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STEAM Expo and Music Night

There was so much to hear, see, touch and do at our combined STEAM Expo and Music Night last night!  There were so many ‘thoughtful’ investigations on display this year where families had made a big effort to think through… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #4

Thursday 17/10/19 – selected Year 6/7’s had the opportunity to work with Sports Science/Nutritionalist Scientist, Professor Claire Drummond. Her expertise is in human movement and the science of nutrition. Professor Drummond went through a “theory” type session on nutrition and… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #3

Amongst all the critical and creative STEAM related thinking happening in classes during day 3, we also hosted members of the Seaview High School Pedal Prix team and their teacher, Mr Joel Fitzgerald. They shared all the STEAM linked to their… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Timetable 2019

Here is a timetable of events and incursions happening during our Woodend STEAM Week.  Once again, we have been fortunate to have several reputable STEAM professionals work with different age groups.  These range from a Tall Poppy Scientist, an Engineer… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week news!

STEAM Week is Term 4 Week 1    Monday 14th – Friday 18th October 2019 …  an exciting week at Woodend! This week you will receive an invitation to our STEAM Week which is a parent engagement initiative.  We hope… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week is coming!

Are you getting excited for STEAM Week? Read on to see some new events! Monday 14 – Friday 18 October 2019 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things STEAM. This year we have a theme called: Do… Continue Reading →

Reception classes welcome visitors!

Our feathery visitors are here! All Reception classes focus on the biological sciences this term and the children have the experience of observing and recording the changes that occur from the embryo to the hen. Many children are intrigued by… Continue Reading →

Day 4 and 5 of STEAM Week

Day 4 and 5 of STEAM Week saw the Year 6/7 and 5/6 students working with Dr Justin Chalker, a Science Lecturer at Flinders University.  It was also the launch of our STEAM Expo on the Thursday evening and a… Continue Reading →

Inspiration from a Scientist

On Thursday we welcomed back Dr Justin Chalker, to our school for STEAM Week.  Dr Chalker is a Science lecturer and Chemist at Flinders University and has been to each Science Week at Woodend teaching and inspiring students about scientific… Continue Reading →

Thank you Australian Maths and Science School

Last term the teachers of the Year 4/5 students worked with teachers from the Australian Maths and Science School (ASMS) to plan a STEAM challenge for the students.  The challenge was for students to build the tallest free-standing tower using… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix … all about STEAM

We were fortunate to have Pedal Prix coordinator and teacher, Joel Fitzgerald and his four Seaview High School students work with all the Year 4/5 classes about all the STEAM related to Pedal Prix today.  Our school has close connections… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week is full steam ahead!

Walking through the various learning spaces so far this week has been eye-opening!  There has been students presenting dioramas, teams cutting up boxes to complete a challenge, students collaborating over a maths puzzle, parents talking to classes about their field… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Ideas for families

Are you getting excited for STEAM Week? Monday 15 – Friday 19 October 2018 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things STEAM.  Our STEAM Week provides opportunities for students to enjoy and develop an understanding of important science,… Continue Reading →

Get ready for STEAM Week!

Let’s start planning! The first week of Term 4, Woodend will celebrate everything linked to STEAM!  This is from Monday 15th – Friday 19th October 2018.  STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative where families are encouraged to use some… Continue Reading →

“Eggsperiments” in Room 18!

All the Reception classes welcomed and cared for eggs and baby chickens in Weeks 1 and 2 of this term. The Reception children in Room 18 had some fun and did a Science ‘Eggsperiment.’ They collected the following items in… Continue Reading →

Science Week is here!

Science Week has started with a bang!  Well … maybe not a bang but a reaction! Some classes spent time with ‘real’ scientists from South Australia’s Tall Poppy Program and Flinders University. On Monday, the year 6/7’s had the opportunity… Continue Reading →

Let’s start thinking Science!

SCIENCE WEEK EXPO   Thursday 19/10/17 6 – 7pm  &  Friday 20/10/17   9.00am – 3.00pm Have you started thinking about Science for our Science Expo?  The Expo encourages parents and children to have fun and together, become scientists.  We… Continue Reading →

Science Week is looming!

Monday 16 – Friday 20 October 2017 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things Science.  Our Science Week provides opportunities for students to enjoy and develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes and the applications… Continue Reading →

Planning for Science Week

At Woodend, we see science as an ideal way to grow our students’ curiosity and creativity as well as strengthening scientific and mathematical thinking.  The success of our Science Week in Term 4 last year, was a testament to our commitment to… Continue Reading →

Room 4 – Our Chicken Adventure

While the students of Woodend Primary were all settling into their first day of Term 3, the children of Room 4 were already busy at work, witnessing a baby chick pipping out of it’s egg, right in front of their… Continue Reading →

Outdoor Play Shop Frontages

Construction of the outdoor play shop frontages is underway outside Room 10 adjacent to the garden.  Metal framework has been made ready for the fronts to be attached and paving put down.  We were fortunate to have several hours of… Continue Reading →

Star Gazing, 4 November 2016 … We Saw Amazing Saturn

Those  who came out on Friday evening to attend  our star gazing  evening  were enthralled by the  close up views of the Moon  and the Rings of Saturn.  We had over one hundred people brave chilly winds to have a unique experience…. Continue Reading →

What A Beautiful Thing … Some Next Steps and More Science Expo Photos

Our aim for science week was to spark curiosity for students to  doing more exploring … We want students to be able to develop their obersvation skills so that they notice what’s going on…  often the observations will lead to students… 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 →

Reminders … For Next Week

6:00 pm Sports Disco … Friday, 4 November… 8:00 pm Family Star Gazing Evening

  Sports Disco Friday, 4 November in the Gym 6:00pm – 7:30pm Years R-7 $5 per Ticket DJ Tom playing all the greatest hits Bottled Water Drink included Disco is fully supervised by staff and Sports C’tee members No students… 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 →

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