VWS Alumni Corner – Andrea Siradze

Who is Doing What? VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Andrea Siradze, Class 1988 download PDF VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. AS: I studied violin performance at the Vancouver Academy of Music, where I was fortunate to also teach in my last two years of study. I saved my paychecks for travel as my tuition

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VWS Alumni Corner – Aaron Mackee

Who is Doing What VWS Alumni Corner Interview with Aaron Mackee, Class 1996 download PDF VWS: Tell me about your work and education after graduating from the VWS. (post-secondary schooling, travel, work experience, family, etc.) AM: I spent a year at Capilano College after graduation before moving to Whistler to teach skiing. From there I branched out to backpack and kayak guiding

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Candlemas

Vancouver Waldorf School | Candlemas

Candlemas On February 2, while the groundhog, of popular folklore, comes out of the ground to determine whether spring is “just around the corner”, or is still “six weeks away”, we celebrate the ancient festival of Candlemas. At the Vancouver Waldorf School, many children in the grade school dip beeswax candles to celebrate Candlemas – one to be taken home, and one

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The Gift of a Waldorf Teacher

Vancouver Waldorf School | Movie Monday

The Gift of a Waldorf Teacher Waldorf alumni share how their teachers changed their lives. This clip was taken from a panel of Waldorf alumni discussing how their experiences at a Waldorf school prepared them for their professional and personal lives. http://www.sacwaldorf.org/ * The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age-appropriate approach to education based on the insights of Rudolf

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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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3rd Candle of Advent

Vancouver Waldorf School | Gnome Garden | Advent

3rd Candle of Advent The third light of Advent is the light of beasts– All await the birth, from the greatest and in least. photo credit:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Liesel_16-12-2012_3._Advent.jpg

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Santa Lucia

Vancouver Waldorf School | Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia Santa Lucia, Thy light is glowing All through the darkest night, comfort bestowing Dreams float on wings of night, Comes then the morning light Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia Through silent winter gloom, Thy song comes winging to Waken the Earth anew, Glad carols bringing, Come thou, oh queen of Night, Wearing thy crown so bright, Santa Lucia, Santa

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Saint Nicholas Day

Saint Nicholas Day Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children, is celebrated on December 6th during the season of Advent. On the eve of St Nicholas, children may leave out a freshly polished shoe, with a small snack for St Nicholas and his horse. In return, the simple gesture of a small gift will be left, perhaps a crystal or

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The Advent Spiral

Vancouver Waldorf School | Gnome Garden | Advent

The Advent Spiral The Advent Spiral is a tradition for children in the younger grades at the Vancouver Waldorf School. The room will be darkened and filled with a mood of wonder and quiet anticipation. Cedar boughs are laid out to create a spiral with a lit candle in the centre. Interspersed along the edges of the spiral path are golden

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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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