In my new role as Director of Boarding I recently attended the New Zealand Boarding Schools Association National Conference, which was an inspirational and informative week. The conference is a... Read more
A few weeks ago Michaela Fleming, Pippa Steele and I flew to Christchurch for the NZBSA Boarding Conference. The minute we arrived at Christchurch Girls’ High School we were blown away by the... Read more
Although homesickness is a common experience, it is preventable with a little planning ahead of the separation. Talking to your girls, before they move into boarding, about how common it is to... Read more
Wellbeing is the ‘oil of learning’ (Mann 2006). Our pastoral care for our girls is not the destination but the nourishment for their learning journey. Boarding provides a platform for a... Read more
This term we have a wealth of workshops and programmes available to support our students to develop resiliency. Life is a mix of high and low points, with challenges and disappointments... Read more
Louise Anaru, Principal of Flaxmere College, visited Woodford House to speak to our Year 12 and 13 boarding leaders about leadership. Louise was representing the Sir Peter Blake Trust Dream Team.... Read more
Last term I travelled to Masterton for a boarding prefect conference. All the other boarding prefects were wearing boarding mufti which had designs incorporating the word ‘boarder’ with... Read more
Three words that were made to go together – friendship, fun and boarding. Friendships are the most important part of being teenage girls and they want to have fun together.
You only need... Read more
A robust and innovative sign in and sign out system, which uses thumb print technology, will be installed in all boarding houses next year.
This is an exciting step in our journey to... Read more
The recent trip to see the gannets was surprisingly fun. We got to ride on a very comfortable trailer at the back of a tractor and the sights of the cliff faces towering over you and driving... Read more
The Boarding Supervisors recently collaborated and problem solved how we could better promote the Woodford family culture at meal times for our boarding girls.
How could we improve our systems,... Read more