Enrol Your Child at Woodleigh School
Selecting the school that’s right for you is an important process. Our Enrolments team is committed to making your experience as personal and enjoyable as possible.
Thank you for your interest in Woodleigh School!
Woodleigh School is a place which affirms openness, independence, creativity, self-motivation and initiative; elements which you can sense as soon as you enter the school. Woodleigh School is entirely coeducational and committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.
Applications for Enrolment may be submitted at any time throughout the year, and early applications are encouraged, to increase the likelihood of securing a place for your child in your preferred year of entry.
Whilst an application itself does not guarantee your child a place, it does ensure they are added to the enrolment list and considered for their desired year of entry. Applications are ordered by date of receipt, with consideration given to current families and children of past students.*
To apply, complete the relevant ‘Application for Enrolment’ form and forward, together with the Application Fee to the Director of Enrolments, Sally Hicks – for positions at Minimbah, Penbank and Woodleigh Campuses.
A non-refundable fee of $100 including GST must accompany all applications. Families enrolling more than one child into Woodleigh School may pay a reduced fee of $150 – covering all applications if they complete and submit all applications simultaneously.
Please note that it is a requirement of the enrolment process that all families will have attended an Information Session before being invited for interview.
*Other levels of priority exist. Please call Sally Hicks, Director of Enrolments for further information 5971 6100.
Enrolment Information Sessions are presented regularly at our Woodleigh Campus by the School Principal, Jonathan Walter. These sessions give a full and broad understanding of the ethos and philosophies of the school as a whole.
Sessions include information about our academic curriculum, sport, the arts, Camps and Activities programs, and exchange opportunities. These sessions offer an invaluable insight into life at Woodleigh, both in the primary and secondary years. Evenings conclude with a Q&A session, providing parents with the opportunity to ask directly of the Principal any questions they may have.
Enrolment Information Sessions are held in Homestead 1 at Woodleigh Campus.
We also offer regular group tours of the Minimbah, Penbank and Woodleigh Campuses. Bookings are required for both the Information Sessions and the Campus Tours. We invite you to contact the Enrolments Office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place, or alternatively, make a booking by filling out the form below.
At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm. The School regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintain a child safe culture.
In booking this campus tour, you and those attending with you, agree to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct at Woodleigh School.
Minimbah Campus Tours focus on ECC-Year 6 programs at the School and depart from Reception.
Minimbah Campus Tours may also be held at other times by arrangement with Rod Davies, Head of Minimbah Campus. Call 9788 6488 to make an appointment.
Penbank Campus Tours focus on ECC-Year 6 programs at the School and depart from Reception.
Penbank Campus Tours may also be held at other times by arrangement with Vivienne Wearne, Head of Penbank Campus. Call 5978 8425 to make an appointment.
Senior Campus Tours focus on Year 7-12 programs at the School and depart from Reception.
Senior Campus Tours may also be held at other times by arrangement with Sally Hicks, Director of Enrolments. Call 5971 6100 to make an appointment.
Application for Enrolment
An Application for Enrolment form may be submitted at any time. The application is not binding, and enables your son or daughter’s name to be placed on the waiting list for the appropriate year and level.
No place is guaranteed until after interview and a Letter of Offer received by you and the Terms of Business and Student Entry Fee returned to the School. The application form must be accompanied by a payment of $100.00. Families who enrol more than one child simultaneously, may pay the reduced fee of $150.00, covering all applications.
Student Entry Fee
A Student Entry Fee is payable prior to the commencement of each child at Woodleigh School. No place is considered reserved until the non-refundable Student Entry Fee is paid.
Entry to the School is available only to children with reserved places. A reservation will not be confirmed until a written offer of a place is made by the School and the Student Entry Fee has been paid.
The Student Entry Fee is a non-refundable amount of $900.00.
Woodleigh School Fees for 2018
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* The Tuition Fee and Consolidated Charge for year levels 3-Year-Old ECC to Year 11 will be charged in four (4) equal instalments (January, April, July, September) and Year 12 in three (3) equal instalments (January, April, July). Fee statements will be sent out two weeks before the commencement of each term.
A Building Levy of $650.00 per family will be charged in four (4) equal instalments.
- Tuition Fees for each academic year will be set by the School Board and notified to parents in the preceding year.
- The School Board reserves the right to alter Tuition Fees and Consolidated Charge during the course of the academic year. Any such increase shall come into effect 28 days after written notification of any such increase has been provided to parents.
- Further accounts will be issued during each year for costs and incidental charges that accrue during the course of each term, for example, costs associated with the Activities Program, Activities Weeks, Camps, and some other elective programs.
- ECC Minimbah Campus: The 3-Year-Old program operates one day per week (currently Friday, 9am to 3pm). A four-day program is available for children entering the 4-Year-Old ECC.
- ELG Penbank Campus: The 4-Year-Old program operates three days per week (currently Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm). The 3-Year-Old program operates two days per week (currently Monday and Friday, 9am to 3pm).
- Children commencing during term will be charged on a pro-rata basis.
- Sibling discounts: A reduction of 5% is given on Tuition Fees for the second child, 25% for the third child and 50% for the fourth and subsequent children who are at the School at the same time.
