- Critical Communication
- Golf Links Road Upgrade – Important Information
- VCE Term 1 2022 – Update
- News from the IT Desk
- Homestead 1 Camp Waratah Bay
- Homestead 2 Camp Haikus
- Homestead 3 Camp – Apollo Bay
- Homestead 4 Camp – Barwon Heads
- Homestead 6 Camp – Gunaikurnai Country – Walkerville
- Homestead 7 Camp Reflection
- Melbourne Arts Camp
- Buffalo Adventures Camp
- Yarrawonga Golf Camp
- Senior Homestead Camp Photos
- Woodleigh School – Young Change Agents Social Enterprise program
- Woodleigh Sailing Team
- MND Fundraiser – Thursday 7 April
- Homestead Night 2022
This week at Senior Campus, we conducted our first Student-Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews for 2022. These interviews allow parents and students to meet with staff to discuss progress within specific subject areas. No doubt, you will notice the inclusion of the word ‘student’ in this title.
We have long recognised the importance of student attendance at these interviews. Involving students in the ongoing discussions and consequent actions about their learning journey is a vital point that allows them to have agency and take ownership of their learning. Teaching staff have a range of strategies to support learning to harness student progress. We believe that if teachers, students and parents build strong relationships, they can work together to improve learning outcomes.
Constructive feedback is a valuable tool, and one way to receive this information is via Parent-Student-Teachers Interviews. It is the chance to reflect upon and evaluate progress. As an IB candidate school, we are committed to supporting all students to find success in their learning by emphasising developing skills referred to as ‘Approaches to Learning’ – thinking skills, social skills, communication skills, self-management skills, and research skills. Each of these skills connects to the School’s mission of nurturing the ‘Heart, Head and Hand’. This focus underpins our breadth of programs while also defining clear directions for improvement. Through regular reflection and collaboration with staff and parents, students can determine the strategies they need to improve their personal best in their learning.
Our Continuous Reporting Model uses timely updates to summative and formative assessments, supporting student knowledge and skills. Formative feedback allows students to check in with teachers, provide suggestions and feedback to be put into practice. Rubrics are used, where appropriate, to develop clear indicators of current abilities and areas for future learning improvements. Summative assessment provides final measurements for an assessment area.
This wonderful video was created by a key member of our Senior Campus IT team, Ms Cass Zara to assist families accessing SEQTA and use it to generate conversations about what the next steps in learning look like for your child.
Please take the time to view the video above. It will provide you with a clear snapshot of the SEQTA resources and Continuous Reporting.
Through the IB MYP and Senior Years, we strive to develop learners who are reflective. We encourage our students to understand their strengths and areas for improvement to support their learning and personal development. When formative and summative assessments are posted on SEQTA, students are encouraged to write a written reflection for most tasks which is located in the assessment post. Engaging with these reflections is a great way of encouraging your child to share their learning with you.
As we near the end of term, I would like to thank all students and their families for a wonderful start to the year at Senior Campus. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Homestead Night tomorrow!
Deputy Principal - Head of Senior Campus
What we’re doing
From late March to late April 2022, roadworks and safety improvements will be made on Golf Links Road between Barretts Road and Garden Brae Court, outside the Senior Campus. To ensure these works are completed safely, this section of road will be closed to through traffic. Access will be maintained for local residents, and during drop-off and pick up times.
Please read the following detail carefully and consult the detour map to familiarise yourself with the traffic arrangements during the construction period.
Woodleigh School Senior Campus traffic
Major Roads Projects Victoria are working closely with the School to minimise disruptions for our community during this stage of construction. Drop-off access between 8:00-9.30am, and pick-up access between 2.30-4:00pm for buses and cars will be maintained during work via a one-way traffic arrangement. Please enter Golf Links Road from the south-east (from the six-way roundabout) and exit to the north-west, towards Fultons Road (McClelland Drive). Please see the detour map above for more detail. Please contact roadprojects.vic.gov.au if you would like this information in an accessible format. firstname.lastname@example.org 1800 105 105 @roadprojectsvic Major Road Projects Victoria
MRPV will be working on weekdays from 7am to 6pm and on Saturdays from 7am to 1pm, if required.
