Blog 16, 2021




From the Principal’s Desk

Community and Woodland Grove

I recently received a letter from Melesha Sands who is the Deputy Director General, Schools following our Public School Review. She commends our trusting community relationships and goes on to say:

I note the impressive level of engagement you school has with its local community.

Thank you to our community for your commitment to our school and the students of Woodland Grove. Our latest Covid lock down is evidence of our amazing community and your willingness to do what needs to be done.

Bendigo bank is a great supporter of our school. Significant funding from Bendigo bank helped to build the main shade over our playground near The Arena. The recent raffle tickets that have been distributed will mean that over $22,000 will be given to P&C if all tickets are sold to help with more school wide projects such as playground upgrades, a sports shed and curriculum materials. Thank you to you all for your support and help in selling the Bendigo Bank raffle tickets.

Welcome back Harper

Speaking of community I know a lot of you have been thinking about Harper. Harper is in Year 1 and has recently returned to school after surgery to remove a brain tumour. Harper has been welcomed back by her classmates and is very happy to be back at school. Our next Book Fair will be dedicated to raising funds for Harper’s preferred charity. These organisations provide much needed assistance to families as they navigate a really difficult space after a diagnosis such as Harper’s.

Footy Colours Day

We had a lovely day today with our Footy Colours parade and our annual Teacher vs Student Football game. Our Year 5 and 6’s gave it their all and kept the Teachers to just 2 points in the first half. In the second half, play become less constricted. The final results were:

  • Students; 2 goals 3 points
  • Teachers 3 goals 4 points

We missed our community but had lots of fun.

Wishing everyone a lovely break. We will see all our wonderful families and students on Tuesday 20th July when school resumes.


A reminder that our next Pupil Free Day is scheduled for the 19th 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.