Blog 15, 2021

 

Play At Woodland Grove

Our Public School Review Report has been uploaded to our website http://woodlandgroveps.wa.edu.au/about/public-school-review/

If you would like to know more about our wonderful school I encourage you to download the report and have a read.

Under Teaching Quality the reviewers said the following:

An innovative, flexible approach is taken in creating the best conditions for learning. The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Support team, modification of the school day, re-naming duty to TICK (Time Invested in Connecting with Kids), and modified physical spaces, have contributed significantly to a positive learning climate.

Staff understand the importance of and pay attention to, the pre-conditions necessary for effective learning in the early years. This has led to the development of the school’s play-based program aligned to the National Quality Standard and Early Years Learning Framework.

At Woodland Grove children are encouraged to play cooperatively and with children from across the school. The pictures below are of Hannah playing her guitar to some of our Kindy children.

Winter Carnival

The Winter Carnival was held on Friday this week. A positive result from all those who attended. It is always great to compete against rival schools, building the unity of Woodland Grove and the Byford area.

The Year 5 and 6 Netball teams finished 4th and had a blast doing it. Our Soccer team came a respectable 2nd. One of the games had a total of 7 goals scored! To finish off we had our AFL team finish with 4 wins and no losses. They won the championship by a whopping 4 points. A massive congratulations to all participants involved.

Winners are grinners. Amity and Jai holding the AFL winner’s trophy.

Camp

This week we had our Year 6 camp at Forest Edge in Waroona. The Year 6’s had a blast completing activities such as abseiling, target shooting, flying fox, the pamper pole, crate climbing and other various team building exercises. The purpose of these challenges is to encourage students to extend their paradigm. It was amazing to see so many students attempt these activities and conquering their fears, especially of heights.

Early morning starts, cleaning duties, serving food and washing up are all part and parcel of our year 6 camp. Building life skills and responsibilities is yet another focus of this camp, and it is wonderful to see the independence shine through in so many.
As you would expect our year 6’s came home with smiles on their faces and a touch more belief in themselves. Camp is always a joy to attend each year. Our amazing staff that volunteered their time and had a blast also. As you could imagine they are very much looking forward to a restful weekend.

We couldn’t do any of this without the extensive help of our Year 6 leavers committee. This committee helped raise funds to minimise costs as much as possible.

Thank you for your dedication to help all year 6 families and taking away that added stress of cost.

A group photo of all the attendees of the Year 6 camp overlooking the township of Waroona and beyond.

Calendar

A reminder that our next Pupil Free Day is scheduled for the 19th of July which is the first day back next term. We will see all our lovely students on Tuesday 20th July.

Remember to check in with our website calendar regularly to stay up to date with what’s happening in the school.

While we try our best to limit changes to our scheduled events, our website calendar is our source of truth and we encourage our families and community to use this calendar.

http://woodlandgroveps.wa.edu.au/whats-happening/calendar/