Archive | February, 2018

Our 100 Club

Our 100 Club

The brainchild of former Imhoff parent, Tamzin Shaw, the 100 Club has been running for a few years. The profits go towards building our new school – The Dragon Tree Project – and along the way, the school has joyfully given many winners R10 000 each. Come watch the draw on Thursday 15th March at […]

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Water Update

We have all embraced the new way of living with our current water situation.  In fact, I wonder whether any of us will ever be able to go back to having a long hot shower. Thanks to the awareness of our children’s home environments our task at school has been an easy transition. We have […]

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Community Market

Imhoff Waldorf rests on four pillars, of which Community is one. In the spirit of community, Imhoff parents are invited to trade (and advertise) and on school grounds once a Term, on the same day as the 100 Club Draw: 15th March, 14th June, 13th September and 29th November. Trading so far: Lush Food’s salad […]

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Craft Shop

Craft Shop

The craft shop runs every Thursday from 12pm until 1pm. We also feature at the Community Market held towards the end of every term. The next Community Market is on 15 March 2018 from 12pm until 2pm. I decided to take over the craft shop at the beginning of last year. I love to work […]

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Dragon Tree Project Update

Dragon Tree Project Update

Rain brings hope, and so the thunder and lightning show we saw this month brought more than a spectacular show. It also reminds us that we are not alone on this journey on earth, but rather that we are connected to all earthly creatures and we are all dependent on her resources. As you may […]

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The Truth About Age Twelve

The age of twelve is remarkable. As childhood comes to its end, the twelve-year-old can feel accomplishment and mastery of many skills in jump rope, running, reading, arithmetic, high jumping, memorization, writing, logic, and reasoning. Just as the sense of mastery peaks, the child’s body begins to change. Though the first changes are invisible, the […]

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India Day in Class 5

In class 5 the children hear lovely stories on the Ancient Mythologies. We started in the fog swirling land of Atlantis and travelled to the hot, dry land of India where the stories of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva come to life. We hear how Buddha started his journey as a Prince in a beautiful castle […]

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Celebrating Founder’s Day

Rudolf Steiner was born on 25 February 1861, and opened the first “FreeWaldorf School” in Stuttgart in Germany in 1919. It is a tradition that all Waldorf Schools around the world celebrate Founder’s Day. On Firday 23 February the Primary School classes celebrated by going on various outings, inspite of the much needed rain. Classes […]

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100 Years of Waldorf

Waldorf education has become one of the fastest growing independent school movements in the world. There are 18 Waldorf Schools in South Africa and over 1,100 Waldorf Schools in over 80 countries around the globe – and the movement is growing fast! The first Waldorf School was founded in Stuttgart in 1919 and next year […]

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Pre-school Aftercare with Giselle Downes

I am so privileged to be doing pre-school aftercare once again. It has been an exciting and magical experience since 2017 when I joined Imhoff Waldorf. Prior to this I was a Grade R teacher, as well as an aftercare teacher, for fourteen years at Fish Hoek Primary School. My commitment is to adapt my […]

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Can Energetic Boys Enjoy Handwork?

How does Waldorf education regard “boy energy” in relation to the emphasis on crafts and fine motor skills, given that boys typically have less interest than girls in these? When the first Waldorf School opened in Germany in 1919, it was considered that boys and girls were to share classes as well as all aspects […]

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News from the Kindergarten

Josephine’s Kindergarten class said goodbye to Robyn who has been assisting Josephine for a year. Robyn had the opportunity to take up further training at the Centre for Creative Education (CCE). We wish her all the best. She was a lovely colleague and we appreciate all she gave to the class in her time at […]

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A Glimpse into the Parent & Child Circle

Imhoff Waldorf offers a wonderful Parent & Child Circle for parents, grandparents or caregivers. The class is a gentle introduction to Waldorf education, the classroom and getting to know the teacher. It is a wonderful place to meet lovely like-minded parents while your child plays in a beautiful natural environment. The class is best suited […]

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