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The Big Weekend In

The Big Weekend In

Boarding | April 19, 2018

The reintroduction of the ‘Big Weekend In’ for boarders at the beginning of Term 1 proved to be a valuable experience. This event last took place in 2014 when our current Year 13 students were... 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

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

Supporting Teenage Girls

Leadership | November 17, 2017

For parents and teachers of teenage girls, ‘four seasons in one day’ doesn’t only refer to our New Zealand weather, it also refers to the very changeable emotional landscape of young women.... 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

Anxiety in Teenagers

Boarding | September 13, 2017

At the beginning of Term 3, the Woodford House boarding staff were fortunate to welcome Dr Lee Knight, our school counsellor and trained clinical psychologist, to guide them through some... 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

Why Is Wellbeing So Important?

Boarding | August 25, 2016

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

Learning Opportunities to Enhance Student Wellbeing

Boarding | August 25, 2016

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

Parent Buddy System

Pastoral | January 1, 2016

At the beginning of 2015 the pastoral team trialled an informal mentoring arrangement for parents of boarders new to Woodford House.  Parents who requested extra support with their daughter’s... Read more