The Waldorf Way

What does Waldorf mean? How does the Waldorf way support learners at each stage of their development?
Here are the latest conversations we’ve been having on the topic.

The Benefits of Integrating Farm and School Curriculum

The benefits of integrating farm and school are well researched. The Roseway Waldorf School provides healthy outdoor activity for learners and brings balance to the heavier academic activities that take place in the classroom. The physical activity of working the...

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Why simple toys boosts imaginative play.

May people walking into a baby care, playgroup or Kindergarten classroom in a Waldorf school fall in love with the “old world” feel created by the wicker baskets filled with pebbles and other nature treasures, the simple cloth dolls, and play cloths. There is a...

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Homework – What it is and what it should be.

When addressing a conference of school doctors Rudolf Steiner described the homework at the first Waldorf School as ‘stingy’. In other words, a very light homework load was being set. He believed that a heavy homework load especially in Primary School classes caused...

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Embracing Art in a Waldorf School

Art at Waldorf schools is not just a subject, it forms part of the entire educational ethos. Founder Rudolph Steiner believed that we as humans have three aspects – intellectual, manual and artistic/creative, and that all three parts have to be advanced equally. While...

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Unfolding Creative Concepts in Art and Science

STEAM education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.   It is based on the idea that there are significant areas of overlap between the...

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Understanding Waldorf – Why Choose A Steiner School?

When you look at your child, you see the whole person. The child they are now, and the potential of the adult they will become. You also realise that there are significant emotional, social and cognitive milestones they will experience along that journey.  This is the...

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How Is Waldorf Education Different From Unschooling?

Waldorf Education is indeed an alternative form of education. It has often been mistaken by some as a form of unschooling. Being alternative does not mean that Waldorf is a version of unschooling. There are points where the two education approaches meet. Both, for...

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Understanding Waldorf – How Is A Steiner School Governed?

Waldorf education is also known as Steiner education, named after Dr Rudolph Steiner, upon whose educational philosophies all Waldorf schools are based. Steiner divided child development into three distinct stages – early childhood, elementary and secondary. Each...

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Healthy Lunch Ideas

Honey muesli balls

When your kids want something sweet in their lunch box, these are the perfect solution for a healthy snack on the go. Packed with filling muesli, delicious spices, and prunes and honey for sweetness, these crunchy balls are a winner. You will need:  2 1/2 cups...

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Quick and easy wrap fillings

For a gluten-free option serve as a salad or wrap in a lettuce leaf. Suggested fillings: Vegetables: Lettuce cut up into ribbons Grated beetroot Grated carrots Diced tomatoes Diced cucumber Sliced mini corn Sliced boiled eggs Diced avocado Finely sliced spring onions...

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Rainbow slaw salad

A fresh, crunchy, healthy and juicy salad with a variety of colourful vegetables. Ingredients: Carrots Red cabbage White cabbage Snap peas Red bell pepper Yellow bell pepper Method: Grate the carrots. Slice up the red and white cabbage. Thinly slice the snap peas and...

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Trail Mix

Dried fruit, nut, seed and carob snack mix. The combination of different nuts (plain, unsalted), seeds, dried fruit and carob make this a healthy snack filled with protein, vitamins and other nutrients. Ingredients: Carob Cashew nuts Macadamia nuts Sunflower seeds...

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Raspberry yoghurt

Greek yoghurt contains high concentrations of probiotics which improve digestion and increase your immunity. This thick and creamy food is also a good source of protein and calcium. Mix your Greek yoghurt together with some juicy berries such as blueberries or...

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Healthy rolled oats breakfast muffins

An apple, raisin and cinnamon flavoured oat muffin that tastes like baked oats porridge. Ingredients: 2½ cups rolled oats 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp pink salt 1/2 cup chopped dried apple 1 cup raisins 2 cups milk 2 tbsp coconut oil 1 egg 1/4 cup honey 1...

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Fresh fruit and fruit salads

Choose from a rainbow of colours of seasonal fruit. Depending on the type of fruit, you can serve whole (e.g. apples and plums) or cut into bite size pieces (easier for younger children to eat) or mix fruit together to make up a fruit salad. Make sure that any fruit...

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Chicken Strips

Quick and easy seasoned chicken strips baked in the oven. This chicken recipe is quick and easy to make and you can eat the chicken strips as they are or dip in a sauce, pack in your kids' lunch boxes, put in a wrap, a stir-fry or a salad. Ingredients: Boneless...

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Crudités

Eat a rainbow of raw nutritious vegetables cut into strips or bite size pieces. Crudités are the perfect way to ensure your body gets a variety of different phytonutrients (natural compounds in plants) essential for promoting and maintaining a healthy body and brain....

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Baked butternut and sweet potato cubes

Bite-sized butternut and sweet potato cubes flavoured with cinnamon, garlic, rosemary and salt and oven-baked in coconut oil. Ingredients: • 2 x sweet potatoes • 1 x butternut • Coconut oil • Cinnamon • Pink Himalayan salt • Garlic & herb seasoning • Fresh...

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