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  • ProspectusShaping our future

  • Contents3 Principals Welcome

    4 Learner Centred

    5 100% NCEA Success

    6 Leading School for Girls

    8 Explore Opportunities

    10 Visual and Performing Arts

    12 Sciences and Mathematics

    13 Sports Academy

    14 Course Structure

    16 Engaging Community

    18 Boarding

    20 Embracing Internationalism

    21 Forward Thinking

    22 Exquisite Surroundings

    24 Enrolment

    26 Schedule of Fees

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    Woodford House is a boutique, girl-centric school where everyone knows everyone else and, very quickly, new faces become firm friends and part of the Woodford family.

    Our confidence in our relationships means we have a solid foundation to achieve personal excellence in all our pursuits whether academic, sporting, cultural or spiritual.

    Alongside our rich history and traditional values, we are focused on the future. Woodford girls are building the skills, experiences, competencies, attitude and resilience required to move into life roles that will see them influence, participate, inspire and grow to be exceptional women.

    Woodford House is a wonderful world to be part of and we invite you to partner with us on your daughters journey.

    Julie Peterson, Principal

    A warm welcome to Woodford House. We have been welcoming new girls, families and friends to this beautiful site for more than 100 years, and with every new arrival we are reminded of how lucky we are to live and learn in such a safe, secure and stunning setting.

    Welcome

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    Learner CentredOver a century of educational excellenceWoodford House delivers the New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) curriculum, which is well-recognised and highly regarded by employers.

    It is used for selection by universities, both in New Zealand and in other countries including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Germany, Thailand, India and the Republic of Korea.

    Woodford House students have traditionally and consistently achieved highly in NCEA. Our results in 2015 position us as a leading girls school in New Zealand.*

    *New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016. www.nzqa.govt.nz

  • Year 11 students gaining NCEA Level 1

    100% 83.8% 100%

    Year 12 students gaining NCEA Level 2

    100% 87.5% 100%

    Year 13 students gaining NCEA Level 3

    100% 81.7% 95.5%

    Year 13 students gaining university entrance (UE)

    97.7% 61.7% 88.6%

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    2015NATIONAL

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    100% NCEA Success

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    Leading School for GirlsSafe, challenging and holisticEverything we do at Woodford House is focused around ongoing learning and personal excellence, whether that is in the classroom, on stage, in Chapel or on the sports ground.

    Our small class sizes combined with exceptional teachers provide each girl with the opportunity to excel in her own learning goals.

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    Explore OpportunitiesInnovative, creative and collaborativeStudents are given the opportunity to explore different subjects to help them discover their passions and strengths.

    Our wireless campus encourages students to learn anywhere and anytime using the latest Information and Communication Technology.

    By engaging high calibre speakers and presenters, the Woodford House Scholarship Academy creates a stimulating environment for girls to excel in their chosen courses. Through the Scholarship Academy, girls are inspired to aim higher and farther for life after Woodford House.

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  • Visual and Performing ArtsPassion, creativity and excellence

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  • Sciences and Mathematics

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    Sports AcademyLeave the jersey in a better placeWoodford House thrives in local, regional and national sporting codes. Our teams travel to national tournaments every year and some students participate in international competitions. Woodford House has a unique Sports Academy that helps girls become great athletes and leaders.

    Through the Sports Academy, girls develop their leadership skills, network with professional athletes, hear from remarkable guest speakers and receive mentoring from life and sport coaches.

    Many of our girls have gone on to become national and world champions in their chosen sport.

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    Course Structure

    Art

    Technology

    English

    -

    Language Studies

    Mathematics

    Music

    Science

    Social Studies

    Physical Education

    Religious Studies

    Drama

    Art

    Design - Graphics

    Textiles Technology

    Food Technology

    English

    Business Studies

    French

    Spanish

    Te Reo

    Mathematics

    Music

    Science

    Social Studies

    Physical Education & Health

    -

    Drama

    Art

    Technology

    English

    -

    French

    Spanish

    Te Reo

    Mathematics

    Music

    Science

    Social Studies

    Physical Education & Health

    Religious Studies

    Drama

    This table shows the courses taught at Woodford House, and the year levels at which they are available.Non-italicised text indicates the compulsory core subjects. Italicised text indicates optional subjects.

