One is tucked away at the end of a suburban court in Frankston South; the other, down a long driveway on a rural Peninsula road. Though they may initially seem hidden, once explored, visitors to both of Woodleigh’s Junior Campuses, Minimbah and Penbank, find environments where all students are encouraged to reach their full potential. A broad and enriching range of programs encourage students to develop an inquiring mind, initiative, independence, character and personality.
Both Minimbah and Penbank are purposely small. This is done in the belief that sound education can only take place in an environment where every individual feels known, valued and respected. It is this environment that encourages students to engage in learning with increased enthusiasm and confidence.
Being known by students other than those in your immediate cohort encourages a school-wide culture of cross-age interaction between students. This sees strong mentoring relationships develop between younger and older students, particularly those who share passions and interests.
Multiple touchpoints with teachers across the Camps, Activities, Sports, Arts and Homestead Programs (not just teaching and learning) means Woodleigh School staff interact with students in a variety of settings and contexts. In this environment, all students are able to be seen as successful learners and positive contributors to school life.
Woodleigh, whilst being an academically rigorous and high-achieving environment, does not limit excellence or success to the academic or sporting realms. All students are able to succeed in their learning and leave school with the skills and capabilities to find success in their chosen path beyond Woodleigh.
For further information about Woodleigh’s Junior Campus programs, information evenings and campus tours, please visit our website www.woodleigh.school or call the Enrolments Office on 5971 6100.
JONATHAN WALTER — Principal