Once the section in front of the school is complete, Golf Links Road will reopen from Barretts Road to Garden Brae Court. The works will then continue into the next construction zone heading south-east down Golf Links Road, between Garden Brae Court and the six-way roundabout.
For more information about the Golf Links Road Upgrade please visit roadprojects.vic.gov.au/projects/golf-links-road-upgrade
To sign up for email and SMS updates, please visit roadprojects.vic.gov.au/subscribe or text “GOLF LINKS” to 0499 073 073.
While road closures and detours are not ideal, I look forward to the continued improvement of Golf Links Road and appreciate your patience as we navigate this period of disruption.
Stay safe, stay connected,
SACS and SATS
As part of their assessment, all studies include SACs (School Assessed Coursework) and/or SATs (School Assessed Tasks – only in studies where models or products are produced). Both SACs and SATs are internally set and marked. In addition, all studies have externally set and marked examination(s). SACs are moderated against examination performance to ensure equality across schools. The ‘Achievement of Outcomes’ is used to determine satisfactory completion in all studies; all studies have 4–6 outcomes that must be ‘achieved’ to a ‘minimum standard’. SACs are completed mainly during class time. This means that it is very important for students to be in class both to satisfy outcomes and to complete scheduled SACs.
A calendar of dates for Term 1, including SACs, SATs and examinations, will be published and distributed to all VCE Unit 3 and 4 students during Week 2, Term 1. It will also go up on SEQTA under Documents. The Term 2 calendar will be uploaded after Camp Week.
Students and parents should be aware of the following policies (in particular) in relation to the VCE.
VCE students are expected to attend at least 80% of scheduled classes (the only exception to this will be for legitimate, documented reasons, for example, ongoing illness). Students who do not attend enough classes may not be eligible for an ‘S’ rating in the subject involved. The usual method for notifying the school of an absence, that is, ringing Reception on the morning of the absence, is necessary at all year levels. This is especially important if a student will be absent on the day of a scheduled SAC/SAT (see following).
Special Provision Policy
At Units 3 and 4, school-based Special Provision for missed SACs/SATs will be granted only for those students who have a Medical Certificate (or similar official documentation) that covers the class(es) missed. Students should see me as soon as they return to school to make arrangements to complete the SAC/SAT missed.
At Units 1 and 2, students may apply for an extension of time for an assessment task so long as we have official parent notification that covers the class(es) missed. Teaching staff will ensure that students have written advice on important assessment dates and so will be able to satisfy these conditions for Special Provision.
Students should refer to the SAC/SAT Calendar as this calendar will allow all students (and parents) to see exactly when assessment is scheduled to take place and, if necessary, to obtain the necessary medical documents to apply for Special Provision (see above). The calendar will be updated periodically (as needed) and placed on SEQTA under Documents.
Ongoing Special Provision
*If you believe that any medical, physical, emotional or environmental situation has, or will, disadvantage you/your student in the completion of the VCE, please come and speak to me ASAP. It is essential that I be kept up to date on issues – this way, I can ensure that students receive support and are aware of all options regarding Special Provision.
VCAA Special Provision: SEA (Special Examination Arrangements)
*SEA (Special Examination Arrangements) may be granted for students who have Severe Health Impairments, Physical Disabilities or Language/Learning Disorders that may impact on examination performance. Please see me ASAP if you wish to discuss the relevant requirements. These applications are due to VCAA by 1 April. An email was sent to all students who we believed would qualify (at the end of 2021), and I will continue to follow up. Daily reminders are provided to students to assist them with following up these applications.
