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Woodend Community Christmas Event and Fireworks Night Program

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5:30 Welcome 6:30 Announcements 6:30 – 6:35 Brass Band Performance 6:35 – 6:40 Josh Rossetto 6:40 – 6:45 Maddi Cranwell 6:45 – 6:50 Room 17 / 25 Dancers 6:50 – 6:55 Room 7 & 8 6:55 – 7:00 Room 3… Continue Reading →

Power Outage on Wednesday, 11 December / Power Outage Subway Lunch

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Wednesday 11 December                Power Outage Subway Lunch             available on Qkr only        Orders close strictly 9am Monday morning No normal lunch orders will be available on this day The school is experiencing a power outage next Wednesday, as a… Continue Reading →

Casual Day for the Fireworks – Monday, 9 December

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A Casual Clothes Day has been organised for Monday, 9 December.  This has been organised to raise money to fund the fireworks for our School Community End-Of-Year Celebration Night.  We are looking forward to another big display to finish off… Continue Reading →

Principal’s Final Blog for 2019

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The end of the school year is here and so we look back over the year with some satisfaction about what we have been able to achieve.  Each year is built on the previous one, but this year has had… Continue Reading →

Instrumental Music Lessons

We are now taking enrolments and expressions of interest for instrumental music lessons with our private providers. These lessons have a weekly cost and take place during school times and are available to students from year 3.  Please read the… Continue Reading →

Active Travel To & From School

Walktober Challenge Woodend’s recent Walktober Challenge was a great success! We nearly double the active travel trips from 2018 and we increased the number of students participating from 17 classrooms up to 24! Congratulations to Room 25 for winning the… Continue Reading →

Vale Fay Magias

It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing of Fay Magias. Fay passed away peacefully last Tuesday following a battle with breast cancer. Fay  was a respected and highly valued  Deputy Principal at Woodend Primary School… Continue Reading →

Myojo Host Family opportunity for March 2020

The time of year has come around again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Saturday, 21 March 2020 through until Monday, 30 March, 2020. We have always had wonderful support… Continue Reading →

Our Remembrance Day Ceremony

Our remembrance of all those who have served or are serving in our armed forces was remembered today by 657 students and 59 staff and visitors. This is an important time for students to appreciate the sacrifice that has been… Continue Reading →

Jump Rope Championships 2019

High Velocity results have been tallied up ….. Take a look at these results….   27 routines taught 23 placings. WOW… 94 medals/ ribbons over all 20 x 1st placings 16 X 2nd placings 14 x 3rd placings   Congratulations to… Continue Reading →

Principal Update Term 4 Week 4

Hopefully everyone is managing the lead up to Christmas.  It seems to be approaching very quickly.  Last weekend I was at Marion and looking at gifts for my grandchildren.  It is a challenging task with so much on offer.  I… Continue Reading →

Please Vote in our Poll

Materials and Services charge 2020 Governing Council has now set the fees for 2020 and we ask for your support with our poll, by placing your vote in the ballot box in the school office. Governing Council recommends a ‘YES’… Continue Reading →

Year 7 into High School Update Term 4 Week 3

Instrumental Music 2020

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This year, we have had nearly 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend. Over the next few weeks, we will release information about opportunities for learning an instrument in 2020. This year we have our band program which offers… Continue Reading →

State Hiragana Reading Competition

As mentioned in a previous post, we had 2 teams from Woodend place 2nd and 3rd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. This year was the third year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA have… Continue Reading →

VAC Swim Season Open Now

The Vacswim season for 2019/2020 is fast approaching and we’re so excited to once again be teaching South Aussie kids water skills, awareness, confidence and safety! We know you care about your students so we’re inviting you to become a Vacswim… Continue Reading →

Graduation 2019: Save the Date

Our year 7 team is working hard on graduation arrangements for this year. With 73 year 7s graduating, there is a lot of organising to do! Our planning is coming along well, and we hope to have more information to… Continue Reading →

Canberra Wrap Up

Are we there yet? How much longer? These were just a few of the questions asked multiple times as we commuted the 1,171km to Canberra. During Week 10 of term 3, 144 year 6 and 7 students from Woodend undertook… Continue Reading →

Colour Run 2019

This year, we will be holding a School Colour-Run as our major fundraising event on Friday 22 November. Organised by our SRC and parent network, this event is designed to raise much needed money towards new Play Ground & Play Equipment for the school oval…. Continue Reading →

2020 Class Placement: Parent Input

2020 Class Placement: Dear Parents and Caregivers We are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the 2020 school year. This is a lengthy and complex task involving teachers and the school leadership team to place each… Continue Reading →

2020 Senior Uniform

Information on ordering Senior Uniforms for 2020 has been sent home. Orders will close 17th November 2019. Year 7 Uniform can be ordered here Year 6 Uniform can be ordered here              

STEAM WEEK Day 2

Day 2 of STEAM Week! The Year 3/4 classes had an opportunity to work with Dr Katharina Richter on microbes today. Dr Richter is a SA Tall Poppy Scientist who is known for her research in combating super bugs. Students conducted… Continue Reading →

Way2Go Walktober Challenge

As part of Woodend’s Way2Go partnership we are participating in a Way2Go Walktober Challenge from Monday 14 October – Thursday 31 October 2019. Why participate in Way2Go Walktober? More walking = more fun = less cars = safer children Active… Continue Reading →

Grandparents Day

Grandma, Grandpa !! Grandma, Grandpa !! Today’s for you! Today’s for you! We want you to feel very very special, Yes, we do! Yes, we do! What a wonderful Grandparents Day celebration there was in Room 3 this week!! Thank… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Update

STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative.  We hope you enjoy time with your child/children to make/create/investigate a way to solve a problem in the school holidays. The theme for 2019 is … Do something …. make a difference! Along… Continue Reading →

DISTRICT HIRAGANA READING COMPETITION SUCCESS

Last week on Wednesday September 18th, Woodend competed in the 16th annual Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition. After holding our own school run offs which involved all Year 7 students, we took along our top 4 teams of 4 to… Continue Reading →

Off to Canberra

A bright and early start for 180 year 6 and year 7 students this morning on four busses. We had great weather for the early morning and all students were extremely excited and ready to go.  It is amazing how… Continue Reading →

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