In this issue

Principal News

Investiture

Junior Secondary News

Possum Playground

NaturePlay

CCC Facilities

Celebrating Sally Hoang

2022 Year 10-12 Flood Relief

Junior School Harmony Day

Wolves News

APEX

CCC Library Report

Message from the Principal

  Welcome back and ANZAC Memorial Assembly Welcome back to school for Term 2.  We have had a busy first ‘short’ week, as I’m sure you are aware.  Today was the first full-scale ANZAC Day memorial service that we have been able to have in almost three years.  Our students …

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Message from the Principal

 

Welcome back and ANZAC Memorial Assembly

Welcome back to school for Term 2.  We have had a busy first ‘short’ week, as I’m sure you are aware.  Today was the first full-scale ANZAC Day memorial service that we have been able to have in almost three years.  Our students were beautifully respectful and listened to messages of peace, harmony, comradeship, support and courage.  We welcomed Minister Enoch, our local state member although unfortunately Dr Chalmers was an apology due to covid-testing.  Calamvale Ward was represented as were our community and College groups together with Airforce Cadets 214 SQN who formed the catafalque party and Corporal Helerm from the Engineers who shared an understanding of this commemoration with students.

 

 

Student devices helped meet staffing challenges

There are a number of issues of which I need to ensure you are well informed.  Current Covid isolation and quarantine requirements have been a significant challenge for staffing at CCC in the last term.  This has resulted in multiple secondary classes being collapsed each lesson in the day and being supervised by deputy principals.  It is not the same classes every day and we try to avoid this whenever possible.  However, we are a BYOD school and student device audits have shown us that only 50 students in secondary school do not have a device.  Our teachers have been amazing, preparing work whilst in ‘isolation’ and ensuring that One Note is up to date.  If every student who has a device, brought it to school, every day; there would be minimal disruption to learning and we could cater for the 50 students without devices.  Could I please encourage you to ensure that your students bring a fully charged device to school every day.  This fairly simple action would ensure that there was only minimal disruption to a students’ programs of learning.  In terms of security, the lockers we have at school are not fully used, only a key and padlock is required to access them.

At 6pm on Thursday 28th there will no longer be mandatory quarantine for close contacts and staffing challenges should begin to subside.  https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/exposed-to-covid/close-contacts/quarantine-as-a-close-contact/ending-quarantine-as-a-close-contact

 

 

 

 

2022 Leadership Investiture

Having had such a disrupted Term 1 with assemblies cancelled and limited classroom face to face time and no school assemblies possible, we took the …

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2022 Leadership Investiture

Having had such a disrupted Term 1 with assemblies cancelled and limited classroom face to face time and no school assemblies possible, we took the opportunity to celebrate our 2022 Student Leadership Investiture with parents at a night time event.

 

 

Congratulations to all of our young leaders whose work has been underway for more than six months but whose elections we have not been able to celebrate.  As well as our Senior Secondary and Junior School leaders, this year we have Junior Secondary Leaders in Year 9.  There is a hectic schedule of events in place for terms 2 and 3 and we are all excited for the increased House Spirit that these events will encourage.  We have a Leadership Camp in the first week of May and it looks like it will be a very busy three days with plans in development, team building challenges and leadership development.

Lions Youth of the Year

All of our senior leaders prepared for this prestigious public speaking competition. Covid stopped one then two participations and Tia Grewal and Basel Fayoumi won the first-round public speaking and overall.  Basel then took CCC from strength to strength attending two more rounds, winning both categories in the first and finally conceding to another student in the third.  Our leaders, as always, made us very proud.

 

Leaders Visit to Parliament House

Minister Enoch invited the leaders to Parliament House and they were treated to a wonderful tour, thoroughly enjoyed by all and then a very special privilege of lunch in ‘The Strangers’ function room complete with silver service.  Minister Enoch ten showed the leaders her parliamentary office and as you can see everyone looked very impressed.  Many thanks Minister for the time taken to make this a really special day.

