Scaddan PS Newsletter

Week 2 Term 4 2020


Principals Welcome Week 2 Term 4

Dear Parents and families,

Welcome to Term 4

Welcome to the final term of 2020! I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself formally and thank the staff, students and parents who I have met so far for making me feel so welcome in the short time I have been here. Before coming to Scaddan for this term I was working at a school in Perth with over 400 students! At Como, I was involved as the coordinator of ICT, Gifted & Talented Students and the Library, as well as teaching a Year 6 class as big as this school! I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with the Scaddan community to see out the end of the year. I am also really enjoying living by the incredible Esperance beaches and hope to be able to explore the area in my time here. I am looking forward to the upcoming community events where I can meet you all properly and find out more about the Scaddan way of life. I know this time of year is incredibly busy for the farming families, so please get in touch with me throughout the term if I can be of any help. My door is always open and please feel free to shoot me an email ( or call if you can’t get to the school- 0427 756 055.

Kind regards

Rachel Martino

Our Amazing Award Winners Week 2 Term 4

Values Star


Kiana has had a wonderful start to the term, she has consistently demonstrated all four core values towards her teachers and her peers.

Junior Room News Week 2 Term 4

See what's been happening in the Junior Room in the last few weeks.

Birthday Wishes Week 2 Term 4


Jim - 15th
Marley - 21st

Recent News Week 2 Term 4

Find out what has been happening at Scaddan PS in the last couple of weeks.

Values- rewards

In the short time I have been here the students have already reached two star levels on our Values Posts and received a FULL HOUR of lunch play time! I have been so impressed with the way the students at Scaddan demonstrate our four key values during play time and learning opportunities. Part of our focus on the UN Children’s Rights is making sure that students have a voice and get a choice. I have asked students to put forward their ideas for our next reward to give us a great incentive to work towards. We have already had some wonderful ideas and I KNOW that we will reach our next star mark in no time. Keep up the great work!

Emergency Procedures

Last week we practiced two of our most important Emergency Procedures coming into the warmer months. After blowing the whistle three times the students knew I had spotted a very interesting white ‘snake’. I was amazed at how calmly the students made their way to the nearest classroom to wait for further instructions. Hopefully I would be as calm if I were to encounter a real life snake. On Thursday we practiced our Bushfire ‘invacuation’ in case we needed to stay inside and wait for help. It was a great chance to test our built in siren and megaphone to make sure that everyone can hear from the classrooms when they need to respond. Later in the term we will make sure we practice a lockdown and evacuation. Thank you to all the staff who came to action and knew exactly what to do!

Mallee North Interschool Athletics practice

Yesterday, we drove the school bus up to Salmon Gums for our FINAL interschool practice before we compete as Mallee North this Friday. All of the students showed impressive skills and sportsmanship throughout the day. I am feeling especially confident in our TEAM EVENTS where we worked hard to stay focused and try our best. A big thank you for the support of Lize-Mari, who gave us extra tips for the day.

Staff Development Day - Monday 12 October

While the students were enjoying their last day of school holidays, the Scaddan staff were hard at work planning for a busy Term 4. We began looking at the Education Department's supported program, Be You, to help guide our Health and Wellbeing plan. 'Be You aims to transform Australia’s approach to supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in early learning services and schools. Our vision is that every learning community is positive, inclusive and resilient – a place where every child, young person, educator and family can achieve their best possible mental health.' We also began reflecting on what makes an effective school by using the National School Improvement Tool. It was very clear that Scaddan's sense of community and support provide the foundations for a rich learning environment. 

Mr Jake

Over the holidays our chaplain had an unfortunate incident with a motorbike. The senior class made a lovely 'Get Well Soon' video to let him know we are thinking of him. He is getting well looked after in Perth and won't be coming to Scaddan for the rest of this term.

Upcoming Events and Information Week 2 Term 4

Updat-ed App

We would ask parents to download the Updat-ed app (a link has been placed on the school website or you can access through the various app stores). This app will enable us to be able to push out any reminders and alerts to everyone eg. late buses. It will also support our Emergency Management Plan. The app will also provide links to newsletters and other important school information. If you require any assistance please contact the office.

Interschool Athletics Carnival

Scaddan and Salmon Gums are joining forces as 'Mallee North' to compete in the interschool competition THIS Friday! Be sure to remember your wide brim hat, WHITE sports shirt, sneakers, sunscreen and waterbottle. It is looking like it will be a lovely day to be outdoors. Please remember to pay for your lunch order and make sure to get a lift to and from the Condingup Community Centre. If you are in any jumps or throws please make sure to get there by 8:30am. If not, I will see you there at 9:30am!


P&C Meeting

P&C Meeting will be held on Thursday 29 October at 1:30pm in the staff room.

School Council Meeting

The School Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday 10 November in the library at 1pm

Out of school

Mr Paterson will not be at the Interschool Athletics Carnival this Friday as he will be attending Graduate Modules. Mrs Chris Blair will be at the Interschool Athletics Carnival providing support to Miss Hatton and students. 

Miss Hatton and Mr Paterson will both be attending Graduate Modules November 5th and 6th. Miss Martino will also be attending a Network Meeting November 5th. Mrs Norwood and Mrs Bouckaert will be teaching November 5th with Mr W. Moss & Miss N Raszyk teaching November 6th. 

Footy Colours Day

Fight Cancer Foundation's Footy Colours Day is a national community fundraising campaign that helps kids with cancer keep up with school. Scaddan students are encouraged to come dressed in their favourite sports team colours on the 29th of October. We will also be running a furthest kick competition with prizes to win! Please bring in a gold coin donation to support the cause.

Community Events Week 2 Term 4

Cascade P&C Community Event

Cascade P&C Invite you....

Principals Welcome

As a school, we are required to work towards improving the attendance of our students. There are a so many important reasons why your child needs to attend school regularly.  By regularly, we mean above 90% of the time (no more than five absent days per term).  Of course there are always exceptions to this when children need to take time off school for perfectly acceptable reasons.

What should I do if my child is away from school?

  • Please let the school know at the earliest convenience, either by phone or email.
  • If your child is going to be away for more than three days, please let the school know by phone or email.
  • Send a note with your child to explain why your child was away.

Updat-ed school app

Our school has implemented a phone app called Updat-ed that will make connecting with you so much more convenient.

To download the app just visit the App Store for iPhones or Google Play for Android’s. Search for Updat-ed and from the menu select our school. We’ll receive your registration request and will need to approve you before your app is up and running.



So what will the app do?


The app’s great for sending out alerts and reminders with one of its best features being the ability to save events directly into your phone’s calendar.


We hope you enjoy being Updat-ed.