Using the principles of Rudolf Steiner, we develop morally responsible and socially integrated critical thinkers – people who are equipped to live in this challenging world.
Waldorf education emphasises imagination in learning. We develop the whole individual, and that means integrating every part of our students: intellectual, practical and artistic.
Steiner’s early childhood education focuses on useful, real-world, hands-on activities (gardening, cooking, carpentry, handwork) and creative play (singing, acting, listening).
The second phase, primary school, develops artistic expression and social reasoning. Our students understand that people are different, that everyone is equal, and that we do not have to agree on everything to be part of the same community.
Finally, our secondary education (high school) develops critical reasoning and empathic understanding. Our students have impressive mathematics results, but they are also taught to be kind.
As with any good school, we use daily qualitative assessment. We also test small sections of work often, rather than relying on non-representative examinations. The final year of Waldorf schooling is in line with the South African government exit examination. But, unlike other private schools, Waldorf schools in South Africa provide a seamless and an internationally recognised curriculum.
Come to our Spring Fair on September 7, our Open Day on August 17 and our amazing Arts and Crafts Live Auction on June 7. Visit our Facebook page www.imhoffwaldorf.org and Instagram imhoff_waldorf_school
Diane Awerbuck, Chair of Imhoff Waldorf Board of Management