Our School

Welcome to Woodend Primary School, a dynamic and high-performing school dedicated to fostering a strong culture of learning aimed at success for all. At Woodend, we pride ourselves on supporting our students to strive for higher standards, manage themselves as learners, and support each other in their educational journeys. Our approach emphasizes teaching students how to learn, reflect on their progress, engage in meaningful dialogue, and delve deeply into their studies.

Our specialized programs set us apart and enrich our students' educational experience. We offer comprehensive STEM education, music, drama, and physical education, all taught by specialist teachers. Our curriculum includes R-7 Japanese language instruction by skilled teachers, integrating cultural awareness with language skills. Our connection with MYOJO Elementary School in Tokyo sees an interchange of visits by students from both schools. Additionally, as a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden National Program school, we emphasize sustainability and ecological stewardship through hands-on learning in our garden.

Our three core values—Care, Respect, and Community—are embedded in everything we do. We strive to create personalized and connected learning experiences that value prior knowledge, harness real-life experiences, and employ multi-modal learning. This approach helps students develop intercultural understandings, multi-literacies, numeracy, creative and critical thinking, well-being, and a strong sense of identity.

At Woodend, we believe in the power of collaboration between staff, parents, and the broader community to help our students reach their full potential. We are committed to building the capacity of parents and caregivers to engage effectively in their children's learning.

We celebrate our student role models and work to empower students to support each other's learning effectively, encompassing a strong student agency across all year levels.

Our vision is to develop powerful learners who are confident, articulate, and capable of thinking critically and creatively. We want our students to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in their own learning. This vision becomes a reality through our dedicated and sustained team efforts.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our many special programs and the collaborative efforts that make Woodend Primary School exceptional. During the year, school tours are conducted for prospective families and current community members who wish to know more about our offerings. Please contact us to book a tour.

Thank you for being a part of our vibrant school community.