Scaddan PS

Newsletter Week 2, Term 2 2021

translator

Principal Welcome Week 2 Term 2 2021

Firstly, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the students, staff and community for a warm and genuine welcome to Scaddan. I feel very grateful to be leading such an incredible school.

One thing that has stood out to me so far this term is the incredible independence and confidence of our students. Watching the juniors hop off the bus, organise themselves for the day and play so beautifully together is remarkable. Similarly, I love the way the seniors lead our school, mentor and care for our younger students. The autonomy and skills they are building will put them in great stead for their high school years ahead.

Congratulations to all of our students and staff for their positive return to school. It was wonderful to see smiling faces and classes quickly settling into their routines. Term 2 provides a fantastic opportunity for students to really challenge themselves and be challenged academically to progress in their learning as they are now familiar with all of the routines and expectations.

I believe positive relationships are at the core of school improvement and progressing student outcomes. I look forward to building a mutually supportive, collaborative and trusting relationship with the Scaddan community. Thank you to the AMAZING parents I have already had the opportunity of meeting.

Our Amazing Award Winners Week 2 Term 2 2021

Values Star

     



                              Aleisha and Marley

For showing such nurturing behaviour towards our new student.












Senior room Week 2, Term 2 2021

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


We have been making wreaths for ANZAC Day in Art. 










Birthday Wishes Week 2, Term 2 2021

Birthday Wishes


APRIL

George - 9th

MAY

Ted - 4th
Kiana - 20th
Aidan - 23rd
Hunter - 24th



Recent News Week 2, Term 2 2021

New students

We were so lucky at Scaddan Primary School to have two new students commence with us.
A big welcome to Millie and Ted. I am so impressed with the way they have both started with confidence and ease. We are very lucky to have you at our school.

Anzac Day

Thank you to Caitlyn, Charlie and Lucas for their outstanding leadership at the Esperance RSL Anzac Day Service. They represented our school and their families with pride. We are very proud. A special mention to Mr Paterson for his contributions and presence on the day.


 

Congratulations Mrs Berry

Congratulations to Mrs Berry who has won a funded position with the Department of Education and Deakin University. She has commenced her Graduate Certificate studies in Education Business Leadership. This is a huge achievement and will be invaluable to the management and leadership of the school. Congratulations Mrs Berry and happy studying!


Curriculum Support Teacher

Thank you to Mrs Bouckaert who has commenced her Curriculum Support Teacher role this week. I congratulate her again on achieving this highly competitive role. She will bring a wealth of knowledge to the WA team.


National Quality Standard (NQS)

Thank you to Miss Hatton who attended a valuable NQS professional learning for our school last week. We know the early years are critical for establishing self-esteem, resilience, healthy growth and capacity to learn. I thank Miss Hatton for her dedication to ensuring the National Quality Standards are implemented at our school.

COVID

Miss Dixon is masked up. Please know she has a big smile underneath! The students have been granted permission to call her Dr Dixon for the week.

Assembly - Term 1

Thank you to Miss Hatton and the Junior room for running a fantastic Assembly on Thursday 1st April. Congratulations to all award winners. Merit Certificate recipients; Joshua, Charlie V, Christian and Aleisha. Aussie of the Month: Kiana. Well done!

SCRIBIT Award 
30 Reads
Isabel
Ryder
Sarah
Elcke
Charlie V or A.
Jessine
Kiana
Hunter
Mieke
Aidan
Joshua
Caitlyn
Lucas

60 Reads
Isabel
Joshua

Upcoming Events and Information Week 2, Term 2 2021


Anzac Day Ceremony

A reminder of our Anzac Day Ceremony to be held at 9am Thursday 29th April. The amazing P&C will provide a morning tea following the ceremony. All visitors please remember to sign in at the front office. 

NAPLAN Online

During Weeks 4, our Year 3 and 5 students will be taking part in the NAPLAN Online assessments. NAPLAN is a point-in-time assessment that allows parents to see how their child is progressing in literacy and numeracy against the national standard and compared with their peers throughout  Australia. At the classroom level, NAPLAN provides additional information to support teachers’ professional judgement about student progress.

Please follow the link to read the NAPLAN Online – information for parents and carers booklet.

https://www.nap.edu.au/docs/default-source/resources/naplan-online-information-brochure-for-parents-and-carers.pdf


Senior Assembly

On Thursday 20th May, the Senior students will be hosting our first assembly for Term 2. We look forward to seeing you at 9am in the library.

 

Community Events Week 2, Term 2 2021

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.