Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 43 - 17/3/2023

Principal's Message

NAPLAN started this week and students and staff engaged with the assessment in their usual calm and positive way! In fact, I have never seen kids so excited to complete an assessment! As a school we have been dedicated in ensuring that the students take on various learning challenges in a positive, resilient manner and this definitely shows when we do NAPLAN. Thank you to all the parents that also support this. Our aim is to support young people to take on all challenges they are presented with and know how to manage these in a positive and productive way. Very big thank you to Ms Goodwin, Mr J, and all the year 3 and 5 teachers for their help with the organising of this.

We warmly welcome our new School Psychologist, Emme Viney. Emme will be working one day a week and a few days throughout each term. Emme will be working closely with our Student Services team, Mrs J Morgan and Ms McNamara. We also warmly welcome Paul Stokes who began with us this week as our Chaplain. Paul is keen to be part of CPS and support our directions on the health and wellbeing of our students. He will also be working with the Students Services team. There will be ongoing information coming out in our newsletters once the team have settled in.

We have had a few anaphylactic incidents lately due to children sharing food. We have a no sharing food policy as well as being a nut aware school. We have discussed this the students and will continue to review regularly. We have also noticed an increase in lunches being delivered that are not of the healthy variety. We actively encourage parents to pack a healthy lunch for the children ensuring we continue our healthy eating message across the school. If you would like further information there are plenty of ideas at the Crunch and Sip website.   

I continue to work closely with the Police, Traffic Warden State Management Unit, Board Chair and P & C to engage a new Traffic Warden on Cromarty Road.  The lack of traffic wardens continues to be a concern for the police who say the shortage is now at unprecedented low levels. We have suggested other options i.e.: flashing lights which would be an option to keep our children safe when we do not have a Warden but is obviously not a permanent solution.  Our local MLA Christine Tonkin is also fully aware of the situation and is an active campaigner for all the local schools who are in the same position. If you or anyone you know might be interested in becoming a warden, please contact the Police traffic on 6274 8734.

Life has a way of placing challenges in your way, some more overwhelming than others, and through this you get to see the amazing resilience and kindness of people. For my family we have been  faced with a huge challenge. A week before Christmas my beautiful 10 yo granddaughter was diagnosed with leukemia, which has been devastating for us all. It certainly makes you reflect on what is important and what is not and how strong people can be. It’s also made me reflect on the number of our families who have and are battling with this horrendous disease. I am in awe of their strength and resilience, they are truly heroes.

I share this with the community as I value and respect the generosity, kindness and value you have on giving back to others less fortunate than ourselves.  So, I ask, and please there is no obligation, to support the Kids Cancer Support Group who do such amazing work for the sick kids and their families and Perth Children’s Hospital.  You can find lots of information at this Facebook link or on this page here.  There will be a box placed in the front office if you would like to drop off any ‘Lucky Dip’ goodies and I will ensure they get to the group for distribution.

Kim Fraser 

Week 6 Merit Certificates

Congratulations to the following Merit Certificate recipients for week 6

ECE U1Max H, Menora C
Room 1

Chelsea R

Room 2Elias I, Annie Y
Room 3

Abigail C, Sebastian O

Room 4Steele D, Abby B
Room 5Casper P, Zadie N
Room 6Elizabeth W, Elle M
Room 7Clare P, Lucas Z
Room 8Chelsea B, Gabriel G
Room 9Kingsley G
Room 10Anastasia A, Emelyn R
Room 11Jenson P, Catherine Z
Room 12Obie M, Angelina LL
Room 13Laura G, Zane T
Room 16Ava W
Room 17 Sean A, Kayla DJ
Art Rachel L, Emelyn R, Room 10, Room 8

Harmony Week - Everyone belongs

​​Harmony Week is the celebration that recognises our diversity and brings together Australians from all different backgrounds.

It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​

To see how we are celebrating Harmony Week 2023 at CPS, click here.

