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New Digital Technologies

Learning | September 13, 2017

Humans are naturally creative, and constantly invent, explore and discover new things either through necessity or curiosity. Since humans are also social creatures, it is not surprising to... Read more

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The Woodford House Wellbeing Programme

Leadership | September 13, 2017

“Resilience is a GPS in your brain… it tells us how to move from here to there,” says Edmond Otis, health educator, licensed psychotherapist, and speaker. Resilience tells us how to make the... Read more

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Creative Mathematics

Learning | September 13, 2017

There is a buzz in the Year 9 Mathematics class, 9G, as the girls take on a new creative project. As part of a measurement unit, Mathematics Teacher, Mrs Alison Gonscak, challenged the girls to... Read more

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Languages and Culture Create Global Citizens

Community | September 13, 2017

Woodford House prides itself on placing high value on the learning of a second language. Through the study of other languages and cultures, we sow the seeds of international understanding and... Read more

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Performing Arts in Action – Term 3, 2017

Learning | September 13, 2017

A busy term in Performing Arts saw girls face new challenges through Drama, Dance and Choral performances and productions. NCEA Drama Productions The Level 2 and 3 Drama classes entered into... Read more

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Painting with Intensity and Passion

Learning | September 13, 2017

In Semester One, I had the honour of teaching an enthusiastic group of Year 10 students who were keen to learn all about Art. They say a picture tells a thousand words and this was certainly the... Read more

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Year 10 Wellington Trip 2017

EOTC | September 13, 2017

Year 10 girls enjoyed three action-packed days in Wellington in early August with the Social Sciences Department. The itinerary included The Great War Exhibition and Last Post Ceremony at Pukeahu... Read more

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Pathways Progress

Community | September 13, 2017

Students have had a busy month attending courses in the Pathways Department. Girls have taken part in PORSE workshops, First Aid courses, Barista training, a leadership workshop and a Health and... Read more

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Whakapiki Ake Project

Learning | September 13, 2017

At the beginning of the Term 2 holidays I was fortunate to be offered a place in the Whakapiki Ake Project at the University of Auckland for Māori and Pasifika students pursuing careers in... Read more

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Printmaking Prize Winner

Learning | August 16, 2017

On Monday 14 August at the opening night of the annual Year 12 Hawke’s Bay Art Exhibition, Stephanie Goodwin was awarded the printmaking prize for her series of etchings entitled ‘Do you want... Read more

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Worm Farm Update

Community | August 16, 2017

This term we invited Gabriel Hurford, who is employed by the Environmental Centre in Hastings, for lunch and to check on the progress of the Woodford House worm farm. The worm farm was installed... Read more