Our girls have settled back into boarding fantastically well after the holidays which is wonderful to see – all with lovely giggles and smiles ready for another busy term.
Exeat Weekend / Queen’s Birthday
The boarding houses will close at 5.00pm on Friday, 29 May and will not reopen until 4.00pm on Tuesday, 2 June.
Girls that normally travel on Coachlines can for every Exeat Weekend; Coachlines just do not transport our girls on the first or last day of Term. You have all been sent an email on the early departure times for Term 2 from your home destination; this email was collated by Coachlines HB. Please feel free to contact the boarding office if you have any further queries or Bob and Adele Stevenson (Coachlines HB) on 06 8784554.
Please ensure that all items of clothing that your daughter brings back to Woodford is well named; a name tag as well as a hand written laundry number is perfect. This will help avoid the time taken looking for items of clothing that have been misplaced.
Amended Boarding Handbook
If you have not read the emails that have been sent out with the amended details around boarding weekend allocations, the dress code for the dining room, and town leave please see below –
During Term Time
Full Boarders, Years 7 – 11 are required to remain in boarding for three (3) weekends per term.
Year 12 full boarders are to remain in boarding for two (2) weekends per term.
Year 13 full boarders may go home any weekend.
Weekend leave and arrangements to be communicated through the boarding office before 8.30pm Wednesday night. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Absence – If a boarder is not returning to the boarding house on the time that they indicated on the sign out sheet because of ill health or extenuating circumstances, the Boarding staff needs to be notified on (06) 873 0724 on Sunday evening. A message can be left on the answer phone or email email@example.com
Girls may return to boarding either by 7.00pm on Sunday evening or by 8.00am Monday morning as indicated on the Sign In and Out sheet when leaving the boarding house. Any changes from what is indicated on the Sign In and Out sheet is to be communicated through the boarding office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly boarders may return to boarding either by 7.00pm on Sunday evening or by 8.00am Monday morning as indicated on the Sign In and Out sheet when leaving the boarding house. Any changes from what is indicated on the Sign In and Out sheet is to be communicated through the boarding office or email email@example.com
If a weekly boarder is not going home for the weekend, but to a friend’s instead, parents and host parents must communicate with the Director of Boarding by 8.30pm on the Wednesday prior to that weekend and this needs to be indicated on the Sign In and Out sheet when leaving the boarding house. Any changes from that which is indicated on the Sign In and Out sheet to be communicated through the boarding office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Leave During The Week
There is no Town Leave if it is raining. There is no Town Leave on the first and last weeks of term. All taxis are to be booked through the Boarding Office. Girls booking taxi’s themselves will have Town Leave cancelled.
Years 11 and 12 – a minimum group of two and one must carry a cellphone. Tidy uniform must be worn.
Year 13 – a minimum group of two. Tidy uniform or tidy mufti.
During Term 4 when the seniors are on study leave, Year 10 students may be granted town leave. A minimum group of four (4) and must carry a cell phone. Tidy uniform must be worn.
Dining Room Dress Code
Dress for dinner in Terms 1 and 4 is a knee length skirt or a mid-thigh top/skirt, or mufti regulation shorts, along with tidy trousers maybe worn into the Dining Room, no singlets, shoestring straps or halter-neck tops and no midriff showing. Gloves, scarves, slippers, hats and puffa jackets should not be worn in the Dining Room. Hair should be tied back by all Year 7-12 girls. Year 13 may wear tidy mid-length skirts, shorts, jeans or trousers.
Mrs Claire Gallien, Director of Boarding