Archive | October, 2018

Buy-A-Brick Fundraising Campaign

Buy-A-Brick Fundraising Campaign

“Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela In 2019 Waldorf Education celebrates its 100th year of existence. They say it takes a village to raise a child… we believe it takes a community to build a school. With the centenary celebration of Waldorf Education in mind, […]

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A Warm Welcome to Charlene in Class 2

Our children bring us many gifts: one of these is the opportunity to experience unconditional love.  As parents we can mature and become more selfless in ways that can help us serve our beautiful Earth. I came across Waldorf Education because I was looking for an education system that would help to develop my children’s love […]

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The Gift Of Music

At a Waldorf school, a child’s development is supported through the creation of an environment that is filled with beauty, warmth and joy. Music is an essential part of this environment and supports the idea that the world is a beautiful and harmonious place. Many people consider music to be a fringe subject that only […]

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Waldorf 100 Torch

We were blessed to receive The Michael Mount Waldorf 100 torch. This special torch for Waldorf 100 symbolises the light of Waldorf education as it passes from one school to another around South Africa and abroad, unifying and reaffirming our collective Waldorf spirit. The ‘Marathon around the World’ torch project was initiated by the Michael […]

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The importance of rhythm, routine and play in the Kindergarten

In Kindergarten, the security of knowing and being is grown through the rhythm of the day and the repetition of the familiar. The rhythm and repetition of how things are done, where things are kept, as well as a rhythm in the appropriate response of the teacher all contribute to the development of the child. […]

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Science Shows That Our Brains Need Craft More Than Ever

At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive home gardens, are being looked to as something of an antidote to the stresses and pressures […]

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Bloublommetjieskloof Bio-Dynamic Farm

Class 3 went on their very first class camp – to Bloublommetjieskloof Bio-dynamic Farm in Wellington. They were given an authentic, old-style farming experience which included activities such as milking the cows, butter-making, compost-making and other general farm duties. It was lovely to watch them interact with all of the different farm animals. In the […]

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Sports Day

On a blustery Friday the Imhoff children arrived in yellow, blue, red and green for our annual sports day. The air was electric with enthusiasm, good comraderie and team spirit.  This year we welcomed a few new variations to the races, which added a challenge and excitement.  We had our lovely coaches, Kyle and Dale, […]

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The Build – Questions and Answers

Should the leaders who make important  financial decisions for the school not be trained or experienced in business principles and systems? As a school, we are very reliant on the involvement, input and skills of our parent body. The school is structured with sub-committee or mandate groups, mandated by the Board of Management and/or College […]

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A Steiner Verse for an Uncertain World

When the world around us seems uncertain and even scary, what can we as mothers do to nurture ourselves and our little ones? First of all, Steiner might well say that we need to pay more attention to the unseen world than the seen one. Call on our angels or higher power or spirit of […]

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“Roma-Amor” Presented by Class 6

The Class 6s put on a fun comedy called Roma Amor which centres on life in Rome under the extravagant rule of Emperor Nero. It is a crazy love story about noble Roman twins who choose to switch roles so that they can be near the one their heart desires. The young maiden join the […]

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Class 5 Language Sharing at Stellenbosch Waldorf School

“The learning of a foreign language greatly depends on imitative musical abilities. Although they are somewhat ebbing from the change of teeth onwards, the language teacher can still make use of them in a most creative way.” – René M Querido, “A Creative Approach to Foreign Languages for Waldorf Teachers” Seeing the creativity in the […]

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Home

Our homes are our shelters and our protection – but they are also the places we feel we can belong. We nurture ourselves and the people close to us here. We create havens from the world, so that we can then go out into it and engage with other people, and the challenges and rewards […]

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