrastructure and the costs of installation and running are considerable. In consultation with the P&C and staff, we have chosen to begin in three different areas of the school to provide equity.  Hopefully prior to the beginning of school next year, we will have completed air-conditioning in the internal rooms (no external windows) of Creative Industries and Digital Technology.  We will have also completed Cockatoo, Kookaburra and Platypus which are the hottest of the Junior School classrooms.  It is our intention to complete L Block for the Junior Secondary students, but there are some further considerations before completion of this block.  I hope that you will continue to support the P&C with this fund raising initiative throughout 2019 and beyond.

2019 sees the re-launch of our BYOD program with students in Year 7 having a digital textbook package requiring a device to be brought to school each day.  Hopefully the favourite present for 11-12 year olds at CCC this year is a laptop.  Students in Years 10-12 will also be using digital texts across a range of subjects.  Junior School continue to bring iPads in Years 4 and 5 and BYOD in year 6.  There are other articles in this newsletter which give more details about these programs and please reference the website https://calamvalecc.eq.edu.au/extra-curricular/computer-and-internet

Don’t forget to check into our new look webpage for all the latest including 2019 semester 1 calendar . If you don’t use FB, sign up to Qschools for all the latest updates during the school year.

Many thanks to all of you for being a great support to our staff and our College.  Congratulations to all of our student leaders for their great work throughout the year.  To all of our students who live and breathe our values of respect, responsibility, resilience and initiative – we are proud of each and every one of you.  Keep an eye on FB over the holidays.   We are all already looking forward to next year, but in the meantime wish you happy holidays and season’s greetings.

Lisa

CCC Takes on the World at Yale University

The CCC World Scholar’s Team have continued their academic success at the recent Tournament of Champions at Yale University, USA, coming home with numerous gold …

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CCC Takes on the World at Yale University

The CCC World Scholar’s Team have continued their academic success at the recent Tournament of Champions at Yale University, USA, coming home with numerous gold and silver medals.

From November 16-20, the team of 3 students competed in a series of challenging academic events against over 400 teams from 58 countries. The Tournament of Champions is the pinnacle event of the World Scholar’s Cup, with students having to qualify for the competition through the Regional and Global Round events. The best of the best teams from across the world then compete in 4 intense days of academic competition, in events such as the Team Debate, Scholar’s Bowl, Collaborative Writing and the Scholar’s Challenge.

The CCC Team won a gold medal for their team performance in Collaborative Writing, placing 16th overall, the second-highest performing Australian school in this category. In the individual award for Writing, Sally Hoang also gained a gold medal, achieving 25th place overall from a field of over 1200 stude

nts. The other team members, Tavpreet Kaur and Sofia Juria, were also awarded a silver and a gold medal respectively for individual performance in writing. Sofia added to this, winning as additional 3 gold medal for the Challenge Areas, making an impressive 5 gold medals total. The team placed 97th overall, a credible achievement for their first foray into this competition.

Preparation for the Tournament of Champions is intense, and the CCC team has been preparing through study and training since February. To compete in the World Scholar’s Cup, students must study 6 curriculum areas based around a theme, An Entangled World. The subjects include the Science of Memory, the History of Diplomacy, Black Markets and Literature, Art and Music. The events require students to utilise their deep knowledge of the subjects in inter-disciplinary challenges.

The competition took place at historic Yale University, giving students a taste of life at this prestigious campus. Stirling Chemistry Laboratory, the Shubert Theatre and Berley Hall were all venues for events, and the experience culminated in the Closing Ceremony in Woolsley Hall.

 

“Our students have achieved amazing results, not only at the Tournament of Champions, but throughout all rounds of the competition,” said team coach, Ruth Smith. “This competition is invaluable in helping our high achieving students to develop deep knowledge in a range of internationally relevant subjects, and utilise them in events which also demand a high level of rapid critical and creative thinking by connecting and utilising knowledge. I’m incredibly proud of their achievements.”

“It was a wonderful experience.  New York was amazing and the competition was really fun, a bit nerve-racking but very exciting.” (Sofia Juria)

“I loved the writing, it just comes naturally, so I wasn’t scared about this part of the competition.”

