About our Health Promoting Canteen
Healthy eating and drinking at Woodend Primary School is about improving the health and wellbeing of our children.
We can do this by:
• Providing healthy food and beverages and support students and families to make better choices about their consumption
• Promoting nutritious and healthy choices
We reference the Government of South Australia’s Right Bite Healthy Food and Drink Supply Strategy for South Australian pre schools and schools to ensure we are consistent with the recommended guidelines.
Our committee consists of canteen staff, parent volunteers and representatives of school leadership. Student volunteers support the canteen program. We also consult with students during times of planning and decision making.
We will minimise marketing commercialized products where possible.
When organizing ‘Special Lunch Days’, we will;
• Follow the Right Bite strategy guidelines in regards to advertising
• Follow the Right Bite strategy guidelines in regards to special occasions and only supply red category foods on one to two occasions per term.
We aim to promote produce that is freshly made to families.
In accordance with the Right Bite Strategy we identify healthy food choices called
The Stoplight System
Good healthy everyday foods eg. fruits, vegetables, grains, milk, lean meats etc
Sometimes foods. eg savoury commercial products, processed meats, snack food bars etc
Foods which are now banned. eg confectionery, deep fried foods, soft drinks, etc
In order to keep control of the size and rate of growth of the school, Woodend Primary School is zoned. In previous years, this meant that any child living within the zone was entitled to attend the school. Due to high student levels, this entitlement may not apply. The school will be increasing student capacity over the next few years. Please contact the front office staff to confirm if a place is available.
Transition to School
Transition to school is about how the adults in children's lives, at home, at preschool and at school work in partnership to understand and respond to the child's needs. This is much more than a series of transition visits to the school. Transition will therefore start sometime in the year before the child starts school and continue through the first year of schooling.
Orientation Visit to School
Orientation visits happen in a number of ways. Children from Woodend Children's Centre and Trott Park PreSchool come to our school with preschool staff for visits throughout the year. On those occasions they may visit a class or use some of our facilities.
For children from other preschools or children with specific needs, individual or group visits may be arranged, in consultation with the preschool director and the school principal. Such orientation visits may also be appropriate to support the transition of students from another school.
We also arrange two formal visits on the last two Wednesdays of the term before the child is due to start school. These visits are each for a morning and, most often, the children are placed in their class groups, in the classroom they will be in, with the teacher they will have. On the first of the visits parents meet with the principal followed by a meeting with the class teacher (if possible).
Prehistory, Woodend Estate and the beginning of Woodend Primary School.
Woodend is an historic Reynella name. Originally it was the name of Charle's Tanks property near Hallet Cove. John Lemon farmed the subject land and called it Woodend The land was purchased in 1896 for 1809 pounds by John Lemon's grandfather Jesse Lemon. It has been worked as a grazing and farming property until as recently as 1967.
In 1896, the land that would eventually become the Woodend housing estate, was bought by Jesse Lemon for one thousand eight hundred and nine pounds. His grandson, John Lemon farmed this land and called it Woodend after the name of Charles Tank's historic property near Hallet Cove. It had been worked as a grazing and farming property until 1967. Descendants of the Lemon's were and are inaugural students at Woodend School.
The Woodend housing estate began in 1985 when the Hickinbotham Group purchased 56 acres from the Land Commission with a further 150 acres purchased a year later. In 1986 the first of many discussions were held between the Hickinbotham Group and the Education Department about the need for a new school and kindergarten. After vigorous lobbying by families and residents the kindergarten and shopping centre was established in 1992 with the school opening on May 21st 1995.
When the school opened in 1995, staff members were Principal Sue Wollard; Chris Lever, yr 2/3; Vicki Gregory, Reception; Jenny Cullen, R/1; Mignonne Herriman, school secretary; and Lyne George, teacher librarian. It was a very small school with 52 students. The original front of the school was located on the Edward Beck Drive entrance to the current kitchen building. It consisted of a very small entry foyer with small counter to the left, which was for the front office staff to interact with visitors. That counter was closed up in 2003 and a secure learning support room was created. There was a large room between this front office and the library. That room was originally the SSO work room. In 2002 that room became the school’s first computer room. In 2003 more internal walls were removed to create a much bigger computer room. In 2009 lots of new building improvements occurred in the school and the computer room was relocated (to the Atrium for almost two years before moving to the plaza building in 2010) and this room became part of the library, to store all the teacher and curriculum resources.
Between 1995 and 2002 from the entry foyer, the principal’s office and (1997) the Deputy’s Principal’s office were down a corridor to the right. Opposite them was the sick room. At the end of the corridor was the staffroom. During 2002 the staffroom was moved to the newly refurbished shopping centre building, where it is now, and the growing school curriculum resources were moved to where the staffroom and sickroom had been. This area was then modified considerably in 2009 by removing many internal walls. The kitchen was build, for the school to become a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden School.
Woodend Primary School is a dynamic, high-performing school with a strong culture of learning aimed at success for all. Students are supported to strive for higher standards, to manage themselves as learners and to support each other to learn. Students are taught how to learn, how to reflect on their learning, how to engage in substantive dialogue and go more deeply into learning. There is a focus on personalising and connecting learning to students' lives by valuing prior knowledge, harnessing real-life learning experiences and using multi-modal learning.
