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International Mother Language Day

On International Mother Language Day, Head of ESL John Robertson explains why the acquisition of a second language should never be a replacement for your mother tongue.   A diverse linguistic community In 1999, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director declared February 21st to be International Mother Language Day,...

Interns at the Centre for Imagination
Being the change we wish to see

Internships at the Centre for Imagination The Centre for Imagination is excited to announce our first team of student interns, whose work will include planning, publishing and hosting events, as well as helping meet the needs of visiting scholars, scientists, and artists. In addition, interns will practice design thinking and project...

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New cafeteria – grand opening

Today was the grand opening of our new, expanded and improved cafeteria. In just 44 days the space has been transformed into a world class space that we hope will be the new heart of the school community. The space has increased by 60% and the new aesthetic embraces the best of...

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Talking Faith for Peace

Woodstock student Taarini Gupta writes about Talking Faith for Peace, a special event bringing together speakers from some of India's major religions. On 26th November 2016, an event which deeply inspired me and changed my views about religion and faith took place in Woodstock School's Parker Hall. Organised by the Centre for...

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Sharing with Samvedna

Last Saturday three volunteers from Samvedna, the centre for children with mental and physical disabilities in a nearby village, visited Woodstock. They led a training morning for the seven Woodstock students who go to the centre once a week to interact with the children there as part of a Community...

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Keeping the big picture in perspective

A few weeks ago, members of the Woodstock Class of 1981 returned to campus for their 35th reunion. During their visit, the class had a discussion with our 12th Graders. The students' questions (and the answers from the Class of ’81) ranged from the amusing to the profound. One question...

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A place to learn

The word 'pedagogy' comes from the ancient Greek language and literally means 'to lead the child'.  Today, the word is used to refer to the method and practice of teaching.  There is a phrase which I often think of when I walk around our campus.  It is the phrase, 'pedagogy...

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Developing natural leaders at the Hanifl Centre

The Hanifl Centre is our hub for outdoor and environmental education. As well as enabling students to learn about the Himalaya and develop their skills in outdoor education, the Centre plays a broader role contributing to sustainable development and the wider outdoor learning agenda. With a wide variety of different...

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Divining real potential

“Oh look – she has her father’s nose!” I love listening to the comments people make when they see a new born baby for the first time. Perhaps you can remember some of the comments people made when you children were tiny. As humans we love to look for clues...

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Mid-stream surveying

Grade 10 geography field trip to the River Aglar This week Grade 10 students got the opportunity to put the theory they've learned in the classroom into practice in the great outdoors. To build on their work learning about rivers, 36 geography students went on a field trip to the Aglar River near Thatyur to get...