Woodleigh Arts Festival 2017 – Adventurous Arts!
Last week Woodleigh’s creativity was flowing strong as we celebrated our 19th annual Woodleigh Arts Festival – Adventurous Arts.
THE LARAMIE PROJECT
The Laramie Project is a play about a hate crime. It's challenging, confronting theatre. It requires actors to dig deep and find the compassion needed to portray characters whose views and opinions might be completely at odds with their own. The cast have explored and experienced empathy. This is the transformative nature of theatre, which is especially powerful in a school setting. READ MORE
Woodleigh Beanie Festival 2017
Thank you to everyone who made Saturday's Beanie Festival such a wonderful, warm, community-focused event. To the organisers and volunteers, students, staff and parents – you did a mighty job of bringing the three campuses of Woodleigh School, as well as the wider community together as one whole.
Ned Middlehurst – Youth National Sport Climbing Champion
Recently, four Woodleigh School students competed at the Australian Sport Climbing Youth Nationals event in Melbourne.
More Opportunities for Year 7 Entry at Woodleigh
Strong demand for a Woodleigh education has seen growing enrolments at all three campuses of our School. With four full Year 6 classes now moving from Minimbah and Penbank to Year 7 at Woodleigh, opportunities for Year 7 entry have become increasingly difficult to secure.
Why We Go On Camp
Twice a year, lessons at Woodleigh Campus stop for what I and our teachers regard as a critical part of the educational experience offered at Woodleigh.
The Arty Market – a raging success!
Thank you to all the stall holders, artists, cooks, crafty types and of course all the shoppers who made The Arty Market #2 such a hit! Hope you went home with plenty of beautiful handmade items for your family, your friends and yourselves too!
RACV Energy Breakthrough – Woodleigh Winners!
WINNERS AGAIN! Woodleigh's Senior HPV Team 'A Little 2 Aero' rode a new race distance record of 978.88kms to win the RACV Energy Breakthrough for the second year in a row!
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.
LITTLE BIT LONG WAY – INDIGENOUS ART EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISER
Paintings, carvings, barks, weavings, artefacts and ceramics by new and established Indigenous talents.
Farewelling the Class of 2016
It’s a bittersweet thing seeing Year 12s finish. Six years is a long time. We spend it watching, supporting and guiding the way for young people, who pay us back with their wit, humour, brilliance, charm and intellect.
Little Shop a Massive Triumph!
Woodleigh School’s production of Little Shop of Horrors is a show that lacks nothing, save for a sequel. As parent Sally Baillieu commented, “What a collection of talents: Amazing voices, characterisations, musical accompaniment, staging, lighting and stagecraft, all so deftly handled and laced with pathos and comedy. I was spellbound!”
ALEC POTTS – WOODLEIGH'S BRONZED AUSSIE
The entire Woodleigh School community have become overnight archery experts after watching Alec Potts (2013) became the first Woodleigh graduate to win a medal at the Olympics Games.
EASTERN BARRED BANDICOOTS FIND A HOME AT WOODLEIGH
On Wednesday 27 July, the first three of a planned eight critically endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoots found new homes in Woodleigh School’s unique Wildlife Reserve, sharing with a mob of swamp wallabies and our two resident emus.
WOODLEIGH WARRIORS – HERALD SUN SHIELD WIN
Thursday’s Semi Final between the Warriors and Thomas Carr College began with torrential rain (and grimacing face), by the time the final siren sounded, it was sunshine and smiles for Woodleigh.
CITY BOUND – WHAT MAKES US HUMAN
This year, some of our Year 9 students trialled the production of individual projects as part of their City Bound experience. This video was produced by Gabby Stocker.
HOMESTEAD DEVELOPMENT WINS INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE PRIZE
Woodleigh School’s new Homesteads development has won the 2016 Learning Environments Australasia Award for best new construction/major facility.
VCE EXCELLENCE RECOGNISED
Last month, Casley Rowan (2015) was one of just 24 students to receive a Premier’s Award for her perfect study score of 50 in English.
Secondhand Book Sale 2017
The Secondhand Book Sale will be held on:
- Wednesday 22 November – 8:30-10:30am and 3:30-4:30pm
- Thursday 23 November – all day
Books that will be accepted for sale:
Please note that novels and workbooks will not be accepted, as it is assumed that they will have notations and classwork of an individual nature.
An alternative place for selling books not listed here is to register the titles for sale online at Sustainable School Shop.
If you have any queries, please contact Mrs Farquharson or Mrs Humphries in the Library.
Head of Libraries