Principal’s Address Term 3 Week 4

Dear Parents/carers,

Semester 2 has commenced with a sense of great purpose and vigour, with students enthusiastic and keen to challenge themselves with their learning. They are setting realistic learning goals based on the feedback received through the formal reporting process at the end of Semester 1. I thank parents and caregivers for taking time to sit down with their children and discuss each child’s reports, both areas of strength and possible areas for improvement. It is through these discussions that students are empowered to take responsibility for their learning.

I look forward to seeing the continuing progress of all students over the course of the semester.

Principal’s Day

I was truly delighted by the kindness of all students, staff and community on Principal’s Day last Friday. The book I was presented with, which was made by the students, the flowers from the P&C and the many kind words from staff, students and parents made the day incredibly special, and one I will remember forever. It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to work in this school community to support a positive education for each child.


There have been a number of staff changes for this term. Ms Beth Moorman has been selected to take up the position of Assistant Principal for Term 3 with responsibility for Year 3, 4 and 5 students. I wish to acknowledge the wonderful work done by Miss Kellie Gibson who worked in this role since the middle of Term 2. Miss Gibson is returning to LA 14 as class teacher three days per week and will be continuing in her role of Mathematics Coach two days per week. The school also welcomes back Mrs Carolyn Cunningham. Mrs Cunningham will be working three days per week in LA 18 and two days per week in LA 14. Mrs Cunningham brings a wealth of experience to both roles.

I also wish to thank Miss Gibson for the exceptional job she did whilst in the position of Assistant Principal. We are so lucky to have such outstanding teachers and leaders in our school.

Grandparents’ Day

Thursday 1 August 2019 was Year 3 to 6 Grandparents’ Assembly. Grandparents were invited to attend assembly and to visit classrooms afterwards. The morning concluded with a special morning tea honouring the contributions that Grandparents and other significant elders make to the lives of our students. Thank you to our many visitors who were able to join us for the morning. Students were very excited to be able to share their school world with visitors. We look forward to seeing the community at many more special events throughout the year.

Author in Residence

This week, as part of the school’s commitment to English and to the theme of Book Week, My Secret Power, we have been very fortunate to have Ms Lisa Van der Wielen working as author in residence at the school. Lisa is not only a teacher at the school, but is also an accomplished author. Lisa has been running workshops with students on the process of making a book. Students are working diligently on their own book creations which will be shared with others during Book Week in Week 5.

School Board

I thank the school board for their contributions and insights in to reviewed policies this semester. Last week the board ratified the updated Mobile Devices in School policy. This policy can be found on the school’s website, with the notable change to include varying digital devices, not just mobile phones, e.g. apple watches, fitbits etc.

Interschool Cross Country

The interschool Cross Country event will be held on Friday 16 August 2019.  We wish all competitors good luck and know that Campbell Primary School students will exemplify the virtues of positive sportsmanship.

Canning Vale College Circus Troupe

The highly acclaimed CVC Circus Troupe will be visiting the school on Friday 16 August 2019 to present their latest production to students.  We look forward to hosting them and reconnecting with some of our past students.


Please be reminded that Friday 23 August 2019 is a Staff Development day and as such students do not attend school on this day. The school administration will also be closed on this day.


Lynne Bates