The celebration of the Waldorf Centennial was an occasion to further develop Waldorf education for contemporary times, and focus more consciously on its global dimensions, with many exciting projects on all continents. 100 years are just the beginning!
Celebrating 100 years, Waldorf 100, has also produced three beautiful videos.
“Learn to Change The World – Act Locally, Affect Globally”
“Learn to Change the World…” is the first film produced for the centenary of Waldorf Education. Directed by award-winning Californian documentary filmmaker Paul Zehrer, it shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy.
After the great success of part 1 of the film “Learn to Change the World”, the second part deals with encounter, engagement and inclusion: learning that goes beyond merely accumulating information can be understood as an individual way to seek the truth.
“Becoming…” is the third in the series of short films which provide an insight into Waldorf Education in the most diverse cultural, social, religious and economic conditions around the globe.
Please enjoy these films and peruse our website to see how Chrysalis aims to meet the needs of your child. If you have any questions regarding enrolment, feel free to call our office to discuss.
We are Also pleased to present you the videos of the Waldorf 100 anniversary festival!
A major Waldorf 100th anniversary celebration – Festival Berlin – took place on Thursday, 19th September 2019 in Berlin’s Tempodrom, a fixed circus tent.
Australian Steiner Schools were represented at the celebrations by the Little Yarra Steiner School, who participated in the concert.
“See the World” in the morning
Berlin-Brandenburg pupils of the first eight school years lead us through times and cultures of the world, supported by pupils from Flensburg and Stuttgart, by the drum group of the “Kyotanabe Steiner School” from Kyoto, Japan, as well as the choir and orchestra project of all Berlin Waldorf Schools under the direction of Jeroen Moes (choir) and Yaron Traub, the longstanding principal conductor of the Valencia Orchestra.
“Love the World” in the afternoon
Impulses, flashlights and short contributions from teachers and friends from Europe, Kenya and the USA illuminate from different perspectives what our time really needs: pedagogically, socially and humanly. “Global civil society needs a pedagogy that focuses on the human being as an ever-developing being,” says Henning Kullak-Ublick, board of directors and host of the festive day. The challenges this poses for the Waldorf Schools, but also for a future-oriented education policy along the way, will be discussed as well as the “Seven Core Demands of Waldorf Education on Education Policy”. In addition, the trailer for the Waldorf 100 film “digital rEvolution” will be presented and Miha Pogacnik will give us the “Chaconne” by Bach on his violin. Janis McDavid makes the start and Christof Wiechert concludes.
“Change the World” in the evening
This section is mainly designed by older students from China, Japan, Australia, Namibia and Europe. A joint eurythmy performance by the high school students from Flensburg, Hamburg and Hitzacker on Beethoven’s 7th Symphony is just as much a part of this as the – first – collaboration of various eurythmy schools and many other feasts for the ears and eyes that do not always make it easy to remain seated. Also unique is the Waldorf 100 relay race, which has been leading from Waldorf school to Waldorf school across Germany for more than a year. Students from over 140 Waldorf schools have taken part and the last stage on this day leads to the Berlin Tempodrom. There are also a few short but essential impulse speeches – and a few surprises too!
World Premiere of the Waldorf 100 Metarmorphosis
One of the “core projects” of Waldorf 100 was a series of musical compositions written especially for our Centennial Celebration by master students from composition classes in leading music schools around the world. “Procession-Contraction: Metamorphosis” by Haihui Zhang is the winning piece. Please listen to the world premiere from 9th February 2019 of the wonderful school orchestra of the Rudolf Steiner Schule Hamburg-Wandsbek, conducted by Koloa Zimowski.
The Australian 2019 Youth Conference Music Performance
The combined Steiner High Schools Choir perform to celebrate 100 Years of Steiner Education at the Samford Valley Youth Conference September 2019.