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First Nations perspectives are embedded into the Early Childhood curriculum at Woodleigh School.

We talk about them every day, and visitors like Lionel Lauch from Living Culture Ltd stop by regularly to share stories and culture from the local Bunarong/Boon Wurrung people. Our home is the Peninsula, and our understanding of local First Nations history and culture is vital to understanding our place in the world. Thank you, Lionel, for working with the bubups at Minimbah!

Tara Minton (2003) is a London-based harpist, vocalist and songwriter. She's currently back home in Melbourne, touring her promoting her current album, Two For The Road.

Tara dropped in last week to chat with Woodleigh VCE Music students about her art, career, and songwriting process. All while playing songs from her catalogue. It was an exceptional lesson.

Tara has an upcoming performance at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Saturday 9 April at 8pm. Playing with Owen Downie on Double Bass, this show blurs and redraws the lines between Jazz and Chamber Music.

Purple Day is a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness, dispelling myths, and increasing support for those affected.

This year, Year 8 student Isabelle C. ran a fundraising day to support Epilepsy Action Australia's Purple Day efforts.

With help from her mates Dash, Nox and Cooper, and Year 12 students Lou Lou, Rupert, Nikki and Gigi, Isabelle raised more than $600.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who made donations!

No one expected this. No one expected Homestead 2 to blitz the opposition ... but they did.

After years in the Homestead sporting wilderness, they didn't just run away with the Homestead Athletics win; they ran away and hid around the corner, lying in wait for those who had tormented them for the past decade. Then, at just the right moment, they jumped out from their hiding spot and yelled "AAAARGHHHH!!" or something like that to scare their former persecutors.

In short, it was a big win. Their first since 2012, and judging by the reaction, it meant a bit. There was a bit of pride in yesterday's result, and it was glorious to see.


Penbank Year 6 Students have recently spent two days dialling up their lifesaving skills with the help of sports teacher Pete McGettigan and the crew at Mornington LSC.

Rescues, beach games and first aid training were all addressed on the picturesque sands of Mills Beach.

As Woodleigh students and families, we live by the beach, and we love it, but it's important that we understand and respect it.

Charlie's Clipper Cause.

Today's Homestead Session saw Year 10 student Charlie Stevering get his ears lowered by the full margin to raise funds for the World's Greatest Shave.

His donation tally is well on its way toward his $600 aim, and I reckon we can blow that figure out of the water and do our bit to help Charlie raise funds to go toward the fight to defeat blood cancer.

You can donate to Charlie's efforts here.

There are 97 years of Woodleigh's history in this first photo.

Ninety-seven years of teaching, mentoring, coaching and leading our students well beyond the classroom.
And last Friday, we said farewell.

Relationships and experiences are what we base education on at Woodleigh, and it's fair to say that Helen Billett, David Baxter and Geoff Rogers have enough runs on the board in the relationships and experiences department to best all comers.

It's hard to find a domain where these three Woodleigh Legends have not had an impact.
Academia, The Arts, Sport, Community Engagement and Community Partnerships have all benefited from the hard work, leadership, stewardship and care of Helen, David and Geoff.

David, after 27 years, and Geoff 39, we hope you enjoy your very well-earned retirements. And Helen, after 30 years with us, we wish you every success as you continue with new and exciting challenges.
The legacy that these three teachers leave totals far more than 97 years. The thousands of young lives they have impacted during their time at Golf Links Road will live on far longer. Thank you for your tireless dedication to Woodleigh School, its values and its students.

Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.​

Last week, the Woodleigh community came together at Penbank to share a night of music, food, family and fun.
Thank you to Jess Hitchcock, the Stiletto Sisters and IOP Hiphop for bringing such warmth, creativity, and energy to our school!

What would Daryl think?

'Horses' is likely to be D. Braithwaite's most significant release. A true Australian classic, one that he performed at the Penbank Campus' Between The Bays festival a few years back...
But does it compare to 'Me and my horsey, goin' through the mountains'?
It's a tough call.

So... grab a nice apple, and indulge in these videos from the beaches, mountains, caves and kitchens.

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