From the Principal

Dear Parents,

We have been so very proud of the way our Year 12s have finished off their final days at Woodleigh School before departing for SWOTVAC. The final service held in the Bush Chapel was the most beautiful of occasions celebrating this cohort’s journey through Woodleigh School, from their earliest days at Minimbah and Penbank campuses and 25 other feeder primary schools through to their final days here at Senior Campus. The Service gave us a snapshot of the creative talents of this wonderful group of students and provided an insight into the extent to which they care for each other, the school and our broader community beyond it. We wish them well for the upcoming examination period and congratulate those who have already received early offers from Universities and secured apprenticeships for the year ahead.

I take this opportunity too to acknowledge the work of Laura Maasburg, who at this end of the year has an exceptionally busy time as she coordinates a variety of different events across our school. These have been wonderful occasions which honour our students and send them off in great style.

To parents of Year 11 students entering Year 12 in 2020, you are invited to a VCE Information Session to be held at the Senior Campus in the Hall on Tuesday 26 November at 7pm. This session will be led by Amy White, Deputy Head of Teaching and Learning – Senior School, and Bryn Bowen, Acting VCE Coordinator in 2020.  The evening will provide information to parents about the VCE program in the year ahead and an opportunity for the team to take questions around any concerns prior to the year commencing as students undertake the Orientation Week for Year 12 which runs between Monday 25 November and Friday 29 November. 

Interviews are currently underway for the selection of the new Director of Senior Homestead and I am delighted to say that we have an exceptional field of candidates eager to have the opportunity to contribute to Woodleigh School in the years ahead.

I was delighted to start the transition process with our new Principal for Woodleigh School, Mr David Baker, on Monday of this week. David spent some time with the leadership team and had an opportunity to tour each campus and I look forward to welcoming him to a number of functions in the weeks ahead as the school year draws to a close. David is very excited about the prospect of joining our community and we very much look forward to his inspirational leadership in the years ahead.


LtoR: Jonathan Walter, David Baker and Vanessa Gabriel.

Jonathan Walter