Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration Join the 2nd annual Chinese New Year celebration at VWS and welcome the year of the Dog! When: March 2, 3:20 – 5:30 Where: Vancouver Waldorf School Featuring: Art & Dance Performances, Chinese String Tea House, Crafts, Painting & Calligraphy Activities, Snacks & More! *Join our fabulous team of volunteers! Sign-up sheet available in the hallway. View

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The Advent Festival

The Advent Festival One of the most important aspects of a Waldorf education is the celebration of festivals. In our modern, urban lives, it becomes perhaps even more important to highlight nature’s key transitional points as ways of reminding us that, in spite of how it may seem, we are not separate from nature. In addition to helping to keep

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Thoughts on Advent from years gone by

Thoughts on Advent from years gone by Advent Festival Jeff Feldman One of the most important aspects of a Waldorf education is the celebration of festivals. In our modern, urban lives, it becomes perhaps even more important to highlight nature’s key transitional points as ways of reminding us that, in spite of how it may seem, we are not separate

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Grade 5 Greek Olympiad

Grade 5 Greek Olympiad The 5th Grade is often referred to as the “Golden Age” of childhood. At this stage of development students enter a period of enhanced consciousness and sense of self as individuals. In class, study is focused on the history and geography of Ancient India, Persia, Mesopotamia, Egypt & Greece. The year culminates with the Greek Olympiad

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Christmastide

Vancouver Waldorf School | Christmas Tide | Festivals

Christmastide At the Winter Solstice, on Christmastide, the Earth breathes in. The seed babies are deep underground and the animals, in their shaggy coats, are warm in their barns or dens. We draw the stars into our homes by lighting candles and placing lights on our trees. Our outdoor activities are reduced dramatically. And we become more contemplative as we

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St John’s Tide

Vancouver Waldorf School | St John's Tide | Midsummer | Festival

St John’s Tide St. John’s Tide marks the Midsummer Festival or Summer Solstice.  It is the turning point of the year – the longest day and shortest night in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the mirror opposite of Christmas, or Winter Solstice. At the Summer Solstice, or St. John’s Tide, the Earth is breathing out to her fullest. We may be drawn to

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Celebrating Festivals With Children

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

Celebrating Festivals With Children Festivals and celebrations are nourishing for children and family life. They mark the rhythm of the year, connect us with community, and bring meaning to our lives. Sarah Baldwin, a Waldorf educator and owner of Bella Luna Toys explains. * The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age-appropriate approach to education based on the insights of

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