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Principal’s News – Term 3, 2017

Principal's News | September 13, 2017

Spring is a stunning time of year where the sun shines a little longer each day, colour bursts into the garden and moods are lifted as we know winter is behind us. Spring is a time of... Read more

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Principal’s News – Term 2, 2017

Principal's News | June 26, 2017

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” - Mahatma Gandhi Service to others has been embedded in the Woodford House culture since its inception... Read more


Principal’s News – Term 1 2017

Principal's News | April 5, 2017

Welcome to the first issue of Inhouse for 2017 where we celebrate student and staff successes, and provide an insight into living and learning at a leading school for girls. This year... Read more

Woodford House Old Girl Vi Cottrell

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


Principal’s News – November 2016

Principal's News | November 9, 2016

This term, as a school community, we paused to celebrate the outstanding individual and team achievements of our young sportswomen at the annual Sports Awards dinner. Our girls have shown... Read more

Summer, 2016. Photography by Eva Bradley.

Principal’s News – August 2016

Principal's News | August 25, 2016

During the past few weeks, the girls’ resilience has been put to the test with the cancellation of events due to poor weather conditions and the closure of school in the midst of the Havelock... Read more

Top private girls' school in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Principal’s News – June 2016

Principal's News | June 28, 2016

Being globally connected has never been easier with the profusion of digital communication tools.  I know this all too well as I have a globalised family whom I connect with every day. New and... Read more


Principal’s News – May 2016

Principal's News | May 26, 2016

Our winter sport has started with great success as our hockey and football girls won their first games and our netball team qualified as one of the top 12 schools in Hawke’s Bay. It was... Read more

Top private girls' school in Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Principal’s News – March 2016

Principal's News | March 21, 2016

When seated in the school’s Chapel, we only need to lift our eyes towards the spectacular rose window to see the beauty of our past and the interwoven threads of all that we value here at... Read more


100% NCEA Success

Learning | January 26, 2016

Woodford House has achieved one of the country's highest NCEA pass rates, with 100 per cent of senior students passing NCEA in 2015. We are delighted to announce that every girl in Year 11,... Read more


Principal’s News – November

Principal's News | November 18, 2015

A remarkable story about a 10-year-old boy who created a bionic arm using a 3D printer captured my attention recently. The young boy, who was born with his left hand in a fist and shortened... Read more