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Myojo Host Family opportunity for March 2020

The time of year has come around again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Saturday, 21 March 2020 through until Monday, 30 March, 2020. We have always had wonderful support… Continue Reading →

Our Remembrance Day Ceremony

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Our remembrance of all those who have served or are serving in our armed forces was remembered today by 657 students and 59 staff and visitors. This is an important time for students to appreciate the sacrifice that has been… Continue Reading →

Jump Rope Championships 2019

High Velocity results have been tallied up ….. Take a look at these results….   27 routines taught 23 placings. WOW… 94 medals/ ribbons over all 20 x 1st placings 16 X 2nd placings 14 x 3rd placings   Congratulations to… Continue Reading →

Principal Update Term 4 Week 4

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Hopefully everyone is managing the lead up to Christmas.  It seems to be approaching very quickly.  Last weekend I was at Marion and looking at gifts for my grandchildren.  It is a challenging task with so much on offer.  I… Continue Reading →

Please Vote in our Poll

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Materials and Services charge 2020 Governing Council has now set the fees for 2020 and we ask for your support with our poll, by placing your vote in the ballot box in the school office. Governing Council recommends a ‘YES’… Continue Reading →

Year 7 into High School Update Term 4 Week 3

Instrumental Music 2020

This year, we have had nearly 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend. Over the next few weeks, we will release information about opportunities for learning an instrument in 2020. This year we have our band program which offers… Continue Reading →

State Hiragana Reading Competition

As mentioned in a previous post, we had 2 teams from Woodend place 2nd and 3rd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. This year was the third year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA have… Continue Reading →

VAC Swim Season Open Now

The Vacswim season for 2019/2020 is fast approaching and we’re so excited to once again be teaching South Aussie kids water skills, awareness, confidence and safety! We know you care about your students so we’re inviting you to become a Vacswim… Continue Reading →

Graduation 2019: Save the Date

Our year 7 team is working hard on graduation arrangements for this year. With 73 year 7s graduating, there is a lot of organising to do! Our planning is coming along well, and we hope to have more information to… Continue Reading →

Canberra Wrap Up

Are we there yet? How much longer? These were just a few of the questions asked multiple times as we commuted the 1,171km to Canberra. During Week 10 of term 3, 144 year 6 and 7 students from Woodend undertook… Continue Reading →

Colour Run 2019

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This year, we will be holding a School Colour-Run as our major fundraising event on Friday 22 November. Organised by our SRC and parent network, this event is designed to raise much needed money towards new Play Ground & Play Equipment for the school oval…. Continue Reading →

2020 Class Placement: Parent Input

2020 Class Placement: Dear Parents and Caregivers We are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the 2020 school year. This is a lengthy and complex task involving teachers and the school leadership team to place each… Continue Reading →

2020 Senior Uniform

Information on ordering Senior Uniforms for 2020 has been sent home. Orders will close 17th November 2019. Year 7 Uniform can be ordered here Year 6 Uniform can be ordered here              

STEAM WEEK Day 2

Day 2 of STEAM Week! The Year 3/4 classes had an opportunity to work with Dr Katharina Richter on microbes today. Dr Richter is a SA Tall Poppy Scientist who is known for her research in combating super bugs. Students conducted… Continue Reading →

Way2Go Walktober Challenge

As part of Woodend’s Way2Go partnership we are participating in a Way2Go Walktober Challenge from Monday 14 October – Thursday 31 October 2019. Why participate in Way2Go Walktober? More walking = more fun = less cars = safer children Active… Continue Reading →

Grandparents Day

Grandma, Grandpa !! Grandma, Grandpa !! Today’s for you! Today’s for you! We want you to feel very very special, Yes, we do! Yes, we do! What a wonderful Grandparents Day celebration there was in Room 3 this week!! Thank… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Update

STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative.  We hope you enjoy time with your child/children to make/create/investigate a way to solve a problem in the school holidays. The theme for 2019 is … Do something …. make a difference! Along… Continue Reading →

DISTRICT HIRAGANA READING COMPETITION SUCCESS

Last week on Wednesday September 18th, Woodend competed in the 16th annual Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition. After holding our own school run offs which involved all Year 7 students, we took along our top 4 teams of 4 to… Continue Reading →

Off to Canberra

A bright and early start for 180 year 6 and year 7 students this morning on four busses. We had great weather for the early morning and all students were extremely excited and ready to go.  It is amazing how… Continue Reading →

End of Term 3 Early Dismissal

End of Term 3 Early Dismissal Friday, 27 September 2:05pm Term 4 Begins Monday, 14 October

Congratulations to our Choir

Congratulations to our 40 Senior Choir students who participated in the Festival of Music performance at the Festival Theatre last night. Performing with students from 15 other schools, our Woodend students performed for two hours on the big stage to… Continue Reading →

Free Movie Night

Parent Network is hosting a FREE movie night in the Gym! The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long (PG) Friday 20 September 2019 Gym open: 5pm – Movie start: 6:45pm G rated animated shows playing from 5:30-6:30 before the movie for our younger… Continue Reading →

Casual Clothes Day

Friday, 20 September Come in Your Sporting Colours Gold Coin Donation Supporting Woodend After School Sports

Site Open – 12th September 2019

Dear Families I am writing to inform you that Woodend Primary School will NOTbe impacted by the industrial action being taken by members of the Australian Education Union on Thursday 12thSeptember. Woodend Primary School will be open and education programs… Continue Reading →

It’s Choir Time!

This year our Senior Choir has been working hard on a repertoire of songs in preparation for the Public Schools Music Festival. This years songs include a new song written by Phil Cummings, a commissioned work by Robyn Habel and… Continue Reading →

Nude Food Day

Every Tuesday in September the SRC is trialling a concept called nude food. Nude food has been used in many schools around Australia. Nude food is where you don’t bring packaged food to school. Instead, you put your food in… Continue Reading →

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