In this issue

Principal’s News
COVID-19 Vaccine update and thank you from Dr Jim Chalmers MP
WOLVES Sport
Instrumental Music News
IB Middle Years Programme at CCC
Leo Club
HVIA Excursion
Junior School Athletics Carnival

 

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Principal’s News

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM As semester 2 begins, we are delighted to announce that Calamvale Community College has received candidacy for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP).  This means that we are on our way to completing the IB full circle across Prep to 12.  Ruth Smith, …

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Principal’s News

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAM

As semester 2 begins, we are delighted to announce that Calamvale Community College has received candidacy for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP).  This means that we are on our way to completing the IB full circle across Prep to 12.  Ruth Smith, Coordinator of the MYP will be writing in each of our newsletters with information about the MYP program.  In short, MYP extends the inquiry-based learning of the Primary Years Program that CCC has in Prep to Year 6 and continues to develop our students’ capability across the next phase of learning.

CCC plans to seek authorisation for the MYP at the end of 2023, at which time we will become a P-12 International Baccalaureate World School.  Please see the further article in this newsletter explaining more about MYP at CCC.

MYP Middle Years Programme video

 

 

Welcome to our new Heads of Programs

Larissa Solah Head of Program Languages P-12

Welcome to Larissa who comes to Calamvale from Mansfield SHS.  Larissa has a long history in language acquisition and is very keen to expand our languages program and intensify the support provided to our language acquisition program.  We have a very vibrant languages program at CCC led by a very experienced and diverse staff.  I acknowledge the work of Louise Brown and then Alex Chen for term 2, both of whom followed Sarah Thomas in the leadership role.  Languages is an area of great excitement and development in as we work towards full participation as an IB World School.

 

Ben Harvey Head of Program Innovations P-12

Welcome to Ben who will be leading our Design team as we develop a signature program that focuses on entrepreneurship in design, digital solutions and robotics.  Ben comes to CCC from Gladstone SHS and has had extensive experience in working with both schools and industry and we are excited to welcome him to our team.

I would also like to acknowledge the work over the last ten years of Marie Moo, who has been the key facilitator of our BYOD program at the College has shepherded us to the point where we can begin to go to the next level.  Marie has worked across P-12 in that time and has developed the skills of both staff and students.  I join with our whole community in thanking Marie for her work and dedication to the College.

 

Celebrating Calamvale Community College’s 2021 School Review

Thank you to all of our parents who participated in the review, providing the visiting principal reviewers with your views and feedback. We are so proud of what our College has achieved and are grateful to our community for all of the support that has been given to us.
I want to acknowledge and celebrate our teachers, heads of programs, deputy principals and administration and support staff. We are a big team, but we are absolutely dedicated to the success of our curious, creative and clever students across Prep to Year 12. Thank you to the whole team for your commitment to ensuring that every student has the opportunities to achieve their potential.

I have included the infographic summary from the review team and also the executive summary of the report, which will be posted on our webpage.

 

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STYMIE

Like all schools public or private we continue our campaign “Saying NO to Bullying”. Since the adoption of the STYMIE reporting program, we have been able to respond much more effectively to students’ issues of bullying. This anonymous platform is monitored throughout the school day and responded to by the deputy principal of that year level.
Through STYMIE we have been able to respond to student’s calls for help as well as provide parents with valuable information in support of their children. STYMIE have now produced a QR code for students to access the site to make reports. Post COVID, everyone is familiar with QR codes and we are keen to share this with parents and students alike.

As is always the case, if you as a parent have a concern or a query and don’t know who to contact, you can send an email to admin@calamvalecc.eq.edu.au This email is checked daily and someone will respond to you within 24 hours. Of course you can always ring the school and follow the prompts to the appropriate sub-school or service.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine update and thank you from Dr Jim Chalmers MP

   

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COVID-19 Vaccine update and thank you from Dr Jim Chalmers MP

 

 

WOLVES Sport

It has been a big month of sport for the Calamvale Wolves. Check out our athletes in action below! WOLVES VOLLEYBALL INVITATIONAL In week 5 …

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WOLVES Sport

It has been a big month of sport for the Calamvale Wolves. Check out our athletes in action below!