We strive to provide meaningful and rigorous learning experiences which develop in all students intercultural understandings, multi-literacies and numeracy, creative and critical thinking, sustainability and ecological stewardship, well-being and identity. R-7 Japanese, music, drama and PE are provided by specialist teachers. We are a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program school. Explore our website to learn more about our many special programs and great collaborative efforts by staff and parents that allow our students to reach their full potential.
We wish to be building the capacity of parents and caregivers to engage most effectively in their children's learning. There are already many great adult role models within our school community and our work is to help develop their influence and build greater confidence for all. Likewise, there are many great student role models who already support the learning of others; we wish to activate the capacity of more students to help each other learn more effectively. Our teachers are fabulous. They too, strive to better influence each other so that through team efforts we build greater learning continuity for each student.
Our vision for our students is about developing powerful learners who know how to learn; are able to think and respond to the unfamiliar with confidence and clarity; are able to critique, create and communicate; are able to make a positive difference to the lives and learning of others. We know that our vision becomes a reality through effective and sustained team efforts.
We conduct tours of the school regularly. Whether you are seeking to enrol your child at our school or you are already a school community member and would like to know more about what we do, please contact us to make a booking.
Steve Freeman - Principal
Jan-Ann Natar - Deputy Principal
Cathie Luke - Senior Leader: Early Years
Jarrod Lamshed - Senior Leader: Digital Technologies
Jennifer Toubia / Cathie Luke - Reception
Katie Oxenberry - Reception
Denise Ogilvie - Reception
Courtney Mesecke - Reception
Lindy Podzuweit - Year 1
Amelia Bolt - Year 1
Belinda Yardley - Year 1
Melanie Goudie - Year 1
Lyn Klinkert / Hayley Boys - Year 2
Jessica Harris / Sonia Gallaghar - Year 2
Jude Gabriel-Smith / Nikki Edwards - Year 2
Jess Murphy - Year 3
Marc Saffin - Year 3
Kelly Green / Tegan Reid - Year 3/4
John Brown - Year 4/5
Karen Sheppard - Year 4/5
Alanna Maurin - Year 4/5
Liz Armanas - Year 4/5
Sara Guinan - Year 4/5
Peter Natar - Year 5/6
Merry Whelan - Year 6/7
Don Zampogna - Year 6/7
Lesley Macfarlane - Year 6/7
Aimee Aparicio / Jarrod Lamshed - Year 6/7
Peta Harnois - Year 6/7
Sarah Vinall Sensei- Japanese
Rieko Woodley Sensei - Japanese
Matthew Hehner - PE
Sue Thomson - Performing Arts
Vicki Gregory - Design & Technology
Cate Ellis - Arts
Felicity Shevchenko - Library
Kelly Packer - Library
Diedre Hauber - Learning Support
Robyn Cavallaro - Learning Support & EADL
Jodie MacKrill - Finance Officer
Kerri Bruggemann - Secretary
Angela Burrows - Admin Support
School Service Officers
Dana Pentland - Student Support
Sharyn Paris - Student Support
Kym Sard - Student Support
Jenny Peake - Student Support
Ashleigh Carey - Student Support
Sam Leverenz - Student Support
Ken McTaggart - Groundsman
Dave Aparicio - ICT Technician
Sarah Buckley - Library Support
Amanda Whitrod - Kitchen Specialist
Emily Gray - Garden Specialist
Pamela Hansen - Pastoral Care Worker
Monday 9:00am - 9:30am
Wednesday 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 9:30am
Friday 9:00am - 9:30am
The uniform shop is run by volunteers and at the direction of Governing Council. School uniform is compulsory and to that end we have a good variety of styles. We carry most items for immediate sale. From time to time, we are able to offer second hand uniform items for sale. These are available in the Front Office.
Uniform Price List - Prices as of 01/06/2018
Girls & Boys Clothing
|Items||Colour||Size 4 / 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 14 / S / M|
|Zip Jackets (4 -12)||Navy||$45.00|
|Short Sleeve Polo Shirt||Navy||$26.00|
|Long Sleeve Polo Shirt||Navy||$34.00|
|Dress – Summer||$55.00||$55.00||$55.00||$55.00||$57.00||$57.00||$57.00|
|Culottes – Summer||$40.00||$40.00||$40.00||$40.00||$40.00||$40.00|
|Culottes – Winter||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00||$50.00|
|Skort - Navy||$23.00||$23.00||$23.00||$23.00||$23.00||$23.00|
|Culotte - Navy||$23.00||$23.00||$23.00||$23.00||$23.00||$23.00|
|Legionnaire Hat with Logo||Navy||$6.00|
|Slouch Hat with Logo||Navy||S / M / L||$9.00|
|Iron On Logo||Navy or Gold||$2.50|
Through powerful partnerships we will nurture and grow capabilities and dispositions in each student which empowers them to:
• Think and reason effectively and creatively
• Create innovate and add value
• Understand that effort matters
• Demonstrate team working proficiency
• Know how to learn and improve
• Demonstrate strength of character
• Be good citizens
• Interpret and communicate effectively in any media
We will work together as a community to develop the collective strategies and mindsets to achieve this vision for every student.