Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 41 - 17/2/2023

Principal's Message

We are well and truly back into the swing of things at CPS. It’s been lovely to see so many parents come along to the Parent Information Sessions, we have had great feedback; in particular how the teachers are so committed to the children academically and socially/ emotionally, thank you.

We are so honoured to have such a collaborative and engaging relationship with the Board and P & C. We have developed a wonderful collective and valued voice that fully supports positive student outcomes and consequently an active, informed and engaged community. We look forward to continuing this in 2023 and adding to the great experiences that we all share at CPS. The Board are more than happy to support any enquiries that you may have with governance or will seek guidance to support your questions.

Leadership plays an important role for staff in driving the direction and successful student outcomes. We actively develop and support staff seeking leadership across the school. Consequently, development of our Curriculum Leadership Team for 2023 has been developed to assist in supporting the Departments 2023 directions of Teaching for Impact and Quality Teaching which will value add to our Business Plan focus in this area over the last 3 years.  

As part of this leadership, Ms Lucy McNamara has joined the Student Services team managed by Mrs Jo Morgan.  Our new school psychologist began at CPS this week. We warmly welcome Ms Emme Viney who will be a valuable asset to our Student Services and school team. We are also in the process of interviewing chaplains. Thank you to the parents who have provided feedback on our Student Services and understanding the role of this, the psychologist and Chaplain. The team will soon be providing an overview of the structure of the services we can provide and what the roles and responsibilities are of each area  

I will be on LSL weeks 4 (Tuesday) and 5. Mr J will be in the seat in my absence.

Enjoy your weekend!



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.


NAPLAN Online is scheduled for Term 1 this year in a move to allow student learning data to be accessible for schools earlier in the year. While presenting a shorter preparation time, our students and teachers in Years 3 and 5 will be well prepared for the national assessment between the 15th and 21st of March. (Term 1, weeks 7 & 8).

If your children are in years 3 or 5, please read further for more information and what needs to be done in preparation.

Find out more

CPS Carpark Rules

The school recognises the heavy amounts of traffic, particularly at school pick-up, around the entries to our Cromarty Rd carparks and we have been working closely with local councils to find a solution.

In the meantime, to reduce some congestion, we have established the following rules:


  • Kiss N Drop is open from 3.10pm – if you are using this area, please plan your pick-up to be then.
  • Please do NOT drop off children outside the Kiss N Drop area.
  • Please drive to the end of the blue lines when using Kiss N Drop.


  • If you are parking and picking up before 3.10pm – please collect your child/ren and leave as quickly as possible.
  • Please accompany all children to parked cars – students should NOT be walking across the carpark unaccompanied.

Please drive slowly and safely to ensure the safety of our students. If you are departing the carpark, keep right. If you are entering the Kiss N Drop keep left.

For an entertaining reminder of these rules in action – check out this fantastic community announcement, created by some of our ex-students!

Watch Video

PE News and Upcoming Events

Swimming Carnival, Running Club and  plenty of activities before and after school to keep your children active and healthy.  See here for more information

Positive Behaviour Support

We are ready for another strong year with PBS. Please click here to find the CPS Behaviour Matrix.

These are the expected behaviours for all students at PBS and each fortnight the whole school will focus on one skill and teachers will explicitly teach the expectation of the behaviour. 

The current focus is - we are responsible for our own behaviour. 

Music Timetables and Information

Click here to access the full music timetable, violin and viola lesson times and HOTNOTES information.

What's happening in the Art room

Donations of any bits and pieces are required for our Sculpture by the School creations that the children will be working on.  Click here to see more.

Sustainability News

We urgently require some assistance in the ECO SHED.  Click here to see how you can help and upcoming events.

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.

Redhage Basketball - After school Term 1, 2023

Basketball is on after school, every Thursday afternoon 3.05pm - 4.05pm. See all the details here.

After School Soccer Term 1, 2023

Thursday After School Soccer is Back 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 will be returning 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.

Marist Football Club - Registrations now open

Registrations for the 2023 AusKick football season are now open for the Marist Football Club!

To register please click on the link below:

If you have friends or family with children who could be interested in playing AusKick at Marist this year, please forward this on.

Come to our Open Day on Sunday 12th March to find out more, everyone is welcome. Details will be posted on our website.

We are looking forward to having you on board for season 2023!

For more information, head to the Marist FC website:

AusKick Coordinator Contact (Stuart Atkinson):