In this issue

Welcome Back!

Investiture Ceremony

Celebrate our Success

Learner Agency in the Enhanced PYP

Connecting to Calamvale

Year 12 Team Building Day

SS – Cross Country is coming!

SS – Swimming Carnival Celebrations

Instrumental News

Next level training for ADP students

International news

Staying in the loop

Welcome back!

We’ve been back at school for almost a month and we’ve had a cracking good start.  CCC has three additional teachers and additional teacher aide hours to support our over 2200 students.  I was delighted to read in the latest OECD Report on “The Future of Education and Skills”, the …

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Welcome back!

We’ve been back at school for almost a month and we’ve had a cracking good start.  CCC has three additional teachers and additional teacher aide hours to support our over 2200 students.  I was delighted to read in the latest OECD Report on “The Future of Education and Skills”, the high priority given to student agency, creativity, collaboration and innovation.  CCC’s current agenda including the IB Learner Profile is absolutely on target in response to this important report.  I will make this available from the ‘Principal’s Welcome’ on the webpage.

Junior School has dived straight into Inquiry and there are parent information sessions coming soon for new parents who want to learn about our International Baccalaureate curriculum.  ‘Meet and Greet’ was a great success with parents enjoying group information, tours and classroom visits.  There is a great opportunity for students in Years 1-4 to participate in Coding Workshops after school, advertised elsewhere in this newsletter.

Junior Secondary has also ‘hit the track running’ and our grade 7 cohort has settled in so well, they are making great use of the new student organisers and have their ‘Keys to Consistency’ down pat.  We have had a few issues with Campion, our digital text provider, but these have now been resolved and the students are accessing their digital texts and using their computer and tablets.  Just remember, we do have lockers and you can access these through student services, registering the locker and using your own combination lock.

Seniors began the year in style with a great day together building their goals and a sense of team to drive them forward, as our beloved ‘half cohort’, our first Preps, our first Sevens into Secondary School and now our last OP graduating year – what a ride for parents and students alike.  The IB Diploma team have settled into the groove of IB with a busy year ahead and one excursion to UQ already completed.

Secondary Swimming Carnival was a great House Day, and we have taken the concerns on board about the sun and the heat.  Every shade shelter the College owned was  at the pool and students were asked to wear sun shirts and reminded, every half hour, to use sunscreen.  We are now considering a reduced group of students, who can be sheltered from the sun or a twilight carnival.  We will communicate further on this matter.

Our College Council is not to be outdone and next week is hosting a STEM workshop led by the UQ STEM Ambassador and Regional STEM Champion Mr Brett Crawford.  Our Mathematics and Science teachers will be in attendance using this relationship to craft our Inquiry lessons; Brett is happy to work in classrooms in following weeks. Our P&C had a bumper ‘Cuppa with Greta’ last week with so many parents taking the opportunity to get to know each other and enjoy learning more about the College and our community.

Instrumental Music has record numbers of students with over 200 students enrolled in woodwind, brass, percussion (including Taiko) and strings. There are now as many students in strings as the other instrument which is marvelous news for our orchestra.  We have an additional string teacher, Mr O’Donohue, so there are now six days of tuition a week for our instrumental music students as well as Mr Simmons working in Junior School music and Secondary classroom music.

What a great year we have ahead of us.  Please join us for the first P&C Meeting on March 19th.

Curious, Creative, Clever – no better place to be, than CCC.

Principal’s Address to Investiture

I would like to begin by paying respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait …

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Principal’s Address to Investiture

I would like to begin by paying respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Calamvale community.
You have heard me speak many times about team, about collaboration and cooperation about the need for us to work together, respect each other. About seeking to be a starry team, that is united not a team of individual stars because we are much stronger together than alone- no matter how good each of us might be.
That is acknowledged by the success of our year 12 cohort last year, some of whom are with us today – together they achieved more success than any one of them could have achieved alone. 2018 proved to you that being on Team Calamvale equalled success, significant success, across traineeships, diplomas, employment and OP results. We welcome here today, some of our high achievers from last year, whose results weren’t available when we finished the year. They are here today to celebrate but also as inspiration, as evidence to each of you that you can do this, here, at Calamvale, achieving the same results that are achieved in the most prestigious school – they did, you can do it – it’s up to you!
But teams need coaches and leadership and that’s why we are here today. I welcome back our 2018 leaders Matt Butler and Mikayla Mason, to remind us of last year’s journey. Today, we are here to celebrate the leadership that will grow tomorrow’s leaders.
It is in our College purpose – “Calamvale Community College is committed to the development of curious, creative, clever young leaders for tomorrow’s world.”
Our future needs you as young leaders, an internationally minded people who will step forward, selflessly and lead others, in our delightfully culturally diverse world, who will lead in the face of whatever challenges might arise – and there are some aren’t there?
Let’s step beyond Calamvale for a moment and consider some of those challenges that face us 1 million dead fish in the Menindee Lakes  6 years of drought followed by devastating floods all but destroying Queensland’s cattle industry Disappearing species Warmer, rising oceans affecting our island neighbours  Lack of opportunity for the poorest people in our community

