Yearly Archives: 2016


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 verse is said together at the start of our community meetings, so as to set the highest intention for the […]

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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 the gifts I have received during my time at Gaia Waldorf. ‘Where do you come from? Where will you […]

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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 his shoulder. He clearly adored her and in time we found out that her name was “Blondie”! It was love at […]

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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 problems mainstream schools are facing with poor outcomes despite massive government investment in education. In researching this I came across an […]

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How Gaia has grown


When I first joined the Gaia community as a class teacher back in 2006, the school was a very different place. It was much smaller in size and in numbers and the building…well, let’s just say it would be unrecognisable today! For starters, we had an uninvited resident living in both of the downstairs aftercare […]

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