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Student visit to CERN

25 May Accelerated learning – Student visit to CERN

Last week seven students had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit CERN, the European Council for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland.   CERN is famously home to the Large Hadron Collider, by far the World's most powerful particle accelerator. It's also where thousands of physicists and engineers work to expand our understanding of the fundamental...

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14 May Does fear within the patriarchal society of Afghanistan result in women being silenced?

Fifteen year old Zohal Haidari arrived at Woodstock in July from Afghanistan, knowing almost no English and without a sense of what an essay in this foreign language might look like! Less than a year later, Maymester’s independent, interdisciplinary research project gave her space to explore an important question arising...

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09 May Does a Standardized Education Impoverish a Child’s Future?

In a thoughtful research essay for her AP Seminar class, Tshokey Gyaltshen explores the impact of standardization on education and work. Her piece both demonstrates the quality of academic writing students practice at Woodstock and reveals the need for new directions forward in education, which Woodstock is exploring through the Centre...

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Richard and Jude Davies

01 May New head of upper years

As Jonathan Seefeldt prepares to leave us at the end of this school year, we welcome Richard Davies as our new Head of Upper Years.   We bid farewell to Mr Seefeldt at the end of this school year after four years as Head of Upper Years. The upper years’ experience has thrived...

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27 Apr Spring Concert I

This semester's music week had its overture last night with the first of three Spring concerts. Wednesday's concert included performances from Beginning Choir, Junior Choir, Tiger Percussion, Beginning Strings Level 1, Beginning Band, Beginning Strings Level 2 and Junior Orchestra. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_masonry_media_grid gap="2" grid_id="vc_gid:1493289388445-12a50332-ca94-2" include="25008,25009,25010,25011,25012,25013,25014,25015,25016,25017,25018,25019,25020,25021,25022,25023,25024,25025"][/vc_column][/vc_row]  ...

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20 Apr Grade 5 tackles poverty

In today's middle years' assembly, our Grade 5 students set out to explore some of the key aspects of poverty. They considered what it means, who is affected and why poverty is an issue we should all be aware of.   As well as showing videos which provided food for thought about the...

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19 Apr Days for Girls teams up with Community Development

Our Community Development programme is working with Days for Girls to provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions and health education. Because when girls and women have health, education and opportunity, communities and our world are stronger.   Days for Girls is an NGO which aims to provide sustainable feminine hygiene solutions to all girls and women. When a group...

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Woodstock Students at an international college fair

16 Apr Understanding the ESL language options for your child

Parents of current grade 5-8 ESL students will have recently received a message about the language options for their child.   If you're still not clear how these options affect your child, our ESL team have made two short films which will help explain. Parent Teacher First Language or ESL Options [embed width="600" height="480"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0XPrhyqeV0&feature=youtu.be[/embed] IB...

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