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 are well researched. 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 garden...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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
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