Archive | February, 2019

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Celebrating Waldorf 100 and Founder’s Day

We celebrate Founder’s Day, Rudolf Steiner’s Birthday (27 February) on Friday 22 February 2019 at our school. Each class will be honouring the day in their own individual way. Waldorf schooling was founded by Steiner in Germany in the early 20th century. This year, 2019, is a celebration of 100 years of Waldorf education. Evolving from […]

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The wonderful beginning

Class 1 – The wonderful beginning. How lovely it is to play the Marimba, to use it instead of bell or recorder, to see how they listen to it, as it beckons them to run and line up beautifully. What a wonderful sight it is to see them enjoying Eurythmy with their Teacher Sandise. I […]

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Approach to Reading and Writing in Class One

Writing comes before reading in Class 1 as it is more concrete, practical and less intellectually demanding. When we work with writing, the whole being of the child is involved. The child not only sees the letter but they also hear it, move it and write it. The form of letters is emphasized and the […]

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Curriculum Overview in a Waldorf Primary School

Grade 1 First Grade is often compared to as a paradise, a happy time full of those comforting surroundings created by their teacher and parents in order to hold them within a protected environment from which to begin their great journey toward adulthood. The task of the First Grade teacher is to help the children make […]

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A Goodbye Note from Ester Ruttman

11 February 2019 Dear Parents, It is with such a heavy heart that I say goodbye to Imhoff Waldorf School. I have come to know and love so many of you and your children. The laughter and fun that I have shared with the children in the classes and the creative ideas and courageous, hard […]

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Thank You from Siyakhula

Dear Imhoff  We would like to thank you for the veggies that you are donating to Siyakhula. It helps a lot and has made a huge difference to our children. We would like you to continue sending veggies to us, please!  We are Siyakhula staff we really appreciate your help and your effort. Have a […]

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Learning pure joy from the children 

Today I have cooking and baking planned for my aftercare and I brought my pasta machine. The children arrive and their eyes and imagination are immediately captured by this silvery, sparkly, shiny object. And the questions begin: what is it? what is it for? how does it work? why is it here? So, after agreeing […]

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Dream Consciousness

In the pre-school, parents may encounter the concept of “dream consciousness” when talking to teachers. Many parents are uncertain as to what this might mean.  Dream consciousness?  This means that we encourage parents to respect their small children’s developmental phase.  We prefer to let their imaginations flourish first so that they have a firm foundation for their […]

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Welcome event 2019

On the 9th of February Waldorf parents, old and new, gathered with the school body to welcome the new term and year. Reflection by Ester Ruttman “What a beautiful Orientation Day we had today, in true Imhoff style. We started the morning with stories from the past, followed by introductions to various groups and the […]

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