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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]  ...

Grade 5 tackles poverty

In today's middle years' assembly, our Grade 5 students set out to explore some of the key aspects of poverty. They considered what it means, who is affected and why poverty is an issue we should all be aware of.   As well as showing videos which provided food for thought about the...

Days for Girls teams up with Community Development

Our Community Development programme is working with Days for Girls to provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. Because when girls and women have health, education and opportunity, communities and our world are stronger.   Days for Girls is an NGO which aims to provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions to all girls and women. When a group...

Woodstock Students at an international college fair
Understanding the ESL language options for your child

Parents of current grade 5-8 ESL students will have recently received a message about the language options for their child.   If you're still not clear how these options affect your child, our ESL team have made two short films which will help explain. Parent Teacher First Language or ESL Options [embed width="600" height="480"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0XPrhyqeV0&feature=youtu.be[/embed] IB...

Students on the path to the gym
Choices, choices

Dr Jonathan Long on the power of choice in a child's development.   Choice is one of the most powerful tools any parent or teacher can apply in helping to raise a child.  The leadership expert and author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” Stephen Covey, tells a lovely story...

Hands holding plant
Experiencing social entrepreneurship through simulations

Aspire coordinator Priya Rollins explains why the social enterprise programme is founded on a philosophy of learning through doing.   Among educators, the old Chinese proverb, "Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand" is well known. The idea of a child learning through experience results, not only...

Happy students on Holi
Happiness is the Truth

A group of parents were once asked, “If you could wish one thing for your child when they leave school, what would it be?” Their answers showed a remarkable degree of consensus - most parents wished that they could grant their children 'happiness'. I’m sure this is a wish we...

Woodstock teacher and students
To understand and to be understood

It’s not hard to find distressing news. From the horrors of war to stories of greed and corruption, there’s plenty to be distressed about! This week I’ve also read disturbing news of increased instances of racially, sexually and ethnically discriminatory language and behaviour on school and college campuses around the...

Climbing at Khanda near Woodstock
Climbing Khanda

For Woodstock’s budding climbers, our indoor climbing wall is a world class facility on which to hone their skills. But nothing stretches their abilities like venturing out into the wilds and facing the challenges of climbing a in the great outdoors. Here some of the participants share their experience of the...

Tokyo Math Diary

Last week six Woodstock students set off to Japan to compete against some of Asia's greatest mathematical minds. They documented their adventures in the land of the rising sun with a daily diary.   The North East Asia Mathematics Competition (NEAMC) is an annual international mathematics competition aimed at students aged 15...