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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 →

Rose Ceremony 2022

Did you know that when Woodend Primary School was first built way back in 1995, we planted a beautiful Rose Garden out the front? Over the years we have enjoyed watching the roses bloom and grow from tiny plants into… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA news!

SAPSASA RUGBY On Friday 3rd June, both Woodend teams participated in the Rugby League competition. Both teams made the grand final which was a fantastic achievement! Unfortunately both teams just went down by a few points in both the boys… Continue Reading →

We welcome our feathery friends back to Woodend!

The chickens are coming!  We will have our feathery friends back roaming our Stephanie Alexander Garden!  It will be so exciting to have chickens back at Woodend and thanks to our Garden Specialist, Dylan, they have a revamped coop! We… Continue Reading →

Woodies Goodies Special Subway Lunch!

Place your order for this term’s Subway Special Lunch Day!  The students find this a popular special lunch!  It is prepared by the Woodies Goodies canteen staff. Date: Wednesday 22nd June 2022 (Week 8) Choice of 6″ white or wheat… Continue Reading →

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 →

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