Volunteer requirements at Woodend

At Woodend we work to build strong adult partnerships, not only because we want you to feel valued, welcomed, and able to contribute, but also able to learn within our Woodend community. Ultimately this is also about developing you and… Continue Reading →

What has been happening in football?

What is happening in football? What a huge season of school football we have experienced so far this year!  There has been a positive uptake of Aussie Rules football at Woodend and when we reflect on reasons, it is easy… Continue Reading →

RAN-EC training for volunteers

To volunteer at Woodend Primary School, you have been required to complete a Volunteer Induction workshop (this is the RAN-EC training).  The Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) has now made available an online induction session for volunteers which means you… Continue Reading →

What has appeared in our school garden?

  Have you spotted some new features in our school yard?  If you haven’t seen, you may have heard some music in the Plaza! With thanks to parent, Brett Simes, we now have a drum to beat in the garden… Continue Reading →

Canteen Rewards!

Be rewarded for your services! Volunteering in the canteen can earn your child a canteen voucher! Assisting the canteen staff, Helen or Lee, on any day would be appreciated.  You can help anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. If you… Continue Reading →

Volunteer Induction Workshops for 2017

Great Big Thank You To Our Volunteers

Congratulations to  Kym Sard  and Alex Moran  (pictured above) on being acknowledged  with  Woodend Volunteer Awards for 2017.  This recognition is given to  long-term volunteers who are leaving the school at the time that their last child is graduating from… Continue Reading →

Woodend Volunteer Awards 2017…Presented 9 Dec at Thank You Morning Tea… Who would you nominate?

We love to recognise all of our volunteers as often as possible. We use the Thank You Morning Tea (10:30 am 9 Dec) to formally do that. We have invited all volunteers to this morning tea.  We hope that we have included… Continue Reading →

Being, Belonging, Making a Contribution … It Was More Than Planting!

We hope that every student will look back in years to come and  remember that they got their hands dirty and planted something in their school grounds at the end  of  May 2016.  We were investing in every student making connections… Continue Reading →

Check out our new Winter Menu!

Our new Woodend Canteen Winter Menu not only has a new look, it has become a seasonal menu!  You will find some changes to suit the cooler weather over these next 2 terms.  The changes to the menu are based… Continue Reading →

Did you know?

Here at Woodend we have a Healthy Eating Committee.  At our first committee meeting for the year, we worked on defining our purpose and directions.  This is our purpose: Healthy eating and drinking at Woodend Primary School is about improving the health… Continue Reading →

Parent Transport Help Required: We Have Books for Overseas Schools…

We are asking for a parent to drop off some boxes of obsolete books (see below) that have been deleted from our school’s library collection. These are to go to Pasadena High School (The Barn; Gate 2) on a Tuesday or… Continue Reading →

Volunteer Induction Workshops

As detailed in a previous Woodend Newsblog post there have been some changes to the policy on screening and suitability of volunteers in schools, announced by the Minister for Education and Child Development,  this year.  We ask that you take the… Continue Reading →

We Love Our Volunteers… please note there are some changes to volunteer requirements

We welcome all those who wish to support learning at our school by volunteering.  We have requirements that volunteers need to fulfil before they may work with students.  We also have limits on how many volunteers are required at any time. When the opportunity… Continue Reading →

Thank You to Our Volunteers … Every Day There Are Valued Efforts … What A Great Team! … Volunteer Award Nominations?

We had a lovely Thank You Morning Tea last Friday.  At that event we formally acknowledged, that which we hope all volunteers feel is evident in the culture of the school: that we  highly  valued all the efforts,  big and… Continue Reading →

Volunteer Thank You Morning Tea 4 December 10:15 am For 10:30 am Start

Thank You  To Our Wonderful Volunteers Our volunteers have again worked so hard this year, generously giving their time, energy and ideas for the benefit of our school. It may be organising or helping out in classrooms, with parent network… Continue Reading →

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