Scarborough Primary School Newsletter - The Link

Issue 19 – 18 October 2019

Upcoming Events and Reminders

  • 22 & 23 October: School photos
  • 25 October: TOM Assembly
  • 28 October - 8 November: Swimming
  • 31 October: Japanese Assembly
  • 6 November: Kindergarten Orientation
  • 6 November: School Board Meeting 6.00pm
  • 22 November: Colour Run


Welcome back to Term 4 everybody! Over the holiday break we have farewelled several families, but also welcomed six new ones to our ever changing and growing community. We have also seen our Room 7 Pre-primaries move into a fantastic new learning space in the newly installed transportable and our art and music specialists move into Room 7 to allow all students improved access. The boy’s toilets have received a much needed refurbishment and the flooring in Room 6 has been replaced to make it a more functional early childhood learning environment.

In staffing news we can now officially welcome Mr Dorozenko into the Deputy Principal role for the remainder of the year, confirm that Mrs Austin will be continuing in Room 4 and welcome back Ms Toner who will be joining us in Room 1 for the term.

Just as importantly, a new phone system upgrade means that we now have a new phone number. Please update your phones and contact lists with the new Scarborough Primary School number, 9222 9200. The old number will be redirected to this new service for the next 12 months.

Please read below for important information regarding:

  •  School Photos
  •  Surfing Lessons
  •  Whole School Picnic Lunch
  •  Swimming Lessons
  •  School Board


If you have any queries about the information below please don’t hesitate to contact me on 9222 9200 or

School Photos

School photos will be taken this Tuesday 22 October and Kindy Group 2 on Wednesday 23.

Photography will be by Grant Taylor Portraits.

Ordering and payment for individual and class photos is done online a couple of weeks after photography is completed.

All students will have their individual and class photos taken.


Sibling photos need to be booked and prepaid by 6.00pm Sunday 20 October.

Click here for sibling orders and for more information:

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons will be held over Weeks 3 and 4 at the Scarborough Beach Pool. The lessons will be held across 3 sessions from 11:45am each day, with students being bussed to the venue.

I can confirm the timing of lessons for each class will be as follows

  •  Group 1: Rm 1, Rm 5, Rm 6 – 12.00pm lesson
  •  Group 2: PP, Rm 2 – 12:50pm lesson
  •  Group 3: Rm 9, Rm 4 – 1:40pm lesson

Students will leave the school on buses approximately 15 minutes before their lesson starts and return directly after. They will change at school both before and after the lessons

A note will go home at the beginning of next week with costings and further information.

School Board

We are still looking to fill 3 parent representative vacancies on our School Board. Two will be of a 3 year tenure and one will be of a 2 year tenure. One will commence this term with the other two commencing in Term 1 of 2020.  You will need to be a parent at Scarborough Primary School in 2020 to be eligible.

Should there be more nominations than vacant positions, all parents will be offered the opportunity to vote. Candidates will then be asked to provide a 250 word brief and a portrait style photograph to include on the voting slip.  Members of the Board may hold office for a term not exceeding three years. New members of the Board will undertake training and will have a mentor allocated to assist with induction onto the Board.  If you are interested, please email to or submit in person to the front office. The nomination form which can be found here or on our website under School Board. Nominations close at 3:00pm, Friday 25 October 2019.

The Board’s role is required to help the school deliver a quality education experience to our children by:

  • establishing and reviewing the goals, priorities and policies of the school at a strategic level;
  • supporting the development of our School Business Plan;
  • planning for and endorsing school budgets;
  • evaluating the performance of our school in achieving the goals set; and
  • promoting our school within the community.

More information on the Board can be found on our school website.  If you have any queries, please contact either myself or our Board Chairperson, Andrea Marchesi on 0409 068 010.


We are once again fortunate to be able to offer surfing lessons this term. They will be conducted on Friday mornings, 7:30am to 8:30am from Week 3 to Week 9. There are strictly limited places available – places will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

The cost of the lessons is $50 for 6 sessions, including tuition from Surfing WA coaches and board and wet suit hire.

Notes can be collected from the front office or accessed via the school website. 

Whole School Picnic

Next Thursday, 24 October, our Year 5/6 class, led by our wonderful House Captains and Sustainability Committee will be hosting a picnic lunch on the school oval, followed by some games and activities.

Families are welcome to join us from 1:00pm. Bring a picnic rug and lunch and spend lunchtime with us here at Scarborough PS!

We look forward to seeing as many people as possible for a fun lunch break!

P&C Colour Run 2019

Please note the change of date for The Colour Run that will be held on Friday 22 November at 2.00pm - 3.00pm. 

More details coming soon!

Scarborough Primary School

Address: 60 Hinderwell Street, Scarborough WA 

Phone: 08) 9341 1202   


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