Focus on Ability Film Festival

This year Calamvale has entered a short film into the Focus on Ability Film Festival and we are looking for your support. Last year the Festival had press from around the globe. How can you help? Please VOTE 1 Calamvale Community College! Up to $150 000 prize money to be won.

The films will be available for viewing and voting on June 20 via website at around 10am Sydney, Australia time. The voting will then remain open until July 3rd midnight Sydney, Australia time. Many years the difference between winning and 2nd has been under 5 votes so every vote certainly counts.

Our short film depicts how people living with disabilities can find a home at Calamvale Community College. We share a fence line with Calamvale Special School and the gate is always open. We have been operating HPE and Sport ‘student mentor’ programs since 2013 that facilitate the spirit of ‘inclusivity and togetherness’ that exemplify the COMMUNITY in Calamvale Community College. The ‘mentees’ have demonstrated incredible resilience adapting to the changes in and around adjusting programs for inclusion, as well as the enthusiasm to try an array of different sports and training programs. The intent of the short film is to provide a snippet of the inclusion process, showcasing the mutual cooperation and relationship building between the students of the two schools, as well as the enjoyment and the fun they experience by completing the programs.

Keep up to date with everything Focus via FB page Thank you all Yr 9 students and Athlete Development students, HPE Teachers and Learning support teachers, Film teachers and students, Calamvale Special School teachers and students, for your work in this space this year and every year.

Michelle Bullion
p-12 HPE Head of Program
Calamvale Community College