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More than Stork Delivery

More than Stork Delivery

Leadership | July 11, 2019

In 1956, my very proper grandmother, Thora Holland, published a sex education book for New Zealand parents entitled A Tale of Discovery: A Christian Approach to Sex for Children. As the wife of... Read more

Putting the WH in Whānau

Community | April 17, 2019

“They are us. But with that memory comes a responsibility. A responsibility to be the place that we wish to be. A place that is diverse, that is welcoming, that is kind and compassionate. Those... Read more

Supporting Teenage Girls

Leadership | November 17, 2017

For parents and teachers of teenage girls, ‘four seasons in one day’ doesn’t only refer to our New Zealand weather, it also refers to the very changeable emotional landscape of young women.... Read more

John Parsons cyber safety expert presenting at Woodford House

Keeping children safe online

Community | August 11, 2017

New Zealand cyber security expert John Parsons spent two days at Woodford House last week talking to parents, students and staff about the issues and dangers associated with the inappropriate use... Read more

Nutrition for the Next Generation

Community | June 26, 2017

“Pineapple… kiwifruit… bananas”,  shout the children. “Do you know how many portions of fruit and veg you should have a day?” asks Year 13 student Tommy Lamb. The children... Read more

Why Is Wellbeing So Important?

Boarding | August 25, 2016

Wellbeing is the ‘oil of learning’ (Mann 2006). Our pastoral care for our girls is not the destination but the nourishment for their learning journey. Boarding provides a platform for a... Read more

Introducing Nurse Nikki

Wellness | May 26, 2016

We are delighted to welcome Nurse Nikki to the Woodford Health Centre. Nurse Nikki has been with us since the start of the school year as a relief nurse. We now welcome her as a permanent member... Read more

Health Centre Report

Wellness | September 17, 2015

We had a lot of flu-like illness in the school before exeat weekend which seems to be improving now as we get into the warmer weather. If your daughter is unwell she should be kept home until she... Read more

Accessing Support for Young People in the Community

Wellness | August 24, 2015

Over 2013-14 a large study was conducted in Australia looking at young people’s mental health and well-being. 6,300 families with children aged 4-17 were surveyed, and results have recently been... Read more

Health Centre News

Wellness | July 30, 2015

Keep up to date with the latest information from the Health Centre including HPV vaccinations, winter colds and influenza and our policy around prescribed medications in the boarding... Read more