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Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to Woodford House

A warm welcome to you and your family. We have been welcoming new girls, families and friends to our beautiful school for more than 120 years, and with every new arrival we are reminded of how lucky we are to live and learn in such a safe, secure and stunning setting.

Woodford House is a boutique, girl-centric school where every student is known by her name.  We have 315 girls and more than half of them are boarders.

As we are a boarding school, the wellbeing of our girls goes beyond 8am – 3pm. Our girls are deeply cared for, listened to, encouraged and nurtured in an inclusive and positive environment.

We have a solid foundation to achieve personal excellence in all of our pursuits whether academic, sporting, cultural or spiritual.

We are proud that in 2016, we received the highest number of excellence endorsements in the School’s NCEA history and nine national scholarships across the curriculum areas for academic excellence.  Everything we do at Woodford House is focused around ongoing learning, individual excellence and the wellbeing of our girls.

Alongside our rich history and traditional values, we are focused on the future. Woodford girls are building the skills, experiences, competencies, attitude and resilience required to move into life roles that will see them influence, participate, inspire and grow to be exceptional women.

Woodford House is a wonderful world to be part of and we invite you to partner with us on your daughter’s journey.

Mrs Julie Peterson, Principal

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