First IBDP verification visit seems optimistic

The school had its very first IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) verification visit on Feb. 25 and 26. The school was examined by two IB trained educators, Mr. Sarewal and Mr. Nandan. Mr. Sarewal works for IB Career-related Programme, which is one of the four programmes that IB offers. He is also the associate DP […]

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Mrs. Bowling settles into new role

“When school started and the staff retreat happened, I was really excited,” Mrs. Renee Bowling said, on starting her new role as the Head of Upper Years. One of the biggest reasons that Mrs. Bowling was happy to get the role was to have the “opportunity to bring stability to the Upper Years.” It has […]

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Space cadets soar above competition

“I had six Red Bulls in one day just to stay awake and do my work. I was in operations,” Anirudh Aggarwal, Class of 2020 and co-founder of the NASA PASSAGE, said as he was reflecting on his team’s recent runner-up award at the Asian National Space Settlement competition in Delhi Feb. 10-14. In this […]

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CFI builds programs as renovation​ looms

With every new trimester at school, there sprouts a new series of events and opportunities at the Centre for Imagination for the community to share and enjoy. Ms. Amy Seefeldt, Director of CFI shared her hopes and excitements regarding what lies forward at the CFI for the coming trimester. Ms. Seefeldt said, “The CFI has […]

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New Korean-Naga cafe serves higher purpose

Situated on the ascending road beside the Buddhist Monastery, Kairos Cafe is almost imperceptible at Mullingar, save for a sign pointing its way. Once you follow the path, however, it is hard to miss the cutesy purple entrance.  The first thing to greet you as you enter is the warm, friendly staff. The second thing, […]

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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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Renovated classroom looks traditional yet modern

Coming back from a lengthy winter break, students encountered caution tape planted outside HS20 with construction work finishing up inside. Unveiled this week, the classroom was no longer cold and dark. The newly renovated room looks neat and clean. Mr Sanjeev Puri, the school’s chief operating officer, gave students a tour of the space, emphasizing its […]

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White welcome to Trimester 3

Students woke up to a winter wonderland Friday after an overnight storm dumped snow and ice on Mussoorie. Classes continued as scheduled, but the Upper Years’ advisor night has been postponed until further notice. Photos by Dhrubhagat Singh and The Woodstocker staff

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Before moving on, Dr. Long reminisces

After seven years as Woodstock’s principal, the thoughtful and energetic Dr. Jonathan Long will move to new frontiers, effective at the end of the current academic year. Dr. Long originally joined as principal in 2011, coming from the United World College in Pune. He said, “While the UWC was a great school, students only came […]

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CIS team evaluation seems optimistic

A few weeks ago, the Council of International Schools (CIS) team visited Woodstock school. The team examined the school for a week and documented the information in the form of a report which was sent to the CIS Board of Directors. Woodstock is currently accredited with the Middle States Association (MSA), but the accreditation gets […]

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