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Tasty Meal Choices for our End Of Year Celebration Night!

Our End Of Year Celebration Night is fast approaching!  Here is what you may like to purchase on the night for a tasty meal, beverage and/or treat.  These items will be prepared by our school Canteen staff and the money… Continue Reading →

It is PE Week this week!

Week 5 – Term 4 – PE WEEK  12th – 16th November 2018 Physical Education Week is a celebration of health and wellbeing; being active, learning about how to look after ourselves and encouraging our school community to take the… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball

What a great day at Glenelg for the Beach Volleyball competition for our Woodend students! We had a large number of volleyballers, experienced and new, and all students put in a positive effort.  A special mention to all those students who… Continue Reading →

What would you like to know about Pedal Prix?

Would you like to know more about Pedal Prix at Woodend?  Does your son or daughter show interest in: racing? tinkering or learning about the mechanics or motion of vehicles? cooperating with others in a team taking appropriate risks? having… 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 →

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 →

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 →

STEAM Week – Ideas for families

Are you getting excited for STEAM Week? Monday 15 – Friday 19 October 2018 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things STEAM.  Our STEAM Week provides opportunities for students to enjoy and develop an understanding of important science,… Continue Reading →

New equipment for our school!

This is the brand new equipment that our school was able to get thanks to our school families who put in for the Coles Sports For Schools program. A big thank you to Karen Charles, a Woodend parent, who coordinated… Continue Reading →

Successful District Athletics Day!

On Wednesday 5th September, 44 of our Woodend students competed in the District Athletics Day.  These talented students contributed to Woodend winning the title for the 5TH YEAR IN A ROW!! We are very proud of all of the students and … Continue Reading →

Excursion to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre

Last week the year 2 classes (Room 4, Room 6 and Room 20) went on an excursion to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre (Warriparinga). Warriparinga means ‘windy place by the river’. It is a ceremonial meeting place and an early… Continue Reading →

Get ready for STEAM Week!

Let’s start planning! The first week of Term 4, Woodend will celebrate everything linked to STEAM!  This is from Monday 15th – Friday 19th October 2018.  STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative where families are encouraged to use some… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to our SAPSASA Netball team!

We are very proud of our SAPSASA Netball team who were able to make it to the final 8 teams in the SAPSASA knockout competition. The girls played Tatachilla last Friday 31st August and were defeated 35 – 19. The girls… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball

Last Monday 20th August, our Woodend students represented our school at the SAPSASA Volleyball Championships. Three boys and three girls’ teams competed at Marion Leisure Centre.  We are proud of their sporting effort and sportspersonship throughout the competition.  We now wait… Continue Reading →

Opening of the Mushroom Garden Space

Last Tuesday 14th August we celebrated the official opening of the Mushroom Outdoor Garden Space.  This is the latest project completed by the Grounds Committee and is situated outside Room 6 in the Street.  This renovated space comprises garden beds… Continue Reading →

Volleyball – Free Come and Try Session

A great volleyball opportunity this coming Thursday, before the season starts Friday. Current players are invited to attend. This is a free session. Let us know below if your child will be participating. Volleyball SA are hosting this for us… Continue Reading →

All things STEAM at Woodend!

This coming week schools celebrate Science Week.  Woodend likes to celebrate this week in Term 4 Week 1 as this gives students and families a greater opportunity to be involved. This year we are excited to introduce a STEAM Week… Continue Reading →

Congratulations again SAPSASA Netballers!

Once again our SAPSASA Year 6/7 girls netball team had a big win last Friday 3rd August.  They played against Reynella Primary School. The girls were ahead by 3 goals at three quarter time and had a solid last quarter to… Continue Reading →

“Eggsperiments” in Room 18!

All the Reception classes welcomed and cared for eggs and baby chickens in Weeks 1 and 2 of this term. The Reception children in Room 18 had some fun and did a Science ‘Eggsperiment.’ They collected the following items in… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix News

Yesterday, Sunday 29 July our Woodend K-Pow team headed to Victoria Park Racecourse for their next race meet. Each time the students compete, they are improving with their organisation, team work, stamina and times.  Congratulations to Zac, Lachlan, Zico, Riley,… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Basketball News

Last Thursday 26 July, Woodend had two basketball teams represented in the SAPSASA Basketball Championships. We congratulate both teams as they played with a consistent effort throughout their six games. The boys team won five of their six games and… Continue Reading →

Busy gardeners

With the support of our Grounds Committee parent, Ailee, students from Room 6 and SRC Grounds Committee determined the best choice of plants for our garden project outside Room 6.  These students had many different types to choose from and… Continue Reading →

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