September 2017

Gratitude Journals

Since the beginning of Term 1 students in room 11 have been keeping a ‘Gratitude Journal’. The journals are not intended to look attractive and be decorative, each student journal is like a log book of all of the things… Continue Reading →


Thanks to families who have contributed to the  Design-Athon so far. All Design-Athon money is due at the end of this week..  

Congratulations Isaiah!

Congratulations to Isaiah Brown who won the High Jump at State Athletics Day yesterday with a jump of 153cm. Isaiah will now compete in the  SAPSASA Track and field Team at the School Sport Australia Championship. We wish him all… Continue Reading →

End of Term Early Dismissal Friday 29 September

This Friday is the last day of term 3 and students will be dismissed at 2.05pm. Term 3 has flown by and has been packed with varied learning experiences for our students. Three bus loads of 130 year 6/7 students… Continue Reading →

Music Night 2017

Many thanks to our instrumental music students and teachers who treated us with a variety of musical performances last Tuesday evening. In different rooms around our school, families enjoyed performances  on flute, clarinet, keyboard, brass, guitar and drums.  During the final… Continue Reading →

Let’s start thinking Science!

SCIENCE WEEK EXPO   Thursday 19/10/17 6 – 7pm  &  Friday 20/10/17   9.00am – 3.00pm Have you started thinking about Science for our Science Expo?  The Expo encourages parents and children to have fun and together, become scientists.  We… Continue Reading →

Farewell Venetta

Venetta has been a valued member of our OSHC team for 8 years now and it is with great sadness, that we farewell her on Friday. Venetta is starting a new journey into aged care and we wish her nothing… Continue Reading →

Tonight’s School Disco

Just a quick blog to say how impressed I am with the students at the disco tonight.  They are having a great deal of fun and should sleep well when they get home.  They were all so keen while waiting… Continue Reading →


On Wednesday September 13th, Woodend took 4 teams to Woodcroft PS to compete in the 14th annual Hiragana Reading Competition. After holding run offs here at school, our 4 teams had been practicing every day, getting ready to compete against… Continue Reading →

Woodend are on their way to Canberra

On Monday, 25 September students from our school will soon be heading to Canberra for an education tour of the National Capital. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture,… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball State Finals

On Wednesday the 13th of September our school competed in the Volleyball State Finals competition at Mars Sporting Complex. We had 15 year 6/7 students which involved one girls team and 2 boys teams. These teams performed very well at… Continue Reading →

Science Week is looming!

Monday 16 – Friday 20 October 2017 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things Science.  Our Science Week provides opportunities for students to enjoy and develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes and the applications… Continue Reading →

Ready to play in the outdoor shops!

In between showers on the morning of Thursday 7 September, we celebrated the official opening of the Outdoor Shop Fronts.  The students had the opportunity to meet members of the Grounds Committee who were instrumental in making the shops.  These… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Southern Valley District Athletics Day

On Wednesday 6th of September our school competed in the Southern Valley District Athletics Day at Santos Stadium. 40 students from year 4-7 attended the day and represented our school in a great way. We competed against 11 other schools… Continue Reading →


Our Music Night will be held on Tuesday, 19 September. This year we will be continuing with our previous format, using three areas to help keep the night moving along at an entertaining pace. 5:30pm – 6:30pm Paul Henson has… Continue Reading →


Each year schools from the district compete in an Inter school Hiragana Challenge. This involves Year 7 students, competing in teams of 4, to show their knowledge of the Japanese alphabet. We have had much success in the past. This… Continue Reading →

Sports School Disco

Schools Sports Disco   Years R – 7   6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday, 15 September in the Gym $5.00 per ticket Dress Attire – Neat and Casual Playing all the greatest hits Drink included Tickets on sale in the meeting room… Continue Reading →

Whole School “DESIGN A-THON”

                                 Whole School Fundraiser for Week 8 this term Monday, 11 September – Friday, 15 September Have you started to collect sponsors? Please collect as many sponsors as you can. Sponsorship forms have gone home…more forms are available from… Continue Reading →

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