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Archive | June, 2019
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 […]
“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
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wow! The Auction results were R101 000! Heartfelt appreciation and credit to our entire school community.
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 […]
We wish Playgroup Teacher Theodora a well-deserved sabbatical.