BRYN BOWEN Acting VCE Coordinator
CS in Schools – Programming and Digital Technologies
CS in Schools is a programming/coding course developed by a team led by Professor Hugh Williams, who previously worked in Silicon Valley for companies such as Microsoft and Google. When Hugh returned to Australia, he developed the CS in Schools Programming Course to encourage more students to build programming and digital skills. Woodleigh has been involved in the CS in Schools program for the past three years, and currently, all students in Year 7 and 8 undertake a CS in Schools unit during the year. Channel 7 News recently ran a feature on CS in Schools – please click here to view the video. We will progressively include more of the CS in Schools offerings as their courses develop further over the coming years.
On a related front, we have also refitted our IT Rooms to enhance the digital offerings available to students. More to come on this in a future Newsletter.
Computer Services and Year 10 Computer Upgrade
We are proud of the service we provide to our students and parents with respect to the provision of computers and IT support. All students in the School have access to devices as required, with students at the Senior Campus provided with an individual MacBook. We offer a full computer service, which means that parents should never have to address issues with their child's device. The School manages all warranty issues and damages, and we provide spare / loan laptops whilst computers are being repaired. Students also have a Woodleigh licensed Microsoft' cloud' OneDrive account to sync their files and easily access them on any device, including the school loan computers.
As part of the Woodleigh Computer Program, all Year 10 students are provided with a new, upgraded computer during Term 1. We are currently swapping over the old computers for the latest versions during lunchtime sessions. We are also assisting any students who need help in copying files or reviewing their OneDrive setup. If students require any additional assistance, we ask that they use our helpdesk system by emailing helpdesk@woodleigh,vic.edu.au, and a member of the IT team will get back to them as soon as possible.
Senior Campus User Agreements
We aim to provide parents with regular reminders of our Student User Agreements and our MacBook User Agreements. These were recently sent by Operoo, but please find attached links to these documents for your reference.
We stand and stare at the pile of bags in confusion; surely, we didn’t pack this much between us. The air hangs heavy, and it feels as though it might rain at any moment; we are going to need to get these tents up fast if we have any chance of avoiding it.
Then the realisation hits us, our tents are underneath our other bags, banding together as a team, we haul each other’s luggage off the top of the pile and drag our tents to the positions we had agreed upon so that we would be next to one another.
We look around and see many different tents, small tents, massive tents, pop-up tents, normal tents, and … a tepee? It’s a sea of temporary dwellings.
After a group effort to pitch our three tents in a makeshift village, we drag our sleeping mats in and set our chairs up in a circle. Our home for the week is buzzing with anticipation and ringing with laughter. Was all this effort worth it? Absolutely.
Lily Clark and Allegra Moloney Y8
Our Camp Experience
Our first camp was incredible. From surfing glistening waves to cooking up a storm, Camp inspired our creativity and sparked our passions. We spent a huge chunk of our time in the rotunda, connecting with other Year 7s and meeting the Year 8s!
We got to know everyone way better. Laughter was constantly erupting inside the rotunda, not to mention constant chaos, craziness, and mayhem. Even though the adventure was awesome, chilling in our tents and spending quality time together made us feel safe and at home.
Annabel Matthews, Cedar Alves-Geisler and Amy Giacomo Y7
Ups and downs, acts of kindness
We should all be proud
Charlie Russo Y7
Maccy make me sad
He said I was not awesome
I got very sad
Izzy O’Connor Y8
Snags are very yum The sausages were very juicy Chilli can not cook
Tilly Boadle Y8
Camp was bussin lots The surf was really pumping The surf coach, a legend
Rupert Brancatisano Y8
I can climb up high If I try hard enough I can climb up high
Tobi Chivers Y8
Surfing was ok My hair died in the process But my camp was great
Isabel Cameron Y8
To ask and listen Quietly, without prompting, You offered support.
Mr Shinkfield Y8 Tutor
Our Apollo Bay camp set off with a bang, filling the bus belly with massive bags taking over the bottom space; we bustled onto the bus with masks in our hands and daypacks flung on our backs.
