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NZQA Scholarship Success

Woodford House has received nine national scholarships across a range of curriculum areas for academic excellence in 2016.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) scholarships were awarded in:

  • Technology
  • Drama
  • Accounting
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Chemistry
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • French

Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning Mrs Dionne Thomas said NZQA awards only 3000 scholarships nationwide so securing nine of those is a significant achievement for our girls and staff.

“Woodford House is a small school achieving big results. Our scholarship success is going from strength to strength each year and we are immensely thrilled with nine scholarships,” Mrs Thomas said.

She says the spread of success across the curriculum and receiving two scholarships in Year 12 were highlights.

However, every girl who aimed for scholarship this year should be proud of their efforts.

“The experience of setting a personal learning goal, believing in yourself and working diligently to be the best you can be, is a far greater reward than the scholarship itself.

“We are proud of all students and our dedicated staff who go above and beyond to make sure the girls are always at the centre of everything we do.”

Twenty-sixteen was the second year that Woodford House offered a specialised Scholarship Academy aimed at strengthening the girls’ chances of reaching at scholarship level.

The Scholarship Academy creates links with academics in our community who support our scholarship candidates through presentations, workshops and advice. The Academy also supports staff with resources to run effective scholarship programmes.

Woodford House is delighted to host Old Girl Dr Melanie Gibson-Helm on February 22 to launch the 2017 Scholarship Academy. Dr Gibson-Helm recently completed her PhD in Public Health at Monash University Melbourne.