Scarborough Primary School Newsletter - The Link

Issue 12 – 7 August 2020

Upcoming Events and Reminders


  • 17-21 August: Science Week
  • 31 August: P&C Meeting at 6.30pm


  • 2-4 September: Father's Day Stall
  • 9 September: School Board Meeting
  • 14-18 September: Faction Carnival Week
  • 25 September: Crazy Hair Day

Principal's Message

Dear Community

As we finish off Week 3, students are starting to engage in more and more whole school activities here at Scarborough PS.

  • This afternoon we have started practicing for our Sports Carnival which will be held in some format in Week 9. We hope that in the next newsletter, we will be able to give you some further details as to what our ‘Carnival Week’ will look like this year such as a timetable for events and in what capacity we will be able to have parents on site as spectators or helpers, so stay tuned! Until then, we will be practicing hard at our team games and individual events every Friday afternoon. Please encourage your children to wear their faction shirt on Fridays.
  • Classes have also started to undertake activities for Science Week. By the end of week 5, each class will have sent home links and login details for you to be able to view your child’s class project in a digital format. Please remember that this experience is just as much about the process as the finished product.
  • Each Friday we are holding ‘on air assemblies’ over the PA. Merit awards are announced, messages are given from school and student leaders and children have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem. This week, I would like to congratulate Room 1 and the Art Room on achieving a Golden Bin certificate for their outstanding efforts in correct recycling procedures. This means that they have practiced correct recycling for a period of at least 10 weeks. Well done!

After school procedures

Unfortunately, as per yesterday’s Skoolbag notification, I once again need to stress the importance of leaving the school grounds promptly at the end of the day. No families should be staying to utilise the play areas or any part of the school site. Everybody should have vacated the site by 3:20, unless they have a prearranged meeting with staff.

The presence of families on site after school this term has started to negatively impact on school operations in the afternoons on almost a daily basis. The increase in numbers of people now accessing the school site in the afternoons is now making the situation untenable.

Whilst we understand the positives of community catch-ups and play opportunities, this can no longer be done on the school site.

Please respect our community by adhering to this request.

Voluntary Contributions

Over the next few weeks you may be receiving a statement regarding the annual voluntary contribution. We understand that this has been a disastrous year for many families and don’t want to place any additional pressure on families, however, we are asking that you consider paying this voluntary contribution if you are in a position to do so. Thank you to those families who have paid previously; voluntary contributions are an important part of our budget and go towards making sure our school is well resourced with books, technology and other materials to help us deliver a quality education to your children.

2021 Enrolments

This week, we sent home acceptance letters for students who will be joining us in Kindy and Pre-primary in 2021. I am pleased to report very healthy numbers. We will be welcoming many new families to our community along with many younger siblings of existing students.

We are now starting to work on our staff and class structures for next year. If you are aware that you may be leaving before the start of next year, could you please let the office know so that we can consider this in our plans.

Please read on below for more information on happenings around our school, in particular, information from our wonderful P&C who also have some exciting things in the works for us this term.

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

Sarah Dawson


Dad Joke Friday Competition

Our third entry in the competition:

A jumper I bought was picking up static electricity. So, I returned it to the shop. They gave me another one free of charge!

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?

P&C News

Hello SPS families!

What a great day everyone had last Friday. Thank you to everyone for joining in and coming to school in your pyjamas and for supporting our P&C.  We raised just over $300 and have had so much positive feedback we just might have to do it again!

Next Meeting

The next P&C General Meeting will be held Monday 31 August at 6.30pm in the school library. We will be talking about an upgrade to the school library and the school uniform.

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!


Just a little reminder that we are still looking for canteen volunteers.  If you have any Friday mornings available this term (or throughout the year), 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:

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.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is open online only. Please email orders through to Sarah Firth at and your order will be delivered to your child’s classroom.

Order forms can be downloaded from the school website at

Entertainment Books

Don’t forget to purchase this year’s Entertainment Book to receive great offers and also support the P&C. Memberships are now available online and on the app. Remember to select “Scarborough Primary School” to ensure we receive the 20% value from each purchase.

Upcoming Events

2-4 September – Father’s Day Stall

25 September - Crazy Hair Day

Follow Scarborough Primary P&C on Facebook!

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

VacSwim Swimming Lessons

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays. 

October is a great time to get your children ready for summer and January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. 

Your children can start as young as five years old. 

Term 3 Planner 2020


Scarborough Primary School

Address: 60 Hinderwell Street, Scarborough WA 

Phone: 08) 9222 9200   


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