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End of Year Information

Last Day of the School Year – Early Dismissal – 2.05pm School resumes on Monday 31 January 2022 2022 Proposed Pupil Free Days and School Closure Day Dates  Tuesday 15/3/22 SFD  (Week 7, Term 1) Adelaide Cup long weekend Friday… Continue Reading →

We value our volunteers

We have valued and appreciated the strong level of community support, which has enriched our students’ learning experiences throughout 2021. Despite the restrictions of covid, there have been well over 100 parents and caregivers who have volunteered in some capacity… Continue Reading →

End of Year Reports and Class Placement 2022

End of Year Reports will go home with students this Wednesday (* December) along with information about class placement for 2022. Reports Teachers use a range of different assessment strategies and tools to gather evidence of student achievement with reference… Continue Reading →

Year 7 to High School Update – Week 8 – Term 4 – (30-11-2021)


Online Safety – advice and tips for parents

The eSafety Commissioner has been established to help safeguard Australians at risk from online harms and to promote safer, more positive online experiences. There are 6 main areas of focus to the commissioner’s role and one area is providing online… Continue Reading →

Supporting Children Through Change & Uncertainty – Online seminar

Professionals, parents and carers are invited to join a free online seminar to discuss helpful ways to support children and young people adversely affected by change and loss. Hosted by The MacKillop Institute, Seasons for Growth Programs. Tuesday 16 November… Continue Reading →

Parent Forum

Parents and carers of  students with disability are invited to attend the Disability Policy & Programs November 18th 2021 Parent Forum. Hosted by the Department for Education, the Parent Forums are to inform and engage with parents or carers about… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing Focus Day

Wellbeing Focus Day was on Monday 25 October. It was lovely to see students dressed in clothes that represented something about their wellbeing and to hear them talk about why they chose to wear what they did. All Junior Primary… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing Focus Day

October is Mental Health Month, a time to ‘tune in’ and think about our mental health and wellbeing. At Woodend, we will be holding a Wellbeing Focus Day on Monday 25 October (week 3). There are 3 aspects to the… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Term 4 2021

Welcome back to term 4.  Trusting everyone enjoyed some time away from the routine of school.  Many children have eagerly shared their time on STEAM investigations, camping, travelling or spending time with friends. It is obvious that students have returned… Continue Reading →

Autism SA Recognising Carers Week

In recognition of Carers Week and to say thank you to the the incredible carers in our community, Autism SA are offering a 20% discount for any Family Workshops booked this week, until 16 October! You can book with code… Continue Reading →

PAT Testing 2021

As part of DfE policy, all year 3-10 students are required to complete diagnostic assessments called Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT). At Woodend, we also test our year 2 students. These assessments give valuable information to teaching staff about your child’s… Continue Reading →

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

The NCCD is an annual collection of information about Australian school students with disability. The NCCD enables schools, education authorities and governments to better understand the needs of students with disability and how they can be best supported at school…. Continue Reading →

Wellbeing during lockdown

Thank you for your flexibility and positive action as we transition to remote learning during lockdown. Understandably, this time can  bring feelings of anxiety and stress, especially felt, strongly by children of all ages. Now, perhaps more than ever, it… Continue Reading →

Mid Year Reports

As a parent/carer/guardian you will receive two written reports each year. These reports will help you understand how your child is progressing and how schools support your child’s development. Mid-year reports are intended to communicate with families about how students… 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, there are a couple of significant Learning Support processes – One Plan… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Diversity – Harmony Day and World Syndrome Day 2021

In our learning programs we wish to be taking bigger steps towards really valuing diversity and harnessing the advantages that respecting all may bring. HARMONY DAY – EVERYONE BELONGS It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful… Continue Reading →

Wellbeing and Engagement Collection

Students in our school have been invited to take part in a survey being conducted in Term 1 2021.  This post provides key information about the survey. Our school will participate in the Term 1 Wellbeing and Engagement Collection which… Continue Reading →

Great Girls Holiday Workshop

Learning Support 2021

Literacy and Numeracy are foundational to learning at Woodend. The literacy and numeracy learning programs are evidence-informed and differentiated to meet individual students needs. For a variety of reasons there is a small percentage of students who require additional support… Continue Reading →

Volunteering at Woodend Primary School

We are very excited to be able to welcome a limited number of volunteers back on site to support our teachers and students with their teaching and learning programs. This resumption is as long as government health advice and physical… Continue Reading →

Attendance Matters

It is important that students develop regular habits of attendance.  This enables them to maximise their educational opportunities and to actively participate in their learning. This includes: positive routines and habits friendships and connections communication, problem-solving and creative skills. Learning… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night 2021

Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers  Tuesday, 9 February 2021 Covid-19 restrictions have made it very difficult for teachers and parents to become acquainted as children begin the year in their new classes and we look forward to… Continue Reading →

Free live webinar series for parents and carers

 eSafety’s parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama is the first an online series of webinars for parents in 2021 and will kick off on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 9 February 2021. The webinars will help parents and carers support… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day 2020

Our Remembrance Day assembly this morning was a lovely commemoration of those who have lost their lives in the service of their country during the war.  Our remembrance of all those who have served or are serving in our armed… Continue Reading →

Online Safety Education

Our children and young people are using the internet more than ever before to socialise, learn and play. The internet is a great tool, however it does come with risks. The eSafety Commissioner promotes online safety education and has a… Continue Reading →

Parent Forum Webinar – Children’s Behaviour Support

Parents and carers of children with disability are invited to participate in a Behaviour Support webinar forum. Trinh Mai, Assistant Director, Policy and Project Implementation will share useful information about behaviour support and how families can best work with preschool… Continue Reading →

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