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October 2019

Year 7 into High School Update Term 4 Week 3

Pot or plant donations

Can you help? The Grounds Committee is working on developing the cement space outside the canteen, OSHC and kitchen. One of the projects is to create a ‘Canteen Cafe’ where students and staff can gather, sit and interact in a… Continue Reading →

Instrumental Music 2020

This year, we have had nearly 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend. Over the next few weeks, we will release information about opportunities for learning an instrument in 2020. This year we have our band program which offers… Continue Reading →

Reminder – Student Free Day

A reminder that Friday 1 November is a student free day. Teachers will be at school continuing their work on reading, with a specific focus on Dyslexia.  

World Teachers Day

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated in Australia on Friday 25 October. Teaching is an incredibly challenging but rewarding profession. For a teacher to hear the words ‘Oh I get it!’ is one of the most rewarding moments in the day…. Continue Reading →

State Hiragana Reading Competition

As mentioned in a previous post, we had 2 teams from Woodend place 2nd and 3rd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. This year was the third year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA have… Continue Reading →

VAC Swim Season Open Now

The Vacswim season for 2019/2020 is fast approaching and we’re so excited to once again be teaching South Aussie kids water skills, awareness, confidence and safety! We know you care about your students so we’re inviting you to become a Vacswim… Continue Reading →

Graduation 2019: Save the Date

Our year 7 team is working hard on graduation arrangements for this year. With 73 year 7s graduating, there is a lot of organising to do! Our planning is coming along well, and we hope to have more information to… Continue Reading →

Canberra Wrap Up

Are we there yet? How much longer? These were just a few of the questions asked multiple times as we commuted the 1,171km to Canberra. During Week 10 of term 3, 144 year 6 and 7 students from Woodend undertook… Continue Reading →

Colour Run 2019

Sticky post

This year, we will be holding a School Colour-Run as our major fundraising event on Friday 22 November. Organised by our SRC and parent network, this event is designed to raise much needed money towards new Play Ground & Play Equipment for the school oval…. Continue Reading →

STEAM Expo and Music Night

There was so much to hear, see, touch and do at our combined STEAM Expo and Music Night last night!  There were so many ‘thoughtful’ investigations on display this year where families had made a big effort to think through… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #4

Thursday 17/10/19 – selected Year 6/7’s had the opportunity to work with Sports Science/Nutritionalist Scientist, Professor Claire Drummond. Her expertise is in human movement and the science of nutrition. Professor Drummond went through a “theory” type session on nutrition and… Continue Reading →

Reminder – STEAM week expo and Music Performances tonight

We are looking forward to our STEAM Expo tonight and hope you are planning to come. All STEAM Investigations will be set up in the Gym, Library, Kitchen, Studio and Rooms 28 and 29 Thank you to all families who… Continue Reading →

2020 Class Placement: Parent Input

2020 Class Placement: Dear Parents and Caregivers We are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the 2020 school year. This is a lengthy and complex task involving teachers and the school leadership team to place each… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #3

Amongst all the critical and creative STEAM related thinking happening in classes during day 3, we also hosted members of the Seaview High School Pedal Prix team and their teacher, Mr Joel Fitzgerald. They shared all the STEAM linked to their… Continue Reading →

2020 Senior Uniform

Information on ordering Senior Uniforms for 2020 has been sent home. Orders will close 17th November 2019. Year 7 Uniform can be ordered here Year 6 Uniform can be ordered here              

STEAM WEEK Day 2

Day 2 of STEAM Week! The Year 3/4 classes had an opportunity to work with Dr Katharina Richter on microbes today. Dr Richter is a SA Tall Poppy Scientist who is known for her research in combating super bugs. Students conducted… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Term 4

Welcome back to term 4.  Hopefully everyone enjoyed the time with family and able to share in activities together.  Many children have eagerly shared their time on STEAM investigations, camping, travelling or spending time with friends. It is obvious that… Continue Reading →

Way2Go Walktober Challenge

As part of Woodend’s Way2Go partnership we are participating in a Way2Go Walktober Challenge from Monday 14 October – Thursday 31 October 2019. Why participate in Way2Go Walktober? More walking = more fun = less cars = safer children Active… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Timetable 2019

Here is a timetable of events and incursions happening during our Woodend STEAM Week.  Once again, we have been fortunate to have several reputable STEAM professionals work with different age groups.  These range from a Tall Poppy Scientist, an Engineer… Continue Reading →

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