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John Robertson with ESL students
Summer at Woodstock – Languages

In July, our summer programme is offering students an intensive two-week course in English as a second language and advanced English Masterclass for aspiring writers to hone their skills. And for the first time ever, we're also providing courses in French and Spanish, in partnership with the prestigious Alliance Française and...

Crossfit for purpose

[gallery link="file" size="large" columns="1" ids="29191,29190,29166,29171,29182,29164,29183,29181"] Students have been pushing their fitness to the limits with the help of local instructors. Crossfit, put simply, is a combination of strength and cardiovascular muscular training at high intensity for 20-45 minutes. Steve Luukkonen, Head of PE and Health at Woodstock, drafted in support from Crossfit,...

Recit du Voyage

As a former colony, Pondicherry retains strong cultural and linguistic links to France, and provides an invaluable resource for French language students in India. In February, six advanced French students joined Mr Laurent Paquereau and Ms Almudena Fesser in a trip to the city, to visit French institutions and explore all...

Summer at Woodstock – Media and Storytelling

Arti Jain is an award winning filmmaker with over two decades of media experience in a variety of media formats – from radio to TV to mobile apps. Arti is leading Summer at Woodstock's Media and Storytelling course, an intensive audiovisual programme where students will learn the craft of visual storytelling,...

Summer at Woodstock – Entrepreneurship

Woodstock alum Susan K Rits '79, founder of Rits & Co, is leading a practical course for budding entrepreneurs at this year's Summer at Woodstock programme. She tells us more about what students should expect from the course.   Why is your experience so relevant to this course? I've founded multiple startups in...

Grandparenthood and Guiding Principals

Dr Long announces the establishment of Woodstock’s Guiding Principles, along with a new arrival to his family.   I never saw it coming! I’d thought about it - but it was always something I imagined many years away. When the day finally came, nothing could have prepared me for the emotion! It...

Summer at Woodstock – Art for Change

Woodstock alum Stefan Prakash Eicher '90 - pictured above with Joshua John '98 - is returning to the hillside to lead Summer at Woodstock's Art for Change course. He tells us more about the course and what students should expect.   Why is your experience so relevant to this course? After 13 years experience...

Disconnecting and reconnecting

The less connected you make yourself, the more meaningful connections you can develop. Dr Long shares his New Year resolutions for 2018.   Welcome to 2018! For many of us the New Year is a time to reflect, take stock, and resolve to make positive changes to our lives. I want to...

From words to works of art

Ms Dyson's Grade 12 English students are challenged to produce a creative response to a piece of modern literature.   This trimester, English 12 students read Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and responded with a creative project. The novel explores issues of immigrant and multi-cultural identity formation, something many...

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...