Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 58 - 24/11/2023

Principal's Message

 As part of the PBS program students have been working towards a whole school Celebration Day. This is to acknowledge students for striving to achieve their personal best throughout the year. The Celebration Day started with students’ choice of sliming a few staff which, good or bad, included me! Students then had a whole lot of fun in Clubs where they could sign up to go to various activities across the school. While the sliming was incredibly gooey it was such a lot of fun! 

The day was topped with the P & C Colour Lapathon in the afternoon.

We can’t thank the P & C, and so many volunteers, enough for organising a super, amazing event where it brings so many parents and families together to share a fun experience.

Enormous thanks go to the PBS team and the teachers who got slimed and to the P & C and all the volunteers, a very big thank you to Shannon Ryan and Jess Vanson for the epic amount of work pulling this altogether – great team work all round!

 Students started the week so excited for this year’s Book Fair. It was such a wonderful sight, seeing the children relish the opportunity to buy a book or two. Huge thank you to the Book Fair team who always put on a spectacular event for the students and staff.

 If you haven’t already done so, please RSVP to the Volunteer Morning for next Thursday 30 November. It’s such a great pleasure to have the opportunity to say a big thank you to all our volunteers who do amazing things to support the students. 


The P & C are still encountering a shortage of Executive/members (Please see the Presidents report). It is a requirement that a P & C has a fully functioning Executive, without one it will be unable to operate. We are currently facing this in 2024 without volunteers supporting various roles on the P & C. Please do not hesitate to contact Jess Vanson, President who is more than willing to provide you with further information.

 Parent communication is key at CPS and we endeavour to provide targeted communication tools that align with the Departments Connect and Respect Expectations

1.    Seesaw – individual class focus

2.    Audiri – Operational communication

3.    Newsletter – for celebrations and general information.

 Some classes have parent Whatsapp groups. We are conscious of ensuring we are all committed to the Connect and Respect Expectations. We encourage all parents to ensure external platforms are used as a conduit to communicate with other families for general class related items. If you wish to raise concerns, it is important to discuss with this with the class teacher or the principal to ensure we can support you with a positive outcome.

 The 2024 School Development Days (Pupil Free) have been set and approved by the Board. Please see our webpage for the dates. 




Celebration Day/P & C Colour Lapathon Super Fun Day!!

Volunteer Morning Tea - 30 November 2023 at 10:45am


The library is now closed for borrowing for the year. To read more, click here.

Book Fair – Hats off to reading!

The Book Fair this week was a fabulous success! To read more and see how the library was transformed into a magical space , click here.

EALD News - Term 4 Week 7

Many members of our community recently celebrated Diwali. To read about this and more, click here.

Christmas Appeal

We are collecting donations in the front office until Monday 27 November 2023. For more information, please click here.

2024 Booklists

Student 2024 Booklists are now available to order. Click here to view information on our school website.

ESafety Parent Workshop - Resources

Just another huge thank you to the CPS P & C for organising Kaylene Kerr from ESafeKids to host our eSafety parent workshop. It was a good turnout, and all of us parents walked away with a much greater awareness of the digital world our children are a part of, as well as some very important tips, tricks, and strategies to help support them in a positive way.

If you are interested in reading up on some of these strategies, we suggest you visit Kaylene’s website or blog or find out more about the strategies here.

2024 IPAD INFORMATION SESSION (New parents and parents of year 1 in 2024) Wednesday 29/11 6.30pm

 All new parents to the school, and Year One families in 2024 are invited to our annual BYOD iPad Program Information session which is happening in the library at 6.30 pm, Wednesday, November 29.

During the session, we will run through the rationale and procedures of the program, as well as gain some helpful tips for using the Screentime app to manage the iPad’s use at home.

If you intend on going, please complete the registration here.

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

After School Activities

CodeCamp - More Information  

Kings Chess Coaching Centre - More Information

Kidz'n Sport - More Information

Pro Football Training - More Information 

MBA Sports Coaching - More Information  

Coastal Tennis - More Information 

Wembley Downs Joey Scouts Group - Email Enquiries Here