Archive | November, 2018

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Are we filling their tummies or nourishing their bodies?

Healthy Kids are Cool sponsored by Faithful to Nature and Flora Force organized a one-day workshop on Optimum Nutrition for Kids. My colleague Giselle and I jumped at the opportunity to attend this event and thoroughly enjoyed it! Dr Werner Kerschbaumer, a homeopath and co-founder of Flora Force shook many of the general beliefs regarding […]

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Pre-School Aftercare Programme Develops In 2019

As our Aftercare develops, I am very excited to propose a weekly programme for my Pre-school Aftercare for 2019. The activities suggested are not exhaustive but part of a wider range that I would like to develop as the Aftercare changes into a fun, creative space for the children. Here is an outline: Mondays Baking […]

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Sylvia Spreads Her Wings To The Kindergarten

Sylvia Bleki began in Playgroup eight years ago. She initially volunteered with my second class once a month whilse she was training at the Centre for Creative Education. Heidi and David Evans supported and encouraged her to do the training. In my first year I had a group of twelve children on my own and […]

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Class 5 Camp At Back 2 Basics

On the 7th of November the Class 5s went on camp to Back 2 Basics. It is a lovely spot just past Elgin, filled with pine trees, a dam and adventure. We were met by our two robust facilitators, who showed us our tents and bunk beds. This is only camp I have been on […]

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A Neuroscientist Explains What Tech Does To The Reading Brain

For anyone who has ever been a reader, there’s much to sympathize with in Maryanne Wolf’s Reader, Come Home. The UCLA neuroscientist, a great lover of literature, tries to read Hermann Hesse’s Glass Bead Game, an old favorite, only to realize that she finds him boring and too complex. She wonders why he ever won a Nobel. […]

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Class 6 Camp at Bonamanzi Adventures

I had the privilege of experiencing my first camp as a Waldorf teacher with my Class 6 children this term and what a blast it was!  We gathered on a Sunday afternoon to board our bus, and after a small glitch with transport, we headed off to Bonamanzi – a family-owned adventure camp set on […]

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Class 7 Play “Magellan The Navigator”

We travelled around the world with Class 7’s final play “Magellan The Navigator” as they too prepare to set sail into high school and their futures. Magellan’s great dream to discover distant lands was fraught with challenges, difficult passage, unknown waters, internal fighting and challenges to his command, not to mention encounters with antagonistic island […]

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