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Principal’s Welcome

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Welcome to 2023 It is the start of a new academic year and Woodend Primary School is ready to help your child reach their potential. Our caring and community focused school provides each student with the attention they need to… Continue Reading →

Approved 2023 Materials & Services Charge

Dear families, As the Chief Executive’s delegate, I have approved the amount for the 2023 school year, of $355. This follows a successful poll where the majority supported the amount of $355 being the 2023 Materials and Services charge for… Continue Reading →

END OF TERM EARLY FINISH

REMINDER: EARLY FINISH School will finish at 2:05pm On Friday 16th December 2022. OSHC will begin earlier to accomodate this finish time.

Student Reports and other End of Term Items

Thank You Firstly, a big thank you for all of the workers who made last night a great success. Our teachers, students, canteen staff and helpers plus sound technician and all those people who helped by putting our bins in… Continue Reading →

Latest Update: Concert and Fireworks

Update for Concert and Fireworks – more information about the Super Family Event. Please note that the Canteen BBQ is meat sausages, along with onion and bread. If you are unable to eat meat sausages, I suggest bringing other food… Continue Reading →

WOODEND ANNUAL CONCERT AND FIREWORKS RETURNS

 

Woodend School Open on Monday – we still have power following the storm

Dear families, as you are hearing on the news, many schools have no power and will not one open on Monday. However we do have power and so we will be open as usual in the morning. Unless something untoward… Continue Reading →

PARENT FORUM – services and support available for children and young people (Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children & Young People)

Parent Forum The Parent Forums are an initiative established to inform and engage parents or carers about the services and support available for children and young people with a disability and to provide an opportunity to listen to the voices… Continue Reading →

Principal’s News – 31st October 2022

Dear Families, Colour Run A special thankyou to everyone who helped out with the Colour Run last Friday. Your efforts means that from a Fundraising perspective, it was the largest amount raised in Fundraising memory. Just over $41,000 was raised… Continue Reading →

2023 Term 4 Start of our Long Awaited Building Program

Dear families, I am very pleased to be able to say that we will see builders onsite early in term 4. They will be setting up their builder’s compound in the first instance and fencing off their first stage for… Continue Reading →

Updates for the last weeks of Term Three

Dear families, Her Majesty The Queen 1926 – 2022  To acknowledge the passing of Her Majesty and as a sign of respect, the South Australian Government is supporting several observances. From Friday 9 September 2022 to Thursday 22 September 2022, our school… Continue Reading →

2023 Woodend Children Centre and General Preschool Mid Year Enrolments

Planning for mid-year intake in preschools in 2023 has progressed during the break and I can advise that the registration of interest process for mid-year intake into preschool in 2023 commences from Term 3 2022. Mid-year intake in preschools: Mid-year… Continue Reading →

2022 Materials and Services Rebate

Dear parents / caregivers,  You may have read about the state government’s initiative to provide a $100 discount on both the 2022 and 2023 Materials and Services Charge. I am pleased to provide you with a letter signed by the… Continue Reading →

Masks in schools Update

Dear Families, This week has seen quite a wintry blast of cold and wet weather, which means that sometimes we have children indoors during recess and lunch period, and sometimes the Oval is too wet for them to use even… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update : 18th May 2022

Welcome to the Term Two Update

Dear families, I trust that you found family time during the last two weeks that was as normal as possible. I know we had a number of families and staff who were isolating during the school holidays, which we know… Continue Reading →

Help needed to keep OSHC operating next term

Dear families, Our very successful OSHC has reached a pivotal point and I am seeking your help to keep the much needed service to families operating. Let me explain; our Out of School Hours Care program has been impacted severely… Continue Reading →

Parent Letter from DfE Chief Executive Officer

Dear families, The attached letter comes from our new Chief Executive Officer, for The Department of Education, Professor Martin Westwell.

7-4-2022 Principal’s Update

Dear families, Once again, this has been a school term with a difference. However, we have managed to make our way to the end of the term and while we have had quite a number of students testing positive, (plus… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update 25-2-2022

Dear parents and caregivers, Once again, thank you so much for your level of support during the last four weeks. We do continue to have a small number of students who are testing positive to COVID-19, which means that notification… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update 18-2-2022

NB: ENTRY ON TO SCHOOL GROUNDS FOR RECEPTION PICK UP IS TO HAPPEN ONLY FROM 3PM ONWARDS. Dear families, It has been a real pleasure to have nearly all of our students back at school. Speaking with a number of… Continue Reading →

Testing for entry into Gifted Program at Aberfoyle Park High School – Year 6

Message from Professor Nicola Spurrier to Parents and Caregivers

Principal’s Update 10-2-2022

Dear parents/ caregivers, We are now moving towards the end of the second week of school of term one, and it has truly been a combined effort to maintain the education of all students in our school, whether at school… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update: 3 February 2022

Dear families, Thank you so much for the efforts that you have made to ensure that our first few days of school for 2022 have been as smooth as possible for our students, especially the new students starting school for… Continue Reading →

Minimising COVID cases at Woodend PS

Dear parents/caregivers, The start of the 2022 school year has been adjusted to help minimise the peak of COVID-19 cases in South Australia. Arrangements for Students of Essential Workers (31 January and 1 February) Monday 31 January and Tuesday 1… Continue Reading →

Managing COVID at Woodend Primary School (Posted 25/1/2022)

Dear parent/carer SA Health and the Department for Education has provided guidance on how to manage cases of COVID-19 in schools. There will be new contact tracing and close contact arrangements in education from 31 January 2022. The new arrangements… Continue Reading →

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