Principal’s Update including the $5,000,000 building grant

Dear families, $5,000,000 Building Program You may recall that in 2017 we were granted five million dollars for building and refurbishment of our school.  This work was then deferred as high schools needed to prepare for the influx of year… Continue Reading →

School Closure – Pupil Free Days 2021

Dear families, To assist with your planning for 2021, please note the following dates that have been approved for our school in relation to the school closure and pupil free days. Pupil Free Day – Friday 19/2/2021 (Staff will focus… Continue Reading →


Dear families, The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) has recently advised that much of metropolitan Adelaide and some areas of the Riverland are in fruit fly outbreak or suspension areas. To help South Australia fight fruit fly becoming… Continue Reading →


Dear families, It is great to welcome everyone back for the 2021 school year and all signs point to an engaging and productive school year. We are indeed a caring community with the common aim to nurture our young people… Continue Reading →

Staff Moving On for 2021

Dear families, I wish to acknowledge staff who will be leaving us this year. Jarrod Lamshed has won a position as Senior Leader Digital Technologies at the new Aldinga B-12 School, named the Aldinga Payinthi College, beginning next year. Jarrod… Continue Reading →

Graduation Update 4/12/2020

Dear families, By now you would have received the latest update regarding the end of year Graduation for Year 7 students. No doubt there will be a range of opinions about how the COVID restrictions impact on school events. It… Continue Reading →

Approved Materials and Services Charge for 2021

Dear families, As the Chief Executive’s delegate, I have approved the amount for the 2021 school year, of $335. This follows a successful poll where the majority supported the amount of $335 being the 2021 Materials and Services charge for… Continue Reading →

Breaking News – Children return to school on Monday 23rd November

Dear parent/caregiver, The Premier today announced that schools and preschools will reopen to all students on Monday 23 November. As a result our school will be open and operating as normal and all Woodend students are expected to be at… Continue Reading →

Latest Update regarding the Lockdown

Dear families, Today we have been advised that the state is going into Lockdown.  Please note that this is an evolving process and we are working to understand exactly what this means for our school. At this stage: Woodend Primary… Continue Reading →

COVID Outbreak: Consequences for our school

Dear families, the recent outbreak at Parafield is a stark reminder that we are very much still in the grip of a pandemic and that things can change ever so quickly. We hope that this is brought under control and… Continue Reading →

Term 4 Principal Update

Dear families, We are moving quickly towards the end of the 2020 school year.  I think that as a school community, we are all looking forward to 2021 and a better new year. Closing access to a school during a… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update: End of Year Fireworks Cancellation

Dear families, Given the number of people who have accessed the Sports Day video, you would be aware of the fun that everyone had, with a moderate level of competition in some events. The teacher vs student event was eventful… Continue Reading →

Friday’s Sport Activities – Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Parents NOT permitted to attend

Dear families, thank you for your work leading up to Friday. It will be an exciting time for students to get outside, and as long as the weather holds, they will participate in a number of activities arranged by Matthew… Continue Reading →

Parent Feedback re Class Placement for 2021 (if required)

2021 Class Placement: Dear Parents and Caregivers We are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the 2021 school year. This is a lengthy and complex task involving teachers and the school leadership team to place each… Continue Reading →

Year 6 and Year 7 Ignite Testing: Gifted Students

Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department for Education school for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide.  Their IGNITE program is specifically designed to meet the needs of students with high intellectual potential. Please find attached… Continue Reading →

Australian Training Awards – Congratulations to Ebony Springall

Congratulations to Ebony for being recognised as a person who will contribute to the education of our young people as she maps her pathway through her future role as a Support Officer. Ebony has been recommended for an Award through… Continue Reading →

OSHC Update

Dear families, I’m writing to share with you that Ashleigh Parker has concluded her role as Director of OSHC, choosing to pursue her studies in teaching. Ashleigh is close to completion of her final teaching placement at Brighton Primary School…. Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update 14th September 2020

Dear families, I wish to acknowledge all our visitors, including our parents, carers and grandparents, for abiding by our request that no-one enters a building or the atrium, but rather goes through the front office. I have had many chats… Continue Reading →

Planting – Your help is needed


COVID-19 UPDATE: 26-8-2020

Dear families, The following are just a couple of updates in relation to our forward planning. We have been advised by both our Department and HealthSA, that we have to follow extremely specific guidelines for any activity involving our children…. Continue Reading →

What if we have to close the school?

If we do get to a point where we need to close the school because there is a positive case identified within the school community, then we will be advised by SA Health and The Department on how we would… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 UPDATE: 3-8-2020

Dear families, As we know things are moving very quickly and it does appear that it may be just a matter of time before we need to deal with some form of community transmission ourselves. As COVID-19 spreads through the… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Update 22-07-2020

UPDATE: We have noticed several groups of parents staying to chat after school, with children accessing playgrounds: Please note that we expect parents to vacate school grounds asap after collecting children at the end of the day. No children are… Continue Reading →

Final Term Two Covid-19 Update 02-07-2020

Dear families, As we close out term two for this year, we can look back and consider that given the impact of Covid-19, we have successfully transitioned back to a normal delivery of learning for all students. That has been… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update 22-06-2020

Four schools in Victoria will be closed today after two students and two teachers tested positive to Covid-19 over the weekend. It comes as that state records a double-digit increase in cases for the fifth day in a row and Premier… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 UPDATE 17-06-2020

COVID-19 Update The Premier has announced step 3 of the COVID-19 roadmap. Below is an outline of what we will be expecting as some of the changes that may occur and some of what will remain the same at Woodend… Continue Reading →

Year 7 to High School in 2022 – Information Update

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