Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 13 - 10/09/2021

Principal's Message - Kim Fraser

What a spectacular Learning Journey! We have had such positive feedback from parents, children and staff. It was so wonderful to see a sense of community back at CPS. 

It was good to see so many families attend this event and have the opportunity to see what a rich and engaging learning environment your children have at CPS. Great to see so many parents also have a go at some of the challenges set in classes! There was a bit of competition between the children and their parents as to who was the best at problem-solving! Great fun! 

Thanks to the massive amount of families who took on the sausage sizzle challenge line! We didn't think we would get through you all. We made an amazing $1 032.00. Half of this will be donated to the North Beach Lions Club, we can't thank them enough for their help. Half will be donated to the Solar Buddies program at school. 

The school has a great relationship with the Cambridge Rotary and our children are very fortunate to be involved in many programs that Rotary support within and external to the school. One of these programs is being involved in the Peace Pole Project

This project ‘symbolises the oneness of humanity and a common wish for a world at peace’. We were privileged to have our Peace Pole officially presented to the school by Mr Jeremy Wood from Rotary at our last assembly. The pole has 4 languages on it – English, Noongar, French and Chinese. It will be placed in the front meeting place garden outside the administration. We were also highly praised last Friday by our Rotary guests for the courteous and respectful behaviour shown by the children throughout the assembly. Jeremy has commented over his many visits on how respectful the children are. Our proactive approach in embedding, and exhibiting, our 4 values pay off enormously with all our students.    

Our Traffic Warden, George, has spoken to me concerned with some driving behaviours. He has requested that parents wait at the unbroken stop line until children and warden are completely off the road. There have been some near misses which are a concern. Please also remember to slow down when approaching and entering the school. He would greatly appreciate your support with this. 

I am off on long service leave weeks 9 and 10 to soak up some sun up north! Mr Johnson will be in the role in my absence. Mrs Morgan is also on LSL (also a sun chaser) and the role will be shared between Ms Russell and Mrs Etherington. Enjoy the rest of the term and the holidays!

School Board - Chairman's Update

Dear School Community,

On behalf of the Churchlands Primary School Board, I’d like to give you all an update on the Board’s activity and our plans for the near future.

Firstly, I’d like to acknowledge everyone who took the time to fill out the recent Parent Survey. There were 100 respondents which is an excellent level of engagement. There were a number of very encouraging and positive outcomes from the survey, particularly around the quality of education provided at CPS and the care and concern teachers have for their students. Parents also noted areas where they felt improvements could be made, including feedback to parents and concerns around class structures. We will continue to discuss these as a School Board over the remainder of 2021 and into 2022.

Over the past few months, the school has made progress on acquiring the vacant land adjacent to the Kiss & Drop, with a view to creating a larger formal carpark and Kiss & Drop in this area. The School Board is actively supporting the land acquisition and is endeavouring to work with both State and local government authorities to ensure the best outcome for the school. The Board is also actively engaged with the City of Stirling on the traffic issues experienced on Cromarty Road due to the Churchlands Green traffic modification trials.

Furthermore, since the end of Term 1, the School Board and P&C Association have enjoyed a much greater level of collaboration, particularly around supporting P&C activities and discussing issues that are important to our community. Together we look forward to continuing this important working relationship.

Finally, you may be aware that there is an election process underway for a new Board member. To see a number of excellent candidates come forward to express their interest in joining the Board is very pleasing. We look forward to welcoming a new member to our next meeting in Term 4. We would also like to thank departing member, Natalie Romano, for her significant contribution to the Board and the school over the past two years.


Nick Payne

Churchlands Primary School Board Chair

Learning Journey Gallery

This week it was fantastic to welcome back the CPS community to another Learning Journey after missing out in 2020, and from all accounts, all involved were very happy to celebrate the occasion.

