Principal’s Address

Dear parents/carers, staff and students,

I present to you the Principal’s address on behalf of Ms Bates who is on leave for the remainder of this term. I know she would join me in thanking all the staff and students for their commitment to our Campbell mission to nurture the hearts and minds of all, and for demonstrating our school values each and every day.

Term 3 has been a very busy and enjoyable term for all our staff, students and families. As we approach the end of term, on behalf of the Campbell Primary School Executive Team, I would also like to thank the P&C executive members and volunteers for their organisation and running of many successful events this term. Thank you to our School Board who meet twice each term to acknowledge the incredible efforts of our staff and progress of our students. They are also pivotal in reviewing and endorsing the CPS policies and procedures ensuring a focus on what matters most for our students.

We have many things to celebrate from the term and I would like to acknowledge the resilience of all staff, students, and families as we learn to live with COVID.


Term 3 Events

We have held many successful parent events this term to engage with families post COVID restrictions. It is a pleasure to have our families back attending school events and in classrooms. In Term 3 we had our in-term swimming lessons, school photos, and students from across the school have attended many engaging and exciting excursions and incursions. Our Year 2 and Year 3 students have their Constable Care excursion still to look forward to next term.

In Week 5 we held our annual Book Fair and raised over $2 000.00 for our school library. We also held our inaugural Family Book Week Parade which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Thank you once again to all the families who joined the parade and each and every child who celebrated Book Week with us. The Kindy, Pre-primary and Year 1 students welcomed their fathers into their classes for an afternoon of activities to celebrate Father’s Day. Last week students dressed in yellow, and our boulevard was alight with sunflowers to acknowledge RUOK? Day. There are many more exciting events to come over the coming weeks and term.

We were thrilled to welcome so many students and families to our Open Night held on Wednesday night – 14 September 2022. The students have worked exceptionally hard over the course of the year and this is a wonderful opportunity for families to celebrate their child’s efforts. Thank you to the P&C and our volunteers from Eternal Life Ministry for their support with the sausage sizzle which fundraised to provide ongoing resources to our students.

Congratulations to Miss Roberts and the Campbell PS Dance Troupe who performed at Wakakirri earlier this term. Their commitment to early morning sessions to learn their routine and perform at this level is commendable. They received excellent feedback from the Wakakirri panel and, as a result of their incredible performance, have been nominated for the Wakakirri National Festival Award: Mental Health Story Award. The CPS Dance Troupe received the following feedback from panel member Rohan Senior I loved the message. A wonderful coming together in a show of solidarity at the end. Great choice of music. Great message, well done! We look forward to hearing the results of their nomination next term.

Congratulations also to Miss Mews and our Interschool Cross Country Team who competed against our network schools earlier this term with much success.


Up and Coming Events

Faction Athletics Carnivals

Our Kindergarten students will have their own mini carnival over the coming days to enable them to join in the Campbell sportsmanship spirit and showcase what they have learnt in Physical Education this term. We also have our Jumps and Throws events this coming Monday 19 September 2022 and the Pre-primary to Year 6 Faction Carnival on Wednesday 21 September 2022. All parents are invited to attend these events and watch their child participate in a range of athletics games and running races. Thank you to Miss Mews and Mrs Slee for their work in planning these events. We look forward to seeing many community members at the carnivals. Please be reminded all students need a hat to participate in the faction carnival events.

Colour Fun Run

This P&C event will be held on Friday 23 September 2022 after lunch. Please read the notices that have been posted on Facebook and the website for further information. We look forward to many parents coming along to watch the fun.


On Friday 14 October 2022 the P&C will hold the junior and senior discos for students from Kindergarten to Year 6. All students are invited to attend. Please refer to the notices for more details, and information on how to pay and register your child for this event. If you are able to assist the P&C at the disco, please complete the survey here to register yourself as a volunteer

Holiday Reading Challenge

Each holiday break the Campbell teachers challenge our students to read or be read to at least 10 times during the school holidays. Reading regularly with and to your child has an immense positive impact on their learning and we invite all families to take the challenge. We have some wonderful book prizes on offer for all students who complete the challenge, and the winning class will have a visit from Ms Bates and their class will receive their very own class book. Please see the school website for more information.

Grounds Update


We have some exciting grounds upgrades happening over the course of the school holidays including:

  • Secure screening to the upper storey windows
  • Kiss and Drop Bus Shelter
  • Bike track in the Kindy and PP area installation
  • Internet Gateway Upgrade

These upgrades are welcomed additions to our school grounds.


Voluntary Contributions

A huge thank you to the families that have paid their voluntary contributions we are still very much in need of parents paying their child’s contributions.

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.

Progress payments are welcome and can be paid at the School Administration or by direct deposit into the school bank account (listed above). Family billing statements will be sent out in Week 10 (printed as at the 15 September 2022).  Please note: that these are not an invoice but a statement of items, payments and outstanding amounts.

Should you have an enquiry relating to the topic of Contributions & Charges please contact the School Administration.


Planning for 2023

It is imperative that families advise the school administration if they will not be returning to Campbell PS in 2023 so we can plan accordingly. If you will not be returning, please call the school or email as soon as possible.


Staffing Term 4

We wish Mrs Upson well on her leave for Term 4 and welcome Mrs Emma Edwards into the LA21 classroom on Mondays through to Wednesdays. Mrs Cooke will teach in this class on Thursdays and Fridays. We also welcome Mrs Tracey Ianni to LA24, Mrs Lowe’s class on Fridays for Term 4.

As you are aware, next Thursday 22 September 2022 will be a Public Holiday to enable community members of Australia to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s passing. Please note students do not attend on this day. The school will be open again on Friday 23 September 2022 before closing for the school holidays.

Students commence Term 4 on Monday 11 October 2022. Our next Staff Development Day for the year will be held on Monday 24 October 2022. Students do not attend on this day. Term 4 will be full of many celebration events to mark the end of the year plus our Semester 2 reports.

I wish all families a wonderful break and I hope that you get plenty of time to rest and enjoy time with your families.

Kind regards,

Miss Paige Goodsell

Associate Principal