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Award Recipients!

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Today we welcomed Nick from the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) who presented our Year 3/4 Blue team with a special, first time award. Each week during the 2021 season, the coaches and umpires voted on the team that… Continue Reading →

We welcome Scientist Roger and local MP David Speirs!

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Roger Yazbek’s main research field is the development of new breath analysis tests for cancer, gastrointestinal function and dietary monitoring. He collects human breath samples and measures the different gasses that make up the breath and tries to relate that… Continue Reading →

Looking back on STEAM Week

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Thank you parents/carers and grandparents for all your engagement with STEAM Week with your child.  It has been a very positive experience to have students bring investigations/projects/creations/designs from home and to see the development and collaboration of an idea as… Continue Reading →

Tall Poppy Scientists continue coming for STEAM Week!

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On Thursday 14th October we welcomed back Tall Poppy Scientist, Margaret Shanafield.  Margaret is a Hydrologist and a Hydrogeologist.  Margaret studies water, and how and where water moves from rainfall into streams into the groundwater (or up into the air… Continue Reading →

Welcoming more STEAM visitors!

Yesterday and today, children and staff from Woodend Children’s Centre came to visit to see what some classes have been doing for STEAM Week.  The Tuesday group of children helped to count rubbish collections to see how much plastic we… Continue Reading →

Off and running with STEAM events!

On Monday we welcomed Tall Poppy scientists, Dr Lee Yian and Dr Hannah Wardill. Dr Chew is a Neuroscientist, Geneticist and studies worms and Dr Wardill’s science field is Microbiology and Oncology. Our year 6/7 classes heard about possible pathways… Continue Reading →

Not long until STEAM Week!!

It is coming!  STEAM Week is Term 4, Week 1 11th – 15th of October It is a week of showcasing family and student creativity, investigations and actions in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics! A reminder of the theme:… Continue Reading →

Sports Update

It has been a busy time for many students and Mr Hehner with sporting commitments recently. We congratulate all those students who participated in District Athletics on 30th August and a big congratulations to the following students who have been… Continue Reading →

Shopping for Fathers Day!

There has been a buzz of shoppers in the Atrium on Wednesday and Thursday this week!  Students have been busily shopping for their father, grandfather or special person in their life in preparation for Fathers Day.  The Fathers Day stall… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA football update

Last Thursday 19th August our SAPSASA boy’s AFL football team represented our school. Unfortunately, the boys were defeated against a strong opposition in game 2.  Their effort, commitment and team energy was fantastic. Well done boys on showing great improvement… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Basketball update

Last Friday 20th August, our SAPSASA basketball teams competed at Morphett Vale stadium. 32 students represented the school and all teams went really well and improved each game. All teams got at least one win for the day and got… Continue Reading →

Netballers into the state finals!!

Congratulations to the Woodend Year 6 girls who have convincingly beaten McCauley and All Saints schools yesterday afternoon at Woodend. They were very focussed and played strongly as a team.  They are now through to the state finals!  Very exciting… Continue Reading →

InitiaLit presentation to Leaders

We were very excited to be invited to share our work with using the InitiaLit program with our local schools this week.  Ms Yardley, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Ogilvie, Mrs Harris and Mrs Luke showcased aspects of the program to the… Continue Reading →

Southern Valley representatives!

Congratulations to several of our Woodend students who were selected or have participated in Southern Valley competitions. Well done to the Woodend year 6 and 7 boys who have represented Southern Valley Football in the latter part of this term…. Continue Reading →

Congratulations SAPSASA Netballers and Footballers!

Well done to the year 7 Netball girls!  Despite experiencing some player injuries, they fought hard in their second game last Thursday 17th June to win against Colonel Light Gardens Primary School 30-16. Thank you to Sharyn for your coaching… Continue Reading →

Cross Country Champs!

Last Thursday 10th June was a very cold day for the ten Woodend students who represented Southern Valley in the State Cross Country Championships. All of the students did an amazing job and a special mention to Leni K who… Continue Reading →

Netball played in true winter conditions!

Last Tuesday 8th June our Woodend SAPSASA Netball Year 6  girls competed against Craigburn Primary School and Antonio Primary School.  In wet, cold and potentially stormy conditions, the girls played valiantly! They rallied the difficult conditions to win both games… Continue Reading →

It is Pedal Prix time!

Our Woodend Pedal Prix families headed to Tailem Bend yesterday for their first race in the Australian HPV Super Series. Each rider was very keen to improve on their first race time and to encourage their team members to do… Continue Reading →

Free Parent Webinar

The Department for Education has organised a free one hour parent webinar.  It is entitled ‘My Child and Me’ and is particularly targeted for parents and caregivers of 3-12 year old children.  Details attached.

Donuts … what a treat!

Showdown Donut Day at Woodend was last Wednesday 5th May and once again, proved a popular recess treat by students.  Students could choose from a Crows, Port or a gluten-free, dairy-free cinnamon donut.  They looked yummy and according to the… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Woodend Cross Country competitors!

Congratulations to all students who competed in the Southern Valley Cross Country Competition on Thursday 29th April. Woodend ended up winning the competition!  Once again, it was positive to see  members of the team give their personal best. A special… Continue Reading →

Mothers Day Stall proves popular again!

The students are always eager to come to the Mothers Day stall and purchase a small gift/s for their Mum or special female in their life.  Once again there was a large range of gifts to choose from and much… Continue Reading →

End of Term Dismissal

Just a reminder that the last day of Term 1 is an Early Dismissal. We finish the term on Friday, 9 April 2021 at 2.05pm not 3.05pm. Term 2 Commences on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

A close SAPSASA cricket game!

Another close game of Cricket today for the Woodend cricketers! Woodend batted first and lost 6 quick wickets which put us in a tough position at 6/40. Jayden and Dane then batted well to help build the score. Jayden out… Continue Reading →

Footy Donut special recess!

It is that time of the year where the Adelaide Crows will play Port Adelaide which we call ‘The Showdown’.  We have the annual Crows and Port donuts available for a special Showdown recess.  Enjoy this Special Recess on Wednesday… Continue Reading →

Raising Awareness about Downs Syndrome

The unconditional love that two of our Woodend siblings have for their younger brother has led them to sacrifice hours of planning and hard work to raise funds to support their brother, Koa’s health needs.  Reef and Mahala have chosen… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Ebony!

Last week we were privileged to have David Pisoni, the Minister for Innovation and Skills, come to Woodend.  He presented Ebony Springall, our School Service Office (SSO), with an Award for being the winner of the South Australian Vocational Student of… Continue Reading →

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