Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 50 - 21/07/2023

Principal's Message

Term 3, here we come! We have another amazing term with swimming, athletics carnival, Book Week, author visits, STEAM Week, Learning Journey and the Year 6 Musical! We definitely keep the children busy!

Over the break we had the new flooring laid in the undercover area, to say it looks amazing is an understatement! We had our first assembly on Tuesday and the children were so excited to have such a colourful, warm and non-slippery floor for them to sit on. This area is now more conducive for Phys Ed and external groups to use. Again, an amazing team effort from the P & C and school. Huge thank you again from all of us for your support in developing learning spaces that support the growth and development of the children.

The last few days of term 2 saw Mrs Goodwin gain a Deputy Principals role at North Perth PS. While we were incredibly sad to see her leave CPS for this semester, we are so proud of her achieving the next stage in her leadership aspirations. Mrs Gething has taken on her position full time in room 17.

Yesterday I communicated to all our families information on the Minister of Education, Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA's initiative, the 'Standing together against violence' statement and the 'Connect and Respect' initiative. These frameworks have been created to support schools and communities to have clear, shared expectations and responsibility to ensure safe learning in our schools. I encourage you to read the documents and please contact me if you would like clarification on any points. At CPS our whole school community is to be commended for the excellent respect and values we uphold.

We thank all our parents who generously volunteer their time and energy to support our school community. There are some changes to the Working with Children Check policy, to ensure the safety of children when we have volunteers in the school. If you would like to volunteer at our school, you will now need to sign a ‘Parent and child volunteer declaration form’. You cannot volunteer if you have a current Working with Children Negative Notice or Interim Negative Notice. These changes affect parents who are engaged in volunteer work. For example, you are considered a volunteer when you assist with activities such as reading sessions, day excursions, canteen duties, helping at a sports carnival or carrying out P&C duties.

You are not a volunteer when:

  • picking up and dropping off your child
  • observing events like school assemblies
  • attending parent and teacher interviews
  • visiting the uniform shop.

If your circumstances change, and you are issued with a Negative Notice or Interim Negative Notice after completing the ‘Parent and child volunteer declaration form’, you must advise the principal.

A current Working with Children Check is required by all other family members and friends over 18 years of age who want to volunteer.

 It is a collective responsibility to ensure the safety of our children. We appreciate your ongoing support and dedication to our school community.



How exciting!! New flooring

Week 10 Merit Certificate recipients

Week 10 Merit Certificate recipients

Room 2Anni K, Isaac B, John S
Room 5Isaac H, Liam M


Thank You to all the participants in this year’s Churchlands Music Talent Show.

The finale places awarded during the concert at the end of last term are listed below. 

Thank you also to the special guest performers, Chloe, Keira and crew from year 6 who were very entertaining. 

See y’all next year ya hear ! 

Mr Howesmith

CHUMT SHOW 2023 Middle

163ElizaColours of the Wind1st
83CasperPsychosocial- Drums2nd
74GeorgiaEdge of Great3rd draw
163Smahi, JessicaFeel the Light3rd draw

  CHUMT SHOW 2023 Junior 

62NeoBen, Heal the World1st
11ElianaAll is Found2nd
4,62Evelyn Z, ArielleHow Far I'll Go3rd draw
62MaddieBeliever3rd draw

 CHUMT SHOW 2023 Senior

115Catherine ZSonata (Mozart)1st
126Abby, EllaTwo Birds3rd draw
145Jolie, Abbey, XiatianSymphony3rd draw


Sustainability News

Thank you to Bunnings Innaloo for their generous donation of $150.00. This money will assist in our vegetable planting for the Eco Shed. Bunnings has been a long-standing partner at CPS. They have assisted our school over many years, and we greatly appreciate their assistance. 

On June 20, Mrs Samsa made a Solar Buddy presentation to the Rotary Club of Subiaco. Solar Buddy is one of our “giving “projects at CPS.  Rotarians were extremely impressed with the concept behind Solar Buddy and how the program assists in providing solar lights to students in third world countries. The impact of having solar lights for students living with energy poverty is threefold. The lights improve the opportunity for reading at home, which positively impacts literacy outcomes. The lights are cleaner than toxic kerosine lights and therefore safer for children's lungs, and the lights are better for children’s vision than reading in semi darkness. CPS has been supporting Solar Buddy for five years by buying solar lights in kit form, which the year 5 students put together as part of their STEAM program. The lights are then packaged up and under the guidance of Solar Buddy, the lights are sent to a third world country that has no electricity. For more information on solar buddy and the great work this non profit organisation does, go to 

On Friday 28th July, the year 5 Environmental Officers and parent volunteers will travel to Quairading for an overnight camp. They will be planting trees on salt affected farmland, 25 kilometers out of Quairading.  CPS students and Mrs Samsa have been heading to Quairading for over 10 years. The Quairading community greatly appreciates our assistance, and we love the country life experience. Students will be returning late Saturday afternoon. Thank you to Mrs Osterberg for volunteering to assist Mrs Samsa at the camp.  

