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Students’ Personal and Social Development

Year 6 Leadership Session

Enjoyable, a growth mindset, caring, generous, flexible, high achievers, mature, respectful, fun These are just some of the things our current year 6 students would  like people to be saying about them as a year 7 group as they graduate… Continue Reading →

Anti-Bullying Policy

Please find attached a copy of the updated school Anti-Bullying Policy. This policy was ratified by Governing Council at the August meeting. Key messages from the policy: At Woodend Primary School we expect that everyone is safe, valued and respected… Continue Reading →

Calm Kid Central

***************************************************************************** Need ideas and help for children who struggle with worry, frustration, tough life situations and friendship skills? Calm Kid Central is an online program run by child psychologists – which helps kids feel calm, confident and co-operative.    It does this in three ways: Kids watch a… 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 →

Attention Parents: Year 6/7 Survey of Wellbeing and Student Engagement

Next term our Yr 6&7 students will be participating in the Wellbeing and Student Engagement Survey-2016. We would like parents and caregivers of these students to read this letter.

Southern Valley District Athletics Championships

On Wednesday, 7 September Woodend Primary School competed in the annual Southern Valley District Athletics competition at Santos Stadium. 41 students ranging from year 4-7 competed in various events. We had great individual performances and an outstanding overall team performance…. Continue Reading →

Woodend Physical Education Program

Term 3 has been another busy term for all R-7 students in their PE program. The term started with R-3/4 classes focussing on Gymnastics in their lessons. Our year 4-7 classes started learning the sport Lacrosse, which proved to be… Continue Reading →

We are loving Japan… Part 1

Our group of 16 students and 3 staff are really enjoying this Japanese experience.  We have been very warmly welcomed by Myojo host families, students and staff.  Below are some shots from our adventure so far.  More will be posted… Continue Reading →

REMINDER: The Mask You Live In – Film Night Wednesday 14 September

  Don’t miss this great film opportunity.  Builds on  important work in classes around gender stereotypes and self image.  Here’s what we published three weeks ago: On Wednesday 14 September at  6:30 pm  in the Gym,  our Parent Network is hosting a movie… Continue Reading →

Myojo Bound!

On 4 September  our group of 16 senior students heads off  with Sarah Vinall, Brian Marshall and Vicki Gregory on a wonderful learning adventure.  For about two weeks they will experience life in Tokyo, attend school in Myojo Gakuen and be hosted by Myojo families…. Continue Reading →

Student Digital Leaders

Over the school holidays a number of teachers attended the annual EdTechSA Conference held at Immanuel College. This conference is designed to support teachers with the most effective use of digital technologies in the classroom. This year, we had the… Continue Reading →

Room 17 – #WeStandTall

We have a fantastic group of boys in our class this year. As the year progresses, the level of leadership we are seeing is impressive with many of our boys taking on important roles around the school and in the wider… 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 →

NAPLaN in Perspective … Results +

Weekend coverage on the NAPLaN league tables that the media  produces  to “rank” schools are exactly why  educators  don’t like the hype around these tests.  Everyone wants to make improvements to student learning and every school wants to  improve their strategies to do… Continue Reading →

SRC 2016 … Taking a Lead in Learning

Being an SRC member is a very important  and valued role in our school. The main role of our SRC is to focus on improvements  in learning.   To do that we will: spend time  on the personal development of  all SRC members  work with… Continue Reading →

Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum… Plus ShineSA Program for Yr5-7 students

Throughout the year students will be engaging with the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) which is mandated in every school. The teachers delivering the program have received explicit training in the Curriculum. It is a Department for Education and Child… Continue Reading →

Graduation Dancing … Great Team Efforts

This year’s graduation is rapidly approaching. Our graduating students have been extremely busy rehearsing their creative dances for the farewell assembly and their formal dances  for the graduation ceremony. The dances are looking fabulous and we have all been impressed with… Continue Reading →

Information For Parents About Student Reports 2015

The  information below is published to help  build parents’  understandings of  the  intent of the Australian Curriculum and  in particular the General Capabilities.  It also provides some explanation of the Achievement Standards and a perspective on where these student reports fit into… Continue Reading →

What A Wonderful Expo… What Was It All About?

Find out  more when the students in Rooms 19, 25 and 12 report on it … coming soon!     

Student Reports … Working Collaboratively To Achieve Learning Improvements

The  mid year student reports have been sent home today.  They should really summarise what students, teachers and parents already know about learning  achievements, goals and support.  Our school Learning Plan is increasingly focussed on stretching students’ learning by not only… Continue Reading →

CyberSafety … Adults Being Proactive, Means Better Support for Students

We thank Amanda Dawson for running the Cybersafety sessions (one for staff and one for parents) on 30 June. The feedback has been very  positive. The 40 parents who attended the evening session had many questions and  left with a… Continue Reading →

It’s Winter So It’s Time To Remember… The Importance of Mud

  Check out the article below, and also the 25 things to do in winter. NaturePlay-ThingsToDo-ImportanceOfMud NaturePlay-ThingsToDo-Winter  

Creating Better Anytime Anywhere Learners

In Thursday’s newsbrief we  highlighted the Family Engagement Strategy. The ultimate intent of the strategy is to build the capacity of our students to be better anytime, anywhere learners. Our Family Engagement Strategy is  focused on valuing  the knowledge and… Continue Reading →

Student Voice Through Our News Blog, SRC Blog, Library Blog

In Thursday’s newsbrief we talked about our desire to tell our news as much as possible through our students’ contributions.  It’s great to have real purpose for writing and  we are hoping that some of that writing will also be in… 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 →

AGM 2015 … SRC is about Decision Making and Communication Skills

At the AGM we talked about SRC and the importance of developing students’ understanding of  decision making and communication processes.  We talked about how we want SRC to focus on improvements  in learning.  We saw that this was the main role… Continue Reading →

It’s Fun and Important to BE ACTIVE… That’s the Real Sports Day Message

  Our student preparations for Sports Day are underway.  There are moves to learn for the Warm Up  and there are  team chants. Families are getting the colours and cakes ready.  While it’s all part of the fun of the… Continue Reading →

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