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General Information and Reminders

$5M Development for Woodend School

Five Million dollars was the amount granted to Woodend Primary School for the development of facilities and programs.  A great deal of feedback was given by parents, staff and students.  From that we found considerable agreement on having a Science,… Continue Reading →

FREE Workshop: Summer fruit tree pruning Wed 28th March

We welcome you to the garden for a FREE workshop on summer fruit tree pruning. WEDNESDAY 28th March from 3:30 – 5:30. Come learn to prune your fruit trees, to reduce height for easier harvesting, increase yield and improve structure… Continue Reading →

Staffing Update

We welcome Felicity Shevchenko back from leave and thank Kelly Packer for her work in establishing the library for the year. Kelly returns to us in a new role, funded by the Government Literacy and Numeracy First Program. Kelly will… Continue Reading →

Year 7’s Transitioning to High School in 2019

Do you have a child in year 7 transitioning to high school in 2019? The process is happening. At the end of term 1 you will receive a “Transition Pack”. The pack contains information about schools in our zone, specialist schools… Continue Reading →

Weather Policy

We hope you are all managing to stay cool in this warm weather. Our ‘Weather Policy’ at Woodend is applied when the forecast maximum for Noarlunga is 36C or greater, as reported on the Bureau Of Meteorology website at 4:00pm… Continue Reading →

Class Structure 2018

Each year our class structure is dependent on enrolment numbers in each year level. At Woodend we have often tried to keep our year 6/7 classes as composite classes and other years as straight year level classes. In other schools, … Continue Reading →

Calm Kid Central

***************************************************************************** Need ideas and help for children who struggle with worry, frustration, tough life situations and friendship skills? Calm Kid Central is an online program run by child psychologists – which helps kids feel calm, confident and co-operative.    It does this in three ways: Kids watch a… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection

Students in our school have been invited to take part in a data collection. The data collection process will take place this week at school. Purpose of the data collection Young people’s sense of wellbeing is an important part of… Continue Reading →

Hamburger lunch!

REMINDER: Woodies Goodies Hamburger Days Students can be treated to a nutritious homemade hamburger for lunch. Monday 7 August – Receptions to Year 3 Tuesday 8 August – Years 4 – 7 Choices and costs: chicken or beef hamburger with lettuce… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

We have commenced the annual nationally consistent collection of data on school students with disability. The Collection is aimed at providing all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with a clear picture of the number of students with disability… Continue Reading →

Term 3 Important Dates

Term 3 is looking busy on the school calendar already. Please keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming events. Some dates that you may like to put in your diary already are: Monday 24 July: Term 3 begins Tuesday… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disabilities 2017

Teachers make many adjustments to differentiate the learning program and support student learning success. Teachers across Australia have recently monitored and recorded their adjustments over a 10 week period in preparation for the annual national data collection. Under the Collection… Continue Reading →

School Crossing Changes… Please help our monitors

You will soon notice that we have a new ‘Koala’ crossing in Edward Beck Drive. A ‘Koala’ crossing has flashing lights as opposed to the current ‘Emu’ crossing where student put the flags out. The ‘Emu’ crossing will remain on… Continue Reading →

Year 5/6/7 Student Walking Group

Year 5, 6 and 7 students have an additional opportunity to be active and social through the establishment of a weekly walking group. Students who have local walks consent will walk and talk their way around the around the local neighbourhood… 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 →

Pastoral Care-Worker (Student Wellbeing) at Woodend Primary School

Hello my name is Pamela Hansen and I am very excited to be joining the Woodend Primary School community as the new Student Wellbeing person. I am part of the Student Welfare Program which is based out of Centacare. The… Continue Reading →

Parent Network

One of the ways in which we hope to build a sense of community and belonging at the school, as well as foster parent engagement in learning, is by inviting parents to join the Parent Network. The Parent Network is… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our new Reception families

It is soon time for your son/daughter to commence their life as a school person at Woodend Primary School.  We look forward to welcoming them next Monday 30 January from 8:30am onwards dressed in their school uniform with school bag… Continue Reading →

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 →

LAST SCHOOL DAY FOR 2016…

Our thoughts are with the Briggs family

Hello from Steve Freeman

Hello and welcome to my first Woodend community blog. I am looking forward to working with the school community in supporting students to learn within and beyond the school. While I am aware of much of the outstanding work that… Continue Reading →

2017 Diary Dates… Advance Notice

  OSHC will be open from 9 January for Vacation Care. School office will be open from 9:00 am  on Tuesday 17 January. Uniform Shop will be open from 9:00 am -10:00 am  on Monday 23 January and Tuesday 24 January…. Continue Reading →

Farewell to Di

It’s sad to be be farewelling Di Thomas (pictured on left, with Helen), who has been associated with our school for 15 years. Di has firstly been a wonderful volunteer at our school when her children were younger.  She has… Continue Reading →

FAREWELL ASSEMBLIES … check the calendar

Our New Principal Is…

A new principal has been appointed to our school, to commence in January 2017.  His name is Steve Freeman.    Steve is currently Principal at Reynella Primary School.  Steve is an experienced principal and will fit in very well with… Continue Reading →

Last School Banking for 2016 is NEXT WEEK

We have  had wonderfully dedicated group of Parent Network volunteers process all the school banking  this year.  We thank them so much for their  fantastic efforts, which have been sustained for hours every Thursday.  Below is some final imortnat  information from… Continue Reading →

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