Woodford International School

Woodford International School is the only international school in the Solomon Islands. We offer education from Kindergarten to Year 12.

We are an IB World School offering the IB PYP, Cambridge IGCSE and AS/A Level programme. Woodford started with about a dozen pupils and was government run, with the original location being housed in a succession of buildings in central Honiara. The NPF Plaza now stands on the original site. By the early 1970’s, the need for a new school was recognized, and in the latter half of the 1970’s, a new W

Operating as usual

28/03/2024

🌟 Let's hear it for Ms. Venessa, one of our amazing middle school teachers for term 1! 🌟

Ms. Venessa is being recognized as part of our incentive initiative for middle school teachers for her incredible adaptability and willingness to take on extra responsibilities. She's also continually challenging her pedagogical approaches and looking for new ways to better the standards and practices for students. In recognition, we are delighted to present her with a $500 Ausmart voucher. Way to go, Ms. Venessa! 👏👩‍🏫

27/03/2024

🇸🇧 Our Year 10s head to Mbonege today as they research the flow, depth, and turbidity of Mbonege River to better understand how surrounding communities are effected by various changes.

27/03/2024

🇸🇧 Check out Issue 18 of our student-led publication, The Drum, at www.wis.edu.sb/thedrum or pick up a hard copy at the main reception!

19/03/2024

🇸🇧 We invite all parents of our community to join us tomorrow evening for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). We are excited to share progress on our strategic initiatives and those achievements of the last year, as well as bring in new board members. Join us tomorrow, Thursday 21st March at 6pm in the training room!

17/03/2024

And we wanted to share some live clips too…

Photos from Woodford International School's post 17/03/2024

🇸🇧 Our ‘Woodford’s Got Talent’ night is fast becoming a highlight of our school year and with performances like last night, it’s easy to see why.

🙏🏽 Thank you to all of our students who auditioned and congratulations to last nights entertainers.

16/03/2024

🇸🇧 After weeks of tryouts and rehearsals, we cannot wait for Woodford’s Got Talent this evening! All WIS families and friends are invited to cheer on and support the various performances tonight at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Photos from Woodford International School's post 15/03/2024

🇸🇧 Want to know how our Year 5 class heads into the weekend?? They have a Wellbeing Friday period where the students wrap up the week with a range of different activities.

🤝🏽 This provides opportunities to process feelings, communicate effectively, cope with their anxieties and difficulties, engage in teamwork and deal with change and loss.

🧘🏽‍♂️ We wish you have a relaxing weekend where you get to spend time with friends and family.

14/03/2024

🇸🇧 Issue 17 of our student-led publication, The Drum, takes on controversial issues at home and abroad. Hot off the press today, check it out at www.wis.edu.sb/thedrum or pick up a hard copy at the main reception.

13/03/2024

🇸🇧 WIS Employee Spotlight! BRYCE MASAEA, HS Coordinator and Secondary Physics Teacher.

-If you could try any food, what would it be?
“Proper homemade lasagna from Italy.”

-What is your go-to karaoke anthem?
“Another One Bites the Dust, by Queen”

-Did you have an imaginary friend as a child?
“Yes, I would play basketball and do moves against him as I practiced, or pretend I was him as a professional.”

-Which are better, cookies or brownies?
“Brownies. I like the texture better.”

Photos from Woodford International School's post 07/03/2024

🇸🇧 This week at Woodford is all about "Spreading the magic of reading during Book Week!”

Students and parents enchanting young minds with the wonder of words. 📚✨

07/03/2024

🇸🇧 Happening now, Woodford hosting St. Nicholas in a heated competition!

Photos from Woodford International School's post 05/03/2024

🇸🇧 Our Year 5 students had a very productive week 6, working on a summative assessment where they made their own inventions.

🌐 It's part of their first unit ‘Where We Are in Place and Time’. The goal was to show how creative they can be using what they've learned to come up with new ideas for inventions to help people.

Photos from Woodford International School's post 02/03/2024

🇸🇧 Less than two hours until our Secondary Student Council hosts their movie night featuring Wonka! All WIS families, join us at 6:00pm this evening for $5 SBD per person. Bring your appetite for popcorn, hot dogs, burgers, juices, coconuts, etc. See you soon!

29/02/2024

🇸🇧 From WIS student council retreats and sports activities to regional conflicts in Central Africa and concerns in the English Channel, issue 16 of our student-led publication, The Drum, takes on both a local and global perspective. Have a read of this latest issue published today! Check it out at www.wis.edu.sb/thedrum or pick up a hard copy at the main reception.

29/02/2024

🇸🇧 To all WIS families, join us this Saturday 2nd March at 6:00pm for the Student Council Movie Night featuring the movie, Wonka. The cost is $5 SBD per person and all friends and families are invited. There will be popcorn, hot dogs, juices, coconuts, etc. See you there!

Photos from Woodford International School's post 28/02/2024

🇸🇧 The Secondary Student Council recently held a retreat at the King Solomon Hotel, focusing on the theme "Learn and Lead." During the retreat, students participated in team-building and bonding activities, aimed at helping them understand and develop their leadership qualities. The retreat provided students with an opportunity to collaborate, get to know each other, and begin forming bonds as student leaders. Participants appreciated the chance to engage in discussions about the qualities of a good leader, finding the experience both enlightening and beneficial for their personal growth.

