Bloublommetjies


I am sitting in one of the most peaceful locations on earth, listening to the excited shouts and calls of 26 children between the ages of 7 and 10, swimming across a sludgy, slime filled dam and none...
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An experience of reverence at Candes-Saint-Martin, France


One winter night, Martin, the son of a Roman officer, shared his cloak with a beggar. The following night, Christ appeared to him, dressed in the half of the cloak he had given to the poor man. The...
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Our words are so important


Our words, we are often told, are so important for they carry an abundance of either good, bad or ugly. How often we hear this, though they fall on deaf ears most of the time. We become too busy, too...
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Questions open doors, answers close them


One of my favourite quotes/ sayings is: “Questions open doors, answers close them.” Unfortunately, I do not know where it comes from or – if a quote – who said it, but it surfaces again and...
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Seeing the unseen is possible in Waldorf education


A recent main lesson of Physics with class 6 at Gaia taught me amongst other things that observation alone is the key to pondering the infinite, to teaching the mind how to perceive beyond human...
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Festival of Light


As children live in such wonder of the world, they receive and experience joy in their explorations and discoveries each new day. A gift we as adults sometimes forget we possess! Through this pure...
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The meaning of Ramadaam


To our Muslim Community, We wish you well over the fast. With the Holy month of Ramadaan almost at an end we thought it prudent to include an editorial on the meaning of Ramadaam. I trust that you...
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Letter from Iman Erskine


“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Eighteen years has flown by so quickly and with gratitude and...
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Letter from learner


I have been a Waldorf Student for 15 years. It feels like not so long ago that I was playing with wooden blocks, drawing with wax crayons and creating the most interesting birthday cards I could for...
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Importance of play


When I was training to become a Kindergarten teacher at the Centre for Creative Education, I did a workshop on play, presented by O.Fred Donaldson, Ph.D. As an educational consultant, he showed play...
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