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General Information and Reminders

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 →

Happy Retirement to Deb Darwin and Jude Wood

Deb  and Jude have both announced their intentions to retire from teaching.  They have both had wonderful long careers in education and are looking forward to spending more time with family, grandchildren in particular, and doing more travel. We will miss… Continue Reading →

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

Looking for an adventure? …Pedal Prix could be just right for your family in 2017

Once again next year Woodend Primary School is hoping to compete in the Australian Human Powered Vehicles Super Series.   You may have heard of this series referred to as Pedal Prix. We  have our own vehicle and  a great deal… Continue Reading →

School Crossing Training

Recently all Woodend year 5 and 6 students took part in School Crossing Monitor Training conducted by the South Australian Police. This involves students being trained by Road Safety Educators from the SA Police Road Safety Section. All students who were trained… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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