Principal’s Address – 1 April 2021

Dear parents/carers,

Thank you for taking the time to read the final Principal’s address for the Term. It has been a very busy term where staff have endeavoured to pack 9 weeks of learning into an 8 week term. I thank the staff and students for their exceptional efforts over the term and wish them a well-deserved break.


Parents and Citizens Association 2021

A heartfelt thank you to the many parents that attended our follow up P&C AGM meeting, it was wonderful to see so many new faces. It was also great to have parents nominate for the executive committee, which means we will continue to have a school P&C. The incoming committee is listed below.

President: Kirthana Prabhakaran

Vice President: Deb Boxall

Treasurer: Shahzad Khan Tarakai

Secretary: Syeda Areeba Annas

My sincere thanks to the outgoing committee members, I thank them for their dedication and the enormous amount of time these ladies gave to the school.

Deb Boxall – P&C President

Gabbrielle Hughes – Vice President

Cindy Truscott – Treasurer

Lauren Cox- Secretary


Staffing 2021 Term 2.

We congratulate Pamela Lumsden who has been merit selected to Bletchley Park Primary School. We Thank Mrs Lumsden for the incredible work she has done in her role as Science Specialist at Campbell primary School. She has had a huge impact upon the development of science across the school over the last 5 years.

We welcome Mr Gary Dietrich as Mrs Lumsden’s replacement. Mr Dietrich was also merit selected to the position at Campbell PS. He is a highly experienced Science specialist and has worked across primary and secondary schools both in Australia and internationally, including Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Malaysia and Bahrain.

I met with Mr Dietrich this morning and he is very excited to be joining our team. We look forward to his contributions to Campbell Primary School.

Mrs Barnes is now on leave and preparing for the joy of motherhood. We wish her all the very best for the coming months and future.



Whilst we are still living with this pandemic we are expected to maintain some procedures particularly around the number of parents in enclosed spaces, please be aware that this does not mean parents cannot be in classes. You are very much encouraged to visit your child’s class and support their learning. We will still offer the drop off at gates, but please know this does not mean you are not welcome in the school grounds as this is not the reality.

We look forward to seeing more parents in and around the school next term.


Relationships and Partnerships- School Surveys

Over the course of this term we have collected information form parents/carers, staff and all Year 5 and 6 students regarding parent engagement in the school.

The surveys were completed by:

33 staff members

221 students

28 families

The data from these surveys is currently being collated to determine areas of strength and weakness. What has been difficult is that only 28 families responded to the survey.

Early next term I will share the strengths and weaknesses identified through triangulation of the data. I will then be inviting parents and students to be part of a working committee to support development of a Strengthening Community Engagement strategic plan for our school. Please look out for an invitation to join this committee early next term.


2020 Annual Report

Parents are advised and encouraged to read the school’s 2020 Annual Report. This report provides information on how the school performed against the Business Plan targets and across all learning areas. The report can be viewed on the website.


Holiday Reading Challenge

To further support our whole school priority of reading we will once again be inviting all students from Kindergarten to Year 6 to take part in the Holiday Reading Challenge, a register will be sent home with all students this week. This program requires the children to read each and every night of the holidays. They then need to have their record signed by an adult. The children are then asked to return this to school in the first week back in Term 2. We look forward to seeing many children returning having read every night over the holidays. I also thank parents for your anticipated support in this program.


Parent Interviews

We hope that parents gained valuable insights in to their students learning in the week’s parent/carer interviews. It is wonderful that both the school staff and families work together to maximise the learning for our students.


Summer Carnival

I thank Mr Turner for his coordination of last week’s Interschool Summer Carnival. I visited some teams and again was impressed by our student’ sportsmanship. Thank you also to the staff and parents/carers that attended the summer carnival with Mr Turner.


School Security

Parents are asked to be alert and report any suspicious behaviour within the school to School Watch

1800 177 777.

As this is the last address for Term, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to seeing everyone next term. I also wish to extend my sincere thanks to the school staff for what has been a highly successful start to the school year.

Parents are reminded that Term 2 recommences for both staff and students on Monday 19 April 2021.  We have many events to celebrate next term, including the ANZAC service, Mother’s Day celebrations, Kindy picnics, our very own Musical and much more.

I also look forward to the school’s  P&C commencing fundraising activities for the term.

Please visit the school website for information on the upcoming events in Term 2, 2021.