About Us

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The Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association (C.P.S.S.A.) is a sporting organisation set up in 1999 by an agreement between  Catholic schools in the South Western region of the Perth Metropolitan area. Today it’s member schools are Queen of Apostles School (Riverton), Orana Catholic P.S. (Willetton), Yidarra Catholic P.S. (Bateman), Christ the King School (Beaconsfield), St Jerome’s Catholic P.S. (Munster), Mater Christi Catholic P.S. (Yangebup), Star of the Sea School (Rockingham), St Bernadette’s Catholic P.S. (Port Kennedy), and Living Waters Lutheran College (Warnbro).

Sports Coordinators at each member school cooperate to organise and run a variety of sporting events for students from yr 3 – 6 throughout the year. These events include swimming, basketball, Winter sports (football, soccer, netball, volleyball), league-tag, cross country running, athletics and cricket.

The C.P.S.S.A. strives to provide high quality events where participation enhances physical and social development amongst our students. Our schools come together as a Christian community and as such give students the opportunity to compete at inter-school level and continue to follow the teachings of Christ.

Our Team:

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Ross Bridgeman, Queen of Apostles School.

Physical Education specialist for 19 years and current C.P.S.S.A. coordinator. Passionate advocate for Physical Education in Primary Schools and technology enthusiast. @PE_MrB  www.pewithmrb.blogspot.com.au

Queen of Apostles School

108 Tribute St, Riverton, W.A., 6148

09 9457 4913




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Ryan Donnelly, Mater Christi Primary School

I have been lucky enough to teach PE for 19 years at both primary and high school levels. I have also had the pleasure of teaching in Canada for a year. This was a fantastic opportunity and one worth undertaking if you get the chance. PE is the toy department of life and I am firmly of the opinion that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. We need to help tackle the obesity crisis and through quality PE instruction, a game sense approach and promoting fun, fitness and friendship we can be successful. We provide the basic building blocks and opportunities for participation in physical education. It is everyone’s responsibility to get on board.

I love all sports but especially enjoy AFL, tennis, basketball, touch, kayaking, surfing and general fitness.



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Bernardo Garrote, Star of the Sea Primary School

Specialist Physical Education Teacher

Initiatives that encourages an increase in physical activity in our school community is what  I believe to be important to our kids.

Massive WC Eagles fan..




Leigh Chatt, Orana Catholic Primary School

P.E. Specialist at Orana Catholic Primary School. Over many years I have worked in a variety of teaching and coaching roles for sport, physical education and health promotion. These roles have range from early childhood to adult learning, from beginners to state athletes. I have participated in an abundance of my own sporting endeavours and have a wide variety of sporting and adventure interests. I wish to encourage the participation and progression of physical activity in my students through positive learning environments.




Rob Debowski, Yidarra Catholic Primary School

I absolutely love my chosen vocation! I enjoy and participate in many sport activities, soccer being my favorite. The children at Yidarra are an enthusiastic group of children who always try their best and as a result have achieved to a high standard.

A  Marsengo Road, Bateman WA 6150
P  08 9332 3011  | F  08 9310 7825



Taryn Kalat, St Jerome’s Primary School

Association Coordinator

I love spending my working days outdoors and seeing kids have fun while participating in physical activity.



Mel Crosby, St Jerome’s Primary School

Specialist PE teacher from K-6



Mari Turner,Living Waters Lutheran College.

Specialist PE teacher from PP-6 at Living Waters Lutheran College .



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Margaret McLinden, Christ the King Primary School

I have been the Physical Education specialist at Christ the King School since 2003. I’ve watched the children at the school go from strength to strength in all sporting activities as their enthusiasm have grown over the years. They’re a brilliant group to teach !



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Michael O’Dwyer, St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School


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