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Founders’ Day

Founders’ Day

Community | April 18, 2018

O God we pray for the courage to continue in the good tradition of our forebears. May we, and those who come after us, build on that tradition so that through us, others may be encouraged to... Read more

Celebrating Easter in Chapel

Community | April 18, 2018

This year, Easter weekend was celebrated within the school’s first term which presented an opportunity to really explore the events of both Good Friday before exeat, and Easter Sunday after... Read more

A Culture of Excellence

Community | April 18, 2018

The pursuit of excellence and empowering our students to shine have always been prominent in Woodford House culture. As part of this, we are committed to continually looking for ways to improve... Read more

The Power of an Educated Girl

Community | December 13, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJequOOHhAc&t=6s On Wednesday 6 December 2017, Woodford House Principal, Mrs Julie Peterson delivered an inspirational speech during Prize Giving. Mrs Peterson... Read more

Christmas Boxes for Charity

Community | December 13, 2017

During the 2017 End of Year Programme, our girls produced 170 beautifully wrapped and imaginatively filled Christmas boxes for charity across Hawke’s Bay. The boxes were all blessed during our... Read more

Mrs Ellis Retires After 47 Years

Community | November 17, 2017

Thirty-seven years ago, Margaret Ellis drove through the gates of Woodford House for the very first time. She was being interviewed for a part-time position as home economics teacher – her first... Read more

He Wahine Toa

Community | November 17, 2017

I felt privileged to be part of the Chapel service when our beautifully crafted korowai was presented to the school and I acknowledge the dedication and effort of everyone involved – with... Read more

Vi Cottrell Receives Tempus Award

Community | November 17, 2017

Woodford House Old Girl Vi Cottrell, ONZM, co-founder of Trade Aid, has been named the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Woodford House Old Girls’ Tempus Award. The Tempus Award, now in its... Read more

Frances Hodgkins Prints For Sale

Community | November 17, 2017

A special painting by one of New Zealand’s most prestigious and influential painters, Frances Hodgkins was gifted to Woodford House over 50 years ago. The beautiful painting was meant for former... Read more

Auckland Zoo Shares Winning Poem

Community | November 17, 2017

Turtles have been around for hundreds of millions of years, some species out-dating dinosaurs. Back then, there were many millions of sea turtles living in our oceans. Now there are only seven... Read more