Principal’s Address – Week 1 Term 1 2020

Dear Parents/carers,

Welcome back to the 2020 school year at Campbell Primary School I hope that you all enjoyed a relaxing and safe holiday period.  A special welcome to all new parents and students who have yet to experience our wonderful school. We wish you and your children a happy and productive experience at Campbell Primary School.

It has been fantastic to see the students settle into their new classes with such enthusiasm and happiness. I thank all parents and carers for your support of our school in ensuring the children are well prepared for their schooling with books and uniforms. A special thanks also to the highly dedicated staff at Campbell PS who have worked many hours prior to the start of the school year preparing their rooms and planning for the year ahead.  I look forward to a highly productive and successful year ahead.

School Start time and Duty of Care

The school start tie is 8:40 am, with a teacher on duty in the Boulevard area from 8:10 am. Students that arrive at school before 8:10 am are to sit outside the administration office opposite the staff room. They will be dismissed from here, to the Boulevard area, at 8:10 am. Students should not arrive at school before 8:00 am.


The school staff offer our sincere sympathy to all families that may have been affected by the significant bush fires on the east coast in recent months. We wish to remind our families that we have a school chaplain who is available if any family or student is experiencing emotional distress due to these events. Our staff raised funds to donate to the red cross following our dress casual for a cause professional learning days. We will also have a fundraiser hosted by our incoming student councillors to raise funds for those families in need; the charity will be chosen by our student leaders.

Parents are also reminded that our school has a Bushfire Policy which is located on the school’s webpage, I encourage all families to read through this policy.

Regular bush fire drills occur throughout the year in order to prepare both staff and students for such an event if required. We encourage families to also develop a family plan for home in the event of a fire.

Novel Coronavirus
I wish to thank parents and carers for your support in the school’s management of the recommendations from the Health Department pertaining to the Novel Coronavirus.

We will continue to keep you well-informed of any changes that may arise. If you have concerns about the risks to your children, please refer to the Department of Health website or the Healthdirect helpline on 1800 300 243.

Executive Team 2020

We welcome Mrs Slee (Monday to Friday) and Mrs Marshall (Mondays) to the role of Assistant Principal.

Executive Team – Year Level Leadership


Lynne Bates: Year 6

Assistant Principals

Mandy Ward: Kindergarten, Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2

Jenny Marshall: Kindergarten, Pre-primary, Year 1 and Year 2 (Monday only)

Mandy Slee: Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5

Staffing 2020

Campbell PS has a number of new staff in 2020 and we would like to welcome the following teaching staff to Campbell:

Mrs Gardiner – Yr 1, Miss Curtis – Yr 3, Mr Turner (Phys Ed), Mrs Shorto – Yr 3 (Thursday), Miss Jackson- Yr 4 (Friday), Miss Jacques – Yr 5 (Wednesday) .

Staff returning from leave include:

Mrs Barnes, Mrs Buckley, Mrs Gill, Mrs Holland and Mrs Martin.


I would like to congratulate Miss Alison Cole who has gained the substantive position as Deputy Principal at Aspiri Primary School.  Miss Cole was a highly valued educator at Campbell Primary School since the school opened in 2002.  She has worked at the Institute of Professional Learning for the last 2 years. We wish her all the best and thank her for her significant contribution to the education of Campbell students.

Parent Information Sessions

Teachers will be running 30-40 minute parent information sessions after school in Week 2.

All handouts from the meeting will be available in both hard copy and via our website.

Information Sessions Days and Times


Date Classes Time
Monday 10 February Year 1 and Year 2 6:00 pm – 6.45 pm


Tuesday 11 February Kindy, Pre-primary, Yr 5 , Yr 6 and the Year 4/5


6:00 pm – 6.45 pm
Wednesday 12 February Year 3 and Yr 4 6:00 pm – 6.45 pm


The Parent Meetings are an opportunity to meet your child’s classroom teacher, and as such they will cover important information regarding the operations of the class.  Should you wish to discuss your child and their specific needs then please make an appointment with your child’s class teacher at a mutually agreeable time. A request for an interview with a class teacher can be submitted on the school’s webpage. For any urgent matters where there is no time to make an appointment, please contact the Assistant Principal who looks after your child’s year level.

Mobile Phones – Students

Parents are asked to read the school’s mobile phone policy, which is now available on the school website at

Parents who wish their child to bring a mobile phone to school are asked to collect and complete the Parent Permission Form from the school administration or print from the school website.

School Board Meeting

Our School Board will meet on the 17 February 2020 at 3:30 pm. Parents are welcome to attend as observers, as this will assist you to learn more about the functions of the School Board.  Please advise the front office staff if you wish to attend by Friday 14 February 2020.

School Board – Nomination for Parent Members 2020

We currently have positions available on our school board. They are 1, 2 or 3 year tenures. If you wish to nominate for a position please visit the website and complete a nomination form by 4:00pm, 28 February, 2020.  If you wish to discuss the role of school board with me I am happy to meet with you, please make an appointment through the front office.

Please note that if elected on to the school board you will be expected to complete training, this is provided through our school and through the Department of Education. Meetings are held twice per term, on Monday afternoons in Week 3 and 7 of term and run from 3:30pm until 4:30 pm.

Parents are advised that if there are more nominations than positions this will go to vote.