Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 52 - 18/08/2023

Principal's Message

This newsletter's celebration goes to ………

The spectacular day we had at the Athletics Carnival on Wednesday! The children had the best time ever cheering on their factions and teammates. We were so impressed to see the amazing sportsmanship the children showed on the day.  We love their 'have a go' attitude! Massive thank you to Mr Marshall for organising this, to staff for all their support, to the year 6 parents who kept the kids, and staff, loaded with sweet treats, and to the families who braved the chilly weather to cheer on their children. What a great community day!

And to…

The students who participated in the RoboCup Junior WA challenge at All Saints College on Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th August. RoboCup Junior WA is a not-for-profit organisation run largely by volunteers in their spare time and work in partnership with Scitech. Congratulations to all the students who participated, and special congratulations to the boys who were the State Champions for their division. A massive thank you to Mr. J who supported the students on the weekend.

On Monday, we are having The Penguin Empire, a film and TV production team, come to school to film an advertisement. They will be using room 10 as the ‘stage’. We are so excited to be chosen for the filming, and the children are super excited as well. Room 10 and some other classes will be given the opportunity to see the filming and production in action.  As this is a big production with lots of trucks, cars and equipment, the overflow carpark will have less than usual parking spots in the morning.

If you are keen to nominate for the School Board parent position, we have extended the process to next Friday, August 25.

There will be repairs happening on Tuesday to the overflow parent carpark. Please be careful when entering this area.

We have Book Week coming up next week ….what character are you going to be on Monday?  

Week 4 Merit Certificate Recipients

Week 4 Merit Certificate Recipients

Room 3Sunny B, Ruiqi C
Room 4Alexander E, Luke L
Room 5Isla H, Kriswell L
Room 6Max B, Rudrika S
Room 9Zara G, Stephanie Z
Room 10Andrew H, Rhyse T
Room 13James D, Makayla M
Room 17Jessica C, Singye N

PE News and Upcoming Events

CPS Athletics Carnival 2023 


It was a great three days of competition, and the ‘Churchlands Way’ was shown by all the Churchlands community throughout.  We had some wonderful weather for two of our days, but we were hampered by a big downpour prior to our middle-distance races on Tuesday.  With the slight change in schedule (pushing the races later in the day), it didn’t stop the students from participating and doing their best. 

To read more, see the results, or view more photos of the athletics carnival , Please click here.

Carnival Photos

Interschool Athletics Carnival – Wednesday 13 September, Churchlands Primary School

When: Wednesday, September 13 (week 9), 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Where: Churchlands Primary School 


Congratulations to all those students who have been selected to represent Churchlands Primary School at the upcoming Interschool Athletics Carnival in week 9. All relevant information, regarding the carnival will be sent via Audriri to those involved, during week 6. A reminder that this event is for year 3-6 students only, and participation for individual events was chosen through the results at the recent CPS Athletics Carnival. Tactic Ball teams are put together in consultation with classroom teachers, and our PBS focuses on areas high on the selection criteria.

Robocup Jr WA STATE FINALS and Year 3 & 4 CODER DOJO Expression of Interest

To find out about the exciting conclusion to the 2023 Robocup Jr. State Finals, and to register your child's interest for the Year 3 & 4 Coder Dojo afterschool sessions, click here.


We are so excited to announce that the library has some new books for the BILINGUAL BOOK COLLECTION! These picture books are written in English as well as another language. There are stories in German, Korean, Farsi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu, Somali, Punjabi, Gujarati and Dari. The bilingual books will be available soon for all students to read and enjoy with their families. Keep an eye on the new book display to see when they are ready for borrowing. Thank you, Mrs. Johnson, for your help in ordering and organising these books.  


Reading and speaking in both English and your home language is valued. Parents, it is important for your child to keep building on vocabulary and comprehension skills in your home language, so keep asking questions and discussing stories and pictures with your children. Start looking carefully at the characters in the books you are reading. You might find an idea for the Book Week dress up day on Monday, August 21st!

