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2020 Festival of Cultures

2020 Festival of Cultures

Community | August 27, 2020

Despite the impact of Covid-19, the annual Festival of Cultures, which usually happens in Term 2 went ahead in Week 6 of Term 3. Because Hawke’s Bay was under Level 2 restrictions at the... Read more

Virtual Pastoral Care A Priority

Community | April 9, 2020

You know the world has shifted on its axis when the call is ‘Daughters, lock up your Mothers.’ Covid19 saw us rush to care for our over 70s, those who are immunocompromised and to regather the... Read more

Students Interview Old Girls About The 1960s Decade

Community | April 9, 2020

The Year 10 Social Studies programme begins each year with a 1960s topic. The girls explore the 1960s as a significant decade of change and look at a variety of aspects from this era with a... Read more

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