Dr. Long hands over the baton to Dr. Cook

After four months of vigorous and thorough search for a new principal, the Woodstock Community was informed on April 12, 2019 about the appointment of Dr. Craig Cook as principal designate of Woodstock. The board of directors unanimously chose Dr. Cook as the principal, with the belief that he would be an outstanding educational leader. […]

Read More…

Principal Search: Dr. Engstrom imagines leading the school

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. John Engstrom was educated at Wheaton College (B.Sc.), State University of New York at […]

Read More…

Principal Search: Dr. Cook leads through the lens of a sociologist

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. Craig Cook attended Biola University to get his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and Manila […]

Read More…

Trump impacts students’ college choices

Donald Trump lives approximately 12,000 kilometers away from the well-guarded gates of Woodstock, but the 45th president of the United States of America has managed to affect and influence the lives of students here nonetheless. The current incumbent at the White House in Washington DC is renowned for his Islamophobic rhetoric and abusive disdain for […]

Read More…

Swish-A-Thon 2019 exhibited exemplary sportsmanship

Feb. 21, 2019. The highlights of the 5th Annual Swish-A-Thon were the sportsmanship and mutual respect depicted by several teams. This year, the money collected will be donated to Project Burans, an initiative part of the Emmanuel Health Association that promotes mental health in rural parts of Northern India. The organization is currently working in […]

Read More…

Parker Hall transformed into ‘Island’ of songs

The globe lights dim and the crowd simmers down. Everyone’s eyes reach out to the stage, eagerly waiting for the play to start. As a response to their yearning, gods, peasants, and city dwellers creep out one by one, to present the opening night of Once On This Island. A musical, set on a Caribbean […]

Read More…

Accepting Mr. Hubbard

Art teacher’s life goes beyond tolerance “Hey, how’re you doing?” That voice, usually so friendly, sounded like a threat: “How’s the article coming together?”   Man, I really need to find another way to get to the Media Center. “Great,” I replied, before shuffling away hurriedly. I didn’t have the heart to tell Mr. Hubbard […]

Read More…

Once on this mountain: Mr. Farnham

As our academic year progresses, 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 and where are you right now? I come from WIS (Western International School) in Shanghai where I was for 11 years and it […]

Read More…

Who are the Taliban?

In 1989, after the Soviet troops left, a civil war broke out in the southwest and Pakistani border areas, with U.S. assistance. They promised to fight corruption and improve security while also practicing a radical Islam. Following the 9/11 attacks, US-led forces drove the Taliban out of power in Afghanistan. These days, the group is […]

Read More…

The driving force of all nature

There would never be life without water. We all might’ve studied before that our planet is made up of approximately 75% of water, but are we really aware of how much of it is actually drinkable? You may ask “How much of the 75% of the water is fit for human consumption?” Well, almost none […]

Read More…

Review: Fahrenheit 451

“If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you’ll never learn.”  A few years ago we had a new English teacher in the school and for introductions, she asked us to tell her our names and our favorite books. Some people named really good YA books, while others named childhood favorites. But […]

Read More…

Community Engagement at Woodstock

Woodstock is well known for its involvement in community service. An interview with Mrs.Mark will teach you all you need to know about Woodstock’s community engagement programmes. So, what are some of the community engagement projects at woodstock? Empowering women  Educating women so that they have a basic grasp of vital issues such as health, […]

Read More…

College fair goes virtual

Woodstock hosted its second annual virtual college fair this year which consisted of ​​a series of 5 fairs between Aug. 18 and Sept. 22. Various representatives from Canada, United Kingdom, United States, India, and Spain joined us through zoom with plenty of enthused students, marking a successful event.  The fair commenced as around 15 university […]

Read More…

How social media influences our daily lives

Social media is the most used resource by people in different age groups, no matter how old or young. It is used so often in a day that sometimes we mix up our priorities. The average screen time of teens between the ages of 13-18 is 9 hours per day through various social networking sites […]

Read More…

A Look into ECC

Why haven’t we heard of the ECC in Woodstock before? The Environmental Conservation Committee, otherwise known as the ECC, was established in the first semester of school in 2021. It was initiated by Kalsang Yangchen and Luke D’Souza  who are the soon-to-be-graduating class of 2022. Their aim was to encourage the community of Woodstock to […]

Read More…