February 2015

Woodend Primary School Turns 20 This Year.

Our ‘birth date’ is 22 May and we will certainly celebrate on that date possibly with a BIG cake. We will also celebrate throughout the year with a variety of activities and commemorative items including a recipe book compiled from… Continue Reading →

So You Think You Can’t Coach ?

Did you know that all of our after hours sport is run by parent volunteers? The parents who run our sports on a Saturday morning receive nothing more than the pleasure of being involved and participating alongside their kids. That’s… Continue Reading →

Weather Policy Updated

Our Weather Policy has been updated with regard to “hot weather”.  The main change is from using the forecast on ABC Evening News to using the 4:00pm BOM forecast. We have also aligned with other schools in setting our maximum… Continue Reading →

Governing Council and Committees Thank You

Terrific to see a healthy number of responses to our request for  involvement in Governing Council and Committees.  Thank you so much for your responses.  We are very pleased to say, the more the merrier. It’s good to have more… Continue Reading →

Writers’ Week Kid’s Weekend Reminder

Reminder: Writers’ Week 2015 starts this weekend and it’s Kid’s weekend, which will be a big hit with all the family. It should be a fun event. One featured writer is Andy Griffiths, a very popular author and a favourite… Continue Reading →

Understanding Friendship, Relationships and Bullying

School is a social learning environment and one important aspect of learning  relates to students developing their understandings of relationships and friendship. As our learners learn more about themselves, they should also be helping each other to be better at getting along… Continue Reading →

Create Time To Play

There’s always a good reason to create some time for play; especially as play is important  in developing creativity. Creativity is something we all enjoy, and our young ones have in bucket loads. These students in Jane Ramsey’s class are having a lovely time building… Continue Reading →

Congratulations To Our Student Leaders

These students have been elected as SRC reps for their classes. They will work with the SRC leadership team (also pictured) to develop their own understandings of democratic decision making. They will learn how to  discuss ideas and present their… Continue Reading →

Team App

It’s fantastic to see so many families accessing information through our Team App. Team App is designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ for accessing our school news and other important information. Team App pulls together information from other sources… Continue Reading →

Please Consider Joining Governing Council or Committees

We would love to have your input … We have a small number of vacancies for Governing Council members and there are also opportunities for you to be involved in committees without being on Governing Council. We are keen to… Continue Reading →

What is in a balanced lunchbox?

As the new school year commences, families return to morning routines.  One routine required almost every weekday morning is packing your child’s lunchbox.  Parents/caregivers ask themselves the same questions:   What can I give me child today?  What will they… Continue Reading →

Choir Excursion

Our choir program is up and running for the year. We have had HUGE interest from students in years 5-7 interested in giving senior choir a try, with around 80 students registering to be a part of the program. Today,… Continue Reading →

Today’s Whelan / Cullen Assembly

Thank you to the students from Mrs Cullen and Ms Whelan’s classes for a very entertaining assembly today.  We all got a good overview of key important events that are happening at Woodend this year and it was all communicated in a… Continue Reading →

Attendance – Every Day Matters

It is important that students develop regular habits of attendance.  This enables them to maximise their educational opportunities and to actively participate in their learning. LATE FOR SCHOOL? There are occasions when your child is late for school.  When this… Continue Reading →

Child Protection Curriculum

In all Department for Education and Child Development sites, there is a Child Protection in Schools, Early Childhood Education and Care Services policy.  Included in this policy is a requirement that all children and young people in preschools and schools… Continue Reading →

Good Thinking Awards Term 1 Week 4

  Good Thinking Awards Congratulations to these students who have been identified by their teachers as having achieved learning success in line with our school values: Olivia & Ebony (29), Georgia & Connor (21), Tia, Cooper & Eamon (6), Kayla,… Continue Reading →

Fence is up on Young Street Block

Yes the fencing is up. Just letting everyone who was wondering about the verandah outside Room 20,21,22 know … that this will also be fenced ASAP so that there is no danger of any student or child entering the site whilst the… Continue Reading →

Adelaide Writers’ Week Kid’s Weekend

We recommend you take your child to Writers’ Week Kids’ Weekend.   Check out the program here.     Kids’ Weekend is a  Free Event from Sat 28 Feb to Sun 1 March.    Hear popular authors.    Visit the Story Tent. The great red… Continue Reading →

Sports Day is on the Way

This year 16 students have been selected as sports day students they are as follows:  Danica Bell;                                              … Continue Reading →

First Volunteer Induction Sessions Tuesday 17 February

Just a reminder that our induction sessions for this term are commencing and we would like volunteers who have not already been through an induction session to book in at our school office. Volunteers who have completed an in school induction… Continue Reading →

Thanks for Your Feedback!

We thank those who have given us feedback about the news blog.  We have received many positive comments, however, we know that once you subscribe, email notifications have been sent to you every time an item has been posted here.  We know that is annoying and… Continue Reading →

Getting Acquainted

It was lovely to see so many parents and families at our Acquaintance Night.  It takes time to get to know each other, therefore we invite you to take up any opportunities  to meet and network with other parents.  Our Parent Network … Continue Reading →


Please do not park in the Kiss and Go zone  (on Edward Beck Drive) in the mornings before school. Many parents rely on this space being  available for a 30 second stop and those who do not do the right thing… Continue Reading →

We love seeing our past students

We really enjoy seeing our past students and hearing how they are applying themselves in their secondary schools. We wish them well for continued success in 2015 and beyond.

Year 7 Tops!

Kitchen Garden Program Started Today

We love  the Kitchen Garden program and our Yrs 3-5 students have been really excited about starting this week.  There is a big harvest to manage and plenty of produce for our lovely fresh seasonal meals.  Monina and Amanda, our garden and… Continue Reading →

Hot Weather Policy

During  periods of  hot weather as we had today and will have next we enact our weather policy.  We manage outside activities, including out of hours sport to ensure that we minimise any risk to students and staff.  

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