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Diary dates

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Here is a list of 2018 dates that you may want to note in your diary. TERM 1: Adelaide Cup  – Monday 12 March Student Free Day (Marion Coast Partnership of Schools) – Tuesday 13 March Myojo visitors – Wednesday 21 –… Continue Reading →

Welcome!

A sincere welcome back to all our Woodend families and we look forward to another positive and productive year ahead.  We would like to welcome all new families to our school and trust you enjoy being part of our community…. Continue Reading →

New bike and scooter racks are in!

Last Saturday 18 November, members of the Grounds Committee worked to erect new bike and scooter racks at the back of Rooms 1 and 27.  The committee worked for approximately six hours to prepare the ground, measure and dig the… Continue Reading →

Volunteer requirements at Woodend

At Woodend we work to build strong adult partnerships, not only because we want you to feel valued, welcomed, and able to contribute, but also able to learn within our Woodend community. Ultimately this is also about developing you and… Continue Reading →

School Sports Day – Further Clarification Prior to Potential Changes (closing 29/10/17 at midnight)

Please note: This survey will be closing at midnight on Sunday October 29th. Dear parents/caregivers, Following on from the previous survey about our Woodend Sports Day, we would like to get further feedback about possible preference in regards to how… Continue Reading →

Science Week is here!

Science Week has started with a bang!  Well … maybe not a bang but a reaction! Some classes spent time with ‘real’ scientists from South Australia’s Tall Poppy Program and Flinders University. On Monday, the year 6/7’s had the opportunity… Continue Reading →

Let’s start thinking Science!

SCIENCE WEEK EXPO   Thursday 19/10/17 6 – 7pm  &  Friday 20/10/17   9.00am – 3.00pm Have you started thinking about Science for our Science Expo?  The Expo encourages parents and children to have fun and together, become scientists.  We… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball State Finals

On Wednesday the 13th of September our school competed in the Volleyball State Finals competition at Mars Sporting Complex. We had 15 year 6/7 students which involved one girls team and 2 boys teams. These teams performed very well at… Continue Reading →

Science Week is looming!

Monday 16 – Friday 20 October 2017 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things Science.  Our Science Week provides opportunities for students to enjoy and develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes and the applications… Continue Reading →

Ready to play in the outdoor shops!

In between showers on the morning of Thursday 7 September, we celebrated the official opening of the Outdoor Shop Fronts.  The students had the opportunity to meet members of the Grounds Committee who were instrumental in making the shops.  These… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Southern Valley District Athletics Day

On Wednesday 6th of September our school competed in the Southern Valley District Athletics Day at Santos Stadium. 40 students from year 4-7 attended the day and represented our school in a great way. We competed against 11 other schools… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball

Twenty five Year 6/7 students from our school competed in the SAPSASA Volleyball competition on Monday the 28th of August at Marion Fitness and Leisure Centre. We had 5 teams who competed in a round robin competition throughout the day…. Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Basketball

On Thursday 10th of August a team of 10 boys represented our school at the Sapsasa Basketball Championships. Our team played 6 games throughout the round robin competition. We went down by 4 points in game 1 of the day… Continue Reading →

Planning for Science Week

At Woodend, we see science as an ideal way to grow our students’ curiosity and creativity as well as strengthening scientific and mathematical thinking.  The success of our Science Week in Term 4 last year, was a testament to our commitment to… Continue Reading →

Room 4 – Our Chicken Adventure

While the students of Woodend Primary were all settling into their first day of Term 3, the children of Room 4 were already busy at work, witnessing a baby chick pipping out of it’s egg, right in front of their… Continue Reading →

What has been happening in football?

What is happening in football? What a huge season of school football we have experienced so far this year!  There has been a positive uptake of Aussie Rules football at Woodend and when we reflect on reasons, it is easy… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Play Shop Frontages

Construction of the outdoor play shop frontages is underway outside Room 10 adjacent to the garden.  Metal framework has been made ready for the fronts to be attached and paving put down.  We were fortunate to have several hours of… Continue Reading →

Hamburger lunch!

REMINDER: Woodies Goodies Hamburger Days Students can be treated to a nutritious homemade hamburger for lunch. Monday 7 August – Receptions to Year 3 Tuesday 8 August – Years 4 – 7 Choices and costs: chicken or beef hamburger with lettuce… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Rugby League players!

Our Woodend girl’s Rugby League team won their local metropolitan competition at Happy Valley Primary School earlier this term and won a place in the State Finals competition at West Beach. Our girls were great all day. They worked very… Continue Reading →

Parent feedback about Sports Day

Here is a collation and analysis of the parent survey about Sports Day. 2017 Parent Sports Day Feedback-x35bpl  

How about a tasty hamburger for lunch?!

Special treat next term! Students can be treated to a nutritious homemade hamburger for lunch.  Healthy Eating Committee have organised this special lunch day for: Monday 7 August (Receptions – Yr 3) and Tuesday 8 August (Years 4 – 7).  This is… Continue Reading →

Back to Kindy!

It’s back to Kindy for our Reception students!  The Reception classes have been visiting Woodend Children’s Centre this month! As you can see from the photos, the students have had a lot of fun!  For those that attended the centre… Continue Reading →

Learning Support 2017

2017 LEARNING SUPPORT AT WOODEND Woodend offers significant support to those students with learning needs. The school’s programs assist students experiencing difficulty with literacy and numeracy skills, social skills and students with identified disabilities. The programs reinforce skills and competencies… Continue Reading →

What has been happening in SAPSASA?

Take a look at all the SAPSASA events that have occurred over the first semester! Knockout SAPSASA Cricket v Flagstaff Hill @ Flagstaff Hill. On Friday the 24th of February our school went over to Flagstaff for a great game… Continue Reading →

Something to try at the Canteen!

We are going to offer over-the-counter items as a trial on a fortnightly basis.  We are hopeful the students and staff trial and enjoy them. Starting next week (Week 9) we will be selling: PUMPKIN SOUP with a BREAD ROLL for… Continue Reading →

Student Voice In Learning Project

Our partnership of schools has a number of projects in place to support schools to ensure every learner is engaged, stretched and achieving.  One project is our Student Voice in Learning Project. The purpose of our focus in this area comes… Continue Reading →

Rich literacy experiences for our students!

We have feasted on a range of literacy experiences this week!  The students and staff have been privileged to work with quality authors: Phil Cummings, Amanda Graham and Danielle Clode.  Each author shared their journey, their struggles and successes and… Continue Reading →

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