November 2017

Woodend Christmas Event

Woodend Annual School Community Christmas Event Monday 11 December 2017 The Christmas Event is a giant family picnic on the school oval beginning at 6.00pm. Performances throughout the evening are all just for fun and the evening concludes with fireworks… Continue Reading →

Parent Network: Building our Community & Supporting our Families

This week, Parent Network held an open meeting to share information and answer questions about our community initiatives. Parent Network has the aim to build our community, to support the students and the school, and to help with communication and… Continue Reading →

School Banking Program

The Parent Network would like to thank all students for participating in School Banking this year. This is a wonderful initiative that teaches children to save as well as creates fundraising money for our school. Throughout the school we have… Continue Reading →

Summer Seedling Sale

Thank you to Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers

    Woodies Goodies would like to acknowledge Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers Morphett Vale. Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers have been supplying us and accommodating our requests during terms 3&4 of this year. We thank them very much for their support and look forward to continuing… Continue Reading →


As mentioned in a previous post, (read here) we had 2 teams from Woodend place 1st and 3rd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September. This year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA held the first State Hiragana… Continue Reading →

Staff Retirements

At this time of the year we know that there will generally be a number of staff who will not be at the school in 2018.  The following gives a brief summary of this as we know it now of… Continue Reading →

Celebrate the taste of summer – Seedling sale Dec 5 & 6 starting at 2:45pm

Woodend students have grown and nurtured a variety of organic tomato seedlings this term for your gardens! Come and check out what’s on offer to get your garden pumping with summer flavour. All proceeds going back into the Kitchen Garden… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA Insurance Challenge

Help our school to raise valuable funds with the School Community Rewards Insurance Challenge! All it takes is 25 new insurance policies – for example that could be 9 families taking out cover on their home building, contents and family… Continue Reading →

What’s Been Happening in Room 8?

The children in Room 8 have spent the last four weeks working on a unit of work about our Indigenous people. We have focussed on learning about their connections to the land, their artwork and their lives in the past…. Continue Reading →

New bike and scooter racks are in!

Last Saturday 18 November, members of the Grounds Committee worked to erect new bike and scooter racks at the back of Rooms 1 and 27.  The committee worked for approximately six hours to prepare the ground, measure and dig the… Continue Reading →

Class Structure 2018

Each year our class structure is dependent on enrolment numbers in each year level. At Woodend we have often tried to keep our year 6/7 classes as composite classes and other years as straight year level classes. In other schools, … Continue Reading →

Congratulations Maddison!

When I was born, I knew I had singing in my blood!  When I was in Year 3 I joined the Junior Choir.  I sang in the Junior Choir for 2 years. Now that I am in Year 5 I… Continue Reading →


The time of year has come around again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Tuesday, 20 March 2018 through until Thursday, 29 March, 2018.  Their departure day is the… Continue Reading →

Garden Call Out – Do you have expertise in garden design?

Kate is in the process of restructuring the garden to increase production and reduce the maintenance of the garden in coming years. We’re looking for some help in designing and advising on Woodend’s new native garden. We want to create… Continue Reading →

Volunteer requirements at Woodend

At Woodend we work to build strong adult partnerships, not only because we want you to feel valued, welcomed, and able to contribute, but also able to learn within our Woodend community. Ultimately this is also about developing you and… Continue Reading →

The Newsroom: Week 5, Term 4

This week’s Facebook Live news is up and available on our school facebook page. Tune in each week for a snapshot of the news. Wednesdays at 2:55pm. To watch, just visit .    

Parent Network Open Meeting

Join us for our final Parent Network meeting of the year – all current parent network members are invited as well as any parents/carers interested in learning more about the Parent Network and/or other school committees and ways to get… Continue Reading →

Parent Opinion Survey

We are in the process of gaining additional feedback from parents about some of the areas that we focus on in the school.  This survey assists us to further improve what we do for all students.  It is considered in… Continue Reading →

Y4/5 Obento Masterchef

This year, eight Y4/5 students participated in Obento Masterchef event presented by Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of South Australia (JLTASA). Students have used the knowledge about obento (Japanese lunch box) they have gained in Term 3 and planned their obento… Continue Reading →

Facebook Live News: Week 3, Term 4

This week’s student news broadcast. Remember to tune in every Wednesday at 2:55pm.

Principal’s Update

Just a few updates which are important to know; School Website We are in the process of installing a Student Data Management System which includes our attendance information as well as learning data. As this is happening, the hosting that… Continue Reading →

Slippery Science show

Recently Scientist David Lampard came to Woodend to put on an outstanding show focussing on the Scientific properties of water. All year 3 to 7 classes were invited. We learnt about how SA Water works through each stage to filter… Continue Reading →

Community Feedback : Traffic & Safety

Traffic, parking, and road safety around Woodend Primary School can be a hot topic in our community. Governing Council has a task force to work with Marion Council and the Way2Go program to look into our problems and possible solutions…. Continue Reading →

Can you help? River pebbles needed

As part of the Japanese program this term our Year 6/7 classes are learning to read and write kanji, the Japanese picture characters. One activity we are planning to do is to decorate pebbles/rocks with colourful kanji characters. We will… Continue Reading →

Invitation: Hear the Premier, Jay Weatherill talk about our Grant of $5,000,000

When: Friday 3rd November Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM Where: School Gym On Friday, Premier Jay Weatherill is visiting our school to speak with parents about the recent five million dollar funding grant given to Woodend Primary School under… Continue Reading →

Calm Kid Central

***************************************************************************** Need ideas and help for children who struggle with worry, frustration, tough life situations and friendship skills? Calm Kid Central is an online program run by child psychologists – which helps kids feel calm, confident and co-operative.    It does this in three ways: Kids watch a… Continue Reading →

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