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Enrichment

Imagination, wide open

The Centre for Imagination opened up its doors to the local community with its first open day of the year on Monday. It was an opportunity for staff, students and local residents to explore the space, understand how they can they use it and share ideas about what they'd like...

India and Woodstock, Sixty One Years Later

A more literary title would be Passage to India, The Return of the Native, or Richer by India (to duplicate the title of my mother’s book about our life there in the 1950’s), but all of these would be too lofty and a tad inaccurate as a header for this...

Net result

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...

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...

Student visit to CERN
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...

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...

Woodstock’s got talent

Saturday saw students step up for one of the performance highlights of the year: The early and middle-years Talent Show.   Twenty-three acts spanned a mix of performances, from comedy and magic to song and dance. In total, more than 60 students either performed or were involved in organising the show, with a tremendous...