A Focus on Future – Our Strategic Direction
This document is intended to inform the development of our school as we evolve to meet the changing needs of our students, faculty and community over the next five years. It builds on a strong history of research-based approaches to student-centred education and frames important decisions about facilities, faculty and policy.
A Woodleigh education provides more than just an excellent academic preparation for the future. It offers a journey of experiential learning and discovery which prepares each individual for the challenges of life beyond school. Today, students need more than just a strong academic base – they need transferable skills – adaptability, self-motivation and confidence. They need the ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively, to solve problems creatively, to integrate and navigate new media literacies and think critically about issues at a local and global level.
Academic study at Woodleigh is innovative, targeted and structured to consolidate core literacy, numeracy and problem solving skills. It complements an intentionally broad and challenging range of co-curricular studies and experiences. Our assessment is purposeful and learning opportunities are personalised to engage every individual in a journey that excites them.
Strong connections exist between our Pastoral and Academic Programs. The relationships students form with their teachers and Homestead tutors are vital. These relationships and understandings encourage meaningful dialogue about goal setting, growth, achievement and self-awareness.
It is critical that we at Woodleigh School continue to evolve so as to best equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life beyond school. This strategic plan formalises our commitment to the pursuit of best practice contemporary education and the holistic development of all students.
Woodleigh School Strategic Plan Update
In 2016, we launched our strategic plan – A Focus on Future. It represented a chart for our course toward becoming a global leader in personalised learning. This document provides an update on the progress made from 2016 until today.