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Children Festivals and Carrying Light In Darkness

November 24, 2017

Advent arrives for four Sundays before Christmas Day. At the Kelowna Waldorf School the children celebrate this festival by helping to create The Winter Spiral.             The Winter Spiral is a festival that is unique in our calendar of the year. We sit in silence in a darkened room, listening… Read more

Open House 2017

March 21, 2017

Kelowna Waldorf School offers a developmentally appropriate, experiential, and academically rigorous approach to education.   Experience a day in school during our Open House. Drop-in anytime between 9:30 and 1:30 and visit the classrooms and teachers to get a feel for the uniqueness of Waldorf Education.   Additionally, there will be two presentations about Waldorf… Read more

Kelowna Waldorf School = Diversity and Inclusiveness

December 11, 2015

Waldorf Education: Diversity and Inclusiveness A Declaration of British Columbia Waldorf Schools and Institutions British Columbia Waldorf Schools have, since their inception, espoused principles of respect for human rights and the diversity of humankind. Today, all British Columbia Waldorf schools continue to define diversity as a range of racial identifications, ancestries, nationalities, native languages, socioeconomic… Read more

What is “Remedial” work at the Kelowna Waldorf School?

April 1, 2015

The word “remedial” may leave some with a negative definition or memory. For example, “remedial math class” – no one wanted to be in THAT class! That meant someone couldn’t keep up! Aaack! However, remedial work in Waldorf Schools is defined as “curing” or “remedy”. It isn’t really an indication of a student keeping up… Read more

Does the Brain Prefer Paper?

April 17, 2014

In our tech savie world where young children are using digital devices to the point of not grasping how a printed magazine works – for example the viral YouTube video in the past two years where a one-year-old girl plays with an iPad, sweeping her fingers across its touch screen and shuffling groups of icons…. Read more

No Computers In Kelowna Waldorf School Classrooms

April 11, 2013

Discussions of computers in the classrooms has been a hot topic for a while now; public school systems are spending money to put computers into the elementary school classrooms, while at the same time hiring “experts” to teach the children how to moderate their phone and computer use and change their behaviours. Children are children… Read more

Waldorf Students Are Ahead

November 13, 2012

Sandra Wilmot wrote: “great summary of Waldorf education, and a persuasive case for why Waldorf students are often ahead of the game later on in life (that whole myth about us missing out on crucial academic skills in the early years has yet to actually be proven!)” The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship commissioned ITN to… Read more

One Mom Tells All

November 11, 2012

This post will share another blog post of a Kelowna Waldorf Mom and her experience with our Parent and Tot program: “Gnomes & Fairies: It’s a Waldorf Thing” Written by Sarah Dhooge http://eastcoastmommacollective.com/gnomes-and-fairies-its-a-waldorf-thing/ Swimming, library program, skating, tumble time, music classes. I had it all scheduled for the little man. LOVED the idea of 6… Read more

Devin Roth Kelowna Waldorf Alumni

October 10, 2012

This is a story about a Kelowna Waldorf School Graduate, Devin Roth. Jazz Inspired By The Okanagan Published in the Daily Courier SATURDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2012 02:00 GLENNA TURNBULL There’s an old saying, that you can take a boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy. For jazz… Read more

Renovations complete in Early Childhood Classrooms

July 27, 2012

The Kelowna Waldorf School is happy to report that renovations in their Andrew Wehrle building are now complete. The renovations were done with natural materials thoughout and definitely reflect the philosophy of surrounding children in natural materials. The space is bright and awaiting the children for this September!

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