Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 15 - 22/10/2021

Principal's Message

Welcome back to Term 4! Can you believe that we are nearing the end of 2021?

We have hit the ground running with the junior years off to swimming, Kindy Orientation days are happening and a SciTech Challenge. Congratulations to all the students who participated in this challenge...they won! How cleaver are our children! Thanks to Mr J for all your guidance and support with this.

……. and we have loads more exciting events coming up.

I had the best time travelling up through Karijini National Park to Broome, Exmouth and Coral Bay. We have such spectacular countryside and so fortunate to be able to travel. Thank you Mr J for taking the reins, from all accounts you did an amazing job.

Today is Mrs Reid’s last day at school. She will take some time to get ready before she becomes a mum very soon.  Mrs Reid is very much part of the CPS community and we wish her and her husband Dan all the very best as they join the parenthood family.

The years 6’s are off to Geraldton for a week at the Geraldton camp. We wish them all the best and hope they have an awesome time! Parents don’t worry, they are in fantastic hands! Take this time to enjoy a little bit of peace.

Very big thank you to the P & C for organising a lovely morning tea for World Teachers Day. The staff are most grateful for the support and value that our community has for what they do. It was such a lovely start to the day!

I am aware that the community has received some Stirling Council information about the land on the corner of Pearson and Cromarty. It is one of the council’s conditions of providing the land to the Department that all access points to the land are closed.  I am working with the Department of Education, Finance and surveyors on an appropriate solution to this and current Kiss and Drop area. It is expected to continue to be used as an area for school parking and address more appropriate solutions to the parking/traffic area. I will keep the board and community updated as I gain further information.

A friendly reminder that we have an Open School Board Meeting next Monday 25 October at 6.30pm in the library. There is also a P & C meeting on Tuesday 26 October at 7 pm in the library where there will be a discussion and voting on supporting the Oval Creative Play space.

We have a number of private external operators who lease our buildings and facilities; i.e. tennis, OSH, soccer, basketball. These are not owned or run by the school and are separate entities. If you have any queries about these please contact the operators who are the best to answer your questions.

Staff Spotlight - Mrs Joanna Morgan

Did you know.... That I ever since I was in Year 3, I wanted to be a teacher. I used to make all the kids in my class read to me, answer questions and then I would mark their work! I am not sure if the teacher thought I was a good help, but I sure thought I was. Being a teacher was all I ever wanted to be and now I am the Deputy Principal.

Did you know….. That Mrs Gerrans, who teaches in Year 5/6 is my sister. Before I came to Churchlands, she was a student teacher in Mrs Rigoli’s classroom and then we almost started working here at the same time. A few of the kids think we even look the same!

Did you know….. I have been working in schools for over 20 years. My very first-time teaching, I went to a little school in the wheatbelt town of Kalannie and spent 2 years living on a farm and teaching in the small school with only 60 kids. I have taught in lots of places including, London, Brisbane, South Hedland and now back in Perth.

Did you know….. One of my favourite places to holiday is Coral Bay. I went just recently and spent lots of time snorkelling with my family. This time we were lucky enough to see orca’s (killer whales) when we went on a boat tour, it was amazing!

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.

2022 Booklists

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

2021 Scitech Challenge

To see how we went at the 2021 Scitech Challenge please, follow this link.


On Monday 15/1, Luke Johnson and Holden Lai will be holding the 2022 BYOD information session at 6.30pm in the CPS Library. Parents with students who are beginning Year 1 (or are new to the school with students in years 1-6) in 2022 are invited to run through the rationale and procedures of the program, as well as gaining some helpful tips for using the Screentime app to manage the iPad's use at home. 

If you intend on attending this informative session, please register through the following link.

Big Music Night - Music Is The Light

The Big Music Night, our annual music showcase on Thursday 11 November, is well on its way – tickets have been released through and can be purchased through this website here.   See attached poster here


Both HOTNOTES Orchestra and VOICE Senior Choir are performing around midday at the Wembley Downs District Fair on Saturday 30th October – look out for them if you are there!

Musicians, please be well prepared and arrive on time in correct uniform.

·         11am arrival for set up before performance at 12pm

·         11.15 arrival form VOICE – 11.30 performance

 Note: All HOTNOTES members (even those in VOICE) are to wear the HOTNOTES uniform rather than VOICE uniform.

DUCKS - Father's Camp out! Saturday 13 November - Limited spaces left

The very popular DUCKS Camp out is 3 weeks out - happening on Saturday 13 November. With limited spaces remaining make sure you get organised and register you place through QKR as soon as possible. 

Sustainability News

On SUNDAY 7th NOVEMBER there will be a busy bee to plant around the frog habitat. I encourage as many families as possible to come along so that your child gets an opportunity to be involved in the planting.

We are still collecting BATTERIES and CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE. You can drop these off to Room 5 or place your used batteries in the battery bin at the library.  The Containers for Change bin is still in the undercover area.

During week 5 ALL students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 will be attending an excursion at the Herdsman Wildlife Centre.  If you would like to be a parent helper, please see your child’s teacher. 

Mrs Samsa

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.

Wembley Downs District Fair

On Saturday 30th October this fantastic annual community event returns, proudly sponsored by the City of Stirling. The fun starts at 8.30am and offers a jam-packed programme right through to 3.00pm. With stalls, food trucks, coffee and cake, rides, amusements and performers there is something for everyone and entry is free! As this is a Covid Safe event, please check in with your Safe WA app on entry or sign into the register. Please check out their Facebook page @WembleyDownsDistrictFair for more details and photos from the previous years' action.


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.

Before & Afterschool Activities

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

Magpie Swooping

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


Payments are now overdue and required for your child to participate in the various excursions that are taking place this term.  Reminder letters will be sent home with your child for outstanding payments on Monday.

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

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