We travelled inland with a bus full of chatting kids and adults, stopping for approximately 30 minutes for a play and a snack; we lazily slumped back into our seats for the rest of the ride. We piled off the bus, keen to stretch our legs, lunging for our bags and tents and dragging them over to our tent site, so we could put our tents up and start making our gourmet dinners. There were lots of different dinners, like teacup cookies and card sandwiches in one group, and curry and chocolate chip biscuits in another. We had lots of different and delicious meals. We did a bunch of different and amazing activities like a glow-worm walk, surfing, treetop walk, shelly beach walk, golf, and beach games run by the Year 8s. On the way home, the bus was silent, people were sleeping, and there was barely any talking. We got lunch on the ferry home with the Year 7s and 8s from Homestead 7, who were staying in Queenscliff.
As we pulled up the drive, we were happy and relieved that we were back home, and that night we would be sleeping in our own beds. Though we were happy and relieved we were back home; we will never forget the wonderful camp we got the pleasure of going on.
Alannah Dietrich & Misha Hart Y7 & Neave Piggott Y8
My favourite things that happened on camp were making bruschetta and rice paper rolls with my group Persephone and Charlotte. I also loved surfing, although I was hit four times, twice in the head, once in the arm and once in the leg. Finally, I enjoyed riding the ferry back home too.
Izy and I enjoyed camp because the Year 8s told us jokes and made us laugh. I also really liked the activities we got to do, we enjoyed this camp. We think the best part of camp was the bus rides, yelling and telling jokes all around the bus.
Asher and Izy
My favourite thing about camp was making food. We made spaghetti, nachos, and pancakes with chocolate chips. I also enjoyed the surfing. I preferred the second swell because the waves were bigger.
Kayaks drifted throughout the bottomless river, voidless silence filled the students' heads, nothing but river followed, until war broke out within the waves. A slight splash erupted from Noah's paddle into the enemy kayak, directly sending them into a damp tree.
Camp was the best! It taught me how to be independent and put up a tent. I enjoyed surfing and canoeing and exploring Barwon Heads. The best memory of camp was making our own dinner on the first night, learning to cook with a Trangia and being food safe was surprisingly fun. Getting to know the Year 7s and 8s in my Homestead was helpful.
Moriah and Juliette
This year on 7/8 camp, I really enjoyed the bus ride. Being able to socialise with the Year 8s, making connections and being able to be ourselves. I tried many new things such as surfing, going for night walks and eating brownies that some of the kids had made. Our tent was a bit chaotic, but we found a way to deal with it. Overall, I really enjoyed the new experiences, and I can't wait for next year.
During Camp Week, Homestead 6 went to Gurnaikurnai Country, Walkerville. We were able to explore this beautiful location by camping in tents and participating in a range of activities, including kayaking, surfing, bike riding, rock-pooling, camp games, and many bush walks.
The campground that we had the privileged to stay at for a week was surrounded by beautiful nature and was right on the beach looking across the bay to Wilsons Prom. It was spacious and private – it felt like we were the only group there. One time when we were going to our tents to go to sleep, we saw a huge wombat. We stood there for a while just watching, and then it waddled away.
Each activity opened a new skill set and challenged us in different ways, both physically and mentally, to achieve new goals. Many of us learnt how to stand up on a surfboard. Then when we were kayaking, there was a collision between a few kayaks, and everyone capsized! Incredibly, a couple of super brave Year 7s learnt how to ride a bike for the first time while the rest of us went mountain biking. These activities also gave us time to take in the beautiful scenery of Gunaikurnai country and all its natural beauties. Making new friends was a big goal for most of us on this camp, and these activities helped us get closer to all our peers. Overall the activities that we did on camp were so much fun.
The camp concert on Thursday night was eventful, exciting, and exuberant. Everyone had a go, and it was great that we got to see a different side of people. The concert acts certainly made us laugh, but the quality of these acts was questionable! It ended up being a great night, and some of the acts included, The Spatula, Rock Paper Scissors Tournament, a rendition of Jingle Bells and many more. It was a great way to close a fantastic week.
On the last day, after we packed up camp, we did an Emu Walk to pick up and remove any pieces of rubbish we could see around the campsite. This was part of us taking care of the land we had been on and leaving it better than how we found it. We acknowledged the Gurnaikurnai people whose land we were on and were grateful we could be there to enjoy it for the week.
