Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 16 -05/11/21

Principal's Message

Welcome to week 4!

From all accounts and the way the children and staff looked coming off the bus, they all had an exhausting yet a wow of a time on the Year 6 camp!

Huge thank you to the staff; Mark O’Mara, Jenny Kennedy, Luke Johnson, Michael Marshall and Nairah Maples. I know that the children and parents are truly grateful for all the hard work that it takes to organise the camp. 

The school was abuzz last Wednesday with ‘lights, camera, action!’ We were privileged to be asked to be part of the Channel 10 TV program ‘The Project’.  Eight students from years 1 – 3 were chosen to be interviewed by Rove McManus on climate change and what wise words they would have to the leaders at the Climate Summit. Rove was certainly kept on his toes, and entertained by these very bright and funny children! At this stage, we have been informed that the show will air this Friday night. Hope you all get to enjoy the children’s amazing interview!

At the last open Board meeting, our NAPLAN data was presented to the Board and community. We are extremely pleased with the growth of our performance. This is evidence of the targeted approach of our curriculum direction which has demonstrated such positive outcomes. An abridged version of the data will be placed on our webpage next week.  

At the last P & C meeting, financial approval for the Oval Adventure Play space was voted on and successful! The Focus group are now in the process of getting this off the ground. Once we gain plans of the space we will get this out to the community for comment. We fully understand some of the parent concerns that a detailed plan has not been submitted however please be assured that the design brief was to provide years PP – year 6 with a circuit like area that supports children in building their gross motor skills and social development in a natural environment. The brief was also in line with a request from parents via P & C feedback and designs provided by the children. We are super excited to get this off the ground. Huge thank you to the P & C and the Focus group for all your hard work with this project.

At Churchlands PS we highly value the partnerships we have made with parents and wider community members. It is through such partnerships that we can maximise success for our students. There are so many ways that you all contribute to our school, so to thank you we invite all of our parents and community helpers to a very special Breakfast. Please come along and join us on Friday, November 26 at 8.00 – 8.45am in the staff room and community garden at the front of the school.

Term four is a very busy time and is when the Executive and staff begin working on budgets, staffing and class formations for 2022. It is not an easy process with us having to work within the budget we receive, students we are permitted to have in each year level and class profiles. Teachers and specialists take a considerable amount of time considering the best possible placement for each child. Teachers also work within the Class Placement Policy. With this in mind, there is always the possibility of composite classes (split). To ensure you are well informed of the reasoning for this we have developed a guideline that provides you with detailed information on the formation of composite classes. We will provide an interim breakdown of class structures at the end of the year. These may change over the break as it is dependent on student numbers.

You may have noticed new fencing being placed at the back of the early childhood area. We have been having lots of intruders onto school grounds who unfortunately have caused a lot of damage. We have a group of teenagers who repeatedly climb onto the roof of the ECE buildings as they are easy to access. Due to the damage this causes and to alleviate any harm to anyone the only option was to install a cranked top fencing.

We continue to have considerable issues with dog faeces on the oval. This causes such a lot of distress to the children who walk or sit in this. We are also having people allowing their dogs to drink from the drink fountains! As a community, we ask that you support keeping our school safe and clean and call Education Department Security on 9264 4771 if you see anything that requires investigating.

Channel 10/The Project and Rove McManus with CPS champions!

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


On Monday 15 November, 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.


Congratulations to both HOTNOTES Orchestra and VOICE Senior Choir for their outstanding performances at the Wembley Downs District Fair last Saturday.

A big thank you goes out to all the year sixes who attended after a busy week at camp.

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

Sustainability News

See more here.

Art News

Our students have been very busy.  Click here to see more

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

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

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.

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.


There are still some outstanding Student charges.  Please finalise payments as soon as possible.

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