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Planning for Science Week

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At Woodend, we see science as an ideal way to grow our students’ curiosity and creativity as well as strengthening scientific and mathematical thinking.  The success of our Science Week in Term 4 last year, was a testament to our commitment to… Continue Reading →

Book Week Parade …FRIDAY, 25 AUGUST

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Theme: “Escape to Everywhere” Date: Friday 25th August, 2017 (Week 5) Time: 9:55am Location: School Oval (Weather permitting) Dress Code: Book Character or National Costume from around the world Note: If the weather permits us to have our Book Week… Continue Reading →

Term 3 Important Dates

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Term 3 is looking busy on the school calendar already. Please keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming events. Some dates that you may like to put in your diary already are: Monday 24 July: Term 3 begins Tuesday… Continue Reading →

Governing Council News… Fun with Maths

  – At our August Governing Council meeting we were very lucky to have Mrs Whelan and a few of her students along present to us on the learning they are doing in their 6/7 class. Max, Tyler, Cooper B.,… Continue Reading →

Spring Market Day | Oct 29

SAVE THE DATE! The WOODEND SPRING MARKET DAY will take place on Sunday October 29th. We will once again have marquee spaces, table spaces, and car boot spaces available for booking. The Parent Network runs a fantastic canteen, with hot… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection

Students in our school have been invited to take part in a data collection. The data collection process will take place this week at school. Purpose of the data collection Young people’s sense of wellbeing is an important part of… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Basketball

On Thursday 10th of August a team of 10 boys represented our school at the Sapsasa Basketball Championships. Our team played 6 games throughout the round robin competition. We went down by 4 points in game 1 of the day… Continue Reading →

Room 4 – Our Chicken Adventure

While the students of Woodend Primary were all settling into their first day of Term 3, the children of Room 4 were already busy at work, witnessing a baby chick pipping out of it’s egg, right in front of their… Continue Reading →

Funding Boost to Schools

$67.5 million funding boost to accelerate student achievement The State Government will provide a $67.5m funding boost to public school students who have been identified as needing more help to lift literacy and numeracy across the state. Primary school students… Continue Reading →

Exciting things happening at OSHC

What a wonderful start to my new Director’s position I have had over these past few weeks. Lots of warm messages from the children and parents. Jackie has been enjoying creating the program each week with the help of many… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA Schools Community Rewards Program Presents “Raising Kids With Grit”

Free Seminar for Parents and Teachers, Wednesday 30 August Credit Union SA’s School Community Rewards is giving back to SA’s school communities by presenting a seminar with author and mentor Bill Hansberry –  ‘Being the best Resilience Coach for your… Continue Reading →

What has been happening in football?

What is happening in football? What a huge season of school football we have experienced so far this year!  There has been a positive uptake of Aussie Rules football at Woodend and when we reflect on reasons, it is easy… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Play Shop Frontages

Construction of the outdoor play shop frontages is underway outside Room 10 adjacent to the garden.  Metal framework has been made ready for the fronts to be attached and paving put down.  We were fortunate to have several hours of… Continue Reading →

Credit Union School Community Rewards Program Visit

School Community Rewards Rep visiting Tuesday 1st August   Credit Union SA’s School Community Rewards representative Eliza Pryce will be visiting Woodend Primary School on Tuesday 1st August after school. Chat with Eliza about how Credit Union SA’s products and… Continue Reading →

Woolworths Earn and Learn 2017

Woolworths Earn & Learn 2017   This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school/early learning centre – and all we… Continue Reading →

Hamburger lunch!

REMINDER: Woodies Goodies Hamburger Days Students can be treated to a nutritious homemade hamburger for lunch. Monday 7 August – Receptions to Year 3 Tuesday 8 August – Years 4 – 7 Choices and costs: chicken or beef hamburger with lettuce… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

We have commenced the annual nationally consistent collection of data on school students with disability. The Collection is aimed at providing all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with a clear picture of the number of students with disability… Continue Reading →

From the Principal

Welcome to Term Three.  We have quite a number of scheduled projects as evident from our School Calendar.  Four that I do wish to point out are the installation of the Koala Crossing on Edward Beck Drive, the installation of… Continue Reading →


Important Information Regarding Payments by Electronic Transfer   The processing of payments made by Electronic Transfer has become a costly procedure for our service.  As a result we would like to ask people to use one of our alternative methods… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Rugby League players!

Our Woodend girl’s Rugby League team won their local metropolitan competition at Happy Valley Primary School earlier this term and won a place in the State Finals competition at West Beach. Our girls were great all day. They worked very… Continue Reading →

Parent feedback about Sports Day

Here is a collation and analysis of the parent survey about Sports Day. 2017 Parent Sports Day Feedback-x35bpl  

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disabilities 2017

Teachers make many adjustments to differentiate the learning program and support student learning success. Teachers across Australia have recently monitored and recorded their adjustments over a 10 week period in preparation for the annual national data collection. Under the Collection… Continue Reading →

How about a tasty hamburger for lunch?!

Special treat next term! Students can be treated to a nutritious homemade hamburger for lunch.  Healthy Eating Committee have organised this special lunch day for: Monday 7 August (Receptions – Yr 3) and Tuesday 8 August (Years 4 – 7).  This is… Continue Reading →

Back to Kindy!

It’s back to Kindy for our Reception students!  The Reception classes have been visiting Woodend Children’s Centre this month! As you can see from the photos, the students have had a lot of fun!  For those that attended the centre… Continue Reading →

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****End of Term Dismissal 2:05 pm Friday 7 July****

It’s been a busy term with many highlights, including some fabulous assemblies, author visits, excursions, Student Voice in Learning project sessions, SRC discos, Autumn Market day, Jump school visits, Pedal Prix and Japanese Quiz achievements and of course many varied… Continue Reading →

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