COVID-19 Update : 1-6-2020

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Dear families, There have been limited updates to report on since my last blog post, however, we are still following the guidelines as recommended by both The Department and the Government in relation to COVID-19. This will include the following;… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Update 18-5-2020

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Dear families, Week 4 is here and we are almost at full capacity again in relation to student attendance.  Only a handful of students were working from home last week and we anticipate that this will reduce over the next… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Day – Friday June 5th 2020

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Dear families, Our next Pupil Free Day is scheduled for Friday June 5th, The three Pupil Free days remaining after that are about to go to Governing Council for approval and then will be shared directly after that. Kind regards,… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Update 11-5-2020

Dear families, As we approach week three, some restrictions in the wider community are being relaxed, which is good news.  As a school we will continue to follow our existing protocols to ensure safety for all. These are clearly outlined… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Update 3-5-2020

Dear families, As we head into week two, there have been additional announcements by Education and Health authorities, indicating that it is safe to send children to school. Given that we have put into place many strategies at Woodend Primary… Continue Reading →

Keeping Ourselves Safe During Covid-19

Dear families, As we are seeing more students coming back to school, we are also seeing more adults in the yard. It is important that adults in our school remember to socially distance so that we can maintain a safe… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Update 29-4-2020

Dear families, Here we are at the close of day three of week one of our online learning program. It has been a very interesting three days and we have had to maintain a highly flexible approach as we have… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Update for Term Two 2020

Dear families, Dr Spurrier’s letter to parents and to teachers was unexpected but not surprising given the lowered rate of infection that we have been able to achieve as a state. She has been clear in saying that it is… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update 6-4-2020

Dear Families, What a lot has happened in only a few short weeks. On behalf of all our staff at Woodend, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our front line people, the doctors, specialists,… Continue Reading →

ICT Device Survey – Important information required

As at 2nd April we had 257 families respond. Quite a number still to go. Please let others know to complete the survey. Thankyou. Dear Families, I am attaching a link to a Survey that we are required to send out,… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update 30-3-2020

Dear Families, Thankyou once again for your amazing support to teachers while we go through the transition to an on-line learning program. This is scheduled to begin at the start of term 2 for all students. For those families where… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update 24-3-2020

Dear Families, The COVID-19 situation is changing every aspect of lives as we know it. I particularly want to extend my thoughts and best wishes to those of you who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 situation, whether it… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Parent Update as of 19-3-2020

Dear families, Further to my previous blog, we are following The Department’s recommendations in reducing the number of possible contact opportunities during the school day. Hence; Classroom volunteers will not be able to work with children at school.  Thankyou for… Continue Reading →

Parent / Teacher Interviews – update and changes 17-3-2020

Dear families, things move quickly and we have reviewed our Parent/Teacher/Student interviews scheduled for later this term. As a result of updated information we have decided to change the format from one of face to face interviews, to either a… Continue Reading →

Coronavirus Update 16-3-2020

Dear Families With the coronavirus situation developing quickly, advice from government officials is changing on a regular basis. In relation to schools, the Prime Minister in his most recent announcement (Sunday afternoon 15 March), indicated that schools would be ‘staying… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Parent Update as of 12-3-2020

Please find attached the latest update from The Department related to what the COVID-19 virus means to schools. It is expected that if staff or students show signs of a cold (fever, runny nose, coughing, sneezing etc) then they will… Continue Reading →

Parent Forum – Transition in 2020 and Beyond

Year 7 to High School Update – February 2020

Welcome to the first week of school of 2020

A very warm welcome to all of our students and families who are returning to Woodend School and a special welcome to our 93 new receptions and other students starting at Woodend School for the first time. Teachers have each… Continue Reading →

Update: 14.02.20: Novel Coronavirus Information

Dear parent/caregiver, I would like to update you on the situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the current Federal Government health advice that we are following. This week the Federal Government announced it will extend the travel ban on… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Final Blog for 2019

The end of the school year is here and so we look back over the year with some satisfaction about what we have been able to achieve.  Each year is built on the previous one, but this year has had… Continue Reading →

Our Remembrance Day Ceremony

Our remembrance of all those who have served or are serving in our armed forces was remembered today by 657 students and 59 staff and visitors. This is an important time for students to appreciate the sacrifice that has been… Continue Reading →

Principal Update Term 4 Week 4

Hopefully everyone is managing the lead up to Christmas.  It seems to be approaching very quickly.  Last weekend I was at Marion and looking at gifts for my grandchildren.  It is a challenging task with so much on offer.  I… Continue Reading →

Please Vote in our Poll

Materials and Services charge 2020 Governing Council has now set the fees for 2020 and we ask for your support with our poll, by placing your vote in the ballot box in the school office. Governing Council recommends a ‘YES’… Continue Reading →

Year 7 into High School Update Term 4 Week 3

2020 Class Placement: Parent Input

2020 Class Placement: Dear Parents and Caregivers We are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the 2020 school year. This is a lengthy and complex task involving teachers and the school leadership team to place each… Continue Reading →

Off to Canberra

A bright and early start for 180 year 6 and year 7 students this morning on four busses. We had great weather for the early morning and all students were extremely excited and ready to go.  It is amazing how… Continue Reading →

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