IB transition brings tension

Starting the 2019 academic year, the Class of 2021 entered the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), discontinuing the Advanced Placement curriculum, with mixed reception. The preparation for the transition started in September 2018: every week, students attended extensive sessions about the courses offered, the grading format, and more. In addition, teachers attended workshops throughout the […]

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Understanding abuse

I felt really really lucky: lucky, privileged, and blessed.  I was walking into the shelter with a huge smile on my face. However, the expression on my face couldn’t have been more different when I left the place. There were tears in my eyes and I was struggling to keep them from dropping. I had […]

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Once on this mountain: Mr. Scott

As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.   Where are you coming from?  I am coming from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I worked at Spring Field School in Philadelphia. I was a chemistry teacher there.    Why […]

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School renovation begins with the walk

The renovation of the path up to school is one of the most prominent developments of the semester. Being a central part of every student’s life, the change has not gone unnoticed.  As most students were unaware of the renovation, they were surprised by the new stone-based path.  Mr. Raveesh Dogra, Head of the Estates […]

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We must overcome menstruation stigma

Many in the Woodstock community might find it shocking that some women around India use cow feces as a substitute for a sanitary pad, but many of these women do not have a choice. As hard as it might be to accept this fact, especially after seeing young activists constantly trying to break taboos about […]

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Once on this mountain: Mrs. Amal

As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.   Where are you coming from?  I was born in Lebanon but I consider Canada as home. I recently moved from Muscat, Oman to Woodstock and I […]

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Once on this mountain: Mr. Manoj

As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.   Where are you coming from? I am from Delhi but I grew up in Pune.    What subject do you teach? I teach Math.   What’s […]

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Once on this mountain: Ms. Annie

As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.   Where are you coming from?  I just spent four years teaching Grade 6 Humanities and EAL at the American International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Prior to […]

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Tigers in Action: STEM at Kaplani School

Editor’s note: This is the first-ever video produced by The Woodstocker and we are currently experimenting with video journalism. In the future, we will try to get more video series like these on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned for more. The Tigers in Action series aims to highlight the plethora of student activities and initiatives […]

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Once on this mountain: Mr. Stephan

As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.   Where are you coming from? I am from New Delhi.   What subject do you teach? I teach MYP Arts for grades 9 and 10. […]

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