The Vancouver Waldorf School’s 47th Annual Children’s Christmas Fair!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 18th The Vancouver Waldorf School’s 47th Annual Children’s Christmas Fair! This October has arrived with its splendorous colours and brisk reminders that the winter season is ahead. It may seem early but, here at the Vancouver Waldorf School, October also marks the official beginning of the Christmas Fair season! The VWS Children’s Christmas Fair

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Gift Card Bonanza!

Holiday Gift Card Bonanza! Same great program with more than 50 store options in time for Holiday shopping! Choose from department stores, gas stations, home improvements stores, more grocery options, specialty stores, restaurants, travel, spas and cinemas. Click the button below for the order form or pick one up from Ronaye or Sarah. Place your orders by October 31st. Payments

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QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?

QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? A film by Taggart Siegel VWS is thrilled to be hosting a screening of QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? as an introduction to our Inner Life of Bees study group which will meet weekly at the Grade School for discussion and study. Monday October 23

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Community & Resource Development Manager

Community & Resource Development Manager Dear Community Members, We are pleased to advise that Mary Henley has been appointed as the Community & Resource Development Manager for the Vancouver Waldorf School. Mary is an active community member and previously acted as co-Community & Resource Development Manager on an interim basis in early 2016. Mary completed a Bachelor of Arts (History)

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Week At A Glance – September 18 – 22

Week At A Glance – September 18 – 22 Here we are in full swing at the beginning our third week of school. I hope you and your child/ren are finding your footing as we put the fanciful days of summer behind in favour of the structured routine of earlier bedtimes and mornings. Here are some of the events you

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VWSS Board of Trustees – September Update

Message from VWS Board of Trustees Dear Parents, Welcome to the new school year! On Wednesday night the Board of Trustees held a joint meeting with the College of Teachers to discuss the VWS Strategic Plan. Rachel Garratt on behalf of the Strategic Planning and Visioning Committee updated us on the status of the project, and we had a good

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Week At A Glance – September 11 – 16

Week At A Glance – September 11 – 16 Each Monday I will be sending a short email highlighting events for the week. For more detail, you may always check our website at vws.ca, ask your Class Teacher or Class Rep, or where possible any of us in the Admin offices will do what we can to help. Our newsletter,

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Social Inclusion Approach

Social Inclusion Approach We were thrilled and honoured to have had Kim John Payne, M.E.D. come and work with faculty and staff for our Professional Development days in August. Through Kim’s guidance we are renewing our commitment to the Social Inclusion Approach, a method for addressing anti-social behaviour in the classroom, on the playground, and throughout the community as a

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Parent & Tot Class Update

Vancouver Waldorf School | Parent and Tot

Parent & Tot Class Update Our Parent & Tot classes are filling up! Contact Karen in Admissions at admission@vws.ca if you are interested in joining our Friday 9:30 am class or Monday 8:45 am class. Please note the start dates. Thursday….. 9:00 – 11:00 am….. September 7….. Poppy with Blanka – FULL….. Friday 9:00 – 11:00 am September 8 Cedar

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Waldorf – The Sense of Wonder

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

Waldorf – The Sense of Wonder Waldorf – The Sense of Wonder from Endless Echo on Vimeo. A lasting interest in science and nature doesn’t start in the classroom. It starts knee-deep in the mud. Still photography by Iwonka Piotrowska. Additional summer and fall drone photography by Nick Patrick. Animation by Ross Charnock. Transcripts by Jessica Nel. Produced, shot and

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Why Waldorf?

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

Why Waldorf “Why Waldorf?” – a film about Waldorf education from the Marin Waldorf School. * 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

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The Gift of Learning

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

The Gift of Learning Conveying the benefits to humanity of Steiner education. The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship commissioned ITN to make this short film to look at some of the key features of a Steiner School including: This video can be purchased on DVD from http://www.steinerwaldorf.org/thegiftoflearningdvd.html The Gift of Learning * The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age-appropriate approach

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The Challenge

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

Film: The Challenge Steiner Education, extended excerpt from ‘The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner’ by Jonathan Stedall. For further information about Steiner education please see www.steinerwaldorf.org. For more information about the film and Jonathan Stedall please see jonathanstedall.co.uk. * The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age appropriate approach to education based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner that inspires students

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Supporting VWS during the Summer

Supporting VWS during the Summer Thank you to everyone who got involved in the gift card and SPUD fundraising this year, together we raised another $5,700 for Parent Council-funded projects! If you’d like to continue your support through the summer, here are some options: Pop into the school accounting office to purchase gift cards – there are Presidents Choice and

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End of Year Picnic

3rd Annual End of Year Picnic Join us for an end of year celebration at Princess Park on Friday June 16 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Items to Bring: Potluck snacks and treats to share Your own dishes, cutlery and cups A blanket or something comfortable to sit on Games to share & play on the lawn (croquet, bocce,

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