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Welcome to third term this year and to the first edition of our new look newsletter.

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Primary Calendar

AUGUST
3 Working Bee
12 – 14 Year 5 Camp
14 – 16 Year 6 Camp
19 – 23 Book Week

2020 Term dates available via the Parents section of our website under “Term Dates”.

Secondary Calendar

AUGUST
3 Working Bee
6 & 7 Parent Teacher Interviews
8 Gold Members Lunch
16 Student Theatre Company — Clue

2020 Term dates available via the Parents section of our website under “Term Dates”.

 

PRIMARY NEWS

Prep Update

In Prep this term we are learning about native Australian Animals. The children are enjoying exploring our collaboratively made ‘Australian Bush’ while engaging in imaginative play. Find out more here.

 

SECONDARY NEWS

Parent Teacher Evenings

Parent-teacher evenings are NEXT WEEK on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bookings for these evenings are open now. Parent-teacher interviews are also excellent opportunities for students entering Years 9 to 12 in 2020 to discuss future subjects and possible pathways with their teachers. To book your interview follow the link below.

Student Theatre Company Presents Clue!

Clue is a hilarious rollercoaster of laughs based on the much-loved board game Cluedo. Entry is by GOLD COIN donation.

Book your tickets via Eventbrite OR Facebook.

2020 Subject Selection

The subject selection portal for 2020 is now open to students who will be in Years 10 – 12 at Calvin next year. An email with access to the subject selection portal has been sent to each student's primary parent/carer. Please use the links in the email to choose subjects. If this email has not been received, please contact Mrs Bonny Moroni.
NOTE: the link can only be sent to one email address, so if you have not received it, please check the other parent/carer email address (included on the student information forms completed at the start of the year).

To help with your subject selection, please refer to the Senior Secondary Course Handbook 2020 which can be found here. Once subject selection has been finalised, a printed copy of the receipt needs to be signed and provided to the front office.
   

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.

Subject selection must be completed on the portal by Wednesday 21 August.

Vanuatu Trip Update

Our students continue to have a wonderful time on their trip to Vanuatu. They have enjoyed hot muggy weather and got to experience the local culture with the village people being incredibly kind and welcoming.

The group has done a variety of things while on Nguna Island. They visited local schools, taught the village kids, collected coral to help start construction for a new toilet block, and learned how to weave.

Yesterday the group went to see the Independence Day celebrations and explored Port Villa. They explored a fresh fruit market and visited the stunningly beautiful Blue Lagoon. The group arrive back later tonight.

 

WHOLE SCHOOL NEWS

WORKING BEE — This will involve some light gardening and general cleaning up. It will be a family friendly event! We'd love to see you there. You can RSVP via our Facebook Event here or contact us for more details.

Oliebollen Festival - Saturday 14 September

We have just over six 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!

The CRAFT STALL needs your help! We are interested in anything that is handmade, knitting, crochet, woodwork, jewellery, pottery, papercraft, sculpting, painting or any other type of handmade goods. Please bring to the Primary School office clearly marked for the Craft Stall. If you have any questions please contact us.

We’re also looking for people to run the NACHOS STALL. All training and support is provided. Please contact Michelle Tromp if you'd like to take up this opportunity.

 

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.

 

Fostering Hope

Fostering Hope is holding information nights on Respite Foster Care, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Fostering Hope raises awareness about foster and respite care in Christian schools, churches, and community with a view to recruiting carers, supporting them and the children in their care.

You can find out more here.