October 2021

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Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition 2021

This year we were again able to take part in the annual Hiragana Reading Competition, held at Reynella East College. We were able to take 2 teams of 4 to represent our school. It was a highly sort after position… Continue Reading →

Parent Forum

Parents and carers of  students with disability are invited to attend the Disability Policy & Programs November 18th 2021 Parent Forum. Hosted by the Department for Education, the Parent Forums are to inform and engage with parents or carers about… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing Focus Day

Wellbeing Focus Day was on Monday 25 October. It was lovely to see students dressed in clothes that represented something about their wellbeing and to hear them talk about why they chose to wear what they did. All Junior Primary… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update – 25 October 2021

COVID-19 Update – 25 October The good news we have been hoping for is here.  See the information below. It is always a complex task to balance the known with the unknown and I think we have managed very well…. Continue Reading →

Science Week: Worm Farms at Woodend

What was the task? The task was to make an environmentally-friendly worm farm using a plastic bottle. We recycled plastic bottles from home and used them for the task. We worked in our kitchen/garden groups making our own worm farms…. Continue Reading →

Year Seven to High School Update

Award Recipients!

Today we welcomed Nick from the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) who presented our Year 3/4 Blue team with a special, first time award. Each week during the 2021 season, the coaches and umpires voted on the team that… Continue Reading →

We welcome Scientist Roger and local MP David Speirs!

Roger Yazbek’s main research field is the development of new breath analysis tests for cancer, gastrointestinal function and dietary monitoring. He collects human breath samples and measures the different gasses that make up the breath and tries to relate that… Continue Reading →

Looking back on STEAM Week

Thank you parents/carers and grandparents for all your engagement with STEAM Week with your child.  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… Continue Reading →

Tall Poppy Scientists continue coming for STEAM Week!

On Thursday 14th October we welcomed back Tall Poppy Scientist, Margaret Shanafield.  Margaret is a Hydrologist and a Hydrogeologist.  Margaret studies water, and how and where water moves from rainfall into streams into the groundwater (or up into the air… Continue Reading →

Visit the Woodend (virtual) Art Gallery!

In celebration of STEAM Week, our virtual art gallery has been updated! Thank you to our Visual Arts specialists for sharing some samples of the stunning works their students have created while exploring line, shape, tone, colour, pattern, texture and… Continue Reading →

Welcoming more STEAM visitors!

Yesterday and today, children and staff from Woodend Children’s Centre came to visit to see what some classes have been doing for STEAM Week.  The Tuesday group of children helped to count rubbish collections to see how much plastic we… Continue Reading →

Off and running with STEAM events!

On Monday we welcomed Tall Poppy scientists, Dr Lee Yian and Dr Hannah Wardill. Dr Chew is a Neuroscientist, Geneticist and studies worms and Dr Wardill’s science field is Microbiology and Oncology. Our year 6/7 classes heard about possible pathways… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing Focus Day

October is Mental Health Month, a time to ‘tune in’ and think about our mental health and wellbeing. At Woodend, we will be holding a Wellbeing Focus Day on Monday 25 October (week 3). There are 3 aspects to the… Continue Reading →

What it’s like to start year 7 in high school + Parent Update


Woodend Primary School presents… 2021 ARTS SHOWCASE!

We are proud to present Woodend Primary School’s 2021 Arts Showcase!  For many of our students this recording is the culmination of their persistence and hard work in learning their instrument of choice, undertaking a new challenge and/or pursuing a… Continue Reading →

Message to parents/caregivers from Professor Nicola Spurrier


Sports Day Spectators Sign In

  School Interview process is now open for parents to book in for Sports Day. Go to the link: Event code:     fs46e There are 2 sessions available. One adult per family per session is allowed. If you… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Term 4 2021

Welcome back to term 4.  Trusting everyone enjoyed some time away from the routine of school.  Many children have eagerly shared their time on STEAM investigations, camping, travelling or spending time with friends. It is obvious that students have returned… Continue Reading →

Parent Feedback for Class Placement (only if required)

Dear Parents and Caregivers We are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the 2022 school year. This is a lengthy and complex task involving teachers and the school leadership team to place each child in a… Continue Reading →

Sports Day visitors – Making it work in a Covid safe way

Dear parents, caregivers, Sports Day is just 3 weeks away and a program will soon be distributed via the School Blog Post. Pending any change in SA Health directions, it is our intention to allow one person per family to… Continue Reading →

Autism SA Recognising Carers Week

In recognition of Carers Week and to say thank you to the the incredible carers in our community, Autism SA are offering a 20% discount for any Family Workshops booked this week, until 16 October! You can book with code… Continue Reading →

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