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Important Parent Information: A Concerning Internet Challenge Hoax

Please refer to a media release from the eSafety Commissioner about this apparent hoax.  This is the full version of the excerpt below. https://www.esafety.gov.au/about-the-office/newsroom/media-releases/statement-esafety-advice-on-the-momo-challenge?fbclid=IwAR3x1q3wqLrotaiCACgLB6ljojnE5UL8-Km7UllVuIkIuJ1FNaejHgZS5uI   Dear parents, It has come to our attention that some children are discovering the existence… Continue Reading →

Dance Troupe Opportunity – Festival of Music

Each year, our school choir takes part in the Public Schools Music Festival, performing along with other schools at the Festival Theatre in September. The Festival provides many opportunities for students, one of which is to be a part of… Continue Reading →

Student Free / Closure Days for 2019

Our Canteen staff would love your help!

This post is to introduce our friendly, hard-working and quiet achievers, Helen and Lee, and to acknowledge their work in purchasing, preparing and selling a variety of snacks and lunches to your children.  We would also really appreciate your help… Continue Reading →

Keeping Them Safe: Child Protection Curriculum

The Department for Education Child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy (2015) states that ‘all children and young people in DECD preschools and schools will access the approved child protection curriculum’. Children will be learning the… Continue Reading →

Discover more about your child’s learning!

We have been fortunate to gain a ‘Parents In Education’ grant to support parents/carers with helping your child at school.  We have put this money towards offering 4 parent/carer workshops this semester.   These 4 workshops aim to increase parent/carer understanding… Continue Reading →

Proposed Access and Path – Creating Safer Routes to School

In our work with Marion Council, Minister David Speirs, and Way2Go (Department of Planning, Transport, and Infrastructure) we have been looking for multiple solutions to improve the situation of safety & traffic around Woodend PS. One aim is to improve… Continue Reading →

Building a Wellness Centre at Flinders Medical Centre

As many of you may be aware, the Flinders Foundation along with Mix102.3 are raising funds towards the building of a Wellness Centre at the Flinders Medical Centre. Jodie and Soda will be raising funds by spending 52 hours on… Continue Reading →

Term One Update

The school year has begun and we are all finding that the time starts to fly past.  There always seems a lot to accomplish in a school year, however, the education of all children is our prime concern. Class teachers… Continue Reading →

Rose Ceremony

Did you know that when Woodend Primary School was first built way back in 1995, we planted a beautiful Rose Garden out the front? Over the years we have enjoyed watching the roses bloom and grow from tiny plants into… Continue Reading →

Have You Updated Your Personal Details??

Sometimes we just cant get in touch with you when we really need to….. If you have changed any of your contact details it is very important that we have this information in the office and that our database is… Continue Reading →

Credit Union SA News – School Community Rewards

Invitation to 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 →

Autumn Market – March 31

The 2019 Woodend Autumn Market is coming soon! Sunday 31 March 9 am – 12 noon. We’ll have: market stalls carboot sales entertainment FREE kids activities including Bouncy Castle & Face Painting food stall with egg & bacon sandwiches, sausage… Continue Reading →

School Banking Information Session : Wednesday 13th February

Woodend Primary School 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… Continue Reading →

Acquaintance Night Reminder – Tuesday 12th February

Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers (and students) Tuesday, 12 February 2019 While teachers have already met quite a number of parents and caregivers, we do look forward to having the opportunity on Acquaintance Night to meet with all families together to… Continue Reading →

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers play an integral part in supporting the work of the school and enriching the lives of children and young people. Benefits for the school of volunteers include that they: • provide a broader resource base from which to draw… Continue Reading →

Invitation to Join Parent Network 2019

The Parent Network is a committee of parents who help to build a strong school community and support the parents & families of WPS. We aim to have at least one parent liaison for each classroom to assist with communication… Continue Reading →

Welcome to our new Reception children!

Welcome to our new Reception children and their families!  We enjoyed meeting many parents/carers at our ‘Cheers or Tears’ gathering last Tuesday morning.  Week One has now finished and we are seeing the new children settle into school life remarkably… Continue Reading →

Our start to 2019

Welcome to the 2019 school year. Last week saw our 82 new receptions begin school. Only a few were showing signs of first day nerves and teachers ensured that they were well cared for. We had about 50 parents enjoy a… Continue Reading →

Starting School at Woodend

Welcome to 2019!  In particular, welcome to all the new families joining our Woodend community.  We will support you and your child to settle as smoothly as possible into school and that you feel welcomed. The ‘Raising Children’ website has… Continue Reading →

REMINDER

END OF TERM DISMISSAL is at 2.05pm on Friday.

Year 6 Leadership Session

Enjoyable, a growth mindset, caring, generous, flexible, high achievers, mature, respectful, fun These are just some of the things our current year 6 students would  like people to be saying about them as a year 7 group as they graduate… Continue Reading →

Years 4/5 Obento Master

Years 4/5 Obento Master   As a part of Japanese education at Woodend Primary School, we give our students various kinds of Japanese education opportunities where possible.  This time Mr Freeman and I took 8 Years 4/5 students to a… Continue Reading →

Christmas Event Program

**BBQ** **Fireworks** **Performances** Important Parking Note:  Please do not park on any part of the school grounds or the bunting area for the fire truck. Adherence to these restrictions will ensure we have enough safety clearance to go ahead with… Continue Reading →

Galaxy Slimez

Ali, a year 5 student at Woodend has started her own slime business and will be selling pots of slime at school tomorrow (Friday 7 December) and on Monday 10 December. Large pot of slime – $5 Small pot of… Continue Reading →

Room 20 Interviews David Speirs

Room 20 have been doing some learning about the local community. One of the topics that they have been talking about is identifying some of the significant people who contribute to our community. Last week, they were lucky enough to… Continue Reading →

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