Every generation faces challenges sometimes those challenges are enormous and sometimes they are less so. But success in our times, a successful future for all of us requires leadership.

Leaders are people who can use a vision, let’s say freedom, to create hope and to bring people together, like a community, and organise those people in that community to achieve that vision.

Such leaders don’t care about badges or about being noticed or acknowledged Leaders care about their vision, about others, about authenticity, about staying true.

There is no better demonstration of leadership right now in Australia than that of Craig Foster, former captain of the Socceroos, who together with the Victorian football club, Pascoevale, mobilise Melbourne, then Australia, FIFA and nations across the world and successfully – one leader – brought Hakeem al-Araibi home from Thailand to Australia. What amazing leadership – what vision and commitment from a sporting community, from a community of people, just like ours.

 

Leadership is our staff focus for 2019 – about leading where you are here in the Calamvale community. Our staff are identifying their strengths, their character st

rengths and using those strengths to share their skills, to promote others (you), to propel our team forward.

Every member of our staff has been asked to consider their strengths and what they might lead in their classrooms, in their faculties, ask them about it, ask them about their strengths but prepared to share yours, your strengths and your vision, what you hope for in your time at CCC.
Leadership is about making the player next to you, the best player on the team – Leadership is about considering the team before yourself and it’s about vision, belief, loyalty and commitment – those are the traits that others seek to follow.

Lachlan (College Captain), Clen (International Captain), Bella (College Captain), Dalyza (College Captain), Ashlyn (Junior School Captain) and Sae

ma (Junior School Captain) are the start of Student Leadership Team for 2019 – they are your chosen leaders, they hope to inspire and mobilize the leader in each of you, so that we can all benefit from your character strengths as you step forward in whatever space, friendship group or class you are in to lead your vision.

Our College leaders will ignite student leadership this year. This is your opportunity to step forward to stand for something and to lead others toward that vision. It will fell ‘risky’ but you are risk-takers, it will require commitment, but you are principled, some people will disagree, but you are open-minded and balanced. And above everything else you have that special trait, that special x factor that we are all so lucky to share in, that pushes us further, higher and faster – we are Calamvale! Make this year, a year of extraordinary leadership, Calamvale – it’s in your hands!

Why is it Important to Celebrate our Success?

We’ve been back a month already and we are still celebrating our students’ successes.  Curious, creative and clever defines Calamvale Community College and that is …

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Why is it Important to Celebrate our Success?

We’ve been back a month already and we are still celebrating our students’ successes.  Curious, creative and clever defines Calamvale Community College and that is no better exemplified than in the 2018 seniors’ results.  Across multiple pathways, leading to all walks of life, Calamvale students have met and exceeded expectations.

Why is this so important for CCC?

 

Because it proves we can! Too often our students don’t believe in themselves and sometimes our community doesn’t trust that this level of success can be achieved right here in the local community.  It is true that hardworking students get good results, but what these results prove is that all students can achieve the best results at Calamvale Community College.  The 2018 results demonstrate that our dedicated staff are able to provide the ‘power-lift’ required for support our students achieving their potential.  This College has produced 4 OP 1 in two years and has consistently over three years achieved 55-60% OP 1-10.  This is no accident, the students and the teachers have worked tirelessly to leverage their full potential.  For the third year running, beginning with ten in our first year, last year we graduated 34 Diplomas of Business; testament to the trust that exists between parents, students and staff to achieve the best outcomes for each student’s chosen pathway.  The traineeships and apprenticeships are equally important and match the OP scores in their high level of success.  Follow the link to our website to see just a snapshot of our students’ success https://calamvalecc.eq.edu.au/our-community/alumni

 

So what were those results?

