August 2022

Dreaming with our eyes wide open for Book Week!

Although Book Week may have officially drawn to a close at Woodend on Friday, it’s clear the celebrations are not over! Story Quest was enjoyed by a number of our middle and upper primary classes today. In this wonderful performance,… Continue Reading →

Reminder: School Closure Day Next Monday 5/9/22

Next Monday the 5th September is a School Closure Day. OSHC is available. Bookings are essential. Please phone 0411274747 or book via Family Lounge.

‘A Case of Discovery’ Forensic Science Workshop

On Wednesday of last week, years 4, 5 and 6 classes took part in a fantastic Science workshop that focussed on forensic evidence and code cracking. Students were invited to help crack the code and solve a “real life” forensic… Continue Reading →

Clever Kids

Clever Kids is a small group social-emotional wellbeing program facilitated through SPELD and designed for children with a diagnosis of dyslexia. It aims to improve student self-esteem, resilience and assertiveness, and to help them to develop effective coping strategies, as… Continue Reading →

Kitchen Garden Produce For Sale

The following items, from our Kitchen / Garden Program, are available for sale through Qkr, under School Payments on the Kitchen/Garden tab. Items purchased will be delivered to classes Tuesday, August 25. Large jars Triple Citrus Marmalade – $4 Small… Continue Reading →

Patch Theatre performance woos our little people!

Today we took five buses full of Reception to Year 2 students to Hopgood Theatre.  It was a Patch Theatre Performance entitled ‘Home’.  There was not one minute where the children’s senses were not engaged! Visually, orally, aurally and kinaesthetically… Continue Reading →

Woodend Rises to the Challenge, Shining Bright at 2022 Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival

”A beautifully danced piece about natural disaster and caring for others brought to life effectively through audiovisuals, stagecraft and the use of reportage and montage.” by Amanda Phillips & Alix Kuijpers To all staff and students involved, particularly Mrs Najjar,… Continue Reading →

2022 Colour Run – Save these dates!

We are excited to announce that this year we are doing a Colour Run Fundraiser! Perhaps you were part of our community in 2018 or 2019 when we last held Colour Runs, it is a lot of fun! This year… Continue Reading →

Reception Assembly Recordings

Congratulations to our Reception children who presented their first assembly for our school community today. Room 4 & Room 12 Room 3 & Room 11

Market Stall

Sheena-Margot and Dylan from our Kitchen Garden Program will hold a market stall next Wednesday, 24 August, after school (3.10pm) in front of the kitchen. Produce available includes marmalades & jams, pickled beetroot, dehydrated fruits, plants and eggs from our… Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Gift Stall 2022

Parent Network volunteers are excited to once again host a Gift Stall in honour of Father’s Day. Our aim is to offer students an opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to the special people in their lives who care for them…. Continue Reading →


Thank you to our 2022 OSHC Staff! Kari Hi my name is Kari and I joined the team at Woodend Primary in 2022. I currently work as an SSO in the Reception classes during the school term and in OSHC… Continue Reading →

Year 5/6 Assembly Recording

Over the next two terms we are trialling a new format for assemblies. Each assembly will be presented by year level groups to two smaller audiences. This idea was proposed by SRC in 2021 and will be reviewed at the… Continue Reading →

FAQ’s about our Woodies Goodies Canteen

Hi all Last term we received some questions from parents/carers and students regarding the Canteen. We thought we would answer them here. What items do we sell over the counter at recess and lunch times? We sell a range of… Continue Reading →

2022 Book Week Parade – Friday the 26th of August! 

A special invitation is extended to families to join us for our 2022 Book Week Parade. Theme: ‘Dreaming with eyes open…’ Students and staff are invited to dress up. Be inspired by this year’s theme or dress as character from… Continue Reading →

2023 Woodend Children Centre and General Preschool Mid Year Enrolments

Planning for mid-year intake in preschools in 2023 has progressed during the break and I can advise that the registration of interest process for mid-year intake into preschool in 2023 commences from Term 3 2022. Mid-year intake in preschools: Mid-year… Continue Reading →

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