Month

October 2018

State Hiragana Competition

As mentioned in a previous post, we had 2 teams from Woodend place 1st and 2nd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. For the second year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA held a State… Continue Reading →

Some Spring/Summer treats

With the spring weather here, the canteen have some ideas of recess or lunch play munchies.  These items – fruit jelly, strawberry or chocolate mousse, fresh fruit or fruit Quelches are all only $1.00! The pizza is also a popular… Continue Reading →

Reminder Student Free Day

Teachers and SSOs will be at school working on Reading

Graduation Update

This year, 82 year sevens will complete their primary schooling at Woodend. They have had a very busy year which will culminate with our graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 13th (week 9). This year, with so many students graduating, we… Continue Reading →

Year 7 students moving to High School 2022

Recently, the government has confirmed that year 7 public school students will be taught in high school from term 1, 2022. The move will align South Australia’s public schools with the national curriculum taught in high schools making it easier… Continue Reading →

Co-Designing Learning in Room 17

In Room 17, students have a great deal of power over their learning.  They need this power, and investigations into how students learn best have indicated that they actually crave it. This makes sense, after all the students are the… Continue Reading →

Day 4 and 5 of STEAM Week

Day 4 and 5 of STEAM Week saw the Year 6/7 and 5/6 students working with Dr Justin Chalker, a Science Lecturer at Flinders University.  It was also the launch of our STEAM Expo on the Thursday evening and a… Continue Reading →

Launch of our Woodend Virtual Art Gallery

What an exciting time for our school!  On Thursday we launched our first ever Woodend Primary School Virtual Art Gallery, affectionately named “The WAG” – Woodend Art Gallery. The official launch took place in our gym at the STEAM Expo… Continue Reading →

Inspiration from a Scientist

On Thursday we welcomed back Dr Justin Chalker, to our school for STEAM Week.  Dr Chalker is a Science lecturer and Chemist at Flinders University and has been to each Science Week at Woodend teaching and inspiring students about scientific… Continue Reading →

Thank you Australian Maths and Science School

Last term the teachers of the Year 4/5 students worked with teachers from the Australian Maths and Science School (ASMS) to plan a STEAM challenge for the students.  The challenge was for students to build the tallest free-standing tower using… Continue Reading →

2018 Spring Market

The Woodend Spring Market is coming soon! Sunday 18 November 9am – 12 noon. We’ll have: market stalls carboot sales entertainment FREE kids activities including Bouncy Castle & Face Painting christmas treasure hunt food stall with egg & bacon sandwiches,… Continue Reading →

Walktober : October 21-31

As a Way2Go school we are supporting Way2Go Walktober by encouraging  our school community to walk or ride to and from school more often during October. The aim is to reduce traffic congestion around school drop off and pickups by… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Woodend K-Pow team!

With our STEAM Week Pedal Prix challenges, today was the perfect opportunity to recognise the team work of our Woodend K-Pow Pedal Prix team.  The eight riders from this year’s Pedal Prix team were presented with their trophies and students… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix … all about STEAM

We were fortunate to have Pedal Prix coordinator and teacher, Joel Fitzgerald and his four Seaview High School students work with all the Year 4/5 classes about all the STEAM related to Pedal Prix today.  Our school has close connections… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week is full steam ahead!

Walking through the various learning spaces so far this week has been eye-opening!  There has been students presenting dioramas, teams cutting up boxes to complete a challenge, students collaborating over a maths puzzle, parents talking to classes about their field… Continue Reading →

MYOJO STUDY TOUR 2018

What a fantastic experience for 15 of our Year 6/7 students! We left Adelaide on Saturday, September 8th with a group of excited students. Arriving in Japan at 5.30 in the morning and being greeted by hot, humid weather, we… Continue Reading →

Parent Input into class placement 2019

In order to form classes for 2019 it is important that we estimate our 2019 student numbers as accurately as possible. If your child will not be attending Woodend Primary school next year, please let us know in writing, ASAP…. Continue Reading →

2019 Senior Uniforms

    Information on ordering Senior Uniforms for 2019 has been sent home today. Orders will close 4th November 2018. There is an option for Year 6 and Year 7.   2019 Year 7’s can order at  – Woodend Primary… Continue Reading →

Bully Audit Term 3 2018

At Woodend Primary School we expect that everyone is safe, valued and respected and that individual differences are appreciated, understood and accepted. Therefore we will not tolerate bullying or harassment in any form. The school will provide a positive culture… Continue Reading →

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