Three of our students, Jasmin, Humda and Dona achieved OP1 this year, James scored OP2 and 60% of the students who studied the OP course, achieved OP1-10, 93% OP1-15 guaranteeing them access to any of the universities in Brisbane.  Dona Sony was the recipient of the University of Queensland Vice Chancellors’ Scholarship.  The overwhelming comment from our students was “I just can’t thank my teachers enough!”  underlining the great relationships and the results that are achieved by hardworking students and dedicated teachers in state schools.

As well as these results, released during the holidays, 34 students, already recognised at Awards Night 2018, completed a Diploma of Business and are able to access a rank-equivalent OP 9 in targeted courses and 100% of students graduated with a Queensland Certificate of Education and many more took opportunities to extend their vocational learning into TAFE and onto employment.  Calamvale Community College is delivering on community expectations for local students in our local area.

What difference does this make?

At 2208 students, our community is demonstrating their trust in our College and we are relishing the opportunity to drive success for each and every one of our students.

There’s no better place to be than CCC!

 

 

Welcome to a new year in the Academic Program of Excellence (APEX)!

In APEX, we aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the multiple pathways leading to cutting-edge careers in the 21st …

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Welcome to a new year in the Academic Program of Excellence (APEX)!

In APEX, we aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the multiple pathways leading to cutting-edge careers in the 21st century workforce. The program is designed to enrich the learning of students who demonstrate high standards in academic achievement, behaviour and effort across all areas of their learning.

A core feature of this program is the integration of technology and inquiry based learning. Inquiry involves learners:

  • tackling real-world questions, issues and controversies
  • developing questioning, research and communication skills
  • solving problems or creating solutions
  • collaborating within and beyond the classroom
  • developing deep understanding of content knowledge
  • participating in the public creation and improvement of ideas and knowledge

In APEX this looks like an interdisciplinary approach. This is when subject specific knowledge and skills are taught, and authentic connections are made to knowledge and skills between disciplines. Students are taught by subject specialists teachers – students are developing ways of thinking, knowing and doing in each discipline.

Students undertake studies in:

  • Core areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities (History, Geography).
  • Year 7, 8 and 9 – HPE and Chinese for a semester
  • Year 7 and 8 – electives on a term basis
  • Year 9 – semester long electives

Here is our 2019 APEX information Powerpoint for more exciting news about current are past APEX students :- APEX Parent Information Evening

Line Manager and Deputy Principal: Mel Ellis – melli202@eq.edu.au

APEX Coordinator: Karina Masonwells – kwall190@eq.edu.au

Teaching & Learning Head of Program: Ruth Smith – rxsmi7@eq.edu.au

 

Learner Agency in the Enhanced PYP

For the past six years, the International Baccalaureate has been reviewing the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The process started in 2012 and resulted in the …

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Learner Agency in the Enhanced PYP

For the past six years, the International Baccalaureate has been reviewing the Primary Years Programme (PYP). The process started in 2012 and resulted in the official launch of the Enhanced PYP on the 50th birthday of the IB in October 2018. The three main areas of the Enhanced PYP are: The Learner, Learning& Teaching and the Learning Community. Agency is at the centre of the Enhancements, but what is Agency and how does this translate into inquiry teaching and learning in the classroom?

 

We all have Agency, the capacity to act intentionally. Recognising and supporting agency creates a culture of mutual respect, acknowledging the rights and responsibilities of students, schools and the wider community, enabling students to take ownership of their learning and teachers of their teaching.

 

Learner agency can be remembered as ‘voice, choice and ownership”. The idea of agency is closely connected to self-efficacy, a belief in one’s own ability to succeed. When learners believe in themselves and have a strong sense of identity, they are more likely to exercise agency.

When students are agentive, they:

  • Take initiative, responsibility & ownership
  • Express interest
  • Make choices
  • Are aware of their own learning goals
  • Monitor and adjust their learning
  • Voice opinions
  • Influence and direct their own learning
  • Develop approaches to learning & dispositions

 

 

They also work collaboratively with teachers to:

  • Make decisions together
  • Create shared agreements
  • Create shared routines
  • Set up learning spaces
  • Reflect together

 

 

It is important to recognize that teachers cannot give learners agency, but rather they can create opportunities in which learners can exercise agency. They can do this by:

  • Working in partnership, building relationships
  • Actively listening
  • Respecting and responding to learner ideas
  • Noticing learners’ capabilities, needs and interests
  • Reflecting on when students need help, intervening & giving feedback
  • Establishing a welcoming culture
  • Modelling desired behaviour and language

 

In 2019 as we continue to extend our inquiry pedagogical practices, we are committed to ensuring our classrooms centre learning and teaching around learner voice, choice and ownership. If you walk into a PYP classroom that is dedicated and focused on giving students the chance to exercise learner agency, you will see:

  • Students and teachers collaboratively creating learning engagements and assessments.
  • Students setting learning goals and monitoring progress.
  • Students fostering their own belief in themselves and their own ability to succeed.
  • Students being active, engaged participants in thinking and learning.

