November 2020

Draft Dress Code Policy

This semester, with support from Governing Council, a committee was formed to establish a formal review process for our school Dress Code.  A school Dress Code is the documented standards of what is acceptable in relation to the clothing worn… Continue Reading →


IMPORTANT GRADUATION UPDATE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY The end of the school year is quickly approaching and planning for graduation is well underway. At this stage, we are hopeful that current COVID restrictions will ease as expected on December 1st. If… Continue Reading →

Approved Materials and Services Charge for 2021

Dear families, As the Chief Executive’s delegate, I have approved the amount for the 2021 school year, of $335. This follows a successful poll where the majority supported the amount of $335 being the 2021 Materials and Services charge for… Continue Reading →

Beach Volleyball fun!

A great day down at Glenelg for the 132 year 6/7’s that were competing in a Beach Volleyball competition. A big thanks to the parents for transporting our students today and the teachers for coming along to help supervise and… Continue Reading →

Breaking News – Children return to school on Monday 23rd November

Dear parent/caregiver, The Premier today announced that schools and preschools will reopen to all students on Monday 23 November. As a result our school will be open and operating as normal and all Woodend students are expected to be at… Continue Reading →

Latest Update regarding the Lockdown

Dear families, Today we have been advised that the state is going into Lockdown.  Please note that this is an evolving process and we are working to understand exactly what this means for our school. At this stage: Woodend Primary… Continue Reading →

Free live webinar series for parents and carers

 eSafety’s parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama is the first an online series of webinars for parents in 2021 and will kick off on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 9 February 2021. The webinars will help parents and carers support… Continue Reading →

COVID Outbreak: Consequences for our school

Dear families, the recent outbreak at Parafield is a stark reminder that we are very much still in the grip of a pandemic and that things can change ever so quickly. We hope that this is brought under control and… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day 2020

Our Remembrance Day assembly this morning was a lovely commemoration of those who have lost their lives in the service of their country during the war.  Our remembrance of all those who have served or are serving in our armed… Continue Reading →

Enjoy a Sushi Special Lunch!

  Woodies Goodies Special Lunch Day Sushi and Fruit Box Monday 23rd November 2020 On Monday 23rd November (Week 7) we will have a Special Lunch Day for students.   SUSHI CHOICES:   Sushi – Teriyaki Chicken   Sushi –… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Cricket results

The year 6/7 SAPSASA Boy’s Cricket team had round 2 of the SAPSASA competition last Friday 6th November at Woodcroft College. Game 1 Woodend was up against a quality Belair team who batted well and bowled consistently. Belair finished 3/122… Continue Reading →

Softball selections

We congratulate the following four Woodend students who represented Southern Valley last week at the State Softball Carnival. Thais, Jess and Elise were in the Southern Valley girls team and Tom was in the combined Southern Valley/South West boys team.

Term 4 Principal Update

Dear families, We are moving quickly towards the end of the 2020 school year.  I think that as a school community, we are all looking forward to 2021 and a better new year. Closing access to a school during a… Continue Reading →

Uniform Review Policy 2020

A committee representing Woodend students, staff and parents/carers was formed in August to review our school’s Uniform Policy.  Amendments were made in line with the Department For Education’s guidelines for a Uniform Review including a change of name to ‘Dress… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update: End of Year Fireworks Cancellation

Dear families, Given the number of people who have accessed the Sports Day video, you would be aware of the fun that everyone had, with a moderate level of competition in some events. The teacher vs student event was eventful… Continue Reading →

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