principals

Dr Eleanor Nicholson and Dr Jonathan Long

2020 Vision: People. Passion. Potential.

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince.

"2020 vision is the ability to see with sharpness and clarity – to determine what is important from what is less important and to bring focus to what is blurred or uncertain. Hardly surprising then that 2020 Vision is the title of our bold blueprint for change. In meeting these seven strategic objectives, we will ensure Woodstock's founding vision emerges into the 21st century as a clear commitment to values of excellence, personal responsibility, leadership and service.

"Bringing together vision and innovation, this significant plan will enhance the renowned Woodstock experience by combining the very best features of high academic challenge with a unique approach to the enrichment and personal development of young people. We have every confidence that this will help us to continue enabling Woodstock students to become effective leaders, who not only see what needs to be done but have the courage and the skills to act decisively in the cause of change.

"We prepare young people for exams and we equip them to earn a living - we do all these things with rigour, nurturing the academic potential and high achievement of each individual. Yet, the education Woodstock offers is designed to go far beyond these goals, to develop the whole person and not just a part, to help each individual to become, in the words of our mission statement, "visionary, articulate and ethical - equipped to achieve their full potential in leadership and in life".

Dr Eleanor Nicholson, Principal; Dr Jonathan Long, Principal Designate, September 2011

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