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Valedictory and Year 12 End of Year

​This year’s Valedictory Service and Dinner was such a special occasion.

It highlighted very significant achievements with Faculty Prizes, Principals’ Awards and the Woodleigh Prize, this year, and for only the second time in history, shared by 3 students, but equally showcased the many and varied contributions of the entire Year 12 cohort. Congratulations to the class of 2019!

Deanne Daniello’s speech was stunning- heart-felt, moving and embracing, and captured all that is unique about the Woodleigh community.

We wish all the students’ success with their results and in their pathways beyond school.

Best wishes for the festive season.

Laurent Julicher Director of Senior Homestead

Woodleigh Prize – Dylan Bolch

Dylan is an exceptionally talented young man. He received the King Constantine Medal for his commitment to the ideals of Round Square, was a nominee for the VCAA VCE Leadership Award (2019) and received a Highly Commended from the Roy Ward Leadership Award committee.

His academic award list is impressive. As well as receiving numerous Certificates of Achievement every year of his secondary schooling he was Awarded Certificates of Academic Excellence over Years 7-9. 

Dylan’s Community Service involvement has been extensive. He has shown outstanding leadership through the multiple Committees (including the Woodleigh Committee, the Student Reconciliation and the Environment and Sustainability Groups). He made remarkable contributions to the SE Asia Round Square Conference (Woodleigh 2019). His contributions to the Eat Up, Brotherhood of St Laurence Homework and Learning Club and the Big Sleepout he organised to fundraise for the homeless are just some examples of his impressive commitment.

Further outstanding co-curricular involvement and leadership extends to Dylan’s involvement in Debating (DAV and SIS, including Best speaker), sport (especially Football and Cross Country), his external commitment to AFL umpiring and mentoring and his involvement in a multitude of Woodleigh events over his entire school journey.

Dylan is not only a fine scholar but also a young man with outstanding personal qualities including empathy, compassion, warmth and humility. He has the skills and initiative to make a difference to the World around him. In recognition of his many fine achievements and his enormous contribution to the school community he is a most-worthy recipient of the WoodleighPrize for the (equal) Best All-Round student in the middle and senior years at Woodleigh School. 

Woodleigh Prize – Alice Bertram

Alice is an exceptionally talented young woman. She was the recipient of the Roy Ward Award as well as the Year 10 and Year 12 ADF Teamwork and Leadership Awards. She is a Kwong Lee Dow Young Scholar, the recipient of the Year 12 Personal Development Faculty Prize and an Academic Excellence Award winner over Years 8-10.

Alice’s Community Service involvement has been extensive. She has given tirelessly to the Brotherhood of St Laurence Homework and Learning Club, to Eat Up, the Woodleigh Committee and supporting City Life just to name a few examples.

Further outstanding co-curricular involvement and leadership extends to Alice’s involvement in Debating (including a Swannie Award), Sport (especially Swimming Captain, Athletics and Cross Country), Music, Sheep Showing, the Field Gnats and through her external commitment to the Edithvale CFA. She has had extensive involvement in a multitude of Woodleigh events.

Alice is not only a fine scholar but also a young woman with outstanding personal qualities including compassion, humility and empathy. She has the skills and initiative to make a difference to the World around her. In recognition of her many fine achievements and her enormous contribution to the school community she is a most-worthy recipient of the Woodleigh Prizefor the (equal) Best All-Round student in the middle and senior years at Woodleigh School. 

Woodleigh Prize – Quincy Seagren-Hughes

Quincy is an exceptionally talented young woman. She was awarded the Year 12 LOTE Faculty Prize Faculty Prize, and the Year 11 Mathematics Faculty Prize.

Her academic award list is impressive indeed. As well as receiving numerous Certificates of Achievement every year of her secondary schooling she has been Awarded Certificates of Academic Excellence over the past five years.

Quincy’s Community Service involvement is extensive. She has given extensively to the Eat Up program, the WoodleighCommittee, was a key figure in organizing the International Women’s Day lunch (fundraising for a community in Nepal) and a Barazza leader at two Round Square International Conferences. She has shown leadership through each of these initiatives but also throughout a multitude of other school events that she has volunteered for.

Quincy is not only a fine academic scholar but also a young woman with outstanding personal qualities including compassion, empathy, humility and the initiatve 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 (equal) Best All-Round student in the middle and senior years at Woodleigh School.