 

Welcome Back Junior Secondary

Welcome to Term 2 Junior Secondary Welcome to Term 2. In Junior Secondary this term, we will have a specific focus on the College value …

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Welcome Back Junior Secondary

Welcome to Term 2 Junior Secondary

Welcome to Term 2. In Junior Secondary this term, we will have a specific focus on the College value of ‘Responsibility’. Our College values play an important role in shaping our behaviour expectations within and outside the classroom, as featured in the attached CCC Matrix of Expected Behaviours. We are excited to be continuing our Thursday Session 2 wellbeing program, focussed on the PERMAH pillars of Positive Education. We will be commencing with a focus on ‘Positive Accomplishment’, as we engage our students in reflecting on their Term 1 Achievement, effort and behaviour results and setting goals for the coming term. To support our wellbeing program, we will have National youth mental health organisation ‘Headspace’ conducting 1hr workshops with our Year 7 & 9 students between 3-5 May, with Year 8 later in the year. There will be a parent workshop on Tuesday 3 May. Stay tuned for more information to be sent out in Week 2.

At the parent teacher evening (10 May) there will be an opportunity to attend a short Junior Secondary presentation & meet / greet  session. This will be run a few times throughout the evening, with timings to be communicated in advance.

 

Students in Junior Secondary have been issued new timetables. This is particularly important for changes in our Arts & Design subjects, across the 10 day timetable.

 

Lastly, planning has commenced for the Year 8 camp which will be held 21-23 November. Information will be going home in the coming weeks.

 

Year 7 & 9 NAPLAN & Secondary School BYOD (Bring your own device)

Our NAPLAN practice took place this week and was a success. There were a few technical issues but it was great that these happened in the practice, so we can address them. NAPLAN will be conducted in Year 7 & 9 during Sessions 1 & 2 on 11 & 12 May. Preparing for NAPLAN has highlighted an issue with some students not having devices at school. CCC has a BYOD policy in Secondary School and laptops are an important resource in our blended approach to teaching and learning. Not having a device can sometimes mean that students are unable to fully or independently participate in some learning activities. Our College resource scheme includes access to digital text books and Ed Perfect. If students don’t have a device, they are also not able to access these resources, which are being paid for by families.

 

 

Junior Secondary Signature Initiatives

We are continuing to develop our Year 8 Honours program in Term 2. Our Honours program provides the opportunity for our Year 8 students to develop their ability and talent with likeminded students in selected disciplines areas. While students take a deeper dive into these areas, they develop their understanding and use of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) Approaches to Learning (ATLs)- Research, Social, Thinking, Communication and Self-Management skills. Talk with your child about what they have been working on.

 

As an IB MYP (Middle Years Program) candidate school we continue to engage our students in key elements of the program. The MYP Community Project has been introduced to our Year 7 & 9 students this term in their Wednesday Session 3 (if they are not already involved in Wolves or the College Musical). The Community Project is an opportunity for students to collaboratively develop their understanding and application of service learning and action. Service Learning relates to learning about a community in order to serve them to the best of our ability and action is learning by doing, learning through experience and taking principled action. We look forward to sharing more information about these projects once students have commenced their investigation and planning stages.

 

 

CCC Matrix of Expected Behaviours

 

 

 

 

 

Possum Playground

Our Prep students returned from the school holidays and were very curious, as they were unable to access Possum playground.  Contractors have been busy this …

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Possum Playground

Our Prep students returned from the school holidays and were very curious, as they were unable to access Possum playground.  Contractors have been busy this week doing some maintenance work in this area and it will re-open very soon. Our Prep students have been accessing some other play areas this week , but I am sure they will be very excited when they can return to their special Possum playground. It is already looking fabulous.

 

CCC Facilities New Build, Refresh and Playground Update

  We have handover of the top floor of our new building housing Digital Design and Technology complete with robotic labs, Lego walls, dedicated collaboration …

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CCC Facilities New Build, Refresh and Playground Update

 

We have handover of the top floor of our new building housing Digital Design and Technology complete with robotic labs, Lego walls, dedicated collaboration spaces and 6 beautiful new classrooms with the best views in the College.  Video coming.

