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Performing Arts in Action

Community | June 26, 2017

It has been a busy and productive time in Performing Arts this term with girls giving huge commitment and passion to shape their skills ready for polished performances. From mooting at the... Read more


Little Red Robot Visit

Visual and Performing Arts | June 26, 2017

Hastings based designer and illustrator Bex Bloomfield visited our senior Visual Art Design students in class this week to talk about her life as a graphic designer. Bex is responsible for... Read more

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A National Award for Bella Christie

Learning | April 5, 2017

Year 12 student Bella Christie was thrilled to receive the news from Speech New Zealand that she was the recipient of their award for Excellence in the Use of Language and Expression in Speech and... Read more


Te Matatini Festival Experience

Learning | April 5, 2017

Te Matatini takes place every two years and is the biggest event in the Māori calendar. This four-day festival is filled with kapa haka, singing, poi, haka and meeting and interacting with new... Read more


Artist in Residence 2017

Visual and Performing Arts | April 5, 2017

The stunning new Drama and Dance space in the Dame Kate Harcourt Performing Arts Centre got its first major dance workout in late February with our Artist in Residence (AiR) programme. This... Read more


French Opera Lights Up The Stage

Learning | March 30, 2017

Woodford House NCEA Music students and choir groups attended the fabulous Opera Carmen at the Municipal Theatre in Napier on Monday 20 February. This was a very exciting and new experience as for... Read more


Visual and Performing Arts Competitions

Visual and Performing Arts | November 9, 2016

This year the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) student committee organised two competitions. 2016 Photography Award This is the second year of this award, which was organised by VPA leaders... Read more


Dancing in The Nutcracker

Visual and Performing Arts | November 9, 2016

Year 8 student Hannah Roberts has danced her way into one of the most well-known ballets. At just 12 years old she has been selected to perform with the Imperial Russian Ballet Company in The... Read more



Visual and Performing Arts | November 9, 2016

It’s a common saying that “those who can’t, teach,” but the opposite is true at Woodford House. I recently got to see first-hand one of my teachers showcase their talents outside the... Read more


New Zealand Playhouse – As you write it

Visual and Performing Arts | November 9, 2016

Renaissance Italy, calculus, sisterhood, leadership, lust, romance, betrayal and a moose. These were the settings and themes provided by a student audience to three young actors from New Zealand... Read more


NZ Fashion Week

Visual and Performing Arts | November 9, 2016

Ever since I was a young girl I have admired models. I used to be addicted to watching America’s Next Top Model programme and I think that’s what inspired me to become a model. I was signed up... Read more