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Woodend Community Christmas Event and Fireworks night

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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 →

Pedal Prix at Murray Bridge

Last Friday, Saturday and Sunday our Pedal Prix families headed to Murray Bridge to compete in the final Round of the UniSA Australian HPV Super Series.  For most of our families, it was their first time riding against approximately 200… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week news!

STEAM Week is Term 4 Week 1    Monday 14th – Friday 18th October 2019 …  an exciting week at Woodend! This week you will receive an invitation to our STEAM Week which is a parent engagement initiative.  We hope… Continue Reading →

Opening of Zen Garden

Last Thursday 5th September, we held the official opening of the Zen Garden outside Room 19.  Representatives from nearby classes witnessed our groundsperson, Ken, open the space by cutting the streamers and then students and adults could trial it.  Ken… Continue Reading →

Connecting with our local Goodstart Early Learning Centre

We have enjoyed getting to know staff and students at Goodstart Early Learning Centre on Young Street.  Room 28 Year 6/7 students have been visiting the centre to get to know the students and engage in such things as: story… Continue Reading →

Workshop postponed!

WORKSHOP POSTPONED! The Parents In Education workshop on ‘Wellbeing’ scheduled for next Thursday 20/6/19 at 9am has been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will inform you of the next date as soon as possible.

Ride Safely to School Wednesday 19 June

Way2Go Bike Ed

Way2Go Bike Ed is a bicycle education program for primary school students.The recommended year levels for participation are year 5-6 (aged 10-12). It is funded and managed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. The Way2Go program has clearly stated goals. It… Continue Reading →

It is Food Allergy Awareness Week!

It is Food Allergy Week.  This week (26th May – 1st June) aims to raise awareness about food allergy in Australia, to help reduce the risk of a reaction for those living with food allergy and to help manage potentially life-threatening… Continue Reading →

Buy a Donut in your local football team colours!

For those students who love donuts and/or their Adelaide Crows or Port Power football team, here is a purchase you will love!  As a treat to celebrate the upcoming “Showdown” football match between Adelaide Crows and Port Power on May… Continue Reading →

Woodend SAPSASA Cricket results

The Woodend SAPSASA cricket team played today against Woodcroft Primary School. Our students batted first and ended up all out for 79 runs after their 25 overs. Best with the bat was Connor (11) and Luke (16). Our bowling innings… Continue Reading →

Successful day for all our Woodend athletes!

Our Woodend Athletics team are to be congratulated!  Forty-six students attended the day and once again, the students performed their events successfully and in a positive team spirit. Woodend took out first place at District Athletics which was an amazing… Continue Reading →

Harmony Day & World Down Syndrome Day – Celebrating Diversity

 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 2019,… Continue Reading →

High Velocity Jump Champions

Congratulations to our Jump Team High Velocity! They were amazing today and dominated the 2018 Jump Championships at Priceline Stadium. Many thanks to Mr Z, Mrs Sheppard, all members of the Jump team and all who attended and helped out…. Continue Reading →

Casual Clothes Day Fireworks Fundraiser 7 December

A Casual Clothes Day has been organised for Friday 7th December.  This has been organised to raise money to fund the fireworks for our School Community End-Of-Year Celebration Night on Monday 10th December beginning at 6pm.  We are looking forward… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball

What a great day at Glenelg for the Beach Volleyball competition for our Woodend students! We had a large number of volleyballers, experienced and new, and all students put in a positive effort.  A special mention to all those students who… Continue Reading →

Day 4 and 5 of STEAM Week

Day 4 and 5 of STEAM Week saw the Year 6/7 and 5/6 students working with Dr Justin Chalker, a Science Lecturer at Flinders University.  It was also the launch of our STEAM Expo on the Thursday evening and a… Continue Reading →

Launch of our Woodend Virtual Art Gallery

What an exciting time for our school!  On Thursday we launched our first ever Woodend Primary School Virtual Art Gallery, affectionately named “The WAG” – Woodend Art Gallery. The official launch took place in our gym at the STEAM Expo… Continue Reading →

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