Woodford House has spaces available for international students. Girls from Thailand, Germany, Japan, Malaysia and China choose to make Woodford their New Zealand home.
Security of our girls is paramount at Woodford. Our park-like setting helps our girls feel safe and supported. International students benefit from boarding at Woodford and this is an excellent opportunity to access tutoring, build strong friendships and improve language skills.
Academia is a priority and our students achieve well above national averages. Spiritual and cultural pursuits are also important, as are co-curricular and outside-the-classroom activities.
While at Woodford, our international students enjoy diverse sporting opportunities and we have a dynamic arts programme that encourages girls to take part in a range of performing and fine art experiences.
To begin your journey with Woodford House please first read our prospectus, then fill in the application form. Useful reading is also our fees schedule for international students and our policies and guidelines.Contact the Principal's Assistant
Hawke’s Bay is located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand.
It is a region accessible by land, air and sea and is a six hour drive from Auckland in the north and a four hour drive from Wellington in the south.
The two main cities in Hawke’s Bay are Hastings and Napier, with a number of other small towns and villages dotted around. Woodford House is located on the hills of Havelock North Village.
The school grounds are peaceful and picturesque; it's very relaxing. I like walking in the hills and seeing the animals; it all adds to the character. A big thing about being at Woodford is it's very safe. I can walk through town with friends and never worry.
At Woodford House everyone is friendly and we're all like a family. We never feel like strangers here. It is also very quiet and peaceful. I really love my teachers and I have made good friends.
I very much enjoy the discussions we have in class. They have really helped me with my English and they are fun. I enjoy New Zealand life very much and have made lots of good friends here. I have learned so much from the people here at Woodford.
International Student (Japan)
I like going to school at Woodford House and I really enjoy boarding. It is a different environment from home but we have all our friends around us. I was a bit homesick at first but my friends and my teachers cheered me up and now I am really happy. Seeing New Zealand has been amazing too.
International Student (Germany)