(Sally Hoang)

“I was really nervous to begin with, but as soon as we began our team just worked really well.” (Tavpreet Kaur)

 

World Scholar’s Cup not only gave the CCC Team the opportunity to compete against the best teams from across the world, but also to meet students from other countries and develop lasting international friendships. This aspects of the competition reflects the focus on international mindedness at Calamvale Community College’s International Baccalaureate programs and we look forward to continuing our involvement in this competition in years to come.

“I am so proud of our students.  They showed courage entering such a large competition and they really had to stretch out of their comfort zones.  They took that challenged and really made us and their parents proud.  Congratulations girls and go Calamvale!”  Ms Starmer, Executive Principal.

Student Resource Scheme

Purpose of the resource scheme In accordance with the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, the cost of providing instruction, administration and facilities for the education …

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Student Resource Scheme

  1. In accordance with the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, the cost of providing instruction, administration and facilities for the education of students enrolled at State schools who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, or children of Australian citizens or permanent residents, is met by the State.
  2. Parents/carers are directly responsible for providing textbooks and other personal resources for their children while attending school. In recognition that these costs can be high, the school operates a Student Resource Scheme (the “scheme”) that enables a parent/carer to enter into an agreement with the school that, for a specified annual participation fee, provides for the temporary use by the student of prescribed textbooks and/or other resources, and/or the purchase of consumables and materials for the student.

Benefits of the resource scheme

  1. The purpose of the scheme is to provide the parent/carer with a cost effective alternative to purchasing the prescribed textbooks and/or resources elsewhere, through reduced prices gained from the school’s bulk purchasing practices.
  2. The scheme also ensures that students have consistent personal resources for their education, and saves the parent/carer time and money in sourcing the prescribed materials elsewhere.
  3. The scheme is not used to raise funds for other purposes, and revenue collected through the scheme is applied only to the operation of the scheme

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2019 Stationery Lists

The booklists for your 2019 Back to School Book Packs are ready for you to place your order, please go to www.campion.com.au , click on “Order here” …

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2019 Stationery Lists

The booklists for your 2019 Back to School Book Packs are ready for you to place your order, please go to www.campion.com.au , click on “Order here” and follow the prompts.

Enter our School login code X2G7, choose the year level and make your selection, please remember to place your order ASAP so you Pick up or have it delivered to your home before the 2019 school year starts.

 

We recommend that you open an account as that will save you having to re-enter your details for other orders. For multiple children, we recommend that you place all your orders in one transaction, your packs will still be delivered with one pack per child.

If you do not have access to the Internet or if you wish to pay cash (cheques are not accepted), you are welcome to visit the Campion Education Retail Store in Salisbury and place your order in person, there is plenty of car parking.

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New Uniform Updates for 2019

The CCC P&C Association has worked with the College to develop the new Skirt and updated uniforms and we are pleased to advise that they …

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New Uniform Updates for 2019

The CCC P&C Association has worked with the College to develop the new Skirt and updated uniforms and we are pleased to advise that they have arrived in store and are available for purchase.
Two styles of uniform garments had major changes and the remaining had features updated to improve fit and look.

Junior College uniform changes
Junior College sees the introduction of the new look dress $56.00 This can be worn by students from Prep. to year 6. The old-style dress has now been reduced to $35.00 and can still be worn until 2020. Note limited sizes available.

Formal uniform Sports Uniform
Dress Whole College sports polo – Note old style junior polo can still be worn until 2020
Blouse or Shirt Elastic sports shorts
Culottes, shorts or trousers. No skirts

 

Junior Secondary Uniform changes
Formal Uniform Sports Uniform
Blouse or shirt Whole College sports polo (Old Middle College polo)
Trouser or shorts Elastic sports shorts
Skirt
*** Note all students wearing a skirt in 2019 that are in year 7 will be required to wear the new style only. Year 8 and 9 students can wear the new or old skirt. ***
New Cultural Length Skirt
No skorts or culottes (replaced by shorts )

 

Senior Secondary
Formal Uniform
Blouse or Shirt with Tie
Skirt, Cultural length Skirt, Shorts or Trousers

 

Sports Uniform
Whole College sport polo – Note old style senior polo can still be worn until 2020
Elastic Sport shorts

 

