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Enjoy a Sushi Special Lunch!

  Woodies Goodies Special Lunch Day Sushi and Fruit Box Monday 23rd November 2020 On Monday 23rd November (Week 7) we will have a Special Lunch Day for students.   SUSHI CHOICES:   Sushi – Teriyaki Chicken   Sushi –… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA basketball success!

Congratulations to all Woodend students who represented the school today in the SAPSASA Basketball Competition. Both teams were very successful and ended up 2nd in their divisions. Girls had 4 games with 3 wins and 1 loss. Boys had 5… Continue Reading →

Sports Day Menu

If you haven’t already ordered lunch items or a treat for your child for Sports Day, now is the time!  Qkr orders close this Sunday 25th October. Woodies Goodies Canteen have a range of choices including gluten free options.  If… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week moments

Thank you for all your engagement with STEAM Week.  It has been a very positive experience to have students bring investigations/projects/creations/designs from home and to see the development and collaboration of an idea as a family task.  We have also… Continue Reading →

What is the role of a Hydrologist?

What is the role of a Hydrologist and Hydrogeologist?  Where does our water come from?  Where does our water go?  What inhabitants are found in our local waterways? What do they help to do to our water? How should we… Continue Reading →

Challenges to complete for STEAM Week!

Here are more design challenges for STEAM Week during Design and Technology today!

Challenging STEAM work in Design and Technology today!

Take a look at the photos of students completing a design challenge for STEAM Week!  There was certain criteria to meet to be successful at the challenge. Ms Gregory had the students using some higher order STEAM thinking!    

STEAM Week Day 3!

Dr Alice Clement worked with the Year 4/5, Year 5’s and 5/6 class this week.  She was also awarded the Tall Poppy Scientist 2020 award for her research in Palaeontology.  Alice shared her love of animals which led to her… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day 2!

The Year 6/7 students were privileged to have another Tall Poppy Scientist work with them on Tuesday this week.  Ian Moffat was awarded Tall Poppy Scientist for 2020 in his field of Archaeology.  Ian’s presentation complemented the work students had… Continue Reading →

STEAM WEEK Day 1!

STEAM Week is finally here! Throughout the week, classes are looking at a relevant problem in our world which students will investigate and then design a possible solution.  Some classes commenced their investigation last term.  Here are snippets from Day… Continue Reading →

Woodend takes out title again!

Last Wednesday 2nd September was an amazing day for the Woodend Athletics Team!  The team won the 2020 title for the 7th year in a row! Congratulations to all 46 students who competed in the Southern Valley Athletics Competition. A… Continue Reading →

Soccer skills on show!

A positive result today for our Woodend Year 6/7 boys SAPSASA Soccer team in round 1 of the competition with 2 strong wins from their 2 games last Tuesday 4th August. A big thank you to ex students Luka for… Continue Reading →

Well done to our SAPSASA Netball girls!

Round 1 of the SAPSASA Girls Netball competition was on last Friday 31st July at Flagstaff Primary School. The Woodend team played 3 games of Netball and were able to get 2 wins against quality opposition. Game 1 Woodend –… Continue Reading →

Welcoming our tiny visitors

Our Reception children are loving time with their fluffy chicken friends in their classroom.  Once again all Reception classrooms have welcomed the tiny chicks from the Henny Penny Hatching program.  In fact our school is the first school since COVID-19… Continue Reading →

Lots of Socks and Harmony Day

  In our learning programs we wish to be taking bigger steps towards really valuing diversity and harnessing the advantages that respecting all may bring. While we do explore the many international cultures that make up a modern Australia and Woodend of… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix Information Meeting for families

This coming Tuesday 3rd March is an Information Meeting for families interested in finding out more about Pedal Prix.  It will be at 6pm in the gym.  We look forward to seeing you!

A tasty special lunch!

Last Monday 17 February, our special lunch was a Sushi lunch! For some children in Reception, it was their very first lunch order too!  It was a popular special lunch for many of our students. There were several choices of… Continue Reading →

Woodend Community Christmas Event and Fireworks night

The Christmas Event on Monday 9 December is a giant family picnic on the school oval beginning at 6.00pm. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic rug and/or chairs and a picnic tea to enjoy together. The canteen will host… Continue Reading →

Woodend’s New Grow Free Cart

On Thursday 28th November, we officially opened the ‘Grow Free Cart’.  This was initiated by student members of the SRC Environment Committee, in particular, Year 6 student, Sara Owies.  The purpose of this cart is for students, parents or staff… Continue Reading →

Woodend’s new Canteen Cafe

On Thursday 28th November, several classes gathered to support the official opening of Woodend’s new ‘Canteen Cafe’.  Several months ago, Shannon Farley, a student who chairs the Recycling Committee on SRC initiated a cafe concept for Woodend.  The purpose of… Continue Reading →

Pot or plant donations

Can you help? The Grounds Committee is working on developing the cement space outside the canteen, OSHC and kitchen. One of the projects is to create a ‘Canteen Cafe’ where students and staff can gather, sit and interact in a… Continue Reading →

World Teachers Day

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated in Australia on Friday 25 October. Teaching is an incredibly challenging but rewarding profession. For a teacher to hear the words ‘Oh I get it!’ is one of the most rewarding moments in the day…. Continue Reading →

STEAM Expo and Music Night

There was so much to hear, see, touch and do at our combined STEAM Expo and Music Night last night!  There were so many ‘thoughtful’ investigations on display this year where families had made a big effort to think through… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #4

Thursday 17/10/19 – selected Year 6/7’s had the opportunity to work with Sports Science/Nutritionalist Scientist, Professor Claire Drummond. Her expertise is in human movement and the science of nutrition. Professor Drummond went through a “theory” type session on nutrition and… Continue Reading →

Reminder – STEAM week expo and Music Performances tonight

We are looking forward to our STEAM Expo tonight and hope you are planning to come. All STEAM Investigations will be set up in the Gym, Library, Kitchen, Studio and Rooms 28 and 29 Thank you to all families who… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #3

Amongst all the critical and creative STEAM related thinking happening in classes during day 3, we also hosted members of the Seaview High School Pedal Prix team and their teacher, Mr Joel Fitzgerald. They shared all the STEAM linked to their… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Timetable 2019

Here is a timetable of events and incursions happening during our Woodend STEAM Week.  Once again, we have been fortunate to have several reputable STEAM professionals work with different age groups.  These range from a Tall Poppy Scientist, an Engineer… Continue Reading →

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