Education is a continually evolving practice. New technology, research-based methods and learning areas mean that continuous, strategic skill development is a must for our staff. Woodleigh School is committed to the growth of every teacher through collaborative processes, innovation and research.


Mr David Baker has been appointed as the sixth Principal of Woodleigh School. He will commence this position at the end of Term 1, 2020.

The Principal is appointed by the Woodleigh School Board and is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management of the School. He may be contacted by phone on 5971 6100 or via email on

The Principal is supported by an extensive senior team.

Minimbah Campus

The Head of Minimbah Campus, Mr Rod Davies, is assisted by the Deputy Head of Minimbah Campus (Administration), Mrs Kate Bird, together with a team of area and level coordinators and specialist teachers.

Penbank Campus

The Head of Penbank Campus, Mrs Vivienne Wearne, is assisted by the Deputy Head of Penbank Campus, Andrea Khoza.

Senior Campus

The senior team at the Senior Campus is comprised as follows:

  • Deputy Principal, Mrs Natalie McLennan who is also Head of the Senior Campus
  • Deputy Head of Campus – Student Wellbeing, Ms Tracey Glen
  • Directors of Junior Homestead, MsGab O'Loghlen and Mr Craig Azzopardi
  • Acting Head of Staff, Ms Christina Brown
  • Acting VCE Coordinator, Mr Bryn Bowen
  • Head of Teaching and Learning, Dr Richard Owens
  • Director of Senior Homestead (Years 11 & 12), Mr Haydn Flanagan
  • Director of Digital Technologies, Mr Lance Pilgrim

There is also an extensive pastoral care team, led by Ms Tracey Glen, which includes:

  • Pathways – Director of Wellbeing and Counselling, Ms Donna Nairn
  • Pathways – Director of Personalised Learning, Ms Emma Hall
  • Two School Psychologists
  • Minimbah Campus Counsellor – Creative Arts Therapist
  • Six Homestead Coordinators, the Director of Senior Homestead and a large team of Homestead Tutors

In terms of academic programs, there is a senior team of Heads of Faculty (led by the Director of Teaching and Learning) and in terms of co-curricular and other special school programs, there is a senior team of Directors of various areas (such as Activities, Camps (Activities Weeks), Sport, Music, Drama, Debating, etc.).