Archive | March, 2017

Teacher  Ester with Stella and Hana

Integrating second languages into our primary school main lessons

Over the years, our primary school teachers have spent many hours of meeting time wrestling with creative ways to support our second language teachers.  We heard about Roseway Waldorf school introducing 2nd language main lessons into their primary school time-table and our Afrikaans teacher – Ester Ruttman, leapt at this opportunity.  The benefits of teaching […]

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Charisse Louw, high school drama teacher

Charisse Louw nominated to Arts Committee

Charisse Louw, our high school Drama and main lesson teacher, has been nominated as an After-School Game Changer by the Director of Metro South Education District and will be one of 9 representatives on the District South Arts Committee because her “passion and dedication clearly shine through.” She has been invited to take part in […]

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emotional intelligence


The term ’emotional intelligence’ is is popular among psychologists and in modern schooling lingo. There were questions of how Steiner education fits with emotional intelligence, so we decided to run a parent circle on it. It was a lovely night and here is some of what we discussed there. I started the evening by going […]

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Well done Scarlette van Jaarsveld!

Scarlette van Jaarsveldt in Class 6 won the ‘SA Grom Games’ surfing competition on what she calls ‘My lucky board’: the surfboard that her brother Ford shaped when he was in Grade 6 at Imhoff Waldorf! Well done Scarlet. We are so proud of your accomplishment!

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Zip Zap Circus 2017

Zip Zap Circus!

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Zip Zap Circus show on 20 May. Tickets available from Classes 1, 2 and 3 families. Don’t miss this great school fundraiser and fun outing for the family!

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IWS Class 6 at the Greek Olympics

The Greek Olympics, Class 6

On the 3rd and 4th of March 2017, Imhoff Waldorf School Class 6 took part in the Greek Olympics which were held at Stellenbosch Waldorf School. This is when all the Waldorf Schools in and around Cape Town come together to celebrate the end of their Greek Mythology Main Lesson. There were about ten schools […]

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Philosophy main lesson book

Class 12 Philosophy Main Lesson

In the Philosophy Main Lesson in Class 12 we discuss what Philosophy has meant through the ages. We explore the different philosophical branches – logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, politics and aesthetics – and schools of thought, beginning with the Logical arguments of the Ancient Greek philosophers, moving through the Scholastics and Mystics of the Medieval […]

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This Course is APPROVED by the Southern African Federation of Waldorf Schools and offers a Certificate that is valid as a High School Teaching Qualification in Waldorf Schools worldwide. The Course offers a full introductory study into the THEORY and METHODOLOGY used in Waldorf High Schools. It is a suitable experience for new Waldorf Teachers, […]

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High School Work Party

The high school work party took place last Friday on Founder’s Day. We celebrated Steiner’s birthday by working together and beautifying our lovely school. The class 8s sorted main lesson books and tidied the art room; some of the class 9s weeded the field while others washed desks and sorted out the costume wardrobe; the […]

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Founder’s Day Outings

The Primary School celebrated Rudolf Steiner’s birthday by spending the day having a picnic out in nature at various different places around the peninsula. Here we see Teacher Glenda’s Class 5s at Venus Pools in Cape Point and Teacher Daniel’s Class 2s enjoying a day at Fish Hoek beach.

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Primary School Aftercare, classroom

Primary School Aftercare

The year has started off full of energy and very vibrant in the Primary School Aftercare. There has been so much laughter and fun and it is just the beginning. It has been so lovely to have the children back in aftercare, to see their smiling faces and to hear all their stories about the […]

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High School, Solole campus

Open Day at the High School

Saturday 18 February’s Open Day at Imhoff Waldorf High was a day showcasing our finest assets – our students, our teachers and the glorious schoolwork our students have generated in their Main Lesson books. It was also a day celebrating the dying art of conversation. From the teenagers who arrived there willingly to help, to […]

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Tristan Bernstein (right) won four silver medals

Congratulations to the Bernstein brothers!

We are very proud of brothers, Tristan and Liam Bernstein, who competed in the Western Province Surf Lifesaving Championships 2017 at Milnerton Beach last weekend. Liam (Class 9) won the gold medal for Single Surf Ski and bronze for Iron Man, while his older brother, Tristan (Class 12) won four silver medals for Single Ski […]

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