Archive | September, 2018

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Parent & Child Circle

Our Parent & Child Circle is a wonderful way to introduce your child to a classroom experience, and for parents to learn more about the rich, developmental approach of Waldorf education. The home-like atmosphere of the program is calming and enriching for both the young child and the attending parent, and provides quality time together […]

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A Reflection of our Spring Fair

The joys of Spring can be seen all over the school, through the vibrant energy of the children in the playground , the melodies from the constant chattering of birds and of course the flowers blooming in the forest once more. One of Imhoff’s great ways of celebrating this energy is with the annual Spring […]

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A World Of Waldorf Architecture

As an architect Steiner designed two major works: the first Goetheanum (built in wood, and destroyed by arson in 1922) and the second Goetheanum (built in concrete and finished in 1928, after Steiner’s death), both of which are counted among the masterpieces of expressionist architecture of the early twentieth century (Moravánszky, 2012). In addition, he […]

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Sports at Imhoff

Here are a few takeaways from the recent School Sport Summit hosted by the Sport Science Institute of SouthAfrica: Youth sports parents and coaches need to focus less on winning and more on sports as a vehicle to build teamwork and leadership abilities, improve sports skills, enhance fitness, promote healthy lifestyles, gain experiences that teach […]

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The Michaelmas Festival

Singing and laughter could be heard from all corners of the Primary School while swords and dragon pictures and paintings could be seen in classrooms and in the movement room when the Primary School celebrated the Michaelmas Festival on Friday, 21st September. The day was filled with many activities, starting with wonderful singing and a […]

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Child Development and the Teaching of Science

Waldorf education works with the developmental stages of growth in children. The harmonious unfolding of the personality depends on the healthy maturation of each developmental stage, and each progression builds upon the one before it. Strengthening a child’s later cognition in science begins with the building of a strong foundation in the early years, initially […]

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House-building in Class 3

Class 3s were introduced to a three-week house-building main lesson block at the end of this term. We were first introduced to stories about animals and how they build and use their homes. We then looked at different traditional homes throughout the world, in many different environments. We explored how houses are constructed and are […]

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The Build – Questions & Answers

How are parents involved in the decisions that affect the future of our school?  Rudolph Steiner’s vision for the way a Waldorf School should be run is that all pedagogical decisions rest with the College of Teachers (often the more experienced teachers).  The Board of Management is made up of parents, who participate on a […]

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Pre-school Celebrates Michaelmas Festival

The spirit of Saint Michael calls us to act with freedom and with moral courage. The image of Saint Michael, with whom this festival is associated, reflects different qualities. He offers us courage, strength and balance. For courage, he is seen to protect us from the dragons of egoism, untruth and the tendency to be […]

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The Benefits of Cursive Go Beyond Writing

Putting pen to paper stimulates the brain like nothing else, even in this age of e-mails, texts and tweets. In fact, learning to write in cursive is shown to improve brain development in the areas of thinking, language and working memory. Cursive handwriting stimulates brain synapses and synchronicity between the left and right hemispheres, something […]

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Class 7 Main Lesson Renaissance

The Main Lesson theme, the Renaissance period, serves as a wonderful thread to weave into artistic lessons. The word “Renaissance” means “rebirth”, and was a period spanning from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe. This era bridged the time between the Middle Ages and modern times. The values and ideals popular during the […]

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