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IMPORTANT GRADUATION UPDATE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY The end of the school year is quickly approaching and planning for graduation is well underway. At this stage, we are hopeful that current COVID restrictions will ease as expected on December 1st. If… Continue Reading →

Approved Materials and Services Charge for 2021

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Dear families, As the Chief Executive’s delegate, I have approved the amount for the 2021 school year, of $335. This follows a successful poll where the majority supported the amount of $335 being the 2021 Materials and Services charge for… Continue Reading →

Breaking News – Children return to school on Monday 23rd November

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Dear parent/caregiver, The Premier today announced that schools and preschools will reopen to all students on Monday 23 November. As a result our school will be open and operating as normal and all Woodend students are expected to be at… Continue Reading →

Uniform Prices

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Due to increased costs incurred by our supplier, our uniform prices will be increasing as at September 1, 2020. Please see the attached flyer for new pricing.    

Beach Volleyball fun!

A great day down at Glenelg for the 132 year 6/7’s that were competing in a Beach Volleyball competition. A big thanks to the parents for transporting our students today and the teachers for coming along to help supervise and… Continue Reading →

Latest Update regarding the Lockdown

Dear families, Today we have been advised that the state is going into Lockdown.  Please note that this is an evolving process and we are working to understand exactly what this means for our school. At this stage: Woodend Primary… Continue Reading →

Free live webinar series for parents and carers

 eSafety’s parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama is the first an online series of webinars for parents in 2021 and will kick off on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 9 February 2021. The webinars will help parents and carers support… Continue Reading →

COVID Outbreak: Consequences for our school

Dear families, the recent outbreak at Parafield is a stark reminder that we are very much still in the grip of a pandemic and that things can change ever so quickly. We hope that this is brought under control and… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day 2020

Our Remembrance Day assembly this morning was a lovely commemoration of those who have lost their lives in the service of their country during the war.  Our remembrance of all those who have served or are serving in our armed… Continue Reading →

Enjoy a Sushi Special Lunch!

  Woodies Goodies Special Lunch Day Sushi and Fruit Box Monday 23rd November 2020 On Monday 23rd November (Week 7) we will have a Special Lunch Day for students.   SUSHI CHOICES:   Sushi – Teriyaki Chicken   Sushi –… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Cricket results

The year 6/7 SAPSASA Boy’s Cricket team had round 2 of the SAPSASA competition last Friday 6th November at Woodcroft College. Game 1 Woodend was up against a quality Belair team who batted well and bowled consistently. Belair finished 3/122… Continue Reading →

Softball selections

We congratulate the following four Woodend students who represented Southern Valley last week at the State Softball Carnival. Thais, Jess and Elise were in the Southern Valley girls team and Tom was in the combined Southern Valley/South West boys team.

Term 4 Principal Update

Dear families, We are moving quickly towards the end of the 2020 school year.  I think that as a school community, we are all looking forward to 2021 and a better new year. Closing access to a school during a… Continue Reading →

Uniform Review Policy 2020

A committee representing Woodend students, staff and parents/carers was formed in August to review our school’s Uniform Policy.  Amendments were made in line with the Department For Education’s guidelines for a Uniform Review including a change of name to ‘Dress… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update: End of Year Fireworks Cancellation

Dear families, Given the number of people who have accessed the Sports Day video, you would be aware of the fun that everyone had, with a moderate level of competition in some events. The teacher vs student event was eventful… Continue Reading →

Friday’s Sport Activities – Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Parents NOT permitted to attend

Dear families, thank you for your work leading up to Friday. It will be an exciting time for students to get outside, and as long as the weather holds, they will participate in a number of activities arranged by Matthew… Continue Reading →


Yesterday our Wakakirri students performed for our school community. This group of students worked hard throughout the year, in their own time, to bring together an excellent performance entitled ‘Black Water’. Due to COVID restrictions, the Wakakirri competition has moved… Continue Reading →

New and Inviting Play Spaces

This term has seen the completion of stage #3 of our playground spaces.  Naturally, as each stage has been unveiled, there has been an abundance of students wanting to trial the new spaces. Here are the three completed stages: Terrace… Continue Reading →

Online Safety Education

Our children and young people are using the internet more than ever before to socialise, learn and play. The internet is a great tool, however it does come with risks. The eSafety Commissioner promotes online safety education and has a… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA basketball success!

Congratulations to all Woodend students who represented the school today in the SAPSASA Basketball Competition. Both teams were very successful and ended up 2nd in their divisions. Girls had 4 games with 3 wins and 1 loss. Boys had 5… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Menu

If you haven’t already ordered lunch items or a treat for your child for Sports Day, now is the time!  Qkr orders close this Sunday 25th October. Woodies Goodies Canteen have a range of choices including gluten free options.  If… Continue Reading →

2021 Senior Uniform

Ordering for 2021 Senior Uniforms is now open. Information went home with all current Year 5&6 students last week. Sizing kit is available in the meeting room. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER

Parent Forum Webinar – Children’s Behaviour Support

Parents and carers of children with disability are invited to participate in a Behaviour Support webinar forum. Trinh Mai, Assistant Director, Policy and Project Implementation will share useful information about behaviour support and how families can best work with preschool… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week moments

Thank you for all your engagement with STEAM Week.  It has been a very positive experience to have students bring investigations/projects/creations/designs from home and to see the development and collaboration of an idea as a family task.  We have also… Continue Reading →

What is the role of a Hydrologist?

What is the role of a Hydrologist and Hydrogeologist?  Where does our water come from?  Where does our water go?  What inhabitants are found in our local waterways? What do they help to do to our water? How should we… Continue Reading →

Challenges to complete for STEAM Week!

Here are more design challenges for STEAM Week during Design and Technology today!

Challenging STEAM work in Design and Technology today!

Take a look at the photos of students completing a design challenge for STEAM Week!  There was certain criteria to meet to be successful at the challenge. Ms Gregory had the students using some higher order STEAM thinking!    

STEAM Week – Music Performances

A big thank you to all of the people who tuned in to any of our STEAM Week concerts this week. At time of writing we have had just over 1400 viewers across the week! Amazing support for our students…. Continue Reading →

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