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Can you help improve our grounds?

On SATURDAY 30TH JUNE the Grounds Committee have organised a Working Bee.  There are a number of small projects around the school grounds that require many hands rather than just the groundsperson’s.  The Working Bee will commence at 8am in the Street and… Continue Reading →

Student Voice In Learning Project

Our partnership of schools has a number of projects in place to support schools to ensure every learner is engaged, stretched and achieving.  One project is our Student Voice in Learning Project. The purpose of our focus in this area comes… Continue Reading →

Our Kidpreneurs have an amazing experience… UPDATED 09/12/16

Check out this youtube video…added   to this post on 09/12/16. A couple of weeks ago our National Prize winning Kidpreneurs of the Year from Felicity Shevchenko’s class had an amazing time in Melbourne visiting the Moose Toy Headquarters and meeting with… 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 →

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 →

Reflecting on our Student Free Days

Whilst students were free to be leisurely on our student-free days this term, staff were engaged in ongoing and new learning opportunities. What did we do? On Tuesday 5 September, nineteen staff members, including SSOs, flew to Melbourne to visit… Continue Reading →

CODE-athon program is here… We look forward to great support for our Major  Fundraiser…

So, what do parents need to know about coding? Ultimately CODING is all about creating precise instructions for digital devices to operate in routine ways to  meet our needs.  Whenever we use our phones, computers, or just about any other devices… Continue Reading →

Training Students to Notice What Intellectual Stretch Looks Like

This year Woodend along with our local partnership of schools and pre-schools continues our involvement in the Local Partnerships Teaching for Effective Learning (TfEL) PILOT. Our students will continue the exciting and innovative work co-designing learning improvement in our schools… Continue Reading →

Join Parent Network… reps from every class invited… RSVP as soon as possible

Traditionally  we have called for class parent reps from each class to help liaise with the class families, welcome new school community members and  be a first point of contact with parents for the class teacher.  The  reps have also met twice per term with… Continue Reading →

Bee Bots have invaded Room 9!

This year the Woolworths Earn and Learn stickers have enabled the school to purchase a further 30  Bee Bots to be used by our classes. How very exciting for our students.  We thank all families who contributed to this effort and… Continue Reading →

Great Start … Check This Out!

We recommend parents  and caregivers check out the Great Start website which has plenty of ideas and activities that can help you make the most of everyday learning and events.  This is an award winning DECD website which promotes more powerful engagement of… Continue Reading →

A VERY BIG THANK YOU… $9500 Raised so far via our ACTIVE-ATHON

Fantastic effort from all who contributed sponsorship donations via our Active-Athon.  We have such a wonderful school community.  All students will benefit from the lovely environment we create through our Biodiversity and Nature Play Project, which these funds will directly… Continue Reading →

AGM 2015: Stretching and Powerful Partnerships

At the AGM  on 18 March our 2014 Annual Report was presented. It highlighted some key aspects of our Learning Improvement Plan for the year ahead: It is acknowledged that we provide a very good  level of educational opportunities for all students. We… Continue Reading →

Play at Woodend

Our teachers have always recognised that  play was an important aspect of child development.  However, it has also been challenging for teachers to  provide enough time for play while working to develop  formal  literacy and numeracy skills.  We are now really… Continue Reading →

Learning Conversations … building our team knowledge

  Our Formal Learning Conversations are occurring now until the end of the term. Look out for the booking sheet from your child’s class teacher. We invite all Parents and Caregivers to participate in these Learning Conversations. We call them… Continue Reading →

The Importance of Imaginative Play

We are striving to create improved opportunities for creativity, curiosity, language development, cooperation, personal reflection and wonderment. Our vision for our learners is about developing these very things… Our Biodiversity and Nature Play  Project is one element of this focus. You… Continue Reading →

Understanding Friendship, Relationships and Bullying

School is a social learning environment and one important aspect of learning  relates to students developing their understandings of relationships and friendship. As our learners learn more about themselves, they should also be helping each other to be better at getting along… Continue Reading →

Create Time To Play

There’s always a good reason to create some time for play; especially as play is important  in developing creativity. Creativity is something we all enjoy, and our young ones have in bucket loads. These students in Jane Ramsey’s class are having a lovely time building… Continue Reading →

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