Principal’s Address – Week 1 Term 4

Dear parents/carers, staff and students,

A warm welcome back to all staff and students. It has been such a joy to have your children back in our school. I do hope that you all enjoyed the break and were able to spend time with your family and friends.

Last term was such great success with many wonderful end of term events that greatly enhanced our already strong sense of community. We had an incredibly successful Open Night with over 80% of families attending this evening. Our amazing P&C members and parent volunteers coordinated and ran our very first Colour Fun Run, an event that will be remembered for some time and was immensely enjoyed by all. 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 5 cohort of students achieved well above like schools in all areas tested. The Year 3 cohort achieved above like schools in Reading, Grammar and Punctuation and Spelling. What is also pleasing is that the Year 3 cohort were very close to like schools in both Numeracy and Reading.

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

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. Green highlight – above like school.

Kindergarten Move

There will be much excitement for our Kindergarten students in Mrs Wylie’s class in the coming weeks. They will be moving across to a purpose built classroom- LA 3 in the Pre-primary area. This is due to the transportable now being required by the Department and us having space to accommodate our Kindergarten class. I am sure that the children will enjoy this transition and very much enjoy the cranes and diggers that will arrive in coming weeks- such an exciting time.

Parent Opinion Survey

Thank you so much to the 220 families that have completed the Parent Opinion Survey. The survey closes tomorrow so if you have not had the chance to complete it, please do so. The code and link have been sent out through CONNECT.

Parent Evening BYOD, GATE and Q&A with the Principal

Last night we held a parent information session which was a great success, with approximately 40 families attending. We greatly valued the opportunity to share our curriculum planning with you and support you in looking at opportunities for your children into high school. I also enjoyed responding to your questions. Many thanks to Mrs Slee for her preparation and presentation on the evening.


I congratulate Rayan in Year 5, who has received a Highly Commended award for the Upper Primary Category in the Tim Winton Young Writers Awards. This is an exceptional achievement. His story was very impressive and will be shared with students at an upcoming internal assembly.

COVID-19 Planning

I wish to assure parents and carers that we are well-prepared in the event that we have to pivot to online learning. The school has a COVID-19 Contingency Plan in place and this is reviewed frequently.

Reminder of Phase 5 COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Physical distancing of 1.5 metres between adults should be maintained, where possible.
  • Staff, students and parents must stay home when sick.
  • Avoiding unnecessary physical contact and physical greetings (e.g. handshakes, hugs etc.).

The students have continued to maintain high levels of hygiene throughout the day. I thank parents for continuing to promote this at home also.

Class Placement 2022

The process of creating class lists for the 2022 school year will commence in Term 4. Parents who feel they have relevant information pertaining to the placement of their child in 2022 should advise me in writing. All correspondence should be addressed to the Principal and be received no later than 4:00 pm, Monday, 1 November 2021. 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 webpage. I encourage all parents to read this document as it clearly defines the rigorous process undertaken to place students each year.

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).

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

Kind regards,

Lynne Bates