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Welcome to Term 4

Welcome back to term 4.  Hopefully everyone enjoyed the time with family and able to share in activities together.  Many children have eagerly shared their time on STEAM investigations, camping, travelling or spending time with friends. It is obvious that… Continue Reading →

Term 3 Review

Wow! Another busy term has flown by! Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the staff at Woodend for a productive and enjoyable time of learning for our students throughout the term. There have been a few staff changes this term…. Continue Reading →

Grandparents Day

Grandma, Grandpa !! Grandma, Grandpa !! Today’s for you! Today’s for you! We want you to feel very very special, Yes, we do! Yes, we do! What a wonderful Grandparents Day celebration there was in Room 3 this week!! Thank… Continue Reading →

Readers Cup 2019

Readers Cup 2019 culminated in an exciting quiz day this Wednesday for all year 5 students. Readers Cup encourages students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. Students worked in teams throughout… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Update

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STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative.  We hope you enjoy time with your child/children to make/create/investigate a way to solve a problem in the school holidays. The theme for 2019 is … Do something …. make a difference! Along… Continue Reading →

Autism SA School Holiday Lego Club

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NAPLAN 2019 reports

You may have seen in the media that NAPLAN Online schools will be receiving their results tomorrow (Wednesday 27 August). At Woodend we completed paper NAPLAN tests and our results will be delivered from mid-September. We will keep you informed.

Year 7 to High School Parent Update Week 5 Term 3 2019

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SSO Week 2019

 ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is an African proverb which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe environment. SSOs play a vital role in the successful running… Continue Reading →

Band Performance

Our school band have entertained available classes this morning in their first ever performance! Our students performed Hot Cross Buns, Ghosts in the Hall and Two Tone Jam during which some band members stood to play a short improvised solo… Continue Reading →

Parent Forum Conference: A Different Kind Of Brilliance

The 2019 Disability Policy and Programs Parent Conference is coming up in term 3 for parents or carers of children/young people/students with a disability. When: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Times: 8.45am to 9.30am – pre conference session 9.45am to 2.15pm –… Continue Reading →

Using sensory strategies to support everyday activities in the home

Does your child have sensory processing differences and do they impact them on a daily basis when it comes to skills such as eating, sleeping, dressing, showering and general hygiene?      Wednesday, 7th August 2019   10:00am – 1:00pm… Continue Reading →

BULLYING: NO WAY! Tackling student bullying using a No-Blame approach

Bullying is never ok. It’s hurtful and can impact someone for a long time.There are people you and your children can talk to and things we can do to stop the bullying. What is bullying? People often disagree about what… Continue Reading →

Term 2 Review

Term 2 is always a busy time in schools and this term has been no exception. You can read about some of the highlights in this post. Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the staff at Woodend for a productive… Continue Reading →

Mid Year Reports

Mid-year reports are intended to communicate with families about how students are progressing in their learning and identify areas for further development this year. Teachers have moderated evidence of student learning, assigned grades and written comments in the 8 learning… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

All schools are required to collect information about the numbers of students that they provide adjustments to under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and Disability Standards of Education This data is used as the basis for national funding. The NCCD… Continue Reading →

Reminder – Early Dismissal this Friday (2.05pm)

It’s been a busy term with many highlights, including quality learning experiences for students in and out of class, fabulous assemblies, a variety of excursions, Student Voice in Learning project sessions, SRC disco, Autumn Market day, Jump school visits, Pedal… Continue Reading →

Student Free Day Monday 22 July 2019

Term 3 begins with a Student Free day on Monday 22 July 2019 OSHC is available. Bookings are essential. Please phone 0411274747.  

Ride Safely to School Wednesday 19 June

Way2Go Bike Ed

Way2Go Bike Ed is a bicycle education program for primary school students.The recommended year levels for participation are year 5-6 (aged 10-12). It is funded and managed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. The Way2Go program has clearly stated goals. It… Continue Reading →

Traffic safety

Thank you to families who have recently reported concerns about safety at our crossings in recent weeks. There have been several incidents where cars have driven through the crossings when the stop signs are up, due to inattention.  This is… Continue Reading →

NAPLAN

NAPLAN tests will take place in all schools across Australia in weeks 3 and 4 in term 2. At Woodend we are participating in the paper version of NAPLAN in 2019, which happens between 14 and 16 May (week 3)…. Continue Reading →

Reminder: Early Dismissal (2:05pm) this Friday for the last day of term.  

Thank you to families who recently attended their child’s / children’s student led learning conversation. These meetings are an important part of our annual assessment and reporting practices where students take an active role in sharing their reflections of their… Continue Reading →

Glenthorne National Park

What an opportunity! We were so lucky to be invited by David Speirs to join him on a school tour of Glenthorne Farm, soon to be Glenthorne National Park. The history of this farm is very rich and the future… Continue Reading →

Term 1 Bully audit

At Woodend Primary School we expect that everyone is safe, valued and respected and that individual differences are appreciated, understood and accepted. Therefore we will not tolerate bullying or harassment in any form. The school will provide a positive culture… Continue Reading →

Interviews

Formal Learning Conversations or Interviews are an important element of our reporting process and build on partnerships with teachers, students and families to ensure successful learning. These conversations are occurring in all classes beginning next week. We invite all Parents and Caregivers… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection

Students in our school have been invited to take part in a survey being conducted in Term 1 2019.  The following provides key information about the survey. Purpose of the collection Young people’s sense of wellbeing is an important part… Continue Reading →

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