Month

May 2022

Policy change linked to reading

Dear Parents/Carers We are writing to inform you of a significant policy change within the Department for Education. This change from previous years is that ‘Running Records’ – a previous measure of a student’s reading growth is no longer a… Continue Reading →

Masks in schools Update

Dear Families, This week has seen quite a wintry blast of cold and wet weather, which means that sometimes we have children indoors during recess and lunch period, and sometimes the Oval is too wet for them to use even… Continue Reading →

Next Monday is Pyjama Day!

On Monday the 6th of June (week 6) we will celebrate our term 2 wellbeing focus day with Pyjama Day. This theme highlights the importance of self-care and encourages us to feel comfortable, supported and connected to our class and… Continue Reading →

Woodies Goodies Special Subway Lunch!

Place your order for this term’s Subway Special Lunch Day!  The students find this a popular special lunch!  It is prepared by the Woodies Goodies canteen staff. Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022 (Week 8) Choice of 6″ white or wheat… Continue Reading →

Pre-service teachers

To play our role in assisting in the development of high quality teachers for future generations, Woodend Primary school is committed to providing university students with an opportunity to experience a period of classroom-based learning, with mentoring from an experienced teacher,… Continue Reading →

Learning Support Term 2

Our learning support programs are up and running again for term 2 and we are pleased with the progress students are making with this additional support. This term, we have started an additional support program for year 5 students and… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA School Community Rewards Program

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Can you help keep Auskick going?

Over sixty families participated in our recent NAB AFL Auskick program held at our Woodend School oval.  This program has been operating for many years and every year, we see our young children learning our Aussie rules skills and having… Continue Reading →

Free Presentation: Pathways to a Healthy Mind

Pathways to a Healthy Mind Parent Workshop with Dr Tom Nehmy For: parents of ELC and primary school aged children Wednesday 15 June – WPS Gym 6pm – Doors open, Drinks & Nibbles for Parents & Carers 7pm – 90… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update : 18th May 2022

SAPSASA News!

This month we have had students participate in three SAPSASA events.  On Thursday 5th May Cross Country took place in wet and wintry conditions with moments of sunshine at Belair National Park. Well done to all Woodend students who trained… Continue Reading →

Fantasy Writing Competition

A big thank you to Ms Humphrys in the Library, and Bethany, who recently organised a writing competition for our students. Some of our students excelled with their creative writing and during the holidays Ms Humphrys and Bethany had the… Continue Reading →

Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC)

The Department for Education Child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy states that ‘all children and young people in the department’s preschools and schools will access the approved child protection curriculum’. The KS:CPC teaches children and… Continue Reading →

Parent forum for parents and carers of children with disability

Parents and carers of children with disability are invited to join a free parent forum on Friday 27 May. This continues the series of forums for parents provided by the department. The forum will open with the keynote by Angela… Continue Reading →

NAPLAN 2022 – Information for parents and carers

Students in years 3 and 5 will participate in NAPLAN testing this term. The NAPLAN test window for 2022 is between the 10th and 20th of May. Most tests will be completed online this year, however all year 3 students… Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Term Two Update

Dear families, I trust that you found family time during the last two weeks that was as normal as possible. I know we had a number of families and staff who were isolating during the school holidays, which we know… Continue Reading →

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