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At Woodleigh, we are searching for the next generation of Adventurous Minds...

Curious students who constantly question, searching for knowledge and understanding.

We seek students with a love of learning, kids who try their best every day, whose application, effort and engagement mean that they will find success in almost everything they do.

Scholarships are now open to students applying for Years 5,7,8,9, 10 and 11 in 2019. We offer four types of scholarships: Academic, Music, Principal’s and a Year 7 2019 Community Scholarship (Community Scholarships not yet open).   

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. 

We are offering one Community Scholarship for a student of Sudanese heritage for entry into Year 7 in 2019. A strong connection to their heritage, leadership skills, citizenship qualities and a commitment to community service are key selection criteria. 

We welcome applications from students who are passionate about their learning, committed to striving for excellence and dedicated to their community. Woodleigh is a school that encourages students to be adventurous with their learning. We value openness, independence, creativity, self-motivation and initiative. Successful applicants must display a commitment to the school’s ethos.

EXAMINATION DAY – Saturday 24 February 2018

General Information

Woodleigh School welcomes applications from talented girls and boys who feel that they have much to offer our school community. A limited number of scholarships are offered each year to students entering in Years Years 5,7,8,9, 10 and 11 in 2019. 

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.

Testing

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 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

Applications for entry into Years 5, 7-11 in 2019 are now open and close on Friday 16 February 2018.

Testing and application closing dates will be advertised on the School’s website and in the local press.  Applications must be made online by following the ‘Scholarship Program’ link available on the ‘Enrolment’ page of the School’s website (www.woodleigh.vic.edu.au/enrol) - available only whilst applications are open.

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.

Supporting Documentation

Supporting documentation for all scholarship candidates must be provided as listed below.  In addition, specific scholarship types require additional supporting documentation to be provided.  Please read through the list carefully to ensure that you supply all the documentation as requested.

Supporting documentation will not be returned, so please do not supply originals.  Documents should be clearly named, A4 in size only and simply stapled in the top left-hand corner.  Please do not submit your supporting documentation in a presentation or display style folder.

Documents should be submitted to the Director or Enrolments, Woodleigh School, 485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South, 3911, by the application closing date of Friday 16 February 2018.  

Supporting documents will not be considered after this time.

All candidates to provide

  • A copy of the candidates Birth Certificate
  • A photograph of the student
  • A copy of the candidate’s full Semester 1, 2017 school report
  • A copy of the candidate’s full Semester, 2, 2017 school report
  • A copy of the candidates last two NAPLAN test results (Year 5 candidates are only required to provide their Year 3 results)

Academic Scholarship candidates

  • Evidence of a particular academic talent or participation in academic pursuits, e.g. Tournament of Minds, Da Vinci Decathlon, UNSW ICAS
  • Evidence of participation in academic enhancement programs or academic awards, e.g. debating, Chess Club, Faculty Awards.

Music Scholarship candidates

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.

  • Evidence of varying solo or ensemble performances
  • Duration of study
  • Examination gradings
  • The ability to perform on more than one instrument
  • Candidates may also like to include a reference from their music teacher.

Principal’s Scholarship candidates

  • Evidence of a particular academic talent or participation in academic pursuits, e.g. Tournament of Minds, Da Vinci Decathlon, UNSW ICAS
  • Evidence of participation in academic enhancement programs or academic awards, e.g. debating, Chess Club, Faculty Awards.
  • Evidence of leadership skills, citizenship qualities or involvement in any community or service groups, e.g. School or House Captain, Scouting, St John’s, Surf Life Saving, participation in community fundraisers
  • Evidence of a particular talent in Visual or the Performing Arts, e.g. Music exams, theatre or dance productions, samples of artwork
  • Evidence of a particular talent in sport or a physical pursuit, e.g. football, netball, swimming, triathlon, equestrian, snow sports.

Inclusions & Expectations

Academic, Music and Principal’s Scholarships usually range between 20% and 50% remission of Tuition Fees, but may be for differing amounts.  Extra costs such as the Enrolment Application Fee, Student Entry Fee, Consolidated Charge, some camps, music lessons, PE/Sport uniform and books are not a part of the Tuition Fees and are not covered by the scholarship, unless otherwise stated.

All Woodleigh School Adventuous Minds Scholarships are awarded with the intention that the successful candidate will continue through to the end of Year 12, and are subject to annual review by the Principal.  If it is felt that the student’s work or behaviour is below standard or inappropriate, or in the case of a Music Scholarship, where the student withdraws from studying their specified instrument, the Principal reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship with reasonable notice.

Results

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.

Further Information

On Scholarship Testing Morning, the Principal, Mr Jonathan Walter, will conduct an Enrolment Information Session commencing at 9.00am in Homestead 1 at Woodleigh 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.

If you have any further questions regarding Woodleigh School Scholarships, please feel free to contact the Enrolments Office on 03 5971 6100 or enrol@woodleigh.vic.edu.au.

Sally Hicks
Director of Enrolments

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