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NAPLAN

NAPLAN tests will take place in all schools across Australia in weeks 3 and 4 in term 2. At Woodend we are participating in the paper version of NAPLAN in 2019, which happens between 14 and 16 May (week 3)…. Continue Reading →

Big effort at SAPSASA Football!

Woodend Students Support our Veterans

On Tuesday April 2, Cate Ellis and I attended the launch of an Inaugural Art Exhibition at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.  The SA Health Commissioner, Chris Burns, opened the exhibition.  It is a collaboration of the Centre for Creative Health,… Continue Reading →

2020 Woodend Student Tour to Myojo School

Next year, 2020, will see us offer the opportunity for Yr 5, 6 and 7 students to take part in the biennial Myojo Study Tour in September. Due to the moving of Yr 7s to high school in 2022, it… Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Gift Stall 2019

Parent Network volunteers are excited to once again host a Gift Stall in honour of Mother’s Day. Our aim is to offer students an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the special people in their lives who care for them. All… Continue Reading →

School Community Rewards Newsletter

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Term 1 Bully audit

At Woodend Primary School we expect that everyone is safe, valued and respected and that individual differences are appreciated, understood and accepted. Therefore we will not tolerate bullying or harassment in any form. The school will provide a positive culture… Continue Reading →

POSITION VACANT – Canteen Manager

We have a position vacant for a Canteen Manager working 15 hours per week, commencing in Term 2. The role will include, but is not limited to, preparing, packing and selling menu items, money handling, serving students, co-ordinating adult and… Continue Reading →

2019-2010 Entertainment Membership

Support Woodend Primary School again this year with the purchase of your new Entertainment Membership. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Do you want your year 6 daughter to start Year 7 in 2020 at Mitcham Girls High School?

As I have previously mentioned, Year 7 will be taught in all South Australian high schools from 2022. As part of planning for the move, the Department for Education has short-listed 3 high schools as potential pilot schools to ‘Lead… Continue Reading →

Year 7 Student Transitions to High School Open Days / Nights 2020

Below is a list of Open Days/Nights for our local high schools. We suggest you seek out as much information as possible about the schools that might suit your child’s learning needs.  Our local schools are very good and we… Continue Reading →

Canteen Assistant

We have an opportunity to employ a Canteen Assistant for three hours per week on Monday mornings. The role would include preparing, packing and selling menu items, money handling, serving students and working with student volunteers. A full Role Statement… Continue Reading →

Interview with Phil Cummings

Last week, we were very lucky to have Phil Cummings come and work with our year 5-7 students. We talked about his writing process and worked with each class on strategies for writing. Already, we can see the influence of… Continue Reading →

Important Parent Information: A Concerning Internet Challenge Hoax

Please refer to a media release from the eSafety Commissioner about this apparent hoax.  This is the full version of the excerpt below. https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/newsroom/media-releases/statement-esafety-advice-on-the-momo-challenge?fbclid=IwAR3x1q3wqLrotaiCACgLB6ljojnE5UL8-Km7UllVuIkIuJ1FNaejHgZS5uI   Dear parents, It has come to our attention that some children are discovering the existence… Continue Reading →

Dance Troupe Opportunity – Festival of Music

Each year, our school choir takes part in the Public Schools Music Festival, performing along with other schools at the Festival Theatre in September. The Festival provides many opportunities for students, one of which is to be a part of… Continue Reading →

Student Free / Closure Days for 2019

Proposed Access and Path – Creating Safer Routes to School

In our work with Marion Council, Minister David Speirs, and Way2Go (Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure) we have been looking for multiple solutions to improve the situation of safety & traffic around Woodend PS. One aim is to improve… Continue Reading →

Building a Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre

As many of you may be aware, the Flinders Foundation along with Mix102.3 are raising funds towards the building of a Wellness Centre at the Flinders Medical Centre. Jodie and Soda will be raising funds by spending 52 hours on… Continue Reading →

Term One Update

The school year has begun and we are all finding that the time starts to fly past.  There always seems a lot to accomplish in a school year, however, the education of all children is our prime concern. Class teachers… Continue Reading →

Have You Updated Your Personal Details??

Sometimes we just cant get in touch with you when we really need to….. If you have changed any of your contact details it is very important that we have this information in the office and that our database is… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA News – School Community Rewards

Autumn Market – March 31

The 2019 Woodend Autumn Market is coming soon! Sunday 31 March 9 am – 12 noon. We’ll have: market stalls carboot sales entertainment FREE kids activities including Bouncy Castle & Face Painting food stall with egg & bacon sandwiches, sausage… Continue Reading →

School Banking Information Session : Wednesday 13th February

Woodend Primary School is excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students. School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night Reminder – Tuesday 12th February

Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers (and students) Tuesday, 12 February 2019 While teachers have already met quite a number of parents and caregivers, we do look forward to having the opportunity on Acquaintance Night to meet with all families together to… Continue Reading →

Invitation to Join Parent Network 2019

The Parent Network is a committee of parents who help to build a strong school community and support the parents & families of WPS. We aim to have at least one parent liaison for each classroom to assist with communication… Continue Reading →

Our start to 2019

Welcome to the 2019 school year. Last week saw our 82 new receptions begin school. Only a few were showing signs of first day nerves and teachers ensured that they were well cared for. We had about 50 parents enjoy a… Continue Reading →

REMINDER

END OF TERM DISMISSAL is at 2.05pm on Friday.

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