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Plenty happening with SAPSASA!

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Last Friday 18th May, our Year 6/7 girls SAPSASA football team were host to Marymount College girls. With 14 of our 19 Woodend girls playing their first ever Football game, we were so proud of how they persisted, kept encouraging… Continue Reading →

Kindy/School Transition program

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Each year as part of Woodend’s Transition program, we conduct school-to-kindy and kindy-to-school play visits.  Reception children visit the Woodend Children’s Centre to reacquaint or meet the teachers, children and the learning space and in Term 3, our Reception classes… Continue Reading →

Sushi Lunch Day!

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Last Tuesday 15th May students and staff trialled a Sushi Lunch Day at Woodend! We were very pleased with the numbers of orders by students and staff.  Choices were: Tuna/carrot/cucumber Teriyaki chicken or Avocado/carrot/cucumber including gluten free choices We thank… Continue Reading →

Our lucky Mothers and Grandmothers!

How lucky are our Woodend Mums, Step Mums, Grandmas, Nanas and female carers?! Our Atrium was a hive of activity last week when a Mothers Day stall was established.  We witnessed many excited and also thoughtful students taking the time… Continue Reading →

Knockout Netball success

Round 1 of the SAPSASA Knockout Netball commenced last Friday 4 May.  Woodend was host to Braeview Primary School. It was very positive to see both teams playing the game in the right spirit and giving their best efforts. Woodend… Continue Reading →

First place at SAPSASA Cross Country!

Despite the challenging weather conditions, all of our Woodend students did such an amazing job at Cross Country last Thursday 3 May. The students had to contend with wind, rain and bitterly cold conditions at Thalassa Park. All students put in… Continue Reading →

Interested in Pedal Prix?

We are needing some new riders to join our Woodend ‘K-pow’ team! The UniSA Australian HPV Super Series is staged by Australian International Pedal Prix Inc. and is a competition where teams race Human Powered Vehicles (HPV’s) on a closed controlled circuit…. Continue Reading →

Congratulations to our swimming team!

Today at our whole school Assembly, we acknowledged the efforts of seven of our Woodend students.  On Sunday 18th February, these students competed in swimming events and won a position into the Southern Valley Swimming Team to represent our district… Continue Reading →

Socks, socks and more odd socks!

Today we participated in World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). Following the Lots of Socks theme created by Down Syndrome International, the majority of students and staff donned their favourite or most colourful long and/or short socks.  There was such a variety of colours, patterns,… Continue Reading →

What’s been happening in Room 24?

In English, the students in room 24 have begun to explore the Seven Steps to Writing Success. As a part of the program, the Year 3’s have been learning to write Sizzling Starts, which encourage them to begin their writing… Continue Reading →

Diary dates

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 →

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