Month

February 2016

Any items for Play?

Would you have any of these items to donate? We have conducted an audit on our playboxes and play areas and found several play items that we would appreciate adding to our play.  If you have any of these pre… Continue Reading →

Please Do The Right Thing …..

Road Traffic Every morning and afternoon year 6 and 7’s do road traffic to make sure that everyone is safe. On Wednesday, 24 February in the morning two cars sped across Edward Beck Drive crossing when the signs were up…. Continue Reading →

NIHONGO (Japanese) at Woodend

  Konnichiwa!   Our focus at Woodend is not only the language side of Japanese but also learning about and appreciating another culture. Students are exposed to many cultural aspects and customs of Japan as well as the language. This… Continue Reading →

Helpful hints for school

Is your child having difficulty getting into a school routine? Is s/he having trouble developing healthy habits? Encourage them to access this Kids Health website with you.  There is a new section in the Women’s and Children’s Network, a website developed… Continue Reading →

We’re Looking For Giant Logs … Can you help us get them?

This year  we will  continue the giant transformation of our  school oval and surrounds, through our Biodiversity  and Nature Play  Project. You may have noticed we have lots of new  big mounds  that students are  really enjoying scrambling over.   Soon… Continue Reading →

Volunteer Induction Workshops

As detailed in a previous Woodend Newsblog post there have been some changes to the policy on screening and suitability of volunteers in schools, announced by the Minister for Education and Child Development,  this year.  We ask that you take the… Continue Reading →

School Banking Account Opening Day 18 Feb

The Commonwealth School Banking program provides children with an opportunity to deposit money into their Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account at school each week. The program is about how often your child makes deposits, not how much they deposit. To encourage… Continue Reading →

Woodend Physical Education Program

My name is Matthew Hehner and I am the Physical Education (PE) teacher here at Woodend Primary School. This is my 5th year here at Woodend and I really enjoying teaching all students R-7. My PE program focuses on all students… Continue Reading →

Contact Lists for Class Parents

Usually at this time of year Class Parent Reps are  seeking contact details from parents in order to create a communications list so that parents may know how to contact each other easily.  This usually takes a lot of  time and… Continue Reading →

2016 semester 2 in The Arts

A new semester has begun in The Arts, bringing new classes.As this year we are having double lessons for a semester in The Arts, swapping with Design and Technology in the other half year, the classes have now swapped. R-… Continue Reading →

Drumbeat for year 5 & 6’s

This year we will once again be running Drumbeat sessions for all year 5 students. The sessions will be run for 8 weeks each term with a class performance at the end. The sessions will involve 10-14 boys followed by… Continue Reading →

Please Consider Joining Governing Council or Committees

We would love to have your input … We have a small number of vacancies for Governing Council members and there are also opportunities for you to be involved in committees without being on Governing Council. We are keen to… Continue Reading →

Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum… Plus ShineSA Program for Yr5-7 students

Throughout the year students will be engaging with the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) which is mandated in every school. The teachers delivering the program have received explicit training in the Curriculum. It is a Department for Education and Child… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night, Tuesday 16 February

 Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers (and students) 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 communicate  our vision for our learners… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Garden Program … Introduction for Volunteers Wednesday 10 Feb from 9:00 am -9:30 am

We are looking forward to getting classes started with the Kitchen Garden Program next week.  Our specialists, Amanda and Monina are  conducting an information  session this Wednesday 10 Feb  at 9:00 am. We invite any parents who would like to… Continue Reading →

BYOD – Digital Technologies in 2016 and Beyond

As you would know our school supports a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program as an approach to complementing our school resources and enhancing the use of digital technology on our school network. It is our aim that digital technology is used… Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Woodend School Community

We experienced sunshine, wind and rain for our start back this week but it did not deter us from welcoming our new students and families to Woodend.  On our visits to classes we chatted to many new students and there… Continue Reading →

Join Parent Network… reps from every class invited… RSVP as soon as possible

Traditionally  we have called for class parent reps from each class to help liaise with the class families, welcome new school community members and  be a first point of contact with parents for the class teacher.  The  reps have also met twice per term with… Continue Reading →

Developing More Powerful Learners

This year we are once again very excited about helping our students meet the learning challenges ahead.  You’ll hear us talking about more about developing Powerful Learners; an important element of our Learning Improvement Plan. We are determined to make… Continue Reading →

We Love Our Volunteers… please note there are some changes to volunteer requirements

We welcome all those who wish to support learning at our school by volunteering.  We have requirements that volunteers need to fulfil before they may work with students.  We also have limits on how many volunteers are required at any time. When the opportunity… Continue Reading →

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