November 2015

Graduation Dancing … Great Team Efforts

This year’s graduation is rapidly approaching. Our graduating students have been extremely busy rehearsing their creative dances for the farewell assembly and their formal dances  for the graduation ceremony. The dances are looking fabulous and we have all been impressed with… Continue Reading →

Secure Fencing Around The School Buildings in 2016

Funding has been provided by the Department for  Education and Child Development (DECD) for security fencing around the school buildings.  The fencing will secure the school buildings and also the Woodend Children’s Centre, outside school hours (~ from about 7 pm –… Continue Reading →

Woodend School Community Christmas Event … Only One Week To Go!

  Annual School Community Christmas Event Monday 7 December First  Performances from 6:00 pm … A Program will be published  on this blog by Friday 4 December. Neighbours will receive a letter informing them of the evening and the fireworks and a… Continue Reading →

Volunteer Thank You Morning Tea 4 December 10:15 am For 10:30 am Start

Thank You  To Our Wonderful Volunteers Our volunteers have again worked so hard this year, generously giving their time, energy and ideas for the benefit of our school. It may be organising or helping out in classrooms, with parent network… Continue Reading →

High Velocity at the Glenelg Christmas Pageant

Members from the school jump team High Velocity had an enjoyable time entertaining the crowds at last weekend’s Glenelg Christmas Pageant.The team demonstrated their fabulous rope tricks to the large crowd prior to the parade.They also invited members of the… Continue Reading →

2016 Senior Uniform Orders … Final Call

  Most families  of senior students  in 2016 have placed their  order.  THIS IS A FINAL REMINDER  that all orders and payment for 2016 Senior Uniforms are due this Thursday, 26 November. This is a once off opportunity to order these items. Senior Uniform is available… Continue Reading →


Last Thursday 19 November we welcomed our 2016 new Reception children and families to our school.  The children had their first orientation visit to their 2016 classroom with their 2016 teacher/s and spent time becoming familiar with their classroom, teacher/s… Continue Reading →

Fireworks Casual Day Friday 27 November… $2+ Donation

SRC has organised a Causal Day for this Friday 27 November, to raise money to fund the fireworks for our School Community Christmas  Event on 7 December.  As it is our 20th Birthday we are looking forward to another big display… Continue Reading →

Digital Technologies Curriculum 2016 … Bring Your Own Device REMINDER

It is our aim that digital technology is used to promote powerful learning, inquiry, creativity and effective communication. We wish to support our students to become digitally responsible citizens. We also want students to be using digital technology as a… Continue Reading →

Cricket Presentation/Lunch

SATURDAY 5 DECEMBER 2015 @ 12 noon Inviting all Kanga, Year 4/5 and Year 6/7 cricket players from both Term 1 and 4 to come along and celebrate the year with a luncheon and presentations. This will be held on… Continue Reading →

Our Atrium Cafe

Year 2 students helped make the Atrium Cafe come alive by making a few additions, cleaning and changing the space.  Additions include:  writing paper, writing pens and pencils, whiteboard and markers, clipboard, digital timer, phone book and cash register so as… Continue Reading →

Jumping IN puddles!

This afternoon squealing and laughter could be heard in the sandpit on the oval as Room 5 Receptions had the opportunity to get all wet!  The water play afternoon was in response to the children’s interest in water and jumping in… Continue Reading →

20th Birthday Whole School Photo

If you would  like  have a copy of our 20th birthday whole school photo, there is information at the school office. The cost  is $10 for an A4 size photo. The fantastic 20th Birthday Fair was also a very successful… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Garden Program Review: Volunteers’ Feedback Opportunity

  We are currently conducting a review of our kitchen garden  program;  interviewing  the specialists, teachers, students and volunteers.   On Tuesday we would love to catch up with any of our Kitchen  or Garden Volunteers for about 30 minutes… Continue Reading →

Footwear policy review

Our Uniform Review Committee recently met to review the changes made to the ‘Footwear’ section of our School Uniform Policy.  As our policy states, we are to conduct a review of these changes one year later. We believe there has… Continue Reading →


     At Woodend we work to build strong adult partnerships, not only because we want you to feel valued and welcomed but also so you are able to contribute and to learn within our Woodend community. Ultimately this is… Continue Reading →

School Uniform Matters

With the change of term and season, our Uniform Review Committee would like to remind families of the summer uniform requirements.  This information is provided below and is also on our website. We have noticed students wearing items that do not conform… Continue Reading →

Full Time Grounds Position Advertised

Our school grounds are fantastic and we wish to keep on maintaining and developing them.  There is a wonderful opportunity to have the dream job of full-time (38 Hours per week) groundsperson at our school, for someone with the skills and… Continue Reading →

Spring Clean?

Are you planning on having a spring clean soon? We have conducted an audit on our playboxes and play areas and found several play items that we would appreciate adding to our play.  If you have any of these pre… Continue Reading →

Congratulations High Velocity

Congratulations to all the team members who participated in the recent Jump Rope Championships held at Westminster College.Once again Woodend won many medals finishing second overall an amazing effort! Their Group Routine to the soundtrack of Thriller was outstanding and… Continue Reading →


Recently Woodend School took part in School Crossing Monitor Training conducted by the South Australian Police. This involved students in years 5 and 6 being trained by Road Safety Educators from the SA Police Road Safety Section. After the training is… Continue Reading →

What A Great Event… Congratulations Everyone

We could not have dreamt of a better day than we experienced for our 20th Birthday  Fair on Saturday.  The overwhelming sentiment  from visitors was: What a lovely school. What a lovely school community. What a great event. We know… Continue Reading →

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