August 2015

Working Bees… Thank You to Our Wonderful Volunteers … Thank You BBQ and Drinks on Tuesday 8 Sept

We wish to invite  all volunteers who helped with the  Working Bees to come along to a family  BBQ in the staff Courtyard from 6:00pm – 7:00 pm  on Tuesday  8 September.  We will put on the  snags, bread and the… Continue Reading →

Book Week Celebrations

Our big message is that reading is a key to a lifetime of joy, articipation and adventure.  We love  our students to be passionate about reading  and we know that  if they are surrounded by  good literature, that’s even better.  We… Continue Reading →

Don’t Forget!

Books really do…….light up our world

An amazing display of lanterns was enjoyed at our Book Week celebration event on Friday. Students responded to their reading with enthusiasm and imagination. They made connections using an innovation on this year’s book week theme Books light up our… Continue Reading →

Working Bee This Saturday from 9:00 am Show Your Community Spirit …Please Help!!

We need people with Wheel Barrows shovels and rakes to finish of the path around the oval … We need a small team to help install the fence rails and palings

Music Night 3 September

Next Thursday, 3 September is our school’s annual music night! This year we will be continuing with our format, using three stages to help keep the night moving along at an entertaining pace. This is a fantastic opportunity for our budding… Continue Reading →

Hiragana Challenge… Strong Efforts Bring Success

We  love it when our students put in  tremendous effort and strive for excellence.  All students who participated in the Hiragana Challenge  put in the effort to stretch  their learning so that they could recognise the Hiragana at  lightning speed!  … Continue Reading →

Today’s Future Sound

On Wednesday all the year 6/7s had an opportunity to be involved in a session run by Alex and Elliot from Today’s Future Sound. Today’s Future Sound is a non-profitable organisation to introduce kids around the world to Hip-Hop music…. Continue Reading →

We’re encouraging our students to complete the PRC.

    At Woodend there are only 3 days to go until the end of reading for the Challenge in 2015. We are encouraging students to get those books read and record sheets completed. Record sheets go to the class teacher… Continue Reading →

See our dance moves!

Approximately 300 students moved and grooved at last Friday night’s Woodend disco.  It was very difficult to choose the most interesting dancing as there was so much talent on the gym floor! Thank you to all those who helped ensure… Continue Reading →


During this week we need volunteers to come in and paint fence palings.  There are more than three hundred palings and they all need to be painted before they can be installed  on our fence, this Saturday.  They are being stored… Continue Reading →

Thank You To Our Great Workers!

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of our wonderful volunteers we got a huge amount achieved on Saturday morning. The posts  timber fence and gates have been  installed; a giant job all accomplished Friday night and early Saturday morning.  A huge thank… Continue Reading →

Flu Season

A number of schools in South Australia have recently reported high rates of absence due to the flu. We would like to remind families of some important preventative measures to decrease the risk for students at Woodend. Please ensure that sick children… Continue Reading →

Book Week Celebration Event Friday 28 August: Lantern Parade

Book Week is 24- 28 August. At Woodend our celebration event will be at 10:00 am on Friday 28 August. Using our innovation on this year’s theme: Books Light up our World, all classes will join in our Lantern Parade. Students are… Continue Reading →

It’s Woodend Sports Disco!

Reminder: Glow Sticks are prohibited. See  Disco Flyer  

Save The Date … We’re Getting Excited.

Great Start … Check This Out!

We recommend parents  and caregivers check out the Great Start website which has plenty of ideas and activities that can help you make the most of everyday learning and events.  This is an award winning DECD website which promotes more powerful engagement of… Continue Reading →

Homework: What Does The Research Say?

Governing Council and staff have been  taking the first steps to reviewing our Homework Policy.  We invite you to read the Homework Policy. You will see that it has been quiet  a while since we created this policy, in consultation… Continue Reading →

SSOs – A Vital Link to Students’ Educational Pathways

This week is National Recognition Week for School Services Officers. At our school we are very fortunate to have a terrific team of support staff helping to care for and educate your children, and run our school. We wish to… Continue Reading →

A ‘cook up’ to benefit our students

A very big thank you to the volunteers who offered holiday time to participate in a Woodend “cook up” during the recent holidays.  Enthusiastic members of the Healthy Eating Committee, including canteen staff, organised with volunteers to spend Wednesday 15… Continue Reading →

Chickens In Rooms 3&4

The students in Rooms 3 and 4 have had fun learning about Living Things through the wonderful experiences offered by the Henny Penny Hatching Program. The students watched chicks hatch, observed them fluffing up and losing their egg tooth. Once… Continue Reading →


This year our school jump team High Velocity has seven very talented and skilful boys demonstrating amazing jump rope skills! We enjoy jump because it’s a great way to keep fit, learn new rope tricks and most of all have… Continue Reading →

Enterprising Students!

Students in Vicki Gregory’s year 3 class have been very enterprising.  They have been creating, promoting and conducting businesses, as you  can see from the  from the pictures below.  Such learning experience are so rich in maths and planning and  communication… Continue Reading →

You Can Grow Your Intelligence! … Read This Article

Do you believe this? Does your child or your student believe this?  Read this article (with your child if possible) and  discuss. Below are what some of our students have said…

SRC … A Focus On Leaders In Learning

Congratulations to our second semester SRC reps.  These students will be presented with their badges at assembly on Wednesday.   We look forward to  working with them  and their first semester buddies.  SRC is an important  leadership role in the… Continue Reading →

VOLUNTEERS FROM ALL CLASSES NEEDED… Working Bees Saturdays 22 and 29 August Between 9:00 am and 12:00pm … Creating Paths, Moving Soil, Building Fence

To spread the load over the two Saturdays we are suggesting that families with students in even numbered class numbers may like to come on 22 August and those with students in odd numbered classes may like to come on 29 August…. Continue Reading →

Get Well Fay, John and Ginny

It’s been a very busy beginning of the term, particularly from a staffing perspective, due to some unforseen health issues for three staff  members: Fay Magias, John Brown and Ginny Langton. Fay was  going on planned holiday leave for the… Continue Reading →

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