Vancouver Waldorf School – Movie Monday
Each Monday we will feature a short film relating to Waldorf Education. Perhaps a lecture, pedagogical content, sister-school production, or tutorial.
Please enjoy today’s presentation:
Sister School – Chengdu Waldorf School – Calligraphy
From our friends at the Chinese Chengdu Waldorf School.
“Just like it is said in our school song: “…whenever I find something that needs to be done, I will come to accomplish it.”
In September 2004, the first Chinese Waldorf School was established in Chengdu near the 3rd ring-road, on a farm yard occupying less than 3 acres.
By now the school has already developed into 4 parts: a kindergarten, a primary school, an adult training centre and a biodynamic agriculture. Our campus now consists of nearly 30 acres – here the grassland and the woods are the children´s playground and the leaves and stones are their playmates.
Our school was founded by three overseas Chinese, who completed their study in England and America respectively. Right from the start it was widely supported by kind-hearted people from home and abroad. It is a non-profit-oriented school.
Almost all of our teachers had a short-term study or a long-term training in foreign Waldorf schools. We often have international exchange programs both for students and teachers. We hold on to our dreams firmly and try our best to realise them.
Presently, our kindergarten has 5 mixture classes and 2 family classes, with a total of 120 students. The primary school consists of 6 classes and a curriculum and educational program has been developed and is constantly being refined, with the aim of receiving official government recognition.”
*The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age appropriate approach to education based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner that inspires students to love learning, to be creative, open-minded, and compassionate. With a curriculum that integrates all academics with the arts and social learning, Waldorf Education develops not only the left and right hemispheres of the brain, but the whole human being. A child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development is considered equally, supporting a conscious unfolding of the individuality within each student. Waldorf graduates possess capacities for empathy and clear, creative and independent thinking that enables them to carry out a chosen course of action with moral courage and social responsibility.