The boarding experience at Woodford makes the school a first-class choice, for parents living all over the world who want their girls to have an education with global relevance and kiwi values.
Boarding is also an excellent choice for New Zealand families who want their daughter to have a nurturing, holistic school experience that supports prep and co-curricular needs.
Boarding gives girls confidence and independence. It helps with self-sufficiency and self-motivation. Our boarders often show maturity and empathy beyond their years.
By boarding at Woodford, girls form life-long friendships that give them support and ‘sistership’ through school, and beyond.
The wide range of experiences our boarders have help ensure they are well-rounded contributors to society.
Learning and living are woven together to provide a seamless educational experience encompassing modern user-friendly buildings, nutritious and tasty meals, and family-value-based care.
We know we’ve got it right when we see our girls happy, busy and fit for life. Our girls’ school days are enriched by a whole raft of co-curricular, after-school and weekend experiences.
During weekends, girls can take part in a whole range of sport and recreation activities in our state-of-the-art facilities. The girls also enjoy community events such as shows, movies, nature tours and town leave.
Our boarding staff are well-trained and have many years experience, specifically working with adolescent girls.
They are kind, nurturing and understanding, and respectful of the girls in their care.
At Woodford we understand how important it is to have the right kind of carers for our students to ensure their school is also their ‘home-away-from-home’. We are proud of the quality and calibre of our boarding staff.
In Year 13, our girls can move into one of our three apartments. These are located on the school site but allow senior girls to experience independent living, including self-catering, laundry facilities, and greater responsibility and privileges.
With the other year groups most of our girls have single rooms, and they all enjoy a comfortable, welcoming environment.
To support in-class learning we offer an innovative and extensive prep programme.
This is specifically designed to support different learning styles and 21st Century learners, including opportunities for tutoring by qualified teachers, integrated technology, collaborative learning and our current affairs room.
We have many more opportunities than we would at home because it's all here at school.
You don't miss home because you've got all your friends around you and everyone supports you.
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)
At Woodford the girls do really nice activities, they go on trips in the weekends and they get really well looked after so all the girls have lots of fun.