Scaddan Primary School

Newsletter Week 4, Term 3 2021


Principals Welcome Week 4, Term 3 2021

Staff update
Welcome back, Paula! The students were so excited to see 
Mrs Guerini on Tuesday. We welcome Mrs Karafilis to our staff, backfilling Mrs Crawford‘s Education Assistant position for the rest of the year. Mrs Karafilis has been a familiar face at Scaddan Primary School as our regular relief Education Assistant.  

Student Census
Were you busy last night filling out the online form for the Australian 
Census? Every five years the Australian Bureau of Statistics counts every person and household in Australia. The data tells the government about the economic, social and cultural make-up of the country. We completed our school census last Friday. The census is mandatory for all schools and is used for national reporting purposes and to calculate Australian Government funding for school education in this State. 

Term 3 Curriculum 
On Monday and Friday’s, I am teaching Health and Physical Education. Topics this term in Health include protective behaviours and resilience. A parent resource has been sent home today to all families to support the curriculum covered at school. Please contact me if you have any questions. We are enjoying Fundamental Movement Skills as part of the Physical Education curriculum on Fridays. 

On Thursday, I attended my first P&C meeting. Thank you to all members who are so dedicated and proactive to ensure the school priorities are supported. The committee are busy organising upcoming events. Such talented ladies, catering for all types of events including another wedding! The Junior and Senior teachers were grateful of the approval to purchase targeted literacy resources: decodable readers and guided reading texts. 

Professional Learning
Next Wednesday Mrs Bouckaert and I will be attending the Western Australian Future Leaders Framework as part of the 
Western Australian Public School Leadership Strategy 2018-2021 via WebEx. The framework helps to identify, develop, and support staff with a high potential for leadership. Simple tools give principals a clear approach to grow a school-wide leadership culture. 

Last week I attended a Cultural Competency training with other school leaders within the Esperance Regional Network. It was a very informative and reflective 2 days, gaining further understanding of the journey of tradition, history to the contemporary. Moving forward we reflected on the importance of building cultural competence and safety, critically reflecting on our own culturally responsive pedagogy.                 


I am looking forward to the senior assembly on Thursday.

Recent News Week 4, Term 3 2021

School Chaplain
Last Friday Mrs Blair’s drumming sessions were enjoyed by all. The percussion was heard all throughout the school. The rhythm and beats were contagious. We are very lucky to have Mrs Blair as our School Chaplain every second Friday. Mrs Blair has organised an excursion to Esperance Primary School in Week 8 to engage in a Jump Rope for Heart event. More information will be sent home in the coming weeks.


NAIDOC Celebration
Yesterday the senior student leaders attended a NAIDOC celebration at Nulsen Primary School. Thank you to Mrs Tara Vermeersch and Mrs Bec Florisson for your support with taking the students. The day was a huge success and I received beautiful feedback about our students. I had several staff contact me to say that the Scaddan Primary School students were very well behaved and respectful. 


Jeans for Genes day was last Friday. $37.20 was raised,
 going directly to Children’s Medical Research Institute to help find treatments and cures for children’s genetic diseases. Thank you for your support.  

Senior Room Week 4, Term 3 2021

Senior Room - Digital Technology

A few of the robots we have made in whole school Digital Tech.



Award Winners Week 4, Term 3 2021

Values Star


For his excellent work with his sounds and rhyming taks in Letters and Sounds. Well done Flynn.

Upcoming Events and Information Week 4, Term 3 2021

Swim Week 
Thank you everyone for returning your permission forms. In week 7, more information will be going home regarding the ordering process for Esperance Primary School. We are still waiting on the final costing of the week. A special thank you to the P&C for your contribution towards swim week. 

Prac Student Visits
On Thursday 20th August, two final year student teachers at Castletown Primary School will be visiting Scaddan Primary School. They will spend the afternoon with Miss Samantha Hatton, experiencing her sustainability program and amazing garden program. 

Science Week
The Whole School reward is next Tuesday 17th August. The session will start at 1:30pm. The students will enjoy an afternoon of edible science experiments. All families are invited to attend and join in the fun!  

Manager of Corporate Services Professsional Learning
Mrs Tracey Berry
 will be at a Western Australian Education Corporate Services Staff Association (WAECSSA) annual conference next week. It is a valuable opportunity to build capacity and continually develop skills.
Topics include: 

  • Leadership development and growth,
  • Finance and asset management,
  • School Administration,
  • Human resource management,
  • Marketing and
  • Information and Technology management.

WAECSSA provides opportunities to connect with colleagues to build a collegiate support frame of like-minded professionals. This is an invaluable source of information and support for Mrs Berry. 


Birthday Wishes Week 4, Term 3 2021

Birthday Wishes


Caitlyn - 13th
Joshua - 13th

Community Events Week 4, Term 3 2021

VacSwim swimming lessons

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school holidays.

VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations across WA. Not only is VacSwim a great school holiday activity, it also teaches valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at

Scaddan Primary School P&C

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.