STEAM Week news!

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STEAM Week is Term 4 Week 1    Monday 14th – Friday 18th October 2019 …  an exciting week at Woodend! This week you will receive an invitation to our STEAM Week which is a parent engagement initiative.  We hope… Continue Reading →

Casual Clothes Day

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Friday, 20 September Come in Your Sporting Colours Gold Coin Donation Supporting Woodend After School Sports

End of Term 3 Early Dismissal

End of Term 3 Early Dismissal Friday, 27 September 2:05pm Term 4 Begins Monday, 14 October

Congratulations to our Choir

Congratulations to our 40 Senior Choir students who participated in the Festival of Music performance at the Festival Theatre last night. Performing with students from 15 other schools, our Woodend students performed for two hours on the big stage to… Continue Reading →

Free Movie Night

Parent Network is hosting a FREE movie night in the Gym! The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long (PG) Friday 20 September 2019 Gym open: 5pm – Movie start: 6:45pm G rated animated shows playing from 5:30-6:30 before the movie for our younger… Continue Reading →

Opening of Zen Garden

Last Thursday 5th September, we held the official opening of the Zen Garden outside Room 19.  Representatives from nearby classes witnessed our groundsperson, Ken, open the space by cutting the streamers and then students and adults could trial it.  Ken… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week is coming!

Are you getting excited for STEAM Week? Read on to see some new events! Monday 14 – Friday 18 October 2019 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things STEAM. This year we have a theme called: Do… Continue Reading →

Site Open – 12th September 2019

Dear Families I am writing to inform you that Woodend Primary School will NOTbe impacted by the industrial action being taken by members of the Australian Education Union on Thursday 12thSeptember. Woodend Primary School will be open and education programs… Continue Reading →

It’s Choir Time!

This year our Senior Choir has been working hard on a repertoire of songs in preparation for the Public Schools Music Festival. This years songs include a new song written by Phil Cummings, a commissioned work by Robyn Habel and… Continue Reading →

Nude Food Day

Every Tuesday in September the SRC is trialling a concept called nude food. Nude food has been used in many schools around Australia. Nude food is where you don’t bring packaged food to school. Instead, you put your food in… Continue Reading →

Help us turn your Plastic Bottles into living ECOSYSTEMS!

We need your 1 and 2 litre plastic bottles to create these biodomes. They are fully contained mini ecosystems!  There is a wheelie bin outside of the garden where you can leave your cleaned bottles. *Please remove labels too but… Continue Reading →

2019 Spring Market – Nov 10

The Woodend Spring Market is coming soon! Sunday 10 November 9am – 12 noon. We’ll have: market stalls carboot sales entertainment FREE kids activities including Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Games, Treasure Hunt food stall with egg & bacon sandwiches, sausage… Continue Reading →

Wind Ensemble and Strings Workshop

This year, we have a large number of students learning musical instruments. On Monday (week 8) our new wind ensemble and our strings students have an opportunity to work with the Seaview High School Ensemble on a workshop morning. This… Continue Reading →

South Australian Public Primary Schools Choir Auditions

The “South Australian Public Primary Schools’ Choir” (The SAPPS Choir) is now receiving expressions of interest for 2020 membership through an audition process.   The SAPPS choir is the showcase choir for Public Primary Schools. provides an opportunity for talented… Continue Reading →

Football Season comes to a close

Last Saturday 31st August, the four Woodend/Sheidow Park School football teams held their end-of-year presentations.  Each year level team has their annual rival game competing against their parents followed by the trophy presentation and sausage sizzle.  We were fortunate to… Continue Reading →

2019 Colour Run – Save the Date!

We will be doing another Colour Run school-wide fundraiser in 2019 – it is set for Friday 15 November – please save the date! All students and classes will be participating, and this year we have a plan to include… Continue Reading →

NAPLAN 2019 reports

You may have seen in the media that NAPLAN Online schools will be receiving their results tomorrow (Wednesday 27 August). At Woodend we completed paper NAPLAN tests and our results will be delivered from mid-September. We will keep you informed.

Year Sevens moving to High School in 2022

Year Sevens will be moving to High School in 2022.  The Department is working towards this move and assessing what needs to be done by then, as well as how it will happen.  There are many implications that the move… Continue Reading →

Connecting with our local Goodstart Early Learning Centre

We have enjoyed getting to know staff and students at Goodstart Early Learning Centre on Young Street.  Room 28 Year 6/7 students have been visiting the centre to get to know the students and engage in such things as: story… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball News

Congratulations to the year 6/7 students who represented our school in the SAPSASA Indoor Volleyball competition on Monday.  As you can see by the photos, there were many teams representing Woodend and there was team work and support for each… Continue Reading →

Year 7 to High School Parent Update Week 5 Term 3 2019

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SSO Week 2019

 ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is an African proverb which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe environment. SSOs play a vital role in the successful running… Continue Reading →

Soccer season comes to a close

The soccer families gathered together on Saturday morning to celebrate the end to their season.  The Under 8’s and Under 11’s had a terrific season.  The students had a lot of fun and developed their soccer and team work skills… Continue Reading →

Band Performance

Our school band have entertained available classes this morning in their first ever performance! Our students performed Hot Cross Buns, Ghosts in the Hall and Two Tone Jam during which some band members stood to play a short improvised solo… Continue Reading →

 Book Week Parade 2019

Wednesday Week 5 21st August 10am “Reading is my Secret Power” All students, staff and parents may come dressed as a book character or in the theme of “Reading is my Secret Power”. Parade Plan: The gym will be set… Continue Reading →

Parent Forum Conference: A Different Kind Of Brilliance

The 2019 Disability Policy and Programs Parent Conference is coming up in term 3 for parents or carers of children/young people/students with a disability. When: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Times: 8.45am to 9.30am – pre conference session 9.45am to 2.15pm –… Continue Reading →

Year 6/7 Canberra Trip – Parent Meeting

Our year 6/7 trip to Canberra is fast approaching and so in addition to the information you received last week, we will be holding a parent information evening on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm. This meeting, to be held… Continue Reading →

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