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Mrs Ellis Retires After 47 Years

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

My First Taste of CREST

Student Success | November 17, 2017

When CREST, a food product development competition, was first announced at Woodford House, I was inspired to take part and challenge myself in the food technology world. It has been an amazing... Read more

Students Create Community Gifts

Community | November 17, 2017

Year 7 and 8 girls have been working on creative products for the Hawke’s Bay community this term. Having completed soft and food materials units earlier in the year, the girls enjoyed the... Read more

New Digital Technologies

Innovation | September 13, 2017

Humans are naturally creative, and constantly invent, explore and discover new things either through necessity or curiosity. Since humans are also social creatures, it is not surprising to... Read more

Creative Mathematics

Learning | September 13, 2017

There is a buzz in the Year 9 Mathematics class, 9G, as the girls take on a new creative project. As part of a measurement unit, Mathematics Teacher, Mrs Alison Gonscak, challenged the girls to... Read more

Oversew Fashion Awards

Student Success | September 13, 2017

Sustainability is a focus for students in Materials Technology and for the first time, senior students entered outfits in The Earthcare Environmental Oversew Fashion Awards this year. Read more

Worm Farm Update

Community | August 16, 2017

This term we invited Gabriel Hurford, who is employed by the Environmental Centre in Hastings, for lunch and to check on the progress of the Woodford House worm farm. The worm farm was installed... 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

Nutrition for the Next Generation

Community | June 26, 2017

“Pineapple… kiwifruit… bananas”,  shout the children. “Do you know how many portions of fruit and veg you should have a day?” asks Year 13 student Tommy Lamb. The children... Read more

Real-world Problem-solving and Innovation

Learning | November 9, 2016

Few would deny that new models of learning are required to better prepare our students for life and work in the 21st century. Current research shows that innovative teaching is required to support... Read more