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Woodstock students jump into a river during activity week

21 Oct Into the Breach

Woodstock Principal Dr Craig Cook explains how exposing students to new cultures, landscapes and experiences during Activity Week provides an opportunity for them to thrive.  Harold Garfinkel was a master of the socially awkward. A professor of sociology, he is known as the founder of ethnomethodology – the study of how...

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23 Sep Listening, Learning and then Leading

In our parents' newsletter, Principal Dr Cook explains why he believes great leadership starts with listening. One of many wisdoms attributed to His Holiness the Dalai Lama is: “When you talk, you only repeat what you know; But when you listen, you learn something new”. It’s hard to argue that there’s...

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20 Sep Meeting the Board

On Friday 15 September, Students leaders involved in Community Engagement projects presented their work to the Woodstock School Board and General Body, explaining how their initiatives have impacted on their lives and those of people in the local community. Janvi Poddar from the Class of 2021 reports. Once every year, the Community...

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13 Sep Alumni Spotlight – Mhabeni Bona ’07

What were your interests and passions as a student at WS? Woodstock was the place where many of the interests and passions I still have today really took shape. Curriculum wise, the literature and social science classes captured my imagination, and fed into my university studies and work. Extracurricular experiences like...

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30 Aug Woodstock needs a watershed moment

Our student water conservation team works with the local community to tackle water scarcity in and around Woodstock and Mussoorie. Cofounder Dhrubhagat from the Class of 2020 identifies the pressing issues facing us around water conservation, and some of the practical solutions the team has identified to help Woodstock become more efficient in, and...

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28 Aug Alumni Spotlight – David Shastry ‘ 09

What brought you and your family to Woodstock? What years and which grades were you at Woodstock? My story of ending up at Woodstock is unique just like so many of us in this community. My parents were doctors and missionaries with the Emmanuel Hospital Association. We were posted in Raxaul...

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28 Aug In Honour of Teachers by Wayne Wardwell ’46

This is a piece Wayne wrote for his retirement home newsletter and for his son and daughter and Stephen Goheen.  He attended every class but second standard at Woodstock from Lower Kindergarten to tenth standard graduation in the class of 1946. His father, Wayne D. Wardwell, Sr was the first...

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27 Aug Alumni Spotlight – Sita Sarwal ’45

When did you graduate and how many years did you spend here? I graduated in 1945 after spending 9 years at Woodstock School. Where are you from? I am from North India and was born in Lahore which was in Undivided India. What brought you here? The family decided to buy a house in Mussoorie as...

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12 Jul Alumni Spotlight – Stephen Alter ’74

Stephen Alter is an author of both fiction and non-fiction. He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, 2002-03 for his book Elephas Maximus. He worked as the director of the writing program at the American University in Cairo and was a writer-in-residence at the Massachusetts...

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