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Rich literacy experiences for our students!

We have feasted on a range of literacy experiences this week!  The students and staff have been privileged to work with quality authors: Phil Cummings, Amanda Graham and Danielle Clode.  Each author shared their journey, their struggles and successes and… Continue Reading →

Aquatics

Week 7, the Year 5’s went to Aquatics at Port Noarlunga.  One day the weather was cool and the other day was perfect. We went on the bus and participated in safety talks, boogie boarding and swimming but unfortunately the… Continue Reading →

The Woodend Fringe is back!

Come and see more fantastic performances! Tickets are released Week 9 – Monday the 27th of March at lunchtime in the plaza! Performances are Week 9 – Friday 31st of March for students only! If that’s not enough, all  performances are done… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our Myojo visitors!

Today we had a Welcome Assembly for our Myojo visitors.  This year is our 11th year of association with Myojo School in Japan and we enjoyed reacquainting with Jun and his staff as Jun has been one of the founders… Continue Reading →

Volunteer Induction Workshops for 2017

Mr Marshall Signing Off

My sincerest thanks to staff, students and parents for the wonderful  send off.  So much has been said over the past few weeks at a range  of different events.  I have been extremely flattered, grateful and honoured to receive such lovely words… Continue Reading →

Yr 7 Memento Project 2016

Each year our Year 7 students create something special to leave as a memento for the school to enjoy and to also leave a mark that helps everyone remember them. The school is full of lovely art and technology installations… Continue Reading →

Great Big Thank You To Our Volunteers

Congratulations to  Kym Sard  and Alex Moran  (pictured above) on being acknowledged  with  Woodend Volunteer Awards for 2017.  This recognition is given to  long-term volunteers who are leaving the school at the time that their last child is graduating from… Continue Reading →

Two Special Assemblies…

SACA Graduation for our Year 7 Cricketers

On Monday 5 December our Year 6/7 Cricket Team were invited by SACA to the first ever SACA Primary School Competition Graduation Ceremony.  The event was held in the Ian MacLachlan Room in the Members Grandstand at Adelaide Oval. The purpose… Continue Reading →

Christmas Event 2016

We are looking forward to our Annual Christmas Event on Monday night. At this stage the weather forecast is for a beautiful evening. Please find the program for the night here. Please note that it is essential that we keep… Continue Reading →

SRC Fireworks Casual Day … the more money raised the bigger the fireworks

Remembering Our Room 28 &29 FRINGE FESTIVAL… June 2016

Fringe Festival We are at last able to post the movie that our students, Chloe  and Danica (Yr 6/7 Room 28) created about our Fringe Festival. This was an event that happened in Term 2. Groups of our students created performances,… Continue Reading →

Star Gazing, 4 November 2016 … We Saw Amazing Saturn

Those  who came out on Friday evening to attend  our star gazing  evening  were enthralled by the  close up views of the Moon  and the Rings of Saturn.  We had over one hundred people brave chilly winds to have a unique experience…. Continue Reading →

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 →

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