From the Principal – March 2023

Dear parents/carers, staff and students,

We have enjoyed a very productive term so far with all children displaying the school’s values of respect, resilience, and kindness.  It has been a delight to see all students engaged in their learning and their independence each morning as they prepare for the day. We look forward to many up-and-coming events over the second half of the term.



Thank you to the P&C who have already commenced fundraising for the year and raised over $900 at their first uniform stall. They will be holding another stall on Wednesday 15 March from 2.15pm near the Comrie Road gates.

The P&C will be holding a Wacky Hair fundraiser on Monday 3 April for our students in Kindy A and Pre-primary to Year 6. The students in Kindy B will join in on their day on Wednesday 5 April.



The P&C are an invaluable resource to our school with a long history of parent involvement at Campbell Primary School. The P&C functions in the school include bringing parents together to share information and views, stimulating community interest and participation in education, school banking, fundraising to support with the purchase of much needed resources throughout our school, community engagement opportunities and community events. Each year P&C meetings are held twice a term and run for an hour.

The P&C will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 21 March commencing at 1.45pm in the school library. All parents and carers are welcome to attend. At the AGM all the office bearer positions will become vacant and P&C members able to nominate for them. P&C members are also able to vote at the meeting to appoint interested parties into these positions.  The P&C works hard to fundraise monies for the school and has already donated $2000 this year for the purchase of Numero cards for our students.

If you would like more information about the P&C please visit – The Western Australian Council of State School Organisations Incorporated (WACSSO). Please also refer to the link on the school’s webpage for further information regarding the P&C roles.

“ Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” ~ Elizabeth Andrew


NAPLAN TESTING Year 3 and 5 only

NAPLAN testing takes place this week, commencing Wednesday 15 March until Monday 27 March. Staff in these year levels, Mrs Slee and Mrs Kumar have all been very busy ensuring that our ICT is working well to complete the online testing. Students are well-prepared for this testing. Parents are reminded that these tests provide us with a snapshot of student achievement and progress in Literacy and Numeracy. The tests are administered separately and provide information to support whole school planning and initiatives to focus on student improvement. The tests will run throughout the week, and we ask that all students in these year levels attend school on time and every day to complete the testing. For more information regarding NAPLAN please visit the Department’s website here NAPLAN – Department of Education


Voluntary Contributions

A huge thank you to the families that have paid their voluntary contributions already this year. We encourage all our families to make this payment as all the monies go directly to supporting your child’s education. Progress payments are welcome and can be paid at the School Administration or by direct deposit into the school bank account.

How to Make Payments

Payment of Contributions can be paid via the QKR! by MasterCard app at any time.

Payment of Contributions can also be made at the school office by cash, cheque or EFTPOS or by direct deposit into the school bank account

Campbell PS                BSB 066 040                Acct No. 1990 1017

Please note child’s name in details


Classroom Communication

Parents are reminded that the electronic platform to communicate with parents is CONNECT. If you are experiencing any difficulties with this platform, please contact the front office.


Reading at Campbell Primary School

At Campbell PS we love reading and love to promote reading. Congratulations to LA18 who had the greatest number of students complete the Summer Holiday Reading Challenge.

In Semester 2 last year, the English Committee devised a new Home Reading Initiative for our School. It rewards students who read at least four nights per week with ribbons and a Reading Star badge once they reach 100 nights of reading. For more information, please see the website here Literacy | Campbell Primary School.


Harmony Week 2023

Harmony week is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism. The Harmony Day message is that everybody belongs.

At CPS we have 59% of our families with a Language Background other than English. During Harmony week we recognise diversity and inclusion. To celebrate, students and their families are be invited to come to school in their cultural dress or Orange on Friday 24 March. On this morning, we will be holding a family Harmony Day Parade whereby all students will parade with their classes through the boulevard. Families are welcome to walk with their child’s class. Kindy A will have their parade on Monday 27 March 2023.