- A full term’s notice of withdrawal from the School is required, otherwise a term’s fees will be charged in lieu of such notice.
Payment of Fees
Our preferred payment option is BPAY, but we stress the importance of ensuring the correct Parent Code is used to facilitate correct allocation of payments to the right fee account.
Fee accounts must be paid by one of the following methods:
- Prepaid Yearly Tuition Fees - A discount of 2.5% is granted to any family wishing to pay the year’s tuition in one instalment. This payment would be due for payment prior to the commencement of the 2018 academic year.
- Payment in full within 14 days of the issue of the account. This payment may be made by BPAY, credit card or cheque.
- BPAY Instalments - As the preferred method of payment, BPAY is the method that provides the greatest payment flexibility to families. Families selecting the BPAY option must notify the School in writing of the instalment plan they are electing to adopt.
- By eleven monthly payments (February to December) either by direct debit authority from your credit card or bank account, processed on the 15th day of each month.
Families wishing to make other instalment payments for their fee account need to make a request in writing to the Finance Office to obtain approval.
Books and Stationery
Students at Woodleigh will be expected to purchase some of their basic textbooks and all of their stationery requirements. Using booklists prepared by the School, Campion Education supply textbooks and stationery needs on a cash basis.
Applications for Woodleigh School's 2018 Adventurous Minds Scholarships have now closed. Good luck to all of those who have applied!
Scholarships for students applying for Years 5,7,8,9, 10 and 11 in 2019 have now closed.
Academic Scholarships are offered to students who display outstanding academic ability on the scholarship test. Evidence of a particular academic talent and other notable interests and achievements, along with a commitment to the School’s ethos, will also be taken into account.
Students applying for a Music Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship test, however, most weight will be placed upon evidence of a high degree of talent in their chosen instrument/s. Selected students will be invited to audition before the Director of Music.
Principal’s Scholarships are offered to students who do not currently attend Woodleigh School. Leadership skills, citizenship qualities, a commitment to community service and a particular talent in Visual or Performing Arts, Music and/or Sport are highly regarded.
EXAMINATION DAY – Saturday 24 February 2018
The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the quality of the applicants and the places available.
Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal, whose decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
Academic Scholarships (for Years 5 & 7-11, 2019 entry only)
Academic Scholarships are awarded to the most highly able students. Students who display outstanding academic ability on the scholarship test will be invited to an interview with the Principal. Supporting documentation should include evidence of the student’s particular academic talents and other notable interests and achievements. Academic Scholarships are open to current Woodleigh students, and to those students who do not currently attend Woodleigh School.
Music Scholarships (for Years 5 & 7-11, 2019 entry only)
Students applying for a Music Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship test, however, most weight will be placed upon evidence of a high degree of talent in their chosen instrument/s. It is expected that applicants are able to perform to a minimum standard of AMEB Grade 3 (for Year 7 entry) or AMEB Grade 2 (for Year 5 entry), or a comparable level. Shortlisted selected students will be invited to audition before the Director of Music, where they will be asked to perform two contrasting pieces of music on their chosen instrument/s, and to demonstrate their ability to sight read. Music Scholarships are open to current Woodleigh students, and to those students who do not currently attend Woodleigh School.
Principal’s Scholarships (for Years 5 & 7-11, 2019 entry only)
Principal’s Scholarships are awarded on the basis of sound academic potential, a strong desire to learn and the willingness to fully participate in the co-curricular life of the school. Leadership skills, citizenship qualities, a commitment to community service, and a particular talent in Visual or Performing Arts, Music and/or Sport, are all key selection criteria. Students applying for a Principal’s Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship test and to submit supporting documentation providing evidence of their academic engagement, participation in local sport or community groups, their desire to serve others and of their efforts to make a positive contribution to their wider school community. Principal’s Scholarships are only open to students not currently attending Woodleigh School.
All candidates applying for a Woodleigh School Adventurous Minds Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship test. The testing, conducted by Edutest Pty Ltd, will be held at Woodleigh's Senior Campus (485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South).
The scholarship test will be held on Saturday 24 February 2018, starting at 9.00am and will conclude at approximately 12.45pm.
Applications for entry into Years 5, 7-11 in 2019 have now closed.
A non-refundable application fee is charged to cover administrative and testing expenses and must be paid at the time the application is lodged. The application fee for testing in 2018 is $85.00.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Principal and/or an audition with the Director of Music. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised via email at the conclusion of the selection process. This process can take several months to complete. Testing results will not be released.
On Scholarship Testing Morning, the Principal, Mr Jonathan Walter, will conduct an Enrolment Information Session commencing at 9.00am in Homestead 1 at Senior Campus. This session will be immediately followed by student led tours around the Senior Campus.
A tour of Penbank Campus will be conducted by the Head of Campus, Mrs Vivienne Wearne, on Wednesday 28 Feburary 2018 at 9.30am. A tour of Minimbah Campus will be conducted by the Head of Campus, Mr Rod Davies, on Friday 2 March 2018 at 9.30am.
Bookings for the Information Session and the Campus Tours are required and may be made online at woodleigh.vic.edu.au/enrol.
Director of Enrolments