Month

September 2019

Term 3 Review

Wow! Another busy term has flown by! Firstly, we would like to acknowledge the staff at Woodend for a productive and enjoyable time of learning for our students throughout the term. There have been a few staff changes this term…. Continue Reading →

Grandparents Day

Grandma, Grandpa !! Grandma, Grandpa !! Today’s for you! Today’s for you! We want you to feel very very special, Yes, we do! Yes, we do! What a wonderful Grandparents Day celebration there was in Room 3 this week!! Thank… Continue Reading →

Readers Cup 2019

Readers Cup 2019 culminated in an exciting quiz day this Wednesday for all year 5 students. Readers Cup encourages students to read widely, work collaboratively in a team and continue developing a love of reading. Students worked in teams throughout… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Update

STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative.  We hope you enjoy time with your child/children to make/create/investigate a way to solve a problem in the school holidays. The theme for 2019 is … Do something …. make a difference! Along… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge

Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday our Pedal Prix families headed to Murray Bridge to compete in the final Round of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series.  For most of our families, it was their first time riding against approximately 200… Continue Reading →

Autism SA School Holiday Lego Club

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DISTRICT HIRAGANA READING COMPETITION SUCCESS

Last week on Wednesday September 18th, Woodend competed in the 16th annual Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition. After holding our own school run offs which involved all Year 7 students, we took along our top 4 teams of 4 to… Continue Reading →

Off to Canberra

A bright and early start for 180 year 6 and year 7 students this morning on four busses. We had great weather for the early morning and all students were extremely excited and ready to go.  It is amazing how… Continue Reading →

End of Term 3 Early Dismissal

End of Term 3 Early Dismissal Friday, 27 September 2:05pm Term 4 Begins Monday, 14 October

Congratulations to our Choir

Congratulations to our 40 Senior Choir students who participated in the Festival of Music performance at the Festival Theatre last night. Performing with students from 15 other schools, our Woodend students performed for two hours on the big stage to… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week news!

STEAM Week is Term 4 Week 1    Monday 14th – Friday 18th October 2019 …  an exciting week at Woodend! This week you will receive an invitation to our STEAM Week which is a parent engagement initiative.  We hope… Continue Reading →

Free Movie Night

Parent Network is hosting a FREE movie night in the Gym! The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long (PG) Friday 20 September 2019 Gym open: 5pm – Movie start: 6:45pm G rated animated shows playing from 5:30-6:30 before the movie for our younger… Continue Reading →

Opening of Zen Garden

Last Thursday 5th September, we held the official opening of the Zen Garden outside Room 19.  Representatives from nearby classes witnessed our groundsperson, Ken, open the space by cutting the streamers and then students and adults could trial it.  Ken… Continue Reading →

Casual Clothes Day

Friday, 20 September Come in Your Sporting Colours Gold Coin Donation Supporting Woodend After School Sports

STEAM Week is coming!

Are you getting excited for STEAM Week? Read on to see some new events! Monday 14 – Friday 18 October 2019 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things STEAM. This year we have a theme called: Do… Continue Reading →

Site Open – 12th September 2019

Dear Families I am writing to inform you that Woodend Primary School will NOTbe impacted by the industrial action being taken by members of the Australian Education Union on Thursday 12thSeptember. Woodend Primary School will be open and education programs… Continue Reading →

It’s Choir Time!

This year our Senior Choir has been working hard on a repertoire of songs in preparation for the Public Schools Music Festival. This years songs include a new song written by Phil Cummings, a commissioned work by Robyn Habel and… Continue Reading →

Nude Food Day

Every Tuesday in September the SRC is trialling a concept called nude food. Nude food has been used in many schools around Australia. Nude food is where you don’t bring packaged food to school. Instead, you put your food in… Continue Reading →

Help us turn your Plastic Bottles into living ECOSYSTEMS!

We need your 1 and 2 litre plastic bottles to create these biodomes. They are fully contained mini ecosystems!  There is a wheelie bin outside of the garden where you can leave your cleaned bottles. *Please remove labels too but… Continue Reading →

2019 Spring Market – Nov 10

The Woodend Spring Market is coming soon! Sunday 10 November 9am – 12 noon. We’ll have: market stalls carboot sales entertainment FREE kids activities including Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Games, Treasure Hunt food stall with egg & bacon sandwiches, sausage… Continue Reading →

Wind Ensemble and Strings Workshop

This year, we have a large number of students learning musical instruments. On Monday (week 8) our new wind ensemble and our strings students have an opportunity to work with the Seaview High School Ensemble on a workshop morning. This… Continue Reading →

South Australian Public Primary Schools Choir Auditions

The “South Australian Public Primary Schools’ Choir” (The SAPPS Choir) is now receiving expressions of interest for 2020 membership through an audition process.   The SAPPS choir is the showcase choir for Public Primary Schools. provides an opportunity for talented… Continue Reading →

Football Season comes to a close

Last Saturday 31st August, the four Woodend/Sheidow Park School football teams held their end-of-year presentations.  Each year level team has their annual rival game competing against their parents followed by the trophy presentation and sausage sizzle.  We were fortunate to… Continue Reading →

2019 Colour Run – Save the Date!

We will be doing another Colour Run school-wide fundraiser in 2019. UPDATE: our new date is Friday 22 November – please save the date! (We apologise for any inconvenience in this date change – an unforseen conflict arose.) All students… Continue Reading →

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