Scaddan Primary School

Newsletter Week 2, Term 3 2021

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Principals Welcome Week 2, Term 3 2021

Welcome to Term 3

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and school community for your warm welcome to Scaddan Primary School. I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to lead such an incredible school.

I have spent the last 6 months as Principal at Munglinup Primary School, and appreciate the uniqueness of a Level 3 school and everything that they have to offer. The Cape Le Grand excursion on Monday was an example of how the Mallee schools support each other and provide special opportunities for our students.

I have been so impressed by all students and their engagement and the school values they display. I am enjoying getting to know the students during daily morning fitness sessions organised by our very capable student leaders. The students have already earnt a Whole School Reward, receiving tokens to fill the ‘Respect’ tube in the front office. They will enjoy a special Science Week session in week 5 to celebrate.

We welcome Catharina to Scaddan Primary School. We are so proud of how you approached your first week at school and have settled into the school routines so quickly. The kindergarten students are also enjoying their extra day, increasing their school time to 3 days each week this Semester.

I am looking forward to the School Council meeting on Wednesday and the P&C meeting next week, to hear all about the wonderful projects and portfolios happening around the school. I am grateful for everything you do to support the school whether that be fundraising, supporting learning or implementing significant school projects.

With the lockdown of Perth’s schools at the end of last term, we remain prepared and are organised to provide remote learning if the need arises. The school will maintain a teaching and learning plan and be able to pivot quickly if needed to support our students.

I look forward to getting to know all families in the school over the next few weeks.

My door is always open and please feel free to send me an email (lynley.neill@education.wa.edu.au) or call the school mobile 0427 756 055 if you can’t get to school.

Kind regards

Lynley Neill

Junior Room Week 2 Term 3 2021

Junior room news

Our geologists hard at work, mining, examining and sorting our crystals and gems.

This week we started our Peggy Lego unit, practicing pre-writing formations with our Kindy's and letter formation for our Pre-Primary's.

We are making our fire fighters helmet and practising starting at the top… pull down and stop!

  


 


 

Award Winners Week 2 Term 3 2021

Values Star



Indi-Lee

For consistently demonstrating the value of Nurturing. You make a conscious effort to support and include your peers both inside and outside the classroom which is lovely to see. Keep it up, Indi-Lee!












Recent News Week 2 Term 3 2021

On the School Development Day, Mandy Bouckaert presented a session to our staff as part of her Curriculum Support Teacher (CST) role. The Curriculum Support Professional Learning is a Department of Education initiative to support teachers to implement the mandated content of the WA Curriculum through the use of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) planning and assessment exemplars. 

The exemplars: 

  • Support reflective practice and provide flexibility for teachers in their planning; and
  • Show how content can be combined and revisited throughout the year.
  • Provide learning sequences, lessons and assessment for all subjects 

Mandy’s SCSA Curriculum session was contextualised to planning for a Multi Age Group (MAG) classroom. She shared her English, Maths, Visual Arts and HASS planning. Mandy supported staff to unpack the new Curriculum Support materials and to explore ways to incorporate them into the principles of teaching, learning and assessment and planning for Term 3. We are very lucky to have such a valuable resource in Mandy at Scaddan PS.

The Community Health Nurses visited last week and conducted the Kindy Health checks.

Parents and caregivers are at the heart of our schools and last week Scaddan PS celebrated our wonderful Parents and Citizens Association (P&C) Day with an afternoon tea with the school community. We are so grateful for our P&C and all their hard work and contribution. 

On Monday the Mallee schools attended a NAIDOC Excursion at Cape Le Grand. The theme this year was Heal Country. Thank you to Sara Sills from Munglinup PS for coordinating the event. The students participated in sessions provided by the Tjaltjraak Rangers and Mallee teachers.  The sessions included listening to a Creation story of Mandaboornap (Frenchman Peak), they explored native plants and their cultural uses, and learned Wudjari language and the use of cultural tools and artefacts.  Thank you to Samantha Hatton who provided one of the teacher led activities. Other activities included learning about the Aboriginal Flag, listening to stories and making a bookmark/postcard based on a story, making a NAIDOC necklace/bracelet using painted beads, and creating a combined NAIDOC Canvas with handprints of all participants to commemorate the occasion. I will be attending a Cultural Awareness workshop next week, organised by the Esperance Principal Network.


Birthday Wishes Week 2 Term 3 2021

Birthday Wishes

July

Flynn - 1st
Christian - 13th 
Isabel - 19th 

Upcoming Events and Information Week 2, Term 3 2021

The Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) test is mandatory for Year 4 students in Term 3. Test results are used to identify eligible students for PEAC courses in 2022. Teachers also use PEAC test results to plan targeted learning programs that meet students’ learning needs. Testing is scheduled for Week 3.

School Council is on today @ 1:30pm in the library.

P&C meeting is next Thursday 5th August @ 1:30pm in the library.

The first assembly will be held in Week 4 on Thursday 12th August @ 9am in the library.

We are looking forward to Science Week 16th – 20th August.

Swim camp has been booked for week 10. A booklet will be going home next week with more information.

Community Events Week 2, Term 3 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.

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.