Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Parent Education

Just as our teachers work to make each class a 'learning community', so we strive to make Glenaeon a learning community for parents and friends of the school as well. We are committed to a continuing program of parent education to ensure that:
  • all members of the community are developing through continuing education;
  • parents and teachers are able to build a common picture of our education and the developmental needs of the students;
  • the work of Dr Rudolf Steiner (and others who have contributed to his impulse) is living widely in the school.

Parent Education takes the following forms:

  • class meetings (at least twice a year) where aspects of the curriculum and child development are covered by the Kindergarten and Class Teachers, and High School Guardians;
  • multi-class meetings where issues common to a particular phase of child development are addressed;
  • a regular program of morning talks and workshops at the Castlecrag campus (usually on Thursday mornings and as advertised in the Newsletter) on a range of issues such as child development, education, child health and nutrition;
  • evening talks and workshop by internal and visiting speakers.
Parent Education for Term 4 is short and sweet!

The Spirit of Christmas

With Ebba Bodame

Preparing Your Child for Christmas

This Saturday afternoon workshop will explore with parents the various images of Christmas, such as the nativity, Santa Clause, Christmas Eve, etc, and their deeper meaning and how this enables us to bring our children into the heart of Christmas.

Topics covered will include:
how to include the gift of summer into our Christmas celebration
preparing our children for Christmas through Advent time
ideas for activities, stories and gift making which may free parents and children from the commercial pressure of this season
rituals for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day appropriate for young children.
Participants will create a simple Christmas angel and will leave feeling renewed and inspired to share with their family the simple joys of this special time of year.

Sat 18 November  2 pm–5pm

Castlecrag campus, 121 Edinburgh Road

Castlecrag office: 02 9958 0774

About Ebba Bodame:
Ebba is the Early Childhood Coordinator at Glenaeon and has over thirty years experience working with young children and parents.