Welcome to Year 7!

It was a pleasure to meet so many parents, and discuss how we as partners can provide the best start for our newest cohort.  If …

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Welcome to Year 7!

It was a pleasure to meet so many parents, and discuss how we as partners can provide the best start for our newest cohort.  If you missed our portion of the event please find attached a snapshot of the topics which were covered.

Do not hesitate to contact your child’s Head of House should you wish further clarification of any of the subjects

• Mr Dean Stevens – Tharah: Head of House
• Ms Lisa Batley – Boree: Head of House
• Ms Louise Ferguson – Cobar Head of House
• Ms Alison Jordan – Keera Head of House

.Year 7 information session

Connecting at Calamvale

Deep human connection is the purpose and result of a meaningful life. When we truly feel connected to something, it will inspire the most amazing …

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Connecting at Calamvale

Deep human connection is the purpose and result of a meaningful life. When we truly feel connected to something, it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.In 2019, Calamvale Community College is ensuring our students feel connected to our school, their community and each other through a number of key initiatives. First of all, students will meet with their ‘Connect Class’ each morning. This session was previously called ‘Advisory’, however, upon reflecting on our purpose, we decided that this time would be best spent connecting rather than advising. Each morning students will connect with each other and their teacher, which will ensure for calm entry to the school each morning. Students will regularly be given updates on their attendance, and will reflect and share strategies with their classmates.
Each fortnight, students will have an extended ‘Connect’ class where they will engage in Positive Education together focusing on developing their character strengths and being given the opportunity to discuss Emotions, Health, Purpose, Engagement and Relationships.

In 2019, students will also be encouraged to join our CAST (Clubs, Academic activities, Sports and Tutorials). These before school, lunch time and after school offerings are further opportunities for students to connect, collaborate and be creative. Connectedness to a school is what makes students want to attend school. Hence CAST is improving student attendance. CAST activities give students a place where they can catch up with friends, build respectful relationships with teachers and meet like-minded individuals in a safe and structured environment. CAST allows students to work with others, share new knowledge and solve problems in groups.
The theme for the student leadership team for 2019 is also ‘Connect’. The leadership team will be identifying opportunities for students to creatively connect with local and global communities in areas such as environment, social justice, well-being, health, sport and exercise. All Calamvale Community College students are encouraged to participate and contribute to leadership initiatives in our College.
As always, we want to connect with you, our parent community. It takes a village to raise a child, and we are so glad that you have entrusted your children and families by joining our community. Please see below for the many ways that you can stay connected and contribute to our College.
We look forward to a great year ahead.

Join our P&C: Next meeting Tuesday 19 March – 6.30pm, Administration Common Room
Like us on Facebook: Calamvale Community College
Like our P&C on Facebook: Calamvale Community P&C Association
Check out our website: calamvalecc.eq.edu.au

Year 12 Team Building Day!

Year 12s began their final year of schooling a little differently this year.  The cohort spent Day 1 exploring aspects of team and how to …

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Year 12 Team Building Day!

Year 12s began their final year of schooling a little differently this year.  The cohort spent Day 1 exploring aspects of team and how to work as a team more effectively through activities such as group drawing, team skipping and dance.

A big component of this day revolved around goal setting and the importance of setting SMART goals for this year and the habits and positive behaviours that are required to achieve this.  Some chose goals around OPs or obtaining a full-time job from their school-based apprenticeship or passing every subject as their goals for the year.  The importance of attending every day were outlined and the links with success in whatever their chosen pathway became very clear.

It was positive to see the engagement and interaction with each other and seeing different students step forward to lead various activities.

Bring on a successful year Class of 2019!

Calamvale Cross Country – Raise money to support students with a disability to access sport.   

When: 15 March 2019 (Friday Week 7 Term 1) Why: The “I can I will foundation” lead by Conan Visser will be supporting this event. His …

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Calamvale Cross Country – Raise money to support students with a disability to access sport.   

When:

15 March 2019 (Friday Week 7 Term 1)

Why:

The “I can I will foundation” lead by Conan Visser will be supporting this event. His foundation will provide a PT to coordinate a mentor program with the funds raised.  There will be awesome ‘highest’ fundraiser prizes. In past years people have won Broncos/Lions memorabilia and tickets to games.

