Performing Arts Scholarships

For Entry into Years 5 and 7, 2025


General Information

The Performing Arts Scholarship is an opportunity for motivated students interested in joining our Performing Arts community. Woodleigh has a thriving drama and music department with many performance opportunities, including Musicales, Arts Week events, Productions, Cambodia Fundraising events, Soirees, and many band opportunities.

Woodleigh is seeking a scholarship recipient who is either a musician or has a passion for performance. The Scholarships are for entry into Years 5 and 7 2025 for students who do not currently attend the school.


Woodleigh welcomes applications who show evidence of a high degree of talent in their chosen instrument/s. It is expected that applicants can 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. 


Woodleigh welcomes applications from those who are passionate about performance and would like to contribute to Woodleigh's performances and activities, whether on stage or backstage. Applicants who can provide evidence of previous drama experience, performances, and/or references will support this application.


Applications for the Years 5 and 7, 2025 Performing Arts Scholarships are now closed.

Supporting Documentation

The following documents are required for each scholarship candidate:

  • Complete Woodleigh's Application for Enrolment (if you haven't applied previously)
  • Complete the Application for Scholarship Testing (compulsory) 
  • Cover letter outlining the student’s qualities and achievements
  • Semester 1, 2023 full school report
  • Semester 2, 2023 full school report
  • Year 5 NAPLAN test results 
  • Year 3 NAPLAN test results
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Option to record a 30-second video explaining how you would like to contribute to our thriving performing arts department, please share this via a link

Applicants should have sound academic potential, a strong desire to learn, and the willingness to give their best to Woodleigh's extensive co-curricular programs. We seek young leaders who are committed to our community and work to better themselves and their peers through active contribution and service.

All scholarship applicants are required to sit the Scholarship Examination to be held on Saturday 18 May 2024.

Creative thinkers, who strive for excellence and are dedicated to their community, are encouraged to apply.

Documents can also addressed to Laura Maasburg, Director of Enrolments, at by the closing date of Friday 10 May 2024. Applications will not be accepted after this date.


The Performing Arts Scholarships cover a percentage of Tuition Fees only and is tenable through to the end of Year 12.

Additional costs such as the Consolidated Charges, camps, uniforms and books are not part of the Tuition Fees and are therefore not covered by the scholarship.  


Receiving the Performing Arts Scholarship is a privilege, and students are responsible for being leaders within our community, adhering to our values of Respect for Self, Others and the Environment. Awardees will participate in an annual scholarship review; this meeting will occur between the Director of Music or Head of Drama and the Principal. It will be structured as a mentoring opportunity for scholarship students as they journey through Woodleigh School. They will reflect on what has been achieved and discuss aspirations for the year ahead.

Please note that performance roles are decided on merit, so we cannot guarantee that the scholarship recipient will receive a lead role in performances.

Scholarship Process

Applications closed on: Friday 10 May 2024

Compulsory Scholarship Testing: Saturday 18 May 2024

The first round of auditions and interviews will occur in June 2024.

Scholarship offers are strictly confidential and are made at the discretion of the Principal. All applicants will receive communication from the school advising the outcome of their application by the end of June 2024.

Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding Woodleigh School Scholarships, please contact Laura Maasburg, Director of Enrolments.

03 5971 6100 or