Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 57 - 10/11/2023

Principal's Message

I think it is safe to say we were all blown away by the exceptional calibre of the music talent on display last night at the Big Music Night (BMN). We are incredibly proud to be able to provide our students with so many musical avenues that nurture and grow the talent of so many students. Huge accolades need to go to the extraordinary talent of Mr Howesmith and the dedicated Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) team. A very big thank you also to the staff who supported backstage on the night, a wonderful demonstration of the team we have at CPS.

Year 6 Camp was another amazing event! I spent the day down at Forest Edge and was amazed how the children demonstrated resilience and a ‘having a go’ attitude. They really challenge themselves from venturing on the huge flying fox, climbing massive walls, working as a team to build a raft, being part of the food serving service…and trying to beat the camp team leaders in basketball (they had no chance!) they were provided with loads of opportunities to build many valuable skills. Notes thanks to Mrs Kennedy, Mr O’Mara, Mr J, Mr Marshall, Mrs Gerrans and Mrs Idle for supporting this wonderful experience…even with the lack of sleep!

We have three amazing Cross Wardens Lyndsay, Norbit and Tracey who support children and families to cross safely to and from school.  They would like to thank our community for making them feel part of CPS with friendly ‘Hi’ and ‘Byes” and “thank you’s’. Just a reminder to follow all instructions they give – wait until they blow their whistle before you leave the road side, they want to make sure you are kept safe at all times. There will only be one warden on Pearson next week so please support the warden.

TheirCare are our before and after school providers. They lease the OSH room, the creative play space and surrounding area from room 9 to room 6 and the east side of the junior block, they also lease the basketball courts (except when netball require this area). They set cones around this area and place activities out for the children in the afternoon. They are finding it increasingly difficult to keep this area free of children who are not from TheirCare and from other children taking the equipment. They have duty of care of the children they have enrolled and need to ensure that these areas are kept free for them. They kindly ask that children and families leave the OSH area free.  They greatly appreciate the communities support with this.


What a Wow of a BMN!!

Our amazing Cross Walk Wardens

Term 4, Week 4 Merit Certificate Recipients

Term 4, Week 4 Merit Certificate Recipients

ECE Unit 1

Max F

Room 1Finnley B, Elise C, Zayn R
Room 2Thomas H, Ashton M, Annie Y
Room 3Evan Z
Room 5Annabelle G, Rhyanne T
Room 7Hayden P, Eleanor S
Room 10Jessica C, Jacob T
Room 11Sarah D, Ashley L
Room 12Alex C, Keanu T, Tyler Z
Room 14Joss B, Yannick E, Madison S
Room 16Evie M, Olivia Z
Art AwardRoom 1, Room 3, Room 4

PBS Reward Day!! Congratulations students on achieving our PBS goals.... who's next!

1 week until our Lapathon Colour Run!

Don't forget your sponsorship and white t-shirt for the day! With PBS Celebration Day and Colour Run / Lapathon on, next Friday is set to be the event of the year! T-shirts available through the uniform shop on Tuesday or online.

Christmas Appeal

We are collecting donations in the front office from Week 6 until Monday of week 8. For more information, please click here.


The last week for borrowing this year for all classes will be in week 6. Please click here to read on.

PE News - Term 4 Week 5

To read about and see pictures of the Interschool Tennis Carnival and information regarding Running Club, click here.

Cyber Safety and Digital Wellness Free Parent Workshop & CPS Year 1 iPad Information Session

Next week, we have access to a wonderful resource in Kayelene Kerr, who will be hosting an important parents workshop on digital safety and welness. Thanks to the P & C for sponsoring this valuable event. The workshop is on Tuesday night (14/11), from 6.30 pm. If you can't make the session in person, there is also an option to attend via Zoom. Please read more and register your free tickets through the link below.

In week 8, Mr Johnson and Mr Holden Lai, will be presenting information regarding the CPS BYOD program, including some tips in using the Screentime app to manage your childresn's use at home. 2024 parents, save the date for Wednesday, 29th November for this session. Look out for registration details in the near future.

Read More & Register.

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

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  

Wembley Downs Joey Scouts Group - Email Enquiries 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.