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Jarrod Lamshed

Class Facebook Groups

This year, all classrooms will have a class Facebook group. These pages have been created as a way to improve communication between school and home. Although each class will differ slightly, the idea is to use these groups to post… Continue Reading →

Musical Instrument Lessons

Last year we sent out an expression of interest form to families of students from year 3 for an indication of which students might like to take on musical instrument lessons with a private provider through our school. There was… Continue Reading →

The Newsroom: Week 5, Term 4

This week’s Facebook Live news is up and available on our school facebook page. Tune in each week for a snapshot of the news. Wednesdays at 2:55pm. To watch, just visit facebook.com/woodendprimary .    

Facebook Live News: Week 3, Term 4

This week’s student news broadcast. Remember to tune in every Wednesday at 2:55pm.

Woodend Primary Newsroom

Each week our Woodend Student News team broadcast live via Facebook Live. These broadcasts happen at 2:55pm to try and capture the school pick up audience. To allow for those parents that aren’t able to tune in at that time,… Continue Reading →

Weekly News on Facebook Live

This week we have launched a new initiative from our Digital Leader students. Each week students will write about and prepare news and highlights to share via a short (5-10 minutes) Facebook Live broadcast. This will air each week at… Continue Reading →

Class Placement for 2018

In order to form classes for 2018 it is important that we estimate our prospective student numbers as accurately as possible. If your child will not be attending our school next year, please let us know in writing, ASAP. Alternatively, if… Continue Reading →

Do Your Children Use SnapChat?

Keeping up with the latest social media apps can be tricky. It’s even more complicated when the terms and conditions change, often without us noticing. This week, SNAPCHAT has been in the news for it’s new feature ‘SnapMaps’. This feature… Continue Reading →

Screen Time

With screen time once again in the news, I thought that the following article might be of interest: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Screen time… probably one of the most talked about topics when is comes to modern parenting. We can no longer ignore… Continue Reading →

Student Free Days / School Closure Day

Please find below, dates for our student free days and school closure days for the remainder of the year. Student Free Days Friday 9th June Friday 1st September Friday 22nd September On these student free days staff will be working… Continue Reading →

High School Open Nights

For some of you, the time has come to start thinking about high schools. Please find below, a list of local schools and their open night times. These were also sent home with students last week.

Traffic Safety

Once again we saw several near accidents around the school this morning. The NO STANDING area directly across from the staff carpark on Edward Beck Drive was a particular problem with many cars holding up traffic in their attempt to… Continue Reading →

Reminder: Student Free Day, Tuesday 14th March

Just a reminder about our upcoming student free day on Tuesday 14th of March. All staff will be involved in professional development with other schools in our partnership. OSHC is available on this day.

Keeping our Children Safe

I think we all agree that the safety of our children is of the upmost importance. Schools have guidelines and policies in place to keep our students safe during their time at school. One area that many schools struggle with… Continue Reading →

A Visit From Channel 7 – Room 17

Welcome to the new school year! This year we are aiming to feature a blog post each week from one of our classrooms. There are lot’s of great things happening in our school and we look forward to sharing some of… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night 2017

 Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers (and students) Monday 13 February While teachers have already met quite a number of parents and caregivers, we do look forward to having the opportunity on Acquaintance Night to meet with all families together to communicate  our… Continue Reading →

CANCELLED – Film Night: The Mask You Live In

Due to only a very small number of bookings we have decided to cancel our upcoming screening of ‘The Mask You Live In’. We will reschedule for a suitable date early next term.

REMINDER: The Mask You Live In – Film Night Wednesday 14 September

  Don’t miss this great film opportunity.  Builds on  important work in classes around gender stereotypes and self image.  Here’s what we published three weeks ago: On Wednesday 14 September at  6:30 pm  in the Gym,  our Parent Network is hosting a movie… Continue Reading →

Music Night – Wednesday, 7 September – From 6pm

Wednesday 7 September is our school’s annual music night! This year we will be continuing with our format, using three stages to help keep the night moving along at an entertaining pace. This is a fantastic opportunity for our budding… Continue Reading →

Student Buddy Bench Project – Can you help?

In room 17 this year we are working on ‘Genius Projects’. Genius projects give us an opportunity to learn about something that we think is important or that we are interested in. We had to submit a proposal for our… Continue Reading →

Science Alive – This Weekend!

This weekend  (August 6th and 7th) the ‘Science Alive’ Expo is on at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Free for anyone under 18, this is a great opportunity to see some fantastic scientific displays and demonstrations. From the website: Science Alive! has… Continue Reading →

Student Digital Leaders

Over the school holidays a number of teachers attended the annual EdTechSA Conference held at Immanuel College. This conference is designed to support teachers with the most effective use of digital technologies in the classroom. This year, we had the… Continue Reading →

RSPCA Casual Day Donations – Thank you!

Here are some of the donations from today’s Casual Day. We managed to raise $952.00.  We were also given a lot of food, toys, blankets and appliances for the animals. This was an amazing outcome and we thank all the parents… Continue Reading →

Room 17 – #WeStandTall

We have a fantastic group of boys in our class this year. As the year progresses, the level of leadership we are seeing is impressive with many of our boys taking on important roles around the school and in the wider… Continue Reading →

CODE -Athon: Thank You And Keep That Money Rolling In… It’s not too late to be in the running for some great prizes!

Thanks everyone for your  great support so far.  We are are hoping to purchase some fantastic new equipment for all students to enjoy and learn with in The Studio, our new multimedia exploration room.  The money is now due by… Continue Reading →

OSHC News – Fee Increase From 13 June

Governing Council last week approved increases  in OSHC and Vacation Care fees. All OSHC users have been informed  of these increases via email, however, we  are  aware that the timeline for notification of this increase was very short.  Consequently we… Continue Reading →

CODE-athon is Coming … We’re excited about Our Major Fundraiser…

Each year at Woodend our major fundraiser is an  ‘athon’, which is organised and run by a class  or two (or three!), to raise money for programs and improvements to our school. This year, rooms 17, 18 and 25 will be… Continue Reading →

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