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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

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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

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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 →

Latest Update regarding the Lockdown

Dear families, Today we have been advised that the state is going into Lockdown.  Please note that this is an evolving process and we are working to understand exactly what this means for our school. At this stage: Woodend Primary… Continue Reading →

Free live webinar series for parents and carers

 eSafety’s parent guide to cyberbullying and online drama is the first an online series of webinars for parents in 2021 and will kick off on Safer Internet Day, Tuesday 9 February 2021. The webinars will help parents and carers support… Continue Reading →

COVID Outbreak: Consequences for our school

Dear families, the recent outbreak at Parafield is a stark reminder that we are very much still in the grip of a pandemic and that things can change ever so quickly. We hope that this is brought under control and… Continue Reading →

Term 4 Principal Update

Dear families, We are moving quickly towards the end of the 2020 school year.  I think that as a school community, we are all looking forward to 2021 and a better new year. Closing access to a school during a… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update: End of Year Fireworks Cancellation

Dear families, Given the number of people who have accessed the Sports Day video, you would be aware of the fun that everyone had, with a moderate level of competition in some events. The teacher vs student event was eventful… Continue Reading →

Friday’s Sport Activities – Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Parents NOT permitted to attend

Dear families, thank you for your work leading up to Friday. It will be an exciting time for students to get outside, and as long as the weather holds, they will participate in a number of activities arranged by Matthew… Continue Reading →


Yesterday our Wakakirri students performed for our school community. This group of students worked hard throughout the year, in their own time, to bring together an excellent performance entitled ‘Black Water’. Due to COVID restrictions, the Wakakirri competition has moved… Continue Reading →

Online Safety Education

Our children and young people are using the internet more than ever before to socialise, learn and play. The internet is a great tool, however it does come with risks. The eSafety Commissioner promotes online safety education and has a… Continue Reading →

2021 Senior Uniform

Ordering for 2021 Senior Uniforms is now open. Information went home with all current Year 5&6 students last week. Sizing kit is available in the meeting room. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY SUNDAY 17 NOVEMBER

STEAM Week – Music Performances

A big thank you to all of the people who tuned in to any of our STEAM Week concerts this week. At time of writing we have had just over 1400 viewers across the week! Amazing support for our students…. Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 3

What a fantastic week of musical performances we have had. Tonight is no exception with some great performances for our final concert of STEAM Week! Once again I would like to acknowledge the hard work of our instrumental music teachers… Continue Reading →

Final STEAM Week Concert

STEAM Week Concert 2

Welcome to our second concert night for STEAM Week 2020! Last night, we saw some of our amazing Woodend musicians, and tonight we are pleased to present some more talented students. Learning an instrument take persistence and hard work and… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 2

Thanks for tuning in to our first concert tonight. We have some very talented young people at Woodend! The music continues tomorrow night, with the second concert in our STEAM Week series. Tomorrow’s concert will feature Senior Choir, James V,… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 1

Welcome to the first concert of our STEAM Week concert Series! Although we are unable to have a live event this year, the opportunity to record in our studio has been a new and valuable experience for our instrumental music… Continue Reading →

Parent Feedback re Class Placement for 2021 (if required)

2021 Class Placement: Dear Parents and Caregivers We are set to begin the class placement process in preparation for the 2021 school year. This is a lengthy and complex task involving teachers and the school leadership team to place each… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week – Concert 1

Year 6 and Year 7 Ignite Testing: Gifted Students

Aberfoyle Park High School is the official Department for Education school for gifted students in the southern metropolitan area of Adelaide.  Their IGNITE program is specifically designed to meet the needs of students with high intellectual potential. Please find attached… Continue Reading →

Australian Training Awards – Congratulations to Ebony Springall

Congratulations to Ebony for being recognised as a person who will contribute to the education of our young people as she maps her pathway through her future role as a Support Officer. Ebony has been recommended for an Award through… Continue Reading →

Where have all the vegetables gone?!

Woodend’s produce has been transformed into some amazing tasty dishes by the students at O’Sullivan Beach Primary School. As some of you know, our Kitchen teacher Amanda Whitrod retired in March. Her departure, coupled with the Department’s restrictions on sharing… Continue Reading →

Early Dismissal 2:05 pm

Friday, 25 September 2020 End of Term 3 2:05 pm Term 4 Begins Monday, 12 October.

OSHC Update

Dear families, I’m writing to share with you that Ashleigh Parker has concluded her role as Director of OSHC, choosing to pursue her studies in teaching. Ashleigh is close to completion of her final teaching placement at Brighton Primary School…. Continue Reading →

Principal’s Update 14th September 2020

Dear families, I wish to acknowledge all our visitors, including our parents, carers and grandparents, for abiding by our request that no-one enters a building or the atrium, but rather goes through the front office. I have had many chats… Continue Reading →

Forensic Science Incursion

On Tuesday of week 7 rooms 17, 19, 20, 25, 27, 28 & 29 were treated to a forensic science incursion organised by Ms Gregory. Forensic science is a type of science that involves looking for clues at a crime… Continue Reading →

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