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Enormous fundraising success – well done Class 6

Dear Colleagues, Parents and Friends, On behalf of myself and Class 6, an enormous heartfelt thanks for the overwhelming show of support for the Class 6 Fundraising event on Friday. The Cake Stall raised just over $360.00. In this success, many seeds for future endeavours of giving have been planted. It has been my intention for my students to understand the true value of money, where ever you live in the world. For Class 6 to begin to understand that money holds different value for each individual they needed to experience, in a very tangible way what $5 means here…

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‘Spending, Saving, Earning’… and Fundraising!

Cake stall this Friday 9th June... Class 6 teacher - Liz Sheppard This semester my class went deeply into 'Spending, Saving and Earning' in Mathematics. To deepen this experience for the students and to empower them to see the place money has in their lives and the lives of others, I invited a class parent to come and speak to my students about the fundraising work she was involved in with those living in poverty in Swaziland. Mandy captured the students hearts with such a beautiful picture of how they could make a difference to the people of Swaziland. My…

Winter Festivals 2017

Preparations for the Winter Festivals have begun around the school. For dates and details see here

The Gift of Play

Reflections of a Waldorf Nursery Teacher by Kam Anderson, Beach Rose Nursery Teacher I continue to be amazed by young children, their wonder and joy for life is infectious. However, they are still just landing and growing so rapidly. Four years of life go quickly for us as adults and yet for many of our children they were just a parent’s dream. I have been thinking about this quality of play and imagination that live so deeply in young children. It is a precious gift and one that is not offered at any other time in a human being’s life.…

Technology and the 3 R’s

To take a historical overview, which would be familiar to many Steiner students from the writing main lesson in Class 4, the Chinese invented the first printing process for text in Ad 600, using wooden blocks and ink. But it didn’t catch on. The fact that 10,000 plus characters were needed, each individually carved, didn’t help. It wasn’t until nearly 1000 years later that the invention of Guttenberg’s printing press brought the potential of mass literacy to fruition. It was the original convergence device. It brought Chinese printing know-how, Korean metal type technology and recent advances in ink and paper…

Student Residential Address Collection

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training is currently undertaking the 2017 Student Residential Address Collection. As a parent/guardian you do not need to provide any information directly to the department. The only thing you need to do is ensure your address details are up-to-date with our school. If you need to update your child’s/children’s residential address details, please contact the School office. We will provide the department with de-identified address information for all of our students’ families. This means we will provide addresses but no student names. The Statement of Addresses notice which we recently wrote about in…

In an age of robots, most schools are teaching our children to be redundant

By George Monbiot... Illustration by Andrzej Krauze A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines? Children learn best when teaching aligns with their natural exuberance, energy and curiosity. So why are they dragooned into rows and made to sit still while they are stuffed with facts? We succeed in adulthood through collaboration. So why is collaboration in tests and…