November 2016

SAVE THE DATES… 8 March and 17 May 2017 … exciting Mark le Messurier presentations

We are very pleased that Parent Network has been able to organise two special  Mark Le Messurier  adult presentations  in Terms 1&2  next year.  We are sure these will be very engaging for parents and staff . Mark is a… Continue Reading →

FAREWELL ASSEMBLIES … check the calendar

Woodend Volunteer Awards 2017…Presented 9 Dec at Thank You Morning Tea… Who would you nominate?

We love to recognise all of our volunteers as often as possible. We use the Thank You Morning Tea (10:30 am 9 Dec) to formally do that. We have invited all volunteers to this morning tea.  We hope that we have included… Continue Reading →

SRC Celebrations

  Congratulations to our SRC Leadership Team and all SRC reps for 2016. Over the last 2 years our SRC has focused on student learning and this year we have had 3 themes running throughout the year. All SRC students… Continue Reading →

Our New Principal Is…

A new principal has been appointed to our school, to commence in January 2017.  His name is Steve Freeman.    Steve is currently Principal at Reynella Primary School.  Steve is an experienced principal and will fit in very well with… Continue Reading →

OSHC News… enrolment forms available 28 November

Vacation Care enrolment forms will be available from OSHC on Monday, 28 November from 7am. However the holiday program will not be finalised until Week 9. A reminder OSHC will be closed from Friday, 23 December and will reopen Monday,… Continue Reading →

Last School Banking for 2016 is NEXT WEEK

We have  had wonderfully dedicated group of Parent Network volunteers process all the school banking  this year.  We thank them so much for their  fantastic efforts, which have been sustained for hours every Thursday.  Below is some final imortnat  information from… Continue Reading →

Happy Retirement to Deb Darwin and Jude Wood

Deb  and Jude have both announced their intentions to retire from teaching.  They have both had wonderful long careers in education and are looking forward to spending more time with family, grandchildren in particular, and doing more travel. We will miss… Continue Reading →

Only 6 More Places For Host Families for Myojo@Woodend 2017…DON’T MISS OUT!

We thank those families who have already expressed an interest in hosting a Myojo student during their Myojo@Woodend visit in March 2017.  The interest has  been great.  Vinall Sensai will be working through the host family selection process over the next few weeks…. Continue Reading →

Materials and Services Charge for 2017… Poll Results

Governing Council is pleased to announce  the result of the poll conducted to establish whether the total amount of the 2017 Materials and Services Charge may be legally recoverable. The result was 83 in favour, 8 against.  Therefore the full… Continue Reading →

Welcoming families to Woodend!

It is soon time for Woodend’s Orientation visits for new Reception children.  We welcome and look forward to meeting children and families visiting our school.  The children and parents/carers will have an opportunity to meet the leadership team, spend time… Continue Reading →

Sausage Sizzle 2 Dec … Orders by 28 Nov

SRC Fireworks Casual Day … the more money raised the bigger the fireworks

Keeping Fit and Active in Room 30

Beach Day at Brighton was a fun and educational excursion for PE Week. Students participated in a Surf Safety session, played beach games and learned about local Marine Life. We also learned how to paddle on surf boards and catch… Continue Reading →

Looking for an adventure? …Pedal Prix could be just right for your family in 2017

Once again next year Woodend Primary School is hoping to compete in the Australian Human Powered Vehicles Super Series.   You may have heard of this series referred to as Pedal Prix. We  have our own vehicle and  a great deal… Continue Reading →

School Crossing Training

Recently all Woodend year 5 and 6 students took part in School Crossing Monitor Training conducted by the South Australian Police. This involves students being trained by Road Safety Educators from the SA Police Road Safety Section. All students who were trained… Continue Reading →

Exciting Grounds Projects This November: Help Needed

We are working on a number  of projects in our school grounds, that will have a great impact on our students’  learning and enjoyment .  They are not big, difficult projects, but they do require some help from parents, to… Continue Reading →


The time of year is here again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Tuesday, 21 March 2017 through until Thursday, 30 March, 2017.  We have always had  wonderful support… Continue Reading →

Remembering Our Room 28 &29 FRINGE FESTIVAL… June 2016

Fringe Festival We are at last able to post the movie that our students, Chloe  and Danica (Yr 6/7 Room 28) created about our Fringe Festival. This was an event that happened in Term 2. Groups of our students created performances,… Continue Reading →

Disco Fun … 4 November, 2016

We thank all of our staff and parents who made the Sports Disco possible.  A great time was had by all.      

Star Gazing, 4 November 2016 … We Saw Amazing Saturn

Those  who came out on Friday evening to attend  our star gazing  evening  were enthralled by the  close up views of the Moon  and the Rings of Saturn.  We had over one hundred people brave chilly winds to have a unique experience…. Continue Reading →

The Fence …Future Access After Hours

If you have been around the school this week you will know that there is lots of  work happening to install the fence that will secure the school and Woodend Children’s Centre buildings outside school hours. The fence  and gates… Continue Reading →

Honouring Our Wonderful Teachers

Over the past week we celebrated World Teachers’ Day.  Teachers  always love to know they are appreciated  and the  acknowledgments by students on Friday 28 Oct were much loved.  Our teachers were treated to a wonderful morning tea on Monday 31… Continue Reading →

Annual School Community Christmas Event… Monday 12 December… Call for performers…

The Annual School Community Christmas Event is a giant family picnic on the school oval.  We have music and performances  that are all just for fun. This is not a concert night; it is a lovely relaxed chance to enjoy the… Continue Reading →


Congratulations to our jump rope team High Velocity who last Saturday were crowned State Jump Rope Champions for 2016! The team won both the Overall Trophy and the coveted Group Routine Event .The competition which was an all-day event was held at… Continue Reading →

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