The Link Fortnightly News

3 August 2018, Issue #12

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Monday 6 August

Morning Fitness on the school oval 8.30am - 8.50am

Scholastic Book Club Orders due

Tuesday 7 August

School Banking 8.30am outside Room 2

Thursday 9 August

School Photo orders due

Friday 10 August

Morning fitness school oval 8.30am - 8.50am

Canteen open

Monday 13 August

Morning Fitness 8.30am - 8.50am

Inter school Cross Country 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Tuesday 14 August

School Banking 8.30am outside Room 2

Wednesday 15 August

School Photos: Kindy Group 1 and Pre-primary - Year 6

Speak Up at Scarborough Masonic Hall, Doubleview 9.30am - 11.30am

Friday 17 August


Canteen open

One Big Voice Choir Festival at Perth Arena 2.00pm - 8.45pm

School News

I have been very impressed with the level of enthusiasm and participation in the drama program. Each Tuesday our students from Pre-primary to Year 6 participate in this high energy program working on creativity, articulation, viewing drama and creating drama. There will be a session for parents to come along on Tuesday 11 September to see what all the action is about. Details on the time of your child’s lesson will come home from the classroom teacher.

The hallway was full of tiny collections earlier this week as 100 days of school was recognised with buddy class activities and the sharing of our tiny collections. Thank you to Mrs Burfield for leading the 100 day celebration and to the students from Rooms 6 and 4 for a dazzling display based on the number 100 in the hallway.

School Board Focus

Our school board met on Wednesday this week to endorse our 2018-2020 Business Plan. This document is our strategic direction for the next three years and is the culmination of school self-assessment, parent feedback, student feedback and our 2017 IPS review. The document is available on our school website under the ‘Our School’ heading. Our business plan contains targets for student academic performance and non-academic performance. Our four focus areas are Success for all Students, High Quality Teaching, Effective Leadership and Strong Governance and Support. Our Business Plan is the basis of our next IPS review in 2020. The document is formatted for viewing electronically with paper copies available from the front office.

Jason Crofts - Principal

Inter-school Cross Country

Our revised date for the inter-school cross country is Monday 13 August. As previously advertised, it will run from 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Parents very welcome to come along and support Scarborough. Anyone who is able to join the volunteer team on the day, please contact Erica Salt. Our P&C cake stall will be provided for spectators on this day. Please see P&C news for further information.

Shed 5 Update

If you’ve been through the school at recess or lunchtime, you will have noticed just how popular Shed 5 is for our students, no matter their age. It is wonderful to see the great imaginative and cooperative play that such a resource encourages for our students. Please remember to consider us next time you are doing a clear out at home. We are always on the look out for new items to add to the shed:

  • tarpaulins
  • lengths of cloth
  • kitchenware
  • plastic tubes
  • anything else that you think of!

Please ensure that the items are clean and not broken. Please do not bring toys for the shed.

Erica Salt - Deputy Principal

Writing Club

A small group of Year 2 students have been selected to participate in a writing group each Thursday in the library. Our focus is on really stretching their use of vocabulary and sentences to get their message across to their audience. Here are some raw writing samples from children; it's so exciting to see how their work is progressing!

Mrs Emily Bell

Office news

School Photo envelopes are going home today and are due back Thursday August 9. All instructions are on the envelope regarding payment and sibling photos.

From the library - Scholastic Book Club

Book Orders are due by Monday 6 August 2018.
Big picture

One Big Voice - Choir Students

Our choir will be performing at the amazing One Big Voice Festival this term! The festival is at the Perth Arena on Friday 17 August and tickets are available now through TICKETEK. Parents/guests should purchase their tickets in the MOZART section of the arena. Hurry as tickets are selling fast!

A letter to parents with details of the festival has been sent home today. Thank you for all your support, and I look forward to seeing you there.

Miss Speelman - Music Specialist

P&C News

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

We will be running the bake sale for the inter-school cross country on Monday 13 August and will be looking for donations of sweet, savoury, home-made or store bought goods to sell. Please bring to school on the day.

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.

VacSwim 2018

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential.

You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.

VacSwim is for all children - from beginners to more advanced swimmers and young people doing their Bronze Medallion. Your children can start as young as five years old.

Your children can join in the fun of learning to swim at pools and open water venues across the State.

Enrol your children in VacSwim now at

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.