Mrs Sasha Key 


Book Week in Week 6

Churchlands Primary School – Book Week 2023 

21 – 25 August 2023

Monday 21 August:  Dress up as your favourite character. 

Various activities throughout the week – Staff reading sessions, Author visits, Sharing reading across the school. 

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2023

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is proving to be immensely popular with the students, with a total of 2099 books recorded so far! An amazing effort, well done to those that are participating. For those that would like to join in there are still a few weeks left to register and record your books.  


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 

Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) Entry 2024

IMSS entry testing will be held towards the end of this term and children will be asked to indicate if they are interested in a place in the program at that time.  

At Churchlands Primary we are offered the following instruments from IMSS at different year levels 

  • Violin/Viola; year 3 

  • Cello commences; year 4 

  • Flute, Clarinet, Double Bass and Brass (Trumpet, Baritone and Trombone); year 5 

To find out more information about entering the IMSS program please click here.


Bullying No Way!

Today is National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.  

The theme for the 2023 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) is Growing connections. 

Growing connections helps everyone feel accepted, respected, included, and supported. 

Being connected and having people to talk to, or to ask for help, can help to prevent bullying. 

This week , students at CPS participated in activities in their classroom around this theme.  

To read more about what bullying is and how we can grow connections at CPS please click here.

Understanding and supporting your child with ADHD

Parents of children with ADHD can face special challenges.  

Parents can feel frustrated that strategies that work for neurotypical children don’t seem to work for their child. Some of the innate challenges of ADHD can lead to conflict and disappointment.   

Note: this session may also be helpful for parents with children where ADHD is suspected but not yet diagnosed. 

 In this session, you’ll learn: 

  • The causes of ADHD 

  • How ADHD can affect children at home and can impact learning at school 

  • Some problems associated with ADHD 

  • How ADHD is assessed and who can diagnose 

  • How ADHD presents and can change throughout childhood 

  • Helpful strategies when seeking support for your child 

  • How to work with your child’s school 

  • How to create a supportive family environment 

  • How to use assertive discipline 

  • The importance of your role as a parent and how you can look after yourself 


NO NEED TO REGISTER – CLICK THE LINK to join online at the scheduled time 

 Triple P – Positive Parenting Program 


PBS Update

A new term means another opportunity to establish and reinforce a fresh set of behavioural expectations. Please find the behaviour expectations that will be explicitly taught below.


CPS Expected Behaviour- Term 3 


Respect, Resilience and Engage and Excel.  

We participate in activities to improve our skills.  


Resilience- We persist and use a growth-mindset.  


Engage & Respect- We interrupt appropriately and wait our turn.   


For some Top Tips for becoming an active listener please read more.

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

2024 Kindergarten and Pre-Primary Enrolments

Formal enrolments for 2024 Kindergarten and Pre-Primary will be taken from Monday 21 August 2023 until Friday 25 August 2023.

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.

Reminder Outstanding Term 3 Student Charges

Could all outstanding charges please be paid as final payment was due today Friday 18 August 2023.

Thank you.

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

CodeCamp - More Information

Kidz'n Sport - More information

Joey Scouts (Wembley Downs) - Email enquiry 

Woodlands Teeball Club

Woodlands Teeball Club is not-for-profit and the longest running club in Perth, having started in 1974. We have a rich history of being a part of the City Of Stirling Community by providing a safe and fun way for kids to learn new skills, participate in sport and generally have a great time with friends.

We are open for children to play who are born between Pre-Primary and Under 11's (As at 30th June 2023)

 Our new website is: – here you will find all of the information, photos and important dates for our (awesome) little club.

 Our season runs from October 2023 – March 2024.

Please note registrations open on 1 August 2023 and close on the 31 August 2023.





YEAR 4/5, 6/7, 8/9 and 10,11,12 GIRLS SATURDAY MORNINGS


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