March 2015

The Importance of Imaginative Play

We are striving to create improved opportunities for creativity, curiosity, language development, cooperation, personal reflection and wonderment. Our vision for our learners is about developing these very things… Our Biodiversity and Nature Play  Project is one element of this focus. You… Continue Reading →

Making It Real

It is really  important that our students have experiences making and doing things for real, authentic purpose.  Teachers strive to orchestrate learning activities that help students connect to something real and meaningful in their lives.  So it was that when Cate… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Teams, Themes, Cake Stall, Lunch Helpers

Sports Day is coming up on Friday 27 March. A program including map of event locations will be sent  home (hardcopy) on Thursday 26 March. Each year we look forward to the very creative and generous efforts of our cake… Continue Reading →

We Love The Police Band

We always enjoy the Police Band performances and it was another delightful experience last Tuesday for quite a number of our classes. Not only were the performers very skilful and entertaining but their safety messages were also very will delivered.  

Excited About Book Club Orders!

Scholastic Book Club Issue 1 orders were distributed this week and there are  many excited students. Books are an important part of your children’s growth and development.  The ability to read is critical to independence and personal development.  The Book Club encourages your children’s reading… Continue Reading →

Auskick Registration Available Now Online Auskick will be up and running again at Woodend this year. You can register now for the 2015 season. All Registrations must be done online at For further information please email Jason King (Coordinator)  

Vacation Care – Secure Your Place!

  The April Vacation Care program was released yesterday. Days are booking up fast, so be sure to get in quick to secure your place!

Getting Acquainted #2

Meet our teachers: Aimee Lipczyk (Yr 6/7), Sarah Vinall (Japanese) Konnichiwa! Hello I’m Sarah (pictured above). Some of you may have heard me called Vinall sensei if I am teaching your child Japanese this year here at Woodend.  I have… Continue Reading →

Support our Pedal Prix Team – KAPOW

  This year Woodend Primary School is competing in the Australian Human Powered Vehicles Super Series once again. You may have heard of this series referred to as Pedal Prix. We have a wonderful group of about 18 upper primary students… Continue Reading →

Year 6/7 Aquatics 2015

On the February the 16th and 17th all the year 6/7s went to Port Noarlunga Beach for aquatics. We got to choose two activities. I chose wave skiing and fishing but wave skiing was my favourite. Wave skiing was difficult… Continue Reading →

Woodend Birthday Celebrations

Woodend 20th Birthday Celebrations Upcoming Events for Students and Parents Logo Competition closing date 14 March Recipe Book Launch Friday 10 April  Whole School Casual Day $2 A special assembly (with cake) is scheduled for 22 May, our actual birthday!… Continue Reading →


Woodend 20th Birthday Fair Date – Saturday 31 October Time 10am – 3pm A day full of entertainment, amusements, games, stalls, History and fun, fun, fun Stalls sites available Watch this space for further details This will not be our… Continue Reading →

Seaview High Visit 05/03/15

Seaview High School is situated at 78-124 Seacombe Road, Seacombe Heights. Seaview is the ideal size, not too small and not too crowed. They offer a wide range of subjects and learning opportunities for all their eager students. On Thursday March… Continue Reading →


This term in The Arts we have been working on making a movie. Our movie is going to be about a news presenter asking kids what they think “imagining” is.  We asked students from Room 9 what they thought imagining is…. Continue Reading →

Biodiversity and Nature Play Project Launched at the AGM 18 March

We invite all families to come along to the AGM on Wednesday 18 March in the gym, starting at 7:00 pm.   Our AGM is an important event each year and we love having an audience. At the AGM important… Continue Reading →

Thank You To All Who Have Nominated For Governing Council And Committees

We have had a great response to our request for Governing Council and Committee reps. Karen Gunton (Governing Council Chairperson) and Brian are contacting those nominee to welcome them on board. We thank all and now announce that we have plenty… Continue Reading →

Looking for a Singing Teacher

Instrumental Music lessons have started for our Year 3-7 students. This year we have a number of students who have expressed an interest in having individual singing lessons.  Consequently we are on the look out for a vocal teacher.  If you know of anyone who… Continue Reading →

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