These resources are provided to make the business of being a Woodleigh School parent as easy as possible. Please contact Woodleigh Campus Reception on 5971 6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the content available here.
2018 Term Dates
- Y7 & 12 students begin 30 January
- All other students begin 31 January
- Homestead Camp Week 5–9 March (Week 6)
- Term 1 Ends (Good Friday is Fri 30 March) Thursday 29 March
- Students begin 17 April
- Term 2 Ends 22 June
- Students begin 17 July
- Activities Week 13 –17 August
- Term 3 Ends 21 Sep
- Students begin 9 October
- Term 4 Ends for Year 7-9 students 6 December
- Term 4 Ends for ECC–Year 6 students 7 December
Parent Teacher Online (PTO)
Bookings for Parent/Teacher interviews are handled via our PTO system. It can be found HERE.
Secure School Environment Policy – 2016
Staff and students have a basic right to work and study in a school free from any harassment or bullying. Woodleigh Campus is committed to providing such an environment.
What Is Harassment?
Harassment is the deliberate desire to hurt, intimidate or threaten another. It may take many forms.
- Physical – e.g. pushing, shoving, fighting, invasion of personal space.
- Verbal – e.g. name calling, offensive language, discrimination, “put downs” based on race, gender, physical appearance, sexual orientation or religious creed.
- Visual – e.g. offensive notes and gestures, graffiti.
- Victimisation – e.g. stand over tactics, exclusion.
- Sexual – e.g. any unwelcome sexual behaviour including offensive jokes, language or pictures.
- Electronic – e.g. offensive or intimidating emails, offensive photos published on the Web / social network sites, or via text messaging, filming.
How Can We Stop Harassment?
- We can conduct ourselves so that we do not provoke others to respond in an unacceptable manner.
- We can work to resolve disputes with others in a peaceful way.
- If we see harassment we can refuse to join in.
- We can support any students who are harassed. For example, we might intervene if it is safe, we might assist them if we are able to, and we can report it to staff.
- If we are harassed, we can tell the person that what they are doing is harassment. We can stand up for ourselves if anyone tries to harass us by:
- telling them to stop
- ignoring them (in the very short term)
- saying ‘no’
- asking a staff member for support
- drawing the attention of others (students and staff) to the harassing behaviour
Asking a Staff Member for support
For advice talk to one of the following:
- Your Tutor
- Your Teacher
- Your Homestead Coordinator
- The Student Counsellors – Sophie Lea, Dianne Summers
- The Deputy Head of Campus, Student Wellbeing – Tracey Glen
- The Head of Woodleigh Campus – David Burton
- The Principal – Jonathan Walter
Our Response To Bullying and Harassment
If a matter is reported to Senior Staff it will then be discretely investigated and if necessary some of the following approaches used:
- self help
- therapeutic solutions
- restorative practice session attended by both parties
- parent contact
- referral to Support Group for ongoing case management
- withdrawal from Homestead or classes – ‘in school’ suspension
Most harassment that occurs is not complained about and therefore remains hidden. Those who are harassed often don’t complain because they fear it will make things worse or that no one will take them seriously, even if they do complain. We know, however, that harassment thrives in an atmosphere where it is hidden and not discussed. When we are willing to acknowledge the problem it can be dealt with. We take a ‘shared concern’, non-punitive approach where everyone involved has a responsibility to help solve the problem.
Want To Talk To Someone?
Kids Helpline1800 551 800
Free call 24 hours, 7 days a week. Confidential and professional counselling service.
Frankston Community Health Centre9784 8100
Can arrange counselling, assist with issues relating to sexual health, sexuality, drug and alcohol and mental health etc.
Direct Line1800 888 236
Anonymous drug counselling, information and referral.
Lifeline13 11 14
Grief Line1300 845 745
TRAG – Teenagers Road Accident Group
DARTA – Paul Dillon Resources
- DARTA Presentations
- DARTA Fact Sheets
- DARTA Useful Contacts
- DARTA Useful Websites
- DARTA Student Activities
- Preventing Alcohol Fuelled Violence
South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault SECASA
Helping Those who are Grieving
Please follow the link below to Campion Education to purchase your child's 2018 booklist items.
PURCHASE YOUR 2018 BOOKLIST ITEMS NOW!
In 2018, the school will be conducting a trial in relation to its use of digital textbooks. These resources will be made available to teachers and students through a company called Learning Field, with access available through a range of devices – iPads, Macs and PCs. As you may be aware, the school currently uses a variety of electronic textbooks and resources. The trial will focus on the use of a new provider for these services, with particular interest in the company’s ability to better support the integration of learning content with students’ laptop usage. An added benefit of the subscription is an expansion in the range of resources available for learning, with teachers and students able to access more than 20 additional textbooks per subject, for the average cost of a single hardcopy book.
Next year, the trial will involve students in Years 7-10, and selected students in VCE. Subjects that require a Learning Field subscription are listed on the Booklist for each year level, and are included here for your information:
- Year 7-10 Subscription to Learning Field of $115, for textbooks in Mathematics, Science and Humanities. Please note that there is an additional charge for Cambridge HOTMaths of $20 for all Mathematics students in Years 7-10, which will also be accessed through Learning Field.
- VCE students taking: Accounting (1-4), Chemistry (1-4), General (1-2), Further (3-4), Methods (1-4), and Specialist Mathematics (1-4) need to subscribe, as required, at $64 per subject.
The booklists were completed prior to the school’s agreement with Learning Fields being finalised, and the method of payment has been altered from a ‘chargeback’ to a ‘parent sign-up’ model, and we apologise for any confusion caused by this change. It is vital that you subscribe to the service as soon as possible, as these will be the only texts available to your child in the year ahead. You can also access further information about your subscription via the brochures below.