01 Aug Monsoon downpours welcome new students to Woodstock
A total of 110 new students arrived at Woodstock on Monday (July 30), greeted by torrential downpours as the Monsoon started in earnest.
Many of the new students were accompanied by their parents, and started their orientation in Parker Hall where they were addressed by Director of Admissions Kirsten Beavan, and Principal Dr Jonathan Long.
Dr Long welcomed the new students and assured parents their children would be in safe hands, as Woodstock had almost 160 years’ experience of looking after young people.
He urged students to be patient as they settled in, parents to be gentle on themselves as they adjusted to their children being away from home, and for both students and parents to have confidence in the school.
Mrs Beavan said she hoped the variety of perspectives and backgrounds at Woodstock would create an enriching educational experience for the new students.
New students come from 18 different countries including Uzbekistan, Russia, Italy, Tanzania, the United States, Bhutan, the United Kingdom, Germany and India.
Returning students are now arriving back at the school which will officially get underway with an assembly on Tuesday (July 31).
See below for a slideshow of the new students and parents (Photos: Immu Uniyal).