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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,...

Holi Hai!

This year’s Holi celebration at Hanson Field was more vibrant than ever, with clouds of organic colour filling the air with festive fun! [gallery size="large" columns="1" ids="28985,28991,28954,28998,28996,28992,28989,29001,28988,28997,28986,28984,28983,28981,28980,28978,28976,29000,28977,28975,28972,28961,28973,28990,28971,28970,28969,28967,28965,28964,28963,28960,28959,28958,28957,28956,28949,28950,28951,28948,28947,28942,28945,29003"]  ...

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...

Christmas Chapel

On Sunday, 10th December, the Woodstock community gathered for the Christmas Chapel in the gym. Parents, students, teachers and employees were joined by a choir from the Woodstock Hindustani Church. Everyone enjoyed a traditional carol service which in reading and song told the story of the birth of Christ. The...

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...

Setting the pace

On Saturday we held what's arguably the highlight of the Mussoorie cross-country calendar. The Woodstock Cross Country Invitational saw ten schools from Mussoorie and Dehradun compete on our home turf of the Chakkar. Woodstock students put in an outstanding performance once again, with 10th Grader Saira and senior Mehar coming...

Light a candle for peace

With already devastated countries in the Caribbean about to be hit by a category five hurricane for the second time in days, and this year's monsoon being one of the worst and most costly in terms of human life in recent years, natural disasters have been high on the public agenda...

Bang a drum

On Wednesday, Grade 6 students put on a special show for the Grade 5 class. The performance, which featured the students' own compositions, is the culmination of weeks of work. Since the start of the school year they've been honing their skills in rhythm using the djembe (African drum), wood block,...

In the running

Tuesday saw our running teams compete against schools in the Wynberg Allen Cross Country Invitational. The contest included five girls' teams - Mussoorie International School, Tibetan Home School, Waverly Convent School, Wynberg Allen School and Woodstock - and four boys' teams - Welham Boys School, Tibetan Home School, Wynberg Allen School and...

Productive praise and constructive criticism  

An integral part of the artist's craft is the ability to explain the thoughts and decisions behind your work. Equally you should be able to constructively appraise and appreciate the work of others. But it's not always easy to stand before your peers and discuss what you've done, particularly when the work...