Scaddan Primary School Newslet

Wk 4 Term 4 2020


Principals Welcome Week 4 Term 4

This term is flying by already as we begin Week 4 of a busy term! I know all of the families in the community are working hard and our students are following suit. It has been so pleasing to see the Scaddan students trying their hardest in the many opportunities they have and, more importantly, supporting each other along we way. The Scaddan children can often be heard saying 'Good job!' or 'Nice try!' during morning fitness or digital technologies classes. It is this positive attitude that sets students up for success. With teachers formally reporting this semester, I am impressed with the high standard of work students are completing. 

Thank you to the P&C for welcoming me to my first meeting at Scaddan. It is clear that the community involvement is what makes Scaddan run so effectively. Especially for people to volunteer at such a busy time, I know it is greatly appreciated. 

If there is anything I can do to ensure a smooth end to 2020 for you or your child, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Our Amazing Award Winners Week 4 Term 4

Our Amazing Award Winners Week 2 Term 4

Values Star


For excellent work in her new spelling words. Well done Indi-Lee and keep practicing!

Senior Room News Week 4 Term 4

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

Birthday Wishes Week 4 Term 4


Deni - 16th

Recent News Week 4 Term 4

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

Interschool Athletics Carnival 
- Friday October 23rd

How AMAZING were the Scaddan students who represented 'Mallee North' at the Interschool Carnival?! It was a pleasure to lead the school as they showed excellent sportsmanship, determination, speed and patience. Thank you to all of the parents who helped out on the day. Our volunteers who gave up their time were very much appreciated to assist in making the day run smoothly. Congratulations goes to the Scaddan parents who were successful in winning at their team game!

Congratulations to Condingup PS and community on such a well run event. It ran so smoothly that we were well ahead of time and didn't have to worry about setting up or packing up ourselves!

Thank you to Salmon Gums PS for joining with us to create the amazing 'Mallee North' team. Having so many reliable staff members to help keep the students organised means that the students have an enjoyable and successful day!

Most of all congratulations to the following students who were successful in receiving a medal on the day. These students were involved in a wide variety of events and showed incredible talent along with impressive sportsmanship. They did Scaddan proud! Well done Ethan, Mieke & Charlie.

Footy Colours Day
- Thursday October 29th

Last Thursday the students AND teachers showed their footy pride as they donned their favourite team’s colours. We completed a school survey of the most popular teams with West Coast Eagles fans taking up over half of the schools population! Fremantle (as always) came in second place with only 3 supporters and those who don’t go for any teams coming in third. It was great to see representation from Hawthorn, St Kilda, Collingwood, Richmond and even Liverpool. Even more impressive was the way all the students had a go at our longest kick competition. The seniors showed us how it was done before the determined juniors gave it their best shot. It was especially wonderful to see all the students supporting each other by cheering them on just for trying their best! Some students who were reluctant at the start were encouraged and coached to kick a goal!

The results of the longest kick were as follows:


  1. Joshua - 19m
  2. Jim - 14m
  3. Indi-Lee - 13m
  4. Aidan - 11m
  5. Aleisha - 9m


  1. Charlie - 21m
  2. Lucas - 15m
  3. Cooper - 9m
  4. Caitlyn & Hunter- 4m
Total amount raised for Footy Colours day was $46.10.


Last Friday was World Teacher’s Day and I wanted to thank the amazing teaching staff at Scaddan for what they do and the incredible impact they have on all the students at this school. We are so lucky to have such dedicated, enthusiastic teachers who will go above and beyond to help children improve every day.

2021 Voluntary Contributions and Charges and Personal Items List

The 2021 Voluntary Contributions and Charges will be sent home with your child today. This has been endorsed by the 2020 School Council. We will also send home with your child the 2021 Personal Item List. Please keep in mind that the supplier listed on the Personal items list is only recommended. Parents can source the equipment from another supplier if they wish. Any questions, please contact the office.

Upcoming Events and Information Week 4 Term 4

Out of School - Thursday 5th and Friday 6th November

This Thursday and Friday Mr Paterson and Miss Hatton will be completing their Graduate Module based on Team Teach. ‘The emphasis is on protecting and promoting positive relationships between service providers and users.’ Mrs Bouckaert and Mrs Norwood will be taking the 2 classes on Thursday and Mr W. Moss and Miss Raszyk are teaching Friday!

I will also be off site attending the Principals - Esperance Regional Network Meeting on Friday November 6th. Mrs Berry will be in the office on Friday. I will be contactable on the school mobile- 0427756055

Remembrance Day- Wednesday 11th Nobember

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the resolution (end) of the First World War (the Armistice) on 11th November, 1918. Scaddan will mark this occasion by flying the flag at half-mast and observing one minute’s silence. 

Book Fair-Thursday November 12th

Parents are most welcome and encouraged to come along from 9am-12pm to look through the many book options. It could be a good chance to find ideas for Santa!

Kindy Transition Day- Tuesday November 17th

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our 2021 Kindy students in Week 6! It is such a fabulous opportunity to experience the wonderful learning environment at Scaddan. Personal invited will be emailed and posted with more information this week!

Kaddatji Nyungar Boodja Plants & Culture Session- Monday November 23

Salmon Gums will be joining us for an incursion run by Botanist and President of the Esperance Wildflower Society, Ken Mills. He works with the Tjaltjraak Rangers to deliver a microscope activity and will be running a second session on the day. It will be another fabulous opportunity to learn more about indigenous culture and collaborate with Salmon Gums Primary School. 

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.

Community Events Week 4 Term 4

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.