Community

Vancouver Waldorf School | Community Life

Community Life

A Waldorf school differs from other educational institutions in significant ways. Parent involvement and understanding of our objectives are integral to the fulfillment of our school’s mission, and contribute to a vital and meaningful community life.

The Vancouver Waldorf School Community is unique and diverse, and is made up of families who bring a range of backgrounds, talents, inspiration, and goodwill to our campus. Our vibrant school is a magnet for creative, community-minded people and we are fortunate that our alumni, alumni families and friends play a vital role in the ongoing life of the school. Our population reflects a broad spectrum of cultural, ethnic, religious, and socio/economic diversity.

While many of our families commute from across the Lower Mainland, there are frequent opportunities to come together through class parent meetings, festivals, fairs, field trips, and parent learning evenings and workshops. One of the key goals of Waldorf education is to help develop creative, thoughtful, socially conscious and engaged citizens. In this regard, our community is active, engaged and thriving.

There are many ways for parents to become involved. Our Parent Council meets monthly to support the various functions in the school, parents serve on the Board of Trustees, and Volunteer Opportunities abound. We also ask that parents make necessary adjustments to certain lifestyle choices regarding our media policy and dress code, to honour the school’s values and to ensure that each child has a successful experience at our school.

Please refer to the information contained in our Parent Handbook (link) as situations arise, and do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in further understanding Waldorf education at the Vancouver Waldorf School.

It is aliveness that must be the guiding principle.
Joy and happiness in living, a love of all existence,
a power and energy for work, and imagination,
a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility…
These are the forces which are the very nerve of education.”

~ Rudolf Steiner

Upcoming Events

Dec
21
Thu
2017
12:00 am End of Term
End of Term
Dec 21 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Last day of fall term. Partial day, GS dismissal at 12:20 pm, no ECC aftercare, no After School Program
7:00 pm Shepherds Play
Shepherds Play
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 
Dec
22
Fri
2017
12:00 pm Winter Break
Winter Break
Dec 22 2017 @ 12:00 pm – Jan 5 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Holiday – School Closure. Administrative offices will be closed from noon on December 22 through to January 2.
Jan
8
Mon
2018
12:00 am Winter Term Begins
Winter Term Begins
Jan 8 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
First day of winter term
Jan
10
Wed
2018
7:00 pm VWSS Board Meeting
VWSS Board Meeting
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The VWSS Board of Trustees meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Please contact the Board Chair at chairbot@vws.ca if you wish
Jan
11
Thu
2018
1:20 pm Adult Eurythmy Winter Session
Adult Eurythmy Winter Session
Jan 11 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm
Drop in for $10, no experience necessary

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