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Christmas Chapel

On Sunday, 10th December, the Woodstock community gathered for the Christmas Chapel in the gym. Parents, students, teachers and employees were joined by a choir from the Woodstock Hindustani Church. Everyone enjoyed a traditional carol service which in reading and song told the story of the birth of Christ. The...

The Get Down

Students take a leading role in this week's Fall performance in more ways than one. Senior Subho adapted The Get Down from the TV series of the same name exclusively for Woodstock, eleventh grader Khushi choreographed the dancing, and drama and dance teacher Mr Heera has been ably supported by assistant directors Egor and Idika. And...

Lives built on extraordinary foundations

[blockquote text='There’s something about the place, something about the Woodstock experience, which keeps on bringing people back.' text_color='#90231d' width='' line_height='undefined' background_color='' border_color='' show_quote_icon='yes' quote_icon_color='#90231d'] One of the most rewarding aspects of spending a lifetime in teaching is following the lives of the children you teach onto adulthood, finding out about their...

Satish Kumar – Eight thousand miles for peace

Activist and editor Satish Kumar made a big impression on Centre for Imagination intern Shatakshi Kabi.   Fifty-five years ago, when the echo of a nuclear test had become a recurrent experience in the world, two friends, 25 and 26 years old, started walking. Penniless and vegetarian, they walked for more than 8,000 miles to the capitals of...

Dhana disability resource centre reopens

For the past five years, Woodstock middle years students have visited the Samvedna Disability Resource Centre at Village Dhana on a weekly basis to interact with children with mental and physical disabilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain an understanding about different kinds of developmental difficulties and how appropriate...

The art of literature

Grade 12 English students have been exploring a modern American literary classic, and expressing the challenging themes within through creative mediums including visual art.   Students in Ms Dyson's English 12 class read Toni Morrison’s Beloved (winner of the the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature), which portrays...

Seven tips for finding the right college for you

So, you’re going to graduate and don’t know what to do next. Our college counselling team have some priceless advice for finding the right place for you to continue your educational journey.   Don’t give up on your dreams. Whatever your vision for the future, there’s a further education course out there...

Setting the pace

On Saturday we held what's arguably the highlight of the Mussoorie cross-country calendar. The Woodstock Cross Country Invitational saw ten schools from Mussoorie and Dehradun compete on our home turf of the Chakkar. Woodstock students put in an outstanding performance once again, with 10th Grader Saira and senior Mehar coming...

Light a candle for peace

With already devastated countries in the Caribbean about to be hit by a category five hurricane for the second time in days, and this year's monsoon being one of the worst and most costly in terms of human life in recent years, natural disasters have been high on the public agenda...

Bang a drum

On Wednesday, Grade 6 students put on a special show for the Grade 5 class. The performance, which featured the students' own compositions, is the culmination of weeks of work. Since the start of the school year they've been honing their skills in rhythm using the djembe (African drum), wood block,...