Scotts Head Public School Newsletter

Term 1 | Week 10 | 31 March 2021

Principals Column

Welcome to the last week of Term 1!

It is exciting to announce the Scotts Head PS Student Representative Council (SRC) for 2021.

Students were selected this year by writing an application for their position, indicating qualities they would bring, how they have shown leadership and ways to improve our school. There were outstanding responses received and the following students were successful with their applications:

Year 6:  Matilda, Bella, Tom, Asher F, Peyton and Lior

Year 5:  Lucas and Lyla

Year 4: Kaydee and Jonothan

Year 3: Albi and Tarrin

Year 2: Indy and Arli

Year 1: Sienna and Tal

Kindergarten: Summer and Freddy

I am pleased to announce the Class Teacher position for Year 1/2 for Term 2 will be filled by Jess Sant.

Jess has worked at SHPS previously. She brings passion, expertise and enthusiasm. She is excited to begin next Term. A big heartfelt thankyou to Bu Debra who stepped into the Class Teacher role and has been teaching the Year 1/2 class for the last three weeks.

Students who attended last Wednesday were intrigued by an informative talk about National Parks, marine animals and environmental awareness, a big thanks to Britt Anderson who shared her expertise and message with students.

Back to earth in the school garden and things are ready to go. The cow peas have been dug through, the soil is ready, rain has fallen and worms are plentiful. Today students will be planting green beans, kale, rainbow spinach, beetroot, lettuce, tomatoes, shallots, basil, parsley, snow peas, bok choy, wombok cabbage, eggplant, capsicum seedlings before the holidays. What a great combination of foods to then create healthy meals through our Kitchen Garden Program next term.

Our senior students have been selected to conduct the ANZAC Day Dawn Service. Could any other families considering attending this year let Mrs B know so that those students can then represent and rehearse in the school choir.

Easter Activities and the “Egg Drop” is on Thursday. It’s getting eggciting and I’m sure there are some eggceptional designs coming along for egg drop entries. All students are allowed to wear colourful clothes or mufti on the day. Please keep those raffle tickets coming in.

We will be holding our Cross Country on the first day back next term, weather permitting. This is a whole school event.

All families please have a safe and relaxing holiday period keeping in mind that Monday 19 April is a Pupil Free Day and students return on Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Happy Holidays, 

Mrs B - Relieving Principal

School Gardeners

Our School Values

School News

This Weeks Award Winners

Spotlight on Indonesian Lessons

This term all classes have been busy learning and practising Indonesian, integrating their learning with other curriculum areas including ICT, History, Health/Well-being and Literacy.

In K/1 the focus has been developing a general understanding of Indonesia (the place, people and language) and building oral language and literacy skills. Students have learnt simple songs with actions, counting and naming colours, as well as playing speaking and listening games based on old favourites like Simon Says, Duck-duck-goose and Musical Statues. There has even been some dress ups, with students saying their favourite colour in Indonesian and choosing a hat or fan to match (see photo). For parents who are new to Indonesian it might be a little confusing if your child comes home speaking or singing in Indonesian, but this is a great opportunity to learn together as a family! If you want to help support your child at home but don't know where to start, choose something simple that you can do regularly (like greetings, thank you, yes/no, like/don't like) or try building it into other activities like board games (counting in Indonesian) or eye-spy (giving Indonesian colours for clues).

If you are interested in a bit more of a challenge, try the Free App 'Languages Online' which has lots of games based on different themes from Pets to Family to Hobbies. ​

Well done to all the Kinder students (and new families) on completing their first term of Indonesian! "Bagus sekali!!" (Really great!!)

"Selamat liburan" (Have a safe holiday). Bu Emi

Pitter Patter, Pitter Patter! by Year 3/4

Pitter patter, pitter patter! The rain did not stop for four days. The rain was very, very loud. The water splashed as I ran across the smelly, brown disgusting water. Asher, Henry, Uki, and Dad were excited and laughing because someone was running across the river.

I was very excited to go back to school because the sun was shining and I could see my friends.

By Beau


Pitter patter, pitter patter! The rain did not stop for four days! It was everywhere and water was everywhere and it was flooded! Rain was so loud and people were talking so loud because it was so heavy and the water felt dirty, wet and cold. It smelt fresh, damp and musty. It tasted like eating everything in our cupboard and rain on the tip of my tongue.

It’s good now because the sun is out and we can have more fun. I play handball in the morning and at lunch and after school. I can do rugby training because it’s not flooding.

