Woodford house


Global Citizens

Actively Involved

From academia to music, drama and sport, to community service, Woodford Girls are actively involved in all life has to offer them. Our girls are creative, critical thinkers who passionately participate in a range of experiences. They are self-motivated and enjoy being part of exciting new challenges.

Compassion, empathy and exemplary citizenship are keystones of a Woodford education. We encourage all our girls to have confidence in their own leadership abilities. This extends to the wider world as our girls are connected to schools and opportunities around the globe through technology, people, other communities, cultures and organisations. This gives Woodford a truly global perspective.

International Students

Woodford House has a limited number of spaces available for international students. Girls from Germany, Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and China choose to make Woodford their New Zealand home.

Sometimes they are with us for only a year, sometimes for the majority of their schooling, depending on individual circumstance.

Exchanges and Trips

Woodford House girls take part in various trips outside of Hawke’s Bay for specific reasons in their learning journey. From time to time Woodford also participates in overseas experiences. These are carefully organised to make full use of the learning and life opportunities they present.

Some of our students have opportunities to do exchanges with girls from schools in the US and in Australia, at different year levels. Exchanges are a valuable way to experience school life in different cultures and communities while still having the safety and security of being in a school with a close relationship with Woodford.