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.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
What is NSC? NSC stands for National Senior Certificate. This is the official name of the South African matriculation examination. The NSC is determined by what has been gazetted by the Department of Basic Education in terms of what is today called the CAPS curriculum...read more
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...read more
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...read more
We welcome 2017 with a beautifully crafted new logo representing the Roseway Waldorf school, and we’d love to share the thinking behind it with our parents - old and new. The Colour We have chosen a turquoise as the base for our logo, and this is no accident....read more
There are times when we as adults consider decisions or paths that we may think of as minor, yet our children see them as major life issues. This is the birth of critical thinking – a vital part of a child’s development. What exactly is critical thinking? Critical...read more
We all want the best for our children. We want them to be happy, successful, respected and well-liked. We want them to stand out in an increasingly competitive world and to be the very best they can possibly be. We harbour secret ambitions for their futures, and, in...read more
Healthy Lunch Ideas
Apples slices dusted in cinnamon and baked in the oven. Ingredients: Granny smith or red apples Cinnamon Method: Core the apples and slice into thin pieces (Approx. 3 mm). Line a large baking tray with lightly greased baking paper. Place the apple slices on the baking...read more