By John


Pitter patter, pitter patter! The rain did not stop for four days! Our town was flooded. So many people were talking about it! It felt so different and I couldn’t hear myself talk. I couldn’t even hear the movies. I had to turn the volume up to 100! Luckily I got a new TV and it is bigger than the last one. 

I got sick! When I got back to school there was only six people in my class. In the news a house was floating in the water and there were fallen trees all over the place.

I can’t believe I made it through that fiasco! But not all of my friends are back at school yet. I kinda liked the floods but I’m happy that it is back to normal. 

By Ashlyn


Pitter patter, pitter patter! The rain did not stop for four days! It sounded like thunder but worse. It filled up the oval with brown stinky water. I couldn’t go to school for two days. The youth centre driveway near the beach was all flooded. The beaches had all foam because of the flood water.

By Dawaaja

Special Ocean Presentation

On Wednesday 24 March we were lucky to have a visit from Britt Anderson (Finn and Arli's mum) who is a marine biologist. She works as a Park Ranger in Coffs Harbour and knows a lot about the ocean! She brought all sorts of interesting things to show, including sea urchins, lots of shells, a sea dragon, a shark egg and even a sperm whale's tooth! Here are some comments from the students:

"The sperm whale's tooth was fascinating and really heavy" - Ashlyn

"The orange coral was light and spongy. It was really beautiful and interesting" - Zali

"I like the whale's tooth because it is really smooth and shiny" - Arlie

"My favourite marine animal is a horseshoe crab because it's so cute!" - Finn

"I liked the shell that was pink and it looked like you could blow on it like a trumpet!" - Amity​

After talking about various sea creatures and passing things around, the students also played a game to learn about ocean pollution and how long it takes for different types of rubbish to break down. It was shocking to learn that fishing line can last 600 years!

Cyber Wiser Presentation

Scotts Head Public School was very fortunate to have a travelling Creative Artist come and visit our school last Friday.

Simon performed in a variety of different characters including puppetry.

From the performance Cyber Wiser, our students were given a variety of useful strategies to use in the cyber world and also in our real world regarding bullying!

Because our 21st Century students are a part of many games and social media, to be equipped with strategies to use if things are going wrong in the cyber world is extremely important!

Some of the strategies the students learnt were:

  1. Disengage
  2. Ignore
  3. Tell an adult
  4. Report
  5. Walk away

It was a fantastic, engaging and super funny performance with lots of different characters from all walks of life sending the message to students about what to do if you are feeling unsafe. A wonderful opportunity to access a theatre show in our little town on the Mid North Coast!

K/1 Experiences with the flood

Kindergarten and Year One really wanted to share their experiences about the flood! Here a just a couple of examples of some stories they had written and illustrated! 

Parent Information

Upcoming Events:

Term 1

Thursday 1 April 2021 - Easter Activities & Raffle

Thursday 1 April 2021 - Last Day of Term 1

Term 2

Monday 19 April 2021 - Staff Development Day

Tuesday 20 April 2021 - 1st Day of Term 2

Tuesday 20 April 2021 - Cross Country

Wednesday 21 April 2021 - PSSA Netball game in Macksville - SHPS team Vs Frank Partridge PS

Friday 23 April 2021 - District Cross Country

Thursday 6 May 2021 - Photo Day

Student Notes

We would like to remind parents that in an effort to conserve paper, notes relating to the whole school will only be sent home with the eldest family member.

Scotts Head P & C News

  • Student Injury Insurance for 2021 and P & C Membership are due back.
  • Easter Raffle - Could you please bring in donations so that we can have some awesome prizes and return Raffle tickets and money.

Can you volunteer? We need your help with the School Banking program!

Our students really enjoy participating in the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program and to keep this program running we need your help.

The program requires a volunteer School Banking Co-ordinator to facilitate the banking and distribution of School Banking rewards. The School Banking is processed at the same time each week and will only take a small amount of your time .The Commonwealth Bank will provide support in how to run the program. Your help with the program will greatly benefit students as they practice saving skills and also help our school with fundraising.

As part of volunteering you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Attainment that details the activities that you are involved in. For example: cash handling, program facilitation, account reconciliation and more.

Currently, School Banking day is Tuesday. If you are interested in volunteering for this great program, please contact the P&C on

Community News

Lifetime Connect Playgroup

Lifetime Connect - School Readiness Program

A Note from Nambucca Valley Council

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