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Rich literacy experiences for our students!

We have feasted on a range of literacy experiences this week!  The students and staff have been privileged to work with quality authors: Phil Cummings, Amanda Graham and Danielle Clode.  Each author shared their journey, their struggles and successes and… Continue Reading →

Aquatics

Week 7, the Year 5’s went to Aquatics at Port Noarlunga.  One day the weather was cool and the other day was perfect. We went on the bus and participated in safety talks, boogie boarding and swimming but unfortunately the… Continue Reading →

Sorting, sorting and more sorting! Room 18

We have started the year with a focus on ‘sorting’ in Mathematics.  The reason is two fold: the Reception children can become more familiar with exploring Mathematics equipment as well as develop the understanding that objects can be grouped based… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our new Reception families

It is soon time for your son/daughter to commence their life as a school person at Woodend Primary School.  We look forward to welcoming them next Monday 30 January from 8:30am onwards dressed in their school uniform with school bag… Continue Reading →

Keeping Fit and Active in Room 30

Beach Day at Brighton was a fun and educational excursion for PE Week. Students participated in a Surf Safety session, played beach games and learned about local Marine Life. We also learned how to paddle on surf boards and catch… Continue Reading →

Remembering Our Room 28 &29 FRINGE FESTIVAL… June 2016

Fringe Festival We are at last able to post the movie that our students, Chloe  and Danica (Yr 6/7 Room 28) created about our Fringe Festival. This was an event that happened in Term 2. Groups of our students created performances,… Continue Reading →

Honouring Our Wonderful Teachers

Over the past week we celebrated World Teachers’ Day.  Teachers  always love to know they are appreciated  and the  acknowledgments by students on Friday 28 Oct were much loved.  Our teachers were treated to a wonderful morning tea on Monday 31… Continue Reading →

HIGH VELOCITY WOODEND, STATE JUMP ROPE CHAMPIONS FOR 2016.

Congratulations to our jump rope team High Velocity who last Saturday were crowned State Jump Rope Champions for 2016! The team won both the Overall Trophy and the coveted Group Routine Event .The competition which was an all-day event was held at… Continue Reading →

Adelaide 36er’s Applaud Our Jump Team !

Members of the school jump team High Velocity recently performed at the Adelaide 36er’s Family Fun Day. Players from both the 36er’s and Lightning team were amazed at the skill level of our team members. They then enthusiastically joined us… Continue Reading →

We are loving Japan… Part 1

Our group of 16 students and 3 staff are really enjoying this Japanese experience.  We have been very warmly welcomed by Myojo host families, students and staff.  Below are some shots from our adventure so far.  More will be posted… Continue Reading →

Room 19 Market Stalls

Would you like to be involved in our Room 19 fundraisers for different charities?  MND Foundation is one of these charities. BEEZ Trolley Handle Covers Our business, BEEZ sells trolley handle covers to prevent catching germs from trolley handles.  The… Continue Reading →

Multiplication mania in Room 21!

In Maths we have been discussing and learning how to recognise and represent multiplication as repeated addition, groups and arrays. Some of the fun activities we undertook in our learning was making arrays of sunshine, we learnt a memory game… Continue Reading →

Patch Theatre for the Early Years

Last Wednesday 24 August, classes in the early years travelled to Hopgood Theatre, Noarlunga for a Patch Theatre performance called  ‘Emily Loves To Bounce’.  Music, lighting, characters & storyline centred around carefree Henry and practical Amy as they turned the world… Continue Reading →

SALA 2016: Our Artist Cate

There are a lot of  artistic collaborations around  the school that have involved Cate Ellis working with our students.  Cate is one of our design technology teachers (Pru Riggs is the other) and also has been involved in a number of our Year 7 memento projects. Cate… Continue Reading →

How to Write a Book Review … Family Engagement Activity

We are asking families to read together and send us a book review of a favourite book.  This does not need to be very long or complex. A book review should tell us something about the story and characters. It… Continue Reading →

Book Week … READ and REVIEW… Dress Up Day on 26 August

We’d like families to be Reading and Reviewing. The most exciting time of the year, at least from the Library perspective, is fast approaching. This year Book Week will be celebrated at Woodend Primary School in Week 5, from August 22-26…. Continue Reading →

Science in Room 24

In room 24 we have become science investigators and looking at melting. Our first focus was looking at ice and how temperature affects the melting speed of the ice. In the video below you can see a snippet of our… Continue Reading →

Science Alive – This Weekend!

This weekend  (August 6th and 7th) the ‘Science Alive’ Expo is on at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Free for anyone under 18, this is a great opportunity to see some fantastic scientific displays and demonstrations. From the website: Science Alive! has… Continue Reading →

Welcome To Term 3

We hope you all had a great family break and you managed to stay warm and out of the chilly winds. We look forward to another big  productive term full of  perseverance, challenge and excitement about learning.  We love  the… Continue Reading →

HIGH VELOCITY JUMP ROPE PERFORMANCES

The school jump rope team High Velocity has just completed a very successful performance schedule of schools on the Fleurieu Peninsula and Murray Bridge. School visits provide a fabulous opportunity for our team to showcase their amazing rope skills and… Continue Reading →

Our Own Fringe Performance Day … A Grand Success!

We had a wonderful experience  on 10 June as students from Don Zampogna and Merry Whelan’s classes  provided numerous entertaining and  edifying “Fringe” type performances in multiple venues for classes across the  school to enjoy. It was a fantastic experience for… Continue Reading →

INTER-SCHOOL YEAR 7 JAPANESE QUIZ SUCCESS

On Monday 30 May, 12 Year 7s represented Woodend at an inter school Japanese Quiz afternoon. They were placed in teams with students from other schools. This was a great opportunity to share their knowledge with other students and also… Continue Reading →

Lab on Wheels Comes to Woodend

Many of the year 3 /4/5 classes will be involved in HANDS ON Chemical Science activities this week  here at school. Each of these classes will be involved in a 90 minute session. This will be a fabulous opportunity for students… Continue Reading →

KODOMO NO HI FESTIVAL …Children’s Day… Sunday 1 May

Vinall Sensai and Keiko Sensai would like to draw your attention to this wonderful family holiday opportunity to celebrate a special Japanese day. On the last day of the school holidays, Sunday  1 May, there will be “Kodomo no hi… Continue Reading →

Visual Arts and Design Technology R-2 in 2016

My name is Cate Ellis. This year I am delivering the Visual Arts and Design Technology programs at Woodend PS to the junior primary students in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.   The program runs as follows, with a… Continue Reading →

SRC 2016 … Taking a Lead in Learning

Being an SRC member is a very important  and valued role in our school. The main role of our SRC is to focus on improvements  in learning.   To do that we will: spend time  on the personal development of  all SRC members  work with… Continue Reading →

Any items for Play?

Would you have any of these items to donate? We have conducted an audit on our playboxes and play areas and found several play items that we would appreciate adding to our play.  If you have any of these pre… Continue Reading →

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