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Calamvale Community College – a first generation Independent Public School

The Independent Public Schools Initiative is currently under review, with the possibility of any review being that the initiative might cease. Below is an overview of what this initiative has meant to our College. The Independent Public Schools (IPS) initiative was the Queensland Government’s response to this statement, and it has positioned us at the […]

Duncan Pegg’s Parent Forum

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) Forum Guest Speaker: Professor Matt Sanders, Triple P founder Topic: Raising Confident, Competent Children Date: Tuesday 26 June 2018 Time: Tea and coffee from 6.30pm / Forum 7.00–8.30pm Location: Performing Arts Centre, Sunnybank Hills State High School. 77 Symons Rd, Sunnybank Hills Cost: FREE RSVP: By Friday 22 June via […]

Preparing our students for the new senior education system

The Calamvale Community College 3 year senior Based on a review of Queensland’s Senior Curriculum by the Queensland Government, the Year 11 cohort of 2019 will be the first group of students to experience the new curriculum and tertiary entrance system that has been on the planning table for the last three years. The new […]

Positive Education – The Start of the Calamvale Community College Journey

In a modern world where mental illness in young people is on the increase, schools need to be equally focused on building well-rounded, self-reflective students as much as clever ones. Schools know this, but wellbeing programs often come and go and many lack a level of comprehensiveness or are taught as stand-alone lessons, lacking context. […]

Sporting triumphs at Calamvale Community College

Calamvale Community College has solidified itself as a sporting powerhouse after its basketball, softball, rugby, and volleyball teams emerged as victors across Interschool tournaments last week. On Wednesday, the College had several Year 7-9 teams qualify for and compete in the Brisbane Metropolitan Finals. The Year 9 Boys team were crowned champions after sweeping through […]

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