Week At A Glance – January 29 – February 2
We had a lovely Open House on Saturday welcoming current and interested families to our Early Childhood Centre and Grade School Campus. I would like to thank everyone involved who helped to spread the word, swept and help clean up the grounds, assisted with greeting and guiding tours, and shared their culinary prowess for baked goods and delicious treats. I would also like to thank our teachers for showcasing our strengths and warmly welcoming guests into their classrooms. Bravo, everyone!
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MONDAY – Jan 29
- Girls Basketball Game VWS vs FA Mustangs 3:30 pm, West Point Grey
TUESDAY – Jan 30
- Open House: High School 7:00 pm, HS
THURSDAY – Feb 1
- Adult Eurythmy 1:20 pm, GS
- Grade 2 Parent Meeting 7:00 pm, GS
- Grade 4 Parent Meeting 7:00 pm, GS
FRIDAY – Feb 2
- Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am, GS
- Candlemas Festival
We would like to warmly invite all middle school parents and students to our High School Open House tomorrow evening – Tuesday, January 30, at 7:00 pm.
Our curriculum offers rigorous challenges in math, the sciences, literature, and the humanities. Students study the ideas that shaped civilizations, experience the beauty of the great theorems of mathematics, feel the transformative power of the arts, and explore the wonder of the natural world in science. Unique to the Vancouver Waldorf High School experience is the opportunity to study abroad on exchange with other Waldorf students, take part in wilderness adventures and week-long excursions in the fall and the spring, and see the world and make an impact during the International Service Trip which caps off the high school experience in Grade 12.
Students are encouraged to be well-rounded, to become reflective thinkers, to be able to work in a variety of disciplines, to unlock imagination, and to cultivate creativity. “Waldorf education is a rebirth of Renaissance ideals in modern form.”
“Waldorf education addresses the child as no other education does. Learning, whether in chemistry, mathematics, history or geography, is imbued with life and so with joy, which is the only true basis for later study. The textures and colours of nature, the accomplishments and struggles of humankind fill the Waldorf students’ imaginations and the pages of their beautiful books. Education grows into a union with life that serves them for decades. By the time they reach us at the college and university level, these students are grounded broadly and deeply and have a remarkable enthusiasm for learning. Such students possess the eye of the discoverer, and the compassionate heart of the reformer which, when joined to a task, can change the planet.”
– Arthur Zajonc, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physics, Amherst College
Have a lovely week!