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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 →

Thank you to our amazing volunteers

We have valued and appreciated the strong level of community support throughout 2022. Our volunteers have again worked so hard this year, generously giving their time, energy and ideas for the benefit of our school. It may be organising or… Continue Reading →

Calm Kid Central FREE Webinars

Learn to support your primary school aged child with worry, frustration, managing impulses and tricky behaviour. Zoom into 1 or all 3webinars – 1 hr duration for FREE. 1)Wednesday 26th of October 2022 at 7pm (Adelaide) – “Calm and Confident… Continue Reading →

Bully Audit Term 3 2022

Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one… Continue Reading →

Clever Kids

Clever Kids is a small group social-emotional wellbeing program facilitated through SPELD and designed for children with a diagnosis of dyslexia. It aims to improve student self-esteem, resilience and assertiveness, and to help them to develop effective coping strategies, as… Continue Reading →

Reminder – Student free day to start term 3

Student Free Day Monday 25 July Staff will be involves in professional learning at school. School resumes for students on Tuesday 26 July

Invitation to Wistow Crescent Reserve Upgrade Opening

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Free Parent Seminar – Calm and Cooperative Kids

Calm and Co-operative kids free parent webinar – presented by Psychologist Kirrilie Smout This webinar focusses on helping children who have a tendency towards frustration and difficulties managing impulses or feeling uncooperative. This newly written free parent webinar is on… Continue Reading →

Pre-service teachers

To play our role in assisting in the development of high quality teachers for future generations, Woodend Primary school is committed to providing university students with an opportunity to experience a period of classroom-based learning, with mentoring from an experienced teacher,… Continue Reading →

Learning Support Term 2

Our learning support programs are up and running again for term 2 and we are pleased with the progress students are making with this additional support. This term, we have started an additional support program for year 5 students and… Continue Reading →

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