October 2020

Friday’s Sport Activities – Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Parents NOT permitted to attend

Dear families, thank you for your work leading up to Friday. It will be an exciting time for students to get outside, and as long as the weather holds, they will participate in a number of activities arranged by Matthew… Continue Reading →


Yesterday our Wakakirri students performed for our school community. This group of students worked hard throughout the year, in their own time, to bring together an excellent performance entitled ‘Black Water’. Due to COVID restrictions, the Wakakirri competition has moved… Continue Reading →

New and Inviting Play Spaces

This term has seen the completion of stage #3 of our playground spaces.  Naturally, as each stage has been unveiled, there has been an abundance of students wanting to trial the new spaces. Here are the three completed stages: Terrace… Continue Reading →

Online Safety Education

Our children and young people are using the internet more than ever before to socialise, learn and play. The internet is a great tool, however it does come with risks. The eSafety Commissioner promotes online safety education and has a… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Basketball success!

Congratulations to all Woodend students who represented the school today in the SAPSASA Basketball Competition. Both teams were very successful and ended up 2nd in their divisions. Girls had 4 games with 3 wins and 1 loss. Boys had 5… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Menu

If you haven’t already ordered lunch items or a treat for your child for Sports Day, now is the time!  Qkr orders close this Sunday 25th October. Woodies Goodies Canteen have a range of choices including gluten free options.  If… Continue Reading →

2021 Senior Uniform

Ordering for 2021 Senior Uniforms is now open. Information went home with all current Year 5&6 students last week. Sizing kit is available in the meeting room. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER

Parent Forum Webinar – Children’s Behaviour Support

Parents and carers of children with disability are invited to participate in a Behaviour Support webinar forum. Trinh Mai, Assistant Director, Policy and Project Implementation will share useful information about behaviour support and how families can best work with preschool… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week moments

Thank you for all your engagement with STEAM Week.  It has been a very positive experience to have students bring investigations/projects/creations/designs from home and to see the development and collaboration of an idea as a family task.  We have also… Continue Reading →

What is the role of a Hydrologist?

What is the role of a Hydrologist and Hydrogeologist?  Where does our water come from?  Where does our water go?  What inhabitants are found in our local waterways? What do they help to do to our water? How should we… Continue Reading →

Challenges to complete for STEAM Week!

Here are more design challenges for STEAM Week during Design and Technology today!

Challenging STEAM work in Design and Technology today!

Take a look at the photos of students completing a design challenge for STEAM Week!  There was certain criteria to meet to be successful at the challenge. Ms Gregory had the students using some higher order STEAM thinking!    

STEAM Week – Music Performances

A big thank you to all of the people who tuned in to any of our STEAM Week concerts this week. At time of writing we have had just over 1400 viewers across the week! Amazing support for our students…. Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day 3!

Dr Alice Clement worked with the Year 4/5, Year 5’s and 5/6 class this week.  She was also awarded the Tall Poppy Scientist 2020 award for her research in Palaeontology.  Alice shared her love of animals which led to her… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 3

What a fantastic week of musical performances we have had. Tonight is no exception with some great performances for our final concert of STEAM Week! Once again I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our instrumental music teachers… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day 2!

The Year 6/7 students were privileged to have another Tall Poppy Scientist work with them on Tuesday this week.  Ian Moffat was awarded Tall Poppy Scientist for 2020 in his field of Archaeology.  Ian’s presentation complemented the work students had… Continue Reading →

Final STEAM Week Concert

STEAM Week Concert 2

Welcome to our second concert night for STEAM Week 2020! Last night, we saw some of our amazing Woodend musicians, and tonight we are pleased to present some more talented students. Learning an instrument take persistence and hard work and… Continue Reading →


STEAM Week is finally here! Throughout the week, classes are looking at a relevant problem in our world which students will investigate and then design a possible solution.  Some classes commenced their investigation last term.  Here are snippets from Day… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 2

Thanks for tuning in to our first concert tonight. We have some very talented young people at Woodend! The music continues tomorrow night, with the second concert in our STEAM Week series. Tomorrow’s concert will feature Senior Choir, James V,… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 1

Welcome to the first concert of our STEAM Week concert Series! Although we are unable to have a live event this year, the opportunity to record in our studio has been a new and valuable experience for our instrumental music… Continue Reading →

Parent Feedback re Class Placement for 2021 (if required)

2021 Class Placement: Dear Parents and Caregivers We are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the 2021 school year. This is a lengthy and complex task involving teachers and the school leadership team to place each… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 1

Year 6 and Year 7 Ignite Testing: Gifted Students

Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department for Education school for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide.  Their IGNITE program is specifically designed to meet the needs of students with high intellectual potential. Please find attached… Continue Reading →

Australian Training Awards – Congratulations to Ebony Springall

Congratulations to Ebony for being recognised as a person who will contribute to the education of our young people as she maps her pathway through her future role as a Support Officer. Ebony has been recommended for an Award through… Continue Reading →

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