Photos from Woodford International School's post 26/02/2024

🇸🇧 We love celebrating all of the different cultures that are represented by our students and staff at Woodford.

In honour of Chinese New Year, our primary students celebrated the lantern festival last week🏮

Wishing you all great luck in the Year of the Dragon 🐉

25/02/2024

🇸🇧 WIS Employee Spotlight! JOYCELYN OFANA, Administrative Assistant.

-Who is one person from history or present day you would want to be on a deserted island with?
“Albert Einstein, so we can do experiments and learn new things while being stranded.”

-If you could live in any country in the world, which country would you pick and why?
“USA, because it would be neat to explore a different culture and way of life.”

-What is your favorite song to sing?
“Soledad, by Westlife. It makes me relaxed.”

-What is an easy way to do something nice for someone?
“To give someone a hug and make her/him feel appreciated.”

22/02/2024

🇸🇧 A friendly against Burnscreek this afternoon was nothing short of thrilling! Back and forth high-powered offenses had the hall filled with cheering that could rival a professional match!
Go Woodford!!

19/02/2024

🇸🇧 We asked, “what’s your favorite thing about Woodford International School?”

15/02/2024

🇸🇧 Issue 15 of our student-led publication, The Drum, is published today! Check it out at www.wis.edu.sb/thedrum or pick up a hard copy at the main reception.

Photos from Woodford International School's post 14/02/2024

🇸🇧 Our HS Robotics class began digging into the nitty-gritty the last few weeks as they start the first of many tasks in their engineering and programming standards. Some are hoping they build a robot that can deliver coffee throughout campus 😊

13/02/2024

🇸🇧 WIS Employee Spotlight! CHRISTINA TAUSEMA, Prep Teacher.

-What is the best dessert?
“Vanilla ice cream.”

-What piece of advice would you share with your younger self?
“Be loyal to yourself.”

-Show us your cellphone wallpaper. Is there a story behind it?
“Andriana, my daughter. The story is I love her.”

-Imagine you could teleport anywhere. Where would you go?
“Suva, Fiji because I like the environment there.”

Photos from Woodford International School's post 12/02/2024

🇸🇧 A big thank you to the New Zealand High Commission and their information session regarding the Manaaki New Zealand Tertiary Scholarship programme, as some of our year 12 students explore options for university next year.

Photos from Woodford International School's post 07/02/2024

🇸🇧 Our Woodford students have shown great dedication to their learning in the start of Week 3 and we are so thankful for our staff’s commitment in supporting them 🙏🏽

05/02/2024

🇸🇧 WIS Employee Spotlight! STUART PALMER, Secondary Geography Teacher.

-Who is the most interesting Disney character?
“Miguel from Disney Pixar’s, Coco.”

-What was the last thing you ate?
“Just this morning I had some French toast. I made it myself.”

-Would you rather join Metallica or Backstreet Boys?
“Backstreet Boys! I’m not a big fan of metal or hard rock music.”

-You are the best criminal mastermind in the world. What crime would you commit if you could get away with it?
“Bank robbery so I could live it up.”

Photos from Woodford International School's post 01/02/2024

🇸🇧 Woodford is always striving to develop the whole child and our extra-curricular activities (ECA’s) are another opportunity to do so.

Check out our volunteers and students in action this week…

01/02/2024

🇸🇧 It’s 2024 and our student-led publication, The Drum, is back with their first issue of the year! We are always so proud of how they take on leading stories from around the world and locally. Check it out at www.wis.edu.sb/thedrum or pick up a hard copy at the main reception.

29/01/2024

🇸🇧 WIS Employee Spotlight! MARIA HERNANDEZ, Secondary Instructional Coach.

-Pick your favourite decade and tell us why.
“The 80s because of the good music, cool hair, and the bright highlighter colours.”

-Show us your phone background and tell us the story behind why you picked this image.
“It’s just an aqua-marine colored stone pattern, because I like the colours.”

-What would it take to give up your smartphone for a month?
“Oh gosh, I need that for everything. Ummm, I would say $1million USD.”

-What do you call your grandparents?
“Abuela and Abuelo, which mean grandma and grandpa in Spanish. They are from Cuba and Dominican Republic and only speak Spanish.”

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🇸🇧 A friendly against Burnscreek this afternoon was nothing short of thrilling! Back and forth high-powered offenses had...
🇸🇧 We asked, “what’s your favorite thing about Woodford International School?”#woodfordinternationalschool #thehapiisles...
🇸🇧 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Woodford International School!#woodfordinternationalschool #theh...
🇸🇧 The drums have sounded for the last time for 2023!!🙏🏽 Thank you to our students, parents and staff for completing a w...
🇸🇧 Tonight is the night to get down and BOOGIE!🪩 Come to Woodford International School for the PYP Student Council annua...
🇸🇧 Our Year 5 Infrastructure and Development Exhibition group wanted to share their call to action 👍🏽#woodfordinternatio...
🇸🇧 At the end of this past week, we welcomed home young leaders who proudly represented our nation with distinction, com...
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