The Link Fortnightly News

17 August 2018, Issue #13

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Monday 20 August

Morning Fitness on the school oval 8.30am - 8.50am

Book Week - Treasure Hunt

Bunnings Incursion Room 6

Tuesday 21 August

School Banking 8.30am outside Room 2


Friday 24 August

Morning Fitness school oval 8.30am - 8.50am

Book Week Assembly 9.00am - Bring your Bling!

Canteen open

Sunday 26 August

City to Surf - Details in this newsletter

Monday 27 August

Morning Fitness on the school oval 8.30am - 8.50am

Tuesday 28 August

Kindy Group 1 - Father's Day 8.30am

School Banking 8.30am outside Room 2

P&C - 6.30pm


Wednesday 29 August

Athletics Carnival Day 1

Pre-Primary - Father's Day Breakfast

Thursday 30 August

Kindy Group 2 - Father's Day 8.30am

Friday 31 August

Athletics Carnival Day 2

Canteen Closed - Sausage Sizzle only (More info to follow)


School News

Congratulations to Serena, Lois and Caiti who represented the school at the regional SpeakUp competition this week. All three students demonstrated the courage to speak in front of a large audience using persuasive language. They all spoke with enthusiasm and expression.

Our school uniform is one of the ways we show pride in who we are and our school. Our dress code is developed by the School Board and was reviewed in 2018. I have noticed a range of jumpers, leggins, shirts and hats being worn to school that are not part of our uniform. The dress code is available on our website. Contact the school if you are unsure if an item of clothing is suitable.

I spoke to the students on Monday about not bringing our favourite toys to school. These cherished items can get lost or broken during the day, so please leave toys at home to enjoy after school.

Jason Crofts


One Big Voice - Choir Students

Tonight is the big night for our school choir. They will be performing at Perth Arena at the One Big Voice festival. There will be thousands of students involved from across the state and many more parents on hand to experience the event.

Thank you to Ms Speelman for leading this great initiative. A super opportunity for our children to shine on the big stage. More photos to come in the next newsletter!

Inter-school Cross Country

Congratulations to all our competitors at the 2018 Interschool Cross Country. We may not have won the event, but the enthusiasm and spirit that was shown by our team was unequaled.

Book Week - What's Happening....

Book Week starts Monday 20 August until Friday 24 August.

The theme this year is Find Your Treasure. We have activities planned for each day.

Monday to Friday - Every morning, on the way to your classroom, put any change in the treasure box for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation . How much money can we raise in a week!

Monday to Thursday Recess - Competition time. Match the book to the teacher.

Monday - During the afternoon there will be a treasure hunt - what's in your bag?

Wednesday - Join the games in the library during lunchtime (I spy treasure, what is the book).

Thursday - Join the games in the library during lunchtime (I spy treasure, what is the book). In the afternoon listen to the teachers reading some of their treasured books! Find out the books that matched your teachers.

Friday - Book Week Assembly 9.00am. Bring your bling! How will you be accessorized?

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Chaplain’s Chat

Happy Friday! I’m often on the lookout for intriguing books, images and songs that engage with concepts in powerful ways. I love picture books, and a little while ago I shared in the newsletter about Little Parachutes, a website that collates picture books based on themes and content. The other day I was checking out some different designer comics, and I came across this pretty fantastic one. In the wet and endless winter that we are having, it was a great and light reminder for me of the things that serve me well. I hope it’s helpful for you too.

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Mia & Payton Tee-Ball Premiers

Mia and Payton's team was the Under 9's Division B Premiers for the 2017/2018 Tee-ball season. They play for the Woodlands Teeball Club and this was their second season together.

Tee-ball is for children aged 5 to 10 years. If you're interested in playing tee-ball, the season runs from October to March and you can get lots of information and register online at

P&C News

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Have you entered the City to Surf yet? Come and join the Scarborough Sprinters team and do the 4km, 12km or if you’re feeling really energetic why not try the half or full marathon. Come and join in for morning fitness from 8:30am on the school oval and get your training underway. ALL WELCOME!! To register for the City to Surf go to:

Choose Perth

Choose distance

Choose ‘I’m a Participant’

Choose ‘Yes” - part of a team.

