Saturday, June 28, 2014

Unplugged on Purpose

The hands on learning approach of Waldorf Schools is nicely characterised in this Fox News broadcast:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Michael Day and Harvest Festival

The Michael Day Festival is one of the biggest events in the Lower School calendar that celebrates both the Autumn harvest and the courage of St Michael and his conquest of the Dragon.   This festival is a day of games of courage for the Lower School and an afternoon of courage related workshops for the Upper School.

Here is a  Class 7 perspective:

Class 7 have had 5 years of participating in the Michael games and they decided it was time to revamp them. The student council of Class 7 took on the challenge of coming up with new ideas for the Michael games. They came up with some great ideas like improving the games and also replacing some old games with great new ones.

On Thursday 14th of March each class 7 student was knighted by their teacher Ashley in front of the whole lower school at assembly.

All of the lower school was mixed up and put into team with Class 7 Knights and Ladies leading them.

On Friday 21th of March Class 7 lead their teams to victory, some teams got their flag stolen by leprechauns, some teams collected leprechauns gold, but in the end it turned out to be a fun day.

I would like to say a big thank you to all of Class 7 for such a great day and all the teachers and parents for making the day possible. 

Kieren McPeake, on behalf of the Class 7 Student Council.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Class Seven’s Trip to Carter Observatory

In class seven the students are given the opportunity to explore the wonders of astronomy. The movements of the heavens are studied from the human being's perspective - what we can see as we stand on the earth and look upward. Astronomy is taught in class 7 to respond to the students‘ soul-wish to know the wider world. Their gaze is directed upwards, to the sun and all that it gives, to our closest neighbour, the moon as well as the planets and the constellations. The students explore the many influences that these have had upon the lives of our ancestors, and the ways which they continue to influence our lives today.

On Monday the 24th of February 2014 class seven and some of the wonderful parents of class seven drove to the Carter Observatory. It was a beautifully sunny day. Inside class seven were escorted to a room where they were educated about the solar system in which we reside. Later they were allowed to walk around the gallery; there were many interesting things to see and do, including touching apiece of moon and meteorite and many other interactive activities. After that they saw an audio visual display about the wildest weather in our solar system and saw the stars, constellations and planets in the planetarium. They went home with a dazzled look on their faces and a twinkling in their eyes.

Ashley Gibbs