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STEAM WEEK Day 2

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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

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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 →

End of Term 3 Early Dismissal

End of Term 3 Early Dismissal Friday, 27 September 2:05pm Term 4 Begins Monday, 14 October

Congratulations to our Choir

Congratulations to our 40 Senior Choir students who participated in the Festival of Music performance at the Festival Theatre last night. Performing with students from 15 other schools, our Woodend students performed for two hours on the big stage to… Continue Reading →

Free Movie Night

Parent Network is hosting a FREE movie night in the Gym! The Greatest Showman Sing-A-Long (PG) Friday 20 September 2019 Gym open: 5pm – Movie start: 6:45pm G rated animated shows playing from 5:30-6:30 before the movie for our younger… Continue Reading →

Casual Clothes Day

Friday, 20 September Come in Your Sporting Colours Gold Coin Donation Supporting Woodend After School Sports

Site Open – 12th September 2019

Dear Families I am writing to inform you that Woodend Primary School will NOTbe impacted by the industrial action being taken by members of the Australian Education Union on Thursday 12thSeptember. Woodend Primary School will be open and education programs… Continue Reading →

It’s Choir Time!

This year our Senior Choir has been working hard on a repertoire of songs in preparation for the Public Schools Music Festival. This years songs include a new song written by Phil Cummings, a commissioned work by Robyn Habel and… Continue Reading →

Nude Food Day

Every Tuesday in September the SRC is trialling a concept called nude food. Nude food has been used in many schools around Australia. Nude food is where you don’t bring packaged food to school. Instead, you put your food in… Continue Reading →

Help us turn your Plastic Bottles into living ECOSYSTEMS!

We need your 1 and 2 litre plastic bottles to create these biodomes. They are fully contained mini ecosystems!  There is a wheelie bin outside of the garden where you can leave your cleaned bottles. *Please remove labels too but… Continue Reading →

2019 Spring Market – Nov 10

The Woodend Spring Market is coming soon! Sunday 10 November 9am – 12 noon. We’ll have: market stalls carboot sales entertainment FREE kids activities including Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Games, Treasure Hunt food stall with egg & bacon sandwiches, sausage… Continue Reading →

Wind Ensemble and Strings Workshop

This year, we have a large number of students learning musical instruments. On Monday (week 8) our new wind ensemble and our strings students have an opportunity to work with the Seaview High School Ensemble on a workshop morning. This… Continue Reading →

South Australian Public Primary Schools Choir Auditions

The “South Australian Public Primary Schools’ Choir” (The SAPPS Choir) is now receiving expressions of interest for 2020 membership through an audition process.   The SAPPS choir is the showcase choir for Public Primary Schools. provides an opportunity for talented… Continue Reading →

2019 Colour Run – Save the Date!

We will be doing another Colour Run school-wide fundraiser in 2019 – it is set for Friday 15 November – please save the date! All students and classes will be participating, and this year we have a plan to include… Continue Reading →

Year Sevens moving to High School in 2022

Year Sevens will be moving to High School in 2022.  The Department is working towards this move and assessing what needs to be done by then, as well as how it will happen.  There are many implications that the move… Continue Reading →

SAPSASA Volleyball News

Congratulations to the year 6/7 students who represented our school in the SAPSASA Indoor Volleyball competition on Monday.  As you can see by the photos, there were many teams representing Woodend and there was team work and support for each… Continue Reading →

SSO Week 2019

 ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ is an African proverb which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for children to experience and grow in a safe environment. SSOs play a vital role in the successful running… Continue Reading →

 Book Week Parade 2019

Wednesday Week 5 21st August 10am “Reading is my Secret Power” All students, staff and parents may come dressed as a book character or in the theme of “Reading is my Secret Power”. Parade Plan: The gym will be set… Continue Reading →

Parent Forum Conference: A Different Kind Of Brilliance

The 2019 Disability Policy and Programs Parent Conference is coming up in term 3 for parents or carers of children/young people/students with a disability. When: Wednesday 25 September 2019 Times: 8.45am to 9.30am – pre conference session 9.45am to 2.15pm –… Continue Reading →

Year 6/7 Canberra Trip – Parent Meeting

Our year 6/7 trip to Canberra is fast approaching and so in addition to the information you received last week, we will be holding a parent information evening on Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm. This meeting, to be held… Continue Reading →

Father’s Day gift Stall 2019

Parent Network volunteers will be running another Gift Stall, this time in honour of Father’s Day. This will give our students a chance to say thank you to the special people in their life who take care of them. All… Continue Reading →

Woodend Book Week Parade 2019

Wednesday Week 5 Wednesday, 21 August  10:00am Theme: “Reading is my Secret Power” Weather permitting, the parade will include the whole school and be held throughout the street and basketball court area. Backup wet weather plan is for the reception… Continue Reading →

Dental for Schools Mobile Visit

Oral Health Program    Is visiting Woodend Primary School to provide dental check-ups and treatment/s onsite from Monday, 19 August to Wednesday, 21 August. The program is run with the help of Medicare and the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) so… Continue Reading →

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