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From Good to Great in Junior School Every Thursday morning Woodstock students and parents alike pile into the quad auditorium to attend the junior school assembly. After a few songs and announcements it’s time for the student of the week awards to be handed out Although during a school year most students...

Woodstock staff gathered for their pre-semester retreat looking at a range of topics including a session entitled Developing a Profound Sense of Self by Academic Dean Amy Seefeldt, while principal Dr Jonathan Long talked on how to improve healthy interpersonal relationships. The themes of citizenship and how to develop 21st century...

A total of 110 new students arrived at Woodstock on Monday (July 30), greeted by torrential downpours as the Monsoon started in earnest.Many of the new students were accompanied by their parents, and started their orientation in Parker Hall where they were addressed by Director of Admissions Kirsten Beavan, and Principal Dr...

New staff from Taiwan, England, America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia together with staff from India join Woodstock this semester.The new staff list for 2012 sees roles including a chief operating officer, piano teacher, outdoor education instructor, French teacher, ESL, math, junior school, biology and physics teachers joining our current staff living in...

Do you ever reminisce about rice and dal at Woodstock? Have you ever driven miles to find Wai Wai or Maggi to satisfy your school noodle nostalgia?Do you have fond memories of the greasy Tibetan noodles and teardrops served up in the Woodstock dining room? Does a whiff of sloppy joes or momos transport you back...

We may well live and work in our beautiful Himalayan environment but sometimes we need a change. Staff will be jetting off around the world during the break to recharge their batteries.Dean of Academics, Amy Seefeldt, is heading to Cambodia to visit her aunt, Dora Warren '70, and is looking...

The Woodstock campus is like a ghost town with all students and many staff departed for the summer vacation.For those staff who are still around, the first day of the holiday saw the heavens open and pre-monsoon showers hit Mussoorie, scuppering plans for a dip in the pool for many.Mist sat...

A red carpet adorned the aisle and stopped at steps that led to the Parker Hall stage. The stage itself was decorated with purple and black cloth draped across silver netted bows, Sapere Aude's proud class colours. The class entered the hall in pairs,  led by chaplain the Revd Howard Wilkins,...

Five Grade 10 students - Namrata Mohapatra, Kethayun Mehta, Sasha Kenny, Sonam Deki and Seerat Jhajj - voluntarily represented Woodstock School in a two hour bazaar trash pick-up on Saturday.  This occasion was organised as an Awareness Campaign - SAVE YOUR PLANET.  Our students have again done us proud, Woodstock....

Woodstock School’s Class of 2012 graduated on Saturday (June 2) in an emotional and inspiring ceremony held in the school’s Win Mumby gym.The Class of 2012, named Sapere Aude (Dare to be Wise), consisted of 89 students, hailing from a total of 16 different nations around the world, including the United...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, arranged and performed by the jazz band, opened the senior school awards assembly in Parker Hall on May 30. Head of senior school, David Anderson asked the students who had been at Woodstock since Grade 7 or earlier to stand and be recognised before 16 students were presented with...

Our 2nd ever GAP Semester graduated last week. Many of you know that this is a 90-day semester that takes place entirely in the Himalaya. The programme spans across Garhwal, Kumaon and the Lahul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.If I have ever doubted myself on the value of the program or get...

Junior school has pledged a committment to this remarkable community and environment in which we all live. The first in our series of three reports is from a Grade 4 environmental journey to Sirkhanda. Teacher Sue Rollins and her fourth graders have written the report below on how they are...

The Oxford dictionary defines commitment as engagement or dedication, or to pledge oneself to something. At Woodstock, Dana and Judy ('69) Crider's service to the school is a perfect example of dedication. Married for 40 years, almost 33 of which they have worked at Woodstock, they have built their lives...

As part of the holistic educational experience at Woodstock, students and staff can take advantage of the superb climbing room in the school's Win Mumby gym. It is used by students of all ages, from as young as the early childhood programme and kindergarten through to students in Grade 12.Rock climbing...