February 2017

Room 1 and 2 together time

Rooms 1 and 2 students enjoyed time together with over one hundred parents and siblings who came for a BBQ tea on the evening of Friday 24 February.  Once the families had left, the children took part in a scavenger… Continue Reading →

Reminder: Student Free Day, Tuesday 14th March

Just a reminder about our upcoming student free day on Tuesday 14th of March. All staff will be involved in professional development with other schools in our partnership. OSHC is available on this day.

Canteen News

Hi All – Welcome Back!!!!! For those of you who do not know me, my name is Helen Lewis and along with Lee Francis we manage the school canteen here at Woodend Primary School. We are both excited and looking… Continue Reading →

Removal of Cords and Draw Strings from Hats and Hoodies – DECD Hazard Alert

Amazing Kids – Warner Brothers looking for Talented Children

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Woodend Children’s Centre Occasional Care Program 20 Bathbank Crescent Sheidow Park We currently have vacancies in the Monday morning and afternoon sessions and Tuesday morning sessions for children in the over 2 year old age group. Sessions are also available… Continue Reading →

Netball Umpiring Clinic

Netball Umpiring Clinic This year we are fortunate enough to be able to offer Year 5, 6 and 7 students a Netball Umpiring Clinic runs by Netball SA. AIM: The aim of the clinic is to attract young people to… Continue Reading →

Parent sessions with Mark Le Messurier

Mark’s work focuses on strengthening children’s success through mentorship and targeted interventions. He sees the encouragement of stronger, trusting relationships between parents, teachers and children as key.  These two sessions will cover “Dealing with Big Feelings” and “Resilience” in young people…. Continue Reading →

Milk consumption and cognitive function in children

Milk consumption and cognitive function in children CSIRO is looking for families to participate in a study investigating the effects of milk drinks on cognitive function, and physical growth and fitness in primary school children We would like to hear… Continue Reading →

Pastoral Care-Worker (Student Wellbeing) at Woodend Primary School

Hello my name is Pamela Hansen and I am very excited to be joining the Woodend Primary School community as the new Student Wellbeing person. I am part of the Student Welfare Program which is based out of Centacare. The… Continue Reading →

Sorting, sorting and more sorting! Room 18

We have started the year with a focus on ‘sorting’ in Mathematics.  The reason is two fold: the Reception children can become more familiar with exploring Mathematics equipment as well as develop the understanding that objects can be grouped based… Continue Reading →

Hot Weather Update

Dear parents/caregivers, This week has really tested our students and staff due to the extreme heat and humidity.  No doubt you too have been waiting for the weather to change and home air-conditioners would have struggled to beat the heat…. Continue Reading →

SPORTS DAY save the date

WEEK 8 FRIDAY 24 MARCH Details will be available soon.

Sports Registration Night

Keeping our Children Safe

I think we all agree that the safety of our children is of the upmost importance. Schools have guidelines and policies in place to keep our students safe during their time at school. One area that many schools struggle with… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Post – First Impressions

The initial contact with students has been via my visits to classrooms, a welcome assembly and year level meetings.  At the same time many students have introduced themselves to me as I walked around the school. I have been very… Continue Reading →

Volunteer Induction Workshops for 2017

Parent Network

One of the ways in which we hope to build a sense of community and belonging at the school, as well as foster parent engagement in learning, is by inviting parents to join the Parent Network. The Parent Network is… Continue Reading →

School Community Rewards is a fundraising program that provides a regular financial benefit for our school without parents having to donate time or money. Simply open any of Credit Union SA’s highly competitive banking products, nominate our school and Credit Union… Continue Reading →

A positive start!

It is hard to believe that the first week has gone!  The new Reception children have successfully managed their first week of school life.  The parents/carers and Reception teachers have benefitted from some quality time to talk about the child… Continue Reading →

A Visit From Channel 7 – Room 17

Welcome to the new school year! This year we are aiming to feature a blog post each week from one of our classrooms. There are lot’s of great things happening in our school and we look forward to sharing some of… Continue Reading →

Car Boot Sale Sunday 12 February

  The Woodend Primary School Parent Network is hosting a Summer Car Boot Sale Sunday, 12 February 9am-1pm Open to the entire community! FREE Bouncy Castle Coffee Van Sausage Sizzle Fairy Floss Buskers Seller’s Stalls Please help us to spread… Continue Reading →

Commonwealth School Banking

  It’s time again to start another year of School Banking . This year the banking theme is “Future Savers” with some great prizes to claim. Please see image below. Students can use their previous years deposit book & all tokens… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night 2017

 Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers (and students) Monday 13 February While teachers have already met quite a number of parents and caregivers, we do look forward to having the opportunity on Acquaintance Night to meet with all families together to communicate  our… Continue Reading →

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