Archive | June, 2019

Leo in awe

Links to linger on in the holidays

                  To support our MOVE: To support our SPONSORSHIP PROGRAMME:                   To order more CLASS PHOTOS or NOVELTY ITEMS or queries:             Say NO to educating very young children as computer […]

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Toddler Fruit

Come and visit us

                  Visitor’s Days By appointment, for 30 minutes per family. Toddler group: 31 July & 1 August, 9 – 11am. Playgroup: 31 July, 9 – 11am. Kindergarten: 31 July, 1 & 2 August, 9 – 11am. Parent & Child group: 2 August, 9 – 11am. Open Day […]

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Tunnel Close up

The heart of the Waldorf method

            “The heart of the Waldorf method is that education is an art, it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, his heart and his will must be reached, as well as the mind.” Rudolf Steiner

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St John's Festival

St John’s Festival

We had an exhilerating time celebrating the St John’s Festival. A perfect, windless night accentuated the silence of the children walking the spiral with their lanterns. The fire lit up the dark night sky as the children lit their torches – lighting their way.

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Leighs 2 Lanterns

The Toddler Festival

                The purpose of the festival is to create an experience where the children develop a sense of wonder for the light that shines within the darkness. “St. John, St. John, the messenger of light, who kindles the fire on a dark winters’ night, that love may come […]

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Nans Lanterns

The Playgroup and Kindergarten Festivals

                  The Pre-School child lives in a state of wonder and imitation and this is how they discover and experience their world each day. They rekindle our sense of wonder and connection as well. In a Waldorf Pre-School meaningful festivals form the core curriculum. Celebrating these festivals […]

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Class 7 Torches

The Primary School Festival Bonfire

              The Primary school children gathered and sang under our big tree and then followed the lantern spiral parade to light the bonfire together. It is the role of the Class 7 children to use their flaming torches to light the bonfire. In preparation for the lighting of the […]

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Colourful walk

The Secret Garden

                  In the children’s classic, The Secret Garden, a little boy is described who may have been an anomaly in the early twentieth century, but is sadly reflective of various aspects of children in the kindergarten today. Colin Craven is a pale, peevish, demanding child whose restricted […]

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St. Johns Ring

Preschool Q&A

            Which age group? We use average ages, and these may differ depending on the individual child. We try to consider each child’s specific personality and needs. Toddler group: 2- to 3-year-olds Playgroup: 3- to 4-year-olds Kindergarten: 5- and 6-year-olds, some turning 7 Kindergarten usually lasts two years. The younger […]

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Sylvia Auction

Thank you everyone

                  Wow! The Auction results were R101 000! Heartfelt appreciation and credit to our entire school community.

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Ruth 1

Observing the Six-year Change

            This article is written from the many observations that I have made over the past thirty years during my work in early childhood. For twelve of those years I have had the privilege of working in mixed-age Kindergarten settings where some of the children are going through their ‘first […]

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