What's Happening at Chapman Primary School

National Ride2School Day

Posted on 21 Mar 2019

Kids are encouraged to pump up those wheels, ride to school and embrace a healthier start to the day this Friday 22 March, for National Ride2School Day.

Riding a bike, skateboard or scooter to school provides a number of benefits to school communities, including healthier and more attentive students, reduced congestion, safer school environments and less carbon emissions.

There are a number of initiatives being delivered in the ACT to provide ongoing support to schools to encourage more children to walk or ride to school, including the Ride or Walk to School program, the Active Streets for Schools program and the School Crossing Supervisor program. Further information can be found via the Active Travel for Schools page.

To register your school for Ride2School Day and take advantage of the supporting resources and materials available, visit the Bicycle Network website. We encourage all Canberra’s schools and students to take part in Ride2School Day.

For more information about active travel programs and support available for ACT schools, contact TCCS’ Schools Program.

2019 School Board Elections

Posted on 04 Feb 2019

Chapman Primary School 2019 School Board Elections

Under the Education Act 2004 (the Act) School Board positions become vacant every year.


If you are keen to contribute to the governance of Chapman Primary School, you should nominate for a position on the Chapman Primary School Board.  No prior experience is necessary.


The following positions will become vacant in 2019:

·         2 Parent & Citizen member positions

·         1 staff member position.


You can pick up a nomination form from the Chapman Primary School front office during normal business hours (8:30am to 3:00pm, Monday to Friday), or request one be emailed to you.


A nomination form will be available from the front office from Monday 4 February 2019. Completed forms should be returned by no later than Monday 18 February 2019 by 11:00am.


You may submit your nomination by:

·         Hand delivery to the Chapman Primary School front office

·         Email to:  natalie.alston@ed.act.edu.au

·         Mail to the Assistant Returning Officer, Chapman Primary School, Perry Drive, Chapman ACT 2611.


If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Natalie Alston, Assistant Returning Officer, Phone 6142 2403.




Flag Raising Ceremony

Posted on 12 Dec 2018

Australian Flags

Raising the Flags and celebrating our new Indigenous Garden at CPS

Weather permitting, we will be holding our Flag Raising ceremony on

 Friday 14th December at 9.15.

The new flagpoles are adjacent to the Perry Drive carpark and drop off pick up area.


to enable us to utilise the carpark for our children’s participation in the ceremony.

In the event of heavy rain on Friday the ceremony will be postponed to Monday 17thDec.

Parents and carers are cordially invited to attend

Anne and staff

Chapman Primary School Fete 2018

Posted on 30 Oct 2018

Fete 2018

2019 Chapman Primary School Fete

Posted on 26 Oct 2018

Chapman Primary Satisfaction Survey for Parents/Carers

Posted on 15 Aug 2018

Parents/Carers - the following link will provide access to the Chapman Primary School Satisfaction Survey.


You will need to enter your survey reference number.  This reference number is found on the Satisfaction Survey letter which was sent home. Please note there is a different reference number for each child you currently have attending the school.  

Park Safely and Legally Around Schools

Posted on 09 Mar 2018

Park Safely and Legally Around Schools

Every day across Canberra, parents are parking illegally in school zones and putting all kids in the area at risk. With school parking patrols increasing in 2018, if you keep doing it, you will get caught and you will be fined.

Video - Parking safely around schools

Chapman Primary School Change of Phone Number

Posted on 26 Feb 2018

Chapman Primary School phone lines have been replaced by a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system.

Our new contact numbers are:

  • Chapman Primary School:     6142 2400
  • Chapman Preschool :             6142 2408

Donation of Books to Papua New Guinea from Chapman Primary School

Posted on 08 Feb 2018

Last year Chapman Primary School donated children's books to Papua New Guinea.  This donation will assist with the establishment of children's libraries in vulnerable communities and provide an opportunity for the children to become literate through and Early Childhood Literacy and After-school Literacy Support program.

Chapman Primary School Fete

Posted on 23 Oct 2017

Chapman Primary's Communication Framework

Posted on 16 Oct 2017

Chapman Primary School's Communication Framework has recently been updated and ratified by the School Board.  Follow this link to access the full policy: Chapman Primary Communication Framework.

Chapman Primary Phone Lines Down

Posted on 09 Oct 2017

This term Chapman Primary School has a new electronic sign on Perry Drive.  Unfortunately in process of connecting the new sign the phone lines have been cut to both the Primary School and Preschool. 

Please email the school office to contact us, we will be monitoring emails regularly: school.information@chapmanps.act.edu.au

We are in the process of establishing phone lines and will be connected as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience. 

Year 5/6 'Annie' Performance

Posted on 15 Sep 2017

Annie Invitation

Please join us for the Year 5/6 performance of 'Annie'

To purchase a ticket please follow this link.


