Blog 10, 2018



From the Principal’s desk,

ANZAC Day Service
Our ANZAC Day service will be held next week on Friday 13 April. The service will commence at 8.45am in The Arena. We have a guest speaker from the RSL, Mr Barry O’Neill attending. Mr O’Neill is a Vietnam veteran and will be attending in the uniform of the Australian Light Horse. This is significant for our school as we have strong connections to the horse through our sculptures and the naming of our Houses and buildings. When we were naming our school in consultation with our Steering Committee in 2016 we discovered that the Byford community has strong historical connections to the Light Horse Brigade and that Private Woodland was a serviceman from Byford who saw action in the Second World War.

All students are encouraged to bring along a flower for our school wreaths on the morning of our service. Our School Chaplain, Talitha Lindley will supervise the making of our wreaths using the flowers brought in. Children are also encouraged to wear uniforms such as Scouts or Girl Guides.

We have the Police Pipe Band playing at our service and our choir performing. Parents and families are welcome to attend. The Woodland Grove Primary School ANZAC service should be very special.

Match the Teacher to the Pet Competition
Our Library has been running a ‘Match the Teacher to the Pet” competition as part of our Paws for Books Book Fair theme. The competition provided much excitement and interest from our children. Our teachers were asked lots of interesting questions about their pets and our library was inundated with children pondering over the display of Teachers pets.

In the end there were 6 winners. Each winner will receive a $20 voucher to spend on any Book Club order. The voucher remains valid for the rest of the year. Our six winners worked together at every available opportunity with their detective hats on. Their hard work and perseverance paid off with 15 / 24 correct teacher to the pet matches.
Congratulations to the winners:
Charlie L
Lilly D
Raven P
Zara A
Jeremiah M
Jeffrey F

Tell Them From Me Survey
Thank you to all our parents who participated in the Tell Them From Me parent survey. The survey will provide our school with feedback about the extent to which parents feel the school supports learning and positive behaviour whilst promoting a safe and inclusive environment.

Students and school staff have also completed the survey which will be presented to School Board when we receive the results. The survey will help us to plan for school improvement over the next three years as part of our involvement with the Fogarty Foundation EDvance project. More information about the program can be found on the following website.

Our School in Bloom
All children are invited to bring in a punnet of flowers or vegetables for our school yard at the beginning of Term 2. Children will be planting their punnets throughout the school in all available spaces. We are quite excited to see our school fruit and bloom as Term 2 progresses.