PE News and Upcoming Events

Week 5 – CPS Athletics Carnival – Monday 14 August (Jumps and Throws), Tuesday 15 August (middle distance FINAL) & Wednesday 16 August (Carnival Day).  

 Week 9 – Interschool Athletics Carnival (Year 3-6) – Wednesday 13 September - CPS Hosting  

 Monday 14 August – Jumps and Throws 

9am – 10.45am – Long jump and throwing events for year 1 & 2 students (ALL students) 

11.05am -1.05pm – Long Jump and turbojav events for year 3 & 4 students (ALL students) 

1.05pm – 3pm – Long jump and turbojav events for year 5 & 6 students (ALL students) 

 Tuesday 15 August – Middle Distance Finals 

9am – 10.45am – Year 1 – 6 middle distance FINALS. Kids will be timed during class time and the finalist will be determined on their time. 

 Wednesday 16 August – Sprints and Team Games/Tabloid Games 

8.45am – 10.45am – PP- Year 2, sprints and tabloid games. 

10.45am – 3pm – Year 3 – 6, sprints and team games. 

 Running Club  

Running club has started off with a bang, with a total of 894km run so far over the first half of the year.  It is fantastic to see so many kids out, getting their bodies moving early in the morning before a full day of learning.  Just a reminder of our new start time of 8:10 a.m. and running through until 8:40 a.m.

For new families to Churchlands PS, running club is where students run laps around the oval, earning points for their faction. Exercising in the mornings has many health benefits and is a great way to start the day.    

Some benefits include:    

  • improved physical and mental energy,     

  • a better night’s sleep,     

  • help maintain a healthy weight    

  • reach your fitness goals,    

  • enhance your metabolism.      

A reminder that mugs for Milo need to be placed on the table outside the undercover area before 8.25 a.m.  Milo is an acknowledgment for the effort put in during running club.     

It is encouraged that students run at least 5 laps to get a Milo. Turning up late won’t allow enough time to get 5 laps done.

Can you please click on the link and fill in the attached form, so Mr Marshall can organise your QR code card before your first running club. Kids of all ages are welcome to join in the fun, that is running club.  Remember to bring your QR code to every running club.    

FIFA Women’s World Cup – Adopt a Nation 

A message from the department: 

While most of you will be shouting loud for the Matildas throughout the Women's World Cup, we would love our primary schools to get behind one of the teams set to play in Perth during the tournament.  

Nine nations will compete in 5 matches in Perth:  

  • Denmark  

  • China  

  • Canada  

  • Ireland  

  • Panama  

  • Jamaica  

  • Haiti  

  • Morocco  

  • Colombia  

As part of a whole of school approach to adopting one of these national teams, your school can:  

  • fly the nation's colours  

  • show support through a range of school activities   

  • research the country and link back to the curriculum.

    CPS has joined in the fun, and we have been allocated Colombia for the tournament. 


Assessment of Year 4 Students for the PEAC Program

The PEAC Program provides part time extension and enrichment for exceptionally able students in Years 5 and 6. PEAC offers a range of courses that provide identified students with work that is intellectually challenging.  

Testing for all Year 4 students at Churchlands PS will occur on Tuesday 1 August 2023. There are 2 x 20min paper-based assessments one in Verbal Reasoning and the other in Mathematical Reasoning. The scores from the test will be used in the selection of students for PEAC courses and extension programs during 2024 to 2025 and also to inform educational provision in schools. 

If you do not wish your child to be included in the PEAC assessment please notify the school in writing by Friday 28 July 2023.


Parents and Carers, please be reminded that there are a lot of uniforms in the undercover area on the lost property table as you enter the undercover area on the southeast corner. A lot of these garments have names on them. Please check with your children and take the pieces home that belong to you.

Thank you.

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.

Term 3 registrations for after school activities NOW OPEN

Please follow the links below to register your children for our term 3 after school activities. 

Redhage Basketball - More information

Mark Lee Football coaching - More information

Coastal Tennis - More information

King Chess Club - More information

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

CodeCamp - More Information

Kidz 'n Sport- Term 3 Programs

Registration link:

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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