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Win Mumby Gym has been host to a two inter-schools badminton tournaments of late. Last week the boys had the opportunity to test their talent against other local schools, and this week it was the girls' turn. Students across the whole range of ages from Grades 6-12 competed, putting up...

Embracing diversity, celebrating belief

To mark the end of Indian Cultural Week we held a special all-school chapel today. As well as a celebration of Indian culture, we embraced the diversity of belief that thrives throughout the Woodstock community, with readings from students representing India's six main religions – Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism...

Bhangra beat

This year's Indian cultural week theme celebrates Punjabi culture, with entertainment provided by Heera Entertainment, a dance troupe from Jalandhar. The dancers entertained middle years on Monday night, upper years on Tuesday and put on a special performance for local schools and community groups on Wednesday. Woodstock students young and old...

Independence Day

On 15 August the whole Woodstock community came together to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of India's independence. Our special guest speaker for the day was Dr. Sidharth Luthra, Senior Advocate and one time Additional Solicitor General for India at the Supreme Court. He gave an inspiring speech about the Constitution of...

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...

Interviewing Dr Richard Delacy
Dr Delacy’s India

Shatakshi Kabi, Woodstock student and Centre for Imagination Intern, interviews our resident scholar Richard Delacy.   Where in the world is India?   Where is India? Looking at a world map, one would say with utmost confidence that it is located in the South-Central Asia and lies between latitudes 20° 0' N, and longitudes...

Discussing Truman Capote's In Cold Blood
Democratic learning

A Harkness discussion on Truman Capote's In Cold Blood The concept of non-fiction as great literature is something Grade 11 English students are exploring with this summer's reading, Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. In this graded discussion they are considering the notion of truth in the American author's seminal true crime novel. Students discussed an interview...

UY Interdisciplinary Art Aug 2017
Art of the possible

Interdisciplinary Art enables students from grades 10-12 to experience and become more fluid across a range of different artistic mediums. It challenges students to stretch their skills and explore combining mediums and their thinking around them, particularly when working with techniques that are new to them. Teacher Adam Hubbard has worked...

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...