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Programme of Events

Celebrating 125 Years of History

Members of the Woodford House community are warmly invited to a weekend of celebrations.

Programme of Events

Friday 22 February 2019 – The Cocktail Party 

Reconnect with friends during a beautiful cocktail evening at Woodford House.

  • 4pm – 7pm: Registration desk open
  • 5pm: Formalities and Official Welcome
  • 5.45pm – 8pm: Cocktail Party

Cost: $85 per person

Saturday 23 February 2019 – ANZ Gala Lunch, Tauroa House Tours, Woodford House School Tours, and 125th Anniversary events

Woodford House will be bustling with excitement throughout the day as a range of events are on offer as part of our 125th anniversary celebrations.
The ANZ Gala Lunch, catered by Orton’s, will commence at Woodford House from noon on Saturday. Before or after meeting friends for lunch, take a trip down memory lane by visiting the archival exhibition, catching a screening of the 125th Anniversary documentary, posing for your decade photo and taking a guided tour through the stunning grounds of Woodford House.
Also, there is a special opportunity to enjoy a tour of Tauroa House, one of the School’s original Founders’ houses in Havelock North.

  • 9am – 12pm: Registration desk open
  • 9am, 10.30am, 3pm: Guided tours of Woodford House
  • 9am – 4pm:
    – Woodford House Old Girls’ merchandise and Foundation promotion stand open
    – Exhibition of Archival displays
    – Screenings of Woodford House documentary
  • 9:45am – 12pm: Old Girl decade photographs (decade at school is based on the year you were in Year 9 (3rd form))
    – 2000-2018:  9:45am
    – 1990-1999:  10:00am
    – 1980-1989:  10:20am
    – 1970-1979:  10:40am
    – 1960-1969:  11:00am
    – 1950-1959:  11:20am
    – Pre-1949:     11:40am
  • 10am – 4pm: Tauroa House Tours in Havelock North
  • 12pm: Pre-lunch drinks
  • 12:30 – 3pm: ANZ Gala Lunch at Woodford House, catered by Orton’s.

Cost: ANZ Gala Lunch* $95 per person, Tauroa House Tours $35 per person, Woodford House School Tours – Free

*Note the ANZ Gala Lunch is now sold out. Please email communications@woodford.school.nz if you would like to be added to the ticket waitlist for this event.

Sunday 24 February 2019 – Chapel Services

The Chapel of St Francis of Assisi lies physically and spiritually at the heart of the School and has always been integral to school life. On Sunday, we welcome the Woodford House community to a special Chapel service followed by Sticky, a much loved Woodford House tradition. The School will host two Chapel services and for seating purposes, please indicate what Chapel service you would like to attend when completing the registration form.

  • 9.15am: Chapel service
  • 10.30am: Chapel service
  • 9.30am – 12pm: Sticky (morning tea)

Cost: Free

Please note: The programme is subject to change. If there is a change, you will be notified by email.