Woodend Primary School has a geographical ‘zone’ determining right of access to enrolment, which in previous years, determined who might be able to enrol in the school.
Given the changing demographics in the Sheidow Park, Trott Park and Hallett Cove areas, this is not needing to be enforced at the present time. With Year 7 students being transferred to High Schools in 2022, we predict that the zone will not be in use for the next few years, and that we can consider all prospective enrolments, no matter where you reside.
If you are considering enrolment at Woodend Primary School for 2021, 2022 or 2023, please contact the front office staff to either get an enrolment form, or to book in for a school tour (available term 3 and term 4). Enrolment at all year levels is available at this stage for 2021. The only time we will use a waiting list is if a particular year level is considered to be at a maximum number of students.
Due to COVID-19, we also determine tour availability in relation to current SA Health advice.
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).