Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 48 - 09/06/2023

Principal's Message

CPS is celebrated for providing learning environments that challenge students thinking while having fun! Last Friday some of our Year 3 – 6 students participated in the Churchlands PS Keen2STEAM challenge. The competition was initiated a few years ago by Mrs Reid and Mr Johnson to support the growing need for greater opportunities for students to challenge themselves in STEAM and also to engage with students from other schools in the network. This year the competition extended beyond our network schools which was amazing!

We were privileged to have Dr Bruce Webber from CSIRO support the challenge by sharing his expertise in climate change and events that have an adverse effect on our environment, which links so well with our global goals and how we play an important role in affecting change. This year we were also privileged to have Dr Grant Pusey, STEM specialist from Churchlands SHS, come on board to support the competition and also offer the SHS for this year’s event. The students were also treated to an exceptional digital technology expo developed by the CSHS year 12 students. They were pretty amazing!

Providing an avenue for students to be part of this incredible learning opportunity, supports our aim of challenging students thinking and affording them the chance to learn from experts and engage and share their skills and knowledge with others. 

Huge accolades to Ms Goodwin, Mr Johnson, Mrs Reid and Mrs Sara Morgan for developing such a high-quality educational opportunity for so many schools and students.  

Don’t forget to get your Kindergarten and Pre-Primary enrolments in by the end of the term! 


Keen2STEAM Challenge

Last Friday, 16 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.  

Please click here for further information.

Week 6 Merit Certificate recipients

Congratulations to our Week 6 Merit Certificate recipients

ECE 1Arlo V, Jacob G
Room 1Kavindi G, Beau D
Room 2Addison B, Miles H
Room 3Ben G
Room 4Erik F
Room 5Elizabeth B, Gordon G
Room 6Anna M, Harvey J
Room 7Eeson L, Daniel Z
Room 8Jordan S, Manya S
Room 10Darcy L
Room 11Zoe G, Bailey K
Room 12
Nella S, Lara S
Room 13Lachie D, 
Room 14Zac N, Leilah L
Room 16Catherine C
Room 17Alyssa C, Buddy H
ARTInsiyah J, Elias I
SPORTCameron C- Spirit Award Cross Country

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2023

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has kicked off to a great start with almost 100 students already registered. Collectively, these students have already read and recorded a staggering 344 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. 

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 


CHUMT 2023

Semi Final

The CHUMT semi final concerts will be held at lunch time in the under cover area starting at the beginning of lunch.

Letters will go out ASAP to tell children if they are in the semi final lunch time concerts and what order they will perform. 

Parents of the semi finalists are welcome to attend. 

Semi final dates are:

 Year 1 and 2  Junior Semi Final 

Week 8  Friday 16th June 

 Year 3 and 4  Middle Primary Semi Final 

Week 8  Wednesday 14th  June 

 Year 5 and 6  Senior Semi Final 

Week 9  Tuesday 20th  June 

Grand Finale  

The CHUMT Grand Finale will be held on Friday Week 10, 30th June during Assembly.

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.

Career Conversations - Bringing families together

The Dept of Education is delivering free events in local areas to discuss post-school options for students.  The invitation is open to secondary and primary school families.  Topics discussed include:

  • exploring university and training pathways
  • career pathway information for young people with disabilities
  • where to find accurate, up-to-date career pathway information
  • where the jobs are
  • what employers and industry are looking for.

See their flyer here and to book a place please click here.

After school activities

Here are our various after school activities.  Please click on each provider to find more information.

Redhage Basketball - More information

Mark Lee Football coaching - More information

Coastal Tennis - 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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