Pupil Free Days / Closure Days

2024 Pupil Free Days approved by Governing Council Friday, 7 June Tuesday, 13 & Wednesday, 14 August Friday, 6 September Friday, 8 November    

Woodend Auskick

It was a great first afternoon for the Woodend Auskicker’s. You can still sign up, to join in on the fun next week.

Woodend Market Garden starts this week…

Fresh  produce  from  our own school garden All produce has come from our Woodend Garden. Bags of fresh and dried figs prepared by the students and Dylan, rockmelon, bunches of herbs, dozen fresh eggs laid by our school chickens, zucchini,… Continue Reading →

Woodend Performance Team – Expressions of Interest Open for 2024!

Expressions of Interest for the Woodend Performance Team for 2024 are now open. Register interest via this link Our Woodend Performance Team is a group of dedicated year 4-6 students who are interested in learning a 7-minute performance to tell… Continue Reading →

Student Home Internet Access

Students and families who have inadequate or no access to internet at home are eligible to apply for a free internet connection to support learning. There are 2 options available to eligible families: wireless internet access from the Department for… Continue Reading →

Year 2/3 Master Blaster School Cricket

Registrations for Year 2/3 School Cricket are now open on Qkr and will close on Wednesday 14th February. Cost: $30 which covers both term 1 and 4 (including a Strikers Cap and Drink Bottle) Games: Saturday mornings starting 17th February… Continue Reading →

Safer Internet Day

Tomorrow, 6 February is  Safer Internet Day , a day established to raise awareness of online safety issues. The eSafety Commissioner leads the initiative in Australia. This Safer Internet Day the eSafety Commissioner is encouraging all Australians to take three… Continue Reading →

A very successful first week of school

Dear families, The first week of school was a mixture of learning conversations for reception parents, and children getting back into the school routine. Pleasingly both went well. It was excellent to speak with so many of you last week… Continue Reading →

2024 Assembly Schedule

We invite families to join us for this year’s learning team assemblies, where our students will showcase their learning in a range of areas. Assemblies are held on Wednesday mornings. To ensure every student has the chance to participate fully,… Continue Reading →

Football Star Academy

See below for an expression of interest form for the Football Star Academy program here at Woodend in term 1 after school.

Principal’s Welcome Back – 2024 – Working Together

Dear parents/caregivers, Welcome to another year of growth and possibilities.  All staff are looking forward to the 2024 school year and are keen to see the smiling faces of students and families returning to school. We are confident that this… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night – Tuesday 6 February

Join us for a community evening and an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and visit their classrooms. It’s the perfect occasion to mingle, make connections, and become acquainted with our school community. Each classroom will be open for half… Continue Reading →

2023 Graduate Award Winners

Congratulations to all year 6 students who graduated from Woodend on Thursday night. The following students won awards for their hard work and dedication. Academic Achievement Eva Cornish Leni Knowles Andie Rosenberg Alexis Panopoulos Academic Improvement Billy Rowston Charlotte Hollitt… Continue Reading →

Approval of the 2024 Materials and Services Fee

Dear families, As the Chief Executive’s delegate, I have approved the amount for the 2024 school year, of $365. This follows a successful poll where the majority supported the amount of $365 being the 2024 Materials and Services charge for… Continue Reading →


We have a special lunch order for Wednesday 13th December, which will be a sausage sizzle available to be ordered on QKR.

Calling all OSHC Families

WPS Governing Council is seeking information of our OSHC Service. Please click on the link to complete this survey by Thursday 21 December 2023. Thank you    

Woodend OSHC and Vacation Care Update

Dear parents/caregivers, We are coming up to the end of the term, and the beginning of another Vacation Care program, which will be able to accommodate our brand-new receptions as from the beginning of care in January as they are… Continue Reading →

Southern Valley Tennis

Congratulations to the 3 Woodend students who have represented Southern Valley over the last 3 days in the Tennis State Sapsasa Carnival. Southern Valley competed in the division 5 competition and were able to win their division. In 2024 Southern… Continue Reading →

OSHC Vacation Care News

Vacation Care News

Woodend Produce Market – Wednesday 22nd November outside Room 3

Woodend Produce Market (WEDNESDAY 22ND NOVEMBER) –  will be outside Room 3 in our newly created Market stand. We will be selling fresh produce from our school garden. The goods are harvested by students from the Woodend Garden Program. This… Continue Reading →

Rugby League Carnival

Congratulations to the 21 Woodend students competed today in an NRL competition at West Beach. Both the boys and girls team had great success throughout the day and played really well. They worked hard and had lots of great results…. Continue Reading →

Southern Valley Cricket

Congratulations to the year 6 Woodend boys Charlie, Billy and Patrick who have represented Southern Valley in the division 3 State Cricket Carnival this week. They played in a 3 day carnival and had both individual and team success. The… Continue Reading →

Bully Audit #2 2023

Towards the end of term 2, we conducted the second of our Bully Audits for 2023 with all year 3-6 students. This audit showed that around 75% of our students understood what bullying is and what it isn’t. We trust… Continue Reading →

Attendance Matters

There is no safe threshold to missing school School attendance is compulsory and students are expected to: attend school every day the school is open arrive at school and to all lessons and activities on time participate positively in all… Continue Reading →

School Parking Update

Dear families, I have been contacted by the Marion Council who were asked during our recent Sports Day by a local resident to come and check the illegal parking behaviour by a number of people.  Unfortunately, we, like many other… Continue Reading →

Woodend Students involved in Remembrance Day Services


Southern Metro Girls Cricket

Congratulations to the two year 6 Woodend girls who represented the Southern Metro Girls Cricket team this week in a 3 day State Carnival. Both girls had great individual performances throughout the carnival and the team had excellent results to win… Continue Reading →

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