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.
Woodleigh School is a place that affirms openness, independence, creativity, self-motivation and initiative; elements that 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.
Welcome to Woodleigh.
To place your child on our applicant list please apply online, making sure to include all required documentation.
Whilst an application 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.*
*Other levels of priority exist. Please call our Enrolments Team for further information 5971 6100.
Can't make it on campus, but are still keen to get a feel for what Woodleigh is like on the ground? Take in our virtual tours.
Minimbah, Penbank and the Senior Campus are now all accessible via the below links.
Feel free to contact our Enrolments Team with any questions you might have, or book a campus tour or a place at an information session with our Principal, David Baker using the forms below.
Enrolment Information Sessions are presented regularly at Woodleigh School. These sessions give a complete and broad understanding of the ethos and philosophies of the school as a whole.
Sessions are held at each campus and 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 the Principal any questions they may have.
Bookings for Information Sessions are required.
Please register your attendance by filling out the form below.
We also offer regular group tours of the Minimbah, Penbank and Senior Campuses. Click here to book a Campus Tour.
Woodleigh School invites you to join us at our Minimbah, Penbank and Senior Campuses to discover more about what makes Woodleigh the school for Adventurous Minds.
Tour our grounds and buildings and learn how we support every individual to follow their own path.
Minimbah Campus Tours focus on ECC-Year 6 programs at the School.
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.
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.
Senior Campus Tours may also be held at other times by arrangement with our Enrolments Team. 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.
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.
Early Learning Centre Holding Fee
ECC4 students commencing at the Minimbah or Penbank Early Childhood Centres from 2024 will be required to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable Holding Fee of $2,000.00. This fee will be invoiced on the ECC4 Term 1 Fee Statement. This Holding Fee will be credited on the first billing in the student’s Foundation year. In the event that the student does not proceed to Foundation, the fee will not be refunded, nor is it transferable to another student.
Woodleigh School Fees for 2023 – Effective from Term 1, 2023
3 Year Old
4 Year Old
*The Year 6 Green School Bali Camp ($2500) will be charged in addition to the Consolidated Levy
3 Year Old
4 Year Old
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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).
The Consolidated levy incorporates costs such as camps (except the new 2023 Minimbah Year 6 Bali camp which will be charged to fee accounts separately) school transport to excursions, sporting events and other off campus activities; provision of a laptop/iPad and associated IT software and support, subject levies and materials and other programs supporting the development of our students.
A Building Levy of $695.00 per family will be charged in four (4) equal instalments.
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 attending the School at the same time.
Late Fees and Overdue Accounts
Fees not paid by the payment due date noted on each statement will incur a late fee of $175 for every 30 days the account remains in arrears. The School appreciates families can, at times, experience financial challenges and it is the School’s preference to partner with our families to work through this together. In any instance where School Fees are overdue and a suitable arrangement cannot be agreed upon with Woodleigh School, then the School may withdraw or revoke a student’s enrolment and take legal action to recover outstanding fees.
Students commencing during term
Students commencing during term will be charged on a pro-rata basis for tuition only. The Consolidated Charge and Building Levy will be charged at the full term rate.
Leave of Absence/Holding Fee
Students enrolled at Woodleigh School who will be absent for a term and wish to retain their position at the School are eligible to apply for a reduced charge of 50% of their tuition fees for the period of absence. Leave of absence must be applied for in advance and approved by the School Principal.
Withdrawal of a student after enrolment
In accordance with the conditions signed on the Terms of Business, one terms notice in writing to the Principal of the School is required for the permanent withdrawal of a student. For year end leavers notice is required by the end of term 3. If the required notice is not received a fee equivalent to one terms total fees is payable.
Students at Woodleigh School will be expected to purchase some of their basic textbooks and all of their stationery requirements. A booklist from the School’s official book supplier is published at the end of each school year. From 2023, subject levies are included within the Consolidated Levy and not included on the book lists. For some subjects that require additional materials or costs these will be charged to the fee account separately.
Early Learning Centres – Hours of Operations
ECC Minimbah Campus:
The 4 Year Old program operates Monday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm.
The 3 Year Old program operates Thursday and Friday, 9am to 3pm.
ELG Penbank Campus:
The 4 Year Old program operates Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm.
The 3 Year Old program operates Monday and Friday, 9am to 3pm.
A one-off charge of $250 will be charged to the Year 12 Term 2 fee account for life membership to the Woodleigh Alumni. Year 12 students who leave prior to Term 2 and Year 10 and 11 students who leave during 2023 will be offered the option to join the Woodleigh Alumni.
Music for Years 5–8 involves an Instrumental Program in conjunction with a Classroom Music Program. Outside of Years 5 to 8, charges for hire and use of instruments will be $59 per term. These charges cover depreciation and maintenance. Where students provide their own instruments there will be no instrumental charge.
In addition to compulsory Music education classes and ensemble playing as part of the normal weekly school timetable, we can offer private tuition in the following:
- Piano A piano should be available at home for practice.
- Guitar All styles.
- Percussion Tuned and untuned percussion including Drum Kit.
- Strings Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass.
- Woodwind Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone.
- Brass Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba.
