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Off to Canberra

A bright and early start for 180 year 6 and year 7 students this morning on four busses. We had great weather for the early morning and all students were extremely excited and ready to go.  It is amazing how… Continue Reading →

Site Open – 12th September 2019

Dear Families I am writing to inform you that Woodend Primary School will NOTbe impacted by the industrial action being taken by members of the Australian Education Union on Thursday 12thSeptember. Woodend Primary School will be open and education programs… Continue Reading →

Year Sevens moving to High School in 2022

Year Sevens will be moving to High School in 2022.  The Department is working towards this move and assessing what needs to be done by then, as well as how it will happen.  There are many implications that the move… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Term 3

Welcome back to term 3.  Hopefully everyone enjoyed the time with family and were able to share in activities together.  I know that a number of children have eagerly shared their time on holiday, camp, travelling or spending time with… Continue Reading →

Monday July 1st AEU Strike Action – Woodend PS will remain open

Dear families, As you would have seen in the news, The Australian Education Union has decided to apply strike action on Monday 1st July for the whole day. Each school votes and within that the teachers who choose to, are… Continue Reading →

Preparing for our STEAM building…..

Dear parents, This term seems to have gone very quickly.  Who would believe that it is getting to the end of week seven and that teachers are beginning the report writing process. Last week, Jarrod Lamshed and I spent time… Continue Reading →

New Working with Children Checks

As from 1st July 2019, there is a significant change to ‘working with children’ checks (commonly called police clearances or criminal history checks) that are required prior to working with children. Even if you’ve had a police check, you’ll need… Continue Reading →

Parent Survey

Each year we seek your opinion on a number of aspects of our school.  Recently an electronic  survey was sent to all families and many families have already responded. If you have yet to respond and wish to do so,… Continue Reading →

Woodend Students Support our Veterans

On Tuesday April 2, Cate Ellis and I attended the launch of an Inaugural Art Exhibition at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.  The SA Health Commissioner, Chris Burns, opened the exhibition.  It is a collaboration of the Centre for Creative Health,… Continue Reading →

2020 Woodend Student Tour to Myojo School

Next year, 2020, will see us offer the opportunity for Yr 5, 6 and 7 students to take part in the biennial Myojo Study Tour in September. Due to the moving of Yr 7s to high school in 2022, it… Continue Reading →

Do you want your year 6 daughter to start Year 7 in 2020 at Mitcham Girls High School?

As I have previously mentioned, Year 7 will be taught in all South Australian high schools from 2022. As part of planning for the move, the Department for Education has short-listed 3 high schools as potential pilot schools to ‘Lead… Continue Reading →

Important Parent Information: A Concerning Internet Challenge Hoax

Please refer to a media release from the eSafety Commissioner about this apparent hoax.  This is the full version of the excerpt below. https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/newsroom/media-releases/statement-esafety-advice-on-the-momo-challenge?fbclid=IwAR3x1q3wqLrotaiCACgLB6ljojnE5UL8-Km7UllVuIkIuJ1FNaejHgZS5uI   Dear parents, It has come to our attention that some children are discovering the existence… Continue Reading →

Building a Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre

As many of you may be aware, the Flinders Foundation along with Mix102.3 are raising funds towards the building of a Wellness Centre at the Flinders Medical Centre. Jodie and Soda will be raising funds by spending 52 hours on… Continue Reading →

Term One Update

The school year has begun and we are all finding that the time starts to fly past.  There always seems a lot to accomplish in a school year, however, the education of all children is our prime concern. Class teachers… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night Reminder – Tuesday 12th February

Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers (and students) Tuesday, 12 February 2019 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… Continue Reading →

Our start to 2019

Welcome to the 2019 school year. Last week saw our 82 new receptions begin school. Only a few were showing signs of first day nerves and teachers ensured that they were well cared for. We had about 50 parents enjoy a… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day Assembly

Remembrance Day Assembly Friday 9th November (as the 11th falls on a Sunday) 11:10 am to approx 11:30 am On the Netball Court next to our 3 Flag Poles All are welcome to attend. A short ceremony of Remembrance will… Continue Reading →

Year 7 students moving to High School 2022

Recently, the government has confirmed that year 7 public school students will be taught in high school from term 1, 2022. The move will align South Australia’s public schools with the national curriculum taught in high schools making it easier… Continue Reading →

A Great Music Night

Thankyou to all parents, grandparents, friends etc who came along to support our students who performed a wide range of musical pieces last night, Flute, Guitar, Keyboard and Drums all featured. In addition we had the Junior and Senior Choirs… Continue Reading →

Book Week Parade update

 Just reminding that our Book Week Parade will be at 10am on Friday of week 6 (31st AUGUST 2018). We will gather on the Basketball court and parade around the oval, finishing at the stage. Children will be seated while… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Day Date Set – Friday November 2nd

Governing Council approved our final Pupil Free Day at their meeting this week. It will be held on Friday November 2nd 2018. This day has been chosen to allow staff to examine the NAPLAN and PAT data which is only… Continue Reading →

Our Students Appearing on Totally Wild – TV

This is to inform you that our Totally Wild story where we had students filmed by a TV crew in the Kitchen Garden and the Kitchen itself, will be going to air Saturday 25th August 2018 at 8:30am on channel Eleven. Stories in… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Blog Term 3 6th August

This term has already seen a number of changes in the weather.  This week it looks like it will start being very cold.  I am always amazed at the number of children who come to school in this weather as… Continue Reading →

Parents In Education Week 2018

Parents in Education Week is a joint initiative of each off the public and private school sectors. This year an exciting program of free parenting seminars will be held over 3 nights at the Adelaide Entertainment centre from 28-30 August…. Continue Reading →

The End Of Term 2

Dear parents/caregivers, We have just finished a very busy and productive school term. Thankyou to all who have been a part of classroom reading, volunteering in the canteen, helping out at the working bee, conducting the school banking, working on our… Continue Reading →

Tackling Student Issues/Concerns/Bullying using a No-Blame approach

What is bullying? People often disagree about what bullying means. Is it any hurtful, intimidating behaviour (such as a shove on the playground), or does bullying imply a long-running series of deliberate actions such as name-calling day after day? The… Continue Reading →

School Community Rewards Term One Update

  Community Rewards is a valuable means to allow the school to provide resources for all students R-7 and the school that assist with student learning.  This includes our replacement of the flagpole with a more suitable set of 3… Continue Reading →

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