Ali Grage-Moore, Miah Waller, Alice Seymour and Jess Lang Y8
The camp concert really stood out, and the teacher's performance was amazing and funny as well. Just seeing everyone and connecting with them was so special and something I think that you only find at Woodleigh and Homestead Camp.
I loved surfing and cooking, even though the food we made was questionable. The water park at the end was a nice way to relax and go on some rides (even the ones where I was a little scared). I think the ferry was a better mode of transport and was a good place to buy lunch. It was an awesome experience, and I'll never forget it.
Rose Maher Y7
My Melbourne arts experience was full of colour, music, performance and culture.
I leant so much throughout this week and am thankful to have experienced new and unique arts from the understanding of French films to the excitement of theatre and performance and the process of mixed media materials. After this adventurous camp, I feel that I have gained a more open and positive mindset, as well as more independence and confidence within myself when it comes to navigation, speaking up, and looking after my physical and mental health.
My favourite performance of the week had to be "Moulin Rouge", it was full of dance, colour, light and music and was in the most stunning theatre, "The Regent".
I love the independence we were given on this camp and the teachers' trust in us. They allowed us to explore the wonders of the city, and we looked forward to telling each other about our days and the gorgeous foods we ate and the places we visited. I would 100% recommend this camp to people who love The Arts and are open-minded to trying and learning new experiences
Charli Brough Y12
Coming into the camp, I didn't know what to expect. As it wasn't my first preference, I was a little disappointed but was keen to do something new and different. Staying in the city in our own apartments was a highlight for me. Having that freedom and responsibility was an adventure in itself. However, I do apologise to the cleaners who had to climb over Sam and my floordrobe to make our beds every day. As I'm super interested in street art and graffiti, it was great to have such amazing art everywhere I looked throughout the whole trip. Having the opportunity to run the street art tour for the group with Sam was good fun too. Although I don't know everything about graffiti, I found I got into a bit of a groove when explaining the different elements and meanings behind different pieces.
Another big highlight was Moulin Rouge. Coming into it, I had no idea it was going to be such a big production. The stage sets were stunning, and the dancing was crazy good. Overall, I had a great trip. It was super eye-opening going to places that I would not normally choose to go. Connecting with mates, many good laughs and eating the greasiest, most delicious food all contributed to a week to remember
Seb Ginsberg Y12
From exploring the expressive graffiti that covered the city's walls to the disturbingly beautiful plays and performances that kind of freaked everybody out, we learnt that Melbourne was more than just a one-day shopping trip.
The Lume and the NGV exhibitions were the highlights of my trip, as we got to escape our minds and focus on the thoughts of the artists. The rooms were full of dark and mysterious paintings, unexpected clothing designs and random videos, all with such deep and unexpected meanings.
The quirks and characteristics that the city holds expanded all of our knowledge on cultural and artistic values, leaving us with a brand new mindset to share with our peers when we return to school. Although we are all leaving with blisters, the Melbourne Arts Camp was one that we will all remember.
Ruby Duncan Y12
The grandness of Moulin Rouge was a new experience but an enjoyable one. Seeing a performance so intricately organised and arranged gave us a chance to properly appreciate the work that goes into a musical.
The show was impactful in ways that few things are, with full-on face tingles and jolting in your seat as the performers danced and sang across the stage. At the end of the show, we wanted to go back and watch the start again.
On the half-hour tram ride home, all we could talk about was how incredible the show was and how we desperately wanted to see it again.
Amy Giacomi Y11
On Thursday evening, we attended 'A Midsummer Mechanical's Dream', which was hosted by the Australian Shakespeare Company in the Botanical Gardens. This experience was filled with laughter and fits of giggles at the silly antics we watched.
The Shakespeare classics had Monty Python twists that remind a few of us of Horrible Histories and made the evening very enjoyable.
