At Woodleigh, we encourage students to step off the production line, push the boundaries of expression, and respond in interesting and different ways to the challenges they face in the world.
Creativity is not solely the preserve of the arts, or indeed, artists. Some of the most creative thinkers of the modern world are the scientists and researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs, the thought leaders, mathematicians and politicians. To be creative does not mean that one has to be able to draw, dance or hold a tune. Put simply, creativity is a higher form of intelligence, one that helps us to solve problems – and it can be taught.
From the play and enquiry-based programs in our Early Learning Centres at Minimbah and Penbank, through to our VCE years, ours is an environment that supports original, creative thought and focuses on the development of increasingly complex and sophisticated processes of thinking.
At Woodleigh, learning tasks are designed to elicit the highest level of creative thinking from our students. We encourage students to tackle problems and investigations in innovative ways, to test theories and engage in the process of pushing their own boundaries to break through to deeper levels of understanding.
No-one can predict what today's student will need to know in ten or twenty years time.
As the learning landscape changes, our capacity to be creative, solve problems and think analytically grows in importance. As a school it is paramount that we equip students with the skills they need to thrive in their working lives.
At Woodleigh, we educate students for their futures – not our past.