Scarborough Primary School

The Link 31 August 2018, Issue #14

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Monday 3 September

Morning Fitness on the school oval 8.30am - 8.50am

Churchlands Senior High School visit 12.00pm-1.00pm

Tuesday 4 September

School Banking 8.30am outside Room 2


Friday 7 September

Morning Fitness school oval 8.30am - 8.50am

Canteen open

Monday 10 September

Morning Fitness on the school oval 8.30am - 8.50am

Tuesday 11 September

School Banking 8.30am outside Room 2

Drama Program open session for parents - times advised by classroom teacher

Inter-school Athletics at Deanmore Primary School 9.30am - 12.00pm

Thursday 13 September

Inter-school Athletics at Deanmore Primary School 9.30am - 2.30pm

Friday 14 September

Canteen Open


Assembly Room 1 and 2

School News

It was fantastic to see so many dads, uncles and grandfathers in our Kindy and Pre-primary rooms this week. There was beard shaving, a massage chair, superhero rockets, a photo booth, mini golf and much more. The smiles on the dads' faces mirrored those of the children. Thank you to our wonderful Pre-primary and Kindy staff for making this event possible. I hope that all our dads have a wonderful day on Sunday.

Our school athletics carnival was a huge success on Thursday and Friday of this week. The spirit shown by all competitors was fantastic and demonstrated to me again that our students are determined to give all events their best every time. Thank you to the P&C for organizing the sausage sizzle on the day and to the families who helped out with cooking and distribution. Mrs Salt has provided every student with great opportunities in physical education this year and the carnival was no exception. This is the first year without our friends from the Japanese School but I am pleased to say the connection continued with the inclusion of the Tamaire Basket and Typhoon games. Thank you Mrs Salt and to Mr Gordon for making sure our grounds were ready for the occasion.

Jason Crofts


From the Office

Students Not Returning To Scarborough Primary School Next Year

To assist us in compiling our classes for next year, please visit the office or email and advise if your child or children will not be attending Scarborough Primary School in 2019. This does not apply to the students currently in Year 6 who will be attending high school next year.

Alternative Travel Arrangements For Students

Please allow plenty of time when advising the office of alternative pick up arrangements for your children. We make every effort to inform teachers and students when plans change but please try to make arrangements prior to the start of the school day.

Carnival Results

House Results

1st Stirling

2nd Challenger

3rd Parmelia


Senior Boy Charlie M

Senior Boy R/U Finlay

Senior Girl Serena

Senior Girl R/U Holly

Intermediate Boy Coast

Intermediate Boy R/U Brodie

Intermediate Girl Hilary

Intermediate Girl R/U Lara

Junior Boy Chase

Junior Boy R/U Zac

Junior Girl Xena

Junior Girl R/U Innes

Chaplain’s Chat

Recently I was chatting with my brother about a show I had watched, and it got us talking about our different taste in movies. Where I’m a bit more of a drama and sci-fi fan, he absolutely loves his horror/ scary movies. I’ve never enjoyed them, so I was trying to understand what he, and others like him, find satisfying or enjoyable about the genre. Words like tense, exciting, fear, fright and relief popped up in our conversation. With games, TV and YouTube aimed at our younger kids like 5 Nights at Freddy’s, Slenderman and Hello Neighbour I became curious about how fright and horror media affects kids. So I’ve been researching a bit.

When it comes to the question of why some of us enjoy a good fright, it seems to be unclear if it’s the enjoyment of the intense and scary experience, or if it’s actually the relief we feel after the experience. I’m still fairly early into reading, but one thing that jumped out at me was the vital role imagination has to play. Kids in particular often have such a wonderful and robust imagination, helping them to continually explore and make sense of the world. When their imagination is prompted or guided by what they see on screen, the results can be far-reaching.

When I first started leading camps for at-risk kids, someone once said to me, ‘Where adults are silent, kids fill in the gaps.’ That little line still encourages me often to think about the conversations that we as adults can have with young people that might ‘fill in the gaps’. And when it comes to the content of the media our kids are participating in, there might be a few gaps!

If you got this far, thanks for hanging around and having a read If you’d like the links to some of the articles I came across, feel free to email me at


P&C News

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Thanks to everyone who has checked out the Father’s Day Stall, this week. I think we can all agree that Karen has done an amazing job. There are going to be some very happy dads out there on Sunday.

FOOD TRUCK’N FUN is coming in Term 4 and it’s going to be huge…watch this space!!

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