September 2016

Science Week Timetables

Are you looking forward to Science Week in Week 1 next term?  It should be an exciting and engaging opportunity for children and families.  Science activities will be happening in classrooms throughout the week but here are some extra events… Continue Reading →

Notice of Meeting to discuss 2017 Fees

All interested people are invited to attend a meeting where our 2017 charges are to be discussed and approved as per the attached letter which has been sent home with the Notice  of  Materials and Services Charges for 2017.  

Science Expo: All students expected to create something for 21 October Science Expo

All our science week events that  classes are involved in will be set out in a blog post next week. Throughout the week first week of next term we have many classes visiting the mirror dome, primary classes working with scientists… Continue Reading →


Changes Around the School Perimeter … Fence and Footpath Paving

About a year ago we reported that the Education Department was funding a Security Fence around the school and Woodend Children’s Centre (excluding our oval).  This fence is going to be installed  commencing  24 October and may take several weeks… Continue Reading →

An Amazing Finale To Another Wonderful Term

We hope you have been able to stay safe and warm during the wild weather.  And we hope you all have a wonderful family break and that the real sunny spring weather greets you  soon. It has been another full… Continue Reading →

More than play in Room 5!

The Receptions and Mrs Ogilvie have been very busy outdoors and not just enjoying play! Take a look at the different job roles they have undertaken and the projects started.     

Room 6 – Spelling + Art + Writing = Fun

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Room 6 – Exploring 3 Dimensional Objects

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Room 23 News

This term in room 23 we have been learning to understand the features of narrative texts. We spent a lot of time discussing and analysing the key components of a narrative including characters, settings and text structure. We also developed… Continue Reading →

Room 19 Market Days

Would you like to be involved in our Room 19 fundraisers for different charities? There are 2 more opportunities to purchase from Room 19 Kidpreneurs at upcoming market days.   Market Dates: This tern – Week 10 Wednesday 26 September… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball

    On Monday, 29 August our school had 20 year 6/7 students compete in a SAPSASA Volleyball competition at Marion Leisure Centre. All of the teams played well and were able to achieve great results. This day was used as… Continue Reading →

News From Governing Council…

At our recent Governing Council meeting, we were very lucky to have a wonderful student presentation from Cooper & Jess, year 2 students from Mrs. Luke’s room 18 class. The students very confidently shared with us their wonderful book reviews… Continue Reading →

Final week to donate!

Our final plea to families to donate to the Heart Foundation.  We only ask for this donation every three years and we all know the importance of having a healthy heart. We all have been affected by someone who has had… Continue Reading →

Parent Input into the Class Placement Process for 2017

In order to form classes for 2017 it is important that we estimate our 2017 student numbers as accurately as possible. If your child will not be attending our school next year, please let us know in writing, ASAP. Alternatively,… Continue Reading →

Missing – a suitcase from camp one…please help

MISSING – WE HAVE A MISSING RED SUITCASE FROM CAMP ONE LAST WEEK. The suitcase has all of this child’s belongings in it. The camp site has been contacted…the bus company has been contacted…with no luck! All luggage was packed… Continue Reading →

Attention Parents: Year 6/7 Survey of Wellbeing and Student Engagement

Next term our Yr 6&7 students will be participating in the Wellbeing and Student Engagement Survey-2016. We would like parents and caregivers of these students to read this letter.

Congratulations on wonderful sustained efforts: FESTIVAL OF MUSIC 2016

All who attended our Festival of Music performance last Sunday at the Festival Theatre were so impressed by the outstanding presentation. Congratulations to our choir members who sustained the effort  to develop their skills and abilities. Consequently they were able to contribute well… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on our Student Free Days

Whilst students were free to be leisurely on our student-free days this term, staff were engaged in ongoing and new learning opportunities. What did we do? On Tuesday 5 September, nineteen staff members, including SSOs, flew to Melbourne to visit… Continue Reading →

Southern Valley District Athletics Championships

On Wednesday, 7 September Woodend Primary School competed in the annual Southern Valley District Athletics competition at Santos Stadium. 41 students ranging from year 4-7 competed in various events. We had great individual performances and an outstanding overall team performance…. Continue Reading →

Woodend Physical Education Program

Term 3 has been another busy term for all R-7 students in their PE program. The term started with R-3/4 classes focussing on Gymnastics in their lessons. Our year 4-7 classes started learning the sport Lacrosse, which proved to be… Continue Reading →

Family Engagement: Science EXPO ideas from Myojo

We hope you are working on your contribution to our Science and  Technology EXPO on 21 October. Our previous post provided lots of places for you to get examples of things you can do together or make together. Here are some… Continue Reading →

Mylor Camp 1

What a wonderful way to spend 3 days. Playing in the rain and the mud!  The students feedback was very positive. Here are some thoughts from a few Room 9 students. When asked to complete a PMI (Positives, Minuses, Interesting… Continue Reading →

Room 7 – Royal Adelaide Show

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Room 7 – Showbags at the Royal Adelaide Show

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We love Japan… Part 2

We have had a wonderful two weeks at Myojo Gakuen. As usual our host families and the staff and students at Myojo have been extremely caring and have gone out of their way to give our students an amazing experience…. Continue Reading →

Adelaide 36er’s Applaud Our Jump Team !

Members of the school jump team High Velocity recently performed at the Adelaide 36er’s Family Fun Day. Players from both the 36er’s and Lightning team were amazed at the skill level of our team members. They then enthusiastically joined us… Continue Reading →

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