Whole College winter uniform
New style fleecy jumper – note old style can be worn until 2020
Micro fibre jacket – now $67.00
Year 10 to 12 blazer – by order
New Accessory items available
Leather Belts
New Trolley bags are available in Medium and large (this item is on trial for 1 year)
Hajibs in Navy and White
The return of the College library bag

EARLY SHOP HOURS FOR 2019

Monday             21 January          9.00am – 2.00pm

Tuesday             22 January          9.00am – 2.00pm

Wednesday        23 January         9.00am – 4.00pm

Thursday           24 January          9.00am – 7.00pm

Friday                25 January          9.00am – 2.00pm

 

Monday             28 January          CLOSED (Public Holiday)

Tuesday             29 January          7.30am – 12.00pm

Wednesday        30 January          8.00am – 12.00pm

Thursday           31 January           2:00pm – 5:00pm

Friday                1 February            8.00am – 12.00pm

Normal Hours will resume on 4th February 2019

Monday             8.00am – 12.00pm

Tuesday                   CLOSED

Wednesday        8.00am – 12.00pm

Thursday           2.00pm – 5.00pm

Friday                8.00am – 12.00pm

 

For further information please see 2019 Uniform Policy and price list on the College web site.

If you have any questions, please email pandc@calamvalecomcoll.eq.edu.au.
Remember to follow us on Face Book – www.facebook.com/CalamvalePandC

Leesa Mason
CCC P&C Association

Year 12 Graduation

  On November 16, we farewelled the class of 2018.  They have now been on holidays or at work for almost four weeks, had to …

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Year 12 Graduation

 

On November 16, we farewelled the class of 2018.  They have now been on holidays or at work for almost four weeks, had to believe.  We have been so proud of this cohort and all that they have achieved, we wish those seeking university entrance, all the very best for the upcoming mail and university offers.  No doubt those who were TAFE bound are enjoying some deserved time off as well and some hard workers have already entered the workforce – best wishes to each and every one of you and your families.

Following the technical difficulties of the actual ceremony, we have mailed out the Valedictory Video and the Formal Video together with a screen shot of each class.  We hope that these have provided some lasting memories.  If anyone did not receive theirs, please contact the admin office in the New Year.

 

Formal

Our formal was again a great success and our seniors looked just amazing.  We held the event again at Victoria Park with record attendance of …

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Formal

Our formal was again a great success and our seniors looked just amazing.  We held the event again at Victoria Park with record attendance of teachers and the students dance the night away.  We’ve included the group photo for your interest.

Year 6 Graduation

  Our Year 6 students were recently farewelled from the Junior School at the annual Year 6 Graduation Ceremony. This event is always well supported …

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Year 6 Graduation

 

Our Year 6 students were recently farewelled from the Junior School at the annual Year 6 Graduation Ceremony. This event is always well supported by our CCC families and has real significance in the lives of our students, families and staff alike. Year 6 Learning Communities worked collaboratively to ensure that they could put their own unique ‘stamp’ on the proceedings, selecting entry songs for the arrival of each class as well as selecting and performing their own chosen 2018 graduation song, ‘I’ll be there’ by Jess Glynne. The graduation of students from Year 6 into Junior Secondary, symbolises another important change and transition in the lives of these young people. It is planned and very timely, that the graduation occurs at the conclusion of the final unit of inquiry for Year 6 students, which involves them in inquiring into the Central Idea: ‘Changes people experience at different stages of their lives influence their well-being’.

 

Year 6 Welcome to Junior Secondary

Following a beautiful graduation ceremony, the Year 6s shuffled up into Junior Secondary with the now traditional Welcome Ceremony.  War cries reverberated through the gym …

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Year 6 Welcome to Junior Secondary

Following a beautiful graduation ceremony, the Year 6s shuffled up into Junior Secondary with the now traditional Welcome Ceremony.  War cries reverberated through the gym as the existing Houses of students welcomed and celebrated the arrival of the 2019 Year 6 students.  Students were individually welcomed after the entrance flag bearing procession and each was initiated with a lei of the correct House colour.  Even our newest students from surrounding schools were there and have now been included into the Team Calamvale!  Congratulations and welcome to all of our new families who are joining us for their secondary years’ journey.