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As Jonathan Seefeldt prepares to leave us at the end of this school year, we welcome Richard Davies as our new Head of Upper Years.   We bid farewell to Mr Seefeldt at the end of this school year after four years as Head of Upper Years. The upper years’ experience has thrived...

Renu Singh and her sister Ena Singh Murphy both work with the Paradada Paradadi Educational Society (PPES). They both graduated from Woodstock.  Since 2000, Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES) has been improving the lives of females in rural India. Its mission is to empower community women from the poorest sections of society. To...

Our students put on an awesome display of aerial acrobatics in this morning's assembly. Aerial silks is just one of a huge range of activities which students can participate in through our enrichment programme. As well as being an elegant art-form, it's a great workout, building strength and coordination.   [embed width="800" height="640"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmoMz3sjL6I[/embed] Find out...

Harvey Kline (class of '57) recently took a trip to India with his wife. The glow of the sunrise was visible but had not yet overpowered the pre-dawn darkness.  There was an unexpected chill in the air as my wife Yuko and I took our seats in the back of the...

This semester's music week had its overture last night with the first of three Spring concerts. Wednesday's concert included performances from Beginning Choir, Junior Choir, Tiger Percussion, Beginning Strings Level 1, Beginning Band, Beginning Strings Level 2 and Junior Orchestra. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid gap="2" grid_id="vc_gid:1493289388445-12a50332-ca94-2" include="25008,25009,25010,25011,25012,25013,25014,25015,25016,25017,25018,25019,25020,25021,25022,25023,25024,25025"][/vc_column][/vc_row]  ...

Shruti Ganguly is a filmmaker based in New York City. She left Woodstock in 2000, having spent three years at the school. Moving to Northwestern University in the States after graduation to study Art and Economics - she thought she would become an investment banker who would paint, on the...

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...

Mr. & Mrs. Chophel, who have an association with Woodstock that spans 43 years, will retire this summer. Throughout their many years of service, they've been an inspiration to generations of students and staff alike, with kindness, compassion and an unbending dedication to the community.   Mr & Mrs Chophel outside the school clinic...

Our Community Development programme is working with Days for Girls to provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. Because when girls and women have health, education and opportunity, communities and our world are stronger.   Days for Girls is an NGO which aims to provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions to all girls and women. When a group...

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...

Dr Jonathan Long on the power of choice in a child's development.   Choice is one of the most powerful tools any parent or teacher can apply in helping to raise a child.  The leadership expert and author of “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” Stephen Covey, tells a lovely story...

Shubhashish Bhutiani graduated from Woodstock in 2009, having spent eight years here. After studying film at the School of Visual Arts in New York, he found himself back in India as a lost 22-year-old.   Deciding to backpack through India, he made his way from Kerala to Varanasi. It was in Varanasi that...

Aspire coordinator Priya Rollins explains why the social enterprise programme is founded on a philosophy of learning through doing.   Among educators, the old Chinese proverb, "Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I'll remember. Involve me, I'll understand" is well known. The idea of a child learning through experience results, not only...