Reminder: Hazard – Cords on Hats

We wish to remind parents and caregivers of the following hazard, originally issued in February 2017, that remains active: Cords, drawstrings and toggles on hats and children’s clothing may become entrapped in small gaps found in play equipment causing strangulation,… Continue Reading →

Parking, Traffic, Kiss & Go Updates

UPDATE TO PARKING / KISS & GO ZONE – EDWARD BECK DRIVE: PLEASE NOTE: Marion Council have adjusted the NO PARKING times at the Kiss & GO zone. The afternoon NO PARKING times are now 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Monday –… Continue Reading →

Pupil Free Day reminder

Pupil Free Day Friday, 19 February  2021  

“I Don’t Feel Well”

Student’s coming to school unwell We are currently experiencing a mixture of illnesses at school. There’s have been cold symptoms and upset tummy’s including vomiting. Please, if your child presents to you “I don’t feel well” they need to stay… Continue Reading →

Brighton Special Interest Music Information Evening for Years 6 & 7

Everything you need to know about auditioning for Brighton’s Special Interest Music Program Tuesday 30 March 2021, 5.30 to 6.30pm Brighton Secondary School Concert Hall Followed by a free short concert on the front oval (bring a picnic dinner and… Continue Reading →

Performing Arts 2021

My name is Sue Thomson and you will find me in room 25 and taking over outdoor areas to work with your children in the Performing Arts. We can be found in the Atrium, outside in the Plaza, play area… Continue Reading →

Woodend Physical Education in 2021

Hello everyone and welcome to another exciting year of the Physical Education (PE) program here at Woodend Primary School. For those new families to the school, my name is Matthew Hehner and I am the PE specialist at this school… Continue Reading →

Design and Technology 2021

My name is Vicki Gregory and I will be working with your child in the Design and Technology room. This year, students will be involved in a range of problem-based design challenges, where stretch thinking and creativity is fostered. In… Continue Reading →

Invitation to Join 2021 Parent Network Committee

You are invited to join the WPS 2021 Parent Network. Parent Network is a committee of parents & carers – our aim is to connect with and support other parents, the students, and our school. Parent Network volunteers run a number of… Continue Reading →

Visual Arts 2021

Welcome to Visual Arts at Woodend. This year Visual Arts will be taught by Miss Jess Ottewell and Mrs Rieko Woodley. Visual Arts with Miss Jess Ottewell  Visual Art lessons are a place where students will have the opportunity to… Continue Reading →

IGNITE at Aberfoyle Park High School

REGISTER NOW IGNITE Program for Gifted Children Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department for Education (DfE) school for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide. DfE provides extra resources for the innovative IGNITE program designed to… Continue Reading →

Introducing our New Piano Teacher, Sofie Arhontoulis

Enrolment Form Piano lessons are available at school! These piano classes are designed to focus on making kids fall in love with music first so that practicing happens naturally later without being a chore. Why group lessons? Here are some… Continue Reading →

NAPLAN 2021 – Information for Parents and Caregivers


School Closure – Pupil Free Days 2021

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Dear families, To assist with your planning for 2021, please note the following dates that have been approved for our school in relation to the school closure and pupil free days. Pupil Free Day – Friday 19/2/2021 (Staff will focus… Continue Reading →

SPECIAL EDITION: SRC Podcast with Premier Steven Marshall

Please enjoy our interview with South Australian Premier, Steven Marshall. We recorded this when he came to visit our school on Friday the 29th of January. A special thank you to the students who represented our school on the day…. Continue Reading →

The Instrumental Music Service Offers FREE Music Lessons for Students in Years 5, 6 and 7!

Did you know that we have a band program that offers instrumental music lessons taught by music teachers from the Department for Education Instrumental Music Service?  Our school currently has vacancies for students wishing to learn Trumpet, Trombone or Tuba… Continue Reading →

Senior Uniform and Uniform Shop – Update

Commemorative tops: Excitement is building for the delivery of our 2021 commemorative tops! This is something many students have been looking forward to throughout their Woodend years. Hopefully these tops will be delivered within the next two weeks, however this… Continue Reading →

Digital Technologies Agreements

Thank you to the families who have read and returned our updated Combined Consent and Digital Technologies Agreements that came home last week.    We appreciate the time families have taken to help their children understand our Student Code of Conduct… Continue Reading →


Dear families, The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) has recently advised that much of metropolitan Adelaide and some areas of the Riverland are in fruit fly outbreak or suspension areas. To help South Australia fight fruit fly becoming… Continue Reading →


Dear families, It is great to welcome everyone back for the 2021 school year and all signs point to an engaging and productive school year. We are indeed a caring community with the common aim to nurture our young people… Continue Reading →

Staff Moving On for 2021

Dear families, I wish to acknowledge staff who will be leaving us this year. Jarrod Lamshed has won a position as Senior Leader Digital Technologies at the new Aldinga B-12 School, named the Aldinga Payinthi College, beginning next year. Jarrod… Continue Reading →

Graduation Update 4/12/2020

Dear families, By now you would have received the latest update regarding the end of year Graduation for Year 7 students. No doubt there will be a range of opinions about how the COVID restrictions impact on school events. It… Continue Reading →

Graduation Update: 2/12/20

As we communicated last week, our final Year 7 Graduation plans have been dependent on government COVID restrictions. The new restrictions as of December 1st look likely to be in place for the rest of our school year. Unfortunately, this… Continue Reading →

Learning an Instrument in 2021

In 2020 we had over 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend! This has been fantastic to see with many of these students featured in our online STEAM Week Concert series. The opportunity to register students to learn an… Continue Reading →


IMPORTANT GRADUATION UPDATE: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY The end of the school year is quickly approaching and planning for graduation is well underway. At this stage, we are hopeful that current COVID restrictions will ease as expected on December 1st. If… Continue Reading →

Approved Materials and Services Charge for 2021

Dear families, As the Chief Executive’s delegate, I have approved the amount for the 2021 school year, of $335. This follows a successful poll where the majority supported the amount of $335 being the 2021 Materials and Services charge for… Continue Reading →

Breaking News – Children return to school on Monday 23rd November

Dear parent/caregiver, The Premier today announced that schools and preschools will reopen to all students on Monday 23 November. As a result our school will be open and operating as normal and all Woodend students are expected to be at… Continue Reading →

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