WOLVES VOLLEYBALL INVITATIONAL
In week 5 of this term the Wolves hosted our first major sporting event, the Wolves Volleyball Invitational. The night had music, highlights on the big screen, player introductions on the screen for all Wolves athletes, trophies, and an electric atmosphere! It was said that the crowd could be heard from within the restaurant and CPAC all night! As a lead in event to the Volleyball Queensland Intermediate Cup we invited fellow high performing Volleyball schools in to compete in a tri series format. Both Mansfield SHS and Woodridge SHS jumped at the opportunity. The Invitational had four divisions, Year 9 Girls, Year 9 Boys, Year 10 Girls and Year 10 Boys, that had the teams facing off for the title of champion school! Our teams battled hard all night with our Year 10 Boys making the Final, however we fell just short with Woodridge SHS taking home the trophy at the end of the night.

 

VQ INTERMEDIATE CUP
Week 6 saw our four squads of Junior Varsity Volleyballers head to Toowoomba for three days of gameplay in the states major Volleyball tournament. Students were arriving at the College as early as 6am and returning home as late as midnight. Our teams, coaches and support staff performed to such as high standard across the event which saw our Year 9 Boys reaching the final and ultimately finishing in second place winning the silver medal! To put into perspective the growth our teams have made in 2021, in 2020 we entered two teams in this event with each winning just one out of their six matches. In 2021 we finished 2nd overall, 4th, 6th and 6th with a win/loss record of 12 wins 8 loses across the event. Four of those loses came on finals day when we reached the pointy end where only the best teams remained in the gold medal hunt.

METROPOLITAN WEST CROSS COUNTRY MEET
Our Wolves Cross Country squad had their best performance thus far with our strongest ever squad competing at the Metropolitan West meet. We finished with two students in 7th place (just one spot off making States), one in eight, and one finished… sixth! This means Harrison Young is off to the State Meet for Cross Country which is an enormous achievement. Our Cross Country runners have for the first time been training since the beginning of the year under Coach Watson and this is certainty paying off.

AFL STAR ON THE RISE
Congratulations to Ryan Gilder who has continued to add to his sporting profile as he was successfully selected in the State squad for Australian Rules Football. Ryan was selected through the Metropolitan West Carnival and has since been offered a spot in the Brisbane Lions Academy.

 

 

VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALLERS DOMINATING THE USL
Our Varsity Boys Basketballers are dominating at the United Sports League. The team are currently undefeated as they near the finals. They have defeated teams such as Trinity College, St. Philomena, and Parklands Christian College.

Nurse News

 

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Nurse News

 

Instrumental Music News

A big Congratulations to two Calamvale Community Instrumental Music students, Phileas Huang and Hugo Chiang who have been accepted into the  “Australian Honors Ensemble Program”. …

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Instrumental Music News

A big Congratulations to two Calamvale Community Instrumental Music students, Phileas Huang and Hugo Chiang who have been accepted into the  “Australian Honors Ensemble Program”.  Both Students were successful in passing the audition process and were accepted into this years’ program playing Percussion.

Run by the QLD Conservatorium of Music, thousands of students from all over Australia apply, so it is a very prestigious program to get into.   Phileas was accepted into the Wind Ensemble and Hugo was accepted into the Symphony Orchestra.  They will both now get to play alongside some of Australia’s finest young School Musicians as well as work with Professional Conductors and Tutors.  What and amazing experience it will be!!

 

Congratulations to both boys.

The IB Middle Years Programme at CCC

This term, CCC has been working towards applying for candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Adding the Middle Years Program to the Primary …

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The IB Middle Years Programme at CCC

This term, CCC has been working towards applying for candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. Adding the Middle Years Program to the Primary Years Program (PYP) and the IB Diploma already in place means that CCC will become the first state school in Queensland to offer our community a world-class education through three IB programs.

We have been holding Parent Information Sessions to provide information about this exciting development for students and families in Junior Secondary. These sessions have been well- attended, and parents have expressed their enthusiastic support for bringing this programme into Junior Secondary.

What is the Middle Years Programme (MYP)?

The MYP is the second of the programmes offered by the International Baccalaureate (IB). “The MYP encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world, preparing them for success in further study and in life. The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. The programme empowers students to inquire into a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.” (https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/what-is-the-myp/)

Who is the MYP for?

