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Big Weekend In

Big Weekend In

Boarding | April 9, 2020

I recently read an article by Tracy Morgan, a freelance writer from Sweden about Debunking the Myths about Boarding School. In this article she mentions the misconceptions about boarding,... Read more

Experts delve into the adolescent brain

Boarding | July 11, 2019

The New Zealand Boarding Schools Conference (NZBSA) was a stimulating, inspiring and thought-provoking week where educational professionals shared ideas, learned together and established, or built... Read more

big weekend in

Big Weekend In 2019

Boarding | April 17, 2019

After the great success of last year’s Big Weekend In, it was decided to make this an annual event. This year, the weekend proved a vital opportunity for all boarders, whether weekly or full, to... Read more

Woodford House tahu Scholarship

Boarding | February 15, 2019

Woodford House is delighted to announce a new and exciting full boarding scholarship for the current 2019 school year - the Woodford House tahu Scholarship. The word tahu can mean to set alight or... Read more

It’s All About Family

Boarding | October 2, 2018

The boarding experience at Woodford House opens a world of opportunities for our girls.  An invaluable part of this is the ability to deeply connect with peers who are sharing a similar... Read more

The Big Weekend In

Boarding | April 19, 2018

The reintroduction of the ‘Big Weekend In’ for boarders at the beginning of Term 1 proved to be a valuable experience. This event last took place in 2014 when our current Year 13 students were... Read more

Anxiety in Teenagers

Boarding | September 13, 2017

At the beginning of Term 3, the Woodford House boarding staff were fortunate to welcome Dr Lee Knight, our school counsellor and trained clinical psychologist, to guide them through some... Read more

Boarding Conference Inspires Leadership

Boarding | June 26, 2017

In my new role as Director of Boarding I recently attended the New Zealand Boarding Schools Association National Conference, which was an inspirational and informative week. The conference is a... Read more

NZBSA Boarding Conference 2017

Boarding | April 5, 2017

A few weeks ago Michaela Fleming, Pippa Steele and I flew to Christchurch for the NZBSA Boarding Conference. The minute we arrived at Christchurch Girls’ High School we were blown away by the... Read more


Boarding | January 28, 2017

Although homesickness is a common experience, it is preventable with a little planning ahead of the separation.  Talking to your girls, before they move into boarding, about how common it is to... Read more