As a Christian School, Woodridge adopts a holistic approach to education and aims to develop the body, mind and spirit to enable each pupil to reach his or her potential.
To achieve this, Woodridge offers and challenges pupils to experience the broadest possible range of academic, cultural, spiritual, social, outdoor and sporting interactions by exploiting the following attributes:
- Individual attention
- A healthy, natural interaction with the environment
- Nurturing of leadership and self-discipline
- Encouraging free thinking and independent individuals
- Service to the community
Basic Rights of the ‘Family’:
- Pupils have the right to learn
- Staff have the right to teach
- Parents have the right to service
In order to uphold these rights, the following moral values are encouraged:
- Mutual respect and dignity
- Integrity and honesty
- Empathy and interaction
- Tenacity and teamwork
- Appreciation and care for the environment
In 1996, the executive function of the Trust was vested in the hands of the Executive Committee of Trustees to be more inclusive and more effective. The full Trust meets once per annum, while the Executive Committee of Trustees meet at least quarterly.
The Executive Committee of Trustees for 2017 is as follows:
- Mr A Puggia – Chairman – (Ex Parent and Old Boy)
- Mr P Lynch – Vice Chairman (Current parent and Old Boy)
- Mr W Moss – Trustee – Current Parent
- Mrs K Turro – Trustee – Current Parent
- Mr G Yerolemou – Trustee (Current Parent)
- Mr P May – Trustee (Ex Parent and Old Boy)
- Mr D Nezar – Trustee (Old Boy)
- Derek Bradley – Ex Officio (Headmaster, College)
- Mr T von Berg – Ex Officio (Headmaster, Prep)
- Mr C Warner – Ex Officio (Business Manager)
Day Scholar Buses
Daily Buses are provided to transport day-pupils to and from Woodridge. These pupils are collected and dropped off again in areas where they are seen by the general public and it is therefore important that they present a good image for the School. To check the various times for each venue, please take a look at the booking form below.
Women of Woodridge
The Women of Woodridge, previously also known as Moms on the Move (MOM) came about in the early years of Woodridge School when local mothers stepped forward and took boarders home over weekends – A MOM away from home.
Over the years the focus shifted and catering for sport and other functions became the main aim of the MOMs. This function has now been taken over by the school kitchen and the Coffee Shop.
The main function of WOW is now to create opportunities for mothers to socialize which is facilitated through coffee mornings with different themes and guest speakers as well as other functions.
All funds raised by WOW are utilized to fund out-of-budget projects for the school that the WOW Committee approves.
“We all find ourselves part of the wonderful Woodridge Village and together we can build a stronger community for our children and ourselves by working together and supporting each other.”
As a mother of a Woodridge child you are automatically part of this family and we hope that you will support the functions to keep this tradition alive.
The goal of the Women of Woodridge (this includes all Mothers of Woodridge children and staff) is to integrate the parents into the Woodridge Family.
WOW’s Mission is to…
Serve, Assist, Develop and Promote the Interest of the School through Fellowship
My School Card
Through marketing by the large corporate brands most of the members of the Woodridge Community are aware that by having a My School Card and swiping it prior to every purchase at selected shops you can contribute a percentage of your payment to Woodridge School. As a new initiative we are linking all these contributions to the Women of Woodridge (WOW Ladies) committee who have identified a number of projects they will be completing with the money that is raised through the My School concept.
The first project was the procuring of a tractor for the smoothing of the recently refurbished Show Jumping arena at the Equestrian Centre. This first class arena is now maintained in excellent condition and will raise the standard of our team of outstanding horse riders.
Please take a look at the attached advert for the My School Card and ensure that you have an active card and that the beneficiary is Woodridge College. This site will be updated regularly to keep the Woodridge community informed of the projects being completed by the WOW Ladies.
Please read below
Dear Moms & Dads
The My School Card fundraising initiative for Woodridge is managed by the WOW Committee and only requires members of the Woodridge community to Swipe your My School Card at any of the shops listed below. All funds raised are allocated to WOW (Women of Woodridge) Projects identified by the school to improve facilities for our children. Termly financials will keep everyone updated on income and projects completed.
So what do you have to do?
If you do not have a My School Card sign up for one by going to myschool.co.za
If you have a card make sure it says Woodridge College & Preparatory School – if not go to myschool.co.za and update your profile.
Now all you do have do is Shop & Swipe
Gwen Massyn, PA to College Headmaster
Heather von Berg, PA to College Deputy Headmaster
Melanie Darlow, PA to Prep Headmaster
Stephanie Els, College receptionist Day Buses
Kirsty Fourie, Preparatory Receptionist General Admin
Lisa Eden, Bursar Head of Founders Residence
Denise du Preez, Accountant
Lizaan Stamos, Bookkeeper
Jo-Anne Meyer, Parent fee liason
Anthony De Villiers, Director of Marketing
Maxime Bird, Head of Carter Residence
Caryl Strauss, Sanatorium Sister
Gisela Baard, Sanatorium Sister
Louise Aylward, Housekeeping
Annemarie Botes, School Shop Manageres
Tercia Davids, School shop assistant
Lee Bailey, School shop assistant
Nicolette Olivier, Functions + Catering Manageress
Mariska Kukard, Catering Managers
Pam Swanepoel, Catering Managers
Roslyn Pienaar, Prep & College Librarian Head of ECO Committee
Pieter Nel, IT
Reaan Henkeman, IT
Gail Morgan, Manageress of the Coffee Shop
Carl Greyling, Estate Manager
Arnold Aylward, Estate Management
Eleni Pullen, Equestrian Centre
Lynne Niemann, Marketing & Communications
Craig Warner, Business Manager