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Family Engagement

Casual Clothes Day Fireworks Fundraiser 7 December

A Casual Clothes Day has been organised for Friday 7th December.  This has been organised to raise money to fund the fireworks for our School Community End-Of-Year Celebration Night on Monday 10th December beginning at 6pm.  We are looking forward… Continue Reading →

Day 4 and 5 of STEAM Week

Day 4 and 5 of STEAM Week saw the Year 6/7 and 5/6 students working with Dr Justin Chalker, a Science Lecturer at Flinders University.  It was also the launch of our STEAM Expo on the Thursday evening and a… Continue Reading →

Launch of our Woodend Virtual Art Gallery

What an exciting time for our school!  On Thursday we launched our first ever Woodend Primary School Virtual Art Gallery, affectionately named “The WAG” – Woodend Art Gallery. The official launch took place in our gym at the STEAM Expo… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week is full steam ahead!

Walking through the various learning spaces so far this week has been eye-opening!  There has been students presenting dioramas, teams cutting up boxes to complete a challenge, students collaborating over a maths puzzle, parents talking to classes about their field… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Ideas for families

Are you getting excited for STEAM Week? Monday 15 – Friday 19 October 2018 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things STEAM.  Our STEAM Week provides opportunities for students to enjoy and develop an understanding of important science,… Continue Reading →

New equipment for our school!

This is the brand new equipment that our school was able to get thanks to our school families who put in for the Coles Sports For Schools program. A big thank you to Karen Charles, a Woodend parent, who coordinated… Continue Reading →

Get ready for STEAM Week!

Let’s start planning! The first week of Term 4, Woodend will celebrate everything linked to STEAM!  This is from Monday 15th – Friday 19th October 2018.  STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative where families are encouraged to use some… Continue Reading →

Invitation to Join Parent Network

The Parent Network is a commitee of parents who help to foster parent engagement at Woodend – our goals are to support parents, assist in communication with parents, and build a strong parent community. We aim to have at least… Continue Reading →

Science Week is looming!

Monday 16 – Friday 20 October 2017 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things Science.  Our Science Week provides opportunities for students to enjoy and develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes and the applications… Continue Reading →

Planning for Science Week

At Woodend, we see science as an ideal way to grow our students’ curiosity and creativity as well as strengthening scientific and mathematical thinking.  The success of our Science Week in Term 4 last year, was a testament to our commitment to… Continue Reading →

Canteen Rewards!

Be rewarded for your services! Volunteering in the canteen can earn your child a canteen voucher! Assisting the canteen staff, Helen or Lee, on any day would be appreciated.  You can help anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. If you… Continue Reading →

SAVE THE DATES… 8 March and 17 May 2017 … exciting Mark le Messurier presentations

We are very pleased that Parent Network has been able to organise two special  Mark Le Messurier  adult presentations  in Terms 1&2  next year.  We are sure these will be very engaging for parents and staff . Mark is a… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

2016 Parents in Education Week – book your spot!

You are invited to attend a series of free evening information sessions delivered by renowned international and national child development and learning experts.   Information sessions will run from Monday 12 September to Thursday 15 September across 4 key locations… Continue Reading →

See the Rings of Saturn… Friday 21 October at 8:00 pm Family Stargazing Evening

Our Stargazing Evening on the school oval will be fabulous.  Dean Davison  (Skywatch) will be conducting the evening along with members of the astronmical society.  Saturn, Venus and Mars will all be visible in the West. And yes, if it is… Continue Reading →

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT: Ideas for Science & Technology Expo …

What  science and technology  project or activity could you be  working on with your child, for inclusion in our Family Science and Technology Expo on 21 October. We would love everyone to have a go!  There should always be time for  hands on… Continue Reading →

How to Write a Book Review … Family Engagement Activity

We are asking families to read together and send us a book review of a favourite book.  This does not need to be very long or complex. A book review should tell us something about the story and characters. It… Continue Reading →

Science Alive – This Weekend!

This weekend  (August 6th and 7th) the ‘Science Alive’ Expo is on at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Free for anyone under 18, this is a great opportunity to see some fantastic scientific displays and demonstrations. From the website: Science Alive! has… Continue Reading →

Election, Politics, Democracy … engaging with your child

What is democracy ? How might you engage your child in a discussion about democracy? Many  of you will cast your vote in our school gym on Saturday. It important that we use  community events to help students make connections… Continue Reading →

Love Science? We need your help…

Many of us love science and would love to see students take greater interest in science.  Our school focus on improving students’ numeracy skills is  closely aligned to providing more opportunities  for students to explore and make  sense of the world  through… Continue Reading →

Students Become Better Learners… When Parents Are Actively Involved In Their Education

This is not about spending time at school. This is about parents learning about learning  and helping each other better understand about how to  engage in learning  with your child.  Our Governing Council, Parent Network and staff  are focused on this… Continue Reading →

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