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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 →

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 →

Readers Cup 2019

Readers Cup 2019 culminated in an exciting quiz day this Wednesday for all year 5 students. Readers Cup encourages students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. Students worked in teams throughout… 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 →

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 →

Connecting with our local Goodstart Early Learning Centre

We have enjoyed getting to know staff and students at Goodstart Early Learning Centre on Young Street.  Room 28 Year 6/7 students have been visiting the centre to get to know the students and engage in such things as: story… Continue Reading →

Band Performance

Our school band have entertained available classes this morning in their first ever performance! Our students performed Hot Cross Buns, Ghosts in the Hall and Two Tone Jam during which some band members stood to play a short improvised solo… Continue Reading →

Way2Go Bike Ed

Way2Go Bike Ed is a bicycle education program for primary school students.The recommended year levels for participation are year 5-6 (aged 10-12). It is funded and managed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. The Way2Go program has clearly stated goals. It… Continue Reading →

Glenthorne National Park

What an opportunity! We were so lucky to be invited by David Speirs to join him on a school tour of Glenthorne Farm, soon to be Glenthorne National Park. The history of this farm is very rich and the future… Continue Reading →

Discover more about your child’s learning!

We have been fortunate to gain a ‘Parents In Education’ grant to support parents/carers with helping your child at school.  We have put this money towards offering 4 parent/carer workshops this semester.   These 4 workshops aim to increase parent/carer understanding… Continue Reading →

State Hiragana Competition

As mentioned in a previous post, we had 2 teams from Woodend place 1st and 2nd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. For the second year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA held a State… 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 →

Busy gardeners

With the support of our Grounds Committee parent, Ailee, students from Room 6 and SRC Grounds Committee determined the best choice of plants for our garden project outside Room 6.  These students had many different types to choose from and… Continue Reading →

Junior Choir Concert

What a fabulous and entertaining night! Thank you to the many students and families who came out on a cold winters night to enjoy an evening’s entertainment presented by Vicki Gregory and the Junior Choir. We were treated with a… Continue Reading →

It’s Fringe and Festival Time

Many thanks to Cate and her Arts students for decorating our walkway to celebrate Fringe and Festival Time.

Congratulations Isaiah!

Isaiah competed at the Pacific Games in Adelaide last week, representing South Australia in the high jump. He jumped a personal best in the competition of 1.61m and finished fourth in the country for 12 year old boys. Isaiah learnt… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Maddison!

When I was born, I knew I had singing in my blood!  When I was in Year 3 I joined the Junior Choir.  I sang in the Junior Choir for 2 years. Now that I am in Year 5 I… 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 →

Learning Support 2017

2017 LEARNING SUPPORT AT WOODEND Woodend offers significant support to those students with learning needs. The school’s programs assist students experiencing difficulty with literacy and numeracy skills, social skills and students with identified disabilities. The programs reinforce skills and competencies… Continue Reading →

Student Voice In Learning Project

Our partnership of schools has a number of projects in place to support schools to ensure every learner is engaged, stretched and achieving.  One project is our Student Voice in Learning Project. The purpose of our focus in this area comes… Continue Reading →

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