Scaddan PS Newsletter

Week 11, Term 2 2021


Principals Welcome Week 11, Term 2 2021

Term 2 Reflection
Wow! What an incredible term of learning we have had. We started the term commemorating Anzac Day with pride and respect. This was the first time I really saw the positive impact of the beautiful Scaddan community and got to meet many of our amazing parents. Before we knew it, Mr NAPLAN paid our Year 3 and 5 students a visit. In the end, they had nothing to worry about because they all did a fantastic job and demonstrated excellence along the way. It was full steam ahead as seeding continued and I am sure many of our families were under the pump during this time. We have since celebrated the joys of winter sport, certificate winners, Kalgoorlie Camp, excursions, incursions, dress up days and all round learning and friendship. I congratulate and thank the students, staff and of course families on their mammoth effort in getting to Week 11 successfully. It is proof that when we all come together the magic can happen. 

Principal Position
It is my greatest pleasure to announce Lynley Neill as the recommended applicant for the permanent principal position at Scaddan Primary School. Lynley is an outstanding leader with a wealth of knowledge in education in the Esperance region and also on a system level. She has been a key driver in the Mallee schools network as the principal of Munglinup Primary School. We will welcome Lynley to our amazing school tomorrow morning as we complete the principal handover to ensure our school improvement trajectory continues strong. Thank you for your patience, kindness and understanding in waiting for this news.

As I have previously said, being the principal of Scaddan Primary School this term has been an absolute privilege and an experience I will hold closely for many years to come. This school is a true credit to the incredible students, staff, parents and wider community surrounding it. Thank you always for your support.

I wish everyone a safe, relaxing and well-deserved school holidays.

Kind regards, 

Ashleigh Dixon

Award Winners Week 11, Term 2 2021

Values Star


The nurturing way Christian includes all of the Kindy students in his play.

Senior Room Week 11, Term 2 2021

Some hands-on Maths activities we have been doing to learn about 2D and 3D shapes recently.




Recent News Week 11, Term 2 2021

Goodbye Mrs Crawford
It will be a sad moment for everyone at Scaddan Primary School tomorrow. This will be Mrs Crawford’s last day with us as she takes 12-months leave to embark on a new and exciting journey. Mrs Crawford has been an incredible contributor to Scaddan Primary School and has impacted the lives of many students, both past and present. We thank Mrs Crawford for what she has done for the school and know she will be truly missed. 

Thank you for our very special Bean Break van visit today. The students loved their hot chocolates and the staff equally enjoyed their delicious coffee. You have made our Week 11!


Kalgoorlie Camp
This week our Year 5 students and Mr Paterson returned from Kalgoorlie Camp. They shared with us some exciting stories about their experience. From all reports, it was a fantastic time! Caitlyn and Charlie, we thank you for the way you represented your school and families with such pride. You are both outstanding role models for Scaddan Primary School. Thank you to Mr Paterson, who committed his own time to ensure this camp was not only possible but a huge success.


As a school we are mindful of the unfolding COVID situation in the Perth/Peel region at the moment. Should there be any changes over the school holidays, this will be communicated to parents directly via email.

Student Reports
Student reports will be sent home with students today (P-5) and tomorrow (K). It made me so proud to read of all the amazing progress and achievements students have made this semester. It is amazing to see the quality of teaching and learning that occurs at Scaddan Primary School.

Upcoming Events and Information Week 11, Term 2 2021

From the Scaddan P&C
A farewell afternoon tea has been organised by the P&C for Mrs Crawford and Miss Dixon. It will be held on Thursday at 2:30pm in the Library and all are welcome. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Emily Aarts.

Free Dress and Rewards Day
A reminder that as part of our Whole School Reward students will be invited to to come to school in free dress this Friday. They will also take part in some fun games and activities throughout the day. Congratulations to the students on earning this reward.


NAIDOC Week Excursion
To celebrate NAIDOC week, an excursion has been organised for all Mallee Schools. The Tjaltjraak Rangers will be running three different cultural activities at Cape Le Grand National Park. Held on Monday 26th July 2021 (Week 2, Term 3). This is a fantastic learning opportunity for our school and something that will contribute to our culturally responsive journey as a community. The invite will be extended to our parents to attend with students. Please keep an eye out later this week for further information coming home.


Term 3 – Students Return
Students will commence school on Tuesday 20th July. This is due to the Staff Development Day on the Monday.

Community Events Week 11, Term 2 2021



P&C News

Community News

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.

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.