Scaddan Primary School

Newsletter Week 8, Term 3 2021


Principal Welcome Week 8, Term 3 2021

Happy Father's Day to all the special men in our student's lives. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. 

Education Assistant Week

Week 7 was Education Assistant week. We have 2 incredible EA's who set high expectations and are highly effective in supporting our students and staff with quality teaching programs.  Mrs Guerini and Mrs Karafilis are valued staff members who genuinely care for our students. We also appreciate Mrs Suttar who is an amazing relief EA. Thank you for all that you do. 

R U OK? Day 

This Thursday 9th September, 2021 is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” and support those struggling with life's ups and downs. Mrs van Straaten engaged the students in activities on Monday to explore this important message. While children can't be expected to fix someone’s problems, they can be encouraged to listen to what their friend is saying, show they care and tell a teacher, school counsellor/chaplain or trusted adult if they are worried about their friend. Scaddan Primary School students are very caring and supportive. 


NAPLAN is a national literacy and numeracy assessment sat by students in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 in May each year. NAPLAN reports of students who participated in the test have been sent home today. A brochure containing information about how to read and interpret your child's individual student report is accompanying the report and can also be downloaded from

As a school, we use this data along with other school-based assessments to understand individual student achievement and progress. This information is used to support your child to reach their full potential. Staff will be unpacking and analysing the results at our next staff meeting.

The results were pleasing with year 5 results above national average in Reading, Language Conventions - Grammar and Punctuation and Numeracy. Year 3 writing results were at or above national average.


Student drop off and pick up

Just a friendly reminder that students are to arrive at school at 8:30am. They will be supervised in the playground from 8:30am by a staff member.  

When dropping off and picking up your child, enter and exit along the admin footpath. Please make sure your child is accompanied to the carpark once dismissed from their classroom teacher at the end of the day. Students are not to run across the carpark unsupervised. Thank you for your support.


Planning 2022

Kindergarten enrolment packs are available on the website and Pre-Primary enrolment packs have been sent home with Kindergarten students. Please return to school once completed. This assists with planning in 2022. 


Swim Week

Swim week is fast approaching. Please let me know if you have any questions about the information that went home last week. An itinerary of the week was included. Kindergarten students do not attend swim week and will not attend school during Week 10. There will be 3 additional Kindy days in Term 4 in lieu of Week 10 Swim Week. A letter will be going home this week with your child.


Bushfire Plan

Last week you would have received an updated Bushfire plan. Students and staff engaged in an emergency drill today. We will also be holding another in Term 4 in preparation for the warmer weather.

Recent News Week 8, Term 3 2021


Thank you to Mrs Tara Vermeersch, P&C President for organising a sea container for the school. It was an eventful afternoon with the students keeping close watch of their awesome dads delivering the sea container. 

Father’s Day afternoon

Last Thursday, Miss Hatton organised a great afternoon with her Junior class to celebrate Father's Day. 

Miss Hatton: A big thank you to Woolworths Esperance for suppling our Junior Room Father’s day sausage sizzle and a big thank you to all our dads for attending. 


Yesterday, four students attended the annual Esperance Numero Competition held at the Esperance Civic Centre. Congratulations to Charlie Vermeersch, Caitlyn and Lucas Biggers and Hunter Florisson for representing Scaddan Primary School. Thank you to Mr Paterson for preparing the students for the event and to Mr Suttar from Salmon Gums Primary School for supervising the students at the event. The students won the team event on a 9 card take. Very impressive! We are very proud of you all.

Senior Room Week 8, Term 3 2021

The Senior Room students have been working on their own HASS projects over the past few weeks. Here are some of the finished products! 





Award Winners Week 8, Term 3 2021

Values Star


Sarah and Marley 

For the excellent progress you have been putting into your home reading.

Birthday Wishes Week 8 Term 3 2021

Birthday Wishes


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

Upcoming Events and Information Week 8, Term 3 2021

Week 9

I will be at the Esperance Regional Network meeting and the Mallee Principal Network meeting on Monday 13th September.

Mr Paterson will be attending a Graduate Module in Perth and visiting Harrisdale Primary School for professional development. He will be engaging with a high impact coach in the learning area of Reading. Mrs Bouckaert, Miss Wehr and Mrs Bond will be teaching the Senior students Wednesday- Friday.

Assembly Junior

On Thursday 10th September, the Juniors will be presenting their assembly. Families are invited to stay after the assembly and share your child's learning that has been taking place this term.

School Council

The School Council meeting will be held Wednesday 15th September at 1pm in the Library. 

Third party consent form

Parents will be emailed a Scaddan Primary School Version 2 Third Party consent form. It will be a hyperlinked interactive form. Please complete at your earliest convenience.

Term 4 

Term 4 starts for students and staff on Monday 11th October. Friday 15th October will be a student free day as the staff will be engaging in a School Development Day. 

Three Way Conferences

The Three Way Conferences will take place Week 2, Term 4 - 18th October 2021. The conferences will be an opportunity for our PP - Year 5 students to discuss their learning and individual targets.  A conference booking form will be emailed out this week. Please let the office know if you would like a paper copy.


Kindergarten Transition Day: 

2022 Kindergarten enrolled students are invited to attend Kindy in Term 4. An invitation will be sent home to families in Term 4. A date is to be confirmed at the beginning of Term 4.


NAIDOC Day at Wongutha CAPS

We have been invited to Wongutha CAPS for a NAIDOC celebration on 22nd October, 2021. Permission notes will be going home closer to the date.

Book Fair

Book Fair will be held on Wednesday 3rd November, 2021. A book fair parade will be held in the morning. Staff are already thinking about their favourite book and costume.



Community Events Week 8, Term 3 2021




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.