Jarrod Lamshed

Graduation Update: 2/12/20

As we communicated last week, our final Year 7 Graduation plans have been dependent on government COVID restrictions. The new restrictions as of December 1st look likely to be in place for the rest of our school year. Unfortunately, this… Continue Reading →

Learning an Instrument in 2021

In 2020 we had over 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend! This has been fantastic to see with many of these students featured in our online STEAM Week Concert series. The opportunity to register students to learn an… Continue Reading →


IMPORTANT GRADUATION UPDATE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY The end of the school year is quickly approaching and planning for graduation is well underway. At this stage, we are hopeful that current COVID restrictions will ease as expected on December 1st. If… Continue Reading →


Yesterday our Wakakirri students performed for our school community. This group of students worked hard throughout the year, in their own time, to bring together an excellent performance entitled ‘Black Water’. Due to COVID restrictions, the Wakakirri competition has moved… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Music Performances

A big thank you to all of the people who tuned in to any of our STEAM Week concerts this week. At time of writing we have had just over 1400 viewers across the week! Amazing support for our students…. Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 3

What a fantastic week of musical performances we have had. Tonight is no exception with some great performances for our final concert of STEAM Week! Once again I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our instrumental music teachers… Continue Reading →

Final STEAM Week Concert

STEAM Week Concert 2

Welcome to our second concert night for STEAM Week 2020! Last night, we saw some of our amazing Woodend musicians, and tonight we are pleased to present some more talented students. Learning an instrument take persistence and hard work and… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 2

Thanks for tuning in to our first concert tonight. We have some very talented young people at Woodend! The music continues tomorrow night, with the second concert in our STEAM Week series. Tomorrow’s concert will feature Senior Choir, James V,… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 1

Welcome to the first concert of our STEAM Week concert Series! Although we are unable to have a live event this year, the opportunity to record in our studio has been a new and valuable experience for our instrumental music… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 1

The News with Woodend SRC – Episode 8

Episode 8 is out now! This week’s episode has been produced by our SRC reps from room 30 and includes news headlines, important dates and an interview with, author, Phil Cummings. Subscribe now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts…. Continue Reading →

Woodend on Seven News

Last night, our school was featured on Seven News with a story about the new Phonics Screening Check being used in schools. John Gardner, the Minister for Education, chose Woodend to host this media interview due to our strong results… Continue Reading →

A Visit From the Minister for Education

John Gardner, the Minister for Education in South Australia visited Woodend today as a part of his tour of schools and kindergartens in our area. He chose Woodend to host a TV interview to talk about the new Phonics Screening… Continue Reading →

SRC Podcast: Episode 5 – Minister David Speirs

Before the holidays, our SRC leaders met with Minister David Speirs to discuss our school’s recycling program and he kindly agreed to an interview for our podcast. You can subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts and Spotify by searching… Continue Reading →

The News: with Woodend SRC, Episode 4

Our final podcast for the term is up and available here or through your favourite podcast app. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you don’t miss an episode. This week, room 25 is in charge and share learning from… Continue Reading →

SRC Podcast – Episode 3

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The News: with Woodend SRC – Episode 2

This week’s episode of ‘The News: with Woodend SRC’ is now available to listen to through the blog or you can subscribe through your favourite podcast app including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Each episode contains the latest news… Continue Reading →

Our New SRC Podcast!

This week our SRC leadership team are launching their first Podcast! The podcast will be a way for our SRC to share the happenings at our school from a student perspective. Although the first episode has been written and produced… Continue Reading →

Festival of Music – Dance Troupe Opportunity

An opportunity for students to audition for the dance troupe for the Public Schools Music Festival are available. We have had students be a part of this production in the past. It is a fantastic opportunity. Performance troupes are formed… Continue Reading →

Rock Band

Rock band has been a part of our music program at Woodend for a number of years. Last year, it was not available to students due to funding changes. Feedback from our community has indicated that there is a strong desire for… Continue Reading →

2020 Band Program – Spaces Available

Last year, we had nearly 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend. Opportunities are now available for 2020. This year we have our band program which offers free weekly lessons for student in years 5, 6 and 7. This… Continue Reading →

Instrumental Music Lessons

We are now taking enrolments and expressions of interest for instrumental music lessons with our private providers. These lessons have a weekly cost and take place during school times and are available to students from year 3.  Please read the… Continue Reading →

Instrumental Music 2020

This year, we have had nearly 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend. Over the next few weeks, we will release information about opportunities for learning an instrument in 2020. This year we have our band program which offers… Continue Reading →

Graduation 2019: Save the Date

Our year 7 team is working hard on graduation arrangements for this year. With 73 year 7s graduating, there is a lot of organising to do! Our planning is coming along well, and we hope to have more information to… Continue Reading →

Canberra Wrap Up

Are we there yet? How much longer? These were just a few of the questions asked multiple times as we commuted the 1,171km to Canberra. During Week 10 of term 3, 144 year 6 and 7 students from Woodend undertook… Continue Reading →

Congratulations to our Choir

Congratulations to our 40 Senior Choir students who participated in the Festival of Music performance at the Festival Theatre last night. Performing with students from 15 other schools, our Woodend students performed for two hours on the big stage to… Continue Reading →

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