Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 17 - 19/11/21

Principal's Message

What a very busy last few weeks of celebrating the amazing achievements of CPS!

The Big Music Night (BMN) was once again a concert of exceptional talent. Huge thank you to Mr Howesmith for all his hard work getting this together, to the IMSS specialists for developing the children to such a high level of musical aptitude and to staff for their backstage prowess! Top job by all.

On Wednesday we were invited to host the Minister of Education, Hon Sue Ellery and Minister for Environment; Climate Action; Commerce, Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson, who announced the launch of a Sustainability Framework and School Clean Energy Tech Fund with Channel 9 in attendance filming the event for the News. Two of our Student Councillors, Sam and Helena, displayed great confidence when meeting the Ministers. Three Environmental Officers, Rosie, Ethan and Olivia engaged the Ministers by showing them all the wonderful things we do for our environment. Again our kids were amazing representatives of CPS. The Ministers and Channel 9 commended the children and school for their sense of respect, and valuing what we do at CPS. How lucky are we to be congratulated for all the great opportunities students get at CPS.

The school Board are actively engaged in reviewing relevant governance procedures of the school throughout the year. They have reviewed, along with staff, the 2022 Contributions and Charges, 2022 School Development Days, Class Placement Guidelines and Class Structures, A Guide for Parents. These have all been added to the Webpage for your reference.  

Staff will soon begin the process of developing classes for 2022. Organising staffing and student placements is a highly complex process with many factors playing in what the composition of classes will look like. We are governed by the funding we are provided, number of students and working within the Award and Agreement guidelines. Below is a draft overview of what classes may look like in 2022. These may change if we receive further enrolments. Please refer to the Class Placement Guidelines and Class Structures, A Guide for Parents for further clarification of processes.


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Big congratulations to all the Duck’s team for organizing another extremely successful Dads Campout!  …..and congrats to all the dads’ who brought along their children for a fun weekend of camping. From all accounts is was a great weekend with no children lost, just loads of fun. 

Merit Certificates Week 4

Congratulations to the following merit award recipients



 Lang H, Rhyanne T


 Arielle L, William W

 Room 1

 Ella D, Caspar M

 Room 5

 Erin W, Nia K

 Room 6

 Jesinta A, Matthew F

 Room 7

 Rhyse T, Daisy E

 Room 8

 Chloe McD, Jessie L

 Room 9

 Bethany D, Jonathon Z

 Room 11

 Amelie W, Jordan S

 Room 13

 Taksheel K, Rushil C

 Room 16

 Cynthia C, Tysen B

 Room 17

 Eden F, Ziatian O


 Aarushi C, Tingyao W, Room 11


 Room 11

Big Music Night

Read more here.

Sustainability News

Click here for the latest news from Mrs Samsa


(English as an Additional Language / Dialect)

(English as a Second Language)

For Sasha Key's update click here

BYOD Information Session for New Parents

Thank you to the parents who attended the 2022 BYOD Information Session, was great to see you there! Please remember if you didn't get a chance to make it, information on the program is available on the CPS website (Parent Info - BYOD iPad Program) or as a paper version from the office. The info includes the rationale of the program, getting prepared for the year, program requirements and expectations as well as some resources and tips on dealing with technology at home.

Once again, thank you to Holden Lai for joining the session and lending your great technical experience and expertise.

Luke Johnson

2022 Booklists

Previous supplier Ziggies, have been taken over by Campion Education.  Please see information on how to place online orders here

Parent and Caregiver Reminder

Please be mindful that students are not permitted on school grounds before 8.20am and should be collected at 3.00pm, unless participating in before/after school programs or before and after school care.  Classrooms are open at 8.35am to allow children to prepare for the day, students should aim to arrive at this time. Children who come in the morning must gather at the front of the school between the basketball courts and the main building.

Before & Afterschool Activities

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

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

Gifted & Talented Programs 2023 - Applications now open.

The Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs applications for Year 7 in 2023 are now open.  To view the website, click here.  More information will be sent home with Year 5 children next week.

Big Art Day Out - BSHS

Balcatta Senior High School is offering a free art taster for Year 5 students.  See more information here.

GATE Visual Art Program at Balcatta SHS

For more information on the GATE program click here.

For information on Art Classes at Balcatta SHS click here.

Basketball After School Term 4

Please see information for Redhage Basketball here.

Football After School Term 4

Please see information for Mark Lee Football Coaching here

Tennis Before School Term 4

Please see information for Coastal Tennis here

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.

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