Explore Your World
As a parent, you know that the world is changing very quickly. In a world of ever-increasing change and complexity, Calvary Christian College is becoming more flexible, adaptable and innovative.
It is important that our students are not just consumers of knowledge but are skilled authors of it.
Our team is engaging in conversations that allow us to explore new and deep levels of academic function and achievement, and yet extend further into the areas of belonging, contribution and a deep sense of community in all its forms.
We celebrate creative thinking and we invite the development of critical thinking and strive to develop deep character in our young people. The bible says that each of us is “beautifully and wonderfully made”. As a Christian College, we explore this with students giving them a chance to make sense of their place in the world.
We would love the opportunity to speak with you about educating your child.
The best schools grow people - Calvary Christian College grows people.
Mr Steven Coote
Do you remember what school was like? For most of us it was pretty much the same. For me it was a classroom space
about 8m x 8m, one teacher per class, and all the students faced the front. When I was at school students were grouped into chronological
age and the school day was chunked into 40 minute slots. At the end of each slot, the bell would sound and we would move to the next slot – we did this eight times a day. I enjoyed my teachers, they were decent people but more often than not they would use the tried and tested ‘stand and deliver’ approach to impart the content of each subject. I went to a school of around 1200 students which had one computer – yes that is right, ONE computer.
This model of schooling no longer fits what our young people require, particularly at a time where our Federal politicians have committed unprecedented budgets to an ‘Ideas Boom’. The model of school that I experienced was designed for the industrial era. It valued pragmatic thinking, in general it prepared students for a ‘one job future’ and as such it focused on a narrow skill set. This current generation of learners find themselves in a different era completely. Their context is open, collaborative, creative, inventive, shared, and entrepreneurial. The best schools will reflect these attributes in their learning design, and even in their own operations.
None of this underplays the need for a commitment to growing the capacity of our young people in the areas of literacy and numeracy
– these are the platform that all good learning is based upon. The evidence is clear, the best schools around the world understand there is a need to radically disrupt the existing paradigm. These schools value the opportunity to engage every student in learning that is rich and meaningful, they are committed to designing learning that aligns with the passions of their students and they innovate.
The future that our young people will step into is compelling, and schools need to reflect the dynamic context of a changing world. The future is exciting.
Sport Junior School: Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country.
Sport Middle and Senior School: Soccer, Touch Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Netball, Cricket, Rugby 7’s, Australian Rules Football, Theatre Sports, and Softball, Athletics, Cross Country and Swimming.
Music and Performing Arts: Music At Calvary (MAC), “Give It a Go” Progam, Tuition Program, Ensembles, ARTSFEST, Calvary Showcase, Annual school Musical.
Debating and Public Speaking
Ag Science: At Calvary we have pure breed Suffork sheep and pure breed Dexter cattle which we care for, look after and show off!
Tonga Mission: Since 2005 the College has been conducting mission trips to Vava’u in the Kingdom of Tonga. These trips provide opportunity for we who are so blessed materially to give to those who don’t have the same facilities and/or equipment that we do. In doing this we are able to share the love of God.
Snow Tour: Each year a group of Year Twelve students head to the slopes of Perisher Blue for their annual seniors Snow Tour during the June/July school holidays.
Clubs: If you walk around the Junior School campuses at any given lunch time, you may notice how calm it is. Although we do have beautiful children who enjoy playing together cooperatively, another reason for this calm feel is the operation of the clubs during our lunch breaks. Most children look forward to belonging to a lunch time club, whether that be touch football club, puppetry and drama club, dance club or computer club. One of our most popular clubs at Springwood emulates the spirit of the Calvary community, and that is the “Mission to Serve” club. This club sells iceblocks every Tuesday and raises money to sponsor children who live in poverty.
At Calvary we are known for our community. We have a dedicated Chaplaincy Team accross both campuses as well as a School Counsellor who ensure our students receive emotional support. We are currently teaching the 'My Life Rulz' Program that helps build emotional resilience in our students.
The College operates six buses along the following bus service routes to the Carbrook campus: •Browns Plains, Marsden, Edens Landing, Tanah Merah •Daisy Hill, Shailer Park, Logandale, Carbrook •Ormeau, Windaroo, Mt Warren, Beenleigh and Eagleby •Victoria Point/Redland Bay route covers Redland Bay, Victoria Point and Mt Cotton
Click here to view more information about our bus services.
The College also offers a free intercampus bus service (Bus numbers 65 and 33) between Springwood and Carbrook campuses each morning and afternoon. Please contact the College for further information. An intercampus bus operates in the afternoon at $3 per trip per child.
Please contact the following companies if you need further information regarding routes, fares and timetables:
Veolia (Redlands district) Phone 3248-6100 Logan City Bus Service (Logan district) Phone 3200 9606 Express Coaches (Carbrook, Cornubia, Logandale) Phone 3806 3220
College Buses Phone 3287-6222
Calvary Christian College invited to Windsor Castle
Calvary Christian College in Queensland will travel to Windsor Castle in London after being invited to tell their story of innovation in educational practice as part of Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday celebrations in May, 2016. The College will also be featured in the Her Majesty’s official commemorative album in the chapter titled “The Best of the Commonwealth”.
Mr. Steven Coote, the Principal and CEO of Calvary Christian College along with two members will travel to London in May 2016 and will attend lunch in the Royal Enclosure at Windsor Castle. The same teachers have then been invited to celebrate at the birthday spectacular which will involve 900 horses and more than 1,500 participants from around the United Kingdom and the World. It will be on scale to match the Olympics Opening Ceremony.
The invitation comes as the result of new conversations and planning which is taking place at the College – where now there is a clear and committed investigation about the nature of quality learning and how we actually equip our young people to thrive in a world that is changing exponentially. The College believes by getting this right, then the possibilities for students in nothing but exciting.
The exponential change in all areas across the globe requires that our young people must be able to create and be responsive to the world and what it demands,” says Coote. This requires changes to what has happened in schools since before the 20th century. Stepping head on into this conversation is definitely something Calvary embraces to the extent it has replaced the word “teacher” with “learning designer” to reflect the way educators design the “conditions for success for every student”.
We plan to be courageous – our young people depend on us as adults to look forward with them to see what they need to thrive.
Calvary Christian College was founded in 1984 and now occupies two campuses with just under 1,100 students. The school was established as a ministry of Logan Uniting Church, but is non-selective. Its Christian worldview is central, but is part of a thoroughly modern model of education.