Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 45 - 28/4/2023

Principal's Message

Welcome back! From what I heard, a number of families ventured away from home to enjoy quality family time relaxing and having fun. The children were ecstatic to be back ……and I know a number of parents were also happy they were back at school. 

What a way to start the term with a very special ANZAC Ceremony. We are so honoured to be able to share this event with our whole school community. Thank you to the P & C who organised, and to those who donated and helped prepare the wreaths for the ceremony. They were beautiful and a lovely touch in helping us commemorate the occasion.

My family dropped off the CPS generous donations to the Kids Cancer Support Group, they were incredibly appreciative and passed on their heartfelt thanks to everyone. 

As a government school, our facilities are available to be leased by various community groups. The hire agreement outlines specific areas that the groups can use for which the lease payment covers. TheirCare is one of our major companies who lease a room, the creative play space and the basketball courts (when netball are not training). As their major role is to care for CPS children, they have responsibility for duty of care. Currently we have a number of parents using TheirCare's leased areas before and after school. We request that these areas not be used at these times and that parents leave the school by 3.15pm. This ensures the TheirCare team can safely and effectively monitor and manage the children in their care.

Officially Kindy enrolments for 2024 will begin soon, however you can place an application into the office before this time to avoid the rush. We will be advertising the full details of the enrolment process through the Newsletter and Skoolbag throughout this term. Please pass on this information to any new families you know.

We have a close working relationship with our local Rotary group who are fully supportive of many school activities and events. We would now like to support them through providing information to our community on the Rotary Host and Exchange Student program. They have a 15 yo female student who is coming to Perth from the Czech Republic (Chechia). She will begin her first 5 months at Quairading and will then transfer to Cambridge Rotary club. She will be attending CSHS and speaks English. Attached is the flyer If you are interested in supporting this or you can contact Jeremy Wood from Cambridge Rotary directly on 0400 505 255 or at

Churchlands Senior High School is fundraising for its first international music tour since 2018 following Covid-related interruptions. Families in the Churchlands SHS catchment primary schools have the opportunity to win a laptop donated by Stott Hoare, the company who provide laptops to Churchlands High School students. There are two $2,000 laptops to win in the raffle, as well as a Boeing 737 flight simulator experience, or dinner at the Island at Elizabeth Quay. Raffle tickets are $5 each and can be purchased online here: . All support is greatly appreciated and will provide music students with an incredible opportunity, one which your students will hopefully be able to experience in the future!  The raffle is being drawn on 6th May.   

2023 CPS ANZAC Ceremony

Rotary Youth Exchange

PE News and upcoming events

Click here to see Mr Marshall's update and what's happening in Term 2

Sports Report – Swimming Carnival, Interschool Swimming Carnival, Running Club

What a wonderful day we had down at the CPS swimming carnival on Wednesday 22 March.  All the year 3-6 students from CPS packed their bags and made the trek down to Churchlands Senior High School.  We welcomed back parents to this event this year, and it was great to see a big turnout and thank-you for the support you showed the CPS students. Read More.

School Chaplain News. Paul Stokes (Tue/Wed)

Hello parents and caregivers, 

It has been lovely to join the school community as the school chaplain late last term. I have worked in Primary school chaplaincy over many years and in a dozen different schools. In collaboration with your school admin, we have defined my priorities and I have begun to settle into my role. 

 As a chaplain I support wellbeing amongst the students. One way of supporting students is being available to speak with them 1-1. My support of children is confidential, and always with parent consent. I am a respectful, compassionate presence to listen and empower them on their path.  

If your child might benefit from support in friendships, dealing with emotions, or difficult life circumstances, please consider speaking to their teacher to determine whether my role may assist them.  

 Wishing you all the best this term. 



CHUMT 2023

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.

After school activities

Here are our various after school activities.  Please click on each provider to find more information.

Redhage Basketball - More information

Mark Lee Football coaching - More information

Coastal Tennis - More information

King's Chess Club - Term 2 Registrations

CPS Chess Club is back next term - follow the link to register your child.

Registration link for TERM 2:

Joey Scouts - Wembley Downs

JOEY SCOUTS (Wembley Downs) – Children aged 5-8. Term 2, 2023 enrolments are now open! 

Does your child love nature, adventure, and learning about the world? Joey Scouts helps to build friendships, independence, and confidence through a variety of activities & adventures including crafts, games, cooking, camping, and exciting excursions. 

Tuesdays 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm. Wembley Downs Scout Hall, Dover Crescent 

Find out more here.

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 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.