Class 1 2020

  Bilqis Panday Class 1 Teacher 2020 We welcome Bilqis in her new role as Class 1 Teacher at Imhoff Waldorf School in 2020. Teacher Bilqis told the children an inspiring story at the very last assembly on Imhoff Farm on Friday 19 August 2019. In her words: This is my third year of working in […]

Transition Time

Teachers and Parents have been digging up and gathering plants on our old land for replanting. Botanists have been doing a series of follow up search and rescue sweeps, particularly for some of the bulbs that arrived with spring, on our new land. This photo by Sam Glen shows a tiny indigenous Orchid, safely ensconced […]

Then and now

              Pop- Up Open Day Market On the last Saturday gathering on our old land, 17 August, some of our families and friends gathered for a little market with 12 stalls, in the old Kindergarten class nearest to our new land. It was a heartwarming way to remember where […]

Links to linger on

  Waldorf curriculum: An endless cycle of renewal       How ‘twisted’ early childhood has become – from a child development expert         Is Waldorf still a school for ‘hippies’, or in fact better at preparing kids for adulthood?                   […]

Waldorf Primary Curriculum

  The Waldorf Primary curriculum builds up through the years and the teachers offer challenges and opportunities that harness the growing curiosity and conceptual thinking of the children in a positive and healthy way. While the children need to increasingly understand the nature of how things work, there is still a yearning for story and […]

Second Grade Curriculum: Duality

    Much of what is done in the second grade year builds upon the groundwork laid in the first grade, increasing the repertoire of knowledge and skills developed in the previous year. The second grader’s learning through imitation is still prevalent and their thinking is still very pictorial.  Thus the teacher continues to present […]

Third Grade Curriculum: Turning Point

  The third grade is often called the turning point of childhood. The eight-year-old is going through a change that is particularly profound. Rudolf Steiner describes how the nine-year-old experiences, at a spiritual level, what the three-year-old experienced when first using the word “I”. Before the age of nine, the major part of the child’s […]