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Jarrod Lamshed

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 →

It’s Choir Time!

This year our Senior Choir has been working hard on a repertoire of songs in preparation for the Public Schools Music Festival. This years songs include a new song written by Phil Cummings, a commissioned work by Robyn Habel and… Continue Reading →

Wind Ensemble and Strings Workshop

This year, we have a large number of students learning musical instruments. On Monday (week 8) our new wind ensemble and our strings students have an opportunity to work with the Seaview High School Ensemble on a workshop morning. This… Continue Reading →

South Australian Public Primary Schools Choir Auditions

The “South Australian Public Primary Schools’ Choir” (The SAPPS Choir) is now receiving expressions of interest for 2020 membership through an audition process.   The SAPPS choir is the showcase choir for Public Primary Schools. provides an opportunity for talented… Continue Reading →

Year 6/7 Canberra Trip – Parent Meeting

Our year 6/7 trip to Canberra is fast approaching and so in addition to the information you received last week, we will be holding a parent information evening on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm. This meeting, to be held… Continue Reading →

WOODEND JUMPATHON 2019

Dear parents the Woodend Community has been a great supporter of The HEART FOUNDATION for a number of years. Heart Disease is Australia’s number one killer. The Heart Foundation relies on donations to carry out important lifesaving research. We now… Continue Reading →

Interview with Phil Cummings

Last week, we were very lucky to have Phil Cummings come and work with our year 5-7 students. We talked about his writing process and worked with each class on strategies for writing. Already, we can see the influence of… Continue Reading →

Dance Troupe Opportunity – Festival of Music

Each year, our school choir takes part in the Public Schools Music Festival, performing along with other schools at the Festival Theatre in September. The Festival provides many opportunities for students, one of which is to be a part of… Continue Reading →

Student Free / Closure Days for 2019

Room 20 Interviews David Speirs

Room 20 have been doing some learning about the local community. One of the topics that they have been talking about is identifying some of the significant people who contribute to our community. Last week, they were lucky enough to… Continue Reading →

Ensemble Music Program for 2019

On Monday we will begin instrument testing with students that have returned notes. It’s not too late to return a note for your child who will be in year 5 or 6 for 2019. More information on the link below… Continue Reading →

Proposed Industrial Action

As you may have heard in the news, the Australian Education Union (AEU) and State Government are in negotiations centred around the enterprise agreement that school staff work under. The current agreement has expired and a new agreement needs to… Continue Reading →

Instrumental Music 2019

From next year, our school is able to access an ensemble music program through the Department for Education’s Instrumental Music Service. This means that students who will be in year 5 and 6 next year will have the opportunity to… Continue Reading →

Graduation Update

This year, 82 year sevens will complete their primary schooling at Woodend. They have had a very busy year which will culminate with our graduation ceremony on Thursday, December 13th (week 9). This year, with so many students graduating, we… Continue Reading →

Colour Run – Postponed

This year’s ‘Colour Run’ fundraiser has been a huge success. So far we have raised over $17,000 toward new play equipment for our school. This is an amazing effort and we thank all of our fundraising families as well as… Continue Reading →

Nature Play – Room 1

Colour Run – FAQ

Please see our original Colour Run post here. COLOUR RUN FAQs Can all children participate? This event is the major fundraiser for our school so we are asking all children to participate in fundraising. However, even if children are unable… Continue Reading →

Music Night – Last Minute Update

Our school’s new air conditioning system is progressing well. Unfortunately, this means that as of today our atrium space is unavailable for the next week. This is bad timing for our music night! All times for performances will stay the… Continue Reading →

Colour Run – Major Fundraiser for 2018

Edit: If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, click here and try our COLOUR RUN FAQ    This year, we will be holding a School Colour-Run as our major fundraising event on Friday 28th September (the last day of… Continue Reading →

Music Night – Tuesday 4th Septemeber

Our Music Night will be held on Tuesday 4th September. This year we will be continuing with our format, using three stages to help keep the night moving along at an entertaining pace. Notes for this event went home to… Continue Reading →

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