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Woodstock School announces the search for a new Principal

After eight years as Woodstock School’s Principal, Dr Jonathan Long is moving on to a new challenge in June 2019. His leadership has had a huge impact on Woodstock today and will help to shape its future for years to come, and both he and Mrs Sue Long have been...

Ten things you learn as a ‘Woodstocker’ in your first year

What exactly is it that makes us Woodstockers unique? Navya Sethi from Grade 11 shares the ten things you learn in your first year at Woodstock.   How to be your own parent! From making your bed and cleaning up after yourself, to self-studying and growing up independently, Woodstock teaches you responsibility and self...

The Art of Global Citizenship

At Woodstock, this is what embodies global citizenship: "A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world and has the disposition to transcend cultural, religious, and socio-economic difference in pursuit of the common good. Global citizens understand the only concept of 'we' that matters is the one that...

Social Anxiety Unfounded?

Teenagers say that social media provides them a valuable source of creative self-expression and makes them feel less lonely and more connected. So are parental concerns about social media unfounded? Woodstock Principal Dr Jonathan Long explores the ways, both good and bad, in which the technology can affect young people's...

Sadie 2018 – in pictures

On Saturday students celebrated Sadie Hawkins, a US and Woodstock tradition, where young women ask young men to accompany them to a dinner and dance. Photos: Kittapa Sasivimonpan [gallery size="large" columns="1" link="file" ids="31287,31294,31278,31282,31280,31295,31284,31285,31288,31296,31276,31283,31299,31275,31293,31281"]  ...

Jump start for 19th Win Mumby Basketball Tournament

Sixteen teams are converging on Woodstock School for the nineteenth Win Mumby All-India Basketball Tournament. The championship starts on today and runs until Saturday 3 November. This year, the participating boys’ teams are: Apex Public School (Delhi), The Asian School (Dehra Dun), The Doon School (Dehra Dun), Modern School (Delhi), Motilal...

Embracing teenage emotions

Woodstock Principal Dr Jonathan Long shares three simple steps to helping teenagers through what can be an emotional time. According to Steven Wood, Professor of adolescent brain development and mental health at the University of Birmingham, teenagers have more emotional range than adults. This is often seen in the ups and...

Playing basketball at Ridgewood Field
A healthy mind deserves a healthy body

Woodstock Principal Dr Jonathan Long explores the powerful link between our ability to think and our physical wellbeing.   A shocking report in the press recently really caught my attention. The BBC headline read, “Chronic exposure to air pollution could be linked to cognitive performance.” A new study from Peking University in China...

Ellen Stewart Alter ’68: July 1926 – August 2018

It is with much sadness that we share this news from Steve Alter that his mother, Ellen Stewart Alter passed away on August 23, 2018. With heartfelt condolences to Steve and Ameeta and the entire Alter family from Woodstock School.   Ellen Stewart Alter, 92, of Wooster Ohio passed away peacefully on August...

Education should cherish creativity, not crush it

To cultivate children's creativity, we must free them from fear, encourage them to experiment and let them dare to dream.   “How many uses can you think of for a shoe?” That’s one of the questions Dr George Land and Dr Beth Jarman came up with when they devised a test to...