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Woodstock students jump into a river during activity week
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...

Three Types of Fun

Do you know that there is a fun scale? That is, at least when it comes to the spending time in the great outdoors. Enthusiasts will tell you that there are three types of fun. Type one fun, put simply, is fun – before, during and afterwards. It could be a...

Saunter, Don’t Hike

Woodstock Principal, Dr Craig Cook, reflects on the joys of sauntering.  In two weeks’ time, our students will be heading off for activity week. Undoubtably one of the highlights of the school year, it gives all our students the chance to swap the classroom for the great-outdoors and step outside their...

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...

Don’t Bottle it Up

While every logical, environmental, and financial argument goes against bottled water, people still buy it.  Daeun Lee from the Class of 2020 asks why. As I observed how my Instagram feed was being painted with dying turtles and choking marine animals, I wondered if those images motivate people enough to make a...

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...

Entrepreneurship: Real-world Learning

Summer at Woodstock's Entrepreneurship Programme is an immersive experience which covers the processes and approaches startups use to achieve success. Summer at Woodstock Entrepreneurship participant Utsah and Faadumo from Woodstock's Class of 2021 write about their visit to Evolve, a social enterprise making plantable organic stationary and has a mission to sustainably...

Woodstock is an International Baccalaureate World School!  

We're delighted to announce that Woodstock is now officially an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, with full authorisation for both the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). The Class of 2021 will be the first Woodstock students to graduate with both an American High School Diploma and the International...

Graduation 2019 – New destinations and challenges await

Tomorrow, the Class of 2019 graduates – a time of celebration – a day of great pride and accomplishment! Our graduates have come a long way and reached the end of a journey – their school days are over and now new journeys and new destinations await. Throughout life they...

Donor Spotlight – Taeho Kim

Taeho Kim became a parent at Woodstock when his son Jihoon joined Grade 8 in July 2018. Where are you from and what do you do? I am from Busan which is a large port city in South Korea and I am an inspector for the EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) for industrial machinery and...