Enrol Your Child at Woodleigh School
Selecting the school that’s right for you is an important process. Our Enrolments team is committed to making your experience as personal and enjoyable as possible.
Thank you for your interest in Woodleigh School!
Woodleigh School is a place which affirms openness, independence, creativity, self-motivation and initiative; elements which you can sense as soon as you enter the school. Woodleigh School is entirely coeducational and committed to the belief that this is the only suitable setting to educate both boys and girls for adult life.
Applications for Enrolment may be submitted at any time throughout the year, and early applications are encouraged, to increase the likelihood of securing a place for your child in your preferred year of entry.
Whilst an application itself does not guarantee your child a place, it does ensure they are added to the enrolment list and considered for their desired year of entry. Applications are ordered by date of receipt, with consideration given to current families and children of past students.*
To apply, complete the relevant ‘Application for Enrolment’ form and forward, together with the Application Fee to the Director of Enrolments, Sally Hicks – for positions at Minimbah, Penbank and Woodleigh Campuses.
A non-refundable fee of $100 including GST must accompany all applications. Families enrolling more than one child into Woodleigh School may pay a reduced fee of $150 – covering all applications if they complete and submit all applications simultaneously.
Please note that it is a requirement of the enrolment process that all families will have attended an Information Session before being invited for interview.
*Other levels of priority exist. Please call Sally Hicks, Director of Enrolments for further information 5971 6100.
Enrolment Information Sessions are presented regularly at our Woodleigh Campus by the School Principal, Jonathan Walter. These sessions give a full and broad understanding of the ethos and philosophies of the school as a whole.
Sessions include information about our academic curriculum, sport, the arts, Camps and Activities programs, and exchange opportunities. These sessions offer an invaluable insight into life at Woodleigh, both in the primary and secondary years. Evenings conclude with a Q&A session, providing parents with the opportunity to ask directly of the Principal any questions they may have.
Enrolment Information Sessions are held in Homestead 1 at Woodleigh Campus.
We also offer regular group tours of the Minimbah, Penbank and Woodleigh Campuses. Bookings are required for both the Information Sessions and the Campus Tours. We invite you to contact the Enrolments Office by emailing email@example.com to reserve your place, or alternatively, make a booking by filling out the form below.
At Woodleigh School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and are committed to acting in children’s best interests and keeping them safe from harm. The School regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and maintain a child safe culture.
In booking this campus tour, you and those attending with you, agree to abide by the Child Safety Code of Conduct at Woodleigh School.
Minimbah Campus Tours focus on ECC-Year 6 programs at the School and depart from Reception.
Minimbah Campus Tours may also be held at other times by arrangement with Rod Davies, Head of Minimbah Campus. Call 9788 6488 to make an appointment.
Penbank Campus Tours focus on ECC-Year 6 programs at the School and depart from Reception.
Penbank Campus Tours may also be held at other times by arrangement with Vivienne Wearne, Head of Penbank Campus. Call 5978 8425 to make an appointment.
Woodleigh Campus Tours focus on Year 7-12 programs at the School and depart from Reception.
Woodleigh Campus Tours may also be held at other times by arrangement with Sally Hicks, Director of Enrolments. Call 5971 6100 to make an appointment.
Application for Enrolment
An Application for Enrolment form may be submitted at any time. The application is not binding, and enables your son or daughter’s name to be placed on the waiting list for the appropriate year and level.
No place is guaranteed until after interview and a Letter of Offer received by you and the Terms of Business and Student Entry Fee returned to the School. The application form must be accompanied by a payment of $100.00. Families who enrol more than one child simultaneously, may pay the reduced fee of $150.00, covering all applications.
Student Entry Fee
A Student Entry Fee is payable prior to the commencement of each child at Woodleigh School. No place is considered reserved until the non-refundable Student Entry Fee is paid.
Entry to the School is available only to children with reserved places. A reservation will not be confirmed until a written offer of a place is made by the School and the Student Entry Fee has been paid.
The Student Entry Fee is a non-refundable amount of $900.00.
