March 2015

Friday 10 April End Of Term 2:05 pm Dismissal… Three Student Free Days in Term 2

Remember we are closed on  Monday 18 May and  Tuesday Wednesday 2&3 of June  

What Was It Like Hosting A Student From Japan?

Here’s Alyssa’s impressions. We’d love to hear from others who hosted Myojo students.  Please leave your comments below! Over the last 9 days I have had a Japanese  student staying at my house. Her name is Satoko. Satoko was visiting Woodend… Continue Reading →

Myojo at Woodend: Host Family BBQ

We love this week with our buddies from  Myojo.  Monday night was anther lovely night where over 100  children, parents and staff enjoyed a BBQ dinner together.  The atmosphere was terrific and always makes us feel so good about everyone… Continue Reading →

Sea To Shore: Science Workshop

  By students in Mr. Zampogna’s and Ms. Whelan’s classes As part of our science program on Sea to Shore our classes have been studying how scientists monitor animal and plant species. They do this by using transect lines and… Continue Reading →

Whelan’s Wonders’ Paper Plane Experience

At the beginning of this term we started reading the novel Paper Planes. As a result of this one person started making and flying paper planes and everyone caught the disease. The class has been turned into an airport. There… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Program and Map

Hardcopy will go home to all families tomorrow. Sports Day Program 2015 Map of Events, 2015

AGM 2015 … SRC is about Decision Making and Communication Skills

At the AGM we talked about SRC and the importance of developing students’ understanding of  decision making and communication processes.  We talked about how we want SRC to focus on improvements  in learning.  We saw that this was the main role… Continue Reading →

Important Term 2 Dates: Student Free Days and NAPLAN

*Please note this is a repost of important information first posted last term   In term 2 we have three Student  Free Days. On these days our staff are involved in training and development  activities associated with our Learning  Improvement  Plan. The school… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity And Nature Play Project Concept Mock Up

Here are the elements that our project team have been working on .  These elements have been placed around the oval however they have just been placed there to allow us to continue to play with the ideas until we are… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Chants

GREEN – Extraordinary Earth We are far from ordinary That’s what makes us extraordinary We won’t stumble or fall down We will go and win the crown We are powerful, we are cheerful And we will make you fear full…. Continue Reading →

AGM 2015 … Biodiversity And Nature Play Project Launched

We are very  excited to launch this project.  There are exciting things about to happened and our  plans are looking  good. At the AGM students supported the presentation by Monina Gilbey and Jeremy Gramp, which gave an overview of the… Continue Reading →

It’s Fun and Important to BE ACTIVE… That’s the Real Sports Day Message

  Our student preparations for Sports Day are underway.  There are moves to learn for the Warm Up  and there are  team chants. Families are getting the colours and cakes ready.  While it’s all part of the fun of the… Continue Reading →

Host Families Welcome Our Myojo Students

We are very fortunate to have 22 families able to host our Myojo students.  We really appreciate their involvement in this program.  This  is the 9th year Myojo students have visited our school and we are very grateful for the large… Continue Reading →

Welcome To Our Myojo Buddies

Twenty two students and four staff from  Myojo Gakuen have arrived at our school for another wonderful week staying with our host families.  This is always an exciting week for our families and for the host classes.  Our staff too have… Continue Reading →

A Path From Young Street To Woodend Children’s Centre

Significant  earthworks are taking place on the  Young St block at our southern boundary.  We know it is hectic in Bathbank  Crescent.  With that in mind we have been conferring with  Hickinbotham’s on improving access from Young St.  They have… Continue Reading →

Middle Yard Play Ground Extension

You may  have noticed this extension to the play equipment in the “Middle Yard” and rightly thought: “This can’t be safe!”  You’re  right; it’s not safe YET!    What is happening is that we are cutting some of the concrete curbing and… Continue Reading →

Good Thinking Awards Term 1 Week 8

Good Thinking Awards Congratulations to these students who have been identified by their teachers as having achieved learning success and  positive  influence  on others in line with our school values: Zach, Stella & Dashiel (9), Cooper, Jessalyn, Josh & Teagan… Continue Reading →

Woodend Recipe Book …Get Your Recipe In By 27 March!

Fresh produce from our garden makes a delicious base for our recipes Don’t miss your opportunity to contribute your favourite tried and true recipes to the Woodend Recipe Book, which is being produced as part of our 20th Birthday celebrations. To… Continue Reading →

The Art of Photography

Taking a photo is a most common thing. We don’t think twice about most photos we take … However if we did want to take some photos that were really impressive and did want to actually say something special about our… Continue Reading →

Learning Conversations … building our team knowledge

  Our Formal Learning Conversations are occurring now until the end of the term. Look out for the booking sheet from your child’s class teacher. We invite all Parents and Caregivers to participate in these Learning Conversations. We call them… Continue Reading →

Sports Day: Attire … Program & Map Posted Here Soon… Hardcopy 26 March

Students will be allowed to have some fun with their outfits and team colours on the day, however, sun safety will still be a priority so hats and shirts/t-shirts with sleeves are mandatory. These guidelines allow for those who would… Continue Reading →

Woodend Cafe Open Friday Mornings

Why not  pop in?

19 March Fee Reminder

2nd Instalment Materials & Services Charges are due Thursday, 19 March.

Pedal Prix Bingo Night Friday, 1 May in the School Gym

Come and Join in the Fun and Laughs in the School Gym for the Woodend KPOW Pedal Prix Team Entry Cost: $20 pp includes games of Bingo. Organise a table of 10. Payment and Tickets: To book a table please phone… Continue Reading →

AFL Players Needed

  Registrations for Woodend Football available NOW !!! We are urgently looking for players in years 4/5 and 6/7. If you are interested in playing Football (AFL) for Woodend this season, please collect a registration form from the office and… Continue Reading →

Soccer at Woodend 2015

For soccer to continue in 2015 we need your help.  Soccer Players are needed for Under 9’s and Under 11’s. We also require coaches and team managers Under 9’s, Under 11’s and senior teams. Games are played on Saturday mornings… Continue Reading →

2015 High School Open Days / Nights

Below is a list of Open Days/Nights for secondary schools our families usually consider. We suggest you seek out as much information as possible about the schools that might suit your child’s learning needs. we recommend families of students in Year… Continue Reading →

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