The MYP is a framework designed to meet the needs of all students in early adolescence. It can be adopted by schools in different ways to suit the needs of the school and the community. CCC will begin by offering it to students in Years 7-9. All students will undertake the MYP, just as all students in Junior School undertake their learning in the PYP. The framework is flexible, and allows us to continue to meet the needs of all students in our community. Students with disabilities, students whose first language is not English, as well students entering APEX and ADP, will all be learning in the MYP framework. MYP is for every student in Junior Secondary.

How does the MYP connect to PYP and IB Diploma?

There is continuity between the MYP and the other programmes CCC is authorised to deliver. The MYP continues to develop the Learner Profile and Approaches to Teaching and Learning which are common to the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and continues into the IB Diploma.

What do students learn in the MYP?

Students study academic subjects from 8 subject groups in the MYP, and these subjects are those we already offer in Junior Secondary. Their learning is discipline-based, and encourages them to think like experts in these subjects. They learn to be curious, active learners through inquiry which is already the approach being used in our Junior Secondary classrooms. The MYP framework is not a curriculum, but a framework designed to work with the curricula of any country. Students at Calamvale will still be studying a course based in the Australian Curriculum.

How does it prepare students for Senior Pathways?

MYP gives all students the opportunity to achieve to their potential, and prepares students for the multiplicity of pathways offered in our Senior School. The understandings, skills and dispositions developed in the MYP set students up for success in the pathway they are best suited for, whether that is the University-focused pathways of ATAR and IB Diploma, the wide range of opportunities in the Diploma of Business, or the work-focused pathways of VET and work-readiness.

As we move towards candidacy for the Middle Years Programme, more parent sessions will be held to keep our community informed of our journey. Please join us to learn more about how the MYP and an IB education benefits children of all ages at our College!

Leo Club

Hello everyone! Later this term, we are hoping to start a sustainable gardening club for Calamvale Community College, as a part of our Itime global …

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Leo Club

Hello everyone!

Later this term, we are hoping to start a sustainable gardening club for Calamvale Community College, as a part of our Itime global competency project. Participating Students will be able to help grow fruit, vegetable and herbs for use in the food technology and hospitality classrooms, and learn about sustainable practices. To do this we need your help! Please donate seeds, edible plants, soil or gardening equipment to the front office every Wednesday morning, this will then be collected by the Leo club. Thank you to anyone who donates!  There will be a sign and box places at the front of the office very Wednesday morning in Term 2 and 3.

Tayla Buckley, Year 9 student

HVIA Excursion

On Friday 14 May, 17 Calamvale students who are currently completing the Cert II in Automotive (pre-apprenticeship course) attended the Brisbane Truck show sponsored by …

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HVIA Excursion

On Friday 14 May, 17 Calamvale students who are currently completing the Cert II in Automotive (pre-apprenticeship course) attended the Brisbane Truck show sponsored by the Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia. In the morning students congregated in the South Bank Piazza where students observed apprentices locating and fixing faults on trucks. Students were also able to mingle and speak with training organisations such as Tafe QLD, who can offer pathways in heavy commercial / trucking industries.

The afternoon session was at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for the Careers Expo and students learnt about the wide array of products, services and vocations associated with the trucking industry.

One of the highlights of the day was rubbing shoulders with some visiting NRL stars and photo opportunity with Latrell Mitchell from the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

 

These students are to be commended on taking on this opportunity, being engaged with the stallholders.

Many thanks to the team at HVIA who completely funded the transport and ticket registration for our students to attend and to the supervising teachers on the day Mr Williams, Mr Ueta-Sietene and Mr Coke.

Junior School Athletics Carnival

Junior School began semester 2 with an exciting day of athletics at their Athletics Carnival.  It was wonderful to have parents in attendance and the …

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Junior School Athletics Carnival

Junior School began semester 2 with an exciting day of athletics at their Athletics Carnival.  It was wonderful to have parents in attendance and the students really enjoyed being able to perform in front of parents and grandparents.

The day began with Cobar winning the March Pass and Boree coming second.  After a day of great competition, we ended with Tharah taking the overall win. Well done Tharah, well deserved.  Congratulations to all of our young participants who ran, jumped and threw all day long – it’s all about participation!
Many thanks to our staff who make this day possible, special thanks to Mr Vine and Mr Eaton for all their preparation.  Enjoy some great pics.

NCCD Data collection

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NCCD Data collection