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We welcome Scientist Roger and local MP David Speirs!

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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

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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!

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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 →

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 →

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 →

STEAM Week moments

Thank you for all your engagement with STEAM Week.  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 a family task.  We have also… Continue Reading →

What is the role of a Hydrologist?

What is the role of a Hydrologist and Hydrogeologist?  Where does our water come from?  Where does our water go?  What inhabitants are found in our local waterways? What do they help to do to our water? How should we… Continue Reading →

Challenges to complete for STEAM Week!

Here are more design challenges for STEAM Week during Design and Technology today!

Challenging STEAM work in Design and Technology today!

Take a look at the photos of students completing a design challenge for STEAM Week!  There was certain criteria to meet to be successful at the challenge. Ms Gregory had the students using some higher order STEAM thinking!    

STEAM Week Day 3!

Dr Alice Clement worked with the Year 4/5, Year 5’s and 5/6 class this week.  She was also awarded the Tall Poppy Scientist 2020 award for her research in Palaeontology.  Alice shared her love of animals which led to her… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day 2!

The Year 6/7 students were privileged to have another Tall Poppy Scientist work with them on Tuesday this week.  Ian Moffat was awarded Tall Poppy Scientist for 2020 in his field of Archaeology.  Ian’s presentation complemented the work students had… Continue Reading →

STEAM WEEK Day 1!

STEAM Week is finally here! Throughout the week, classes are looking at a relevant problem in our world which students will investigate and then design a possible solution.  Some classes commenced their investigation last term.  Here are snippets from Day… Continue Reading →

It is nearly STEAM Week! Are you thinking STEAM?

STEAM Week and MUSIC Night 2020

Woodend has traditionally celebrated all things Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) with an emphasis on parent engagement. This year our official STEAM Week will take place from Monday 12th – Friday 16th October (Term 4 Week 1)…. Continue Reading →

Welcoming our tiny visitors

Our Reception children are loving time with their fluffy chicken friends in their classroom.  Once again all Reception classrooms have welcomed the tiny chicks from the Henny Penny Hatching program.  In fact our school is the first school since COVID-19… 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 →

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 →

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 →

STEAM Week is coming!

Are you getting excited for STEAM Week? Read on to see some new events! Monday 14 – Friday 18 October 2019 (Term 4 Week 1) is Woodend’s celebration of all things STEAM. This year we have a theme called: Do… Continue Reading →

Reception classes welcome visitors!

Our feathery visitors are here! All Reception classes focus on the biological sciences this term and the children have the experience of observing and recording the changes that occur from the embryo to the hen. Many children are intrigued by… 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 →

Inspiration from a Scientist

On Thursday we welcomed back Dr Justin Chalker, to our school for STEAM Week.  Dr Chalker is a Science lecturer and Chemist at Flinders University and has been to each Science Week at Woodend teaching and inspiring students about scientific… Continue Reading →

Thank you Australian Maths and Science School

Last term the teachers of the Year 4/5 students worked with teachers from the Australian Maths and Science School (ASMS) to plan a STEAM challenge for the students.  The challenge was for students to build the tallest free-standing tower using… Continue Reading →

Pedal Prix … all about STEAM

We were fortunate to have Pedal Prix coordinator and teacher, Joel Fitzgerald and his four Seaview High School students work with all the Year 4/5 classes about all the STEAM related to Pedal Prix today.  Our school has close connections… Continue Reading →

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