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10 Nov Lives built on extraordinary foundations

[blockquote text='There’s something about the place, something about the Woodstock experience, which keeps on bringing people back.' text_color='#90231d' width='' line_height='undefined' background_color='' border_color='' show_quote_icon='yes' quote_icon_color='#90231d'] One of the most rewarding aspects of spending a lifetime in teaching is following the lives of the children you teach onto adulthood, finding out about their...

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09 Nov Satish Kumar – Eight thousand miles for peace

Activist and editor Satish Kumar made a big impression on Centre for Imagination intern Shatakshi Kabi.   Fifty-five years ago, when the echo of a nuclear test had become a recurrent experience in the world, two friends, 25 and 26 years old, started walking. Penniless and vegetarian, they walked for more than 8,000 miles to the capitals of...

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05 Nov Alumni Spotlight – Madhvi Subrahmanian

A sense of adventure brought Madhvi to Woodstock from Mumbai! She remembers how hard she had to work to get her parents to say yes. Fortunately, they had friends who had their children at Woodstock, and allowed her to go to boarding school on the condition that it was Woodstock...

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27 Oct Dhana disability resource centre reopens

For the past five years, Woodstock middle years students have visited the Samvedna Disability Resource Centre at Village Dhana on a weekly basis to interact with children with mental and physical disabilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to gain an understanding about different kinds of developmental difficulties and how appropriate...

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25 Oct Molly Taylor Lhamon: July 1926 – Oct 2017

We share sad news that former Woodstock Board Member, parent and community member, Molly Taylor Lhamon, passed away on 15 October.  Molly Taylor Lhamon passed away peacefully at Emerald Heights, Redmond, WA on October 15, 2017 at age 91, after a remarkably full and joyful life. Mary Lyon (Molly) Seasholes was born...

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05 Oct The art of literature

Grade 12 English students have been exploring a modern American literary classic, and expressing the challenging themes within through creative mediums including visual art.   Students in Ms Dyson's English 12 class read Toni Morrison’s Beloved (winner of the the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature), which portrays...

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22 Sep 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...

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22 Sep Demand, supply and taxes

Taxation isn't always the most appealing subject, particularly for those paying it. But as a key element of micro-economics, it is something that upper years students studying the subject have to understand inside out. Dr Garg's economics class relocated to the Quad for a lesson, with the tiled floor transformed...

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21 Sep 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,...

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21 Sep Practicing diplomacy

Last week Parker Hall was transformed into the UN General Assembly for a mock Model United Nations (MUN) conference. The rehearsal, which was organised by seniors Noah and Egor with faculty support, saw students from across upper years taking part. Participating in MUN is a powerful way for students to learn...

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