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Hannah Bailey
Old Girl

Woodford provided a great environment for me to develop as an athlete and student. They supported me with nutritional talks, athlete life advice and various trainings to assist my progress in rowing, while also keeping me up to date with study during lengthy stays away.
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Molly Reynolds
Old Girl

I came to Woodford as a weekly boarder in Year 8 and made friends that still are (and will be for decades to come) my closest friends. I have now realised how boarding also encouraged independence and self-management. Living away from home was a big step to take but one which provided me with so many great memories, friends and skills.
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Jo Harvey

I took Lizzie to London to see my family this year. The trip strengthened my belief that our girls need an environment where they can grow and learn self-confidence. Armed with a good education, they can go well-prepared into the world and embrace all opportunities they encounter. Lizzie took everything in her stride and handled herself with aplomb. The environment at Woodford is preparing her well for her future.
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Catherine Bentley
Deputy Principal

Being part of Woodford is as much of a positive, life affirming experience for the teachers as it for the students. The support we receive, the access to global ideas and the development in our own teaching practice is coupled by a school-wide dedication to life-long learning. I am proud to be part of such a forward-thinking school.
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We offer a full range of subjects and learning opportunities for all our students. We encourage students to get involved in a number of co-curriculum activities and experiences from after-school classes to trips and camps.

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Principal’s News – May

Principal's News | May 21, 2015

At Woodford our world is girl-centred. In our spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual and artistic life, a focus on the needs of girls lies at the heart of who we are. Much of what we do... Read more

catherine bentley

A Sense of Home

Boarding | May 21, 2015

‘Creating a more homely feel’ which addresses some of the real challenges our boarders face, is at the heart of our current review of boarding.   Boarding Update - some... Read more


WHPA AGM – May 2015

Community | May 21, 2015

The AGM was held on 11 May with Ana Ward presenting her final President’s Report. The Accumulated Funds have grown substantially in six years and an incredible amount has been donated to the... Read more

Dionne Thomas, Director of Learning

A ‘Growth Mindset’ to Prepare for Success

Learning | May 21, 2015

In 2014 Woodford gained five NZQA scholarships across four departments, and while we celebrate this achievement, as always we believe we can be ‘better than before’. Scholarship... Read more