Principal’s Address

2023 School Year 

From the Principal – May 2023

Dear parents and carers,

We have experienced a very productive Term 2 so far, with many special events to complement the formal curriculum. Events such as the Mother’s Day stalls, Year 6 Day Camps, zoo excursions and the Book Fair to name a few.  Many thanks, once again to our P&C and parent volunteers for your tireless efforts and gift of time to our school. We do hope that you all enjoyed the morning tea provided last Friday by staff in acknowledgement of your efforts. Thank you also to all staff for your continued dedication to the profession, your care and commitment to ensuring the best for every student is greatly appreciated.

Principal Performance Review

Recently I had the pleasure of welcoming staff from the Department of Education, Mrs Fiona Kelly (Director) and Mrs Donna Snow (Leadership Principal) to our school to complete my Principal Performance Review. Whilst this is a new process for principals, I can say it was one I thoroughly enjoyed.

I was privileged to show Mrs Kelly and Mrs Snow through the school, and they were highly complimentary of staff, students and made particular comment on the evidence of connected practice at Campbell Primary School. It was a very positive experience for me as principal to have the opportunity to share, with such highly credible leaders, varied parent, staff and student survey data and discuss my leadership journey and leadership development plan.

School Board Representatives 2023

We welcome both Anna Khoh and Larnie Clark to the Campbell Primary School Board. We greatly look forward to their contributions over the course of this year. We do, however, still require one more parent to join the school board. If you are interested, please email the school and we will certainly be in touch.

School Photos

Class photos are scheduled for Week 6 of this term. This year we have opted with a new contractor who have generously donated $2000.00 to our school P&C.

Reporting to Parents

Parents are reminded that student reports are sent home electronically through CONNECT. It is most important that parents ensure that they have registered on CONNECT prior to reports being sent home on the 23 June 2023. If you have not done so or are requiring assistance with this, please contact the School Office.


A reminder to all parents and carers that we have a very convenient Kiss and Drive facility on Comrie Road within the school car park. It is very efficient and prevents the need to find parking at peak traffic times. I encourage many more parents to access this area as it will free up more car bays for those parents that need to enter the school premises with their child/ren. Staff will be on duty in the Kiss and Drive area to ensure safety of all students exiting vehicles.

I ask parents once again to ensure they do everything possible to keep our students safe in the car park area, this includes not speeding, being patient and courteous. If we all do this, we can all be sure that our children are safe from an avoidable accident.

Student Dress Code Policy

Staff and parents are reminded that we have a School Board endorsed Student Dress Code Policy. The purpose of the dress code is to:

  • Establish and enhance the image of the school;
  • Establish school spirit and teamwork;
  • Ensure students are safely dressed for specific school activities;
  • Encourage equality among students; and
  • Prepare students for work, as many workplaces have dress and safety codes.

Students are reminded that the only occasion in which coloured hair is acceptable at school is on the Faction Carnival days. The Student Dress Code Policy can be found on the school’s webpage. I encourage parents to take the time to revisit the policy.

Dress Code Policy | Campbell Primary School

Basketball Courts and Usage Out of School Hours

We have had some complaints about use of the school’s basketball courts late at night. After discussion with the P&C a decision was made to keep the school’s basketball courts open for community use.  As the courts are school property, we will, however, need to monitor this situation and ensure that any unreasonable use after hours and/or damage is taken into consideration when deciding whether to continue to leave this area open for public access.  New signage has been displayed to ensure the community is aware that access to the courts is up to 7:30 pm, no later. We thank all families for their anticipated support of this decision.


Kind regards,


Lynne Bates



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February 2023

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