Scaddan Primary School

Newsletter Week 8, Term 4 2021

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Principal Welcome Week 8, Term 4 2021

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff and Community Members,

We have had a busy term so far and with only 2 more weeks to go, the students are fully engaged in their learning. As a whole school reward for all this effort, Mrs Rachel Bond has created a beautiful art project with the students. They are half way through completing it. Mr Paterson has given a sneak preview in his Senior Room page.

Staff and students have also been working hard on their end of year concert performance, rehearsing their Christmas song and creating their costumes under the direction of Mrs Bouckaert. The costumes are looking very cute!

I would like to thank the School Council and P&C for their support and contributions this year. We value your input and appreciate your time and effort to make Scaddan Primary School a unique and proud learning environment. I have had many visitors to the school commenting on the welcome they receive and beautiful learning environment.

On Friday 10th December we say goodbye to a very special person. Mrs Blair is retiring her position as our School Chaplain. We wish Mrs Blair all the best on her retirement. To say goodbye and thank you, we will hold a morning tea on the 10th December at 10:30am. All are welcome. Please bring a piece of fruit to share.

This term we have been using the program MindUP. It is a comprehensive, evidence-based program that fosters social and emotional awareness, enhancing psychological well-being and promoting academic success. The students are learning about the brain and how it functions. Each lesson the focus CORE practice is deep belly breathing and attentive listening. The benefits of this program include:

  • Improving self-control and self-regulation skills
  • Strengthen resiliency and decision making
  • Bolster enthusiasm for learning
  • Increase academic success
  • Reduce conflict
  • Develop positive social skills, such as empathy, compassion, patience and generosity
Ask your child about the parts of the brain.

 

Recent News Week 8, Term 4 2021

Junior and Senior Mallee Teacher Meeting Friday 26th November 
Miss Hatton and Mr Paterson attended the Junior and Senior Mallee Teacher Network meeting last Friday. This day is an opportunity to collaborate and moderate student achievement, assisting teacher judgements when finalising student reports. Mrs Bouckaert also provided professional learning, supporting teachers with the SCSA exemplars.


Swim Week
Families have received their individaul student invoices. Please pay as soon as possible as Mrs Berry is finalising finances for the end of year. Thank you for your prompt payment.


Student Forum Selection for 2022
The votes have been counted with not many votes separating the top 4 from the 12 students nominated. The Student Forum 2022 will be announced at the End of Year Concert. There will be opportunities for unsuccessful Student Forum nominees to gain leadership capacity in other ways next year. I would like to congratulate all nominees for their continued display of Scaddan Values and role modelling across the school.

Kindergarten Orientation
During Week 6 we welcomed our newest students to the school, our 2022 Kindergarten students. Archie, Pippa and Fletcher spent the whole day with us learning, playing and settling into school life. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Esperance Bird and Animal Park Excursion
Last Thursday Miss Hatton and Mrs Guerini took the Kindergarten and Pre Primary students to the Esperance Bird and Animal Park. The students had lots of fun and represented the school magnificently. Well done everyone!


SSEN:BE
We have engaged School of Special Educational Needs: Behaviour and Engagement this term.  We have had a visiting specialist teacher from the Goldfields Engagement Centre who is supporting staff to provide a personalised approach for student psychosocial, developmental and learning needs. Through observations of characteristics and strengths of students, Mrs Stratchan provides an informed decision about the ‘best fit’ intervention and support options, creating a personalised plan.

Senior Room Week 8, Term 4 2021

Senior Room

As a reward for the students’ fantastic behaviour this term, we have recently hosted Crazy Hair and Sock Day and started an art project with the wonderful Mrs Bond.










  

Award Winners Week 8, Term 4 2021

Values Star





George

For demonstrating excellence in his writing about Santa’s Problem. Well done George.









Upcoming Events and Information Week 8, Term 4 2021

End of Year Concert
On Monday 13th December there will be an early close at 12pm. All students will need to arrive back at school by 4:30pm.  The concert will start at 5pm at the Scaddan Country Club. Further information for parents will be sent home next week.

Cannery Arts Excursion
As part of Mrs Bouckaert’s Visual Arts program, the Senior Room will be visiting the Cannery Arts Centre on Wednesday 15th December to view 'Art on the Move: Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist'. Permission forms will be going home next week.

Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist is an immersive and finely crafted installation by Susie Vickery which takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière, who came to Western Australia in 1792 on the ship Recherche, captained by Bruni d’Entrecasteaux.

Esperance Regional Network Meeting
This Friday, 3rd December, Mrs Neill will be offsite to attend the final Network meeting of the year, reviewing the 2021-24 Esperance Regional Strategic Plan.

Student Reports and Last Day of School
Semester 2 Reports will be sent home with the students on Wednesday 15th December. Thursday 16th December will be the last day for students.

Birthday Wishes Week 8, Term 4 2021

December

Sarah - 16th
Elcke - 25th

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

Term Dates 2022



 

Dates

Events

Term 1

 Monday January 31- Friday April 8

 Students (10 Weeks)

 

Thursday January 27

Staff Development Day - No Students

 

Friday January 28

Staff Development Day - No Students

 

Monday January 31

Students First day of Term 1

 

Monday March 7

Labour Day PUBLIC HOLIDAY

 

Friday April 8

Last day of school - students

Term 2

 Tuesday 26 April -  Friday 1  July

 Students (10 Weeks)

 

Tuesday 26 April

Staff Development Day - No Students

 

Wednesday 27 April

Students First day of Term 2

 

Monday 6 June

W.A. Day PUBLIC HOLIDAY

 

Friday 1 July

Last day of school - students

Term 3

 Monday 18 July - Friday 23 September

Students (10 Weeks)

 

Monday 18 July

Students First day of Term 3

 

Monday 22 August

Staff Development Day - No Students

 

Friday 23 September

Last day of school - students

Term 4

Monday 10 October – Thursday 15 December

 Students (10 Weeks)

 

Monday 10 October

Students First day of Term 4

 

Friday 21 October

Staff Development Day - No Students
Esperance Show Day

 

Thursday 15 December

Last day of school - students

 

Friday 16 December

Staff Development Day

Community Events Week 8, Term 4 2021





Please see the below hyperlink for Mallee Playgroup support.

MALLEE PLAYGROUP SUPPORT




Please see the below hyerlink for information regarding Mandatory COVID- 19 Vaccinations.

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATIONS




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.