Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 49 - 23/06/2023

Principal's Message

It has been a pretty hectic term with so much happening and lots of students and staff having long stints off with flu and COVID which has had an obvious impact on teaching and learning. Huge thank you to all the parents who have been so supportive and understanding when these situations arise.  We have several staff changes in Semester 2. From next term Mrs Marginis will be on maternity leave for the rest of the year, we look forward to the arrival of her little bub in September. We warmly welcome Ms Rebecca Laing who will be teaching in Room 6. Mrs Samsa is reducing her time and we welcome back Mrs Barnes who will work as a tandem in Room 2 for Semester 2.

A huge thank you to everyone for being part of the CPS community and ensuring we collectively provide an amazing learning environment for our children. We are looking forward to another spectacular term!

More celebrations keep coming our way!

I attended the WA Government Schools Music Society (WAGSMS) concert at the Crown Wednesday night to watch the amazing musical talent of students in the government schools system. Our senior choir were exceptional! I was super proud of them and the outstanding way they presented themselves. Huge accolades to Mr Michael Howesmith for his incredible musical talent that he imparts to the children, last night was testament to this.

Our year 3-6 students went to interschool cross country on Wednesday. Fantastic effort to everyone for their participation and having a go. Big thank you to Mr Marshall for all his training and Mrs Morgan for supporting the team on the day.

Our P & C are an integral part of our community who support the focus on building a positive, engaging and collective school culture and community. They work tirelessly to support all CPS families. Without volunteers to take on various roles the P & C are unable to operate and the Canteen, uniform shop, cake stalls, fun events will not happen. The P & C are currently in desperate need for volunteers to take on the Canteen Coordinator role and Communications Officer position. If you are interested please contact Jess Vanson, P & C President at  If these positions are not filled the P & C may be required to reconsider how they can operate as a school organisation.

We are often asked for resources related to parenting. One great resource we find valuable is by Maggie Dent a renowned parenting and educator expert, who provides practical resources that covers lots of areas that families face on a daily basis. We hope that you may find some of the information helpful.

Maggie Dent - Parenting Help: Advice, resources and top tips for parents






Week 8 Merit Certificate recipients

Congratulations to our Week 8 Merit Certificate recipients

ECE 1Kiara S, Mitchell J
Room 1Madison C, Harvey J
Room 3Oliver P, Asha K
Room 4Blake N, Olivia K, Jasper S
Room 6Emma C
Room 7Ella McD, William S, Zoe DM
Room 8Zoey C
Room 9Konrad N, Jesinta A
Room 11Hiro C, Sally L
Room 12
Edeline C, Brendan G
Room 13Kelly S, Daisy E, Keira K
Room 14Rayan M
Room 16Lincoln R
Room 17Isaac L, Jeremy M
ARTRoom 9, Sangay L, Emilia B

Free Dress Day for Solar Buddy

On Friday the 23rd of June, the student councillors ran a free dress day to raise money for solar buddies. Students came in costumes, PJs and casual clothes, and importantly brought a gold coin with them.  This year we raised $606.55!!

More Information

PE News - Interschool Cross Country

On Wednesday 21 June a sensational effort was made by all our Cross Country runners.  To see the results of the day and upcoming events for Term 3, click here.

Keen2STEAM Challenge

On June 2 CPS students from years 3-6 joined Mt Claremont, Rosalie, Floreat Park, Sorrento and Wembley Primary Schools to compete in the annual Churchlands Network Keen2STEAM Challenge.  

The Department has recognised CPS Keen2STEAM for their outstanding efforts by publishing an article on their website. We hope you take the time to read this and celebrate with us the huge efforts of the students and staff and the incredible opportunities students are provided at CPS. 

We are so proud of their achievements!  See the article here.

CHUMT 2023 Grand Finale

The Finale of the Chumt Show, showcasing both junior, middle primary and senior winners will be held next Friday, 30 June, at the morning assembly.  Parents are welcome to attend.  More information here.

Student Health and Wellbeing


Please see various Health information documents from our community nurse below.

Attention Upper Primary parents: Information for parents and carers of upper primary children.

Attention PP parents:  Colour blindness

Attention Kindy and PP parents: Undescended testes

Attention Year 6 parents: Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. It can be detected by a simple examination of the back.

The normal spine has three curves – one in the neck, on in the upper back and one in the lower back. These curves can be seen from the side, but when you look from behind the spine should appear straight. If the spine has a sideways curve, this is scoliosis.

An information leaflet about Scoliosis will be distributed to all year 6 students. Please read through the information provided and check your child for scoliosis as described in the leaflet. Any other interested parents can download the attached Scoliosis brochure.

If you have any concerns, please contact your General Practitioner.’

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2023 - 12 Ipad minis to giveaway

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is well under way with 122 students registered. Collectively, these students have already read and recorded a staggering 1028 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. As  an added incentive, there are 12 Ipad minis to give away to current  participants who keep reading and new registrations over the July holidays.

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 


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.

Their Care - Holiday Program

See the winter holiday program from after school provider, Their Care

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

Kidz 'n Sport- July Holiday Programs & 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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