Celebrating Seasons

Fun and Games at the Autumn Festival

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‘Michaelmas’ is celebrated in Steiner schools around the world where it is thought of as the “festival of strong will” during the autumnal equinox, a time of equal day and night. The story of Archangel Michael is a traditional beginning to our day of celebration.… Continue reading

A Dragons Tale: An Autumn Story of Courage

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Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication. The earliest storytellers were historians, newsbearers and entertainers. Stories have been used for sacred rites, for healing and for teaching. Seasonal stories are a way for us to recognise where we are in the yearly cycle.… Continue reading

Five fun family outings in Denmark

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Look here for some ideas for things to do locally with your children, Summer 2014, followed by up-to-date information on days and opening times. 1. Kids running wild? Lock up them up! Denmark Historical Museum is the old police station. On special request the staff… Continue reading

Grow your name in sprouts

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 This is a great gardening project for the kids. Plant directly in a garden bed or in a seedling tray. A really good way for kids to learn about germination and to be enticed into eating healthy sprouts.     1. Fill a seedling tray… Continue reading

Get crafty about beach conditions in Denmark

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Post by Conrad Kenyon Much has been written about the different beaches that help make Denmark such a special part of the world. From the much photographed Greens Pool to the patrolled Ocean Beach, there really is a beach for everyone. This post isn’t about… Continue reading

Make a Day Dream Sunflower

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Make a paper sunflower to celebrate summer and capture your dreams. I find the most meaningful and enjoyable craft activities that I do with my children are ones that reflect the season. Sunflowers are a glorious way to acknowledge the brilliance and the joy of… Continue reading

Spending time or money at Christmas?

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Post by Robert Gillman, GHSS School Co-ordinator, 2013 It is staggering to me to think that, according to the Commonwealth Bank, Australians will spend about $18 billion in the two weeks leading up to Christmas. That is an average of $430 for every man, woman… Continue reading

Grandma’s Gingerbread Recipe

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My grandma lived in the country, in a tiny village in Germany. We lived in a big city, about five hours drive away, so we got to visit “Oma and Opa” only a few times a year. My grandma was a very good cook and… Continue reading

Giddy-up and Jingle with Magical Play Reins

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Post by Lydia Kenyon This is a very easy and fun gift to make for a kindy-aged kid, anytime of the year, but the addition of some bells gives a particular Christmas magic to these play reins. Children love playing horsey, or perhaps reindeer, but… Continue reading

A Golden Collection of Christmas Carols

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For a pdf download of A Golden Collection of  Christmas Carols, music and lyrics, please click on the image below. This is a unique and charming collection of songs from around the world, Australia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. There are some lovely, simple songs… Continue reading