Search – ‘Scarborough Sprinters’ and Request Invite

Once you have been emailed the invite for the team, then you can finish your personal details for registration.

Don’t forget to add the Fundraising Charity – use the drop down box to find
Scarborough Primary P&C’

Promotional code for 15% discount SCHSSPS

Churchlands Senior High School

If your child is going into Year 7 in 2019 you can apply for selection into our school based Academic Extension Program. Testing will take place at Churchlands Senior High School, 20 Lucca Street, Churchlands on Saturday 1 September 2018.

Application forms are available at our front office or

Applications close: Thursday 9 August 2018.

This opportunity is only available to children living in our local intake area or accepted into our Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Music Program. Students are only able to sit the testing once in Year 6 only.

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Garden Market Day

6PR Live broadcast 6am – 12pm

6 -10am Morning Show - Sue McDougall & Darren DeMello

10am-12pm Footy Show - Karl Langdon & Kim Hagdorn

Grab a coffee and breakfast and watch your favourite radio hosts live.

Lucca Street and Memory Place Corner

Market Place 8:30am – 2:30pm

Plants, garden products, music, café, sausage sizzle, kids activities.

Free advice & information sessions. Raffles.

Special kids activity – Talk insects & build a bee hotel with Faye Arcaro 1-2pm

Order garden products at great prices

Facebook – Like it. Follow it. Be in the know

Community School Health Nurse


Upper respiratory tract infections or colds are everywhere, especially in winter, so it is almost impossible to stop children from catching them. Here are some points which may help:

  • Teach your child to cover his/her nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, and to wash hands straight afterwards.

  • Hands should be washed after blowing noses and before eating.

  • Use tissues once and then throw them in the bin. (Avoid using handkerchiefs.)

  • Keep your child home from school if he/she has a cold/cough/fever/pain.

  • Make sure that your children eat a balanced diet of plenty of healthy foods.

  • Keep children away from smoke – it irritates their eyes and nasal passages, making it more likely that they will catch a cold.

What to do if your child gets a cold

  • No treatment will cure a cold or make it go away more quickly, but you can help your child feel more comfortable:

  • Rest: This need not be in bed.

  • Provide extra drinks: If your child doesn’t want to drink much, try giving lots of small sips of water, milk or juice, or ice blocks to suck for older children.

Hand washing

Washing hands is the easiest way to protect ourselves from contagious diseases, like colds, influenza and gastroenteritis. Hands should be washed before and after eating or preparing food, after going to the toilet and after nose blowing.

When teaching your child to wash their hands:

  • Use clean water and soap, making sure they cover their hands and wrists.

  • Use a brush to clean under nails if they’re dirty too

  • Dry their hands with something clean (like a paper towel)

    Alcohol based sanitisers are useful when soap and water is not available. Use half a teaspoon of the product and encourage your child to rub their hands together until they’re dry. If you can see dirt on their hands, it is better to use soap and water.

    Caroline Armstrong / Clinical Nurse– Community Health

    CACH |North Zone| Central West Region

    Mirrabooka Community Health

    U4/14 Chesterfield Road, MIRRABOOKA WA 6061

    T: 9345 7109 | M: 0420945025 | F: 9345 0857


    W: (corporate) | (consumer)

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CHURCHLANDS NETWORK of schools presents WORKSHOP 4: Circle of Security.

In this workshop Toni Tomlin, Psychologist, talks about the Circle of Security program and how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened so that parents can:

  • Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
  • Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of their child's self esteem
  • Honour the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure

Tuesday 11 September 7:30 – 9:00pm Floreat Park Primary School

Early Learning Centre, offsite Kindergarten

122 Birkdale Street Floreat.

To register for this workshop please email Write CNPS – Workshop in the subject line and include your name and phone number in the body of the email.

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