Woodleigh School Fees for 2017
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* The Tuition Fee and Consolidated Charge for year levels 3-Year-Old ECC to Year 11 will be charged in four (4) equal instalments (January, April, July, September) and Year 12 in three (3) equal instalments (January, April, July). Fee statements will be sent out two weeks before the commencement of each term.
A Building Levy of $650.00 per family will be charged in four (4) equal instalments.
- Tuition Fees for each academic year will be set by the School Board and notified to parents in the preceding year.
- The School Board reserves the right to alter Tuition Fees and Consolidated Charge during the course of the academic year. Any such increase shall come into effect 28 days after written notification of any such increase has been provided to parents.
- Further accounts will be issued during each year for costs and incidental charges that accrue during the course of each term, for example, costs associated with the Activities Program, Activities Weeks, Camps, and some other elective programs.
- ECC Minimbah Campus: The 3-Year-Old program operates one day per week (currently Friday, 9am to 3pm). A four-day program is available for children entering the 4-Year-Old ECC.
- ELG Penbank Campus: The 4-Year-Old program operates three days per week (currently Tuesday to Thursday, 9am to 3pm). The 3-Year-Old program operates two days per week (currently Monday and Friday, 9am to 3pm).
- Children commencing during term will be charged on a pro-rata basis.
- Sibling discounts: A reduction of 5% is given on Tuition Fees for the second child, 25% for the third child and 50% for the fourth and subsequent children who are at the School at the same time.
- A full term’s notice of withdrawal from the School is required, otherwise a term’s fees will be charged in lieu of such notice.
Payment of Fees
Our preferred payment option is BPAY, but we stress the importance of ensuring the correct Parent Code is used to facilitate correct allocation of payments to the right fee account.
Fee accounts must be paid by one of the following methods:
Prepaid Yearly Tuition Fees - A discount of 2.5% is granted to any family wishing to pay the year’s tuition in one instalment. This payment would be due for payment prior to the commencement of the 2017 academic year.
Payment in full within 14 days of the issue of the account. This payment may be made by BPAY, credit card or cheque.
BPAY Instalments - As the preferred method of payment, BPAY is the method that provides the greatest payment flexibility to families. In 2017 we are providing the opportunity for families to elect to pay their School fee accounts via BPAY as follows:
BPAY weekly, fortnightly and monthly instalments commencing on 28 January 2017.
Parents who wish to make BPAY payments over the term breaks are welcome to do so if this is preferred.
Families selecting the BPAY option must notify the School in writing of the instalment plan they are electing to adopt.
By eleven monthly payments (February to December) either by direct debit authority from your credit card or bank account, processed on the 15th day of each month. If you wish to pay your account monthly, please contact the Finance Office.
Families wishing to make other instalment payments for their fee account need to make a request in writing to the Finance Office to obtain approval.
Books and Stationery
Students at Woodleigh will be expected to purchase some of their basic textbooks and all of their stationery requirements. Using booklists prepared by the School, Campion Education supply textbooks and stationery needs on a cash basis.
At Woodleigh School, we are searching for the next generation of great thinkers.
The creative minds and generous hearts who will shape our world in the years ahead.
Woodleigh offer three types of scholarship: Academic, Music and a ‘Principal’s Scholarship’, which recognises those students who are passionate about their learning, committed to striving for excellence and dedicated to their community.
Applications for Woodleigh School Scholarships
for Entry into Years 5, 7 & 10 in 2018 have now closed.
EXAMINATION DAY – Saturday 18 February 2017
Woodleigh School welcomes applications from talented girls and boys who feel that they have much to offer our school community. A limited number of scholarships are offered each year to students entering in Years 5 and 7. We are also currently offering Principal’s Scholarships for entry into Year 10, 2018. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the quality of the applicants and the places available.
Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal, whose decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
Woodleigh School offers three types of scholarships: Academic, Music and the Principal’s Scholarship.
Academic Scholarships (for Year 5 & 7, 2018 entry only)
These scholarships are awarded to the most academically able students. Students who display outstanding academic ability on the scholarship test will be invited to an interview with the Principal. Evidence of a particular academic talent and other notable interests and achievements, along with a commitment to the School’s ethos, will also be taken into account.
