Woodford house


The Lion King is Coming to Woodford

We are thrilled and excited to announce that the musical production for 2016 will be Disney The Lion King, Jr. We are just the second school in New Zealand to secure these rights and this will be a combined production with Lindisfarne College staged in their Performing Arts Centre.

‘Lion King’ will offer opportunity for lots of co-curricular learning and participation in visual art, music, dance and drama. The show will be directed by Mrs Kathy Atkin and produced by Mrs Josephine Carpenter. Auditions will be held at the beginning of 2016.

We are confident this will be a popular show in Hawke’s Bay so mark your diaries now to ensure you don’t miss out. Performances will be:

Thursday, August 11 at 7.00pm
Friday, August 12 at 7.00pm
Saturday, August 13 at 2.00pm
Saturday, August 13 at 7.00pm

Blossom Festival Performances Appreciated

An appreciative audience enjoyed the performances by our three choirs at St Matthew’s in Hastings as part of the local Blossom Week Festivities.


The Junior choir in action.

The girls performed favourites from this year’s repertoire as well as new works. Our Head of Music, Tess Tobin and the Director of our a capella group, UpClose, led the choirs. This was a great opportunity to hone performance skills, offer service to the community and celebrate spring!

Mrs Josephine Carpenter, Director of Performing Arts