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Jarrod Lamshed

Colour Run – Postponed

This year’s ‘Colour Run’ fundraiser has been a huge success. So far we have raised over $17,000 toward new play equipment for our school. This is an amazing effort and we thank all of our fundraising families as well as… Continue Reading →

Nature Play – Room 1

Colour Run – FAQ

Please see our original Colour Run post here. COLOUR RUN FAQs Can all children participate? This event is the major fundraiser for our school so we are asking all children to participate in fundraising. However, even if children are unable… Continue Reading →

Music Night – Last Minute Update

Our school’s new air conditioning system is progressing well. Unfortunately, this means that as of today our atrium space is unavailable for the next week. This is bad timing for our music night! All times for performances will stay the… Continue Reading →

Colour Run – Major Fundraiser for 2018

Edit: If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, click here and try our COLOUR RUN FAQ    This year, we will be holding a School Colour-Run as our major fundraising event on Friday 28th September (the last day of… Continue Reading →

Music Night – Tuesday 4th Septemeber

Our Music Night will be held on Tuesday 4th September. This year we will be continuing with our format, using three stages to help keep the night moving along at an entertaining pace. Notes for this event went home to… Continue Reading →

Nature Play – Room 1

Dear Parents In week 9, room 1 are planning on organising a nature play week. We will need to have lots of materials donated/collected. We are planning to include: Cubby and shelter building, an obstacle course, a mud kitchen, nature… Continue Reading →

Year 7 Graduation – Save The Date

Our year 7 team is working hard on graduation arrangements for this year. With 82 year 7s graduating, there will be some changes to how this event will be run and we look forward to sharing these with you soon…. Continue Reading →

Music Night – Save the Date

This year, our school music night will be held on Tuesday 4th September. This is the night that students involved in our instrumental music, junior choir and senior choir programs have an opportunity to perform to our school community. We… Continue Reading →

Early Finish – Friday, 13th April

It’s been a busy term with many highlights, including some fabulous assemblies, author visits, excursions, Student Voice in Learning project sessions, three-way Learning conversations,  our Myojo visitors and of course many varied learning experiences for students in and out of… Continue Reading →

Diary Dates for Term 2

  Student Free Days: Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June (week 6) – Teacher professional development.   Other Diary Dates: There are several other events happening in term 2 including NAPLAN testing on Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th, and Thursday 17th… Continue Reading →

Rock Band Auditions 2018

It’s fantastic to see and hear so many students taking musical instrument lessons this year. All of our instrumental teachers now have their programs up and running. Any students interested in trying out for our Woodend Rock Band have an… Continue Reading →

Senior Choir – Festival of Music

Our Senior Choir has begun rehearsals for 2018. Once again, this year we will be working toward a major performance at the Public Schools Music Festival in September. The Public Schools Music Festival is a school-based music education program brought to… Continue Reading →

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 →

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