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Why Not Join The Kay-A-Day Challenge …  November 1-21

Parent Network would like to invite Woodend families to take part in the Kay-A-Day Challenge, designed to encourage kids to walk or run just one kilometre a day for 21 days – the distance of a half marathon!In Australia 9… Continue Reading →

What A Beautiful Thing … Some Next Steps and More Science Expo Photos

Our aim for science week was to spark curiosity for students to  doing more exploring … We want students to be able to develop their obersvation skills so that they notice what’s going on…  often the observations will lead to students… Continue Reading →

What A Beautiful Thing… Science Expo Excitement

We  had a fabulous science week, which culminated with a wonderful Science Expo.  We were all enthralled by the hundreds of science  projects, posters, models, investigations that were on display.  Congratulations to families for all the wonderful engagement in learning that… Continue Reading →

Reminders … For Next Week

Welcome … Science Expo 21 OCT… Stargazing Evening Now 4 NOV… Amazing win … Class Placement 2017…

We hope you enjoyed a great family catch up time during the past two weeks.   We look forward to a term full of sparky learning opportunities, where we strive to ignite the passions of all learners. Science EXPO 9:00 am  –… Continue Reading →

Science Expo: All students expected to create something for 21 October Science Expo

All our science week events that  classes are involved in will be set out in a blog post next week. Throughout the week first week of next term we have many classes visiting the mirror dome, primary classes working with scientists… Continue Reading →

PLEASE NOTE

Changes Around the School Perimeter … Fence and Footpath Paving

About a year ago we reported that the Education Department was funding a Security Fence around the school and Woodend Children’s Centre (excluding our oval).  This fence is going to be installed  commencing  24 October and may take several weeks… Continue Reading →

An Amazing Finale To Another Wonderful Term

We hope you have been able to stay safe and warm during the wild weather.  And we hope you all have a wonderful family break and that the real sunny spring weather greets you  soon. It has been another full… Continue Reading →

News From Governing Council…

At our recent Governing Council meeting, we were very lucky to have a wonderful student presentation from Cooper & Jess, year 2 students from Mrs. Luke’s room 18 class. The students very confidently shared with us their wonderful book reviews… Continue Reading →

Attention Parents: Year 6/7 Survey of Wellbeing and Student Engagement

Next term our Yr 6&7 students will be participating in the Wellbeing and Student Engagement Survey-2016. We would like parents and caregivers of these students to read this letter.

Family Engagement: Science EXPO ideas from Myojo

We hope you are working on your contribution to our Science and  Technology EXPO on 21 October. Our previous post provided lots of places for you to get examples of things you can do together or make together. Here are some… Continue Reading →

We love Japan… Part 2

We have had a wonderful two weeks at Myojo Gakuen. As usual our host families and the staff and students at Myojo have been extremely caring and have gone out of their way to give our students an amazing experience…. Continue Reading →

We are loving Japan… Part 1

Our group of 16 students and 3 staff are really enjoying this Japanese experience.  We have been very warmly welcomed by Myojo host families, students and staff.  Below are some shots from our adventure so far.  More will be posted… Continue Reading →

No School This Friday…

Myojo Bound!

On 4 September  our group of 16 senior students heads off  with Sarah Vinall, Brian Marshall and Vicki Gregory on a wonderful learning adventure.  For about two weeks they will experience life in Tokyo, attend school in Myojo Gakuen and be hosted by Myojo families…. Continue Reading →

Retirement Time for Brian

Many know by now that I  have announced I will be retiring at the end of this year.   After 14 years as principal at this wonderful school and a 40 year career in education, I have decided it is time to retire… Continue Reading →

Coming Soon: Student Free Days

SALA 2016: Our Artist Cate

There are a lot of  artistic collaborations around  the school that have involved Cate Ellis working with our students.  Cate is one of our design technology teachers (Pru Riggs is the other) and also has been involved in a number of our Year 7 memento projects. Cate… Continue Reading →

See the Rings of Saturn… Friday 21 October at 8:00 pm Family Stargazing Evening

Our Stargazing Evening on the school oval will be fabulous.  Dean Davison  (Skywatch) will be conducting the evening along with members of the astronmical society.  Saturn, Venus and Mars will all be visible in the West. And yes, if it is… Continue Reading →

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT: Ideas for Science & Technology Expo …

What  science and technology  project or activity could you be  working on with your child, for inclusion in our Family Science and Technology Expo on 21 October. We would love everyone to have a go!  There should always be time for  hands on… Continue Reading →

Staff Babies Have Arrived!

We know there are plenty of  babies  in our school community, and we congratulate you all on the new arrivals!    We can now do some boasting ourselves, as we have two new arrivals, courtesy of our staff! Congratulations to OSHC Director  Zoe Smitheram on… Continue Reading →

Recognising Our Support Staff

We are so fortunate to have a great, collaborative staff team at  Woodend.  Our teachers and School Support Officers (SSOs) work together as a strong team focussed on  high quality service and support for students and parents.  Every day we appreciate the… Continue Reading →

SCIENCE FOCUS, WEEK 1 TERM 4… FAMILY ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY: What can you create with your child?

We are planning a Science Focus Week  for the first  week of Term 4 and we would like families to work towards  creating something  that could  be part of a Family Science and Technology EXPO on Friday 21 October.  We are imagining… Continue Reading →

NAPLaN 2016 Results

NAPLaN student reports for Yr 3, 5 and 7 students have been sent home today.  We assure parents that if they wish to discuss  these reports or any other assessment of their child’s learning,  teachers are more than happy to make… Continue Reading →

How to Write a Book Review … Family Engagement Activity

We are asking families to read together and send us a book review of a favourite book.  This does not need to be very long or complex. A book review should tell us something about the story and characters. It… Continue Reading →

All Wecome at Woodend Cafe… NEXT OPEN on Friday 2 September from 9:00am

Pop in for a coffee, tea, or hot chocolate – it’s a very casual gathering – a great time to invite a friend along for a visit, meet other school parents, or simply pop in for a hot drink and… Continue Reading →

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