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Student Home Internet Access

Students and families who have inadequate or no access to internet at home are eligible to apply for a free internet connection to support learning. There are 2 options available to eligible families: wireless internet access from the Department for… Continue Reading →

Safer Internet Day

Tomorrow, 6 February is  Safer Internet Day , a day established to raise awareness of online safety issues. The eSafety Commissioner leads the initiative in Australia. This Safer Internet Day the eSafety Commissioner is encouraging all Australians to take three… Continue Reading →

Safety Reminders

Thank you to all families who have been mindful of student safety at drop off and pick up. We ALL need to prioritise safety above convenience and abide by all traffic and parking rules in the streets around our school. Modelling… Continue Reading →

Bully Audit #2 2023

Towards the end of term 2, we conducted the second of our Bully Audits for 2023 with all year 3-6 students. This audit showed that around 75% of our students understood what bullying is and what it isn’t. We trust… Continue Reading →

Attendance Matters

There is no safe threshold to missing school School attendance is compulsory and students are expected to: attend school every day the school is open arrive at school and to all lessons and activities on time participate positively in all… Continue Reading →

Bully Zero at Woodend

Yesterday, our year 1-6 students were involved in Bully Zero Workshops and in painting a whole school mural celebrating difference. At the workshops year 1 and 2 students learnt about what bullying is, what it isn’t, what to do if… Continue Reading →

Bully Zero Parent Information workshop

Bully Zero Workshops

We were successful in securing a $500 grant to use for implementing strategies for a proactive approach to bullying prevention and education. With the school providing additional funding we have secured Bully Zero to provide workshops for all students in… Continue Reading →

Parent Information – Bullying


Royal Adelaide Show

CONGRATULATIONS to our first place winning Seniors with their award ribbons from the Royal Adelaide Show!! Our students received first place awards for Herb Bouquet and Seasonal Vegetables. Our scarecrows are on display at the front of the Garden for… Continue Reading →

Attendance Matters

School attendance is compulsory and schools in SA expect their students to be in class around 200 days a year. On average, Woodend PS students attendance for 2023 is 91% which is just short of our goal of 95%. While… Continue Reading →

School Crossings and Kiss and Go

Thank you to all drivers who have been making an effort to follow the rules while using the roads around our school. We noticed a big improvement yesterday afternoon, resulting in the Kiss and Go operating smoothly, safely and much… Continue Reading →

Book Week 2023 Read, Inspire, Grow

What a spectacle this morning! The oval track was lined with families enjoying the Book Week parade followed by some beautiful performances from our Junior and Senior Choirs and the Library Committee announcing this years winning books. Following our mini… Continue Reading →

National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) supports parents, students and their school communities to find practical and lasting solutions to bullying and violence. This year the National Day of Action is on Friday 18 August. The… Continue Reading →

Parent forum for families of children with a disability or additional needs

The Statewide Inclusive Education Services (SIES), formerly SERU, holds regular parent forums to support and encourage parent engagement, capability building and networking with other families. SIES parent forums are a safe space for families to gather information and resources to… Continue Reading →

Free # Science Week event

Presented by University of Adelaide Botanist – Dr Kathryn Hill. A fun, interactive workshop that will help participants understand the value of trees, particularly in urban settings by encouraging participants to consider what makes a good urban tree and understand… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Term 3: Building Update & Diary Dates

Welcome back to term 3.  Hopefully everyone enjoyed the break from routine and the time with family. Many children have eagerly shared about their time on holiday, travelling or spending time with friends.  It is obvious that students have returned… Continue Reading →

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD)

The  NCCD occurs for all schools in Australia in the coming week. The collection counts: the number of school students receiving an adjustment or ‘help’ due to disability the level of adjustment they are receiving to access education on the… Continue Reading →

End of term early dismissal

REMINDER: EARLY FINISH School will finish at 2:05pm On Friday 7 July 2023. OSHC will begin earlier to accomodate this finish time.

SERU Parent Forum 19 June 2023

Parents and carers of children and young people with disability are invited to a parent forum on Monday 19th June 2023. In this forum you will have the opportunity to hear about Special Options processes and managing transition changes For… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection 2023

Our students have been invited to take part in the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection survey. The survey will be open in weeks 2 to 5 this term (Monday 8 May to Friday 2 June 2023). Purpose of the survey Young… Continue Reading →

Learning Support

There have been some staff changes within our learning support team this term. At the end of last term we farewelled Lisa Budick, who has been supporting our students for the past 5 years. Lisa has been a valuable member… Continue Reading →

Safety reminders

We hope your children enjoyed a relaxing family break and a chance to recharge ready for term 2. We look forward to the term ahead, working in partnership to support our students and young people as they continue their learning… Continue Reading →

FREE training for families of students with autism –

In 2023 all DfE schools appointed an Autism Inclusion Teacher. As part of this initiative staff have been working with ‘Positive Partnerships’ to build their skills and knowledge of autism. We now have the opportunity for parents, carers and family… Continue Reading →

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD – the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night Tuesday 7 February

We are excited to be able to welcome parents on site after a couple of years of covid restrictions preventing or limiting this. Acquaintance night is a fabulous opportunity to make connections with your child’s classroom teacher, specialist teachers and… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Woodend 2023

A very warm welcome to all of our students and families who are returning to Woodend Primary School and a special welcome to our 97 new receptions and their families, as well as older students and their families starting at… Continue Reading →

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