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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 →

Rich literacy experiences for our students!

We have feasted on a range of literacy experiences this week!  The students and staff have been privileged to work with quality authors: Phil Cummings, Amanda Graham and Danielle Clode.  Each author shared their journey, their struggles and successes and… Continue Reading →

Aquatics

Week 7, the Year 5’s went to Aquatics at Port Noarlunga.  One day the weather was cool and the other day was perfect. We went on the bus and participated in safety talks, boogie boarding and swimming but unfortunately the… Continue Reading →

Sorting, sorting and more sorting! Room 18

We have started the year with a focus on ‘sorting’ in Mathematics.  The reason is two fold: the Reception children can become more familiar with exploring Mathematics equipment as well as develop the understanding that objects can be grouped based… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our new Reception families

It is soon time for your son/daughter to commence their life as a school person at Woodend Primary School.  We look forward to welcoming them next Monday 30 January from 8:30am onwards dressed in their school uniform with school bag… Continue Reading →

Keeping Fit and Active in Room 30

Beach Day at Brighton was a fun and educational excursion for PE Week. Students participated in a Surf Safety session, played beach games and learned about local Marine Life. We also learned how to paddle on surf boards and catch… Continue Reading →

Remembering Our Room 28 &29 FRINGE FESTIVAL… June 2016

Fringe Festival We are at last able to post the movie that our students, Chloe  and Danica (Yr 6/7 Room 28) created about our Fringe Festival. This was an event that happened in Term 2. Groups of our students created performances,… Continue Reading →

Honouring Our Wonderful Teachers

Over the past week we celebrated World Teachers’ Day.  Teachers  always love to know they are appreciated  and the  acknowledgments by students on Friday 28 Oct were much loved.  Our teachers were treated to a wonderful morning tea on Monday 31… Continue Reading →

HIGH VELOCITY WOODEND, STATE JUMP ROPE CHAMPIONS FOR 2016.

Congratulations to our jump rope team High Velocity who last Saturday were crowned State Jump Rope Champions for 2016! The team won both the Overall Trophy and the coveted Group Routine Event .The competition which was an all-day event was held at… Continue Reading →

Adelaide 36er’s Applaud Our Jump Team !

Members of the school jump team High Velocity recently performed at the Adelaide 36er’s Family Fun Day. Players from both the 36er’s and Lightning team were amazed at the skill level of our team members. They then enthusiastically joined us… 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 →

Room 19 Market Stalls

Would you like to be involved in our Room 19 fundraisers for different charities?  MND Foundation is one of these charities. BEEZ Trolley Handle Covers Our business, BEEZ sells trolley handle covers to prevent catching germs from trolley handles.  The… Continue Reading →

Multiplication mania in Room 21!

In Maths we have been discussing and learning how to recognise and represent multiplication as repeated addition, groups and arrays. Some of the fun activities we undertook in our learning was making arrays of sunshine, we learnt a memory game… Continue Reading →

Patch Theatre for the Early Years

Last Wednesday 24 August, classes in the early years travelled to Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga for a Patch Theatre performance called  ‘Emily Loves To Bounce’.  Music, lighting, characters & storyline centred around carefree Henry and practical Amy as they turned the world… Continue Reading →

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