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Honouring Our Wonderful Teachers

Over the past week we celebrated World Teachers’ Day.  Teachers  always love to know they are appreciated  and the  acknowledgments by students on Friday 28 Oct were much loved.  Our teachers were treated to a wonderful morning tea on Monday 31… Continue Reading →

Annual School Community Christmas Event… Monday 12 December… Call for performers…

The Annual School Community Christmas Event is a giant family picnic on the school oval.  We have music and performances  that are all just for fun. This is not a concert night; it is a lovely relaxed chance to enjoy the… Continue Reading →

HIGH VELOCITY WOODEND, STATE JUMP ROPE CHAMPIONS FOR 2016.

Congratulations to our jump rope team High Velocity who last Saturday were crowned State Jump Rope Champions for 2016! The team won both the Overall Trophy and the coveted Group Routine Event .The competition which was an all-day event was held at… Continue Reading →

Why Not Join The Kay-A-Day Challenge …  November 1-21

Parent Network would like to invite Woodend families to take part in the Kay-A-Day Challenge, designed to encourage kids to walk or run just one kilometre a day for 21 days – the distance of a half marathon!In Australia 9… Continue Reading →

What A Beautiful Thing … Some Next Steps and More Science Expo Photos

Our aim for science week was to spark curiosity for students to  doing more exploring … We want students to be able to develop their obersvation skills so that they notice what’s going on…  often the observations will lead to students… Continue Reading →

What A Beautiful Thing… Science Expo Excitement

We  had a fabulous science week, which culminated with a wonderful Science Expo.  We were all enthralled by the hundreds of science  projects, posters, models, investigations that were on display.  Congratulations to families for all the wonderful engagement in learning that… Continue Reading →

Reminders … For Next Week

6:00 pm Sports Disco … Friday, 4 November… 8:00 pm Family Star Gazing Evening

  Sports Disco Friday, 4 November in the Gym 6:00pm – 7:30pm Years R-7 $5 per Ticket DJ Tom playing all the greatest hits Bottled Water Drink included Disco is fully supervised by staff and Sports C’tee members No students… Continue Reading →

Welcome … Science Expo 21 OCT… Stargazing Evening Now 4 NOV… Amazing win … Class Placement 2017…

We hope you enjoyed a great family catch up time during the past two weeks.   We look forward to a term full of sparky learning opportunities, where we strive to ignite the passions of all learners. Science EXPO 9:00 am  –… Continue Reading →

Car Boot Sale Sunday 23 October

Sunday, 23 October  9am-1pm Open to the entire community. Coffee truck and sausage sizzle on site. We hope to see you there! *** Spots are still available for sellers – Cars $10… Tables $5  Please Book Your Spot Now *** Bookings… Continue Reading →

Nearly Science Week!

Time has flown and it will soon be Science Week!  Next week (Week 1) is Woodend’s Science Week and as mentioned in previous posts, there will be many exciting and engaging Science opportunities for students and families.  Here you will find an updated… Continue Reading →

Science Expo: All students expected to create something for 21 October Science Expo

All our science week events that  classes are involved in will be set out in a blog post next week. Throughout the week first week of next term we have many classes visiting the mirror dome, primary classes working with scientists… Continue Reading →

News From Governing Council…

At our recent Governing Council meeting, we were very lucky to have a wonderful student presentation from Cooper & Jess, year 2 students from Mrs. Luke’s room 18 class. The students very confidently shared with us their wonderful book reviews… Continue Reading →

Final week to donate!

Our final plea to families to donate to the Heart Foundation.  We only ask for this donation every three years and we all know the importance of having a healthy heart. We all have been affected by someone who has had… Continue Reading →

Family Engagement: Science EXPO ideas from Myojo

We hope you are working on your contribution to our Science and  Technology EXPO on 21 October. Our previous post provided lots of places for you to get examples of things you can do together or make together. Here are some… Continue Reading →

Adelaide 36er’s Applaud Our Jump Team !

Members of the school jump team High Velocity recently performed at the Adelaide 36er’s Family Fun Day. Players from both the 36er’s and Lightning team were amazed at the skill level of our team members. They then enthusiastically joined us… Continue Reading →

Supporting a good cause – Heart Foundation

Reminding our Woodend community of the support we are offering the Heart Foundation.  We ask that students fundraise and/or make a donation towards this charity.  Money raised goes towards valuable heart research.   A sponsorship form went home a fortnight ago and… Continue Reading →

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 →

A treat on Music Night!

We were treated to many quality performances from our Woodend students at Music Night on Wednesday evening.  In many different rooms around our school, families could listen to flutes, clarinets, keyboards, brass, guitars, recorders, violins and drums.  During the final… Continue Reading →

Room 19 Market Stalls

Would you like to be involved in our Room 19 fundraisers for different charities?  MND Foundation is one of these charities. BEEZ Trolley Handle Covers Our business, BEEZ sells trolley handle covers to prevent catching germs from trolley handles.  The… Continue Reading →

Retirement Time for Brian

Many know by now that I  have announced I will be retiring at the end of this year.   After 14 years as principal at this wonderful school and a 40 year career in education, I have decided it is time to retire… Continue Reading →

Patch Theatre for the Early Years

Last Wednesday 24 August, classes in the early years travelled to Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga for a Patch Theatre performance called  ‘Emily Loves To Bounce’.  Music, lighting, characters & storyline centred around carefree Henry and practical Amy as they turned the world… Continue Reading →

SALA 2016: Our Artist Cate

There are a lot of  artistic collaborations around  the school that have involved Cate Ellis working with our students.  Cate is one of our design technology teachers (Pru Riggs is the other) and also has been involved in a number of our Year 7 memento projects. Cate… Continue Reading →

Recognising Our Support Staff

We are so fortunate to have a great, collaborative staff team at  Woodend.  Our teachers and School Support Officers (SSOs) work together as a strong team focussed on  high quality service and support for students and parents.  Every day we appreciate the… Continue Reading →

SCIENCE FOCUS, WEEK 1 TERM 4… FAMILY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY: What can you create with your child?

We are planning a Science Focus Week  for the first  week of Term 4 and we would like families to work towards  creating something  that could  be part of a Family Science and Technology EXPO on Friday 21 October.  We are imagining… Continue Reading →

All Wecome at Woodend Cafe… NEXT OPEN on Friday 2 September from 9:00am

Pop in for a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate – it’s a very casual gathering – a great time to invite a friend along for a visit, meet other school parents, or simply pop in for a hot drink and… 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 →

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