Partnered with families. Welcoming friends.
There is something special about the way people respond to each other at Woodleigh. We have our own special character.
Ours is a community where laughter, diligence, curiosity, scholarship, kindness, honesty, excitement and an occasional touch of magic thrive.
While the tangible outcomes of a Woodleigh education can be seen in our excellent Year 12 results and tertiary placement record, the daily rewards experienced by each student continue year after year.
Education at Woodleigh has always been a partnership between school and families. We work with families to raise young adults who have a well developed sense of themselves and a true understanding of their values.
Our current and past parent groups work to support and represent the school. A growing program of past student events give past students many opportunities to re-connect with their old school.
Woodleigh School Alumni aims to maintain and enhance a vibrant community of alumni and friends worldwide.
The purpose of the Woodleigh School Alumni is to promote the welfare of Woodleigh School and to establish a mutually beneficial relationship between Woodleigh School and its alumni.
Woodleigh helps alumni connect with the school and with fellow graduates through a range of different events, services and activities.
We invite you to reconnect with Woodleigh. To update your contact details simply complete the form below.
These days it is all too easy to stay up to date with what’s happening at Minimbah, Penbank and Woodleigh.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and of course, make regular visits to the news sections of this site.
Of course there's always 'Namalata,' the school's publication for current and past families, which is full of updates and stories of what Woodleigh folks are doing.
Namalata is nothing without your news – and whilst we have a good, functioning grapevine, we’d hate to miss anyone or anything. So let us know what you’re up to! We love hearing the news and stories of our past students and staff members.
Woodleigh School Reunions will happen in 2021!
What a year to have a reunion, or not have a reunion... but don't worry we have a plan. We want you back, we want you to connect, we want you to spread the word. Please get out your 2021 diaries, your online calendars, your mobile phones because we can't wait to see you in 2021.
Founding years - Class of 1976 through to Class of 1983
It’s time to get back to Woodleigh School! Enjoy drinks and nibbles whilst reminiscing about the early years of Woodleigh.
Date: Sunday 14 March 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Woodleigh School Senior Campus
Class of 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2020
Don't worry we haven't forgotten about you! Please join us drinks and nibbles whilst reminiscing about your time at Woodleigh with Woodleigh School Principal, Mr David Baker.
Date: Saturday 13 March 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Woodleigh School Senior Campus
Class of 1991, 2001 and 2011
Please join us drinks and nibbles whilst reminiscing about your time at Woodleigh with Woodleigh School Principal, Mr David Baker.
Date: Saturday 9 October 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Woodleigh School Senior Campus
RSVP – firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great way to catch up with old friends from your Woodleigh School days.
For any further information or if you have any questions about this event, please contact the Community Relations Office –email@example.com or 5971 6100.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
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Namalata is Woodleigh School’s alumni journal. It features School news and stories, together with tales of celebration and achievement from past students, staff and friends of the school.
If you have a story or event which you wish to share with your friends at Woodleigh, we’d love to hear from you. Weddings, babies, business, travel, everything is welcome.
Email Adam Liddiard – Director of Community Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below.
Namalata 2014 Edition
Woodleigh School challenges the Adventurous Minds of students when Wugularr School and the Penbank Campus meet in Beswick
Your support of the Wugubank Partnership is immensely important to us.
This newsletter is about our recent adventure to Beswick involving Wugularr and Penbank Year 6 students. Growing from strength to strength, the Wugubank Partnership enables children to learn together.
Two-way learning at its best!
Over the years, the Wugularr mob and Penbank mob easily slip into gear when they meet. Whether it is on the Peninsula or at Beswick, it is two-way learning at its best. There is no judgement, simply so much to learn from our very diverse and amazing environments.
To see children sharing their worlds and culture, from the Bottom End to the Top End of Australia, is truly remarkable. Students explored an area known as Top Yard with Aboriginal Elder, Uncle Tango (Frankie Lane). They swam in the pure waters of the Waterhouse River system that runs through the community of Beswick and walked along its banks to see Rock Art created centuries ago by the Aboriginal people of this spectacular land. Children covered themselves in mud and danced around the rocks and the waterways. Such fun was had by all!
The Wugularr mob’s confidence has grown incredibly. At Nitmiluk the children taught the Penbank mob how to dance to prepare for a corroboree. They freely sang together and knew the songs that had been learnt in previous years. There was no shame. These were just a couple of examples that demonstrated how relationship building develops confidence and trust. It was a pleasure to see.
Education beyond and keeping connected
We are always very excited to see the Wugularr and Penbank mob get together. As students move into the secondary years, a number of them are choosing to attend school in Darwin or even in Melbourne. Recently we were very pleased to have Kenita B visit Salwyn F currently living in Mt Eliza. Kenita is in Year 7 at MITS (Melbourne Indigenous Transition School) and Salwyn is in Year 10 at Woodleigh. Both Kenita and Salwyn enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with Penbank and Woodleigh friends for a Saturday BBQ.
