Character and the redemption of Steve Smith

As I write, Steve Smith, the Australian Cricketer, has just scored two centuries in consecutive innings of the first Ashes Test in Edgbaston. English commentator Nasser Hussain claimed, “Redemption complete”…


Primary Calendar

12 Author visit – Andrew McDonough
12 – 14 Year 5 Camp
14 – 16 Year 6 Camp
19 – 23 Book Week
20 Book Week Assembly (Primary Multipurpose Hall)
28 Kinder Excursion

2020 Term dates here.

Secondary Calendar

15 & 16 Student Theatre Company — Clue
19 – 23 Book Week
20 Book Week Assembly (Kingston Reformed Church Building)

6 Student Free Day (Secondary School only)

2020 Term dates here.



Year 5 & 6 Smith

This term we have reflected on our most recent school holidays as part of a writing unit.

We created an anonymous holiday recount individually, this required us to write our recount in the first person; however, we could not release specific names as that would give away the identity of the author.

Mr Smith then collected all of our presentations and randomly chose a student to present it as if it was theirs.

We had to then figure out who had that holiday based on clues in the text. The presentations were fun and it was a great way to hear what each other had done in the holidays.




Clue is a hilarious rollercoaster of laughs based on the much-loved board game Cluedo. Entry is by GOLD COIN donation with delicious snacks available for purchase at the interval.

Book your tickets via Eventbrite OR Facebook.


For the last few weeks our year 10 students have learnt all about the science of great tasting dairy products through the Great Ocean Road Curds & Why program.

The program examines the cheesemaking process and the chemistry of great tasting cheese. Students use their knowledge to design a ‘dairy billboard’ to promote the Australian dairy industry and to showcase the connection between chemistry, curds and cheese.

Each billboard will be judged, with winners announced at the end of the program.

You can find out more about the Great Ocean Road Curds & Why program here.

Update Calvin Ballers Push-up Challenge

Last term we brought you the story about our Basketball team who took on the Push-up Challenge aiming to complete 3,128 push-ups each over 21 days. We can report that they successfully completed the challenge with two of the boys (pictured) completing the challenge while in Vanuatu! They also eclipsed their donation goal raising a total of $3,070. Well done team. Great work!

Donations are still open. Please visit here for details.

2020 Subject Selection

Year 9, 10 and 11 students will need to select their subjects for next year by 21 August. An email with access to the subject selection portal has been sent to each student's primary parent/carer.

If this email has not been received, please contact Mrs Bonny Moroni. To help with your subject selection, please refer to the Senior Secondary Course Handbook 2020 which can be found here.

If you need further help with subject selection, including information regarding Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) requirements, please consult the handbook or contact Mrs Alison Whiteley.



Book Week

In the Primary School this year, Calvin’s Book Week Parade will be held during assembly on Tuesday 20 August from 9.15 am. All parents are invited to attend. Students are asked to dress as a character from a book.

The Secondary School will also be celebrating children’s literature at the Book Week Assembly with the Literary Character Costume event on Tuesday 20 August. We will be holding a Great Book Swap (supporting The Indigenous Literacy Foundation) on Thursday 22 August.


Gold and Founding Members

On Wednesday we celebrated our annual Gold and Founding Members lunch, hosted at Emmanuel Christian School. The luncheon celebrates those who have had an ongoing relationship with our Association for over 25 years. It was great to honour members of our community, past students, staff and parents, many of whom contributed to the construction of our school with their own bare hands.
You can view a full album of photos here.


Oliebollen Festival — five weeks to go!

We have just over five weeks until the Oliebollen Festival. The Oliebollen Festival is more than a school fair, it is the biggest event of the Calvin year and a celebration for the whole Kingston community!

Opportunities to volunteer coming NEXT WEEK!


Employment Opportunity

Applications are invited for the position of Year 2 Teacher at Emmanuel Christian School. To learn more or apply, please visit the Christian Schools Tasmania Website.


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