Book Week Parade update

 Just reminding that our Book Week Parade will be at 10am on Friday of week 6 (31st AUGUST 2018). We will gather on the Basketball court and parade around the oval, finishing at the stage. Children will be seated while… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Day Date Set – Friday November 2nd

Governing Council approved our final Pupil Free Day at their meeting this week. It will be held on Friday November 2nd 2018. This day has been chosen to allow staff to examine the NAPLAN and PAT data which is only… Continue Reading →

Our Students Appearing on Totally Wild – TV

This is to inform you that our Totally Wild story where we had students filmed by a TV crew in the Kitchen Garden and the Kitchen itself, will be going to air Saturday 25th August 2018 at 8:30am on channel Eleven. Stories in… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Blog Term 3 6th August

This term has already seen a number of changes in the weather.  This week it looks like it will start being very cold.  I am always amazed at the number of children who come to school in this weather as… Continue Reading →

Parents In Education Week 2018

Parents in Education Week is a joint initiative of each off the public and private school sectors. This year an exciting program of free parenting seminars will be held over 3 nights at the Adelaide Entertainment centre from 28-30 August…. Continue Reading →

The End Of Term 2

Dear parents/caregivers, We have just finished a very busy and productive school term. Thankyou to all who have been a part of classroom reading, volunteering in the canteen, helping out at the working bee, conducting the school banking, working on our… Continue Reading →

Tackling Student Issues/Concerns/Bullying using a No-Blame approach

What is bullying? People often disagree about what bullying means. Is it any hurtful, intimidating behaviour (such as a shove on the playground), or does bullying imply a long-running series of deliberate actions such as name-calling day after day? The… Continue Reading →

School Community Rewards Term One Update

  Community Rewards is a valuable means to allow the school to provide resources for all students R-7 and the school that assist with student learning.  This includes our replacement of the flagpole with a more suitable set of 3… Continue Reading →

Korean Visitors

  This week we have had ten young and enthusiastic Korean initial teacher education students from Gyeongin National University visit our school to work-shadow teachers. This has been quite an experience for our eager students as well as for the… Continue Reading →

Ignite Program for Gifted and Talented Students Testing – Year 7

Teacher Room Numbers and Year Levels for 2018

The school year has begun very well if today is anything to go by.  All of our new Reception children were taken on tours of the school in order to familiarise themselves with where everything is (or at least the… Continue Reading →


2018 Sports Day Update We would like to say thank you to our school community for engaging and sharing feedback regarding our Sports Day. We have had lots of great feedback from staff, students, parents and as a result of… Continue Reading →

Woodend Children’s Centre

WOODEND CHILDREN’ S CENTRE The vision for Woodend Children’s Centre is to provide a quality learning environment which is accessible, inclusive and play based. We are committed to pursue excellence in the provision of equitable and inclusive preschool and transition… Continue Reading →

$5,000,000 Upgrade – your thoughts

Dear parents/caregivers, We are seeking your creative ideas about what the $5,000,000 might do for our school.   Below is a short survey to enable you to feedback to us any thoughts and ideas that you may have that could… Continue Reading →

Staff Retirements

At this time of the year we know that there will generally be a number of staff who will not be at the school in 2018.  The following gives a brief summary of this as we know it now of… Continue Reading →

Parent Opinion Survey

We are in the process of gaining additional feedback from parents about some of the areas that we focus on in the school.  This survey assists us to further improve what we do for all students.  It is considered in… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update

Just a few updates which are important to know; School Website We are in the process of installing a Student Data Management System which includes our attendance information as well as learning data. As this is happening, the hosting that… Continue Reading →

Invitation: Hear the Premier, Jay Weatherill talk about our Grant of $5,000,000

When: Friday 3rd November Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM Where: School Gym On Friday, Premier Jay Weatherill is visiting our school to speak with parents about the recent five million dollar funding grant given to Woodend Primary School under… Continue Reading →

Building Better Schools – Woodend Primary School – $5 million

I’m pleased to advise that in a significant move by the Government today, that Woodend Primary School has been allocated $5 million to revitalise our school infrastructure and provide state-of-the-art spaces for innovative learning. This decision is part of the… Continue Reading →

State Government Attendance Strategy

New attendance strategy to help South Australian students excel A new attendance strategy has been developed to ensure the state’s 168,000 public school students achieve the best possible education. To support the strategy, an additional 11 attendance and engagement social workers will… Continue Reading →

A few Science Week Photos to share with you from Week One

Enjoy the photos taken at the Science Expo last week.  They show many facets of learning including engagement, interest, appreciation, curiosity, inquisitiveness, inquiry, problem solving and creativity to name just a few. Thank you to everyone who visited on Thursday… Continue Reading →

Tonight’s School Disco

Just a quick blog to say how impressed I am with the students at the disco tonight.  They are having a great deal of fun and should sleep well when they get home.  They were all so keen while waiting… Continue Reading →

How do we listen to student’s feedback in a classroom? Come and Join in to a Parent Workshop – snack provided – good company

Please note that there are only 25 places available at each workshop.  The first Workshop has now ended and so registration can be made for the next available date at this stage.  If you would like to utilise the offer… Continue Reading →

Funding Boost to Schools

$67.5 million funding boost to accelerate student achievement The State Government will provide a $67.5m funding boost to public school students who have been identified as needing more help to lift literacy and numeracy across the state. Primary school students… Continue Reading →

From the Principal

Welcome to Term Three.  We have quite a number of scheduled projects as evident from our School Calendar.  Four that I do wish to point out are the installation of the Koala Crossing on Edward Beck Drive, the installation of… Continue Reading →

Keeping our Children Healthy

This year we have had just one significant bout of a stomach virus and we worked very hard to minimise its impact on students and families.  Once it had dissipated, we reviewed our strategies and looked at the possible improvements… Continue Reading →


Congratulations to Isabelle Duke for gaining a position in the 2017 Primary Schools’ Music Festival Central Troupe. This is a highly sought after role and two performance troupes are formed at the beginning of each year, following audition. They are… Continue Reading →

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