Category Archives: Blog


Happy Memories Made


This Saturday we all came together to fabulously manifest our most anticipated fundraising event for our School Community, Phew!!!! For weeks and months before, excitement builds up, as various preparations are made for the famous “Spring Fayre”. This is of course a sobering experience, for parents and teachers alike, who do the groundwork to ensure […]

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The Evolution of the Class Teacher


It could be argued that if we remained the same adults as we were the day we turned 21, then it would be pointless to advance into later adulthood. By virtue of the fact that we are formed by our experiences and as we get older and there are of course major milestones in our […]

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I feel as if I have been at Gaia for many years


I feel as if I have been at Gaia for many years when in fact it has only been 5 months. When I first joined the school I was warmly received by strangers who quickly became colleagues and friends. The children too, left me feeling blessed as they warmly welcomed me into their class, showing […]

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Sleep


Sleep and rest are cornerstones of Waldorf-inspired parenting and education. Waldorf education is the only educational method that utilises a rhythm of teaching in conjunction with sleep in order to aid learning.” Rudolf Steiner’s work and teaching brought many insights which now are proven by conventional science. It is wonderful to get a good night’s […]

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What makes us truly human?


How do we differ from the other kingdoms of nature, the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms? What makes us truly human? We differ from the mineral and plant kingdom in that we are able to move around and from the animal kingdom in our uprightness and speech. Our uprightness enables a certain amount of freedom […]

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What do you wish for your child’s future?


“In olden times There lived in the souls of initiatives Powerfully the thought That by nature Every person is ill. And education was seen As a healing process Which gave the child, As he matured The health to be a true human being.” Rudolf Steiner What do you wish for your child’s future? If you […]

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Children learn what they live


As we say Goodbye to Class 7 and welcome Class 1, I would like to share something special for us to ponder on; Children learn what they live Is a child lives with criticism. He learns to condemn If a child lives in hostility. He learns to fight If a child lives with ridicule. He […]

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Playgroup


Playgroup is filled with the most interesting, warm, loving, kind, mischievous, and fun children. Early in the morning we have Leo who with a beautiful smile is always ready to tell me his story. Leo’s stories are described in great detail with excitement, colourfulness and bouts of laughter. Liam, whose main concern, are the chickens! […]

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What did you just say?


One of the most irritating things about being in control of our own lives is that we inevitably tend to do everything else except those things which are most important in our lives. Unless it’s just me. But somehow I doubt that. So a prime example of this is how we communicate with each other. […]

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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 of us could be happier! This is our first class camp to the incomparable Bloublommetjieskloof biodynamic farm […]

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