Scarborough Primary School Newsletter - The Link

Issue 4 – 22 March 2019


This week we celebrated Harmony week. The message of Harmony Week is ‘Everyone Belongs’. It is a week of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come to us from around the world.

Our Australian Story is diverse and unique. Every individual and cultural group paint a part of the canvas that is the Australia we live in today. Taking the time to celebrate our diversity is a significant way in which we can learn and understand.

I like to think that the ‘Everybody Belongs’ message extends beyond cultural diversity, encompassing all forms of difference between individuals. Here at Scarborough PS we recognize that despite any sort of difference or diversity, everyone has their own unique strengths and talents that need to be embraced and celebrated. It is the combination of all these diverse strengths and talents that make the Scarborough Primary School community such a uniquely warm, caring and welcoming community to belong to.

Every individual is valued. Everyone belongs.

Sarah Dawson



School Board

The Scarborough Primary School Board met for the first time this year on Wednesday evening. We would like to welcome our new parent representatives, Paul Monaghan, Patric Przeradzki and Helen Tate along with new staff representative Annie Clarke. Their contributions at this strategic level to the future direction of Scarborough PS, along with those of the rest of the board members are valued and appreciated.

The Board is still looking to fill a Community Representative position. This position has a one year tenure and gives the opportunity for a member of the broader community to lend their expertise to the strategic planning of the school. If you have any suggestions for this position, please contact the school office on 9341 1202 and they will be forwarded to Andrea Marchesi, Board Chair or Sarah Dawson, Principal who will contact you for further information.  Any suggestions will then be tabled at the next meeting for consideration

The Board noted that the school is currently in talks with the Department of Education over plans to cater for the increasing enrolment pressures in the area. The Department has classed Scarborough Primary School as part of their ‘Inner City School’ project to increase student capacity amongst several schools in that corridor, extending to Scarborough. Steady growth is expected over the next ten years and the Department are in the preliminary planning stages to cater for this. More details will be available once plans specific to our school have been set.


This year Scarborough PS will be one of almost 1000 schools across the state who will be delivering NAPLAN testing in an online format. If you have a child in Year 3 or Year 5, please look out for an information brochure that will be coming home next week.

NAPLAN online is expected to have several benefits including increased student engagement, a differentiated sequence of questions to best meet the needs of each individual child and the faster availability of results.

This year, the NAPLAN tests will be delivered between Tuesday 14 May and Friday 24 May. Some practice testing will be carried out this term to familiarise students with the online platform of delivery.

If you have any queries about NAPLAN online or your child’s participation in the testing, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Dawson, Principal on 93411202

Parent/Teacher/Student interviews (3-way conferences) will be held shortly.

The conference will be led primarily by your child, with the assistance of their teacher. It is an opportunity for you to learn about your child’s successes in class, their goals going forward and how both you and the school can support them in achieving their goals.

If you require time with a teacher outside of this, please arrange a separate meeting by telephoning the school on 9341 1202 or contacting your class teacher directly.


Go to

To make a booking enter the code:  k7wtm

  1. Enter your details

  2. Select the teachers you wish to see

  3. Select the appointment times that suit your family best

 When you click FINISH your selected bookings will be emailed to you immediately. If you do not receive your email, please check your junk-mail, or enter the event code again and check your email address spelling. Update your details if email address is incorrect.

DO NOT DELETE the email you receive. Keep it somewhere safe. You may need to refer back to it at a later date.

 REMEMBER TO ADD YOUR APPOINTMENTS TO YOUR CALENDAR - reminders will not be sent home.

 Bookings must be finalised by Friday 29 March at 4pm.

 If you need to view, cancel, change or print your bookings:

●  Click on the link in the confirmation email you received after you made your bookings

●  OR return to and enter the code and the email address you used when making your bookings.

Library News

BOOK CLUB IS GOING CASHLESS! Have you registered for LOOP yet?

Issue 2 is now out, so register for LOOP to place your orders, Scholastic even have a LOOP App to download.

Unfortunately the school will no longer be accepting cash payments for Book Club orders, all orders will now need to be placed through LOOP.

Orders for issue 2 must be placed by Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Interschool Soccer Coach Needed

Scarborough Primary School is looking for an enthusiastic interschool soccer coach for our Year 5/6 students. Training will begin late in Term 1 with games played Term 2 on Friday afternoons.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Erica Salt on

School Oval

The use of the school oval by individual community members outside of school hours is a feature of the inclusive culture at our school. Unfortunately, we have had several instances of dog poo being left behind in the last few weeks which has caused some inconvenience to our students when they access the oval and our teachers in their preparation of outdoor learning activities. Could we please ask that individuals walking their dogs be mindful of picking up any litter they may leave along the way.

Canteen Closure 29 March & Volunteers Needed

The Scarborough Snack Shack is open on Fridays during term.  You can place your orders online using Quickcliq before 8:30am or at the canteen window from 8:20am.

Volunteers are always welcome – and your child gets a free meal deal if you help out!  Contact Jackie 0422 977 208 or register for a volunteer spot online in Quickcliq.

NOTE:  The Canteen will be closed Week 8 - (29 March) due to the Swimming Carnival

Skoolbag is the Mobile App we use at Scarborough Primary School and it has been redesigned. It has all the features of the previous version, however a few things have been moved around for an improved experience. 

Everyone will need to download the new app but for existing Skoolbag account holders you can use the same email and password to login. Follow the instructions below.

Skoolbag Instructions


Uniform Shop Co-Ordinator/s Urgently Needed for 2020

As some of you may be aware it is likely that I will no longer have children attending Scarborough Primary next year, so I am seeking someone - or a few people - to take on the role of Uniform Shop Coordinator. Please speak with me, come and check out the shop on Wednesday mornings or email me if you are interested in discussing this rewarding volunteer role.


Scarborough Primary School P&C Uniform Coordinator

Nature Play Refurbishment

Our P&C has been lucky enough to secure a Stronger Communities Development grant which has allowed us to engage Projectscape to upgrade and refurbish our nature play space.  The works will be undertaken during the school holiday break in April, but we will need some community volunteers to assist with some pre and post jobs.

We’ll need some helpers on Saturday 13th April and Saturday 27th April for some jobs such as sanding, painting, mulching, gardening, planting and the like – if you’re able to lend a hand please get in touch with Jackie Jackson 0422 977 208.

It will be great for the kids to come back after the break to a new and exciting play space!

Uniform Shop

Hi everyone, 

Just a reminder that the uniform shop has resumed its usual hours of trade in the library on Wednesday mornings between 8:30am and 9:00am.

Orders can now be placed through the online system QuickCliq and will be delivered on the first Wednesday after you place your order.

Now that the cooler weather is approaching it's the perfect time to order jumpers and track pants. Payments can be made through QuickCliq, by direct funds transfer or cash. 

We have new contact details for the uniform shop - please contact Trish at I will check the inbox every couple of days and at least before the shop opens on Wednesday mornings.

Hope to see you all at the shop.


Battery Collection

Please be advised the collection of used batteries from your school battery bin will commence at the end of this term. 

School and Community battery collection dates will be as follows:

Schools in STIRLING, VINCENT, CAMBRIDGE, PERTH, VICTORIA PARK in the week commencing Monday 25 March 2019

What batteries can be collected?

Dry cell batteries include AA, AAA (single use or rechargeable), C, D, button batteries, 9V, 6V and cordless powertools.

Scarborough Primary School

Address: 60 Hinderwell Street, Scarborough WA, Australia 

Phone: 08) 9341 1202