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Boards and Foundation

The Board of Proprietors

The Board of Proprietors is responsible for the ownership and maintenance of Woodford House land and buildings, the preservation of the Special Character of the School and Boarding House operations. Twelve board members are appointed for four years, renewable for a maximum further four years including representatives from current and former parents, the Parents’ Association and the Old Girls’ Association.

The Board seeks to maintain a balance of personnel representing geographic, gender, boarding, day girl, rural and urban interests. Usually a prospective Proprietor is unofficially approached to determine whether he/she has the time and willingness to serve as a Proprietor. If so, a curriculum vitae is then circulated among Board Members who vote on the appointment. However, any parent who is interested in either joining the Board of Proprietors, or promoting the candidature of another, is encouraged to advise a current Proprietor of such interest, and provide a CV in support.

For further information, please contact Phil Williams, Board Chair – bop@woodford.school.nz

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs the Woodford House day school and is made up of five elected parent representatives, up to four Proprietors’ representatives, a member of staff, a student representative and the Principal.

For further information, please contact the Alison Souness, Board Chair – bot@woodford.school.nz


The Woodford House Foundation is a registered charitable trust and an independent entity. Through the Boards of Proprietors and Trustees, the Foundation has a close association with the School and the Old Girls’ and Parents’ Associations.

The Foundation’s purpose is to take a long term perspective on the future of Woodford House. Working alongside the wider Woodford House community, the Foundation focuses on providing for the School’s ongoing prosperity as well as maintaining and upholding the values of the special character of the School. The Foundation endeavours to support major funding needs beyond those derived from traditional sources.

For further information, please contact Ted Jones, Foundation Secretary – ted.jones@woodford.school.nz

Business Partners

We are grateful for the support of a number of local businesses who advertise in our School’s bi-annual magazine Tempus, which is distributed to more than 3000 households.

For further information about supporting Woodford House, please contact Ted Jones, Business and Operations Manager – ted.jones@woodford.school.nz