Scaddan PS Newsletter

Week 4, Term 1 2021

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Principals Welcome Week 4, Term1 2021

Dear parents and families,

The term planner has certainly filled up in the last couple of weeks. With Faction Carnivals, Interschool, Assemblies and photos to name a few, the students and staff will certainly be busy.

The staff have been really impressed with the way the students have returned and we are all looking forward to building upon the teaching and learning that took place last year. Already, we have seen some great advances in writing within the Junior classroom, a sign that the Talk for Writing approach is having a positive impact.

We currently have an Educational Assistant (Mainstream FTE 0.4) position being advertised on Jobs WA. For more information, please use the link below. The closing date is Tuesday 2nd March, 2021 at 4:30pm

https://search.jobs.wa.gov.au/page.php?pageID=160&windowUID=0&AdvertID=267366

I look forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming assembly, P&C meeting and also School Council meeting.

Take care,

David

‘Learning and Friendship’

Our Amazing Award Winners Week 4, Term 1 2021

Values Star






Jim

For demonstrating the value of Pride in his approach to all aspects of his school work. Keep it up, Jim!











Junior Room Week 4, Term 1 2021



Our students enjoying picking the corn, tomatoes, zucchini, potatoes and much, much, more.


  





Birthday Wishes Week 4, Term 1 2021

February

Indi-Lee - 27th

March

Layla - 16th
Mieke - 20th
Brody - 31st

Recent News Week 4, Term 1 2021

French

Our Senior Students (Year 3 – 6) are once again learning French through SIDE (School of Isolated and Distance Education). Sessions will run between recess and lunch on a Tuesday and Thursday. This year, we have Mr Craig Smart teaching the students.

Upcoming Events and Information Week 4, Term 1 2021

Faction Carnival

Salmon Gums PS are hosting this year’s Mallee North Faction Carnival; however, Scaddan PS will be the venue for the event. The Faction Carnival will take place on Thursday 11th March. We will try to keep the teams as similar to last year though there may need to be some slight changes to ensure that there is balance in each year group. The aim of the day is to have fun and to develop strong positive relationships before we head off to the Interschool Carnival.

Faction Carnival Practice

The students of Salmon Gums PS will be joining us for a practice. I will confirm the date by the end of week 4. As always, it is a great opportunity for the teams to get together prior to the Faction Carnival.

Interschool Athletics Carnival

Currently, the Interschool Athletics Carnival date is Friday 26th March at Cascade Oval. Mallee West have also booked the Greater Sports Ground on Monday 29th March in case there are any disruptions. The date will be confirmed and set in stone after Friday 12th March. Once again, the teams are Esperance Christian School, Condingup Primary School, Mallee West (Munglinup/Cascade combined) and Mallee North (Scaddan/Salmon Gums combined). Further information will be sent out to parents in the coming weeks.

Lunch order forms(pink) for the Interschool Athletics Carnival will be sent home with your child this week, please return them by Monday 8th March. 

Assembly

The Year 1, 2 and 3 students will be hosting the assembly on Thursday 25th February at 9.00am in the Library. Mrs Bouckaert has been busily preparing the students and we hope that you can join us for the morning.

P& C Meeting

The P&C are meeting after assembly (approximately 9.45am) on Thursday 25th February. Thank you so much for all the support and effort that the P&C provided over 2020. I look forward to working alongside the P&C as we progress through 2021.

School Council

The School Council will meet at 1.30pm in the Library on Wednesday 3rd March. We are lucky to have a very strong School Council and this we have the addition of Miss Hatton who I know is very excited to be joining the team.

Photos

A reminder that school photos are on Thursday 4th March during the morning. Students need to wear the white formal uniform. Envelopes have been sent home to families.

NAPLAN Online

The Scaddan Primary School Year 3 and 5 students will be participating in NAPLAN Online in Term 2. Information has already been sent to the parents of those students participating.

If you are interested in finding out about NAPLAN please see the link below.

https://www.education.wa.edu.au/naplan


Child Health Nurse

Cheryl Piercey will be visiting us on Tuesday 16th March at 9.30am. Kindy parents, please make sure that you have completed your consent form.


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.

Term Dates 2021

Scaddan Primary School 


 

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 of Term 1

 

Monday March 5th

Labour Day

 

Thurs April 1st

Last day of school - students

 

Fri April 2nd

Good Friday

Term 2

 Mon April 19th- Fri July 2nd

 Students (11 Weeks)

 

Monday April 19th

Students First day of 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 of 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 of Term 3

 

Friday September 24th

Last day of school - students

Term 4

 Monday October 11th- Thursday December 16th

 Students (10 Weeks)

 

Monday October 11th

Students First day of Term 4

 

Friday October 15th

Staff Development Day- No Students
Esperance Show Day

 

Thursday 16th December

Last day of school - students

 

Friday December 17th

Staff Development Day

Attendance Matters

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). The Esperance Region is working hard to ensure that our students attend school.  If as a school, we can aspire to reach 92 - 93%, then we will be really helping our students to reach their full potential.






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.

Influenza Vaccination Program for Primary School Aged Children

This year, the Department of Health WA has provided funding for all primary school children to receive a free influenza vaccine.

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.