May 2015

Working Bees – 20 and 27 June. Construct Edward Beck Drive Fence #1

  Pictured above are students from Room 1 showing on the boundary Our Biodiversity and Nature Play Project will kick off with construction of a 70 metre fence  on  our oval boundary.  It will take two Working Bees which the Grounds Committee… Continue Reading →

Support Our Active-Athon… Our Major Fundraiser For 2015

  Our exciting Active Athon is just around the corner on Friday 12 June. We encourage all students to raise as much sponsorship money as possible to make this major fundraiser a successful event for our school.  The more money we… Continue Reading →


Meet Our Canteen Staff

We would like to share with you some information about our school canteen.  This post is to introduce our friendly, hard-working and quiet achievers Helen, Di and Lee and to acknowledge their work in purchasing, preparing and selling a variety… Continue Reading →

SA Volunteers Day Celebration 8 June

Volunteers are an integral part of our school and local communities everywhere. We really appreciate the tremendous impact that our volunteers have on much that we do at Woodend. It is therefore a wonderful  thing that the state government has an official… Continue Reading →

20th Birthday Celebrations #1

On Friday 22  May we marked our 20th birthday with a lovely assembly, which concluded with a special visit from Channel 7 News personalities Amelia Mulcahy and Bruce Abernethy.  On the big screen in the gym students watched (via Skype) the… Continue Reading →

20th Birthday Celebrations #2

We are very grateful to Amelia Mulcahy for agreeing to take the shots from the helicopter for us. Bruce doesn’t like the helicopter ride, so he quietly slipped away while Amelia flew off!  

Latest News from Our Library

Have you seen our library lately?  We are reorganising to create more dynamic spaces for reading, browsing and inquiry learning. You are welcome to come in with your child any morning or afternoon. Did you know that parents can register… Continue Reading →

Active Kids are Healthy Kids

  Friday, 22 May 2015 was National Walk Safely to School Day…  The objectives of WSTSD are: To promote the health benefits of walking and help create walking habits at an early age To help children develop the vital road-crossing… Continue Reading →

Year 6/7 Knockout SAPSASA Soccer

 A team of 13 Woodend soccer players went to Aberfoyle Campus on Friday, 15 May to play against Thiele Primary School in round 1 of the SAPSASA competition. The team all played well and we were able to win the game… Continue Reading →

Ask the Reporter

*EDIT: BTN has posted the video online. We have now included it at the bottom of this post. From a student’s perspective Today I got the chance to listen to Carl, a reporter on BTN, in a live broadcast along with… Continue Reading →

Woodend turns 20!

To celebrate Woodend Primary School’s 20th Birthday we have a number of events occurring during the year. As the official Birthday date is Friday 22 May, our first event will be a day of celebration on that day.  The first… Continue Reading →

SA School Dental Service

SCHOOL DENTAL SERVICEAll babies, children and young people under 18 years are welcome to attend the School Dental Service. Dental care is FREE for most school-aged children and ALL preschool children. SA Dental Service participates in the Child Dental Benefits… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Knockout Netball

On Thursday, 7 May our Woodend SAPSASA netball team played their first game in the knockout competition against Flagstaff Hill. Our team has 9 players and all of the girls played well and we were able to win. Score was 36-6. We… Continue Reading →

2015 Active – A – Thon

Save the Date Friday, 12 June Our A-thon this year will be a great day filled with lots of fun activities for all of our students. More info and sponsorship forms to come soon.

Technology in our Classrooms

It’s great to see so many students bringing their iPads to school everyday. Using this technology in the classroom allows us the opportunity to explore learning in ways that we couldn’t before. An example of this is the way that… Continue Reading →

Cross Country Day Highlights

On Tuesday, 5 May 36 Woodend students, teachers and parents attended the Southern Valley District Cross Country event at Thalassa Park. It was pleasing to see the students behave exceptionally well, compete in the right manner and have great success…. Continue Reading →

Reminder …. Final Instalment Fees are Due Tomorrow

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