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Building Reading Skills in the Early Years!

Dear Parents/Carers, Learning to read is one of the most important life skills.  However, it is not a natural human skill developed by humans.  Our human brain is not hardwired to read.  We have to help our children learn the… Continue Reading →

Garden News!

Last month we celebrated the chickens’ 2nd birthdays! Happy Birthday Bingo, Queenie, Violet, Chicki, Bubbles and Waffle!  They were very spoilt as the students fed them some extra special treats and by the photos, they loved them!  Some children chose… Continue Reading →

Thank you for contributing to STEAM Week!

We were thrilled with the number of parents/carers who generously donated their time to speak to classes across our school during STEAM Week.  These parents talked about their passion, interest and/or occupation related to STEAM.  As you can see from… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week and Music Night highlights!

What an awesome start to the Term 1 commencing with our annual STEAM Week! We trust that you and your family were engaged and inspired by the variety of experiences on offer. Thank you to all those families who participated… Continue Reading →

We’re excited to see your Family Design Challenge!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics Career Sharing | Family Design Challenge | Arts Showcase | Expo Evening  It’s almost time for us to celebrate STEAM Week at Woodend Primary School! Even though our Term 3 holidays are drawing to a close, it is… Continue Reading →

Do you know about Student Voice In Learning?

We are the SVIL team at Woodend Primary School. SVIL represents “Student Voice in Learning”. We are in Years 3 – 6 and we applied for this job. Our important work is to teach other students what a “growth mindset”… Continue Reading →

More entries at the Royal Adelaide Show!

Ou students have been busily preparing our produce entries for the Royal Adelaide Show.  Here the senior students have been harvesting and arranging our produce. These entries will be displayed on Saturday morning in the Goyder Pavillion in readiness for… Continue Reading →

Woodend’s Scarecrows at the Royal Adelaide Show!

Over Terms 2 and 3, our Garden Custodians have used some of their lunch times to build scarecrows for this year’s Royal Adelaide Show competition. The students discussed, voted on, designed and made two Storybook themed scarecrows – Pinocchio and… Continue Reading →

Chickens come to visit!

Have you seen our feathery visitors? All of our Reception classes have focussed on the biological sciences this term and the children have had the experience of observing and recording the changes that occur from the embryo to the hen…. Continue Reading →

100 days of Reception!

Today we celebrated our Receptions being at school for 100 days!  The children had been counting the days leading up to this day of celebrating their 100 day journey! Reception students and staff could dress up to commemorate the 100… Continue Reading →

Parent information on Regulation

Would you like to know some more about Regulation? Here is information about an online parent module.  This module has been developed by the Department for Education Self-Regulation Service and it is called ‘Introduction to Regulation’. Please see the flier… Continue Reading →

Introducing our Student Voice In Learning Team for 2023!

At Woodend Primary School, we believe that student voice matters. The benefits of listening to and acting on student voice at Woodend include: increasing student’s engagement in learning, including learning that may be messy, challenging and stretch us encouraging collaboration… Continue Reading →

What are the Zones of Regulation?

You may have heard your child talking about ‘the Zones’ and their colours.  What is this all about? The Zones of Regulation is a curriculum developed by an occupational therapist, Leah Kuypers, that focusses on helping students to gain skills… Continue Reading →

Specialist Visual Arts in 2023

Welcome to Visual Arts for 2023. I am very much looking forward to providing your child with a range of experiences in this creative learning area of the Australian Curriculum. Learning in Visual Arts involves students making and responding to… Continue Reading →

Here’s a sneak peak at what has been happening in our garden!

Some keen student gardeners have been nurturing this carrot in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden.  This carrot, seemed to growing to be quite a size, although not as easy to measure whilst growing underground. Last Wednesday 9/11 was the time… Continue Reading →

State Hiragana Reading Competition 2022

As mentioned in a previous post, https://woodendprimaryschool.edublogs.org/2022/09/15/southern-district-hiragana-reading-competition-success/ we had 2 teams from Woodend place 1st and 2nd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. The Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA held a State Hiragana Competition, inviting those… Continue Reading →

Get ready for STEAM Week!

We are excited to be holding our annual STEAM Week again in 2022. Students will have the opportunity to imagine, action and showcase their ideas in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics as they explore our theme… Continue Reading →

Gardening with Kids – Free holiday event, hosted at Woodend

Gardening with Kids Want to start gardening with the kids this spring? Join this fun, interactive and inspiring session about home gardening for adults and kids. The session will include hands-on activities for parents and kids to do together. There… Continue Reading →

Southern District Hiragana Reading Competition Success

We  love it when our students put in tremendous effort and strive for excellence and we saw this during the competition. On Wednesday of this week our school took part in the annual Hiragana Reading Competition, held at Reynella East… Continue Reading →

Year 5/6 Field River Planting Day by Leni, Andie, Caprice and Hans

On Monday, 27th of June the year 5/6s in rooms 17 and 29 gathered at Field River to help Deb from Greening Australia and Henry from Green Adelaide restore the natural environment and make it much more green by planting… Continue Reading →

Term 1 complete!

It is hard to believe that our newest members of Woodend have now completed Term 1!  Our Reception students have engaged in face-to-face learning at school for 11 weeks and that is to commended.  Not only have they been learning… Continue Reading →

Welcoming more STEAM visitors!

Yesterday and today, children and staff from Woodend Children’s Centre came to visit to see what some classes have been doing for STEAM Week.  The Tuesday group of children helped to count rubbish collections to see how much plastic we… Continue Reading →

Off and running with STEAM events!

On Monday we welcomed Tall Poppy scientists, Dr Lee Yian and Dr Hannah Wardill. Dr Chew is a Neuroscientist, Geneticist and studies worms and Dr Wardill’s science field is Microbiology and Oncology. Our year 6/7 classes heard about possible pathways… Continue Reading →

Not long until STEAM Week!!

It is coming!  STEAM Week is Term 4, Week 1 11th – 15th of October It is a week of showcasing family and student creativity, investigations and actions in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics! A reminder of the theme:… Continue Reading →

InitiaLit presentation to Leaders

We were very excited to be invited to share our work with using the InitiaLit program with our local schools this week.  Ms Yardley, Mrs Edwards, Mrs Ogilvie, Mrs Harris and Mrs Luke showcased aspects of the program to the… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Ebony!

Last week we were privileged to have David Pisoni, the Minister for Innovation and Skills, come to Woodend.  He presented Ebony Springall, our School Service Office (SSO), with an Award for being the winner of the South Australian Vocational Student of… Continue Reading →

It is nearly STEAM Week! Are you thinking STEAM?

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