Woodstock is nestled in a picturesque green environment and is arguably one of the most scenic schools of Hamilton. We are a busy and contented school with our own character to which parents and children closely identify.
The first pupils enrolled in September 1954 and after some deliberation by the local householders the name ‘Woodstock’ was chosen. A swimming pool, Library, and School hall were later additions to enhance the school facilities. In more recent years, the library has been extended, a senior and junior Adventure Playground and a computer suite added. The school has always been strongly supported by the community and interest is always evident in the activities of the programme.
Woodstock is a progressive school offering a comprehensive education for its pupils. We have developed an extensive school based curriculum, where the creation of the Woodstock Learner is at the centre. The addition of Conductive Education facilities for both pre-school and school-aged physically disabled pupils has been developed over many years. This was the first school in New Zealand to have both facilities on-site in a general state school. The school currently has 16 classrooms catering for approximately 400+ pupils. There are also two satellite classes from Patricia Avenue Special School for children with intellectual disabilities. The very strong growth of the school over the last number of years has meant that the School has had to operate an enrolment scheme to control numbers of pupils enrolling.
Children should not come to school before 8.15 a.m. at which hour official teacher supervision begins. Children are required to go straight home after being dismissed from school. Parents collecting their children after school are asked to do this by 3.00 p.m. at the latest. Failure to do so results in considerable difficulty and inconvenience for the school and the pupils. The school does not have shortened lunch hours.
School begins morning 8.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. afternoon 1.10 p.m. to 2.45 p.m.