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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Farewell


Greetings dear parents, teachers and friends of Gaia Waldorf School I, along with a few Gaia colleagues recently attended the memorial service of a Miss Carolyn Holden, a parent member of my class...
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Give back to Mother Earth


Dear Gaia Community As we move into the new term it is a joyful time and I am full of grace and gratitude for everything that we are able to share on this earth and especially at our wonderful...
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The sun is my strength


Snore, snore, dream, dream, tweet, tweet, chirp, chirp, tootoo-to-toot, tootoo-to-toot, awake!  5.40 a.m.  Bathroom, get dressed, check school bag, feed dog a treat, out the door.  6.05 a.m. ...
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Introduction to Rudolf Steiner


On 27 February 2013 Gaia will celebrate the birth of the man whose ideas and thoughts manifested in the global movement in education known as Waldorf Schools. His name was Rudolf Steiner and he was...
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‘The sun with loving light…’


Dear Gaia Community As the fourth week of the first term comes to a close, what has been constant is the warm sunny days! The sun has greeted us a few times at seven o clock in the morning as if to...
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