Primary News & Notes

Please read through the following for the latest Primary College news. 

PRIMARY NEWS | TERM 3, WEEK 4

BOOK WEEK

The wonderful Library team will be hosting many activities for students as we celebrate Book Week from Monday, August 24 until Friday, August 28.  

This year, our annual dress up parade is being held on Tuesday, August 25.  This is a modified event and will be held in two separate, smaller parades.  

Unfortunately, parents and family members will not be able to attend this event but the College will have photos from the event on our Facebook page.  Students are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. 


PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS - DATE & LOCATION CHANGE

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have had to relocate our Parent Teacher Interviews, scheduled for Week 9 of Term 3, to the Calvary Church Auditorium.  The dates have been changed to Monday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 15.  We ask that a maximum of two people attend each booked appointment to adhere with COVID-19 safe practice rules.  Please also note that there will be limited waiting areas available on the night, so please arrive and depart in line with your booked interviews.


QCAA INVIGILATORS FOR EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT

The QCAA appoints members of the QLD community to observe and report on the administration of external assessment sessions at secondary schools and approved assessment venues throughout Queensland. Invigilators play an important role in promoting public confidence in the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system and ensuring that proper and fair administrative procedures are implemented. 

Applications from QLD community members for invigilator roles are now open.  For further information and application process - please click this LINK.


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

We ask all Calvary families to please remember to practice physical/social distancing measures when on site.  This includes staying 1.5 meters apart, and not gathering in the car park, College entry ways, outside of classrooms and in the library and other facilities on site.  We appreciate your support in this matter. 


LOST PROPERTY

A quick reminder as the year goes on that your child's belongings - hat, jumper, jacket, water bottle etc may need to be relabelled.  We aim to returned all labelled items in lost property to the rightful owner, this is made easier if items are clearly labelled.  We also ask, could you please take a minute to check your child's belongings to ensure they have all of their own items and not taken another student's items by mix-up or mistake.

Primary Sports 

ON THE BALL NEWS | TERM 3, WEEK 4

This term we are slowly rebooting a few sporting events that were postponed at the beginning of the year and we’re continuing with some events that have already been planned. More information will be sent home in the coming weeks, however here are a few save the dates for Term 3:

  • K to 2 Athletics Carnival – Friday 21st August (Week 5) onsite @ Calvary
  • K to 2 Fun Run - Thursday 17th September (Week 9)
  • 3 – 12 Cross Country - Friday 18th September (Week 9)
  • P-2 Swimming lessons will be happening in Term 4 this year
  • There will be no Grade 5 & 6 Interschool Sport this term, however we are running an Interclass Competition every Thursday afternoon from 2-3pm.
  • There will be no Calvary Warriors for Grades 5-12 this year

 Please keep an eye out for upcoming information as it will not only have the event information but also how we are including our Covid Safe practices to ensure our events are safe for our school community.


 K-2 HAWAIIAN LUAU ATHLETICS CARNIVAL 

This event is happening at Calvary on Friday 21st August from 9am – 12:30pm.  A parent letter with the program and map was sent home last week.  Please be aware that we have spectator guidelines to adhere to due to our Covid restrictions:

  • Spectators will be limited to 2 people for each family.
  • Spectators must sign in using the QR code posted at the secondary oval entry point.
  • Spectators must adhere to the current social distancing guidelines.
  • Spectators will need to use the designated entry and exit points located at the secondary oval.
  • There will be limited shade so please be prepared with sun smart options and BYO chair. Chairs will not be provided by the college due to current COVID restrictions.
  • If spectators are choosing to stay for the whole program then they will be required to remain on the oval during the morning tea break as classes move back to their play areas.
  • Spectators must not present onsite if unwell.

 We’re looking forward to a fun day of activity and competition!


FAIR PLAY VOUCHER

QLD Government Fairplay voucher program has now opened.  This program provides subsidies to support families and to ensure kids continue to participate in physical activity. 

Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.

Visit FairPlay voucher link to find your local club and play!


 JCU TOWNSVILLE FIRE FREE 3-DAY COMMUNITY CAMP

Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th September 2020 Register now to be a part of our 3-day community camp program, run by your team the JCU Townsville Fire! Held in Charters Towers the camp will teach children aged from 10 - 17 years old basketball skills & drills, education about social media, teamwork, being active & healthy and most of all, FUN!! Limited spots available 

Registration Includes: 

– Three days registrations, T-shirt and camp pack, Accommodation, All meals and beverages

PLEASE NOTE *

WE HAVE DEVELOPED A COVID-19 SAFE POLICY, FOR THE PROTECTION OF YOUR KIDS AND OUR TEAM. THIS WILL BE ON HAND AT ALL TIMES. DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WE CAN HAVE. THIS CLINIC WILL BE CAPPED. 

WE WILL ALSO HAVE A HYGIENE PREVENTATIVE PACK ON HAND: THERMOMETER, HAND SANITIZER AND DISINFECTANT WIPES FOR ALL EQUIPMENT THROUGHOUT THE CAMP.

Inter-School Sport

Calvary Christian College is part of the Thuringowa District School Sport Competition.  Inter-school sport is run across three seasons and is played on a Thursday during school hours.  All Year 5 and 6 students are encouraged to be part of a Calvary team during this time.

Representative Sport

TOWNSVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORT

Calvary Christian College is affiliated with Townsville Primary School Sports (TPSS).  TPSS run three major carnivals throughout the year – Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics.

Students who place in the top 2 – 4 in our College carnivals are invited to represent Calvary at the TPSS Carnivals. If students do well at these carnivals they can then gain selection into Townsville, North Queensland and State teams respectively.

To develop skill and fitness in these major Sport Carnivals, Calvary provides before school training two days a week for those students who wish to receive extra tuition in swimming, running or athletics. These training sessions are conducted at the College Oval and Long Tan Swimming Pool.

THURINGOWA DISTRICT TRIALS - TPSS TRIALS

Students have the opportunity to attend TPSS team sport trial days throughout the year. Students must have prior experience and be competent players in their chosen sport. All trials are after school and it is the parent’s responsibility to get students to and from trials and games.

Selection into these teams gives opportunity for students to participate at a higher level of competition and progress through Townsville District, North Queensland and State Championships. Students wishing to attend trials must be nominated by the school HPE department.