Principal’s Address October 2022

Dear parents/carers, staff and students,

Welcome back, I do hope that all families enjoyed the recent break and have settled back into the term well. A special welcome to students and families that are new to our school this term.

Last term was such a great success with many wonderful end of term events that greatly enhanced our already strong sense of community. To further complement such a successful term, we received our preliminary NAPLAN results which were very impressive once again. A more detailed analysis is provided below. I look forward to a very productive term ahead.


Once again, our results are above both National and State Means. What is most pleasing is that our results compared to Like Schools is also very positive.

The Year 3 cohort achieved well above like schools in all areas Numeracy, Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Spelling. The Year 5 cohort of students achieved above like schools in Reading, Writing and Spelling and slightly below in Numeracy and Grammar and Punctuation.

The results reflect the exceptional education provided by all staff at Campbell PS.

Green highlight – above like school.

Like Schools: Like schools are based on school Index of Community and Socio Educational Advantage. ICSEA is a scale which allows for fair and reasonable comparisons among schools with similar students.

Faction Carnivals

I extend a huge thank you to our talented Phys-Ed teacher, Miss Mews for her outstanding coordination of our Kindergarten and PP-Year 6 carnivals. There was an abundance of good sportsmanship, exemplary behaviour and excitement on the days. I also wish to thank the parent community for your support of such events. We look forward to our upcoming Interschool Carnival.

Staffing 2023

We are both excited but saddened by the upcoming retirements for both Mrs Maxine Wylie and Mrs Julie Henwood. Both ladies will be retiring at the end of this year and have been longstanding staff at Campbell PS. They have contributed so much to the school, students, staff and community. More formal advice of school farewells to be organised will be advised soon. I encourage parents and other community members to take the time to personally thank both ladies over the course of this term if the opportunity arises.

Class Placement 2022

The process of creating class lists for the 2023 school year will commence in the coming weeks. Parents who feel they have relevant information pertaining to the placement of their child in 2023 should advise the school in writing. All correspondence should be addressed to the Principal and be received no later than 4:00 pm, Monday, 14 November 2022.

Parents are advised that requests for specific teachers and or requests for non-placement in composite classes or tandem arrangements are not considered. The school does not view these arrangements as detrimental to students’ academic or social development. Parents should also be aware that correspondence provided to the Principal will be considered by staff but does not guarantee a particular outcome being sought by parents.

The Campbell Primary School’s Class Placement Guidelines is posted on the school’s website. I encourage all parents to read this document as it clearly defines the rigorous process undertaken to place students each year.

2023 School Destinations or Not Returning to Campbell in 2023

Planning for Campbell’s 2023 school year has commenced, I would ask that parents please advise the school if their child/ren will not be returning to Campbell next year. Please email Amanda Downing, School Officer if and when you decide your child will not be returning.  We appreciate any information that you can provide as soon as convenient.

Professional Development Days Term 4

Parents are reminded that the school will be holding Professional Development Days on Monday 24 October 2022. Students do not attend on this day so please make alternative arrangements for your child/ren. A reminder that Helping Hands may be able to assist with care if required.

Voluntary Contributions

A huge thank you to the families that have paid their voluntary contributions and charges recently, we are still hoping to see more payments come in before the end of the year.

How to Make Payments

Payment of Contributions can be paid via the QKR! 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).

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

Kind regards,

Lynne Bates