Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 11 - 13/08/2021

Principal's Message - Kim Fraser

Wow, wow, wow! That’s the reaction from last night’s performance of the Churchlands PS choir and amazing vocalists, Rosie and Katana, at the West Australian Government Schools Music Society (WAGSMS) concert series. We are so very proud of you all, your talent was outstanding. Huge accolades to Mr Howesmith for developing the students to such a high musical level.

At CPS we have always been involved in many ways with our local community and ensuring our children have the opportunity to give back to others less fortunate than many of us, it is a tradition we are so very proud of. We need to acknowledge our students and staff who continue to ‘give’ and have great experiences, some are celebrated below.

We have been working with the Cambridge Rotary for the last few years and have built a wonderful relationship. Mr Jeremy Woods from Rotary comes to school every week and supports the Environmental Officers develop their leadership skills.

Next Wednesday we have two of our year 6 students participating in the Rotary Four-Way Junior Speaking Contest with includes other district schools. This is a great way for our senior students to build their confidence through public speaking.

Churchlands Primary School has been involved in the annual Quairading tree planting project for nearly 15 years. Massive accolades to Mrs Samsa who has sustained and organises this event every year. A huge thank you to a number of students and their parents who volunteered their time (Friday and Saturday) to help plant trees to support the environmental impact on farming land.

Massive congratulations to Mrs Sheree Samsa and the CPS Environmental team who were nominated as equal second in the National Woolworths Junior Landcare award category. The team received an honourable mention and $500! It is a recognition of the huge commitment and dedication of Mrs Samsa and the group of amazing staff, students and parents to the CPS Environmental Program. It is a huge part of the Churchlands PS community and is highly respected by many other communities.

 And to throw in a bit more fun we had Book Week! So much fun was had by all! The teachers captivated the children in the afternoon reading sessions in the different ‘worlds’ around the school capped off by the dress up parade at assembly.

We are calling for nominations for the School Board. There is soon to be one parent position vacant due to the completion of the current member’s terms.   The board provides strategic guidance and monitoring of the school’s performance. We welcome nominees for a three-year tenure.

Are you interested in participating in:

  • The development, endorsement and review of the school budget and business plan.
  • Processes to review school performance.
  • The development and endorsement of the annual report.
  • Promoting the school in the community; and
  • Taking part in the review of school policies
  • One of our main focus areas has been on continuing to build on school communications and promotion of our school to the wider community, having expertise in this area would be beneficial.  

If you require more information you can either, make an appointment to see me, contact Nick Payne, Current School Board Chair on 0428 344 528 or follow this link to the Department’s School councils/board Information Pack. If you are interested in nominating for a position on the School Board please complete the nomination form and email to (electronic form is preferable):







Merit Certificates Week 3

Congratulations to the following Merit Certificate recipients:

 ECE U1 

 James J, Liam M

 Room 1

 Marko D, Jai G

 Room 4

 Armando S

 Room 5

 Saanvi B, Paul Y

 Room 6

 Angela Q, Bovith D

 Room 7

 Keira K

 Room 8

 Sebastian B

 Room 9

 Aarna H, Obie M

 Room 11

 Ethan W, Mary C

 Room 12

 Lucy Z, Heath R

 Room 13

 Sam W, Katana S

 Room 16

 Zoe G

 Room 17

 Bella S, Caeson L



Bicycles Stolen

Unfortunately, we have had 2 bicycles stolen from the racks at school today.  We strongly recommend supplying locks and reminding your children to chain their bikes. Thank you, CPS.

Sustainability News

Congratulations to Mrs Samsa and her Environmental Officers.  Read more here.

Book Week 2021


2021 Science / STEAM Week

Next week, CPS will be celebrating our annual Science / STEAM week with many exciting opportunities for our students to experience and enjoy!    Read more here

2021 Athletics Carnival

The Athletics Carnival is happening soon.  Read more here.

Winter Lost Property

We currently have an overflowing abundance of lost property located in the undercover area. At CPS we are striving for our students to be independent individuals so please continue to encourage your children to take responsibility for their belongings.

We also ask that families clealy label their clothes items so that they can be returned to their owners if found. We have many items that do have recognisable marks on them, however they cannot be clearly linked with current students. It is suggested that labels are clear and up-to-date with your child's name.

Finally, we also have a number of students who cannot find their lost property. It would be extremely helpful if families could have check to see if the items your children are wearing home - are actually theirs.

We thank you for your support with this as we understand how frustrating and expensive losing clothing can be. As there are so many items without homes, we will be having a clean out of the lost property next week where some items that are not claimed will be donated to the CPS Uniform shop for re-sale.


PLEASE NOTE;  When processing direct deposit to our school bank account that you use the reference as stated on the Unpaid Billing Items Reminder letter - ie:

Student Surname,  Student First Name, Room Number

2022 Planning

To all Parents and Caregivers.  If your child is not returning to CPS in 2022 (excluding Year 6 students) can you please notify us via email at as we are in the process of planning for 2022.  Please include your child's name, year and school they will be attending.  Thank you

Reminder - Student Update Form

Any changes to student details that may occur throughout the year must be notified to the Admin office as soon as possible.  Or you may prefer to email

Mark Lee Football Coaching Term 3

We are delighted to be back for After School Soccer in Term 3!

 Wednesday 4th August to Wednesday 8th September (6 weeks)

  • 3pm-3.45pm
  • Suitable for all children from PP to Year 6
  • $119 per child

 Simply call/text or email Mark to register your child.

 Mark Lee Football Coaching

0430 788 703

Woodlands Teeball

Woodlands Teeball Club

2021/2022 season

Boys & Girls Pre-Primary to Year 5

Registrations open 1 August 2021

For season details and registration please visit

For enquires email the Registrar at



UWA West Coast Swimming Club


to Saturday 25 September

Register now for UWSC Junior Development Squads winter (short course) program

Our Junior Development squads will teach swimmers how to train and swim faster while maintaining good technique.

Visit the UWSC website to register online at:

or email:

Phone UWA West Coast Office: 08 6156 1900

Want to join our squads but, not sure where your young athlete fits. Contact us for a FREE assessment.