Scaddan PS Newsletter

Week 6, 2021


Principals Welcome Week 6, Term 2 2021

I respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional custodians of this land on which I write to you from.
It is a privilege to come together on Noongar country. 
We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
We also acknowledge the contributions of Aboriginal Australians to the education of all children and people in this country we all live and share – Australia.

With Sorry Day on Wednesday and Reconciliation Week commencing I have a heightened sense of reflection on my own culturally responsive journey and that of our schools.

As we come together for Reconciliation Week we describe the unifying process that bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader Australian community into a more respectful relationship that restores justice and equity for everyone. This speaks so well to some our Scaddan Primary School core values - nurturing, respect and pride.

Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, urges the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.

For Scaddan Primary School our action is taking a leap towards educating, understanding Aboriginal perspectives, truth telling and connecting to the Aboriginal way of knowing, being and doing. I have had an immense sense of pride for the authentic learning our students and teachers are engaging with. 

Award Winners Week 6, Term 2 2021

Well done to our Values Star, Merit Certificate, Values Token, Aussie of the Month and Scribit recipients. We are so proud of you.

Values Star


For showing Pride and Excellence in his spelling and reading. Well done George!


Aussie of the Month


Merit Certificates



30 Reads

60 Reads

90 Reads

Senior Room Week 6, Term 2 2021

Exploring what we can do with our robots in whole-school Digital Technology!




Birthday Wishes Week 6, Term 2 2021

Birthday Wishes


Aidan - 23rd
Hunter - 24th 


Lukas - 29th 

Recent News Week 6, Term 2 2021

Swim Week (Pre-primary – Year 6)

This year, due to COVID regulations and the closing of accommodation in Esperance we are unable to offer Swim Camp in the same format as previous years. Thank you to those families who have indicated whether they have their own accommodation in town.  Once we have our final numbers, we will collate the data between the Mallee schools and communicate our next steps. If you have any concerns or questions regarding Swim Week please contact Ashleigh Dixon.

Healthy Lunch

We love seeing the delicious, healthy lunches our students bring to school. Healthy eating helps children and young people cope more effectively with stress, better manage their emotions and get a good sleep – all of which are essential for assisting learning. Miss Dixon had a great time trying out the Cancer Council lunchbox builder.

Lunchbox Builder

Kindy Enrolments

We are starting to get very excited to take Kindy enrolments for 2022!  Keep an eye out in our next newsletter for further information. Please contact Miss Ashleigh Dixon if you have any enrolment questions or would like to organise a time for a meet and greet. Our students and staff are looking forward to welcoming some special friends into the Scaddan Primary School community in 2022.

Senior Room Assembly

Congratulations to our Senior Room and Mr Paterson on their very successful assembly. We loved seeing you bring your learning to life! You worked as a team to deliver an engaging item, amazing work!

Senior Room Excursion

Our Senior Room have set off to Castletown Primary School today to take part in the Reading and Writing festival. We look forward to sharing our day of learning with you in the next newsletter.

Lifelong Learners  

We are so grateful to have staff who are highly motivated and keen on the pursuit of knowledge. This term our staff have been setting their own learning goals to become the best teachers they can be.

Council Meeting

Thank you to our incredible Council who met this Wednesday. Scaddan Primary School have such strong governance structures in place to support the strategic oversight of the school.


Upcoming Events and Information Week 6, Term 2 2021

Junior Room Assembly

Our Junior Room Assembly will be held 9am Thursday 10th June. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Request for boxes

Mr Paterson and Miss Hatton are looking for boxes of all sizes to be used in the classroom for Digital and Design Technology. If you have any boxes that were destined for disposal can they please be brought to the school to be reused in the classroom.

Staff Development Day and WA Day

Staff in the Mallee network will engage with as targeted Grammar Professional Learning on the 4th June. We also have a WA Day public holiday on the 7th June. Yes! This will mean you have an extra long weekend!

Dental Van

The dental van will be visiting Scaddan Primary School next week. 

Voluntary Contributions and Charges

We are now collecting Voluntary Contributions and Charges. Endorsed by the School Council and provided to all parents at the end of last year, these payments greatly assist in the provision and planning of a range of activities for your children. Please make cheques payable to Scaddan Primary School or directly deposit into the school account. If you require any more information do not hesitate to contact Mrs Berry in the office.

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.