Principal’s Address – December 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,

This year has ended with many celebratory events including the Year 6 Graduation, Pre-primary to Year 5 Book Awards, Kindergarten Christmas Concerts and Evening on the Green. It was a pleasure to celebrate the progress and achievement of all of our students.

In what has been another challenging year we have continued to thrive.  This is testament of the strong sense of community that exists at Campbell Primary School. I thank all parents and carers for their continued trust in our school and for supporting us in every way. I make special mention of the work of our staff, from our educators to cleaners and the gardener they are an inspiration to work with, always going above and beyond to ensure high levels of care and success for our students.  I thank both Mrs Slee and Ms Goodsell for their exceptional leadership throughout the year. Thank you to our front office staff who again have shown high levels of care and compassion for our school community, we are privileged to have them be the face of our school.

To our students I say thank you for their incredible efforts over the course of the year. I know how hard they have worked to achieve their goals.  We have fabulous staff, wonderful students and a very supportive community all of which are enablers for an exemplary school.

For the families who are leaving Campbell this week for secondary school or for new schools, thank you for your support over the time you have been at Campbell PS, we wish both you and your child/ren every success for the future.

To our Year 6 students, it has been such a delight to watch you grow over the years that you have been at school. You are such a beautiful group of young people and I wish you all the very best for the future.

Thank you

A special thank you to Brad Habib for his gift of time. Brad recently volunteered his time to be the DJ for the Year 6 Graduation Dinner/Dance. He did a fabulous job; the students danced the night away.


We are thrilled to advise the community that our very own Physical Education specialist teacher – Miss Hayley Mews has been contracted to be the head coach of the Rangers WANL Netball Club.

Well done to Miss Mews.

Good Standing

Good Standing certificates will be sent home this week for students that have maintained their Good Standing for the term. Students in Years 4 to Year 6 will receive a letter of commendation if they have maintained their Good Standing all year.

Long Service Leave 2023

I wish to advise families that I will be taking long service leave on Thursdays and Fridays for all of 2023. On these days Ms Goodsell will be Principal.  Mrs Moorman will be assisting the Executive Team as acting Assistant Principal whilst Ms Goodsell is in the role of Principal.

Best wishes to all for a healthy and joyous break. I look forward to 2023 being a more settled and exciting year for staff, students and the school community.

Staffing 2023

The following staff will not be with us in 2023 due to retirement:

Mrs Sue Forman, (Mrs Forman has retired from her position as Manager of Corporate Services, however will remain with us for 1 day a week as the Media and Marketing promotions officer),  Mrs Julie Henwood, Mrs Carolyn Favazzo and Mrs Maxine Wylie.

I thank them all for their significant contribution to our school and wish all ladies every success in their retirement.

Other staff leaving this year include:

Ms Lisa Van Der Wielen who has been with Campbell Primary School for 19 years. Such a huge contribution, we thank you for all that you have done over the many years of service here at CPS. We wish you well at your new school.

Miss Katie Atterton, Miss Matilda Moon, Mrs Julie Cinanni, Miss Isabel Yap, Miss Rachel Kelly, Miss Louise McVicar, Mrs Emma Edwards, Miss Keira Hoare and Ms Nicola Adams will also leave us at the end of this year. I wish them all the best and thank them for their contributions to our school.

Incoming Staff for 2023

Miss Jemma Sayers, Mr Alex Meston, Mr James Cowan, Miss Renae Donnison, Mrs Janis Blake, Ms Sydney Kim, and Mrs Paula Kiersey will join our school in 2023. Many of the incoming staff have already completed a day of induction at CPS and are very much looking forward to joining our school.

Thank you to the School P&C

Once again, our P&C members have worked tirelessly to support community engagement and school fundraising. Their efforts have enabled us to run the Chaplaincy programme; have funding to purchase new sporting equipment plus equipment to support our Early Learning students.

A special thank you to Mrs Amy Cunnold, P&C President and the committee.

School Board Successes for 2022

I wish to thank the School Board members for their exceptional support over the last year. A special mention to Mrs Leonie Gurr, Chairperson for her ongoing support and her coordination of the meetings. The Board has worked collectively as a team to further progress our school. Some key areas to note are as follows:

  • Endorsement of the School Chaplaincy programme
  • Completion of the School Board Training modules
  • Monitored delivery of the Department of Education Statement of Expectations
  • Monitored student achievement across the school in academic and non-academic areas
  • Monitored One-Line Budget through Financial reports
  • Approved Leases within school – Helping Hands, School Canteen, Eternal Life Ministry and Hindi Classes
  • Hosted Year 6 Student Councillors who presented a review on the school
  • Approved early close times for 2023, Term One and Term 3
  • Approved Professional Learning days for 2023
  • Approved Voluntary Contributions and Charges and Personal Usage Requirement lists for 2023
  • Endorsement of the BYOD programme for 2023
  • Notation and support of the school’s management of COVID-19
  • Reviewed and endorsed the following policies: Students at Educational Risk Policy and the Homework Policy
  • Approved the draft budget for 2023.

Advice of Class and Teacher 2023

On Tuesday 31 January 2023, after 1.00pm parents will be advised of their child’s 2023 class and teacher via email.  Hard copies of class list will only be displayed on the morning of Wednesday 1 February 2023.  Parents are asked to ensure that their email addresses are current in preparation for notification in 2023.

Not Returning to Campbell in 2023

I would ask that parents please advise the school if their child/ren will not be returning to Campbell next year. Please email Sara Willis, Manager Corporate Services –  if and when you decide your child will not be returning.  We appreciate any information that you can provide as soon as convenient.

Education Security

With the school holidays around the corner I would ask parents to report any suspicious behaviour or damage to the school to School Watch on 1800 177 777.

Lynne Bates


December 2022