Rose Ceremony Farewell

We continued our Rose Ceremony tradition of celebrating the arrival of our new Reception students at the start of each year and farewelling our Year 6 students at the end of the year.  This is unique to our school as… Continue Reading →

Thank You and Farewell Ms Hauber

Ms Diedre Hauber has made the decision to retire from teaching. Ms Hauber began her teaching career at Christies East Primary School in 1979. Over the years she has worked at Macclesfield, Sheidow Park and now Woodend. She taught a… Continue Reading →

Fireworks Casual Day – Wednesday 7 December (Week 8)

A Casual Clothes Day has been organised for Wednesday the 7th of December (Week 8) to help raise money for the fireworks for our End-Of-Year Celebration Night. We love having the fireworks to celebrate with our Woodend Community. Each year… Continue Reading →

Year 4/5 Assembly Recordings

Congratulations to our year 4 and year 4/5 classes who presented their assembly for our school community today. Room 1 & Room 2 Room 9 & Room 10

Here’s a sneak peak at what has been happening in our garden!

Some keen student gardeners have been nurturing this carrot in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.  This carrot, seemed to growing to be quite a size, although not as easy to measure whilst growing underground. Last Wednesday 9/11 was the time… Continue Reading →

Sports Thank You evening

It is time to recognise our parent/carer volunteers involved in Sport. For all our amazing parents/carers who have supported our students with any sport, taking on a role of regularly: coordinating managing a team transporting students umpiring scoring coaching You… Continue Reading →

Sports Day News from Woodies Goodies Canteen

Here is all you need to know about Sports Day from our friendly canteen staff: ***  Sports Day Friday 11th November 2022 *** The Sports Day Sausage Sizzle is back!!!  So too are drinks and treats! These are the items that… Continue Reading →

Year 3 Assembly Recordings

Congratulations to our Year 3 students who presented their assembly for our school community today. While it was a smaller audience due to JP swimming, our students showed creativity and confidence as they showcased their STEAM Week learning. It is… Continue Reading →

Smoking ceremony marks the official beginning of building works at Woodend!

Acknowledgement of Country As a way of showing respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land, an Acknowledgement of Country can be used to recognise the continuing connection of Aboriginal people to Country. An Acknowledgement of Country can be delivered… Continue Reading →

STEAM Expo highlights

Last night and today, we held our annual STEAM Week Expo.  For the first time since COVID restrictions, we have been able to enjoy this event again as a whole community.  It was so pleasing to see our community together… Continue Reading →

Preparing for the STEAM Expo!

Our STEAM Week Expo officially opened last night in the school gym.  We took some photos of several of the hundreds of exhibits before the families arrived to view them.  So many families had taken up the challenge to “repurpose”… Continue Reading →

Scientists and Mathematicians return to Woodend for STEAM Week!

Woodend has been very fortunate to have Scientists keen to come to our school and share their expertise, research and engage us with an activity.  This week classes have worked with a scientist who studies bacteria,  one who studies sleep,… Continue Reading →

Can you help us on Sports Day?

Sports Day is fast approaching!  This event takes place on Friday 11th November 2022.  With COVID restrictions eased, the  canteen staff would love to provide lunch and snacks to our Woodend students, staff and families on this day.  To make… Continue Reading →

Get ready for STEAM Week!

We are excited to be holding our annual STEAM Week again in 2022. Students will have the opportunity to imagine, action and showcase their ideas in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as they explore our theme… Continue Reading →

A busy August and September with SAPSASA!

BASKETBALL Friday 12th August The boys team were able to make solid improvements after a tough first 3 games. They worked hard on their skills and were rewarded with a great win to finish the day and ended in 7th… Continue Reading →

Everything you need to know about STEAM Week 2022!

We are excited to be holding our annual STEAM Week again in 2022. Students will have the opportunity to imagine, action and showcase their ideas in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as they explore our theme… Continue Reading →

Gardening with Kids – Free holiday event, hosted at Woodend

Gardening with Kids Want to start gardening with the kids this spring? Join this fun, interactive and inspiring session about home gardening for adults and kids. The session will include hands-on activities for parents and kids to do together. There… Continue Reading →

Sushi Special Lunch happening soon!

Woodies Goodies Special Lunch Day for Term 3 is always a favourite among the students.  See below for further details: Woodies Goodies Special Lunch Day Sushi Lunch Monday 19th September (Week 9) ****** 1 x sushi roll and drink  $6.00… Continue Reading →

Show-ing Off Our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

If you get along to the show tomorrow or Monday, be sure to stop by the horticulture exhibits and check out our entries. Our Year 5/6 classes have created Scarecrows that are entered in the Royal Adelaide Show’s Scarecrow Competition… Continue Reading →

Dreaming with our eyes wide open for Book Week!

Although Book Week may have officially drawn to a close at Woodend on Friday, it’s clear the celebrations are not over! Story Quest was enjoyed by a number of our middle and upper primary classes today. In this wonderful performance,… Continue Reading →

‘A Case of Discovery’ Forensic Science Workshop

On Wednesday of last week, years 4, 5 and 6 classes took part in a fantastic Science workshop that focussed on forensic evidence and code cracking. Students were invited to help crack the code and solve a “real life” forensic… Continue Reading →

Clever Kids

Clever Kids is a small group social-emotional wellbeing program facilitated through SPELD and designed for children with a diagnosis of dyslexia. It aims to improve student self-esteem, resilience and assertiveness, and to help them to develop effective coping strategies, as… Continue Reading →

Patch Theatre performance woos our little people!

Today we took five buses full of Reception to Year 2 students to Hopgood Theatre.  It was a Patch Theatre Performance entitled ‘Home’.  There was not one minute where the children’s senses were not engaged! Visually, orally, aurally and kinaesthetically… Continue Reading →

Woodend Rises to the Challenge, Shining Bright at 2022 Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival

”A beautifully danced piece about natural disaster and caring for others brought to life effectively through audiovisuals, stagecraft and the use of reportage and montage.” by Amanda Phillips & Alix Kuijpers To all staff and students involved, particularly Mrs Najjar,… Continue Reading →

Reception Assembly Recordings

Congratulations to our Reception children who presented their first assembly for our school community today. Room 4 & Room 12 Room 3 & Room 11

Year 5/6 Assembly Recording

Over the next two terms we are trialling a new format for assemblies. Each assembly will be presented by year level groups to two smaller audiences. This idea was proposed by SRC in 2021 and will be reviewed at the… Continue Reading →

2022 Book Week Parade – Friday the 26th of August! 

A special invitation is extended to families to join us for our 2022 Book Week Parade. Theme: ‘Dreaming with eyes open…’ Students and staff are invited to dress up. Be inspired by this year’s theme or dress as character from… Continue Reading →

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