Mr Marshall Signing Off

My sincerest thanks to staff, students and parents for the wonderful  send off.  So much has been said over the past few weeks at a range  of different events.  I have been extremely flattered, grateful and honoured to receive such lovely words… Continue Reading →

Year 7 Graduation 2016

We congratulate our Year 7 graduates of  2016 and wish them all the best in 2017 as they progress to high school and a new and exciting  phase in their lives. We are very proud  of the way these students have… Continue Reading →

Farewell Assembly… Year 7 Dance Performances

Every year our Year 7 students work with dance instructor Sue Howard to choreography two dances for presentation at our farewell assembly on the last day of the school year. Both the boy’s dance and the girl’s dance are usually quite unique… Continue Reading →

Yr 7 Memento Project 2016

Each year our Year 7 students create something special to leave as a memento for the school to enjoy and to also leave a mark that helps everyone remember them. The school is full of lovely art and technology installations… Continue Reading →

Christmas Best Wishes To All

We’ve all enjoyed another Woodend School Community Christmas Event and we thank all performers for a fabulous three hours of fun and christmas cheer.  Thank you also to all the volunteers who help with our canteen services on the night.  We think our… Continue Reading →

Great Big Thank You To Our Volunteers

Congratulations to  Kym Sard  and Alex Moran  (pictured above) on being acknowledged  with  Woodend Volunteer Awards for 2017.  This recognition is given to  long-term volunteers who are leaving the school at the time that their last child is graduating from… Continue Reading →

Premier’s Reading Challenge … Mem Says Keep Reading

Congratulations to the hundreds of students who received a Premier’s Reading  Challenge Award at our special assembly  on 30  November.  We were lucky to have Mem Fox as special guest for this presentation.  Check out the PRC Awards list on… Continue Reading →


Our thoughts are with the Briggs family

Two Special Assemblies…

Our Kidpreneurs have an amazing experience… UPDATED 09/12/16

Check out this youtube video…added   to this post on 09/12/16. A couple of weeks ago our National Prize winning Kidpreneurs of the Year from Felicity Shevchenko’s class had an amazing time in Melbourne visiting the Moose Toy Headquarters and meeting with… Continue Reading →

2017 Diary Dates… Advance Notice

  OSHC will be open from 9 January for Vacation Care. School office will be open from 9:00 am  on Tuesday 17 January. Uniform Shop will be open from 9:00 am -10:00 am  on Monday 23 January and Tuesday 24 January…. Continue Reading →

SAVE THE DATES… 8 March and 17 May 2017 … exciting Mark le Messurier presentations

We are very pleased that Parent Network has been able to organise two special  Mark Le Messurier  adult presentations  in Terms 1&2  next year.  We are sure these will be very engaging for parents and staff . Mark is a… Continue Reading →

FAREWELL ASSEMBLIES … check the calendar

Woodend Volunteer Awards 2017…Presented 9 Dec at Thank You Morning Tea… Who would you nominate?

We love to recognise all of our volunteers as often as possible. We use the Thank You Morning Tea (10:30 am 9 Dec) to formally do that. We have invited all volunteers to this morning tea.  We hope that we have included… Continue Reading →

Our New Principal Is…

A new principal has been appointed to our school, to commence in January 2017.  His name is Steve Freeman.    Steve is currently Principal at Reynella Primary School.  Steve is an experienced principal and will fit in very well with… Continue Reading →

Happy Retirement to Deb Darwin and Jude Wood

Deb  and Jude have both announced their intentions to retire from teaching.  They have both had wonderful long careers in education and are looking forward to spending more time with family, grandchildren in particular, and doing more travel. We will miss… Continue Reading →

Only 6 More Places For Host Families for Myojo@Woodend 2017…DON’T MISS OUT!

We thank those families who have already expressed an interest in hosting a Myojo student during their Myojo@Woodend visit in March 2017.  The interest has  been great.  Vinall Sensai will be working through the host family selection process over the next few weeks…. Continue Reading →

Materials and Services Charge for 2017… Poll Results

Governing Council is pleased to announce  the result of the poll conducted to establish whether the total amount of the 2017 Materials and Services Charge may be legally recoverable. The result was 83 in favour, 8 against.  Therefore the full… Continue Reading →

Sausage Sizzle 2 Dec … Orders by 28 Nov

SRC Fireworks Casual Day … the more money raised the bigger the fireworks

Exciting Grounds Projects This November: Help Needed

We are working on a number  of projects in our school grounds, that will have a great impact on our students’  learning and enjoyment .  They are not big, difficult projects, but they do require some help from parents, to… Continue Reading →

Disco Fun … 4 November, 2016

We thank all of our staff and parents who made the Sports Disco possible.  A great time was had by all.      

Star Gazing, 4 November 2016 … We Saw Amazing Saturn

Those  who came out on Friday evening to attend  our star gazing  evening  were enthralled by the  close up views of the Moon  and the Rings of Saturn.  We had over one hundred people brave chilly winds to have a unique experience…. Continue Reading →

The Fence …Future Access After Hours

If you have been around the school this week you will know that there is lots of  work happening to install the fence that will secure the school and Woodend Children’s Centre buildings outside school hours. The fence  and gates… Continue Reading →

Honouring Our Wonderful Teachers

Over the past week we celebrated World Teachers’ Day.  Teachers  always love to know they are appreciated  and the  acknowledgments by students on Friday 28 Oct were much loved.  Our teachers were treated to a wonderful morning tea on Monday 31… Continue Reading →

Annual School Community Christmas Event… Monday 12 December… Call for performers…

The Annual School Community Christmas Event is a giant family picnic on the school oval.  We have music and performances  that are all just for fun. This is not a concert night; it is a lovely relaxed chance to enjoy the… Continue Reading →

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