Woodend Primary School Annual General Meeting

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Wednesday 27th March 2019, at 6:30pm in the Atrium AGENDA 6:30 p.m.     Light refreshments available 7.00 p.m.     Meeting commences Welcome Apologies Minutes of previous A.G.M. held on Wednesday 28th March 2018 Business Arising from the Minutes Presentation of the Woodend… Continue Reading →

Interviews

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Formal Learning Conversations or Interviews are an important element of our reporting process and build on partnerships with teachers, students and families to ensure successful learning. These conversations are occurring in all classes beginning next week. We invite all Parents and Caregivers… Continue Reading →

Harmony Day & World Down Syndrome Day – Celebrating Diversity

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 In our learning programs we wish to be taking bigger steps towards really valuing  diversity and harnessing the advantages that respecting all may bring. While we do explore the many international  cultures that make up a modern Australia and  Woodend of 2019,… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Program – 22nd March 2019

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9.00     Classes to assemble on the basketball court in team colours. National Anthem and welcome to country. 9.30     Fun – Run (R-7) 10:15    Sprints  (R-7) 11:00 – 11.25    Recess – OVAL CLOSED 11.30    Tabloid 1 11.45    Tabloid 2 12.00   … Continue Reading →

Invitation to AGM & Join School Committees

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Hello to all Woodend Parents & Carers – welcome to another exciting year at our school! I would like to invite you to attend the Woodend Primary School Annual General Meeting. The AGM is an opportunity to learn more about… Continue Reading →

Keep cool with these tasty treats!

With the warm weather still with us, here are some refreshing and cool treats for your child to sample at the canteen.  You might like to recommend these to your child … Frozen juice cups – orange, apple, pineapple and… Continue Reading →

Do you want your year 6 daughter to start Year 7 in 2020 at Mitcham Girls High School?

As I have previously mentioned, Year 7 will be taught in all South Australian high schools from 2022. As part of planning for the move, the Department for Education has short-listed 3 high schools as potential pilot schools to ‘Lead… Continue Reading →

Year 7 Student Transitions to High School Open Days / Nights 2020

Below is a list of Open Days/Nights for our local high schools. We suggest you seek out as much information as possible about the schools that might suit your child’s learning needs.  Our local schools are very good and we… Continue Reading →

Canteen Assistant

We have an opportunity to employ a Canteen Assistant for three hours per week on Monday mornings. The role would include preparing, packing and selling menu items, money handling, serving students and working with student volunteers. A full Role Statement… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection

Students in our school have been invited to take part in a survey being conducted in Term 1 2019.  The following provides key information about the survey. Purpose of the collection Young people’s sense of wellbeing is an important part… Continue Reading →

Interview with Phil Cummings

Last week, we were very lucky to have Phil Cummings come and work with our year 5-7 students. We talked about his writing process and worked with each class on strategies for writing. Already, we can see the influence of… Continue Reading →

Important Parent Information: A Concerning Internet Challenge Hoax

Please refer to a media release from the eSafety Commissioner about this apparent hoax.  This is the full version of the excerpt below. https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/newsroom/media-releases/statement-esafety-advice-on-the-momo-challenge?fbclid=IwAR3x1q3wqLrotaiCACgLB6ljojnE5UL8-Km7UllVuIkIuJ1FNaejHgZS5uI   Dear parents, It has come to our attention that some children are discovering the existence… Continue Reading →

Dance Troupe Opportunity – Festival of Music

Each year, our school choir takes part in the Public Schools Music Festival, performing along with other schools at the Festival Theatre in September. The Festival provides many opportunities for students, one of which is to be a part of… Continue Reading →

Student Free / Closure Days for 2019

Our Canteen staff would love your help!

This post is to introduce our friendly, hard-working and quiet achievers, Helen and Lee, and to acknowledge their work in purchasing, preparing and selling a variety of snacks and lunches to your children.  We would also really appreciate your help… Continue Reading →

Keeping Them Safe: Child Protection Curriculum

The Department for Education Child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy (2015) states that ‘all children and young people in DECD preschools and schools will access the approved child protection curriculum’. Children will be learning the… Continue Reading →

Discover more about your child’s learning!

We have been fortunate to gain a ‘Parents In Education’ grant to support parents/carers with helping your child at school.  We have put this money towards offering 4 parent/carer workshops this semester.   These 4 workshops aim to increase parent/carer understanding… Continue Reading →

Proposed Access and Path – Creating Safer Routes to School

In our work with Marion Council, Minister David Speirs, and Way2Go (Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure) we have been looking for multiple solutions to improve the situation of safety & traffic around Woodend PS. One aim is to improve… Continue Reading →

Building a Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre

As many of you may be aware, the Flinders Foundation along with Mix102.3 are raising funds towards the building of a Wellness Centre at the Flinders Medical Centre. Jodie and Soda will be raising funds by spending 52 hours on… Continue Reading →

Term One Update

The school year has begun and we are all finding that the time starts to fly past.  There always seems a lot to accomplish in a school year, however, the education of all children is our prime concern. Class teachers… Continue Reading →

Rose Ceremony

Did you know that when Woodend Primary School was first built way back in 1995, we planted a beautiful Rose Garden out the front? Over the years we have enjoyed watching the roses bloom and grow from tiny plants into… Continue Reading →

Have You Updated Your Personal Details??

Sometimes we just cant get in touch with you when we really need to….. If you have changed any of your contact details it is very important that we have this information in the office and that our database is… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA News – School Community Rewards

Autumn Market – March 31

The 2019 Woodend Autumn Market is coming soon! Sunday 31 March 9 am – 12 noon. We’ll have: market stalls carboot sales entertainment FREE kids activities including Bouncy Castle & Face Painting food stall with egg & bacon sandwiches, sausage… Continue Reading →

School Banking Information Session : Wednesday 13th February

Woodend Primary School is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students. School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night Reminder – Tuesday 12th February

Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers (and students) Tuesday, 12 February 2019 While teachers have already met quite a number of parents and caregivers, we do look forward to having the opportunity on Acquaintance Night to meet with all families together to… Continue Reading →

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers play an integral part in supporting the work of the school and enriching the lives of children and young people. Benefits for the school of volunteers include that they: • provide a broader resource base from which to draw… Continue Reading →

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