Scarborough Primary School Newsletter - The Link

Issue 8 – 29 May 2020

Upcoming Events and Reminders

  • 1 June: WA Day Public Holiday
  • 3 July: Pupil Free Day

Principal's Message

Dear Community

I want to thank you again for your support throughout what has been a very unusual school semester. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our entire community and has presented us with extraordinary challenges in managing schooling during the first half of 2020. I am pleased that together, we have been able to make the best of this situation and ensure your child’s safety and continuity of learning. 

It has now been 2 weeks since the state government asked that all students return to school unless they had a medical condition that required them to remain at home. It has been fantastic to have over 90% of our students back each day, happy and eager to re-engage in learning at school. It has also been great to see our community being so responsible and keeping their children home when they are unwell. Whilst I’m sure this is not always convenient as life slowly returns to some sort of normality, it is essential to ensure the long term health and well being of everyone within our school. So, thank you.

For now, other regulations such as no entry onto school site for parents and a ban on whole school events such as assemblies and carnivals remain in place. So too do our newly introduced cleaning and hygiene regimes. My prediction is that these measures will be required to stay in place for the remainder of Term 2. However, should the government announce any changes before then we will, as always, update you as to how these will affect our school.

Please read below for some information on how the current situation has impacted on the Semester 1 Reports that are due to go home at the end of this term.

With the regular attendance of many students being greatly reduced over this time, missing up to six weeks of schooling, the breadth and depth of the curriculum covered throughout Semester 1 has been greatly impacted. For this reason, the Department of Education has directed that schools are not required to include A to E grades on this year’s Semester 1 student reports. It also means that your child’s attendance may not be reported, and any written comments may provide less information on their progress than usual. 

The reports will still include information on what your children have been covering in each learning area. English and Maths comments will also include some goals for students to work towards in Semester 2. The reports will also have a general comment and an indication of the attitudes, efforts and behaviours that have been displayed by students. We hope that more detailed reports will once again be able to be provided at the end of Semester 2.

As always, if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me


Sarah Dawson


IMPORTANT: Pupil Free Day: Friday 3 July.

Staff were unable to participate in a school development day at the beginning of this term as teachers were required to use the pupil free day to plan for the unexpected return of students to school. As a result, the Department has directed that schools choose an extra pupil free day for school development purposes.

We have chosen to hold this day on Friday 3 July, the last day of term. We hope that adjoining this day to the upcoming holidays will cause the least possible disruption to our families. 

Please add this pupil free days to your calendars. Reminders will also be sent out on the Skoolbag App and in future newsletters closer to the date.

School Board

We were delighted that the School Board was able to meet face to face last week, with adherence to social distancing and meeting size requirements. 

The Board heard about the school’s journey through the COVID-19 experience, noting the positive and innovative ways in which students have been re-engaged safely back into face to face schooling this term.


We also started planning around our next Business Plan which is due for implementation in 2021. We discussed formatting Business Plan content in a ‘community friendly’ manner by reflecting on our current plan as well as Business Plans from several other primary schools. 

The Board is keen to ensure that the community based nature and focus on ‘whole child’ development rather than purely academics continue to be reflected in the 2021 plan.

P&C News

Hello Everyone! 

Last Tuesday Scarborough Primary P&C finally had their first general meeting of the year with the new 2020 committee. It was great to see so many P&C members join us! If you weren’t able to make it, come along to the next meeting. We will also have limited availability to call in remotely. Please email us at if you would like to know more about this option.     

The next General Meeting will be held Tuesday 23 June at 6.30pm in the school library.

Unfortunately, due to the regulations around Covid-19 we are still not able to fully resume our duties and tasks. In the meantime we will do our best to continue some of our services.

Canteen is open again and the full menu will return from Friday the 5th of June. Please note that ALL orders need to be placed via QuickCliq prior to 8.30am on Friday. Cash is not accepted.

We are always looking for a volunteer to help out on Friday’s with canteen. Please contact us if you can help.

The Uniform Shop is open for email orders only. All orders and enquiries can be directed to Sarah Firth at 

The P&C will be continuing to fundraise through the Entertainment Book this year. All entertainment book memberships are now available online and can be accessed via the app on your phone. Jump online and order yours today! Remember to select “Scarborough Primary School” to ensure we receive the 20% value from each purchase. 

Want to stay up to date on what the P&C is doing? Follow us on Facebook - Scarborough Primary P and C

News and updates will also be communicated via the School’s website, SkoolBag, and your classroom representative. 

Any questions and/or suggestions please don’t hesitate to email us

Churchlands SHS Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST)

The Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) for entry into Year 7 in 2021 Academic Extension Program at Churchlands SHS is now to take place on Saturday 29 August 2020. The closing date for applications is Monday 10 August 2020.


Applications forms are available at Churchlands SHS front office or on our website:

Uniform Shop

The uniform shop is open online only. Please email orders through to and your order will be delivered to your child's classroom.

Scarborough Primary School

Address: 60 Hinderwell Street, Scarborough WA 

Phone: 08) 9222 9200   


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