    YEARS 7 AND 8 YEAR 10YEAR 9

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    YEAR 11 YEAR 13YEAR 12

    Art

    Design - Graphics

    Materials Technology

    Food and Nutrition

    English

    Accounting

    Economics

    French

    Spanish

    Te Reo

    Mathematics

    Music

    Science and Health

    Geography

    History/Classical Studies

    -

    Physical Education

    -

    Drama

    Art - Painting

    Art - Photography

    Art - Design

    Art - Printmaking

    Design - Graphics

    Materials Technology

    Food and Nutrition

    English

    Accounting

    Economics

    French

    Mixed Mathematics

    Mathematics with Calculus

    Mathematics with Statistics

    Music

    Biology

    Chemistry

    Physics

    Geography

    History

    Classical Studies

    Physical Education

    -

    -

    Practical Art

    Art - Photography

    Art - Design

    -

    Design - Graphics

    Materials Technology

    Food and Nutrition

    English

    Accounting

    Economics

    French

    Mathematics

    Music

    Biology

    Chemistry

    Physics

    Geography

    History

    Classical Studies

    Physical Education

    -

    Drama

    Students in the senior school may study multi-level courses if appropriate.

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    Engaging CommunityPurpose and connectednessFriendships last a lifetime at Woodford House. Girls are well connected from the day they arrive to the day they graduate, and beyond.

    Having a strong network of peers, teachers, parents, mentors and members of the community is essential to enjoying their time at school. It also opens the doors of opportunity for years to come.

    Upon graduation, girls are then taken into the arms of a passionate alumni community where bonds are strengthened even further.

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    BoardingA sense of belongingBeing a boarder is so much more than living at school. It is about being part of an extended family and feeling comfortable, nurtured and safe in a home away from home.

    Girls who are deeply cared for, included and respected as an individual will feel a strong sense of belonging. This then leads to self-belief and becoming the best they can be.

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  • Embracing InternationalismThriving in a global village

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    Forward ThinkingLeading the wayWe are living in one of the most innovative decades ever and we, as educators, need to prepare your girls for a future that is largely unknown but extremely exciting.

    Woodford House has a solid foundation and a rich history that is built upon every day to ensure we are leading the way in girls education. Take a walk through our classrooms and you will see the girls using digital devices, coding websites, thinking critically and connecting globally.

    We pride ourselves on being innovative, creative and collaborative so your girls are not only well-equipped for a changing world, but they have the ability to lead the way confidently.

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    Exquisite SurroundingsLiving in the heart of New ZealandHawkes Bay is a beautiful location, with an abundance of activities available both indoors and out to ensure an exciting lifestyle for overseas students.

    Hawkes Bay is one of New Zealands most environmentally pristine regions, which offers all the experiences and variety of the big cities without the stress and rush, allowing you to live life to the fullest while you learn.

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    Woodford House is situated on 18-hectares of beautiful park-like grounds.

    We have a 25 metre swimming pool, an astroturf, football fields, tennis courts and two gymnasiums. We also have specialist facilities for art, photography, design and technology. The school is a short walk to shops, cafs and a movie theatre.

  • Enrolment

    WELCOME TO WOODFORD HOUSE

    THE START OF YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING A WOODFORD GIRL

    COMPLETE APPLICATION FORM

    Download: www.woodford.school.nz Email: international@woodford.school.nz

    ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

    Complete the Acceptance of Offer letter and provide an indication of when fees will be paid.

    APPLY FOR STUDENT VISA

    PROVISIONAL OFFER OF PLACE

    If accepted, you will be sent a Provisional Offer of Place.

    PAYMENT OF FEES

    Once the student visa has been granted in principle, all tuition fees are to be paid directly to Woodford House.

    OFFER OF