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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

General Information

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'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

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.

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 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.

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