Week At A Glance – January 22 – 27

I was pleased to see that so many of us were able to attend the talk with Kim John Payne on Friday evening. We parted ways feeling inspired and yearning for more. Kim’s gentle wisdom was a balm for turbulent times and helped serve as a beacon for parents as we steer toward ‘True North’.

Here’s what we have in store for you this week! To see the full calendar, please visit our website here: http://www.vws.ca/calendar/

Upcoming Events:

MONDAY – Jan 22

  • Grade 6 Class Meeting 7:00 pm GS
  • Grade 8 High School Info Session 7:00 pm HS
  • Grade 12 Parent Meeting 8:00 pm HS

TUESDAY – Jan 23

  • Class Rep Meeting 7:00 pm GS


  • Grade 7 Class Meeting 7:00 pm GS


  • Adult Eurythmy 1:20 pm GS
  • Full Faculty & Staff Meeting 3:00 pm GS

FRIDAY – Jan 26

  • Community Coffee Morning 8:30 am, GS


  • Open House: Preschool through Grade 8 10:00 am – 12:30 pm ECC/GS


We would like to encourage all parents whose children are entering Grade 1 next year, to attend our Open House this Saturday, January 27 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. The Open House serves as an exciting preview of the Grade School curriculum as you look forward to the years ahead. It is also a wonderful opportunity to share with friends and family who might have questions about pedagogy or who may be interested in the enrollment process.

I wanted to close with a beautiful reflection from one of our faculty/community members regarding the Grade 10 play, The Passage, this past Saturday evening,

“An extraordinary Grade 10 play tonight, with the aliveness which can only come when all players are fully engaged in the collaborative process of making theatre from the inside out. Kudos to drama teacher Sandra Ferens for serving as ‘the funnel’ (her word) for their artistic process. The intense working together of the students – from imagination to ideas to discussion to creating dialogue, movement, blocking…, and everything which is demanded by ensemble work – is such a ‘proof-is-in-the-pudding’ for the continuous social artmaking that Waldorf classes do so superbly from Grade 1. Tonight’s production was described as an unfinished ‘work in progress’; I hope it is carried on in some way by the entire class, or a few students. Too many good ideas to leave it here. Another spectacular example of the innovative & artistic strengths of this education….. and the ongoing challenge to bring it out of the old main hall to a wider audience.” ~AFL

Have a lovely week!

Laura Bergstrome
Communications & Events Coordinator
604-985-7435 ext 202

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