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Primary Calendar

3 Huon and Channel Volleyball Carnival — teams from Years 5 and 6
3 Performance The Tortoise and the Hare
14 Oliebollen Festival — 10.00am to 2.00pm
24 Secondary Information Night — 6.30pm to 8.00pm

For all Uniform Shop Opening Hours please see our full online calendar.

Secondary Calendar

2–5 Year 9 Legacy Badge Collections
4 Trimester Two Showcase — from 6.30pm
6 Student Free Day (Secondary School only)
14 Oliebollen Festival — 10.00am to 2.00pm
24 Secondary Information Night — 6.30pm to 8.00pm

For all Southern Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (SSATIS) dates see our full online calendar.



Year 1/2 McCallum

This term Years 1 and 2 have been studying Physical Science. Year 1 have focussed on ‘Light and Sound’ and Year 2 have been learning about ‘Push and Pull’.

Both year groups have carried out many mini-investigations to understand more about these scientific concepts.

Our many experiments have been full of success and failure, but from them we have come to understand a number of ideas and laws in science.

Students 1/2M have demonstrated some excellent skills in Science!



Secondary Student Free Day — Friday

Don’t forget that Friday 6 September is a Student Free Day for the Secondary School only. Secondary teachers are participating in professional development and moderation tasks.

Basketball News

Last Wednesday afternoon we had three Calvin teams compete in grand finals in the Kingborough-Huon Basketball competition held at the Kingborough Sports Centre.

Congratulations to the 7/8 girls who made the grand final but, unfortunately, were narrowly beaten.

Calvin GOLD and Calvin BLACK competed in the 9/10 girls basketball grand final with the victory going to BLACK. Congratulations to all. We’re really proud of you!

Year 9 Science Excursion

Students in Year 9 Science are studying the interactions between components of ecosystems, specifically those found in the ocean.

In particular, we have been learning about Tasmania's disappearing giant kelp forests and the factors that have led to this ecological problem. Students spent time doing an ecological survey on the Blackmans Bay foreshore.

Students saw a myriad of different species including anemones, turban shells, chitons, kelp, sea stars and shore crabs, and were able to see firsthand the impact that living in an ever-changing tidal zone has upon life.



Just 2 weeks to go!

Oliebollen tent volunteers needed!

We’re looking for NEW people who may have never volunteered before to join us in the Oliebollen tent. All training and assistance is provided. Come and enjoy the community spirit as we cook up a storm with this delicious Dutch treat!

Register now to volunteer or contact us.

You can also now RSVP to our official Oliebollen Facebook event. Please feel free to share the event or tag a friend who might be interested!


September is Open Month!

September is an opportunity for prospective students and parents to meet with our Principal on a day and time that suits them. We ask our community to talk to their friends and family about Calvin and encourage them to submit an enrolment enquiry or contact us.

Information Night

You can RSVP and find out more via our Facebook event.


Our teachers need your help!

Our Science and SOSE (Studies of Society and the Environment) department want

  • Outgrown, unwanted or no-longer-worn t-shirts. We plan to repurpose these into shopping bags for our Refuse, Reduce, Recycle program.

  • Little Shop Mini collectibles that are no longer wanted. these are being used for a recycling and waste awareness program at school.

Items can be left at the Primary or Secondary Office with our friendly office staff.


LEGO Workshops

Bricks 4 Kidz are running school holiday LEGO workshops.

Programs are designed for kids aged 5–12, and are staffed by trained, screened BRICKS 4 KIDZ® instructors. Children work and play with different types of LEGO®, including Technic pieces such as gears, axles, electric motors; they also will be coding and programming LEGO® models in Robotics Workshops. Check out the website to book or for more details.


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