Scaddan PS Newsletter

Week 8, Term 4 2020

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Principals Welcome Week 8 Term 4

This week, the teachers and students have been working hard on the end of year play and have also been rehearsing their Christmas song. I have no doubt that the audience will be blown away with the amazing talent at Scaddan PS. A big thank you to those parents who came along last Monday to put finishing touches on the costumes made during Art lessons.

Teachers are now in the process of finalising their reports and deciding on award winners. We have a couple of very busy weeks ahead of us to ensure the completion of 2020 and successful set up of 2021. It is so wonderful to see the school community coming together at such a busy time. I know we are all looking forward to celebrating the end of the year at the concert in only two weeks!

Our Amazing Award Winners Week 8 Term 4


Values Star




Lukas

For showing excellence in his reading and writing. Well done Lukas, and keep doing your personal best!













Senior Room News Week 8 Term 4

Birthday Wishes Week 8 Term 4

Birthday Wishes
December


Sarah - 16th
Elcke - 25th

Recent News Week 8 Term 4

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


Plants & Culture
On Monday, November 23rd we took part in the Act-Belong-Commit Kaddatji Nyungar Boodja Plants & Culture Session. A huge thank you to Janelle, Wanika, Terrant, and Botanist, Ken Mills for delivering an interesting and engaging program for the students of Scaddan and Salmon Gums. 

Student Forum Elections
Congratulations to ALL the students who presented a speech yesterday for their chance to be a part of the 2021 Student Forum. Even though not everyone will be in the Student Forum next year, it is such a fabulous opportunity to develop public speaking skills and take a risk! We heard from students about what it means to be a part of the Student Forum, what it means to be a good leader and why they should vote for them. After consulting with teachers, I cannot wait to announce the 2021 Student Forum members!

Third Party 2021
Next year, we will be collecting parent permission for the use of services at the school such as specific apps and websites. This is to ensure student information is kept secure and private. The Education Department has implemented a new Third Party Online Services Policy which involves assessing the risk of a service and notifying parents. At Scaddan, we are in the process of categorising our services and creating an online form for parents to provide consent. The teachers at Scaddan choose services that complement their teaching programs and use engaging platforms to develop students understanding of concepts. By notifying and gathering consent at the start of 2021, teachers can plan for and implement their innovative and engaging teaching programs for the benefit of their students.

Understand online third party services

Online third party services often require separate account creation and login credentials, and provide content, activities or transactions via the internet. These services often require Schools to provide personal information of student and/or parents.

Effective from January 2021, site managers will be required to:

  • identify third party services which hold personal information for students
  • confirm a risk assessment of the Third Party Service Provider has been undertaken by the Department and a Third Party Service Risk Report is available
  • implement the appropriate notification or consent option for an individual or their parent as specified in the Third Party Service Risk Report

Staffing
Mrs Bailye has officially resigned from her position as Gardener/Handyperson. We wish her all the best going forward! We are now finalising the placement of our current gardeners who do a fabulous job! Ms Harry has also secured a full time EA job for 2021. Her new school is so fortunate to have such a hard working and friendly person. Congratulations Ms Harry, you will be missed!

Lockdown
Last week we completed a Lockdown drill at school in the case of an emergency where we need to remain inside to avoid danger. It can be difficult to plan for such events, but completing practice drills means that we can be as prepared in an emergency as possible. Any students who may be in the office at the time will not be sent back to their class in the case of a lockdown. Once it is safe to do so, the Principal will sweep the school and inform staff. Well done to the students for recognising all the signals for the 4 different types of emergencies!

Term Dates- 2021-
The school council has endorsed the School Development Days for 2021 as follows:

 

Dates

Events

Term 1

 Monday February 1st- Thursday April 1st

 Students (9 Weeks)

 

Thurs January 28th

Staff Development Day

 

Fri January 29th

Staff Development Day

 

Monday February 1st

Students First day Term 1

 

Monday March 5th

Labour Day

 

Thurs April 1st

Last day school - students

 

Fri April 2nd

Good Friday

Term 2

 Mon April 19th- Fri July 2nd

 Students (11 Weeks)

 

Monday April 19th

Students First day Term 2

 

Monday April 26th

ANZAC Day Public Holiday

 

Friday June 4th

Staff Development Day
No Students

 

Monday June 7th

W.A. Day Public Holiday

 

Friday July 2nd

Last day school - students

Term 3

 Tuesday July 20th- Friday September 24th

Students (10 Weeks)

 

Monday July 19th

Staff Development Day
No Students

 

Tuesday July 20th

Students First day Term 3

 

Friday September 24th

Last day school - students

Term 4

 Monday October 11th- Thursday December 16th

 Students (10 Weeks)

 

Monday October 11th

Students First day Term 4

 

Friday October 15th

Staff Development Day- No Students
Esperance Show Day

 

Thursday 16th December

Last day school - students

 

Friday December 17th

Staff Development Day

 

 

Upcoming Events and Information Week 8 Term 4

Leavers Graduation Day
This Friday, December 4th the Year 6 students (and Mr Paterson) will be attending a well-deserved Leavers Day! Activities include the pool, pizza, frisbee and bowling! Miss Martino will be covering the senior class while Mr Paterson is joining in the festivities.

Rehearsals
Next Thursday (December 10th) and Tuesday (December 15th) the Scaddan students will be going by bus to Grass Patch Hall for some final rehearsals before the big concert. Permission notes will be sent out shortly.

End of Year Concert
The school council has endorsed an early finish at 12:20pm on Tuesday December 15th for the End of Year Concert. Buses will be returning from our morning rehearsals to allow for the return bus home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be notifying families of relevant information/RSVPs to ensure our attendance numbers adhere to the venue’s COVID safe plan.

Esperance Regional Network Meeting
This Thursday, December 3rd Miss Martino will be off site to attend the final Network Meeting of the year. If you need me, do not hesitate to contact me on the school mobile- 0427756055

Bushfire Risk Assessment
The Bushfire Risk Management Liaison Officer (BRMLO) Trevor Dunstan will be in the area to undertake the inspection at Scaddan Primary School on Tuesday 8th December 2020. The purpose of the assessment is to assess the bushfire risk to our school and if possible, the BRMLO will prepare a treatment plan to reduce the risk.

Senior Transition Day
Next Tuesday, December 8th the Year 1 students will be spending the afternoon in the senior class. This will give them an understanding of the expectations in the senior room. The year 6’s will be joining Miss Martino for concert rehearsals at this time.

Solar Panels
In Week 10, Tuesday-Thursday, our new solar panels are being installed! As we are the first school in the state to have them installed, we may have visitors to the school for the occasion. We look forward to our school becoming even more sustainable!

Community Events Week 8 Term 4

Important information regarding pre loved uniforms. We now are introducing a Pre Loved Uniform Exchange system. Please select the hyperlink for more information regarding this system.

Scaddan PS Pre Loved Uniform Exchange





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.