Churchlands Primary School Newsletter

Volume 32 - 19/08/2022

Principal's Message

Fun, fun, fun continues at CPS!

We kicked off last week with the P & C organised Lapathon! The weather was so kind, the helpers amazing and the children had the best ever time running copious amounts of laps around the oval! I did about 10….in my mind!  It was great having a whole school event that brought everyone together. Huge thanks to Shannon Ryan and the team for organising a super event! and of course to our wonderful

P & C! 

This week we had STEAM week! Starting with the World of Maths incursion which is a pretty exciting interactive maths show where children get to apply their problem-solving skills. Mr J, Mrs Goodwin, STEAM Committee and the student STEAM team organised lots of fun and exciting activities for the children to get involved in. Top effort team!

Our Learning Journey is creeping up on us very fast. This year it is on

·         Tuesday 13 September (Week 9)

·         5.30 to 6.30 pm.

The Learning Journey provides students with an opportunity to share their learning experiences with their families and showcase the range of education opportunities CPS offers. It’s a celebration of learning at CPS. More detailed information will be provided soon through your child’s class Seesaw.

We are in the process of developing our proposed staffing and classes for 2023. If any family is not returning to CPS in 2023 (excluding year 6) could you please email me at as soon as possible. Your assistance with this is greatly appreciated as it helps with our forward planning.



2022 Lapathon

Last Friday we were absolutely blessed to have the sun shine through for the 2022 Lapathon! It was another fantastic event, so well planned and organised by our amazing P & C, where our students not only got to raise money for the school but have an awesome time while doing it!

See all the photos here

Week 4 Merit Recipients

Congratulations to our Week 4 Merit recipients

ECE U2Elise C, Caleb C, Finnley B
ECE U3Chelsea R, Kavindi G
Room 1William W, Talia A
Room 3Nina W, Elle
Room 5Jayce R, Billy B
Room 6Harrison L, Freya S
Room 7Caeson L, Lexi S
Room 9Grace G,  Jake O, Milla L
Room 10Jesse S, Omar T
Room 11Zane T, Ella M
Room 12Jordan S, Imogen E
Room 16Drukdra D, Zara G
ArtRoom 3, Olivia D, Ryleigh H, Conrad H 

2022 CPS STEAM Week

This week at CPS we celebrated another engaging National Science / CPS STEAM week with a whole host of events and activities! While this year’s National Science Week theme of ‘Glass – More than meets the eye’ was an interesting lens to explore our STEAM areas. This year there were not only activities for all ages but also was great to be able to incorporate Art, Maths and Engineering learning on top of our staple Science and Technology focus.

See the images and read more

Congratulations to Imogen of year 5.

Way back in 2019, Imogen’s writing sample was chosen as an excellent example of student response, and sent to the Seven Steps Writing office in Victoria. This year it was chosen by Seven Steps as an exemplar to be published in the second edition Narrative Writing Manual resource for teachers. What a great achievement Imogen, well done! 

Congratulations Shaun Gao from room 5

French Mini Book Competition

Well done to our Year 5 and 6's for their creativity and the hard work that went into producing a mini book in French.  Click here to see how our winners celebrated this morning.

2022 Athletics Carnival 22-24 August

The Athletics Carnival is happening next week.   All students at CPS will receive a program of events, with all the events they are competing in, highlighted.  Specific times of each event will be on this program. You can find the schedule of events here.

From the School Psychologist - Setting up Routines (Part 1)

Daily routines help family life run more smoothly. They also help families enjoy more time together.

To read more, click here. 

PBS Update

Week 3&4 focus skill- We strive to achieve our personal best  

Congratulations to the 500 point classes 

ECE 1   Room 1   Room 3    Room 4    Room 5    Room 6    Room 7   Room 9 ​ 

Room 10   Room 11   Room 12​   Room 16   Room 17   

Congratulations to Room 16 for having the most Dojo Points for week 3&4. It was great to see all Churchlands students striving to achieve their personal best.  

Week 5+6 Focus Skill - We show good sportsmanship, which aligns beautifully with the upcoming Athletics events across the school. 

What’s Happening in the Art Studio

Click here to see what's been happening in the Art Studio.

Churchlands SHS Extension Program 2023

Lost Property at Administration

We have an assortment of items at the Administration office including reading glasses, purses, wallets, keyrings,  watches, a phone, house key, ID tag and bike torch.  Please come and claim your belongings as we will be donating and disposing of any remaining items on Monday 29th August.

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.

Incursion/Excursion Consent

Parents, please remember to complete the consent forms for your child/ren on Skoolbag as they will not be permitted to attend and participate in incursions and excursions without consent.

Term 3 Excursions/Incursions

As we have several excursions happening this term - a reminder to ensure that you have added your child's current classroom to your groups on the Skoolbag app as this is our main communication platform.  To subscribe to your child's group, see section 4 of the information sheet here. 

Soccer After School Term 3

After school soccer is back for Term 3.  For more information, click here.

City Beach Tee Ball

The summer teeball season is fast approaching and City Beach Teeball Club invites primary students from pre-primary to year 5 to register for the 2022/23 season.  For more information, click here