What really sets Waldorf schools apart from mainstream education


What really sets Waldorf schools apart from mainstream education is the soul content of the curriculum. In class two this soul content comes in the form of animal fables and saint stories.The symbol...
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The thriving Oude Molen community garden


If you are fortunate enough you may catch a glimpse of a dear elderly man enjoying a steaming cup of coffee with book in hand and in the company of his loyal canine companions whilst enjoying the...
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The Essence of Community


“A person is a person through other persons.” – Xhosa saying Throughout our days we are connecting with people all around us whether for brief moments or extended periods of time....
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Letter from Class 7 Parent


My son joined the Gaia Playgroup in 2007, and now, while a lifetime has passed for him, and the blink of an eye for me, he’s nearing the end of his time at the school in Class 7. I remember...
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The Saint John’s Festival


As children live in wonder of the world and experience joy in the explorations and discoveries each new day, they rekindle in us as parents and teachers a new reverence for life. Meaningful festivals...
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Letter from Occupational Therapist


I grew up in the Klein Karoo, in the small village of McGregor where I attended the McGregor Waldorf School from class 1 to class 7. My family then moved to Cape Town where I completed high school...
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Dear Friends and Parents of Gaia


“The healthy social life is only found, when in the mirror of each human soul, the whole community finds its reflection and when, in the community, the virtue of each one is living.” The above...
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Farewell from Class 6 Teacher


On Friday 18 March I will say goodbye to my beloved class and this wonderful school community to soon become a mother myself. I do this with much sadness but more so with overflowing gratitude for...
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Farewell to Bonnie Bella


Six years ago when I joined Gaia, one of the gardeners, Cederick, was raising the sweetest grey and white kitten. Every morning he would walk past the kindergarten with this tiny kitten perched on...
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Is Waldorf Education Still Relevant?


In preparing this article for the Gaia Rainbow, I pondered on the question of the relevance of Waldorf education in the new millennia. This is clearly a very relevant question – judging by the...
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