General Information and Reminders

The Fence …Future Access After Hours

If you have been around the school this week you will know that there is lots of  work happening to install the fence that will secure the school and Woodend Children’s Centre buildings outside school hours. The fence  and gates… Continue Reading →


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 →

Reminders … For Next Week

Whole School Photos… Tuesday, 1 November

Tuesday, 1 November (Class, Individual & Family) Today you have received your child’s photo envelopes. These envelopes are personalized with every students personal code. Information about your upcoming photo day! DO NOT PAY OR SEND ENVELOPES UNTIL THE DAY If you… 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 →

Changes Around the School Perimeter … Fence and Footpath Paving

About a year ago we reported that the Education Department was funding a Security Fence around the school and Woodend Children’s Centre (excluding our oval).  This fence is going to be installed  commencing  24 October and may take several weeks… Continue Reading →

An Amazing Finale To Another Wonderful Term

We hope you have been able to stay safe and warm during the wild weather.  And we hope you all have a wonderful family break and that the real sunny spring weather greets you  soon. It has been another full… Continue Reading →

Parent Input into the Class Placement Process for 2017

In order to form classes for 2017 it is important that we estimate our 2017 student numbers as accurately as possible. If your child will not be attending our school next year, please let us know in writing, ASAP. Alternatively,… Continue Reading →

4 Day Break … Recovery time for some

He hope  that having the 4 day break (school is closed 5&6 September) is another opportunity to clear some of the illness we have in the school community. These past 2 weeks we have had large numbers of students absent… 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 →

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 →

Staff Babies Have Arrived!

We know there are plenty of  babies  in our school community, and we congratulate you all on the new arrivals!    We can now do some boasting ourselves, as we have two new arrivals, courtesy of our staff! Congratulations to OSHC Director  Zoe Smitheram on… Continue Reading →

Attention Qkr Users

  This information is from the Qkr Team…… The Qkr app, which we have available for quicker payments of  a range of school transactions, has recently been upgraded with a fresh look and feel. If you still have the old… Continue Reading →

Sharon’s Retirement .. at the end of this term

Yes I am retiring at the end of this term. I am very happy about starting my new life.  My husband and I are going on a 3 month trip overseas to celebrate. Woodend Primary has been my second home for just over fifteen years… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data for Students with Disabilities

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 national data collection, which provides a national… Continue Reading →

Welcome To Term 3

We hope you all had a great family break and you managed to stay warm and out of the chilly winds. We look forward to another big  productive term full of  perseverance, challenge and excitement about learning.  We love  the… Continue Reading →

NAPLaN online trial this term …in preparation for 2017

The Australian Government is committed to delivering NAPLAN online from 2017, with all schools across the nation transitioning over a 2 to 3 year period. The government anticipates that this will provide each child with a more personalised learning experience and… Continue Reading →

Casual Day Friday 29 July

More Sad News…

We are deeply saddened to acknowledge the recent passing of Janet Harper. Janet was our first PE teacher  and was at Woodend for 11 years. She was a very passionate advocate for Physical Education.  Janet had a strong influence on… Continue Reading →

Sad News…

The first teacher librarian at our school was Lyn George.  Lyn set up the library and made many strong connections with staff, students and parents during her 9 years at our school.   Sadly Lyn passed away recently. Those of… Continue Reading →

Our Teacher Librarian, Chris Dinham, Is Retiring

I will always have fond memories of my eleven years as Teacher-Librarian at Woodend as this has been a special chapter in my “Book of Life.” Over the years it has been my pleasure and joy to guide students in… Continue Reading →


Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Teachers  make  many adjustments   to  differentiate the  learning  program and support student learning success.  We have commenced a ten week period where teachers across Australia are monitoring and recording  their adjustments, which provide a national picture of  the additional… Continue Reading →

Uniform Shop Bargain …… Track Pants $15

Come in to the Uniform Shop to grab a bargain. All Track Pants and Bootleg Flares have been reduced to $15 Gold Polos still available for $15. Uniform Shop Opening Hours Wednesday    3.00 – 3.30pm Thursday        9.00 – 9.30am Friday              9.00 –… Continue Reading →

Uniform Shop Sale… Gold Polo Bargains

Come into the uniform shop to grab a bargain on Gold Polos. All long and short sleeve gold polos are on sale for $15 each.  Most sizes available. Uniform Shop Opening Hours – Wednesday 3.00-3.30pm Thursday     8.30-9.00am Friday           8.30-9.00am

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