2023 Senior Prizegiving

On Wednesday 1 November, we held our Senior Prizegiving to celebrate student achievement and to farewell our leavers, as we mark the end of another outstanding year at Woodford House.

Photos capturing the award recipients are available to view and download below.

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Level 1 Prizes

Level 1 Spanish: Margaret Chilton
Level 1 Drama: Maggie Drain
Level 1 French: Scarlett Flanders
Level 1 Food and Nutrition: Hannah Hudson
Level 1 Materials Technology: Emma Kleinert
Level 1 Product & Spatial Design: Zara McGillicuddy
Level 1 Music: Heung Yi (Kiki) Wong
Level 1 Te Reo Maori, Level 1 Physical Education: Grace Asher
Level 1 Accounting, Level 1 Economics, Level 1 English: Claudia Jackson 
Level 1 Mathematics, Level 1 General Science – joint winner, Level 1 Geography – joint winner: Libby Jackson
Level 1 Art, Level 1 Geography – joint winner, Level 1 General Science – joint winner, Level 1 History: Millie Cameron

Level 2 Prizes

Level 2 Geography: Abbey Bateman
Level 2 Science: Penelope Forster
Level 2 Mixed Mathematics – joint winner: Ella-Michaela Good
Level 2 Classical Studies: Gabriella Jones
Level 2 Art (painting/ printmaking): Eryn Nairn
Level 2 Accounting: Lila Fenn
Level 2 Materials Technology: Daya McFedries
Level 2 Product & Spatial Design: Hineatauira Pahuru-Kaa
Level 2 Music: Jemimah Thomson
Level 2 Mathematics: Sophie Westwood
Level 2 Communication Design, Level 2 Mixed Mathematics – joint winner: Victoria Brougham
Level 2 Economics, Level 2 Spanish: Jaimee Whittaker
Level 2 Biology – joint winner, Level 2 English, Level 2 Physics – joint winner: Lydia Burns
Level 2 Drama, Level 2 Food and Nutrition, Level 2 History: Rosa Pike
Level 2 Biology – joint winner, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics – joint winner, Level 2 Physical Education: Sophie Webber

Level 3 Prizes

Level 3 Product & Spatial Design: Zoe Elliott
Level 3 Photography: Paige McGillicuddy
Level 3 Drama: Nicole Mnyanyi
Level 3 PORSE Education & Training (NZ) Ltd Prize for best STAR student: Charli Waihape
Level 3 Mia Dolce Prize for Best Gateway Student: Phoebe Whyte
Level 3 Physical Education, Level 3 Accounting: Alex Cave
Level 3 Music, Level 3 Spanish: Katie Greenwood-Beard
Level 3 Communication Design, Level 3 Mathematics: Nina Holden
Level 3 English – joint winner, Level 3 Art (painting)-Joint winner: Scarlett Miller
Level 3 Business Studies, Level 3 Economics: Jzirah Ridley
Level 3 Classical Studies, Level 3 Media English, Level 3 History: Grace Haliburton
Level 3 Food & Nutrition, Level 3 Geography – joint winner, Level 3 Mathematics (Statistics & Modelling): Katie Jackson
Level 3 Art (painting) -Joint winner, Level 3 English – joint winner, Level 3 Mathematics with Calculus: Meghan Wuisan
Level 3 Biology, Level 3 Physics, Level 3 Chemistry, Level 3 Geography – joint winner: Isla Collings


Year 11 Old Girls’ Literature Prize: Libby Jackson
Year 12 Old Girls’ Literature Prize: Jemimah Thomson
Year 13 Old Girls’ Literature Prize: Katie Jackson


Newton Williams Cup for Sports Endeavour: Alex Cave
Senior Sports Cup, Haddington Cup for Leadership and Achievement in Sport: Zoe Elliott


Board of Proprietors’ Art Prize: Scarlett Miller
Genet Cup for Improvement in Speech and Drama: Anna Wilson
Newson Family Cup for Speech and Hartgill Cup for Drama: Nicole Mnyanyi
Kennedy Cup for Senior Music: Meghan Wuisan
Georgetti Cup for Debating: Gabriella Jones
Lowry Cup for House Music: Tauroa


