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Principal’s Final Blog for 2019

The end of the school year is here and so we look back over the year with some satisfaction about what we have been able to achieve.  Each year is built on the previous one, but this year has had… Continue Reading →

End Of Year Reports and Class Placement for 2020

End of Year Reports will go home with students on the last Wednesday of term along with information about class placement for 2020. Reports Teachers use a range of different assessment strategies and tools to gather evidence of student achievement… Continue Reading →

Woodend Community Christmas Event and Fireworks night

The Christmas Event on Monday 9 December is a giant family picnic on the school oval beginning at 6.00pm. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic rug and/or chairs and a picnic tea to enjoy together. The canteen will host… Continue Reading →

Woodend’s New Grow Free Cart

On Thursday 28th November, we officially opened the ‘Grow Free Cart’.  This was initiated by student members of the SRC Environment Committee, in particular, Year 6 student, Sara Owies.  The purpose of this cart is for students, parents or staff… Continue Reading →

Woodend’s new Canteen Cafe

On Thursday 28th November, several classes gathered to support the official opening of Woodend’s new ‘Canteen Cafe’.  Several months ago, Shannon Farley, a student who chairs the Recycling Committee on SRC initiated a cafe concept for Woodend.  The purpose of… Continue Reading →

Years 4/5 Obento Master 2019

As a part of Japanese education at Woodend Primary School, we give our students various kinds of Japanese educational opportunities where possible.  This year Woodend Primary School hosted a very popular Japanese event called ‘Years 4/5 Obento Master’, a Japanese… Continue Reading →

Instrumental Music Lessons

We are now taking enrolments and expressions of interest for instrumental music lessons with our private providers. These lessons have a weekly cost and take place during school times and are available to students from year 3.  Please read the… Continue Reading →

Active Travel To & From School

Walktober Challenge Woodend’s recent Walktober Challenge was a great success! We nearly double the active travel trips from 2018 and we increased the number of students participating from 17 classrooms up to 24! Congratulations to Room 25 for winning the… Continue Reading →

Vale Fay Magias

It is with great sadness that we advise you of the passing of Fay Magias. Fay passed away peacefully last Tuesday following a battle with breast cancer. Fay  was a respected and highly valued  Deputy Principal at Woodend Primary School… Continue Reading →

Myojo Host Family opportunity for March 2020

The time of year has come around again and we are looking for host families for our visiting Myojo students who will be here from Saturday, 21 March 2020 through until Monday, 30 March, 2020. We have always had wonderful support… Continue Reading →

Our Remembrance Day Ceremony

Our remembrance of all those who have served or are serving in our armed forces was remembered today by 657 students and 59 staff and visitors. This is an important time for students to appreciate the sacrifice that has been… Continue Reading →

Jump Rope Championships 2019

High Velocity results have been tallied up ….. Take a look at these results….   27 routines taught 23 placings. WOW… 94 medals/ ribbons over all 20 x 1st placings 16 X 2nd placings 14 x 3rd placings   Congratulations to… Continue Reading →

Principal Update Term 4 Week 4

Hopefully everyone is managing the lead up to Christmas.  It seems to be approaching very quickly.  Last weekend I was at Marion and looking at gifts for my grandchildren.  It is a challenging task with so much on offer.  I… Continue Reading →

Please Vote in our Poll

Materials and Services charge 2020 Governing Council has now set the fees for 2020 and we ask for your support with our poll, by placing your vote in the ballot box in the school office. Governing Council recommends a ‘YES’… Continue Reading →

Year 7 into High School Update Term 4 Week 3

Pot or plant donations

Can you help? The Grounds Committee is working on developing the cement space outside the canteen, OSHC and kitchen. One of the projects is to create a ‘Canteen Cafe’ where students and staff can gather, sit and interact in a… Continue Reading →

Instrumental Music 2020

This year, we have had nearly 100 students learning a musical instrument at Woodend. Over the next few weeks, we will release information about opportunities for learning an instrument in 2020. This year we have our band program which offers… Continue Reading →

Reminder – Student Free Day

A reminder that Friday 1 November is a student free day. Teachers will be at school continuing their work on reading, with a specific focus on Dyslexia.  

World Teachers Day

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated in Australia on Friday 25 October. Teaching is an incredibly challenging but rewarding profession. For a teacher to hear the words ‘Oh I get it!’ is one of the most rewarding moments in the day…. Continue Reading →

State Hiragana Reading Competition

As mentioned in a previous post, we had 2 teams from Woodend place 2nd and 3rd in the district Hiragana Reading Competition in September, last term. This year was the third year the Japanese Language Teachers’ Association of SA have… Continue Reading →

VAC Swim Season Open Now

The Vacswim season for 2019/2020 is fast approaching and we’re so excited to once again be teaching South Aussie kids water skills, awareness, confidence and safety! We know you care about your students so we’re inviting you to become a Vacswim… Continue Reading →

Graduation 2019: Save the Date

Our year 7 team is working hard on graduation arrangements for this year. With 73 year 7s graduating, there is a lot of organising to do! Our planning is coming along well, and we hope to have more information to… Continue Reading →

Canberra Wrap Up

Are we there yet? How much longer? These were just a few of the questions asked multiple times as we commuted the 1,171km to Canberra. During Week 10 of term 3, 144 year 6 and 7 students from Woodend undertook… Continue Reading →

Colour Run 2019

This year, we will be holding a School Colour-Run as our major fundraising event on Friday 22 November. Organised by our SRC and parent network, this event is designed to raise much needed money towards new Play Ground & Play Equipment for the school oval…. Continue Reading →

STEAM Expo and Music Night

There was so much to hear, see, touch and do at our combined STEAM Expo and Music Night last night!  There were so many ‘thoughtful’ investigations on display this year where families had made a big effort to think through… Continue Reading →

STEAM Week Day #4

Thursday 17/10/19 – selected Year 6/7’s had the opportunity to work with Sports Science/Nutritionalist Scientist, Professor Claire Drummond. Her expertise is in human movement and the science of nutrition. Professor Drummond went through a “theory” type session on nutrition and… Continue Reading →

Reminder – STEAM week expo and Music Performances tonight

We are looking forward to our STEAM Expo tonight and hope you are planning to come. All STEAM Investigations will be set up in the Gym, Library, Kitchen, Studio and Rooms 28 and 29 Thank you to all families who… Continue Reading →

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