Kat Baker Y12
I found the Melbourne Arts camp to be a very valuable experience, as it broadened my understanding of Melbourne's culture and gave me the opportunity to experience the broad range of art which Melbourne has to offer.
The highlight of the camp was seeing a play called "Nothing". I found the storyline to be incredibly thought-provoking, and it left me questioning my existence.
The themes of the play were out of my comfort zone, so I am grateful that we were able to see it on the camp as I would have never seen it myself. This camp left me with a deeper understanding of Melbourne's culture and a respect for those who create and present their art to the world.
Zoe Symons Y11
Mt Buffalo was such a beautiful place to camp. Over the week, all of us experienced such an amazing array of activities, including rock climbing, abseiling, and my personal favourite, caving.
Caving was completely different to anything I had previously experienced and expected. Instead of a dirty walk through a damp hole, we had to squeeze and wade and climb through tight gaps and crevices, following an underground river, and we even got to see glow worms that exist nowhere else in the world.
Over the course of the week, everyone really got to know each other, and friendships were strengthened and formed. All in all, it was a once in a lifetime experience.
Rupert O'Neill Y12
Buffalo was massive.
When it came to Rory facing his fears, Hugo smashing it in high-intensity camouflage, Harry and Jed and their Rubix cube prowess and George and his epic dance moves – it was so massive.
Never-ending hills and rolling in culture and knowledge. Impossible heights and striking cliff edges. Held together with nonchalant instructors hanging on cliff edges and holding on for our lives on ropes.
Buffalo has been impossible to forget… and I'm sure it will be a massive joy to remember.
Gemma Churchill Y11
A week full of putting, sand wedging, mini-golfing, good food, and new friends. Over the course of Camp Week, we learnt how to drive a ball off a tee, how to hit a ball out of a bunker, and we had heaps of fun playing mini-golf in Mulwala.
On our first day up at Yarrawonga, we practised chipping, trying to land our balls into a cone target. A highlight of Camp was certainly the mini-golf competition, where we split into groups to try and crack the mini-golf course record. We also had multiple people making a hole in one! In addition to all the golf we played, a definite highlight was having our final dinner at the ‘Sebel’ in Yarrawonga. Not only did we eat delicious pizza, but we were able to overlook the picturesque Lake Mulwala and the Black Bull golf course where we had played all week.
At Black Bull, we had multiple lessons and utilised their driving range, where we were able to hit as far as we could off the tee. It was great to see how much our technique improved over the week, and we were able to hit much further by the end of our camp. As a Year 12 student, it was lovely getting to know some of the Year 11 students who have recently joined Senior Homestead.
After our long day of golf, we would watch the football or play games in the recreation room at our resort. Golf camp offered a great way to escape from the busy academic year and to also forge friendships with students from Year 11 and 12 alike. Thank you so much to Mr Mills, Ms Kawashima and Mr Higgins for making our week so much fun!
Tealia Holmes Y12
During March, a small group of Year 10 students participated in the Young Change Agents' social entrepreneurship program. The purpose of the week was to help our youth see problems within our community as opportunities for positive change. Students embarked on a "hackathon-style" workshop to identify problems. Through a design thinking routine, students could ideate, validate, prototype and pitch an idea. Four social enterprises were created and pitched to a panel of external judges.
Additionally, students spent time immersed in the community supporting Social Enterprises and experiencing first-hand the positive impact being made. Thank you to Sages Cottages and Wallara, Homeground, Mornington Peninsula Youth Services 'The Corner', Eat Up Australia, Frankston Social Enterprise Hub and Peta Murphy for supporting the program.
Throughout the program, youth teams worked their way through several activities. These included:
- Critical thinking
- Time management
- Decision making
Community Problems Identified
Students discussed what community meant to them and worked to identify problems and create a vision for the future they wanted to make. Community problems identified by youth included:
- Homelessness in the community
- Mental health problems in young people
- Lack of representation and understanding of different cultures
- Coastal erosion
- Lack of community connection
- Racism and discrimination
- Pollution in waterways and oceans
- Fast fashion
- Insufficient public transport
- Drug and alcohol addictions
- Eating disorders
Student Social Enterprise Ideas
Both the judge's choice award and the student's choice award went to The Pod, a space where students can feel safe and comfortable and that also helps to teach them how to have healthy emotional output. Our sincere thanks to Mark Hopkinson, Amber Earles and Nigel Lawler for volunteering their time to listen to the students' ideas and provide invaluable feedback.
