Scaddan Primary School is situated approximately 50kms from Esperance, in a mixed agricultural community. Children are drawn from surrounding farms with children travelling some distance on one of the two buses servicing the school. It is an established farming area with strong family ties. The accessibility from Esperance means that many extra- curricular activities are easily accessed to broaden the children's opportunities. Many children are second generation students thus the parents have a strong interest in the progress and the development of the school. The school motto of Learning and Friendship is embedded throughout the school, from the Scaddan School Song (written by a community member) through to the many different learning programmes.
The town-site of Scaddan was named after Mr John Scaddan, former Premier of Western Australia. The town has a focal point in an active Country Club which offers lawn bowls and an 18 hole golf course. The existing school, built in 1970, was opened in 1973, and after strong community lobbying, and was increased to three classrooms in 1984, returning to two in 1987.
Our school operates two full-time classrooms (K-1 and 2-5) and a part time literacy/numeracy class with year 1-3 students. Current staffing allows for two full-time teachers, a part time teacher, a teaching administrator and two part time education assistants. All multi-age classes encourage integration supporting strong values and cross curricular work to ensure maximum achievement of outcomes for student learning.
Our Kindergarten students attend Tuesdays and Thursdays in Semester One, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in Semester Two.
Enrolments have fluctuated over the years between 22 and low 40's but in the last few years have hovered around the high 20's. Future projected enrolments show an increasing student population with school predicted to be in mid 30’s.