April 2015

Term 2 Planner

Planner term 2 2015 The Term 2 Planner is now on our Woodend Website or you can click the link above. All updates will be added in Blue and we will send you an alert when this happens.  

ANZAC Centenary Commemoration… what will your children learn?

ANZAC Day is a national day of significance.  It is a day when we commemorate the efforts and valour of our defence forces, who for the past 100 years, have not only honourably represented, in military conflicts around the world, the political will… Continue Reading →

We love Anzac Ted

Towards the end of last term, Robyn Cavallaro and her oral language students were using Anzac Ted for some of their learning.  Here’s a report from Robyn: It’s great whenever we can make our student learning purposeful and personal. Such is… Continue Reading →

2015 Governing Council and Committees

Thank you to the parents and staff who attended our 2015 Governing Council + Committees Welcome and Induction on Wednesday night. It was a great chance to socialise and network over some drinks and nibbles,  with both new and returning… Continue Reading →

Creating Better Anytime Anywhere Learners

In Thursday’s newsbrief we  highlighted the Family Engagement Strategy. The ultimate intent of the strategy is to build the capacity of our students to be better anytime, anywhere learners. Our Family Engagement Strategy is  focused on valuing  the knowledge and… Continue Reading →

Good Thinking Awards Term 1 Week 11

Good Thinking Awards Congratulations to these students who have been identified by their teachers as having modelled good thinking in line with aspects of our school vision: Madison, Tyler, Mia & David (24), Shae, Jacob & Kyte (29), Owen, lance, Zoe… Continue Reading →

Interview The Block Stars: Scott Cam, Tim and Anastasia?

You might like to take the family  to the local Mitre 10 store on Saturday 18 April between 2-4 pm to  meet some of the celebrities from The Block.  Maybe one of our students could  snag an interview with Scott Cam and… Continue Reading →

Student Voice Through Our News Blog, SRC Blog, Library Blog

In Thursday’s newsbrief we talked about our desire to tell our news as much as possible through our students’ contributions.  It’s great to have real purpose for writing and  we are hoping that some of that writing will also be in… Continue Reading →

Brian is sailing away and Aimee is getting married

Brian will be on Long Service Leave for the first three weeks of Term 2. Some of that time he will be sailing around the Whitsundays enjoying the sun and the sea. We wish him well on his holiday. Fay… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix – Bingo Night

20th Birthday Casual Day Friday, 10 April

A Reminder  that this Friday, April 10, we are holding a whole school $2 Casual Day.  Proceeds go towards our 20th Birthday Celebrations.  See poster below for further details. 20th Birthday poster casual day

Biodiveristy Project: Building the Edward Beck Drive Wall, Fence and Gates…. Qualified People Needed

The Grounds committee believes that early next term we should be able to take our first actions in relation to our Biodiversity and Nature Play Project.  Those first actions will involve the work on our Edward Beck Drive boundary.  As many… Continue Reading →

AGM 2015: Stretching and Powerful Partnerships

At the AGM  on 18 March our 2014 Annual Report was presented. It highlighted some key aspects of our Learning Improvement Plan for the year ahead: It is acknowledged that we provide a very good  level of educational opportunities for all students. We… Continue Reading →

Be The First To Try This Out…

Students have been watching this addition to the middle yard playground take shape for  about four weeks; excitedly awaiting the chance to get on it. On Tuesday 10 cubic metres of softfall will need to be shifted into this playground… Continue Reading →

What is Easter All About?

  What do some of our kids say about Easter?  We asked several classes  of Year 1,2 and 4 students: … Jesus died. We have a cross on the buns because of the cross that Jesus died on. Everyone in… Continue Reading →

Migrant Stories – Room 19 & 25 History Projects

This term, students from Ms Lipczyk’s and Mr Lamshed & Ms Shevchenko’s classes have been working on a history project looking at migrant stories. For the project, students needed to take on the identity of a person who has migrated… Continue Reading →

Play at Woodend

Our teachers have always recognised that  play was an important aspect of child development.  However, it has also been challenging for teachers to  provide enough time for play while working to develop  formal  literacy and numeracy skills.  We are now really… Continue Reading →

Netball Registrations Due Now …Return Forms by 7 April

School Netball Registrations are due now! It’s time to finalise teams for the 2015 School Netball Season, so this is your last chance for your child to nominate to play. All girls and boys from Year 2 to Year 7… Continue Reading →

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