Orange is the colour chosen to represent Harmony Week because orange signifies social communication, the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect. For more information regarding Harmony Day see the website here Harmony week – Everyone belongs.


Paige Goodsell

Associate Principal/ Principal

March 2023



Welcome back to the 2023 school year at Campbell Primary School, I hope that you all enjoyed a relaxing and safe holiday period.  A special welcome to all new parents and students who have yet to experience our wonderful school. We wish you and your children a happy and productive experience at Campbell Primary School.

I have visited all classes this week and it has been such a delight to see just how excited and happy our students are to be back at school. The staff have ensured that their classrooms are stimulating, orderly and safe spaces for our students. I thank them for this.  A special thank you to all parents and carers for ensuring your children are well-prepared for their schooling with books and uniforms. I am confident that, once again, the year ahead will bring us much to celebrate.

A reminder that I am on Long Service Leave every Thursday and Friday for the 2023 school year. Miss Paige Goodsell is the Principal on these days.


School Start time and Duty of Care

A teacher will be on duty in the Boulevard area from 8:15am. Students that arrive at school before 8:15 am are to sit outside the administration office opposite the staff room. They will be dismissed from here, to the Boulevard area, at 8:15am. Students should not arrive at school before 8:00 am.  Parents are reminded that we have a before and after school care provider- Helping Hands. Please contact them if you require regular assistance with care for your child before and or after school.



As we start the year it is important for parents to remember that regular attendance at school will ensure student participation in education programmes.

A student who misses ten or more days of school per term is considered at Educational Risk. This is simply because they have not been able to regularly participate in the educational programmes and activities.

Parents are asked to ensure that students arrive before the siren each day; classrooms will open at 8:25 am. If your child is late, they are required to go through the School Administration for a late pass and recording of arrival time. Parents will be contacted if lateness is an ongoing issue.


Parent Information Sessions

I thank the staff for their preparation for these sessions and families for your engagement. We look forward to meeting with you again individually in Term 1 for the Parent Meetings, which are scheduled for Week 5 of this term with an early close on 1 March 2023. Please ensure that you schedule a time when the parent interview bookings open on 22 February 2023.


Positive Feedback

Our staff always appreciate kindness shown to them from the parent community, as such I invite you to leave a nice message for them on the school’s webpage through the link below.

Nice Words & Compliments | Campbell Primary School


Mobile Phones/Wearable Devices 

Parents are asked to read the school’s mobile phone/ wearable device policy, which is available on the school website at

Parents who wish their child to bring a mobile phone to school are asked to complete the Parent Permission Form from the school administration or print from the school website.



Parents are also reminded that our school has a Bushfire Policy, which is located on the school’s webpage Bushfire Plan | Campbell Primary School. I encourage all families to read through this policy.

Regular bushfire drills occur throughout the year in order to prepare both staff and students for such an event if required. We encourage families to also develop a family plan, for home in the event of a fire.


Executive Leader for Year Levels

If you have any urgent matters where there is no time to make an appointment with your child’s classroom teacher, please contact the Principal or Assistant Principal who looks after your child’s year level.

Paige Goodsell: Kindergarten, Pre-primary and Year 1

Lynne Bates: Year 2

Mandy Slee: Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

Beth Moorman: Year 3

It is expected that you will have first spoken with your child’s class teacher. For any complaints I refer you to “Talking to my School” guidelines, which are on the school website Information | Campbell Primary School.


Staffing 2023

Campbell PS has a number of new staff this year and we would like to welcome the following teaching staff to Campbell:

Mrs Paula Kiersey- Pre primary

Mrs Janis Blake – Year 1

Miss Renae Donnison- Year 2

Mr James Cowan- Year 3

Mr Alex Meston – Year 5

Miss Jemma Sayers – Year 6

Miss Sydney Kim – Languages Italian


We are sure they will enjoy their time at Campbell working with our wonderful students.

Kind regards

Lynne Bates