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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
A new Deans structure will begin in 2016. This will be the final piece to an improved pastoral care system at Woodford House.
Three years ago, we committed to creating a better pastoral care... Read more
The start of 2016 brings with it the final piece to our new House-based, vertical pastoral system, with the Deans’ structure also changing to a vertical, House-based model.
Through having a... Read more