Some of the other student social enterprises, also worthy of celebration included:
- The Soma Project: A program offered to schools that provides education and resources to teenagers struggling with eating disorders, body image issues, and body dysmorphia.
- Beach Box: A vending machine that dispenses key beach equipment such as sunscreens, life jackets, and sports equipment. Users deposit an ID or a Credit Card and receive their card back upon returning their rented product.
- Safe Use Association: A workshop program that focuses on providing education on drug and alcohol use and educating people on using drugs safely. They provide drug testing kits and medication that help reduce drug overdoses.
- Into The Wardrobe: A social enterprise designed to help teenagers and people of financial difficulties or disadvantages access formal wear.
I want to congratulate the students on their contributions to the program.
"It felt good to get involved and give back",Hazel
"I can see how small actions can make a difference",Roisin
"It opened my mind and understanding of the council's role in our community",Mahaliyah
Also, a huge thanks to the team of Woodleigh staff who made the week such a valuable learning experience.
Director of Careers and Director of Community Partnerships
The Woodleigh Sailing Team in 2022 has been booming. The team has seen new faces coming through the program, as well as experienced sailors who have been showing the ropes and guiding the team in an exciting new direction. We have also welcomed our new Coach Will McKenzie, who brings a wealth of experience and fun to the program. Since 2021 the team has doubled in size and brought in new talent, letting us rub shoulders with the top teams.
Woodleigh will be represented in Victorian Team Sailing Championships at Mornington YC on April 1-3. We will be aiming for that top spot, which doesn't happen without week-in, week-out training. Every Wednesday night, our squad is either competing in the John Middleton Trophy at Davey's Bay YC or working on our strategy and skills at Mornington YC.
Lucy Laverty represented Woodleigh in GirlSail at Davey's Bay YC, skippering her team (combined with Toorak College) to 3rd place in Silver Fleet in testing conditions!
Thank you to Sailing Coordinator Mr Angelico for driving us to training and events, being out on powerboats with Will, and ensuring we are having a good time. Overall, our team is strong and always having fun on and off the water. We will be firing at the upcoming regatta.
Pat Cummin Y10
What is MND?
Motor Neuron Disease is where these nerves generate in the brain but die, slowing down the muscles, making them weaker and eventually leading to paralysis. This reduces life expectancy and only in rare circumstances can live up to 10 years after being diagnosed. With no cure currently found to treat and reduce the impact of MND there are only courses of treatment to decrease the effect on everyday life and make you comfortable.
Year 12s Rose Illman, Harry Fox and Tessa Cox are leading this fundraiser. They will be holding fundraising sports matches in Terms 1 and Term 3!
This term's fundraiser will be a netball game held in Week 10 on Thursday 7 April.
Please bring a gold coin donation to watch and to help donate funds, so it is possible to find a cure!
You may have seen ice bucket challenge #MND on tv and social media; we will be dumping the ice-cold water on the losers of this match!
TESSA COX Y12
After COVID put paid to the original date, David Baker and Natalie McLennan invite all Senior Campus parents to Homestead Night
Homestead Night is a great way to get up to speed with your child's education at Woodleigh.
And despite the fact that Camp Week has already happened, we still want to give you the opportunity to come onto campus and meet your child's tutor and Homestead Coordinator, and connect with other parents in a social setting.
We look forward to seeing everyone on campus.
Unlike our usual Homestead Night event, this night will have less of a curriculum and camps focus, and instead, offer parents the opportunity to meet with Homestead staff and connect with other parents.
We hope all Senior Campus parents will be able to attend what we hope will be a fun and informative evening.GET TICKETS