What's Happening at Chapman Primary School

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

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. 

Alkira Art Show 2016

Posted on 07 Nov 2016

Display of ArtworkArtwork DisplayedArtwork DisplayedArtwork Displayed

The Alkira Art show was again a wonderful success.  Thank you to the families who came to view the fabulous artworks.  We have donated $500 to Snowy Hydro Southcare.

2016 Chapman Primary School Fete

Posted on 04 Nov 2016

2016 Chapman Primary School Fete

Sunday 6 November

12noon - 4pm 

Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon at Chapman Primary School’s annual Fete

We will have an endless supply of exciting things to see and do. Enjoy the entertainment while sampling a variety of yummy food.  Browse the stalls; cakes, books, crafts, plants and tombola to name a few.  Children can enjoy the carnival rides, pony rides, and throw wet sponges at their teachers.  Toys, face painting, fairy floss, music and dance. 

Come and join us, we look forward to seeing you there.

Chapman Kindergarten Learn through Nature Play

Posted on 14 Oct 2016

Children at BushkidsChildren at BushkidsChildren at Bushkids Chapman Kindergarten Learn through Nature Play

Chapman Primary School’s Bush Kids is a program designed for students to learn ‘hands on’ from developing skills in the natural environment. Now in its second year, kindergarten students spend every Wednesday afternoon during term three in a defined area on nearby Cooleman Ridge playing in all kinds of weather. Students investigate plants and animals they find in the bush, make use of natural resources and observe the changing seasons and bring their learning experiences back to the class to share. On a recent rainy Wednesday, more than 80 students splashed in muddy puddles, collected worms and clambered over boulders and fallen rocks and had great fun. Parents have been very supportive of the program, despite the mud marks students may take home. The Bush Kids program is based on the forest school learning style developed in Wisconsin in the United States in the 1920s. The concept spread to Sweden and Denmark and was introduced to the UK during the 1990s.

Book Week

Posted on 29 Aug 2016

Children in CostumeChildren in costumeChildren in CostumeTeachers in costume Book Week

Awesome August is almost over and what fun it has been. Yesterday’s Book Week assembly was a wonderful celebration of our love of books. The variety of costumes worn by children from preschool to year 6 and by our teachers, thoroughly embraced this  year’s theme “Australia! Story Country”. We had heros, gumnuts, bounty riders, koalas, wombats and even Grandma Poss! We had a great day.

Step into Limelight Art Exhibition

Posted on 03 Aug 2016

Child's ArtworkChild's ArtworkChild's ArtworkChild's ArtworkLimelight artworkLimelight artworkLimelight artwork Step into Limelight Art Exhibition
Last night Mark Shiels, Jasmine Chin and her dad Evan and I attended the opening of the Step into Limelight Art Exhibition at the School of Art Gallery ANU. Once again Chapman was well represented with eight stunning pieces of art on exhibition. Works by Alice Pash, Arlo Manolis, Charlotte Yeoh, Evie Pepper, Holly Katsoolis, James Webb, Jara Ward and Jasmine Chin along with works from preschool to college student across ACT Public Schools are on display from 27 July – 6 August.

Canberra Public Schools Commemorate ANZAC Day

Posted on 27 Apr 2016

Canberra Public Schools Commemorate ANZAC Day

Numerous Canberra public schools either commemorate ANZAC Day at the end of term 1 or at the commencement of term 2. One of the largest local events for schools is the Combined Primary Schools ANZAC and Peace Ceremony, hosted by the Returned and Services League (RSL) of Australia, Woden Valley Sub-Branch. Approximately 450 primary school students and teachers in the Woden Valley and Western Creek regions attended the ceremony, along with veterans and members from the RSL and the ACT Public Schools Senior Concert Band. The Directorate was represented by Ms Meredith Whitten, Deputy Director-General Organisational Integrity. An official address was given by Mr Llewellyn Roberts, the Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand. Florey Primary School also hosted a very special ANZAC assembly with VIPs, Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Director of the Australian War Memorialexternal link Warrant Officer Gerrard Gough and Major Kendall Crocker from the Australian Army; and Ruth, the explosive detection device dog.

Year 5 Chapman Primary School student, Hayley Bissett, is pictured receiving an award for her ANZAC Competition Essay.

ANZAC Peace Ceremony

Year 5/6 Camp Cooba

Posted on 10 Mar 2016

Our 5/6 students thoroughly enjoyed Camp Cooba where they experienced working as part of a team and confronting new challenges.  Activities included the assault course, team manoeuvres, the leap of faith and dragon boating on Lake Jindabyne.  A fantastic time was had by all!

More Happy Campers

Dragon Boating

Girl on high Ropes

Update from the Principal - 17 February 2016

Posted on 17 Feb 2016

Update from the Principal - 17 February 2016

Dear Parents and carers

I wish to provide you an update regarding the temporary relocation of students re the offensive odour in the school.

TAMS and Emergency Services have completed a thorough investigation. The Emergency  Services team have advised that the odour is not hazardous and we are continuing to ventilate the school.

The source of the odour has been located and steps have been taken to rectify the problem.

Our school is now ready for children to return to class after recess.

Our wonderful teachers, support staff and admin team have ensured that the children have had a positive day.


Kind regards,


Anne Simpson


Principal's Message - 17 February 2016

Posted on 17 Feb 2016

Principal's Message - 17 February 2016

Dear Parents and Carers

I wish to notify you of a temporary relocation of all kindergarten to year 6 classes due to an uncomfortable drain odour in the main school building. Access to the library, specialist rooms and preschool  is unaffected.

Students will have access to their bags and amenities. Education programs are being adjusted accordingly.

Territory and Municipal Directorate plumbers are on site and are working towards a solution.

As always the care and wellbeing of children and staff is at the forefront of our actions.

We will keep you posted of our progress with this issue.

Kind regards


Anne Simpson