We are deeply saddened to acknowledge the recent passing of Janet Harper. Janet was our first PE teacher and was at Woodend for 11 years. She was a very passionate advocate for Physical Education. Janet had a strong influence on our school’s approach to healthy lifestyles and was influential across the state with her involvement in SAPSASA sports and The Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (SA).
Janet battled courageously with her cancer throughout this year and her determination and passion continued to be evident. Janet loved working collaboratively with people and making things happen. It has been a Woodend tradition, influenced by Janet, that every year a big group of Woodend staff attend the ACHPER PE Week Dinner in October. This will be a very sad occasion for us this year. Janet’s funeral is at Centennial Park on Wednesday 10 August.