Congratulations Carole

Congratulations to Carole Barrie, who we are lucky to have as one of our dedicated volunteers.  Carole was recently honoured by Amanda Rishworth MP in the Annual Southern Suburbs Volunteer Service Awards. Thank you Carole for the volunteering you do… Continue Reading →

Bits n pieces from OSHC

Did you know Woodend OSHC is now on Facebook?  Just search for woodend PS OSHC. This Friday is a 2.05pm school finish so please be sure to let us know if your child requires OSHC and isn’t booked in already,… Continue Reading →

End of Year Reports 2017

End of Year Reports will go home with students this this Wednesday along with information about class placement for 2018. Teachers have invested many hours moderating evidence of student learning, assigning grades and writing comments to communicate with families about how students… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Isaiah!

Isaiah competed at the Pacific Games in Adelaide last week, representing South Australia in the high jump. He jumped a personal best in the competition of 1.61m and finished fourth in the country for 12 year old boys. Isaiah learnt… Continue Reading →

End of Year Information 2017

END OF TERM DISMISSAL is at 2.05pm on Friday. The 2017 school year is rapidly drawing to a close. This week is the last week of our school year and as always, it will be a busy one. Monday is… Continue Reading →

Woodend Community Annual Christmas Event – Monday, 11 December on the School Oval

Important Parking Note:  Please do not park on any part of the school grounds or the bunting area for the fire truck. Adherence to these restrictions will ensure we have enough safety clearance to go ahead with the fireworks. Program… Continue Reading →

2018 SPORTS DAY UPDATE

2018 Sports Day Update We would like to say thank you to our school community for engaging and sharing feedback regarding our Sports Day. We have had lots of great feedback from staff, students, parents and as a result of… Continue Reading →

Woodend Children’s Centre

WOODEND CHILDREN’ S CENTRE The vision for Woodend Children’s Centre is to provide a quality learning environment which is accessible, inclusive and play based. We are committed to pursue excellence in the provision of equitable and inclusive preschool and transition… Continue Reading →

Traffic & Safety Update

On Tuesday 28 November, I attended a Marion Council Meeting to present to council information about the traffic, parking, and safety concerns we experience around Woodend School. My 5 minute presentation was focused, first and foremost, on the safety of… Continue Reading →

Christmas Foods for the Underprivileged

Once again this year as, a school community we are always generous and give to the less fortunate and those families who are struggling. If you are able to donate a food item or maybe a toy our tree in… Continue Reading →

$5,000,000 Upgrade – your thoughts

Dear parents/caregivers, We are seeking your creative ideas about what the $5,000,000 might do for our school.   Below is a short survey to enable you to feedback to us any thoughts and ideas that you may have that could… Continue Reading →

Woodend Christmas Event

Woodend Annual School Community Christmas Event Monday 11 December 2017 The Christmas Event is a giant family picnic on the school oval beginning at 6.00pm. Performances throughout the evening are all just for fun and the evening concludes with fireworks… Continue Reading →

Parent Network: Building our Community & Supporting our Families

This week, Parent Network held an open meeting to share information and answer questions about our community initiatives. Parent Network has the aim to build our community, to support the students and the school, and to help with communication and… Continue Reading →

School Banking Program

The Parent Network would like to thank all students for participating in School Banking this year. This is a wonderful initiative that teaches children to save as well as creates fundraising money for our school. Throughout the school we have… Continue Reading →

Summer Seedling Sale

Thank you to Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers

    Woodies Goodies would like to acknowledge Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers Morphett Vale. Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers have been supplying us and accommodating our requests during terms 3&4 of this year. We thank them very much for their support and look forward to continuing… Continue Reading →

STATE HIRAGANA EXCITEMENT

As mentioned in a previous post, (read here) we had 2 teams from Woodend place 1st and 3rd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September. This year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA held the first State Hiragana… Continue Reading →

Staff Retirements

At this time of the year we know that there will generally be a number of staff who will not be at the school in 2018.  The following gives a brief summary of this as we know it now of… Continue Reading →

Celebrate the taste of summer – Seedling sale Dec 5 & 6 starting at 2:45pm

Woodend students have grown and nurtured a variety of organic tomato seedlings this term for your gardens! Come and check out what’s on offer to get your garden pumping with summer flavour. All proceeds going back into the Kitchen Garden… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA Insurance Challenge

Help our school to raise valuable funds with the School Community Rewards Insurance Challenge! All it takes is 25 new insurance policies – for example that could be 9 families taking out cover on their home building, contents and family… Continue Reading →

What’s Been Happening in Room 8?

The children in Room 8 have spent the last four weeks working on a unit of work about our Indigenous people. We have focussed on learning about their connections to the land, their artwork and their lives in the past…. Continue Reading →

New bike and scooter racks are in!

Last Saturday 18 November, members of the Grounds Committee worked to erect new bike and scooter racks at the back of Rooms 1 and 27.  The committee worked for approximately six hours to prepare the ground, measure and dig the… Continue Reading →

Class Structure 2018

Each year our class structure is dependent on enrolment numbers in each year level. At Woodend we have often tried to keep our year 6/7 classes as composite classes and other years as straight year level classes. In other schools, … Continue Reading →

Congratulations Maddison!

When I was born, I knew I had singing in my blood!  When I was in Year 3 I joined the Junior Choir.  I sang in the Junior Choir for 2 years. Now that I am in Year 5 I… Continue Reading →

HOST FAMILIES WANTED FOR MYOJO STUDENTS

The time of year has come around again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Tuesday, 20 March 2018 through until Thursday, 29 March, 2018.  Their departure day is the… Continue Reading →

Garden Call Out – Do you have expertise in garden design?

Kate is in the process of restructuring the garden to increase production and reduce the maintenance of the garden in coming years. We’re looking for some help in designing and advising on Woodend’s new native garden. We want to create… Continue Reading →

Volunteer requirements at Woodend

At Woodend we work to build strong adult partnerships, not only because we want you to feel valued, welcomed, and able to contribute, but also able to learn within our Woodend community. Ultimately this is also about developing you and… Continue Reading →

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