View 2021 Learning Journey Gallery

Staff Spotlight - Luke Johnson

Did you know... Mrs Johnson gets me to spend most of my spare time renovating our 70s house in Marmion! I actually love it as it keeps me very active,  I get to learn new skills all the time and I get to spend time with my beautiful family. 

Did you know... I spent 10 years living in the Victorian town of Ballarat where I taught at a school called Pleasant St Primary School. The school was on Lake Wendouree and in the winter it often snowed! (It's very cold in Ballarat and I am grateful to be living in WA again ;) )

Did you know... before being a teacher, I have had 2 different professions. I have a Bachelor of Surveying and used to be a surveyor in Perth (ask your parents what that is) and I was also a Web Developer at Mix 94.5 and 92.9 (Triple M these days). Teaching is still the best job out of those! (and the hardest)


Merit Certificates Week 7

Congratulations to the following Merit Certificate recipients:



 Jordan L


 Isla B, Isaac H

 Room 1

 Lauchlan X, Ines C

 Room 2

 Oliver C, Smahi B

 Room 3

 Ryan SR, Arya S

 Room 4

 Karena Q, Eleanor S

 Room 5

 Nicolas G, Paul Y

 Room 6

 Drukdra D, Jonathon B

 Room 7

 Saanvi N, Zoey C

 Room 8

 Makayla M, Stella A

 Room 10

 Skyla H, Helena Y, Zac K

 Room 11

 Lachlan B, Savi O

 Room 12

 Evan K, Joseph B

 Room 13

 Kylie Z, Sophie N

 Room 16

 Iris B, Rachel L

 Room 17

 Lenny B, Ilios H


 Room 7


The Music Review

For the latest music news and upcoming events click here.

2021 Interschool Athletics Wednesday 15 September

This year CPS will be competing in their annual Interschool Athletics Carnival at Bob Hawke Oval on Wednesday 15 September. All permission notes have been sent home via Skoolbag for those who have been selected for the team.

West Leederville PS have organised a coffee van and cake stall for the day.

Please see the attached program for the carnival here

Triple P - FEAR-LESS SEMINAR 16th September 2021

Just a reminder to those who have signed up for our school psychologist, Graham Goodall's seminar focussing on anxiety management and coping skills. 

The session will be on next Thursday, 5-7pm in the school library.

 More information here.


Sasha Key is back.  Click here for her update

Before & Afterschool Activities

To see what's happening to keep the kids happy and healthy click here.

NAPLAN Results

Individual student NAPLAN results have been released this week and sent home to students in years 3 and 5. If you require a digital copy of these results, please email Luke Johnson at

School Photos

See more information here

Year 6 Councillor Fundraiser - Dress up as some you admire day!

To continue our support of our SolarBuddy initiative, the Year 6 Councillors will be hosting a fundraising event on Thursday 16th September. This year's theme is: Dress up as someone you admire!

More details here.

Winter Lost Property

Please check lost property in the undercover area for any items that may belong to your child/children.  All lost property that has not been claimed by Wednesday 15 September will be disposed of.


Please note that students return to school date for Term 4 is Wednesday 13 October 2021.  To view the Term Planner, click here.


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

Western Australian Lapidary and Rock Hunting Club - Annual Exhibition 2021

Perth's biggest and best Gemstone and Mineral Exhibition is on again this June. Don't miss this amazing sale of rocks, minerals, gemstones, crystals and more. See Flyer for details. 

Magpie Swooping

Just a reminder to take care when outdoors during the magpie nesting season.  Read more here.

Summer Soccer

JB 6 A-Side Soccer Competition.  See more here.

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.


Eclipse Martial Arts

Churchlands Taekwondo Academy

Term 4 Registrations are now open

Please call Brad on 0428 347 770 to register your interest or email

Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Churchland’s Primary School undercover area.

Class 1 – 3.20 pm – 4.20 pm for 4 – 8 year olds.

Class 2 – 4.20 pm to 5.20 pm for 8 years old and above.