February 2021

Learning Support 2021

Literacy and Numeracy are foundational to learning at Woodend. The literacy and numeracy learning programs are evidence-informed and differentiated to meet individual students needs. For a variety of reasons there is a small percentage of students who require additional support… Continue Reading →

Assistance for New Families

New Woodend families have now been with us for 5 weeks!  Here are a few pics of families where the new Reception has joined their sibling now at school! We trust that your child is settling into school life at… Continue Reading →

Reminder: Hazard – Cords on Hats

We wish to remind parents and caregivers of the following hazard, originally issued in February 2017, that remains active: Cords, drawstrings and toggles on hats and children’s clothing may become entrapped in small gaps found in play equipment causing strangulation,… Continue Reading →

Parking, Traffic, Kiss & Go Updates

UPDATE TO PARKING / KISS & GO ZONE – EDWARD BECK DRIVE: PLEASE NOTE: Marion Council have adjusted the NO PARKING times at the Kiss & GO zone. The afternoon NO PARKING times are now 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday –… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Day reminder

Pupil Free Day Friday, 19 February  2021  

“I Don’t Feel Well”

Student’s coming to school unwell We are currently experiencing a mixture of illnesses at school. There’s have been cold symptoms and upset tummy’s including vomiting. Please, if your child presents to you “I don’t feel well” they need to stay… Continue Reading →

Brighton Special Interest Music Information Evening for Years 6 & 7

Everything you need to know about auditioning for Brighton’s Special Interest Music Program Tuesday 30 March 2021, 5.30 to 6.30pm Brighton Secondary School Concert Hall Followed by a free short concert on the front oval (bring a picnic dinner and… Continue Reading →

Performing Arts 2021

My name is Sue Thomson and you will find me in room 25 and taking over outdoor areas to work with your children in the Performing Arts. We can be found in the Atrium, outside in the Plaza, play area… Continue Reading →

Volunteering at Woodend Primary School

We are very excited to be able to welcome a limited number of volunteers back on site to support our teachers and students with their teaching and learning programs. This resumption is as long as government health advice and physical… Continue Reading →

Woodend Physical Education in 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting year of the Physical Education (PE) program here at Woodend Primary School. For those new families to the school, my name is Matthew Hehner and I am the PE specialist at this school… Continue Reading →

Design and Technology 2021

My name is Vicki Gregory and I will be working with your child in the Design and Technology room. This year, students will be involved in a range of problem-based design challenges, where stretch thinking and creativity is fostered. In… Continue Reading →

Invitation to Join 2021 Parent Network Committee

You are invited to join the WPS 2021 Parent Network. Parent Network is a committee of parents & carers – our aim is to connect with and support other parents, the students, and our school. Parent Network volunteers run a number of… Continue Reading →

Visual Arts 2021

Welcome to Visual Arts at Woodend. This year Visual Arts will be taught by Miss Jess Ottewell and Mrs Rieko Woodley. Visual Arts with Miss Jess Ottewell  Visual Art lessons are a place where students will have the opportunity to… Continue Reading →

IGNITE at Aberfoyle Park High School

REGISTER NOW IGNITE Program for Gifted Children Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department for Education (DfE) school for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide. DfE provides extra resources for the innovative IGNITE program designed to… Continue Reading →

BYOD Information Session 2021

Parents and caregivers are invited to learn more about our BYOD Program as a part of this year’s Acquaintance Night. In this webinar we look at the vision for our learners when using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and discuss… Continue Reading →

Dress Code Policy

Last year in Terms 3 and 4, with support from Governing Council, parents/ carers, staff and students, a committee reviewed our school Dress Code policy.  A school Dress Code is the documented standards of what is acceptable in relation to… Continue Reading →

Nihongo (Japanese) at Woodend

konnichiwa!  こんにちは! Welcome to Nihongo at Woodend. We, Sarah Vinall and Rieko Woodley, currently have the pleasure of teaching your child/ren Japanese. Many of you may know of us as Vinall sensei/Woodley sensei or just sensei! We are passionate about… Continue Reading →

Attendance Matters

It is important that students develop regular habits of attendance.  This enables them to maximise their educational opportunities and to actively participate in their learning. This includes: positive routines and habits friendships and connections communication, problem-solving and creative skills. Learning… Continue Reading →

Introducing our New Piano Teacher, Sofie Arhontoulis

Enrolment Form Piano lessons are available at school! These piano classes are designed to focus on making kids fall in love with music first so that practicing happens naturally later without being a chore. Why group lessons? Here are some… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night 2021

Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers  Tuesday, 9 February 2021 Covid-19 restrictions have made it very difficult for teachers and parents to become acquainted as children begin the year in their new classes and we look forward to… Continue Reading →

NAPLAN 2021 – Information for Parents and Caregivers


School Closure – Pupil Free Days 2021

Dear families, To assist with your planning for 2021, please note the following dates that have been approved for our school in relation to the school closure and pupil free days. Pupil Free Day – Friday 19/2/2021 (Staff will focus… Continue Reading →

SPECIAL EDITION: SRC Podcast with Premier Steven Marshall

Please enjoy our interview with South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall. We recorded this when he came to visit our school on Friday the 29th of January. A special thank you to the students who represented our school on the day…. Continue Reading →

The Instrumental Music Service Offers FREE Music Lessons for Students in Years 5, 6 and 7!

Did you know that we have a band program that offers instrumental music lessons taught by music teachers from the Department for Education Instrumental Music Service?  Our school currently has vacancies for students wishing to learn Trumpet, Trombone or Tuba… Continue Reading →

Senior Uniform and Uniform Shop – Update

Commemorative tops: Excitement is building for the delivery of our 2021 commemorative tops! This is something many students have been looking forward to throughout their Woodend years. Hopefully these tops will be delivered within the next two weeks, however this… Continue Reading →

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