August 2018

Colour Run – Major Fundraiser for 2018

Edit: If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, click here and try our COLOUR RUN FAQ    This year, we will be holding a School Colour-Run as our major fundraising event on Friday 28th September (the last day of… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA Update News

Dear Parents Credit Union SA’s School Community Rewards program is helping our schools in providing more for our students. As a school, we benefit by receiving a regular financial benefit. Credit Union SA are looking at ways to improve School… Continue Reading →

Music Night – Tuesday 4th Septemeber

Our Music Night will be held on Tuesday 4th September. This year we will be continuing with our format, using three stages to help keep the night moving along at an entertaining pace. Notes for this event went home to… Continue Reading →

Vacation care forms

Wow…week 7  snuck up fast!! The school holidays vacation care program will be available from Monday morning next week. You need to come and get a form from OSHC to make a booking. Have you had a chance to pop… Continue Reading →

Nature Play – Room 1

Dear Parents In week 9, room 1 are planning on organising a nature play week. We will need to have lots of materials donated/collected. We are planning to include: Cubby and shelter building, an obstacle course, a mud kitchen, nature… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball

Last Monday 20th August, our Woodend students represented our school at the SAPSASA Volleyball Championships. Three boys and three girls’ teams competed at Marion Leisure Centre.  We are proud of their sporting effort and sportspersonship throughout the competition.  We now wait… Continue Reading →


Each year Woodend competes in the Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition. This year on Friday August 17th, after our own school run offs, we took along 4 teams of 4 to compete against 8 other schools and 19 other teams…. Continue Reading →

Anti-Bullying Policy

Please find attached a copy of the updated school Anti-Bullying Policy. This policy was ratified by Governing Council at the August meeting. Key messages from the policy: At Woodend Primary School we expect that everyone is safe, valued and respected… Continue Reading →

Everyone Belongs Uniform Design Competition

Congratulations to Danika Warren, the winner of our Everyone Belongs Uniform Design competition. The prototype top is currently being developed and will be shared at the first Assembly after we receive it. Information about how you can order a uniform… Continue Reading →

Book Week Parade update

 Just reminding that our Book Week Parade will be at 10am on Friday of week 6 (31st AUGUST 2018). We will gather on the Basketball court and parade around the oval, finishing at the stage. Children will be seated while… Continue Reading →

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Opening of the Mushroom Garden Space

Last Tuesday 14th August we celebrated the official opening of the Mushroom Outdoor Garden Space.  This is the latest project completed by the Grounds Committee and is situated outside Room 6 in the Street.  This renovated space comprises garden beds… Continue Reading →

Year 7 Graduation – Save The Date

Our year 7 team is working hard on graduation arrangements for this year. With 82 year 7s graduating, there will be some changes to how this event will be run and we look forward to sharing these with you soon…. Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Day Date Set – Friday November 2nd

Governing Council approved our final Pupil Free Day at their meeting this week. It will be held on Friday November 2nd 2018. This day has been chosen to allow staff to examine the NAPLAN and PAT data which is only… Continue Reading →

Volleyball – Free Come and Try Session

A great volleyball opportunity this coming Thursday, before the season starts Friday. Current players are invited to attend. This is a free session. Let us know below if your child will be participating. Volleyball SA are hosting this for us… Continue Reading →

The World of Work Seminar – Mon 27th August

Brought to you by Aberfoyle Park High School Governing Council. Click the link below to book your place.

Our Students Appearing on Totally Wild – TV

This is to inform you that our Totally Wild story where we had students filmed by a TV crew in the Kitchen Garden and the Kitchen itself, will be going to air Saturday 25th August 2018 at 8:30am on channel Eleven. Stories in… Continue Reading →

Movie Night Fun!

Thank you to all of the families who came out on a rainy cold night to attend the Woodend Community Movie Night! It turned out to be a cozy, fun family night watching a movie on the big screen in… Continue Reading →

SSO Week August 13 -17 2018

 ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is an African proverb which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe environment. At Woodend staff and parents all work together as… Continue Reading →

All things STEAM at Woodend!

This coming week schools celebrate Science Week.  Woodend likes to celebrate this week in Term 4 Week 1 as this gives students and families a greater opportunity to be involved. This year we are excited to introduce a STEAM Week… Continue Reading →

Congratulations again SAPSASA Netballers!

Once again our SAPSASA Year 6/7 girls netball team had a big win last Friday 3rd August.  They played against Reynella Primary School. The girls were ahead by 3 goals at three quarter time and had a solid last quarter to… Continue Reading →

Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum

The following information is to inform you about the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) that your child/children will be learning throughout the year. The teachers delivering the program have received explicit training in the use of the Curriculum. The… Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Gift Stall

The Parent Network will be running another Gift Stall, this time in honour of Father’s Day. This will give our students a chance to say thank you to the special people in their life who take care of them. Students… Continue Reading →

Japanese Quiz Day

Recently, 12 Year 7 had the opportunity to take part in a statewide Japanese Quiz afternoon. As groups of 3, our students joined with other students from 2 other schools to form teams of 9 students. There were 10 teams… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Blog Term 3 6th August

This term has already seen a number of changes in the weather.  This week it looks like it will start being very cold.  I am always amazed at the number of children who come to school in this weather as… Continue Reading →

“Eggsperiments” in Room 18!

All the Reception classes welcomed and cared for eggs and baby chickens in Weeks 1 and 2 of this term. The Reception children in Room 18 had some fun and did a Science ‘Eggsperiment.’ They collected the following items in… Continue Reading →

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