March 2017


Week 7, the Year 5’s went to Aquatics at Port Noarlunga.  One day the weather was cool and the other day was perfect. We went on the bus and participated in safety talks, boogie boarding and swimming but unfortunately the… Continue Reading →

Woodies Goodies Subway Lunch

Woodies Goodies is holding a Special Lunch Day on Wednesday 12th April. Please order on Qkr, or return the form which has been sent home today, by Thursday 6th April. There will be no regular lunch orders on this day.

SAPSASA Swimming

Congratulations to the following 7 students: Thomas, Tamsyn, Zoe, Lilly, Ava, Georgia and Jayden who represented our Southern Valley district at the State Metro Championships. To gain a place into the district team they all competed representing Woodend in a… Continue Reading →

Year 5/6/7 Student Walking Group

Year 5, 6 and 7 students have an additional opportunity to be active and social through the establishment of a weekly walking group. Students who have local walks consent will walk and talk their way around the around the local neighbourhood… Continue Reading →

Myojo Family Barbeque

Thursday night was anther lovely night where over 100  children, parents and staff enjoyed a BBQ dinner together with our Myojo visitors.  Thanks to our host families, who are extremely generous with their time and care for the children they… Continue Reading →

How our Children get to School and how we can Improve the Safety of Walking or Riding to School. Way2Go Parent Survey

The Woodend School Way2Go committee are working on improving the safety of walking and riding to school. The Survey below will help our committee to gather further information in support of the push for improved facilities for student’s bikes and scooters.  We… Continue Reading →

Another Superb Sports Day!

Friday the 24th of March turned out to be a warm and great day for our annual whole school sports day event. We would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts from all volunteers who gave up their time to make… Continue Reading →

The Woodend Fringe is back!

Come and see more fantastic performances! Tickets are released Week 9 – Monday the 27th of March at lunchtime in the plaza! Performances are Week 9 – Friday 31st of March for students only! If that’s not enough, all  performances are done… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our Myojo visitors!

Today we had a Welcome Assembly for our Myojo visitors.  This year is our 11th year of association with Myojo School in Japan and we enjoyed reacquainting with Jun and his staff as Jun has been one of the founders… Continue Reading →

High School Open Nights

For some of you, the time has come to start thinking about high schools. Please find below, a list of local schools and their open night times. These were also sent home with students last week.

Traffic Safety

Once again we saw several near accidents around the school this morning. The NO STANDING area directly across from the staff carpark on Edward Beck Drive was a particular problem with many cars holding up traffic in their attempt to… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Program 2017

Online Bookings for Parent/ Teacher/ Student Interviews – Instructions (Opening Wednesday 22 March)

Please note that Interviews will be booked on-line this year.  The attached sheet gives a ‘How to do it’ set of instructions.  If you have any difficulty, please contact Kerri on the front desk ph: 8322 6422.  We hope that this… Continue Reading →

From Japanese class

We had special visitors from Japan this week- Natsue sensei and Akihiro sensei.  Year 4 students had an experience with Japanese calligraphy (shuuji しゅうじ), Y3 students enjoyed making a Japanese spinning top (makigomaまきごま)and Reception students did paper dying (おりぞめ) for… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA Schools Program

Spikezone @ Hallett Cove School …..

Spikezone is our modified version of Volleyball designed especially for primary school students aged between 8 and 13 years. The modifications include: A smaller sized court (13 metres by 6.5 metres) A lower net height (2 metres) A softer and… Continue Reading →

What has appeared in our school garden?

  Have you spotted some new features in our school yard?  If you haven’t seen, you may have heard some music in the Plaza! With thanks to parent, Brett Simes, we now have a drum to beat in the garden… Continue Reading →

2017 Sports Day Chants – for practice at home

2017 Sports Day Chants

Pedal Prix Sports Day Cake Stall

With Sports day fast approaching Friday, 27 March, the Pedal Prix team will have our annual cake stall. We are after donations of cakes and cupcakes of all sizes and shapes for the day ! If you can help that… Continue Reading →

School Banking Information Session

Woodend Primary School is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students. School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit… Continue Reading →

Mark LeMessurier : Dealing with BIG Feelings

On March 8 Woodend School was proud to host Mark LeMessurier – a popular speaker, educator, parenting coach, and counseller – as he presented to us his session on Dealing With BIG Feelings: Coaching Kids to Manage Anger to Anxiety and everything in… Continue Reading →

Viral Gastroenteritis (Gastro) – Update

The last couple of weeks has been a time when we have had an unusually high number of children away from school due to being ill.  Of these quite a number have had gastroenteritis, but not all.  We have also… Continue Reading →

Autumn Market Day | May 7

Our AUTUMN Market Day will be held on Sunday May 7 from 9am – 1pm. It is open to the entire community – book in a stall or attend on the day! Coffee + Cold Drinks Sausage Sizzle Fairy Floss… Continue Reading →

Student Banking UPDATE

NOTICE: student banking DAY CHANGE Student banking will now take place on WEDNESDAYS. Please send in your student banking wallet each Wednesday starting this week: Wednesday March 8.  Bec, our Commonwealth School Banking rep, will be at the school on… Continue Reading →

Netball Registrations are currently open to play in Terms 2 & 3…

Our School Netball Registrations are currently open and will be closing on Friday 31st March 2017 All girls and boys from Year 2 to Year 7 are eligible to play. If you’re child would like to nominate to play, forms… Continue Reading →

Canteen Rewards!

Be rewarded for your services! Volunteering in the canteen can earn your child a canteen voucher! Assisting the canteen staff, Helen or Lee, on any day would be appreciated.  You can help anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. If you… Continue Reading →

Disability Policy and Programs Parent Forum

  Three parent forums are planned for parents and carers of children/young people with a disability in 2017. The forums are an opportunity to further build the relationships between families and the Department for Education and Child Development by listening… Continue Reading →

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