Elsewhere in the newsletter you will see the $52 000 refurbishment of NaturePlay taking a great space damaged by storms to the next level of sophistication – water troughs, permanent creek bed, climbing frame and sandpit. Likewise, a further $50 000 of both Possum and Koala playgrounds, replacing artificial turf and refreshing this treasured playground space. Over the school holidays, remodelling and improvements were made to our Junior School Nature Play space. With a new and improved creek bed, boarded by gardens and the addition of three established trees for shade, this nature play space continues to be an area of great interest and enjoyment to our students. Children play together, interacting with many forms of nature, using their imagination and creativity. Water, sand, natural loose parts like leaves, branches and logs all provide endless opportunities for play.

The College, whilst not flooded sustained significant water damage through roof leaks and many ceilings have been replaced in the last three weeks as well as some carpets.  It has been a logistical nightmare from which we are now emerging, just waiting on delivery of some final items and their installation.  We thank both our students and teachers for their patience during this period of rectification.  Next week the library will be closed for a week to complete works in that building.  It will all soon be finished.

 

Calamvale Community College’s Class of 2021 Dux – Sally Hoang

Congratulations to Calamvale Community College’s Class of 2021 Dux – Sally Hoang Sally was a graduate of the College’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in which …

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Calamvale Community College’s Class of 2021 Dux – Sally Hoang

Congratulations to Calamvale Community College’s Class of 2021 Dux – Sally Hoang

Sally was a graduate of the College’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in which she excelled across all subjects.  The programme, which is academically rigorous with an emphasis on breadth and depth of subjects, as well as the highly valuable skills of multilingualism, international mindedness and critical thinking is world-renowned and highly regarded by Universities globally.

Sally excelled and achieved the highest grade of 7s in Higher Level English Language and Literature, Psychology and Standard Level Mathematics and Mandarin – with much of this content at first year University level.   As part of her creativity and commitment to service requirements, Sally was also the editor of the school newspaper; the Calamvale Chronicle

Perhaps her strongest and most talented passion, Visual Arts, provided some of her greatest and proudest achievements across the year.  Sally was selected by the Logan Art Gallery to host some of her art pieces at the annual ArtWaves exhibition for local high schools.  It was here that four of her original art pieces were purchased by members of the public.

At the conclusion of this exhibition, Sally was selected and awarded the prestigious mentorship called: Ripple effect: out of Artwaves.  Each year Logan Art Gallery selects one of the outstanding young artists who exhibited in the annual Artwaves: Logan and adjacent areas secondary schools art exhibition to mentor in developing their own solo exhibition.  The winner of the ARTWAVES Mentorship 2022 program will be provided with guidance and support from Logan Art Gallery to develop their understanding of what it is like to produce an exhibition in the professional gallery sector.  At the conclusion of the mentorship program, the recipient will have a solo exhibition in the Young Peoples Gallery of Logan Art Gallery.

As an aspiring Graphic Designer who has been accepted to study a dual bachelor degree in Business and Design at Griffith University, this unique insight and opportunity to work with artists to produce and curate an exhibition will be invaluable.  Sally has been awarded both the Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship and the Griffith Business School Academic Excellence scholarship.

As a P-12 College, CCC is genuinely able to provide a ‘cradle to career’ journey, providing a multitude of curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities along the way.  For Sally, this included representing the College at a range of creative and academic events and competitions on local, national and international stages, including at Yale University as a Year 9 student.

The College would like to congratulate the entire Class of 2021 who have graduated with the requisite lifelong learning skills, a qualification or score in hand and a mindset and skillset that allows them to take on today and beyond.

 

Year 10-12 Flood Relief

2022 Yr 10-12 flood Relief

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Year 10-12 Flood Relief

2022 Yr 10-12 flood Relief

Junior School Harmony Day

    Junior School Harmony day

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Junior School Harmony Day

 

 

Junior School Harmony day

Wolves News

Wolves part 1 March 2022   and Wolves part 2 March 2022

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Wolves News

Wolves part 1 March 2022

 

and Wolves part 2 March 2022

APEX news

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APEX news

CCC Library

  CCC Library Report

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CCC Library

 

CCC Library Report