Woodford House is most grateful for the support it receives from its parents, board members, staff, Old Girls and members of the wider community.
Finance, time, skills and expertise are all generously gifted to the School, which are reflected in the beautiful grounds, co-curricular opportunities, academic results and the successful students who graduate from Woodford House.
In order to continue providing girls with an exceptional education and endless opportunities, Woodford House seeks the encouragement of philanthropy from its community through bequests, gifts, and fundraising projects.
The generosity of our school community enables us to provide girls with a leading education and, for that, we are eternally grateful. We are delighted to announce a new initiative where you can help secure our future.
Support the Founders’ Walkway by purchasing your own tree, garden bench or sculpture, which will be planted or installed along the memorial pathway and signposted with a plaque in your name.
Each gift represents a unique way to give back to the community, whether it’s providing students with natural learning resources, creating shade and comfort as people enjoy the flora and fauna, or offering moments of inspiration and reflection, there are benefits for everyone.
La Première Communion is a special painting by one of New Zealand’s most prestigious and influential painters, Frances Hodgkins. The beautiful painting, worth at least $65,000, was meant for former student, Ann Roberts, who was sadly diagnosed with leukemia in her sixth form year (now Year 12), in 1958. Ann passed away on January 2, 1959 and didn’t get to see the painting. Her family donated La Première Communion to Woodford House in memory of their daughter. Initially, the painting graced the dining room before being moved to the Chapel in 1976.
La Première Communion is currently on loan to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for the Frances Hodgkins’ exhibition, which runs from November 16, 2017 – February 14, 2018. This is the first time the painting has left Woodford House.
Prints and greeting cards of the painting have often been purchased by families of Old Girls for 21st birthdays and as wedding gifts.
You now have an opportunity to purchase your very own La Première Communion print, framed or unframed. Purchase for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.
You don't miss home because you've got all your friends around you and everyone supports you.
Woodford provided a great environment for me to develop as an athlete and student. They supported me with nutritional talks, athlete life advice and various trainings to assist my progress in rowing while also keeping me up to date with study during lengthy stays away.