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Author: Will Ferguson

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...

Woodstock Student Shatakshi Kabi reflects on her conversation with alumnus Nellie Little about the work of Syria Civil Defense, colloquially known as The White Helmets.   A few weeks ago, the Centre for Imagination hosted a screening of the documentary, The White Helmets, an impartial, voluntary rescue force working to save lives in Syria. The screening provoked a good amount...

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...

This morning middle years and upper years came together for chapel, which was themed around being agents of change. Are you like a thermometer, only reflecting the environment in which you're placed, or like a thermostat, able to influence the world around you and change it for the better? The...

Dharahar, a Rajasthani folk group, put on an amazing performance in the Quad this lunchtime. Founded by Shri Bhutte Khan Manganiar, Dharahar is group of folk musicians and dancers from the state's Manganiar community. Performing Rajasthani Sufi Songs and the Kalbeliya folk dance, they certainly injected some colour and energy into...

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...

On International Mother Language Day, Head of ESL John Robertson explains why the acquisition of a second language should never be a replacement for your mother tongue.   A diverse linguistic community In 1999, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) director declared February 21st to be International Mother Language Day,...