Hodge Reading Cup: Jaimee Whittaker
McHardy History Prize: Gabriella Jones
Vincent Barker Essay Cup: Meghan Wuisan
Maxwell Cup for Excellence in Clothing: Charli Waihape
Phillip Knight Memorial Cup for Science: Isla Collings
Osborne Mathematics Cup for a Senior Mathematician: Shih-Han (Annie) Wang
Louise Worsp Cup for Senior Art – joint winner: Meghan Wuisan
Louise Worsp Cup for Senior Art – joint winner: Scarlett Miller
Sally Bellerby Cup for Design: Yue (Daisy) Ding
Senior Physical Education Trophy for Distinction and Work Ethic: Hannah Hudson
Shrimpton Cup for Home Economics: Katie Jackson
Photography Plate: Zhi Xin (Katy) Zhuang
The Frogley Family Cup for Contribution to Young Enterprise: Phoebe Maidens
Woodford House Commerce Cup: Jzirah Ridley


Ella Arthur
University of Auckland Vaka Moana Scholarship, University of Otago Māori Entrance Scholarship

Zoe Coyle
University of Otago New Frontiers Excellence Entrance Scholarship

Zoe Elliott
University of Otago Performance Scholarship

Saba Green
Victoria University Totoweka Scholarship

Grace Haliburton
Victoria University Tangiwai Scholarship

Rose Harwood
University of Waikato ‘Ko Te Tangata’ School Leaver Scholarship

Katie Jackson
University of Otago Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship

Molly Kinnear
University of Canterbury Hiranga Scholarship, University of Canterbury Kaitoko Maori Scholarship, University of Otago Maori Scholarship

Rosa McCleary
University of Otago New Frontiers Excellence Entrance Scholarship

Scarlett Miller
University of Auckland Faculty of Creative Arts and Industry Entry level, Undergraduate Scholarship

Manaia Parata
University of Otago Māori Entrance Scholarship

Jzirah Ridley
University of Canterbury Maori Scholarship

Rose Robertson
Lincoln University – William Walter Dunsterville Scholarship

Phing Srinutapong
University of Otago Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for International Students

Sophie White
Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence

Alex Cave
Scholarship offers to the following Universities: Colby-Sawyer College, Saint Joseph’s University, Wellesley College
Creighton University, Concordia University Wisconsin, Farleigh Dickinson University.


Service to Music Prize: Student who has upheld standards of leadership, reliability and responsibility: Grace Haliburton
Service to the Chapel Prize: A member of the Chapel Team who has earned it by her commitment to the team, her willingness and her reliability:
Rose Harwood
Library Prize: Awarded to a senior Librarian for reliability, attitude and responsibility: Bhummaree (Phing) Srinutapong
The Makena Houston Award: This is awarded each year to a student who has displayed selflessness, strength or courage and who as a result has inspired others by her actions, example or attitude. This year, the award goes to: Rose Harwood
The Saint Francis of Assisi Award Cup: This is awarded to a student who, despite facing challenges, has demonstrated commitment and diligence in achieving her learning goals. This year, the award goes to: Zoe Coyle
The Birdwoods Award: This is an award that is presented to a worthy student who is a recent immigrant or international student who has thrived and adapted well to the School and New Zealand. This year, the award goes to: Zhi Xin (Katy) Zhuang
Craig Foss Cup for Outstanding Contribution to the Special Character of Woodford House: Outstanding contribution to the Special Character of the School encompassing musical diversity, an emphasis on speech and drama, sporting activities and Christian principles and values. This year, the award goes to: Nicole Mnyanyi
Dillon Tray for Senior Leadership: This is awarded to a non-prefect who has most clearly shown leadership and service to the School. This year, the award goes to: Bhummaree (Phing) Srinutapong
The Woodford House Old Girls’ “Gift”: Awarded to a Year 13 student who shows strength of character, gives honest effort and upholds the School’s special character: Alex Cave
Scoular Cup for All-Round Industry: This is awarded to the student who has had reasonable success in work and sport, and has displayed selflessness, efficiency, attention to duty and loyalty to the school. This year, the award goes to: Zoe Elliott
Shine Cup: This is awarded to a students has demonstrated commitment and leadership to the integrity of Shine: Isla Collings and Alex Cave
Mabel Annie Hodge Cup: This is awarded to the senior student who exemplifies the Woodford House spirit: Katie Jackson
Throp Prize for Citizenship: This is awarded to a student who has, in every way, served the School and who has shown merit in her academic performance. This year, the award goes to: Grace Haliburton
Kate Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a student who has displayed attributes including: loyalty, honesty, integrity, a caring disposition, participation in school life and who possesses clear leadership and initiative: Jzirah Ridley
Eagles Trophy for Leadership in Year 12: Awarded to a Year 12 student who shows leadership and upholds the values and attitudes expected at Woodford House: Anna Wilson
Head Prefect’s Prize: Katie Jackson


Top Scholars for 2023: 

Isa Collings

Grace Haliburton

Scarlett Miller

Meghan Wuisan

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Isla Collings


Meghan Wuisan