Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 47 - 26/05/2023

Principal's Message

Cross Country is one of those whole school events where we see such exceptional sportsmanship and this year’s event did not disappoint! Wherever each student came in the event they celebrated each other for participating and ‘having a go’. Our PBS expected behaviours of respect, resilience, engage and excel shone through while having lots of fun as a team. Congratulations to our amazing sports team/leaders who demonstrated such kindness on the day. Their positive encouragement and support to get some children across the line demonstrates the values we encourage at CPS. A huge thank you to Mr Marshall for organising this event, he hasn’t lost his expert bike riding skills (yet) while making commentary. 

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) framework has been implemented across CPS for the last few years. This whole school approach supports us in creating positive learning environments. Our school values guide the behaviour of everyone in our community: staff, students, parents and community members. This is achieved by developing proactive systems to define, teach and support appropriate student behaviour and actively involve parents to support and engage with the PBS framework. Every fortnight we have whole school expected behaviours and what these look like in everyday school life.  A number of constructive verbal, non-verbal and tangible responses are used to strengthen the desired behaviours of students.  This fortnight expected behaviours are:   

Excel- We seek and take on feedback to improve. 

We are seeing a high percentage of COVID-19 and Influenza cases across the school.  Please let the class teacher know if your child has COVID so we can inform other parents in the class of a positive case. Please do not send your child to school if they are showing flu like symptoms, we will ask you to collect your child from school if they show any signs while at school. We continue to educate the children about good hygiene; wash/disinfect their hands, cough into their sleeve and avoid touching their face. We have sanitiser in all areas across the school and ensure good ventilation in classes. 

Don’t forget!! Enrolments for Kindergarten and Pre-Primary are now open!! Please remember to submit your enrolment by 24 July. We would appreciate it if you could spread the word to any new families in our community who have first time Kindy children to enrol.  

Congratulations to our Week 4 Merit Certificate recipients

ECE 1Daniel W, Mitchell O
Room 1Isabel L-S, Harrison Y
Room 2Holly T, Jeffery G
Room 5Zara R, Chang Lin L
Room 6Isla B, Ocea Y
Room 7Naomi C, Georgia W
Room 9Jason J, Ben A
Room 11Isaiah W, Liam M
Room 12Benji W, Matthew F
Room 13Dylan C, Alex C, Becca P
Room 16Oliver A, Smahi B
Room 17Imogen B, George W

2023 Cross Country

PE News and upcoming events

The cross country was a fun, fantastic day. To see the results and for more information on the upcoming Interschool Cross Country click here

Keen2STEAM 2023 - Churchlands Senior High School

Next Friday, 16 students from years 3-6 will spend the day at Churchlands Senior High School competing in the annual Keen2STEAM interschool challenge against 5 other primary schools.  Read More

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2023

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has kicked off to a great start with almost 100 students already registered. Collectively, these students have already read and recorded a staggering 344 books! 

It would be wonderful to see this number grow over the coming weeks and to have more of our students here at Churchlands PS involved. 

The challenge 

Anyone from Kindergarten to Year 10 can register to take part in the challenge. You can access over 7,000 book titles, which can be logged onto your child's bookshelf. While the challenge is for your child to log a minimum of 12 books, feel free to log more! 

By logging books, your child can be in the running to win fantastic weekly prizes. The prizes include experiences such as a zipline from Matagarup Bridge, Perth Zoo family passes, book packs and much more! 

All students who log a minimum of 12 books over the challenge are also in the running for an end-of-year prize. 

For more information and to register online visit 


Code Camp - Afterschool Program starting Term 3

Churchlands Primary School is please to announce that we will be hosting Code Camp’s Afterschool Coding club on Monday’s throughout term 3. If your child/ren are interested in joining the 8 week program please find more information and booking here.

CHUMT 2023

SMS Communications for student absences

Parents, this is a reminder to please notify the school before 9.30am if your child is going to be absent by sending an SMS to 0408 905 268.  Please include student name, date and reason for absence.

For any extended periods of absence, please email the principal, Kim Fraser at

Updating Student Information

Parents, it is essential to inform the school in writing of any changes to student details.  This includes:

1.  Change of address/email address/phone numbers

2.  Any changes to your child's medical condition or medications

3.  Change of parent work arrangements

Please see the office administration for any changes to your child's information.

Why school attendance matters

Regular attendance at school is fundamental to student learning. Please read more to find out about importance of high student attendance, and CPS attendance expectations.

Career Conversations - Bringing families together

The Dept of Education is delivering free events in local areas to discuss post-school options for students.  The invitation is open to secondary and primary school families.  Topics discussed include:

  • exploring university and training pathways
  • career pathway information for young people with disabilities
  • where to find accurate, up-to-date career pathway information
  • where the jobs are
  • what employers and industry are looking for.

See their flyer here and to book a place please click here.

After school activities

Here are our various after school activities.  Please click on each provider to find more information.

Redhage Basketball - More information

Mark Lee Football coaching - More information

Coastal Tennis - More information

MBA Sports Coaching (K-Yr 2) - More information

King's Chess Club - Term 2 Registrations

CPS Chess Club - follow the link to register your child.

Registration link for TERM 2:

JOEY SCOUTS (Wembley Downs)

Term 3, 2023 enrolments are now open for children aged 5.5 years - 8 years. 

Calling all nature-loving, adventure-seeking, and curious young minds!

Is your child always eager to explore the wonders of the world? Look no further than Joey Scouts, where we nurture friendships, independence, and confidence through a captivating array of activities including crafting and games to cooking, camping, and exciting excursions.

Join us at the 1st Wembley Downs Scout Group. Tuesdays 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm. Wembley Downs Scout Hall, Dover Crescent.

 Free trials are available this term!  Contact: 

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