Rose Ceremony Farewell

We continued our Rose Ceremony tradition of celebrating the arrival of our new Reception students at the start of each year and farewelling our Year 6 students at the end of the year.  This is unique to our school as… Continue Reading →

Thank you 2022 Student Voice In Learning team

It is time to thank and farewell our Student Voice in Learning (SVIL) team.  This group of students have shown enthusiasm and a willingness to make a difference to learning across the school.  Their ‘theory of choice’ has been: We… Continue Reading →

Recognising Woodend citizens

Thank you to these Room 8 students who used their initiative to raise money for our school last term.  Isabella, Sienna, Imogen, Sophie, Vika,  Evie and Payton (absent) made and sold items to sell in the street area of our… Continue Reading →

Thank You and Farewell Ms Hauber

Ms Diedre Hauber has made the decision to retire from teaching. Ms Hauber began her teaching career at Christies East Primary School in 1979. Over the years she has worked at Macclesfield, Sheidow Park and now Woodend. She taught a… Continue Reading →

Here’s a sneak peak at what has been happening in our garden!

Some keen student gardeners have been nurturing this carrot in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.  This carrot, seemed to growing to be quite a size, although not as easy to measure whilst growing underground. Last Wednesday 9/11 was the time… Continue Reading →

October and November SAPSASA News!

STATE BASKETBALL During last month the Year 5/6 girls Basketball team competed against some strong opposition in the State finals and we are very proud of their efforts.  They all deserve commendation for making it this far in Basketball. Game… Continue Reading →

Sports Thank You evening

It is time to recognise our parent/carer volunteers involved in Sport. For all our amazing parents/carers who have supported our students with any sport, taking on a role of regularly: coordinating managing a team transporting students umpiring scoring coaching You… Continue Reading →

Sports Day News from Woodies Goodies Canteen

Here is all you need to know about Sports Day from our friendly canteen staff: ***  Sports Day Friday 11th November 2022 *** The Sports Day Sausage Sizzle is back!!!  So too are drinks and treats! These are the items that… Continue Reading →

STEAM Expo highlights

Last night and today, we held our annual STEAM Week Expo.  For the first time since COVID restrictions, we have been able to enjoy this event again as a whole community.  It was so pleasing to see our community together… Continue Reading →

Preparing for the STEAM Expo!

Our STEAM Week Expo officially opened last night in the school gym.  We took some photos of several of the hundreds of exhibits before the families arrived to view them.  So many families had taken up the challenge to “repurpose”… Continue Reading →

Scientists and Mathematicians return to Woodend for STEAM Week!

Woodend has been very fortunate to have Scientists keen to come to our school and share their expertise, research and engage us with an activity.  This week classes have worked with a scientist who studies bacteria,  one who studies sleep,… Continue Reading →

Can you help us on Sports Day?

Sports Day is fast approaching!  This event takes place on Friday 11th November 2022.  With COVID restrictions eased, the  canteen staff would love to provide lunch and snacks to our Woodend students, staff and families on this day.  To make… Continue Reading →

Get ready for STEAM Week!

We are excited to be holding our annual STEAM Week again in 2022. Students will have the opportunity to imagine, action and showcase their ideas in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as they explore our theme… Continue Reading →

A busy August and September with SAPSASA!

BASKETBALL Friday 12th August The boys team were able to make solid improvements after a tough first 3 games. They worked hard on their skills and were rewarded with a great win to finish the day and ended in 7th… Continue Reading →

Sushi Special Lunch happening soon!

Woodies Goodies Special Lunch Day for Term 3 is always a favourite among the students.  See below for further details: Woodies Goodies Special Lunch Day Sushi Lunch Monday 19th September (Week 9) ****** 1 x sushi roll and drink  $6.00… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

What would you like to know about Woodend Children’s Centre?

WOODEND CHILDREN’S CENTRE 2023 preschool enrolments now open!! We are a full time Department for Education centre offering a 15hr/week preschool program for children in their year prior to attending school.  Session groups in 2023 will be on Monday/Tuesday and… Continue Reading →

What would you like to know about Trott Park Kindergarten?

TROTT PARK KINDERGARTEN – Don’t forgot to enrol your child now for 2023 We are a full time Department for Education Kindergarten offering a preschool program – Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 2.45pm and alternate Fridays 8:30am to 1:30pm. 8… Continue Reading →

Plenty of SAPSASA news!

SOCCER On Tuesday 21st June, the Woodend boys played two games of Soccer. Game 1 was against Reynella East and finished in a 2-2 draw. We then had an exciting penalty shoot out to determine the winner. Reynella East ended… Continue Reading →


SAPSASA RUGBY On Friday 3rd June, both Woodend teams participated in the Rugby League competition. Both teams made the grand final which was a fantastic achievement! Unfortunately both teams just went down by a few points in both the boys… Continue Reading →

We welcome our feathery friends back to Woodend!

The chickens are coming!  We will have our feathery friends back roaming our Stephanie Alexander Garden!  It will be so exciting to have chickens back at Woodend and thanks to our Garden Specialist, Dylan, they have a revamped coop! We… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →


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 →

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