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.
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
Have you ever doodled during a business meeting or dull presentation? Research is now showing us that this kind of activity is not a symptom of boredom or disinterest. It’s actually a representation of the “busy hands, busy brain” phenomenon, and people who doodle...read more
Many schools across the world veto finger counting. You may wonder why Roseway Waldorf school would find it important to encourage it. The short version is that finger counting has been found to be vital in mathematical achievements, and should not necessarily be...read more
“More is going on in handwriting than meets the eye” says Heather Church, Pedagogical Chair, Faculty, Parents & Community Life. In a society that values typing speed over handwriting, many young children are bypassing an important skill set in their school years....read more
Ian Leslie wrote an article for The Guardian in which he said, “Curious people are more alive, somehow; their eyes are lit from behind. They know more about more, which makes them more interesting.” Do you agree with that? Curiosity is inbuilt in children, as much as...read more
Without exception, we all want the very best for our children. As parents, we want to see them live a successful, happy, and fulfilled life. And it’s with this in mind that we see so many parents getting their children involved in a multitude of activities to give...read more
Festivals are integral to the rhythm of life in a Waldorf school. In fact, this rhythm is precisely why these festivals are such a prominent part of Waldorf life. The goal is to develop in the child a sense of the rhythm of the seasons and the passage of time, and a...read more
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