Dragon Tree Project – Building Our Future

The Imhoff Waldorf School is very excited to formally announce our Dragon Tree Project, Imhoff Waldorf’s School Building and Development project. Over the past 5 years the School’s Board of Managers (BOM), together with a core team of project managers, have been working relentlessly on realising the dream of owning a permanent home for our school.

In 2015 the Board of Management secured an option to purchase prime land located behind our primary school which will enable us to grow our school to over the next three to five years. Regular updates on the Dragon Tree Project will be emailed to you via our school newsletter, via our website and through parent information letters.

Should you have any ideas you would like us to consider, please feel free to contact Claire Lacey, our Chairwoman, who will be actively working with the Dragon Tree Project team to turn our vision into a reality.

It is an incredible milestone to officially announce this development to our parents who have been dedicated supporters of our school over the past 20 years and we take this opportunity to thank you for your commitment and support. For more information regarding this project, kindly email Claire Lacey on clairel@imhoffwaldorf.org

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As the days get warmer on the land, the bugs and the birds become busier. The buzz among the trees is magical, as nature resounds the excitement of our new school in the making. With this update we would like to share directly from the horse’s mouth, our architect Keith Struthers:

“We’re busy designing in the studio and on site in tandem and the ideas are growing really well. Designing on the actual land, with pegs, rocks and hazard tape makes a huge difference when it comes to the class rooms fitting into the landscape and responding to the subtleties of the trees, slopes, bunny tail grass blowing in the wind, and the morning light as it creeps across the skies. It’s a delight to be on the land and what a privilege to have such a gem in what is otherwise so easily urban and very built up. So being sensitive to exactly what is there seems all the more important. I’ve broadened my net of research by consulting with other Waldorf teachers as to the ideal kind of classrooms that works for the different ages. A Waldorf class room is not just a utilitarian box but a fleece cast gently over a very specific moment in the child’s development to support and stimulate them to come into their own.”

Contact the DTP team if you have any questions.
Building Team: Stefani Roux, David Evans, Francis Lacey and Mark Botha
Fundraising and Marketing: Claire Alberts, Claire Lacey and Jolene du Plessis