Upcoming Community Events – Winter 2018-19

Upcoming Community Events Mar 21-24 | A Second Chance for the World A Second Chance for the World Conference – seeing beyond the falsehood of modern history through the lens of associative economics will be coming to the Vancouver Waldorf School, 21-24 March, which is nearly upon us! Much preparation has gone into this event thus far and it promises to

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Development Update

Development Update February 2019 Over the past few weeks, I have been working to understand the existing fundraising practices and policies at our school. Laura and I met with the Grade 12 Class to discuss their year-end service trip and how the Development Office can support their targeted fundraising efforts. We also met with the Grade 11 Class Advisors to learn

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Bees & Trees

Who Are The Honey Bees?

Bees & Trees Waldorf100 – A GreenBee Wildlife Web Project Bees, these creatures of the sun, help many of our food crops to multiply, and at the same time show us the state of our souls. And as Rudolf Steiner observed, “The entire beehive is actually permeated with love life.” Bees are an image of the spiritual power that lends dignity to freedom:

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VWS Alumni Corner – Matthew Roberts

Who is Doing What VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Matthew Roberts, Class of 2014 VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc… ) MR: After graduating from Waldorf, I was accepted into a Bachelor of Arts program at Mount Allison University. Mount Allison is a small liberal arts

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Week at a Glance February 11 – 15

Week at a Glance February 11 – 15 Dear VWS Families, I would like to express my gratitude to everyone involved in bringing together the Chinese New Year celebration last Friday afternoon. I was deeply touched by the warmth and generosity of our families; it was a pleasure to participate in all the activities offered and to try some delicious snacks.

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VWS Alumni Corner – Ani Trevillion

Who is Doing What VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Ani Trevillion, Class of 2008 VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc… ) AT: In the years since graduating, I’ve split my time pretty evenly between furthering my education and travelling to some pretty neat destinations. I completed

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Postcard Exchange

Postcard Exchange Waldorf100 – A Hand In Hand: Community Engagement Project A hands-on community, real instead of virtual: 1,100 schools write and send each other 1 physical postcard – a total of 1,100 cards. The idea of exchanging postcards is as simple as it is enchanting: If every Waldorf school in the world sends one postcard to every other Waldorf

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Week at a Glance February 4 – 8

Week at a Glance February 4 – 8 Dear VWS Families, A few things to note this week: First – we may or may not have more snow this week; regardless, the temperatures are forecast to remain cool, so please make your child is dressed appropriately for outdoor play at recess. Next – a reminder that the previously scheduled Digital Citizenship talk

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Waldorf Spring Fair & Open House

Waldorf Spring Fair & Open House Saturday, April 13th, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm 2725 St Christophers Road Come fill your Easter Basket at our annual Spring Fair! You’ll find all sorts of wonderful locally handcrafted gifts, clothing, accessories, and toys; along with activities for children of all ages. Bring the entire family! The Spring Fair is also an

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Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education

Celebrating 100 Years of Waldorf Education Waldorf100: Learn to Change the World On September 19, 2019, Waldorf education will proudly mark its 100 year anniversary! The first Waldorf school was founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919. Today there are over 1,100 Waldorf schools and almost 2,000 Waldorf kindergartens in greater than 80 countries. In celebration of Waldorf education’s centennial, schools

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Week at a Glance Jan 28 – Feb 1

Week at a Glance Jan 28 – Feb 1 Dear VWS Families, Whether the weather be cold Or whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not. ~ anonymous This first month back after Winter Break has simply flown by! A few highlights to January include successfully hosting engaging Open Houses

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VWS Alumni Corner – Carmencita Briel

Who is Doing What VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Carmencita Briel, Class of 1998 VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS.  (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc… ) What kind of work/study are you involved in now? CB: I was born in South Africa and moved to Vancouver with my family when I

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Week at a Glance January 21 – 25

Week at a Glance January 21 – 25 Dear VWS Families and Guardians, As noted in the Week at a Glance email last week, we have a series of exciting Parent Education evenings coming up this term. The first of which is this Thursday with acclaimed author and speaker Kim John Payne. He will be presenting a lecture based on his best-selling book

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Spring Fair Call-out for Vendors

Spring Fair Call-out for Vendors Hello dear crafters and vendors, it’s coming up to that time of year again for our annual Spring Fair! The fair will be held on Saturday, April 13th before Easter. Attached is the vendor application for the market including contact details – please note the application deadline is March 8th. We look forward to hearing from you!

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