Times:

8:40-10:30

Competitors wanting to compete for entry into the district Cross Country Race, and HPE classes on in Session 1 & 2 (Normal classes  for the rest of the college)

11:40

Parade and minimum gold coin (or) $5+ to be in the draw to slime a House Leader/ Deputy/Principal!

1:00-2:00

Cross Country Novelty Fundraiser Race

(Please ensure your student/s has/have appropriate attire and shoes for the afternoon novelty event. Students love mud!!

2:00-2:30

2nd break stay together for presentations and eating. AFL oval finish.

Novelty Race Obstacles

Sand pit Hurdles/High Jump Mats/Under Tarp/Jelly Throw/Mud Pit/CSS water pistols. FUN!!!

If you are a parent and you want to donate to this cause and/or run in this event make your way to Calamvale Community College Sports Hall by 11:40am on the day.

Michelle Bullion

Head of Program p-12 HPE

3712 6333

Met West Success!

CCC are happy  to announce two students successfully trialed for the MetWest 13-19 yrs Softball team. Claire Durrington, and Mikayla Jespersen both made the regional …

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Met West Success!

CCC are happy  to announce two students successfully trialed for the MetWest 13-19 yrs Softball team. Claire Durrington, and Mikayla Jespersen both made the regional team, and are off to the QSS State Championships in Redcliffe from 21 to 24 March, where MetWest hopes to defend their state title won at last year’s tournament at Hervey Bay.

Claire and Mikayla did CCC proud, trialing very strongly and being selected within the 14 member MetWest team, 11 of whom are current or ex-Qld level players.

Well done girls and good luck in March!

Senior School Swimming Carnival!

On the 11 February Calamvale Community College held its annual secondary swimming carnival. A change in venue this year enabled the school to use the …

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Senior School Swimming Carnival!

On the 11 February Calamvale Community College held its annual secondary swimming carnival. A change in venue this year enabled the school to use the local Parkinson Aquatic Centre.

A hot summer’s day didn’t deter a large number of talented competitors and even a larger number of enthusiastic supporters.


No records were broken this year however the stand out performance of the day were Kayla Stewart winning all events across her age group The crowd cheered for the swimmers in their respective houses and were able to cool off several times and provide their contribution of points by completing the ‘Salmon Run’. Tharah was triumphant in the Cheering competition with Cobar reigning supreme (by 120 points) for the complete competition with Keera running second and Tharah third.

 

Approximately 50 competitors have successfully qualified for the District Carnival next Wednesday at the Sleeman Sports complex at Chandler.

 

Cobar – 760

Keera – 640

Tharah – 585

Boree – 501

 

Instrumental Music News

It’s a simple connection but a powerful one. The internal drive required to pursue an activity relies heavily on the greatest of all motivators – …

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Instrumental Music News

It’s a simple connection but a powerful one. The internal drive required to pursue an activity relies heavily on the greatest of all motivators – making progress. For musical progress, nothing is as important as the quality and quantity of practice time.

We are very honoured to be hosting Michael Griffin, an international motivational speaker based in  Adelaide at Calamvale Community College on Monday 18 March. He will be giving presentations for the Junior and Senior School Instrumental Music students and also a presentation in the evening for parents.

These inspiring and interactive presentations will equip students and parents with the methods and growth mindset required to maximise the prospect of learning music enjoyably and successfully. Learners with a growth mindset work harder, embrace challenge, persist for longer and learn from criticism.

Monday 18 March

  • Senior School Instrumental Music students presentation – 10 to 11.10am
  • Junior School Instrumental Music students presentation – 12.15 to 1.15pm
  • Parents of Instrumental Music students presentation – 6 to 7.15pm

 

A MUST-SEE PRESENTATION FOR STUDENTS STUDYING MUSIC AND THEIR PARENTS!

www.professional-development.com.au

Next level training for ADP Students

Developing the physical literacy of our young people is a key tenet of the College’s Athlete Development Program (ADP). Whether the Physical literacy lies in …

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Next level training for ADP Students

Developing the physical literacy of our young people is a key tenet of the College’s Athlete Development Program (ADP). Whether the Physical literacy lies in an elite sports pathway or the creation of fitness habits that enhance mind and body, tailored training that is consistent and challenging is crucial.

This year we are excited to announce a partnership with local Community based fitness coaching provider ‘Triple A Performance Training’ and the Athlete Development Program to assist with the students training and fitness development.

