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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 join us at one of the upcoming events...


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.

We love receiving photos, stories, and other tidbits, please share with us at alumni@woodleigh.vic.edu.au or give us a call on 5971 6147.

We invite you to reconnect with Woodleigh. To update your contact details simply complete the form above.

UPDATE YOUR DETAILS

After a two-year pause, we're delighted to be reinvigorating our alumni program!

We've got big plans, but first things first, we need to stay connected!

Please update your details using the form below, and share with your Woodleigh friends and encourage them to reconnect.

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2022 Reunion

Thirteen years is a long time to spend in any one place. That’s how long we spend at school. So it’s pretty special when people willingly choose to come back to a place they’ve grown out of.

On Saturday 8 October, former students from 2001, 2002, and 2012 came back to Senior Campus for a Reunion in the Bush Chapel. The sun was shining, the frogs were ba-bonking, the drinks were cold; it had all the makings of a fine afternoon lolling about. But it would have been nothing without the folks who came on down, with their partners and kids, to chat, reconnect and reminisce about their time in this very special place.

It was great to see you all.

Alumni stories

Making a Difference in the Community

WE LOVE IT WHEN PAST STUDENTS COME BACK TO SHARE THEIR STORIES!

Tahnee Burgess (2011), Dylan Bolch (2019), Caitlin Russo (2012) and Vanessa Weir (2011) returned to Senior Campus for our ‘Making a Difference in the Community’ Careers Assembly in Term 2. Addressing a crowd of Year 10 to 12 students, they spoke of their post-school journeys through tertiary education, employment progression and the twists, turns and reinventions that make up the passion and purpose-finding process that is building a career.

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Mother's Day Out

IN WHAT IS BECOMING A MUCH-ANTICIPATED STAPLE IN THE WOODLEIGH CALENDAR, MUMS, GRANDMAS AND SPECIAL WOMENFOLK ENJOYED A LEISURELY LONG LUNCH AT MERRICKS GENERAL STORE BACK IN MAY IN CELEBRATION OF MOTHER’S DAY.

During the lunch, guests were treated to a Q & A with two well-respected and admired Woodleigh alumni; Mel Gleeson, Founder & CEO of Endota Spa, current Woodleigh parent and Woodleigh Board member; and Emma Cleine, Founder & Owner of Lumiere Art & Co, current Woodleigh parent and Leader of the Arts Learning Area.

Through an engaging conversation, Mel and Emma challenged Woodleigh women to take risks, to back themselves, and do something they are passionate about. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us!

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International Women's Day Luncheon

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY THEME WAS 'BREAKING THE BIAS', AND WE WERE BLESSED TO HAVE CURRENT RICHMOND AFLW PLAY & 2016 GRADUATE MEG MACDONALD AS OUR GUEST SPEAKER AT THIS YEAR'S LUNCHEON.

My Woodleigh experience was so rewarding and I feel it supported shaping who I am today. The teachers were quite remarkable, there was so much diversity throughout the school, and you could always find someone you connected with.

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Alumni working as a community

We love having past students and staff back on campus, sharing their wisdom and passion.

Careers, the Camps and Activities Programs, the Visual and Performing Arts, Sports and cultural events – there are so many opportunities for our community to be involved in Woodleigh life after leaving.

Pop your details into the form below and we look forward to having you back at Woodleigh!

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2022 Art Market Stallholders

It was lovely to have our creative alumni back for this year's Arty Market.

We were delighted to have some 1,700 visitors join us at the 2022 Arty Market with many buying Christmas presents, listening to the student bands, and grabbing some yummy food. It was fantastic to see the creative juices flowing within our community.

Alumni Market Stallholders

Citrus Splash- Growing Sustainably Together

Hand-poured soy wax, essential oil candles with cotton wicks, use the best nature can provide. Candles are a symbol of all that is good in life. They encourage us to see things in a different light. Briony Morgan (1993)

Chloe Sophia Jewellery

Creating unique handcrafted jewellery imbued with character and life. Chloe Smart (2012)

Kii-Una Botanicals

A range of essential oils, facial serum, skin food (eczema balm), roller bottles, room sprays, lip balm, and candles. Ruth Ogier, nee Steckyj (1994)

Koa by Kaitlin

A range of handmade ceramics. Colourful ceramic vases, cups, candles (poured into our ceramic cups) bowls, and pots. Kaitlin Liddell (2007)

Lumiere Art + Co.

A range of prints, handprinted and dyed homewares. Established an online business selling accessible heirloom goods and artworks. Emma Cleine (1997)

M&M Craft

A range of personalised pencil cases, unique yarn crafts - beanies, face washers, make-up pads, etc. Miffy Farquharson (1983)

Mumma Made

A range of relishes, pickles, jam, marmalade, and mustard. Louise Evenden (1989)

Sarah Dingwall

A range of handmade glass pieces for everyday delight. Sarah Dingwall (2005)

Tina Origami

A range of origami including paper cranes on strings, individually, earrings, bracelets, and cards. Pia Murray (2021)

Webby’s Woodwork

A range of wooden indoor plant stands, indoor pots, wooden display units, and small wooden picnic tables. Kelsie Vickery (2016)