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 […]

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, […]

A World Of Waldorf Architecture

As an architect Steiner designed two major works: the first Goetheanum (built in wood, and destroyed by arson in 1922) and the second Goetheanum (built in concrete and finished in 1928, after Steiner’s death), both of which are counted among the masterpieces of expressionist architecture of the early twentieth century (Moravánszky, 2012). In addition, he […]

Sports at Imhoff

Here are a few takeaways from the recent School Sport Summit hosted by the Sport Science Institute of SouthAfrica: Youth sports parents and coaches need to focus less on winning and more on sports as a vehicle to build teamwork and leadership abilities, improve sports skills, enhance fitness, promote healthy lifestyles, gain experiences that teach […]

The Michaelmas Festival

Singing and laughter could be heard from all corners of the Primary School while swords and dragon pictures and paintings could be seen in classrooms and in the movement room when the Primary School celebrated the Michaelmas Festival on Friday, 21st September. The day was filled with many activities, starting with wonderful singing and a […]

Child Development and the Teaching of Science

Waldorf education works with the developmental stages of growth in children. The harmonious unfolding of the personality depends on the healthy maturation of each developmental stage, and each progression builds upon the one before it. Strengthening a child’s later cognition in science begins with the building of a strong foundation in the early years, initially […]

House-building in Class 3

Class 3s were introduced to a three-week house-building main lesson block at the end of this term. We were first introduced to stories about animals and how they build and use their homes. We then looked at different traditional homes throughout the world, in many different environments. We explored how houses are constructed and are […]

Class 7 Main Lesson Renaissance

The Main Lesson theme, the Renaissance period, serves as a wonderful thread to weave into artistic lessons. The word “Renaissance” means “rebirth”, and was a period spanning from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe. This era bridged the time between the Middle Ages and modern times. The values and ideals popular during the […]