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Family Engagement

Woodend Market Garden starts this week…

Fresh  produce  from  our own school garden All produce has come from our Woodend Garden. Bags of fresh and dried figs prepared by the students and Dylan, rockmelon, bunches of herbs, dozen fresh eggs laid by our school chickens, zucchini,… Continue Reading →

Thank you for contributing to STEAM Week!

We were thrilled with the number of parents/carers who generously donated their time to speak to classes across our school during STEAM Week.  These parents talked about their passion, interest and/or occupation related to STEAM.  As you can see from… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week and Music Night highlights!

What an awesome start to the Term 1 commencing with our annual STEAM Week! We trust that you and your family were engaged and inspired by the variety of experiences on offer. Thank you to all those families who participated… Continue Reading →

Parent forum for families of children with a disability or additional needs

The Statewide Inclusive Education Services (SIES), formerly SERU, holds regular parent forums to support and encourage parent engagement, capability building and networking with other families. SIES parent forums are a safe space for families to gather information and resources to… Continue Reading →

A HUGE Success! Thank you for supporting our Market Stall.

Our first Woodend Market Stall for 2023 was extremely successful! Thank you to all the families who came by to share words of encouragement or purchase produce on Wednesday afternoon. Your support is appreciated! This initiative allows the fresh produce… Continue Reading →

Communicating with Teachers in 2023: Seesaw for Families

Dear Families, This year all classes will be using Seesaw to share and communicate with parents and caregivers! Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. Teachers and School Administration will also use Seesaw to send messages and… 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 →

Can you help keep Auskick going?

Over sixty families participated in our recent NAB AFL Auskick program held at our Woodend School oval.  This program has been operating for many years and every year, we see our young children learning our Aussie rules skills and having… Continue Reading →

Introducing Our NEW School Vision & Values!

We are proud to share our newly developed school vision and values. Our values and the statements that support them represent the importance of respect, community, acceptance, care, wellbeing, resilience, responsibility and teamwork described by our school community during the… 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 →

Communicating with Teachers: Seesaw for Families

Dear Families, This year all classes will be using Seesaw to share and communicate with families! This replaces our use of closed class Facebook groups. Your child will post to Seesaw to share their learning. Teachers will also use Seesaw… 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 →

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 →

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.

Mothers Day Stall proves popular again!

The students are always eager to come to the Mothers Day stall and purchase a small gift/s for their Mum or special female in their life.  Once again there was a large range of gifts to choose from and much… Continue Reading →

Assistance for New Families

New Woodend families have now been with us for 5 weeks!  Here are a few pics of families where the new Reception has joined their sibling now at school! We trust that your child is settling into school life at… Continue Reading →

It is nearly STEAM Week! Are you thinking STEAM?

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 →

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 →

Discover more about your child’s learning!

We have been fortunate to gain a ‘Parents In Education’ grant to support parents/carers with helping your child at school.  We have put this money towards offering 4 parent/carer workshops this semester.   These 4 workshops aim to increase parent/carer understanding… Continue Reading →

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