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Woodleigh School, Melbourne

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Established  1856
Colour(s)  Pine green and white
Color  White
Founded  1856
Chairman  Dr Vanessa Gabriel
Phone  +61 3 5971 6100
Headmaster  Jonathan Walter
Website  www.woodleigh.vic.edu.au
Address  485 Golf Links Rd, Langwarrin South VIC 3911, Australia
Motto  A School of Independent Thought
School types  Independent school, Mixed-sex education, Day school
Similar  Woodleigh School – Minimbah, Peninsula Grammar, Toorak College, Balcombe, Padua College
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Woodleigh School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school located in the Melbourne suburb of Langwarrin South, Victoria, Australia. It has two junior campuses; "Minimbah" (38°10′25″S 145°06′49″E), located in Frankston South, and "Penbank" located in Moorooduc. Its senior campus, "Woodleigh" (38°11′31″S 145°10′30″E), is located in Langwarrin South.

History

Woodleigh School was founded in 1856 as the St. Paul's School, and operated out of a hall on the grounds of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Frankston. It was the first school in Frankston, as well as one of the earliest in the then colony of Victoria, and is the oldest co-educational school in the state of Victoria.

In 1970, the school moved to a 3.5 ha property off Seaview Road in Frankston South (now Minimbah Court) which it named "Minimbah" – the Bunurong aboriginal word for "place of learning". In 1975, it purchased the former 12.5 ha farm "Woodleigh" on Golf Links Road in Langwarrin South. During this time, the Minimbah site became the junior campus and the Woodleigh site became the senior campus of the school.

After acquiring further land at its Woodleigh site, creating a 22 ha campus, the school changed its name to Woodleigh School in 1999.

References

Woodleigh School, Melbourne Wikipedia


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