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15 Dec From words to works of art

Ms Dyson's Grade 12 English students are challenged to produce a creative response to a piece of modern literature.   This trimester, English 12 students read Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake and responded with a creative project. The novel explores issues of immigrant and multi-cultural identity formation, something many...

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20 Nov The Get Down

Students take a leading role in this week's Fall performance in more ways than one. Senior Subho adapted The Get Down from the TV series of the same name exclusively for Woodstock, eleventh grader Khushi choreographed the dancing, and drama and dance teacher Mr Heera has been ably supported by assistant directors Egor and Idika. And...

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09 Nov Satish Kumar – Eight thousand miles for peace

Activist and editor Satish Kumar made a big impression on Centre for Imagination intern Shatakshi Kabi.   Fifty-five years ago, when the echo of a nuclear test had become a recurrent experience in the world, two friends, 25 and 26 years old, started walking. Penniless and vegetarian, they walked for more than 8,000 miles to the capitals of...

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05 Oct The art of literature

Grade 12 English students have been exploring a modern American literary classic, and expressing the challenging themes within through creative mediums including visual art.   Students in Ms Dyson's English 12 class read Toni Morrison’s Beloved (winner of the the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature), which portrays...

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22 Sep 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...

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21 Sep 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,...

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14 Sep 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...

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