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Woodend’s New Grow Free Cart

On Thursday 28th November, we officially opened the ‘Grow Free Cart’.  This was initiated by student members of the SRC Environment Committee, in particular, Year 6 student, Sara Owies.  The purpose of this cart is for students, parents or staff… Continue Reading →

Woodend’s new Canteen Cafe

On Thursday 28th November, several classes gathered to support the official opening of Woodend’s new ‘Canteen Cafe’.  Several months ago, Shannon Farley, a student who chairs the Recycling Committee on SRC initiated a cafe concept for Woodend.  The purpose of… Continue Reading →

Pot or plant donations

Can you help? The Grounds Committee is working on developing the cement space outside the canteen, OSHC and kitchen. One of the projects is to create a ‘Canteen Cafe’ where students and staff can gather, sit and interact in a… Continue Reading →

STEAM Expo and Music Night

There was so much to hear, see, touch and do at our combined STEAM Expo and Music Night last night!  There were so many ‘thoughtful’ investigations on display this year where families had made a big effort to think through… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #4

Thursday 17/10/19 – selected Year 6/7’s had the opportunity to work with Sports Science/Nutritionalist Scientist, Professor Claire Drummond. Her expertise is in human movement and the science of nutrition. Professor Drummond went through a “theory” type session on nutrition and… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #3

Amongst all the critical and creative STEAM related thinking happening in classes during day 3, we also hosted members of the Seaview High School Pedal Prix team and their teacher, Mr Joel Fitzgerald. They shared all the STEAM linked to their… Continue Reading →

STEAM WEEK Day 2

Day 2 of STEAM Week! The Year 3/4 classes had an opportunity to work with Dr Katharina Richter on microbes today. Dr Richter is a SA Tall Poppy Scientist who is known for her research in combating super bugs. Students conducted… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Timetable 2019

Here is a timetable of events and incursions happening during our Woodend STEAM Week.  Once again, we have been fortunate to have several reputable STEAM professionals work with different age groups.  These range from a Tall Poppy Scientist, an Engineer… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge

Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday our Pedal Prix families headed to Murray Bridge to compete in the final Round of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series.  For most of our families, it was their first time riding against approximately 200… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week news!

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Round 2 SAPSASA Netball Results

On Wednesday this week, the girls SAPSASA Netball team had their Round 2 competition which was held at Sacred Heart College. In game 1 the girls had a really positive start to the game and were leading 22-9 at half… Continue Reading →

Child Protection Curriculum

The Department for Education Child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy (2015) states that ‘all children and young people in DECD preschools and schools will access the approved child protection curriculum’. Children will be learning the Keeping Safe: Child… Continue Reading →

Proud of our Pedal Prix Team

Last Sunday 28th July, thirteen of our students rode our K-Pow Pedal Prix car around Victoria Park racecourse.  For some of these riders, it was only their second time riding and so not only did they have to learn how… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Basketball results

Last Friday 26th July, we had our Woodend boys and girls compete in the SAPSASA Basketball competition.  Both teams were very successful and are to be congratulated for their efforts. The girls team results were as follows: Game 1 –… Continue Reading →

Reception classes welcome visitors!

Our feathery visitors are here! All Reception classes focus on the biological sciences this term and the children have the experience of observing and recording the changes that occur from the embryo to the hen. Many children are intrigued by… Continue Reading →

Big effort from our Rugby team!

Congratulations to the year 6/7 girls Rugby League team who competed in the state finals yesterday. All 12 girls gave each game their best effort and played well as a team. The girls finished the Round Robin games with 4… Continue Reading →

Reminder about late lunches

LATE LUNCHES As previously posted, it is from time-to-time that students come to school without their lunch.  We are able to help with supplying a choice of a vegemite or cheese sandwich only (no toasties) for emergency lunches or late… Continue Reading →

Gluten Free Options in Canteen

A goal of the Healthy Eating Committee has been to consider options for students with food intolerances or allergies.  Karen, our Canteen Manager and staff have been busily investigating gluten-free menu choices for those students and adults who are gluten… Continue Reading →

Woodend in State Carnival

Congratulations to the Woodend students who represented Southern Valley last week at the state carnivals in both Football and Netball. Latoyah, Shanel, Ava and Shae were all in the Netball team. Noah, Preston, Kody and Connor were all in the… Continue Reading →

Workshop postponed!

WORKSHOP POSTPONED! The Parents In Education workshop on ‘Wellbeing’ scheduled for next Thursday 20/6/19 at 9am has been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will inform you of the next date as soon as possible.

Close call with SAPSASA netball!

Congratulations to the Woodend girls who played some amazing Netball today! 1st game – Woodend (46) Reynella East (13) 2nd game – Woodend (51) Braeview (8) 3rd game – Woodend (16) St Peters Woodlands (16) Scores were tied at the… Continue Reading →

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