Editorial from Mr Maritz


My introduction to Waldorf Schooling, and in particular Gaia, started in August, last year. What an amazing and rewarding journey so far. The outside world thinks of Waldorf schools as being hippyish...
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“Umntu ngumntu, ngabantu”


“Umntu ngumntu, ngabantu” “A person is a person through other people” I joined Gaia Waldorf School in August 2009 as a part-time isiXhosa teacher from class 1 to class 7. The...
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A golden, sun-shiny welcome back to school!


Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends A golden, sun-shiny welcome back to school! The rest, relaxation and quality family time that we undoubtedly all had is showing off its benefits. Our children,...
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Farewell from Class 7


It is quite a challenge to explain in a short editorial all the gifts that Gaia, Waldorf education and the people I’ve come into contact with through it, has given me. They are numerous and...
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GRATITUDE TO GAIA IN 2013


As we come to the end of another year, it is time to be reminded of three golden rules of Waldorf Education, as follows: “Receive the child in reverence. Educate the child in love, And let the...
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Childhood is a time for learning about the essentials.


“Childhood is a time for learning about the essentials. About the heavenly world and the earthly; About goodness, beauty and truth…” This is a beautiful time of the year. Spring has...
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Building a healthy community


This year I am strongly connected to the Old Testament stories because these are the stories we use in the Class 3 curriculum, the year in which a complete transformation of the children’s feeling...
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I am an African


From the grade six year a child starts to make the transition from spontaneous to more thoughtful expression. He or she now starts to form more independent judgements about their experiences and...
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If someone asked you: how many parts does the human body have? What would you say?


We have 7 openings in the head, we have 12 vertebrae in the chest region, we have 3 different bone systems in our limbs. One strong large one in the thigh and upper arm, two bones in the lower arm...
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The Story of A Thousand Camels


In the times of Umar (Radiallahu Anhu) there was a severe famine. All the people of Madinah were suffering due to the shortage of food. A caravan made up of a thousand camels loaded with a large...
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