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SAPSASA news!

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 →

SAPSASA News!

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 →

Term 1 complete!

It is hard to believe that our newest members of Woodend have now completed Term 1!  Our Reception students have engaged in face-to-face learning at school for 11 weeks and that is to commended.  Not only have they been learning… Continue Reading →

Auskick program at Woodend!

The Auskick program at Woodend commenced today!  We had approximately sixty 5-12 year old Woodend students participate and their parent/carers watched and encouraged.  With the support of the SANFL Auskick coordinators and many helpful volunteer parents/carers, our little people learnt… Continue Reading →

Donut Day!

Today was our annual Showdown donut day!  Students could wear their favourite sporting colours and by choice, have their donut.  There was the choice of an Adelaide Crows, Port Power or OMG gluten free cinnamon choice. Thank you to the… Continue Reading →

Important Auskick news!

There has been a considerable interest in Auskick at Woodend this year!  The program commences this Thursday 31st March at 3:15pm on the Woodend School Oval and it goes for six weeks – three weeks this term and the first… Continue Reading →

Would your child be interested in trying Australian rules football?

Would your child be interested in trying Australian rules football for Woodend? Your child does not need any prior experience, just a willingness to have-a-go.  There are so many benefits to trying a team sport!  We would love to encourage… Continue Reading →

Showdown Donut Recess Treat and Casual Day!

It is that time of the year again where we have a Special Showdown Donut Recess!  These treats have been very popular even if your child does not follow the football.  The donuts are yummy! We are also having a… Continue Reading →

Learning Conversations / Interviews 2022

Formal Learning Conversations (or Interviews) are an important element of our reporting process and build on partnerships with teachers, students and families to ensure successful learning. These conversations are occurring in classes this term from Monday 28/3 – Thursday 8/4… Continue Reading →

Would your child like to try playing Soccer for Woodend?

Is your child interested in playing Netball?

Week 2 arrangements for Reception and Year 1 families

Congratulations to you! Week 1 is nearly complete and your Reception or Year 1 child has successfully manage all the new learning associated with school life. We thank you for supporting your Reception/Year 1 child to get to school promptly… Continue Reading →

Building Connections Conversations to continue

Parents/carers of Reception children will have received an email detailing the alternative arrangements for Building Connections Conversations (BCC) in Week 1(Monday 31/1 – Friday 4/1/22). The conversations continue as scheduled in the form of a Zoom or phone call. On… Continue Reading →

Student Voice In Learning concludes for 2021

We were very thankful for the work of our Student Voice In Learning (SVIL) teams this year.  Both the project and school teams worked together to make an impact across classes encouraging teachers and students to plan for and embrace… Continue Reading →

Reception Performance and Disco

The Reception classes have been busy practising their song/dance routines in preparation for their Performance and Disco day today.  Rooms 3, 4, 18 and 23 children performed 1-2 songs to their Reception friends in the school gym.  They were amazing… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Today, as a school, we gathered to show our respect to all those who have served in the war, particularly those members of our school community who have served their country in times of war and those who have family… Continue Reading →

Award Recipients!

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!

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

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!

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 →

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