Posted on 20 Jul 2017

Hazel Edwards

You're invited to our Scholastic Book Fair!

Where: School Library

When: Week 3 - Tuesday to Friday, Before and After School

Tuesday 1 August

8.15am  - 8.45am & 3.10pm - 5.00pm

Wednesday 2 August

8.15am  - 8.45am & 3.10pm - 6.00pm

Thursday 3 August

8.15am  - 8.45am & 3.10pm - 6.00pm

Friday 4 August

8.15am  - 8.45am & 3.10pm - 4.00pm

Please RSVP to An Evening with Hazel Edwards by completing the RSVP slip and returning to the front office.

The Future of Education

Posted on 29 Jun 2017

The ACT Government is committed to providing the best possible education for every child and young person, regardless of their background or circumstances. You are invited to have an active role in the consultation regarding what we want and need education in the ACT to be and do. This conversation will draw together the current education reforms under one action plan that acknowledge enhanced equity as a constant focus.

Improving an education system is a never-ending process, and is informed by listening to everyone with an interest in making a good system even better. The Future of Education community conversations will bring together the diversity of views into a reference point for future planning.

This is a once in a decade opportunity to have a really close look at where we want to be, and what we need to do to get there – this will be a forward-looking discussion that will draw on a diversity of views to shape the future direction.

The sorts of overarching questions that come to mind are, ‘What do we want from our schools and how do we achieve that?

The opportunity before us is to commit to the development of an ACT-wide future blueprint for education. The time is right for us to be engaging in reflection and blue sky thinking.

The ACT is well-known as a high performing jurisdiction however; we know that to continue in this way, we need to keep adapting to changing circumstances so that we can respond to the needs of all children in reaching their full learning potential, throughout all stages of their development.

This isn’t just about the big things that are or are not working. It’s about small changes that improve the service experience. There is value in seeking out advice from the community on what small changes we could make that could improve service delivery, hearing about the little things and the big things is important.

We need to be an engaging, innovative and collaborative education system that enables the best possible outcomes for children and young people learning in the ACT. The opportunity before us is to commit to the development of an ACT-wide future blueprint for Education that will guide our next steps towards being an even better school system with even stronger outcomes for students.

Please follow this link for more information: The Future of Education

Share your views:

Project Team Email: futureofeducation@act.gov.au

Project Team Phone: 02 6205 4124

Your Say: yoursay.act.gov.au/futureofeducation

Social media #EducationforthenextGeneration

Facebook: @ACTPublicSchools

Twitter: @ACTEducation

Instagram: @ACTPublicSchools

Postal Address:

Future of Education

Education Directorate

GPO Box 158


ACT 2601 


2018 Enrolment

Posted on 05 Apr 2017

Teacher with Student

Initial Enrolment Consideration period opens 9am on Wednesday 26 April 2017 and closes on 9am Monday 29 May 2017.

Chapman Primary School will be holding tours of the school.  Please phone the school on 6205 7300 to book into a session time:

  • Tuesday 4 April @ 8.30am
  • Friday 19 May @ 9.00am
  • Friday 18 August @ 9.00am or 2.00pm
  • Thursday 21 Sepember @ 2.00pm
  • Thursday 26 October @ 2.00pm

Chapman Primary School is located in the suburb of Chapman in Weston Creek. It services the priority enrolment area (PEA) of Chapman and shares the priority enrolment area of Rivett and Stirling with Duffy and Arawang Primary Schools. Please follow this link for more information: 2018 Enrolment Information.

2017 Chapman Primary School Board Elections

Posted on 03 Feb 2017


Chapman Primary School 2017 School Board Elections

We want YOU for the Chapman Primary School board!

If you’re keen to contribute to the governance of CPS, you should nominate for a position on the CPS board. No prior experience is necessary.

The school board is responsible for the school’s strategic direction and is a formal mechanism for parents, carers, and staff to take part in school decisions. You must be a member of the Chapman Primary P&C to take a role on the CPS Board but no specific experience is required.

The following positions are vacant:

       1 staff member position;

       2 parents and citizens member positions


Appointments on the School Board are for a 2 year period commencing 1 April 2017 with Board meetings held once a month at the school.

You can pick up a nomination form from the CPS front office during normal business hours (9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday), or request one to be emailed to you by emailing Julie Robson, Assistant Returning Officer on julie.robson@ed.act.edu.au or by calling 6205 7300.

Nominations must be submitted to the front office between 11am, Monday 6 February 2017 and 11am, Monday 20 February 2017. You can submit your nomination by hand delivery, mail or fax to the CPS front office addressed to Julie Robson, ARO, CPS Front Office or via email to julie.robson@ed.act.edu.au.

For more information, contact the Assistant Returning Officer, Julie Robson on 02 6205 7300 or via email as above.