Scaddan PS Newsletter

Week 9, Term 1 2021


Principals Welcome Week 9, 2021

Dear parents and families,

It’s been a great few weeks of sport and fun. The recent Faction Carnival and Interschool Carnival have shown how amazing the Scaddan PS community is. Thank you to all the parents, families and staff for helping to ensure the events ran smoothly and that the students were prepared for the days.

Last week, I informed the staff and parents that I will be leaving my role as Principal of Scaddan Primary School at the end of this term. From Term 2 onwards, I will be the Principal of Ravensthorpe DHS. Miss Ashleigh Dixon will be filling the position of Principal from Term 2. Miss Dixon has visited the school today to meet staff and students. I know that she will enjoy leading such an amazing school.  

A special thank you goes to Mrs Tracey Berry who is invaluable for the school. I really do appreciate the support you have given me, Tracey. To Mrs Amanda Bouckaert and Mrs Tara Vermeersch, thank you for your great leadership of the School Council and P&C. To the staff, thank you for your professionalism, flexibility and effort that you put into ensuring the students have an amazing learning experience and that the school looks incredible. Finally, I sincerely thank everyone for the support they have given over my time at the school.

Take care,


Our Amazing Award Winners Week 9, Term 1 2021

Values Star


For demonstrating the value of Excellence in the classroom. You have been working really hard and it shows in the quality of your work. Well done, Ethan!

Junior Room Week 9, Term 1 2021

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

Last week, we built a fairy garden. Then on Thursday we found a letter in the treasure chest from the Fairies. They are so impressed with all of our listening and kindness that they are planning a surprise with the Easter Bilby. We can’t wait!

Birthday Wishes Week 9, Term 1 2021

Birthday Wishes MARCH

Mieke - 20th
Brody - 31st

Recent News Week 9, Term 1 2021


What a fantastic performance by Mallee North last Friday. We are all extremely proud of each and every one of the students who gave their best and represented the school values brilliantly. The catching performances in the team games and also the baton changes in the relays showed great improvement; well done to our student leaders for leading so many of the practice sessions.  The new Mallee North tops looked really good; well done to Salmon Gums for the design. Congratulations to Indi-Lee Clark (Junior Champion), Lucas Biggers (Intermediate Champion Runner Up) and Mitchell Guest (Senior Champion). Your success was very well deserved.

Thank you to Mallee West for hosting the event. A special thank you to Mrs Merrill Ridgley and Mrs Erica Byrne for organising the day after a difficult week. Finally, congratulations to Condingup Primary School on a well-earned win. 

Faction Carnival  

A really enjoyable day was had by all at the Mallee North Faction Carnival. It was great to see everyone approach the day in the spirit of fun and participation.  Thank you to the staff and community of Salmon Gums PS for running a great day and for the organisation that took place before the day.  A huge thank you to Miss Mas and Bevan Bailye for ensuring that the oval was in great shape.   

Team Winners:  Purple Passion  

Individual Winners:   

Senior Girl –  Klancie Allan 

Senior Boy –  Mitchell Guest 

Intermediate Girl –   Mieke van Straaten

Intermediate Boy –  Lucas Biggers

Junior Girl –  Indi-Lee Clark 

Junior Boy -   Joshua Barr


Well done to Mrs Bouckaert on becoming one of the new Curriculum Support Teachers for WA. As a CST she will be helping to lead the implementation of future K – 10 curriculum planning in our public schools. Mrs Bouckaert will be continuing in her teaching role at Scaddan. 

NAPLAN Practice  

Last Thursday, our Year 3’s and 5’s took part in a NAPLAN practice session.  Our Year 3’s completed an omnibus test while the Year 5’s completed an omnibus and writing test. The process went smoothly and as a school, we are looking well set to run the NAPLAN Online tests in Term 2.

EA Interviews  

We have now completed the interviews for the position of EA (fixed term for 2021). The breach period ends on Wednesday 31st March and I will inform you all of the appointment on Thursday.  

Past Principal Visit

In week 7, we were fortunate to be visited by Mr and Mrs Green. Mr Keith Green was Principal of Scaddan Primary School 48 years ago. Mr Green toured the school and also spoke to the Senior Class. 

Updated Logo

Thank you to Ros Tyrrell for the work she has done in updating the school logo. 

Upcoming Events and Information Week 9, Term 1 2021

Junior assembly  

On Thursday 1st April, the Junior students will be hosting the last assembly for Term 1. We look forward to seeing you at 2.15pm   

Anzac Day Service (RSL Memorial Park)

On Sunday 25th April, Caitlyn, Charlie and Lucas will be laying a wreath at the Anzac Day Service at RSL Memorial Park at 11.00am. 

Anzac Ceremony

In week 2 of next term, there will be a small Anzac service at the school.  Parents and community are welcome to join us.  The date and time will be sent out early in week 1.

Community Events Week 9, Term 1 2021

Term Dates 2021

Scaddan Primary School 




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.