Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 46 - 12/05/2023

Principal's Message

Congratulations to the Year 6 students and staff who put on a super successful Year 6 Business Fair last week! There was a buzz of excitement across the school. It was such a joy to see the children so enthusiastic when selling their personally made products! The Year 6 children learned so much about developing a business from the ground up and their marketing and sales pitches were impressive too!

We warmly welcome Tracy Hatting, our new Crosswalk Warden on Cromarty. She is delighted to be part of our community and has been so impressed with the kindness the children and families have shown her, she has been made to feel most welcomed. Many thanks to our School Board and P & C who have worked tirelessly with the school to ensure we received a favourable outcome for our community.

Next Friday we celebrate P & C Day. We have a such an amazing P & C and thank each and every parent/carer and families for all their hard work and contribution to the many events held throughout the year. Without your dedication and support we would not be able to extend the amazing learning opportunities for the children. You are such an important part of the CPS fabric that makes us such a celebrated community. We hope many of you can attend next weeks assembly as we give our thanks to you all.

Kindy and Pre-Primary Enrolments are now open!  We have a number of families who are just beginning their school journey so please let them know that it is time to enrol their child into our amazing Kindy program for 2024! Applications need to be submitted by the 23 July. You are able to download an application off our webpage and provide this and relevant documentation to the administration office.  The Applying to enrol your child factsheet will assist in providing you with further information.

Ensuring our students are well versed in Digital Citizenship is a priority and is embedded in all aspects of teaching and learning. This includes appropriate online etiquette, knowing how to stay safe online, and advice on related health and safety issues such as sharing data and conversing with others online. This also applies to the use of smart watches as part of our Mobile Phone/Smart Watches Use Policy. We are seeing an increase in the number of students using their smart watches that fall out of the policy guidelines, in particular messaging or calling parents during school time. We encourage parents to discuss the appropriate use of all digital technology as a family.  

To all the amazing mum’s we wish you a wonderful day on Sunday and hope you get so spoilt.

Congratulations to our Week 2 Merit Certificate recipients

ECE 1Fleur CR, Samuel AB
Room 1Vivian M, Samuel Z
Room 2Noah R, Samuel L
Room 3Hudson VDW, Zara C
Room 4Aaron M, Aubrey T
Room 5Nina B, Owen G
Room 6James J, Avnish U
Room 7William S, Archie B
Room 8Anna Y, Leo Z
Room 9Andrew T, Charlotte S, Isaac M
Room 11Angela Q, Lenny B
Room 12Ella M, Nate C
Room 13Marcelo F-M, 
Room 16Miles S, Mathilde P
Room 17Sathvika M, Ines C, Lachlan X, Douglas F

Geologist visit to Room 6

On May 1, Room 6 were fortunate enough to have a visiting geologist from CSIRO.  See more here.

PE News and upcoming events

The cross country and interschool winter sports carnivals are rapidly approaching.  Click here to find out more.

EALD News - The language of Maths

Click here for Mrs Keys' articles and ideas on how to support your child with building  mathematics vocabulary.

Art News Week 3

We had a visit from artist Paula Hart this week, working with classes to create designs from recyclable plastics.  To see the results and what's on at the Art Gallery of WA, click here.

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2023

Premier’s Reading Challenge 

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has commenced! This is a fabulous program that will run until 8th September, with the goal for each child to read and log 12 books or more within that time. The program will be introduced to all classes in their library session in the upcoming week, however, this is primarily a parent and student led program.  

Be their reading legend. Reading just 10 minutes each day makes a difference. 

By making time each day to either read with your child, or by encouraging them to read, you are making a huge difference to their literacy. 

Reading helps children make sense of the world around them. It builds their curiosity, enhances their imagination and is a wonderful source of entertainment. Reading plays a part in all important literacy skills and can help to build independence and self-confidence.  

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. 

To register, click here.

CHUMT 2023

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

King's Chess Club - Term 2 Registrations

CPS Chess Club - follow the link to register your child.

Registration link for TERM 2: