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At Woodleigh School, we are searching for the next generation of great thinkers.

The creative minds and generous hearts who will shape our world in the years ahead.

Woodleigh offer three types of scholarship: Academic, Music and a ‘Principal’s Scholarship’, which recognises those students who are passionate about their learning, committed to striving for excellence and dedicated to their community.

Applications for Woodleigh School Scholarships
for Entry into Years 5, 7 & 10 in 2018 have now closed.

EXAMINATION DAY – Saturday 18 February 2017

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 5 and 7. We are also currently offering Principal’s Scholarships for entry into Year 10, 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.

Woodleigh School offers three types of scholarships: Academic, Music and the Principal’s Scholarship.

Academic Scholarships (for Year 5 & 7, 2018 entry only)

These scholarships are awarded to the most academically able students. Students who display outstanding academic ability on the scholarship test will be invited to an interview with the Principal. 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.

Music Scholarships (for Year 5 & 7, 2018 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. Applicants must provide a portfolio in support of their application showing evidence of varying solo or ensemble performances, duration of study, examination gradings, and/or the ability to perform on more than one instrument. Applicants may also like to include a reference from their music teacher. 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.

Principal’s Scholarships (for Year 5, 7 & 10, 2018 entry only)

Principal’s Scholarships are offered to students who do not currently attend Woodleigh School for entry into Years 5, 7 and 10 only. They 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 a portfolio 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.

Testing

All candidates applying for a Woodleigh School 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) for entry into Year 5, 7 and 10 2018.

The Scholarship test will be held on Saturday 18 February 2017, starting at 9.00am and will conclude at approximately 12.00pm.

Applications

Applications for entry into Years 5 & 7 in 2018 are now open and close on Friday 10 February 2017.

Testing and application closing dates will be advertised on the School’s website and in the local press. Applications must be made online by clicking the button below. (This is 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 2017 is $85.00.

Supporting Documentation

For each scholarship applicant, parents are required to provide a copy of their child’s full Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2016 school reports and their Year 7 and Year 5 (for Year 10 applicants), Year 5 and Year 3 (for Year 7 applicants) or Year 3 only (for Year 5 applicants) NAPLAN test results. Further supporting documentation should be provided as requested for each scholarship type. 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. Documents should be submitted to the Director of Enrolments, Woodleigh School, 485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South, 3911, by the application closing date of Friday 10 February 2017.

Inclusions & Expectations

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, camps, music lessons and books are not a part of the Tuition Fees and are not covered by the scholarship, unless otherwise stated. Scholarships are awarded with the intention that they 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. Academic and Music Scholarship applications are open to both students not yet attending Woodleigh School and current Woodleigh students. Principal’s Scholarship applications are only open to students not currently attending Woodleigh School.

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 mail by the end of April. 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 9am in Homestead 1 at Woodleigh Campus. This session will be immediately followed by student led tours around the Woodleigh Campus.

A tour of Penbank Campus will be conducted by the Head of Campus, Mrs Vivienne Wearne, on Tuesday 21 Feburary 2017 at 9:30am.
A tour of Minimbah Campus will be conducted by the Head of Campus, Mr Rod Davies, on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 11:30am.

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 6100or enrol@woodleigh.vic.edu.au.

Sally Hicks
Director of Enrolments

Answers:

Lisa Grigg's Question:

Five Girls took part in a race.

Kate finished after Bec, who did not finish first. Indi had the quickest time.
Mia ran slower than Jess, who had the second-fastest time, but faster than Kate and Bec.

Who finished third?

A. Kate
B. Bec

C. Mia

D. Jess
E. Indi

Miss (Cassandra) Zara's Question


A. C


Mr (Nick) Donaldson's Question

Sunglasses are to Sun as Umbrella is to:

A. Rain

B. Thunder
C. Wet
D. Lightning
E. Water