LEARNING FROM HOME AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP CLOSER TIES WITH CHILDREN

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With school closures looming, parents are understandably anxious about the challenges of educating their children from home, as well as the difficulties this might pose for their children. QUT researcher Dr Rebecca English is an expert in home education and… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update 24-3-2020

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Dear Families, The COVID-19 situation is changing every aspect of lives as we know it. I particularly want to extend my thoughts and best wishes to those of you who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 situation, whether it… Continue Reading →

Supporting children to manage stress and anxiety related to COVID-0

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As the number of diagnosed corona viruses is increasing, so is the level of anxiety amongst children and the broader community. Please find attached some useful guides to support families to manage coronavirus anxiety provided by the Australian Psychological Society,… Continue Reading →

Student School Banking

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Notice from CommBank School Banking The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 20 March 2020 until the… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Parent Update as of 19-3-2020

Dear families, Further to my previous blog, we are following The Department’s recommendations in reducing the number of possible contact opportunities during the school day. Hence; Classroom volunteers will not be able to work with children at school.  Thankyou for… Continue Reading →

Lots of Socks and Harmony Day

  In our learning programs we wish to be taking bigger steps towards really valuing diversity and harnessing the advantages that respecting all may bring. While we do explore the many international cultures that make up a modern Australia and Woodend of… Continue Reading →

Parent / Teacher Interviews – update and changes 17-3-2020

Dear families, things move quickly and we have reviewed our Parent/Teacher/Student interviews scheduled for later this term. As a result of updated information we have decided to change the format from one of face to face interviews, to either a… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Update 16-3-2020

Dear Families With the coronavirus situation developing quickly, advice from government officials is changing on a regular basis. In relation to schools, the Prime Minister in his most recent announcement (Sunday afternoon 15 March), indicated that schools would be ‘staying… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Parent Update as of 12-3-2020

Please find attached the latest update from The Department related to what the COVID-19 virus means to schools. It is expected that if staff or students show signs of a cold (fever, runny nose, coughing, sneezing etc) then they will… Continue Reading →

Invitation to 2020 AGM & Join School Committees

Hello to all Woodend Parents & Carers – welcome to another exciting year at our school! I would like to invite you to attend the Woodend Primary School Annual General Meeting. The AGM is an opportunity to learn more about… Continue Reading →

SA Water Incursion – Room 7

On Thursday 5th March, our class (along with all the Year 2 classes) enjoyed an incursion from SA Water. We learnt that water goes to the ‘waste water recycling plant’ when it goes down the drain, and that there is… Continue Reading →

2020 Wellbeing and Engagement Collection

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How do I register my child for a sport?

Is your child interested in trying a particular school sport at Woodend? Here is the process for registering your child for a school sport … 1. To read about a particular sport/s go to our school website:  https://woodendps.sa.edu.au/ 2. Go… Continue Reading →

Reminder – Student Free Day

Student Free Day on Tuesday. Teachers from across our partnership of schools are working together on learning design, assessment and moderation. Have a fabulous long weekend and we look forward to seeing everyone again on Wednesday.

Volleyball – Free Come & Try Sessions

For those with kids interested in Volleyball this year the competition will start with two FREE COME & TRY sessions taking place this Friday (6th March) and next Friday (13th March). From there a 10 week paid competition will follow… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix Information Meeting for families

This coming Tuesday 3rd March is an Information Meeting for families interested in finding out more about Pedal Prix.  It will be at 6pm in the gym.  We look forward to seeing you!

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Child Protection Curriculum General Information

Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) The Department for Education Child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy (2015) states that ‘all children and young people in DECD preschools and schools will access the approved child protection… Continue Reading →

Ignite Program APHS

IGNITE is a specialist program for students with high intellectual potential. Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department for Education school for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide. The IGNITE program is also offered at Glenunga… Continue Reading →

Parent Forum – Transition in 2020 and Beyond

Year 7 to High School Update – February 2020

MYOJO VISIT UPDATE

Each year we enjoy hosting Japanese students from MYOJO Gakuen Elementary School in Japan. This is a program that we have enjoyed over more than a decade and provides opportunities for our students to form strong friendships which has happened… Continue Reading →

A tasty special lunch!

Last Monday 17 February, our special lunch was a Sushi lunch! For some children in Reception, it was their very first lunch order too!  It was a popular special lunch for many of our students. There were several choices of… Continue Reading →

What is a Growth Mindset?

In room 19 we have started off the year learning about how we can have a growth mindset and how we can be the best learners we can be. So what is a growth mindset? A growth mindset can really… Continue Reading →

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence

Take Action Together is the theme for The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA), which was held on Wednesday 19th February 2020 here at Woodend. Our school has registered as an official NDA member school and we… Continue Reading →

Interested in Pedal Prix?

Would you like to know more about Pedal Prix at Woodend?  Does your son or daughter show interest in: racing? tinkering or learning about the mechanics or motion of vehicles? cooperating with others in a team taking appropriate risks? having… Continue Reading →

School Banking Information Session

Woodend Primary is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students. School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit money… Continue Reading →

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