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LEARNING FROM HOME AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP CLOSER TIES WITH CHILDREN

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With school closures looming, parents are understandably anxious about the challenges of educating their children from home, as well as the difficulties this might pose for their children. QUT researcher Dr Rebecca English is an expert in home education and… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Update 24-3-2020

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Dear Families, The COVID-19 situation is changing every aspect of lives as we know it. I particularly want to extend my thoughts and best wishes to those of you who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 situation, whether it… Continue Reading →

Supporting children to manage stress and anxiety related to COVID-0

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As the number of diagnosed corona viruses is increasing, so is the level of anxiety amongst children and the broader community. Please find attached some useful guides to support families to manage coronavirus anxiety provided by the Australian Psychological Society,… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Parent Update as of 19-3-2020

Dear families, Further to my previous blog, we are following The Department’s recommendations in reducing the number of possible contact opportunities during the school day. Hence; Classroom volunteers will not be able to work with children at school.  Thankyou for… Continue Reading →

Student School Banking

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Notice from CommBank School Banking The health, safety and wellbeing of our communities and our people is our first priority. Due to the rapidly developing situation with coronavirus, School Banking has been temporarily paused from 20 March 2020 until the… Continue Reading →

Parent / Teacher Interviews – update and changes 17-3-2020

Dear families, things move quickly and we have reviewed our Parent/Teacher/Student interviews scheduled for later this term. As a result of updated information we have decided to change the format from one of face to face interviews, to either a… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Parent Update as of 12-3-2020

Please find attached the latest update from The Department related to what the COVID-19 virus means to schools. It is expected that if staff or students show signs of a cold (fever, runny nose, coughing, sneezing etc) then they will… Continue Reading →

Invitation to 2020 AGM & Join School Committees

Hello to all Woodend Parents & Carers – welcome to another exciting year at our school! I would like to invite you to attend the Woodend Primary School Annual General Meeting. The AGM is an opportunity to learn more about… Continue Reading →

SA Water Incursion – Room 7

On Thursday 5th March, our class (along with all the Year 2 classes) enjoyed an incursion from SA Water. We learnt that water goes to the ‘waste water recycling plant’ when it goes down the drain, and that there is… Continue Reading →

Volleyball – Free Come & Try Sessions

For those with kids interested in Volleyball this year the competition will start with two FREE COME & TRY sessions taking place this Friday (6th March) and next Friday (13th March). From there a 10 week paid competition will follow… Continue Reading →

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MYOJO VISIT UPDATE

Each year we enjoy hosting Japanese students from MYOJO Gakuen Elementary School in Japan. This is a program that we have enjoyed over more than a decade and provides opportunities for our students to form strong friendships which has happened… Continue Reading →

What is a Growth Mindset?

In room 19 we have started off the year learning about how we can have a growth mindset and how we can be the best learners we can be. So what is a growth mindset? A growth mindset can really… Continue Reading →

Interested in Pedal Prix?

Would you like to know more about Pedal Prix at Woodend?  Does your son or daughter show interest in: racing? tinkering or learning about the mechanics or motion of vehicles? cooperating with others in a team taking appropriate risks? having… Continue Reading →

School Banking Information Session

Woodend Primary 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 money… Continue Reading →

Festival of Music – Dance Troupe Opportunity

An opportunity for students to audition for the dance troupe for the Public Schools Music Festival are available. We have had students be a part of this production in the past. It is a fantastic opportunity. Performance troupes are formed… Continue Reading →

School Banking Program: Thank You to Families & Volunteers

DID YOU KNOW? The Commonwealth Bank School Banking Program has been at Woodend since 2016. Parent Network members initiated and organise this program as a service to Woodend Families and to help students learn about saving. This program is run… Continue Reading →

Keeping Our Kids Safe on the Road

Volunteering at Woodend Primary School

Volunteering at Woodend Primary School Firstly thank you to our many volunteers who help out at our school. Without your support teachers would not be able to offer some of the rich learning experiences we offer to our students. When… Continue Reading →

Time to try a Woodies Goodies special lunch

It is our first special lunch at the Woodend for 2020.  Would your child like to try it?  It is a Sushi Lunch and orders can be placed on Qkr. Options are: 1 x Sushi Roll and a Juice Box… Continue Reading →

Rock Band

Rock band has been a part of our music program at Woodend for a number of years. Last year, it was not available to students due to funding changes. Feedback from our community has indicated that there is a strong desire for… Continue Reading →

Parent Network 2020

You are invited to join the WPS 2020 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… Continue Reading →

2020 Band Program – Spaces Available

Last year, we had nearly 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend. Opportunities are now available for 2020. This year we have our band program which offers free weekly lessons for student in years 5, 6 and 7. This… Continue Reading →

Welcome to the first week of school of 2020

A very warm welcome to all of our students and families who are returning to Woodend School and a special welcome to our 93 new receptions and other students starting at Woodend School for the first time. Teachers have each… Continue Reading →

Update: 14.02.20: Novel Coronavirus Information

Dear parent/caregiver, I would like to update you on the situation regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the current Federal Government health advice that we are following. This week the Federal Government announced it will extend the travel ban on… Continue Reading →

2019 Colour Run Thank You

Thank you to all Woodend students, staff, and families for helping to make the 2019 Colour Run a fantastic event and fundraiser. Thanks to your effort, we’ve raised approximately $7700 to help with the new playground & nature play at… Continue Reading →

Thank You Volunteers

On Friday 6 December, Woodend Volunteers were honoured with a lovely morning tea. We recognize that our parent and carer volunteers are incredibly busy and not all could make it to the tea, so we want to be sure to… Continue Reading →

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