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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 →

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 →

Science Expo: All students expected to create something for 21 October Science Expo

All our science week events that  classes are involved in will be set out in a blog post next week. Throughout the week first week of next term we have many classes visiting the mirror dome, primary classes working with scientists… 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 →

Family Engagement: Science EXPO ideas from Myojo

We hope you are working on your contribution to our Science and  Technology EXPO on 21 October. Our previous post provided lots of places for you to get examples of things you can do together or make together. Here are some… Continue Reading →

See the Rings of Saturn… Friday 21 October at 8:00 pm Family Stargazing Evening

Our Stargazing Evening on the school oval will be fabulous.  Dean Davison  (Skywatch) will be conducting the evening along with members of the astronmical society.  Saturn, Venus and Mars will all be visible in the West. And yes, if it is… Continue Reading →

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT: Ideas for Science & Technology Expo …

What  science and technology  project or activity could you be  working on with your child, for inclusion in our Family Science and Technology Expo on 21 October. We would love everyone to have a go!  There should always be time for  hands on… Continue Reading →

SCIENCE FOCUS, WEEK 1 TERM 4… FAMILY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY: What can you create with your child?

We are planning a Science Focus Week  for the first  week of Term 4 and we would like families to work towards  creating something  that could  be part of a Family Science and Technology EXPO on Friday 21 October.  We are imagining… Continue Reading →

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