Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 55 - 13/10/2023

Principal's Message

We hope you have enjoyed a warm welcome back to school this week after a relaxing and enjoyable holiday break. It was so lovely to see ‘the buzz’ and excitement as the students rolled in on Tuesday morning. While another extremely busy term lies ahead, Term 4 is always packed with many things to look forward to, and I know it will slip through very quickly. The CPS teaching staff have also begun the term well, participating in an engaging day of professional learning on Monday, and we are looking forward to the challenge ahead.

There are many highlights of the term to look forward to, including the Year 6 camp at Forrest Edge, the Year 5 leadership camp at Ern Halliday, our Kindy and Pre-primary orientations, the massively exciting Big Music Night at Newman College, the Book Fair and the Colour-run/lapathon events, our term 4 reports will be out, and finally our end-of-year, awards, graduation, and holiday celebrations! Phew! 

Another exciting development that has already been discussed this week is our ‘whole-school’ reward day, as part of our Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. With a final push to demonstrate our expected behaviour around the school, the students are looking to earn a day filled with fun and activity. There has also been mention of a couple of teaching staff being'slimed' by students should the challenge be met. Teachers beware! 

On the back of this push, please remember that we have just entered the Noongar season of Kambarang, which means warmer and sunnier days are becoming more consistent. Please ensure that students are wearing the appropriate uniform, which includes the wide-brimmed hat that they need to wear when outside. If you don’t have yours, please check the lost property in the undercover area or make a purchase at the uniform shop on Tuesday morning. It is also a good time to make sure your child applies sunscreen in the mornings as part of their morning routine.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents who contributed to the School Culture Survey last term.  We will now review this with the staff and School Board and celebrate our success while also exploring how we can improve in areas of need.

On this note, the School Board would like to invite you to join them at the annual School Board open meeting, which is on Monday, October 23, at 6.30 pm, in the library. The Board plays an integral role in providing input and supporting various governance areas of system and school directions.  The meeting agenda will provide you with an overview of the 

  • Board Chairs report for 2023 

  • Presentation of the CPS whole school data 

  • Curriculum focus and direction for 2023–2024

  • Q & A session at the end 

We hope you are able to come along and gain a greater understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Board. 

We have other good news, with our Pearson St. Crossing attendant due back on Monday. It has been a long time without one on a very busy road, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank parents and community members for being extra cautious during this time and supporting our students at the crossing. We have news that we could actually have two attendants stationed at this crossing starting Monday, which would be very much appreciated. As part of ongoing safety improvements, this crossing will also have structural improvement works to the embankment area on the school’s side. While the works are occurring over the next two weeks, please be aware that walking traffic will be required to navigate around the area, so please warn your children to use the signage and fencing as guidance if using the crosswalk.

Parents, please note that due to these works, there will be a reduction in the amount of car parking space along the Pearson St. side, as contractors will be using this space. We apologise for any inconvenience, but hopefully a bit of short-term pain will result in some long-term gain.

Finally, we are both sad and excited, as Rebecca Salamone, one of our dedicated administration officers, has accepted a new role at Hale. We are sad to see her go, and we thank her for her service in the office over the last couple of years. She will be missed. We are, however, excited for her as she experiences the challenges of her new role. All the best, Rebecca!

Luke Johnson 

Acting Principal 

Term 3, Week 10 Merit Certificate Recipients

Term 3, Week 10 Merit Certificate Recipients

ECE Unit 1

Hayden L, Isaiah O

Room 2Kuenga J, Emma K
Room 3Kai-Lam C, Tanushi D
Room 5Elizabeth B, Casper P
Room 6Emma C, Charlie T
Room 7Lachlan P
Room 9Magnus F, Bianca P
Room 10Jessica C
Room 11Bovith D, Abbey W
Room 12Oscar L, Chloe M
Room 13Lewis B, Xitong L
Room 16Harrison L, Pelmo T
Room 17Sean A, Jayce R

PBS Update

The whole school is working towards a PBS celebration day on Friday week 6. We are nearly there, less than 10 dojo balls to go! 

To read more, click here.

EALD News - English as an Additional Language or Dialect

How were your holidays? What did you do during the break? What adventures did you have? Where did you travel to? Who did you visit? What did you eat? How did you feel?  

To continue Reading, please click here.

PE News and Upcoming Events

To read about the Interschool Athletics Carnival, Before and After School Activities, Running Club and Interschool Tennis, please click here.

The Music Review

VOICE Senior Choir and HOTNOTES Orchestra are performing at Wembley Downs District Fair, click here for details.

Big Music Night 2023

For details and how to purchase tickets, click here.

Tickets are available at 

Art News

To read about what is happening in the Art Studio, click here.

2024 Booklists

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

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

Term 4 Registrations for After School Activities NOW OPEN

Please follow the links below to register your children for our term 4 after school activities. 

CodeCamp - More Information

Kidz'n Sport - More Information

Pro Football Training - More Information

Mark Lee Football Coaching - Email Enquiries Here

Wembley Downs Joey Scouts Group - Email Enquiries Here 

Code Camp - Term 4 Registrations

To Register for Term 4, Please click here.

King Chess Club - Term 4 Registrations

To Register for Term 4, Please click here.

MBA Sports Coaching - Term 4 Registrations

To Register for Term 4, Please click here.

Before School Tennis at Churchlands Primary Term 4 2023

Coastal Tennis will be returning next term to offer Tennis Lessons on the school's courts.


Lessons are conducted on Wednesday morning 7.45-8.30am (Yrs 1-3) & Thursday morning 7.45-8.30am (Yrs 4-6) starting as of Wednesday 18th October and running for 8 weeks.


All inquiries should be made to Nick Kirkbride (Coastal Tennis) 0419 923 495 or visit and enroll or download a form from the Schools Page.

Coastal Tennis will also be running a school holiday clinic at City Beach Tennis Club in the second week of the holidays. All information is available on the website via the kids coaching tab.