Principal Search: Dr. Potter wishes to elicit creative freedom

As the term for the current principal, Dr. Jonathan Long, comes to a close, the new principal candidates, artfully chosen by the Search Committee, have briefly visited the school. In this series, we introduce the candidates and their educational philosophies: Dr. Lance Potter is originally from Sitka, Alaska, and grew up in Thailand. After graduating […]

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Extensive search for new principal gets underway

After receiving the news of Dr. Jonathon Long’s departure, The Board of Directors embarked on the process of finding a new principal, setting up a committee that is hoping to find the new leader before the end of the school year. Out of a pool of more than 600 applicants, the committee shortlisted 25. After […]

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Screens are not just for teens anymore

Today, it’s not just teenagers and adults who are struggling to find a balance between the virtual world and the real world. Even little children are often found glued to screens. Most parents in the world today are concerned about what screen time may be doing to their kids’ mental and physical wellbeing. One of […]

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A day in the life of a Midlands dorm parent

Like most mornings, the dorm parents who are on morning duty wake up at around 6:30 a.m. They get ready and head to the lounge. Some students who have morning practice have already started leaving for school, whereas the others are still sound asleep. To every single one of the students the dorm parents see […]

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Girls team render opposition redundant

On Sept. 12, the Woodstock Tigers girls team won the annual five-a-side indoor football tournament, which was hosted on the school campus. The after-school event was a huge success, with the finals, between the host team and Him Jyoti School, culminating in a Woodstock win of 9-2. The team consisted of eight out of the […]

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He said, She said: Min and Anjoli

  When did you start dating? Anjoli: July. Min: July 15, 2018.   Name all of Anjoli’s dogs Anjoli: Cosmo, Clover and Dali.   Min: I don’t know.   What’s Anjoli’s favorite animal? Anjoli: Bear. Min: Dog.   What is one thing that Anjoli hates? Anjoli: Cucumbers. Min: My jokes.   What is one thing […]

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Students tread lightly on the Guiding Principles

As the new academic year began, Woodstock focused in on shaping its students to become better world citizens. One way to achieve this has been through the school’s Guiding Principles, an integral part of the school’s educational philosophy. Even though the principles are not new, it is this year that the school started truly emphasizing […]

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Let’s talk about mental health

In the fast-moving world of the 21st century, mental illness continues to be a stigma not talked about enough. The word itself is a taboo in communities around the world and few are comfortable indulging in an open discussion about it. People with mental illnesses are scared to talk about it because their illness isolates […]

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Over the hills and far away: Ms. Annie

As the academic year comes to an end, several staff members prepare to leave. Hence, The Woodstocker caught up with some of them, to dig into their thoughts and future endeavours.  Why are you leaving? I came to Woodstock as a student teacher, I was initially going to be here from July to October, but […]

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