End of Term 3

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Next Friday 28 September is the last day of term 3 and students will be dismissed at 2.05pm. Term 3 has flown by and has been packed with varied learning experiences for our students. Highlights from the term have included:… Continue Reading →

Colour Run – FAQ

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Please see our original Colour Run post here. COLOUR RUN FAQs Can all children participate? This event is the major fundraiser for our school so we are asking all children to participate in fundraising. However, even if children are unable… Continue Reading →

Get ready for STEAM Week!

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Let’s start planning! The first week of Term 4, Woodend will celebrate everything linked to STEAM!  This is from Monday 15th – Friday 19th October 2018.  STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative where families are encouraged to use some… Continue Reading →

Everyone Belongs Uniform Design Competition

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Congratulations to Danika Warren, the winner of our Everyone Belongs Uniform Design competition. The prototype top is currently being developed and will be shared at the first Assembly after we receive it. Information about how you can order a uniform… Continue Reading →

Year 3 Camp – El Shaddai

On Monday the 17th of September the three Year 3 classes left school for camp at El Shaddai, near Wellington on the Murray River. There was a feeling of excitement and nerves from students and parents alike as the kids… Continue Reading →

Colour Run – Timetable

We are getting close to our first ever Colour Run at Woodend – Friday 28 September!   We have more information to share about the day. Please note, the timetable is approximate, we may end up running faster or slower… Continue Reading →

NAPLAN Results

NAPLaN student reports for Yr 3, 5 and 7 students have been sent home today. Please see the Student report information for parents brochure for details about how to interpret the report. We assure parents that if they wish to discuss… Continue Reading →

New equipment for our school!

This is the brand new equipment that our school was able to get thanks to our school families who put in for the Coles Sports For Schools program. A big thank you to Karen Charles, a Woodend parent, who coordinated… Continue Reading →

Nature Play – Room 1

Successful District Athletics Day!

On Wednesday 5th September, 44 of our Woodend students competed in the District Athletics Day.  These talented students contributed to Woodend winning the title for the 5TH YEAR IN A ROW!! We are very proud of all of the students and … Continue Reading →

STEM Reading and Design Challenge 2018

  Mark Williams, from the Premier’s Reading Challenge visited Woodend today to congratulate 4 students who were finalists in the Premier’s Reading Challenge STEM Reading and Design Challenge 2018. The STEM Reading and Design Challenge 2018 invited students of all ages to… Continue Reading →

Excursion to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre

Last week the year 2 classes (Room 4, Room 6 and Room 20) went on an excursion to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre (Warriparinga). Warriparinga means ‘windy place by the river’. It is a ceremonial meeting place and an early… Continue Reading →

A Great Music Night

Thankyou to all parents, grandparents, friends etc who came along to support our students who performed a wide range of musical pieces last night, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard and Drums all featured. In addition we had the Junior and Senior Choirs… Continue Reading →

Myojo…here we come!

16 very excited students and 3 almost as excited staff have safely flown out from Adelaide airport this afternoon bound for Myojo school in Tokyo. This group of students and staff have been working hard for months planning, refining their… Continue Reading →

Edward Beck Parking Trial – Feedback Request

Marion Council has delivered the following consultation letter to the residents of Edward Beck Drive and is open to receiving feedback from anyone in our school community in regard to the trial. Simply email council@marion.sa.gov.au  with your feedback by 21 September… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to our SAPSASA Netball team!

We are very proud of our SAPSASA Netball team who were able to make it to the final 8 teams in the SAPSASA knockout competition. The girls played Tatachilla last Friday 31st August and were defeated 35 – 19. The girls… Continue Reading →

Book Week Parade 2018 – Find Your Treasure

What a fantastic turnout for our Book Week Parade, despite the wet weather. There was such a great selection of very creative costumes and the children looked brilliant. Thank you to everyone who put in a huge effort with their outfits. Well… Continue Reading →

Music Night – Last Minute Update

Our school’s new air conditioning system is progressing well. Unfortunately, this means that as of today our atrium space is unavailable for the next week. This is bad timing for our music night! All times for performances will stay the… Continue Reading →

Colour Run – Major Fundraiser for 2018

Edit: If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, click here and try our COLOUR RUN FAQ    This year, we will be holding a School Colour-Run as our major fundraising event on Friday 28th September (the last day of… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA Update News

Dear Parents Credit Union SA’s School Community Rewards program is helping our schools in providing more for our students. As a school, we benefit by receiving a regular financial benefit. Credit Union SA are looking at ways to improve School… Continue Reading →

Music Night – Tuesday 4th Septemeber

Our Music Night will be held on Tuesday 4th September. This year we will be continuing with our format, using three stages to help keep the night moving along at an entertaining pace. Notes for this event went home to… Continue Reading →

Vacation care forms

Wow…week 7  snuck up fast!! The school holidays vacation care program will be available from Monday morning next week. You need to come and get a form from OSHC to make a booking. Have you had a chance to pop… Continue Reading →

Nature Play – Room 1

Dear Parents In week 9, room 1 are planning on organising a nature play week. We will need to have lots of materials donated/collected. We are planning to include: Cubby and shelter building, an obstacle course, a mud kitchen, nature… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball

Last Monday 20th August, our Woodend students represented our school at the SAPSASA Volleyball Championships. Three boys and three girls’ teams competed at Marion Leisure Centre.  We are proud of their sporting effort and sportspersonship throughout the competition.  We now wait… Continue Reading →


Each year Woodend competes in the Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition. This year on Friday August 17th, after our own school run offs, we took along 4 teams of 4 to compete against 8 other schools and 19 other teams…. Continue Reading →

Anti-Bullying Policy

Please find attached a copy of the updated school Anti-Bullying Policy. This policy was ratified by Governing Council at the August meeting. Key messages from the policy: At Woodend Primary School we expect that everyone is safe, valued and respected… Continue Reading →

Book Week Parade update

 Just reminding that our Book Week Parade will be at 10am on Friday of week 6 (31st AUGUST 2018). We will gather on the Basketball court and parade around the oval, finishing at the stage. Children will be seated while… Continue Reading →

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