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05 Feb Quad 2015. Valedictorian’s Speech

By Eriko Shrestha Mr. Mathews, Dr. Long, Parents, Teachers, Friends, and most importantly, my dearest Ad Astra: One of the things I learnt at Woodstock was to stop caring about my grades and instead learn to satisfy my curiosity. Yet, here I am today, standing with the privilege to address you because...

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29 Jan Quad 2015. Baccalaureate Address

By Brian Dunn'89 Honoured guests, proud and supportive parents, dedicated and relieved staff, beloved but annoying siblings, and last but certainly not least, our gorgeous and hard-working graduands… I thank you for the honour of addressing you this evening. The baccalaureate is the sacred service of our graduation traditions here at...

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22 Jan Quad 2015. A Year at the Hanifl Centre.

By Marta Lofesser It has been a year of change and growth at the Hanifl Centre. 2015 kicked off with a new partnership with Aerie Backcountry Medicine, a leading provider of wilderness-medicine courses based out of Missoula, USA. Through this partnership, selected Hanifl Centre and Woodstock School staff members attended a...

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Voices of Woodstock

22 Jan Quad 2015. Voices of Woodstock: A Treasure Trove of Stories

By Ed Beaven [caption id="attachment_20643" align="aligncenter" width="300"] With Woodstock teacher Shonila Chander[/caption] An exciting new oral history archive at Woodstock will preserve memories of the school and Mussoorie for future generations. The project, called Voices of Woodstock, is the brainchild of Middle Years Social Studies teacher Charlotte Swanson. It aims to create an archive...

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15 Jan Quad 2015. Around the Sundial.

By Judy Crider ‘69 JULY: In the midst of monsoon, new and returning staff arrive for the start of the 161st year of Woodstock. AUGUST: The year has begun and we are already into the Indian Cultural Week with a Bharatanatyam dance performance from a Jesuit Priest, Father George, staff ladies performing...

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15 Jan Quad 2015. From the Principal

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Henry Ford’s wisdom is an ode to lifelong learning. There are less elegant ways of putting this. I came across one recently – “The best way to become an old dog is to...

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