- Voice Contemporary or classical style.
- Voice For public speaking and acting.
- Theory/Aural skills General skills and/or exam preparation.
Instrumental lessons are charged a full term in advance.
Instrumental lessons can commence throughout term at any time. If commencing mid-term, the first term’s fees are charged in arrears.
$32.00 per 20 minute individual lesson
$47.00 pre 30 minute individual lesson
$62.00 per 40 minute individual lesson
$91.00 per 60 minute individual lesson
$40.00 per 40 minute group (of 2) lesson
Minimbah and Penbank Campuses
$47.00 per 30 minute individual lesson
$32.00 per 30 minute group (of 2) lesson
$59.00 per term (depending on availability)
Withdrawal From Lessons
If a student is not going to continue individual music lessons, notification of discontinuation must be provided in writing to the Music Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the fifth week of that term. A reminder will be sent each term asking for notification should you wish to discontinue lessons. If we do not receive notification in the given timeframe, lessons will be expected to continue and will be charged until the end of the following term.
Parents will be billed on their fee account each term.
Students will be charged for missed lessons unless 24 hours notice of absence is given.
Applications for Woodleigh's Adventurous Minds Scholarships Program are currently closed, however, you can register your interest on the form below to be contacted regarding future Scholarship opportunities.
At Woodleigh, our annual scholarships program searches for the next generation of Adventurous Minds – curious students who continuously question, searching for knowledge and understanding.
We seek students with a love of learning; students who try their best every day, whose application, effort and engagement mean that they will find success in almost everything they do.
Applications for Academic, Music and Principal’s Scholarships for entry into Years 5 & 7 in 2026 will open in May 2024.
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.
Music Scholarships are awarded to students who show evidence of a high degree of talent in their chosen instrument/s. It is expected that applicants can 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.
Principal’s Scholarships are awarded based on 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 or Sport, are all key selection criteria.
Applicants should have sound academic potential, a strong desire to learn, and the willingness to give their best to Woodleigh’s extensive co-curricular programs. We seek young leaders, who are committed to our community and work to better themselves and their peers through active contribution and service.
All scholarship applicants are required to sit the Scholarship Examination to be held in August.
Creative thinkers, who strive for excellence and are dedicated to their community, are encouraged to apply.
Register Your Interest
Fill in the form below (remember to check that you're interested in hearing about scholarships), and we will be in touch when our 2026 Scholarship Applications Open.
Many Woodleigh students use our extensive bus network to get to and from school.
All three campuses are serviced by a contract bus network from all areas of the Mornington Peninsula, including;
- Mount Martha
- Waterways* (including Chelsea, Patterson Lakes, Sandhurst, Carrum Downs)
- Junior Campus Direct Bus (Junior Campus students only, including Flinders, Shoreham, Balnarring, Red Hill, Dromana, Penbank and Minimbah Campuses)
- Junior Campus Shuttle – connecting Minimbah Campus and the Senior Campus serving Minimbah Campus Contract Bus travellers
*New in 2023
Driver Bus Lines operates and manages Woodleigh School's contract buses. Families pay per term for full or half bus usage, prior to the commencement of each term through the Driver Coastal online portal.
Bookings can be made at the start of term, following the link and instructions sent by email prior to the start of each Term. All routes and stops can also be viewed via the online portal. The cost of travel depends on the zone travelled. The booking system calculates the Term cost at the time of booking. (The average number of days per Term is approx. 45 days).
Please be aware that our contract bus routes are reviewed annually, may change and slightly increase by 2023.
Casual bookings can be made, subject to availability, via the Driver Online Portal by parents prior to day of travel. In 2022, the cost of a casual trip is a set $12.30.
Dedicated Myki school buses service Mornington, Mount Eliza, Frankston South and Frankston (including Frankston train station) for the cost of a Myki fare. Students can use these services as needed by tapping on and off their Myki card.
For more information about bus services at Woodleigh School contact:
2023 TERM DATES
- Staff return 27 January return – (SLT before)
- Term 1 Begins for students Wednesday 1 February (Y7&12 On Tuesday 31 January)
- Term 1 Ends Thursday 6 April (7 April Good Friday)
- Term 2 Begins for students Wednesday 26 April (ANZAC Day on Tuesday 25 April)
- Adventurous Minds Day (Pupil free day) Friday 9 June
- King's Birthday Public Holiday Monday 12 June
- Term 2 Ends Friday 23 June
- Term 3 Begins for students Tuesday 18 July
- Term 3 Ends Friday 15 September
- Term 4 Begins for students Tuesday 3 October
- Term 4 Ends For ECC–Y9 Students Friday 8 December
2024 TERM DATES
- Term 1 Begins for students Thursday 1 February (Y7&12 On Wednesday 31 January)
- Term 1 Ends Thursday 28 March (29 March Good Friday)
- Term 2 Begins for students Tuesday 16 April
- Term 2 Ends Friday 21 June
- Term 3 Begins for students Tuesday 16 July
- Term 3 Ends Friday 20 September
- Term 4 Begins for students Tuesday 8 October
- Term 4 Ends For ECC–Y9 Students Friday 6 December