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Education Matters

Demand, supply and taxes

Taxation isn't always the most appealing subject, particularly for those paying it. But as a key element of micro-economics, it is something that upper years students studying the subject have to understand inside out. Dr Garg's economics class relocated to the Quad for a lesson, with the tiled floor transformed...

Bang a drum

On Wednesday, Grade 6 students put on a special show for the Grade 5 class. The performance, which featured the students' own compositions, is the culmination of weeks of work. Since the start of the school year they've been honing their skills in rhythm using the djembe (African drum), wood block,...

Cultural exchange

“Living in the U.S. is easy. Everything has been handed to me, and I can always count on clean water coming out of the tap, and plenty of food on the table,” explains Prestin, exchange student from New England. For Prestin, coming to Woodstock was not only an opportunity to learn...

In the running

Tuesday saw our running teams compete against schools in the Wynberg Allen Cross Country Invitational. The contest included five girls' teams - Mussoorie International School, Tibetan Home School, Waverly Convent School, Wynberg Allen School and Woodstock - and four boys' teams - Welham Boys School, Tibetan Home School, Wynberg Allen School and...

Productive praise and constructive criticism  

An integral part of the artist's craft is the ability to explain the thoughts and decisions behind your work. Equally you should be able to constructively appraise and appreciate the work of others. But it's not always easy to stand before your peers and discuss what you've done, particularly when the work...

Cultivating Compassion – An interview with Wendy Singer

CFI Intern and Grade 11 student, Nandini Seth interviews Wendy Singer, a modern Indian history scholar visiting from Kenyon College.   It's strange how life offers us so much: endless possibilities, thousands of topics to explore, books, blogs, writers, people...

Uplifting experimentation

AP Physics 1 students shifted from the lab to the climbing room to conduct a real life investigation centered on a ‘crevasse rescue’ of a climbing partner. Drawing on teacher Stephen Anderson's mountaineering experience, and with the support of the Hanifl Centre team and our new outdoor coordinator Mallikarjun, they...

Downhill fast

Middle years students were tasked with putting their design skills to the test by developing gravity powered vehicles. The challenge, an integrated project of Mr Daniel and Mr Schumacher's design and science classes, enabled students to demonstrate their understanding of vehicle systems and how a vehicle’s form affects its overall...

World of opportunity

A key part of a Woodstock education isn't just what you do while you're here, but what you go on to achieve afterwards. For the vast majority of our graduates, the next step in their learning journey is to go on to study overseas, including seven in ten going to North...

Cracking eggs-periment

How do you drop an egg from the Quad balcony without breaking it? That was the challenge Grade 5 students have faced over recent weeks as part of a science project. After designing and making a vessel to protect their eggs on the way down, they launched their creations into...