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Imagination, wide open

The Centre for Imagination opened up its doors to the local community with its first open day of the year on Monday. It was an opportunity for staff, students and local residents to explore the space, understand how they can they use it and share ideas about what they'd like...

Learning geometry through pacman
Four Square Transformation Pac-Man

Bringing together mathematics, an iconic 1980s video game and perhaps the Quad's best-loved institution, Four Square Transformation Pac-Man is a terrific way to engage students in transformation geometry. Each group is students is split into two teams, with one trying to 'eat' the dots on the board while avoiding being caught by...

Beating back-to-school anxiety

I am the world’s worst dental patient! Before visits to the dentist my stomach is full of butterflies. My dentist has learnt how to cope with this very anxious patient - every procedure is carefully explained to ensure there are no surprises, each prod is gentle and the pain-numbing injections...

Three things that set Woodstock apart

A new school year and the Woodstock campus buzzes with energy and life!  Drawn from all across India and around the world, young people of diverse creeds, cultures, languages and backgrounds have come here to live and learn together.  With over 100 new students this year and many nationalities represented...

Early years open class

Early years opened up their classrooms in the last week of term to show the best of their work to parents and students. Attractions included a cafe, with a healthy menu devised by students, a puppet show, and an underwater experience from Kindergarten.   [vc_masonry_media_grid element_width="6" gap="2" grid_id="vc_gid:1495784194436-2a9b946f-1cc8-9" include="25721,25722,25723,25724,25725,25726,25727,25728,25729,25730,25731,25732,25733,25734,25735,25736"]...

Ruth van Reken
Cross Culture Kids – An interview with Ruth Van Reken

A sociologist with an interest in questions of cross cultural identity and globally mobile families, Ruth Van Reken spent her childhood in Nigeria before moving to the United States. Arriving as a teenager in Chicago, Ruth noticed that the people in her new school expected her to have the same...

Class of 2017 Graduation photo
Towards greater things

Our graduates leave Woodstock for prestigious universities and colleges the world over   On 26 May, our seniors graduated and left Woodstock. They have come a long way and reached the end of a journey – their school days are over and now new destinations await – hardly surprising then that graduation...

Alumni Spotlight – Sara Ahmed

Sara graduated from Woodstock in 1981, having spent two years at the school. Born in Bombay, her family moved to Tehran in 1971, where she lived until they had to return to India to escape the Iranian revolution of the late 70’s. When her family moved back to India, her...

Student visit to CERN
Accelerated learning – Student visit to CERN

Last week seven students had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland.   CERN is famously home to the Large Hadron Collider, by far the World's most powerful particle accelerator. It's also where thousands of physicists and engineers work to expand our understanding of the fundamental...

Budding scientists share their creations

Over the last few days, the Quad has been bustling with students flocking to not one but two science fairs.   On Friday 12 May, Grades 3 and 4 invited early and middle years students to join them for a colourful display of science in practice. The exhibits included magic multi-coloured milk,...