June 2016

Election, Politics, Democracy … engaging with your child

What is democracy ? How might you engage your child in a discussion about democracy? Many  of you will cast your vote in our school gym on Saturday. It important that we use  community events to help students make connections… Continue Reading →


Love Science? We need your help…

Many of us love science and would love to see students take greater interest in science.  Our school focus on improving students’ numeracy skills is  closely aligned to providing more opportunities  for students to explore and make  sense of the world  through… Continue Reading →

Student Free and School Closure Days… For the Remainder of the Year

Governing Council has approved  the  following Student Free Days and Closure Day.  Schools are entitled to 4 Student Free Days and 1 School Closure Day each year. Our Student Free Day 1 was on 3 June.  THE school will be… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Year 4/5 Touch Rugby

Year 4/5 Touch Rugby On Wednesday, 15 June, 20 students combined from year 4/5 went to represent our school and compete in the 2016 Primary School Touch Football championships. We had a boys and girls team participate in the event… Continue Reading →

CODE -Athon: Thank You And Keep That Money Rolling In… It’s not too late to be in the running for some great prizes!

Thanks everyone for your  great support so far.  We are are hoping to purchase some fantastic new equipment for all students to enjoy and learn with in The Studio, our new multimedia exploration room.  The money is now due by… Continue Reading →

Students Become Better Learners… When Parents Are Actively Involved In Their Education

This is not about spending time at school. This is about parents learning about learning  and helping each other better understand about how to  engage in learning  with your child.  Our Governing Council, Parent Network and staff  are focused on this… Continue Reading →

Student Reports 2016… Letter To Parents

Dear Parents and Caregivers You will receive your child’s mid year student reports at the end of this term and we wish to draw your attention to important aspects of our assessment and reporting practices that will be reflected in… Continue Reading →

CODE-athon program is here… We look forward to great support for our Major  Fundraiser…

So, what do parents need to know about coding? Ultimately CODING is all about creating precise instructions for digital devices to operate in routine ways to  meet our needs.  Whenever we use our phones, computers, or just about any other devices… Continue Reading →


The school jump rope team High Velocity has just completed a very successful performance schedule of schools on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Murray Bridge. School visits provide a fabulous opportunity for our team to showcase their amazing rope skills and… Continue Reading →

Our Own Fringe Performance Day … A Grand Success!

We had a wonderful experience  on 10 June as students from Don Zampogna and Merry Whelan’s classes  provided numerous entertaining and  edifying “Fringe” type performances in multiple venues for classes across the  school to enjoy. It was a fantastic experience for… Continue Reading →

CODE athon – almost here!

Our major fundraiser for the year, a ‘Codeathon’ is next week! The Codeathon will take place on Wednesday 22 and Friday 24 June.  We are hopeful Woodend families will generously support this fundraiser.  The money raised will provide some exciting and different technologies for our students… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Teachers  make  many adjustments   to  differentiate the  learning  program and support student learning success.  We have commenced a ten week period where teachers across Australia are monitoring and recording  their adjustments, which provide a national picture of  the additional… Continue Reading →


On Monday 30 May, 12 Year 7s represented Woodend at an inter school Japanese Quiz afternoon. They were placed in teams with students from other schools. This was a great opportunity to share their knowledge with other students and also… Continue Reading →

Movie Night: Miss Representation… 16th June

  On Thursday 16 June we are holding a movie night at the school to screen the award winning documentary Miss Representation. This film highlights the negative and highly persuasive messages about girls and women that our youth receive via… Continue Reading →

Being, Belonging, Making a Contribution … It Was More Than Planting!

We hope that every student will look back in years to come and  remember that they got their hands dirty and planted something in their school grounds at the end  of  May 2016.  We were investing in every student making connections… Continue Reading →

OSHC News – Fee Increase From 13 June

Governing Council last week approved increases  in OSHC and Vacation Care fees. All OSHC users have been informed  of these increases via email, however, we  are  aware that the timeline for notification of this increase was very short.  Consequently we… Continue Reading →

PEDAL PRIX: We Love To Race… New Riders Welcome… First Race 19 June

Students can enjoy the  excitement of  riding a human powered vehicle (HPV) and compete in our school team  against other schools in the PEDAL PRIX competition. Pedal Prix is a very special opportunity for parents and children to work together…. Continue Reading →

Uniform Shop Bargain …… Track Pants $15

Come in to the Uniform Shop to grab a bargain. All Track Pants and Bootleg Flares have been reduced to $15 Gold Polos still available for $15. Uniform Shop Opening Hours Wednesday    3.00 – 3.30pm Thursday        9.00 – 9.30am Friday              9.00 –… Continue Reading →

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