Triple A Performance Training operated by College Alumni, Mr. Adam Lee described how he was excited to return to his Alma Mater and help develop the next generation of sports stars. Coach Lee, who himself went through the Athlete Development Program, is an upcoming elite athlete. With experience of representing Australia in Triathlon last year at the World Championships and operating a successful community-based fitness business, Coach Lee brings an excellent skill-set to this opportunity.

Triple A Performance Training will be offering a structured program of fitness sessions tailored towards the individual needs of the young athlete. These sessions will run on Tuesday 2:30 – 3:30pm and Thursday 3:00 – 4:00pm and will cost $5 a session. More information on this can be obtained through Mr Brown, Coordinator of the ADP.

Welcome Adaline Moy to our International Program

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Ms Adaline Moy who has joined our International Team here at Calamvale Community College.  Adaline comes …

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Welcome Adaline Moy to our International Program

We would like to extend a warm welcome to Ms Adaline Moy who has joined our International Team here at Calamvale Community College.  Adaline comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience.   She has been with Education Queensland for the past 15 years, working in roles such as Personal Assistant to the Principal. In more recent years, she was offered an opportunity to work with international students.  Adaline or Addie as she is best known is able to relate and empathise with our international students on a personal level as she herself was once chosen to be an exchange student in Japan.  Addie has strong family values and is married with two teenage children.  Her love for life extends through to her passion for animals. At home she finds herself surrounded by her numerous pets including dogs, cats, birds, chickens and fish! She has a thirst for learning and is currently undertaking a Diploma of Counselling.  Addie’s primary role here at Calamvale Community College is Homestay Coordinator.  She looks forward to meeting you all and would like to embrace this opportunity to extend an invitation to our community by inviting you to contact her should you want to become involved in our homestay program. If you have any questions relating to the international program, Addie may be contacted by phoning the school directly on (07) 3712 6333 or you might like to drop her an email at amcca116@eq.edu.au.

Coding for the Future

The future is STEM. According to a new Federal Government report, “STEM skills are associated with 75% of the fastest-growing occupations” Do you want your …

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Coding for the Future

The future is STEM. According to a new Federal Government report, “STEM skills are associated with 75% of the fastest-growing occupations”
Do you want your child (Grade 1-4):
1. Learn another language? (coding)
2. To be inspired to be part of the next generation of STEM innovators?
3. Build confidence and motivation?

Register today for “Coding for the future” by Dr Tony Zhang to help to build the foundation for your child’s learning in STEM in a way which is fun, interesting and easy to understand.  The workshops will be held at Calamvale Community College from March 13th to April 3rd with limited places available.  Cost is $149 for 4 weeks.

A lengthy article will be uploaded to the website ‘newsflash’ space this week.

For more information contact Matthew Collins 0490064218 or email SES.BNE@gmail.com

This is not CCC supervised activity but the staff have all been cleared with ‘Bluecards’ demonstrating their appropriateness to work with children.

Staying in the Loop

Our newsletters will be issued every month, but you will not have to wait for the newsletter to keep up to date with what’s happening …

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Staying in the Loop

Our newsletters will be issued every month, but you will not have to wait for the newsletter to keep up to date with what’s happening at the College.  The following options are our primary means of communication and it depends on the medium as to how much information you will receive:

Newsletters each month.

“Calendar and News” tab on the website is regularly updated, please check here for scheduled events.

Facebook as events happen.

College Signs are reminders of upcoming events, and an opportunity to celebrate successes and welcome visitors.

Newsflashes on the website usually the next day after events have happened.

QSchools is an app parents can download and it receives notifications immediately from the school and the website newsflashes, just like Facebook. It’s located here

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/qschools

or

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=au.gov.qld.dete.wfs.queenslandschools

QParents which is an Department of Education portal into our school allowing you to access your student’s information and pay online.  You will need 100 points of identification and office staff are happy to assist you if it is difficult.  Available here:  https://qparents.qld.edu.au

Website tabs and pages are updated termly, but documents are frequently attached here in the tab labelled “Support and Resources” then click “Forms and Documents”

Newspaper is where we occasionally get to celebrate.

Numbers to Know

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Numbers to Know

DepartmentNumber
College Office07 3712 6333
Student Absence Line07 3712 6360 or
Student.Absences@calamvalecc.eq.edu.au
Junior Student Services07 3712 6390
Senior Student Services07 3712 6323
Finance07 3712 6332