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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

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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 →

Korean Visitors

  This week we have had ten young and enthusiastic Korean initial teacher education students from Gyeongin National University visit our school to work-shadow teachers. This has been quite an experience for our eager students as well as for the… Continue Reading →

Ignite Program for Gifted and Talented Students Testing – Year 7

Teacher Room Numbers and Year Levels for 2018

The school year has begun very well if today is anything to go by.  All of our new Reception children were taken on tours of the school in order to familiarise themselves with where everything is (or at least the… Continue Reading →

2018 SPORTS DAY UPDATE

2018 Sports Day Update We would like to say thank you to our school community for engaging and sharing feedback regarding our Sports Day. We have had lots of great feedback from staff, students, parents and as a result of… Continue Reading →

Woodend Children’s Centre

WOODEND CHILDREN’ S CENTRE The vision for Woodend Children’s Centre is to provide a quality learning environment which is accessible, inclusive and play based. We are committed to pursue excellence in the provision of equitable and inclusive preschool and transition… Continue Reading →

$5,000,000 Upgrade – your thoughts

Dear parents/caregivers, We are seeking your creative ideas about what the $5,000,000 might do for our school.   Below is a short survey to enable you to feedback to us any thoughts and ideas that you may have that could… Continue Reading →

Staff Retirements

At this time of the year we know that there will generally be a number of staff who will not be at the school in 2018.  The following gives a brief summary of this as we know it now of… Continue Reading →

Parent Opinion Survey

We are in the process of gaining additional feedback from parents about some of the areas that we focus on in the school.  This survey assists us to further improve what we do for all students.  It is considered in… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update

Just a few updates which are important to know; School Website We are in the process of installing a Student Data Management System which includes our attendance information as well as learning data. As this is happening, the hosting that… Continue Reading →

Invitation: Hear the Premier, Jay Weatherill talk about our Grant of $5,000,000

When: Friday 3rd November Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM Where: School Gym On Friday, Premier Jay Weatherill is visiting our school to speak with parents about the recent five million dollar funding grant given to Woodend Primary School under… Continue Reading →

Building Better Schools – Woodend Primary School – $5 million

I’m pleased to advise that in a significant move by the Government today, that Woodend Primary School has been allocated $5 million to revitalise our school infrastructure and provide state-of-the-art spaces for innovative learning. This decision is part of the… Continue Reading →

State Government Attendance Strategy

New attendance strategy to help South Australian students excel A new attendance strategy has been developed to ensure the state’s 168,000 public school students achieve the best possible education. To support the strategy, an additional 11 attendance and engagement social workers will… Continue Reading →

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