Lucas attends a steiner based play group once a week on Bribie island. Our group who run it are very passionate and keen to set up a steiner school in the Bribie/Caboolture area.
I know many of you are very passionate about Steiner as well. So please show you support as this is a chance to be involved in creating something wonderful for our children and community.
Wonderland Steiner Initiative
Steiner Education Philosophy Introduction
& Inaugural Annual General Meeting
Saturday, April 10th 2010 - 1pm
Energex meeting room,
crn of Wallace North and Talon Street, Caboolture QLD.
Wonderland Steiner Initiative
is an initiative for a Steiner Inspired Kindergarten/Primary School in the Bribie Island/Caboolture region.
The Wonderland Steiner Initiative is meeting with the local councillor for Division 1, Gary Parsons, to deliver a proposed business model and action plan.
Gary Parsons is responsible for Banksia Beach, Bellara, Bongaree, Donnybrook, Goodwin Beach, Meldale, Ningi, Sandstone point, Toorbul, Welsby, White Patch, Woorim and parts of Caboolture ans Elimbah and has offered his advise and support. The Wonderland Steiner Initiative is targeting the areas from Narangba to Woodford, to Maleny, to Bribie Island.
If you are interested in a school that nurtures your child and fosters creativity and imagination please feel welcome to attend our presentation.
Presentation will include
· Steiner Education Philosophy introduction
· Storytelling demonstration
· Craft activity
· Presentation of Action/ Business Plan
· Not for Profit committee nominations
Please make contact to confirm attendance
Tanya Bell – 0409 975 608
Meg Geer – 0422 449 223
Or visit WONDERLAND PLAYGROUP - Home
Megan and Tanya run a Steiner inspired playgroup on Bribie Island and are involved in the Steiner education community in SE Queensland. Both women have a background in childcare and teaching and are keen to see their own children educated in a nurturing and creative environment.
Community participation is needed to get this project off the ground.
If you are interested in being a part of this special project
contact us immediately to express your support and find out more.
About Steiner Education in early childhood
During the first seven years children are physically forming and live very much in their imagination. This great capacity to enter into imaginative pictures and stories is a good place to begin the process of learning. Free, creative play is considered the best preparation for self-realising adult life.
The teacher endeavours to create an environment that gives children time to play and encourages them to exercise their imagination and learn to conjure up ideas from within themselves. Simple homely tasks and artistic activities to both do and see are balanced with storytelling, singing games and generous play times. A rich supply of natural materials provides scope for imagination in play, which refined toys often deny.
Activities offered for the four to six year olds are based on the house and garden. These include sweeping, gardening, cooking, building cubbies, looking after animals, singing, listening to stories, helping to prepare the meal table, cutting fruit, painting, clay modelling and drawing. Children learn to enjoy building, using the natural materials in the room to make their own constructions and patterns. Practical experience helps the child develop confidence and capabilities.
Steiner education seeks to nurture the senses through water-colour painting and singing, beeswax and clay modelling. The teacher works consistently to provide rhythm and structure to the day, week, year and whole curriculum, to harmonise with the child’s natural rhythms.
At this age, children are discovering how to relate socially with a peer group and take part in fundamental life tasks. Through meeting and playing creatively together, children learn vital interpersonal skills. The teacher plays an important role in enabling relationships between children to strengthen through play.
Young children develop primarily in their doing, learning through imitation and physical activity. The role of the teacher is to provide a model for the children and a secure space in which to discover the world.