2023 Fluor Challenge

Over the last couple of weeks we have hosted the 2023 Fluor challenge, with teams from years 3-6 teams nominating to participate. We had a great level of interest and during the event, all students worked to the best of their ability and cooperated beautifully in solving a very interesting problem! Check out the action here.

Library News

We have had a wonderful start to the year in the library, with many children using the space at lunchtime to read, play board games, Lego and craft. The ‘Word of the Week’ and ‘Where in the World’ quizzes are also proving to be extremely popular among the students and staff. 

Overdue notices will be sent home in week 9. Please hunt around for any books that may have been misplaced. The library is open for students to return, loan or exchange their books at lunchtime, Monday to Thursday.

Emma Johnson



For the 2023 NAPLAN CPS timetable, please click here.

PE News and Upcoming Events

For more information regarding the upcoming swimming carnival and events that your child will be participating in, please click here

What's happening in the Art room week 7

Sculptures, Sculptures, Sculptures and more.  See what's happening in the Art room here.

VOICE Senior Choir Dress Rehearsal

Please click here to see details for the ANZAC Day dress rehearsal.

SMS Communications for student absences

Parents, this is a reminder to please notify the school before 9.30am if your child is going to be absent by sending an SMS to 0408 905 268.  Please include student name, date and reason for absence.

For any extended periods of absence, please email the principal, Kim Fraser at

Updating Student Information

Parents, it is essential to inform the school in writing of any changes to student details.  This includes:

1.  Change of address/email address/phone numbers

2.  Any changes to your child's medical condition or medications

3.  Change of parent work arrangements

Please see the office administration for any changes to your child's information.

Why school attendance matters

Regular attendance at school is fundamental to student learning. Please read more to find out about importance of high student attendance, and CPS attendance expectations.

Career Conversations - Bringing families together

The Dept of Education is delivering free events in local areas to discuss post-school options for students.  The invitation is open to secondary and primary school families.  Topics discussed include:

  • exploring university and training pathways
  • career pathway information for young people with disabilities
  • where to find accurate, up-to-date career pathway information
  • where the jobs are
  • what employers and industry are looking for.

See their flyer here and to book a place please click here.

Redhage Basketball - After school Term 2

Basketball is back in Term 2 after school, every Thursday afternoon commencing May 4th.   3.05pm - 4.05pm. See all the details here.

After School Soccer Term 1, 2023

Thursday After School Soccer is on in Term 1!

 Mark Lee Football Coaching is suitable for all children from Pre-Primary to Year 6

The program has been running at Churchlands PS since 2017 and we are delighted to offer it to the students once again in Term 1!

Dates    Thursday 16th February to Thursday 23rd March

Time      3.00pm-3.45pm

Cost       $119 per child for 6-week program

To register simply call/text or email Mark

 0430 788 703

Tennis Before School Term 1, 2023

                                                                Before School Tennis

Coastal Tennis is running in Term 1, 2023 to offer Tennis Lessons on the schools courts. 

Click here for more information.

All enquiries call Nick Kirkbride (Coastal Tennis) 0419 923 495 or visit and enrol or download a form from the Schools Page.

Wembley Downs Junior Football Club - Registrations Open

Registrations for PP - Year 6 are now open.  

To find out more, click here.

YMCC hockey club 2023 registrations are open!

If you have kids who are interested in coming to learn and play hockey, then YMCC is a welcoming and inclusive club.   

We have Minkey for Kindy and Pre-primary kids 

We have 7-a-side games for Year 1 and 2s and 9 a -side games for year 3 and 4's. 

The club is also looking for girls in year 5 and 6 who would like to play (no experience necessary!) 

If you are interested in joining a team with other kids from your school please contact us.

Year 1 and 2 Narelle Murray: 0452 505 025 

Year 3 and 4 Rebecca Anderson:  0429 651 022 

Minkey (K and PP) and Year 5 and 6's Kath Shelley: 0411 150 340 

See our registration flyer here or go to the YMCC website for more information.