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Strong, Passionate and Hardworking – A Toast to The Class of 2016

“We’d like to thank our parents for choosing to send us to this amazing school, our close friends for the banter, and the entire Woodleigh staff who make this school the unique and inspiring environment it is.”

Romy Lipszyc and Nixie-Claire Lepore – 2016 Woodleigh Prize Winners.

Jonathan Walter with Romy (L) and Nixie (R)

At our recent Valedictory Ceremony and Dinner, we celebrated the efforts and achievements of the Woodleigh School Class of 2016. Our graduating class are an exceptional group – as varied in their talents and interests as they will be in their paths beyond the school. A group of true individuals, who leave the safe confines of Woodleigh ready for the excitement and challenge that further study, travel and work present.

In her Valedictory speech, Woodleigh Prize Winner Nixie Lepore described Woodleigh as, “A school that does not just preach respect, but demonstrates and inspires its students to sincerely practise it. As a result, strong, passionate, independent, hardworking and kind leaders emerge.” These qualities – strength, passion, independence, kindness and hard work – these are the attributes that will deliver success, happiness and prosperity to students after they leave our care. And these are the leaders our world needs today and in the future.

We congratulate the Woodleigh School Class of 2016 and wish them every success in the futures they design for themselves.

Jonathan Walter – Woodleigh School Principal


Faculty Award Winners

English
Nixie-Claire Lepore and Katherine Robertson

Mathematics
Luke Myatt and Lachlan Muirden

Humanities
Katherine Robertson and Catherine Crotty

Personal Development
Kelsie Vickery

Science
Luke Myatt and Lachlan Muirden

Arts
Torren Powell and Daniel Macdonald

LOTE
Romy Lipszyc


Principal's Awards

Liam Cornfield
Catherine Crotty
Sofia Grage-Moore
Rupert Hodgkins
Sammy Nutt
Katherine Robertson
Genevieve Siggins
Elise Wiltshire
Catherine Yeong

The Woodleigh Prize

Nixie-Claire Lepore and Romy Lipszyc

Award Citations

Nixie-Claire Lepore is an exceptionally talented young woman.

She was the recipient of the Year 11 and the Year 12 English Faculty Award. She received the King Constantine Medal in Year 11 for her commitment to, and leadership of, Community Service initiatives.

Her academic award list is impressive. As well as receiving numerous Certificates of Achievement every year of her secondary schooling, she has been awarded two Certificates of Academic Excellence.

Nixie’s Community Service involvement is unsurpassed. She has given tirelessly to the Brotherhood of St Laurence Homework and Learning Club, the Gatehouse Centre Dandenong, City Life and the Oaktree Foundation. She has shown strong leadership through the Woodleigh and Gender Equity Committees, the Social Justice and Environment groups and the Indigenous Education and Middle Kinglake programs. She has volunteered for an endless variety of tasks within the school community, including presenting at Assemblies.

Nixie is not only an outstanding scholar, but also a young woman with passion, empathy, and the drive to make a difference to the world around her. In recognition of her many fine achievements and her enormous contribution to the life of the school community, she is a most worthy recipient of the Woodleigh Prize for the Best All-Round student in the middle and senior years at Woodleigh School.

Romy Lipszyc is an extraordinarily talented young woman.

She was the recipient of the Year 10 and Year 12 ADF Leadership and Teamwork Awards. She attended the National Youth Science Forum and was awarded both the Year 11 Science and LOTE Faculty Prizes as well as the Year 12 LOTE Faculty Prize.

Her academic award list is impressive. As well as receiving numerous Certificates of Achievement every year of her secondary schooling, she has been awarded two Certificates of Academic Excellence.

Romy has made numerous outstanding contributions to the school through Community Service initiatives. She has had a long involvement with the Indigenous Education Program, The Woodleigh Committee, The Social Justice Group and The Field Gnats. She has also been involved extensively in sport, particularly Swimming where she was Swim Captain. She has volunteered for an unsurpassed number and variety of tasks within the school community, including speaking and presenting at Assemblies and Parent Evenings and as a student guide.

Romy is not only a fine scholar, but also a young woman with outstanding personal qualities which she has demonstrated through an exceptional variety of school involvement. In recognition of her many fine achievements and her enormous contribution to the life of the school community, she is a most worthy recipient of the Woodleigh Prize for the Best All-Round student in the middle and senior years at Woodleigh School.