Scotts Head Public School Newsletter

Term 1 | Week 3 | 10 February 2021

Principals Column

Hello, Giinagay, Hai

Learning to Lead Year 6 Camp

We believe it is the right of every student to develop a sense of self-worth through positive and appropriate leadership opportunities. Student leadership is about involving students in a purposeful and meaningful way to extend and use their individual gifts and talents.

A culture of leadership is encouraged through leadership positions that are structured to allow all students in Year 6 to experience positions of responsibility and to develop the skills needed to carry out these tasks in an effective manner. Leadership emphasise service to others, teamwork, taking initiative and developing responsibility.

Last week Year 6 students had their leadership camp where they were introduced to the concept of leadership and what this means through discussions and activities. The camp follows an established process for leadership education, peer leaders and student action. These activities are aimed at developing an appreciation of what leadership is by recognising the skills, attitudes, behaviours and values they need as leaders.

Thanks to Pak Chris, Pak Karl, Ricky and Helen who shared their expertise and time to making the camp a great success.

Sports House Captains

Congratulations to the Sports Captains and Vice Captains today that after delivering their speeches we’re fortunate to be voted by their peers.

Oxley Captains – Asher and Matilda

Oxley Vice Captains – Izabella and Mirranya

Flinders Captains – Wolfe and Freya

Flinders Vice Captains – Payton and Lior


WAVES Program – Starting Tuesday 16 February

We will be providing activities that both improve our student’s fitness and their understanding of safe play and knowledge of the risks and benefits of the ocean. These structured activities will take place at Big Beach (Forsters Beach).

We will be providing one session per week for a period of six weeks in conjunction with the Macksville-Scotts Head Surf Lifesaving Club. Sessions will be held on a Tuesday from 9:30-11:30am. Each student will complete six one hour sessions. Each session at the beach will consist of a structured one hour lesson with 45 minutes of physical activity. There is no cost involved. Notes have been sent home, please send back in by Friday 12 February.

Anniversary of National Apology Day

On 13 February 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivered the National Apology to Australia’s Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the injustices of past government policies, particularly to the Stolen Generations families and communities has been profound and continues today.

Sorry Day You Tube Clips

Local Story from Neville Buchanan

Our Two Ocean Day Movies and NAIDOC Movies are on this Storyline site as well.

10 Anniversary since the apology to the Stolen Generations - Behind the News

Stand Together -Song.' SORRY DAY'


Congratulations Wulaaran for being successful in obtaining a School Based Traineeship (SBT) with the Department of Education, hosted by our beautiful Scotts Head Public School.  Wulaaran will be studying CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support with Karben Training during 2021. Wulaaran will be supporting Mrs B and the Year 1/2 class every Monday.

A massive thank you to Vanessa at Club Scotts for their generous donation of $998. This will go towards purchasing a projector and screen which will be available to lend to community members for special events.

A reminder to parents that if you are entering the school gate, you need to go straight to the office to sign in. This is a 3 step sign on process which needs to be done for all visitors including parents dropping off their child to their classroom. Parents and carers who wait at the gate do not need to sign in. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our entire community safe.

Thanks, yaarri yaraang, terima kasih.

Bu Gillian

Gillian Stuart - Principal

Our School Values

School News

This Week's Award Winners

Welcome to the Kindergarten/Year 1 for 2021

The Kindergarten students have settled into their first year of school beautifully. The Year One leaders in our class have been so supportive and modelling all of our school values to the Kindergarten students, Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and Teamwork. We are looking to a year full of fun, play and learning in 2021.

Leadership Camp 2021

Last week, Year 6 went on Leadership Camp. On Thursday morning we walked down to the Youth Centre. We found our rooms then unpacked our bags. Because it was so hot, we went to the beach for a swim. We also played ultimate frisbee, however our game was interrupted by Casey and Maggie, two local dogs.  

When we returned to camp, we had meetings about leadership. We discussed who some great leaders were and identified our own leadership strengths. We then made iMovies highlighting leadership values that we thought were really important. We had lots of free time, where we enjoyed volleyball, ping-pong wars, the skate park and a pillow fight.  

We took turns cooking meals and cleaning up afterwards. After dinner we watched ‘The Sleepover’ on the movie screen. At 9pm we went to the beach for ghost crabbing. For most of us, this was the highlight of the camp.  

On Friday we had a morning swim, followed by some leadership meetings. We worked on our House Captain speeches. We cooled off by running through the sprinkler and chilling in our rooms.  

We would like to give special mention to the amazing meals that some of us cooked, including bacon and eggs, pancakes, T-bone steaks and the world’s biggest pot of 2-minute noodles.  

Finally, we would really like to thank Bu Gill for organising the camp, getting us all the food we wanted, and making it such a fun and rewarding experience.  

Written and edited by Year 6.

Parent Information

Book Club Issue 1 2021

Book Club orders will go home this week. Please have your orders in by Thursday 18 February 2021. 

Library Storage Boxes

We have two storage boxes that need to be re-homed. If you could use these in your home please give Kelly a call for further details.

Community News

Casual after school care required

We are a new family to beautiful Scotts Head and our two lovely boys (7 & 9) have just started at SHPS.  We are looking for someone who would be interested in looking after the boys a couple of afternoons a week while I am at work. It would be for a few hours, approx 3.00pm - 5.30pm. Please contact Britt for more information on 0423662257.

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