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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"]...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Does a Standardized Education Impoverish a Child’s Future?

In a thoughtful research essay for her AP Seminar class, Tshokey Gyaltshen explores the impact of standardization on education and work. Her piece both demonstrates the quality of academic writing students practice at Woodstock and reveals the need for new directions forward in education, which Woodstock is exploring through the Centre...

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Discovering the impact of invention

Our early years students visited the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped (NIVH) and JOYN to find out the difference inventions can make to people's lives.   As part of their exploration of inventors and inventions, Grades 3 and 4 have been learning about the work of Louis Braille – the inventor...

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New head of upper years

As Jonathan Seefeldt prepares to leave us at the end of this school year, we welcome Richard Davies as our new Head of Upper Years.   We bid farewell to Mr Seefeldt at the end of this school year after four years as Head of Upper Years. The upper years’ experience has thrived...

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Spring Concert I

This semester's music week had its overture last night with the first of three Spring concerts. Wednesday's concert included performances from Beginning Choir, Junior Choir, Tiger Percussion, Beginning Strings Level 1, Beginning Band, Beginning Strings Level 2 and Junior Orchestra. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid gap="2" grid_id="vc_gid:1493289388445-12a50332-ca94-2" include="25008,25009,25010,25011,25012,25013,25014,25015,25016,25017,25018,25019,25020,25021,25022,25023,25024,25025"][/vc_column][/vc_row]  ...