General Information and Reminders

FAQ’s about our Woodies Goodies Canteen

Hi all Last term we received some questions from parents/carers and students regarding the Canteen. We thought we would answer them here. What items do we sell over the counter at recess and lunch times? We sell a range of… Continue Reading →

Pre-service teachers

To play our role in assisting in the development of high quality teachers for future generations, Woodend Primary school is committed to providing university students with an opportunity to experience a period of classroom-based learning, with mentoring from an experienced teacher,… Continue Reading →

Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC)

The Department for Education Child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy states that ‘all children and young people in the department’s preschools and schools will access the approved child protection curriculum’. The KS:CPC teaches children and… Continue Reading →

Parent forum for parents and carers of children with disability

Parents and carers of children with disability are invited to join a free parent forum on Friday 27 May. This continues the series of forums for parents provided by the department. The forum will open with the keynote by Angela… Continue Reading →

End of Term Early Dismissal

Just a reminder that the last day of Term 1 is an Early Dismissal. We finish the term on Thursday, 14 April 2022 at 2.05pm not 3.05pm. Term 2 Commences on Monday 2 May 2022.

Berrima Road

Thank you to all who have shown patience and found creative solutions for drop off and pick up with the heavy traffic and congestion around the school at the moment. Marion Council have advised that Berrima Road will have one… Continue Reading →

Keep Kids Safe: Traffic Rules Around Schools

Please find attached a flyer from the City of Marion Council, informing the community about road safety and specific road rules around schools. We remind all families that it is important to use designated crossing areas. Please make the effort… 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 →

Colour the school with care – wellbeing day

During week 8 there are a number of significant dates related to wellbeing and inclusion – International Day against Bullying and Violence, International Happiness Day, World Down Syndrome Day and Harmony Day all fall within a few days of week… 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 →

Student Free Day and End of Term 1

Tuesday, 15 March 2022 Staff will be involved in workshops related to our site improvement plan. OSHC is available. Bookings are essential. Please phone 0411274747. Last Day of Term 1 is Thursday, 14 April 2022 Students will be dismissed at… Continue Reading →

Berrima Rd Closure

As you would be aware, Berrima Road will be closed to traffic for nearly two months while the City of Marion installs a new stormwater culvert. Contractors will be working in the area from 7 March until 22 April and… Continue Reading →

E-Safety Parent and Carer Webinars 2022

2022 Parent series – Schedule

NAPLAN 2022: Information for Parents & Caregivers

NAPLAN is a nationally developed program that provides schools, states and territories with information about how education programs are working and what areas need to be prioritised for improvement. NAPLAN tests are administered to students in years 3, 5, 7,… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update: 3 February 2022

Dear families, Thank you so much for the efforts that you have made to ensure that our first few days of school for 2022 have been as smooth as possible for our students, especially the new students starting school for… Continue Reading →

Week 2 arrangements for Reception and Year 1 families

Congratulations to you! Week 1 is nearly complete and your Reception or Year 1 child has successfully manage all the new learning associated with school life. We thank you for supporting your Reception/Year 1 child to get to school promptly… Continue Reading →

Too many Seesaw notifications? Here’s what you can do

This year we have rolled out Seesaw for Schools across all classes. You may have been receiving a lot of notifications lately, especially if you have a child who is completing a remote learning program. We recommend reviewing your settings… Continue Reading →

Drop off and pick up procedure for students of essential workers

Tomorrow morning (Wednesday), all students will resume learning for 2022. Reception and year 1 students will begin the year at school in their classes with their classroom teacher.  Year 2-6 students will begin the year with remote learning. Thank you… Continue Reading →

Remote Learning Advice for Families

Dear Families, As you know, there will be a staged return to school over the first two weeks of term that balances every child’s learning entitlement with safety and risk management concerns. Reception and Year 1 children will be starting… Continue Reading →

Minimising COVID cases at Woodend PS

Dear parents/caregivers, The start of the 2022 school year has been adjusted to help minimise the peak of COVID-19 cases in South Australia. Arrangements for Students of Essential Workers (31 January and 1 February) Monday 31 January and Tuesday 1… 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 →


Due to Covid 19 restrictions the uniform shop will be unable to open on January 27 as previously advertised. Uniforms may be purchased using the Qkr app, and collected on January 27 or 28 between 9am-12pm from the school office…. Continue Reading →

Temporary Change to News Blog Subscription

Over the next few weeks, it is essential that all families are accessing updates from school leaders and administrators in a timely manner. The News Blog is our school’s central place for information to be published. While it is often… Continue Reading →

End of Year Reports and Class Placement 2022

End of Year Reports will go home with students this Wednesday (* December) along with information about class placement for 2022. Reports Teachers use a range of different assessment strategies and tools to gather evidence of student achievement with reference… Continue Reading →

Year 7 to High School Update – Week 8 – Term 4 – (30-11-2021)


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 →

Welcome to Term 4 2021

Welcome back to term 4.  Trusting everyone enjoyed some time away from the routine of school.  Many children have eagerly shared their time on STEAM investigations, camping, travelling or spending time with friends. It is obvious that students have returned… Continue Reading →

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