Hello to all Woodend Parents & Carers, I hope that 2022 is off to a good start for your family.

I would like to invite you to attend the 2022 Woodend Primary School Annual General Meeting. The AGM is an opportunity to learn more about the work being done here at Woodend Primary School: both current initiatives and achievements, as well as future goals. It is a great opportunity to ask questions that you may have about the school.

NEW! Rescheduled AGM:

Wednesday 25 May 6:30 pm at Woodend Primary School Hall

I would also like to invite you and encourage you to join a School Committee. I believe that the strength of a school is determined by the strength of the parent community behind it, and that is absolutely true of Woodend. Our School Committees are responsible for so much of what happens around the school and our Parent Volunteers are so very appreciated.

Read on to learn a bit about each of the committees…

Parent Network Committee

The Parent Network is responsible for supporting our school, supporting parents and carers, and building a strong WPS community. Some of our current initiatives include: school wide fundraising, special day gift stalls, community events, helpful parent workshops, and staff recognition for world teacher’s day and SSO day. We would love your new ideas for community building and supporting both the school and it’s families.

Click here to join Parent Network: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpsparentnetworkcommittee/

Governing Council

The role of the Governing Council is to involve the parent community in the governance of our school. This includes things such as: setting the broad direction & vision for our school; strategic planning for our school; determining school policies; and reviewing & approving our budget. The Governing Council is a committee comprised of parents, staff representatives, the principal, and school leadership.

Grounds Committee

The Grounds Committee is responsible for the improvement of our school Grounds. Responsibilities include Biodiversity & Natural Play spaces, any major grounds updates (such as a planned new middle playground). Grounds Committee is comprised of parents, school groundskeeping staff, and school leadership staff.

Healthy Eating Committee

The Healthy Eating Committee supports the running of our school canteen and is responsible for review and management of canteen finances, implementation of the Rite Bite strategy, management and organisation of special events and special lunch days, and overseeing the daily operations of the canteen. The Healthy Eating Committee includes canteen staff, canteen volunteers, parents, and school leadership staff.

Sports Committee

The responsibilities of the Sports Committee are to: promote school sport and provide all students with the opportunity to play a sport; set fees and arrange player registration; organize club coordinators and help them in their role of finding coaches and managers; provide information about training and development opportunities; prepare sport budget and purchase equipment; and actively promote codes of conduct. Sport Committee is comprised of school staff, leadership staff, parents, and all sports team coaches/managers/coordinators.

OSHC Committee

The OSHC Advisory Committee supports the running of our Out of School Hours Care facility and is responsible for reviewing and management of OSHC finances; overseeing the daily operations of the OSHC; development and implementation of OSHC policy; and implementation of quality standards. OSHC Committee is comprised of the OSHC director, OSHC staff, parents, and leadership staff.

All committees report back to Governing Council. Committee meetings are posted in the school calendar (found on the website).

Please note: from 11 December 2021 the Emergency Management (Education and Early Childhood Settings COVID-19) Direction requires all persons working or volunteering in an SA education setting (including governing council members and parent helpers) to have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine. 

To join Governing Council or any school committee, or if you have any questions at all about these committees, please email wpsgoverningcouncil@gmail.com

I do encourage you to get involved in an area of the school that you are passionate about, interested in, or feel you can be of service. It is a wonderful way to feel more engaged in what is happening at Woodend. I hope to meet you at the AGM!


Karen Gunton

Governing Council Chairperson