Saturday, June 28, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Here is a Class 7 perspective:
Class 7 have had 5 years of participating in the Michael games and they decided it was time to revamp them. The student council of Class 7 took on the challenge of coming up with new ideas for the Michael games. They came up with some great ideas like improving the games and also replacing some old games with great new ones.
On Thursday 14th of March each class 7 student was knighted by their teacher Ashley in front of the whole lower school at assembly.
All of the lower school was mixed up and put into team with Class 7 Knights and Ladies leading them.
On Friday 21th of March Class 7 lead their teams to victory, some teams got their flag stolen by leprechauns, some teams collected leprechauns gold, but in the end it turned out to be a fun day.
I would like to say a big thank you to all of Class 7 for such a great day and all the teachers and parents for making the day possible.
Kieren McPeake, on behalf of the Class 7 Student Council.
Posted by Julian at 7:23 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
On Monday the 24th of February 2014 class seven and some of the wonderful parents of class seven drove to the Carter Observatory. It was a beautifully sunny day. Inside class seven were escorted to a room where they were educated about the solar system in which we reside. Later they were allowed to walk around the gallery; there were many interesting things to see and do, including touching apiece of moon and meteorite and many other interactive activities. After that they saw an audio visual display about the wildest weather in our solar system and saw the stars, constellations and planets in the planetarium. They went home with a dazzled look on their faces and a twinkling in their eyes.
Posted by Julian at 5:52 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2013
"Preparing for Life" takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula, Silicon Valley where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their lives:
Posted by Julian at 5:45 PM
Friday, December 13, 2013
The children practiced identifying and recalling different plants and their leaves, wrote poetry about a stunning rimu tree and blindfolded each other, working in pairs to recognise a tree just by feeling it. At highlight for me was the koru of the mamaku fern we foraged for, prepped and cooked on a fire. Delicious. The children also loved playing in the muddy creek.
You feel solid and smell of Grandpa’s basement
I feel calm, as old as time, in Grandma’s garden
Whispering words yet always silent
Smells like damp carpet
A guide, mighty and twisted
I thought I saw you take a step
Woody smelling and scary
Whispering airy silence
Feeling dark and damp, but dry, musty
Sounds like whispering
Posted by Julian at 10:01 PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
And all along the way there was lots of inspiring and intriguing geology to be explored and discovered.
Posted by Julian at 2:17 AM
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
From left to right on each side of David Stephenson in the photo are:
Diipali (Eurythmy teacher) Shih Min (Principal)
Su (founder of the school) Richard (science teacher) Hsini (science teacher) and Yu Di (history and philosophy teacher).
Although it is still a young school, it already has triple streamed classes up to class 4, double streaming u to Class 9 and single classes from 10 to 12.
This photo is of a high school assembly at Cu Xin:
Forested mountains and temples...
and busy markets with incredible food...
Posted by Julian at 3:11 PM