Scarborough Primary School has joined the ‘Your Move’ Program through the City of Stirling. This program encourages students, parents, caregivers and even our staff to use ACTIVE TRANSPORT (walk, ride, run, scooter, skateboard or take public transport) to and from school. This will assist in reducing car-based traffic congestion during school peak times, especially drop off and pick-up, with the added benefit of keeping active, healthy and fit! It is easy, convenient and one of the healthiest ways to get around. Through this amazing program our students will not only gain a deeper understanding of the rules of the road as pedestrians, cyclists and scooter riders. They will be earning valuable points through completing fun ‘whole school’ active pursuits to reduce the driving to school.
We have created our first committee team for our school. Sandra Cooke is the champion leader for ‘Your Move’ with a nominated team of four Year 4 students for Term 4: Ayla Alviar, Cobie Burnett, Finley Cameron and Bradley Omondi. Welcome aboard team!
When Scarborough PS complete various activities and share stories on ‘Your Move’ website we can earn rewards, even school grants with the aim to encourage students, teachers, parents and carers to use ACTIVE TRANSPORT to and from school on a regular basis. Of course, we cannot achieve this without the support of our wonderful community ‘volunteer power’ that is, our parents and families. To kick start ‘Your Move’ with parents, as the first teachers of your children, we need to hear from you. Click on the survey link https://www.yourmove.org.au/media/4490/your-move-schools-parent-survey-2019.pdf to activate the online PARENT SURVEY form and complete.
SPS carried out the first ‘hands up’ survey of how we travel to school. This sample survey was based on 162 students. Our goal with ‘Your Move’ is to motivate students and families to increase ACTIVE TRANSPORT and reduce car travel.
SPS ‘Your Move’ events coming up this term where we can earn points:
· ALOCATED ‘ACTIVE TRANSPORT’ DAYS – ride, skateboard or scooter to school every Tuesday and Friday. The first ride to school day is Tuesday 3rd of November and Friday 6th November 2020. Then continue every week on these same nominated days until the end of term.
· Dress-up your bike, scooter, skateboard or wheelchair with a CHRISTMAS THEME and ride to school. This will be held on the last Friday of this term Friday 11th December. We will have a school parade around the basketball courts to view all transport modes and a prize for best dressed.
NOTE: For those parents who live outside of the school radius – ‘park and ride’ will be accepted. This means you can park at the Deanmore Park playground and ride to Hinderwell Street school gate or park at the local food market parking lot and ride to Deanmore Road school gate.
Scarborough Primary promote healthier habits through our Health and Wellbeing policy. Teachers have a shared responsibility to support Health and Wellbeing in the community, workplace and school. Together with parents and students, ‘Your Move’ program aims to get more students, teachers and families riding their bikes, walking, scooting, skateboarding, and using the public transport. Walking and riding to school enables children to feel joy and a sense of adventure that will last into adulthood. Parents and students enjoy and appreciate many things that may go unnoticed when driving in a car-hearing the buzzing of their neighbourhood, seeing our friends, neighbours and feeling connected to our community. We can play our part to incorporate the regular physical activity children need daily, while forming strong habits that last a lifetime.
A simple motto of ‘small steps every day’ (HEADSPACE / PBWEST): Healthy habits can make a big difference to your mental health. http://www.pbwest.com.au/informationandfreeresources.html
Let’s get moving!
‘Your Move’ Scarborough PS Team
Our ninth entry in the competition:
Have you ever tried to eat a clock? It is very time consuming!!!!!
If there are any Dads out there that want to contribute an appropriate dad joke, please send them to;
We will be having a vote at the end of year for the best Dad joke with the winner receiving a Bunnings gift voucher. Are you going to be the punniest Dad at Scarborough Primary?
We have received a large number of new reading books for our students and I have a back log of book covering that I need help with. Are there any parents in our community who are able to help me cover some books over the next 2 weeks.
If you can spare an hour or two, or even 20 minutes, from 9.00am on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays to help cover books in the library that would be fantastic. Due to Coronavirus restrictions however I will need to limit the number of parents in the library so please advise me by emailing Leanne.email@example.com if you are able to help.
Alternatively I am more than happy for you to take a pile of books home overnight to cover if you can’t spare time to come in to the library to cover books.
Just a friendly reminder our Kindy Open Sessions for next year's Kindy group are on Wednesday 4 November. Please join us for a chat with other 2021 kindergarten parents and students.
We look forward to meeting you and your child, and hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to become familiar with our school and kindergarten before next year.
Speakers at the session will include: Ms Sarah Dawson - Principal, Mrs Liz Petrou - Early Childhood Teacher, Ms Nikki Harvey - School Chaplain, Ms Nicole Stallard - School Board Chairperson, Mrs Leah Manuel - P&C President, Mrs Sarah Firth - Uniform Coordinator, and Mulberry Tree Before and After-school Care staff, Robyn McPherson and Sarah Arnold.
The Uniform Shop will provide a display and information for pre-ordering uniforms for 2021.
Please RSVP before Monday 2 November 2020 to Chenoa Wright or Robyn Smith on 9222 9200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello SPS Families
The next P&C General Meeting will be held Monday 7 December at 6.30pm in the school library.
We welcome all Scarborough Primary families and community members to come along. It is a gold coin donation to become a paying member of the P&C. Only a financial member can participate in the democratic decision making processes of a P&C Association, so please remember your gold coin!
Containers for Change
Scarborough Primary School is now a donation point for Containers for Change. We hope you can support the P&C, every container we collect is worth 10c, this adds up quickly and the $$$ money can put back into the school as well as being rewarding for our environment.
The scheme focuses on the containers that are littered the most throughout Western Australia, find out what's eligible here 👉 https://bit.ly/3cGyz9D
The Containers for Change bins can be found at the school entry at Hinderwell Street near the Room 9 Heritage Building.
Alternatively, if you wish to donate at a refund point of your choosing you can quote our Scheme ID C10240685. If you prefer to attend a Reverse Vending Machine location you can find our barcode on our Facebook page or send us an email and we will forward it to you. This may be your preference if you have a larger donation and be rest assured that the money goes back to the P&C.
For more detailed information please visit https://www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/
Booktober has nearly come to an end. We are very excited to see all your efforts next week!
We have some new menu items. They are available to order in Quickcliq.
· Nacho Dippers
· Chicken Lasagna
· Veggie Sushi
Canteen is continuously looking for canteen volunteers. If you have any Friday mornings available, Laura would love some assistance in the SPS canteen.
Follow the link below to pick a day and lock it in.
Visit our SignUp page: https://signup.com/go/bQePHtS
You will be taken through to our dedicated canteen page, and you can choose the days that work best for you.
Please also note that all canteen orders need to be placed via QuickCliq prior to 8.30am on Friday. Cash is not accepted.
OLD STOCK SALE
Next year SPS will be getting a brand new school polo shirt. We will be receiving the initial shirts shortly and will display these for you to view on the school notice board. Because of this, all of the old polo stock MUST GO.
Sizes 2, 10, 12, 14 & 16 are left and on sale now for $15.00.
Once they are gone, they are gone!
The Uniform Shop is open online only. Please email orders through to Sarah Firth at email@example.com and your order will be delivered to your child’s classroom.
Order forms can be downloaded from the school website at http://scarboroughps.wa.edu.au/p-c/uniform-shop/
Follow Scarborough Primary P&C on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/ScarboroughPrimaryPandC
Any questions and/or suggestions please don’t hesitate to email us firstname.lastname@example.org
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