Special thanks are extended to David Quin for leading the Wugubank expeditions, the teachers and staff involved from both Penbank and Wugularr School, and importantly, the Beswick community for including us in their lives. It is truly a unique experience and privilege to be involved in this partnership fondly known as Wugubank!
MOPS (Mothers of Past Students) is a group of people, mainly women, who have been associated with Woodleigh as mothers, teachers, sometimes ex-students and even fathers. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month to share friendship and continue our support for Woodleigh by having a meal together.
Membership is purely casual – turn up when you can, even if it is only a few times a year. There are usually 10-12 of us on a regular basis. We gather for dinner at CB’s, the Canadian Bay Hotel (Corner of Canadian Bay Road & Ranelagh Drive, Mount Eliza) at 7pm, and new faces are always welcome.
If you have any queries, please contact Pam Julicher on ph: 9708 8504 or Anne Bould on ph: 5975 5778. We would love to see a few new faces there!
Pam Julicher & Anne Bould
Soon, Woodleigh School community members (parents, past parents, past students and students) will be able to support and promote one another's businesses and enterprises by searching our online Business Directory.
Designed to help 'Close the Loop' for our community, the Woodleigh Community Business Directory aims to build a hub for our community, to increase their sense of belonging and reach out to Alumni and current families with a partnership opportunity of substance and value.
This searchable directory will feature on both the Woodleigh website and phone app, and all members of the Woodleigh community are invited to join and add their business for a small monthly fee.
Whilst the fees structure is still in development, we are able to announce that all fee revenue will be used to fund the Woodleigh School Community Scholarships, which exist to fully fund the education of students who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend Woodleigh School.
More information will be available soon!
Respect for ourselves, for others and our environment.
For over 40 years, Woodleigh School has relied on the generosity of our community to make our school be the best it can be. This aligns closely with our school’s values – respect for self, others and the environment.
When you give to Woodleigh, you are supporting life-changing scholarships, incredible support programs and investing in state of the art facilities across all of our campuses. School fees alone do not provide the capital needed to shape the future of Woodleigh School.
Every gift makes a genuine difference to the lives of students who attend Woodleigh School.
Woodleigh School Community Fund
Donations to the Woodleigh School Community Fund are not tax deductible.
Woodleigh School’s Community Fund continues to promote respect, understanding and appreciation of others within our community. The Community Fund helps support Woodleigh School’s Community Programs and Partnerships including links with Wugubank, Ampilatwatja, Miwatj and the Sudanese Homework Club. These programs and partnerships provide valuable experiences for a wide range of students including those from local and remote communities across Australia.
Woodleigh School Scholarship Fund
Donations over $2 to the Woodleigh School Scholarship Fund are tax deductible.
Our scholarship program continues to be vitally important for all within our community. This fund provides opportunity to students who in normal circumstances would be unable to attend Woodleigh School. With your help, we can continue to make scholarships available to deserving students from across Australia who we believe will thrive in the Woodleigh environment and in turn make a significant contribution to the life of our school.
Bursaries also provide assistance to Woodleigh families who would otherwise not be able to continue to attend Woodleigh School without financial support.
Woodleigh School Building Fund
Donations over $2 to the Woodleigh School Building Fund are tax deductible.
The Woodleigh School Building Fund provides support for capital work.
It supports the maintenance of existing buildings, the redevelopment of older buildings and construction of new buildings according to the school needs.
Masterplans for all campuses at Woodleigh School are large scale, ambitious and long-term. We are committed to providing state of the art facilities in which to teach and learn.
To assist the Principal and the Board realise the exciting plans outlined in the Woodleigh School Masterplan at a pace not otherwise possible, we seek the generous financial and philanthropic support of our community.
Woodleigh’s iPhone/iPad App is now available from the App store as a free download. Go here: http://tinyurl.com/woodapp1
It is also available for Android devices here: http://tinyurl.com/woodapp2
The app is designed to allow Woodleigh School parents to access information about events and daily activities at the School. It will be updated daily to ensure that the information provided is the most current and up-to-date available.
You do not need to receive everything!
One of the features of this app is that you can sign up for only those notices and events that you wish to know about. So, if your child is in Year 5, you can choose to receive only Junior Campus information on the app, and not any information for Senior Campus parents.
There is a notice on the app to assist you with setting up this feature – just look at the notice section!
We trust that you will enjoy the convenience that this app will bring you. If you have any queries, please see below.
We welcome any feedback and suggestions you may have, as the information available will continue to grow with time.