Scaddan Primary School

Newsletter Week 6, Term 3 2021


Principal Welcome Week 6, Term 3 2021

We are over half way through the term already! 

Staff and students who are feeling unwell
School staff and students continue to maintain good behaviours to prevent the spread of germs. Students and staff should not attend school if unwell.

Swim Week
Next week there will be further information going home to families in preparation for Swim Week in Week 10. Please contact the school if you have any further questions.

Bushfire Plan
In readiness for each bushfire season, we review and update the Standalone Bushfire Plan which includes the latest advice from DFES. An updated Scaddan Primary School Bushfire Emergency Response Plan will be sent home with your child next week.

Senior Room Assembly
Congratulations to the Senior Room and Mr Paterson on a very entertaining item. Your robots were very well designed and coded. The whole school song conducted by Mrs Bouckaert was beautiful. It was great to see so many families attend and spend time in the classrooms sharing in their child’s learning.


The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) has released the NAPLAN 2021 summary information. The data provides preliminary results at the national and state/territory level for each school year assessed and for all domains in NAPLAN. 

The overall achievement of WA students in the NAPLAN tests continues to be stable.

2021 results were close to, or not statistically significantly different from 2019.

The mean scores for Western Australian students in 2021 are above those achieved in the base year (2008 for all assessments, except writing for which the base year is 2011) in 13 of the 20 assessments, which is the highest number of improved mean scores of any state.

Areas of improvement since the base year are:

o    Year 3 – Reading, Writing, Spelling and Grammar and Punctuation;

o    Year 5 – Reading, Spelling and Numeracy;

We are waiting for individual school data. 

Award Winners Week 6, Term 3 2021

Values Star



For consistently demonstrating the values of Excellence and Nurturing inside our classroom. You approach all set tasks with a positive attitude and are always willing to offer support to your peers. Keep it up, Kiana! 

Merit Certificate Recipients




30 Reads

60 Reads

90 Reads


120 Reads

Aussie of the Month

Junior Room News Week 6, Term 3 2021

Reasons we Love SAKG.



We learn about how to help our planet.


We learn how to take care of things.


We grow our own food all by ourselves and it taste amazing!

Recent News Week 6, Term 3 2021

Science Week

Last week the students enjoyed Science Week.  Marie Curie (Miss Hatton) and Beatrice Shilling (Mrs Bouckaert) visited the students, introducing themselves and sharing their famous achievements. The students had a fun Science afternoon making DNA, molecules, a Mars rover, and building soil layers. 


It was great to see our families enjoy the ECE open classroom last Thursday. The Kindy and Pre-Primary students enjoyed sharing their learning space with their younger friends.

Thank you to our families who have enrolled for Kindergarten in 2022. If you have not done so already, please ensure your enrolment forms are returned to school.


Birthday Wishes Week 6, Term 3 2021

Birthday Wishes


Ethan - 15th
Charlie A. - 17th
Ava - 30th

Upcoming Events and Information Week 6, Term 3 2021

CST Filming

On Tuesday, School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE) will be visiting Scaddan Primary School as part of Mrs Bouckaert’s Curriculum Support Teacher (CST) role.  Mrs Bouckaert will be filmed teaching and demonstrating best practice in a Multi Age Group (MAG) classroom. Mrs Bouckaert is supporting teachers across the state via WebEx twice a month. She is currently running 2 sessions: CST Differentiated Curriculum K-6 Planning and Teaching in a MAGs classroom and CST Differentiated Curriculum K-6 Assessment in a MAGs classroom. Mrs Bouckaert’s sessions are proving very popular with her first session booked for 70 participants from across the state. We are fortunate to have an expert teacher from our school who not only supports our staff and teaches our students but is genuinely valued across the state.

SIDE will also be filming the Senior Room’s French lesson. Thank you for returning your child’s consent forms.

Junior Room Father’s Day - Thursday 2nd September

An invite was sent home this week inviting the Junior Room Father’s to a special afternoon of activities on 2nd September at 2pm. The students are looking forward to celebrating the afternoon with their dad’s.

Numero Competition - Monday 6th September

Monday 6th September is the annual Numero competition. Mr Paterson’s class has been busy preparing. A team of 4 students will be selected to attend the event. Further information and Permission notes will be sent home next week.

Community Events Week 6, 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

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.