Woodleigh School's core values rest within the statement, 'Respect for self, Respect for others and Respect for the environment. One approach that fosters the 3 R's in both thinking and action is service learning, also referred to as Community Partnerships in the Woodleigh School context.
Service Learning at Woodleigh principal objective is to broaden, deepen and enrich our young people's experiences and those we partner with beyond our immediate community. Most importantly, students must feel empowered to make a difference and leave a positive legacy that enriches the lives of others.
At the Senior Campus, all Year 8 students are involved in connecting with our local community. Students are guided through a design-thinking routine and explore the concepts and challenges of social justice, volunteering and charity. Students then commit to one of the following categories in ongoing relationships during the year. These are usually focussed on Environmentalism (conservation of flora and fauna) and/or People (Primary School children, Aged care, disability, recently arrived Asylum seekers, local Indigenous community links, people of different abilities).
In addition, Woodleigh has a number many ongoing Community Partnerships with various groups that have been built over many years. These partnerships have evolved and are driven by communication and relationships. Many of the programs listed below require student leadership to be ongoing and sustained.
Staff and students are encouraged to explore new connections within the partnerships below.
In addition, students can propose a new Community Partnership within our school community. If interested, please download the application form here and email Mrs. Bolch to chat about your proposal. Remember that service can be offering your Time, Talents or Treasures to a community group that has a need.