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General Information and Reminders

End of Term 3

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Next Friday 28 September is the last day of term 3 and students will be dismissed at 2.05pm. Term 3 has flown by and has been packed with varied learning experiences for our students. Highlights from the term have included:… Continue Reading →

Anti-Bullying Policy

Please find attached a copy of the updated school Anti-Bullying Policy. This policy was ratified by Governing Council at the August meeting. Key messages from the policy: At Woodend Primary School we expect that everyone is safe, valued and respected… Continue Reading →

SSO Week August 13 -17 2018

 ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is an African proverb which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe environment. At Woodend staff and parents all work together as… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on Students with Disabilities 2018

All schools are required to collect information about the numbers of students that they provide adjustments to under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and Disability Standards of Education (2005). From 2018, this data will be used as the basis for… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection 2018

Students in our school have been invited to take part in the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection being conducted this term. Students will be asked to complete a short online survey. Purpose of the collection Young people’s sense of wellbeing is… Continue Reading →

EVERYONE BELONGS – CELEBRATING THE UNIQUE CULTURES THAT MAKE UP WOODEND PS

Thanks to parents who have reinforced the message that everyone belongs at Woodend with your children and supported them to create designs for Woodend’s own Multicultural Celebration Uniform and Flag. Designs have been shortlisted by the school’s wellbeing committee and… Continue Reading →

Bully Audit Term 1 2018

Twice a year we survey all year 3-7 students about how safe they are feeling in the yard. The survey asks students about what they believe bullying is, how safe they are feeling in the yard, any issues they are… Continue Reading →

Air Conditioning Upgrade

If you have been into the front office this term you will have noticed builders plastic through the corridor. The plastic covering is due to a long overdue upgrade to the air conditioning system in the main building, which is now… Continue Reading →

Multicultural Design Competition

EVERYONE BELONGS AT WOODEND PS We are excited to celebrate the unique cultures that make up Woodend PS in 2018 with 2 design competitions. Woodend PS is providing an exclusive opportunity to current students to design Woodend’s own 2018 Multicultural… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability   (NCCD)

All schools are required to collect information about the numbers of students that they provide adjustments to under the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and Disability Standards of Education (2005). From 2018, this data will be used as the basis for… Continue Reading →

RAN-EC: Responding to Abuse and Neglect for Volunteers – Education and Care

All of the school’s ongoing volunteers must receive the Responding to Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care (RAN-EC) induction session for volunteers. This includes people on a governing council.  At the end of this post is how to access the online… Continue Reading →

Asthma Australia Kids Masterclass

With winter approaching, it’s a great idea to learn more about how to best manage your child’s asthma. Asthma Australia’s Kids Asthma Masterclasses are free to attend, and there are several coming up during the school holidays: Kids Asthma Masterclasses… Continue Reading →

NAPLAN Information

NAPLAN tests will take place in all schools across Australia between 15 and 17 May. The NAPLAN is a nationally developed program that provides schools and states with information about how education programs are working and what areas need to… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Term 2

We hope you and your family have enjoyed spending some extra time together, making the most of these beautiful Autumn days during the holidays and are looking forward to another productive term. It has been a great first day in… Continue Reading →

$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 →

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