Music Scholarships (for Year 5 & 7, 2018 entry only)
Students applying for a Music Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship test, however, most weight will be placed upon evidence of a high degree of talent in their chosen instrument/s. It is expected that applicants are able to perform to a minimum standard of AMEB Grade 3 (for Year 7 entry) or AMEB Grade 2 (for Year 5 entry), or a comparable level. Applicants must provide a portfolio in support of their application showing evidence of varying solo or ensemble performances, duration of study, examination gradings, and/or the ability to perform on more than one instrument. Applicants may also like to include a reference from their music teacher. Selected students will be invited to audition before the Director of Music, where they will be asked to perform two contrasting pieces of music on their chosen instrument/s, and to demonstrate their ability to sight read.
Principal’s Scholarships (for Year 5, 7 & 10, 2018 entry only)
Principal’s Scholarships are offered to students who do not currently attend Woodleigh School for entry into Years 5, 7 and 10 only. They are awarded on the basis of sound academic potential, a strong desire to learn and the willingness to fully participate in the co-curricular life of the School. Leadership skills, citizenship qualities, a commitment to community service, and a particular talent in Visual or Performing Arts, Music and/or Sport, are all key selection criteria. Students applying for a Principal’s Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship test and to submit a portfolio providing evidence of their academic engagement, participation in local sport or community groups, their desire to serve others and of their efforts to make a positive contribution to their wider school community.
All candidates applying for a Woodleigh School Scholarship are required to sit the scholarship test. The testing, conducted by Edutest Pty Ltd, will be held at Woodleigh Campus (485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South) for entry into Year 5, 7 and 10 2018.
The Scholarship test will be held on Saturday 18 February 2017, starting at 9.00am and will conclude at approximately 12.00pm.
Applications for entry into Years 5 & 7 in 2018 are now open and close on Friday 10 February 2017.
Testing and application closing dates will be advertised on the School’s website and in the local press. Applications must be made online by clicking the button below. (This is available only whilst applications are open).
A non-refundable application fee is charged to cover administrative and testing expenses and must be paid at the time the application is lodged. The application fee for testing in 2017 is $85.00.
For each scholarship applicant, parents are required to provide a copy of their child’s full Semester 1 and Semester 2, 2016 school reports and their Year 7 and Year 5 (for Year 10 applicants), Year 5 and Year 3 (for Year 7 applicants) or Year 3 only (for Year 5 applicants) NAPLAN test results. Further supporting documentation should be provided as requested for each scholarship type. Supporting documentation will not be returned, so please do not supply originals. Documents should be clearly named, A4 in size only and simply stapled in the top left-hand corner. Documents should be submitted to the Director of Enrolments, Woodleigh School, 485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South, 3911, by the application closing date of Friday 10 February 2017.
Inclusions & Expectations
Scholarships usually range between 20% and 50% remission of Tuition Fees, but may be for differing amounts. Extra costs such as the Enrolment Application Fee, Student Entry Fee, camps, music lessons and books are not a part of the Tuition Fees and are not covered by the scholarship, unless otherwise stated. Scholarships are awarded with the intention that they will continue through to the end of Year 12, and are subject to annual review by the Principal. If it is felt that the student’s work or behaviour is below standard or inappropriate, or in the case of a Music Scholarship, where the student withdraws from studying their specified instrument, the Principal reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship with reasonable notice. Academic and Music Scholarship applications are open to both students not yet attending Woodleigh School and current Woodleigh students. Principal’s Scholarship applications are only open to students not currently attending Woodleigh School.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Principal and/or an audition with the Director of Music.
Unsuccessful applicants will be advised via mail by the end of April. Testing results will not be released.
On Scholarship testing morning, the Principal, Mr Jonathan Walter, will conduct an Enrolment Information Session commencing at 9am in Homestead 1 at Woodleigh Campus. This session will be immediately followed by student led tours around the Woodleigh Campus.
A tour of Penbank Campus will be conducted by the Head of Campus, Mrs Vivienne Wearne, on Tuesday 21 Feburary 2017 at 9:30am.
A tour of Minimbah Campus will be conducted by the Head of Campus, Mr Rod Davies, on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 11:30am.
Bookings for the Information Session and the Campus Tours are required and may be made online at woodleigh.vic.edu.au/enrol.
Director of Enrolments