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Principal’s News – March 2016

By | March 21, 2016

Top private girls' school in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New ZealandWhen seated in the school’s Chapel, we only need to lift our eyes towards the spectacular rose window to see the beauty of our past and the interwoven threads of all that we value here at Woodford House.


Each part of the luminescent window symbolises the four cornerstones – academia, sport, culture and spirituality, and our new strategic priorities – learner centred, family focused, forward thinking and securing our future. When these are put together they create a beautiful pattern of unity with the Holy Spirit and the Woodford Girl at the centre.

In 2015, the Woodford House community entered into a Strategic Plan consultative process. As a result, we have a clear mandate that enables us to shape the roadmap ahead.  Our 2020 Vision is one that will enable us to treasure our rich heritage, yet build an exciting and sustainable future for this fine School.

The Woodford House Strategic Plan clarifies the values we hold as a learning community and the strong traditions upon which the School is firmly founded. It also enables us to embrace the challenges inherent in equipping and empowering young women for an undefined future in a globalised context. Clarity of purpose, vision and guiding principles enable us to firmly secure our position and reputation as a leading school for day and boarding girls, nationally and internationally.

The Woodford Girl lies at the heart of who we are. As educators, stewards, leaders, supporters and mentors we are united in our shared moral and educational purpose to provide an exemplary education for every Woodford Girl.

The Strategic Plan provides us with an anchor to the past and a rigorous blueprint for a bright future.

Download the Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019

Mrs Julie Peterson, Principal


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