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Showdown Donut Recess Treat and Casual Day!

It is that time of the year again where we have a Special Showdown Donut Recess!  These treats have been very popular even if your child does not follow the football.  The donuts are yummy! We are also having a… Continue Reading →

Shoe Boxes of Love, showing care to those impacted by the recent floods

Many our our students have expressed their concern for the communities that have been affected by the recent floods. The students from Room 1, with the support of our SRC, are leading the collection of Shoe Boxes of Love as… Continue Reading →

Building Connections Conversations to continue

Parents/carers of Reception children will have received an email detailing the alternative arrangements for Building Connections Conversations (BCC) in Week 1(Monday 31/1 – Friday 4/1/22). The conversations continue as scheduled in the form of a Zoom or phone call. On… Continue Reading →

Student Voice In Learning concludes for 2021

We were very thankful for the work of our Student Voice In Learning (SVIL) teams this year.  Both the project and school teams worked together to make an impact across classes encouraging teachers and students to plan for and embrace… Continue Reading →

Reception Performance and Disco

The Reception classes have been busy practising their song/dance routines in preparation for their Performance and Disco day today.  Rooms 3, 4, 18 and 23 children performed 1-2 songs to their Reception friends in the school gym.  They were amazing… Continue Reading →

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Today, as a school, we gathered to show our respect to all those who have served in the war, particularly those members of our school community who have served their country in times of war and those who have family… Continue Reading →

Award Recipients!

Today we welcomed Nick from the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) who presented our Year 3/4 Blue team with a special, first time award. Each week during the 2021 season, the coaches and umpires voted on the team that… Continue Reading →

We welcome Scientist Roger and local MP David Speirs!

Roger Yazbek’s main research field is the development of new breath analysis tests for cancer, gastrointestinal function and dietary monitoring. He collects human breath samples and measures the different gasses that make up the breath and tries to relate that… Continue Reading →

Looking back on STEAM Week

Thank you parents/carers and grandparents for all your engagement with STEAM Week with your child.  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… Continue Reading →

Tall Poppy Scientists continue coming for STEAM Week!

On Thursday 14th October we welcomed back Tall Poppy Scientist, Margaret Shanafield.  Margaret is a Hydrologist and a Hydrogeologist.  Margaret studies water, and how and where water moves from rainfall into streams into the groundwater (or up into the air… Continue Reading →

Visit the Woodend (virtual) Art Gallery!

In celebration of STEAM Week, our virtual art gallery has been updated! Thank you to our Visual Arts specialists for sharing some samples of the stunning works their students have created while exploring line, shape, tone, colour, pattern, texture and… Continue Reading →

Welcoming more STEAM visitors!

Yesterday and today, children and staff from Woodend Children’s Centre came to visit to see what some classes have been doing for STEAM Week.  The Tuesday group of children helped to count rubbish collections to see how much plastic we… Continue Reading →

Off and running with STEAM events!

On Monday we welcomed Tall Poppy scientists, Dr Lee Yian and Dr Hannah Wardill. Dr Chew is a Neuroscientist, Geneticist and studies worms and Dr Wardill’s science field is Microbiology and Oncology. Our year 6/7 classes heard about possible pathways… Continue Reading →

Woodend Primary School presents… 2021 ARTS SHOWCASE!

We are proud to present Woodend Primary School’s 2021 Arts Showcase!  For many of our students this recording is the culmination of their persistence and hard work in learning their instrument of choice, undertaking a new challenge and/or pursuing a… Continue Reading →

Not long until STEAM Week!!

It is coming!  STEAM Week is Term 4, Week 1 11th – 15th of October It is a week of showcasing family and student creativity, investigations and actions in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics! A reminder of the theme:… Continue Reading →

Full steam ahead for STEAM Week 2021!

Term 4, Week 1 (11th – 15th of October) We are excited to be holding our annual STEAM Week again this year. Through a range of activities and celebrations, students will have the opportunity to imagine, action and showcase their… Continue Reading →

Shopping for Fathers Day!

There has been a buzz of shoppers in the Atrium on Wednesday and Thursday this week!  Students have been busily shopping for their father, grandfather or special person in their life in preparation for Fathers Day.  The Fathers Day stall… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA football update

Last Thursday 19th August our SAPSASA boy’s AFL football team represented our school. Unfortunately, the boys were defeated against a strong opposition in game 2.  Their effort, commitment and team energy was fantastic. Well done boys on showing great improvement… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Basketball update

Last Friday 20th August, our SAPSASA basketball teams competed at Morphett Vale stadium. 32 students represented the school and all teams went really well and improved each game. All teams got at least one win for the day and got… Continue Reading →

InitiaLit presentation to Leaders

We were very excited to be invited to share our work with using the InitiaLit program with our local schools this week.  Ms Yardley, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Ogilvie, Mrs Harris and Mrs Luke showcased aspects of the program to the… Continue Reading →

Congratulations SAPSASA Netballers and Footballers!

Well done to the year 7 Netball girls!  Despite experiencing some player injuries, they fought hard in their second game last Thursday 17th June to win against Colonel Light Gardens Primary School 30-16. Thank you to Sharyn for your coaching… Continue Reading →

Cross Country Champs!

Last Thursday 10th June was a very cold day for the ten Woodend students who represented Southern Valley in the State Cross Country Championships. All of the students did an amazing job and a special mention to Leni K who… Continue Reading →

Netball played in true winter conditions!

Last Tuesday 8th June our Woodend SAPSASA Netball Year 6  girls competed against Craigburn Primary School and Antonio Primary School.  In wet, cold and potentially stormy conditions, the girls played valiantly! They rallied the difficult conditions to win both games… Continue Reading →

It is Pedal Prix time!

Our Woodend Pedal Prix families headed to Tailem Bend yesterday for their first race in the Australian HPV Super Series. Each rider was very keen to improve on their first race time and to encourage their team members to do… Continue Reading →

Free Parent Webinar

The Department for Education has organised a free one hour parent webinar.  It is entitled ‘My Child and Me’ and is particularly targeted for parents and caregivers of 3-12 year old children.  Details attached.

Donuts … what a treat!

Showdown Donut Day at Woodend was last Wednesday 5th May and once again, proved a popular recess treat by students.  Students could choose from a Crows, Port or a gluten-free, dairy-free cinnamon donut.  They looked yummy and according to the… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Woodend Cross Country competitors!

Congratulations to all students who competed in the Southern Valley Cross Country Competition on Thursday 29th April. Woodend ended up winning the competition!  Once again, it was positive to see  members of the team give their personal best. A special… Continue Reading →

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