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Giving back to the community

Giving back to the community

Leadership | October 10, 2017

Servant leadership consciously focuses on the “growth and wellbeing of people and the communities to which they belong” and on Friday 16 June this intention was fully and positively realised... Read more

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

John Parsons cyber safety expert presenting at Woodford House

Keeping children safe online

Community | August 11, 2017

New Zealand cyber security expert John Parsons spent two days at Woodford House last week talking to parents, students and staff about the issues and dangers associated with the inappropriate use... Read more

Woodford House Welcomes Deputy Principals

Leadership | June 26, 2017

The Woodford House community warmly welcomes Deputy Principals, Stephanie Russell and Hazel Redpath, to the Senior Leadership Team. Stephanie Russell, Deputy Principal – Student... Read more

National Young Leaders Day 2017

Leadership | June 26, 2017

We hopped on the bus at 6am all bundled up from the cold. Excitement lingered in the air as we breathed steam out of our mouths. Today was the day that eight of us from the Intermediate Department... Read more

NZBSA Boarding Conference 2017

Boarding | April 5, 2017

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

Learning Through Adventure

EOTC | April 5, 2017

On Monday 20 March, Year 10 girls departed for Hillary Outdoors Tongariro for a week long camp. This programme is designed to develop skills in co-operation, communal living, self-leadership and... Read more

NZQA Scholarship Success

Leadership | February 20, 2017

Woodford House has received nine national scholarships across a range of curriculum areas for academic excellence in 2016. New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) scholarships were awarded... Read more

Woodford House Old Girl named in New Year Honours

Leadership | February 3, 2017

When Vi Cottrell went on an overseas adventure with her husband 40 years ago, she had no idea it would be the start of a successful organisation that would positively impact the lives of... Read more

Hard work pays off for Dux

Leadership | December 21, 2016

Being crowned Dux wasn’t in the plan for Woodford House student Hannah Stone. She hadn’t dreamt about it since she was young, it wasn’t listed as one of her ultimate goals and she claims she... Read more