Scaddan Primary School

Newsletter Week 4, Term 2 2022

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Principals Welcome Week, 4 Term 2 2022

Dear Parents/Carers, Students, Staff and Community, 

We have had a terrific start to Term Two, with students settling back into normal routines quickly. We have a busy term already, with the K/PP Mother‘s Day Morning Tea in week 2; NAPLAN for Years Three and Five and Do it For Dolly Day last week; and the Junior Room Assembly and P&C Day this week.  

Staff Changes 

From Week 7 Mrs Amanda Bouckaert will be backfilling Principal in my absence while I take Long Service Leave. Mrs Bouckaert is very familiar with the role at Scaddan Primary School, leading the school in 2012. She is an outstanding leader with a wealth of knowledge and skills. Mrs Bouckaert will ensure our school improvement trajectory flows into our School Review in Semester Two. Mrs Retha van Straaten will be replacing Mrs Bouckaert in the Junior Room. Mrs van Straaten has been a reliable and highly effective relief teacher at Scaddan Primary School for the last 12 months. Mrs Bouckaert and Mrs van Straaten will ensure a smooth transition and continuity of learning and teaching for the Junior Room students. 


COVID-19 Updates 

All COVID updates will be communicated through the school Seesaw app.   

If your child tests positive to COVID, please phone the school on 90755100 as we are still required to report this to the Department of Education, in addition to families needing to report a positive RAT result to the Department of Health.  

The Department of Education has been working with the Department of Finance to organise the delivery of RATs to all schools in Western Australia for distribution to students and families. Our school delivery of Rapid Antigen Tests is scheduled for this week. Families will be able to collect from school on Thursday after assembly or can make other arrangements for collection. Please see Seesaw announcements for further updates.


Kind Regards,
Lynley Neill
Principal 

 

Recent News Week 4, Term 2 2022

ANZAC Service 

On Monday 25 April, Student Leaders Caitlyn and Lucas Biggers represented Scaddan Primary School at the Esperance Community ANZAC parade and service held at the RSL Memorial Park. This is a very special occasion for our student leaders each year as they lay a wreath on behalf of our school community. 


NAPLAN  

Last week, students in Years 3 and 5 completed NAPLAN. This annual assessment plays a key role in providing all stakeholders with information regarding our student’s progress and their knowledge and understandings in Literacy and Numeracy. Being a national assessment, the test gives valuable comparative data against age level benchmarks and also provides the school with feedback regarding the effectiveness of whole school programs in these key learning areas. Testing went very smoothly and all of our students approached the tests in a positive manner. Results will be available in Term 3 and the data will be used for planning for whole school improvement.  


Do It For Dolly Day  

Last Friday students came to school dressed up in ‘What makes you, you’. Thank you to Mrs Shiane Lea for your coordination of the event. Students participated in kindness activities throughout the day and created a beautiful whole school chalk mural with affirmations and what kindness looks like, feels like and sounds like. Thank you to our families who donated to this important cause. 

Junior Room Week 4, Term 2 2022

News from the Junior Room

Last week our Pre-Primary and Kindergarten mums joined us in the Early Childhood room for a Mother’s Day morning tea. We enjoyed lots of activities and there was lots of laughter. Miss Hatton and Mrs Maloney had lots of fun too.



  



  


   

Award Winners Week 4, Term 2 2022

Values Star




Charlie

For consistently demonstrating the value of Nurturing during our whole-school Physical Education lessons. You readily support and encourage your younger peers and you always have a smile on your face. Keep it up, Charlie!

 






Upcoming Events and Information Week 4, Term 2 2022

Junior Assembly & P&C (Appreciation) Day

Please join us at 9am for the Junior Room assembly. We would like to invite all our P&C members to the assembly so we can acknowledge all the hard work that you do for our school, with students being at the forefront of your activities and fundraising. 


Student Leader Day – Wednesday 25 May 

A note will go home this week, inviting all student leaders to the Student Leader Day in Week 5.  


PEAC/TAGS Program 

During Weeks 7-9 our PEAC/TAGS students will have the opportunity to engage in a 3-day Robotics project with Mrs Stead and a Writing extension 2 day workshop with Mrs Feucs. Thank you to Mrs Stead and Mrs Feucs for providing valuable learning programs for our students. 


Senior Mallee Camp Week 10 

The camp organisation is in full swing, with the final details all coming together. Further information and permissions will be going home this week.  

The camp has been generously supported by: 

  • IGO – $5000 donation 
  • Michael Harding, Freight Lines Group – donation of the use of his school bus 
  • Grant and Michelle Harris, South East Petroleum – donation of bus fuel costs
We are grateful and appreciate the generosity of these amazing people and their business’. 


Kindy enrolments 2023 now open 

If your child is turning 4 years old by 30 June 2023, you will need to apply to enrol your child in kindergarten for 2023.

Contact Mrs Berry in the front office for further information or go to Scaddan Primary School Websitewww.scaddanps.wa.edu.au to access enrolment forms. Please email forms to Mrs Berry @ scaddan.ps@education.wa.edu.au

Please enrol before Friday 22 July 2022. 


Premier’s Reading Challenge 

Premier Mark McGowan and Education Minister Sue Ellery launched the Premier's Reading Challenge, encouraging young Western Australians to get reading.  


The challenge will run from Thursday May 5 to Friday September 9, 2022 and is open to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10. This year's theme is 'Reading can take you anywhere', showcasing to students that a love of reading can open the door to a world of opportunities.  

Students participating in the challenge must read at least 12 books over the five-month period to be in the running to win major prizes. Students can go in the draw by logging a book per week.  

Visit the Premier's Reading Challenge website at www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au to register, search over 7,000 book titles and log books read. 


Voluntary Contributions reminder 

We are now collecting Voluntary Contributions and Charges. Endorsed by the School Council and provided to all parents at the end of last year, these payments greatly assist in the provision and planning of a range of activities for your children. Please make cheques payable to Scaddan Primary School or directly deposit into the school account (details provided on the 2022 Voluntary Contributions and Charges sheet). If you need any more information do not hesitate to contact Mrs Berry in the office.


Help Keep our school beautiful!

Wanted:

Manures (sheep/cow/horse/chook)

1 to 2 bales of pea straw or vetch

Any old unused garden canes/bamboo (good condition)

Plant Pots – All sizes big and small

Unwanted off cuts of shade cloth

Chicken wire or similar (good condition)

Any donations will be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Miss Mas at Scaddan Primary for any queries/donations/drop offs on 90755 100

 

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

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.