Stories

“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” ― Muriel Rukeyser One of our most treasured rituals is our story time. We try to introduce the children to the magical territory of stories as often as possible. For our Literary Fest they were introduced to the big stories of the world and to books...

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Communal Drawing

On children’s day, we celebrated the creative powers of our students. After lunch everyone gathered in the Amphitheatre and for 45 minutes big and small ideas were manifested onto sheets of white paper. The topics given were: ‚Green‘ and ‚Eco-friendly vehicle‘ and the results were colourful sheets dipped into the magic of creativity. Inspiration and...

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Advent

Four weeks before Christmas people all over the world start to light a candle every Sunday to celebrate their anticipation for the birth of Jesus. This ritual, called Advent, symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and with this meaning in the back of the head it can be celebrated by people of all religions....

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Water water

Fun with Water, Life in water, water around us – were the topics explored this month in the Grade 4 classroom. Children brought cut out of water animals and birds with facts about them. They also had creative writing – ‘If I were a raindrop’ or ‘I was a fish in the water’ The most...

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The Kindergarten Teacher’s Sangha

“These children have lived in spiritual realms before coming down to earth and it is our task and responsibility to rightly guide what the eternal being willed by incarnating them in an earthly body” – Rudolf Steiner This is the contemplation with which the teacher begins her day each morning at the Kindergarten. It reveals...

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Lennon would be Proud

You may say I am a dreamer… This Friday was Night School. We woke up early next morning and sat together to conclude our Sangha on war and Peace that began early this week. It was my turn. I had originally considered Tolstoy’s War and peace. But I felt the children need another genre, another...

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Dear Kitty

Corinna Akka started her day a bit early. She had to present her book in the Sangha that morning. And she was going to present Anne Frank’s Diary. One can imagine the mood of the morning when you know the teacher who presented it was German. For that morning Corinna became Anne herself, her voice...

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M – O – R – E

We have a Sangha at school every morning. For teachers and the children. In the Children’s Sangha we begin the day in a circle with some singing followed by some reading and sharing. When we talked about  what we want during the Literary Festival, one Akka in the school, summed it up with one word...

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