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Education Matters

27 Jun Early years open class

Early years opened up their classrooms in the last week of term to show the best of their work to parents and students. Attractions included a cafe, with a healthy menu devised by students, a puppet show, and an underwater experience from Kindergarten.   [vc_masonry_media_grid element_width="6" gap="2" grid_id="vc_gid:1495784194436-2a9b946f-1cc8-9" include="25721,25722,25723,25724,25725,25726,25727,25728,25729,25730,25731,25732,25733,25734,25735,25736"]...

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27 May Graduation speeches 2017

All the speeches from 2017's Graduation and Baccalaureate services, including from Valedictorian and Salutatorian Shar and Shanti Mathias, pictured above.   Valedictorian Speech – Shar Mathias Good morning Woodstock students, staff, friends, family, and the Class of 2017, Ad Maiora. We’ve gone through a fair few name changes, and to be honest, I wasn’t...

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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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