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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 vision hastened his baptism. Saint Martin has been honoured by people all over the world for over […]

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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 tired, too stressed, too too too…to listen to our own words and especially the words […]

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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 again when I am thinking of Waldorf Education and my work as a teacher. An inquiring mind will learn […]

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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 knowledge. Rudolf Steiner has been known to contend that the source and foundation of the cosmos is an infinite, eternal, […]

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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 gesture of enchantment with their encounter of the world we live in, children rekindle in us as parents and adults a […]

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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 will find this informative. Ramadaan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the month in […]

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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 love I wish to inform you all of the hardest decision I have ever had to make in my professional teaching […]

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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 my friends in Kindergarten. I attended Gaia Waldorf School from Kindergarten through to Class Seven. My primary school […]

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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 as a universal and practical way to experience belonging. He believes that play inspires creative energy, trust and love. It made me […]

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Letter from Class three teacher


As a parent I appreciate and understand how much energy and time parenting young children requires. We love our children and want to give them the very best, often things that we feel we were not given ourselves. As a teacher I see how detrimental the effects of television, computer games and bad nutrition are […]

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